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2019 ADS Medal Recipients

We are proud to announce and congratulate the 2019 ADS Gold and Silver Medal Recipients awarded on May 3, 2019 at the American Daffodil Society Convention in Bloomington, MN;

Bill Welch

Thank you ‘Jan Fetler’ for this photo of Bill Welch

William (Bill) Welch from Santa Cruz, California, awarded the Gold Medal of the American Daffodil Society. The Gold Medal of the American Daffodil Society is awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of “recognition of creative work of a pre-eminent nature in the understanding and advancement of daffodils”.
 
 
 
Mary DarlingMary Darling from Washington, DC, awarded the Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society. The Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society is awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of “recognition of outstanding service to the American Daffodil Society.”
 
 
 
Both of these ADS Medal Recipients have many accomplishments and accolades which will be revealed in an article within the next edition of The Daffodil Journal. You can also review a press release about Mr. Welch’s accomplishments, and past recipients of this prestigious award, on the ADS Gold Medal Recipients page of our website. Please review a press release about Ms. Darling’s accolades, as well as other recipients of this outstanding service award, on the ADS Silver Medal Recipients page of the ADS website.


2019 William G. Pannill Award

'Cedar Hills' DaffodilGrant Mitsch and Richard and Elise Havens were the recipients of the 2019 Pannill Award for their flower, ‘Cedar Hills’, 3W-GYY. Registered in 1975, ‘Cedar Hills’ was bred from two ADS Classics, Impala (1966, Chinese White x T10/1) x Green Hills (1960, Moyness x Portrush). It blooms consistently and with it’s pristine white perianth and wonderful dark green eye that is surrounded by a clear yellow corona. It’s very striking on the show bench and in the garden. ‘Cedar Hills’ blooms during late-season. See past outstanding exhibition daffodils that have been awarded the Wiliam G. Pannill Award on The Pannill Award of The American Daffodil Society page of our website.


2019 John and Gertrude Wister Award

‘Las Vegas’ is the recipient of the 2019 Wister Award. Registered in 1981, it is a large trumpet daffodil with ivory white perianth segments and a vivid yellow corona. It’s consistent and large showy blooms are a stand-out in the garden. Dutch-bred, ‘Las Vegas’ is an outstanding trumpet daffodil for landscape purposes, and will make a clump of large blooms when given good drainage and room to increase. See past outstanding garden daffodils that have been awarded the John and Gertrude Wister Award on our The John and Gertrude Wister Award page of our website.


2018 ADS Medal Recipients

We are proud to announce and congratulate the 2018 ADS Gold and Silver Medal Recipients awarded on April 6, 2018 at the American Daffodil Society Convention in Franklin, TN;

Graham Phillips from Hamilton Waikato, New Zealand, awarded the Gold Medal of the American Daffodil Society. The Gold Medal of the American Daffodil Society is awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of “recognition of creative work of a pre-eminent nature in the understanding and advancement of daffodils”.
 
 
Glenna Graves from Harrisonburg, Virginia, awarded the Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society. The Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society is awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of “recognition of outstanding service to the American Daffodil Society.”
 
 
 
Both of these ADS Medal Recipients have many accomplishments and accolades which will be revealed in an article within the upcoming Daffodil Journal. You can also review a press release about Mr. Phillips accomplishments, and past recipients of this prestigious award, on the ADS Gold Medal Recipients page of our website. Please review a press release about Ms. Graves accolades, as well as other recipients of this outstanding service award, on the ADS Silver Medal Recipients page of the ADS website.


2018 William G. Pannill Award

Grant Mitsch was the recipient of the 2018 Pannill Award for his flower, ‘Engagement Ring’, 3 W-WWY. Registered in 1994, ‘Engagement Ring’ was bred from two greats, Silken Sails (1964, Green Island x Chinese White) x Merlin (1956, Mahmoud x Mahmoud). It is an extremely consistent flower that opens nick free and develops a bright rim on a pristine white flower. This flower is one to cut and bring inside to watch its colors develop and is best seen up close. ‘Engagement Ring’ blooms during late mid-season. See past outstanding exhibition daffodils that have been awarded the Wiliam G. Pannill Award on The Pannill Award of The American Daffodil Society page of our website.


2018 John and Gertrude Wister Award

‘Mount Hood’ is the recipient of the 2018 Wister Award. Registered in 1938, it has a proven track record for longevity and shows up annually on the show bench in the Historic section. Dutch-bred, ‘Mount Hood’ is one of the finest white trumpet daffodil for landscape purposes, and a single bulb will make a clump which will bloom for many years without digging and dividing providing it has sun, decent drainage and room to increase. See past outstanding garden daffodils that have been awarded the John and Gertrude Wister Award on our The John and Gertrude Wister Award page of our website.