A marvellous blue bee attraction that’s what this compact Calamintha from seed will create in the garden! Its large, striking, purple-blue flowers are produced in profusion on upright spikes above the foliage. This first-year flowering perennial flowers within 12 weeks from a spring sowing and will bring blue to the garden all summer long. The sweet, mint smell of the fresh, mid-green foliage attracts butterflies and bees. This outstanding garden performer makes a great filler in sunny borders, but can also be used as a superb edging for walks. Planted in pots, this beauty brings both colour and fragrance to the patio.
Xanthos means yellow in Greek and that’s what this new Cosmos bipinnatus is all about: its unique, soft, stunning yellow colour. Xanthos is dwarf, early flowering and uniform, turning yellow into a professional product. This rich-flowering Cosmos is ideally suited for the patio and terrace and is a true eye catcher in the border. Xanthos adds a completely new colour to the compact Cosmos range. An absolute breakthrough in breeding!
Feeling Blue? Not anymore at the sight of this stunning Echinacea! Feeling Pink is more compact and floriferous than its comparisons in the trials. This exciting new addition to commercial Echinacea is an excellent garden performer with numerous flowers that also continue to perform in tough conditions such as wind, heat and dry soil. Blooming from May-June until September-October, the flowers attract bees and other insects and are also suitable for cutting. Feeling Pink, perfect to perk up your patio or garden throughout the summer!
Like the sun setting over the desert, Helenium autumnale Western Mixture will embrace any border with a yellow-red glow from summer until the very end of autumn. This highly floriferous perennial is dwarfer, compact and early flowering. Thanks to its true branching habit, Western Mixture offers masses of stunning yellow, red and bicolour red/yellow flowers. Being a late summer, early autumn bloomer, this beauty offers additional selling possibilities in ‘after-holiday’ assortments.
Having a ball with herbs? Ocimum basilicum Purple Ball displays a unique, crowded ball form in purple basil. This aromatic annual has highly original, small purple leaves and small, tubular purple flowers. Purple Ball thrives in sunny, warm weather and is drought resistant. The eye-catching purple foliage is a surprising filler for balcony boxes, but also looks stunning in pots and in border beds. Purple Ball, a highly decorative Ocimum basilicum for the kitchen, patio and garden.
NightSky, centre of the garden galaxy
Make a wish upon this new Star! Selecta Klemm’s winner of the FleuroStar Contest is the latest patterned sensation in Petunia. The white spots on the dark violet flowers look like an ever-changing star constellation in the night sky. This newcomer from cuttings is easy to grow and transport thanks to its semi-trailing plant habit. NightSky flowers very early and convinces with excellent branching. Perfect as a stand-alone item, the splendid, white spotted violet blooms will also shine in baskets and mixed containers. Thanks to the perfectly chosen name, this unique plant has an inspiring story to tell and brings the night sky to the terrace or balcony. FleuroStar is the ultimate contest to find the ‘Winner with the Wow Factor’. More than one third of the competition’s panel of more than 30 judges gave this newcomer maximum points for both ‘point of sale attractiveness’ and ‘commercial potential’ being convinced that NightSky’s innovative colour pattern will be a successful retail sensation.
Roll out the red carpet for Tidal Wave® Red Velour! A truly unique, rich red colour that is different from all other seed Petunias on the market. Thanks to its spreading habit, this fast grower can wind around a fence to create an attractive hedge, make gorgeous ground cover in the bed or fill a large container as a patio showpiece. This Petunia has an outstandingly long flowering season and excellent rain resistance. Red Velour spreads glamour in any garden.
Come rain or shine, Begonia cultivars California Sunlight ensures a warm glow on the patio or in the garden. This newcomer is a semi-upright, bushy plant with great garden performance all summer long. Its abundant, large orange flowers beam above the dark foliage and cascade down the plant, leaving a swirl of colour from late spring until the first frost. This cutting-raised variety will stand out in pots, hanging baskets and containers as a solitary attraction or centre piece, but will also look wonderful in mixed beddings. California Sunlight is drought and rain tolerant and thrives in full sun and shade.
Colour: Bright Pink
A new stable colour in early, compact Bellis. The variety is also uniform.