Here’s a sneak peek of some new varieties for 2013 – get the inside story here first!
As the world battles to create the perfect blue rose, we’ve been a bit cheeky and devised the new blue summer rose!
This gorgeous lilac-blue lisianthus really caught our attention at an autumn trade show last year with its tightly scrolled buds, which seemed to open to a pseudo-English rose flower! Lisianthus are a popular cut flower across Europe, thanks to their elegant form and vase life. They also make an easy patio or border plant, not needing gallons of water and happy in a baking sunny spot too.
So, it’s not a true rose, but won’t you have fun tricking your friends with some homegrown bunches on the dinner table?!
Wow, these petunias certainly live up to their name!
It’s not often this happens, but the breeders of the ‘Crazytunia’ petunias were told to do whatever they wanted with their petunia breeding. So they went a little crazy! The results are phenomenal, with colour combinations you’ll never have seen before and more to come. I was lucky enough to visit the ‘petunia breeding kitchen’ last summer and, if you think these are wow, you just wait until you see the newer varieties. There’s one I’ve already nicknamed ‘Kermit’!