Englerth Award

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 Daylily 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 Region 2 gardens.

Englerth Award Criteria

  1. Competition is open to all Region 2 ADS members. More than one candidate (seedling) may be entered each year, and an award recipient may enter seedlings in successive years.
  2. All unregistered seedlings cultivars are eligible.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ADS 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.
  5. 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.

Contact Lori Doolin of Glasgow, Illinois Lmdoolin90@gmail.com

ATTENTION Region 2 Hybridizers:

It’s time to start thinking about entering the 2024 Englerth Award competition. The display bed will be located at the non-profit Kingwood Garden grounds, Mansfield, OH. The trust is a non-profit, professionally maintained convention meeting center, home and display garden–check it out here: https://kingwoodcenter.org/ If you are planning on sending plants, please contact: Pat Edwards, Email:edwards20@zoominternet.net. Each hybridizer may send no more than 5 cultivars, bareroot plants, clumps of 3-5 fans recommended, from April 15th, weather permitting through May 15th, 2024, with all of the pertinent information for each to: Pat Edwards, 622 Grant St. Ashland OH 44805 419-289-8124.