Plantarium new plants launched

Plantarium has released descriptions of the first tranche of new plants that have been notified for the Plantarium (Boskoop 26-29 August) novelties 2015.

Albizia julibrissin 'Pos 1' (Tropical Dream)
Albizia julibrissin 'Pos 1' (Tropical Dream)

They are:

Albizia julibrissin 'Pos 1' (Tropical Dream)

 

Albizia julibrissin 'Pos 1' (Tropical Dream) is a generously flowering tree with a large number of pink, feathery blooms carried on stalks. The first flowers appear in July, with new blossoms opening every day until mid-September. Tropical Dream was selected as the best of a group of seedlings found in the elevated regions around Seoul (Korea), a habitat which has ensured its winter hardiness down to -20°C. The tree comes into flower after as little as two years. If left unpruned the tree reaches a height of 5 to 6 metres. After 10 years an annual pruning will promote flowering, but this is not essential. Tropical Dream is the longest flowering winter-hardy small tree for cooler climates. It was obtained by Johan Possemiers of Brecht, Belgium. Jan-Willem Wezelenburg of Hazerswoude has introduced the plant to the market and it was submitted to Plantarium by Van Vliet Newplants of Stroe. Tropical Dream is protected under plant breeders' rights.

Berberis thunbergii 'Goruzam' (Golden Ruby)

Berberis thunbergii 'Goruzam' (Golden Ruby) will steal the show in any garden with its amazing range of colours. Golden Ruby's beautiful, large leaves change with the seasons: in spring they are orange, yellow and green, turning red as summer comes on. Then as the grand finale autumn sees the leaves turn deep red with a striking gold border. Golden Ruby has an attractive, compact growth pattern, reaching a height of 30 cm and a spread of 20 cm. The plant is disease resistant and can survive the chill of winter down to -25°C. The plant is also maintenance-free. Golden Ruby really comes into its own when used in a shrub border, in block planting, mass planting or combined planting schemes, but it is equally at home as a specimen or on the terrace or patio. The cultivar is PBR-protected, it was bred by Lake County New Plants, LLC of Madison, Ohio, USA, and it was submitted to Plantarium by Fa. Lucassen Boomkwekerij of Vorden who are also introducing the plant to the market in association with Handelskwekerij G. Hoogenraad B.V. of Ederveen. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Ice'

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Ice' is a Berberis of medium size, with a dense, compact, upright habit, reaching a height of 60 to 70 cm and a spread of 30 cm after six years. The leaves have an intense light orange colour. Requires a sunny position. There are no special soil requirements and the plant is winter hardy. Suitable for planting in small and medium-sized gardens as well as in containers on a terrace. PBR protection has been applied for. The plant has been bred by Szewzcyk Janusz of Krzywaczka Krakau, Poland. The plant was submitted to Plantarium by Ergon Kwekerij of Eindhoven and they are also introducing it to the market.

Buddleja davidii 'Lonplum' (Sugar Plum)

Bred by Peter R. Moore of Stockbridge, Hampshire (UK). Buddleia davidii 'Lonplum' (Sugar Plum) is a cross between Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red' and Buddleia davidii 'Summer Beauty'. The plant combines and improves on the best features of the parent strains, being both a deeper red and also more compact. Sugar Plum carries striking reddish-purple flowers through the summer and autumn. The shrub grows to 150 cm in height, with a spread of 100 cm. Sugar Plum is compact in format. It is perfect as a solitary specimen in a pot but also very suitable for the shrub border and in combination and mass planting schemes. It is resistant to disease and can survive winter temperatures down to -22°C. Fa. Lucassen Boomkwekerij of Vorden and Handelskwekerij G. Hoogenraad B.V. uit Ederveen have introduced this PBR protected plant to the market. It was submitted for the judging of novelties by Fa. Lucassen Boomkwekerij. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Calluna vulgaris 'Lisbeth' (GARDENGIRLS® SUMMER LINE)

The new lilac/blue/pink colour of Calluna vulgaris 'Lisbeth' is a wonderful addition to the existing Calluna SUMMER LINE range, the early-flowering series of the GARDENGIRLS®. This bud-blooming heather is already full of colour from the end of August. The plant has a robust, bushy habit and the flower buds develop on long and attractive stems. It is an outstanding addition to the range of colours available in early-flowering, bud-blooming heathers. Entered for the new plant awards by GASA Germany from Kevelaer, Germany. This PBR-protected plant was bred by Johannes van Leuven from Geldern-Lüllingen (Germany) and is being brought onto the market by Heidezüchtung Kramer from Edewecht (Germany).

