The Outstanding Varieties Competition offers growers from around the world the opportunity to showcase their most outstanding varieties during SAF Orlando 2022. Expert judges will rank 13 of the entrants as Best in Class, one Best in Show, and many more will be awarded blue and red ribbons (click here to review the judging guidelines!).

The top varieties will also have the chance to show in front of top floral designers at the 2023 AIFD National Symposium, and the Best in Show will be featured on the cover of Floral Management magazine.

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2022 Outstanding Varieties

Orlando – September 2022

2022 Best of Show

BEST IN CLASS

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: Cut Rose
Name: Free Spirit
Exhibiting Company:
GROFLOWERS

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Cut Garden Rose
Name: Westminster Abbey
Exhibiting Company:
Alexandra Farms

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Cut Spray Rose
Name: Sahara Sensation
Exhibiting Company:
GROFLOWERS

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Cut Chrysanthemum
Name: Alemani Spray
Exhibiting Company:
Deliflor Latín America

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Cut Bulb Flower
Name: Zelmira
Exhibiting Company:
Oregon Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Cut Alstroemeria
Name: Sunny Lady
Exhibiting Company:
Royal Van Zanten

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Cut Dianthus
Name: Punky Ball
Exhibiting Company:
Ball SB

Best In Class: Decorative Foliage
Variety: Decorative (Cut) Foliage
Name: Hypericum True Romance
Exhibiting Company:
Floral Chain Direct

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Other Cut Flower
Name: Elegance Salmon
Exhibiting Company:
Rosaprima

Best In Class: Gerbera
Variety: Cut Gerbera
Name: Himalia
Exhibiting Company:
Dümmen Orange

2021 Outstanding Varieties

Orlando – September 23, 2021

BEST IN SHOW

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: Cut Rose
Name: Free Spirit
Exhibiting Company:
Natural Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Cut Garden Rose
Name: Leonora
Exhibiting Company:
Rosaprima

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Cut Spray Rose
Name: Babe
Exhibiting Company:
Equiflor – Rio Roses

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Cut Chrysanthemum
Name: Amor Candy
Exhibiting Company:
Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Cut Bulb Flower
Name: “Maxima’ roselily
Exhibiting Company:
Oregon Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Cut Alstroemeria
Name: Romance
Exhibiting Company:
Natural Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Cut Dianthus
Name: Bubblicious
Exhibiting Company:
Golden Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Decorative Foliage
Variety: Decorative (Cut) Foliage
Name: Lysimachia Elizabeth
Exhibiting Company:
Royal Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Other Cut Flower
Name: “Hanoi’ ranunculus,
Exhibiting Company:
Equiflor — Rio Roses

2019 Outstanding Varieties

Amelia Island – September 18, 2019

BEST IN SHOW

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: Cut Rose
Name: Queen Berry
Exhibiting Company:
Continental Farms L.L.C.

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Cut Garden Rose
Name: Bellalinda Cerise
Exhibiting Company:
Fresca Farms LC

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Cut Spray Rose
Name: Sweet Sensation
Exhibiting Company:
Equiflor – Rio Roses

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Cut Chrysanthemum
Name: Shortcake
Exhibiting Company:
Deliflor Latin America

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Cut Bulb Flower
Name: Lilium Paposo
Exhibiting Company:
Oregon Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Gerbera
Variety: Cut Gerbera
Name: Landmark
Exhibiting Company:
Kitayama Brothers

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Cut Alstroemeria
Name: Clarice
Exhibiting Company:
Natural Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Cut Dianthus
Name: Damascus
Exhibiting Company:
Dummen Orange

Best In Class: Decorative Foliage
Variety: Decorative (Cut) Foliage
Name: Cotinus
Exhibiting Company:
The Sun Valley Group

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Other Cut Flower
Name: Hydrangea
Exhibiting Company:
Groflowers

 

2018 Outstanding Varieties

Palm Springs, CA – September 13, 2018

Click here for the Winners’ List (PDF) >>

 

 

BEST IN SHOW

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: Standard Rose
Name: Marzipan
Exhibiting Company:
Esprit Miami

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Garden Rose
Name: Mayra Pink
Exhibiting Company:
Rosaprima

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Spray Rose
Name: Julianne
Exhibiting Company:
Eufloria Flowers

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Chrysanthemum
Name: Alma
Exhibiting Company:
Deliflor LatinAmerica

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Freesia
Name: Versailles
Exhibiting Company:
The Sun Valley Group

Best In Class: Gerbera
Variety: Gerbera
Name: Kensi
Exhibiting Company:
Green Valley Floral

