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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 6:32 pm

The Missouri Botanical Garden will hold its Daylily Association sale Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All plants come from the Garden’s famous daylily collection and will be available for purchase while supplies last. All proceeds benefit the Garden’s Horticulture Division.

Visitors can choose from thousands of plants representing hundreds of cultivars, including new varieties and old favorites. All the varying sizes and shapes of daylilies will be available, from plants with miniature to extra large blooms, double flowers, spiders and unusual forms. Selections available this year may include Marked by Lydia, Fires of Fuji, Egyptian Queen, Early to Bed, Flutterbye, Frances Joiner and more.

Preview the daylilies for sale in full summer bloom by visiting the Jenkins Daylily Garden and the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden. For six weeks in June and July, the daylilies produce a show of blooms, seemingly coordinated to last for weeks. Members of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family, daylilies are a reliable producer of summer color.

The Garden displays over 2,000 specimens, with over 1,800 in the Jenkins Daylily Garden alone. Of those hundreds of plants, over one dozen species and over 1,700 cultivars are represented.

Experts from the MBG Daylily Association and the West County Daylily Club will be on hand to give plant care advice and answer questions about the cultivars. Visitors can also pick up information about the MBG Daylily Association, which has been hosting annual sales of the Garden’s daylily divisions since 1989.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis.

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