Daylily Collection

The Arboretum's Daylily collection, planted in 1996, is located between the main entrance and the Hosta Garden, adjacent to Taylor Road. The collection was designed to improve an area overrun with poison ivy and brambles and to create a bridge between the more formal Hosta garden and an open field with crab apple trees. It is a lower maintenance perennial garden than the Hosta and Herb gardens. The planting layout was designed by Sue Whitcomb and arranged according to color. Varied blooming times and repeat bloomers offer a mass of reds, rusts, apricots, and yellows from summer to early fall. The plants were donated by Fred Knippel and the majority are labeled indicating the cultivar or variety.