On the final day of the IGA Berlin on October 15, the Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) received the highest award, the State Award in Gold, for the best plant breeding efforts.
With the State Prize, the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture encourages and honors special breeding efforts. The biennial International Horticulture Exhibition is the most important horticulture and consumer event in Germany.
HBA achieved five Gold medals with Double Pink, Green Lips, Curly Sparkle Hot Pink, Ice Girl and Caipirinha. With the support of Baumschule Artmeyer, the plants were presented jointly during the IGA.
Hydrangea Breeders Association is the collaboration between breeder Agriom (De Kwakel), Kötterheinrich (Lengerich) and Heuger (Glandorf) and develops hydrangeas for the indoor, outdoor and cut flower market.