Best Novelty

The judging of the new cultivars is done by an independent judging committee of the Royal Association for Boskoop Cultures (KVBC) where everything revolves around assortment. This ensures the correctness and quality of the inspections. The jury judges the plants on ornamental value, flower colour, flowering time and period, leaf colour, plant shape but also on characteristics such as health and propagation. Below are the entries for judging during GROEN-Direkt's Summer Days on 10 and 11 June 2024.

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Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pretty in Pink' 2021ba
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pretty in Pink'
Compass Plants BV i.c.m. Hans van der Meer Potplanten

Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pretty in Pink’

Compass Plants B.V. & Hans van der Meer Potplanten

Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pretty in Pink’ is a special perennial plant that grows to about 70-80 cm in height and blooms from June to July. The plant has a long flowering period of about 8 weeks. The flowers are bicolored, with light and dark pink shades in elegant, hanging spikes. The foliage is glossy, dark green, and somewhat coarser in texture compared to other simplicifolia types, giving the plant a robust appearance. Furthermore, ‘Pretty in Pink’ is very suitable as a pot plant and garden plant. Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Pretty in Pink’ was bred by Hans van der Meer from Nieuwe Wetering, and plant breeders’ rights have been applied for. The plant was submitted for the novelty inspection by Compass Plants B.V. in combination with Hans van der Meer Potplanten. They are also marketing the plant.

All candidates

Hydrangea LDV3 Wit
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORE9311' (DOPPIO FREDO)
Lendert de Vos
Hydrangea LDV2 Blue
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORE9306' (DOPPIO AZZURRO)
Lendert de Vos
Hydrangea LDV2 Roze
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORE9103' (DOPPIO ROSATO)
Lendert de Vos
Astilbe japonica 'Luna' bloempluimen
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Astilbe japonica 'Luna'
Compass Plants B.V. & Hans van der Meer Potplanten
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pretty in Pink'
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Pretty in Pink'
Compass Plants B.V. & Hans van der Meer Potplanten
Lavandula x intermedia Sensational
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Lavandula intermedia 'Tesseract' (SENSATIONAL!)
Handelskwekerij G. Hoogenraad BV
Gazania Suncarpet
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Gazania 'DWGZHY01' (SUNCARPET)
@Roots & Plantipp BV
Agapanthus Ever Sparkle (15) (Groot)
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Agapanthus 'DWAGHYB05' (EVERPANTHUS SPARKLE)
Hoogeveen Plants B.V. & Leybaert bvba
Nepeta Magical Mr Blue Sky - L (sfeer) (Groot)
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Nepeta 'Bocombsky' (MAGICAL MR. BLUE SKY)
Kolster BV
Abelia grandiflora 'Muabd' (pbr) Jelly Beans (1)
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Abelia grandiflora 'Jelly Beans'
Van Vliet New Plants BV
Ugni molinae ‘PI16’ (PRETTY BERRY) (Groot)
PLGD_KVBC_Keuze@300
Ugni molinae ‘PI16’ (PRETTY BERRY)
FlorAmor