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What Daylily Is Popular In Your Area?

As a service to its members and to the general public, each year the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) conducts a popularity poll among its members to determine the favorite daylilies from each region. It is the hope of the AHS that this Popularity Poll presents a true picture of which daylilies perform well in a given area and which are best liked by the membership. Popularity polls are important to daylily growersboth AHS members and nonmemberswho make daylily selections for purchase.

The AHS Popularity Poll for 1996

The AHS is pleased to present the Popularity Poll for 1996. For each region, we list the top 15 daylily cultivars, including ties. However, all cultivars receiving 20 votes or more are included and those with four votes or less are excluded. AHS Regional newsletters may feature more complete results.

Note: These 1996 results were published in the spring 1997 issue of the Daylily Journal. They were tabulated by Dwaine Kurtz, AHS Popularity Poll Chairman and the Regional Tabulators. Click here to see the results of the 1994 AHS Popularity Poll. Click here to see the results of the 1995 AHS Popularity Poll.


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AHS Region 1

Region 1 is composed of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Members Voting -- 15%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 13 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 12 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 11 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 10 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 9 votes
ROSE EMILY (Pierce 1982) -- 9 votes
CHARLES JOHNSTON (Gates, L. 1981) -- 8 votes
PEARL LEWIS (Peck 1984) -- 8 votes
COSMOPOLITAN (Stamile, G. 1989) -- 7 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 7 votes
FORTY SECOND STREET (Kirchhoff 1991)-- 7 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 7 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 7 votes
ANDREW CHRISTIAN (Harris-Benz 1990) -- 6 votes
FRANCES JOINER (Joiner 1988) -- 6 votes
ISLE OF CAPRI (Stamile 1990) -- 6 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 6 votes
NEAL BERREY (Sikes 1985) -- 6 votes
PRINCETON GRAPE (Powell, L.K. 1988) -- 6 votes


AHS Region 2

Region 2 contains Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Members Voting -- 13%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 56 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 42 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 39 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 30 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 29 votes
ROSE EMILY (Pierce 1982) -- 28 votes
BLESSING (Applegate 1989) -- 26 votes
CHARLES JOHNSTON (Gates, L. 1981) -- 26 votes
STRUTTER'S BALL (Moldovan 1984) -- 26 votes
CONDILLA (Grooms 1977) -- 25 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 24 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 22 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 20 votes
RED VOLUNTEER (Oakes 1984) -- 20 votes
NEAL BERREY (Sikes 1985) -- 19 votes

AHS Region 3

Region 3 has Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Members Voting -- 10%

JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 27 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 25 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 20 votes
NEAL BERREY (Sikes 1985) -- 19 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 15 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 14 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 13 votes
ELIZABETH SALTER (Salter 1990) -- 12 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 12 votes
DRAGONS EYE (Salter, E.H. 1991) -- 11 votes
NEW SERIES (Carpenter, K. 1982) -- 10 votes
PUMPKIN KID (Spalding, W. 1987) -- 10 votes
SILOAM DAVID KIRCHHOFF (Henry, R. 1986) -- 9 votes
CUSTARD CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 9 votes


AHS Region 4

Region 4 contains Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, new York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Members Voting -- 22%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 50 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 47 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 43 votes
CONDILLA (Grooms 1977) -- 37 votes
STRUTTER'S BALL (Moldovan 1984) -- 37 votes
KING GEORGE (Rasmussen 1991) -- 36 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 29 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 28 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 27 votes
BECKY LYNN (Guidry 1977) -- 25 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 25 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 25 votes
ROSE EMILY (Pierce, C. 1982) -- 25 votes
CHARLES JOHNSTON (Gates, L. 1981) -- 24 votes
PUMPKIN KID (Spalding, W. 1987) -- 24 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 23 votes
JOAN SENIOR (Durio 1977) -- 21 votes
SANDRA ELIZABETH (Stevens, D. 1983) -- 21 votes
HIGHLAND LORD (Munson, R.W. 1983) -- 20 votes
LULLABY BABY (Spalding, W. 1975) -- 20 votes
ORCHID CORSAGE (Saxton 1975) -- 20 votes
STELLA DE ORO (Jablonski 1975) -- 20 votes


