NCDC CLUB PLANT PROGRAM
  (See Returning Plants at Bottom of Page)

The Club Plant Program is designed to provide members with the opportunity to see and grow some of the newer and more
expensive daylily cultivars. This promotes goodwill and encourages participation in club activities as well as expanding our
knowledge of plants that grow well in our area.  The Club purchases around 20 daylilies annually. Members grow them for 2
years; then they are auctioned in August and the funds raised go to support the Club Plant Program.  Members who actively
participate in NCDC events, donate plants to sales, or work on committees are eligible to receive a Club Plant.

Club Plant Process: The Club Plant Team selects cultivars to be included in each year’s Program.  Please feel free to
submit requests to the Club Plant Chair for specific cultivars or hybridizers to be included in the Program between October
and early February, when selections are being made.  The Club Plant Team will review and consider all requests

Growing A Club Plant: Plant the cultivar promptly in a full sun bed.  Check its progress regularly and report any changes.  
Grow the plant for 2 years.  Most plants return for auction then.  Keep 1 fan if the plant is 4 or 5 fans.  Keep 2 fans if it is 6
fans or more.  If the plant is 3 fans or fewer consult the Club Plant Chair to decide if the plant will be grown for a third year
before return.

-- Club Plants should be well grown. It is expected that plants be planted in the ground, in good soil, fertilized and weeded to
ensure optimum growth and performance.

-- The Club provides garden markers with the cultivar name and the notation “Club Plant.”  The grower needs to keep track
of the Club Plant.

-- Club Plants should be available for viewing by other NCDC members.

-- You may use Club Plant pollen for hybridizing but do not set pods. Remove pods made by bees.

-- If possible, enter or display your Club Plant on scape or as a single bloom at a daylily show or exhibition. This will let more
members see the plant and encourage members to bid at Auction time.

-- Report the status of your Club Plant to the Chair annually (online assessment form will be added to the website or emails
are accepted).

-- Like other daylilies, Club Plants may suffer the ill effects of weather, shipping, or infestations, so losses may occur.  Please
inform the Club Plant Chair promptly of any losses.

Returning a Club Plant:  Provide a color photo of your Club Plant for display at the Club Plant Auction (see below).  Return
your Club Plant (properly divided, groomed, and labeled) to the Auction on schedule.  Keep 1 fan if the plant is 4 or 5 fans.  
Keep 2 fans if it is 6 fans or more.  If the plant is 3 fans or fewer, consult the Club Plant Chair to decide if the plant will be
grown for a third year before return.

-- At Auction, explain how this plant performed in your garden.

-- Return your entire Club Plant if you resign from NCDC or move out of the area.

The Club Plant Team members are Emily Barry (Chair), Faith Bange, Beth Ann Dye, Joe Mainolfi, Chris von Kohn, and Cyril
Weller.

Club plants returning in:

Please submit your application within a month after the list of Club Plants is announced in the Newsletter and
published on the website.  If you are selected to receive a Club Plant it will be available in late April or early May.