Lilyfield Farm is a lily and daylily hybridizing farm owned and operated by Cheryl Siemens. It is located in west central Saskatchewan, Canada, garden location zone 3. All our perennial plants and bulbs are field grown and have survived and thrived here for several years.
We create new exclusive lilies and daylilies from seed, evaluating for years before selecting a choice few that are outstanding, unusual or improved in traits of beauty and vigour.
In 2016 we introduced our first daylily varieties and in 2020 our first lily varieties. It takes several years from seed to final selection and multiplication before they are available. Made for challanging Canadian gardens!
We offer varieties that are good performers in our climate. The harsh winters kill off the less hardy. Plants that have poor foliage, few blooms or ugly, non-opening blooms are composted. We try them, so you don’t have to.
Cheryl is an accredited judge with the North American Lily Society.
Member of the South Saskatchewan Lily Society, Canadian Prairie Lily Society and American Hemerocallis Society.
Cheryl has a Diploma in Vocational Agriculture and a Prairie Horticulture Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan.
We guarantee the roots and bulbs to grow and bloom for you because we grow them all ourselves at Lilyfield.
We ship blooming size bulbs and fans.
Lilyfield Farm ships via Canada Post. Daylily roots ship in spring, double fans, bareroot. Lily bulbs ship in fall.
Shipping within Canada only.
The inventory automatically updates. If we cannot fulfill an order, the money will be refunded.
Paypal and credit cards are accepted in the checkout.
E-transfer is accepted. We will ship once it is received.
Cheques and money orders are payable to Cheryl Siemens. We will reserve your plants for two weeks pending arrival of your payment by cheque.
PO Box 57
Lucky Lake, SK
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR DAYLILY ORDER
We dig your daylilies, wash the plants with plain water, trim the foliage and roots to relieve a bit of transplant stress, wrap them in paper with a label and ship them within that day or the next.
Planting instructions are included in the box.
One thing to keep in mind that if the plants are in the mail to for a week, they will likely yellow and die back a bit. Wait it out, if they are cared for and watered they should bounce back with new healthy foliage.
WILL THEY BLOOM THE YEAR THEY ARE PLANTED?
The experience here is that the shorter time they are out of the ground, the more likely they are to bloom the first year. When plants arrive at Lilyfield that have been in the mail for a week, about 40% of them bloom that same year.
We would appreciate your feedback on how they do their first year.
DAYLILY ABBREVIATIONS IN THE CATALOGUE
Example: 28″,Tet,5″,SEv,ML,Frag,Ext These are the registered descriptions with the American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society
28″ This plant is 28 inches tall from the base to the top of the scape (flower stalk).
Tet or Dip Daylilies are classified as tetraploids and diploids. It is the chromosome count. There are plants that are somewhere in between. Useful for hybridizing. Tetraploids generally have thicker scapes and foliage.
5″ The flower size, measured across the face.
DOR,SEV,EV Denotes the type of foliage, Dormant, semi-evergreen, evergreen. Dormants and many semi-evergreens do well here. Not to many evergreens thrive in this climate.
EE,E, EM denotes early bloom season. M means it blooms mostly mid-season, ML, L means later bloom season.
Frag means fragrant.
Ext means extended bloom, flowers remain open for more than 16 hours.
Noc means flowers start blooming in the evening.
Diu, most daylilies fall into this category. Day-blooming.
RE Rebloom. To be truthful, most daylilies that say RE, do not rebloom at Lilyfield. They rebloom in the climate that they were hybridized in, for example Florida or Tennessee. If they rebloom at Lilyfield, we make a note of it in the written description. Some that do rebloom here, are often from breeders closer to our climate.