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GIANT & LARGE DECORATIVE

Alva's Supreme -
Giant formal decorative yellow 1.4m. E. AM/E
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Lovely giant formal blooms of a pleasing soft yellow and relatively early flowering for a Giant. Still shown regularly even though it is one of the older varieties in our catalogue proving that some varieties do stand the test of time. Bred by V Frost from New Zealand and introduced in 1956! Strong growing stems to a height of 1.4m, with 38cm diameter blooms. Grow 2-3 up for exhibition. For showing best blooms this variety could do with some protection.

Bryn Terfel -
Giant Decorative outstanding new giant of red with silver reverse. E. 1m.
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This outstanding giant informal decorative has flowers of a stunning red with the slight twisting of the petals often showing their silvery reverse. Stems will grow to a height of 1m, with blooms reaching up to 38cm in diameter when restricted to 2 blooms per plant.  When grown well this is one of the outstanding flowers on the show bench being one of the most frequently exhibited Giant Decoratives. Having a short footstalk it is better to remove at least 3-4 pairs of buds below the terminal bud to give a good length of stem for cutting.  Later flowering than most other varieties we would suggest stopping mid June for mid September shows. If any exhibitor is happy to let us know of their stopping dates we would be happy to include them here.

Westerton Lillian
Large decorative. Lovely primrose overlaid with pale pink. 1.2m. Exhibition.read more

Raiser Gordon Hodgson. Ron Nelson Memorial Trophy winner at Harrogate in 2011. Full 10″ blooms with superb form – a very welcome addition! First appearing in the latest (2015) NDS Classified Directory as a Large this does have the potential to make a good Giant though it will have to be re-classifeid before it can be shown as a Giant. A vigourous grower we found this made a good size large when grown 6 up. For the best size flowers remove the growing point when 4-5 pairs of leaves have developed and thin resulting side shoots down to allow 5-6 shoots to develop (5 if for exhibition).  Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece 3 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. Do not restrict too much by stripping out all side buds as this may lead to oversize blooms! If you are growing solely for garden display then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller. Dead head regularly.

Sir Alf Ramsey -
Giant blooms of lavender pink with white base. 1.1m. Exhibition
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True giant blooms of lavender pink with white base. Produces show stopping blooms when grown and shown at its best and can achieve a daimetre of almost 35-40cms!! This variety is later to flower than most so we would advise stopping mid June for mid September shows. 1.1m. For the best size flowers remove the growing point when 4-5 pairs of leaves have developed and thin resulting side shoots down to allow only 3-4 shoots to develop (2 if for exhibition). Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece 4-5 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. If you are growing solely for garden display then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller.

LARGE DECORATIVE

Kenora Valentine
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nclassified but we suggest Dual classification as a Giant or Large Decorative. Superb full bodied red. 1.25m. AGM. AM/E
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Superb orangy-red of good form and regulalry seen on the show bench. Later flowering than some we would suggest a mid June stop for exhibiting at mid September shows. 1.2m. The naming of this variety has been much debated over the last few years having been also sold as Kenora Wildfire. It has been removed from the current (2015) NDS Classified List having been included in the last classifed list as a Dual classified variety able to be shown as a Giant or Large Decorative. For the best size flowers remove the growing point when 4-5 pairs of leaves have developed and thin resulting side shoots down to allow only 3-5 shoots to develop  (2 if exhibiting as a Giant, 4 -5 if exhibiting as a Large). Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece 3 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. If you are growing solely for garden display then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller. Dead head regularly.

MEDIUM DECORATIVE

BJ Beauty


Medium Decorative Dahlia Formal full bodied white 1.2m E

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Charlie Two

Medium Decorative Dahlia Light yellow. 1.2m E

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White Charlie Two

Medium decorative creamy white sport from Charlie Two Bronze Certificate 20011.2m E

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SMALL DECORATIVE

Gateshead Festival


Small Decorative. Superb peachy-orange with lemon base. 1.1m. E.G

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Ruskin Diane

Small Decorative Dahlia Yellow blooms, superb form. 1.2m E. G

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Ryecroft Brenda T

Small Decorative Dahlia White with hint of lavender. Excellent form, good stems. 1.4m. E.G. Grow 7 up.

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Winholme Diane

Small Decorative creamy yellow sport from Primrose Diane. 1.2m

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MINIATURE DECORATIVE

Dikara Superb

Karenglen

Loretta

Marston Suzanne
Ryecroft Jan

 

GIANT SEMI-CACTUS

Daleko Jupiter

Janal Amy

Pink Jupiter

 

LARGE SEMI-CACTUS

Hamari Accord

Kenora Challenger

Trooper Dan

 

MEDIUM SEMI-CACTUS

Eastwood Moonlight

Grenidor Pastelle

Hillcrest Candy


 

SMALL SEMI-CACTUS

Cherwell Goldcrest

Oakwood Goldcrest
Ruskin Myra

 

SMALL CACTUS

Kiwi Gloria

Trelyn Kiwi

 

MINIATURE CACTUS/SEMI-CACTUS

Weston Pirate

 

SMALL BALL

Blyton Softer Gleam

Westerton Folly

 

MINIATURE BALL

Dave's Choice

Jomanda

Mary's Jomanda

 

LARGE POMPON

Franz Kafka

Nuland's Josephine


 

POMPON

Gurtla twilight

Hallmark

Moor Place

Willo's Violet

 

WATERLILY

Cameo

Taratahi Ruby

 

COLLERETTE

Clair de Lune

Don Hill

Hootenanny

Teesbrooke Audrey

 

FIMBRIATED

Jennie

Marlene Joy

Nargold

 
 
 
 
 
 
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