IJSSELSTEIN, Netherlands: At January’s IPM ESSEN show in Germany, Dutch-based breeder’s representative Plantipp won two awards in the Neuheiten Schaufenster Novelty Competition.
Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Star’PBR won ‘best in show’ in the category of woody plants. The jury was impressed by the beautiful red berries that stay on the plant for a long period. The award-winning Pyracantha withstands drought conditions and makes a beautiful indoor plant as well. ‘Red Star’PBR is a creation of breeder Van der Sar Vermaat from ‘s-Gravenzande, the Netherlands.
Winning the highest accolade in the perennials category was Sempervivum Chick Charms® ‘Gold Nugget’. This Sempervivum features yellow and red flamed leaves in winter and makes, according to the jury, the ideal plant for beginners as it requires little maintenance while providing great ornamental value. Sempervivum Chick Charms® ‘Gold Nugget’PBR is a creation of breeder Chris Hansen from Zeeland, USA.
58 entries competed across 8 different categories. Plantipp says it is extremely proud of its double award winning achievement.
Plantipp specialises in royalty management and represents ornamental plant breeders worldwide. Currently, 250 varieties are managed and promoted by Plantipp in Europe, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, China, Japan, Israel and South Africa.