Shadow Woods Daylilies is a Tennessee licensed/inspected nursery managed by us, Earl and Shirley Hobbs. This is a hybridizing garden, and has been since 2002, though we have grown daylilies for over thirty years. We have grown thousands of seedlings, and while hubby takes care of the strenuous stuff, I take care of the rest. What can I say, we love daylilies, especially when viewing seedling blooms for the first time. We both have gardened since childhood, growing all manner of plants, our favorite hobby. We thoroughly enjoy our veggies, fruits and berries, and herbs, all of which are canned, frozen, or dried for winter use.
Due to space constraints we are now offering divisions of our registered parent plants, seedlings, and introductions for sale. We have many seedlings that are far too nice to compost. If we had enough space to line them out, we would register many of them. In the "All Plants" and the "All Plants Gallery" the seedlings are pictured first, then the registered plants. Priced seedlings are several years old, and have proven to be hardy throughout our harsh winter and especially harsh spring weather, even with winter temps as low as -13 degrees.
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Elevation wise we are in zone 6b/7a depending on the winter. There are many freeze/thaw episodes during the winter, with seldom any snow cover for protection, as well as spring freezes, yet we grow all foliage types. Rust does not overwinter here, and our garden is rust free. BAP or any other alternative means of plant increase are not used here. We do not have a greenhouse as all our plants are field grown. The priced plants shown here are available for shipping beginning in May.
We appreciate the predator insects such as lady bugs, praying mantis, wheel and assassin bugs, dragon flies, spiders, and also birds that dine on all those 'bad-boy' insects.
Our main focus takes us toward great plant habits, beautiful blossoms, and an array of colors. While we have concentrated on ruffles, patterns, and toothy edges, we also like minis, watermarks, blue tones, large green eye zones, unusual forms, and many others. So, we are incorporating more forms for exploration and variety.
All photos are taken in our garden. Descriptions of registered daylilies from the AHS database.
Thank you for visiting, and happy gardening.
Shirley and Earl
Member of the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS)