Abelia chinensis AUTUMN FESTIVAL®

Abelia chinensis AUTUMN FESTIVAL®

Cultivar denomination: 'Minabaut01' PBR

A new, strongly propagating variety with a much denser habit than the species. In late summer, the bush is covered with a mass of slightly fragrant flowers. The flowers in buds are pink, after unfolding they are white, with decorative, pink calyxes that decorate plants for a long period after flowering until late autumn. One of the most interesting flowering shrubs in the second half of summer.  Due to the insufficient winter hardiness in Poland, it is recommended for cultivation on balconies and terraces as a container plant, kept for the winter in cool, bright rooms. It is suitable for cultivation in the ground only in the warmest regions of the country.

Hardiness zone: 7b -14/-12 °C

Breeder: Hortival Diffusion, France

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Hortival Diffusion – Minier, Les Fontaines de l'Aunay, 49250 Beaufort-en-Vallée, France

Ajuga FEATHERED FRIENDS CORDIAL CANARY

Ajuga FEATHERED FRIENDS CORDIAL CANARY

Cultivar denomination: 'Corcan' PBR

Perennial ground cover with decorative lemon-yellow leaves and blue flowers, effectively displayed against the background of light foliage. It is a hybrid cultivar, one of the Feathered Friends series, obtained as a cross between A. reptans and A. tenorei. It blooms profusely in spring, but thanks to the bright color of the leaves, it attracts attention all year round. The leaves are small, obovate, narrowed at the base, set on thin stems lying on the ground. The flowers are gathered in slender, spiky inflorescences. It grows up to 10 cm in height and 45 cm in width, preferring a shady or semi-shaded position. A healthy plant, easy to maintain, recommended for planting in flower beds, under the crowns of trees and shrubs, and for growing in containers.

Hardiness zone: 4 -34/-29 °C

Breeder: Christopher M. Hansen, USA

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Hortipol Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze, Kałuże 57, 98-335 Pątnów, Poland

Ajuga FEATHERED FRIENDS FANCY FINCH

Ajuga FEATHERED FRIENDS FANCY FINCH

Cultivar denomination: 'Fanfin' PBR

Perennial ground cover with decorative copper-colored leaves and blue flowers. It is a hybrid cultivar, one of the Feathered Friends series, obtained as a cross between A. reptans and A. tenorei. It blooms profusely in spring, but thanks to the original color of its leaves, it attracts attention all year round. The leaves are small, obovate, narrowed at the base, set on thin stems lying on the ground. The flowers are gathered in slender, spiky inflorescences. The plant grows up to 10 cm in height and 45 cm in width, preferring shady or semi-shaded locations. A healthy variety, easy to maintain, recommended for planting in flower beds, under the crowns of trees and shrubs, and for growing in containers.

Hardiness zone: 4 -34/-29 °C

Breeder: Christopher M. Hansen, USA

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Hortipol Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze, Kałuże 57, 98-335 Pątnów, Poland

Anemone 'Summer Breeze Snow' PBR

Anemone 'Summer Breeze Snow' PBR

Cultivar denomination:

One of the most compact varieties of anemone with white flowers, belongs to the Autumn Single Group. It is a perennial with dark green, deeply divided leaves. Flowers are formed at the tops of branched stems in loose umbels, develop from spherical buds from August to October, and are composed of five irregular, white petals surrounding yellow stamens. This variety is ideal for production in containers, but is also an excellent plant for green areas. The advantage of the variety is early flowering, because the plant blooms about 3 weeks earlier than the classic varieties of autumn anemones. The plant prefers fertile, well-drained soils, semi-shaded and sunny positions, and is fully winter-hardy.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: AB Cultivars, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Vitroflora Grupa Producentów Sp. z o.o., Trzęsacz 25, 86-022 Dobrcz, Poland

Buddleja davidii BERRIES & CREAM

Buddleja davidii BERRIES & CREAM

Cultivar denomination: 'Pmoore14' PBR

A variety that draws attention with its original, two-color flowers. It is an upright deciduous shrub, it grows up to about 2 m in height and 1.5 m in width. Dark green leaves, very mossy, in the shape typical of the species. Blooms profusely from July to September on this year's shoots. Small, purple-cream flowers are gathered in oblong inflorescences measuring 15-20 cm. Systematic removal of old bloom inflorescences stimulates the plant to create new buds and extends the flowering period. The advantage of this variety is much more intense, compared to other varieties of this species, luring butterflies with fragrant and honey-bearing flowers. The plant prefers sunny, sheltered, fertile, well-drained and sufficiently moist soil. For abundant flowering, a spring cut 10 cm above the ground is recommended. A winter-hardy variety, recommended for planting in home gardens, in exposed places.