Delosperma cooperi 'DSAM131' (Jewel of Desert Amethyst), Delosperma cooperi 'DSAA131' (Jewel of Desert Grenade) and Delosperma cooperi 'DSAB131' (Jewel of Desert Opal)

The Jewel of Desert Delospermas represent a genuine breakthrough: a new generation of Delospermas with an extremely long flowering period, from spring right through to the first frosts. The Jewel of Desert series features a range of colours. These plants really love the sun, they are highly resistant to drought and they are winter hardy down to -18°C. They reach 15 cm in height with a spread of 30 cm. These cultivars are PBR-protected, they were obtained by Florsaika of Quito, Ecuador, and have been brought to the market by Jaap van Griethuizen and Remon Bakhuijzen of Hazerswoude and Gebr Alkemade of Lisse. They were submitted to Plantarium by Remon Bakhuijzen. Plantipp are responsible for their management.

Jewel of Desert Amethyst has shocking pink blooms shading into a vivid purple.

Jewel of Desert Grenade has orange flowers shading to vivid red.

Jewel of Desert Opal has flowers in a vibrant shade of fuchsia pink.

Delosperma nubigenum 'WOW20111' (WHEELS OF WONDER GOLDEN WONDER), Delosperma nubigenum 'WOWDRY1' (WHEELS OF WONDER HOT PINK WONDER) and Delosperma nubigenum 'WOWDW7' (WHEELS OF WONDER WHITE WONDER)

Jos Cammeraat of Boskoop is presenting three cultivars from the Delosperma series Wheels of Wonder at Plantarium 2015. These Delospermas flower from early summer to the start of the cold weather, they are attractive to butterflies and bees and their low watering requirements make them easy to maintain. They are 20 cm high and 80 cm in width. Wheels of Wonder can be used as specimen plants on a terrace or balcony, in a rockery or in a perennial border, on a roof or in a mixed planting scheme, or as ground cover with the added bonus of flowers. These PBR protected plants were obtained by Florsaika of Quito, Ecuador and have been introduced to the market by Jos Cammeraat and Gebr Alkemade of Lisse. Plantipp are responsible for their management. GOLDEN WONDER has yellow flowers, HOT PINK WONDER has pink flowers with yellow centres and the flowers of WHITE WONDER are white.

Diervilla rivularis 'Diwibru01' (Honeybee)

With its striking yellow leaves Diervilla rivularis 'Diwibru01' (Honeybee) is sure to attract all eyes. Honeybee produces golden yellow flowers in profusion during the summer. The plant has an attractive, compact and bushy structure and reaches 80 cm in height and 100 cm in width. Honeybee is disease-resistant, maintenance-free and winter hardy down to -35°C. The golden yellow flowers and the vivid yellow leaves provide a striking colour accent, making the plant highly effective in a shrub border or in mass planting or block planting schemes. Honeybee will also catch the eye as a solitary subject for a terrace or patio. This PBR protected plant was bred by Boomkwekerij William de Bruijn of Boskoop. It was submitted by Boomkwekerij Coonen of Baarlo, and introduced to the market by William de Bruijn and Hoogenraad of Ederveen. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Erica gracilis '6E13' (Luise)

Erica gracilis '6E13' (Luise) is a new, PBR-protected Erica gracilis whose flowers fade later than those of the traditional varieties. As a result, this variety lasts much longer than others. The Erica Luise is still a colourful sight in November/December. As a result of the wonderful colour contrast, this variety is highly suitable for attractive autumn plantings which keep their ornamental value until late in the season. Erica gracilis '6E13' (Luise) was bred by Peter de Winkel from Goch (Germany), who is also marketing the plant. Gasa Germany GMBH entered the plant for the new plant awards.

Euonymus japonicus 'Charles' (GOLDMINE SENSE)

Euonymus japonicus 'Charles' (GOLDMINE SENSE) has golden-yellow leaves with a thin lime-green edge. The stems are also lime green. The bottom leaves are variegated but darker in colour as they grow in the shade. The plant's ornamental value mainly comes from its new shoots with their fluorescent golden yellow leaves, hence the name "Glowing in the Dark". The plant has a compact, upright habit. The maximum height is 80-100 cm. This plant is extremely suitable for small gardens, balconies and terraces. It grows in any type of soil and should only be pruned in the spring, before the plant starts to grow. This PBR-protected plant was bred by Rahoens Kris from Belgium. It was entered for the new plant awards by Asra Plant BVBA from Belgium, which is also marketing the plant.

