Industry’s Choice Award: 3D Osteospermums

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Industry's Choice Award: 3D Osteospermums

Selecta’s 3D osteospermums were a favorite of Greenhouse Grower Editor Delilah Onofrey, who bestowed them with her annual Editor’s Choice award Monday night.

Greenhouse Grower’s industry panel, which includes growers C. Raker & Sons, Mast Young Plants, Welby Gardens and Metrolina Greenhouses, as well as McHutchison’s Vaughn Fletcher, Walmart’s Michelle Radecki and the University of Georgia’s Allan Armitage, is quite fond of the 3D osteospermums as well. The panel bestowed Selecta’s revolutionary introduction with its Industry’s Choice award.

Ball FloraPlant’s ‘Black Velvet’ petunia and Proven Winners’ ‘Snow Princess’ lobularia are previous Industry’s Choice award winners.

Joining the 3D osteospermums as finalists for this year’s Industry’s Choice award are:

Ornamental Corn ‘Field of Dreams’
Floranova’s ornamental corn ‘Field of Dreams,’ is a versatile accent for containers, gardens and landscapes. Plants produce variegated ribbons of green, white and pink. It grows five feet tall in the garden or can be limited in a container.

Verbena ‘Lanai Twister Pink’
Bred by Syngenta Flowers, this unique bicolor with a dark pink center surrounded by light pink will surely delight consumers. Backed by the performance of the Lanai verbena series, plants are more disease tolerant and thrive in the heat.

Kevin Yanik is the former managing editor of Greenhouse Grower.

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