Hardiness zone: 6b -20/-18 °C

Breeder: Peter Moore, The United Kingdom

Year of market introduction: 2016

Applicant: Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych WAŻYŃSCY, Pniewo 37, 99-311 Bedlno, Poland

Buddleja davidii BUTTERFLY CANDY® LILA SWEETHEART

Buddleja davidii BUTTERFLY CANDY® LILA SWEETHEART

Cultivar denomination: 'BotEx 002' PBR

The variety is characterized by lavender flowers with a distinct yellow center and small size. The shrub is easily compacted, has a nice, regular, rounded habit, grows not more than 0.8 m in height and width. The leaves are narrow, lanceolate, green. The numerous flowers have a light, sweet scent which makes them attractive to pollinating insects. Thanks to its small size, it can be used as a ground cover in mass public plantings, as well as in home gardens and in containers kept on balconies, terraces and patios. As it blooms on annual growth, it requires strong pruning in the spring.  Grows best in a sunny position, sheltered from the wind.  Prefers permeable, fertile and sufficiently moist soil.

Hardiness zone: 6b -20/-18 °C

Breeder: Botanic Experience BV, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Hoogenraad Handelskwekerijen BV, Rijksweg 30a, 6744 WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

Buddleja davidii BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE PURPLE

Buddleja davidii BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE PURPLE

Cultivar denomination: 'BotEx 001' PBR

The variety is characterized by intensely purple flowers and small sizes. The shrub has a well-branched habit. It features a nice, regular, rounded habit, grows only to 0.8 m in height and width. The leaves are narrow, lanceolate, green. The numerous flowers have a light, sweet scent which makes them attractive to pollinating insects. It blooms from July to September. Thanks to its small size, it can be used as a ground cover in mass public plantings, as well as in home gardens and in containers kept on balconies, terraces and patios. As it blooms on annual growth, it requires strong pruning in spring. It grows best in sunny positions, sheltered from the wind, and prefers well-drained, fertile and sufficiently moist soil.

Hardiness zone: 6b -20/-18 °C

Breeder: Botanic Experience BV, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Hoogenraad Handelskwekerijen BV, Rijksweg 30a, 6744 WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

Buddleja davidii BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE RUBY

Buddleja davidii BUTTERFLY CANDY® LITTLE RUBY

Cultivar denomination: 'BotEx 006' PBR

Profusely flowering variety with unique, exceptionally intense ruby-magenta flowers. The flowers have a light, sweet fragrance and are very attractive to butterflies and bees. This makes this variety (and the entire Butterfly Candy® series) perfect for increasing biodiversity in gardens and green areas. The plant spreads nicely and maintains a compact, rounded habit. Thanks to its compact size,  growing up to 0.8 m in height, it is perfect for containers and smaller gardens. The plant prefers fertile, well-drained soils and sunny positions. The variety is frost-resistant.  Suitable for growing in pots with a capacity of 2-5 liters.

Hardiness zone: 6b -20/-18 °C

Breeder: Botanic Experience BV, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Vitroflora Grupa Producentów Sp. z o.o., Trzęsacz 25, 86-022 Dobrcz, Poland

Cercis canadensis ETERNAL FLAME

Cercis canadensis ETERNAL FLAME

Cultivar denomination: 'NC2016-2' PBR

A shrub or small tree with decorative leaves in intense warm colors that change as it grows. Initially, the leaves are red, over time intensely orange, and the older ones are yellow and green-yellow. During the vegetation period, the plant has leaves of several colors at the same time. Pink flowers, typical of the species, developing directly on trunks and branches in spring, are an additional decorative value of the Judas tree. The plant is recommended for home gardens of various sizes, where it can be planted individually or in color compositions with other shrubs and perennials.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Dr. Dennis Werner, North Carolina State University, USA

Year of market introduction: 2019

Applicant: Szkółka Szmit, ul. Kwiatowa 18, 06-400 Pęchcin k. Ciechanowa, Poland

Clematis 'Królowa Bona'