Fargesia 'Obelisk'

Fargesia 'Obelisk' has a vigorous, upright and pillar-shaped habit and reaches a height of around 4 to 5 metres. The growth habit is reminiscent of an obelisk. The ornamental value is partly provided by the large, slightly tinted bracts, which remain easily visible all year round as the plant has a narrow base.

This hybrid is much more evergreen than the previous generation of Fargesia nitida 'Nymphenburg' and requires a sunny location. Fargesia 'Obelisk' has all the positive qualities of nitida and murieliae, is not invasive and is extremely winter-hardy (down to -25 °C). This PBR-protected plant was bred by Hans Verweij from Grassenerf in Boskoop and is being brought onto the market by Kwekerij Aad Vermeer from Haaren. It was entered for Plantarium by Breederplants VOF from Gouda.

Eden's Creations from Wezep (the Netherlands) has submitted three PBR-protected Hebes from the 'Little Leaves' range for the new plant awards. These plants were bred by Eden's Creations, are being marketed by Boomkwekerij Hoekert from Wezep and will be available from August 2015.

The varieties in the 'Little Leaves' range are characterised by their shape, leaf colour and leaf shape. The Hebes have also been selected for their resistance to leaf spot (Septoria exotica) and downy mildew (Peronospora grisea). The Hebe Little Leaves® range will be greatly expanded in the years ahead.

Hebe 'Jolly' (Little Leaves®) is a compact, small-leaved variety of Hebe. 'Jolly' is characterised by its attractive bright green leaves with a pale edge and striking red growth points. This Hebe is highly resistant to leaf spot and downy mildew and is therefore extremely suitable for sustainable growing methods. It is an outstanding addition to the Little Leaves® range.

Hebe 'Funny' (Little Leaves®) is a distinctive Hebe which is characterised by its compact habit and small, bright green leaves. The young leaf shoots change to red, providing an unusual contrast. Hebe 'Funny' has been selected for its high level of resistance to leaf spot and downy mildew and is therefore extremely suitable for sustainable growing methods.

Hebe 'Rocky' (Little Leaves®) is characterised by its compact habit, dark-green leaves and red shoots. 'Rocky' is an extremely strong Hebe which has been selected for its high level of resistance to leaf spot and downy mildew. It is suitable for sustainable growing methods and is an attractive addition to the Little Leaves® range.

Helenium autumnale 'Short and Sassy'

Helenium autumnale 'Short and Sassy' is compact and sturdy in structure with cheerful yellow flowers with brown centres. The flowering period is long, starting in the early summer and continuing through to late autumn. Plants will reach 40 cm in height with a spread of 60 cm. This plant is a sun-worshipper: the more light it gets, the more intense the orange colour of the flowers. 'Short and Sassy' is disease-resistant and winter hardy down to -30°C. 'Short and Sassy' will impress as a specimen on a balcony or terrace, but also in a perennial border or a mass planting or combination planting scheme. The plant has PBR protection and was obtained by Skagit Gardens of Mount Vernon USA. It was submitted to Plantarium by Remon Bakhuijzen of Boskoop, who are also introducing the plant to the market in association with Gebr Alkemade of Lisse. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ruby Tuesday' (Magical® Ruby Tuesday®)

With its splendid deep red globular blooms flecked with black and green and its extended flowering season, Hydrangea Magical® Ruby Tuesday® is a welcome addition to the Magical® Four Seasons range. This assortment of garden plants provides summer-long colour in beds or on a terrace or balcony. Hydrangea macr. Magical® Four Seasons continues to flower well into the autumn. During its flowering period Hydrangea macr. Magical® Four Seasons goes through four colour changes. Ruby Tuesday® also features marvellous autumn tints. The plant has been obtained by De Jong Plant B.V. of Boskoop in collaboration with the Hydrangea Breeders Association bv of De Kwakel. Ruby Tuesday® is PBR protected and was submitted by De Jong Plant B.V., who will be marketing the plant in association with Kolster B.V. of Boskoop.

