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“DAYLILES – a Capitol Idea!” Region 11 Summer Meeting

June 29 - July 1


Seven area gardens- Insightful new creative ideas to take home with you for your own garden.

Daylily Plant Auction – Friday night

Hotel – Capitol Plaza Hotel 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 431-7200 or (800) 579-7937. Mention Topeka Daylily Club or group code LILY for low room rate of $92 plus tax for double occupancy rooms with 1 king or two queen beds, including full breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday. The group rate ends  June 8th. Hotel accommodations include Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, enclosed pool and hot tub, restaurant, bar, free parking, and easy access via major highways.

Judges’ clinics- Exhibition Judging where you will finally learn just what are those judges are looking for when they judge your daylily in a show.

Garden Judging which will open your vision when selecting and growing daylilies in your garden. All clinics will increase your knowledge of the daylilies we love!

Side tours – After lunch you have the option of traveling via bus to one of the following. (tours require a 10 person minimum)

1. Nursery tours, Skinners and Jacksons nurseries where you can shop and buy plants and garden accessories to you hearts content!

2. Kansas State Capitol tours please choose only one-both are guided tours and approximately 1 hour. Complete information  Historic- First through fifth floors (ADA accessible) Information on restoration back to its 1903 original beauty. Historic murals and statues, several impressive state offices.  Dome- Spectacular 296 steps (no elevator). Grand architecture with close up views of inner and outer domes. Summit offers a breathtaking view of our city, with rights to say “I made it to the top!”!

3. Back to the Hotel for rest and relax to prepare for the evenings activities.

Guest Speaker – Canadian Dave Mussar has been a gardener most of his life. In 2000 he was introduced to the world of modern hybrid daylilies and started with his first crosses and joined the Ontario Daylily Society and the American Hemerocallis Society. Early in his hybridizing career one of his goals was to produce a spotted daylily. He has since introduced speckled and interesting patterned daylilies and is also focused on extra early blooming tetraploids. Beyond these goals are flowers with toothy edges and northern hardiness with superior plant performance. He is a fan of the late Brother Charles Reckamp and believes many of his later introductions are rarely used and have untapped hybridizing potential. Oscie Whatley is another favorite. Oscie’s distinctive clear colored vigorous daylilies are well represented in Dave’s collection and he continues to breed with them. He has many friends hybridizing in northern hardy daylilies. Bryan Culver, Mike Georges, Gil Stelter, Michael Bouman are all mentors and enable his interests in daylilies. Dave is currently an AHS region 4 officer and organizes the popular annual Can-Am Daylily Classic.

After reading an article from the spring 2015 issue of the American Hemerocallis Society Journal, we felt we needed to find Dave Mussar and his daylilies

Bouquet – we are sure you will find that something you cannot live without!

T-shirts to benefit the MOKANOK- the Topeka Daylily club is planning a fundraiser for the MOKANOK. We will be taking orders for the “Daylily Addict” t-shirts with profits going to the Mokanok. Shirts will be sporting the recently designed Region 11 logo on the front with fun quips on the back. Don’t be left out. Place your order and enjoy our fun shirts! Orders may be placed with your registration form. Shirts will be debuted at the 2018 Winter Gathering and 2018 summer regional. Shirts are short sleeved Gildan brand pre-shrunk 100% cotton t-shirts.  Sizes and pricing: S-XL $15, 2XL $16, 3XL $17 Colors: Carolina Blue, Sport Gray, Neon Green, and Safety Pink

Questions? Contact Sharon Henry (785) 213-5713 or

Golden Pot Award Region 11 Club Basket Auction – Your club can win the Golden Pot award along with regional bragging rights for the club basket bringing the highest dollar when auctioned on Saturday evening. Your club’s basket could promote items from your town such as KC BBQ, local wineries craft items made by club members, assortment of garden related items and of course even daylilies! Think up your own club basket’s  theme with the hopes of winning. The Golden Pot award will include valued items such as daylilies, gardening equipment, and various items any gardener would love having! All baskets will travel home with the winners, no shipping involved.

We hope that you will make a part of your region 11 summer fun with us in Topeka, Kansas “DAYLILES a Capitol Idea”.

Registration form in printable .pdf format available HERE  <—


June 29
July 1
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Capitol Plaza Hotel 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 431-7200
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