Introduced in the U.S.A. 2013 by Monrovia Nurseries, Anemone 'Wild Swan' has been awarded 'Best of Show at the Farwest Nursery Show in Portland OR.
Press Release: Wild Swan Anemone named Best in Show winner of the 2013 New Varieties Showcase at Farwest
Portland, Ore., August 22, 2013 — Some 45 different plants, all of them new to the market, competed for the adulation of Farwest Trade Show judges at the 2013 New Varieties Showcase. There were trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals boasting interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and many other unique and interesting characteristics. But in the end, only one selection could win the coveted Best in Show award. That winner was Wild Swan™ Anemone (Anemone x 'Macane001' USPP #25132), which was discovered by Elizabeth MacGregor and introduced by Monrovia Growers. It is available for fall or spring delivery from Monrovia in Booth #17037 at the Farwest Show. Wild Swan offers large, white flowers with a striking, lilac-blue color to the back of the petals. It is suitable to sun or part-shade areas with moist, well-drained soil.
“Our judges said they have seen it perform really well in the landscape,” said Ann Murphy, director of marketing for the Oregon Association of Nurseries, which produces the Farwest Show. “It's a good size, and it's not a spreader, so it's very suitable for today's yards and spaces. It's a proven, reliable performer.”
The winner was based on voting by a group of judges, all of them horticultural experts with longtime experience in the green industry.