Early Spring News Mid-Late April 2017
SHIPPING WILL BEGINS April 24
Catalog has been shipped, the first ship day is coming up. the daylilies have just begun to grow in our gardens. There is plenty of time to get daylilies, plant them and get bloom this year!.
Happy New Year
Jan 06, 2017
Happy New Year, the days are getting longer, each day bit more than the day before all the way to June 21. Theres lots of work going into the website. Updated images, added information on many of the cultivars and of course new cultivars..
Daylilies blooming at the end of September
Sep 29, 2016
Well we've had some frosts, the Pumpkin and Squash plants are done. But amazingly there are plenty of daylilies still blooming. These will keep going into October, though cold nights will slow opening of the flowers. Once we get there hard killing frost, that will pretty much finish the last of the daylilies.
September 8 2016
Sep 08, 2016
The bulk of the daylilies are finished blooming. but there a several dozen very lates still going strong. There is some exciting rebloom as well particularly on From Darkness Comes Light (Huben) a pale yellow with a pigmented scape!
We've photographed a number of our Siberian Iris on paper. Ideally this gives people an opportunity to compare the form and colors. All were photographed the same way and as such should be a pretty good representation of the color. A few of these Iris are now in short supply and so may not be readily available.
Papillon, Summer Sky, Blue Charm, Night Breeze, Moon Sprite, Little Tricolor, Heliotrope Bouquet, Ruby Wine, ?, White Swirl
Butter and Sugar: late June, 26" A color breakthrough. Pale buttery yellow and cream.The yellow buds add to the yellow effect. Creates a great effect en masse. Eye catching and different.
Blue Charm: mid June, 32" Clear dark blue with hints of purple produces a gorgeous color statement. Fast increaser. Color does not photograph well, trust me this is blue!
Cleve Dodge: mid June, 24" Distinctly wine purple with red shades. This Siberian has large petals and standards and a nice velvety texture. Award Winner.
Ego: late June, 26" Rich indigo standards and wide horizontal frilly falls of a lighter blue. This Morgan Award winner is a show stopper here in our garden. Color is much more intense and deep than can be photographed.
Flight Of Butterflies: mid June, 24" Light blue standards with darker blue veins and a complex white and yellow heart. A miniature with narrow grasslike foliage, and tiny blooms. This has grown well for us so we can't ever seem to grow enough to sell.
Heliotrope Bouquet: mid June 32" A lovely blend of colors, upright lavender standards and falls with a blue heart. Large flowers with beautifully rounded falls. Showy, unusual and popular. Flat modern form.
Lime Heart: late June, 38" This is the latest blooming of our white Siberians. Beautiful large rounded blooms of pure white with a lime heart. A real season extender and a must have for all iris growers! Distinct cream colored buds.
Little Tricolor: early June, 34" A combination of lavender wine falls with blue veins and violet red standards and styles This long blooming iris really catches people's attention. Always popular.
Moon Sprite: late June, 46" Intense deep purple violet blooms grace the top of four-foot scapes. Foliage is tall and thin with a distinct blue green cast. One of the later blooming of the deep purples.
Night Breeze: early june, 40" The intensely dark purple blooms appear high above the foliage. At 40" plus Night Breeze stands out from the crowd. The dramatic effect is enhanced by the thin twisted foliage in a dark green shade.
Ode To Love: mid June, 34" Large ruffled, rounded white falls are full, like a ballerina's tutu. The standards stretch gracefully across the throat, giving this iris a distinctive look.
Papillon: early June, 28" Papillon is French for butterfly; the lovely pale blue ones which flutter about in early summer are surely the inspiration for this beauty. White styles over sky blue falls. Flowers appear just over the tips of the foliage. Wonderfully different color.
Ruby Wine: mid June, 36" An early breakthrough in color. Wine red with white throats. Full and showy. Standards are large and ruffled. A hard color to reproduce in photographs but trust us it is wine-red.
Sparkle: mid June, 24" Bright violet lilac with a lavender styles. This iris is shorter than most and its color is different than anything else in our gardens. A great addition to the front of a border. Usually sells out.
