Daylilies Hybridized by Daylily Breeder Donald Marvin

    Don Marvin of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts started actively hybridizing daylilies in the 1970's.  Tranquil Lake Nursery introduced his first daylily, Quaker Gown in 1983 and provided the limited number but lovely daylilies that he produced over the next 11 years.   Don Marvin joined the American Hemerocallis Society in 1950 and began hybridizing daylilies in 1955 with diploid daylilies, but soon after developed a passion for the tetraploid daylilies, because of their more brilliant colors, sturdiness and hardiness.  


    The daylilies that are listed below are in good supply.  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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Mail to: Tranquil Lake Nursery 

at: 45 River Street    Rehoboth, MA 02769


or fax order form to us at (508) 252-4740


or send an email to Tranquil Lake Nursery


or you can call us with your order at (800) 353-4344


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  BERMUDA CORAL (Marvin) 45”, D., V.L., 6 ½” (T)                     NA

Glowing creamy coral. Large and wide petalled. Tall stately candelabra branching. Showy, superior late blooming tetraploid. Fine addition to the late garden. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1985.

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  EDGERLY (Marvin) 26", D., M., 6" (T)                                           $18.00

Cream flower with a wide rose edging and cream-yellow throat with green infusions. Large, wide petalled, flared form and ruffled. Very special. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1991.

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  ME FIRST (Marvin) 32”, Ev., Ex.E. , 4" (T)                                   $10.00

One of the earliest tetraploid miniatures. Bright gold, ruffled flowers on tall, dark, sturdy scapes.

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  QUAKER GOWN (Marvin) 36”, S.Ev., M.L., 6” (T)                     $15.00

Large and tall, beige-pink blend with striking green throat
for the August garden. Pales to baby-ribbon pink as the day
progresses. J. C. Award. Introduced by Tranquil lake Nursery
in 1983.

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  SNOW GLITTER (Marvin) 30”, D., E.M., 5 ¼” (T)                    NA

This near-white tetraploid greets you with a wide open form. Lightly
ruffled and diamond-dusted. The throat is suffused with pale yellow
leading to a green center Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1994..

  STIPPLED VELVET (Marvin) 25", D., M., 5 ½" (T)                     $15.00

Unique coloration of purple heavily stippled over a near white background.  Flowers are edged white with a green throat. Important for breeding work with plicata effect. Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery in 1992.

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

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