Snow Princess brings home gold
By Greenhouse Canada
By Greenhouse Canada
Aug. 6, 2009, Sycamore, Ill. – Snow Princess™ won big at the 2009 Medal
of Excellence awards at the Ohio Short Course, taking home both the
Editor’s Choice and the Industry’s Choice awards.
Aug. 6, 2009, Sycamore, Ill. – Snow Princess™ won big at the 2009 Medal of Excellence awards at the Ohio Short Course, taking home both the Editor’s Choice and the Industry’s Choice awards—the first time this has ever been done in the 21-year history of the competition. The annual Medal of Excellence awards are the flowering plant world’s equivalent of the Oscars.
|Snow Princess hanging baskets.
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The all-star performance of Snow Princess is due to a breeding breakthrough—it is sterile. Unlike other Lobularia varieties, it spends no time producing seed. Instead it throws all of its energy into new flowers, making the variety very vigorous and creating a lush cascade of bright white blooms all season long.
|Snow Princess and King Tut in a
The academy, better known as the judging team, was comprised of industry professionals, including Delilah Onofrey, editor of Greenhouse Grower magazine. One reason they tapped Snow Princess for the top awards was due to its beauty in all kinds of growing conditions. “We heard great things about Snow Princess in trials in Florida and its strong weather performance, which also proved to be true at the University of Georgia this summer,” Onofrey says.
Snow Princess also earned accolades for its stunning, season-long performance. Faster growing and more heat tolerant than all other varieties in the genera, it blooms with abandon from mid- to late spring until the first frost. Refusing to back down in the dog days of summer, it unfurls new blooms and quickly rambles over the edge of pots, hanging baskets and window boxes.
Grow Snow Princess alone, or in combination with other vigorous and long blooming varieties such as Superbena® verbenas and Supertunia® petunias. Along with the show-stopping vigor, it also fills the landscape with sweet perfume—it’s a feast for the senses.
Find Snow Princess at fine garden centers across the country in Spring 2010. Visit www.provenwinners.com to find a retailer near you. If the garden center does not carry Snow Princess, ask the garden center manager when it will be available. Growers and garden center professionals, place an order for Snow Princess now with your Proven Winners propagators or through your broker to ensure you have ample quantities of this winner on hand in 2010.