Super Ego: mid June, 28" Incredible color combination. The falls are darker near the center and fade to a pale blue on the outer edges. Large rounded falls add to the beauty of this Iris. A favorite here on the farm. Morgan Award Winner.
Teal Wood: mid June, 34" Steel blue with a darker center. Falls are rounded and held almost horizontally. The styles lie nearly flat as well. This combination gives this flower a very flat form appearance. Unusual and distinct.
White Swirl: early June, 22" A classic white with narrow cascading falls, upright standards and a large yellow heart. Short and sweet. It's easy to see why this old fashion type iris won the Morgan Award.
Hybridized here in Vermont, the cultivars featured on this page are all hardy, strong growers and perform well. The farther south they go the earlier they will bloom.
All these daylilies bloom late June or Early July, just around the time that Stella D'oro blooms. The goal has been to develop a range of colors, and patterns to make the early part of the daylily season more interesting.
1-11: late June, 3" x 40", 14b/scp Early vigorous red developed by CSD. Great tall growing pony for the beginning of the season!
10-13a: A pony sized bloom yellow with heavy red stippling.
20-34-2014: lt June, 4"x 34" 10b/scp A Creamy melon, with a large yellow throat.
28-09: Strawberry red with a ruby eyezone and a flat form
3-09: Pale yellow (looks near white in this image) with a large red purple eyezone
3-6-25-2015: Pale melon with a small deep maroon eyezone.
31-09: early July, 3" x 38" 19 b/scp. Pale gold Melon with a small intense crimson eyezone and strong green throat
32-09: (OLALLIE DANI'S GINGER) Dark red with a small red burgundy eyezone.
34-09: early july 3.5" x 32" 11 b/scp Orange yellow with yellow edging.
36-07: early July 5" X 36" 12 b/scp. Straw yellow with a light red eyezone.
39-09 (OLALLIE DIANE MARIE)
4-11: early July 3" X 38" 18 b/scp. Small red with red buds
CSD Early Red UP A+
CSD EZ A
CSD Mini Bicolor bed 3
CSD mini purple bed 30
CSD Deep Red UP
Early Red Pink
Potted Perennials Starts 2017
These plants were overwintered here at Olallie, Moved in 4" squares and grown on. Available May 1.
All plants are $4.00 shipped bareroot and wrapped in plastic to retain soil and moisture. Contact us if interested in either shipment or pickup of plants.
Alpine Foxglove Digitalis lutea : Perennial with tiny pale straw yellow flowers, very cute. Quite hardy here in Vermont.
Echinacea purpurea : Classic Purple Coneflower. Plant in drifts and watch the butterflies come!
Campanula punctata hondoensis : Short rhizomatous running plants with flowers of white tubular bells and red tints. We've grown it before and was quite manageable here in Vermont.
Aquilegia purple : From plants growing here for years. Consistent purple color and relatively long lived, hardier type?
Veronica longifolia pink : Very tall pink spires. From outside seed source. Haven't seen these yet but V. longifolia is a great plant, big enough to compete well, and the foliage is a glossy green that always looks healthy.
Malva alba : White Mallow flowers, very
finely incised foliage. Hardy here in Vermont. This plant pops up here and there here on the farm in Vermont. Grows to 3 feet but tends to sprawl too.
Adenaphora : Campanula relative, will naturalize. From and outside source (locally collected). These are typically found growing in cracks of sidewalks and retaining walls. It meay prefer a drier location. Will seed in I expect.
Rose Milkweed : coming....
Beautiful foliage early on, spectacular blooms and interesting brown seed pods. Can flop a bit at the end of the season.
Iris ensata : Iris ensata mix from Olallie. Japanese Iris from various plants growing here at Olallie in Vermont. There is variation in height and color . Typically blues and purples predominate, but white and mixed colors can appear too. Soil needs to be on the acidic side.
Mentha : Mint. Contact Us
Queen Annes Lace : 2nd year for these plants. They are biennials and so will bloom this year. Carrot ancestor, smells like a carrot, and is favorite fodder for Swallowtail Butterflies.
