Hydrangea Lady Mata Hari and Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun win Plantarium prizes

Top plants at Dutch trade show Plantarium (Boskoop 23-26 August) have been awarded with prizes.

Plantarium winners  - all images: Plantarium
Plantarium winners - all images: Plantarium

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jong 01' (Lady Mata Hari) has been chosen as the best Plantarium Novelty 2017. The plant was submitted by De Jong Plant from Boskoop.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jong 01' (Lady Mata Hari)

The jury said: "The Hydrangea Macrophylla range is so large that it is very hard to come up with something new. The unique thing about this plant is the different phases of the separate flowers; dark coloured and lighter flowers in one head. Moreover, the plants are sturdy and compact, have strong flowers and can easily be 'blued'. The plant is versatile and has a good presentation."

Clematis 'Zo09113' (Pernille), submitted by Clematiskwekerij J. van Zoest from Boskoop, and Diervilla splendens 'El Madrigal' (Diva), submitted by Van Vliet New Plants from Stroe, were awarded gold medals out of the 97 plants submitted for the novelty showcase.

Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun'

Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun', submitted by Joh Stolwijk & Zn. from Boskoop, won the Plantarium Press Award in the category Garden, Balcony and Patio plants. In the category Concepts, this prize went to FleuraTerrazza concept, submitted by Van der Starre from Boskoop.

The jury was unanimous about the FleuraTerrazza concept: "It is a new, innovative concept for climbers. Simple and easy to use for the consumer." Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun' was also a convincing winner: "The Rising Sun' is an innovative Cercis cultivar. The decorative leaves can withstand sunshine and turn a beautiful colour in autumn. A beautiful, vertical accent in the garden," according to the jury.

Second place went to Diervilla splendens 'Diva', submitted by Van Vliet New Plants from Stroe, and third place went to EveryDaylily, submitted by CNB New Plants from Lisse. In the Concepts category MixMasters, submitted by Florensis from Hendrik Ido Ambacht, came second, and third place was for Magical Colours your Home, submitted by Kolster bv from Boskoop.


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