Flowers Expo '2018: Novelties Of Plants And Cuttings

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Flowers Expo '2018: Novelties Of Plants And Cuttings
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Exhibition Flowers Expo / Flower Expo 2018
Exhibition Flowers Expo / Flower Expo 2018

Exhibition Flowers Expo / Flower Expo 2018

The autumn exhibition FlowersExpo'2018 was held at Crocus Expo from 11 to 13 September 2018. Very smart and representative, it attracted 420 participants from 30 countries. The whole hall was almost completely set aside for cut crops, and, of course, the rose reigned here. It is pleasant to note that in the assortment of cuttings there are more and more fragrant nostalgic roses of the old type, reminiscent of the flower shape of peonies.

Exhibition Flowers Expo / Flower Expo 2018
Exhibition Flowers Expo / Flower Expo 2018

Exhibition Flowers Expo / Flower Expo 2018

We can say that this exhibition was dominated by floristry. On the podium non-stop floristic shows of the best masters from Russia, Holland, Germany, Italy and other countries were held. But the main focus of attention for designers and florists has become the Russian Championship in Floristry - 2018, the results of which you can find in the article Russian Championship in Floristry - 2018.

Beginning florists did not lag behind the masters. For the fifth time, a competition of floristic schools was held, the theme of which this year was consonant with the season: What is autumn. The results of the competition are presented in the article Competition of floristic schools at Flowers Expo - 2018.

Within the framework of the exhibition, the largest floristic business conference FlowersCONF was held, in which all aspects of this beautiful, but laborious and very competitive business were considered. The secrets of how to make it successful thanks to Internet technologies were also shared by our company INSPIRO, the best developer of online stores in the middle price segment in Russia. The great hall was almost full - thanks to everyone who attended our lectures!

INSPIRO at the FlowersCONF conference
INSPIRO at the FlowersCONF conference

INSPIRO at the FlowersCONF conference

Dress.flowers company has pleased florists with a new type of decorative packaging - a ready-made dress for flowers. Different colors and textures, with and without lace, packaging can be matched in tone and style to any bouquet and, importantly, will save the florist's time.

Flower dress
Flower dress

Flower dress

Flower dress
Flower dress

Flower dress

But let's move on to the traditional analysis of the exhibition's novelties, and, as always, there were a lot of them.

Annuals and perennials

The German breeding company Benary celebrated its 175th anniversary at the exhibition. Congratulations!

For this significant date, a new catalog of the company's seeds has been released. New chic varieties of petunias and calibrachoa, ever-flowering begonias, marigolds, for which Benary is traditionally famous, have appeared.

Marigolds rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero - a new series of marigolds, including 8 colors. It is characterized by compactness, early flowering, purity and color stability. Has an even stature which makes the Super Hero an excellent candidate for container growing.

Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero Orange Flame
Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero Orange Flame

Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero Orange Flame

Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero
Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero

Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero

Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero Orange
Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero Orange

Marigolds Rejected (Tagetes patula) Super Hero Orange

Lewisia cotyledon Elise Mix
Lewisia cotyledon Elise Mix

Lewisia cotyledon Elise Mix

Levisia cotyledon (Lewisia cotyledon) Elise is a rare perennial that blooms in the first year after sowing for a very long time. Suitable for growing both in the garden and indoors. Beautiful in flower beds, rocky gardens, borders, containers. However, in our conditions it is rather capricious.

Includes ruby ​​red, white, and a mixture of all tones of pink and red, yellow and orange, including a two-tone salmon pink with a white border.

