Syngenta Flowers is one of the world’s largest wholesale plant breeders. The company is dedicated to breeding innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden.
Har Stemkens has been breeding for Syngenta Flowers in the Netherlands for over 30 years. He describes himself as a chaotic breeder who tries everything, without boundaries and with the impossible as the highest goal.
Leucanthemum Freak!® is the first of his perennial Leucanthemum varieties to come into the market. Noticeable for its “non-conformist” flower form, this multiple award-winner has a compact, well-branched habit and reblooms over a long period. Its easy programmability for flowering and fast production time appeal to growers.
Additional perennial plants from Har include Achilleas ‘Ritzy Rose’ and ‘Ritzy Ruby’ which flower earlier than other achilleas with repeat blooming on plants that are more compact for smaller gardens and containers. Stokesia Blue Frills is a stunning blue with perennial flowers that bloom above the plant rather than amongst the foliage, which is typical of the genus.