Current Years Winners

2020 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 2020 Cultivar Awards and Runners Up)

2020 Honorable Mention with Photos of Top 20

Award Winners

Off to See the Wizard
2020
62 Votes
(Herrington-K, 2009) Off to See the Wizard Hybridizer's Photo
Asheville After Dark
2020
46 Votes
(Selman, 2014) Asheville After Dark Hybridizer's Photo
Orange Clown
2020
41 Votes
(Goldner-Webster, 2007) Orange Clown Photo by Theresa Roth
Flying Monkeys
2020
37 Votes
(Herrington-K, 2008) Flying Monkeys Hybridizer's Photo
Mississippi Bill Robinson
2020
32 Votes
(Salter-EH, 2016) Mississippi Bill Robinson Hybridizer's Photo
Meme's Merlot
2020
31 Votes
(Douglas-H, 2016) Meme's Merlot Hybridizer's Photo
Joseph Hudson Memorial
2020
28 Votes
(Salter, 2012) Joseph Hudson Memorial Photo by Bonnie Nichols
Mayor of Cornatzer
2020
27 Votes
(Elliott-S, 2016) Mayor of Cornatzer Photo by Rhonda Veroeven
Spacecoast The Green Mile
2020
27 Votes
(Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2017) Spacecoast The Green Mile Hybridizer's Photo
Helicopter
2020
26 Votes
(Huben, 2013) Helicopter Photo by David Mussar
The Carpenter's Heart
2020
26 Votes
(Simpson-E, 2016) The Carpenter's Heart Hybridizer's Photo
Tomato Sandwich
2020
26 Votes
(Herrington-K, 2001) Tomato Sandwich Hybridizer's Photo
Browns Ferry Elegance
2020
25 Votes
(Douglas-C, 2017) Browns Ferry Elegance Hybridizer's Photo
Spacecoast Tequila Sunrise
2020
25 Votes
(Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2017) Spacecoast Tequila Sunrise Hybridizer's Photo
Cliffjumper
2020
25 Votes
(Gossard, 2017) Cliffjumper Hybridizer's Photo
Little Anna Rosa
2020
22 Votes
(Williamson, 1984) Little Anna Rosa Photo by Melodye Campbell
Southern Shiner
2020
22 Votes
(Douglas-H, 2016) Southern Shiner Hybridizer's Photo
Spiral Distraction
2020
22 Votes
(Elliott-S, 2015) Spiral Distraction Photo by Rhonda Veroeven
Too Cute
2020
22 Votes
(Williams-S, 2012) Too Cute AHS Database Photo
Dragon Nation
2020
21 Votes
(Culver-Mussar, 2014) Dragon Nation Hybridizer's Photo
Prickly All Over
2020
21 Votes
(Kleckner, 2014) Prickly All Over Hybridizer's Photo
Royal Carnelian
2020
21 Votes
(Kirchhoff-D, 2015) Royal Carnelian Hybridizer's Photo
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
2020
21 Votes
(Gossard, 2015) Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Hybridizer's Photo
Off to See the Wizard (Herrington-K, 2009) 62
Asheville After Dark (Selman, 2014) 46
Orange Clown (Goldner-Webster, 2007) 41
Flying Monkeys (Herrington-K, 2008) 37
Mississippi Bill Robinson (Salter, EH, 2016) 32
Meme's Merlot (Douglas-H, 2016) 31
Joseph Hudson Memorial (Salter, 2012) 28
Mayor of Cornatzer (Elliott-S, 2016) 27
Spacecoast The Green Mile (Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2017) 27
Helicopter (Huben, 2013) 26
The Carpenter's Heart (Simpson-E, 2016) 26
Tomato Sandwich (Herrington-K, 2001) 26
Browns Ferry Elegance (Douglas-C, 2017) 25
Spacecoast Tequila Sunrise (Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2017) 25
Cliffjumper (Gossard, 2017) 25
Little Anna Rosa (Williamson, 1984) 22
Southern Shiner (Douglas-H, 2016) 22
Spiral Distraction (Elliott-S, 2015) 22
Too Cute (Williams-S, 2012) 22
Dragon Nation (Culver-Mussar, 2014) 21
Prickly All Over (Kleckner, 2014) 21
Royal Carnelian (Kirchhoff-D, 2015) 21
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (Gossard, 2015) 21
Via Dolorosa (Emmerich, 2009) 20
Carolina Sugar Daddy (Selman, 2008) 19
Spacecoast Rose Queen (Kinnebrew-Gossard, 2017) 19
867-53 Oh Nine (Elliott-S, 2016) 18
Becky Adams (Selman, 2010) 18
Little Raven (Stamile-G, 2006) 18
Rainbow Butterfly (Gossard, 2013) 18
Kangaroo Court (Owen-P, 2014) 17
Kyle Billadeau (Morss, 2014) 17
Mary Baker (Kirchhoff-D, 2005) 17
Ripples and Reflections (Morss, 2011) 17
Spunky Monkey (Owen-P, 2015) 17
Zero Dark Thirty (Marchant, 2013) 17
Baby's Got Blue Eyes (Gossard-D, 2013) 16
Flaming Pumpkins (Kleckner, 2012) 16
From Darkness Comes Light (Huben, 2009) 16
Ken Can Do (Owen-P, 2015) 16
One for the Road (Selman, 2014) 16
Scarpia (Schwarz-B,) 16
Sister Valerie (Kirchhoff-D, 2011) 16
Arterial Blood (Huben, 2011) 15
Cardinal Kisses (Kirchhoff-D, 2013) 15
Elfin Reflection (Stamile-G, 2007) 15
Finish the Race (Emmerich, 2009) 15
Floating Away (Salter-EH, 2014) 15
Huntress (Gossard, 2013) 15
Polar Vortex (Howard-R, 2014) 15
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