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Video: FlowersExpo-2016 Exhibition: What's New?
The largest professional international exhibition of flowers, plants, equipment and technologies for floriculture and landscape design "FlowersExpo / FlowersExpo - 2016" has successfully completed its work. For 3 days of the exhibition (September 13-15, 2016), more than 15,000 professional visitors had the opportunity to get acquainted with the products and meet with representatives of 400 largest domestic and foreign companies from 27 countries of the world.
This year's exhibition featured colorful booth designs, a multitude of flowers and amazing plants, so there was no shortage of original shots for selfie lovers. The most popular were the peacock made from Thai orchids, panels from Ecuadorian roses, etc. But, perhaps, the Mostsvettorg stand made a splash when exotic animals appeared against the backdrop of lush tropical greenery.
The 17th open Championship of Russia in professional floristry "Russian Cup - 2016" attracted a lot of florists to the exhibition, about him - in a separate photo report (see Championship of Russia in professional floristry "Russian Cup 2016"). In addition to him, the audience highly appreciated the shows of the best graduates of the Nicole school (see Innovations, techniques, solutions from the best graduates of the Nicole floristry school), the floristic reconstruction of old Russian hats from the Floreal school.
Master classes from leading florists in Russia and other countries of the world demonstrated the most fashionable styles - some of the works from the exhibition can be seen in our article Floristic trends of autumn - 2016.
Bonsai master classes were held at the Japanese stand. Here one could admire several luxurious specimens of bonsai, as well as Japanese cut. In addition to the delicious gentians, lisianthus, turmeric and roses that are already familiar to visitors from last year's exhibition, the unusual chrysanthemum with split petals attracted attention.
Holland, one of the main trade partners of Russia in the field of green business, in an effort to expand cooperation, held a "Holland Day" It was announced that this year 27 new products will enter the Russian market. We will begin our traditional story about the new products of the exhibition with two of them.
Plumeria (Plumeria) - a plant that many met in warm countries. The Dutch company Decorum has now presented a potted version, about 60 cm tall. Although not listed, it is most likely a red plumeria (Plumeria rubra) native to Mexico, Central America and Venezuela. There it grows as a shrub up to 4 m tall, has fragrant flowers with a complex aroma, including citrus, jasmine, spicy. The flower petals in this case are tricolor - white-yellow-pink. The plant in culture is not easy - for flowering it requires heat (+ 15 + 30 ° C) and bright light, it needs during the active growing season to maintain constant soil moisture and frequent fertilizing - once every 2-3 weeks. In autumn, the temperature of the content is reduced to +18 oC, reduce watering and the plant sheds foliage, in whole or in part. The dormant period does not last long, from 3 to 6 weeks, after which new leaves appear and the plant blooms. This is an excellent plant for a greenhouse, but it is rather difficult to create conditions for flowering in the house, additional lighting is necessary.
The Imola Poulpah rose is a large-flowered two-color potted rose. Bright red color with creamy white strokes will leave no one indifferent.
Potted rose Imola Poulpah
Wolfschmidt Samen und Jungpflansen Gbr (Germany) presented the first fragrant begonia Sunrise. Large double yellow flowers have a delicate, pleasant aroma. The plant looks great in containers and hanging baskets.
Scented begonia Sunrise
A striking and rare novelty among perennials:
Mukgenia (x Mukgenia) Nova Flame
Mukgenia Nova Flame(x Mukgenia Nova Flame) is an intergeneric (!) hybrid, the first half of the Latin name of which was given by the paternal plant - Ross mucdenia (Mukdenia rossi Crimson Fans), and the second - by the maternal - badan (Bergenia). Obtained from the American nursery Terra Nova (Oregon). A very showy plant up to 20 cm in height, growing up to 35 cm in width due to rhizomes. This hybrid did not inherit the maple leaves of mucdenia, they are whole, like that of bergenia, but slightly incised and obtuse, leathery, glossy. During the flowering period, in spring - early summer, the plant throws out a peduncle more than 30 cm in height, with magenta flowers collected in a corymbose inflorescence. In autumn, the foliage around the edge turns red, and the second peak of the plant's decorativeness begins. Loves fertile, constantly moist, but drained soil. Grows in partial shade and in the sun.Suitable for mixborders, curbs, garden containers. Not affected by pests and diseases. Winter hardiness is high, in zone 3.
Thuja western Sunny Smaragd (Thuja occidentalis Sunny Smaragd) is a yellow-coniferous form that reaches 2.5-3 m in height at the age of 10. Young growths are bright yellow with orange tips, older needles are green. Hardy in zone 5b.
Metasequoia gliptostrobusovaya Shirmans Nordiht (Metasequoia glyptostroboides Schirrmann's Nordlicht) - dwarf varieties metasekvoy recently selected in the North of Germany. Up to 0.9-1.8 m in height at the age of 10, it grows slowly, the annual growth is 8-15 cm. It has variegated needles that show bright yellow tones in the sun, and creamy in the absence of light. In the fall, before falling off, the needles turn reddish brown. Winter hardiness in zone 5, but, of course, more suitable for the southern regions. Good haircut.