Hydrangea paniculata 'PIIHPI' (Baby Lace)

Hydrangea paniculata 'PIIHPI' (Baby Lace) is small in size but large in impact. Compact and free-flowering, Baby Lace carries masses of compact, creamy-white blooms. The pristine flowers contrast beautifully with the warm, dark green leaves. As well as its profuse flowering Baby Lace has a robust structure, so it won't fall apart after a heavy shower. After 7 years it will have attained a height of 100 cm and a spread of 75 cm. Baby Lace is suitable for planting as a solitary subject, for mass planting or as a combination plant in a container for the terrace or patio. This is a disease-resistant variety and stands up well to the chill of winter. It was obtained by Mike Dirr of Watlinsville, USA and has been introduced to the market and submitted to Plantarium by Alex Schoenmaker of Boskoop. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Ilex crenata 'Glorie Dwarf'

Ilex crenata 'Glorie Dwarf' is the ideal alternative to Box. 'Glorie Dwarf' is a new star performer from Germany: obtained as a sport of Ilex crenata 'Glorie Gem', it has a far more compact habit than the mother plant. With short branches and small leaves the plant closely resembles the familiar box. After 5 to 6 years 'Glorie Dwarf' will reach a height of 50 cm and a spread of around 70 cm. Ilex crenata 'Glorie Dwarf' is an ideal subject for topiary. It was bred by Baumschulen Gebrüder Barth GbR of Bad Zwischenahn in Germany, who are also responsible for introducing it to the market. Van Vliet Newplants of Stroe submitted the plant for the judging of novelties. 'Glorie Dwarf' is PBR protected.

Lagerstroemia indica 'Milarosa' (With Love Girl) and Lagerstroemia indica 'Milavio' (With Love Eternal)

About Plants Zundert BV of Wernhout have sent in two cultivars from the With Love series of Lagerstroemias for the judging of novelties at Plantarium. The plant flowers extravagantly from midsummer to late autumn. These cultivars are notable for their compact, bushy habit (60 cm high, 40 cm wide) and they are ideal for planting in a pot on a terrace or patio. They also make a superb display in a mixed container or in a shrub border. The plants are low-maintenance and extremely robust, with winter hardiness down to -18°C.

Lagerstroemia indica 'Milarosa' (With Love Girl) has bright pink flowers and dark green leaves, while Lagerstroemia indica 'Milavio' (With Love Eternal) has purple flowers and dark green leaves. The plants are PBR protected and were bred by Piero Frangi of Barlassina, Italy. They are being introduced to the market by About Plants, Groencentrum Budel of Budel and Van Son & Koot B.V. of Kaatsheuvel. Plantipp are responsible for their management.

Lonicera 'Celestial'

The flowers of Lonicera "Celestial" are the colour of apricots, a gorgeous combination of intense orange and pink. 'Celestial' enjoys a lengthy period of generous flowering from summer through to autumn, with lovely fragrance as an additional attraction. The dark green, healthy-looking leaves of this honeysuckle are almost as striking as the flowers. 'Celestial' is a climber, reaching some 300 cm in height and spreading to 200 cm. The plant is ideally suited to container planting, with support from a trellis or similar. It is also useful in the garden as a climber or as ground cover. 'Celestial' is is disease-resistant and winter hardy down to -20°C. The plant has PBR protection and was obtained by Barry Fretwell of Exeter, Devon (UK). Hoogveen Plants B.V. of Hazerswoude submitted the plant to Plantarium and they are also responsible for introducing it to the market. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Loropetalum chinense 'Chang Nian Hong' (Ever Red)

The intense red of the flowers, the striking dark brown leaves and the extended flowering period make Loropetalum chinense 'Chang Nian Hong' (Ever Red) a welcome addition to the range. Ever Red produces a wealth of large, red flowers from early spring onwards. After 7 years it can be expected to reach a height of 75 cm and a width of 100 cm. This is an evergreen, and winter hardy down to -10°C. It makes a fine specimen but also works well as a compact hedging plant or in combination with other plants in a container on a terrace or balcony. The plant was bred by Mark Paul Griffith of Watkinsville, USA, and it is PBR- protected. Van Son & Koot B.V. of Kaatsheuvel have introduced the plant to the market and have also submitted it to Plantarium. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Nandina domestica 'Manon' (Sunset Boulevard)

Nandina domestica 'Manon' (Sunset Boulevard) was entered for the new plant awards by Breederplants VOF from Gouda. The plant was bred by Boereboom Stekcultures from Eindhoven, which is also marketing the plant. A major advantage of Sunset Boulevard is its compact size. The young shoots come in a wide range of colours (orange, red, yellow, pink and green) and keep their colour from the spring until the late autumn. In the winter, the plant changes colour to dark orange but still retains the green tinge. Sunset Boulevard can be used in any garden and is also highly suitable as a patio plant or on the balcony in an attractive pot. When planted outside, the plant is winter-hardy down to -15° Celsius. PBR-protected.

