Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of daylilies and iris

Our society meets once a month from March to September at the Nature Center at Holliday Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Monthly meetings at the Nature Center are open to the public and guests are welcome.

On our site you will find our calendar of events for this year, links to our national and regional societies, links to local growers. We will be adding more links and information as they develop. So please check out our site from time to time to see what's new.


October 8

Banquet lunch will begin at 11:30 (not 12:00) and the presentation at 12:15 (not 1:00) so the speaker can catch his afternoon plane
Speaker is Rich Howard of CT Daylilies of
Milano Inn, 231 South College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
IDIS members $15 -- Non-members $30 (meal cost)
RSVP to Tom Bohn --
Free, convenient parking

Dinner with Rich Howard at Shapiro's

Join flower friends as we welcome Rich Howard to Indy with dinner at Shapiro's,
6:30 pm, Friday, October the 7th.
We still have seats available for his lunch presentation at Milano's, 11:30 am on Saturday, Oct. 8th.
But, if you would like a chance to speak with him or are unable to make the Saturday event, this is a wonderful opportunity.
808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
has easy main road access and is a bit south of any traffic issues -- ample free parking with a "choose your own" cafeteria style service.
Please join us!

Bio for Richard Howard

Richard Howard is a retired civil engineer, past president of the Connecticut Daylily Society, and a master gardener. He resides in Wallingford in growing zone 6. His two acre home has many perennial beds (mostly daylilies), a greenhouse, and about 4,000 pots of daylilies. He grows about 1,800 different named varieties of daylilies as well as other perennials and some unusual annuals. He has been hybridizing daylilies for 15 years and has introduced over 30 of his own creations into commerce. He currently has several thousand of his own seedlings in various beds throughout his yard.

He sells from his web site and on the Lily auction under the handle “rich”. Many of his auction sales are for seeds.

Rich grows many newer varieties of daylilies from the top hybridizers in the country. He operates an AHS approved display garden. His web site is

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