Earley Ornamentals supplies 'cost-saving' SunPatiens to Telford Council

Earley Ornamentals' SunPatiens has been used in Ironbridge by Telford & Wrekin Council to create low maintenance, good looking flower beds, "perfect for public parks where council budgets are still under pressure".

Ironbridge Sunpatiens
Ironbridge Sunpatiens
A combination of Earley Ornamental's SunPatiens from its Compact, Vigorous and Spreading series has been used in Compact Magenta, White, Orange and Coral, plus Spreading Carmine Red and Vigorous Magenta.

The SunPatiens Vigorous and Spreading types produce plants up to 90cms across and are bred to be planted at lower densities than more traditional bedding, while Compact produces plants up to 60cms across meaning they need to be planted at a higher density.

Earley says SunPatiens has the vigour and ability to perform under varied weather conditions from spring to the first frosts.

Telford & Wrekin Council parks and open spaces team leader Chris Jones said: "I knew when Simon Earley first introduced us to SunPatiens that this plant was the future for parks bedding. Our displays are looking better than ever and have covered the ground quickly.

"One of our aims is to create displays for the general public to enjoy and we're pleased to say the SunPatiens have not disappointed. Earley supplied a number of signs to say what they are as people were asking about the variety and we've had lots of positive comments since. We're certainly going to be looking at using SunPatiens in Telford Town Park too for next year – they really have been that successful."

Earley grows 180m young plants, made up of 1,700 varieties, annually at its 5ha site near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.


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