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|On May 16, 2021, rosada Cedar Falls, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:
Daylilies arrived on time, well packaged, good size tubers, can't wait to watch them grow.
|On Aug 15, 2020, AndromedaSea Burlington, NJ wrote:
I made three orders from Oakes Daylilies last spring. The first arrived and was put in the ground before the heat. The third arrived just into our hot season.
|On Jul 27, 2020, bondra76 Castle Pines, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Great experience but I didnít expect that the plants would come as basically tubers. That being said they are very healthy and many of them in just one pot. So no flowers this year but for sure next year.
|On Apr 30, 2019, 12Thomasrg Independence, MO wrote:
Ordering was easy with many diverse day lily options. The plants shipped and were delivered on time with good communication via email. The plants were in excellent condition when they arrived, with bareroot bundles of tubers/roots larger than my fist. By far the most generous and healthy plants I've ever purchased, with especially reasonable pricing.
|On Sep 5, 2018, kporsch Lawrence, KS wrote:
I ordered from Oakes Daylilies for the first time this fall (Aug. 2018). I moved recently and in creating my new gardens decided to plant a range of scented daylilies around my porch aimed at having blooms throughout the growing season. Last spring I ordered for the first time from another vendor that sent the kind of daylilies I've received from various vendors over the years so I wasn't especially disappointed and had little hope the puny things would bloom the first year (as they did not). After ordering from Oakes Daylilies, however, I will never again order daylilies from another vendor. I simply could NOT believe the huge size of each set of fans. If Oakes had not included extensive planting instructions that included the urge not to divide the large sets of fans (minimum three and each fan in the clump as larger or larger than the single fan I'm used to getting!) and I had more space, I could have at least doubled the number of individual plantings. And, even better, Oakes provides a box at the ordering stage where one can list daylily preferences, even by name, as they apparently often send additional daylilies. If one does not enter any information there, Oakes will determine, based on the order, what to send that will be compatible in height, color range, bloom time, etc. Wow! What a bonus! I was absolutely amazed to receive extra daylilies that were as large and healthy looking as those I ordered, and that were, in fact, selected from among the several specific ones I listed. I only wish I had found Oakes Daylilies before I sent off that order last spring! I certainly will recommend Oakes Daylilies to all my friends!
|On Sep 3, 2017, lostaway Ballston Spa, NY wrote:
I received my second order this year from Oakes and am delighted again with their plants.
|On Aug 16, 2017, flowermaiden2 Saint Maries, ID wrote:
Posted on September 3, 2016, updated August 16, 2017
On September 3rd, 2016, flowermaiden2 added the following:
They did answer my e-mail in which I asked them how deeply to plant my daylilies. It took them a little longer to respond than I had hoped, and I felt I needed to get the lilies into the ground as soon as possible. So, I went ahead and planted them while still waiting for an answer.
Turns out, I did it right. According to their reply, they should be planted just so all the roots are covered, but no deeper, or the new growth will have to struggle to emerge from the soil.
They also stressed the importance of frequently and liberally watering new plants.
My question may seem like a foolish one to experienced growers of daylilies, but for someone who hasn't tried them before, or who hasn't grown them in a very long time and may not remember, this information is very helpful.
Once again, I recommend they include information about planting depth in their instructions that come with the orders, or in the planting section of their catalog. I couldn't find it in with mine.
I appreciate their getting back to me. Too many companies ignore e-mailed queries, and it's refreshing and nice when they do answer.
On August 16th, 2017, flowermaiden2 added the following:
I order one more daylily this year for Fall planting, and it arrived today, along with a bonus freebie of similar color. Both are very nice, large and robust, with nice green leaves and a well-developed root cluster.
This time, they included planting instructions, which is always helpful.
I've enclosed them inside of chicken wire anchored down with garden staples until the deer and rabbits learn that Liquid Fence isn't nice to be around. At that stage, when I'm confident they're sufficiently discouraged, I shall remove the chicken wire cages.