Lewisia cotyledon Elise Ruby Red
Lewisia cotyledon Elise Ruby Red

Lewisia cotyledon Elise Ruby Red

Lewisia cotyledon Elise White
Lewisia cotyledon Elise White

Lewisia cotyledon Elise White

Lewisia cotyledon Elise
Lewisia cotyledon Elise

Lewisia cotyledon Elise

Photo by Benary (Germany)

Deciduous plants

Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Liga is a Danish variety with vertical growth, active branching and foliage that retains a dark green color until late autumn. The leaves are partially evergreen, about a fifth of them may not fall until spring. With all the signs of thermophilicity, according to the catalogs it is winter-hardy up to zone 2. It reaches a height of 2-4 m and a width of 2-3 m. Recommended for creating high sheared hedges, the so-called herculean hedges. Resistant to wind and shade.

Bubble-leaf (Physocarpus opulifolius) Little Greeny is a new, very compact variety of bubble-bearing, no more than 50 cm in height and 30 cm in width. Dense, with charming small and delicate, shiny green foliage. Flowers in inflorescences are green at first, later turn white. Good in mass plantings, in curbs, both sheared and free-growing. Can be grown in containers and even on balconies. Winter-hardy up to -30 o C, does not get sick.

Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Liga
Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Liga

Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Liga

Bubble plant (Physocarpus opulifolius) Little Greeny
Bubble plant (Physocarpus opulifolius) Little Greeny

Bubble plant (Physocarpus opulifolius) Little Greeny

Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Little Spooky - dwarf, up to 50 cm, a popular cultivar. It blooms with rounded panicles of white flowers. Suitable for growing in flowerpots, terraces and balconies. But it is winter-hardy only up to -25 degrees.

Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Skyfall (synonym for Frenn) - up to 1.2 m high and 0.7 m wide. It has huge, the size of a human head, inflorescences and flowers with large curved petals of a bizarre shape, reminiscent of hyacinth flowers. Initially white, by autumn they turn pink.

Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Little Spooky
Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Little Spooky

Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Little Spooky

Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Skyfall
Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Skyfall

Hydrangea paniculata (Hydrangea paniculata) Skyfall

Photo exhibition FlowersExpo'2018

Karyopteris, or Klandonian nut-winged (Caryopteris x clandonensis) Kew Blue- winter-hardy in zone 5b, and will, of course, be more interesting for the southern regions of our country. A species of hybrid origin, obtained in 1945 by crossing the gray-haired walnut (C. incana) and the Mongolian walnut (C. mongholica) growing in our country, but rare in nature. Shrub is rounded, up to 0.6-0.9 m tall, densely covered with narrowly oval dark green foliage, having silvery pubescence below. When rubbed, the leaves have a bright mint smell. In late summer and early autumn, the plant is covered with many axillary panicles of sky-blue flowers, which serve as a center of attraction for butterflies and other pollinators. For the winter in cold regions, the plant is cut at a height of 25-30 cm and covered with sand with the addition of wood ash, like a buddlea. The plant is suitable for flower gardens, flowering hedges, valuable late autumn flowering.Very popular in the UK, this variety bears the name of the Kew Botanical Gardens.

Syrian hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) Duc de Brabant is an unrivaled beauty hibiscus for open ground. In warm regions, it forms a shrub 1.5-2 m tall, shows a luxurious abundant flowering throughout the summer. The flowers are densely double, more like peonies, crimson. The leaves are shaped like chrysanthemum leaves. Winter-hardy in zone 5a (up to -29 degrees).

Kladonsky walnut (Caryopteris x clandonensis) Kew Blue
Kladonsky walnut (Caryopteris x clandonensis) Kew Blue

Kladonsky walnut (Caryopteris x clandonensis) Kew Blue

Syrian hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) Duc de Brabant
Syrian hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) Duc de Brabant

Syrian hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) Duc de Brabant

Coniferous plants

Thuja occidentalis (Thuja occidentalis) Jantar - the name of this rare variety of thuja is translated as "Amber". In summer it is yellow, in winter it darkens somewhat and acquires shades of amber. In an adult state, it has a height of 6 m, it grows annually by 15-30 cm. Winter hardiness. It was selected from the "Smaragd" variety in Poland by Jakub Jablonski; it has a narrow conical crown shape characteristic of "Smaragd".

