AHS Region 5 Hybridizers
Bill and Diana Waldrop
310 McDaniel Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064
770-429-0204 (Home); 404-375-9454 (Cell)
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
URL of Website and Blog: Kennesawmountaindaylilygardens.com
Number years hybridizing: 15
Hybridizing goals: To create completely new daylilies; Daylilies that are different than those we often see. We give considerable effort to convert diploid daylilies to tetraploid plants, and then crossing these tetraploid daylilies with my own seedlings. The hope is to see new directions emerge in size, color, height and bud count.
Number of Registered Daylilies: 59
Awards and Honors:
The President's Cup awarded to Bill Waldrop in 2015 for his introduction, "h. Blazing Cannons". This award is presented to the hybridizer of the cultivar considered to be the most outstanding of all clumps observed by the attendees at the AHS National Convention.
AHS Best Scientific Article entitled, “The Conversion of a Daylily.” The article was published in the Region 5 Newsletter of The Georgia Daylily, Summer/Fall 2010.
AHS Article entitled, “Dips To Tets: A How-To-Guide.” The article was published in the AHS Daylily Journal, Vol. 70, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Eugene S. Foster Award presented to Bill Waldrop.(awarded to a cultivar registered as Late or Very Late bloomer. Awarded for "Kennesaw Mountain Lemon Sorbet".
AHS Award of Merit presented to Bill Waldrop for "Lydia's Regal Robe"
AHS Honorable Mention Awards presented to Bill Waldrop: for the following daylilies: (1) Irish Halo, (2) Diana’s Pink Gown, (3) Diana’s Evening Gown, (4) Pastor Laurie Anne Moeller, (5) Kennesaw Mountain Lemon Sorbet, (6) Kennesaw Mountain Hayride, (7) Lydia’s Regal Robe, (8) Red Sapphire, and (9) Marietta Heartbeat.
AHS Honorable Mention Award presented to Diana Waldrop for "Lemon Curls"