Junior Citation Winners
This award was established in 1950
to focus attention on new cultivars that appear
to have outstanding qualities and distinction.
It should be understood that this award does not
necessarily imply good performance in various climates
and soil types. In order to win, a cultivar may
not have been registered prior to September 1 of
the voting year, though it may have been pre-registered.
Garden Judges must cast their votes only for cultivars
personally observed growing in a garden. Votes
are cast using either a seedling number or a pre-registered
name. It must receive a minimum of 10 votes. Once
a Junior Citation has been voted, the hybridizer
has one year from notification to complete registration
in order for the Junior Citation to be awarded.