Plant growers and breeders have until June 30 to submit entries for the New Varieties Showcase at the 2019 Farwest Show. A main feature and annual highlight of the Farwest Show, the New Varieties Showcase (sponsored by Macore) will highlight cutting-edge plant varieties from around the world. Industry experts and show attendees will judge the featured plants, singling out their favorites for Best in Show and People’s Choice awards.
This year’s Farwest Show takes place Aug. 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. To have a plant variety considered for inclusion in the Showcase, growers can fill out an entry form that is available for download here. The completed entry form must be submitted by June 30 to Zen Landis.
To qualify for approved entry, plants must exhibit qualities such as greater hardiness, increased bloom time, more vibrant color, improved habit, or better disease resistance. Entries must be new-to-market introductions for 2019 or 2020. Also, entries must be available for purchase from a designated grower or supplier exhibiting at the 2019 show. Approved entries will also be featured online and displayed in the New Varieties Showcase on the floor with Macore plant tag labels.
The New Varieties Showcase is one of the industry’s most-watched events for previewing new plant introductions that will raise the bar in the marketplace. At the 2018 show, 60 impressive varieties were on display, including annuals, grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees.