With over 400 exhibitors from across the globe, Farwest is one of the most significant green industry shows in Portland. This October, three plants and four runners-up were chosen as People’s Choice Award winners for the 2020 New Varieties Showcase.
Even though this year’s Farwest Show couldn’t take place due to the COVD-19 pandemic, the New Varieties Showcase selections were displayed on farwest.com, where voters were able to choose their favourites online.
And guess what the three highest-voted plants were?
● The first place: went to Concept Plants’ ipomoea ‘Treasure Island Makatea‘ (sweet potato)
– the world’s first edible ornamental. Bred by Louisiana State University.
● The second place: went to Concept Plants’ Dryopteris ‘Jurassic Gold‘
– discovered by Bob Hollister.
● And the third place: went to our very own clematis ‘Little Lemons’
– hybridized by J. van Zoest BV.
What an accomplishment!