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Special Pricing for The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics”; The Illustrated Guide; and Double Daylilies: Twice the Fun. All three for $50 plus $7.50 Shipping.

 

The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics”

Author: Oliver Billingslea

 

This publication is first and foremost a botanical book, treating two recognized classes of daylilies in a format typical of books published by the American Botanical Society, and in the final chapter offers a brief look at those open form daylilies which hybridizers sometimes call “flamboyants” or “exotics,” although these types at present are not recognized as constituting a class of daylilies in themselves.

            The book features the work of numerous hybridizers along with stunning photography submitted by members of the American Hemerocallis Society.  Every effort has been made to choose an accurate representation of cultivars in respect to color and form.  It is a book designed for the pleasure of the ordinary reader, as well as the aficionado who seeks more information on the detailed history of these increasingly popular forms.  The book is dedicated to both the hybridizers and the photographers who made our publication possible.  Special recognition is given to those hybridizers who shared biographical information.

            From the date of its publication in 2006, “Caught in the Web” Spiders & UFs was well received.  Under the editorship of Allen McLain, this 128-page handbook was the primary book source dedicated to the emergence of spiders and unusual forms.  Now, a bit more than a decade later, this expanded, totally rewritten version, continues to capture the historical significance of the open-formed daylily in all its glory.  For the most part, the book is organized chronologically, although Chapter Fourteen on “Unusual Forms in the Twenty-First Century” and Chapter Fifteen on “Dual Registrations” are organized alphabetically by hybridizer and then by cultivars as a convenience to the reader seeking information on contemporary hybridizers and their work.  We have made every effort to recognize a large number of hybridizers, although there are clearly others at work developing both spiders and unusual forms.  Data for each cultivar is taken from the AHS website, and, whenever available, parentage is cited, so that the reader may see the historical importance of daylilies which have figured largely in the efforts of hybridizing.

            Presented in a new, full-color 8½" x 11" format to enhance the quality of the photography, the text and layout of The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics” are by its author Oliver Billingslea, AHS Chair of Special Projects.  Photographs were selected in respect to the importance of specific cultivars and the quality of available photographs.  Over 6,000 photographs were submitted for consideration.  Two abbreviations are used throughout the text designating awards given by the American Hemerocallis Society: AM for Award of Merit and HM for Honorable Mention.  An Index lists alphabetically the names of all hybridizers included, the names of cultivars featured in photographs, and the names of contributing photographers.

 

232 pages, 616 full color illustrations, 10 sketches; softbound, first edition January 2017

 

The 2017 Revised Edition of THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO DAYLILIES

Editor, Oliver Billingslea 

  

 Included in the Revised Edition are 10 new photographs, replacing dated material in the earlier edition.  Newly included are photos of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 winners of the Stout Medal.

All of the Lenington All-American winners from the first winner in 1970 through the winner in 2015 are pictured.  (The last publication to have these winners up through 2001 was the 2002 NEW DAYLILY HANDBOOK.)

In the chapter on “Companion Plants,” many Perennial Plants of the Year are included.  New to this edition are the 2015 and 2016 winners.

The chapters on "Photographing Daylilies" and "Registration Procedures" include new photos, among which are the 2016 AHS Photography Awards for Single Bloom, Multi-bloom, and Landscape, and new illustration for a daylily to be pictured on the AHS Website after the Checklist is finalized spring 2017.

One of the most significant changes was to correct a statement on p. 11 of the previous edition concerning A.B. Stout's observation about a semi-evergreen daylily "which retained many of its leaves and appeared somewhat evergreen when grown in the North, but lost all its leaves and went dormant when grown in the South.”  Inadvertently, the words "North" and "South" were interchanged; but members of the Scientific Committee confirms the accuracy of Stout’s statement as written above.

The second significant change is that another member of the Scientific Committee pointed out that the photo of zinc deficiency on p. 13 is that of a corn leaf, not a daylily leaf, as implied.

The sections on "Japanese Beetles" and "Earwigs" on p. 79 are rewritten to make both sections more informative, and the picture of the European earwig on p. 91 has been replaced with that of a Riparian earwig, which is considered more beneficial.

Updated numbers, such as the number of current registrations, the number of Stout Medal recipients since 1950, and the number of Lenington All-American Awards since 1970, are included.

An updated Index and Bibliography is provided, including the most recent publications from AHS.

Like the previous edition, the 2017 Revised Edition is truly the “primer” for anyone growing daylilies.

