Supertunia Vista Mini Blue Star is Japanese flower of the year

Supertunia Vista Mini Blue Star won "Japan Flower of the Year 2016-2017" and "Good Performance Prize" as garden plant at the Japan Flower Selection (JFS). The award ceremony was held in Tokyo on 5th of December, 2016. JFS is a contest started in 2006 for new varieties to give prizes for exceptional plants all over Japan. Varieties are evaluated by growing performance, easiness to buy for consumers as well as beauty of flower. There are three groups for judgement: cut flower, pot plant and garden plant. Growing tests are done for garden plants at Chiba University. Judges are of academic experts, distributors, retailers, landscapers and designers.



Judges' comments
"Supertunia Vista Mini Blue Star has beautiful bicolor flowers that consist of clear blue and white. That impressive bicolor was stable without fading regardless from spring to summer. It has incredibly high density small flowers. It performs very well and keeps a nice plant form even without pinching. It is well considered breeding in excellent branching, continuous blooming, stable flower color and no deadheading necessary. We recommend this variety to consumers with great confidence."



Small gardens and verandas
Supertunia Vista Mini Blue Star has been sold by Proven Winners Japan since spring 2016. It is has been also sold in North America and Europe as Supertunia Violet Star Charm under Proven Winners.



It is Supertunia Vista's 10th anniversary in 2017 since its first variety, Vista Pink, was unveiled in Japan. As of December 2016, there are 11 varieties in the series. Six of them are vigorous landscape plants and perform well in large containers. The other five, including Supertunia Vista Mini Blue Star, are categorized to Vista mini which has dense branching and flowers.

They are suitable for growing in small to medium containers, so they fit small gardens and verandas, which are found a lot in Japan. Most of Japan has its rainy season in June and then sultry summer nights which consume a lot of "energy" of plants. Supertunia Vista is even suitable for such a harsh climate.

For more information:
Hakusan co., Ltd
Marketing Div. Marketing Manager
Masashi Fujiwara
+81 561 75 5777
fujiwara@hakusan1.co.jp
www.hakusan1.co.jp

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