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HI there! We are mail order daylily growers in South Central Connecticut-growing zone 6A.We carry about 1800 different varieties of which many are newer introductions.We stand behind our plants,and also sell seeds from our hybridizing efforts on the Daylily Auction site.Check us out!
crazy4brugs Kansasville, WI (Zone 5a) (16 reviews) April 23, 2014
Posted on May 22, 2011, updated April 23, 2014
Rich has always sent great plants. Healthy, big, huge roots.
Very generous too. Have bought alot of plants and seeds
from him. And will continue to do so.On April 23rd, 2014, crazy4brugs added the following:
Another order arrived from CT Daylily and the quality is exceptional. Great service and nice plants.
ksjamison Wilmington, DE (7 reviews) March 31, 2011
Have purchased numerous time. Great seeds, great plants, great guy.
Lys_dun_jour wallington United Kingdom (2 reviews) March 13, 2011
Highly recommend Richard and the others at CT Daylilies, he has always supplied an excellent service, emails are always answered promptly, even during the busy times he still manages to supply a quick response.
Being in the UK the health of plants is always important, as they can sit in customs for weeks. Plants supplied here are always large and healthy, with large established root systems and sometimes with more fans than you bought. All of the Daylilies i have bought have arrived in excellent condition and have established with in a week of planting.
Bought 150 seeds last year from richard and had a 98% success rate with germination, this has been the best germination rate i have ever had, all seeds supplied are large and plump, with some excellent crosses available to purchase,
This is my third or fourth order from Rich and I am never disappointed by the selection or the plant quality (or the genuine niceness of the owner) - highly recommended. He is one of a half-dozen sellers I return to every year.
dragonfly62 Nilwood, IL (Zone 5b) (2 reviews) September 23, 2009
I say wow!! I will order from Rich again. The plants he sent were wonderful and the bonus also. He kept in good touch and has very good service. Can't wait for spring 2010. BEV
very nice sized plants, carefully cleaned. two nice gifts were also enclosed with the order. prompt communication and quick delivery. i would recommend this seller without hesitation. chris f. walkerton IN
Mr. Howard was extremely helpful and I received the most beautiful, healthy plants ever!!!! I planted my plants and in less than 10 days I have new healthy growth and they are already starting to sprout new sprouts/growth. I am fairly new to collecting, but in 6 years I have never seen anything like these before!!! Thanks Mr. Howard!!!
joannjoann Riverside, NJ (18 reviews) August 11, 2008
I found CT Daylilies by reading feedback from Dave's Garden. Rich Howard is a true pleasure to deal with. Communication is excellent. The fans are good size and were healthy when they arrived. Will highly recommend this seller and have done so with my daylily friends.
dave12122 East Haddam, CT (69 reviews) July 27, 2008
I am lucky enough to be in driving distance to this nursery. All the other remarks are true,,,this is a fun place to visit and a bit overwhelming. If you don't find something you want, then you are simply too picky! Those plants in the ground are dug on site, and Rich is extremely generous. For example, the price of one of my selections was 2 fans for $15.00, and Rich dug me up a clump of 5 fans! Prices range from $8.00 or so to $200.00. Of particular interest to me were the large island beds of Rich's own seedlings. These are sometimes sold on a case by case basis.
I have not had to do mail order, but I saw neatly staked plants that were ready to go. My guess is this phase of the operation is handled in an extremely professional manner, like everything else.
So, if you live in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Eastern New York, I STRONGLY recommend that you visit "Daylily Heaven" in the next couple of weeks, while the plants are still in bloom. That way you know exactly what you are getting.
I've ordered daylilies from other sites, but never knew what really excellent product was until I ordered from Rich Howards CTDaylily. Not only was I impressed with his personal service and depth of knowledge, but during the
busiest time of year, he took time to answer my questions and followed up to be sure I was satisfied with every order. As for the bonus plants....? Just one
word - WOW! No run of the mill, back lot discards - but
superior selection and quality all the way.
I have just recently purchased from Rich on the Lily Auction and can say that he is true to his word, both in quality and quantity of the plants and seeds that I have purchased from him. He must have a great soil and feeding program because his plants are extremely healthy. He always sends more than expected. I will definately continue to do busines with RIch.
Weldon -- Keller, Texas
I had the opportunity of dropping by in person to see Richard Howard. He was very courteous and knowledgeable with all the questions I had.
I took home 7 new plants that were blooming. I bought an un- named spider seedling that was fresh dug from his yard.
I would not hesitate to order by mail . They were very busy and took the time to make me feel welcome!
If you haven't had the opportunity of dealing with Richard Howard and CT Daylily then you are missing out on the best deal going! The plants are mature and healthy and his seed crosses are to die for. Bonus plants are the best selections. His selection is right down my alley! Rich goes ABOVE and BEYOND to make his customers happy! Not only is he knowledgeable about daylilies, his recommendations for cold hardy plants are excellent along with advice on growing them. He is TRULY one of the best out there HANDS DOWN! Rich will ALWAYS have my repeat business!
RavenCroft Jordan, NY (Zone 6a) (2 reviews) June 23, 2008
A superb person to deal with. Good communication. Very courteous & pleasant, & very customer oriented. I've done business both privately & thru the Lily Auction site with Rich, & have always been completely satisfied. He goes the distance, & then some, for his customers & his plants (daylilies) are fantastic! Nice big healthy fans. :-)
myletts pembroke dock United Kingdom (1 review) June 21, 2008
We highly recommend this seller. The absolutely brilliant daylillies were far and away the best we have received from any seller, large and healthy plants with generous bonus fans and plants. We have also bought seeds that were rapidly sent to us in the UK and were in prime condition. This is a seller that goes the extra mile to find and supply what you request with really excellent communication. The free phytosanitary certificate and excellent complete documentation made importing into the UK through plant inspection and customs easy and so we particularly recommend ctdaylilies to international buyers. We received the parcel in four days making the extra shipping cost very worthwhile.
sanjon Worcester United States (1 review) June 20, 2008
I just completed a purchase from Connecticut Day Lilie and the it was a great transaction!! The day lilies were of the highest quality!! Giant roots, extra fans, and thick green foliage, and lovely bonus plants as well. I certainly will use them again!! Thks!
jrwbirds Elberfeld, IN (Zone 6a) (11 reviews) May 5, 2008
just received my order from CT - am thrilled - great plants with strong, healthy root systems - packed well - arrived in fresh condition even though they traveled from CT to Southern IN - generous fan count and wonderful bonus plant to boot !! Highly recommend this seller
nsgardener Nova Scotia Canada (Zone 6a) (18 reviews) August 25, 2005
I have purchased Daylilies from Rich via the Daylily Auction website on more than one occasion.
Plants have always been very healthly when received and usually more than I paid for. Rich also sends very nice gift plants. Very nice person to deal with!