Display Garden Program

    A Canadian Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is established to display the very best daylily cultivars to the general public. Its purpose is to educate the visitor about modern daylilies and how they can be used effectively in landscapes or gardens.

    In an approved CHS Display Garden, a visitor can view a large number and wide variety of labeled daylilies in a well-maintained garden setting. To obtain official CHS Display Garden status, certain criteria must be met:

1) The owner must be a member of the CHS for two years or more to be eligible for a garden to be designated as an CHS Display Garden. (This rule will take affect on January 2004).

2) Although the number of daylily cultivars is not set, the garden must include a wide variety of daylilies (i.e., old and new; full, round, and spiders; small, miniatures, and large flowers; and eyes and selfs) from a number of hybridizers. Note: the requirement to grow Diploids has been removed as the majority of our members are hybridizing with Tetraploids.

3) The garden must be well maintained (i.e., water, fertilizer, mulch, et cetera) and relatively free of weeds. The growing conditions and culture should show daylilies to their maximum potential.

4) Plant markers should be maintained in good condition, with the name of both the cultivar and the hybridizer showing clearly. The date of registration is often included on the marker as well.

5) The garden should be open to the public during bloom-season.Garden owners are encouraged to carry an insurance policy in the event of injury to visitors. The Canadian Hemerocallis Society does NOT insure private gardens in any way shape or form.

6) The annual renewal application must be returned by October 1.

7) Commercial gardens are requested to maintain a specific area designated as a Display Garden.

    To be added to the list of CHS Display Gardens, the qualifying garden must be inspected by the appropriate Canadian Officer, ie: President or Vice President of there local club or his/her designated representative and recommended to the CHS Display Garden Chairperson. Following the approval of President of the local club, the Display Garden Chairperson usually approves the application if all CHS requirements are met.

    To be removed from the list of CHS Display Gardens, request should be made by the garden owner (or, if a public garden, the garden liaison person) by contacting the appropriate local club President, the President should then forward the written request to the CHS Display Garden Chairperson. Failure to return the Annual Renewal Report Forms is cause for automatic removal by the Display Garden Chairperson. (Annual Renewal Report Forms will be sent to each garden by September 1 to remind Display Gardens of this requirement.)

    The President of each local club or their designated representatives should visit each Display Garden in their area at least once every two years. Gardens that are in disrepair should be encouraged to improve. The President can put in a request to the Display Garden Chairperson that gardens, with little prospects for improvement, be removed.

Display Garden Chairperson

Position Open - E-mail. Chairman