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Blue Ridge Daylilies

Mailing Address:
872 Lower Flat Creek Road
Alexander, North Carolina 28701 (United States)

Phone: (828) 778-3970

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Positive NJFlowers
Randolph, NJ
(2 reviews)
May 10, 2017
Posted on June 26, 2016, updated May 10, 2017
Yes, the excellent reviews for Blue Ridge Daylilies are true! My husband ordered me two "Clown Parade" daylilies as a birthday gift. I was nervous because Blue Ridge was a new vendor for me and because Blue Ridge promises double fans and I am used to Oakes' triple+ fans. But my concerns were misplaced. For each plant I ordered I received two enormous monster-size fans with another smaller third fan on each plant. Also, I wasn't even aware Blue Ridge did bonus plants, but I was sent "Asheville Summer Jewel" (which sells for $150) on my $100 order. WOW! I am very impressed and have found my new favorite source for unusual specialty daylilies.
On May 10th, 2017, NJFlowers added the following:

This is my second order from Blue Ridge. I ordered a daylily for my mother for Mother's Day, and I received one fabulous healthy set of fans plus two bonus daylilies for me to keep. Score! With such beautiful unusual daylilies to choose from, generous bonuses, and great service, what's not to like? Another thumbs up for Blue Ridge.
Positive GardenRanger
Lynchburg, VA
(5 reviews)
May 19, 2016
Posted on May 6, 2016, updated May 19, 2016
This was my 1st, but certainly not my last, order from this excellent vendor. Mr. Selman and Blue Ridge Daylilies are a great discovery.There is great quality and value to be found for price point here.

Web-site, ordering, communications everything about this experience has been most enjoyable. Plants offered are not ordinary. The choice is exceptional.

Plants upon arrival were well packaged, ever so green and healthy; moreover, the fans were very large. I'm so pleased to discover this company.

Have already given my gardening family in Mississippi a heads-up. This is a purveyor of highest quality. Ordering more "Next" week from Bob and his crew!
On May 19th, 2016, GardenRanger added the following:

My 2nd order arrived today. It is as good as my 1st order. No negatives. Fans are excellent size... good substance, clean; and, foliage is very green. The 11 superbly large fans are already planted... at home in their new beds ahead of heavy rains tonight and Friday!

Shall be ordering my niece, El's birthday gift from this vendor. She is an avid gardener who shall appreciate the "Purple Wonders" offered by Mr. Selman and his crew. The difficulty shall be... what purple to select?

Great thing is that the "purple" selections are tremendous. Her favorite color!

This is a 5-Star Vendor.
Positive Sequoiadendron4
Lititz, PA (Zone 6b)
(26 reviews)
October 30, 2015
I have only a couple daylilies that I got from a mail order like Brecks. Those came as single fan bare roots and I'm not even sure they bloomed the first year. I decided that I 'needed' more daylilies but didn't want to go down that road again. I found the Lily Auction and Blue Ridge Daylilies was on there. Their selection is what initially attracted me to them and there was also a freebie deal if a certain amount was spent. They promptly answered all my questions as I am a DL newbie. I made my purchase and a couple days later they were shipped. I got an email saying they were dug and shipped same day. They arrived two days after that. I unwrapped them and the fans were HUGE!!! Great root systems too. I'm super happy with my purchase and can't wait to see them bloom next year!
Positive themikesmom
Concord, NC
(34 reviews)
September 5, 2015
Posted on October 19, 2012, updated September 5, 2015
Posted on September 8, 2012, updated October 19, 2012
Posted on August 12, 2011, updated September 8, 2012
I bought two huge YaYa girl fans from here and they were gigantic.This is where you will find the most absolutely magnificant and healthy, largest daylily fans and plants. Both myself and my son have bought plants from Mr Selman of Blueridge on his Blooming Auction Site. He carries the most wonderful spiders and ufo's available and he even has a special section just for these in the fixed price auction section. I thought daylily fans from others were large until my son showed me one he got from Blueride last Spring, called Alberene, that was bigger than an iris fan!!! fantastic. blue ridge will always have my return buisness and my sons as well.
On September 8th, 2012, themikesmom added the following:

FANTASTICLY HUGE GIGANTIC HEALTHY PLANTS AGAIN!!! I dont know how they do it! but they continue to Amaze us and send Larger and Larger, Always Healthy Plant Fans bigger than your Fist! and the best bonus plants sometimes even better than the ones you picked! everytime!!! Amazing Vendor!
On October 19th, 2012, themikesmom added the following:

