Gold Medal Award: Peter Cox
Few people are as well qualified for this honor. As an author your excellent and informative books and articles on all aspects of rhododendron culture of both species and hybrids have enriched us all. As a plant explorer you have introduced many wild species and clones; collected species in the wild; and collected seeds for the ARS Seed Exchange. Your observations and extensive field notes have greatly aided rhododendron taxonomists. As a hybridist and nurseryman, you have given us superb new garden plants. You have distributed rare and exceptional plants.
To recognize your many contributions and for your generosity in supplying scions and plants to collections and collectors throughout the world, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award its highest honor, the Gold Medal, to Peter Cox. May 1, 1993, Tacoma Washington.