We are very happy and proud to announce that we have won two Fleuroselect Gold Medals for our breeding. Our Gold Medal winners for 2016 are:
Calamintha ‘Marvelette Blue’. Uniform, compact and large flowered Calamintha from seeds. Long flowering season and bee friendly. A fragrant culinary herb with great ornamental value. Marvelette Blue is a first year flowering perennial. It will flower within 12 weeks from a spring sowing and will flower all summer long. Both Marvelette Blue and White had high scores in the Fleuroselect trials, and in a close finish Marvelette Blue won the prestigious Gold Medal.
Cosmos ‘Xanthos’. Cosmos: the sky is the limit, but Cosmos Xanthos goes beyond. Cosmos Xanthos is an amazing new Cosmos. From the start of the season we considered this entry as a winner. This breeding breakthrough excited many visitors of the Fleuroselect trials in 2014. They had seen many Cosmos varieties before but never seen such an unique yellow Cosmos bipinnatus. Xanthos is early flowering in soft yellow and has a nice compact and well-branched habit. This adorable yellow Cosmos is a top attraction for borders, bedding, patio and cut flowers.
In August Xanthos won the Press-Award for garden plants and a Silver Medal at Plantarium 2015.
We introduce this year 4 more Cosmos varieties. All are available now and you can add them to your range for 2016: the Year of the Cosmos.