Giant sequoiadendron (Sequyoiadendron gigantheum) Glaucum is the bluish form of the legendary tree, the largest on the planet, known as the Mammoth tree. The winter hardiness zone of the tree (6b, up to -20 degrees) does not allow growing it in our latitudes, it grows only in the Crimea and other areas of the Black Sea coast, but, surprisingly, is widely available for sale.

Thuja western (Thuja occidentalis) Jantar
Thuja western (Thuja occidentalis) Jantar

Thuja western (Thuja occidentalis) Jantar

Giant sequoiadendron (Sequyoiadendron gigantheum) Glaucum
Giant sequoiadendron (Sequyoiadendron gigantheum) Glaucum

Giant sequoiadendron (Sequyoiadendron gigantheum) Glaucum

Fruit and berry plants

Curly Multy Tree - 4 varieties per tree. The four stems of the suite are twisted in a spiral and spliced ​​with each other, on which apple and pear, plum and sweet cherry will ripen. The whole question is winter hardiness …

Tayberry is not new, but quite rare culture. Raspberry-blackberry hybrid. Read more on our portal in the article Raspberry-blackberry hybrids: Loganberry and Tayberry.

Curly multy tree
Curly multy tree

Curly multy tree

Tayberry
Tayberry

Tayberry

Now let's move on to the houseplants and the Dutch exposure cut.

Houseplants

Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zenzi is a dwarf variety of the common zamioculcas. Height - up to 50 cm, the leaves are smaller and closer to each other. As shade-tolerant as the main view. The name of the variety indicates the origin of zamiokulkas, which grows naturally in East Africa, and most often in the Zanzibar archipelago.

Alocasia zebra striped (Alocasia zebrina) Zebrina - with long petioles, dotted with transverse brown stripes, and spear-shaped leaf blades. A stylish indoor plant that looks light and elegant thanks to its uplifted leaves. Endemic to the Philippines, described in 1863. In nature, decorative plant petioles can reach over 90 cm.

Alocasia zebrina (Alocasia zebrina) Zebrina
Alocasia zebrina (Alocasia zebrina) Zebrina

Alocasia zebrina (Alocasia zebrina) Zebrina

Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zenzi
Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zenzi

Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zenzi

Monstera Monkey Leaf is so named for the similarity of the leaf blade in the holes with the face of a monkey. The plant is native to Central and South America, does not like dry air, fog conditions are ideal for it. In warm and humid conditions, it forms a cascade of falling shoots with original "leaky" leaves, but at the same time retains a compact appearance.

Monstera Monkey Leaf
Monstera Monkey Leaf

Monstera Monkey Leaf

The same moisture-loving plant, a tea bush, is placed in a glass cylinder to create a microclimate. Tea, Japanese camellia (Cam e llia sin e nsis) - grows no more than 60 cm under indoor conditions. This is a very attractive evergreen plant with glossy leaves. Does not bloom indoors. The cultivation is very whimsical, sensitive to any changes in temperature, humidity and location. More suitable for a humid greenhouse. Autumn and winter requires coolness, 7 to 16 of C, not long survive at temperatures above 18 ofC. Do not allow the soil to dry out and low air humidity. During the period of active growth, it is necessary to feed every 2 weeks. If all this succeeds, you can collect, albeit small, but your own harvest of young shoots and dry them in the sun, periodically rubbing between your palms for fermentation. You won't get much of your own tea, but you will finally know what the taste of a drink made from the freshest raw materials should be.

Flowering begonia (Begonia elatior) Pignonia - unique for begonias, two-tone color, red petals, with small yellow-green "flowers" in the center. Branches well.

