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

Year

Recipient

Plant

Reference

 Note

1963

Dr R.S.R. Francis

Rosa 'Cresset'

NZ Plants & Gardens, 1963, Vol. 5(5): 211-212.

 

1963

Dr J.S. Yeates

Lilium parkmannii 'Excelsior'

NZ Plants & Gardens, 1963, Vol. 5(5): 211-212.

 

1964

Mr H. (Bert) Blumhardt

Cymbidium 'Little Tiki'

NZ Plants & Gardens, 1964, Vol. 6(1): 54, 86.

 

1964

Dr B.W. Doak

Camellia 'Phyl Doak'

NZ Plants & Gardens, 1964, Vol. 6(1): 54, 86.

 

1967

Mr L.E. Jury

Camellia 'Grand Jury'

NZ Plants & Gardens, 1967, Vol. 7(5): 213.

 

1968

Mr W.B. Brockie

Phormium 'Smiling Morn'

Journal of the RNZIH, 1969, Vol. 1(2): 68.

 

1969

Mrs J. Wright

Gladanthera 'Lucky Star'

Journal of the RNZIH, 1970, Vol. 1(6): 264.

 

1971

Mr A. Farnell

GerberaFarnell’s All Doubles”

Journal of the RNZIH, 1971, Vol. 2(5): 228.

 

1971

Mr L. Robinson

Photinia 'Red Robin'

Journal of the RNZIH, 1971, Vol. 2(5): 228.

 

1981

Mr O. (Os) Blumhardt

Camellia 'Gay Baby'
Camellia 'Tiny Star'

Horticulture in NZ (Bulletin of the RNZIH), 1981, Vol. 19: 4.

 

1982

Mr I. Bell

Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'
Leucadendron ' Bell ’s Sunrise '

Horticulture in NZ, 1983, Vol. 28: 3.

 

1982

Mr H.J. Clark

Camellia 'Craig Clark'
Hibiscus 'Apricot Parade'
Protea ' Clark ’s Red'
Rhododendron 'Sandra’s Scarlet'

Horticulture in NZ, 1983, Vol. 28: 3.

 

1982

Mrs E.J. Stevens

Leucadendron 'Red Gem'

Horticulture in NZ, 1983, Vol. 28: 3.

 

1984

Mr F. Jury

Camellia 'Waterlily'
Magnolia 'Iolanthe'
Magnolia 'Serene'
Phormium 'Yellow Wave'
Rhododendron 'Felicity'

Horticulture in NZ, 1984, Vol. 32: 5.

Rhododendron 'Felicity' has been renamed R. 'Felicity Fair'

1988

Dr K.R.W. Hammett

Dahlia 'Showpiece Hybrids'
Dahlia 'Elizabeth Hammett'
Dahlia 'Pineholt Princess'

Horticulture in NZ, 1988, Vol. 47: 5.

 

1990

Mr J.G. Hobbs

Hebe 'Wiri Splash'
Hebe 'Wiri Image'
Leptospermum 'Wiri Joan'
Leptospermum 'Wiri Joy'

Horticulture in NZ - Journal of the RNZIH, 1990, Vol. 1(2): 12.

 

1991

Mr N. Haydon

Camellia 'Baby Bear'
Camellia 'Baby Willow '
Camellia 'Sun Song'
Camellia 'Takanini'

Horticulture in NZ - Journal of the RNZIH, 1991, Vol. 2(2): 33.

 

1992

Mr T.C. Hatch

Alstroemeria 'Pink Joy'
Cheiranthus 'Joy Gold'
Cheiranthus 'Winter Joy'
Osteospermum 'Whirlygig'
Osteospermum 'Whirly Pink'

Horticulture in NZ - Journal of the RNZIH, 1992, Vol. 3(2): 14.

Cheiranthus is now Erysimum

1993

Mr A. Easton

Cymbidium 'Tracy Reddaway'
Odontoglossum 'Geyser Gold'

Horticulture in NZ - Journal of the RNZIH, 1994, Vol. 5(1): 25.

 

1994

Riwaka Research Station

Humulus lupulus varieties

Horticulture in NZ - Journal of the RNZIH, 1994, Vol. 5(2): 7.

