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The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (also known as the American Daylily Society) was founded in 1946 and is a non-profit service organization dedicated to educating people about daylilies, promoting the cultivation and enjoyment of daylilies, and fostering the on-going improvement of this perennial flower (genus hemerocallis). Our membership includes avid gardeners and daylily enthusiasts from all over the world.

Simply stated, we are dedicated to “Sharing our love for daylilies with the world!”

It’s often said that “We go to meetings for the daylilies but stay for the people.” There are several wonderful perks to becoming a member of the American Hemerocallis Society:

  • Receipt of four issues per year of The Daylily Journal, an informative magazine with articles on all aspects of growing daylilies, as well as beautiful pictures and notices of upcoming events. Older issues of the Journal, as well as other Daylily Society publications, may be purchased by clicking here. Many of our superb daylily publications are also available on Amazon.
  • Receipt of Regional Newsletters. Check out the area map and find a local daylily club to join in your Region and receive information on local and Regional meetings and other daylily related articles.
  • Opportunities to attend national conventions which include lots of opportunities to network with other daylily lovers while learning through lectures, clinics, workshops, and garden tours.
  • Opportunity to exhibit at Daylily Society accredited flower shows during bloom season. Contact the Region’s website for times and locations of these events.
  • Access to an active Facebook page.
  • Participate in an E-mail Round Robin where you have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from daylily lovers, such as yourself, from within our membership network.
  • Access to the location of daylily-centric display gardens throughout the country.
  • A Daylily Media library; where many programs are available free or for a nominal fee.

It’s easy to join – just click on this link to join without leaving the site. Why not purchase a three-year membership and save? Or try us on for size by purchasing a Trial Membership available in July, for a reduced membership rate of $15.00 and receipt of the last two Daylily Journals of the year. Or join with an annual membership for $25 and receive a $25 voucher to redeem at participating nurseries!

Remember “Life’s a dance you learn as you go!” Won’t you come and join our party and enjoy daylilies in your part of the world?


Judie Branson, President

From the AHS Archives

"Gems" from the AHS Archives:
    • Reflections on 50 Years Ago in the AHS. Click here. (Updated 2011)
    • Reflections on 25 Years Ago in the AHS. Click here. (Updated 2009)

Feature articles include...
    • Three Articles on Daylily Seed Topics by Dr. Robert H. Griesbach. Click here.
    • The Art of Hybridizing (seven part series) by Oscie Whatley. Click here.
    • Hybridizing With Converted Tetraploids (4 part series) by Oscie Whatley. Click here

AHS Past National Conventions and host cities - HERE

AHS Past Presidents and the years they held the office - HERE

The AHS Archives Fund exists to help meet the costs of the acquisition and care of historical materials relevant to Hemerocallis, and to the American Hemerocallis Society and its people and events. Such materials may include books, newspaper and magazine articles, records of the business of the Society itself, theses and dissertations, photographic or digital documents or collections of enduring value, or other pertinent items associated with daylilies or the AHS. Significantly, the fund allows for the purchase of specialized software and equipment needed, but not covered in the annual budget of the Archives and History Committee.  If you wish to contribute to this fund, please click THIS LINK and specify AHS Archives Fund.


The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. These purposes are expressly limited so that AHS qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Law.

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