Most years, the DSO designates a “Flower of the Year” for competition at the DSO Annual Show.  All exhibitors are welcome to enter the competition and the best bloom is chosen and placed on the Court of Honor.  Jackie Mae Staas was named 2020 Flower of the Year, but unfortunately our Annual Show has been cancelled for 2020 (COVID-19).  This cultivar, originated by our own Tony Evangelista, is a BB, incurved cactus, light blend, and was named for his and Jackie’s grandaughter.

Perhaps we will see this flower chosen again in the future.

Previous Flower of the Year winners are shown below.

 

 CultivarYearWinner(s)
No Flower of the Year2019
Kenora Wildfire2018Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey
Carl2017Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey
Any BB Midwest Intro
Barbara Miner
2016Ron and Barb Miner
Chandra Kay2015None
Just Peachy2014Todd Imhof
Taratahi Ruby2013Linda Vuletich
Barbara Miner2012Dave and Joyce Habager
Magic Moment2011Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey
Baron Jerry2010Dave and Joyce Habager
Valley Porcupine2009Randy and Kathy Foith
Kenora Wildfire2008Randy and Kathy Foith
Mary's Jomanda2007Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey
Baron Katie2006MIke Weber