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PLANTARIUM|GROEN-Direkt to place new plants in the spotlight


PLANTARIUM|GROEN-Direkt is holding its second summer inspection for the ‘Best Novelty’ of the Green Retail Awards on 10 June 2024.


This inspection and the presentation of the prestigious award will take place on the first day of GROEN-Direkt’s Summer Days. Eleven innovative novelties will be competing for the greatly coveted ‘Best Novelty’ Green Retail Award, which honours the yearlong process of breeding and selecting marketable new cultivars.


The plants submitted for the Green Retail Award ‘Best Novelty’

The eleven plants submitted for the summer inspection for the Green Retail Award ‘Best Novelty’ in alphabetical order:

  • Abelia grandiflora 'Jelly Beans' - Van Vliet New Plants
  • Agapanthus 'DWAGHYB05' (EVERPANTHUS SPARKLE) - Hoogeveen Plants B.V. & Leybaert bvba
  • Astilbe japonica 'Luna' - Compass Plants B.V. together with Hans van der Meer Potplanten
  • Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pretty in Pink' - Compass Plants B.V. together with Hans van der Meer Potplanten
  • Gazania 'DWGZHY01' (SUNCARPET) - Roots & Plantipp BV
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORE9103' (DOPPIO ROSATO) - Lendert de Vos b.v., Reeuwijk
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORE9306' (DOPPIO AZZURRO) - Lendert de Vos b.v., Reeuwijk
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORE9311' (DOPPIO FREDO) - Lendert de Vos b.v., Reeuwijk
  • Lavandula intermedia 'Tesseract' (SENSATIONAL!) - Handelskwekerij G. Hoogenraad BV & Plantipp BV
  • Nepeta 'Bocombsky' (MAGICAL MR. BLUE SKY) - Kolster BV
  • Ugni molinae ‘PI16’ (PRETTY BERRY) - FlorAmor 

All the plants can be viewed at the PLANTARIUM|GROEN-Direkt website.

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