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Feeling blue after the long, cold winter? Myosotis Bellamy Blue will lift your spirits! With its innovative darker blue hue, this newcomer expands the colour palette of the early spring range. Bellamy Blue does not require vernalisation and is therefore suited for a longer season.
Growers will love this innovation as its cultivation fits in perfectly in any existing Myosotis scheme. Retailers will welcome the spectacular darker blue colour at moment of sale. Finally, consumers will adore these cute, petite, darker blue flowers which announce the arrival of spring.
The jury commented that the deeper blue colour was not yet existing in vernalization free Myosotis and therefore awarded Bellamy Blue with a Gold Medal for 2022.
Is this not the sweetest thing? Helianthus annuus Gummy Bear is real candy to the eye. Gorgeous lemon yellow, double flowers contrast beautifully with the lush green foliage and can spread up to 20 cm wide. The plants are well-shaped, uniform, and can reach a height of approx. 170 cm.
Suited for both the professional and hobby gardening market, this newcomer offers many possibilities for middle-sized or large garden beds. Gummy Bear is also ideal for landscaping as it adds colour and height to green spaces and provides a dynamic environment. With its eye-catching lemon colour and abundant double flowers, Gummy Bear will easily conquer the heart of consumers and landscapers. The judges praised the innovative colour, attractive flowers and excellent growing performance, and therefore awarded this newcomer with the Gold Medal for 2022.
Optimal pot and garden performance, that is what Takii has been aiming for with this brand new Belize Zinnia series. As Belize branches more strongly from the lower node than from the upper one, the plants do not grow upright and keep a dome-like shape. Featuring a truly compact plant habit, this Zinnia offers many commercial possibilities.
Star product of the range Belize Double Scarlet shows eye-catching double, scarlet red flowers and has been awarded a Gold Medal for its remarkable scores in last year’s trial. The jury stated: "Attractive colour with good habit and performance. Better branching and really compact!"
Thanks to the compactness, growers will hardly need to use any PGRs and as the planting density can be increased, production capacity will go up. Retailers will love the entire series of compact Zinnia which allows for a neat, colourful bench presentation. Consumers will appreciate the better branching and vigorous growing habit of Belize Double Scarlet, which will keep containers and beds visually attractive.
All eyes on this new bicolor for the famous Profusion series! This winner combines the strong performance of the series with an innovative colour combination of yellow and red. As the blooms age, the hues transform into attractive shades of rosy red, pink and apricot, offering an unequalled colour display on one plant.
Growers will see their turnover increase thanks to this Zinnia’s short production time and strong disease tolerance. Retailers will appreciate this maintenance-free annual with long shelf-life for bench displays. Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor is easy to maintain in the garden and convinces consumers with an incredible performance all season long.
The judges stated: "Remarkable colour mix thanks to colour changing of older flowers; long lasting variety with very good landscape performance."
Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor is also the recipient of an AAS (All-America Selections) Gold Medal for performance in North American trials.
Begonia hybrida I'CONIA Aroma Peach is the new scented Begonia from Dümmen Orange. Over the years breeding has often excluded fragrance in favour of other traits, but this new hybrid Begonia has brought aroma back on the agenda. Of course, the breeder has not overlooked beauty. These luxurious double flowers in plush peach have a strong garden performance and are non-stop flowering for gorgeous planters and beautiful baskets.
The I'CONIA series from Dümmen Orange continues to portray the pinnacle of modern Begonias with shade to part-sun tolerance, excellent retail flower-power and noted consumer performance.
I'CONIA Aroma Peach, the sweet smell of sumptuousness.
Taller dwarf with multiple branching. Unique flower and foliage colour in combination with the habit.
Colour: Foliage bicolour green burgundy
Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty
Feel like adding a different look and texture to your patio or border? With Foliage Celosia Sol™ Gekko Green, PanAmerican Seed expands the options for sun-loving foliage accent plants in containers as well as for quick-growing, low, shrub-like plants that look wonderful at the front of the border. This Celosia from seed flowers very late so the flowers don’t draw the attention away from the unique bicolour green burgundy foliage.
A Gold Medal represents a breakthrough in breeding and that’s precisely what Sol™ Gekko Green is. The judges praised the beautiful colour contrast and the outstanding garden performance and see a huge commercial potential for this Celosia not only in mixed containers but also in landscaping. Sol™ Gekko Green, for a trendy look on the terrace and garden.
New colour, round, large flowers. Large plants with good stems for cutting.
Compact plant habit. Shorter, well-branched plants. Intense colour: flowers have a stronger purple-blue colour. Long flowering season.
Double buff-type in dwarf Calendula and a unique colour in this plant shape and height.
This dwarf type has numerous basal branching and strong secondary heads, flowers earlier and has a much longer display life. Vigorous field performance and very tolerant to hot and humid conditions.
Colour: Mix of selfs and bi-coloured flowers yellow/red, burgundy/cream, burgundy/pink
New flower shape with tubular petals (also known as sea shells type) in this height class. Also new colours in this flower shape.
Colour: Cream/white flowers with burgundy/maroon centre
New flower colour not yet existing as separate colour.
This Delphinium grandiflorum proved to flower early, grows uniform and has a dwarf spread shape.
A popular cut flower and landscaping item particularly in Japan, Delphinium grandiflorum F1 is now also available in a dwarf version. Cheer Blue is a brand new variety with shorter stems and upwards directed flowers without spurs, making this F1 hybrid from seed an excellent candidate for patio planters and first/middle line bedding.
The new, mid-blue hue of the flowers is an exciting enrichment in the existing blue colour range. A Gold Medal stands for a breakthrough in breeding. The Fleuroselect-judges described Cheer Blue’s flower colour as ‘innovative’ and ‘striking’ and praised the uniformity and garden performance of this new Delphinium. With its shorter spikes and calming colour, Cheer Blue adds tranquillity to your outdoor space.
Cheer Blue is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials.
The first dwarf pack type African Marigold with creamy white flowers.
Improved flower form and better branching habit compared to limited competition.
Very few options in White Marigolds.
Early flowering, medium height and partially spreading, excellent disease resistance. Overall improved garden performance.
Colour: Green disc ﬂowers with golden inner ray petals radiating to yellow on the tips
Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty
Amarillo Gold brings golden yellow splendour to containers and bedding. This latest prize-winning Rudbeckia hirta from seed displays a wealth of large green disc flowers with golden inner ray petals radiating to yellow at the tip. Blooming profusely from early summer to first frosts, Amarillo Gold will provide weeks of eye-catching colour.
The Gold Medal symbolises a breakthrough in breeding. Amarillo Gold flowers very early and is highly uniform in plant shape and colour. Its flowers proved bigger than the comparison varieties in trial and the judges were impressed by the ‘abundance of attractive flowers on shorter, sturdy stems’, predicting a promising commercial future for this new Rudbeckia. Amarillo Gold makes planters and borders shine!
Amarillo Gold is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials.
A Zinnia hybrida with better branching and a more compact plant habit than other Zinnias.