Suntory Flowers takes its breeding to the next level with Sun Parasol Mitebuster Red.
By Delilah Onofrey
Who doesn’t love Fort Lauderdale in January? The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is the perfect place to plant paradise and introduce new Sun Parasol Mandevillas! While our star introduction will be a red hot mite-resistant mandevilla, Sun Parasol Mitebuster Red, two more stellar intros include Sun Parasol Garden White in the bedding plant class and Sunrosa Yellow Delight in our compact shrub rose line.
Mitebuster Red is a compact, upright bush mandevilla that is naturally resistant to mites, a common problem that plagues mandevilla production in the nursery, at retail and for home owners. Sturdy plants don’t break at the base and are bursting with bright red blooms! Mitebuster Red is also naturally resistant to leaf spot, another common problem. With superior pest and disease resistance, we think MItebuster Red will be a game changer for mandevilla production.
Six years ago, Suntory introduced Sun Parasol Garden Crimson, our first bedding plant mandevilla bred for 4-inch pots. Unlike other Mandevillas, plants have powerful branching with low breaks, making the Garden series very well suited to landscapes and hanging baskets. Now we have the new Garden White, an essential color and fantastic companion to Garden Crimson. Just imagine the possibilities mixing them together in beds and baskets!
Dark yellows are hard to find, especially in roses. New Sunrosa Yellow Delight produces vibrant rich yellow blooms. Growers and retailers alike have appreciated this highly disease resistant compact shrub rose line. Sunrosa roses offer a long flowering period as well as exceptional heat tolerance. Plants are hardy to Zone 5. Yellow Delight brings the Sunrosa line to six delightful colors!
For more information about Suntory Flowers, visit www.suntoryflowers.com.