Clematis 'Królowa Bona'

Cultivar denomination: 'Królowa Bona'

A Polish profusely flowering variety with violet-purple flowers with a purple bar, classified as the group of early large-flowered clematis. The flowers are 9-12 cm in diameter and appear 60 cm from the base of the plant. The flowers that develop on last year's shoots are double, while the flowers that develop on the new growths in the summer are semi-double, sometimes single. Numerous tepals, elliptical, pointed, violet-purple with a purple bar that brighten during fading. The stamens are comprised of yellow anthers mounted on cream threads. It blooms in June and July and again in September, but less so. Medium-sized, green, heart-shaped, single or complex tricuspid leaves. Young shoots are purple, turning green as they grow. The creeper climbs with the help of leaf petioles and grows up to 1.5-2 m in height. Undemanding climber, prefers sunny positions, fertile, well-drained soil, with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.

Hardiness zone: 4 -34/-29 °C

Breeder: Szczepan Marczyński, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Clematis Źródło Dobrych Pnączy Sp. z o.o. Sp.k., ul. Duchnicka 27, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland

Echinacea 'Dark Pink Pearl' PBR

Echinacea 'Dark Pink Pearl' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'Dark Pink Pearl' PBR

A Polish variety of Echinacea from the Pearl series with dark pink inflorescences and a red “eye.”  The flowers are beautifully displayed against the background of dark green leaves. The plant grows up to 0.5 m in height, is very even with excellent branches and a naturally compact habit. Blooms profusely from August to October. Grows best when planted in a sunny position. The preferred capacity of the pot for cultivation is 3 liters. Fully winter-hardy variety, ideal for home gardens, public green spaces and cultivation in containers. During flowering, it strongly attracts pollinating insects.

Hardiness zone: 5a -29/-27 °C

Breeder: Vitroflora Grupa Producentów sp. z o.o., Poland

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Vitroflora Grupa Producentów Sp. z o.o., Trzęsacz 25, 86-022 Dobrcz, Poland

Euonymus japonicus GOLDEN QUINTEN

Euonymus japonicus GOLDEN QUINTEN

Cultivar denomination: 'Djhen' PBR

Euonymus Golden Quintet shows color all year round. The young leaves are yellow-lime green with some leaves already revealing a small, darker green center. As they mature, the green center becomes larger. The leaves change to white with a green center and yellow-lime green margins.  Finally, the leaves turn green with white margins. Another great feature of Golden Quinten is the upright, bushy growth. The cultivar makes an excellent garden plant but is also very suitable as potted plant on terraces or balconies, or even as a low hedge. It brightens up your garden no matter where you place it.

Hardiness zone: 7a -17/-15 °C

Breeder: S. Hendriksen Beheer B.V., The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Plantipp BV, Brunel 21, 3401LJ IJsselstein, The Netherlands

Geranium wallichianum 'Kelly Anne' PBR

Geranium wallichianum 'Kelly Anne' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'Kelly Anne' PBR

Geranium 'Kelly-Anne' has bright pink flowers with a darker pink vein. The flowering proficiency is similar to 'Rozanne' and the flowering period is very long: from late spring to the first frost. Partly because of this long flowering period, 'Kelly-Anne' is valuable for biodiversity. 'Kelly-Anne' forms a neat, compact plant and is well resistant to disease, heat and moisture.  'Kelly-Anne' prefers full sun or semi-shade in moist, well-drained soil. This geranium is a beautiful addition to perennial borders and in rock gardens. Also very suitable for mass planting or in pots on balconies or terraces. 'Kelly-Anne' requires little maintenance and is hardy to -20 °C.

Hardiness zone: 7a -17/-15 °C

Breeder: Molter B.V., The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Plantipp BV, Brunel 21, 3401LJ IJsselstein, The Netherlands

Hemerocallis CREAMY TONGUE

Hemerocallis CREAMY TONGUE

Cultivar denomination: 'PGHE 10/10' PBR

A Polish variety of daylily with purple-violet flowers and original cream leaves. This perennial creates clumps of leaves up to 40 cm high, from which 60 cm bare stems topped with flowers grow. The flowering of purple flowers with a purple eye begins in July and lasts until August. The flowers are decorated with a beautiful frill. The distinguishing feature of the variety is the unique color of the leaves. In spring, young leaves are creamy, then turn green in early June. It grows best when planted in sunny positions, in moderately moist soil, rich in nutrients. The variety is recommended for planting in perennial beds and cultivation in containers on balconies and terraces.

