Welcome to Keast Daylily Gardens
Our garden is located in Oakland, a small rural town is Southwest, Iowa near Shenandoah where the AHS began. We are a small state inspected daylily nursery with somewhat limited numbers of any given daylily. Garden bloom usually starts late June and runs through late July. We have collected several bloom season extending cultivars with extra early varieties, plus late and extra late varieties. Depending on the year we can have good rebloom.
Mary and I started growing daylilies 20 years ago. Daylilies seem to love the deep soil here in our Iowa garden and have prospered. We presently grow over 1000 registered varieties of daylilies plus our seedlings. Our interest in daylilies includes all forms from miniatures, doubles, large flower, unusual forms and spiders.
Depending on the weather we can usually start digging and shipping plants in late April through May, then again August through early September. Let us know if you need your order shipped outside of these dates and we will try to work with you. We try to ship only plants we would like to receive. Our plants are not over watered, over fertilized, just grown in good Iowa soil.
Mary and I belong to the Nebraska Daylily Society as well as the AHS. We are also very proud to have our garden listed as a Region 1 AHS Display Garden.
After living in the mountains of Colorado for 12 years and spending time between two places Mary and I decided to move back to the Iowa garden and build a new house in the middle of the flowers. After an exciting summer of digging plants and a wonderful bloom season we moved into our house for Christmas. We are now living here full time again. We missed being in our garden full time as well as missing our daylily friends.
Besides the spring and fall orders we dug this past season we had to dig hundreds of daylilies to make room for the house. With all the digging and time spent with building a new house we decided not to introduce any new daylilies for 2016. We are however very happy to announce we are growing and listing for sale on our website introductions for very good friends of ours Val Jean and David Hansen of Papillion, NE. We are listing PAPIO BOB'S PICK, PAPIO APPLE DELIGHT, PAPIO SHELLI MAE, MICHAEL POLIGA and CAITLYN McKENSIE. If you like toothy edges you will love their future introductions that are coming in the next couple of years.