Graziano Gardens is honored to grow and distribute Darrel Apps’s Daylilies. Limited quantities of Darrel Apps recent introductions are available to ship after May 31 each spring. They are available on a first-come basis. We also ship earlier introductions including some Woodside and Bridgeton daylilies.
Join us each year for Daylily Dazzle! Dates & times are listed on our calendar. Spectacular one-day sales are always an exciting part of the event!
The Annual Daylily Dazzle Event is held at Graziano Garden Center in the Town of Saxeville. Located at W3280 Akron Court Pine River, the garden center is actually 10 miles south Pine River. Use the map at the bottom of this page to get directions.
Celebrate with the most recent national daylily introductions by renowned breeder, Darrel Apps. Also featured are over 150 additional daylilies selected by Apps not available anywhere else in the country! These are sold under the Grazilily name.
All of the daylilies at Graziano Gardens are in premium 2-gallon pots (a few are in Trade 1 gallon). Spectacular one-day sales will be happening!
A Note from Darrel
Marilyn and I sold Woodside Nursery in New Jersey in 2007 and moved to our home town area of Wild Rose, Wisconsin. I did not give up on hybridizing daylilies because the whole process had become a life style. Once in Wisconsin we converted part of the basement to banks of lights for growing seedlings and purchased two adjacent village lots which have become the outdoor trial grounds Each year I plant about 2500 seedlings and select some of the best new plants. Now after 10 years we have several plants that seem worthy of introduction (none of these are patented and all have come through zone 4 winters with lows in the minus 30’s).
One of my promises to myself was to not get back into a retail business and for sure not to be sending out hundreds of small boxes each year. This summer we had the good fortune to have a nearby garden center, Graziano Gardens offer to introduce our plants (several will be available on site and some limited mail order will be available).