"Unusually compact" Astilbe snares best new plant award at Plantarium 2013

Astilbe 'Look At Me' (Arendsii Group) has won the best new plant award at Plantarium 2013, held in Boskoop last week.

The plant was entered by Compass Plants BV in collaboration with Mts Lucassen, both from Hillegom. The jury felt that the plant was innovative as it combined an unusually compact growth habit, short and well-filled panicles in a fresh pink colour and an abundance of flowers.

 As well as the best new plant, four other plants were also awarded gold medals by the jury.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Qufu’ (MAGICAL GREENFIRE) by Kolster BV from Boskoop received the following comments from the jury: "Unique colouring of the sterile flowers, profusion of flowers and outstanding presentation."

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’ (LITTLE LIME) by Valkplant BV and Pieter Zwijnenburg jr. from Boskoop was regarded as innovative by the jury because of its compact growth habit in combination with the flower shape, strong branches and broad applicability in both public green spaces and private gardens.

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Edward Gursztyn’ by Boomkwekerij Marcel van Nijnatten from Zundert was praised by the jury for its innovative crown shape for the Liriodendron family and outstanding presentation. 

And Rosa ‘Relax0009’ (OUR LAST SUMMER) by Roses Forever ApS, Sabro from Denmark received the following comments from the jury: "Flowers at a young age for a climbing rose, and the flowers have a fantastic fragrance."

The jury also awarded 18 silver medals and 33 bronze medals.

The 31st edition of Plantarium received a record number of entries for the new plant awards. A total of 139 plants were entered, of which 106 ended up being judged by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society.

The Plantarium show press award went to Clematis ‘Diamond Ball’ from Clematis Marczynski Container Nursery in Poland.

Judges were particularly impressed with the attractive, double, full flowers which give the plant an abundant appearance. 

Plants of the World by Bremmer Boomkwekerijen from Waddinxveen in Holland won the concepts category ahead of 'Rose Hip Marmalade' by Rozenkwekerij Gebr. Seuren from Lottum in Holland. 

Third place went to the concept Magical Four Seasons - Hydrangea macrophylla Magical, submitted by Kolster BV from Boskoop.

There were 18 entries in the Garden Plants category. Second place went to Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Qufu’ (MAGICAL GREENFIRE) by Kolster BV from Boskoop.

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