The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1946. 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. The society’s membership includes over 6,000 avid gardeners and daylily enthusiasts, including life members, youth members and international members from 25 different countries.
Join the American Hemerocallis Society and receive four issues each year of The Daylily Journal. The Journal is a colorful, informative magazine featuring pictures of new cultivars; how-to articles on care, feeding, and hybridizing; and news of upcoming AHS meetings and conventions. Back issues of the Journal may also be purchased along with other AHS publications by clicking here.
Other membership benefits include:
An opportunity to attend regional meetings and national conventions which offer garden tours, lectures, judges' clinics and workshops, and a chance to see the newest and best of today's daylilies.
Regional newsletters (usually two to four published annually) for the area in which you live – IN ADDITION TO the four issues of The Daylily Journal listed above.
An active Facebook page and E-mail Round Robin where members have the opportunity to correspond daily with growers, hybridizers and daylily lovers from all over the world.
An invitation to exhibit and win at AHS-accredited local flower shows. These daylily shows are open to the public and held during bloom season, so check the list of Daylily Shows and Exhibitions for times and locations of shows near you!
The privilege of visiting private, daylily-centric display gardens throughout the country.
A Media library; selected programs made available for free or for a nominal fee.
You can join without leaving the site by using your credit card or PayPal, and you have the opportunity to save by purchasing a three-year membership.
If you are reading this during the month of July or later during the calendar year, please know that we also have a Trial Membership available for those who wish to join the Society and “try us out” for a reduced membership rate of $15.00. Trial members receive the last two Daylily Journals of the year along with their trial memberships.
We look forward to including you in our network of friends.
Nikki Schmith - AHS 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.