Current Years Winners

2019 Honorable Mention

Established in 1950, this award is the first official “stamp of approval” by the AHS, where good performance goes beyond the regional level.

To win, a cultivar must receive a minimum of fifteen votes achieve the HM.   These votes must come from no fewer than four different AHS regions.   In voting for this award, Garden Judges must cast their votes only for cultivars observed in their own region.   Cultivars are nominated for the Honorable Mention by their hybridizers.   To be eligible it must have been registered for at least three calendar years.   The Awards & Honors Committee may also nominate a maximum of ten cultivars each year that have been previously overlooked.   Hybridizers may nominate a cultivar a maximum of three times, though not necessarily in consecutive years.   After its third nomination, a cultivar cannot be nominated by the hybridizer.

 

(Go to bottom of page for link to spreadsheet with votes by region for all 2019 Cultivar Awards and Runners Up)

2019 Honorable Mention with Photos of Top 20

Award Winners

Sebastian on Steroids
2019
115 Votes
(Elliott, S) Sebastian on Steroids Photo by: Claude Carpenter
Breathing In Snowflakes
2019
106 Votes
(Douglas, H) Breathing In Snowflakes Photo by: Claude Carpenter
Hat's Off to Sue
2019
63 Votes
(Herrington-T) Hat's Off to Sue Photo by: Claude Carpenter
Asheville Summer Jewel
2019
40 Votes
(Selman) Asheville Summer Jewel Photo by: Bob Selman
The Fantastic Barbara Watts
2019
40 Votes
(Salter) The Fantastic Barbara Watts Photo by: Jeff Salter
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
2019
37 Votes
(Doorakian) Senator Edward M. Kennedy Photo by: Claude Carpenter
Don't Leave Empty-Handed
2019
36 Votes
(Selman) Don't Leave Empty-Handed Photo by: Robert Selman
Green Icon
2019
34 Votes
(Doorakian) Green Icon Photo by: Doorakian
Cosmic Aftershock
2019
33 Votes
(Salter-E.H.) Cosmic Aftershock Photo by: Elizabeth Salter
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
2019
32 Votes
(Wilkerson) My Heart Belongs to Daddy Photo by Mary Baker
Double My Sunshine
2019
31 Votes
(Gossard-D) Double My Sunshine Photo by: Diane Gossard
 Little Night Jewel
2019
30 Votes
(Stamile-G.-Pierce) Little Night Jewel Photo by: G. Pierce
Magnify The Lord
2019
30 Votes
(Emmerich) Magnify The Lord Photo by: Karol Emmerich
 Suburban Wren
2019
30 Votes
(Watts) Suburban Wren Photo by Doris Bishop
Everybody Loves Tim
2019
29 Votes
(Salter-E.H.) Everybody Loves Tim Photo by: Elizabeth Salter
 Judi Romano
2019
29 Votes
(Kirchhoff) Judi Romano Photo by: David Kirchhoff
Brown's Ferry Cream Supreme
2019
28 Votes
(Douglas-C) Brown's Ferry Cream Supreme Photo by: Charles Douglas
The Incredible Earl Watts
2019
28 Votes
(Salter) The Incredible Earl Watts Photo By: Jeff Salter
Big Bertha
2019
28 Votes
(Herr-D., 2012) Big Bertha Photo by Don Herr
 Suburban Coach Burnham
2019
28 Votes
(Watts) Suburban Coach Burnham Photo by: Doris Bishop
Sebastian on Steroids (Elliott-S., 2012) 115
Breathing In Snowflakes (Douglas-H., 2016) 106