Frost resistance zone: 5a -29/-27 ° C

Breeder: Przemysław Godlewski, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Ogrody o Zielonych Progach Przemysław Godlewski – Szkółka bylin, Skubianka ul. Zegrzyńska 82, 05-140 Serock, Poland

Heuchera 'World Caffe™ Vienna' PBR

Heuchera 'World Caffe Vienna' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'World Caffe™ Vienna' PBR

A Polish variety bred and introduced to the market as a supplement to the well-known series of World Caffe heuchera . This variety is characterized by an intensely red and burgundy color of the leaves and a compact, hemispherical shape. The leaves are shiny. The plant grows up to 20 cm in height. In June and July it creates small, creamy flowers gathered in openwork inflorescences raised above the leaves. The variety is perfect for nursery production, both under cover and outdoors, in pots with a volume of one to three liters. It does not require any special care treatments. Prefers a semi-shaded location, but tolerates full sun exposure. The variety is fully winter-hardy.

Hardiness zone: 4 -34/-29 °C

Breeder: Vitroflora Grupa Producentów sp. z o.o., Poland

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Vitroflora Grupa Producentów Sp. z o.o., Trzęsacz 25, 86-022 Dobrcz, Poland

Hibiscus syriacus FLOWER TOWER RUBY

Hibiscus syriacus FLOWER TOWER RUBY

Cultivar denomination: 'Gandini van Aart Ruby' PBR

Flower Tower Ruby hibiscus has a narrow, ascending, columnar growth habit and is therefore very suitable for the smaller garden. Nevertheless, the beautiful dark pink-red, semi-double flowers with red hearts make Flower Tower Ruby an asset in any garden, on balconies or terraces or as a hedge. Flower Tower Ruby blooms continuously from late July to early October and attracts bees and butterflies. After ten years, this shrub reaches about 3 m in height and 0,8 m in width. Pruning is not necessary but can be done in the spring if desired. Flower Tower Ruby branches well, grows fast and is hardy.  Flower Tower Ruby likes locations with full sun in moist, well-drained soils.

Hardiness zone: 6b -20/-18 °C

Breeder: Marinus A.C. van Aart, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Plantipp BV, Brunel 21, 3401LJ IJsselstein, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculate COUSSINE

Hydrangea paniculata COUSSINE

Cultivar denomination: 'Petite® Flori' PBR

Dwarf variety that grows only to 0.8 m in height and 0.6 m in width. It is distinguished by early flowering and stiff, red shoots that easily support the weight of large inflorescences. Flowers appear in June. At first they are bright aquamarine, but soon turn white and then change color. In July, they take on a powdery, dusty pink shade, and at the turn of July and August they darken to a more expressive, warmer, reddish color. This variety has a compact, upright habit and green, lanceolate leaves. Due to its small size, it is widely used in public green spaces as well as in private gardens, and on balconies and patios. It is a grower-friendly variety as it has good roots, it branches easily and begins to bloom at a young age. Blooms on this year's shoots. It likes sunny or semi-shaded positions and is frost-resistant.

Hardiness zone: 5b -26/-23 °C

Breeder: Jacques Couturieux, France

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Breederplants Leeghwaterstraat 25, 2811 DT Reeuwijk, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculata LITTLE LIME® PUNCH

Hydrangea paniculata LITTLE LIME® PUNCH

Cultivar denomination: 'SMNHPH' PBR

Dwarf variety, more compact and with stiffer shoots than Little Lime®. The large inflorescences are made up of sterile flowers only. Initially, they are lime green, with time they become pink, up to intense red. When more flowers appear on the bush, an interesting effect of a mixture of white, pink and red colors is created. Like other bouquet hydrangeas, this plant is undemanding, easy to grow and frost-resistant. It has great potential for use in private and public green areas.

