A panel of 3 National Garden Clubs, Inc., accredited Flower Show judges selected Jess Danner's 2011 Topeka Daylily Club Show's Design Division, Section 1, Tricolor Class A "Send in the Clowns" rosette-winning entry as the AHS Tricolor Medal Award winner.
Jess Danner is a long time member of the Topeka Daylily Club, Topeka, Kansas. He entered the Topeka Daylily Club flower show at the Fairlawn Plaza Mall in Topeka on July 9, 2011, where he won the tricolor ribbon.
(And also served as general show chairman.)
The show had a circus theme, "The Greatest Show on Earth." The design was in the class "Send in the Clowns." The striking background of red and white vertical stripes mimics a circus tent setting off 'The Clowns' which are Jan Joiner's bright yellow double AIN'T I SOMETHING.
Jess favors bright colors and geometric designs. He previously won the national Tricolor award in 2005. His mentor is Elaine Holmstrom, Region 11 Exhibitions Judges Liason, who has also previously won the national tricolor award twice.