Nandina domestica 'Twilight'

The interplay of bronze, bright green and white make this variegated Nandina a real picture in the garden. The colours intensify in winter, and as icing on the cake, spring sees the plant developing a sultry pink glow. Nandina domestica 'Twilight' reaches 120 cm in height and spreads to 50 cm, with a bushy but erect habit. Perfect as a border plant, in a combined planting scheme or as a specimen on the terrace or patio, 'Twilight' is winter-hardy down to -18°C. Magnolia Gardens Nursery of Magnolia (USA) bred this plant, which is PBR-protected. It was submitted to Plantarium by About Plants Zundert B.V. of Wernhout who are also introducing the plant to the market in association with Van Son & Koot B.V. of Kaatsheuvel. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Parrotia persica 'JLPN01' (Persian Spire)

This new Parrotia 'Persian Spire' is characterised by its slender, erect habit and fine leaves. The leaves of Persian Spire emerge purple in the spring, turning deep red with a striking purple fringe as summer progresses and finally taking on yellow/reddish-orange autumn hues. Persian Spire is deciduous and winter-hardy down to -30°C. If left unpruned it will reach a height of 250 cm and a width of 75 cm after 7 years. Persian Spire is the first Parrotia to do well in a smaller garden, and it can also be planted as a solitary specimen on the terrace or balcony. The plant has PBR protection and was obtained by JLPN Inc. of Salem, Oregon (USA). It was submitted to Plantarium by Van Son & Koot B.V. of Kaatsheuvel, who are also introducing the plant to the market in association with Boomkwekerij Bömer of Zundert. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Photinia serratifolia 'Oploo5' (Pink Crispy)

Pink Crispy is quite a surprise, with superbly marbled leaves splashed with light and dark green. The vivid red stems peep out intriguingly from under the leaves. And if that wasn't enough, Pink Crispy has another surprise in store with its cheery deep pink shoots. The plant is bushy but erect in habit and reaches a height of 175 cm and a width of 100 cm. Temperatures down to -20°C don't present any problems for Pink Crispy, which is disease-resistant and maintenance-friendly. The plant makes a graceful addition to the shrub border, in block or mass planting schemes or in mixed containers. It also makes a fine subject for hedging or as a specimen on a balcony or terrace. Van Oploo Tuinplanten B.V. of Bavel bred this PBR protected variety and put it on the market, as well as submitting it to Plantarium. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Prunus domestica 'Mirabelle Ruby'

Prunus domestica 'Mirabelle Ruby' has a columnar habit. The oval, red fruits can be eaten straight from the plant but they are also useful in jams and the like. This self-fertile prunus is ideal for the smaller garden. It bears white blossoms in spring and delicious fruit in summer, and can be grown organically. It reaches 250 cm in height with a spread of 80 cm. 'Mirabelle Ruby' is a mutation of Prunus domestica 'Mirabelle' obtained by Frank P. Matthews Ltd of Worcestershire (UK). The plant has been introduced to the market by Jos Frijns en Zn B.V. of Margraten, who also submitted it to Plantarium.

Prunus laurocerasus 'GRPL19' (Legend)

The thick, glossy leaves of Prunus laurocerasus 'GRPL19' (Legend) are unique. The large, elongated leaves have a characteristic twist. The plant grows quickly and is upright and bushy in form. It reaches 250 cm in height and 100 cm in width. White flowers appear in spring. This Prunus is disease-resistant, easy to look after and winter hardy down to -22°C. Legend performs well in block planting and mass planting schemes, in a shrub border or as a tall hedge. It was developed by Guido Rouwette of Valkenburg. The PBR protected plant was submitted by All Connect vof of Oene, who are also introducing the plant to the market in association with Boomkwekerij Jos Selten of Meterik. Plantipp are responsible for its management

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rentan' (Titan)

