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 a more uniformly flowering. Thanks to its better branching habit, long panicles of starry white flowers decorate the garden from late spring to autumn.
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!
Arrabona is a stunning new colour in Celosia argentea plumosa. This striking red-orange beauty has outstanding garden performance and an exceptionally long flowering season. The variety is tolerant to drought, loves the heat and is therefore excellent for tropical, subtropical and continental climates. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional ornamental breeding and Arrabona, named for an ancient Hungarian city, is a creation of Prof. Dr. Zoltán Kováts, master breeder at the Research Institute in Budapest. The Fleuroselect judges were particularly impressed with the varietys vivid novel colour, superior garden performance and overall uniformity.
Dahlia cultivars sel® Dalaya Yogi is the master of garden meditation. Dalaya Yogi will use its karma to charm gardeners with dark seductive centres and its exceptionally longer flowering season. This early flowering, medium vigorous, mildew tolerant Dahlia is an alluring new addition to the current range of cutting-raised garden Dahlias.
Unlike any current Lewisia cotyledon cultivars, Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner Elise flowers in the first season without a cold period and brings to the market an excitingly new, almost exotic annual for rockeries, beds and containers. Elise starts flowering 4-5 months after sowing and this sturdy plant with its attractive fleshy, succulent leaves will delight all season long in sumptuous shades of pastel pink, rose, salmon, orange, white and yellow, and bicolour patterns.
Breeder: Van Hemert & Co.
Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty
Agastache hybrid Astello Indigo is highly versatile and can be grown for perennial and annual borders, containers and patio pots, alone or in mixed combinations. The uniformity of this variety creates a beautiful sight when planted en masse in borders or landscape plantings. Ideal for Northern European-type climates - performed well in trials in warmer climates, but is at its best in more temperate conditions.