Gold Medal Winners 2019

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Tagetes patula Showboat Yellow

Breeder: Originator Ferry Morse
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Year: 1974
Colour: Deep yellow

Awards: Gold Medal

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.

Dianthus chinensis Snowflake

Breeder: Syngenta Flowers
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Year: 1973
Colour: White

Awards: Gold Medal

When trialled in 1971 this variety was awarded a Gold Medal for its floriferousness, vigour and dwarf habit.

Lavatera trimestris Tanagra

Breeder: HM. CLAUSE
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Year: 1973
Colour: Carmine red

Awards: Gold Medal

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).

Pelargonium zonale Sprinter

Breeder: Syngenta Flowers
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Year: 1973
Colour: Scarlet

Awards: Gold Medal

When judged in 1972 this variety was 10 days earlier and had a more compact habit.

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