Gold Medal Winners 2020

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Leucanthemum x superbum Madonna

Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
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Year: 2020
Colour: White

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Fleuroselect is proud to introduce the next Star in Shasta Daisy! This new variety from seed has been developed to be competitive versus the latest cuttingraised varieties. Madonna not only looks wonderful in pots and containers but also gives an incredible result in beds or landscaping. This Leucanthemum is easy to care for, builds new flowers over the fading ones and flowers from summer to early autumn.

A Gold Medal is awarded to a breakthrough in breeding. Madonna is a highly improved Shasta Daisy from seed that offers a genuine alternative to the vegetative varieties. Thanks to the improved uniformity in height and habit, the jury members were unanimous in handing out the Medal for 2020 to Madonna, the new idol in Leucanthemum!

Tropaeolum minus Baby Rose

Breeder: Sahin A brand of Takii
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Year: 2020
Colour: Deep rose

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Fleuroselect is proud to register the birth of Baby Rose, Takii’s latest new-born in non-trailing Tropaeolum. Like other Nasturtiums, Baby Rose is an excellent home garden performer. Thanks to its very compact plant habit, Takii also foresees new commercial possibilities in pack and pot production.

With its new deep-rose flower colour and small dark-green foliage, Baby Rose is an exciting addition to the existing seed packet assortment to cover larger outside spaces and landscapes. The jury appreciated the very compact habit, the innovative colour and also clearly saw the potential
of this new variety as a pot item awarding a Gold Medal for 2020. Baby Rose, the upcoming success in Nasturtium is born.

Silene pendula Sibella Carmine

Breeder: Van Hemert & Co
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Year: 2020
Colour: Purple-red

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Looking for a vibrant colour blotch to brighten up your garden? Get acquainted with Sibella Carmine! This brand new Silena pendula is a multifunctional colour blast for pots, containers and bedding. Sibella makes large plants that are just perfect for baskets and containers in spring or ideal as an all-round bedding and terrace plant in summer. The plants are selfcleaning, flowers do not scatter and no deadheading is needed.

“What an intense purple-red colour!” and “The bright flowers and early flowering are unique” were some of the remarks in the jury reports. Highly impressed with the intense colour, bright semi-double flowers and early flowering, the judges were united in awarding this Silene with a Gold Medal. Sibella Carmine, a dazzling flower cascade for the balcony or garden.

Begonia elatior Dreams Garden MacaRouge

Breeder: Beekenkamp Plants
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Year: 2019/2020
Colour: Bright Red

Awards: FleuroStar

A delicious red colour boost for outdoors

Feel like revitalising your outdoor space with an overload of sweetness? This vibrant red beauty is an excellent performer that is easy to take care of. Dreams Garden MacaRouge is an upright Begonia for outside spaces showing an abundance of single, bright red flowers with a sweet yellow heart. MacaRouge is a vigorous grower that looks wonderful in containers on the patio but also adds a colour burst to the beds. This cutting-raised Begonia will refresh the garden with its dashing colour until the first frosts and requires little maintenance.

MacaRouge, an energizing shade for a delightful garden.

Arabis blepharophylla - Lilac rose -

Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
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Year: 2019
Colour: Lilac Rose

Awards: Novelty

Arabis blepharophylla with a special light Rose colour. 

Begonia semperflorens F1 Fiona Red

Breeder: Takii
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Year: 2019
Colour: Red

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Begonia semperflorens F1 Fiona Red bred by Takii Japan is a powerful colour blast not only in gardens or landscapes, but also in containers. This semi-double type presents strong, upright blooming flowers in radiant red. Fiona Red is self-cleaning and provides continuous colour throughout the summer until the first frost.

A Gold Medal signifies a breakthrough in breeding. This award is only given to varieties that truly excel in innovation, beauty, use and overall performance in the Fleuroselect trials. The jury scored this winner highly for floriferousness and innovation and clearly sees the commercial potential of this new variety. Fiona Red is therefore awarded with a Gold Medal for 2019.

Calendula officinalis Calexis Orange

Breeder: Van Hemert & Co
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Year: 2019
Colour: Orange with dark centre

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Van Hemert & Co. has succeeded in breeding a dwarf Calendula for commercial growers. Calexis Orange presents a brand new flower shape and its beautiful double cactus flowers with rolled petals in a striking orange surround the contrasting dark brown centre. Calendula is a hardy annual, and hardened-off plants will survive some light frost, in winter or early spring.

A Gold Medal symbolises a genuine breakthrough in breeding. The Fleuroselect jury highly appreciated Van Hemert’s breeding performance in achieving a unique cactus shaped flower on a compact plant with excellent growing performance and therefore awards Calexis Orange with a Gold Medal for 2019.

Calendula officinalis Porcupine Yellow

Breeder: Takii Europe BV
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Year: 2019
Colour: Yellow

Awards: Novelty

A new colour in this flower type, cactusflowered. 

