Category: News

Rosemary Zatkovich passed away
April 2019

ADS has recently learned that a former ADS General Secretary, Rosemary Zatkovich passed in 2019. She started serving as Assistant Secretary in 1985 and, with great dedication, served as General Secretary until 1996. She was escorted to ADS meetings by her husband John. He was a well-known dahlia man who introduced many popular dahlias with names highlighted by … See entire post.

And the winners are…

The 2019 dahlia season is only a memory.  The photo contest entries are in and the winners are chosen!  Here a message from Debbie Pavich the Photography Chair:

Photographs are visual images that express the author’s imagination, ideas, and technical skills. The camera lens is used to focus wavelengths of light into an image of what the artist’s eye is … See entire post.

2019 Stanley Johnson Medal Winner


The American Dahlia Society (ADS) proudly announces the 2019 winner of the prestigious Stanley Johnson Medal – Clearview Edie an A size (large) white semi-cactus variety. This medal is presented annually to the dahlia with the greatest number of higher awards – awards above blue ribbons – accumulated during the previous season of ADS sanctioned shows across the United … See entire post.

2019 Hart, Dudley, and Gullikson Awards

The Derrill W. Hart medal

Awarded to the cultivar that has the highest average trial garden score in the accredited trial gardens located across the United States and Canada during the previous year as an AA/A; B; BB; M; Ball/Miniature Ball/Pompon; ST/NX; and Waterlily. The highest three scores shall be used to determine such highest average. In case of ties, … See entire post.