AHS Region 5

Georgia is Region 5. Members Voting -- 19%

STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 42 votes
ORANGE VELVET (Joiner 1988) -- 34 votes
BURSTING LOOSE (Joiner 1988) -- 33 votes
SCATTERBRAIN (Joiner 1988) -- 33 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 25 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 25 votes
DAGGY (Joiner 1993) -- 20 votes
INDIAN GIVER (Ferguson 1991) -- 20 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 19 votes
BABY FRESH (Joiner 1991) -- 17 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 17 votes
ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss 1987) -- 16 votes
CUSTARD CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 16 votes
PIRATE'S PATCH (Salter 1991) -- 16 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 16 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 16 votes


AHS Region 6

Region 6 is composed of New Mexico and Texas. Members Voting -- 18%

WIND FRILLS (Tarrant 1978) -- 36 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 35 votes
MIDNIGHT MAGIC (Kinnebrew 1979) -- 33 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 33 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 32 votes
JASON SALTER (Salter, E.H. 1987) -- 27 votes
MING PORCELAIN (Kirchhoff, D. 1981) -- 25 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 20 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 20 votes
BRIGHT EYED (Crowell 1985) -- 19 votes
CONDILLA (Grooms 1977) -- 18 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 18 votes
LACY MARIONETTE (Tarrant 1987) -- 17 votes
SCARLET ORBIT (Gates, L. 1984) -- 16 votes
SMOKEY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 16 votes
TOUCHED BY MIDAS (Winniford 1979) -- 16 votes


AHS Region 7

Arizona, California, and Nevada make up Region 7. Members Voting -- 18%

COMING UP ROSES (Hager 1989) -- 9 votes
KATE CARPENTER (Munson, R.W. 1980) -- 9 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 8 votes
GREEN DOLPHIN STREET (Roberts, S. 1986) -- 8 votes
ELIZABETH SALTER (Salter 1990) -- 8 votes
SPIDER MAN (Durio 1982) -- 8 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 7 votes
EYE-YI-YI (McCroskey 1988) -- 7 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 7 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 7 votes
PAPILION (Stamile 1987) -- 7 votes
GENTLE SHEPHERD (Yancey 1980) -- 6 votes
BILL NORRIS (Kirchhoff, D. 1993) -- 5 votes
CAMEROONS (Munson, R.W. 1984) -- 5 votes
VI SIMMONS (Talbott 1987) -- 5 votes
CLEOPATRA (Thomas 1964) -- 5 votes


AHS Region 8

Region 8 is Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Members Voting -- 25%

FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 13 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 13 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 10 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 6 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 6 votes
CUSTARD CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 6 votes
SILOAM AMAZING GRACE (Henry, P. 1989) -- 6 votes
JEDI DOT PIERCE (Wedgeworth 1988) -- 5 votes
MARISKA (Moldovan 1984) -- 5 votes
MOKAN BUTTERFLY (Lenington, G. 1984) -- 5 votes
RUFFLED APRICOT (Baker, S.H. 1972) -- 5 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 5 votes


AHS Region 9

Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming make up Region 9. Members Voting -- 38%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 18 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 18 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 17 votes
RED VOLUNTEER (Oakes 1984) -- 12 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 10 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 10 votes
KINDLY LIGHT (Bechtold 1949) -- 9 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 9 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 8 votes
FRANK GLADNEY (Durio 1979) -- 6 votes
GOLDEN SCROLL (Guidry 1983) -- 6 votes
TUSCAWILLA PRINCESS (Hansen 1990) -- 6 votes


AHS Region 10

Region 10 is Kentucky and Tennessee. Members Voting -- 31%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 45 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 45 votes
RED VOLUNTEER (Oakes 1984) -- 44 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 33 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 28 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 28 votes
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979) -- 25 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 25 votes
AUTUMN WOOD (Dougherty, H. 1991) -- 24 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 23 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 22 votes
ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss 1987) -- 20 votes
NEAL BERREY (Sikes 1985) -- 19 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 18 votes
BECKY LYNN (Guidry 1977) -- 16 votes
CONDILLA (Grooms 1977) -- 16 votes
GENTLE SHEPHERD (Yancey 1980) -- 16 votes


AHS Region 11

Region 11 is composed of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Members Voting -- 12%

JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 17 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 17 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 14 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 12 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 12 votes
ZELLA VIRGINIA (Kropf 1982) -- 11 votes
NEAL BERREY (Sikes 1985) -- 10 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 10 votes
JEDI DOT PIERCE (Wedgeworth 1988) -- 9 votes
CONDILLA (Grooms 1977) -- 8 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 8 votes
FRANCIS JOINER (Joiner 1988) -- 8 votes
OUTRAGEOUS (Stevens, D. 1978) -- 8 votes
REAL WIND (Wild 1977) -- 8 votes
WILL RETURN (Spalding, W.M. 1983) -- 8 votes