Thuja western Sunny Smaragd
Metasequoia Glyptostrobus Schirrmann's Nordlicht
The assortment of ornamental shrubs includes new varieties of panicle hydrangea, bladderberry and black elderberry, which appear annually. But there are other interesting plants (not all photos are presented, since many plants are very small).
Hydrangea paniculata Weems Red (Hydrangea paniculata Wim's Red) - grade 1.5 in height, different early onset of flowering, from the end of June. The inflorescences are conical, flowers with a honey aroma, at first creamy white, later turn pink, in autumn they become wine-red.
Hydrangea paniculata Polar Bear (Hydrangea paniculata Polar Bear) is a variety 1.5-2 m tall, with very large, up to 40 cm, inflorescences. Obtained by crossing Limelight and Grandiflora varieties. The flowers in the inflorescence are greenish at first, whiten as they bloom, in autumn they are painted in pale pink tones. The name of the variety "Polar Bear" justifies the high winter hardiness of the shrub, up to -40 degrees.
Bubble-leaf Little Joker (Physocarpus opulifolius Little Joker) is a compact purple-leaved bubble with small foliage, up to 1 m tall. The stems are red-brown, the flowers are slightly pinkish.
Vine- leaved Bubbles Tini Vine (Physocarpus opulifolius Tiny Wine (SMPOTW)) - 0.9-1.2 m tall, with red-brown stems that do not fall apart. The foliage throughout the season retains bright shades - burgundy, bronze, then burgundy, has a beautiful folded texture. The flowers are of an unusual color - white with red-pink strokes. The bush stays healthy and compact regardless of the weather. Suitable for garden and container growing.
Little Joker ciliates
Calyx-leaved bladder Tiny Wine
Lilac Meyer Flowerfesta (Syringa meyeri Flowerfesta) - a series of compact varieties with flowers of white, pink, purple.
Skumpia tanning Young Lady (Cotinus coggygria Young Lady) is a shrub up to 3 m tall, the foliage is bluish-green, in autumn it acquires yellow and red shades. Blooms early and profusely, forms large pink inflorescences. It has good winter hardiness - zone 4.
Danny Boy's cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa Danny Boy (Lissdan)) is a compact variety 0.5 m tall and wide, with crimson flowers. Suitable for container growing.
Fortune's spindle tree Golden Harlequin (Euonymus fortunei Golden Harlequin) is an evergreen slow-growing euonymus up to 30-40 cm tall, with yellow stems and creamy marble variegation. Zone 5.
Cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa Danny Boy
Fortune's spindle Euonymus fortunei Golden Harlequin
Black elderberry Serenade (Sambucus nigra Serenade) - variety 2-3 m tall, with a bronze tint of foliage and pale pink flowers.
Black elderberry Obelisk (Sambucus nigra Obelisk) is a very beautiful plant with a columnar crown shape, with straight upright stems up to 3-4 m in height. Blooms profusely and bears fruit in the presence of another black elderberry nearby. Can be grown as a fruit variety. Zone 5a.
Willow Mt Aso (Salix gracilistyla Mt Aso) - Japanese willow, which was given the name of the largest active volcano Aso-San. The variety is specially selected for cutting, blooms in early spring with pink-red fluffy earrings. Globular shrub up to 1.5 m tall, with lanceolate foliage, silvery below due to silky pubescence. Suitable for garden compositions, it needs to remove old stems every 2-3 years to stimulate the growth of young shoots, which will bloom next year. Zone 4.
Black elderberry Sambucus nigra Obelisk
Pine willow Salix gracilistyla Mt Aso
Dwarf birch Golden Treasure (Betula nana Golden Treasure) is a yellow-leaved variety of northern birch, but, of course, inferior to it in winter hardiness (zone 5) and needs a sunny, warm place. In the fall, the foliage is painted in bright orange and red tones. It grows slowly. Suitable for rocky gardens, mixborders.
Dwarf birch Betula nana Golden Treasure
New vines could be seen at the stand of Polish nurseries, namely the nursery of Szczepan Marczyński, most famous for its clematis.
Schizophragma gortenzievidnaya Best of Light (Schizophragma hydrangeoides Burst of Light) - Class creeper derived from Sakhalin, smoking and Korea, with white variegated leaves. Really lives up to its name - "Flash of the White". White corymbose inflorescences are similar to petiolar hydrangea (see Hydrangea petiole), but, in contrast to it, each sterile flower along the periphery of the inflorescence has a single petal sepal, resembling a small white leaf in shape. The plant is deciduous, with large beautiful heart-shaped foliage. This variety is characterized by insufficient winter hardiness (zone 6a); it can be grown only in the warmest regions.
Bailumn climbing tree (Celastrus scandens Bailumn (Autumn Revolution)) is a famous plant variety with unusually decorative bright fruits. There are more of them than species plants, and they are large, about 1 cm in diameter. When ripe, the yellow-orange fruits burst, exposing the red seed. The fruits retain their color when dried, the vine with fruits is an excellent material for arrangements. According to winter hardiness, the plant is classified as zone 3.
