The Fleurostar is all about the ‘wow’ factor and this Verbena is a very worthy winner. An independent panel of more than 25 experts from a cross-section of the industry judged all participating novelties on behalf of Fleuroselect. The jury stated that because of its unique colour pattern, Lanai® Twister Red will strongly impact at garden centres. Combining no less than three colours, this outstanding flower will generate a lot of impulse purchases with the consumer.

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Verbena x hybrida Lanai® Twister Red introduces three colours within the same flower: rose-red, white and pink. This prolific plant will excel in beddings, containers, hanging baskets and mono-plant displays. Remarkable for its strong growth and masses of flowers, this variety is self-cleaning and requires very little maintenance. This brand new, unique flower is a real eye-catcher for the patio, garden or balcony.

Market Value

Syngenta’s Verbena x hybrida Lanai® Twister Red introduces no less than three colours within the same flower: rose-red, white and pink. The brand new, unique flower pattern is a real eye-catcher. Growers will love this variety for its strong growth, early flowering and resistance against Powdery Mildew. Retailers will be eager to take up this striking novelty in their assortment as it will generate many impulse sales in garden centres. Finally, consumers will adore this Verbena for its masses of flowers. ‘Lanai®Twister Red’ is a heat lover that will thrive easily throughout summer’s high temperatures and humidity. It is self-cleaning and requires very little maintenance.

Background Information

Verbena is a member of the Verbenaceae family. The majority of the species are native to the American or European continent. Verbenas are known to be drought-resistant, tolerating full to partial sun and enjoy well-drained, average soils. Har Stemkens, breeder of the ‘Lanai Twister Red’ states: “Multi-colouring is an important trend in the horticultural sector. Inspired by the popular assortment trays, I wanted to create a unique flower pattern offering stunning colours in one flower.”

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:

New flower colour with good vigour and strong garden performance. Remarkable for its strong growth and masses of flowers. Industry-leading resistance against Powdery Mildew


Colour:

Rose-red, white and pink


Flower:

Brand new, unique flower pattern with rose-red petals displaying a circle in the flower centre, surrounded by pink/white petals forming the outer rim


Flowering Period:

Early flowering


Type:

Vegetative annual


Use:

Bedding plant, containers, hanging baskets. The beautiful, highly visible flower also looks fantastic in mono-plant displays.


Plant:

Prolific plant that is first semi-upright and later trailing


Growing:

Suitable for 10.5 to 13 cm pots. Rooting temperature 18-20 °C. 5.8 to 6.0 pH. Grow at 12-14 °C. PGR required. Pinching recommended for 12 cm pots.


Registration details

Breeder:

Syngenta Flowers


Entry number:

606/12