UK Nicotiana wins international award from Chinese

Norfolk-based plant breeding company Floranova has had international success with a new hybrid of Nicotiana.

Launched this year, Nicotiana Whisper has been given a performance award by Chinese distribution company Hongyue after being used widely in Shanghai gardens.

Floranova product manager Pete Bradford said: "It's always pleasing when breeding objectives, in this case disease tolerance in adverse conditions, follow through to proven performance.

"For summer flowering annuals, the climate of the Shanghai region is one of the toughest in the world, so to have developed a Nicotiana that can stand those conditions is testament to the diligent efforts of our plant breeders."


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