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First bi-colored New Guinea Impatiens from seed wins 2015 Fleuroselect Gold Medal

First bi-colored New Guinea Impatiens from seed wins 2015 Fleuroselect Gold Medal

Florific® Sweet Orange is the first bicolor in seed-raised New Guinea Impatiens. Thanks to its excellent branching habit, it is a showy, full plant with huge flowers that present splendidly above the foliage. Its color ranges from Deep Orange to Light Orange in one flower.

A shade-lover, Florific® Sweet Orange is an exceptional variety for baskets, window boxes, and flower borders. It is also truly eye-catching when planted in larger quantities under taller plants. According to Fleuroselect “entries in the Fleuroselect Trials which score high on innovation, beauty, use and garden performance are granted a Gold Medal. This prestigious award symbolizes excellence in breeding and beauty.“ Fleuroselect commented further: “The jury highly appreciated the breeding achievement in introducing bicolor genetics into seed-raised Impatiens Hawkeri. This is a real breakthrough and therefore Fleuroselect awarded the Florific® Sweet Orange a Gold Medal for the 2015 season.”

Fleuroselect also found that the Florific® Sweet Orange offers real market value. Syngenta’s Florific® New Guinea Impatiens are the most uniform series from seed, with very large flowers and strong branching plants. They need little or no PGRs, can be grown in lower temperatures and offer a superior quality for 12 cm pots and larger. Very robust, they also offer improved transportability and shelf-life. They attract customers, too, thanks to great field performance and large flowers that last till late autumn, even in cooler temperatures. And in addition to the award-winning, bicolor Sweet Orange, this series also includes red, white, violet and lavender.

Syngenta Flowers is the wholesale organization for seeds and cuttings for pot and bedding plants. Besides genetics, it offers crop protection for a vast range of ornamentals including bulbs and cut flowers, as well as complete integrated solutions. As a partner to distributors, growers, retailers and consumers, Syngenta Flowers focuses on business needs and helping everyone to enjoy beautiful, healthy plants. Find more information on www.syngentaflowers.eu.

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.

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