My father, Howard Hite began hybridizing in the
1970's. When he moved his gardens from
Lake Angelus to Sylvan Lake Michigan in 1997,
I became involved with growing and hybridizing
daylilies. I hope to realize my father's dream of
hybridizing a blue daylily one day.
My focus is on Unusual Form with a
Diploid and Tetraploid program.
Growing daylilies in Michigan has grown to
growing seedlings in Florida. Jungle Daylilies In
Paradise is the unofficial name for the Florida
garden that I share with Sandy Soderberg.
The seedlings are growing beautifully and I can
bring a seed to bloom in one year.
I am finally getting some results that I am pleased
with and a direction that is my style. Bringing
forward my Dad's line is finally seeing
some results especially with the pinks that have
bloomed this year.