The Agriom Hibiscus rosa-sinensis breeding programme is done in a partnership with our 4 fellow Hibiscus Group members; Koolhaas Nursery, Peeters Potplants, Nursery Groenhof en Piante Keicher (Italy). Our breeding results are being marketed under the brand name ‘Sunny Cities’. The production and market knowledge of the members in combination with our technical expertise resulted in excellent releases.
Our breeding objectives and selection criteria are: Suitable production characteristics for the production in Northern Europe and Southern Europe, combined with an excellent flower presentation, plant shape and branching. A beautiful colour range and funny flower shapes like double flowers have been created. The production under more extreme temperature and light conditions has been added as selection criterion. In Latina, Italy, home of group member Piante Keicher, clones are being tested and selected.