Which of these plants will succeed Selecta one's successful Calibrachoa PinkTastic?
Fleuroselect proudly presents the five entries in this year's FleuroStar Contest. Each of these introductions vies to be the next 'Winner with the Wow Factor', the variety with the highest visual impact at point of sale.
Begonia boliviensis interspecific
Bossa Nova Night Fever Papaya
Ever dreamt of dancing the night away at the Carnival in Rio? Bossa Nova Night Fever Papaya brings those vibes to your garden or patio. This latest addition to the successful Bossa Nova series displays a multitude of cascading, light orange flowers that contrast strikingly with the darker foliage. Bossa Nova is an interspecific seed type Boliviensis with the mounding/spreading habit of a Begonia from cuttings. Its dense, basal branching ensures multiple branches on a very sturdy plant, making for abundantly filled hanging baskets and containers that flower until the first frost.
Fragaria x. ananassa Duch. F1
Summer Breeze Rose
If one plant needs to be on any garden lover’s wish list this summer, it should be Summer Breeze Rose from ABZ Seeds. This ornamental F1 strawberry from seed combines stunning pink, double, rose-like flowers with an abundance of fresh summer fruit. Summer Breeze Rose guarantees continuous colour as the plant grows copious crowns of double flowers which do not lose their petals. Meanwhile the lush yield of strawberries refreshes and sweetens any moment at once. Pink flowers and red fruits combine to create a very trendy colour contrast that truly catches the eye.
Like the summer sun setting over the ocean, such is the colour play of the latest Osteospermum ecklonis from Selecta one. Several shades of orange fade into a deep purple ring that surrounds the heart of the flower. Growers will love the good branching and the easily controllable plant habit. Purple Sun can perfectly be integrated in any existing Osteo production scheme and the enchanting orange-purple colour combination will genuinely shine at point of sale. Consumers will love the non-fading colours and excellent outdoor performance.
Salvia x hybrida
A newcomer that will intrigue the entire ornamental chain! Mysty from Florensis is a naturally compact Salvia with no need for PGRs. The magnificent royal blue flowers on the short yet strong stems resemble sapphire flames, captivating in both colour and flower form. The striking blue hue cannot fail to generate impulse buys at point of sale. Mysty’s unique, controlled plant habit not only opens new market possibilities for this crop in patio pots and mixed combos, but also establishes its full potential for landscaping. Plants do not have to be cut back and will bloom all summer long.
Tagetes erecta L.
Little Duck Orange
That story about a duckling becoming a beautiful swan? Here is Little Duck Orange, a natural dwarf variety with huge, orange flowers. Located in Thailand, breeder AmeriSeed specialises in French and American marigolds from seed. As Little Duck Orange is genetically compact, it can be grown without the use of PGR making it suitable for bedding and containers. Each huge, double, pom-pom-like flower is a beauty on its own and grouped in beds it offers a spectacular carpet-like view.