 

1996

Mr T.J. Mechen

Chrysanthemum 'Dorothy Mechen'
Chrysanthemum 'Edith Mechen'
Chrysanthemum 'Pop Hollows'

New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 1996, Vol. 1(4): 11.

Chrysanthemum is often referred to Dendranthema

1997

Mr F. Schuurman

Rosa 'Little Opal'
Rosa 'Scentasia'

New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 1997, Vol. 2(4): 24-25.

 

1999

Mr N. McMillan

Polyanthus "Waikato Series”
Polyanthus 'Pink Ruffle'

Newsletter of the RNZIH, 1999, Vol. 4: 7.

 

2000

Mr D. Brown

Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Solar Flare'

Newsletter of the RNZIH, 2000, Vol. 4: 6.

 

2004

Mr J. R. Finlay

Camellia 'Scentuous' (C. japonica 'Tiffany' × C. lutchuensis)
Camellia 'Sweet Emma'
Camellia 'Scentimental'
Camellia 'Scentasia'
Camellia 'Fragrant Lady'
Camellia 'Prime Fragrance'
Camellia 'Toni Finlay's Fragrance'
Camellia 'Jim Finlay's Fragrance'
Camellia 'Dame Sylvia'
Camellia 'Chekiangoleosa'
× 'Scentasia'
Camellia 'Chekiangoleosa'
× 'Kramers Supreme'
Camellia 'Chekiangoleosa'
× 'Superscent'
Camellia 'Chekiangoleosa'
× 'Scentasia'

New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2004, Vol. 7(2): 21.

 

2007

Mr M. Jury

Camellia 'Fairy Blush'
Camellia 'Volunteer'
Camellia 'Jury’s Pearl'
Camellia 'Gay Buttons'
Camellia 'Pearly Cascade'
Camellia 'Topiary Pink'
Camellia 'Apple Blossom Sun'
Magnolia 'Burgundy Star'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Felix Jury'
Rhododendron 'Floral Sun'
Rhododendron 'Floral Gift'
Rhododendron 'Meadow Lemon'
Rhododendron 'Platinum Ice'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Jaffa'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Sweet Vanilla'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Sherbet Rose'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Peach Puff'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Jellybean'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Mango Sunset'
Rhododendron (Vireya) 'Pink Jazz'

New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2007, Vol. 10(1): 21-22.

 
2009 Mr Peter Cave Magnolia בSweetheart’
Magnolia בRoyal Purple’
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2009, Vol. 12(1): 25.  
2010 Mr George Leslie Alfred (Alf) Day

×Odontocidium Papatoetoe Prophet
Odontoglossum Soissons
×Odontioda Cerolia
×Odontioda Dekala Jesto

New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2010, Vol. 13(1): 27.  
2011 Mr Graeme Charles Platt Coprosma ‘Taiko’
Leptospermum scoparium 'Sherryl-Lee'
Metrosideros 'Mistral'
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2011, Vol. 14(1): 19-22.  
2012 Mr James (Jim) Palmer Rumbal Acer palmatum 'Winter Flame'
Metrosideros carminea 'Carousel'
Pseudopanax lessonii 'Forest Gem'
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2012, Vol. 15(1): 30-31.  
2013 Ian Thomas Baldick Magnolia 'Purple Sensation'
Magnolia 'Red As' (sometimes known as M. 'Red as Red')
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2013, Vol. 16(1): 28.  
2014 Vance James Hooper Magnolia ‘Genie’
Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2014, Vol. 17(1): 33-34.  
2015 Kathryn Louise Telford Helleborus × hybridus New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2015, Vol. 18(1): 33-34.  
2016 Terry Dowdeswell Delphinium cultorum Dusky Maidens Series
Delphinium cultorum Sweethearts Series
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2016, Vol. 19(1): 20-22.  
2017 Robin (Rob) Somerfield  Rosa ‘Scent to Remember’
Rosa ‘Pacific Glory’
Rosa ‘Looking Good’
Rosa ‘Christchurch Remembers’
New Zealand Garden Journal (Journal of the RNZIH), 2017, Vol. 20(1).  

 

 

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