Acer palmatum 'Arjos1' (METAMORPHOSA)
The colour of the beautifully incised leaves of Acer palmatum 'Arjos1' (METAMORPHOSA) changes continuously throughout the season and is a true colour metamorphosis! In spring, the plant's new shoots have yellow leaves with pinkish-red edges. In summer, the leaves turn green and have white edges, while the foliage on the new shoots is yellow with whitish-pink edges. In late summer, the leaves turn red to reddish-purple. METAMORPHOSA grows relatively quickly but remains compact, was bred by Solid Plants and is protected under plant breeder’s rights. Valkplant BV from Boskoop submitted the plant for the novelty showcase.
Agastache 'Agapd' (BEELICIOUS PURPLE) grows in a beautifully compact way to a size of 30 cm wide and 40-50 cm tall. Not only are the large, purple flowers a feast for the eyes, they also attract many butterflies and bees. BEELICIOUS PURPLE has a second flowering, allowing you to enjoy this abundantly blooming Agastache for a long period of time. Van Hemert & Co. BV from Hazerswoude bred this plant, which is protected under plant breeder’s rights. Gebr. Th.&W. Alkemade BV from Lisse will place the plant on the market from 2019 and submitted it for the showcase. Planttip BV from IJsselstein takes care of the management.
Diervilla splendens 'G2X88544' (KODIAK Orange)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'TK02' (SO LONG SUNNY) completes the series of repeat flowering hydrangeas for cold climates, which were introduced by Sapho in 2017. SO LONG SUNNY blooms abundantly throughout the summer with beautiful, rounded umbels. The white petals are curled with vivid pink edging. The flowers turn pinkish-white when in bloom. This variety develops shades of sky blue when planted in acidic, aluminous soil. Due to its compact growth and sturdy stems, this plant is a good garden hydrangea that is suitable as a stand-alone, in groups, as a low hedge or in a large container. Yasuhiro Takahashi from Narita City, Chiba (Japan) bred this plant. It was submitted and is marketed by SAPHO from La Ménitré (France).
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Breg14’ (POLESTAR) is an extremely compact and early blooming H. paniculata. The first buds appear from the end of May and bloom at the beginning of June with umbrella-like flowers. The flowers start white and turn pink during summer. The plant is extremely compact and reaches a maximum height of 40 cm in a growing season. POLESTAR was bred by A.J. Bregman from Benthuizen and is protected under plant breeder’s rights. Breederplants VOF from Gouda submitted the plant for the novelty showcase and also placed it on the market.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Couhaprim' (PRIM'RED) is selected because of its early maturity and changing flower colour. At the end of May or beginning of June, the flowers are cream-white. The colour turns into pink and then red within two to three weeks. The flowers retain this red colour for a long period of time, up till July/August. The large panicles are elegant, with sterile flowers ranging from pink to bright red, as well as fertile flowers, which are red. PRIM'RED grows as a small shrub up to height of 1.5 m, with slender, straight stems. PRIM'RED was bred by Jacques Couturieux. Protection under plant breeder’s rights has been applied for. It was submitted and is marketed by SAPHO from La Ménitré (France).
Hydrangea 'USHYD0405' (RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE) is a new, interspecific Hydrangea hybrid that flowers in spring and early summer, not only at the shoot tips, but also on all the previous season's side buds. After the first flush of bloom, new terminal flower heads appear on the newly-grown shoots. This extends the flowering period up to autumn. The unique shape of the flowers and elegant growth habit also make the plant suitable for hanging baskets and growing on trellises. The plant is protected under plant breeder’s rights and was bred by Ushio Sakazaki from Japan. Cultivaris GmbH from Heidesheim/Rheinhessen (Germany) submitted the plant for the showcase.
Rehmannia 'Crouching Tiger' is a new variety of Rehmannia, the “Chinese foxglove”. The flower stems grow from the shiny, rosette-shaped leaves. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers look like foxglove but the flowers are more curled, are white and have lively yellow/bordeaux-coloured throats. The plant blooms from April until October. Adds colour to borders or pots throughout the summer. Lüder Nobbmann from Wetzlar (Germany) is the breeder. 'Crouching Tiger' is protected under plant breeder’s rights and was submitted by Cultivaris GmbH from Heidesheim/Rheinhessen (Germany).
Proven Winners Spiraea media 'SMSMBK' (DOUBLE PLAY Blue Kazoo) is a real explosion of colour! The foliage has a beautiful cool blue colour that turns dark red in autumn. In spring, apart from the large white flowers, the new shoots add a hint of dark red and lime. The plant is protected under plant breeder’s rights. Valkplant BV from Boskoop submitted the plant for the novelty showcase.
Spiraea 'Minspil04' (LITTLE FLAME) is an excellent improvement on 'Goldflame'. It is particularly popular due to its compact growth and shiny foliage. The tips of the new shoots are bronze-orange coloured in spring, the leaves are golden-green in summer and turn orange with copper hues in autumn. The carmine-pink umbels appear in summer. This plant is protected under plant breeder’s rights and the breeder is Pepinieres Minier from Beaufort-en-Anjou (France). It was submitted and is marketed by SAPHO from La Ménitré (France).
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Trared' (WINTER RUBY) looks beautiful in winter with its coral red stems and leaves. WINTER RUBY has a number of other advantages as compared to typical jasmine. The foliage is brighter, it is more frost-resistant and does not dry out in winter. The ample white flowers are just as abundant and odourless. It produces compact growth with beautifully natural branching and abundant blooming. This makes WINTER RUBY an ideal variety to grow in pots with supports of 40 cm to 1.5 m. This plant is protected under plant breeder’s rights and was bred by Pépinières Travers from Saint Cyr En Val (France). It was submitted and is marketed by SAPHO from La Ménitré (France).
Proven Winners Viburnum 'NCVX1' (SHINY DANCER) is an exceptionally compact Viburnum with thick, shiny, dark green foliage that has attractive red edges. The leaves of this semi-evergreen plant turn dark red in autumn. It blooms abundantly with creamy white flowers in spring. An application for protection under plant breeder’s rights has been made For this Viburnum SHINY DANCER. The plant was submitted by Valkplant BV from Boskoop.
Proven Winners Weigela florida 'Sunset' (MY MONET SUNSET) is a dwarf Weigela with extremely attractive variegated foliage, which has the orange, red and yellow colours of a sunset in autumn. The beautiful foliage of this Weigela bring colour to the garden throughout the season. It blooms abundantly with pale pink flowers in spring. Valkplant BV from Boskoop submitted the plant for the novelty showcase.