Gold Medal Winners 2019

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Dianthus chinensis Scarlet Charms

Breeder: Syngenta/Goldsmith Seeds
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Year: 1975
Colour: Scarlet red

Awards: Gold Medal

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.
 

Dahlia variabilis Redskin

Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
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Year: 1975
Colour: Mixture

Awards: Gold Medal

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

Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
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Year: 1975
Colour: Orange and mahogany bicolor

Awards: Gold Medal

Tagetes patula Honeycomb was awarded a 1975 Gold Medal for for is free compactness and uniformity in both colour and habit.

Antirrhinum majus Orange Pixie

Breeder: Syngenta Flowers
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Year: 1974
Colour: Deep Orange Bronze

Awards: Gold Medal

The variety was awarded a 1974 Gold Medal as the first orange Antirrhinum majus in dwarf habit.

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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