The last in the current recognition series, but this Florist type seems to be the most popular at shows, as the judging standards allow a more liberal outlook regarding colours than the SHOW PANSY.
With hindsight , if the National Society for Pansy and violas had been more proactive perhaps in the last decade, then we might now have classes, with their own similar judging standards, for the FAIRLY new FRILLY PANSIES,AND PANOLOAS in the same way that the FANCY PANSY joined the FLORIST SHOW PANSY.
(According to what was written at the time- the Florists of the day were not very happy about letting this the FANCY pansy being called a Florist flower and fought against it.)
The Fancy pansies are :-
1 Rodney Fuller
The only one of these that I have grown is Bishops Gold, and I have never seen any of the others at the National Show .
Finally wishing all visitors to this site a peaceful and healthy New Year.