Fleuroselect Names 2018 Gold Medal Winners
Fleuroselect has named the 2018 Gold Medal winners, with each winner obtaining an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance.
Fleuroselect is the international organization for the ornamental plants industry with its headquarters in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Winners are listed below with descriptions from Fleuroselect.
Calibrachoa cultivars MiniFamous Double PinkMania! — Selecta One
Double PinkMania! (pictured above), the latest addition to the MiniFamous series, is an outstanding summer performer in all climates thanks to its strengthened root system and its radiant pink double flowers, which will not fade even during the hottest summer days. Double PinkMania! fits all medium-sized Calibrachoa growing schemes and can be grown as a single plant or in a mixed basket. The sturdy roots and stable color ensure an excellent shelf life. Double PinkMania! has a vibrant color and continuous garden performance from May to October.
Lewisia cotyledon Elise Ruby Red — Floragran
Following on from the Lewisia Elise Mix, Elise Ruby Red is a stunning, single colored Lewisia cotyledon which allows producers to grow another single color alongside Elise White and Mix. Its abundant, continuous flowering provides a delicate looking, yet very strong pot or garden plant that will flower until the first frosts. Elise Ruby Red’s unique new, radiant color will stand out at retail. This first year flowering Lewisia in bright red performs excellently in cool and warm climates.
Petunia x hybrida MyLove Orange — Farmen
MyLove Orange is the first male-sterile Petunia that is resistant to cold and hot temperatures. Thanks to its extraordinary branching habit, MyLove Orange can be grown in plugs or in the pack without pinching or the use of growth regulators, at lower temperatures than other Petunias. MyLove Orange will be an instant success at retail due to its compactness and longer shelf life. The vibrant color will appeal to the consumer, who will adore this Jasmin-scented Petunia for its multitude of flowers in the garden or on the terrace from early spring to late autumn.
Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Red — Sakata Seed Corporation
This brand new breeding achievement in Zinnia combines a unique red color with the strength and beauty of the Profusion Series. Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Red is suited for spring bedding and summer pot production. Zinnia has a short production time and strong disease tolerance. It is a maintenance-free annual with a long shelf-life and striking color. Thanks to its strong disease tolerance and self-cleaning flowering habit, Profusion Red is easy to maintain in the garden.
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