American Dahlia Society Award for grower/nurseryman.
The eighty year old Cor Geerlings is very happy. Why? Because he is the recipient of the most prestigious award in the field of Dahlia cultivation, namely the American & Canadian Dahlia Society Stanley Johnson Medal for his world famous dahlia, the Cornel awarded in 2001.
Furthermore, Geerlings had the honour of having this Dahlia, the Cornel chosen for the cover of the 2003 American Handbook of Dahlia's.