UK: Ball Colegrave announces top annuals and perennials

The Ball Summer Showcase in its Oxfordshire Trial Grounds has become one of the key trade events in the horticultural diary, attended by over 2,000 nurseries, retailers, landscapers, and gardening media.

This year, visitors were provided with an extensive presentation of Annuals and Perennials as retail bench and merchandised trolley displays, with the plants grown in a range of pot sizes to help growers and retailers see the real market potential of each variety.

Along with basket, container, and flower bed displays, one of the popular areas on display is the product managers' trialing area of over 2,000 experimental Annual and Perennial varieties. "This provides visitors full transparency on 'What's cooking in the kitchen', a great insight to the continuous stream of future new plant varieties."

In time-honored tradition, visitors took the opportunity to vote for their favorite Annual and Perennial varieties from any of the trials and plant displays using a 'Blue Flag.'

They counted these flags every day for over 4 weeks and are now sharing the results. "Over 1,500 votes were cast, providing a most useful measure of what look to be your 'stand-out' Annual and Perennial plants for 2024."

Top annual Dahlia Dalina® Maxi Starburst Pink (new) and top perennial Allium Bubble Bath (new)

The results:

Top Annuals:
1st Dahlia Dalina® Maxi Starburst Pink (new)
2nd Coleus Coral Candy (new)
3rd Calibrachoa Can-Can® Oriental (new)

Top Perennials:
1st Allium Bubble Bath (new)
2nd Verbena Lavender Lace FUTURE (new)
3rd Achillea Milly Rock MixMasters® Dance With Me (new)

Click here to see more details about the winners and results for the Top 25 Annual and Perennial Plant Varieties.

2024 Catalogues
Look out for the top-voted varieties along with all your other favorites and many more new plants in their 2024 Catalogues.

"We recommend ordering early to secure your plant requirements as many new introductions and novelties sell out very quickly."

2024 Lasting Beauty Buyers Guide

2024 Spring-Summer Annuals Catalogue

2024 Seed Catalogue

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