Plants 'that offer something extra' win Belgian show awards

Belgian Florall awards this March were awarded to newcomers "that offer something above and beyond their decorative value".

Bijenweelde bee-attracting roses
Bijenweelde bee-attracting roses

Gold was awarded to a bee-attracting rose, silver to a compact and aromatic Rhus, and bronze to conifers "with a unique story of their own", organisers said.

Bijenweelde bee-attracting roses won the gold Florall award. This range of rose bushes was developed specifically for bees.

The shape of the flower means nectar is easily accessible to bees due to the single or semi-double flowers that are produced in large clusters. The flowers’ yellow centres also increase their visibility to bees.

The roses are available in six colours: Bijenweelde red, white, apricot, yellow, pink and light red.

Creator was Tantau Roses using cross-pollination. The Bijenweelde roses are being marketed in Belgium by Carl Van Sante.

De Nolf Tree Nursery won the silver Florall award for its new Rhus aromatic GRO-LOW NOBLE. This newcomer is a ground-covering, low-growing shrub that bears aromatic shoots and has a maximum height of 50 to 60 cm. It was the plant’s compactness that particularly appealed to the jury. This Rhus is not poisonous, unlike other sumac species.

The jury awarded the bronze Florall award to a concept that creates an additional experience for the consumer. The ‘Plants of the World’ concept from Bremmer Boomkwekerijen creates a link between a traditional range of conifers and their unique characteristics, provenance and usages.


Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Business planning - The learning organisation

Business planning - The learning organisation

Learning, development and improvement are crucial in the uncertain business climate caused by Brexit, says Neville Stein.

Cytisus

Cytisus

These shrubs have stunning pea-like flowers, good scent and an undeserved reputation, Miranda Kimberley explains.

Glasshouse structures

Glasshouse structures

Higher crop prices and increasing demand for food are driving the latest advances, but what does the future hold for growers? Sally Drury investigates.


Seabrook On... Sensible pricing levels

Seabrook On... Sensible pricing levels

One of the big retail chains has flower seeds on sale at 25p a packet, while one of the specialist mail-order companies has six nigella plants on offer at £15 plus £4.95 carriage charges.

Production stars take innovation lead at UK Grower Awards and Garden Retail Awards

Production stars take innovation lead at UK Grower Awards and Garden Retail Awards

Over the past week it has been the great privilege of the Horticulture Week team to welcome more than 700 leading horticulture professionals to three great industry events - the Garden Retail Awards 2017, the UK Grower Awards 2017 and the third Garden Retail Summit, all hosted by Horticulture Week.

UK Grower Awards winners demonstrate exceptional talent

UK Grower Awards winners demonstrate exceptional talent

Welcome to this special presentation of the achievements of the outstanding winners of the UK Grower Awards 2017.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.