Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2022-23 has been awarded to Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees from Florensis. Hagen Kalläne, Retail and Marketing Manager and Marjolein Kuyucu-Lodder, International Product Marketeer, accepted the prize from Fleuroselect President Karol Pawlak and Secretary General Ann Jennen.
Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees from Florensis was competing against Alstroemeria Colorita® Claressa (Royal van Zanten), Begonia rex SpaceStar Maia (Beekenkamp), Calibrachoa x hybrida Fancy Francy (Selecta one), Dahlia hybrida Hypnotica® Rose Swirl (Dümmen Orange), Iberis x hybrida Mermaid Lavender (Syngenta Flowers) and Tropic Lantana Ibis (Brandkamp).
The jury commented: “A new benchmark for yellow Petunias and an incredible eye-catching yellow! One can’t really imagine the intensity of this colour in photos, but when seen in real life the radiance of the flowers is amazing. Its weather tolerance makes this novelty special, and it has a good presentation in small and bigger pots. Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees will extend the colour opportunities within the Petunia variety.”