Breeder Profile

Breeder Profile

Darrel Apps got his desire for breeding daylilies when he worked for the University of Kentucky and saw how well the plants did in the hot summers of Lexington. He made his first cross in 1969, and has been breeding daylilies ever since (going on 48 years!). Much of Dr. Apps’s work has been developing daylilies that thrive in Northern climates and now mid-Wisconsin (zone 4).

Apps Biography