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2001 Paul Barlow


Novelty Reports 1994/95

Novelties are new cultivars in their first and second year after release. Our reports cover Early disbud and spray cultivars. Where there is a picture of the cultivar you will see the name as a link.


REPORTS ON EARLY FLOWERING NOVELTIES

RELEASED IN 1994 AND 1995

Information in these pages is based on reports
from
growers in Scotland

Location of Contributors:

A - Aberdeen    D - Dundee  Ds - Dumfries  F - Fraserburgh G - Grangemouth P - Penicuik  S - Stuartfield

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A total of fifteen growers submitted nearly 80 reports covering 28 disdudded varieties and 13 spray varieties. Out of the reports received the most popularly grown novelties were Pink John Wingfield (7 reports), Bronze John Wingfield (6 reports), Charles Wood and Janice Shreeve (both 5 reports).

 


REFLEXED CULTIVARS - Sections 14 and 24

Dorridge Bolero, 24a, Bronze (Woolman 1995) Ds
Rooted mid January, stopped 10th March and produced 2/3 blooms per plant for mid September. Plants appx 4ft 6in, strong grower with large foliage. Large, slightly rough blooms. Could be useful, will grow again

Pink Windemere, 24a, Pink (Riley 1995) Ds
Rooted in early January and stopped 10th April. Flowered 2 up for early September. Habit similar to parent. Stock selection required. It has potential, will grow again

Rose Windemere, 24a, Deep Pink (Riley 1995) F
Rooted 10th December and stopped 10th April. Flowered 2 up for mid September. Plants reached appx 4ft. The reporting grower was not happy with either health or habit of the plants. Blooms faded on the lower petals. Will not grow again

Red Windemere, 24a, Red (Riley 1994) F
Rooting and stopping as for the Rose sport. Plants were shorter at 3ft and blooms were significantly smaller than the parent. Will not grow again

Janice Shreeve, 24a, Pink (Oldham 1995) Ds/F(3)/G
Mixed reports for this variety. Stopping dates ranged from 26th March to 21st April. Height also varied from 3ft - 6ft. Most growers flowered 2 up. Blooms ready from end August to end September, a very strong grower. Not a resounding success but some growers prepared to try it again.

Thackers Joy, 24a, White (Riley 1994) A
Rooted in December and January, stopped 2nd March and grown 2 up. Plants reached 5ft 6in, health and habit good. Blooms were too late, too rough and too small - will not grow again

Peach Courtier, 24a, Light Salmon (Ford/Halls 1994) A(2)
Rooted December and January and stopped mid to end March. Height 4-5ft (one foot taller than other sports). Large dark green leaves and good strong stems - typical of the Courtiers. However this variety was the first to damp off. No blooms shown in two years. Will not grow again

Pink John Wingfield, 14b, Pink (Riley 1995) Ds/D/A/F/P/S
Plants received late Jan to early Feb and stopped mid March to early April. All growers reported good health and habit with plant heights ranging from 4 - 5 ft. All flowered 2 up and report blooms ready late August to late September. Some colour fading reported but all growers will be growing this one again

Bronze John Wingfield, 24b, Bronze (Riley 1995) D/A/F/P/S
Plants received late Jan to early Feb and stopped mid March to early April. All growers reported good health and habit with plant heights ranging from 4 - 5 ft. All flowered 2 up and report blooms ready late August to late September. Colour fading, streak iness and yellowing of youngest petals at maturity were the main faults reported. Some growers will try this one again, others consider it inferior to the other Wingfields.

Red Chempak Rose, 24b, Red (Riley 1995) Ds/G/S
Rooted early December and stopped 10th March to 1st April. Flowered 2 up for Mid August through late September. Plants 4ft 6in - 5ft in height, health and habit similar to parent. One reporter suggested it is possibly short of petal compared with parent, another suggested petals were longer than the parent. Wonderful colour with no dressing. All will grow again.

Pink Chempak Rose, 24b, Pink (Riley 1995) Ds
Rooted early December and stopped 10th March. Flowered 2 up for Mid August through early September. Plants 5ft in height, health and habit similar to parent. Could be a useful addition, will grow again.

Aimee Jane, 24b, Yellow (Riley 1995) D/F
Two reports for this variety. Plants received end January/early February and stoped end March to early April. Blooms were available from end August through early September. Plant height ranged from 3ft to 4ft 6 in. Both growers reported small blooms but both are prepared to try again.

