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SOTY 2012 Winners

 

 The top ten placements in the Seedling of the Year (SOTY) competion are listed below in the order of their final placement. The winning cultivar Tahitian Dearest Vero hybridized by Dick Johnson is declared the 2012 Seedling of the Year and along with the rest of the cultivars shown below will now enter the 3 year trialing period to select the 2012 Hibiscus of the Year (HOTY). 

 

12-37A 12-37B 12-37C
 

 

Tahitian Dearest Vero


Winner SOTY 2012

 

with an average score of 7.85

 

Hybridized by Richard Johnson

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Tahitian Lovely Lilac x Tahitian Purple Odyssey

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6.5 to 9") - 7.5" - 7 to 8"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

12-18A 12-18B 12-18C
 

 

 Josi Alves


2nd Place

 

with an average score of 7.22

 

Hybridized by Ed Saba

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Blueberry x Grey Lady

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6.5 to 9") - 16 - 18cm

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - average

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

12-21A 12-21B 12-21C
 

 

 Shiva


3rd Place

 

with an average score of 6.83

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Dark Continent x Madame Curie

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6.5 to 9") - about 7"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - upright 

 

12-26A 12-26B 12-26C
 

 

 Indian Bride


4th Place

 

with an average score of 6.81

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - (Plum Pizzazz x Black Jack) x Allure

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6.5 to 9") - about 6"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral 

 

 

12-28A 12-28B 12-28C
 

 

 Mr Poof


5th Place

 

with an average score of 6.62

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Barry 16 (not registered) x Allure

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6.5 to 9") - 6 - 7"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - average

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

12-23A 12-23B 12-23C
 

 

 Shyama


6th Place

 

with an average score of 6.60

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - White Diamonds x Unknown

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 7"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - excellent

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - upright 

 

12-24A 12-24B 12-24C
 

 

 Zara


7th Place

 

with an average score of 6.54

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - White Diamonds x (Remembrance x Goddess)

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - upright 

 

12-22A 12-22B 12-22C
 

 

 Alluring Diamond


8th Place

 

with an average score of 6.53

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - White Diamonds x Allure

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - about 5"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - excellent

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

2012-08A 2012-08B 2012-08C
 

 

 Tahitian Dark Congo


9th Place

 

with an average score of 6.25

 

Hybridized by Richard Johnson

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Tahitian Congolaise x Tahitian Imperial Topaz

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 7.5 - 8"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - very good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

2012-11A 2012-11B 2012-11C
 

 

 Tahitian Orange Rainbow


10th Place

 

with an average score of 6.25

 

Hybridized by Richard Johnson

 

 

 

A) Parentage - (Romeo x Nightfire) xTahitian Rainbows

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 7.5 - 8"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 



 

SOTY 2012 Non Winners

 

 If for any reason one of the top ten winners above is withdrawn from the HOTY competition, the candidates below will be advanced in the standings and will then be entered in the HOTY trialing.

 

T. Orange Chalice 1 T. Orange Chalice 2 T. Orange Chalice 3
 

 

 Tahitian Orange Chalice


11th Place

 

with an average score of 6.09

 

Hybridized by Richard Johnson

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Unknown x Unknown

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 8 - 8.5"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

12-19A 12-19B 12-19C
 

 

Melted Chocolate


12th Place

 

with an average score of 5.90

 

Hybridized by Ed Saba

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Mystique x Mango Chutney

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 16 - 18cm

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - average

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - upright 

 

Soulmate 1 Soulmate 2 Soulmate 3
 

 

Soulmate


13th Place

 

with an average score of 5.81

 

Hybridized by Pushpa Suresh

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Dark Continent x Madame Curie

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 5"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - good

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 1 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - lateral to upright 

 

Lava Sue 1 Lava Sue 2 Lava Sue 3
 

 

Lava Sue


14th Place

 

with an average score of 4.80

 

Hybridized by Nola & Carlos Reynolds

 

 

 

A) Parentage - First Issue x Lava Glow

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 5 - 6"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - excellent

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - upright 

 

2012-07A 2012-07B 2012-07C
 

 

Dark Safari x Dark Continent


15th Place

 

with an average score of 4.43

 

Hybridized by Shyamala Mappada

 

 

 

A) Parentage - Dark Safari x Dark Continent

 

B) Size of bloom (average and range from min to max, e.g., 7" - 6.5"

 

C) Texture of the bloom (thin, average, good, excellent) - thick

 

D) Symmetrical form (reliable, average, variable - meaning sometimes less than ideal) - reliable

 

E) Duration of the bloom (1 day, two day, more than two day) - 2 day

 

F) Angle of bloom presentation on the bush (upright, lateral to upright,lateral, lateral to down angle and pendulous) - upright