Surburban Nancy Gayle

The Suburban Nancy Gayle

2015 Mississippi Medallion Plant

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25th Anniversary




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.

2017 Daylily Show and Garden Tour

An Update Report

The 2017 Annual Garden Tour and the Daylily Show both attracted excellent participation and attendance. The Garden Tours on May 29 had 15 gardens open, the most ever on the tour. Most of these were in Hattiesburg, with two in Perkinston, in Stone County to the south, and one garden was in Picayune, southwest of Hattiesburg.

The 22nd Annual Daylily Show and plant sale attracted 845 plus participants at the Lake Terrace Convention Center on June 3. There were 344 daylilies competing in the Show. Jon Tibbetts was the Show Chair and Barbara Watts was the co-chair.

Daylily judging is in two categories: Flower Division and Design Division. The Design Division is the use of daylilies in an arrangement.

In the Flower Division, outgoing daylily society President Gary Campbell of Bassfield, MS, took Best of Show honors with the “Suburban Nancy Gayle.”

In the Design Division, Jimmy Reeves of Hattiesburg took Best of Show with his arrangement using daylilies.

Best In Show

Flower Division
Best of Show
"Surburan Nancy Gayle"

Design Division

Design Division
Daylilies Used In An Arrangement
Jimmy Reeves, Arranger




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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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