Phlox Bambini® Range of Perennials, managed by Plantipp BV.

It’s All in a Name!

We focus this month on the Phlox Bambini® range of perennials being managed by Plantipp BV.

Bi-coloured Pink & White

Phlox Bambini® Candy Crush is a compact variety with a height and width of 25 cm and candy-like flowers. The flowers of Bambini® Candy Crush are bi-coloured pink and white and you can enjoy them from early summer until autumn.

Bambini® Candy Crush prefers a place in the sun or partial shade in a moist but well-drained soil. This perennial is excellent as a solitary on your patio or in mixed containers, a perennial border or mass planting.

Bright Purple Flowers

Phlox Bambini® Desire is a very desirable plant with compact growth of 25 cm tall and wide coupled with bright purple flowers. You can enjoy the flowers of Bambini® Desire from early summer until autumn.

Bambini® Desire prefers a place in the sun or partial shade in a moist but well-drained soil. This perennial is excellent as a solitary on your patio or in mixed containers, a perennial border or mass planting.

Primadonna Indeed!

Phlox Bambini® Primadonna (above) is a primadonna indeed with its compact growth of 25 cm tall and wide and bright pink flowers. You can enjoy the flowers of Bambini® Primadonna from early summer until autumn.

Solitary Plant

Bambini® Primadonna prefers a place in the sun or partial shade in a moist but well-drained soil. This perennial is excellent as a solitary plant on your patio or in mixed containers, in a perennial border or part of mass planting. Hardy to -30 ºC.

See at Plantarium 2019

Plantipp BV will show the Phlox Bambini at Plantarium from August 21-23 on stand 115.


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New Introductions at Florall

Helleborus Specialists Het Wilgenbroek will introduce new varieties at Florall in Belgium next month (Aug 20). There are many new colours from the Viv-Collection, and also two new interspecific selections that will flower before Christmas.

Helleborus Viv 'Victoria'

New 'Flormart' Partnership Confirmed

The GEO S.P.A. and the public entities (Chamber of Commerce and the City of Padova) have now reached an agreement to join as co-owners of the Flormart Trade Fair (Sept 26-28).

ANVE stand at Flormart 2018

In addition, a partnership agreement with ANVE (the Italian National Association of Nursery-stock exporters) has also been confirmed. ANVE will not only be present at the exhibition, but it will also collaborate in the organisation of a conference on the new plant health regulations.

Summer Showcase is Almost Here!

The annual Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase opened today (July 15). Set in the heart of England, near Banbury, you will see over 200 new varieties such as Beacon® Impatiens.

The plant displays this year have a strong focus on bringing plants together as inspirational colour combinations in flower beds, containers and themed gardens.

Crop Innovations and Regulations

The crop protection community will come together in Barcelona, this autumn.

Jump into the world of Synthetic and Biocontrol Crop Protection with updates from the European Commission, Member States, EFSA and leading Industry Case Studies.

Flowers and Plants Bring People Together!

Plans are well underway for Floraliën 2020. Held in Ghent, Belgium, from May 1st - 10th, you will see 1.5 ha of indoor garden and more than 500,000 flowers and plants.

It's time for Glas 2019  

A visit to Glas 2019 in Dublin is essential for those seeking innovative solutions and cost saving ideas – to discover products, services, and concepts that will help both you and your organisation.

Glas 2019 will take place on Thursday, July 18, from 9am to 5pm, at the Citywest Event Centre and Hotel.

Outstanding Plants from Caporalplant!

Right now, these include punica granatum bowl 60, ficus carica and much more!

Email : [email protected] for further details on their best quality green and flowering plants and special offers!

Prestigious Awards and Medals

Two Danish garden roses were recently honoured with both medals and honorary awards at the 67th International Rosenneuheiten-Wettbewerb 2019 in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Rosa Eskelund, from Roses Forever, who bred the roses says: “I am very happy and also pleasantly surprised that both roses won acknowledgment. This is truly a proof of the roses’ quality.

