Phygelius Croftway Snow QueenSeveral plants in the PFE portfolio that have, until now, been known only by working names have now been given their final marketing names by their breeders. We’ll be writing to everyone that is growing these plants in the next few days to give you the latest information (if we haven’t done so already), but in the meantime, here is a list of the newly-named plants:

  • Geranium pratense “double white”
    – now named Geranium pratense Laura in honour of the breeder’s mother
  • Phygelius “Coral Prince”
    – now named Phygelius Croftway Coral Princess
  • Phygelius “Firebrand”
    – now named Phygelius Croftway Red Emperor
  • Phygelius “Purple Prince”
    – now named Phygelius Croftway Purple Prince
  • Phygelius “Richer Yellow”
    – now named Phygelius Croftway Yellow Sovereign
  • Phygelius “Snow Queen”
    – now named Phygelius Croftway Snow Queen
    (illustrated right)

Readers should also note that, in the case of the Phygelius, it is the breeder’s intention to apply for European and United States trademark protection for the name “Croftway”. Further information on this aspect of the plants’ names shall be published here as it becomes available.

The Phygelius are being launched worldwide this year. For details of sources, please contact us. The licenced propagators in Europe are:

  • Minier (FR)
  • Jungpflanzen Grünewald (DE)