What is a Daylily?  Where do I buy them?  How much do they cost?  How do I plant them, etc.

All these questions can be answered on the American Hemerocallis Society website and specifically at AHS FAQs.

“The scientific name for daylily is Hemerocallis, most recently considered to belong in the plant family Hemerocallidaceae. …… Notice that the preferred spelling is "daylily" as one word.  Many dictionaries spell it as two words.  The word Hemerocallis is derived from two Greek words meaning "beauty" and "day," referring to the fact that each flower lasts only one day.  To make up for this, there are many flower buds on each daylily flower stalk, and many stalks in each clump of plants, so, the flowering period of a clump is usually several weeks long.  And, many cultivars have more than one flowering period.”  Source American Hemerocallis Society website.

American Hemerocallis Society (AHS)

The official American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) contains a wealth of information as well as lists and pictures of award winners and popularity poll winners.  Besides being the official place to register a cultivar, the AHS gives us a searchable database of all registrations.  A few not-so-well-known features of the AHS website are the gems saved to the archives, the way to subscribe to a free AHS electronic newsletter even if you aren’t an AHS member; and Photoshop  tutorials written by Tim Fehr with pictures of daylilies in mind.


Region 2 Websites

AHS Region 2Information, education, officers, current events, awards, regional newsletters, scientific forum, daylily dictionary, and list of daylily retailers.

Grand Valley Daylily Society  - Grand Valley Daylily Society (Grand Rapids Area).  Current events, meeting information, links to daylily information, local hybridizers and daylily sources.

Southern Michigan Daylily Society - Southern Michigan Daylily Society site lists local hybridizers information. Also, current events and lots of daylily information, how to grow daylilies, exhibition information including how to tips, and hybridizing information.

Hybridizers and Related Information

Daylily Trader hybridizers in our region by Kim McCutcheon, with  Database samples.

Hybridizer Products - supplier of flower hybridizing supplies.

Plant Step - easy to use Made in Michigan software to organize your garden.

Auction and Information

Daylily Exchange - Contains information about daylilies and The Lily Auction.

Daylily Diary - Charlotte's Daylily Diary.  A website with hundreds of of daylily hybridizers, daylily retailers and AHS gardens.

Hybridizer.Net - A huge gallery of daylily photographs.

Northern Mecca - Northern Hybridizers and Display Gardens, including those who sell seedlings, Ohio Valley hardy daylily sources and open garden information for summer touring.

Tinkers Gardens - Contains a daylily search database of thousands of daylilies, most of the descriptions have an attached picture.

Blogs and Forums

Bills Daylily Corner - Look at Bill Waldrop, Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies especially if you are interested in converting dips to tets.

Garden Web  - The Garden Web Forums comprise one the larger communities of gardeners on the Internet.

Zoom in Blooms - AHS Region 2 Nikki Schmith’s blog.

My Daylilies - The daylily website where you can shop, learn and share.  It contains hundreds of daylily photos, chat rooms, daylily news and articles.  You can make many new friends here.



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Daylily Videos

Time Lapse Video - The time lapse video shows Daylily blooms opening and closing. Each daylily took 8-12 hours to record.

Daylily Garden  - An early morning walk in the garden.  

CMDS Garden  - CMDS member Connie's Garden.  Watch in high definition.

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