No Matter Whether Roses, Hydrangeas or Primroses: Most New Plants Will Be on Display at the World's Leading Fair, IPM ESSEN

April 13 will be the Plant Day. There are enough reasons to appreciate flowers, herbs, bushes and trees. They do ensure a feel-good climate in the cities, bring colour into your own four walls and please their owners with delicious fruits. There are around 300,000 different plant species on Earth. Every year, breeders develop numerous new variants worldwide. Most plant innovations can be seen at the world's leading fair for horticulture, IPM ESSEN, which takes place annually in January.

This year, the exhibitors showed over 2,500 novelties at Messe Essen. The best of them were distinguished within the framework of an Innovation Showcase. In this respect, it was shown: Particularly climate-resistant and easy-care plants are popular at present. An extra-winter-hardy primrose, a bee-friendly, long-blooming monk's pepper or a shrub which needs only very little water - those are just a few of the prize winners. However, the innovations introduced at IPM ESSEN this year also included colourful hydrangeas, delicate roses and a poinsettia with leaves shaped like mouse ears.

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