Hardiness zone: 5b -26/-23 °C

Breeder: Megan Mathey, Spring Meadow Nursery Inc, USA

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Szkółki Kurowscy, ul. Kurowska 105, 24-130 Końskowola, Poland

Hydrangea paniculata LITTLE SPOOKY

Hydrangea paniculata LITTLE SPOOKY

Cultivar denomination: 'GRHP08' PBR

A dwarf deciduous shrub that grows to about 0.5 m in height and 0.3 m in width, whose advantage is extremely stiff shoots, easily supporting large inflorescences. Blooms profusely on this year's shoots from July to October. The flowers are greenish at the beginning of flowering, then turn creamy white and slightly pink at the time of fading. The plant forms only sterile flowers, gathered in dense, spherical inflorescences. Green leaves typical of the species. The plant is tolerant to soil type, but grows best in fertile, constantly moist, slightly acidic soils, in sunny positions. Spring pruning is recommended for better flowering. The variety is completely frost-resistant, resistant to diseases, recommended primarily for single plantings in home gardens, in exposed places. Due to its small size, it is perfect when planted in containers decorating terraces and balconies.

Hardiness zone: 5a -29/-27 °C

Breeder: Guido Rouwette, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2018

Applicant: Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych WAŻYŃSCY, Pniewo 37, 99-311 Bedlno, Poland

Hydrangea quercifolia FIRST Editions® JETSTREAM™

Hydrangea quercifolia FIRST EDITIONS® JETSTREAM™

Cultivar denomination: 'PIIHQ-I'

A compact variety that differs from the species by stiffer shoots, crowned with numerous flowers gathered in conical inflorescences. The flowers in the first phase of flowering are lime green, when fully developed they become snow-white, taking on pink shades when they fade.  Characteristic, heavily indented leaves are dark green, turning orange-scarlet in autumn. The shrub grows up to 1.5 m in height and 2 m in width. The variety is resistant to leaf spot diseases. It grows well in moist, slightly acidic soils, in locations sheltered from the wind, slightly shaded. It does not require an annual cut, only a cosmetic cut should be applied in spring. Moderate frost resistance, young plants should be covered for the winter. The variety is recommended for home gardens, parks and urban greenery. It looks impressive when planted in groups.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Joshua Kardos, Michael Dirr, Plant Introductions Inc., USA

Year of market introduction: 2014

Applicant: Szkółka Piech, ul. Polna 1, 24-130 Końskowola, Poland

Juniperus conferta 'Sunflower' PBR

Juniperus conferta 'Sunflower' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'Sunflower' PBR

A Polish variety of coastal juniper with moderate growth and a flattened, regular habit.  Compared to other varieties, its characteristic and distinguishing feature is yellow-cream spring growths, turning green over time.  After 10 years of cultivation, the plant grows to 0.3 m in height and about 1.2 m in diameter. Prefers sunny positions, fertile and permeable substrates. A ground cover plant, recommended for planting in flower beds, slopes and in rock gardens. It looks great when grafted onto a trunk, in the form of a miniature tree.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Michał Kałuziński, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2018

Applicant: A&M Kałuzińscy Szkółka Polskie Korzenie, Boczki-Parcela 14, 98-240 Szadek, Poland

Leycesteria formosa LITTLE LANTERNS

Leycesteria formosa LITTLE LANTERNS

Cultivar denomination: 'CDC01' PBR

Leycesteria Little Lanterns has bright golden yellow leaves that tolerate the sun well. Little Lanterns produces white flowers from July to September, after which purple berries appear. This Leycesteria is naturally a dwarf sized shrub and branches very well.  Little Lanterns reaches about 90 cm in height and 75 cm in width and does not need pruning.  Recommended location for Little Lanterns:  sunny or semi-shady in a fertile, moist but permeable soil. Little Lanterns are great for any garden, as a border shrub and in pots on a terrace or balcony. Hardy to -15 ° C. For this reason, in Poland it can be planted in the ground only in the warmest parts of the country. In remaining areas it should be grown in containers kept in cool rooms during the winter.

Hardiness zone: 8a -12/-9 °C

Breeder: Charles Carr, The United Kingdom

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Plantipp BV, Brunel 21, 3401LJ IJsselstein, The Netherlands

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Snowbird'

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Snowbird'

Cultivar denomination: 'Snowbird'

Little known variety in Poland of the tulip tree, attracting attention with a wide, creamy leaf margin. The color of the edging is initially yellow, becoming creamy white with time. Contrary to the old 'Aureomarginatum' variety, the leaf discoloration persists almost until the end of the growing season and is much more visible. The growth of the plant is strong, only slightly weaker than that of the species. The tree is recommended for large home gardens and parks, where it can be used as a strong color accent in compositions with other trees and shrubs or as a solitaire.

