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. 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 2 - Information, 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.
Daylily Diary - Charlotte's Daylily Diary. A website with hundreds of of daylily hybridizers, daylily retailers and AHS gardens.
Northern Mecca - Northern Hybridizers and Display Gardens, including those who sell seedlings, Ohio Valley hardy daylily sources and open garden information for summer touring.
Bills Daylily Corner - Look at Bill Waldrop, Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies especially if you are interested in converting dips to tets.
Zoom in Blooms - AHS Region 2 Nikki Schmith’s blog.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - Gardening and Florticulture
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