Phil & Luella Korth
Pinewood Gardens is the daylily garden of Phil and Luella Korth. We are located in northeast Wisconsin in a zone 4 climate. Pinewood Gardens is a licensed nursery specializing in hardy northern daylilies. Our daylilies have to survive winters down to -20 degrees often with little snow. We also have cold spring weather, late frosts and cool summer nights. Only a few daylilies thrive in our climate.
We have been hybridizing tetraploid daylilies for 14 years. Our goal is to develop high performance daylilies for northern gardens. The key characteristics that are important to us are: hardiness, consistent opening and beautiful faces. Plant evaluation takes place out in our garden. We expect our seedlings not only to survive but thrive. They must have adequate bud count, nice foliage and be consistently beautiful to look at. We are now seeing many wonderful seedlings and are introducing flowers that are great additions to the northern gardens.
This year we have 13 new introductions that have performed wonderfully in our garden. Our bloom season in 2010 was early, warm, and humid and our introductions performed well. Many of our own introductions have been used in our hybridizing program and are proving to be wonderful parents. Due to the limited number of seedlings we grow, we cannot explore all the hybridizing potential of our introductions. Therefore, other gardeners interested in hybridizing may find new opportunities using our introductions. Where possible, we do show examples of the breeding potential of our 2011 introductions. All of our introductions have grown well in our climate but the evergreen foliage types will benefit from some winter mulch.
We are pleased that our sales to Canadian customers have increased significantly the last few years. To better accommodate Canadian customers, we will be distributing our plants through Betty Fretz at Floral and Hardy Gardens. For Canadian customers, that means reduced shipping costs and no expensive phyto certificates for plants crossing the US border. Payment for our plants will be handled through Betty.
All new introductions are priced as single fan. Past introductions are priced as double fan unless otherwise noted.
Prices are in Canadian dollars and include shipping from Wisconsin, US phytosanitary, US$ exchange and packing. This also includes shipping anywhere in Canada by Canada Post Expedited if your order is $100.00 or more after discounts and before taxes. Shipping charges on orders of less than $100.00 will be billed to you at our cost.