Jury for the Plant Novelties Competition 2019

Alicja Cecot
Journalist

A graduate of the Faculty of Horticulture at the Agricultural University in Krakow and postgraduate journalism studies at Jagiellonian University. Editor-in-chief of the bimonthly “Szkółkarstwo” for 14 years. Worked as an editor for the magazine “Hasło Ogrodnicze”. Deputy-editor of the quarterly “Kwiaty”. She is published in numerous gardening magazines at home and abroad, including FloraCulture International, Kertészet és Szőlészet. Co-author of the book “Potrety Kwiatów” and translator of English language books (including “Kompozycje kwiatowe”). A speaker at many trade conferences connected with national and international horticultural trade fairs. Currently editor of “Pod Osłonami” and portal www.podoslonami.pl.
Honory laureate of the Honorary Green Laurel award, granteded by the Polish Nurserymen Association.

Wiesław Gawryś
Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden

Graduate from Horticultural Technical School in Sochaczew and the Faculty of Horticulture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Has worked at the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for 37 years. Initially, as dendrologist, then a specialist in tropical plants, and more recently involved in native flora. Has participated in many botanical expeditions in Poland and abroad, among others to North Korea., Vietnam, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Author of more than 250 popular scientific articles on dendrology, tropical plants and Polish flora. Author the Latin-Polish dictionary of Herbaceous Plants. Primarily interested in Polish flora, the rules of botanical nomenclature, photography and his own garden.
Honory laureate of the Honorary Green Laurel award, granteded by the Polish Nurserymen Association.

Hanna Grzeszczak-Nowak
Botanical Garden at the University of Wrocław

Graduate of the Faculty of Horticulture at the Agricultural University of Poznan. Since 1985, dendrologist at the Botanical Garden of the University of Wroclaw. Since 1988, acting director of the Wojsławice Arboretum, then inspector of this Arboretum. Has consistently revitalized and developed the Arboretum. Maintains many unique collections of plants, including four national collections of types of Buxus, Hedera, Hemerocallis, and Rhododendrons. For years, promotes the cultivation of ornamental plants, organizing a number of events, including “HEMEROmania”, The Autumn Flower and Grass Festival, Lower Silesia Pumpkin Festival, Ivy weekend. Member of the Polish Dendrology Society, “Ericaceous Plants” Group, Efeu Deutsche Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft Rhododendron. The author of numerous scientific publications, both domestic and foreign, books and many articles devoted to ornamental plants.
Laureate of the Honorary Green Laurel, awarded by the Polish Nurserymen Association for consistent and creative promotion of ornamental plants and horticultural culture.

Marek Jezierski
Journalist

Graduate of Landscape Architecture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Polish television presenter, writer and speaker on horticulture. Over the last twenty five years he has hosted and presented television gardening series “Rok w Ogrodzie”. He is a prolific author and has written numerous articles devoted to plants and gardening. Winner of the prestigious Honorary Green Laurel award granted by the Polish Nurserymen Association for dissemination of knowledge about plants, their use and benefits.

 

Mirosław Łakomiec
Polish Association of Garden Centers

Graduate of the Faculty of Horticulture at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. He is the owner of the trade company ACM Agrocentrum dealing in retail and wholesale of products for agriculture and gardening. He has been cooperating for many years with the English association of producers GARDENEX. Participant of many international garden fairs and exhibitions. Currently, President of the Polish Association of Garden Centers.

 

Marketa Machackova
Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Pruhonice, Czech Republic

Curator of gene-pool collections in Pruhonice Botanic Garden, which is focused on genus Iris, Paeonia, Rosa and Hemerocallis. Devoted to collections of Daylilies and Siberian Irises. Master horticulturist from the Faculty of Horticulture at the University of Life Sciences in Prague. Member of Middle European Iris Society and Czech Botanical Gardens Union. Active in Czech National Programme on Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources and Agro-biodiversity. Author of articles about daylilies in horticulture magazines and booklets.

 

Wojciech Podstolski PhD
Polish Dendrology Society

A graduate of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw and doctor of biological sciences at the Insitute of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Longtime collaborator and author of numerous articles concerning plant compositions and monographs of select types, published in magazines such as Kwietnik, Ogrody and Zieleń to Życie. Since 2009, he has worked in the Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw, where he modernizes and develops the collection of the Plant Systems Department. He also consults about selection of plant species for garden designers. At the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, he lectures and conducts seminars on the history and upkeep of gardens, as well as the species selection and plant compositions. Member of the Polish Dendrology Society and ICOMOS.

