Sales manager Jean-François Ignasse said at Essen: "Fireball is a new product that consumers will see in the shops this season. The uniqueness about this product is that as the flowers age, they develop into different colours. Each flower starts out a deep red colour and then turns into tangerine, orange or fire colours – all on the same plant. This is the first of its’ kind in the world, a true breeding breakthrough in French Marigolds."
Another new product from PanAmerican Seed for 2018 introduction is Kirigami, an Ornamental Oregano with oregano smelling leaves and purple/rose flowers.
PanAmerican Seed also introduced new colours of the Viola variety, Sorbet XP Viola. The spreading and trailing pansy, Cool Wave, was also introduced in new colours and is now available in 10 colours plus three mixtures.
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