Calibrachoa PinkTastic is People's Choice in Wisley trial
Visitors to RHA Wisley have voted current FleuroStar winner Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double PinkTastic from Selecta as their favourite new plant.
After taking home the much-coveted FleuroStar Award as the new variety with wow factor at point of sale, this double bi-colored Calibrachoa now was the People's Choice for Calibrachoa in hanging baskets in Wisley’s trials display.
Sabatino Urzo, the RHS’s trials manager, said: “The People's Choice Award is a great way of engaging the public with the RHS trials programme and points to popular trends and fashions in planting.”
Sally van der Horst, Secretary General at Fleuroselect said the choice of the British public re-affirmed the decision made by the FleuroStar trade jury. “I'm delighted to see that our international group of 30 experts from within the industry successfully detects new breeding achievements with a high commercial potential at a very early stage," she added.
Zinnia elegans 'Giant Deep Red' (Benary's Giant Series) and Zinnia elegans 'Molotov Mixed' from Burpee Europe were the public's top favourites from the '2017, Year of the Zinnia' trial of more than 140 varieties organised by Fleuroselect in conjuction with RHS Wisley. The Year of the Zinnia trial follows on from the '2015, Year of the Sunflower' and '2016, Year of the Cosmos' trials, with all varieties supplied by Fleuroselect members. The RHS expert plant committees will shortly be recommending those deemed best for all-round garden value for the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).