Oakes is a good company. They shipped promptly, right to my door.
|On May 4, 2017, RHopson Mobile City, TX wrote:
I ordered several daylilies from Oakes 2 years ago and they have multiplied greatly by now, so I ordered many more this spring: when they came they were very healthy and actually more than I needed, as they were all large bunches ready to be spearated. I shared some out with my neighbors.
|On Oct 28, 2016, jimfrankmartin Scott, LA wrote:
Posted on December 20, 2012, updated October 28, 2016
On October 28th, 2016, jimfrankmartin added the following:
I ordered 10 mixed color daylilies from Oakes on Oct 19 2016. I received 75 separate plants Oct 28. I paid $53, which includes shipping. Once again my jaws dropped the the ground and my heart skipped a beat or two when I opened the box and started counting. These folks send clusters or clumps, not separate plants. Every plant arrived healthy, fresh and crsip. I placed them in water overnight. I have been ordering from Oakes since 2013 and every order affirms and re-convinces me I will place them on the top of my list of specialized growers of specific plants and flowers. Anyone can order from dozens of mail order vendors, but if any beginning gardener wants to purchase daylilies that I guarantee will grow and perform for you, order your first plants from Oakes. You will find yourself impressed powerfully. Once again, congratulations and a boxcar load of thanks and appreciation from a loyal repeat customer in Lower Louisiana.
|On Jul 12, 2016, Mcraig11 Scottsburg, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
My daylilies arrived beautifully packed, and the number of plants considered "one" by Oakes was more like four or five. They also looked extremely healthy. I also received two free daylilies (again with multiple fans), and they were not the usual bottom-of-the-barrel stuff you get from other companies. I highly recommend Oakes, and I will definitely use them again.
|On Jul 10, 2016, Elspeth65 Stow, OH wrote:
My first order from Oakes, and I have to admit I did shop the "bargain" section (except for one, Vanilla Fluff, which was so lovely I just had to have it, even for $19.99). I ordered 6 assorted plants. It took about 2 weeks for them to arrive, but when they did I was astounded. The plants were huge, even the bonus plant, with multiple fans on each and big healthy root systems. I was easily able to divide them as I planted them and from 7 plants (counting the bonus) I have 31 separate divisions planted. I can't wait to see how they do! I'm already looking around my yard to figure out where I can plant more daylilies!
|On May 16, 2016, ignote Boston, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Nothing but positive things to say about my experience!
|On Apr 27, 2016, SaraTucker Topeka, KS wrote:
I've only just gotten the first order of daylilies, but can say that they came just when expected and look very, very good.
|On Mar 3, 2016, ssipes Murphysboro, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
After drooling over these daylilies forever, I finally decided last summer to place an order. The plants were super large, healthy, and high quality. I ordered about 6 of them, and they sent two bonus plants. Even being planted during the hot part of the summer, they did really well, and a couple bloomed before winter. They are already beginning to grow this spring. I just can't say enough good things about Oakes.
|On Jan 30, 2016, jdlcav Huntsville, AL wrote:
I ordered several daylilies from Oakes in the summer. I like the company's website and find it very easy to navigate. The shipping was very prompt and the packaging was great. The daylilies have done very well so far. I was happy with the transaction and placed a second order for arrival in the spring. After mapping out the placement of the daylilies a second time, I decided the colors wouldn't work. I sent the company an email asking to change the order. The company responded immediately and I made all of the necessary changes. I recommend this company without hesitation or qualification.
|On Sep 20, 2015, ellenfoster Hinesburg, VT wrote:
GREAT plants. I ordered 6 lilies from them. The size of the plants was amazing and they were remarkably healthy. They came very well packed in a large box. Many of their lilies are less expensive than elsewhere. I ordered a few plants from another company because they were cheaper there, but those plants were not even 1/4 of the size of the plants from Oakes Daylilies. Enormous selection with a very easy sight to use. You can select by many criteria. A wonderful experience all round. I may have to make a new bed to accommodate more orders from them!
|On Aug 17, 2015, Cheryl8 Monroe Township, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Ordered 2 each of All American Chief, El Desperado and Startle plus I received 2 bonus plants, Fooled Me and Mexican Maiden. ALL the plants were HUGE, all no less than 4 fans, some more. This is not my first time ordering from this company, nor will it be my last. I highly, highly recommend OAKES to anyone and everyone who has a desire for Daylilies in their garden. Shipping is fast too!
