INDIANA DAYLILY-IRIS SOCIETY (IDIS)
Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of daylilies and iris
On our site you will find our calendar of events for this year, our newsletter, links to our national and regional societies, and links to local growers.
Bearded Daylilies & More
David Robinson from Bloomington, IL will give our program at 6:30 on
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at First Friends Church, Indianapolis.
He writes: "I blame the lily auction for my addiction! Actually, it
was in 2011 when I was on the hunt for new perennials for my
Bloomington, IL back yard which kick started the addiction. I had
Stella and some species, but came across William Marchant, Richard
Norris, and Brad Best pictures via Google purely by coincidence.
Since seeing those dark UFâ€™s (Unusual Forms) of Willâ€™s , Richardâ€™s
hibiscus form, and Bradâ€™s bearded ones; I began on a path to fill my
entire back yard with them. I just planted my 6th crop of self-made
seeds and canâ€™t wait for what will come of them. I stick to diploid
breeding and collecting for the most part and leave Tets to the larger
operations. I plant around 200-300 seeds per year and will have my
first intro(s) in the coming couple years. My two little girls (5,10)
also love daylilies and join me in making crosses occasionally.
Maybe one day, I can make this my full time job but for now I manage
a large credit card portfolio using data analytics."
Please join us to hear more about bearded daylilies.