Hardiness zone: 5b -26/-23 °C

Breeder: James Palmer Rumbal, New Zealand

Year of market introduction: beginning of XXI century

Applicant: Szkółka Szmit, ul. Kwiatowa 18, 06-400 Pęchcin k. Ciechanowa, Poland

Miscanthus sinensis 'Polonus' PBR

Miscanthus sinensis 'Polonus' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'Polonus' PBR

A compact, Polish variety distinguished by a compact, dense habit. Clumps reaching about 1.5 m in height. Narrow, dark green leaves, arched. Blooms in September. Inflorescences of purple-burgundy color. The panicles are numerous, set low above the leaves. In late autumn, they become fluffy, becoming a bit curly and taking on a caramel shade. Hence, this miscanthus looks extremely effective even in winter. Prefers average garden soils, moderately moist and sunny positions. The variety is recommended for planting singly or in groups, in home gardens, or for urban greenery and housing estates.

Hardiness zone: 5a -29/-27 °C

Breeder: Marek Synowiec, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych Daglezja Artur Maj, ul. Okopowa 60, 08-500 Ryki, Poland

Panicum virgatum 'Nosferatu' PBR

Panicum virgatum 'Nosferatu' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'Nosferatu' PBR

A Polish variety distinguished by an attractive color of leaves already in the initial stage of growth, which take shades of blue and intensely purple-burgundy. This millet has a compact, upright habit. It does not lie down. In July, open, purple inflorescences appear above the clump of leaves, which turn brown-cream after they fade. They add lightness to the clump. This millet reaches about 70-80 cm in height. Prefers average garden soils, moderately moist, sunny positions, resistant to frost. Perfect for planting in prairie beds, in naturalistic compositions with perennials.

Hardiness zone: 4 -34/-29 °C

Breeder: Tomasz Grochowski, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych Daglezja Artur Maj, ul. Okopowa 60, 08-500 Ryki, Poland

Physocarpus opulifolius MAGIC BALL

Physocarpus opulifolius MAGIC BALL

Cultivar denomination: 'LP1' PBR

An interesting variety of the Physocarpus due to the constant change in the color of its foliage during the growing season. A shrub with a naturally compact, spherical habit, easy to branch out, reaching 1 m in diameter. Young leaves are intensely orange. In summer they brighten to a golden color, and in autumn they turn dark red. Pink flowers, contrasting with the foliage, develop in June with sparse fruit. The plant is easy to grow, with no special requirements.  Interesting ornamental value, hence its great potential for use in private and public greenery.

Hardiness zone: 4 -34/-29 °C

Breeder: Leena Plant Boomkwekerijen BV, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Szkółki Kurowscy, ul. Kurowska 105, 24-130 Końskowola, Poland

Prunus laurocerasus SOFIA

Prunus laurocerasus SOFIA

Cultivar denomination: 'Zsófi' PBR

A new, small-leaved variety, completely unlike other known varieties of cherry laurel. Its greatest advantage comes from its small, narrow leaves with serrated edges, shiny and densely placed on raised shoots. It is an evergreen shrub with a naturally compact, rounded habit. After five years it grows to a height of about 1.5 m.  Prolific growth habit and does not require any special care treatments. The variety is easy to produce, roots well, and is easy-branched – one pruning per season produces shapely, branchy and attractive plants. Prefers sunny or semi-shady positions. The variety is resistant to frost (tolerates temperatures to -25 °C) and heat (tolerates even 38 °C in summer). It tolerates any moderately moist soil with a slightly acidic pH. This variety is perfect for creating evergreen hedges, growing as a solitary plant, or in containers on terraces or patios.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Gabor Nemeth, Hungary

