Welcome to Lilyfield Farm
Another dry year ,farming and growing flowers here on the Canadian prairies! We introduced two new daylilies for 2018, NEXT YEAR COUNTRY and KC ON A HILL. Both a tribute to our ranching and farming life! The main focus of Lilyfield farm is to breed perennials that will thrive in the Canadian climate, specifically Zones 2, 3, and 4. View our past introductions and new ones here.
Our winters bring any type of weather, from big freezes and thaws in January to no snow cover and -35 Celcius is February.
Welcome to Lilyfield Farm where daylilies and lilies are grown. Hardiness breeding is inherent thanks to the west central Saskatchewan, Canada, zone 3, location. Cheryl has been breeding flowers since 2007.
Daylilies are shipped bare root across Canada. The timing is mid-May to June, once most hard frosts are gone. All are double fans, increasing the likelihood of bloom the first year.
Due to the location, the gardens are not open to the public.
It took 40 years before weather conditions were wet enough for botrytis to affect lilies here at the farm in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan. Since 2010 botrytis resistance has been an obvious goal. Here are three cultivars that show good resistance. Tetraploid pollen used on Iowa Rose results in easy seed. Poorer results on Morden Butterfly. Not Centurion being a diploid asiatic lily is easy to breed with.