Two CAST Sneak Peeks from UK origin

Nemesia Yellow Bicolor – photo: PlantHaven International

Nemesia Yellow Bicolor – photo: PlantHaven International

The two Sneak Peeks for the California Spring Trials (CAST April 1-6) that US based royalty management agency PlantHaven International presents, are both from British origin: Nemesia Yellow Bicolor and Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’. Nemesia Yellow Bicolor is described as a riot of colours. “Gaily coloured like a carousel, with abundant frilly plum upper petals and sunshine yellow lower petals on a compact habit plant, Yellow BiColor is a winner. Highly scented for added appeal.” PlantHaven partnered with the team at Ball Ingenuity to introduce this ‘game changing’ selection. The agency recommends this nemesia for 4’’ pots and early season promotions.
Penhow Plants
Yellow Bicolor is an addition to the Penhow Plants Collection of PlantHaven. The name refers to Penhow Nursery, a family run company in the UK and established by Jimmy Jones who started growing and producing ornamental plants in 1985. A few years later on one of his plant finding trips to South Africa he was inspired by the unusual beauty of the uncultivated Nemesia and Diascia which were growing on the Dracenberg mountains at different altitudes. His goal was to develop these two species into a more prolific, compact, and larger flowering plant with many more colours. PlantHavens portfolio includes now ten Penhow nemesias.
French Connection Nemesias
Furthermore PlantHaven introduced the French Connection Nemesia Collection to the North American market, bred by Martine Tellwright of Barnham Propagators, also in the UK. This collection includes four varieties.
Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’ – photo: PlantHaven International

Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’ – photo: PlantHaven International

Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’ has according to PlantHaven stunning aqua blue tubular blossoms that drip from strong racemes held high above the contrasting blue-green bronzed foliage. ‘Porcelain Blue’ does not suffer from summer dormancy. It blooms from April to June. “This fairytale beauty is a treat”, assures the agency which brings this perennial onto the North American market as part of the Hillier Collection from Hillier Nurseries (UK). In Europe a number of young plant producers and growers included ‘Porcelain Blue’ already in their catalog.