Our Latest Daylily Introductions

Keast Daylily introductions are grown in our zone 4/5 garden in southwest Iowa. The winters can be harsh. Some years lots of snow, some years no snow and some years layers of ice. These introductions have grown in these conditions and have done quite well. We want our introductions to do as well in our customer's garden as they did in ours.

Hemerocallis, Daylily, Prettiest Girl I Know, 2017 Tom & Mary Keast introduction

H. 'Prettiest Girl I Know'

(Keast, Tom & Mary 2017)
36" x 7.5" DOR ML Frag UFO DIP

NORTH WIND DANCER X FORSYTH FLYING DRAGON

$75 DF

This last fall (2016) my wife Mary had some very serious health issues and was hospitalized for two months. During one of the low periods of her stay this name came to me and stuck in my mind.

This beautiful pink with darker veining green throat and twisted crispate sepals was the perfect match to be named for what I feel is the PRETTIEST GIRL I KNOW. P.S. Mary’s health is much improved and she is doing well again.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Munchkin Pinwheel, 2017 Tom & Mary Keast introduction

H. 'Munchkin Pinwheel'

(Keast, Tom & Mary 2017)
24" x 4.5" Dor M RE DIP

DOTTIES ROMPERS X GRAPE SPLASH

$50 DF

Mary named this cutie. Having a 4.5" bloom, pale lavender with large purple eye zone yellow green throat and quilled crispate sepals this flower is just fun to have in the garden.

The quilled sepal form makes this flower look like it could start spinning a pinwheel action at any time in the ever present summer breeze in our hilltop garden.




Hemerocallis, Daylily, Hilltop Green Eyed Gal, 2017 Tom & Mary Keast introduction

H. 'Hilltop Green Eyed Gal'

(Keast, Tom & Mary 2017)
28" x 5.5" Dor EM RE DIP

MALACHITE PRISM X FRILLY BLISS

$75 DF

Light lavender and yellow with darker lavender band, bright emerald green throat stands out in the garden. This flower demands attention as you walk through the garden.







Our Previous Daylily Introductions
Hemerocallis, Daylily, Fifty Years of Love, 2015 Mary & Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Fifty Years of Love'

(Keast, Mary & Tom 2015)
39" x 7.5" DOR M DIP UFO

(CORAL TACO x (SPOONER x STARGATE PORTAL sdlg #1)) X (UNIQUELY DIFFERENT x LOLA BRANHAM)

$65 DF

Quilled crispate, purple petals, light lavender sepals, lt lavender watermark, bright yellow throat.

Mary and I are celebrating our Fiftieth Anniversary in May 2015. We feel that the name FIFTY YEARS OF LOVE  and the seedling selected to be introduced are a prefect fit for the two of us. We like the contrasting purple petals and the light lavender sepals. The light lavender  watermark draws you into the bright yellow throat. Of course with purple being Mary's favorite color that sure didn't hurt anything.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Hilltop Dragon Slayer, 2015 Mary & Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Hilltop Dragon Slayer'

(Keast, Mary & Tom 2015)
36" x 8" Dor M RE DIP

NORTHWIND DANCER X FORSYTH FLYING DRAGON

$50 DF

Dark fuchsia pink, cream midribs, slightly ruffled edge, creamy halo, radiating yellow throat.

HILLTOP DRAGON SLAYER is a dark fuchsia pink beauty  that demands your attention in the garden. At 8" it is hard to miss.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Carnation Sunrise, 2014 Mary & Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Carnation Sunrise'

(Keast, Mary & Tom 2014)
18" x 3" SEV M RE Double TET

RENEGADE ROVER X TWO PART HARMONY

$40 DF

Gold with burgundy eye, picoteed burgundy edge with a gold band. Doubles for us 95% of blooms. At 18" makes wonderful border plant.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Hilltop Happy Face, 2014 Mary & Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Hilltop Happy Face'

(Keast, Mary & Tom 2014)
28" x 6" Dor M RE DIP

FLAMBOYANT EYES X GRANDMA KISSED ME

$35 DF

Orange red with a bright red eye and yellow throat. Draws your eye during peak bloom. Cheerful sight at end of season on rebloom. Always puts on a happy face.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Hilltop Dancer, 2014 Mary & Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Hilltop Dancer'

(Keast, Mary & Tom 2014)
36" x 10.5" Dor ML Spider DIP

CORAL TACO X NORTHWIND DANCER

$50 DF

Pinkish lavender self that twists, curls and dances. You can't miss seeing this 10.5" dancing 'beacon' blooming across the garden.