Schizophragma hydrangea Schizophragma hydrangeoides Burst of Light
Woodmouth climbing Celastrus scandens Bailumn (Autumn Revolution)
Clematis heracleifolia New Love is an original small clematis up to 0.7 m tall. It has large, dark green toothed foliage. It blooms on the shoots of the current year with small flowers with 4 petals bent back, in shape and color resembling hyacinth flowers. Flowers are collected in the leaf axils in inflorescences. Blooms for a long time, from late July to September. It is cut low for the winter (cut group 3).
Clematis Copernicus is a new clematis from Shchepan Marchinsky with dark blue flowers, mostly semi-double, less often - simple, medium-sized, up to 10-12 cm in diameter. The stamens are yellowish. It blooms on last year's shoots (trimming group 2), needs to be covered with whips for the winter.
Clematis hogweed C. heracleifolia New Love
This year's exhibition was distinguished by a large number of fruit and berry crops. Especially a lot of varietal raspberries and blackberries were offered, they are still to be tested in our climate. Spectacular and fashionable tub plants - apple trees, pears, and even peaches. We would like to highlight the following fruit and, at the same time, ornamental plants.
Chokeberry Viking(Aronia x prunifolia Viking). Chokeberry is one of the four species of the genus Aronia, of which the chokeberry is best known to us. And this, presumably, is its natural hybrid with strawberry-leaved chokeberry, also called red, or arbut-leaved (Aronia arbutifolia). Slow-growing shrub 2.4-3.6 m tall, originating from the East of North America. It blooms with white flowers with a pinkish tint. In autumn, dark purple pea-sized fruits ripen, remaining on the plant in winter. The fruits are considered technical, astringent in taste. It bears fruit best in the sun, but it grows in partial shade. It is moderately demanding for soils, prefers moist, can grow on the banks of water bodies and even tolerate waterlogging. It grows by root suckers. Viking is a compact variety, 1-1.5 m in height and in width.In spring it is densely covered with white umbrellas of inflorescences. Bears abundantly, fruits less than 1 cm in diameter, edible, sweet to the taste. In autumn, the plant is decorative thanks to the reddening foliage. Already found on sale in our nurseries, winter-hardy.
Aronia slivolistnaya Hyugin (Aronia x prunifolia Hugin) - varieties bred in Sweden. Small shrub 0.8-1.3 m high and up to 1 m wide. The fruits are harvested in 2-5, smaller than those of black chokeberry, and ripen later. In terms of yield, the variety is inferior to the Viking. Winter-hardy in zone 4. Probably quickly begins to bear fruit - there are fruits even on rooted cuttings.
Chokeberry Aronia x prunifolia Hugin
Blackberry bushy Thornless Evergreen (Rubus fruticosus Thornless Evergreen) - thornless blackberry with creeping 2-meter shoots, unusual dissected leaves and decorative flowering from June to autumn. Fruiting is extended, begins in mid-August. Fruits are black, medium in size, sweet and sour taste, with a pleasant aroma. The yield is high, in each cluster - up to several dozen fruits. The downside to this blackberry is that it is evergreen and requires shelter.
Peach Crimson Bonfire (Prunus persica Crimson Bonfire) is a very decorative pot plant for the patio. At the age of 5, it reaches 1.5 meters in height. The leaves retain their purple hue throughout the season. It blooms beautifully with pink flowers. Peach fruits are large, but inedible. Winter hardiness up to -29 degrees. In our zone, it is suitable for an additional culture with wintering in a cold greenhouse.
Blackberry bushy Rubus fruticosus Thornless Evergreen
Peach Prunus persica Crimson Bonfire
Promising food and ornamental plant:
Common rhubarb, or wavy Red Champagne(Rheum rhabarbarum Red Champagne). Plant of Eastern Siberia, which is of nutritional value. It is very popular in the UK and some other European countries, and in the United States, since the middle of the last century, it has been customary to refer it not to vegetables, but to fruits. That's why the plant's label says "Super Fruit". This type of rhubarb was named for the triangular, wavy leaves along the edge, which can reach 60 cm in length with a plant height of 90-100 cm.This variety has brightly colored, champagne red, base of leaf petioles, inside the petioles are pale pink. It blooms early, in May, with pinkish-green panicles. An ornamental and useful plant. There are no exact data on winter hardiness: despite the fact that wavy rhubarb is winter-hardy in zone 3, zone 6 is indicated for this variety.
Rhubarb wavy Rheum rhabarbarum Red Champagne
Among the decorative greenery, I would like to note a new product called Umbrella (Umbrella). This plant is called Sticherus flabellatus, a rare small fern native to Australia and New Zealand with feathery dark green fronds. Grown in Holland. A ready-made basis for a bouquet.
You can see beautiful roses, unusual gerberas and other novelties of cut crops in the photo below.
Photo: Rita Brilliantova
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