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Plant Raisers' Award

The Award is granted to any nominated individual or organisation who has raised in New Zealand a cultivar considered to be sufficiently meritorious.

Previous Recipients List

In 2003, Sue Davison prepared the first comprehensive list of the recipients of the RNZIH Plant Raisers' Award (New Zealand Garden Journal, 2003, Vol. 6(1): 17-19; also available as a PDF at www.rnzih.org.nz/RNZIH_Journal/Pages17-19_from_2003_Vol6_No1.pdf).

This new list (below) is current and corrects a few small errors in Davison 2003:

  • Plant Raisers Award 1997: the correct journal issue is Vol. 2(4) not Vol. 2(2)
  • Plant Raisers Award 1994: the correct journal volume is Vol. 5(2): 7 not Vol. 4(2): 7
  • Plant Raisers Award 1993: the correct journal volume is Vol. 5(1): 25 not Vol. 4(1): 25
  • Plant Raisers Award 1964: "Blumhard" should be spelt "Blumhardt" and p.54 is an additional reference to the Award

Recipients

  • 2020
    • Recipient: Russell George Lowe
    • Cultivar: Actinidia chinensis Planch. var. chinensis ‘Zesy002’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2020, Vol. 23(1): 19
    • Note: the fruit of this cultivar are marketed as Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit
  • 2019
    • Recipient: Ian Alexander Duncalf
    • Cultivar: Agapanthus ‘Thunder Storm’
    • Cultivar: Alstroemeria ‘Rock and Roll’
    • Cultivar: Clivia ‘Barbara’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2019, Vol. 22(1): 15–18
  • 2018
    • Recipient: Douglas (‘Doug’) Grant
    • Cultivar: Cucurbita maxima ‘Pacific King’
    • Cultivar: Cucurbita moschata ‘Butterkin’
    • Cultivar: Cucurbita pepo ‘Knucklehead’
    • Cultivar: Rosa ‘Millennium’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2018, Vol. 21(1): 30–31
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
    • Recipient: Mr M. Jury
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Volunteer’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Jury’s Pearl’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Gay Buttons’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Pearly Cascade’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Topiary Pink’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Apple Blossom Sun’
    • Cultivar: Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’
    • Cultivar: Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’
    • Cultivar: Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron ‘Floral Sun’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron ‘Floral Gift’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron ‘Meadow Lemon’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron ‘Platinum Ice’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Jaffa’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Sweet Vanilla’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Sherbet Rose’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Peach Puff’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Jellybean’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Mango Sunset’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Pink Jazz’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2007, Vol. 10(1): 21–22
  • 2004
    • Recipient: Mr J. R. Finlay
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Scentuous’ (C. japonica ‘Tiffany’ × C. lutchuensis)
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Sweet Emma’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Scentimental’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Scentasia’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Fragrant Lady’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Prime Fragrance’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Toni Finlay’s Fragrance’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Jim Finlay’s Fragrance’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Dame Sylvia’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Chekiangoleosa’ × ‘Scentasia’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Chekiangoleosa’ × ‘Kramers Supreme’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Chekiangoleosa’ × ‘Superscent’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Chekiangoleosa’ × ‘Scentasia’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2004, Vol. 7(2): 21
  • 2000
    • Recipient: Mr D. Brown
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron (Vireya) ‘Solar Flare’
    • Reference: Newsletter of the RNZIH, 2000, Vol. 4: 6
  • 1999
    • Recipient: Mr N. McMillan
    • Cultivar: Polyanthus “Waikato Series”
    • Cultivar: Polyanthus ‘Pink Ruffle’
    • Reference: Newsletter of the RNZIH, 1999, Vol. 4: 7
  • 1997
    • Recipient: Mr F. Schuurman
    • Cultivar: Rosa ‘Little Opal’
