The history of this factions is a little bit of a mystery, even to this club. There is speculation it was founded in the 1970's, and not sure by whom. What is sure is Upstate Daylily Society has had some of the finest daylily hybridizers in South Carolina as its members over the decades. U.D.S. is a non-profit, and a faction of Region 15 of the A.H.S.