Spring News Mid May 2017

It's been a surprisingly cold wet spring, but with little frost. We did get a light dusting of snow May 12. The Daylilies (and Iris) are up and growing well, and we've even seen scapes on some plants, though hidden way down in the foliage.

We are now shipping weekly. Orders received before 5pm on Friday will be shipped the following Monday (unless otherwise requested). 

There is time to get daylilies, plant them and get bloom this year!.

We still have plenty of 2016 Print catalogs available, email me to request one. 

It's been a cool wet Spring and things are going slowly for now. But the daylilies look full and vigorous and so soon I expect to see some bloom.


 

 

 

Recent News

  • Happy New Year Chris Darrow 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..

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  • Daylilies blooming at the end of September Chris Darrow 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.

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  • September 8 2016 Chris Darrow 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!

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Featured Flowers

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.


 Name             Quantity


Catmint: Nepeta  Add to Cart  : grey green foliage, blue flowers, great in drifts, sunny dry locations 

  

 


 

 

Echinacea tennesseensis Add to cart Narrower foliage, more drought resistant


 

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....

 

 


 

Baptisia : Add to cart Slow to mature, but strong growing long live plants. From plants growing here for decades.

Beautiful foliage early on, spectacular blooms and interesting brown seed pods. Can flop a bit at the end of the season.

Indestructible.

 

 


 

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 RegentLarger fruited Alpine Strawberries, which are non running. Fruit is still quite small compare to store bought commercial varieties.