    • Cultivar: Rosa ‘Scentasia’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 1997, Vol. 2(4): 24–25
  • 1996
    • Recipient: Mr T.J. Mechen
    • Cultivar: Chrysanthemum ‘Dorothy Mechen’
    • Cultivar: Chrysanthemum ‘Edith Mechen’
    • Cultivar: Chrysanthemum ‘Pop Hollows’
    • Reference: New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 1996, Vol. 1(4): 11
    • Note: Chrysanthemum is often referred to Dendranthema
  • 1994
    • Recipient: Riwaka Research Station
    • Cultivar: Humulus lupulus selections
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, 1994, Vol. 5(2): 7
  • 1993
    • Recipient: Mr A. Easton
    • Cultivar: Cymbidium ‘Tracy Reddaway’
    • Cultivar: Odontoglossum ‘Geyser Gold’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, 1994, Vol. 5(1): 25
  • 1992
    • Recipient: Mr T.C. Hatch
    • Cultivar: Alstroemeria ‘Pink Joy’
    • Cultivar: Cheiranthus ‘Joy Gold’
    • Cultivar: Cheiranthus ‘Winter Joy’
    • Cultivar: Osteospermum ‘Whirlygig’
    • Cultivar: Osteospermum ‘Whirly Pink’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, 1992, Vol. 3(2): 14
    • Note: Cheiranthus is now Erysimum
  • 1991
    • Recipient: Mr N. Haydon
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Baby Bear’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Baby Willow’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Sun Song’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Takanini’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, 1991, Vol. 2(2): 33
  • 1990
    • Recipient: Mr J.G. Hobbs
    • Cultivar: Hebe ‘Wiri Splash’
    • Cultivar: Hebe ‘Wiri Image’
    • Cultivar: Leptospermum ‘Wiri Joan’
    • Cultivar: Leptospermum ‘Wiri Joy’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, 1990, Vol. 1(2): 12
    • Note: Hebe is now Veronica
  • 1988
    • Recipient: Dr K.R.W. Hammett
    • Cultivar: Dahlia ‘Showpiece Hybrids’
    • Cultivar: Dahlia ‘Elizabeth Hammett’
    • Cultivar: Dahlia ‘Pineholt Princess’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand, 1988, Vol. 47: 5
  • 1984
    • Recipient: Mr F. Jury
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Waterlily’
    • Cultivar: Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’
    • Cultivar: Magnolia ‘Serene’
    • Cultivar: Phormium ‘Yellow Wave’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron ‘Felicity’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand, 1984, Vol. 32: 5
    • Note: Rhododendron ‘Felicity’ has been renamed R. ‘Felicity Fair’
  • 1982
    • Recipient: Mr I. Bell
    • Cultivar: Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’
    • Cultivar: Leucadendron ‘Bell’s Sunrise’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand, 1983, Vol. 28: 3
  • 1982
    • Recipient: Mr H.J. Clark
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Craig Clark’
    • Cultivar: Hibiscus ‘Apricot Parade’
    • Cultivar: Protea ‘Clark’s Red’
    • Cultivar: Rhododendron ‘Sandra’s Scarlet’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand, 1983, Vol. 28: 3
  • 1982
    • Recipient: Mrs E.J. Stevens
    • Cultivar: Leucadendron ‘Red Gem’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand, 1983, Vol. 28: 3
  • 1981
    • Recipient: Mr O. (‘Os’) Blumhardt
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Gay Baby’
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Tiny Star’
    • Reference: Horticulture in New Zealand (Bulletin of the RNZIH), 1981, Vol. 19: 4
  • 1971
    • Recipient: Mr A. Farnell
    • Cultivar: Gerbera “Farnell’s All Doubles”
    • Reference: Journal of the RNZIH, 1971, Vol. 2(5): 228
  • 1971
    • Recipient: Mr L. Robinson
    • Cultivar: Photinia ‘Red Robin’
    • Reference: Journal of the RNZIH, 1971, Vol. 2(5): 228
  • 1969
    • Recipient: Mrs J. Wright
    • Cultivar: Gladanthera ‘Lucky Star’
    • Reference: Journal of the RNZIH, 1970, Vol. 1(6): 264
  • 1968
    • Recipient: Mr W.B. Brockie
    • Cultivar: Phormium ‘Smiling Morn’
    • Reference: Journal of the RNZIH, 1969, Vol. 1(2): 68
  • 1967
    • Recipient: Mr L.E. Jury
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Grand Jury’
    • Reference: New Zealand Plants & Gardens, 1967, Vol. 7(5): 213
  • 1964
    • Recipient: Mr H. (‘Bert’) Blumhardt
    • Cultivar: Cymbidium ‘Little Tiki’
    • Reference: New Zealand Plants & Gardens, 1964, Vol. 6(1): 54, 86
  • 1964
    • Recipient: Dr B.W. Doak
    • Cultivar: Camellia ‘Phyl Doak’
    • Reference: New Zealand Plants & Gardens, 1964, Vol. 6(1): 54, 86
  • 1963
    • Recipient: Dr R.S.R. Francis
    • Cultivar: Rosa ‘Cresset’
    • Reference: New Zealand Plants & Gardens, 1963, Vol. 5(5): 211–212
  • 1963
    • Recipient: Dr J.S. Yeates
    • Cultivar: Lilium parkmannii ‘Excelsior’
    • Reference: New Zealand Plants & Gardens, 1963, Vol. 5(5): 211–212

 

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