About Us


Our love for flowers is a strong today as it was 135 years ago, when James Herman Wild was on a Wagon train bound for the southwest when it broke down. He was influenced by the wonderful meadows of wildflowers and settled in Sarcoxie, Missouri in 1868. In 1885, his son, Gilbert Herman Wild paid $45.00 for a crate of peony roots from Europe and planted them behind the family home. Three years later, the flower blooms were sold to an Omaha Wholesaler for $3.00. That single sale launched Gilbert H. Wild to begin a lifetime of passion for peonies. As the years passed, the family added daylilies and iris to the farm.

Today we farm 100 acres of rich Missouri farm land, some of it the same ground Gilbert H. Wild began raising peonies on years ago. Since that time, we have grown to be one of the largest growers of daylilies, peonies, and iris in the world. We have stuck to Gilbert's principles of the best plants, for the best prices. We don't just talk about quality and value, we live it!
We are a family owned business. We still grow all our daylilies, iris and peonies, and we work many hours so that our plants may live up to your expectations! We also keep several greenhouses and shade houses full of other sun loving and shade loving perennials, such as hosta, grasses, coneflowers, phlox, succulents and more. One of the most beautiful sites in the world is our fields of daylilies in bloom at one time.

We currently grow over 1,800 varieties of daylilies, 600 varieties of peonies, 100 varieties of iris, and have over 10,000 plants potted in our greenhouses.

We take great pride in our plants and we work many hours so that our plants may live up to your expectations. Each plant is planted by hand in our rich Ozark Mountain soil. We deliver the highest quality, freshest plants available on the market. We also keep several greenhouses full of sun-loving and shade-loving perennials.

Customer satisfaction is still our highest priority, just as it was 135 years ago. You can order with confidence from Gilbert H. Wild because all of our plants are guaranteed. You will find an incredible selection of top-quality plants at the most reasonable prices. Selecting plants from Gilbert H. Wild is easier than ever on our website. Feel free to look around and place an order! Or, call us to place an order if you would like at 1-888-449-4537. Want the catalog in hand or want to send one to a friend? You can request one to be mailed to you for free!

We thank you, our customers, for the trust and confidence that you placed in us by ordering from us for the last 135 years. We know that you have many choices from where you purchase your plants and we will do everything possible to continue to earn this trust. We thank God that He has chosen to bless us so!

Have a great gardening year!

Gilbert H. Wild and Son LLC
2944 State Highway 37, Reeds, MO 64859
1 (417) 548-3514 or 1 (888) 449-4537

Please be aware, we do not offer retail sales at the farm, nor do we offer tours of the grounds.
We simply don’t have enough staff to offer you the experience you deserve.