Maudie Hodgson, 24b, Purple (Riley 1994) A
Rooted during December and stopped 2nd March. Grown 2 and 3 up, Plants were very vigorous - thick stems and large leaves, no health problems. Height 2ft 6in. Blooms damped very badly during September and none were shown. Will not grow again.

Salmon Woolley Pride, 14b, Salmon (Riley 1995) A/F
Plants received late January to early February and stopped mid to late March. Grown 2 up (as parent). Plant height ranged fom 4ft 6in to 6ft. Blooms available early to mid September. No health problems. Blooms considered inferior to the parent: faded badly, petals curled at the ends, gappy at the shoulders. Neither grower will grow this one again.

Baden Locke, 24b, Yellow (Woolman 1994) F/S
Two reports from the North East. Rooted in December and stopped 20-26th March. Both reporters indicate plants 3-3ft 6in with health and habit good. Grown 2 up it produced blooms from end August onwards. Early blooms tended to have greater depth than breadth. No damping or spotting reported could be a weatherproof variety. Will be grown again.

Margaret Patricia, 24b, Pink (Lawson 1994) S
Rooted 1th December and stopped 27th March. Plants were 5ft 6in tall with a low leaf count. Some damping reported and blooms required dressing for exhibition purposes. Prepared to try again next year.


INCURVED AND INTERMEDIATE CULTIVARS - Sections 13/23 and 15/25

Charles Wood, 25a, White (Oldham 1995) Ds/A/F(2}
Rooted as early as 17th November in Fraserburgh and stopped by all growers between 1st March and 1st April. Plants ranged from 4-6ft in height. Habit good: small light green leaves, thick stems. One grower reported very bad damping. Some growers indicated that blooms were too late for September shows although one manged to get blooms for mid September. Stock selection required, some growers prepared to try a few plants next year. Possible candidate for re-classification to 15a?

Big Sid, 25a, Yellow (Oldham 1995) Ds/A/F/G
Rooted in November in Fraserburgh and January in other areas. Stopped early March to early April. A variation in plant heights reported - from 3ft to 6ft. Health and habit considered to be poor and variable, some improvement reportedafter buds were taken . All growers flowered 2 up. All t hink this variety has some potential and will grow again except one grower who reported inconsistent flowering times.

White Rachel Knowles, 25a, White (Oldham 1994) A/F/G
Rooted in December and stopped mid March to early April. Grown 2 up, plants rea ched 5-6ft, although one grower reported plant height of 2ft 6in. Flowered from end August through mid September. Very straight, strong laterals with small foliage, no health problems. This variety has a tendency for the stems to crack horizontally about 6-8 inches below the bud if grown too heavily. A consistent variety which will be grown again.

Emily Peace, 25a, Light Bronze (Oldham 1994) A/F(2)/G
Rooted December to mid January and stopped between 7th March and 7th April. Variation in plant heights reported, 2ft - 5ft 6in. Health and habit good in all respects, one grower warns that growth retardent should not be used with this variety and one grower experienced virussed plants which did not flower. Flowered 2 up , blooms were available from mid Se ptember onwards. Most growers will try this one again.

John Austin, 25a, Light Bronze (Riley 1994) F
Rooted 10th December and stopped 10th April. Plant height approximately 4ft. Not impressed with either health or habit. Blooms ready early to mid September but faded badly and were not showable. Will not be grown again.

Elsecar Heritage, 25a Light Pink (Oldham 1995) F(2)
Rooted in early January and stopped 12-15th March. Plant height varied - 5ft 6in with one grower and 3ft 6in with another. Both growers report fine plants but were not happy with the end result and will not grow again.

Bronze Max Riley, 23b, Light Bronze (Riley, 1994} D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Plants were grown 2 up and reached 4ft in height and flowered throughout September. Considered to be better this year than last. Will be grown again.

