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2001 Paul Barlow

2001 Cultivar Review

This page contains a brief assessment of the performance of the cultivars I grew during 2001. A decision taken early in the year meant I would grow only mediums during 2001.

Easy to grow yellow medium intermediate. Very consistent - lots of blooms to exhibition standard.
Verdict: Keep

Woolley Globe
Pure white intermediate, a bit loose for some tastes but a favourite with me. No problems to speak of.
Verdict: Keep

Lorna Wood
A pure white, hard petalled medium incurved. The best there is for consistency and ease of growing - good exhibition blooms too. Proved it's worth several times over (at Stirling and Perth Shows).
Verdict: Keep.

Carlene Welby
Good purple medium intermediate. Good size and very consistent for show purposes.
Verdict: Keep.

John Wingfield
The best medium reflexed cultivar I have grown - outstanding.
Verdict: Keep.

Yellow John Wingfield
A bit smaller than the parent but worth it's place in the garden for sure.
Verdict: Keep.

Pink John Wingfield
A good pink sport from John Wingfield. Taller this year - perhaps 5ft 6" to 6ft and harder to dress than the yellow and the parent, but worth it's place.
Verdict: Keep.

Peach John Wingfield
Good colour but slightly smaller than the rest of the family. Similar to pink when it comes to dressing.
Verdict: Keep.

Woolley Pride
A good October classified reflexed that can be grown for September shows. A big pink flower that needs little or no dressing for the showbench.
Verdict: Keep.

Amanda Preston
Did not live up to it's promise of last year, all blooms rotted in the bags when other cultivars grown alongside had no problems. No blooms shown.
Verdict: discard.

Clapham Snowflake
Poor quality blooms, flowered late again. No form and short of petal.
Verdict: discard.

A light yellow medium intermediate, lived up to the promise of last year. definitely one to try again.
Verdict: Keep

Kimberley Marie
October classified medium bronze intermediate. I've been growing this as a Late for a couple of years and decided to try a few plants for September flowers. Good size blooms and good open intermediate form.
Verdict: Keep

Yellow Gingernut
I've been growing this cultivar since I started with earlies in the early eighties so there's some nostalgia attached to this one. Flowered very late with me, bloom size reasonable but form not what. Finally will let this one go.
Verdict: discard.

Sarah Louise
New in this year. Lots of hype in raisers catalogues and NCS literature - unfortunately blooms were very small and rotted when about two thirds out. Not impressed! (Report and pictures on Novelty 2001 page)
Verdict: discard.

Darlington Anniversary
Ordered a dozen plants and the supplier sent me 6 of two cultivars, only apparent at the 5 inch pot stage. Both were grown because, being new, it was not obvious which was Darlington Anniversary. As it happens neither cultivar turned out to be Darlington Anniversary and both cultivars were very poor. No reports on the grapevine for this cultivar and as the supplier has deleted the cultivar from his catalogue for 2002 I won't bother trying to obtain it for next year.  (Report and pictures on Novelty 2001 page).
Verdict: discard.

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Last updated on 23 December, 2001