Florall fair: Primula acaulis ‘Rubens’ Antique rose wins the golden Florall Award

The spring edition of Florall attracted 75 exhibitors and a lot of visitors from Flanders and abroad. Both groups respected the Covid measures and were satisfied with the possibility to meet (potential) trade partners in a personal way, because personal contact is the essence of a trade fair.

Once again, a professional jury awarded potentially interesting innovations. There were 13 entries, of which beautiful acquisitions. After an intensive deliberation phase, during which various aspects of the candidates were taken into account and weighed, the jury made the decision to award Gold for Primula acaulis ‘Rubens’ Antique rose. Leucothoe axillaris ‘Opstal55’ (Curly Gold) was awarded a silver medal, and Azalea Star Style lila received Bronze. In its assessment, the jury gave consideration to the added value the new cultivars bring to the existing range of their species.

'Rubens' is a double-flowered, late selection. The beautiful, dark green leaves form an attractive basis for the medium to large double flowers. Antique rose is a new pastel shade within this group.

The jury appreciated the innovative color, the unique positioning and surprising scent of the flowers and the compact bloom form. The plant produces many flowers and the petals have fringes. Another added value is the firmness of the plant, which means that it can withstand wind and weather in the balcony boxes in spring.

Read the complete article at www.vlaanderen.be.


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