Rosa Hockedy, 25b, White (Freestone 1995} Ds
Rooted in December and stopped 10th March. Plant height arounf 5ft. Flowered 2 and 3 up. A good clean grower

Primrose Dorothy Stone, 25b, Yellow (Riley 1995) A/F
Plants received during January and stopped mid March to early April. Very short grower (3ft) with thick stems and no health problems. Grown 2 up, blooms were available for mid September. Blooms were of open form and good size, may benefit from a smaller bag. One reporter prepared to try this one again

John Harrison, 25b, Light Bronze (Oldham 1994) F(2)
Two reports from Fraserburgh confirm this as an excellent variety. Rooted late December to early January and stopped in the first week of April. Plant height 4-5ft, health and habit good. Grown 2 up to produce flowers for early to mid September. Considered very large for a medium classification. Good in bags. Both will grow again.

Pomander, 25b, Pink (Rileys 1994) F
Plants were rooted during December and stopped on 20th March. Grown 2 up the plants reached around 5ft. Health and habit considered poor although the stems were strong. Bloomed too late for September shows and will not be grown again.

Ernie Lapworth, 25b, Yellow (Lapworth 1994) F/S
Rooted very early - end November to mid December and stopped mid March. Plant height around 4ft. Both growers report blooms ready for mid September. Grown 2 up, good in bags, medium to heavy stems and light foliage. Opinion varies on the prospects for this variety, from 'best new 25b' to 'couldn't cut a good bloom'.


SPRAY CULTIVARS - Section 29

Pennine Swing, 29d, Purple (Riley 1995) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with 8-10 blooms/stem and ready for mid September. Plants reached 4ft. Blooms were easily damaged and would benefit from overhead protection. Will probably grow again.

Pennine Sprite, 29d, White (Riley 1994) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stem s with 8-10 blooms/stem and ready for late September. Plants reached 4ft. Plants were considered to be straggly and blooms were easily damaged and would benefit from overhead protection. Will not grow again

Pennine Romeo, 29c, Pink (Riley 1995) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with 6 blooms /stem and ready for mid September. Plants reached 4ft. Lovely clear colour, good healthy plants, strong stems. Would be better with more blooms/stem. Will grow again

Pennine Fizz, 29d, Bronze (Riley 1994) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with masses of blooms /stem and ready for early September. Plants reached 3ft 6in. Blooms extend down the stem. Not as good as in '94 but will grow again

Pennine Ginger, 29c, Bronze (Riley 1994) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with 8 blooms /stem and ready for early September. Plants reached 3ft 6in. Blooms were easily damaged by the sun. Undecided about growing again.

Pennine Foam, 29c, White (Riley 1995) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with only 3 -4 blooms /stem and ready for late September. Plants reached 4ft.Tall and straggly and too few blooms will not be grown again.

Pennine Robe, 29c, Pink (Riley 1995) D
Rooted early January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with 5-6 blooms /stem and ready for early September. Plants reached 4ft. Good colour and strong stems. Will grow again

Candlewick Limelight, 29d, Yellow (Daykin 1994) A/F
Rooted ea rly January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with between 2-6 blooms /stem and ready from mid August throuth to early October. Plants reached 3ft 6in to 4ft 6in. Health and habit excellent, strong and very straight. Considered to be a weatherproof variety. Will definitely be grown again.

White Enbee Wedding, 29d, White (Masters 1995) A
Rooted in January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems with 8 blooms per stem and ready for mid August Plants reached 3ft. Health and foliage good, stems fair. Blooms are pale pink during development becoming white when approaching maturity. Will not be grown again

Pearl Enbee Wedding, 29d, Other Colours (Riley 1995) A/P
Rooted in January and stopped early May. Typically grown 3 stems with 6-8 blooms per stem and ready from early Sept to early October. Plants reached 2ft 6in. Health and foliage good but pedicels short and stems considered thin. Very slow to come away afte r planting. Both reporters prepared to try one or two plants next year.

Primrose Enbee Wedding, 29d, Light Yellow (Masters 1995) A
Rooted in January and stopped 8th April. Grown 3 stems with 8 blooms per stem and ready from end August to early October. Plants reached 3ft 6in to 4ft. Health and foliage good, stems also good. Considered to be very good with excellent prospects. Will de finitely be grown again.

Gold Enbee Frill, 29d, Yellow (Riley 1995) P
Plants received end January and stopped 1st May. Each stem allowed to carry 8 blooms and was ready early September. Plants reached 3ft 6in. Health and foliage good, stems on the thin side. The reporting grower was very impressed with this one. Will definitely be grown again.


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