Fleuroselect announces 2018 Gold Medal winners

Fleuroselect announces 2018 Gold Medal winners

The organization calls these plants “vibrant,” “trendy” and “captivating.”

February 8, 2017

Fleuroselect has presented the 2018 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing the organization’s judges to award the coveted Gold Medal, according to a press release.

Calibrachoa cultivars MiniFamous Double PinkMania! – Selecta One

From Helsinki to Palermo, from California to Moscow, Double PinkMania!, the latest addition to the MiniFamous series, is an outstanding summer performer in all climates thanks to its strengthened root system and its radiant pink double flowers, which will not fade even during the hottest summer days. This winner fits all medium-sized Calibrachoa growing schemes and can be grown as a single plant or in a mixed basket. The sturdy roots and stable color ensure an excellent shelf life. Consumers will be swept away by the vibrant color and continuous garden performance from May to October, according to the release. The latest beauty in the MiniFamous Series stands out for double pink and double power!

Lewisia cotyledon Elise Ruby Red – Floragran

Following on from the highly successful Lewisia Elise Mix, Elise Ruby Red is a stunning, single-colored Lewisia cotyledon that allows producers to grow another single-color alongside Elise White and Mix. Its abundant, continuous flowering provides a delicate-looking, yet very strong pot or garden plant that will flower until the first frosts. Elise Ruby Red's unique new, radiant color will stand out at retail, according to the release. Consumers will marvel at this first-year flowering Lewisia in bright red that performs excellently in cool and warm climates. Lewisia Elise Ruby Red is the latest jewel for the terrace and garden.

Petunia x hybrida MyLove Orange – Farmen

MyLove Orange is the first male-sterile Petunia that is resistant to cold and hot temperatures. Thanks to its extraordinary branching habit, this winner can be grown in plugs or in the pack without pinching or the use of growth regulators, and at lower temperatures than other petunias. MyLove Orange will be an instant success at retail due to its compactness and longer shelf life, according to the release. The vibrant color will appeal instantly to the consumer, who will adore this Jasmin-scented petunia for its multitude of flowers in the garden or on the terrace from early spring to late autumn.

Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Red – Sakata Seed Corporation

Real red richness – that's what Profusion Red is all about. This brand new breeding achievement in zinnia combines a unique red color with the strength and beauty of the unequalled Profusion Series, according to the release. Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Red is perfectly suited for spring bedding and summer pot production. Growers will see their turnover increase thanks to this zinnia’s short production time and strong disease tolerance. Retailers will appreciate this maintenance-free annual with its long shelf life and striking color for eye-catching bench displays. Thanks to its strong disease tolerance and self-cleaning flowering habit, Profusion Red is easy to maintain in the garden. Profusion Red has plenty of real, red flowers for a spectacular patio or garden!