small but mighty
Donn Fischer Memorial Cup
This is awarded to the most outstanding miniature daylily (registered under 3″). The Donn Fischer Memorial Cup, donated in his memory by his parents, was a rotating silver cup introduced to the Board of Directors in the Fall of 1961. It is voted on annually by Garden Judges.
(Go to bottom of page for link to spreadsheet with votes for all 2021 Specialty Awards)
More Past Winners
|2004||YOU ANGEL YOU||Stamile-G.|
|2003||SPACECOAST TINY PERFECTION||Kinnebrew-J.|
|2000||MARY ETHEL ANDERSON||Salter-E.H.|
|1998||BIBBITY BOBBITY BOO||Salter-E.H.|
|1996||AFTER THE FALL||Kirchhoff-D.|
|1991||SILOAM GRACE STAMILE||Henry-P.|
|1989||SILOAM BERTIE FERRIS||Henry-P.|
|1987||SILOAM TEE TINY||Henry-P.|
|1983||SILOAM RED TOY||Henry-P.|
|1982||SILOAM JUNE BUG||Henry-P.|
|1979||STELLA DE ORO||Jablonski|
|1969||LONA EATON MILLER||Kraus-Shilling|
|1966||LULA MAE PURNELL||Kraus-Shilling|
Donald ‘Donn’ Hubert Fischer was the only son of Hubert Arthur Fischer and Marie Alberta (Puhlman) Fischer. He does not appear to have been involved with daylilies.
He had attended the Art Institute of Chicago and worked for the National Broadcasting Company in New York as a television designer for a few years before becoming a ‘decoreographer’, who designed musical theater sets, scenery, and costumes.
Donn died rather young while Hubert was in office as AHS President. The Donn Fischer Memorial Award, donated in his memory by his parents, was a rotating silver cup introduced to the AHS Board of Directors in the Fall of 1961.
The award was not made official until the Fall of 1962 when AHS President Annie T. Giles announced it as activated for dwarfs and miniatures. At that time a ‘dwarf’ daylily appears to have been any size bloom on a scape 20” or less in height. This is why several early winners had bloom diameters exceeding 3”. It was later changed just to reflect miniatures.
The initial winner in 1962 was ’Golden Chimes’ by Hubert Fischer.