Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

Here’s a sneak peek of some new varieties for 2013 – get the inside story here first!

Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

Lisianthus ‘Summer Blue Rose’

Summer Blue Roses

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?!

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Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

Petunia ‘Crazytunia Mandevilla’

Crazytunia series

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’!

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Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

Petunia ‘Crazytunia Pulse’

Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

Petunia ‘Crazytunia Wedgwood Blue’

Michael Perry
Michael works as Thompson & Morgan’s New Product Development Manager, scouring the globe for new and innovative products and concepts to keep the keen gardeners as well as amateurs of the UK happy!

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