Year of market introduction: 2019

Applicant: Breederplants Leeghwaterstraat 25, 2811 DT Reeuwijk, The Netherlands

Pyracantha coccinea 'Orange Star' PBR

Pyracantha coccinea 'Orange Star' PBR

Cultivar denomination: 'Orange Star' PBR

Pyracantha coccinea 'Orange Star' is a star within the assortment, it has fewer thorns than other Pyracantha and is evergreen.  The shrub blooms in early summer with white flowers. It produces masses of large, orange berries that stay on the plant for a long time,  from the summer into the winter. 'Orange Star' flowers and fruits on two-year old growths. This Pyracantha grows to about 2 m high and 1 m wide.  Plant 'Orange Star' in a fertile, well-drained soils. Not sensitive to Phytophtora ramorum and very hardy. Grows best in a sunny position sheltered from the wind.  The variety is recommended for planting in home gardens and housing estates.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Van der Sar V.O.F., The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Plantipp BV, Brunel 21, 3401LJ IJsselstein, The Netherlands

Rhododendron 'Anna'

Rhododendron 'Anna'

Cultivar denomination: 'Anna'

A Polish variety of large-flowered azalea with pink, full flowers, gathered in large, spherical inflorescences at the tops of the shoots. Strongly curled petals are a characteristic feature of the plant.  Blooms in May. Shrub of medium growth strength and a loose habit. Grows from 1 to 2 m in height.  Variety with satisfactory resistance to mildew. Winter-hardiness and soil requirements similar to those of other large-flowered azaleas grown in Poland. Recommended for planting in home gardens, estate greenery, on moors, in naturalistic compositions.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Szkółka Krzewów Ozdobnych PUDEŁEK, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Szkółka Krzewów Ozdobnych PUDEŁEK, ul. Pańska 40, 43-332 Pisarzowice, Poland

Rhododendron STARSTYLE® PINK

Rhododendron STARSTYLE® PINK

Cultivar denomination: 'AZAARE01' PBR

StarStyle® Pink azaleas have a unique foliage and flower shape that is truly innovative compared to other azalea varieties. Originally, it's a cross between Rhododendron stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ and Rhododendron simsii, followed by further crosses and back crosses over many years. Each plant forms a dense rounded mound of shiny foliage. The flowers that follow almost cover the leaves – creating a profusion of extraordinarily lovely, star-shaped blooms. The pink flowers look like firecrackers.  The plant’s winter hardiness is not full in Poland - it can be planted in the ground only in the warmest parts of the country. In garden beds, mature plants will reach sizes of around 40 x 50 centimeters.  StarStyle® Pink is worry-free and needs no fussy attention, it can have a place in every home – on a table, indoors or out. Outside or in, StarStyle ® Pink azalea will flower for four weeks.  It is happy growing in a container on a balcony or terrace, kept in cool rooms during the winter.

Hardiness zone: 7b -14/-12 °C

Breeder: Kwekerij Arends, The Netherlands

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Leybaert BV, Ledestraat 3, 9180 Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Mr. Bean '

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Mr. Bean '

Cultivar denomination: 'Mr. Bean '

A Polish variety of Japanese umbrella pine with very long needles that resemble bean pods. The plant has a conical shape and grows up to 15 cm annually. Stiff needles, light green in color, of various lengths: very long in the first increment, very short in the second summer increment. An additional peculiarity of the variety is that the needles are slightly twisted. The plant requires locations sheltered from the wind, grows well in permeable soils, in sunny and semi-shaded positions. The variety is recommended for collector gardens, home and oriental gardens.

Hardiness zone: 6b -20/-18 °C

Breeder: Nikodem Nowaczyk, Poland

Year of market introduction: 2022

Applicant: Szkółka Nowaczyk, Wyganów 1, 63-740 Kobylin, Poland

Sempervivum arachnoideum ARCTIC WHITE

Sempervivum arachnoideum ARCTIC WHITE

Cultivar denomination: 'BELSEMCOB2' PBR

Evergreen rock garden perennial forming flat rosettes of lanceolate, pointed, fleshy leaves that are covered with exceptionally white hairs on the sides and at the top, resembling a spider's web. The individual rosettes are placed closely next to each other, creating flat spherical cushions, 10 cm high and 15 cm in diameter. The plant forms a strong root system.  Blooms from May to July. Its pink flowers are raised on thick stems growing from the center of the leaf rosettes. The plant prefers a sunny position and sandy, well-drained soil. The variety is recommended for planting in alpine gardens, on rock walls and in containers placed on sunny balconies and terraces.

Hardiness zone: 3 -40/-35 °C

Breeder: Belgicactus B.V.B.A., Belgium

Year of market introduction: 2021

Applicant: Hortipol Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze, Kałuże 57, 98-335 Pątnów, Poland