Summer 2017 has been good to our collection, with another award given to our exclusive new varieties. This time, Firefly™ Nightglow™ Diervilla took a coveted Gold Medal at Plantarium, a plant innovations expo held annually in Boskoop, Netherlands.
We’re very proud of this award. The judging at this prestigious event is extremely competitive. The new variety submitted must possess clear improvements and unique qualities – Nightglow certainly meets this criteria.
Our only other variety to take a Plantarium Gold is Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea, and last year Tuxedo™ Weigela was awarded Silver. Our selection process for Bloomin’ Easy varieties is quite strict, and the awards highlight our strive to bring only truly unique and improved plants into the line.
What makes Nightglow™ so special?
- Rich red foliage from first flush to frost in full sun
- Vibrant yellow flowers clusters contrast sharply
- Compact at 2-3′ tall and wide; fountain form
- Zone 4 (-34°C/ -30°F) cold hardy
Nightglow has everything we desire in a plant; it’s strikingly beautiful, compact to fit almost any space, and resilient so it doesn’t require lots of maintenance to thrive. We’re confident you’ll love this new Diervilla as much as we do. It’s as easy as finding a sunny spot in your yard, then plant, water, and relax.
Relax, you’ve got this!
New plant competition is at the core of one of the largest green industry shows in North America each July. Cultivate ‘17 was busy as ever and full of amazing new variety releases from the top brands and programs each vying for attention from industry eyes.
Among dozens of new varieties displayed in the showcase at Cultivate this year, sixteen Retailer’s Choice Awards were handed out to those that made the grade. We’re honored and proud that our Lavalamp™ Series of Hydrangeas were some of the chosen few.
Three unique, new and improved Hydrangea paniculatas comprise the Lavalamp™ Series. Candelabra™, Flare™, and Moonrock™ offer unique colors as well as tidy, compact forms to better suit modern outdoor spaces.
- Candle-like flowers and form
- 4-6’ tall and wide; very upright
- Brightest red on a dwarf paniculata that we’ve seen
- 2-3’ tall and wide; upright
- Massive, funky blooms with strong lime-green center
- 4-6’ tall and wide; upright
- Winner of People’s Choice Award at Farwest 2016
We look forward to featuring our collection in future showcases and award opportunities. The upcoming Farwest show in Portland is the next venue for judging, where our Firefly™ Nightglow™ Diervilla and Date Night™ Strobe™ Weigela are contenders. Stay tuned, and if you’re going to be at the show, we invite you to stop by booth 8046 to say hi and see the collection in bloom.
Relax, you’ve got this!
Marketing Manager, Bloomin’ Easy
Casual gardeners and everyday homeowners are still learning that today’s Hydrangeas are improved, easy to grow and perfect for their modern outdoor spaces. Gardening expert and columnist, Colleen Zacharias features her picks on the hottest new Hydrangeas to hit the market, as well as growing advice for beginners. We’re proud that our new Lavalamp™ Series made her cut.
If you live in the Winnipeg area, look for Lavalamp™ Hydrangeas and our other new plants at Canadian Tire and Costco garden centre locations this spring. Quantities are limited as they are brand new plants. Don’t forget to share your photos!
Read the full article here.