Daylillies explode in color at
Sarcoxie's Gilbert H. Wild
by Bob McEowen
The bloom of
a daylily usually opens to full glory for just one day. But the continual
burst of color from successive blooms makes late June and early July
an especially spectacular time in a garden adorned with Hemerocallis,
the botanical name for daylilies which literally translates beauty
Not only is
Gilbert H. Wild and Son of Sarcoxie the largest grower of daylilies,
iris and peonies in America but it also maintains the nations
largest daylily show garden with more than 2,800 daylilies growing within
Each year Wild
sells more than a million daylilies like the Stately Queen
variety on our cover through its mail order catalog, Web site
or in person at the garden. Orders are shipped to all 50 states and
cant pick up orders in person they can select the variety they
like and place an order for mail delivery.
to the show garden, visitors are welcome to roam the companys
360 acres of flower fields.
daylily bloom is expected to peak between June 10 and July 15.
Gilbert H. Wilds
show garden is located in southwest Missouri on Highway 37, 1 mile north
of Interstate 44 exit 26.
information call (417) 548-3514 or visit Wild on the Internet at www.gilbertwild.com.