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SunPatiens® receive RHS AGM

Press Release December 2014
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SunPatiens® receive prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

SunPatiens® from leading independent producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals, have been awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

The Power Flower
The award, whilst helping gardeners choose the best plants for their garden, builds on this power flower’s reputation for landscaping performance and will offer growers and retailers significant commercial opportunity. 

Easy to grow and easy to care for, SunPatiens® are a hybrid with New Guinea Impatiens making them disease resistant and weather tolerant too. This robust garden performer excels in full sun or shade, providing versatile landscaping options. 

Earley is the UK's primary distributor of SunPatiens®
As the UK's primary distributor of SunPatiens®, Earley entered a selection of SunPatiens® into the RHS 2014 Plant Trials at Wisley in Surrey, which was assessed by the Trial Forum.

Chaired by Mr Greg Redwood of Kew Garden, the forum comprised 10 people all with the skill-set needed to bring a wealth of knowledge to the trial and make a sound and robust judgement.

Of the SunPatiens® entered, the following were awarded the RHS AGM:

  • Compact Blush Pink
  • Compact Electric Orange
  • Spreading White variegated leaf
  • Spreading Salmon variegated leaf
Blush Pink
Electric Orange
Spreading White
variegated leaf
Spreading Salmon
variegated leaf

Whilst these varieties entered, were awarded an RHS AG:
  • Spreading Corona
  • Compact Hot Coral 
Hot Coral
Spreading Salmon 
variegated leaf
Spreading White 
variegated leaf 
Electric Orange
Blush Pink
SunPatiens® wins 1-2-3 in RHS People’s Choice Awards
In addition to the AGM award, visitors to the RHS Wisley Plant Trials garden voted for their favourite in the RHS People’s Choice Award.

SunPatiens® are great for containers too
Earley’s SunPatiens® Spreading Salmon variegated leaf came first in the Containers category, Compact Electric Orange came second and Spreading White variegated leaf took third place. Whilst SunPatiens® Electric Orange came equal second in the ‘Borders’ category.

Commenting on the awards, Earley Ornamentals’ managing director, Simon Earley, said: 

“What an achievement for the team. This really has been the year for Earley’s SunPatiens®. We have been getting some great feedback from customers using SunPatiens® for parks bedding so we already knew it was an exceptional performer. 

But with the HTA awards earlier this year, this additional independent endorsement cements our belief that SunPatiens® are a serious contender for landscapers, growers and retailers in 2015. We expect to see a particular boost for the award winning colours.”

RHS’ Trials Development Manager, Mark Heath said: 

“The SunPatiens® trial proved very interesting and revealing about the performance of this product in the UK, in both garden border and patio container situations. We will be writing a full report during the winter months about the trial, which will be published and available on our trials website.” 

Planning help for professional growers 
To ensure maximum customer satisfaction, Earley is able to tailor production to each customer’s needs and Earley experts are on-hand to offer advice.
To find out more about our extensive SunPatiens® range please contact us.

All of our high quality plants are bred to meet the needs of today's professional growers.  

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