Catnip : The classic Cat favorite. From plants here on the farm: Contact Us
Campanula trachelium : A vigorous seeder that pops up everywhere in mixed colors. Very adapable, sun or shade. colors really vary, even on the same plant.
Sedum mix : Low growing cascading types, for rockwalls and containers
Digitalis obscura : Unusual red flowered perennial from Spain Zone 4. second year growing this plant, have yet to see it bloom. Contact Us.
Fragaria Regent : Larger fruited Alpine Strawberries, which are non running. Fruit is still quite small compare to store bought commercial varieties.
Campanula latifolia x2
Lobelia silphilitica alba
Helenium aromaticum (Pinapples): small yellow globe shaped blossom clusters, fragrant
Tree Basil ?seeds?
Veronica, Tall Blue: 3′ tall and as you can see develops many spikes of flowers
Iris ensata: Gekkiken, squat pods, bed 20
Iris ensata: bamboo beds
Aruncus hybrid bed 17 short/med ht
Aruncus med ht, shade edge
Aruncus:Fall Red Stem
CSD Big Leaf Hosta (behind Blueberries)
CSD Big Leaf Hosta: wood edge bed 14-18
Low small Hosta (behind Blueberries)
Yellow Splash rim
Morning glory 2015
Mustard: purple leafed
Nicotina rustic: tiny flowers
Cosmos 'Sensation Purity' 4′ tall with lacy foliage
Cosmos 'Sensation Pink’: 4′ tall with lacy foliage
Cosmos 'Daydream’: light pink with a glowing inner deeper pink ring
Double Click Cranberries Cosmos
Tango Cosmos Cosmos
Coreopsis tictoria 'Mahogany Midget'
Centratherum intermedium 'Pineapple Sangria' (Brazilian Button Flower)
Calendula 'Neon’: The petals of these fully double flowers are orange and tipped in burgundy
Isotoma axillaris (Blue Star Creeper): delicate foliage and lavender blue star shaped flowers.
Ipomoea lobata (aka Mina lobata (Spanish Flag aka Firecracker Vine) 10’
Marigold 'Lemon Gem' Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia
Marigold 'Paprika' single red blooms edged in gold.
Marigold 'Red Cherry: Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia double mahogany
Marigold 'Harlequin’: red and yellow striped, 2-3’
Marigold 'Crackerjack Mix’:big double flowers in various shades of yellow & orange 30”
Marigold 'Burning Embers' :single red flowers rimmed in gold. 2′ tall.
Salvia coccinea (Texas/Scarlet Sage): original native American species 2-4’
Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch’: 5’
Rehmannia elata (Chinese Foxglove): Z7, 3’, runs
State Fair Mix Zinnias
Misc Online Sources
Wild Arugula aka Sylvetta
Arugula ‘Slow Bolt'
Bean 'Willow Leaf' pole Lima
Squash 'Tatume' C. pepo: Summer Squash: ‘Calabacita’, native of Meso-America
Squash 'Round Zucchini' (C. pepo)
Lettuce 'Buttercrunch’: Boston/bibb type lettuce
Lettuce 'Lolla Rossa Darkness’:very frilly deep dark red variety.
Lettuce 'New Red Fire’:The leaves are green at the base and rest is a deep red
Lettuce 'Rouge D'Hiver’: Maroon leaved romaine (cos) lettuce is a French heirloom
Pepper'Midnight’: very dk purple, almost black foliage and upright small cones
Pepper, hot 'Jigsaw’: Beautiful tricolor variegated foliage, purple stems & flowers, small dark purple oval fruit that turn red when ripe.
Perilla frutescens nankinensis laciniata purple (PURPLE SHISO): frilly dark red/purple leaves
Papalo: Summer Cilantro (Porophyllum ruderale) Papalo is in the aster family growing about 5′ even even in pots. it does not bolt. It will not flower or make seeds in short season climates. AKA Papaloquelite and Bolivian Coriander.
Garlic 'Nia~wanda Park'
Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty OP' (Ornamental Purple Millet)
Papaver somniferum Mix (Annual Poppies)
Verbena bonariensis (Verbena-on-a-Stick): 2″ lilac flower, 36-48″ tall thin stems
Zinnia 'Burpeeana Giants Mix’: cactus dahlia type blooms 6″, wide range of colors. to 2′.