128 pages, 280 full color illustrations, 1 chart; softbound, revised edition January 2017


Double Daylilies: Twice the

Editor, Scott Elliott

The definitive guide to double daylilies. This is the first American Hemerocallis Society publication devoted solely to the double daylily form.  The book begins with The History of Double Flowers in the American Hemerocallis Society, written by David Kirchhoff. This chapter follows the development of the double daylily form beginning with H.Kwanso’ and ending around the year 2000. Chapter Two is an illustrated guide to the double form complete with methods to distinguish it from the other forms, especially forms often mistakenly confused as doubles, such as polymerous and cristate.  Chapter Three is a scientific discussion on what make a double ‘double’ and why it can occasionally be difficult to obtain consistent doubling. Chapter Four, The Hybridizers: Part 1 highlights the 12 most prominent current hybridizers of double daylilies, with extensive profiles of each.  Chapter Five continues the profiles in The Hybridizers: Part 2, by Bruce Kovach, highlighting another 21 hybridizers.  This is followed by Chapter Six, Awards and Honors; a compilation of the individual cultivar awards received by double daylilies in the American Hemerocallis Society. Full listings are given of all double cultivars earning an award, where available. Pictures of all the most recent winning cultivars are included.  The book concludes with perhaps the most exciting chapter, The Future: Seedlings and Future Introductions.  In this chapter, a panel of 15 double hybridizers chose 73 seedlings, out of the many hundreds submitted, as best representing the cutting edge and future of doubles for the next few years.  A complete index of all the cultivars referencing the photographers is included.

 

110 pages, 341 full color illustrations, softbound; first edition January 2016


All three publications for $50 plus $7.50 shipping.

 

Canadian and International orders, please contact the Publication Services Manager at pubsales@daylilies.org to obtain shipping costs and arrange for shipping.

AHS ships all publications at USPS Media Rates. If a customer wishes to select another mode of shipping (USPS Priority Mail or UPS), please contact the Publication Services Manager at pubsales@daylilies.org to determine extra shipping costs required.

 

The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics” is first and foremost a

The 2017 Revised Edition of THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO DAYLILIES

Editor, Oliver Billingslea  

 Included in the Revised Edition are 10 new photographs, replacing dated material in the earlier edition.  Newly included are photos of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 winners of the Stout Medal.

All of the Lenington All-American winners from the first winner in 1970 through the winner in 2015 are pictured.  (The last publication to have these winners up through 2001 was the 2002 NEW DAYLILY HANDBOOK.)

In the chapter on “Companion Plants,” many Perennial Plants of the Year are included.  New to this edition are the 2015 and 2016 winners.

The chapters on "Photographing Daylilies" and "Registration Procedures" include new photos, among which are the 2016 AHS Photography Awards for Single Bloom, Multi-bloom, and Landscape, and new illustration for a daylily to be pictured on the AHS Website after the Checklist is finalized spring 2017.

One of the most significant changes was to correct a statement on p. 11 of the previous edition concerning A.B. Stout's observation about a semi-evergreen daylily "which retained many of its leaves and appeared somewhat evergreen when grown in the North, but lost all its leaves and went dormant when grown in the South.”  Inadvertently, the words "North" and "South" were interchanged; but members of the Scientific Committee confirms the accuracy of Stout’s statement as written above.

The second significant change is that another member of the Scientific Committee pointed out that the photo of zinc deficiency on p. 13 is that of a corn leaf, not a daylily leaf, as implied.

The sections on "Japanese Beetles" and "Earwigs" on p. 79 are rewritten to make both sections more informative, and the picture of the European earwig on p. 91 has been replaced with that of a Riparian earwig, which is considered more beneficial.

Updated numbers, such as the number of current registrations, the number of Stout Medal recipients since 1950, and the number of Lenington All-American Awards since 1970, are included.

An updated Index and Bibliography is provided, including the most recent publications from AHS.

Like the previous edition, the 2017 Revised Edition is truly the “primer” for anyone growing daylilies.

128 pages, 280 full color illustrations, 1 chart; softbound, revised edition January 2017

The 2017 Revised Edition of THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO DAYLILIES

Editor, Oliver Billingslea  

 Included in the Revised Edition are 10 new photographs, replacing dated material in the earlier edition.  Newly included are photos of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 winners of the Stout Medal.

All of the Lenington All-American winners from the first winner in 1970 through the winner in 2015 are pictured.  (The last publication to have these winners up through 2001 was the 2002 NEW DAYLILY HANDBOOK.)

In the chapter on “Companion Plants,” many Perennial Plants of the Year are included.  New to this edition are the 2015 and 2016 winners.

The chapters on "Photographing Daylilies" and "Registration Procedures" include new photos, among which are the 2016 AHS Photography Awards for Single Bloom, Multi-bloom, and Landscape, and new illustration for a daylily to be pictured on the AHS Website after the Checklist is finalized spring 2017.

One of the most significant changes was to correct a statement on p. 11 of the previous edition concerning A.B. Stout's observation about a semi-evergreen daylily "which retained many of its leaves and appeared somewhat evergreen when grown in the North, but lost all its leaves and went dormant when grown in the South.”  Inadvertently, the words "North" and "South" were interchanged; but members of the Scientific Committee confirms the accuracy of Stout’s statement as written above.

