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Les Exceptionnelles earn rave reviews

October 19, 2017  By Dave Harrison

Oct. 19, 2017, Saint-Hyinthe, Que. – Introducing Les Exceptionnelles 2018, a set of annual plants selected by the public and a panel of experts for the benefit of home gardeners and horticulture professionals.

The eight plants were chosen for their beauty, performance and easy care, and for their insect and disease resistance.

The 2018 selection offers a great diversity for use in many different situations (specimen plants, companion plants, mass plantings, container gardens and patio pots; for sunny, partial shade and full shade conditions; in various colours; and with varied foliage).


Some even have edible flowers and many are pollinator-friendly.

Here are the 2018 Exceptionnelles (Photo credit: Horticolor):

•  Alstroemeria Rock ‘n’ Roll® ‘Alsdun01’ (DECO-Style).

•  Begonia hiemalis Solenia® Yellow (Beekenkamp Plants).

• Dahlia ‘XXL Tabasco’ (Dümmen Orange).

•  Osteospermum Bright Lights™ Double Moonglow (Proven Winners).

•  Pelargonium hortorum Tango™ Bicolor Cherry (Syngenta Flowers).

• Salvia ‘Mystic Spires Improved’ (Ball FloraPlant).

•  Thunbergia alata Tangerine Slice A-Peel® (Proven Winners).

•  Zinnia marylandica Double Zahara™ Raspberry Ripple (PanAmerican Seed).

Photos and more information will be available soon on the Exceptionnelles website at, and by e-mail at

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