Maja Popielarska
Journalist

Graduate of Landscape Architecture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Popular and well-liked weather presenter on television since 1999. Since 2004 she has her own advice show about plant care and garden design – “Maja in the garden”. Author of gardening books. Winner of the prestigious Honorary Green Laurel award granted by the Polish Nurserymen Association for instilling and developing the passion of gardening in society.

 

Wiesław Szydło PhD
chairman of the Jury
Polish Nurserymen Association, Szkółka Drzew i Krzewów „Iglak Niewierz”

A graduate of the Faculty of Horticulture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. As a researcher at the Department of Ornamental Plants for 25 years, he taught classes, gave lectures and seminars about ornamental nurseries. Author of numerous scientific publications and books, including “Ornamental Nursery”, “Propagating conifers”, co-author and editor of “Catalog of Plants”, “Plants for every garden” and popular scientific articles published in the columns of most magazines appearing on the market devoted to ornamental plants. Vice-president of the Polish Nurserymen Association, member of the Polish Dendrology Society, member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice. For 25 years, also operates his own nursery farm.

Abies koreana 'Forest Child'

Abies koreana 'Forest Child'

Slow-growing, dwarf fir with a flattish round shape, growing up to 60 cm in diameter in ten years. Numerous, short shoots, strongly branched. Evergreen needles, short and stiff, arranged radially around the shoots. The needles are dark green from the top, slightly shiny, on the bottom there are two wide strands of a silvery wax coating. Spherical top buds, covered with light brown-colored scales. The variety is offered in a spectacular miniature tree form, grafted at different heights.

The plant prefers fertile, moderately moist, permeable soils with a slightly acidic pH. Requires a sunny position, but also tolerates semi-shaded positions. Frost resistant variety (zone 5b).

Recommended mainly for home gardens. It looks best planted in beds, moors, rock gardens and in oriental style compositions. It is suited for growing in containers placed on balconies and terraces.

Polish cultivar selected by Jan Nowaczyk, perhaps a hybrid, released to the market in 2017 by Szkółka Nowaczyk.

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

Acer platanoides 'Warmia'

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Acer platanoides 'Warmia'

Tree characterized by exceptionally narrow, columnar habit. The crown is slimmer than in the 'Columnare' cultivar. Growth rate typical of the species, after ten years of cultivation the tree reaches 7-8 m in height. It creates a strong lead with short, raised side branches. Palmate leaves on long, thin petioles, with pronounced 5-7 flaps and several sharp pointed teeth, dark green, yellow in autumn.

Tree with no special requirements, tolerates most soils with the exception of extremely dry soils or wetlands. Prefers sunny to semi-shady locations.  Resistant to frost (zone 4), tolerates difficult urban conditions.

The variety is recommended for gardens with limited space, where there is no space for large trees, for estate greenery and for avenue and street trees.

Polish cultivar selected from Norway maple seedlings by Lucjan Gursztyn, released to the market in 2019 by Szkółka Gursztyn.

Applicant: Szkółka Drzew i Krzewów Ozdobnych GURSZTYN Sp. z o.o. Sp. K., Prętki 5, 14-500 Braniewo, Poland

Agastache 'Morello'

Agastache 'Morello' PBR

A bushy, aromatic perennial that forms a mass of red-purple flowers. It grows up to 70 cm in height. The stems are straight, weakly branched. Triangular, dark green leaves with crenate or serrate margins and covered with fine hairs and glands. Spiky inflorescences grow on the tops of stems and leaf angles in June. The reddish purple flowers, small and double-lipped, are collected in multifloral whorls. At the stem tops the flowers are arranged very densely, in the lower parts they are arranged more loosely. The plant blooms until the end of the summer, attracting numerous pollinating insects when flowering.

Agastache prefers fertile, permeable, moderately moist and slightly acidic soils. Requires sunny locations. Healthy variety, frost resistant (zone 6).

Perennial recommended for planting individually in flower beds, in groups and for growing in containers placed on sunny balconies and terraces.

The cultivar selected by Janet Egger in 2016, released to the market by Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Specjalistyczne PANEK, ul. Marii Dąbrowskiej 12, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland

Ajuga reptans 'Gold Chang'

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Ajuga reptans 'Gold Chang' PBR

Low growing, ground cover perennial, and unparalleled for this species, green-yellow leaves and attractive pink flowers. During flowering, it grows up to 15 cm in height. It creates terrestrial runners, helping it to expand rapidly. The leaves are small, obovate, narrower at the base and rounded at the top, gathered in a rosette. The leaf laminae are slightly wrinkled. Young leaves are light green with yellow discolorations, older leaves lime colored. The plants are decorated with pink flowers gathered in slender, spiky inflorescences. The flowers develop from the end of April to the end of May.

