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Thanks Donors


Thank you to the following AHS Members, Regions and Daylily Clubs:

AHS Region 12

Alan Monnin

Amanda Christensen

Arielle Lucius

Barbara & Bob Buikema

Barbara & Earl Watts

Barbara & Sam Drosopoulos

Barry Stoll

Becky Robinson

Beverly Winkelman

Bill Walker

Birmingham Area Hemerocallis Soc

Blue Grass Hem. Society

Bob Langabee

Brian Derrah

Bruce Wickmann

Carol & Gregg Savard

Carol Spurrier

Cedar Valley Iris & Daylily Soceity

CENLA Daylily Society

Central Florida Daylily Society

Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society

Charlene Collin

Charles and Heidi Douglas

Charlie Harper

Cheryl Ford

Cheryl Otto

Chris Petersen

Chris Schardein

Claude Carpenter

Claudia Conway

Clint Barnes

Cynthia & Jack Rigsby

Cynthia Cory

Cynthia Vandeveer

Cynthia Wadsworth

Dale Luchsinger

Daralee Newkirk

Dawn Tubbesing

Dean Reusser

Debbie Beaulieu

Debbie Monbeck

Debbie Scheckel

Debbie Smith

Diana & Bill Waldrop

Diane & Bruce Wickmann

Don Herr

Donna Steele

Dora & Earl Lawson

Doris Winton

Eddie Raye Andrews

Elizabeth Dermody

Elizabeth Trotter

Ellen Weisseg

Eric Schmidt

Eric Simpson

Frances Zeig

Francine Labelle

Garry Fanthorpe

Gary Ball

Gary Stickel

Gary Wnek

Gene Moglia

Gregg Connell

Harry Rissetto

Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society

Heidi & Charles Douglas

Helen & Richard Porter

Hilda & Floyd Sewell

Jacob Braun

Janet Haag

Janice Kennedy

Janie Seglund

Jannette Hendricks

Jason Fleishman

Jen Reed

Jill Hynum

Jim Cruise

Joann Stewart

John Ware

Johnson County Iris & DL Society

Justin McLeod

Kathleen Schloeder

Kathy D'Alessandro

Kathy Fowler

Kathy Macartney

Kathy Pinkas

Katy Coppock

Ken Cobb

Kevin Tyler

Kyle Billadeau

Kyle Curington

Laura Teague

Laurie Hurt

Linda Gates

Linda Luck

Linda Sue Barnes

Lisa Blocker

Lisa Schmidt

Lloyd Ravet

Lois Hart

Long Island Daylily Society

Lorene Crone

Lori Doolin

Lori Hankinson

Louise Walton

Luanne Madden

Lynette & Dale Westmoreland

Marcia Zech

Margaret & Billy Coker

Margo Reed/Jim Murphy

Marlene & Carl Harmon

Marshall Morrow

Mary Ray

Mary Vertz

Maryann Dubree

Maureen Strong

Melodye Campbell

Melvin Winkelman

Mike Grossmann

Mike Peppers

Mississippi Gulf Coast DL Society

Mitchell Hagler

Monique Warnke

Nancy & David Freshour

Nancy Harvey

Nancy Rash/Lyle Moen

North Georgia Daylily Society

Opal Howell

Paige Pake

Pam Milliken

Pamela Anderson

Pat Soileau

Pat Titus

Patricia & John Hough

Patricia Loveland

Peter McIntyre

Phil Bormann

Prairieland Daylily Society

Ralf Lange

Raymond Quinn

Rebecca Hinshaw

Rebecca Stickel

Rhonda Veroeven

Rich Howard

Rikki & Rich Sterrett

Robin Hamilton

Russ Allen

Ruth Morrison

Sandra Shull

Sandy Veurink

Saundra Dunn

Savannah Hemerocallis Society

Scott Elliott

Serena & Steven Verner

Southern Virginia Daylily Club

Stephen Thompson

Steve Amy

Steve Horan

Subhana Ansari

Sue & Bruce Christoffersen

Sue Calbreath

Sue Hill

Summer Marks

Susan Moore

Susan Okrasinski

Tim Fehr

Vicky Aughenbaugh

Wanda & Raymond Quinn

Wells Mote

Western Reserve Daylily Society

Wichita Daylily Club

Wilma Brouwer-Herwig

Staging Accredited Daylily Shows
Staging AHS Accredited Daylily Shows

The American Hemerocallis Society mission statement includes the desire to provide the general public with education and exposure to the daylily.  To help with this mission, members and local daylily groups choose to host a daylily exhibition show and are proud to have their daylilies on display for the public’s viewing pleasure. An AHS Accredited Show may be given by a local group when they meet the requirements outlined in the AHS Exhibitions Handbook.