Browallia americana: purple-blue flowers all summer til frost. 2′ tall wonderful airy feel
Snapdragon 'Brighton Rock’: variably colored and striped snapdragon mix.
Provider Bush Green Beans
Velour Bush Haricots Verts
Fortex Pole Beans
Purple Podded Pole Beans
Magnificenza OG Muskmelons
Telegraph Improved European Long-Fruited Cucumbers
Eight Ball Zucchini
Jade Dragon Bitter Melon
Table Queen Acorn Winter Squash
Sweet Dumpling Dumpling
Sunshine Buttercup/Kabocha Winter Squash
Baby Blue Hubbard Hubbard Winter Squash
Burpees Butterbush OG Butternut Winter Squash
New England Pie Pumpkins
Early Wonder Tall Top Beets
Red Ace OG Beets
Champion Summer Radishes
Cheriette Summer Radishes
Caucasian Mountain Spinach Caucasian Mountain Spinach
New Zealand Spinach New Zealand Spinach
Green Deer Tongue OG Leaf Lettuce
De Morges Braun OG Leaf Lettuce
Dark Lollo Rossa OG Cutting Lettuce
Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce
Winter Marvel OG Butterhead Lettuce
Red-Eared Butterheart OG Butterhead Lettuce
Pablo Batavian Lettuce
Anuenue OG Batavian Lettuce
Red Iceberg Crisphead Lettuce
Perpetual Spinach Chard
Bright Lights Chard
Red Shiso Shiso
Hestia Brussels Sprouts
Gustus Brussels Sprouts
Scarlet OG Kale
Afina Cutting Celery Celery
Long Red Narrow Cayenne Hot Peppers
Thai Hot OG Hot Peppers
Hinkelhatz OG Hot Peppers
Bellstar OG Paste Tomatoes
Jasper OG Cherry Tomatoes
Sweet Treats Cherry Tomatoes
Juliet Grape Tomatoes
Caribe OG Cilantro
Sweet Annie OG Sweet Annie
Angels Trumpet White Seeds: Brugmansia suaveolens 'White' , fragrant z 9-1 Basil Green Globe Seeds : refinement of bush basil from Italy where the variety is known as Finissimo Verde a Palla
Basil Red Genovese Seeds : First purple-leaf Genovese! As far as we know this is the first purple leaf basil of the Genovese type.
Cowslip Seeds: Primula veris
Gojiberry Black Seeds: Tibetan gojiberry; Hei guo gou qi) A promising superfood! A little known species of gojiberry with amazing health potential. The black berries are very rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), a class of compounds that is thought to give red wine, grape seeds and blueberries their powerful antioxidant effects. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and E.
Jujube Chinese Seeds: Zizyphus spinosa, Hardy bush or small tree
Lobelia Red Seeds: Red Lobelia: Lobelia cardinalis
Maralroot Seeds: Leuzea carthamoides 'Lujza' , Siberian perennial with remarkable metabolic and tonic effects
Oxlip Seeds: Primula elatior
Pepicha Seeds: Porophyllum tagetoides, Mexican herb like cilantro but ten times so
Pomegranate Dwarf Seeds: Punica granatum 'Nana'
Savory Winter Carpet Seeds : Satureja montana illyrica, a form of winter savory from the Carpathian Mountains of Europe.
Savory Winter Lemon Seeds : Satureja montana citriodora, clean lemon scent of all its own.
Senega Chinese Seeds : Polygala tenuifolia, hardy in zones 2-9, Siberian milkwort
Tamarind Seeds: Tamarindus indica
Gojiberry Shanghai Express Seeds: Lycium barbarum 'Shanghai Express' , produces red gojiberries the first year
Gojiberry Bulk Seeds: Lycium barbarum, Chinese culinary and medicinal herb
Zhi Mu Seeds: Anemarrhena asphodeloides
Groundcherry Peruvian Seeds: Physalis peruviana
Spinach Red Malabar Seeds:Basella alba, (Rubra) Red-stemmed variety. Edible and highly ornamental.
