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Holly Hill Daylily Farm

June 21, 2005

Holly Hill Daylily Farm
Jim Massey
Moncure, NC

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.


Ah, isn’t she lovely?

man holding daylily plant

Bob shows off a newly dug specimen.

peach daylilydeep yellow daylily with maroon center light yellow daylily

A trio of gorgeous blooms. The color selections are mind-boggling, and choosing companion lilies is fun!

daylily farm

Staff and customers chat near the sales center.


One of the peachy selections.

people looking at daylilies

James discusses planting techniques with two customers who were celebrating a birthday by shopping for daylilies!

two men dig up a plant

Jim Massey (left) and James dig and bag a daylily.

Holly Hill Farm

The farm is almost as well known for its eclectic garden folk art as it is for its daylilies! The barn in the backyard provides a nice backdrop for several of the wall hangings and sculptures. Visitors with a keen eye will discover many clever planters made from recycled materials all over the farm.

people in the garden

Visitors discuss the merits of various dayilies and crinums.

deep red daylily


Jim Massey and his crew have been growing daylilies for 23 years on their beautiful farm in Moncure. The 3 acres of daylilies, display gardens, and garden art are open to the public seven 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.

2017 Update: The Holly Hill Daylily Farm is no longer in operation.

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