ANOTHER AWESOME ORDER OF HEALTHY PLANTS!!!! this time since we have had so much luck with plants from Blue Ridge Daylilies we ordered one of Mr Selman's intros 'Asheville Social Butterfly' which is an incredibly tall beautiful magenta tetraploid named after this magical mountain place. To thank us they gave us another wonderful Selman introduction 'Mystery Man' and a beautiful Shooter intoduction that is no longer available at Marietta Gardens called 'Move Over' with a true blue eyezone! thank -you so much for such great plants and service!
On September 5th, 2015, themikesmom added the following:

Another Awesome Trip this Year to See Bob and Recieved Wonderful Plants and Wonderful Service in Person at His Beautiful Mountain Farm including Galaxy Explosion, Spanish Sketch, and Kathy McCartney. Even His Worker's are Really Nice Generous People and Incredibly Hard Working People as Well. Always Worth While Giving these Nice People Our Buisness. Even Bob's Mother was there and gave a friendly wave. Thanks Bob, Sandra and Michael.
Positive deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI (Zone 5a)
(4 reviews)
May 11, 2015
Posted on May 27, 2014, updated May 11, 2015
Received ,My DL's Today 1st time Buyer & Was Very very
Happy with All My Lilies Let me say I will Not order anywhere else But BLUE RIDGE Gardens .
thank you for the great communacation also.
On May 11th, 2015, deejay9 added the following:

ANOTHER Great Box of Daylilies from bob today The Fans are huge some dbl ,Most triple, Great guy , great communication , looking forward for all the great Blooms .
Positive Moonjala
Atlantic Beach, VA
(1 review)
July 22, 2014
After reading many positive reviews, I fully anticipated amazing service and Daylilies and they exceeded my expectations. I only ordered 1 double fan of 2 different lilies and probably received 5 of each in addition to 2 other varieties as gifts. The fans were large and extremely healthy and in amazing shape. So happy with my purchase; will absolutely order again.
Positive onegoodman1955
Normal, IL
(20 reviews)
July 15, 2014
A+. Exemplary in customer service, quality of plants, bonus plants, and communication.
Positive virginiarose
Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a)
(64 reviews)
May 18, 2014
Posted on November 19, 2012, updated May 18, 2014
Posted on September 11, 2012, updated November 19, 2012
I purchased daylilies from Mr Selman of Blueridge on eBay. I did not know I would win all eleven. The one I wanted the most I almost lost because I did not get home in time to bid. Then Bob gave me a second chance offer and sold it to me for my original bid which was 10.00, I was amazed because it was a 45.00 daylily. I got other daylilies that were worth more than the 10.00, and I looked them all up on the AHS database and these are quality plants with good branching and bud counts. These plants are not trashy. So my huge box arrived today with the 11 plants I purchased plus 7 bonus plants and most of these plants are triple fans, he sends huge double or better, very healthy, very big roots. Amazing purchase! I would recommend Blueridge Daylilies, or blueridgebuttons on eBay to anyone looking for a good deal on quality Daylilies. Thank You, Bob Selman!
On November 19th, 2012, virginiarose added the following:

This time I purchased from Lily Auction and got some very nice triple fans for the usual low price. Bob usually sends triple fans anyway. Another amazing purchase with nice bonus plants! These are just huge! I'm very happy with the choices and the fast shipping also. Good communication and flexible about shipping, I wanted mine now!
Thanks again, Bob!
On May 18th, 2014, virginiarose added the following:

Another beautiful order from Blue Ridge! Nice bonuses too, hope to do more business. Thanks Bob!
Positive TammyY
Knoxville, TN
(26 reviews)
July 5, 2013
Excellent company to deal with! These are the largest and healthiest fans I've received from any company! Plus, they are very generous with bonus plants!
Positive LucasCatChow
Tulsa, OK
(26 reviews)
May 27, 2013
After hearing many glowing reports about this company I placed an order with them. The quality of the daylilies Mr. Selman shipped was very good and he was more then generous with gift plants. His usual method of sale is from the Daylily Auction, but since I don't participate in that format, I ordered straight from his list of plants. Overall a very nice first order experience and one I will repeat in the future.
Positive nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA (Zone 6a)
(2 reviews)
October 22, 2012
Posted on June 22, 2011, updated October 22, 2012
I ordered daylilies from Bob through eBay. When I received my order, not only did I get gorgeous looking plants, but about 12 gift plants as well on an order of 15 plants. I was stunned, to say the least! The box was huge! I'm very happy with my order and will definitely order from him again. Thanks, Bob!