AHS Region 12

Florida is Region 12. Members Voting -- 20%

STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 25 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 22 votes
SEDUCTOR (Gates, L. 1983) -- 20 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 19 votes
MIDNIGHT MAGIC (Kinnebrew 1979) -- 18 votes
SUPER DOUBLE DELIGHT (McFarland 1978) -- 17 votes
ELIZABETH SALTER (Salter 1990) -- 17 votes
BILL NORRIS (Kirchhoff, D. 1993) -- 16 votes
ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss 1987) -- 15 votes
DARING DILEMMA (Salter 1992) -- 15 votes
PIRATE'S PATCH (Salter 1991) -- 15 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 14 votes
CODIE WEDGEWORTH (Wilson, T. 1986) -- 14 votes
KATE CARPENTER (Munson, R.W. 1980) -- 14 votes
RUFFLED PERFECTION (Carpenter, J. 1989) -- 14 votes


AHS Region 13

Arkansas and Louisiana make up Region 13. Members Voting --14%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 31 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 1986) -- 24 votes
JOAN SENIOR (Durio 1977) -- 17 votes
CHINA BRIDE (Guidry 1989) -- 16 votes
FRANK GLADNEY (Durio 1979) -- 15 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN BELL (Guidry 1992) -- 15 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 15 votes
DRAGONS EYE (Salter, E.H. 1991) -- 14 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 14 votes
TIMELESS FIRE (Guidry 1986) -- 14 votes
ELLEN CHRISTINE (Crochet 1987) -- 13 votes
PIRATE'S PATCH (Salter 1991) -- 13 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 12 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 12 votes
RUFFLED PERFECTION (Carpenter, J. 1989) -- 12 votes
WILL RETURN (Spalding, W.M. 1983) -- 12 votes


AHS Region 14

Region 14 contains Alabama and Mississippi. Members Voting -- 16%

BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 46 votes
NEAL BERREY (Sikes 1985) -- 41 votes
ORANGE VELVET (Joiner 1988) -- 41 votes
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 40 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 39 votes
MARY'S GOLD (McDonell, H. 1984) -- 38 votes
ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss 1987) -- 37 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 35 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 33 votes
CHARMING ETHEL SMITH (Terry 1991) -- 30 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 30 votes
XIA XIANG (Billingslea 1988) -- 30 votes
PINK FLIRT (DeKerlegand 1987) -- 26 votes
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AUTUMN (Guidry 19 86 ) -- 25 votes
ELIZABETH SALTER (Salter 1990) -- 23 votes
PASTEL CLASSIC (Millikan-Soules 1985) -- 23 votes
ADMIRAL'S BRAID (Stamile 1990) -- 22 votes
DARING DILEMMA (Salter 1992) -- 22 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 22 votes
PIRATE'S PATCH (Salter 1991) -- 21 votes
SCATTERBRAIN (Joiner 1988) -- 20 votes


AHS Region 15

Region 15 is composed of North Carolina and South Carolina. Members Voting -- 19%

STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile 1989) -- 68 votes
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce 1984) -- 53 votes
PAPER BUTTERFLY (Morss 1983) -- 49 votes
JANICE BROWN (Brown, E.C. 1986) -- 45 votes
WEDDING BAND (Stamile 1987) -- 40 votes
ORANGE VELVET (Joiner 1988) -- 39 votes
PIRATE'S PATCH (Salter 1991) -- 31 votes
ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss 1987) -- 30 votes
BIG APPLE (Sellers 1986) -- 28 votes
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry 1985) -- 28 votes
JOLYENE NICHOLE (Spalding-Guillory 1984) -- 23 votes
NEW SERIES (Carpenter, K. 1982) -- 23 votes
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980) -- 23 votes
FRANCIS JOINER (Joiner 1988) -- 21 votes
MARY'S GOLD (McDonell, H. 1984) -- 19 votes
NIGHT DREAMS (Shooter, E. 1993) -- 19 votes


AHS International

For this 1996 Poll, AHS International serves all countries outside the United States--except for the Canadian province of British Columbia, which is now a part of AHS Region 8. Five ballots were received. The following cultivars each received two votes--not enough to be officially ranked. They are:

ROSE EMILY (Pierce 1982)
BROCADED GOWN (Millikan 1979)
FAIRY TALE PINK (Pierce 1980)

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