Buddleja Rocketstar Idigo has won the top plant award at Dutch trade show for hardy nurserystock Plantarium.
Official named Buddleja ’SMNBDBT’ (Rocketstar Indigo), the new variety part of Proven Winners, was sent in by Dutch company Valkplant. According to the judges of the Royal Society for Boskoop Cultures (KVBC) it’s a distinctly different variety thanks to a new combination of plant aspects: a low compact growing habit, dark green leaves and warm colouring flowers.
Buddleja Rocketstar Indigo won a gold medal. Four other new varieties also won a gold medal: Carex morrowii ’Everglow’ (Evercolor) from Cammeraat Potcultuur, Echinacea ’IFECSSSAL’ (Sunsseekers Salmon) from Gootjes-AllPlant, Hydrangea arborescens ’NCHA8’ (Bellaragazza Limetta) from Valkplant and Hydrangea macrophylla ’ROCO131801’ (Roco Black Knight) from RoCo Young Plants.
Another eight new varieties won a silver medal, as well as eight novelties won bronze. The KBVC judged in total 63 novelties. 95 were sent in, but because of the extreme heat en drought it wasn’t easy for nurserymen to grow the plants perfectly.
Trade Press Awards for FN Kempen
The Plantarium Trade Press Award went to Ficinia Ice Crystal from FN Kempen. This Dutch nursery who exports to countries like the UK, also won the concept category with Triple Beauty.