Orchids of the Year Archive

ORCHIDS OF THE YEAR 2019

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2020 Yearbook.

Orchid of the Year & George Fuller Trophy: 
Phragmipedium Grande ‘Jacqui’s Dream’ FCC/OCNZ (92.79 pts)
Owner: Thomas Petrie

Species Orchid of the Year:
Paphiopedilum lowii  ‘Katipo’ AM/OCNZ (83.3 pts)     
Owner: Jason Strong

Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Memoria Norm Porter ‘Redvale’ AM/OCNZ (82.78 pts)     
Owners: Ross & Susan Tucker

Cultural Award of the Year:
Craig Parsons, for Dendrobium nobile ‘Traveller’ CCE/OCNZ (95 pts)

Special Merit Awards:
1. Thomas Petrie, for Phragmipedium Grande ‘Jacqui’s Dream’ CCE/OCNZ (93.14 pts), above.
2. Leroy Orchids, for Dendrobium thyrsiflorum ‘Datter’ CCE/OCNZ (90.52 pts), below.

 

 

Orchids of the Year 2018

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2019 Yearbook.

Orchid of the Year & Species of the Year*

Phragmipedium caudatum ‘Jacqui’s Dream’ AM/OCNZ (88.31 points); CCE/OCNZ (90 points)
Owner: Thomas Petrie

*This plant was, in the latter part of 2017, and in all good faith, submitted and judged as the species Phragmipedium caudatum.   However, two years later when it was exhibited in the NZ National Orchid Expo 2019 (where it won Grand Champion of the Show), the name of the plant was questioned.  After considerable discussion and reference to experts both local and overseas, the consensus was that the plant was in fact the hybrid Phragmipedium Grande.  Under the latter name the plant was again awarded Orchid of the Year for 2019 (see Orchids 2020 Yearbook).

Special Merit Award:
Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Anne ‘Buckleberry’ (Bulb (longissimum x rothschildianum)) CCC/OCNZ (86.29 points); AM/OCNZ (81.29 points)
Owner: Barry Curtis

Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Radiant Ruby ‘Aussie Gem’ (Cym (Radiant Spark x Ruby Eyes)) AM/OCNZ (82.17 points)
Owners: Hubert Muisers & Tania Langen

Cultural Award of the Year: 
Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘Leroy’ (Fdk (Mo Painted Desert x Ctsm Donna Wise)) CCC/OCNZ (88.14 points); AM/OCNZ (83.1 points)
Owners: Leroy Orchids
See also:  American Orchid Society Orchids, vol 89 no 5, May 2020, page 416.

Orchids of the Year 2017

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2018 Yearbook.

Orchid of the Year:
Paphiopedilum Onyx ‘Anya’ (Paph (Goultenianum x Maudiae)) AM/OCNZ (85.33 points)
Owners: L & J Sharp

Species of the Year & Special Merit Award:
Brassia verrucosa var majus ‘Awapuni’ AM/OCNZ (85.33 points)
Owner:  Graham Jackson

Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Anne Thomas ‘Orange Glow’ (Cym (Bluenose x Memoria Amelia Earhart)) AM/OCNZ (82.63 points)
Owner: Alan Napper

Cultural Award of the Year:
Gomesa echinata ‘Studfall’ CCE/OCNZ  (90.8 points); AM/OCNZ (84.82 points)
Owner: Grahame Leafberg

Orchids of the Year 2016

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2017 Yearbook.

Orchid of the Year & Species of the Year:
Lycaste deppei ‘Annie’ AM/OCNZ (89.92 points), CCE/OCNZ (91.08 points)
Owner:  W F (Bill) Liddy

Cultural Award of the Year:
Dinema polybulbon ‘Gaz’  CCE/OCNZ (95.75 points)
Owner:  Jenny Walsh

Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Gentle Touch ‘Bon Bon’  AM/OCNZ (84.20 points)
Owner: Lito Teope

Orchids of the Year 2015

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2016 Yearbook.


Orchid of the Year:
Masdevallia Otago Gold ‘Screamer’ (Masd (Lemon Glow x Heathii)) AM/OCNZ (85.33 pts)
Owner: Maurice Bycroft 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Species of the Year:
Cattleya trianae forma alba ‘Aranka Germaske’ AM/OCNZ (84.65 pts)
Owner: C & J Christensen


Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Little Beauty ‘Ohm Princess’ (Cym (Cricket x canaliculatum)) AM/OCNZ (82.5 pts)
Owner: Thomas Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cultural Award of the Year:

Cymbidium Ruby Eyes ‘Cascade’ (Cym (pumilum x Sensation)) CCC/OCNZ (88 pts)
Owner: Grahame Leafberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Merit Award:
Paphiopedilum insigne ‘Audrey’ CCC/OCNZ (86.4 pts)
Owner: D Reid

Orchids of the Year 2014

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2015 Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchid of the Year:
Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘Toulmx’ (Fdk (Mo Painted Desert x Ctsm Donna Wise)) AM/OCNZ (87.13 pts)
Owner: Bill Pepperell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Species of the Year:
Angraecum sesquipedale ‘Mae Delia’ AM/OCNZ (83.16 pts)
Owner: A Booth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium floribundum ‘Dark Skies’ AM/OCNZ (81.75 pts)
Owner:  Grahame Leafberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Award of the Year:
Masdevallia Firebrand ‘Cooltan’ (Masd (triangularis x barlaeana)) CCC/OCNZ (86.75 pts)
Owner: J Moynihan 

Orchids of the Year 2013

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2014 Yearbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchid of the Year & Species of the Year:
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var esquirolei ‘Skye’ AM/OCNZ (86.36 pts)
Owner: Erica Cowdell 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Merit Award:
Lycamerlycaste A. Alcorn ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ (Lmc (Lyc Auburn x Lmc Andy Easton)) AM/OCNZ (86.34 pts)
Owner:  M Tung 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cultural Award of the Year:

Dendrobium (Winika) cunninghamii ‘Torbay’ CCE/OCNZ (90 pts)
Exhibitor: George Fuller 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Kiwi Jewel ‘Waikanae’ (Cym (Phar Lap x Brook Street) AM/OCNZ (82.09 pts)
Owner: Roslyn Orchids 

Orchids of the Year 2012

More information about these orchids, including details supplied by the growers, can be obtained from the Orchids 2013 Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchid of the Year:
Sarcochilus Bessie ‘Buttermilk’ (Sarco (George Colthup x Velvet)) AM/OCNZ (80 pts)
Owner: Maurice Bycroft 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cymbidium of the Year:
Cymbidium Keely Greene ‘Roslyn’ (Cym (Burning Flame x Jolly Roger)) AM/OCNZ (80.34 pts)
Owner: Roslyn Orchids 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Species of the Year:

Dendrobium glomeratum ‘Magenta Blaze’ CCC/OCNZ (87.95 pts), AM/OCNZ (83.06 pts)
Owner: Grahame Leafberg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Award of the Year:
Paphiopedilum villosum ‘Julie’ CCE/OCNZ (91.67 pts)
Owner: K Sherlock