‘Alma’ Named Best in Show at SAF Meeting
‘Alma’, a bright white daisy spray mum with a green center from breeder Deliflor, took top honors winning Best in Show in the Outstanding Varieties Competition during the Society of American Florists’ 134th Annual Convention in Rancho Mirage, California, on Sept. 12.
‘Alma’ provoked an emotional response from judges and others who visited the room where rows of dramatic entries stood on display during the four-day convention. “I don’t normally have that reaction to a daisy, but these were just so beautiful,” said Rakini Chinery of Allan’s Flowers in Prescott, Arizona, who served as one of the judges for the competition.
‘Alma’ was among 246 entries from nearly 30 growers and breeders in Florida, California, Oregon and Hawaii, as well as Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador and the Netherlands.
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