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When it was awarded a Gold Medal in 1976 Zinnia Pink Ruffles was the second in a series of Zinnia so called because of the attractive rulled effect of the petals which are informal and yet retain a neat and tidy appearence. Ruffles types are vigourous growing to a height of 60 to 80 cm. The variety is excellent for cut flowers or summer bedding.
Impatiens Miss Swiss Scarlet was an F1 hybrid which was trialled in 1974 and introduced in 1976 as a Fleuroselect Award Winner. The variety has attractive large rounded flowers and the plant habit is vigorous, robust and spreading.
Nicotiana Crimson Rock was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal in 1975 for its distinct colour and upright flowering habit.
Aster Pinocchio Mix was awarded a 1975 Fleuroselect Gold Medal for its dwarfness and excelelnt garden performance. The variety bears a mass of small, double, ball-shaped blooms, that form compact mounds. The dwarf cultivars of Chinese aster reach 15 to 30 cm high and bloom from late summer to well into autumn. Pinocchio Mixed is an excellent blend of lovely shades, including pink, red, crimson, purple and white. Very easy to grow from seed they are invaluable for beds and borders and an excellent cut flower.
Dianthus chinensis Crimson Charms was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal in 1975. This now well-known series has profuse flushes of blooms on a compact, but vigorous habit.
Scarlet Charms was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal in 1975. This now well-known series has profuse flushes of blooms on a compact, but vigorous habit.
Redskin received both the 1975 Gold Medal and the All-America Selections award. Particularly appealing because of its dwarfness, the rich dark bronze foliage serves as a dramatic background for the large, spectacular flowers in a delightful mix of rich colours and includes shades of purple, orange, bronze, garnet and maroon.
Tagetes patula Honeycomb was awarded a 1975 Gold Medal for for is free compactness and uniformity in both colour and habit.
The variety was awarded a 1974 Gold Medal as the first orange Antirrhinum majus in dwarf habit.
Snowboat was the first variety to win a Fleuroselect Gold Medal and an All-America Selections award. As a triploid this hybrid Marigold showed considerably better uniformity. It was also found to be earlier than existing varieties, the first flowers appearing within five weeks from seed.
When trialled in 1971 this variety was awarded a Gold Medal for its floriferousness, vigour and dwarf habit.
When trialed in 1971 Tangara was judged to be a perceptible improvement the flowers being bigger than the varieties available at that time. It is compact and stands erect thanks to the rigidness of its stems. Sown in spring, it flowers unceasingly from July to September. A hardy annual, it adapts itself to any soil and any condition (sun or shadow).
When judged in 1972 this variety was 10 days earlier and had a more compact habit.