Welcome to Region One of the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), which is comprised of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba. We are proud to share with you that today's AHS has its origins in a meeting of daylily enthusiasts that took place in Shenandoah, Iowa, on July 13, 1946. Region One is where it all began! We hope that you will regularly visit our website to further your interest in daylilies (Hemerocallis). Here, you can obtain information about the next Region One meeting as well as local daylily societies and their plant sales. If you are seeking advice concerning how best to grow daylilies in your garden, contact information of local Hemerocallis growers is also provided. We encourage you to join the AHS and enjoy the many benefits of membership.

AHS 2016 Region One Meeting

"The Prairie is Our Garden"

The AHS 2016 Region One Meeting took place on July 22-24 in Flandreau, SD. An early morning downpour on Saturday did nothing to diminish the enthusiasm of the 69 registrants, and a good time was had by all. On behalf of those who attended, I would like to thank our hosts and other team members who ensured that this meeting was a great success: Donna Steele, chairperson; garden owners, Vicky Aughenbaugh, Le Walls and Linda Whitaker; bus captains Virginia Delvaux and Bert Moore; treasurer/registrar Alexis McEnelly; Virginia Delvaux, silent auction table; Kris Henning and her crew from Minnesota, who took care of the bargain table and labeling; Paul Owen (Slightly Different Nursery, SC), Zora and Paul Ronan, daylily auction; and Tasha Lee, line items. The webmaster would like to post some meeting photos and invites attendees to send them as e-mail attachments to: jonathan-poulton@uiowa.edu.

For meeting minutes, click on Board Meeting or Region One Business Meeting.

New Region One President Elected

Congratulations to Zora Ronan on being elected as AHS Region One President for the term 2017-2018. We wish her all the best in her endeavors.

Which is Your Favorite?

At this time of the year, Region One members are invited to take part in the Region 1 Daylily Popularity Poll. Click here for the 2016 ballot. This ballot will also be available at the 2016 Region One Summer Meeting. Mail or e-mail your ballots to Steve Horan by September 1st.

Region One Hall of Fame

We have instituted a Hall of Fame (HOF) for Region One to honor winners of the award. The Pop Poll winners since 2012 include the following cultivars who share a place in the Region One HOF.

2015: Entwined in the Vine (Emmerich, 2007)
2014: White Eyes Pink Dragon (Gossard, 2006)
2013: Love and Dazzle (Lamb-K, 2006); Scarlet Pimpernel (Ripley, 2006)
2012: North Wind Dancer (Schaben, 2001)

The Daylily Society of Minnesota cordially invites you to the 2017 AHS Region One Summer Regional, which will be held on July 28-30. The headquarters hotel will be the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth. Bryan Culver will be the guest speaker. Please note that registrations are capped at 112. The hotel is ready to accept your reservation. Further information can be accessed below.


If you have any questions, please contact Regional Chair Kris Henning or Co-Chairs Karol Emmerich and Kathy Lamb.

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