Daylilies thrive on neglect

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Posted: July 23, 2013

Special to The Winchester Star

RIGHT: Simpson deadheads daylilies on her Back Mountain Road property. “They’re totally overwhelmed,” Simpson said of her customers’ take on the flowers, which are available in every color combination except blue and are sold in clumps ranging from two to 10 plants and varying in price from $7 to $30. “You won’t find these daylilies anywhere else.”
Lawrence and Lorna Morgan of Rome, Pa., shop for lilies at Thumpers Daylily Farm on Back Mountain Road in Frederick County.

Back Mountain — No green thumb is required to take care of the daylilies from Patsy Simpson’s Frederick County farm.

Rather, the perennial plants that are available in a wide range of colors and…



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