Unfortunately, Selecta One will not be able to meet attend this year as usual at the IPM in Essen at the end of January. Here they present their bedding and pot plant highlights 2021 that would have been on show at IPM:
Verbena series Drums
A new Verbena series and the first very early flowering and very compact series on the market. It not only covers all the main colours, but also produces additional bicoloured types. Especially Drums Purple Red is a real highlight. All varieties have excelled in a high uniformity with the growers. They show a very compact appearance, can be produced completely without PGR and are very insensitive to powdery mildew.
Petunia Circus Sky
Clear the ring for the spectacular new Petunia Circus Sky. With its enchanting and appealing appearance and matching POS material, such as printed pots and labels, it takes everyone into the fascinating world of the circus. This novelty combines the starry sky pattern with the commercially most important Petunia colour. A delicate, dreamy appearance and yet expressive and with clear recognition value: the fine white flower edge emphasises the special, slightly wavy flower shape and frames the beautiful pink-purple of the flower. Cheeky white speckles give it that certain something. The fading of the violet into the deep dark centre of the flower makes the flowers real eye-catchers. Circus Sky is already a top seller for the coming season! The production method of this variety fits perfectly into the Famous assortment. It thus offers the best conditions for easy, uncut production for early flowering. Cool temperatures in the morning hours, as in cool-morning production, promote the attractive colour contrast. The variety is particularly effective in standard pots or hanging baskets.
Each flower a little universe - Under the SKYfamily concept, the entire range of Petunias with star patterns is brought together. The story of the legendary Petunias started with NightSky. In the meantime, Selecta One has launched more impressive Petunia varieties with a unique flower pattern: the noble Royal Sky with a bright purple flower pattern. Other varieties are Lavender Sky and Lightning Sky. Glacier Sky with its long, overhanging growth at the consumer completes the AlpeTunia assortment. And a nice colour addition to the Bonnie family is the dark Mystery Sky with fine light spots. Whether untrimmed for early flowering in standard pot sizes, from T10.5 to T13 cm, single-coloured or in combined colours in container or hanging baskets, the SKY Petunias always cut a good figure and ensure maximum attention at the POS. Cool night temperatures can be used to promote the contrast and colour intensity of all SKY varieties, making the starry sky shine. In the form of printed pots, labels, promotional posters and banners, the varieties can be grouped together and presented uniformly at the POS.
I❤U has double flowers with slightly wavy edges. Its flowers celebrate an extraordinary and unique play of colours as they develop. They change their appearance and change their colours from pink to pink to white. The variety has a compact growth and shows a round appearance. It is particularly suitable for pot sizes 10.5-12. I❤U can be cultivated throughout the year. The play of colours is most intense in spring flowering. I❤U can be cultivated without growth regulators. A good nutrient supply 0.1-0.2% should be given from the third week of cultivation. Watering should be even and waterlogging should be prevented. Thanks to the cultivation characteristics, the variety can be cultivated very well with the Oscar series.
Lobelia Curacao Blue Bay
The new Lobelia variety Curaçao Blue Bay makes you dream of lonely and tranquil bays with its unique colour combination. It convinces with its unique maritime blue-white colouring, early flowering and excellent summer characteristics. The variety fits very well into the Curacao compact series. In the early season, the varieties can all harmonise with each other, so you can produce a whole range of compact Lobelia.
Lobelia Compact Dark Blue '21
The new variety is about five days earlier in flower than the Compact Dark Blue variety. It is a perfect partner to Curacao Blue Bay. The Curacao Lobelias have become synonymous with reliable modern lobelia worldwide. Different growth forms for every use, early flowering and excellent summer characteristics stand for this series.
Interspecific Trixi novelties
Trixi Summer Sky: Eye-catching Petunia Electric Purple Sky in beautiful combination with Calibrachoa MiniFamous Uno Yellow and the Verbena Lascar Dark Violet '15. Trixi Winner with Petunia Bonnie Velvet `20, Calibrachoa MiniFamous Uno Yellow and Verbena Lascar Dark Red
New in the assortment: Kalanchoe for the terrace and the garden. Trade and consumers are showing more and more interest in using Kalanchoe for outdoor. The advantages of Kalanchoe are that they are colourful, easy to care for, need little water and have a very long shelf life and are weather-resistant - and thus have the ideal characteristics that the trade and consumers expect from plants today. The very good shelf life during transport, the very wide sales window from April to the end of September and the combinability with other spring flowering plants, B&B plants and Autumn Friends articles are further advantages of Kalanchoe.
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