New Varieties 2015
By John Peace
Every year Chrysanthemum growers look forward to seeing what new varieties are available from the well respected breeders, from various parts of the UK.
Is releasing Arthur Ellis 25b Yellow. This is a lovely tight incurving intermediate, which should do well on the show bench.
John Peace, 9 Briardene Way, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 3NR
Sam is also releasing Arthur Ellis 25b Yellow and Stellas Dream 14b White, named after the wife of the well known late grower Steve Joyce. It is a lovely crystal white October flowering reflex, which can be shown as an early or a late.
Sam Oldham Chrysanthemums, Oldham Nurseries, Main Road, Wrangle, Boston, Lincs PE22 9AT.
Frank is putting out a large white intermediate called Robina 25a White. This is a very large flower and looked very good at registration and was bred by Peter Fraser. Frank is also releasing Yellow Natalie Sarah 29d Yellow.
Frank Charlton, 3 Ashleigh Gardens, Cleadon, South Tyneside, SR6 7QA.
Vinny is releasing 4 varieties, Mary Brownbridge 29e Cream . This is named after the NCS Chairmans wife. It really caught my eye and the breeder was Bill Bahn. His next release is Yellow Natalie Sarah 29d Yellow. He also has a sport of the Southway Sheba, Chestnut Southway Sheba 29d Deep Bronze, lovely colour. The last of his releases is Apricot Southway Sheba 29d Deep Salmon.
Vin Aldred, 41 Shakespeare Crescent, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 1NB
Halls of Heddon
There are 2 new varieties from Halls, firstly one named after an old family friend and renowned breeder, who recently past away, Harry Lawson 14b, Deep Red. This cultivar can be grown as an early or a late. I have had the pleasure of growing this over the last two years and I know it will do really well. Secondly they are releasing and early spray called Edina 29d Light Pink, bred by Rod Fox. A lovely pink single.
Halls of Heddon, West Heddon Nursery Centre, Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle on Tyne, NE15 0JS.
Maurice is only putting 1 forward this year and it is called Harry Buckle 14a Purple. A lovely purple reflex that will do well as an early or a late.
Maurice Johnson, 4 Richmond Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 6NQ
Joe has been breeding some good sprays over the last few years and this one is something really special. Named afer his wife who recently past away, Pat Jenkins 29d Light Red.
Joe Jenkins, 21 Brentwood Close, Holywell, Tyne and Wear, NE25 0PD
Ivor is releasing 2 cultivars, both large exhibition and they were bred by John Nevill. Patton section 1 Purple. Ivor has grown this and he states that you should not give it too much feed and grow it in a 9 inch pot. Stop it 20th April first crown for early November.
Louisiana section 1 Light Bronze , again bred by John Nevill. I have seen this one growing and it looks really good, with a lovely salmon, light red colour. Ivor rates this one really highly.
Ivor Mace, 2 Mace Lane, Ynyswen, Treorci, Rhondda, CF42 6DS
Eric is releasing 4 new Anemone’s, the first is called Harry Anderton 6b Light Pink. Second we have Hartley Anderton 6b Light Pink and third Tom Anderton 6b Light Pink and the fourth one, which I have seen myself looks really good, is called Anderton Polar 6b White.
Eric Anderton, 12 Hawthorn Crescent, Tottington, Near Bury. BL8 3NG
Ian is releasing 2 new cultivars, first one raised by John Nevill, Euston section 2 Deep Pink. Ian has grown this for a number of years now and rates it very highly and says it will do really well in the medium exhibition classes. The next one was raised by Ann Brook and is called Marjorie Barnes, again a section 2 and is Light Pink. I have seen this twice this year at the late show at Stafford and again at Doncaster and it was shown in fine form.
Ian Moss, Beechwood Chrysanthemums, 18 Beechwood Grove, Prescott, Merseyside. L35 5AX.