On October 22nd, 2012, nutsfordaylily added the following:

Got 2 more orders from Bob again this year through eBay. As with before, they are top quality plants. I got at least 3-5 fans of each, and tons of bonus plants. Great customer service. Thanks again, Bob!

Positive celestialrose
Belmont, NH (Zone 4b)
(25 reviews)
September 23, 2012
Posted on June 8, 2011, updated September 23, 2012
I placed orders from Blue Ridge off of both eBay and the Blooming Auction. Bob was very cordial and quick to respond to my emails. I have ordered daylilies now from quite a few vendors with mostly positive results but Bob sends the LARGEST fans you will ever see! They are monstrous!!!
These were the biggest daylily fans I have ever gotten. Blue Ridge is a superb company in every way, with easy ordering wherein you can combine shipments from both eBay and the Blooming Auction, friendly communication, healthy and HUGE fans that take off right away.....and Bob sends terrific bonuses too! I LOVE this company and will be back!
If you want superior daylilies at a fair price, Blue Ridge is for you. You will not be disappointed.
On September 23rd, 2012, celestialrose added the following:

Once again I ordered from Blue Ridge off of both eBay and The Blooming Auction and Bob gladly let me combine both orders to save on shipping costs. I am still in awe of how delightful my experience with this company is yet again. From the immediate communication to the prompt shipping; the great packaging of plants with them still moist and green; the size (HUGE) and vigor of the plants, to the generosity of the bonuses that are given.....there aren't enough adjectives to describe how PERFECT Blue Ridge Daylilies is. I order many, many daylilies and other plants (my husband would say FAR too many) so I know a great company when I find one. I would have to say that this is my #1 company of all-time for plants, and I have many that are favorites.

I also want to brag that out of all the daylilies in my garden,
the ones I ordered last year from Blue Ridge grew to be the biggest, the most robust, and produced the best bud counts.
They far outshined all the others. In fact, in taking my daily walks around my garden I could immediately tell which plants came from Blue Ridge just by sight. They looked like they were on steroids.

Whatever is in that soil in North Carolina must be magical to produce such magnificent plants....but they seem right at home here in New Hampshire too. I can't wait til next year so I can order some more. Bob sends the very best daylilies you will ever get....and he is wonderfully generous with bonuses too which is the icing on the cake!

