Stanley Saxton Seedling Award
The Stanley Saxton Seedling Award was first proposed by the Hudson-Adirondack Daylily Society as a means of focusing increased attention on Region 4 hybridizing. Many AHS members of Region 4 actively hybridize and have produced some high quality seedlings deserving of the Region's attention. This award will place emphasis on plants that not only survive in Region 4, but also bloom and increase well.
Specifications: The award is for the best unregistered seedling seen at the yearly regional meeting. It will be awarded each year that there is a bloom-season meeting, and will not be awarded from photographs. Region 4 hybridizers are asked to submit a maximum of three (3) unregistered seedlings with a maximum of three-to-five fans each, the year previous to the judging. This will allow the seedlings to settle in and grow. All seedlings will be planted in one location in one tour garden for easy evaluation. This will insure that all seedlings receive equal treatment. Seedlings from purchased seed are not eligible, nor are purchased seedlings. All seedlings will be grown under number with no hybridizer or name identified on the label.
The winner will be decided by the votes of those attending the regional meeting. The host club will choose the award that is given to the winner.
Absolutely no pollen will be taken, nor will pods be set during the plant's stay in the guest garden. Flower scapes will be removed the season previous to bloom to encourage increase.
After the meeting, plants will be returned to the hybridizer. The hybridizer may opt to auction them or donate them.
at Connecticut Regional meeting
at ODS Regional meeting. Unnamed to date.
at HADS Regional Meeting. Registered in 2011 as 'Greywoods Fashionista'.
at BADS Regional Meeting. Registered in 2007 as 'Eyepod'.
at NEDS Regional Meeting.
No competition offered at CDS Peak Bloom Regional in Connecticut.
PDS Regional Meeting. Registered in 2007 as 'Bob Marley'
Darlyn S. Willkinson
at FieLDS Fall Regional Meeting. Registered in 2006 as 'Greywoods Sugarland'.
at ODS Regional Meeting. Unnamed.
at HADS Regional Meeting.
Registered in 2005 as 'Paula Heisen'.
Don Smith at CDS Regional Meeting. Unnamed.
Darlyn S. Willkinson at NEDS Combined National-Regional Meeting. Registered in 2001 as 'Greywoods Great Dana'.
No competition offered at BADS Peak Bloom at Regional in Buffalo.
at NEDS Regional Meeting. Registered as 'Gina' in 1996.
at LIDS Regional Meeting. Registered as 'Judy Judy' in 1998.
No known photo exists for this winner of the first Saxton seedling competition. It was never named nor registered. Mary has since passed away. If anyone knows of an image please contact web master Kelly Noel. It was a tall purple UFO.