Raleigh Hemerocallis Club
Club Officers
Melanie Wyatt, President (2014-2015)
Cyndy Hummel, VP & Program Chair
Darlene Lee, Recording Secretary
Tom Talbott, Treasurer
Beverly Lemley, Membership Secretary
2015 Flower Show
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 27, 2015. That is the date for the 2015 RHC Flower Show to be held on lower level of Crabtree Valley Mall near Macy's and Sears. Plan to volunteer your time, and also to exhibit.
Flower Show Honor
Tom and Marie Bumgarner served the Raleigh Club in many capacities for approximately 35 years. To honor their service, the top flower show award is named "The Bumgarner Best-in-Show Award" for five years, 2012-2016.
2014 Show Winners
Congratulations to Loren Wait, one of our youth members, for winning Best-In-Show for the second year in a row, with her Unusual Form Flower entry H. 'Jan's Twister'.

Congratulations to Raymond & Wanda Quinn for winning Sweepstakes (most blue ribbons).

Cultivar Rosette winners were: Richard & Janet Warren (4 rosettes); Raymond & Wanda Quinn (4 rosettes); Loren Wait (2 rosettes); Jim Sovine (1 rosette).

Gold Club Logo
AHS Gold Club Medal
New News: July 27, 2014
The Raleigh Club has again received the Gold Medal Membership Designation from AHS for 2014 with 92% of our club members in AHS (all but four). Late in 2011, we were the first in AHS Region 15 to achieve any recognition - the Silver Medal status for achieving 75% AHS membership. Congratulations club members for supporting AHS!
Meeting Information
Unless noted otherwise, meetings begin at 7:15 pm (doors open at 6:45pm for set-up and socializing) on second Tuesdays of each month, February through October, at the
Powell Drive Community Center,
740 Powell Drive, in Raleigh, NC 27606.
Visitors are welcome.
Map: See Club links at the bottom of the page.
Club membership dues are $8/year for an individual and $15/household. Don't forget to give or mail your check (or cash) to the Membership Secretary. All dues should be paid in full no later than March 31 to remain in good standing as an active club member for the year.

Membership in the American Hemerocallis Society is just $25/year. Visit the AHS website for a membership form. New memberships or membership upgrades to 3 year or life will receive a $25 daylily voucher.Remember, pay both club and AHS dues: 50% of active club members must be AHS membership for flower show accreditation.

Club Links
Powell Drive Community Center
Location of monthly club meetings -- February through October
Raleigh Jaycee Park
Featuring a daylily garden maintained by the Raleigh Hemerocallis Club
Fletcher Park
Home of the Dr. John Lambert Memorial Daylily Garden
More Links
AHS Region 15 Website
American Hemerocallis Society
Daylily Rust Website
Featured Club Meeting

The Raleigh Daylily Club welcomes new and current members, as well as vistors to join us Tuesday evening April 12, 2015 at Powell Drive Community Center, 740 Powell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, for a special meeting as we host a true artist through flowers.

Tuesday, April 12 at Powell Drive Community Center, doors open at 6:45 pm and the meeting starts at 7:15. This is one of the special meetings each year where we host one of the notable hybridizers of our favorite flower. Our speaker, Luddy Lambertson who creates his artestry in flowers at Art Gallery Garden in Lake Helen Florida, will share his passion and creativity with us. We welcome guests and new members to join in with us as as Luddy wow's us with his creations. As part of the club program this evening, Luddy will have some of his plants that we will auction, so this is our opportunity to add some of his beautues to our garden.




If you love flowers and gardening please visit a meeting.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Meeting starts at 7:15 Powell Drive Community Center

740 Powell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1626

Check out the new Photo Albums listed on the right hand side of this page.

Meeting Schedule
Tue - Apr 14
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club April Monthly Meeting

April will be one of our special meetings this year. We will be hosting the renown hybridizer, (and bird watcher) Luddy Lambertson. Luddy's garden, Art Gallery gardens, is located in Lake Helen FLA, east of Orlando. Luddy hybridizes beautiful and unusual daylilies, focusing on the blue hues, and many with unique patterns that are so popular now. Traditionally, he had focused on tetriploid varities but in recent years, he is also working with diploids, which are taking him in even more unique directions. Do join us for a special daylily evening. In case you may be interested in a few of these beauties, he will bring a few that will be auctioned at the end of his presentation.  

Tue - May 12
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club May Monthly Meeting

Last year, the Raleigh Daylily Club was fortunate enough to win the AHS award for medal winning clubs with high AHS membership. The club is going to use this award to purchase popular plants from participating gardens. The club will auction these plants during this meeting as a fund raiser for the club. This will be a good opportunity to add a few more new beauties to your garden. Please join us, support the Raleigh Daylily Club and add some pretty daylilies to your collection.

Tue - Jun 09
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club June Monthly Meeting

Join the Raleigh Daylily Club for a evening picnic in the garden. We will meet at 6:00 for a covered dish picnic supper at the home and garden of club members, Steve and Mary Edwards. While there, Jim Sovine will share his srooming skills for preparing daylilies for a show. Don't forget that we are planning a show for later in the month. Everyone is welcome to come early and browse through their garden. See ya there.  

Wed - Jun 10 -- Sun - Jun 14

AHS National Convention

The AHS national convention will be in Atlanta, June  10 thru June 14. Please do regester and join us for lots of fun and some beautiful gardens.

Fri - Jun 19 -- Sat - Jun 20

Region 15 Summer Meeting

The Upstate (SC) club will be hosting our annual summer regional meeting in Anderson SC.  They have some fun events, an interesting speaker and some beautiful gardens in store fo us. Please plan to join us for this for the fun events and to visit with our friends from around the region.

Tue - Jul 14
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club July Monthly Meeting

Our July meeting will be a open forum panel discussion for begannier as well as experienced gardeners. The panel will include Noel Weston, Jim Sovine, and Raymond Quinn. Bring your daylily or any other gardening, growing, or hybridizing question. 

Tue - Aug 11
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club August Monthly Meeting

For our August meeting we will have rose expert, Don Myers. Don will share his showing and growing tips and expertese. Do plan to join us.

Sat - Sep 12
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club September Monthly Meeting

Join us for this Saturday meeting as the Region 15 (our region) hybridizer, JD Stadler, shares his work and recent hybridizing progress. JD particularly focuses on doubles. One of his doubles, "Date With Destiny" is on this years Honorable Mention Award list. JD is fun and entertaining, so you don't want to miss him. 

Tue - Oct 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Raleigh Daylily Club October Monthly Meeting

Our last meeting of the year will be our traditional Pot Luck Supper. Bring your favorate dish to share. This meeting is always one of our most popular, with fun and fellowship galore.

Daylilies Named for Club Members


(Shooter, E.)

Club Hybridizers
The following club members have created their own daylily hybrids.
Linda Sue Barnes
Rebecca Board
Ken Cobb
Ray Quinn
Beverly Lemley

Loren Wait

Jewell Hannah
Photo Albums
Some Current and Past Club Members
2012 Flower Show
Club Past Presidents
Daylily e-News
The Daylily e-News is a quarterly, free online newsletter to which one can subscribe.

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Featured Daylily Web Sites
Charlotte's Daylily Diary
Gardening in Virginia -- A Daylily Blog
More Links
Gardens to Visit!
Community Gardens
Raleigh has daylilies growing in public gardens you can visit to see more of our favorite flowers.
Sales Gardens
Sales gardens owned by club members which have regular open hours during bloom season.
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