Given at the National convention

President's Cup

Originally a cup, donated by Elmer A. Claar in 1956, this award is now a bronze medal. It is awarded to the hybridizer of the cultivar considered to be the most outstanding of all clumps observed by attendees of the National Convention tour gardens. Registered cultivars of any size and form are eligible. Results are announced at the convention Awards & Honors banquet.

Past Winners

2005 IN THE HEART OF IT ALL Salter
2004 RUBY SPIDER Stamile
2003 GOLDEN HIBISCUS Morrison-J.
2002 BEAUTIFUL EDGINGS Coperhaver
2001 MARY’S GOLD McDonell
2000 EL DESPARADO Stamile
1999 SOUTH SEA ENCHANTMENT Billingslea
1999 WINEBERRY CANDY Stamile
1998 KING KAHUNA Crochet
1997 BILL NORRIS Kirchhoff-D.
1996 TUSCAWILLA PRINCESS Hansen
1995 AUTUMN WOOD Dougherty-H.
1994 TOTALLY AWESOME Ward-S.G.
1993 BUTTERED POPCORN Benzinger
1992 REGAL HEIR Carpenter-J.
1991 PRISCILLA’S RAINBOW Spalding-Guillory
1990 YESTERDAY MEMORIES Spalding-W.
1989 FRANCES JOINER Joiner
1988 BEAUTIFUL DAYDREAM Carpenter-Glidden
1987 BLAKE ALLEN Carpenter-K.
1986 FAIRY TALE PINK Pierce-C.
1985 CHARLES JOHNSTON Gates-L.
1984 ALEC ALLEN Carpenter-K.
1983 GREEN PUFF Spalding-K.
1982 DORETHE LOUISE Peck
1981 YESTERDAY MEMORIES Spalding-W.
1980 LOVE IS Stevens-D.
1979 CAROLYN CRISWELL Harris-Petree
1978 BERT MURRAY Grovatt
1977 VIV Sauer
1976 RUFFLED APRICOT Baker-S.H.
1975 SOMBRERO WAY Reckamp
1974 SARI Munson-R.W.
1973 EDNA SPALDING MEMORIAL MacMillan
1972 MARY TODD Fay
1971 PERENNIAL PLEASURE Hardy
1970 SAVANNAH MOON Joiner
1969 PRAIRIE MOONLIGHT Marsh
1968 LOLABELLE Lenington-G.
1967 SONNER GIRL Sawyers
1966 SEA GOLD Hall
1965 PRAIRIE SUNSET Wild
1964 ANGEL ROBES Taylor
1963 RARE CHINA Hall
1962 GRAND PARADE Butterick
1961 GREEN VALLEY Fischer
1960 PLAYBOY Wheeler
1959 GEORGE CUNNINGHAM Hall
1958 MARSHA RUSSELL Russell
1957 FAIRY WING Lester
1956 SINCERITY Richards

 

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