Groen-Direkt Plant Fairs 

The series of Groen-Direkt plant fairs continue in Hazerswoude-Dorp, Holland. Held every other Tuesday during July (9/23), this provides a complete survey of what plant material is available.

The event will host its Autumn Plant Fair from August 21-23. 

70th Edition of Flormart!

The 70th edition of Flormart, (the International Exhibition of Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Green Infrastructures) will be held in Padova from September 26th-28th, 2019. This year, there will be a 3 day seminar/workshop /conference programme to address the World of Medicinal Plants.

High 5's for Genesis!

Genesis Plant Marketing enjoyed 5 awards from their managed product portfolio at the HTA show last month.

In the Herbaceous Perennial category Salvia gregii ‘Cherry Lips’ and ‘Amethyst Lips’ and Dryopteris ‘Jurassic Gold’, all entered by Seiont Nurseries were awarded Bronze.

'Wiltil' Golden Sunset

Pittosporum Bannow Bay enter by Hillier achieved a Silver and to complete the set, a Gold and Best in the Tree Category went to the Tilla x europaea ‘Wiltil’ 'Golden Sunset' (above) entered by Frank P. Matthews.

Agapanthus Fireworks Wins Again!

At the 10th HTA National Plant Show,  Agapanthus Fireworks ('AMB001') was declared the winner by the RHS in the election of the 'New Plant Award'.

Agapanthus Fireworks was entered for the competition by Fairweather’s Nursery and is bred by De Wet Plant Breeders from South Africa and represented by Plantipp BV.

Eco-friendliness is the Theme

Desch Plantpak continue to expand their complete range of eco-friendly products, each of which responds to demands from retailers and consumers. Recover is Desch Plantpak's answer to the requirement for better separation of plastic products during waste processing.

Recover products destined for Germany have a striking blue colour, while those for the English market are in a distinctive taupe grey. Desch Plantpak made their debut at the HTA National Plant Show in June.

Clematis 'ST17333’ (Multi Pink) Wins Best Novelty 

At the Garden Trials & Trade event last month, Boskoop based Van der Starre landed Best Novelty!

Their Clematis 'ST17333’ (Multi Pink) has a unique combination of flower shape and colour in the popular Clematis genus.

Schneider Presented Petchoa 'BeautiCal'

At the 2019 Flower Trials in Holland, Schneider youngplants showcased Petchoa 'BeautiCal'. This is an intergeneric hybrid from Sakata Ornamentals which combines the best of Petunia’s and Calibrachoa’s.

Petchoa BeautiCal has a mounding habit, is very weather resistant & recovers from rain much faster than standard Petunias. 

New Webshop for Provender Nurseries

Garden Connect have recently upgraded the webshop of Plant Wholesaler Provender  Nurseries.  

Garden Connect have built this new webshop in order for trade customers to place orders. This webshop is integrated with the TopSys-IT ERP system.

City Gardening is Trending at Spoga+gafa 2019

The entire world of the garden: International trade visitors from all over the world can look forward to this and much more at Spoga+gafa in Cologne from 1 to 3 September 2019!.

Gardening in the Urban Environment is enjoying rapid growth and intensity.

Naivasha Hortifair 2019

This event is the largest Horticultural Fair in Africa and has consistently grown over the years. Industry stakeholders are aware of the fair and communication to them is already on-going.

This year, the Naivasha Hortifair will be held from the 20th - 21st of September 2019. This Fair is now in its 17th year and attracts an audience from across both the Continent and Europe.

Belgium's 'Green Ark' Set for Expo 2020!

October 22nd 2020 should already be in your diary! This will mark the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai which will run for 6 months into 2021.

There will be a series of pavilions representing a huge number of countries from around the globe. The Belgian 'Green Ark' pavilion includes a host of sustainable innovations and will include 10,000 plants.

American Good Design Award

The Urbalive Worm Farm is a container designed for the domestic composting of kitchen waste using earthworms. Leading Czech Architect and Designer Professor Jiří Pelcl developed this for Czech based manufacturer Plastia.

Following the Red Dot award that the Urbalive Vermicomposter received in 2017, it has now landed the American Good Design Award. See at Glee 2019!