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2002 Paul Barlow


2005 Cultivar Review

This page contains a brief assessment of the performance of the cultivars I grew during 2005. 

Lorna Wood
A pure white, hard petalled medium incurved. Performed very well again this year after a disappointing year in 2004. Grown in 8.5 inch plastic pots
Verdict: keep

Cornetto
Easy to grow yellow medium intermediate. Performed very well again this year after a disappointing year in 2004. Grown in 9 inch plastic pots
Verdict: Keep

Woolley Globe
Pure white intermediate, a bit loose for some tastes but one that I enjoy growing. No problems to speak of. Grown in pots this year and flowered a bit late for most shows, need to adjust stopping date for 2006.
Verdict: Keep

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

Millennium
A light yellow medium intermediate, performed extremely well with me this year. One of the most popular medium intermediates around at the moment.  
Verdict: Keep

Rosa Hockedy
October classified medium intermediate. Very vigorous grower. Tried a very early stop and grown in pots but buds too late for September shows. Have not mastered this one in three years of trying - it has to go! 
Verdict: discard

Suzanne Etheridge
October classified medium intermediate. Very short grower. Grown 2 up in 8.5 inch pots. Blooms on small side and form not as expected. 
Verdict: discard

John Wingfield
One of the best medium reflexed cultivars I have grown - outstanding once again. The pick of the Wingfield family with me this year.
Verdict: Keep.

Yellow John Wingfield
A bit smaller than the parent but still worth it's place. Excellent size this year, better than for the past few years.  
Verdict: Keep.

Pink John Wingfield
A good pink sport from John Wingfield. Big blooms again this year.
Verdict: Keep.

Peach John Wingfield
Good colour but slightly smaller than the rest of the family. Similar to pink when it comes to dressing. Kept on for the same reason as the yellow sport.
Verdict: Keep.

Candy John Wingfield
Good colour , clearly distinct from Pink.  Similar to peach when it comes to dressing.
Verdict: Keep.

Salmon John Wingfield
Good colour, first time grown in 2005, similar size to peach and candy but with neater petal lay. 
Verdict: Keep.

Chempak Rose
October classified medium reflexed. Fine upright grower with deep pink blooms. Fabulous colour and a high percentage of exhibition standard blooms. Later than the sports this year so will stop earlier next year
Verdict: Keep.

Purple Chempak Rose
October classified medium reflexed. Fine upright grower with deep purple blooms. Fabulous colour and a high percentage of exhibition standard blooms.
Verdict: Keep

Red Chempak Rose
First time grown in 2005, October classified medium reflexed. Fine upright grower with deep red blooms. Fabulous colour,  good percentage of exhibition standard blooms but some stock selection required.
Verdict: Keep

Fiona Lynn
Normally reliable light pink reflexed. This year some damping and many blooms with petals that did not reflex. Need to re-think how this one is grown next year.
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 show bench. Lots of damping this year making two years running that this one has not performed as expected. 
Verdict: undecided, probably discard.

John Peace Senior 
nice strong plants, blooms late Sept from 10th May stop. Blooms tended to be wider than they were deep. Nice colour but none seen on show bench anywhere this year
Verdict: discard 

Wembley
blooms small even when grown one up. Large daisy eye, extensive damping.
Verdict: discard

Christopher Lawson 
all blooms damped from early stages.
Verdict: discard.


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