Love daylilies?

We do, too!

At North Florida Daylily Society, our members collect daylilies from every color of the rainbow, in all shapes, small and large, ruffled and fringed. 

Shades of Romance

HIERARCHY OF U.S. DAYLILY SOCIETIES

The national association for daylilies in the United States is the American Daylily Society (ADS) which was formerly known as the American Hemerocallis Society. For more information, visit them here. Their online database of 89,000 daylily cultivars is very useful to daylily enthusiasts. 

ADS has fifteen regions in the United States. The State of Florida is Region 12.

At the local level, the North Florida Daylily Society represents Jacksonville and surrounding areas.



NORTH FLORIDA DAYLILY SOCIETY MEETINGS AND EVENTS

We host monthly meetings from January through June, September and October of each year. Meetings are held on the second Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue (one block from U.S. 17 on Kingsley Avenue), Orange Park, Florida. Speakers from surrounding daylily farms often bring daylilies to auction off among our members. This allows our members to acquire more expensive daylilies at affordable prices. We also hold a raffle for pass-along plants brought in by members. 

We also have two major events each year — a Daylily Show & Sale and a buying trip.

Come visit us at a meeting or on Facebook by searching for North Florida Daylily Society.


OUR 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE

January 10, 2021

Power Point slide show of Maryott’s Gardens (hybridizer Bill Maryott in California).

Presented by Ron Hood, NFDS.

Annual NFDS membership dues are payable in January.

 

Black Rock Spire

February 14, 2021

Video of tour gardens, cultivars seen at 2018 National Convention; videos of 2020 and 2021 introductions hybridized by Dan Hansen of Ladybug Daylilies.

Presented by Ron Hood, NFDS.

Georgia Blush

March 14, 2021

VIDEO — Exhibitions for the Enthusiast (prepared by Nikki Schmidt). The video is a winner of the AHS Lazarus Award for “best video recording containing information on the topic of daylilies.”

This video should give us new perspectives on the how and why of shows, how the shows help both clubs and AHS and how they provide value beyond just the flower show.

Green Turtle Key

April 11, 2021

“How to Prepare Daylilies for Show – NFDS”

Speaker: Keith Lunsford, NFDS Member

 

Strawberry Candy

September 12, 2021

How to Prepare Your Daylilies for Optimum Spring Growth”

Speaker: Keith Lunsford, NFDS Member

 

Brace Yourself

October 10, 2021

Question & Answer Panel
(Proposed)

Dancy Nancy


OUR 2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 8, 2021
NFDS Annual Plant Show and Sale

LOCATION:
Courtyard by Marriott
610 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL

9:00 a.m. until all plants are sold

Coordinators:
Ray and Terri Wensell
 

  
  
  
  

Saturday, May 15, 2021
(Field Trip in lieu of monthly meeting)

ALL DAY BUYING TRIP TO CENTRAL FLORIDA
(Unknown at this time if it will be by bus or carpool)

 

Daylily bus 300-
Boarding the daylily bus

REGIONAL EVENTS

 CANCELED DUE TO PANDEMIC

ADS Region 12 — Spring Regional Event

Date to be announced

 

ADS Region 12 – Fall Regional Event

 



NATIONAL EVENTS

May 20 – May 22, 2021

2021 75th Annual ADS National Convention
Lake Terrace Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Hattiesburg, MS

***Pre-registration required***

Details and registration forms at:
https://ahs2021national.com

ADS Members may attend each year’s National Convention. For more information, please visit https://daylilies.org/membership/. 

Christmas in Oz