Notable Plants from Longwood Gardens Coming to Show


Some very special guests are coming to the Flower Show this year. In the Central Feature, called the Explorer’s Garden,  you’ll see notable plants discovered or recovered from plant exploration trips by Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great display gardens located in Kennett Square, Pa.

Through the years Longwood Gardens has sponsored or embarked on 50 plant exploration trips, reaching every continent except Antarctica. This is the first time that Longwood will be growing plants especially for the Flower Show.

What you’ll see is Longwood’s signature Victoria Longwood Hybrid water-platters, forced into perfection just for the Show. Usually a summer garden highlight, the water-platter leaf can grow to as large as 6 feet in diameter.

Longwood developed Victoria Longwood Hybrid in 1961 by crossing V. cruziana and V. amazonica, the only two species of water-platters, from seeds collected during plant exploration trips to South America.

Stay tuned for more about special plants coming to the Show!

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