|On Jun 17, 2015, landreyev Sandyville, WV (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on July 31, 2014, updated June 17, 2015
On June 17th, 2015, landreyev added the following:
Cannot recommend them highly enough. The flowers planted last year are performing beyond my expectations and have really brightened our yard. Everyday when I come home from work they make me happy to see how much they compliment our home and landscape. i will never buy daylilies from another source!!
|On Jun 16, 2015, CarolMcKenzie Irvine, KY wrote:
I've placed and received several orders from Oakes. All the plants received are huge, usually three fans if not more, far larger than any daylilies I've received from any other mail order company.
|On Apr 21, 2015, DaisyPeach (Zone 7a) wrote:
All I can say is wow, wow, wow! My first time ordering from this company and I am impressed! I placed a small order and received the largest, well rooted daylilies I ever got online. I received a really nice bonus plant as well. Now if only I could find room for more daylilies I would be a repeat customer for life.
|On Apr 20, 2015, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on December 5, 2013, updated April 20, 2015
On December 5th, 2013, virginiarose added the following:
Just wanted to add that all these bloomed the next spring and were clumps by end of season. All of the plants were very healthy, and they were all true to name. Thank you!
On April 20th, 2015, virginiarose added the following:
Another wonderful order with big fans, triple or better just like they say. I appreciate the low shipping prices and good selection from a user friendly website. I love that they take Paypal too.
Good job Oaks and thanks for the bonus plant!
|On Apr 4, 2015, jrbales54 Lewisville, AR wrote:
I've ordered daylilies from Oakes Daylilies for several years now and am always absolutely thrilled by the plants I receive. They have a great website (one of the best, easiest websites I've come across, they make it easy to narrow down choices by different criteria). You can set up favorites folders when shopping, making it easy to order after you've shopped. Plants are always healthy, great root system, beautiful clumps of at least three fans. They offer bonus plants (you can suggest what you'd like, what you're interested in, or if you don't note anything they always supply an interesting plant). Shipping is quick, plants are well packed, and communication is excellent. I continuously recommend Oakes Daylilies to family and friends and post my orders on my Facebook page which gets them additional exposure. You can't go wrong ordering from them!
|On Mar 22, 2015, Hoodstr Lewisburg, TN wrote:
The bulbs are big & very healthy. Other bulbs that you get elsewhere can be hit & miss on survivability, but you always get a good result with Oakes bulbs. And they multiply like crazy!!
|On Sep 13, 2014, Wisconsinbulb Sun Prairie, WI wrote:
After reading garden watchdog and the reviews on Oakes daylilies, we thought we would give them a try. We were impressed with the size of the plants! They are amazing. We are very, very excited to see how they turn out next season. Fast shipping, pleasant customer service and really healthy product. We will let you know what happens next season!
|On May 22, 2014, GardeninginHoth Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
Well I made a small 1st time purchase from this company... Then was reminded by my Wife that we were going on vacation this year. So I called up the friendly staff at Oakes Daylilies and asked if they could adjust my shipping time so that my order wouldn't arrive while I was on Vacation.
|On May 18, 2014, npnjgardener Franklinville, NJ wrote:
I have been ordering from Oakes for about 8 years now. They never fail to exceed my expectations. They send huge, healthy plants with multiple fans, and they ALL come up and bloom beautifully. I have never had a single plant fail to come up (here in southern New Jersey). The bonus plants they send are amazing. I have been tempted to buy daylilies from other companies, but I never do it, because... Oakes is simply the best. Once in a while, I get a "free" daylily from another company as part of an order of other plants. I am always stunned at how puny the other companies' daylilies are. A single fan, with some roots that don't inspire confidence. Nope, I will stick with Oakes.
|On May 18, 2014, joevai1 Montrose, CO wrote:
This company is fantastic. The plants were shipped when promised, the size and health of them was truly amazing. I've been ordering plants through the mail and internet for many years and I would have to say these lilies are among the best purchases I have made. The fans were so large that I ended up dividing them into 2 and 3 plants. The only complaint I have is that I had prepared a bed for the number of plants ordered. I had to dig up more garden space for the extras. Not a bad problem to have! Recommend very highly.
