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.
Bicoloured beauties for balconies and beds! Florific® Sweet Orange is the first bicolour in seedraised New Guinea Impatiens. Thanks to its excellent branching habit, this Impatiens hawkeri is a showy, full plant with huge flowers presenting splendidly above the foliage. This shade-lover is an exceptional variety for hanging baskets and window boxes, for edges and flower borders and for massing beneath taller plants. Florific® Sweet Orange: two colours in one plant, now also from seed!
Cute and compact, a winning combination! Bandera Purple is the first commercially compact Lavandula stoechas raised from seed. Thanks to its excellent branching, this newcomer shows an abundance of spikes carrying dark purple flowers with purple flags while the plant height does not exceed 20 cm. This half-hardy annual will thrive in pots, containers or beddings in temperate climates. Lovely, little and from seed: Bandera Purple represents the new generation of lavendula stoechas!
A whirl of white in the garden? Akila Daisy White is the first F1 hybrid seed-raised Osteospermum ecklonis with white flowers and yellow disks. Moreover, this new variety flowers earlier and more freely from early spring to late autumn. Akila Daisy White thrives best in a pot, container or border in a temperate climate. Perfect for adding a flurry of white to gardens, this Osteospermum ecklonis has numerous flowers that open during day and close at night. Akila Daisy winks the day away, now also in white!
Sparkle, sparkle, little star… and that is exactly what this Gaura lindheimeri does in your garden! Sparkle White is a great summer performer that adds a touch of airiness to a border. This first year flowering perennial presents earlier and is more uniformly flowering. Thanks to its better branching habit, long panicles of starry white flowers decorate the garden from late spring to autumn. Sparkle White is also an All-America Selections Bedding Plant Award Winner for 2014 making it a worldwide star performer.
Pelargonium x hortorum Pinto Premium White to Rose, a beauty in permanent evolution! The colour in the umbels changes from white at the opening of the flower petals to rose at the maturing stage, adding ever-evolving colour in the garden. Thanks to its showy flowers and foliage, this seed raised variety really stands out in pots, containers and beddings. Flower heads from approx. 15 cm diameter add patches of white and pink to the garden from the end of April until October. Vigorous and easy to grow, this Pelargonium prefers full to partial sun and average to fertile soil that drains well. It requires regular deadheading for best appearance and flower production.
“Ai, ai, caramba!” That is what retailers and customers will say upon the introduction of Penstemon x mexicali Carillo Red. Its new, strong red colour, early flowering and improved upward branching make this seed-raised perennial a splendid addition to any garden. Butterflies and hummingbirds (if outside Europe) will be attracted by the fierce colour. This perennial thrives well in sunny conditions and needs a well-drained, moderately fertile soil. ‘Carillo Red’ is best planted in groups and looks fantastic in front of a perennial border, or in a more formal bedding style garden.
The breeder of Petunia Cultivars SweetSunshine® Provence drew inspiration from the romantic, rich colours of the French lavender landscape in designing this breakthrough in small, double-flowered petunias. He succeeded in creating a variety which is also early, sturdy and has the cutest flowers. The variety is moreover easy to control in smaller pots, covers the ground with masses of blue and stands out in bigger baskets making it the perfect Petunia to recapture the holiday sunshine in the home garden.
Impossible to enjoy a sunny spot in the garden when cloudy or raining? Not anymore thanks to Zinnia marylandica Zahara Sunburst! This lovely annual ensures some sun in the garden all summer long. Its unique Red & Yellow bicolour flower pattern is a first in Zinnia marylandica. The flowers bursts open gold, followed by the appearance of a red stripe down the centre of each petal. Cold night temperatures will thicken the stripe, warm nights and the use of PGR in the greenhouse will diminish it. A surprising bicolour effect!
Feeling blue? Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Double Hot Cherry will brighten your mood with an explosion of intense colour. Just the look of this annual’s splendid flowers will brighten up your day. The fully double flowers with non-fading petals ensure a striking abundance of cherry colour in the garden all season long. Its continuous blooming will put a smile on your face, over and over again. Furthermore, this Zinnia species is strongly tolerant against diseases such as Alternaria and Powdery Mildew. Profusion Hot Cherry blows the blues away!