Positive doghill6
Central Point, OR (Zone 8a)
(36 reviews)
July 21, 2012
Purchased on Ebay. Very healthy plants just received 2 days after shipping. They communicated frequently and left no doubt as to when the plants would arrive. I am very happy, plus they sent THREE free plants with my order of only five plants.
Positive MiniPonyFarmer
Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b)
(10 reviews)
July 10, 2012
Absolutely THE best, freshest, biggest daylilies you will find! Look no further, doing business with Robert Selman is a pure pleasure. I have bought twice now thru eBay and have been impressed each time. Very generous gifts included with my order! You will NOT be disappointed!
Positive ibewgirl
Wilmington, DE
(19 reviews)
May 18, 2012
Impressive size fans with healthy root systems. Robert is a delight to do business with.
Positive Scepter72
Casco, MI (Zone 5a)
(4 reviews)
April 23, 2012
Absolutely wonderful size and very healthy daylilies. WOW! I had never ordered from Blue Ridge before and was totally impressed with the size of the fans I received. I ordered 3 daylilies and received 2 bonus daylilies of the same great size. I would definitely order from Blue Ridge again.
Positive jimnwendy
Arlington, WA
(2 reviews)
October 13, 2011
UNBELIEVABLE!! I ordered a couple of daylilies a few weeks back and when they showed up I could not believe the size and vigor of these fans. THEY WERE HUGE. Then, this last weekend, I saw two more they had that I had been searching for so I ordered them - figuring the first shipment was so awesome just to get some repeat business. Just got them today. Didn't think it was possible to get even bigger fans than the first time. INCREDIBLE!! And the gift plants were just as nice as the ones I ordered. Although this is the middle of October, the first ones that I planted at the beginning of October have already grown 9 inches!!!! I will definitely keep coming back. THANKS!!!!!!!!
Positive vossner
East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a)
(114 reviews)
September 30, 2011
This company deserves being in the DG top five for DLs. I was so pleased with my first purchase--great prices and huge, healthy plants. Won't be the last. Highly recommend.
Positive methodan
Falls Church, VA
(3 reviews)
August 30, 2011
Dozens of excellent varieties are priced @ $10. Big, healthy and absolutely fresh. All dbl fans or better. They arrived 3 days after order was placed. Generous gifts thrown in. I recommend that you order ASAP because the deals are too good to go on for long.
Positive odeymail
Ormond Beach, FL
(13 reviews)
August 16, 2011
This was my first purchase with Blue Ridge. I cannot say enough good things about this company!! Bob Selman is very nice , friendly and helpful. I bought several plants on their ebay site. They were sent out very quickly and well packed Priority Mail. Great communication from start to finish. The plants are big and healthy and many fans larger than it said. They also included many gift plants!! The quality is great and so is the company. I highly recommend them. They have a wonderful selection and their prices are very reasonable. These are much newer introductions than Oakes carries. I am thrilled to receive such lovely daylilies which I was able to afford through Blue Ridge. Take a chance.....I am sure not sorry that I did!!
Positive flowerchik1
Guyton, GA (Zone 8b)
(10 reviews)
August 9, 2011
The selection is wonderful, the prices right, the shipping fast and these plants were huge! The free gifts were great too. I will shop with them again!
Positive romanaclef
Rumson, NJ
(3 reviews)
July 16, 2011
I ordered daylilies from many sources this year, in building up a new garden. These were absolutely the biggest and healthiest, and the best priced. Almost all had multiple fans per lily, and each fan was 2-4" in diameter. Huge selection, great prices, and a ton of bonuses included. They will be my first and only stop next year for daylilies.
Positive lacyb
Marshall, NC
(1 review)
June 28, 2011
Great quality and size plants, vast range of varieties and prices, I'd recommend this seller to anyone, and I'm lucky enough to live in a small town nearby so I go personally every year with a friend and we add to our collections. The owner couldn't be nicer and more helpful and knows the plants like the back of his hand.
Positive bueford
Linden, MI
(2 reviews)
January 8, 2011
This is the most professional company and the daylilies are huge! I have order very many fans and they are healthy and Bob is the best very good communication. The price is fair and the daylilies are the best out there on the market!
Positive Roseman2
Des Moines, IA (Zone 5a)
(1 review)
September 25, 2010
I recieved my order from Blue Ridge Daylilies & They sent the best plants I have ever recieved from anyone.

They sent 6 bonus plants & all of the daylilies had hugh fans & extra fans. I am getting another list ready for next year.I can't wait to see them bloom next year. This is the place to buy your Daylilies.
Positive kristaj
nashville, IN
(2 reviews)
August 16, 2010
Positive blomma
Casper, WY (Zone 4a)
(2 reviews)
August 14, 2010
I ordered and received 6 Daylilies from this company. It was mentioned in Daves forum that a sale was going on at Ebay. So I headed over there. I also received 2 bonus fans.

I was impressed with the size of the fans. There were 2 of each variety. To be honest, I didn't know that daylily fans got that large around the roots. I ordered mostly the dormant type. Planted end of May, 2 bloomed end of July. Now waiting for the others to bloom next year.

