Outstanding Varieties Competition

Growers: Enter you Outstanding Varieties!

WHEN: September 12-15, 2018, SAF Palm Springs 2018
WHERE: Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California
Entry Deadline: August 17, 2018

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Fireworks, Jiuhbao Sweetie, Balance and Robina are names known throughout the floral industry … but what do they have in common? They each won Best in Show at the SAF Outstanding Varieties Competition.


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  • Cut Rose
  • Cut Garden Rose
  • Cut Spray Rose
  • Cut Dianthus
  • Cut Chrysanthemum
  • Cut Bulb Flower
  • Cut Alstroemeria
  • Cut Gerbera
  • Other Cut Flower
  • Decorative (Cut) Foliage
  • Potted Flowering Plant
  • Potted Foliage Plant
  • Bedding Plant

Best In Show Receives Floral Management Cover!

Growers from across the country and around the world exhibit their most Outstanding Varieties at the SAF Annual Convention. Expert judges crown one Best in Show, rank 13 Best in Class, and recognize dozens more with Blue and Red Ribbons.


Best-in-Class photos   |   2016 OV Winners’ List (pdf)

2016 SAF Outstanding Varieties Results

Maui, Hawaii – September 22, 2016

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Best-in-Class

SAF ov16 - Best In Class - Rose, Black Pearl, Rosaprima International, LLC

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - gardenrose - Juliet (Ausjameson) Green Valley Floral

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - sprayrose - Brilliant Stars Yellow, Connectaflor

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - Chrysanthemum - Magnum Deliflor LatinAmerica

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - cutbulb - Oriental Lily Tabledance Green Valley Floral

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - Gerbera - Glamour Green Valley Floral

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - Alstroemeria Jewel Flores Funza

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - Dianthus Alcazar Dümmen Orange

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - potted flowering plant - African Violet Ingrid Optimara Group

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - decorative foliage Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Tetragona Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers

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

SAF OV 16 Best in Class - other cut flower - Serruria Serruria Blushing Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers

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

Best-in-Class photos   |   2015 OV Winners’ List (pdf)

2015 SAF Outstanding Varieties Results

Amelia Island, Florida – September 10, 2015

Best-in-Class

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

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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

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