Holly Hill Daylily Farm | North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Growing Small Farms
Holly Hill Daylily Farm
June 22, 2009
Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.
Jim Massey and his crew have been growing daylilies for 27 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.