We invite you to join the Central Iowa Daylily Society. CIDS was created by people passionate about daylilies, and our mission is to promote Daylilies through education and community outreach. We are a non-profit organization open to the public and pursue our mission through public meetings, auctions, and tours of member gardens. This provides a warm community in which CIDS members benefit from the experience and friendship of their peers.


We meet seven times annually. Prominent hybridizers who represent large breeding programs have spoken to CIDS as well as hybridizers just beginning to get attention in the daylily world. Speakers have included Curt Hanson, Patrick and Grace Stamile, Dan Hansen, Steve Moldovan, Lee Pickles, Dan Bachman, Bret Clement, Bill Maryott, Phil Korth and Linda Michaels. Richard Norris and Paul Owen will be speaking at our 2010 Pollen Dabbers Gathering on March 27.


Two CIDS auctions are held annually. The spring auction offers newer cultivars by nationally known hybridizers. Our fall auction is supported by generous donations from members of cultivars that have proven their garden value in Iowa’s zone 4 climate. Our auctions represent the best of both old and new, so no matter what your taste, you will always find something for your garden.


The Annual club tour is a highlight of our summer activities. We usually visit from three to five member gardens during peak bloom, and enjoy a day of daylily fellowship. Of course, the public is always invited to attend.

American Hemerocallis Society Display Gardens
A number of member gardens are American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Display Gardens. This is a distinct honor, and makes these gardens excellent starting points in the education of the novice daylily grower. These gardens are also a great place for experienced gardeners to observe varieties they are thinking of adding to their collections.


Active hybridizers in our club provide a wealth of information and inspiration to novice gardeners as well as those who have been digging in the dirt a while. And if you are lucky, you will be around when they’re ready to move some old things out in preparation for new seedlings.

An Eight Dollar Investment

It’s hard to believe that a membership is only $6 annually ($8 for couples). These days, few good things cost so little, yet offer so much.

Volunteer Opportunities

As an active club we welcome volunteers. Our members volunteer at our two annual public sales (in spring and fall), and at times assist elderly members with heavier seasonal gardening chores. If you’re interested, please contact one of the club members listed below.

Kathy Larson: 641-752-2264
Don Lovell: 641-752-6807


Meeting are held at the Marshalltown Community College. Click link to get a map.

A Star Is Born (Bob Wilson 2006)


Nan Ripley (Nan's First Blush 2004)


Introdution Seedling (Kathy Larsen)


Peppermint Ice (Don Lovell 2004)

Other Iowa Growers

Cedar Valley Iris & Daylily Society

Turkey Ridge Daylily Farm
David & Shirley Halverson

Walnut Hill Gardens
Barry & Lynn Stoll


American Hemerocallis Society

AHS Region One
Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota

Other Useful Links

Tinkers Daylily Database

Charlotte’s Daylily Diary

2016 Schedule

Saturday, February 20th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Friday & Saturday,
March 11th-12th

Pollen Dabbers
Friday Night, 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Marshalltown Community College,
Room 608/610

Guest Speakers:
David Kirchoff
Barry Matthie
Lee Pickles

2016 Registration Form:
Registration Form in PDF
Registration From in Word

Saturday, April 16th
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marshalltown Community College,
Room 608

Saturday, May 20th
2:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
At home of Helen Settles
Annual spring plant auction

July 15th - 179th
Region One Convention
Marshalltown, Iowa

2016 Registration Form:
Registration Form in PDF

Saturday, August 13th
Pot luck and fall plant auction
1:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Saturday, September 17th
2:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Saturday, October 15th
2:00 PM - 5:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Community College
Room 608

Holiday Party - TBA

For further information contact:
Don Lovell
3352 275th Street
Marshalltown, IA. 50158

Email: dmlovell@aol.com
phone: 641-479-1190
cell: 641-691-5070

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