Georgia Hybridizer's Award
The 2023 Winner: Tim Bell for ‘Italian Summer’ (Bell, 2019)
The Georgia Hybridizer’s Award was created in 1969 to identify outstanding efforts of hybridizers in Region 5. Members vote on the award each year from a ballot published in The Georgia Daylily.
Management of Awards Process
A notification is published in The Georgia Daylily for hybridizers to send their nomination/nominations on a separate sheet of paper to the Regional President by January 31 of each year. The name of the cultivar and the hybridizer must be listed as it is officially registered using the AHS registration guidelines. It is the hybridizer’s responsibility to make sure the eligibility rules of the cultivar/cultivars nominated are accurate. The submitted nominations from all hybridizers will be combined into one ballot listing all cultivars nominated while also allowing for a space for a write-in nomination. This ballot will be published in the spring issue of The Georgia Daylily. This way all Region 5 members would know which cultivars are contending as they visit gardens and observe nominees during the peak bloom season. As in the past the ballots must be received by August 1 and signed by the member voting. The Georgia Hybridizers Award would then be presented by the RP at the fall meeting as it has been done in the past in the form of a plaque. Overall responsibility for this is the regional president.
Winner of the 2022 Georgia Hybridizers Award
Tim Bell for ‘Italian Summer’ (Bell, 2019)
See past 8 winners in slideshow below