Daylilies Hybridized

by Daylily Breeders Eleanor and Bill Lachman

 Eleanor and Bill Lachman of Amherst, Massachusetts spent many years breeding many plants including hosta and daylilies.  Their hybridizing efforts have borne beautiful and very fine daylilies.  Visiting their garden to look over the hundred of blooming seedlings was always a pleasure.  Although they produced hundreds of fine seedlings through their breeding program, they show extraordinary restraint in registering only plants that they considered unique, making every one of their daylilies extraordinary.  Their daylilies varieties are eye-catching stars in our display gardens.  Tranquil Lake Nursery first introduced Lady Liz, Sophie's Choice and Knight Templar in 1984 and continued introducing their fine daylilies for the next ten years.


    On June 24, 1999, William H. Lachman died at age 86. During his long career, he taught Plant and Soils Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst for 40 years, retiring in 1976 as Professor Emeritus.   Eleanor and Bill's garden was a popular site for visitors.  Eleanor later donated more than 1,000 plants from their garden to the University of Massachusetts to be planted around the Morrill Science Center. 


    The daylilies  that are listed below are in good supply. We have smaller numbers of a few of these Lachman Daylilies and they will be offered in future years. We ship healthy double-fan divisions or clumps (4-5 fans), unless other-wise indicated. Occasionally, low stock varieties and some new introductions will be shipped as single fans. Our guarantee still applies.

Abbreviations used, in sequence:

4"  - Flower size

D. - Dormant (foliage goes totally brown in early winter)

Ex.E - Extra early blooming

M.L. - Late midseason

(CL) - 4-5 fans

S.Ev. - Semi-evergreen ( may retain a small portion of green foliage during winter)

E. - Early blooming

H. M. - Honorable Mention

(T) - Tetraploid

Ev. - Evergreen ( reacts the same as Semi-evergreen here in the North)

E.M. - Early midseason

J. C. - Junior Citation of American Hemerocallis Society

35" - Flower scape height

M. - Midseason

Click here for a list of all available daylilies in alphabetical order 

or here for printable file of our most popular daylilies and iris.

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  CINDY'S LACE (Lachman) 26", D., E.M., 4 ½"                  $15.00

White ruffles edge this refined lavender and yellow bi-color flower.  Complimentary light lavender sepals, white midribs, and a yellow green throat enhance the form.  Makes a distinctive display in the June garden. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1994. 

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  ELEANOR LOUISE (Lachman) 24", D., M., 6 ½" (T)        NA

Beautiful child of Lady Liz. Large pink flower, with wide petals lightly washed with lavender, fading to pinkish cream into the center of the petals with white midribs.  Plicata color pattern and cream-yellow throat with green center. Neatly crimped, ruffled and diamond dusted. Top quality. Introduced by Tranquil lake Nursery in 1990.

  GOLDEN CAMEO (Lachman) 32”, D., M., 6 ½” (T)         $18.00

Elegant pastel-apricot polychrome over a cream-yellow base with pink suffusions set off by a green throat. Fine pleated ruffling and excellent branching. Robust performer. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1991.. 

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 GYPSY SWEETHEART (Lachman) 22”, D., M., 5 ½”                 $18.00

Very flat, lightly ruffled, dark rose-pink flower with a yellow-green throat extending into the petals and sepals giving an interesting halo watermark pattern. Fragrant. Lovely color and form, makes this a garden standout. Introduced by Tranquil lake Nursery in 1988..

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  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (Lachman, W.) 23", D., M., 5 ¼” (T)      $18.00

A very special deep cardinal red with velvety texture. Sharp green throat. 2 ¼ wide petals, both petals and sepals are rounded and ruffled. A sun-fast red. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1989..

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  KNIGHT TEMPLAR (Lachman) 24”, D., M.L., 6” (T)               $15.00

Showy, large near white with extra-heavy texture and substance and light green throat. Attracts attention in our fields in the August garden. J.C. and H.M. Awards.  Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1984.

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  LADY LIZ (Lachman) 30", D., M.L., 6 ½"  (T)      NA

Lavender-pink flower with white halo and pale-lime throat.  Unique bright light violet margin around large near white center. Ruffled, large and beautifully formed. Very special. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1984.

  LADY TIGER (Lachman) 26", D., M. to M.L., 5 ½" (T)     $20.00

Dramatic and eye-catching, gilt edged and ruffled flower. The base color is melon orange with a striking rosy-purple eye around a yellow-green throat.  Twenty buds per scape. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1992

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  LORD JEFFREY AMHERST (Lachman) 24", D., E.M., 5 ¾" (T)   $15.00

Spectacular, very deep rich purple with contrasting white-picotee edge on wide petals and sepals.  Fine green throat.  A true showpiece. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1987.

