This page contains a brief
assessment of the performance of the cultivars I grew during 2003.
Easy to grow yellow medium intermediate. Very consistent - lots of blooms to exhibition
Pure white intermediate, a bit loose for some tastes but a favourite with me. No problems
to speak of.
A pure white, hard petalled medium incurved. The best there is for consistency and ease of
growing - good exhibition blooms too. Continues to prove it's value as an
Good purple medium intermediate. Good size and very consistent for show purposes.
One of the best medium reflexed cultivars I have grown - outstanding.
A bit smaller than the parent but worth it's place in the garden for sure.
A good pink sport from John Wingfield. The pick of the Wingfield family with
me this year.
Peach John Wingfield
Good colour but slightly smaller than the rest of the
family. Similar to pink when it comes to dressing.
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. Suffered a little
bit from the heat during 2003.
A light yellow medium intermediate, performed extremely well with me this year. One
of the most popular medium intermediates around at the moment.
October classified medium bronze intermediate. Good size blooms
and good open intermediate form.
October classified medium yellow incurved raised by Harry Lawson. Better
results from my own propagation this year. Good incurving blooms, hard crisp petal with no damping.
Disappointing for the second year in succession.
September classified pink medium intermediate. Grown 3 up in pots and
still produced blooms of reasonable size and good exhibition quality.
September classified bronze medium intermediate. A surprise package this
year. Good size blooms of lovely deep reddish bronze.
September classified pink medium intermediate. Good size blooms quite
incurving. Good colour even in a hot year.
October classified medium intermediate. Very vigorous grower producing
large blooms. Perhaps under-cropped in 2003. Definitely worth another try.
September classified medium intermediate. Very late this year, no blooms
before end September. Will try to master the timing for next year.
Verdict: Try again in 2004
September classified yellow medium intermediate. New release in 2003. Late
blooms but definitely worth another try in 2004. Very tall - over 2 metres!
Verdict: Try again
September classified white medium intermediate. New release in 2003. Late
blooms but definitely worth another try in 2004.
Verdict: Try again
October classified medium reflexed. Fine upright grower with deep purple
September classified pink medium intermediate. Brought in again after an
absence of over 10 years. Perhaps not as big as in the past but lovely
open form and unique colour.
Simply stunning medium pink reflexed. Best vase in Show at Fife Garden
An old favourite re-introduced this year. A small pink reflexed with
superb form. Will hopefully hold its own against today's larger mediums
Waller plus Cherry and Salmon sports
September classified medium reflexes. Obtained late cuttings that didn't
really have time to make a substantial plant. Enough promise however to
look forward to better things next year.
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Last updated on 26 September, 2003