Ajuga reptans prefers partial shady and shady locations, constantly moist soil, preferably humus, but also tolerates less fertile substrates. Fast growing, it forms a nice, compact leaf rug. The plant is frost resistant (zone 4), semi-evergreen. Part of the leaves can freeze in snowless winters, but in the spring new ones soon appear.

A perfect ground cover for planting in groups under crowns of trees and shrubs and in perennial beds. It forms distinct spots that illuminate plant compositions. Suitable for planting in rock gardens, growing in containers and for use with seasonal plants.

Variety bred at the Japanese Company Mimoto Engei Co. Ltd., released to the market in 2019 by Vitroflora Grupa Producentów Sp. z o.o.

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

Calycanthus ×raulstonii 'Aphrodite'

Calycanthus ×raulstonii 'Aphrodite' PBR

Shrub with exotic wine red flowers and nice, seasonal foliage. It grows up to 2-2.5 m in height. It forms quite large, elliptic, light-green leaves, slightly shiny on the surface, turning yellow in autumn. Flower buds appear individually at the tops of short shoots growing on last year's branches. The flowers are big, 8-9 cm in diameter when fully open. They are comprised of a dozen or so veined, dark red petals surrounding yellow stamens. The inner petals are shorter and shell-like in the center of the flower. Flowers appear from the end of May to the turn of July and August, give off a delicate aroma of apples, and their color contrasts intensely with the juicy green color of the leaves.

The bush is healthy and easy to grow, has no pests or diseases, highly tolerant of soil type and location. Prefers warm locations, secluded, sheltered from the wind. In Western Poland, the plant is frost resistant, in the east of the country, young plants require winter coating (zone 6b).

The plant is recommended for growing in home gardens and in parks, in compositions with other shrubs and perennials.

Cultivar bred by Thomas Ranney at North Carolina State University, introduced to the US market in 2014.

Applicant: Szkółka Krzewów Ozdobnych Bogdan HAJDROWSKI, Mników 290, 32-084 Morawica, Poland

Cercis canadensis CAROLINA SWEETHEART

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Cercis canadensis CAROLINA SWEETHEART 'NCCC1' PBR

Small tree growing up to 3-4 m tall with decorative, multi-colored and variegated leaves. Broad habit, loose crown. Leaf blades are large, cordate, in numerous shades of white, pink, purple and green, set on long, pinkish purple petioles. These colors are mainly found on young leaves, also in the form of interwoven streaks, dots and patches. The leaves turn green late in the summer. Pink flowers develop together with leaves at the turn of April and May, gathered in bunches. The flowers are formed directly on trunks and boughs as well as on the young shoots.

The plant requires warm and sheltered positions, sunny to semi-shady, neutral to alkaline soil, average fertility and moderately moist. Frost resistant cultivar (zone 5b).

Original tree recommended for planting in the home gardens and estates, in exposed places and in compositions with plants with dark foliage.

Bred by Thomas Raney at the University of North Carolina, released to the US market in 2014.

Applicant: Szkółkarstwo Ozdobne OLSZEWSCY, ul. Strażacka 20, 42-262 Poczesna, Poland

Cotinus coggygria FLAMISSIO

Cotinus coggygria FLAMISSIO 'Mincofla20' PBR

Shrub with decorative leaves that change color during the season and fluffy, effective fruits. It grows up to 1.5 - 2 m in height. Plants spread well, forming numerous, straight shoots. Single leaves with smooth edges, obovate, magenta in the spring, green in the summer, turning intensely red and orange in the fall. Small, inconspicuous flowers develop in June, gathered in loose, paniculate inflorescences. The stalks of sterile flowers grow and become pinnate, thus creating characteristic, fluffy, pink wigs.

The plant prefers light soils, well-drained, sunny locations. Resistant to drought and frost (zone 5b).

Cultivar recommended for planting in home and plot gardens, in flower beds and for creating effective autumn compositions with grasses, perennials and other shrubs.

Cultivar bred in France by Hortival Diffusion S.A.S., introduced to the market in 2019.

