Most of the daylilies in my garden have been gifts either by my mother, friends or the local daylily group I belong to. I love all of them and really look forward to the new blooms I see this year in my garden. Every day I am out looking for scapes even though I don't have many early bloomers in my yard. I just can't wait for it to be daylily season in my garden this year!
Now when I shop for a daylily I look for pretty blooming plants but also for daylilies who are considered good parents. My resent purchase from the daylily auction, Lavender Blue Baby is a good example. I want a plant that is fertile and that has created some wonderful looking offspring. I haven't always purchased daylilies this way but I have enough now that I think I have started to become picky about which ones I will buy. The more I read about hybridizing the more I have learned that everything is trial and error. It's just so much fun to do and maybe a few years down the line I will create at least one beautiful daylily but hopefully more than that.