Thompson & Morgan has released details and images of a number of new products that will feature in its Spring 2020 range.
All three of the varieties in the new Summer Paradise series of alstroemeria - ‘Holiday Valley’, ‘Spring Valley’ and ‘Times Valley’ - have a neat, compact habit and boast exotic-looking blooms. Tougher than they might look, the delicate blooms are in fact able to cope with temperatures of down to -15 °C.
Left to right: Alstroemeria ’Holiday Valley’, Alstroemeria ‘Spring Valley’, Alstroemeria ‘Times Valley’
Peter Freeman, Thompson & Morgan’s product development manager, said: ‘We were so impressed with these alstroemeria in trials - we think our customers are going to love the way they grow so neatly. And, of course, the fact that they are so hardy is a great bonus!’
Exclusive to Thompson & Morgan’s Spring 2020 range is a new variety of ornamental sage, Salvia ‘Strawberry Lake’. It’s a very versatile perennial which can be used as a patio plant, flowering from late summer into autumn on mounding foliage. Bees and butterflies love the ruby-red, ‘open-mouthed’ flowers.
Also new to the range for next season is the Dahlia ‘Tropical Breeze’. The blooms are particularly large and uniform for a bedding variety and they flower freely from late May to October. Vigorous plants are neat, bushy and well-branched and show good tolerance to mildew.
Left to right: T&M Exclusive - Salvia ‘Strawberry Lake’, Dahlia ‘Tropical Breeze’
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