The Award of Merit recognizes an individual(s) who has significantly contributed to the herbaceous perennial plant industry in growing, marketing, contracting, writing, teaching, extension, research, landscaping, hybridizing, promotion, or innovation. This prestigious award is presented at the Perennial Plant Symposium. See previous Award of Merit winners.
John Hoffman receives 2018 Award of Merit, PPA's Highest Honor
The highest honor to bestow upon a member of the perennial industry is the PPA Award of Merit. The 2018 recipient is John Hoffman of Hoffman Nursery in Rougemont, North Carolina.
A member of PPA since 1997, John has been a constant force within the organization - always willing to lend a hand and collaborate with his fellow perennial plant enthusiasts. During his involvement with PPA, John has developed an extensive network of friends and colleagues within the industry, serving as a reminder to the importance of dedication, commitment and involvement.
John served as president of PPA from 2009 to 2011 and was active on both the membership committee and the recent local site committee for the 2018 National Symposium. His leadership and extensive service to PPA made him an obvious choice for this prestigious award. Congratulations to John Hoffman!