Applicant: MINIER Solutions PRO, 25 Route des Fontaines de l’Aunay, 49250 Beaufort en Anjou, France

Cypripedium reginae

Cypripedium reginae

A strong growing garden orchid growing up to 90 cm in height. 3 to 8 broad-leafed, light-green leaves on straight, stiff shoots. The leaves are 10 to over 20 cm long and 5 to 15 cm wide, covered with hairs. From mid-May to mid-June, 1-3 unique trap-shaped flowers in the shape of slippers develop on the tops of the shoots. The boot (shoe) is very impressive, the size of a hen's egg, pale pink to maroon, with white streaks, perianth leaves are snow-white. A single flower is over 10 cm in diameter.

Easy to grow orchid requiring moderately moist, slightly acidic and humus substrate prepared from porous additives, such as expanded clay aggregate, perlite, vermiculite, seramis. Prefers shady and partially shady locations. Plant fully resistant to frost (zone 4).

Perennial recommended for growing in home gardens.

North American species, cultivated by orchid collectors for many years, but virtually unknown on a larger scale and rarely available in perennial nurseries.

Applicant: ZIELONY ZAKĄTEK Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych, 36-007 Krasne 402, Poland

Digitalis 'Pink Panther'

Digitalis 'Pink Panther'

Compact, tufty perennial with erect habit and slender stems, reaching 40 to 50 cm in height. Green leaves of various sizes. The large basal leaves form a rosette from which numerous, slender inflorescence shoots grow in early summer. Features magenta, bell-shaped flowers in the shape of a thimble, inside with white-brown spots, arranged in clusters. The plant blooms in June and blooms for a long time, luring numerous pollinating insects.

It grows best on fertile, humus, moderately moist and permeable soils, with pH 5.5-6.5, in sunny to semi-shaded locations. Frost resistant variety (zone 5).

Recommended for planting in perennial beds in rustic and naturalistic gardens as well as in containers on balconies and terraces.

Cultivar bred by Takii and released to the market by this company as well as by Florensis in 2018.

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Specjalistyczne PANEK, ul. Marii Dąbrowskiej 12, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland

Festuca 'Miedzianobrody'

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Festuca 'Miedzianobrody' PBR

Tufty, evergreen grass with attractively colored inflorescence shoots. It grows up to 20-30 cm in height (during flowering up to 50-70cm). The dark green leaves are very narrow, may turn rust colored on tips at the end of autumn and in the winter. Flowers appear from June to July, collected in small, spiky inflorescences. The copper color of the blades is a characteristic feature distinguishing this variety.

The plant requires a sunny location and permeable ground. Tolerates poor soils and water scarcity, frost resistant (zone 5).

Plant recommended for individual planting or in groups in home gardens and urban greenery, on perennial and grassland beds, on moors, rock gardens and in containers.

Polish cultivar selected by Krzysztof Słowiński, found as a mutation on an unmarked fescue with blue leaves, introduced to the market in 2019 by the Szkółka Słowińscy Krzysztof Słowiński.

Applicant: Szkółka SŁOWIŃSCY, Ląd 48, 62-406 Lądek, Poland

Hemerocallis 'Wassaw Island'

Hemerocallis 'Wassaw Island'

A clump perennial with attractive, arched and evenly narrow leaves and dark orange flowers. During flowering, it grows up to 70 cm in height. It creates funnel-shaped flowers 14 cm in diameter with a bright red throat and yellow eyelet. They are comprised of 6 wide, extruded petals with curled edges. The flowers, set on the tops of long, bare stems growing above the leaves, develop in June and July and have a pleasant smell. The variety repeats flowering, which is a rare feature for daylilies.

The plant is easy to grow, tolerant as to soil type. Grows well in sunny and semi-shady locations, frost resistant (zone 4).

Plant recommended for growing in public green areas and home gardens, in flower beds, in groups or in compositions with other perennials.

Cultivar bred by Hans Halsem, introduced to the market by the Kwekerij Halsema in 2018.

Applicant: Szkółka Krzewów Ozdobnych Maciej, Mateusz MILCZYŃSKI, ul. Góra 23, 43-331 Dankowice, Poland

Hydrangea arborescens CANDYBELLE BUBBLEGUM

Hydrangea arborescens CANDYBELLE BUBBLEGUM 'GRHYAR1407' PBR

Shrub with stiff, straight and strong shoots crowned with impressive, pink inflorescences. It grows from 0.5 to 1 m in height and up to 0.5 - 1 m in width. It creates interesting, dark green leaves with a slightly brown tinge, forming a nice background for bright flowers. Pink flowers, gathered in spherical inflorescences. It blooms from the end of June to August, with dry inflorescences remaining ornamental until the end of the season, also through the winter. In early spring it requires a strong cutting low to the ground.