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  PASTEL PINK (Lachman) 28", D., M.L., 6 ½"                 $15.00

Luscious, large, bright clear pink flower with deep green throat. Wide ruffled petals have a white midribs, and the sepals have a fine white edge. This super pink Tetraploid with heavy substance produces lots of buds, starting in the late garden and offering an extended bloom season. Fragrant. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1989.

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  PAULINE ELIZABETH (Lachman) 25", D., M., 5 ½" (T)          $15.00

An alluring, amethyst-rose flower charms the eye with wide and neatly ruffled petals and slightly recurved sepals. Distinctive contrasting white midribs and a deep green throat finish off the palette. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1994. 

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  PINK DAZZLER (Lachman) 30", D., L., 7" (T) NA

This large pink flower with white throat and green center, shows off its quality kinship to Pastel Pink. Simply dazzling; another late garden knockout. Limited. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1993.

  PINK VOGUE (Lachman) 32", D., M., 4 ½” (T)                   $15.00

Beautiful, small coral-pink flower with very green throat. Long bloom season on this extended bloomer adds to its pleasure. “Super Pink” color. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1986. 

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  PRETTY FIREFLY (Lachman) 23", D., E.M., 4 ¼"           $15.00

Vibrant, Persian-pink self with a slightly darker rose eyezone. Perky pony-sized flower is wide petalled and neatly ruffled. Nice for the June garden. Introduced bt Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1992.

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  RED COSSACK (Lachman) 31", D., M., 5 ¾" (T)                         $15.00

Vibrant, scarlet-red flower with yellow throat turning into intense green center. Excellent flower form and light ruffles on petals. An outstanding Lachman red. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1991. 

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  RED JET (Lachman) 31", D., M.L., 6" (T)                                     $15.00

A large, velvety, fire-red flower with impeccable form and heavy substance for the August garden. The red is sunfast and holds up through the day and into the evening. The green throat quenches the fire. Introduced by Tranquil lake Nursery in 1993. 

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  RED ROOSTER (Lachman) 28", D., L., 5 ¾"                              $20.00

Bright, scarlet-red flower with a small, yellow-green throat. Nice size and good bud count. Strong addition to the late garden. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1993.

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  ROYAL MAJESTY (Lachman) 24", D., M., 6 ¼"                            NA

Striking, large, rich purple flower with a white picotee edge on petals and sepals. Fringed ruffling on the petals heightens the contrasting edge. Deep green throat adds finish to this beauty. Introduced by Tranquil lake Nursery in 1990.  

  ROYAL TROPHY (Lachman) 22", D., M., 7 ½" (T)                 $20.00

A winner for its size, color and performance. This large dark purple  flower draws attention at the nursery. Excellent foliage and garden vigor. Introducd by Tranquil lake Nursery in 1994.  

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  SCARLET PRINCE (Lachman) 30", D., M.L. to L., 6" (T)             $15.00

Large, striking scarlet-red flower with a green throat.  Wide petals have an excellent rounded form and substance.  Fragrant. Prolonged bloom season is an additional asset of this striking flower. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1994. 

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  SEPTEMBER BLAZE (Lachman) 30", D., V.L., 7" (T)                                                                                       NA

This tetraploid is a winning combination. The scapes display large deep pink flowers highlighted by lighter midribs and yellow-green throat. Good bud count, offers an extended season and late bloom. Very limited.  Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1993.

  SOPHIE’S CHOICE (Lachman) 25", D., M., 5" (T)   NA

This novel, brilliant raspberry-pink daylily with a small green throat draws people to it. Modest size and especially nicely formed flower. J. C. Award.  Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1984.


  VICTOR HERBERT (Lachman) 26", D., E.M., 5 "                                                                                          $15.00

Vibrant, round and ruffled pink flower with a darker rose-pink eye above an intense incredibly green throat that draws you near. Fragrant with excellent form. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1989.


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  VINTAGE BURGUNDY (Lachman) 28", D., M., 5" (T)                                                                               $15.00

Spectacular, bright sharp beetroot-red flower with showy green throat. The beautiful sharp red wine color is very different. Top quality all the way.   Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1986.


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  VIOLET SHADOWS (Lachman) 22", D., E.M., 5" (T)                                                                                       $15.00

Unique plum-purple flower with gilt picotee edge on petals and sepals. Wide pale watermark above a larger, showy green throat that draws you in. Excellent form. H.M. Award. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1989.

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