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CAN (QC): New 'Les Exceptionnelles' collection unveiled

Les Exceptionnelles 2018 is a set of annual plants handpicked by the public and a panel of renowned experts for the benefit of home gardeners and horticulture professionals. The eight plants were chosen for their beauty, performance, easy care, and insect and disease resistance.


 
The 2018 selection offers a great diversity for use in many different situations (specimen plants, companion plants, mass plantings, container gardens and patio pots, for sunny, partial shade and full shade conditions, in various colors – yellow, orange, indigo, rose - and with varied foliage). Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) have been very present in Daniel A. Séguin Trial Garden but these awarded plants have not been affected.

1. Alstroemeria Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘AlsDun01’ PP21001
Height : 45 to 60 cm (18 to 21 in)
Spread : 30 to 50 cm (12 to 20 in)
Full sun, Partial sun
Key Features: Long lasting cut flower, masses of dark red flowers
Breeder/Grower : DECO-Style (www.deco-style.ca)

2. Begonia hiemalis Solenia Yellow
Height : 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in)
Spread : 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in)
Full sun, Partial sun, shade, indoor
Key Features: Edible flowers, attracts hummingbirds
Breeder/Grower : Beekenkamp Plants (https://www.beekenkamp.nl/)

3. Dahlia ‘XXL Tabasco’
Height : 45 to 60 cm (18 to 21 in)
Spread : 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in)
Full sun
Key Features: Attracts butterflies, large-flowered (13 cm – 5 in)
Breeder/Grower : Dümmen Orange (www.dummenorange.com)

4. Osteospermum Bright Lights Double Moonglow
Height : 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 in)
Spread : 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 in)
Full sun, Partial sun
Key Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, attracts pollinators
Breeder/Grower : Proven Winners (www.provenwinners.com)

5. Pelargonium zonale Tango Bicolor Cherry
Height : 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 in)
Spread : 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 in)
Full sun
Key Features: Edible flowers, attracts butterflies
Breeder/Grower : Syngenta Flowers (www.syngentaflowers-us.com)

6. Salvia Mystic Spires Improved
Height : 60 to 90 cm (24 to 36 in)
Spread : 60 to 90 cm (24 to 36 in)
Full sun
Key Features: Attracts pollinators, drought tolerant
Breeder/Grower : Ball FloraPlant (www.ballfloraplant.com)

7. Thunbergia alata Tangerine Slice A-Peel ‘DL1501’
Height : 1,5 to 2,4 m (5 to 8 ft)
Spread : 45 to 60 cm (18 à 24 in)
Full sun, Partial sun
Key Features: Heat Tolerant, deadheading not necessary
Breeder/Grower : Proven Winners (www.provenwinners.com)

8. Zinnia marylandica Double Zahara Raspberry Ripple
Height : 40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 in)
Spread : 40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 in)
Full sun
Key Features: Attracts butterflies, bicolour
Breeder/Grower : PanAmerican Seed (www.panamseed.com)

For more information:
Les Exceptionnelles
fihoq@fihoq.qc.ca
www.lesexceptionnelles.ca

Publication date: 9/13/2017

 


 

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