Hattiesburg, Mississippi ...                 
                 a daylily destination!

The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society



Society Events and Gardens

Society Meetings

May 21, 2017

John Tibbetts, HADS Show Chairman,
“ What’s a Daylily Show All About?”

June, 2017

Wrap-Up Meeting
To Be Announced

Other Society Activities

Annual Daylily Show - 22nd Annual
"Daylilies Win!"

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Lake Terrace Convention Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

General Information, Rules, and Guidelines for Showing Daylilies

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind at The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society that “Daylilies Win!” That is seen in the theme for the 22nd Annual Daylily Show. The show is set for the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, MS, on Saturday, June 3. In addition to showing a variety of daylilies entered for judging, the show will also feature daylilies used in arrangements, the Design Division.

Activities at the show begin at 7:30 a.m. when daylilies begin to arrive and are prepared for judging. Daylilies are received for judging until 10:30. Judging begins at 10:45 and continues until 1:00 p.m. When judging is completed, around 1 p.m., exhibition hall doors are open for the public to view the winners and all the entries, until 4 p.m. An information desk will be available for general information about daylilies and the Daylily Society.

Judging categories in the show will include the bloom and design division. The Bloom Division is exhibiting individual daylily bloom(s). The Design Division is the use of the daylily in an arrangement. Rules for the Design Division are available when reservations to enter a design are made.

The Design Division themes support the show theme: “Daylilies Win!” Themes for the three Design classes are:

Class I.  “Let’s Have a Party”
Class 2. “The Daylily Ball”
Class 3. "Celebrate America’s Favorite”

To make a reservation(s) for the Design Division, contact:
Glenn Nobles, (601) 602-3248 by May 15.

A gigantic plant sale will begin at 11:00 a.m. The sale will continue until all plants are sold. The plants for sale are quality daylily plants, all washed and ready to plant. Some plants will be available in pots.

Entries for judging in the Daylily Show are welcomed, and are not limited to membership in the Daylily Society. Anyone can enter their registered daylily(s) and there is no entry fee.

For printable copies of Daylily Show details, please click the following links.

This General Information - Click Here
General Show Rules – Click Here
Design Division – Guidelines – Click Here
Design Division – General Rules – Click Here

Annual Daylily Garden Tours
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day

Members of the Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society take pride in opening their gardens to the public. In 2017 there will be more than a dozen gardens open on May 29, Memorial Day. Most will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gardens for 2017 are throughout the Hattiesburg area, and extend with two gardens open in Stone County and one in Picayune, Mississippi. These three gardens are South of Hattiesburg.

For a printable listing of gardens and directions to each. Click Here

AHS Regional 14 Spring Meeting
(Mississippi - Alabama)
Hosted by Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society

Lake Terrace Convention Center - Hattiesburg
May 26-27, 2017

Click here for a printable Registration Form

Public Daylily Gardens and Plantings

The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society plants daylily beds in the area and contributes daylily plants for other plantings. Listed below are the current public daylily beds and planting sites, available for daily viewing.

Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center
at the Mississippi State University Extension Building
US Highway 49 South of Hattiesburg.

The Daylily Society has planted daylilies around the entrance to this building. This is the site of the monthly meeting of the Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society.

Hattiesburg Visitors Center
Adjacent to Lake Terrace Convention Center
Intersection of US Highway 49 and I-59

Plantings are in and around the Visitors Center, which is in front of the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Main Street Baptist Church
US Highway 98 West of Hattiesburg

Turn left at Hardee’s if traveling from Hattiesburg. After leaving Highway 98, turn right in front of the church. The daylily gardens are on the right as you go around the church and in the back of the church. You can drive all the way around the Church. Church members, who are daylily enthusiasts, have made these gardens possible.

Hardy Street Baptist Church
Hardy Street near Kamper Park.

The Church has planted numerous daylilies in the parking lot.

Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center Flag Plaza
Intersection of US Highway 49 and I-59

Drive in gate to the Convention Center and bear to the left, daylily bed is on left near Flag Plaza. Flag Plaza is provided by The Asbury Foundation.

The Truman Roberts Memorial Daylily Garden
Petal Civic Center, Petal, MS.

Planted by the Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society, and supported by the City of Petal to honor the life of Truman Roberts, long-time resident and businessman of Petal. He was enthusiastic and dedicated to growing daylilies and The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society. Directions: Enter Petal from Hwy. 11. Drive to the intersection where Hardee’s is on the left. Turn right, and the Civic Center is on your right several blocks ahead. Enter Petal from Hattiesburg River Avenue, cross Leaf River and continue into Petal. The Civic Center will be on your left.

Hattiesburg Zoo
Hardy Street

Turn to the Zoo off of Hardy Street at the light by Wendy’s, continue down the street to the entrance to Zoo, and turn to your right. The daylily bed will be right in front of you at the circular drive at the Zoo

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Source List for Plant Sales

daylily This is a list of Hattiesburg area daylily society members who offer daylilies for sale from their gardens. Since most of these gardens are located at the members’ homes, it is always advisable to phone first before visiting these gardens. Click the link below.

     - Purchasing Daylily Plants

Hints for Planting & Growing Daylilies

Daylilies are among the most satisfactory flowering perennials for Mississippi gardens. Few plants give so much color for so little effort.

The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society has prepared detailed information concerning the planting and growing of daylilies. The document is in Adobe PDF format. Click the following link to obtain the document.

     - Planting and Growing Daylilies

For additional information click Contact.


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