Hemerocallis, Daylily, Grandma's Lipstick, 2012 Mary Keast introduction

H. 'Grandma's Lipstick'

(Keast, M. 2012)
29" x 5" SEV M RE TET

AWESOME CANDY x YO RICK YOST

$30 DF

Peach rose, scarlet red eye and ruffled scarlet red edge, red veining, fine gold wire rim

Strong rebloomer in our zone 4-5 Iowa garden.

Garden visitor favorite

Excellent garden presence



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mountain Orchid, 2012 Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Mountain Orchid'

(Keast, T. 2012)
28" x 5.5" Dor M RE DIP

BEAUTIFUL EDGINGS x OKLAHOMA KICKING BIRD

$30 DF

Cream white, orchid purple edge, orchid blush on sepals

Wonderful substance. Looks as good at 6pm and 96 degrees as it does in the morning.

Garden visitors kept asking for "that orchid daylily" in our selected seedling bed.


Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mountain Radiation, 2012 Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Mountain Radiation'

(Keast, T. 2012)
28" x 6" Dor M RE TET

PREMIER SURPRISE x LAKE EFFECT

DISPLAY ONLY

Mauve purple, yellow throat radiating to a triangular cream eye zone, ruffled gold edge

Very eye catching

Great parent for heavy ruffled-loopy edged babies



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Chalk Cliffs, 2012 Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Chalk Cliffs'

(Keast, T. 2012)
30" x 4.75" Dor M RE DIP

LAVENDER BLUE BABY x STARGATE PORTAL

$25 DF

Lavender, chalky gray eye zone, rose veining, yellow throat

Five miles from our home here in the mountains of Colorado is Mt. Princeton Chalk Cliffs which can be seen for many miles. The first time I saw CHALK CLIFFS bloom I had no doubt as to what to name it. These CHALK CLIFFS can be seen from across the garden as well.




Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mary's Little Doll, 2010 Mary Keast introduction


H. 'Mary's Little Doll'

(Keast, M. 2010)
3.5" x 18" SEV Dip Mid RE

AHOY MATEY x DRAGONS EYE

$18 DF

Cream with a dark burgundy eye and picotee edge, green throat. 2 way branching with 24 buds.

Is a bright small flower, perfect for the front of your border. The green throat draws the eye. Instant rebloom gives you an extended bloom season. A good increaser and makes lots of proliferations.




Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mary's Pride, 2010 Mary Keast introduction

H. 'Mary's Pride'

(Keast, M. 2010)
5.25" x 22" SEV Tet EM RE

HUCKLEBERRY CANDY x CREATIVE EDGE

$20 DF

Cream with a plum eye and picotee edge, green throat. 3 way branching 22 buds.

Robust plant that makes large fans and grows to clump size quickly. Good color, wonderful plant habit and rebloom makes H. MARY'S PRIDE a good addition to the garden.





Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mountain Skies, 2010 Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Mountain Skies'

(Keast, T. 2010)
5.5" x 24" SEV Dip Mid

BEAUTIFUL EDGINGS x OKLAHOMA KICKING BIRD

$15 DF

Cream polychrome pink edge yellow throat. 3 way branching, 20 buds.

The pink cast on the edges of H. MOUNTAIN SKIES reminds me of the pink tint in our mountain skies. A good grower and hardy.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mountain Trails, 2010 Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Mountain Trails'

(Keast, T. 2010)
7" x 32" DOR Mid RE

SPOONER x STARGATE PORTAL

$12 DF

Fuchsia pink with darker veining, yellow throat. 3 way branching with 22 buds.

Mary and I love to ride ATV's though the mountains on trails that are sometimes rather narrow. The darker veining in H. MOUNTAIN TRAILS reminds me of trails on maps. A vigorous grower and reblooms.

H. MOUNTAIN TRAILS is a full sib to H. MOUNTAIN KALEIDOSCOPE another 2010 introduction.



Hemerocallis, Daylily, Mountain Kaleidoscope, 2010 Tom Keast introduction

H. 'Mountain Kaleidoscope'

(Keast, T. 2010)
7.5" x 42" DOR Dip Mid UF

SPOONER x STARGATE PORTAL

$35 DF

Purple-burgundy with blue lavender eye zone radiating, yellow green throat. 3 way branching with 20 buds.

Very unusual eye zone I believe coming from one of it's parents H.STARGATE PORTAL. The eye zone is a blue-gray that changes color causing a kaleidoscope effect.

Another good increaser and tall at 42".