Since 1987 Region 2 hybridizers, amateur and professionals alike, have competed for the Englerth Award for Hybridizing Excellence. This award is to encourage and promote Region 2 hybridizers. The award is in memory of Lawrence and Winifred Englerth, of Hopkins, Michigan. The Englerths were longtime members of the American Hemerocallis Society, and Winifred was a charter member. Both Lawrence and Winifred were hybridizers, growers and active promoters of daylilies for many years. The Englerths registered their first cultivar in 1960 “Patty Patten”, over the next twenty years they registered a total of 26 cultivars, with the last know registered as “Cinnamon Cherries” in 1980. Winnie was known for introducing daylilies with high bud count and she delighted in using names in which the first letter was repeated. Many of her creations, MINI MINX, SKIPPY SKEEZIX, and PINKY PINKERTON, are still found in many region 2 gardens.
Englerth Award Criteria
- Competition is open to all Region 2 AHS members. More than one candidate (seedling) may be entered each year, and an award recipient may enter seedlings in successive years.
- All unregistered seedlings cultivars are eligible.
- Seedlings must be displayed at the Annual Region 2 Summer Meeting and must be clearly marked as Englerth Award Candidates without identification of the hybridizer. Candidates should be planted in one bed in one of the Region 2 Tour Gardens.
- All attendees of the Annual Region 2 Summer Meeting are eligible to vote, by ballots provided by the chair of the Region 2 Awards and Honors Committee or by the meeting chairperson. In the event, the AHS National Convention is held in Region 2, all attendees of the National event will be allowed to vote. In the case of a tie duplicate medals will be awarded.
- All questions of eligibility will be decided by a majority of the Awards and Honors Committee.
This hybridizing excellence award is open to Region 2 Hybridizers exclusively. All seedlings and cultivars which have not been registered are eligible. Plants entered as candidates for the Englerth Award are to be planted in one of the designated Region 2 Summer Meeting tour gardens are to be marked with a code number only. All attendees of the Region 2 Summer Meeting are encouraged to vote on the ballots supplied by the chairperson. The award medallion is to be engraved with the winner’s name and is one to be cherished.
To enter your seedling/seedlings, ship enough fans of the plant to have a good chance of bloom on the day of the tour.
FUTURE LOCATIONS FOR THE ENGLERTH BEDS
2021 Region 2 Summer Meeting will be hosted by the Central Illinois Daylily Society. Plants for the 2021 Englerth Competition… Please contact Lori Doolin of Glasgow Illinois Lmdoolin90@gmail.com
2022 No Meeting Scheduled
Previous Englerth Award Winners
1987 Steve Moldovan
1988 Dennis Anderson H. “Indy Charmer”
1989 Alfred Goldner Seedling #T86-63
1990 Phillip Brockington H. “Coburg Pink Wink”
1991 Lee Craigmyle
1992 Charles Applegate H. “Land of Promise”
1993 Dennis Anderson H. “Indy Seductress”
1994 Charles Applegate H. “Morning Has Broken”
1995 No Award
1996 Arthur Blodgett H. “Romona’s Memory”
1997 Ed Myers H. “Little Summer Star”
1998 Howard Reeve Jr. H. “Grandma Kissed Me”
1999 Dan Bachman H. “Ben Bachman”
2000 Leo Sharp H. “Brookwood Marian Cavanaugh”
2001 Dan Bachman H. “Coleman Hawkins”
2002 Guz Guzinski H. “To Go Buddy”
2003 No Award
2004 Jamie Gossard H. “Seedling #JG/00/02
2005 Dan Bachman H. “Coco Davis”
2006 Ken Blanchard H. “Seedling #BLA01-01”
Charles Applegate H. “Seedling #21398A”
2007 Lee Ann Williams H. “Rama Lama Ding Dong”
2008 John Sheehan H. “Seedling #00-11-1”
2009 Martin Kamensky H. “Picotee Magic”
2010 Don Campbell
2011 John Kulpa H. “Regina Sitko”
2012 Steve Williams H. “End of the Tunnel”
2013 John Sheehan Seedling # 08-1526-A
2014 JoAnn Jankowski Seedling # 1
2015 Amber Strope-Ward Seedling # 09-CMT 1739”
2016 Mandy McMahon H. “Twelve O’Clock The Wolf Comes”
2017 Ginny Pearce H. “Plum Thunderstruck”
2018 No Award
2019 Ginni Kleckner H. “Seedling #1618”