What are Designer Daylilies?


LogoDaylilies selected for this program are superior introductions that have been extensively tested and evaluated. To qualify for this distinctive labeling, Designer Daylilies must possess:

High bud count (lots of flowers) and exceptional blooms
Clear, vibrant color and pretty ruffling
Flowers with heavy substance that retain their color in bright sun and that open consistently in less than ideal weather conditions
Vigorous growth and healthy, pest-resistant foliage
Complete winter hardiness in northern gardens
Exceptional garden performance over widely varying climatic and soil conditions

‘Siloam Amazing Grace’ is one of many fine daylilies in the Designer Daylily collection.

How are they Selected?

Arthur and Ruth Kroll, longtime growers and evaluators of hybrid daylilies, lead the evaluation team for the Designer Daylily program.

The Krolls own Stover Mill Gardens in eastern Pennsylvania where they maintain a collection of over 1,700 registered daylily cultivars. The vast majority of them are new or recent introductions from leading daylily hybridizers around the United States. Arthur is a national Awards and Honors judge for the American Hemerocallis Society and writes periodically for the society’s quarterly publication, The Daylily Journal.

Look for this Designer Daylily plant label at your favorite independently owned garden center.

The Designer Daylily™ Collection of modern daylilies is now available at many fine garden centers. This superior collection provides a repertoire of daylilies that will make your landscape sizzle with color for many years to come.

Properly planted and cared for, daylilies will last for years in the landscape. Our website contains excellent information on when, where and how to plant daylilies as well great ideas for using daylilies in the garden and the landscape. You will also find design tips and a link to images of classic daylily combinations.