Welcome new members

Join the American Daylily Society Today!

Daylilies have been in our landscapes and in our healing communities for centuries. You might think you know what there is to know about our frequently-seen friend; but, with more than 89,000 registered cultivars (cultivated varieties) and hundreds of hybridizers working on its modern form, there is more and more to experience each year.

Your membership in the American Daylily Society (also known as the American Hemerocallis Society) supports efforts which:

  • Educate gardeners on the care, propagation, and appeal of daylilies
  • Maintain the official registry of daylily cultivars
  • Evaluate, judge, and award daylily cultivars for outstanding plant habit and exceptional distinction.

Included with your membership, you will receive four beautiful issues of The Daylily Journal, our official newsletter magazine, each year. This magazine contains articles on award winning daylilies, the most popular daylilies by geography, trends in daylily hybridizing, scientific studies, and highlights of gardens and conventions.

New members joining the American Daylily Society also receive a $25 voucher, which can be redeemed towards purchases of daylilies with select growers across the United States. An updated voucher list is available HERE.

International members (except those living in Canada or Mexico) please include $10.00 US additional per year to supplement the cost of postage.

Gift memberships will be appreciated by your friends. ADS will be glad to send a gift card in your name.

Membership Dues:

  • Individual, One Year – $30
  • Individual, Three Years – $84
  • Dual, One Year – $36
  • Dual, Three Years – $99
  • Youth, One Year – $12
  • Life Membership, Individual – $600
  • Life Membership, Dual – $900


Two Ways To Join or Renew:

Join/Renew Online Now

Online Registration Payments are processed through the PayPal website, but a PayPal account is not required. At the time of checkout, you will have the option to pay via Credit or Debit Card without a PayPal account.

Join/Renew by Mail

Make all checks payable to the American Daylily Society (ADS).

We can now accept VISA, Discover or Mastercard.

Send membership form (<–Click here to open or download .pdf file) with dues, address changes, and inquiries about membership to:

American Daylily Society
c/o Chris Tyler, Membership Manager
3210 W 109th St
Wakarusa, KS 66546, USA
(845) 372-5666 (845-37-BLOOM)

membership value

Get A $25 Voucher for daylilies when you join!

The Voucher Program – for individuals or couples.

To encourage new members, and as an incentive for current members to renew their memberships for 3 years, the American Daylily Society and some dedicated daylily nurseries have partnered to create the Voucher Program.  When you join or renew your membership for 3 years, you will receive a voucher that may be redeemed at participating daylily nurseries.  Vouchers are worth $25.00.  The list of Voucher Vendors is available HERE.

More About Memberships

Beginning June 1, 2021, new memberships begin on the first of the month after the registration is submitted. (A membership form submitted on June 15th, 2021, officially begins on July 1st, 2021.) Memberships thus expire at the end of the previous month in the subsequent year. (An annual membership starting July 1st, 2021, would expire on June 30th, 2022.)

Members who joined the Society before June 1st, 2021, will continue to have their memberships follow the calendar year, January through December.

Expiration notices will be sent at least 30 days before the set expiration date.

The Club Recognition Program

The Club Recognition Program was started a number of years ago to recognize those local daylily clubs with the most American Daylily Society members.

The Program consists of 5 categories for clubs that have a membership level of 20 members or more.  If a club has all ADS members, it is considered 100% and will be a platinum level club.  The 5 levels are shown below.

The Recognition Program is an annual program and clubs must send in their club rosters (preferably in an Excel or Word format) showing an asterisk or some other designation for those members who are ADS members. Your submission must also include the application for the program as well.

The form can be downloaded here: Recognition Application

The application and Club Roster need to be sent to the Membership Chair membershipchair@daylilies.org  no later than October 1st for validation. The club will then be notified by the Membership Chairman of their designated status.

The five award levels and the percentage of members are:

  • Platinum 100% AHS Membership
  • Gold 90% AHS Membership
  • Silver 75% AHS Membership
  • Bronze 65% AHS Membership
  • Pewter 50% AHS Membership

Those clubs that have achieved the above status will be recognized in the Journal and the website under each Region.  For those clubs that are in the Gold and Platinum levels they will be entered into a drawing to win $500 which will be announced after the Board of Directors Fall Board Meeting.  The winning club will be sent a check in the name of the club to be used as the club chooses. We encourage the winners to purchase daylilies from the participating vendors on our list however, they may spend the money as they choose.

There are a number of ways for a club to increase their membership levels in AHS: 
  1. Add an AHS membership to a club’s auction.
  2. Give as a gift to a young family member or neighbor’s child interested in gardening and hope to encourage them with a lifelong hobby that will keep on giving.
  3. Give as an award for a club member that shows up for all the meetings.
  4. Give to a club member as a special “thank you” for going above and beyond.
  5. Give to a club member who has been the longest member for the club.
  6. Give to a club member that holds a role of president or an executive function in the club.
  7. Give to a club member that is the Flower Show Chairman that year.
  8. Give as a Christmas exchange gift.
  9. Give to a family member who is an avid gardener.
  10. Consider sponsoring all club members that contribute and participate in club

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