Clematis 'Princess Kate' wins at Plantarium

Clematis 'Princess Kate', entered by J. van Zoest from Boskoop, has won best new plant at Plantarium 2012 in Boskoop, the Netherlands.

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Image: Horticulture Week

Judges from Koninklijke Vereniging voor Boskoopse Culturen said the plant "flowers abundantly, bearing upright flowers with a unique shape, and has a well-chosen trade name, in line with other varieties of clematis."

The other gold medal winners were Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' by D. Veerman Jr Boomkwekerijen b.v., Boskoop, of which the judges said: "Innovative, gold variegated C. kousa; exuberant presentation, stable variegation"; Hydrangea serrata ‘MAK20’ (Flair and Flavours Cotton Candy - Flair and Flavours Blueberry Cheesecake) by Valkplant BV/André van Zoest, Boskoop, which drew the following comments from the judges: "Nice compact growth habit, flowers abundantly, the flowers are in a wonderful range of shades and can easily be made more blue, probably has outstanding autumn colours, very attractive"; and Veronica longifolia 'Charlotte' by Rijnbeek en Zoon and Rijnbeek and Son Perennials Export, Boskoop. With regard to this perennial, the judges said: "Attractive, very compact plants, profusion of flowers, excellent presentation, commercially interesting product."

The jury also awarded 12 silver medals and 22 bronze medals. A total of 70 plants were judged. Some entrants were forced to withdraw their plants before the awards took place, partly because of the weather conditions.

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