Award is a leg-up for new agapanthus says Wyevale Nurseries
Wyevale Nurseries retail sales manager Colin Stanley says winning a Glee New Product award will hugely enhance the sales potential of its newest agapanthus introduction.
Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’, with its showers of bi-colour blue-throated white flowers, was voted best entry in this year’s plants, seeds and bulbs category.
“Retail buyers in the trade take a lot of notice of awards like this so we would expect to see it making a difference,” he said. “Whether retailers then highlight it to consumers is another matter, but it should ensure the plant is widely stocked and displayed.”
Wyevale Nurseries is among the growers supporting the HTA-backed campaign urging a switch from black plant pots (which can’t be re-cycled kerbside) to taupe pots (which can) and is asking visitors to the stand in the Glee Green Heart area to take part in a survey to assess retail views about the switch. Wyevale Nurseries will be moving all its production into taupe pots next year.