Fertile, humus-rich, constantly moist, neutral or alkaline soils, sunny and shady positions. Healthy variety, frost resistant (zone 5b).

Recommended for planting in groups or individually in small backyard gardens, estate or in containers.

Cultivar obtained by Guido Rouwette, released to the market in 2019 by Hoogenraad Handelskwekerijen bv.

Applicant: HOOGENRAAD Handelskwekerijen bv, Rijksweg 30A, 6744WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

 

Hydrangea arborescens CANDYBELLE MARSHMALLOW

Hydrangea arborescens CANDYBELLE MARSHMALLOW 'GRHYAR1406' PBR

Variety with pale pink inflorescences growing on stiff, strong shoots that do not bend over from the weight of the flowers. A shrub with a compact habit, from 0.5 to 1 m in height and up to 0.8-1 m in width. Large, dark green leaves, delicate pink flowers collected in globular inflorescences. It blooms from the end of June to August, with dry inflorescences remaining ornamental until the end of the season, also through the winter. In early spring it requires a strong cutting low to the ground.

Requires fertile, humus-rich, constantly moist, neutral or alkaline soils in sunny and shady locations. Healthy variety, frost resistant (zone 5b).

Recommended for planting in groups or individually in small backyard gardens, estates and in containers.

Cultivar obtained by Guido Rouwette, released to the market in 2019 by Hoogenraad Handelskwekerijen bv.

Applicant: HOOGENRAAD Handelskwekerijen bv, Rijksweg 30A, 6744 WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

 

Hydrangea arborescens PINK ANNABELLE

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Hydrangea arborescens PINK ANNABELLE 'NCHA2' PBR

Shrub with impressive flowers in a pink color, rare to this species. Variety similar to 'NCHA1' but it creates stronger and more rigid growths crowned with showy inflorescences. Bushes bloom from the end of June to August. Their dark green, ovate leaves create an additional decorative value. Fast growing cultivar, reaching up to 1.5 m in height. In the spring it requires a heaving cutting back.

It grows well on moderately moist, permeable, humus-rich and clayey soils. The plant is tolerant to sun exposure. Frost resistance zone: 5b.

It is effective both in private gardens, parks and urban greenery. It looks best planted in groups.

Cultivar bred by Thomas Ranney at North Carolina State University, introduced to the US market in 2014.

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

Hydrangea paniculata GRAFFITI

Hydrangea paniculata GRAFFITI 'ROU201406'

Dwarf shrub growing up to 1 m high and similar in width. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers, gathered in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25-30 cm long, initially lime-green, snow-white in full bloom with aquamarine tips. Towards the end of summer they become pink with green and white streaks. Almost all the annual shoots are crowned with inflorescences. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up while remaining an ornament of the bush through autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shaded positions. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5), healthy.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Variety obtained by Guido Rouwette, released to the market in 2019 by Hoogenraad Handels kwekerijen bv.

Applicant: HOOGENRAAD Handelskwekerijen bv, Rijksweg 30A, 6744 WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculata HERCULES

Hydrangea paniculata HERCULES 'GRHP14'

A large shrub growing up to 1.5 m in height and similar in width. Stiff, straight stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers, collected in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Very large inflorescences, growing up to 40 cm in length, lime-green, snow-white in full bloom with willow green tips, turning pink towards the end of summer. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming the flowers dry up while remaining an ornament of the bush through the autumn and winter.

Non-demanding shrub recommended for growing in slightly acidic moderately fertile soil, moist and permeable, in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5), resistant to diseases and pests.

Recommended for planting singly and in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in large containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained by Guido Rouwette, released to the market in 2019 by Hoogenraad Handelskwekerijen bv.

Applicant: HOOGENRAAD Handelskwekerijen bv, Rijksweg 30A, 6744 WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculata LIVING STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM

Hydrangea paniculata LIVING STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM 'LCNO3' PBR

A compact shrub up to 1.2 m in height and similar in width. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers, collected in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25-30 cm in length. They are initially white, later becoming light pink, then dark pink. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up and remain an ornament of the shrub through the autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils. Grows well in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5) and rarely attacked by diseases and pests.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained by Alex Frederick Schoemaker, introduced to the market in 2017 by Alex Schoemaker Living Creations.

