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Jun 21, 2016

Salvia Blue Marvel wins best in show

Seth Reed
Sales & Marketing Manager

The HTA National Plant Show is going on now in Coventry, UK, and we've just received some great news! Salvia Blue Marvel has been crowned best-in-show in the New Plant Awards.

Each year the New Plant Awards is sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society and is "the beating heart of the show," according to show organizers. As for Blue Marvel, the judges were wowed by its striking deep blue color and large-size flowers.

Judging Panel member Jim Gardiner, Executive Vice-President of RHS, said, "Salvia Blue Marvel was for all of us a revelation in breeding of an already established herbaceous plant. The flower quality and in particular the size of Salvia Blue Marvel was quite exceptional. This plant will see uses far beyond the berbaceous border."

Congrats to Darby Nursery Stock for accepting the award, and to all of the winners that inspired show visitors.

Darwin Perennials is proud to supply Salvia Blue Marvel to the North American market. Learn more about this outstanding variety here.

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