These are promising seedlings that we have selected from the 2,500 seedlings that we are growing. We transplant 700-1000 daylily seedlings each spring after germinating them in our barn in February. We select seedlings with potential in their second year, which is their first bloom year. We continue to grow seedlings for an additional year....just in case..... and we occasionally find some gems in the third and final year. Unselected seedlings are composted. Our opinion is that the world does not need more unnamed, less than great, daylily plants. Selected seedlings are then grown and observed for about 5 years and about 25% of selected seedlings make the final cut and are named and registered with the American Hemerocallis Society.