Swiss Chard Rainbow:
Tomatillo Purple de Milpa: Physalis philadelphica 'Purple de Milpa’, Fruits are large, up to 5cm/2" across
Tomatillo Cossack Pineapple: Physalis pubescens 'Cossack Pineapple' , Not a true tomatillo as one would find in Mexico but a close relative grown in the Ukraine
Tomato Liliput Seeds : Heirloom native from Brazil. Not commercially cultivated. Sweet tiny tomatoes.
Olallie Seeds (2016-2015)
Bouquet Dill (15)
Dark green Italian Parsley (15)
Sweet Basil (16)
Round Midnight Purple Basil (16)
Purple Ruffles Basil (16) #
Scarlet Nantes Carrot (15)
Rumba Carrot (15)
Napoli Carrot (15)
Super Beefsteak (13)
Principe Borghese (16)
Blue Beech (15)
Pruden’s Purple (15)
Black Prince (15)
San Marzano (14)
Nicotiana bigalovii v. quadrivalvis
Purple Leaf Mustard (Olallie)
Osaka Purple Mustard
Red Shiso (Perilla frutiscens)
Veronica longifolia pink
Campanula punctuate hondoensis
Falstaff Red Brussels Sprouts
Purple Peacock Broccoli
Green King Broccoli
Happy Rich mini Broccoli
Long Red Narrow Cayenne
New Ace Sweet
Haitian Red (Eco)
White Bullet (Eco)
Sante Fe (Eco)
Steve’s Little Kicker (Eco)
Cayenne Long Slim (Eco)
Royal Purple (JL)
Habenero White (JL)
Jalapeno Purple (JL)
Slik Pic Summer Squash
Sweet Reba Acorn Squash
Eastern Rise Winter Squash
Blue Coco Pole Bean
Red Noodle Yard Long
Baltisk Purple Kale
Nero De Tuscana Lacinato kale
Questions about Propagating Daylilies
I have some older daylilies that need dividing. How do you divide a daylily?
The easiest way we've found is to dig up the clump by digging 8-12" from the crown all the way around and lifting it out.If the clump is very large and heavy you may want to just roll it out of its hole. Shake off the soil. Lay the clump on its side and gently pry off pieces using a weeding fork. David Stevens Rolls a large daylily clump out of the ground in preparation for dividing. Once the soil is off, the daylily clump is pried apart. Dividing A Daylily Step by Step
Can I Raise Daylilies from Seed?
Raising daylilies from seed is relatively easy. Remember though that anything you raise from seed will be different than the parent sometimes much different, you can get an orange daylily from a pink parent or only slightly different a light yellow from a yellow.
After crossing a daylily you should get seed pods forming, green squat pods. When the pods begin to turn brown and crack collect the seeds, they should be black not brown or white. Now you have two choices. My way: I put the seeds in a paper envelope and store the seeds in a cool dry place until late winter. Next I put the seeds in between wet paper towels in an aluminum pie plate place inside a plastic bag and refrigerate for 3-4 weeks. Then I plant the seeds in flats or pots and grow them in my greenhouse to plant out later.
From such tiny seedlings, great plants can grow!
Newly sprouted daylilies seedlings, fine hair roots have grown, but the seed coat is still attached.
My Grandfather's way: My grandfather lived in Maryland. He planted his seeds in rows directly in the ground in the fall. However he fumigated the soil first to kill all weeds. If you plant in the ground weeds may grow faster than the daylilies. Lastly remember that it may take 2-3 years for the daylilies to bloom. But there is nothing more exciting than seeing your seedling bloom for the first time!
Daylily seedlings in the greenhouse
My Daylily stems have little leaves growing on them they look like miniature Daylilies. What are they?
They are called Proliferations and they are like the extra plants the Spider plant houseplant produces. Treat proliferations just like rooted cuttings. Putting them in a pot with sand is a good approach. They should produce roots quite quickly. However because they don't develop a large root system before fall, they need extra protection to get through he winter. They also need to go dormant, so they should be kept in a protected spot like an unheated garage.