Why Oakes?

Company History

From Humble Beginnings: Over 60 years of beautiful daylillies.

Stewart and William Oakes, always enjoyed growing things, including flowers of all kinds. At some point in the ’60s-’70s, they tried their first daylilies—and they were hooked. They few varieties they had became hundreds of varieties, and they spanned from the back yard to the hayfield.

The daylilies grew and multiplied, so they began selling them from the fields around the house. At some point in the ’80s, they printed a black and white listing, and began selling the daylilies via mail-order, and the rest is history!

Our Daylilies are Guaranteed Forever!

We’ve been growing and selling daylilies for over 40 years, and our goal is for every customer to be thrilled with the daylilies we send.


Believe it or not, since 1900 there have been over 80,000 different varieties of daylilies named and introduced. We certainly haven’t grown them all, but we have grown over 4,000 varieties at one time or another. From this wealth of choices, we have selected varieties to offer you that are not only beautiful but that we know will grow and perform reliably.


Extra-Large Plants

When it comes to daylily plants, bigger is better! Like these three plants that Ken is holding, all of the plants we ship will be three fans or larger — two or three times (or more) what you might receive from other companies. Larger plants get established faster and produce more blooms quicker!


Farm-Fresh to You

All of your plants will be freshly dug when you order. The leaves are trimmed and the plants are washed and air-dried. Your daylilies will be out of the ground less than 48 hours before they’re headed your way, and they’ll be ready to jump out of the ground when they get there.


Guaranteed Forever – For Your Confidence

Maybe you aren’t very familiar with daylilies (or our company). We want you to feel confident that you can order with complete assurance of satisfaction. You will enjoy the daylilies we send you – we guarantee it!


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