Blooming non-stop through the heat and humidity of the Southeast earned Snow Princess the Florida Garden Select Award for 2011. A favorite Proven Winners annual Lobularia with mounds of fragrant white blossoms, Snow Princess has been praised for its ability to thrive in challenging conditions.
Sponsored by the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association, the Florida Garden Select Award highlights a small number of plants each year that display easy propagation and maintenance, wide geographic use, pest and disease resistance, and consumer appeal among other attributes. The award was given to six plants for 2011; Snow Princess was the only annual.
“We anticipate Snow Princess being a great consumer hit in Florida because of its dainty, pure white blooms, huge mounds and sweet fragrance,” said Jennifer Nelis of the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association. “It’s extended bloom time in Florida takes its consumer wow-factor off the charts!”
Snow Princess’ all-star performance is due to a breeding breakthrough—it is sterile. Unlike all other Lobularias, it spends no time producing seed. Instead it throws all of its energy into new flowers, creating a lush cascade of bright white blooms all season.