|On May 3, 2014, glasstoad Omaha, NE wrote:
Today I received my order as scheduled. Again this year the plants are large and very healthy. Even the bonus plants are great quality plants. Their packing process may seem excessive but the plants always arrive in good shape. This is a very good company to do business with and I look forward to the same in the future. Nice job.
|On Apr 16, 2014, Smosolgo Cedar Bluff, VA wrote:
It has been several years since I ordered from this company and I had forgotten how large and healthy their daylilies are. I have never gotten plants like this from other companies. The bonus daylily was as large as those I ordered. You will not be disappointed with their wonderful plants.
|On Apr 9, 2014, yooperexpat Louisville, KY wrote:
the prices were good and the plants were above excellent, 2 and 3 fans each and plump healthy roots
|On Apr 5, 2014, planter52 Whitestone, NY wrote:
Posted on May 27, 2013, updated April 5, 2014
On April 5th, 2014, planter52 added the following:
Just received another order- 3 varieties of large, beautifully packaged fans and an Apricot Ruffles bonus. Can't wait to see how they all do. A pleasure to deal with as usual.
|On Feb 8, 2014, annarborite Ann Arbor, MI wrote:
Ordered from Oakes several years ago and was amazed at the quality of the plants. They even included a large lily as a bonus. Unfortunately, although the plants got very large, they did not bloom so I was very disappointed. However, the next season they were loaded with flowers and have been a major accent in my garden since then. I have had other daylilies but none can compare with these so would highly recommend to anyone.
|On Jan 9, 2014, JustGene BALA CYNWYD, PA wrote:
I've had lots of good experiences with plants ordered online, but nothing like Oakes. What outstanding quality.
|On Oct 24, 2013, vbmacias Asheville, NC wrote:
This company never disappoints. Oakes has been helping me create my gardens for years. The latest order for my new home is exactly what I expected. The plants are quite large and very healthy. Everything was well packaged. When I asked that my order be held until I returned from a trip, it was not a problem. Now if only someone would come dig the holes for me...
|On Oct 20, 2013, BiffLundgren Midland, MI wrote:
I ordered from Oakes many years ago with great results from their daylilies. This year was no exception. Great looking plants with very large rootstock.
|On Oct 19, 2013, grgantt West Columbia, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Strong healthy daylily fans were received exactly as expected. They have been in the ground for three weeks and are really starting to grow well.
|On Sep 24, 2013, sbrown143 Daphne, AL wrote:
Wonderful company! I ordered 10 daylilies last week and they came right away. Their website said I would get one bonus/gift plant probably equal to 20% of my order so I expected one additional lily. Instead I got 2 and not the cheap ones. I was really impressed because they paid attention to the fact I ordered all reds and each a different variety. They sent two bonus lilies - both reds - and different varieties than I had ordered. Outstanding! I also received a hand written thank you note. The website says each is at least 2-3 fans. Mine are 4-5 fans. One is even 6 fans. At planting I was already able to separate and get more plants. I will order again most definitely! Take the plunge and order from Oakes.
|On Sep 21, 2013, GStickler Marshallville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Oakes is one of the best places to buy daylilies on-line. The plants are all nice size and all grew well even though I planted in the middle of our hot, humid Georgia summer, not an ideal time for planting but I didn't lose any of them. The order came quickly, was well packaged, the cultivars were nicely marked so I could plant them the same day they arrived after giving them a good soak in water. I'll return often to Oakes since I now know I can buy from them with confidence.
|On Jul 5, 2013, TammyY Knoxville, TN wrote:
I visited Oakes Daylilies for their Bloom Festival last weekend and was amazed at the beauty of their gardens and the friendliness of the owners, family, and staff. I purchased 7 daylilies while I was at the festival and all had in excess of 4 fans each for a very reasonable price. I should have ordered more while I was there, but I am planning to place an internet order through their website. Definitely a great place to visit and purchase from!