AHS National Mini Convention
Raleigh, North Carolina
June, 1982

If you need a reminder, here are a few highlights to trigger your memories...


Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award
Alex J. Summers
Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta Award
H. ‘Pearl Lake’          (Henry Payne)

Alex is the first recipient of this award designed to recognize a member of the AHS for having given outstanding service toward the development and improving of the genus Hosta or the society or both. It was originally designed as a biennial award as conventions were being held biennially.

Honorary Life Membership
Mr. Eric Smith            Southampton, England
“for his introducing the group of mainly blue-leaved hybrids called tardianas, resulting from the crossing of H. tardiflora with H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ as well as for introducing many other noteworthy hybrids.

William A. & Mildred Johnson
O. D. Fleming Garden
Jim Cooper Garden
Loleta Powell Garden
Ken Anderson Garden
Aden Garden
Bettie Jernigan Garden


Presidents Exhibitor Trophy (Est. 1978)         
H. fluctuans ‘Variegated’ (now ‘Sagae’)               Kenneth Anderson
Minnesota Blue Award
H. ’Blue Moon’                                                           Kenneth Anderson
Minnesota Gold Award
H. ‘Lemonade’                                                          Kenneth Anderson


TOUR GARDEN AWARDS – selected by the convention attendees

Eunice Fisher Award
Best registered large leaf cultivar-awarded to the hybridizer/introducer
(Est. 1972)
H. ‘Sea Monster’                   Mildred Seaver
Nancy Minks Award
Best registered small/medium cultivar (Est. 1976)
H. ‘Sea Sunrise’                    Mildred Seaver
Savory Shield Award
(Best new seedling)
H. ‘Sea Sunrise” #V128       Mildred Seaver
Harshbarger Landscape Design Plaque
(Best landscape use of hostas)
The William A. & Mildred Johnson Garden            Lillington, NC


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