Tea bush (Camellia sinensis)
Tea bush (Camellia sinensis)

Tea bush (Camellia sinensis)

Flowering begonia (Begonia elatior) Pignonia
Flowering begonia (Begonia elatior) Pignonia

Flowering begonia (Begonia elatior) Pignonia

Corokia Bonsai Silver is a bonsai from plants in New Zealand and Australia, of which there are only 10 species in nature. They belong to the Argophyllaceae family of the order Astrocytes. These plants, which require moderate watering, are the best suited for bonsai, they almost do not need to be formed, since they have decorative stems, covered with silvery pubescence when young. In nature, plants bloom with yellow small flowers, form red or yellow berries. It is unlikely that this will work in indoor conditions, but the shoots themselves with small foliage are quite enough, giving the plants an openwork look.

Corokia Bonsai Silver
Corokia Bonsai Silver

Corokia Bonsai Silver

Another bonsai
Another bonsai

Another bonsai

Potted chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum) Fireworks Cream and Fireworks Yellow are very small in stature, but have large, more than 12 cm in diameter, flowers of a unique arachnid shape. Available in 2 colors - cream white and yellow.

Chrysanthemum Licorne Blanche is a large single-headed terry white chrysanthemum with a green center, which perfectly refreshes the look of the flower.

Chrysanthemum Fireworks Cream
Chrysanthemum Fireworks Cream

Chrysanthemum Fireworks Cream

Chrysanthemum Fireworks Yellow
Chrysanthemum Fireworks Yellow

Chrysanthemum Fireworks Yellow

Chrysanthemum Licorne Blanche
Chrysanthemum Licorne Blanche

Chrysanthemum Licorne Blanche

Echeveria Miranda "Splash" - the familiar Echeveria presented in a new sales concept. The plants in the mixture are colored differently and covered with a grid of contrasting strokes. After 2-3 weeks, the staining disappears and Echeveria appears in its usual bluish-green appearance. This bright novelty will be especially interesting for florists, who recently often include echeveria in their compositions.

Echeveria Miranda
Echeveria Miranda

Echeveria Miranda "Splash"

Cut flowers

Lily Roselily Maxima is one of the varieties of the Roselily series. It has double flowers of a snow-white color.

Lily Roselily Isabella is a terry lily from the same series, with an interesting play of shades of pink. The petals are lighter at the edges, which makes the flower look unusually delicate and light.

Both of these varieties do not have stamens staining the petals, and the fragrance is weaker and finer than other varieties, so it will not cause irritation and headaches.

Lily Roselily Isabella
Lily Roselily Isabella

Lily Roselily Isabella

Lily Roselily Maxima
Lily Roselily Maxima

Lily Roselily Maxima

Gerbera Twisty Iggy is a rosy pink gerbera of a completely unique type. It has thin, twisted, like dancing, petals. This is the first time this flower shape has been achieved.

Gerbera Punki is a series of cultivars characterized by narrow, almost hair-like petals. The name compares the flower to a punk rock hairdo. The series unites a lot of colors, excluding, perhaps, only black.

Gerbera Queeny Juliette belongs to the category of Mi Queeny, a true queen, or even a goddess among gerberas. Has a crown of twisted petals and bright colors - coral red and pink.

Gerbera Twisty Iggy
Gerbera Twisty Iggy

Gerbera Twisty Iggy

Gerbera Punki
Gerbera Punki

Gerbera Punki

Gerbera Queeny Juliette
Gerbera Queeny Juliette

Gerbera Queeny Juliette

Chrysanthemum single-headed Etrusko White - has a very original densely doubled large white flower with a yellowish center. But the main feature of this variety is the petals cut along the edge, like crystals of snowflakes. Charming chrysatema!

Chrysanthemum bush Stripy - very attractive two-tone color. Purple-pink petals have a white edging, flowers are large for a bush chrysanthemum, with a contrasting center of bright green color. The cut stays in the water for a long time.

Chrysanthemum single-headed Etrusko White
Chrysanthemum single-headed Etrusko White

Chrysanthemum single-headed Etrusko White

Chrysanthemum bush Stripy
Chrysanthemum bush Stripy

Chrysanthemum bush Stripy

See the photo for other varieties that caught our attention.

Photo: Rita Brilliantova, Maxim Minin

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