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Alstroemeria
Name: Diva
Exhibiting Company:
Flores Funza

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Dianthus
Name: Pearl
Exhibiting Company:
Flores Funza

Best In Class: Potted Flowering Plant
Variety: Rosa
Name: Kori Parade
Exhibiting Company:
Poulsen Roser A/S

Best In Class: Decorative Foliage
Variety: Cotinus
Name: Cotinus Smokebush
Exhibiting Company:
The Sun Valley Group

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Hydrangea
Name: Candy Pink
Exhibiting Company:
Arvi Farms-Groflowers

2016 SAF Outstanding Varieties Results

Maui, Hawaii – September 22, 2016

2016 OV Winners’ List (pdf)

BEST IN SHOW

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: Standard Rose
Name: Black Pearl
Exhibiting Company:
Rosaprima International, LLC

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Garden Rose
Name: Juliet (Ausjameson)
Exhibiting Company:
Green Valley Floral

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Spray Rose
Name: Brilliant Stars Yellow
Exhibiting Company:
Connectaflor

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Chrysanthemum
Name: Magnum
Exhibiting Company:
Deliflor LatinAmerica

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Oriental Lily
Name: Tabledance
Exhibiting Company:
Green Valley Floral

Best In Class: Gerbera
Variety: Gerbera
Name: Glamour
Exhibiting Company:
Green Valley Floral

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Alstroemeria
Name: Jewel
Exhibiting Company:
Flores Funza

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Dianthus
Name: Alcazar
Exhibiting Company:
Dümmen Orange

Best In Class: Potted Flowering Plant
Variety: African Violet
Name: Ingrid
Exhibiting Company:
Optimara Group

Best In Class: Decorative Foliage
Variety: Eucalyptus
Name: Eucalyptus Tetragona
Exhibiting Company:
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Serruria
Name: Serruria Blushing
Exhibiting Company:
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers

2015 SAF Outstanding Varieties Results

Amelia Island, Florida – September 10, 2015

2015 OV Winners’ List (pdf)

BEST IN SHOW

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: ROSA
Name: Cinderella
Exhibiting Company:
International Rose Breeders LLC

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Garden Rose
Name: Bridal Piano
Exhibiting Company:
Alexandra Farms

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Spray Rose
Name: Brilliant Stars Green Pink
Exhibiting Company:
Connectaflor

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Chrysanthemum
Name: Chispa
Exhibiting Company:
Deliflor LatinAmerica

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Oriental Lily
Name: Snowboard
Exhibiting Company:
Oregon Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Gerbera
Variety: Gerbera
Name: Black Jack
Exhibiting Company:
Agroindustria Santa Cecilia

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Alstroemeria
Name: Himalaya
Exhibiting Company:
Flores Funza

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Dianthus
Name: Nathalia
Exhibiting Company:
Flores Funza

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Hydrangea
Name: XL White
Exhibiting Company:
Arvi Farms-Groflowers

2014 SAF Outstanding Varieties Results

Marco Island, Florida – August 14, 2014

2014 OV Winners’ List (pdf)

BEST IN SHOW

Best In Class: Rose
Variety: Standard Rose
Name: Bikini
Exhibiting Company:
Multiflora International

Best In Class: Garden Rose
Variety: Garden Rose
Name: Houdini
Exhibiting Company:
Green Valley Floral

Best In Class: Spray Rose
Variety: Spray Rose
Name: Blushing Parasol
Exhibiting Company:
Eufloria Flowers

Best In Class: Chrysanthemum
Variety: Chrysanthemum
Name: Anastasia Sunny
Exhibiting Company:
Multiflora International

Best In Class: Cut Bulb
Variety: Oriental Trumpet Lily
Name: Amarossi
Exhibiting Company:
Oregon Flowers, Inc.

Best In Class: Gerbera
Variety: Gerbera
Name: Alliance
Exhibiting Company:
Green Valley Floral

Best In Class: Alstroemeria
Variety: Alstroemeria
Name: Pumori
Exhibiting Company:
Golden Flowers

Best In Class: Dianthus
Variety: Dianthus
Name: Star Cherry
Exhibiting Company:
Flores Funza

Best In Class: Potted Flowering Plant
Variety: Mini Pot Rose
Name: Pretty PARTY
Exhibiting Company:
Poulsen Roser A/S

Best In Class: Decorative Foliage
Variety: Leucadendron
Name: Cream Delight
Exhibiting Company:
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers

Best In Class: Other Cut Flower
Variety: Banksia
Name: Scarlet Banksia
Exhibiting Company:
Wafex USA

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