APAC flowers team

May 30, 2024
Syngenta Flowers at Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing

The 26th Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing ended successfully last week for Syngenta Flowers. Mark Schermer, global head of Syngenta Flowers, and Mallikarjun Mangrule, head of flowers for APAC joined the Chinese team during the trade fair. 

“We were excited to welcome so many growers to our booth. Also meeting up with our distribution partners and retailers who were quite impressed by the potential of our new, improved and existing products and ideas,” said Mangrule.

APAC flowers
From left to right: Kehao Shi – business manager China, Lena Li – technical sales manager, Lynn Mengxue – technical sales manager, Mark Schermer – global head of flowers, Kathy Ding – marketing communications specialist, Phoebe Xie – technical sales manager, Mallikarjun Mangrule – head of APAC flowers.

Innovations in a wide portfolio


One of the flowers in the Syngenta Flowers booth was Sunfinity. It offers non-stop blooming and continuous sunflowers throughout the entire season.

Mr. Zhu Ping’an
Mr. Zhu Ping’an, a big grower from Beijing Manyuanchuan, is the supplier of the Sunfinity plants that were on display in Beijing IPM.


This is the first year that Chinese growers were able to see Syngenta’s new Impatiens interspecific Spectra grown in China. This series has large flowers and excellent branching of the plants. Spectra is earlier to flower and has more flowers than standard NGIs.


Cora XDR

XDR stands for eXtreme Disease Resistance. Cora XDR is highly resistant to the ten most virulent isolates of Phytophthora nicotianae that cause Phytophthora blight on annual vinca.

Mr.Yu Zhangming and Mr. Sheng Renjun
Mr.Yu Zhangming and Mr. Sheng Renjun are from Shanghai Jincai. The excellent Cora XDR flower bags were produced from them.

Sweet Duet

Another highlight on display that won over many visitors is the highly fragrant Sweet Duet. “Sweet Duet has superior doubleness and better flower size compared to competition, with attractive color combinations. And the strong stems with good branching habits makes Sweet Duet a great option for late spring and early summer sales in larger containers and premium formats,” said Kehao Shi, business manager for Hortiflorexpo IPM.

Sweet Duet

Flowers from the trade fair

Gerbera Cartwheel

Gerbera Cartwheel

Argyranthemum frutescens – Molimba

Argyranthemum frutescens - Molimba

Mandevilla Hybrida – Rio

Mandevilla Hybrida – Rio

Dahlia – Sincerity

Dahlia - Sincerity

For more information, visit en.hortiflorexpo.com and/or syngentagroup.com.