I highly recommend this company for the quality of their plants, and communication.
Positive rebloomnut
Cut Bank, MT (Zone 3a)
(3 reviews)
August 12, 2010
Great plants and exactly what I ordered. Packed well too. Will order again.
Positive DayBloomer
Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8b)
(2 reviews)
August 12, 2010
Fantastic seller! Highly recommend! I ordered Raspberry Ripple Cupcake and Honey Crunch Cupcake which were suppose to be 2f each. He sent me 10 fans of HCCC and 8 fans of RRCC and sent 2 bonus cultivars and was very generous with them also! I ordered them Sat. morning and they arrived fresh and beautiful today. I most definitely will buy from again!
Positive gardenfanatic2
Lees Summit, MO
(3 reviews)
August 6, 2010
I've ordered from a few different companies, and Blue Ridge sends awesome daylilies with very nice bonus plants! Bob Selman is very nice to deal with, answered my emails promptly, and answered my newbie questions very patiently. HIGHLY recommend this company! You can't go wrong with Blue Ridge!
Positive glendamcfadden
El Dorado Springs, MO
(6 reviews)
June 25, 2010
This place is AWESOME!!! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PLACE TO BUY DAYLILIES!!! I used to buy from Oakes and was pleased with them but this place is WAY BETTER!!! Huge plants and always a freebie or 2!!! I've bought from them several times ALWAYS great plants and service!!! Everyone asks me, "where'd you get your daylilies?" I always say "BLUERIDGE!" :)
Positive joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS (Zone 8b)
(3 reviews)
June 9, 2010
I was hesitant to order plants from eBay but I am so glad I took a chance with this company. The plants arrivied packaged in well wraped newspaper and they were HUGE plants! Since it was a first order with them I only ordered one plant. I received a big double fan of Isle of Zanzibar. A free gift plant of Frier's Lantern (unexpected) had three big plants. The root systems on all plants were awsome! I will definately order from this company again and recommend them highly.
Positive boobookittysan
Santa Cruz, CA
(1 review)
June 3, 2010
Absolutely wonderful! These are by far the BEST daylilies I have ever had, all plants are healthy and doing amazing! I've only had them in the ground since the end of summer 2009 and they are giant mounds already! They are going crazy with blooms. I'm actually going to have to separate them this fall :) Just thrilled they arrived in great conditions with large roots all in tact. I have had bad luck in the past with mail order daylilies but not here with Blue Ridge. The plants and the people are a real pleasure!
Positive Rutens
San Rafael, CA (Zone 9a)
(1 review)
September 25, 2009
I only have about 30 daylilies, but the overwhelming majority of them came from Blue Ridge. And I keep coming back, because the plants are *huge* with healthy & well-developed root systems. I always ask *not* to receive a bonus plant(s), since space & my color scheme are limited. How wonderful that they honor the request! What they do instead is send extra fans. I'd expected 3 cultivars with a total of 6 fans and today received 3 *clumps* with a total of 12 fans. What a great & generous company! : )
Positive AnnieBBB
(Zone 5b)
(5 reviews)
September 1, 2009
Blue Ridge Daylilies has been an absolute joy to deal with! Plants are HUGE, healthy, and really are blooming size, great big double fans! I was very surprised at how generous they were and appreciated the gift daylilies too. They took the time to answer my newbie questions too. Shipping was super fast and plants arrived in perfect condition! Can't say enough good things about them! I have ordered from 2 other higly rated daylily companies on this site and was very disappointed.
Positive perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA (Zone 6a)
(16 reviews)
August 20, 2009
I just received my first order of 4 daylilies from Blue Ridge, and not only were there far more fans than I purchased, but they also included 2 bonuses of 2 to 3 fans each. Good looking daylilies, and extremely generous! I'd definitely buy from them again, and am hoping to visit them next summer when I visit my parents in NC.
Positive mikesmets
Waterbury, CT
(9 reviews)
August 7, 2009
Superior quality daylilies and exemplary service. I bought one from them this spring that outperformed daylilies I planted the summer before. I just purchased several more and the fans were huge. I can't recommend these guys enough.
Positive organic_kitten
West Blocton, AL
(15 reviews)
June 25, 2009
I bought a daylily from him last year. He sent beautiful plants with a generous bonus. The plants were as described and I had almost unbelieveable blooming this year.

I ordered again, and again he sent huge healthy plants with two beautiful bonus plants.

He is very good to deal with, ships beautiful plants and a timely fashion.

I will certainly buy from him again.
Positive Pinetucky
Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b)
(48 reviews)
May 21, 2009
My recent order with Blue Ridge Daylilies was wonderful, as always. I received quick confirmation of my online order and was notified when the plants shipped. The plants were more than double fans, large and healthy, with huge roots. Even though this was a small order, Bob still included a very nice gift plant. Blue Ridge Daylilies is definitely one of the very best!
Positive jd131
Marcellus, NY
(4 reviews)
March 30, 2009
I have ordered day lilies several times from this company, and I think that they should be one of the top 30 companies (or maybe the top 30 needs to be expanded to 40?!) ! Their plants, service and shipping are absolutely outstanding. I just wish I had room for more of their day lilies! //

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