‘Sunfinity will revolutionise home gardening sunflower market’

Helianthus Sunfinity – photo: Fleuroselect

Helianthus Sunfinity – photo: Fleuroselect

“Nearly a decade of effort has led to Sunfinity, the seed-raised sunflower from Syngenta that will revolutionise the home gardening sunflower market”, says Fleuroselect in occasion of the FleuroStar 2017. Sunfinity is one of the candidates for this award that’s all about the question: “Which introduction will become the new Winner with the Wow-Factor and has the highest visual impact at point of sale.” Fleuroselect, the international organization for the ornamental plant industry asks this question in an invitation for the 2017 FleuroStar Winner announcement during the FlowerTrials 2017 on Thursday 15th June.
Many stems with a multitude of blooms
“Traditional sunflowers are either small potted plants or cut flowers with only one stem, a single flower head, and blooms lasting for only 7–10 days. Sunfinity was cultivated to have many stems with a multitude of blooms and summer-long performance, making it truly unique”, notes the organization. “This newcomer can reach 1.5 meters tall, looks spectacular in big pots on the terrace or as background colour in the garden and throughout the season sunflower stems can be cut for indoor decoration.”
Sunfinity generated enormous enthusiasm
Sunfinity – photo: Fleuroselect

Sunfinity – photo: Fleuroselect

On their United States website Syngenta Flowers Sean Valk, head of Marketing, Syngenta Flowers in the US syas: “Sunfinity has generated enormous enthusiasm. We haven’t heard this much buzz since we introduced our Calliope Interspecific Geranium.”
“These vigorous sunflowers will grow to garden heights of 36”-48” and widths 24”-36” and are ideal for large garden spaces and patios. Sunfinity delivers value along the value chain from plug producers to brokers, growers, retailers and, particularly, consumers.”
Other Fleurostar candidates
The other candidates are Dahlia LaBella Maggiore Rose Bicolour, bred by Beekenkamp, Calibrachoa Conga Sunset Kiss, bred by Florensis, Pepper Red-Mamba F1, bred by Prudac and Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double PinkTastic, bred by Selecta one.