Monday, February 8, 2021

10:00 A.M. - Noon

Daylilies: The Hardest Working Flowers in Your Garden

with John Schoustra

John Schoustra has always been immersed in the world of plants, selling Burpee seeds door-to-door as a 9-year-old, and designing/building landscapes as a teenager before graduating with a Landscape Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley. He was honored as 2018 SCHS Horticulturist of the Year for his contributions to the field.

In 1989, John Schoustra founded Greenwood Daylily Gardens to grow the best daylilies for California. Greenwood addresses a problem that continues to this day when ordering new and interesting perennials from catalogs, only to be disappointed with the results. The California climate just didn't suit plants developed for the Midwest, East Coast, or Europe. Therefore, John began testing thousands of existing varieties for California performance, and then started breeding his own new varieties. Over time he added other plants that "perform like daylilies", introducing low-chill lilacs, reblooming irises and agapanthus to California Horticulture.

Daylily breeding is on the threshold of a new wave of evergreen reblooming varieties. These amazing plants provide the flowers we want (and the pollen bees need) while tolerating flooding, drought, pollution and smog. Perfect for Southern California! The first plants of this new wave have already hit our shore.

John will take us on a slide trip through landscapes from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and inland to San Bernardino. We'll see, how creative landscape professionals are putting these plants to work, and we'll learn about some of the best varieties. Please visit for more detailed information.


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