BOSKOOP, Netherlands: Plantarium (August 27-30) is the ideal platform to showcase your latest innovations if you’re involved in the ornamental horticulture and gardening industry. This year’s show will host over 50 entries to the new plant awards and several new plants will be highlighted on the new plant’s stand near the entrance. These pages are a run-down of Plantarium’s most distinctive novelties. It’s not exhaustive – there’s a lot more to discover at Plantarium – but it gives an idea of the show’s wide-ranging appeal. Here are some of our favourites.
Buddleja davidii ‘Podaras 9’ (FLUTTERBY PINK)
Buddleja davidii ‘Podaras 9’ (FLUTTERBY PINK) is a fantastic new introduction. This densely-branched sterile hybrid is a creation of Peter Podaras from Cornell University in the USA.
It is patented in the USA and has Plant Breeders’ Rights in Europe. Young species feature a columnar shape. The drooping branches are smothered with large pink flowers, while the leaves are dark green. FLUTTERBY PINK continues to bloom until the first frost and is certified sterile so it will not self-seed around the garden. It can be used both as a containerised accent on the terrace or as a garden plant. Van Vliet New Plants BV have been marketing this PBR protected plant since 2013 and were also responsible for submitting it to Plantarium.
Hebe ‘Jewel of the Nile’
‘Jewel of the Nile’ is truly a precious plant . The colour of the attractive foliage changes throughout the season.
The leaves of “Jewel of the Nile” are green at the centre surrounded by broad yellow splashes and red edges. It blooms profusely from late spring to early summer, with ruby flowers. This is an ideal plant for tubs on a terrace or balcony, growing to 80 cm and able to withstand full sun. The plant is a mutation of Hebe ‘Flame’ and was obtained by Stephen Burton of Cambridge, New Zealand. The plant was marketed by Van Vliet New Plants BV of Stroe in 2014 and they also submitted it to Plantarium. Plants can be obtained from Robert Wijsmann of Boskoop. PBR protected.
Hebe ‘Jewel of the Nile’
Parahebe catarractae ‘Avalanche’
This mat-forming semi-evergreen to evergreen sub-shrub makes an excellent front of the border plant, with delicate sprays of white flowers throughout summer.
It features toothed, narrowly ovate, dark green leaves and racemes of saucer-shaped, white flowers in summer. According to NZ breeder Stephen Burton of Annton Nursery, Cambridge and Van Vliet New Plants BV from Stroe, the Netherlands the plant is fairly hardy in the Netherlands). “Avalanche” is also suited for patio pot and is PBR protected.
Parahebe catarractae ‘Avalanche’ 2
Viburnum plicatum ‘JWW 5’ (KILIMANJARO SUNRISE)
Viburnum plicatum ‘JWW 5’ (KILIMANJARO SUNRISE) has pale pink flowers which are followed by colourful berries and fall foliage.
The plant has an excellent vertical growth habit allowing it to be easily trained into a pyramid shape.
Jan Willem Wezelenburg from Hazerswoude discovered this shrub as a seedling and it was named in 2013. Plants are obtainable exclusively from Van Son & Koot (NL), van der Peijl Tuinplanten (NL), Willy de Nolf (BE), Heinje Baumschulen (GER) and Szmit (PL). Van Vliet New Plants BV from Stroe is responsible for the shrub’s entry at Plantarium. PBR protected.
Viburnum plicatum ‘JWW 5’ (KILIMANDJARO SUNRISE) 2
Carex oshimensis ‘Eversheen’ (EVERCOLOR)
Carex oshimensis ‘Eversheen’ (EVERCOLOR) is a member of the EverColor® Carex family and was bred by Pat Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald Nurseries (Ireland).
EVERCOLOR has variegated yellow and green leaves with a darker green at the edges. This is a healthy grower, evergreen and strikingly coloured. The plant grows to around 25 cm in height and spreads to 15 cm. It can withstand frost down to -25°C. Plant breeders’ rights have been applied for. The plant was submitted for the judging of novelties by Plantipp of IJsselstein.
Carex oshimensis ‘Eversheen’ (EVERCOLOR) pot
Dianella revoluta ‘Allyn Citation’ (COOLVISTA)
Dianella revoluta ‘Allyn Citation’ (COOLVISTA) is a quick-growing grass with plenty of creeping shoots and is ideal for a patio or balcony.
With grey-blue leaves giving it a striking appearance the plant reaches some 60cm in height with a spread of around 30cm. The plant is winter hardy down to -5°C . Bred by Noel & Charles Jupp of Australia, the plant was first shown at IMP 2014 by Amigra Grasses & More of Honselersdijk and was submitted for the judging of novelties at Plantarium by Plantipp of IJsselstein. PBR protected.
Dianella revoluta ‘Allyn Citation’ (COOLVISTA) Flower
Sedum ‘Blue Pearl’ (SUNSPARKLER)
This new Sedum is being introduced at Plantarium by Gebr. Alkemade (Lisse), Gootjes AllPlant (Heerhugowaard), Kebra Vaste Planten (Noordwijkerhout) and Kwekerij de Noordpoel (De Kwakel).
The plant’s outstanding characteristics include its robust, rounded purplish blue leaves, its strong growth habit and the generous production of deep pink flowers. SUNSPARKLER is winter hardy down to -35°C and reaches around 50cm in height and 25cm in width. The plant was bred by Chris Hansen of Garden Solutions of America. The plant was submitted for the judging of novelties at Plantarium by Plantipp of IJsselstein. Plant breeders’ rights have been applied for.
Sedum ‘Blue Pearl’ (SUNSPARKLER) (1)
Rhodoxis ‘HIL200802’ (FAIRYTALE)
Rhodohypoxis ‘HIL200802’ (FAIRYTALE) makes a striking plant for a balcony or patio with its pinkish-red yellow-centred.
The plant flowers continuously from May to October and is resistant to disease. FAIRYTALE thrives well in full sun, is winter hardy down to -5°C and reaches a height of around 25cm and a width of 25cm. Philip van Hilst of Kaatsheuvel developed this PBR protected plant. Remon Bakhuijzen (Hazerswoude dorp), Gebr Alkemade (Lisse) and Philip van Hilst (Kaatsheuvel) will introduce the plant at Plantarium 2014. The plant was submitted for the judging of novelties by Plantipp of IJsselstein.
Sedum ‘Blue Pearl’ (SUNSPARKLER) (1)
Berberis thunbergii ‘Lutin Rouge’
Berberis thunbergii ‘Lutin Rouge’ is compact in growth habit (height 40cm and width 15cm).
The leaves appear intensely red in full sun but fresh green in shade. The plant is winter hardy down to -30°C . It was obtained by Pepiniere Jean-Pierre Hennebelle of France. About Plants (Zundert) and Vromans Kwekerijen (Biest-Houtakker) are introducing ‘Lutin Rouge’ at Plantarium 2014. The plant was submitted for the judging of novelties by Plantipp of IJsselstein. PBR protected.
Berberis thunbergii ‘Lutin Rouge’ pot