Kerley plant breeders to showcase new plants next month

Cambridgeshire-based plant breeders Kerley & Co's spring trial is planned for weeks 20 and 21, from 15-27 May.

Purple Picotee Tumbelina double, 'Bella'
Purple Picotee Tumbelina double, 'Bella'

There are more than 400 basket Petunias in Kerley's trial, including a new Purple Picotee Tumbelina double, 'Bella', to match 'Anna'.

In addition there are new compact varieties for tubs and windowboxes, including a bright scarlet in the Ovation series of compact mounding Petunias. Other series have new introductions too.

PowerDaisy Sunny, shortlisted for the  Plant of the Year competition at Chelsea Show 2016, will be featured again.

The most fragrant Begonia in Kerley’s portfolio of hanging basket varieties, Bounty, will be introduced.  It has the added benefits of large flowers and good cuttings production, says the breeder. 

Bounty


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