Daylily Exhibitions Handbook 

The AHS Exhibitions Handbook is the complete guide for conducting and judging Daylily Shows. It is the primary document for all AHS Judges and for those hosting Daylily Shows. It is also the basis for all judges training and materials for instructors. Below are links to PDF copies of this document for printing and for computer viewing. You can purchase a hard copy of this document in AMAZON and PDF version from the AHS Portal.

Overview of the 2018 AHS Exhibitions Handbook (PowerPoint)

Overview of the 2018 Exhibitions Handbook (Video)


Exhibition Shows for Enthusiasts (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)

Preparing To Exhibit Daylilies (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)

Transporting Daylilies for Exhibitions (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)

Grooming Clinic (Video)

The Hang-tag: A Simple guide for Exhibitors and Show Volunteers (click to download PowerPoint Presentation)


How does a local group stage an official, accredited Daylily Show?

At least eight to ten weeks before the show date, the Application for AHS Show Accreditation forms must be requested from the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair or downloaded from the links below.  The show must arrange for AHS certified judges to judge the show.  NO other judges are accepted.  It is the show's responsibility to arrange for at least three judges from the official list to judge the event.  These judges must be identified on the show application.

There are approximately 350 Certified AHS Exhibition Judges in 2020. The link below will take you to a list of these judges, organized by Region. Judges who need judging assignments should contact your region's Judging Liaison.

2020 Certified AHS Exhibition Judges
Updates or questions on this list should be emailed to the Exhibition Judges Chair using this link.

The Application for AHS Show Accreditation is to be completed and returned to the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair at least six weeks prior to the show date. A tentative show schedule must also be sent with the application (a sample format can also be downloaded below.)

After the show, a final show report must be sent to the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair within two weeks after the show. A show is NOT fully accredited until the Final Report and all required judges’ ballots, tabulations, and forms have been received and until tabulations have been verified by the AHS Exhibitions’ Chair or the Exhibitions Committee.


All documents that a potential show chair will need in order to apply for AHS show accreditation are shown below.


AHS Letter To Show Chairs (updated 1/9/2020)
Request for Insurance Certificate (updated 1/9/2020) 
The Sample Show Schedule in MS-Word.doc format (updated 4/8/2018) 


Seedling Distinction Scoring Worksheet (updated 4/8/2018)

AHS 2-D Logo Sheet  (updated 2/10/2018) 
AHS Final Show Report (updated 1/9/2020)
For printed copies of the above documents, electronic Microsoft® Word™ documents, additional questions, or additional information, please contact:


David Freshour
53 Lavender Court
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

List of Registered Spiders, List of Registered Polymerous, List of Registered Unusual Forms, List of Zero-size Registered Cultivars and the List of Registered Doubles for Exhibit in AHS Exhibitions can now be run using the "Advanced Search" features of the AHS Registrations database Click HERE.




This is a computer program developed by Dr. Robert O. Stanton, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at St. John's University, and an AHS Senior Exhibition Judge. It may to be used to tabulate and determine the Best in Show at AHS accredited shows. The program is intended to eliminate the tedious, time consuming and error prone process of doing this tabulation by hand. If judges' scores are entered into the program as they are received, the Best in Show should be determined within seconds of the entry of the final set of scores. A new version (Version 3A) has replaced the older version to correct some errors when there was a tie.

The program has been tested extensively and thoroughly for accuracy. The print out of the tabulation report from this program will be accepted by the AHS Show Chairman as a part of the official report.

The program is developed for computers using Microsoft Windows software. It will work "as is" on many computers with this operating system. However, some versions of Windows may require additional files for the program to work. If one gets a message indicating that a required file is missing, visit the Microsoft site: Click on Downloads and Updates, then Microsoft Download Center. In the Product/Technology box, find Visual Basic and click Go. Click on the Visual Basic Service Pack 5. In the next window, click Download and follow the instructions. Once the service pack is installed, the AHS Best in Show software should work. Feel free to contact Dr. Stanton if you have any questions. Note that it is essential to check the program beforehand and not wait until the day of the show.


Download the Tabulations Program

When you click on the above line you computer may say that it is unsafe to download this program. (It is safe) Go ahead and download. When the software is downloaded, select the Save to file option. To run the software after it is on your computer, hit the start button and select Run. Click Browse to locate the program on your computer. Once its name, AHSBestInShowVersion3A.exe is in the Open box, click OK to run the program. For additional help, Contact Dr. Stanton.


The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. These purposes are expressly limited so that AHS qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Law.