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The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a true Daylily Destination. Here you will find untold enthusiasm and excitement for the proud flower that awakens fresh to a new world each day, the elusive daylily.

The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society is one of the largest groups of daylily enthusiasts in the national daylily organization, the 10,000 member American Hemerocallis Society.

In the Hattiesburg society you will find a breadth of daylily involvement from the large show gardens, to the couple with a few plants in their front yard flower bed.

2019 Daylily Show and Garden Tour

An Update Report

The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society hosted the 24rd annual Daylily Show June 1 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center. DAYLILIES--An International Affair was the theme of the show. Many people enjoyed colorful, individually judged blooms and breathtaking designs. All attendees of the daylily show registered for a free daylily. Brenda May of Columbia will enjoy growing 'Secret Sentinel" in her garden!

Horticultural Awards Winning Daylilies and Exhibitors:

Best in Show-'Planet Max'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Sweepstakes (most blue ribbons)-Earl Watts

Best Extra Large-'Look Here Mary'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Best Large-'Heaven's First Hug'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Best Small-'Lunar Chronicles'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Best Miniature-'Suburban Wren'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Best Double/Multiform/Polymerous-'Big Fuss'-Exhibitor, Janet Green

Best Spider-'Planet Max'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Best Unusual Form-'Emma's Curls'-Exhibitor, Chuck Holcomb

Best Poplularity Poll-'Banana Smoothie'-Exhibitor, Nancy Chain

Best Seedling-Hybridizer, Keith Powell

Debutante(off-scape) -'Gateway to the South'-Exhibitor, Nancy Chain

Club Awards-named in honor of or in memory of outstanding HADS members:

Earl Watts Award(large red daylily)-'Sensational Heart'-Exhibitor, Earl Watts

Nell George Award(small or miniature daylily)-'Little Red Dumples'-Exhibitor, Janet Green

Mary Lois Burkett Award(spider type daylily)-'Emma's Curls'-Exhibitor, Penny Stringer

Louise Cubley Award(large pink daylily)-'Blessed Morning'-Exhibitor, Janet Green

Marty DeBolt Award(large golden/yellow daylily)-'Orange Velvet'-Exhibitor, Kurt Green

Design Division:

Class I- 'Scheherazade'-winner and overall design winner-Klare Lane

Best In Show

Flower Division
Best of Show
Planet Max

Design Division

Design Division
Daylilies Used In An Arrangement
Klare Lane, Designer




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Hattiesburg Daylily Society

The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) is an organization of individuals who share the love of daylilies, and who are in harmony with the objectives of the Society.

The objectives of HADS are to promote the knowledge and growing of the genus Hemerocallis through programs, workshops, exhibits, and fellowship with other growers at the local, regional and national level of the American Hemerocallis Society.

To request additional information about the Hattiesburg Daylily Society, click Contact.

For a history of the Hattiesburg Daylily Society, click here.

Monthly Society Meetings

Meetings of the Society are held the third Sunday of each month during September, October, and January through May. Meetings feature topical programs, plant auctions, door prizes, refreshments, great hospitality and fellowship. New members and guests are always welcome.

A complete list of monthly programs and events is found by clicking Events.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all meetings are held at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center on US Highway 49 South of Hattiesburg. Click here for driving directions.

Daylilies in the Area

There are daylily gardens throughout the Hattiesburg area, in private gardens, and in public planting areas. For additional garden details, click Events.

A Special Opportunity

Daylily plants are available for purchase from several area growers.

Click here for a list of plant sources

Hattiesburg Loves Daylilies

The Daylily was designated as the official flower of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, by Hattiesburg City Council action in September, 2008.


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