1998 AHS Award of Merit Winners

The AHS Award of Merit is given to signify that a daylily cultivar is not only distinctive and beautiful, but has also proved good performance over a wide geographic area. The Award of Merit is made each year to only ten daylily cultivars. To receive an Award of Merit, a cultivar must receive votes from at least one-half of the established regions and not more that one-third of the total votes credited to the cultivar shall come from any one region. To be eligible for the Award of Merit, a cultivar must have received the AHS Honorable Mention Award no less that 3 years previously and will remain eligible for 3 years.

The list below presents the ten 1998 AHS Award of Merit winners, their hybridizer and the total number of votes received.

  • ELIZABETH SALTER (Salter) 245 votes
  • PIRATE'S PATCH (Salter) 215 votes
  • DRAGON'S EYE (Salter E.H.) 204 votes
  • CHARLIE PIERCE MEMORIAL (Pierce) 91 votes
  • ALMOND PUFF (Stamile, P.) 84 votes
  • RUSSIAN EASTER (Kirchhoff, D.) 82 votes
  • PATCHWORK PUZZLE (Salter, E.H.) 73 votes
  • SPIDER MAN (Durio) 71 votes
  • SOLOMON'S ROBES (Talbott) 65 votes
  • BEST KEPT SECRET (Kirchhoff, D.) 63 votes

1998 AHS Award of Merit Runners-Up

The list below presents the ten 1998 AHS Award of Merit runners-up, their hybridizer and the total number of votes received.

  • MISSOURI MEMORIES (Hansen) 62 votes
  • MADGE CAYSE (Joiner) 59 votes
  • OMOMUKI (Stamile) 59 votes
  • PEACH MAGNOLIA (Joiner) 56 votes
  • RUFFLED MASTERPIECE (Brown, E.C.) 51 votes
  • BABY FRESH (Joiner) 49 votes
  • BUBBLY (Joiner, J.) 49 votes
  • WALKING ON SUNSHINE (Salter) 49 votes
  • CHERRY CANDY (Stamile) 48 votes
  • COSMOPOLITAN (Stamile, G.) 48 votes



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