FleuroSelect Presents New Gold Medal Winners

Ornamental varieties are evaluated versus existing comparison varieties by independent judges on criteria including innovation, practical use, floriferousness and garden performance.

By: THURSD. | 17-01-2024 | 3 min read
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Fleuroselect is proud to present the latest Gold Medal winners! During last year's annual trial, these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty, and garden performance, and convinced our judges to award the coveted Gold Medal. Keep an eye on these winners!

Coreopsis Corusco Cream-Red from Van Hemert & Co and Masterpiece Blue with Eye from Benary were both awarded the coveted golden medal.

Coreopsis Corusco Cream-Red From Van Hemert & Co

Looking for a distinctive, early-flowering plant to style your garden? Coreopsis Corusco Cream-Red from Van Hemert& Co. is a true must-have for your garden. Showing many creams with burgundy flowers, this innovative dwarf variety is a very welcome addition to the existing Coreopsis range. Corusco Cream-Red is low-maintenance, attracts bees and butterflies, and is drought tolerant. This new winner with a striking color combination and compact plant shape can be enjoyed as of early spring throughout summer.


Coreopsis Corusco Cream-Red from Van Hemert & Co


A Gold Medal winner symbolizes a breakthrough in breeding. Our judges praised the unique, eye-catching color combination and the early flowering habit. This brand-new Coreopsis is not only suited for direct sowing but also for easy production of young plants in pots and containers. Corusco Cream-Red is a striking and sustainable addition to the spring garden.


Coreopsis Corusco Cream-Red


Corusco Cream-Red is suited for both professional production and home gardening. Growers will appreciate this seed-raised Coreopsis for its cost-effective and sustainable production process as it can be grown in small pot sizes at low temperatures. Retail will marvel over its sparkling colour combination which will surely stand out on the benches. Corusco Cream-Red not only performs well in containers on the patio but also looks spectacular in beds and fields. Home gardeners will be amazed by this Coreopsis tinctoria that brings color to the garden early in the season, attracts pollinators, and needs little water.

Masterpiece Blue With Eye From Benary

Looking for a striking summer performer that can easily produced? Masterpiece Blue with Eye from Benary is the first F1 Lobelia from seed on the market that can truly keep up with vegetative F1 hybrids in terms of performance. This Lobelia flowers very early with larger, striking blue flowers with a white eye and displays a well-formed, mounding plant habit. Masterpiece Blue with Eye truly stands out thanks to its excellent heat tolerance in summer and impressive field performance. This winner not only looks at its best in beds and fields but is also very suitable for pot and container production.

A Gold Medal winner stands for a breakthrough in breeding and Masterpiece Blue with Eye fits the bill. The jury praised the luminous and eye-catching innovative color and was impressed by the early flowering and strong garden performance. The flexibility of seeds in terms of sowing combined with the outstanding performance of cutting-raised varieties and intense blue large flowers is a true breeding achievement.




Growers will appreciate the flexibility in ordering compared to cuttings, fast delivery, and attractive price of this seed-raised Lobelia. Sowing is easy thanks to the availability of pelleted seeds. With a short crop time of only 12-14 weeks and a very early flowering habit, Masterpiece Blue with Eye enables a maximal growing capacity in the greenhouse.

The compact plants are easy to ship and save space on the trolley. Retail appreciates the larger flowers in the key color, over the pot and container sizes. Consumers will love this variety because of its excellent heat tolerance, impressive summer performance regardless of the weather conditions, and versatile use in beds, pots, and mixed containers.


Masterpiece Blue With Eye


FleuroSelect together with a panel of expert judges annually conducts trials of new ornamental varieties to determine if they are golden medal contenders or belong to the novelty category. Recent golden medal winners Coreopsis Corusco Cream-Red from Van Hemert & Co and Masterpiece Blue with Eye from Benary are a resounding testament to breeding excellence and innovation by respective breeders. Eager to learn who the next golden winners will be? Stay tuned for future updates!

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