Daylily Dig

Large carriage barn with orange and yellow daylily beds

Daylilies at Horsford's

Event: Daylily Dig

Location: Horsford Gardens

Hosted with: Horsford Gardeners

Date: Sunday, September 26

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Cost: $4 / daylily fan, limit 20, BYO container, some will be provided if needed


Please sign up in advance. Please wear a mask.

Plant a piece of Vermont history in your garden! We are in the process of transitioning a daylily display garden into a cut flower garden and would like your help! All are welcome to join us and be part of our Daylily Dig Day and bring back this historic tradition at Horsford's.


Before Horsford's sold perennials in pots, large swathes of the nursery were dedicated to propagation beds. Plants were grown with the intention to be dug up when customers arrived. As demand got higher, digging plants for each customer became too large of a task and these propagation beds turned into display gardens and new plant test sites. The Daylily and Phlox circle gardens on the property are an example of where propagation beds were located in the past.


You are welcome to dig what you want. Some varieties will be pre-dug for your convenience. Digging forks will be provided. BYO containers, some pots will be available. 


Daylilies Available (limited availability on some varieties):

Baja daylily - red petals with yellow center


Carolyn Criswell daylily - yellow ruffled petals

Carolyn Criswell

Hyperion daylily - yellow petals


Lily Dache daylily - light orange petals

Lily Dache

Sammy Russell Daylily - red petals with yellow striping and centers

Sammy Russell

Bright Sunset daylily orange petals with yellow center

Bright Sunset

Custard Candy daylily - light yellow petals with red outlined green center

Custard Candy

Jolyene Nichole daylily - pink ruffled petals with green yellow center

Jolyene Nicole

Pardon Me daylily - maroon petals with neon green center

Pardon Me

South Seas daylily - pink slightly ruffled petals with yellow centers

South Seas

Caprician fiesta daylily creamsicle petals with red outlined center

Caprician Fiesta

Flava daylily yellow fluted flowers


Kwanzo daylily - double orange petals


Rocket City daylily - orange petals

Rocket City

Valient daylily - orange petals