We can announce that two PFE-managed plant varieties have been granted Plant Variety Rights.
Gaura Ruby Ruby (HARRUBY), bred by Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants is an excellent compact and bushy variety with strong ruby pink flowers and ruby red stems. It branches freely and produces lots of flowers. Full information can be found here.
Philadelphus Starbright was bred at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanic Garden in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. It is very hardy, with a strong upright habit. The young foliage and calyces are both near-black, contrasting superbly with the pure white flowers. It is early flowering and strongly scented – one of the best Philadelphus in the market. Full information can be found here.
PFE continues to have a very high “strike rate” with applications for EU Community Plant Variety Rights – we vastly exceed the average rate for success in applications. If you place your variety with us, we believe you are optimizing the chance of having PVR granted for your plant.