The second significant change is that another member of the Scientific Committee pointed out that the photo of zinc deficiency on p. 13 is that of a corn leaf, not a daylily leaf, as implied.

The sections on "Japanese Beetles" and "Earwigs" on p. 79 are rewritten to make both sections more informative, and the picture of the European earwig on p. 91 has been replaced with that of a Riparian earwig, which is considered more beneficial.

Updated numbers, such as the number of current registrations, the number of Stout Medal recipients since 1950, and the number of Lenington All-American Awards since 1970, are included.

An updated Index and Bibliography is provided, including the most recent publications from AHS.

Like the previous edition, the 2017 Revised Edition is truly the “primer” for anyone growing daylilies.

128 pages, 280 full color illustrations, 1 chart; softbound, revised edition January 2017

botanical book, treating two recognized classes of daylilies in a format typical of books

The 2017 Revised Edition of THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO DAYLILIES

Editor, Oliver Billingslea  

 Included in the Revised Edition are 10 new photographs, replacing dated material in the earlier edition.  Newly included are photos of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 winners of the Stout Medal.

All of the Lenington All-American winners from the first winner in 1970 through the winner in 2015 are pictured.  (The last publication to have these winners up through 2001 was the 2002 NEW DAYLILY HANDBOOK.)

In the chapter on “Companion Plants,” many Perennial Plants of the Year are included.  New to this edition are the 2015 and 2016 winners.

The chapters on "Photographing Daylilies" and "Registration Procedures" include new photos, among which are the 2016 AHS Photography Awards for Single Bloom, Multi-bloom, and Landscape, and new illustration for a daylily to be pictured on the AHS Website after the Checklist is finalized spring 2017.

One of the most significant changes was to correct a statement on p. 11 of the previous edition concerning A.B. Stout's observation about a semi-evergreen daylily "which retained many of its leaves and appeared somewhat evergreen when grown in the North, but lost all its leaves and went dormant when grown in the South.”  Inadvertently, the words "North" and "South" were interchanged; but members of the Scientific Committee confirms the accuracy of Stout’s statement as written above.

The second significant change is that another member of the Scientific Committee pointed out that the photo of zinc deficiency on p. 13 is that of a corn leaf, not a daylily leaf, as implied.

The sections on "Japanese Beetles" and "Earwigs" on p. 79 are rewritten to make both sections more informative, and the picture of the European earwig on p. 91 has been replaced with that of a Riparian earwig, which is considered more beneficial.

Updated numbers, such as the number of current registrations, the number of Stout Medal recipients since 1950, and the number of Lenington All-American Awards since 1970, are included.

An updated Index and Bibliography is provided, including the most recent publications from AHS.

Like the previous edition, the 2017 Revised Edition is truly the “primer” for anyone growing daylilies.

128 pages, 280 full color illustrations, 1 chart; softbound, revised edition January 2017

published by the American Botanical Society, and in the final chapter offers a brief look at those open form daylilies which hybridizers sometimes call “flamboyants” or “exotics,” although these types at present are not recognized as constituting a class of daylilies in themselves.

            The book features the work of numerous hybridizers along with stunning photography submitted by members of the American Hemerocallis Society.  Every effort has been made to choose an accurate representation of cultivars in respect to color and form.  It is a book designed for the pleasure of the ordinary reader, as well as the aficionado who seeks more information on the detailed history of these increasingly popular forms.  The book is dedicated to both the hybridizers and the photographers who made our publication possible.  Special recognition is given to those hybridizers who shared biographical information.

            From the date of its publication in 2006, “Caught in the Web” Spiders & UFs was well received.  Under the editorship of Allen McLain, this 128-page handbook was the primary book source dedicated to the emergence of spiders and unusual forms.  Now, a bit more than a decade later, this expanded, totally rewritten version, continues to capture the historical significance of the open-formed daylily in all its glory.  For the most part, the book is organized chronologically, although Chapter Fourteen on “Unusual Forms in the Twenty-First Century” and Chapter Fifteen on “Dual Registrations” are organized alphabetically by hybridizer and then by cultivars as a convenience to the reader seeking information on contemporary hybridizers and their work.  We have made every effort to recognize a large number of hybridizers, although there are clearly others at work developing both spiders and unusual forms.  Data for each cultivar is taken from the AHS website, and, whenever available, parentage is cited, so that the reader may see the historical importance of daylilies which have figured largely in the efforts of hybridizing.

            Presented in a new, full-color 8½" x 11" format to enhance the quality of the photography, the text and layout of The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other “Exotics” are by its author Oliver Billingslea, AHS Chair of Special Projects.  Photographs were selected in respect to the importance of specific cultivars and the quality of available photographs.  Over 6,000 photographs were submitted for consideration.  Two abbreviations are used throughout the text designating awards given by the American Hemerocallis Society: AM for Award of Merit and HM for Honorable Mention.  An Index lists alphabetically the names of all hybridizers included, the names of cultivars featured in photographs, and the names of contributing photographers.








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