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Stunning Daylilies at Holly Hill Daylily Farm

Farm Photo of the Week

July 3, 2006

Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Holly Hill Daylily Farm 
Moncure, NC

Jim Massey and his crew have been growing daylilies for 24 years on their beautiful farm in Moncure. The 3 acres of daylilies, display gardens, and garden art are open to the public eight weekends a year during June and July. Visitors come and see over 1,000 different cultivars of daylilies in bloom, walking with clipboard in hand and making note of the varieties they like. Once they have made their selection, the friendly staff will dig up the plants, label and bag them, and send them home to be planted. Amazingly, the daylilies don’t mind at all being uprooted when they are blooming, and adjust rapidly to their new location after planting. They are grown without irrigation and are very low maintenance and drought-tolerant.

Check out some of the lovely mid-season bloomers at Holly Hill Daylily Farm:

 

daylily blooms

daylily bloom

I love the almost-green color of this one!

daylily bloom

How about that color – are these even real?

daylily bloom

daylily bloom

Hubba hubba!

daylily bloom

daylily bloom

daylily bloom

daylily blooms

daylily farm

view of field with customers

While Bob (at left in photo) digs a daylily for a customer, visitors walk the rows to select their favorites.

visitors enjoy the gardens

Jim Massey labels daylilies for customers

Owner Jim Massey (sitting at right) makes tags to label daylily clumps for a group of customers.

Update: Holly Hill Daylily Farm is no longer in operation

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