Michael Bouman's Daylilies and Seeds
Michael Bouman and Karen Berry
624 Hidden Lake Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
Photos at Flickr.com, user boumanm
Blog: Creating Interest
About Daylily Lay
Daylily Lay is the name of a gardening passion. It's a whimsical
name, lest I take myself too seriously. In Bob Dylan's Lay Lady,
Lay there's a "big brass bed." Here, there's a big grass
My wife Karen Berry helps with the daylilies and manages extensive
plantings of many other things to attract birds, butterflies, and bees.
The primary joy of this property is the small lake and the waterfowl who
use it year-round.
Karen and I grow 800 hybrid daylilies and hope to subtract ten percent
a year over the next five years. We want to provide the plants with
plenty of space between them. Space promotes enjoyment. Crowding
promotes anxiety. Early on summer mornings, I'm out there crossing
one daylily with another in the hope of producing special new ones.
I register my best hybrids with the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS).
Plants are available only by mail via internet sales or through my donations
to garden clubs. I do not operate a nursery, and there are no
direct sales. Visitors are welcome during bloom season. Mornings
are the best time to enjoy the gardens. Please call ahead.
I am an AHS Judge of the national awards for overall plant performance. Since 2004 I have served AHS as an
instructor of new Garden Judges.
I enjoy giving talks to garden clubs anywhere in North America.
Please contact me before sending an order, as supplies are limited. I
ship USPS Priority Mail. Postage cost is $10 plus $3 for each additional plant.
2018 New Hybrids
A Man Called Paladin
Hollow X Dakar) Tetraploid 5.5”, 36”, Evergreen, Midseason, 4
branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways. Highly saturated black
purple of thick substance, with tight ruffles, a double picotee of
red and white, a ring of orange and red above a green throat, and red
extending up the midribs. $75 double
(Seedling x Seedling) Tetraploid,
5”, 28”, Evergreen, Midseason, Rebloom, 3 branches, 14 buds, fertile
pollen, long bloom season into VL. highly saturated and passionate
deep rose bitone of impeccable form. Usually it is in bloom for
six weeks. Pollen fertile, great parent! $75 double
(Greek Effect X J.T. Davis) Tetraploid, 5”, 32”, Dormant, Midseason,
4 branches, 26 buds, easily fertile both ways. Cream with a
strong infusion of chartreuse, lighter grooved midribs, ruffled
yellow edge, and a green throat. Plants are impressive in the
garden and the flowers have a luscious presence never lacking in
green. $75 double fan
(Truly Angelic X seedling) Tetraploid, 5”, 30”, Semi-Evergreen,
Mid-Late, 3 branches, 25 buds, fertile both ways. Raspberry and cream
yellow bicolor with a slate watermark above a green throat, cream midribs,
and a frilly, fuzzy cream yellow edge.
$100 double fan.
(Come Down O Love Divine X First Knight) Tetraploid
6”, 33”, Dormant, Midseason, Rebloom, 3 branches, 16 buds, fertile both
ways, long bloom season into VL, high resistance to rust. Is it
cream or is it palest yellow? It can be both in my garden.
What makes this special to me is the pacing of its rebloom period,
overlapping initial bloom and keeping the flowers coming until just about
everything else has bloomed out. Flowers have a ruffled yellow edge
and plants are beefy. $75 double
The Beds at Daylily Lay
I maintain a page
from my collection. Daylily enthusiasts are welcome to use
my pictures for educational purposes or on auction sites with photo
credit to Michael Bouman.
The Library at Daylily Lay
From time to time I write about daylilies or daylily people.
The Library at Daylily Lay is a download area for PDF files of the pieces
I have saved.
Page updated November, 2016