Synopses & Reviews
A vast array of daylily hybrids has been developed from only a small group of species in Hemerocallis.
Hundreds of new daylilies are introduced each year, and no other book describes and illustrates so many of the hybrids in one place. The parent species are also included, but the focus is on the amazing developments that have been achieved through hybridization.
Close-up photographs show the detailed characteristics that hybridizers work for. Each photo is accompanied by a thorough description of the daylily's color, size, bloom season, and parentage. In addition to the pictorial encyclopedia, the book offers extensive information on cultivation and hybridization.
"Peat and Petit have successfully produced a valuable and useful reference. This book is an indispensable tool to any gardener planning his spring garden."—John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, November 2001 John Bagnasco
"This book is invaluable to all who grow or would like to grow daylilies."—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener, May 2001 Garden Compass
"The authors' personal acquaintance and the resulting information from major daylily growers and hybridizers make this work invaluable to all who grow or would like to grow daylilies."—National Gardener, April 2001 Joanne S. Carpender - National Gardener
Daylilies, genus Hemerocallis, are accurately & colorfully photographed in this extensive reference; gardeners will revel in the variety of amazing forms, colors, & patterns pictured, accompanied by cultivation & hybridization information.
How can a gardener keep up with the hundreds of new daylilies introduced each year? You need the only book that in one place describes and illustrates so many gorgeous hybrids.
About the Author
John P. Peat of Toronto, Ontario, is a research technician in biology, daylily hybridizer, and nurseryman. He is the owner of Cross Border Daylilies. He is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society and co-author of The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies.Ted L. Petit, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Toronto, breeds daylilies at his Florida garden, Le Petit Jardin. He is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society and co-author of The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies.