New Garden Merit and People's Choice awards were elected during the Fleuroselect Salvia trial

New Garden Merit and People's Choice awards were elected during the Fleuroselect Salvia trial


After the “2023 – The Year of Salvia” experiment organized last summer in the Garden of the Royal Horticultural Society in Hyde Hall (UK), Fluoroselect We are pleased to announce the results of the Garden Merit Award evaluation and the People's Choice Competition. Consumers visiting the garden were invited to choose their favorite salvia variety, while a panel of experts assessed the salvia display for an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

In this trial, more than 100 seed and cutting varieties were entered by the following Fleuroselect members: Danziger, EconSeeds, Floranova, Florensis, Hem Zaden/Genetics, Hilverda Florist, Mr Fothergill's, PanAmerican Seed, Syngenta Flowers, Suttons, Takii and. Foltz Horticulture and Westland.

Salvia farencia 'Strata' from Floranova becomes people's choice

Visitors to the RHS Garden Hyde Hall were asked to point out their favorite salvia variety in the Floral Fantasia area. Over 100 varieties were showcased with one clear winner: Salvia Farinacea 'Strata' from Floranova. The main characteristics praised by visitors were the dual colours, compact habit and ability to attract bees. Contestants included: Salvia greggii Mirage™ 'Rose Bicolour' (Florensis), Salvia 'Mystic Spiers Blue' (Florensis), Salvia patens (Bertrand/Econ Seeds), and Salvia viridis 'Bouquet Mixed' (Suttons).

For the People's Choice Award, consumers are given small voting flags to point out their favorite plant on trial during a visit to the RHS Garden Hyde Hall. This year, nearly 600 votes were received.

Eight new Garden Merit Awards were obtained during the Salvia trial

Last year, a group of experts conducted an evaluation Plant of the year salvia At 4 different moments, resulting in 8 items receiving the stamp of approval:

1. Salvia brilliance 'Red Hill' (Hem genetics)
2. Salvia 'Big Blue' (Pan American Seeds)
3. Salvia 'Blue Mystery Towers' (Florence)
4. Salvia 'Mysterious Towers Blue Sky' (Florence)
5. Salvia greggii 'Mirage Cherry Red' (Florence)
6. Salvia gregori 'Mirage Rose Bicolor' (Florence)
7. Salvia greggii 'Mirage White' (Florence)
8. Salvia Salgon 'Blueberry Lake' (Hilferda Florist)

The panel consisted of experts in the fields of breeding, growing, plant experimentation, retail and social media. The criteria used are:'Excellent for normal use under suitable conditions”, “Available”, “Well built”, “Essentially consistent in shape and colour”', And 'Reasonable resistance to pests and diseases'.

The Annual General Meeting is subject to regular review, to ensure that each plant still meets the requirements to remain on the list. Two Salvias confirmed their AGM status:

Fleuroselect annually promotes flowers and vegetables in the “Plant of the Year” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of specific crops for home gardening, while demonstrating the wide choice of varieties available to the consumer. Extensive displays are planted each year in popular public gardens where consumers and industry experts can enjoy the diversity of species.

2024, the year of the sunflower
This year, Fleuroselect will promote sunflowers in the global industry. In addition to a large-scale publicity campaign, displays will be created at the RHS Hyde Hall, Wisley, Harlow Carr and Bridgemoor (UK), egapark Erfurt and Mainau (GE), Jardin des Plantes (FR), The Garden (NL) and TEGEASC (AN). .

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