Hydrangea and cosmos win at Plantarium

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ruby Tuesday' by De Jong Plant BV from Boskoop has won the title of Best New Plant at Plantarium 2015, as judged by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society jury.

Hydrangea 'Ruby Tuesday'
Hydrangea 'Ruby Tuesday'

As well as the best new plant, seven other plants were also awarded gold medals by the jury. The jury felt that Ceanothus impressus 'Cool Blue' by Huisman Boomkwekerij from Boskoop was unique in the range and had a fresh image.

Coreopsis 'KA-POW Golden Yellow' by Moerheim New Plant/Meilland Nederland from Leimuiderbrug were "outstandingly well-presented plants; striking large flowers in a fresh, attractive colour" said the jury.

The jury felt that Geranium pratense 'Midnightlyona' (MIDNIGHT GHOST) by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom was innovative as a result of the combination of dark leaves and almost white flowers, sturdy stems and a good cultivation performance which allows the plants to be displayed in bloom in August.

With regard to Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dancing Snow' (DOPPIO BIANCO) by Kwekerij Lendert de Vos BV from Reeuwijk, the jury said its has "a highly innovative combination of flower colour and shape".

The jury felt that Hydrangea paniculata 'PIIHPI' (BABY LACE) by Boomkwekerij Alex Schoemaker/Plantipp BV from Boskoop/IJsselstein consists of attractive, robust and compact plants which are innovative in combination with the flower shape.

In the opinion of the jury, Nandina domestica 'Twilight' by About Plants Zundert BV/Plantipp BV from Zundert/IJsselstein consists of highly uniform and well-presented plants, with the variegated leaves forming an innovation in the Nandina range.

The jury felt that Photinia serratifolia 'Oploo5' (PINK CRISPY) by Van Oploo Tuinplanten/Plantipp BV from Bavel/IJsselstein stands out as a result of the attractive combination of leaf colours (young and fully grown) and stem colour.

The jury also awarded 15 silver medals and 11 bronze medals from 106 plants judged.

Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection and Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos' won the Press Award at Plantarium 2015.

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos' by Van Hemert & Co Seeds from Hazerswoude won the Plantarium Press Award in the Garden, balcony and patio plants category. In the Concepts category, this award went to Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection by De Jong Plant BV from Boskoop.

Anemone Wild Swan by F.N. Kempen BV from Mijdrecht was runner up behind the Cosmos in the 18-plant Garden Plants category. 

Third place went to Kiwiberry, a new kiwi series submitted by Joh. Stokwijk & Zn. Boomkwekerijen BV.

There were six entries in the Concepts category this year. Exotic Sensations by Plantport Boskoop Kweeksmakelijk BV from Boskoop and Parfum de Nature Rozen by Lakei Boomkwekerijen from Lottum ended up in joint second place.

The stand by J.G. Cammeraat vof from Boskoop was selected as the best Green stand at Plantarium 2015 by the jury of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. The Retail Experience Shop by TPK Media & Events from Nieuwstadt was awarded this title in the Suppliers category.

Second place went to Rovero from Raamsdonksveer. Third place went to the stand by Aeroplas Europe BV from Zevenaar. 

Second prize for the Green participants went to Boomkwekerij Koningstuin from Helenaveen.  Third place went to Kolster BV from Boskoop.

Plantarium runs from 26 to 29 August 2015 in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude.

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