Hat's Off to Sue (Herrington-T., 2008) 63
Asheville Summer Jewel (Selman, 2014) 40
The Fantastic Barbara Watts (Salter, 2014) 40
Senator Edward M. Kennedy (Doorakian, 2010) 37
Don't Leave Empty-Handed (Selman, 2014) 36
Green Icon (Doorakian, 2012) 34
Cosmic Aftershock (Salter-E.H., 2012) 33
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Wilkerson, 2009) 32
Double My Sunshine (Gossard-D., 2012) 31
Little Night Jewel (Stamile-G.-Pierce, 2012) 30
Magnify The Lord (Emmerich, 2005) 30
Suburban Wren (Watts, 2012) 30
Everybody Loves Tim (Salter-E.H., 2016) 29
Judi Romano (Kirchhoff-D., 2011) 29
Brown's Ferry Cream Supreme (Douglas-C., 2015) 28
Suburban Coach Burnham (Watts, 2011) 28
The Incredible Earl Watts (Salter, 2012) 28
Big Bertha (Herr-D., 2012) 27
Broadway Last Mohican (Stamile-G.-Pierce, 2011) 27
Cheddar Explosion (Gossard-D., 2013) 26
One Hot Mama (Wilkerson, 2010) 26
The One Ring (Salter-E.H., 2015) 26
Kennesaw Blue Sapphire (Waldrop, 2015) 25
Poly Want A Cracker (Herr-D., 2012) 25
Regina Sitko (Kulpa, 2012) 25
Topguns Apache War Paint (Scott-B., 2010) 25
Big Bertha's Sister (Herr-D., 2012) 24
Mount Ararat (Emmerich, 2009) 24
Rosemary Mussar (Mussar, 2013) 24
Spacecoast White Christmas (Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2015) 24
Cosmic Explosion (Doorakian, 2012) 23
Greywoods Dottie Do Little (Wilkinson, 2004) 23
Lillian's Katelyn Joy (Manning, 2015) 23
Wacky Dragon (Selman, 2014) 23
Galileo (Owen-P., 2010) 21
Heavenly New Frontiers (Gossard, 2016) 21
Back to Black (Cochenour, 2011) 20
Bruce the Remarkable (Owen-P., 2010) 20
Carnival King (Herr-D., 2013) 20
Laura's Double Delight (Botting-M., 2008) 20
Maymont Double (Larch, 1991) 20
Topguns Sharon Scott (Scott-B., 2011) 20
Barbara Devereaux White (Kirchhoff-D., 2014) 19
Burnt Hickory (Waldrop, 2015) 19
Cherry Stripes (Mussar, 2013) 19
Clowns in Washington (Clement, 2009) 19
Faber Sabre (Owen-P., 2009) 19
One Cat Too Many (Clement, 2008) 19
Spots Before My Eyes (Mussar, 2013) 19
Wishy Washy (Joiner-J., 2013) 19
A Little Twisted (Elliott-S., 2015) 18
Mardi Gras Indian (Selman, 2014) 18
Mister Johnny (Kirchhoff-D., 2014) 18
Savannah Sweetheart (Joiner-J., 2000) 18
School Bus Dreams (Bell-T., 2014) 18
Spacecoast Black Sensation (Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2016) 18
Ta-Dah (Brooks-BB, 2007) 18
Feather Woman (Roberts-N., 2005) 17
Honky Tonk Barbie (Selman, 2015) 17
Hope Floats (Douglas-H., 2009) 17
Lillian's Terah George (Manning, 2015) 17
Little Jet Setter (Stamile-G., 2008) 17
Peppermint Kisses (Morss, 2010) 17
Broken Chains (Emmerich, 2015) 16
Cynthia Dawn (Douglas-C., 2014) 16
Fancy Lace (Stamile, 2008) 16
Phill Warbasse (Doorakian, 2012) 16
Suburban TR (Watts, 2008) 16
Tiny Tease (Stamile-G., 2008) 16
Volcanic Eruption (Gossard, 2004) 16
Boys of Summer (Douglas-C., 2016) 15
Little Sea Sprite (Stamile-G., 2007) 15
No Ordinary Child Emmerich, 2015) 15
Swallowtail Summer (Trimmer-J., 2013) 15
Water Drops (Stamile, 2007) 15
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