Fleuroselect presents the 2023 Gold Medal winners. Each winner obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing the judges to award the coveted Gold Medal.
Helenium HayDay Golden Bicolor, Syngenta Flowers
HayDay Golden Bicolor is the first Helenium autumnale from cuttings that is genetically suited for pot production. The dense branching results in loads of flowers that attract pollinators and wildlife. The brightly coloured golden-yellow blooms with red undersides flower from summer through autumn until the first frost. Being naturally compact, HayDay Golden Bicolor is not only suited for larger beds and landscaping but also for patio containers and smaller borders.
Helianthus Lemon Cutie, SeedSense
The Helianthus annuus Lemon Cutie is a dwarf variety with multiple branches. It has semi-double, lemon-coloured flowers. Lemon Cutie is suited for urban areas such as small patches along sidewalks, on balconies or in containers and is also suited for larger beds or even in landscaping.
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Goldblitz, PanAmerican Seed
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Goldblitz is a newcomer in the Kieft Brand. It is a first-year-flowering solution for growers that are unable to reliably finish Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm under their natural growing conditions. Goldblitz plugs do not require special treatment during the production process while delivering the same quality as the traditional Goldsturm. This brand-new Rudbeckia fulgida flowers approximately 14-21 days earlier, is more uniform grown in its first year.
Verbena bonariensis Vanity, Van Hemert & Co
Van Hemert & Co presents the latest Gold Medal winner Vanity. Thanks to its shorter stems, this Verbena bonariensis is compacter than existing varieties. The tight flower clusters have a more intense purple-blue colour and bloom from mid-summer until autumn frost. Vanity offers a long flowering season, attracts bees and butterflies and spreads a fragrance in the early morning and evening.