This page contains a look at
the performance of the cultivars I grew during 1999.
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 big, heavy plant that produces a big bronze intermediate bloom. Excellent.
A pure white, hard petalled medium incurved. The best there is for consistency and ease of
growing - good exhibition blooms too.
Good purple medium intermediate. Good size and very consistent for show purposes.
The best medium reflexed cultivar 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, possibly larger than the parent.
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. Better during the second half
of the month with me when the colour wasdeeper pink.
The biggest white intermediate I have seen. Needs an early root and an early stop but what
a flower - well worth the wait.
A golden oldie this one. A lovely lemon yellow medium reflexed that is easy to grow. Tends
to come early in the season - end August and early September. I've tried it on a run-on
bud for later in September with some success.
Another golden oldie that is still worth growing. A pure white medium reflexed bloom that
needs very little dressing for exhibition. Grown on a run on this cltivar produced blooms
from the third week in September.
I've been growing this cultivar since I started with earlies in the early eighties so
there's some nostalgia attached to this one. Still a good exhibition bloom although I grew
it one up in 1999 to try to improve bloom size.
Best of the Chessingtons in my view. Big flowers, rather tall plants (6ft 6in), nice
Good new sport that is slightly smaller than some other sports but good form and colour.
A big bloom this one, comparable with Primrose for size, perhaps slightly softer in the
petal but good form.
Nice sport, consistent. Well worth growing.
Three years of trying different approaches and I've decided to call it a day with this
one. At it's best it is a tremendous purple reflex that needs no dressing. Unfortunately
it isn't at it's best very often.
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Last updated on 23 December, 2001