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rentan' (Titan) really lives up to its name: This is a strong plant, resistant to disease and winter hardy down to -22°C. Titan has a tall, spreading and bushy habit, it grows to 125 cm in height and 100 cm in width, making it ideal for block planting. Titan also performs strongly when planted individually, in a shrub border, as hedging or in a mass planting. The deep bronze colour of the new shoots delivers a magnificent impact and the intensity of this colour is retained over an extended period. Titan carries white flowers in spring. It was bred by Boomkwekerij Rendering of Aalten and submitted to Plantarium by All Connect vof of Oene who are also introducing the plant to the market in association with Boomkwekerij Rendering. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

B.D. Rijnbeek Boomkwekerijen B.V. of Boskoop have submitted a group of five patio roses from their Babylon Eyes® series for the judging of novelties. These are freely flowering roses with striking, open, bicoloured flowers and hearts. In Europe the plants will flower continuously between March/April and the late Autumn, they require little upkeep and can withstand periods of drought and/or cold. They do well in the garden or on a terrace or balcony and they can also be planted in groups to achieve a ground-cover effect. These roses have been produced by Interplant Roses B.V. of Leersum, they all have PBR protection and have been introduced to the market by B.D. Rijnbeek Boomkwekerijen B.V..

Rosa 'Interbablitlig' (Cream Babylon Eyes®) has flowers ranging from yellow to cream, with darker centres.

Rosa 'Intereybabeuq' (Queen Babylon Eyes®) has fuchsia pink flowers with a red/white centre.

Rosa 'Intereybabnus' (Sunshine Babylon Eyes®) has red flowers in a multiplicity of shades, with centres ranging from red to yellow.

Rosa 'Intereybabroc' (Coral Babylon Eyes®) displays flowers in a variety of pink shades with yellow/red centres.

Rosa 'Intereybabsap' (Pastel Babylon Eyes®) has flowers in a variety of orange tints with yellow/red centres.

Sambucus nigra 'Obelisk'

Sambucus nigra 'Obelisk' is a shrub which reaches a height of 3 to 4 metres and has a pyramidal habit. This robust-looking shrub produces huge quantities of flowers and berries. It is ideal for smaller gardens or as a hedge, but also highly suitable as a solitary shrub in slightly larger gardens. 'Obelisk' is extremely winter-hardy (zone 5a, down to -30 °C). The abundant quantities of fruit can be made into juice or berry liqueur. 'Obelisk' is a PBR-protected plant. It was bred and is being brought onto the market by Szkólka Szmit from Pechcin (Poland). It was entered for Plantarium by Breederplants VOF from Gouda.

Sambucus racemosa 'Walfinb' (Welsh Gold)

Sambucus racemosa 'Walfinb' (Welsh Gold) has superb, deeply incised leaves in an almost luminous yellowish green. In summer they bear white flowers, followed by eye-catching red berries. This red elderberry has a pleasingly compact habit, reaching a height of 120 cm and a spread of 100 cm. It survives winter temperatures down to -22°C without problems. Maintenance-friendly, Welsh Gold is suitable to grow as a solitary subject, in borders or in a block planting scheme. The plant is PBR protected and was obtained by Alan G. Walmsley of Coddenham, Suffolk (UK). It was submitted to Plantarium by Jesper Mathot of Boskoop, who is also introducing the plant to the market in association with Stekbedrijf Bergs of Heythuysen and Boomkweker Lendert de Vos B.V. of Reeuwijk. Plantipp are responsible for its management.

Sedum 'Dazzleberry' (Sunsparkler), Sedum 'Firecracker' (Sunsparkler) and Sedum 'Lime Zinger' (Sunsparkler)

De Noordpoel of De Kwakel have submitted three strikingly coloured Sedums from the Sunsparkler series. This succulent produces a profusion of large flowers over the summer. The plants are compact with a creeping habit and grow to 20 cm in height and 50 cm in width. They are ideal as solitary specimens, as ground cover, in block plantings, in rockeries or in a perennial border. They also provide interesting cut flowers. Easy to maintain and winter hardy down to -25°C. The plants have been bred by Garden Solutions LLC of Zeeland USA, and are PBR-protected.

Sedum 'Dazzleberry' (Sunsparkler) has bluish-purple foliage and large, deep pink flowers.

Sedum 'Firecracker' (Sunsparkler) has red leaves and large pink flowers. It shows good resistance to hot conditions.

Sedum 'Lime Zinger' (Sunsparkler) has striking green leaves fringed with red. The soft pink flowers are large and the plant stands up well to high temperatures.

De Noordpoel and Gebr. Th. & W. Alkemade of Lisse have introduced these plants to the market. Plantipp are responsible for their management.


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