Applicant: DUET Sp. j. Konopka, Pełka, 05-250 Radzymin, Emilianów 31, Poland

Hydrangea paniculata LIVING SUMMER LOVE

Hydrangea paniculata LIVING SUMMER LOVE 'LCNO2' PBR

A low shrub growing up to 1 m in height and about 1.2 m wide. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers, gathered in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25 cm long, initially white and then turning light pink. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry out while remaining an ornament of the shrub through autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5), healthy.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained by Alex Frederick Schoemaker, introduced to the market in 2018 by Alex Schoemaker Living Creations.

Applicant: DUET Sp. j. Konopka, Pełka, 05-250 Radzymin, Emilianów 31, Poland

Hydrangea paniculata LIVING SUMMER SNOW

Hydrangea paniculata LIVING SUMMER SNOW 'LCNO5' PBR

Small shrub with a compact habit, grows to a height of 1 m and about 0.9 m in diameter. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers gathered in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25 cm in length and have a cream-white color throughout the flowering period. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up while remaining an ornament of the shrub through the autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5), healthy.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained by Alex Frederick Schoemaker, introduced to the market in 2018 by Alex Schoemaker Living Creations.

Applicant: DUET Sp. j. Konopka, Pełka, 05-250 Radzymin, Emilianów 31, Poland

 

Hydrangea paniculata MAGICAL HIMALAYA

Hydrangea paniculata MAGICAL HIMALAYA 'Kolmahima' PBR

Shrub grows to a height of 1.5 m and similar in width. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Fertile and sterile flowers, inflorescences gathered in conical tops of the stems. Inflorescences grow up to 25 cm in length. They are intensely white with a slightly greenish tone. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up and remain an ornament of the shrub through the autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. It is resistant to frost (zone 5) and rarely attacked by diseases and pests.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained at the Kolster BV nursery, released to the market by this company in 2014.

Applicant: BREEDERPLANTS VOF, Botterwerf 14, 2804 MK Gouda, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculata MAGICAL MONT BLANC

Hydrangea paniculata MAGICAL MONT BLANC 'Kolmamon' PBR

Shrub grows to a height of 1.5 m and similar width. Straight stems are very stiff. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Flowers only sterile, gathered in dense, cone-shaped inflorescences. Inflorescences grow up to 25 cm in length and have an intense white color, initially with characteristic green tip. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up and remain an ornament of the shrub through the autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. It is frost resistant (zone 5) and rarely attacked by diseases and pests.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained at the Kolster BV nursery, released to the market by this company in 2014.

Applicant: BREEDERPLANTS VOF, Botterwerf 14, 2804 MK Gouda, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculata MAGICAL VESUVIO

Hydrangea paniculata MAGICAL VESUVIO 'Kolmavesu' PBR

Shrub grows to a height of 1.5 m and similar in width. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Fertile and sterile flowers, inflorescences gathered in the conical tops of the stems. Inflorescences growing up to 25 cm in length are initially white, over time they become dark pink. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up while and remain an ornament on the shrub through the autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. Frost resistant (zone 5) and rarely attacked by diseases and pests.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained at the Kolster BV nursery, released to the market by the company in 2014.

Applicant: BREEDERPLANTS VOF, Botterwerf 14, 2804 MK Gouda, The Netherlands

Hydrangea paniculata MOJITO

Hydrangea paniculata MOJITO 'GRHP10'

A low shrub growing up to 1 m high and about 1.2 m wide. Straight stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers gathered in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25 cm long, initially white-green (lime), then turn slightly pink. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up and remain an ornament of the shrub through the autumn and winter.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5), healthy.

Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.

Cultivar obtained by Guido Rouwette, released to the market in 2019 by Hoogenraad Handelskwekerijen bv.

Applicant: HOOGENRAAD Handelskwekerijen bv, Rijksweg 30A, 6744 WB Ederveen, The Netherlands

Laburnum anagyroides YELLOW ROCKET

Laburnum anagyroides YELLOW ROCKET 'LAYR' PBR

A small, multi-trunked tree with a columnar habit. Raised, straight shoots arranged close to each other, forming a compact, narrow crown. Dark green trifoliate leaves are set on long petioles. Plant grows up to 5 m in height. The yellow, butterfly flowers develop at the end of May, gathered in long, drooping inflorescences. On sunny days they have a gentle and pleasant smell, attracting numerous pollinating insects.

The plant is not very demanding in relation to soil type, prefers permeable, warm, sunny and secluded substrates. Tolerates drought, air pollution, is frost resistant (zone 6b). Requires winter protection in the East of Poland.