Dahlia x hybrida Dalaya Amba

Breeder: Selecta one
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Year: 2019
Colour: Dark red with black centre

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

After winning a Gold Medal for Dalaya Yogi in 2013, Selecta one’s expertise in Dahlia breeding is recognised again for the latest addition in the Dalaya series: Amba. With its large, semi-double dark red flowers and attractive black centre, Amba is really the mother of garden meditation. Stunning in borders, this new Dahlia also looks fantastic in pots and containers.

A Gold Medal stands for a true breakthrough in breeding and Dalaya Amba fits the bill. The Fleuroselect jury was highly impressed by the strikingly large semi-double dark red flowers and darker bronze foliage. The variety branches well and has shorter flower stems. This all makes it a worthy Gold Medal winner!

Helianthus debilis Soluna Lemon

Breeder: Van Hemert & Co
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Year: 2019
Colour: Light Yellow

Awards: Novelty

New seperate colour in Helianthus debilis. Better branching, semi-tall plants.

Osteospermum ecklonis Enrico

Breeder: Florensis
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Year: 2019
Colour: Cream-white

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Flowers forever, that was Dalina’s goal when selecting for this magnificent double cream-white Osteospermum. Compared to similar double Osteos, Enrico displays a true abundance of blooms which flower much longer throughout the season. Suited for a cooler climate like Northern Europe, Enrico will look outstanding in containers or in the bed.

Outstanding new breeding, that’s what Fleuroselect is looking for in the Gold Medal trials. With a total result of 17 in 20, Enrico scores exceptionally high in growing performance, innovation, wow factor, floriferousness and flowering season. The Fleuroselect jury is therefore proud to offer a Gold Medal to this magnificent innovation in Osteospermum.

Zinnia elegans Queeny Lime Orange

Breeder: Hugo Dittmar Distribution: Floragran
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Year: 2019
Colour: Lime Orange

Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Introducing the next leading lady to the garden: Zinnia elegans Queeny Lime Orange from Hugo Dittmar. The unique colour combination of soft orange and trendy lime puts this beauty straight in the focus of every garden lover. Queeny Lime Orange not only flowers continuously and looks spectacular in borders, but can also be used as a cut flower in bouquets.

A Gold Medal symbolises a genuine breakthrough in breeding and that’s exactly what this Zinnia has achieved. The Fleuroselect jury was convinced of the new colour combination of this beauty and therefore awarded Queeny Lime Orange with a Gold Medal.

Tagetes erecta Little Duck Orange

Breeder: Ameriseeds
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Year: 2019
Colour: Orange

Awards: Novelty

A natural dwarf Tagetes erecta without PGR. 

Petunia x hybrida Success! HD Rose Star

Breeder: Benary
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Year: 2019
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Awards: Gold Medal, Novelty

Benary proudly introduces the first genetically compact Grandiflora Petunia with a star pattern. Petunia x hybrida Success! HD Rose Star shows a multitude of flowers with a unique colour pattern in this type of Petunia. This winner not only performs well in pots and hanging baskets, but also looks wonderful in the beds and is a new addition to the Success! Series which stands for uniform flowering plants with very large flowers in vivid, enchanting colours.

The Gold Medal symbolises a breakthrough in breeding and this Petunia clearly fits the bill. The Fleuroselect jury was highly impressed with Benary’s achievement in breeding a star pattern in a genetically compact Petunia and saw the strong market potential of this new variety. The Fleuroselect organisation is therefore delighted to recognise Success! HD Rose Star with this prestigious award.

Petunia x hybrida Biliardino White

Breeder: Farmen
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Year: 2019
Colour: White

Awards: Novelty

F1 Type flower, colour white. Good branching and aboundant flowers all over summer. Very resistent to warm, cold and raining conditions.

Lavandula stoechas Bandera Deep Purple

Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
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Year: 2019
Colour: Deep Purple

Awards: Novelty

Lavandula stoechas with a stunning deep purple colour. 

Lavandula stoechas Bandera Deep Rose

Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
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Year: 2019
Colour: Deep Rose

Awards: Novelty

A Lavandula stoechas with an even deeper Rose colour. 

Tropaeolum minus Tip Top Rose

Breeder: Takii Europe BV
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Year: 2019
Colour: Top Flowering Bright Rose

Awards: Novelty

Tropaeolum minus with a new colour in this flower type: top flowering, single flowers with spur.

Nepeta nervosa Nevita White

Breeder: Van Hemert & Co
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Year: 2019
Colour: White

Awards: Novelty

A first year flowering perennial with a compact habit and new colour.

Silene pendula Sibella White

Breeder: Van Hemert & Co
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Year: 2019
Colour: White

Awards: Novelty

The flowers of this Silene pendula are predominantly semi-double, though some are single or double. It has improved floriferousness and planthabit. New type in this colour and species. 

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