Recommended for planting in small backyard and residential gardens and in cities. Useful for growing in containers.

Variety obtained in Hungary by Kiss Kertész, introduced to the market in 2018.

Applicant: BREEDERPLANTS VOF, Botterwerf 14, 2804 MK Gouda, The Netherlands

Miscanthus sinensis 'Boucle'

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Boucle' PBR

Fast-growing ornamental grass that forms high clumps. Topped with attractive, purple florets in the autumn. The plant grows up to 0.7-0.8 m in height, during flowering it reaches up to 1.1 m in height. The long, regularly tapering leaves are green with a white main vein. The ends of the leaves growing on the top of the blades take on a purple-burgundy shade. At the end of the summer, the plants form spherical, paniculate inflorescences, which in the first stage of development are extremely fleshy, heavily wrinkled, thick and purple-burgundy in color.

Grass resistant to lodging. Prefers fertile, moderately moist soils, sunny positions. Frost resistant cultivar (zone 5b) .

Grass recommended for growing in home gardens estate greenery and public areas.

Polish cultivar bred by Artur Maj, introduced to the market in 2019 by Daglezja Artur Maj Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych.

Applicant: DAGLEZJA ARTUR MAJ Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych, 08-500 Ryki, ul. Okopowa 60, Poland

Nepeta NEPTUNE

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Nepeta NEPTUNE 'Bokratune' PBR

A compact, flowering perennial attracting numerous pollinating insects - bees, butterflies and bumblebees. It forms low, dense clusters growing up to 30 cm in height. The stems from the bottom are strongly branched. Small, ovoid lanceolate green leaves on short petioles, notched or scored, wrinkled. Blue flowers with purple goblets gathered in several whorls on the tops of the shoots. The plant blooms for a long time, from June to September. Trimming of dry inflorescences prolongs flowering.

The plant is easy to cultivate and grows on most permeable, moderately moist garden soils. It tolerates drought quite well, requires sunny positions. Resistant to frost (zone 4).

Perennial with versatile use, recommended for planting in groups. Suitable for growing in containers set against sun balconies and terraces.

Cultivar bred and introduced to the market in 2018 by Boot & Co Boomkwekerijen B.V.

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Specjalistyczne PANEK, ul. Marii Dąbrowskiej 12, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland

Phlox paniculata 'Warsaw Sunrise'

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Phlox paniculata 'Warsaw Sunrise' PBR

Attractive cultivar with multicolored leaves and pink flowers. It is a tall perennial with stiff, unbranched stems growing from short rhizomes, growing up to 1 m in height. It creates decorative, yellow-cream leaves with irregular, green spots and blurred margins, located along the main vein. Large, pink and fragrant flowers with magenta eye gathered in inflorescences form on stem tops in July and August.

A cultivar with low requirements, tolerates most moderately moist garden soils, prefers sunny locations to slightly shady. Frost resistant plant (zone 5b).

Looks best planted in groups in perennial beds, where it creates a distinct color accent.

Polish cultivar bred by Przemysław Godlewski, introduced to the market in 2019 by Ogrody o Zielonego Progach Przemysław Godlewski.

Applicant: OGRODY O ZIELONYCH PROGACH – Szkółka Bylin, Przemysław Godlewski, 05-140 Serock, Skubianka, ul. Zegrzyńska 80, Poland

Physocarpus opulifolius TINY WINE GOLD

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Physocarpus opulifolius TINY WINE GOLD 'SMNPOTWG' PBR

The first dwarf Physocarpus with yellow foliage. It is a compact shrub growing to 1.2 m in height. It forms stiff, densely arranged shoots. The leaves are three-lobed, clearly smaller than that of the species. Young leaf blades are intensely yellow, older yellow-green. In semi-shaded positions the leaves take on a lime color. The shrub blooms at the turn of May and June. Slightly pink buds develop into small white flowers in umbellate inflorescences.

Shrub with low cultivation requirements, prefers moderately moist and permeable soil, tolerates drought and pollution. Recommended for sunny or semi-shaded locations. Highly tolerant of pruning, fully resistant to frost (zone 4).

Cultivar is recommended for planting in groups, also in the form of low, unformed hedges in private gardens and public greenery.

Cultivar bred by Timothy Wood, released to the market in 2015.

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

Potentilla fruticosa DOUBLE PUNCH PASTEL

Potentilla fruticosa DOUBLE PUNCH PASTEL 'Mincrero04' PBR

A compact shrub growing up to 50 cm tall with large, semi-double flowers. Thin, brown shoots.  Fine, green leaves, pinnate, composed of five gently mossy leaves. Cream-pink, semi-double flowers appear at the end of May. Creamy-peach at the beginning of flowering with a thin pink border at the edges of the petals. Older flowers are lighter. Bushes bloom throughout the summer, the flowering season falls in the second half of June.

The shrub grows well in garden soils, moderately moist, well-drained, in sunny or slightly shaded positions. Frost resistant variety (zone 4).

Plant recommended for beds in home gardens and in parks, and for container growing on balconies and terraces.

Cultivar bred in France by Hortival Diffusion S.A.S., introduced to the market in 2019.

Applicant: MINIER Solutions PRO, 25 Route des Fontaines de l’Aunay, 49250 Beaufort en Anjou, France

Rhododendron 'Pernilla'

Rhododendron 'Pernilla'

Evergreen shrub from the group of grandiflorum rhododendrons with a dense, erect habit, reaching 1.8 m in height after ten years of cultivation. Leaves are elongated, leathery and mat dark green. Creates spherical, magnificent inflorescences at the tops of shoots composed of several white, funnel-shaped flowers, with pink buds. The top petal of each flower is decorated with brown-orange spots. Golden pollen bags suspended on white strands of stamens are visible in the center of each flower.

The shrub requires acidic soils, preferably humus, peat, having a pH in the range 3.5-4.5, constantly moist, partially shaded positions. Good frost resistance (zone 5b).

The shrub is recommended for growing in home gardens, parks and urban greenery.

Cultivar obtained by Kristian Theqvist. Introduced to the market in 2017.

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Szkółkarskie CIEPŁUCHA, ul. Górna 50, 95-050 Konstantynów Łódzki, Poland

Robinia 'Anna Irena'

Robinia 'Anna Irena' PBR

A vigorous tree with a light, openwork crown reaching 8-10 m in height, characterized by original, bi-colored flowers. The leaves are pinnate, composed of several leaves. Papilionaceous flowers, comprised of a pink wing and white keel gathered in clusters of inflorescences. Blooms profusely in June and repeats flowering in September. Another advantage is its honey-richness, beneficial for bees during flowering.

The plant is very tolerant in terms of soil type, endures urban conditions. Prefers sunny positions. Resistant to frost (zone 5a).

The cultivar is recommended for larger home gardens, parks, naturalistic compositions and urban greenery.

Polish cultivar bred by Stefan Włodarczyk, introduced to the market in 2019 by Szkółka Szmit.

Applicant: Szkółka SZMIT, Pęchcin, ul. Kwiatowa 18, 06-400 Ciechanów, Poland

Rosa BORNEO ODORE

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Rosa BORNEO ODORE 'Intercomgarf' PBR

A variety from the group of floribunda roses. A low, compact shrub with an upright habit growing up to 60-80 cm in height. Straight, raised, spiked shoots covered with dark green leaves. Large, double pink flowers, reminiscent of peonies, intensely fragrant. Wide, shell-shaped petals, dark pink on the inside, on the other side lighter. Flowering is abundant and long-lasting, and the flowers form from June until late autumn.

The plant is recommended for cultivation on fertile, loamy, humus, permeable soils. Requires sunny positions. Moderate frost resistance (zone 6a-6b).

Rose recommended for planting in home gardens and public greenery, suitable for cut flowers.

A cultivar bred by Interplant Roses B.V. introduced to the market in 2017.

Applicant: Szkółka Krzewów Ozdobnych Bogdan HAJDROWSKI, Mników 290, 32-084 Morawica, Poland

Taxus ×media 'Masa'

Taxus ×media 'Masa' PBR

A dense shrub with a broad columnar habit growing up to 2-3 m in height. Moderate growth rate. Numerous upright shoots, branches arranged vertically. Green needles thick, wide and pointed. Young light green growths look beautiful against older, darker needles. The female variety sets small amounts of seeds in fleshy, red arils. Shrub tolerant to soil type and location. It grows well on calcareous soils, moderately moist, permeable, both in full sunlight and in shade. Cultivar resistant to low temperatures (zone 5b). Shrub recommended for planting in home gardens and public greenery, singly or in groups, in the form of rows or hedges. Polish cultivar bred by Joanna Szaniawska, introduced to the market in 2019 by Acrocona SDiKO Joanna Szaniawska.

Applicant: ACROCONA Szkółki Drzew i Krzewów Ozdobnych Joanna Szaniawska, ul. Wilanowska 1, 05-509 Józefosław, Poland

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