UK Catalogue Morel 2022-23

I 17 NOTE: BIG FLOWERS ALSO LOVE TO GO OUTSIDE! Large flower varieties like HALIOS ® and LATINIA ® also feature prominently outdoors in a dry Mediterranean climate type.Their substantial flowers and large plant diameter are unfailingly eye-catching. They have shown to be heat tolerant and long lasting flowering in southern Europe, where they are widespread in cities such as Cannes (France), Barcelona (Spain) and Monaco, as well as in other parts of the world with similar climates, such as Los Angeles (USA) and Melbourne (Australia). TESTING METHODOLOGY LOCATION : Fréjus, Southern France CLIMATE : Mediterranean; hot dry summers, mild wet winters QUANTITATIVE & QUALITATIVE DATA : Every week each variety is evaluated according to the following criteria: •Vigour and resistance, especially to hydric stress and fluctuations in temperature • Average number of flowers per plant • Quality and lifespan of foliage • Uniformity of plants behaviour per group • Combined appreciation of multi criteria • A minimum score of 7/10 is required to obtain the OUTstanding ® label. View the 66 OUTstanding cyclamen ® varieties in the list of varieties on pages 22-23, with two new additions: - SMARTIZ ® Rose Bengal 6084 - ABSOLU ® de Morel 4702 TESTING CONDITIONS: Containers put out in the full sun without shade in an area exposed to wind and torrential rain. DATA COLLECTION: The 2021-2022 season was the driest on record in recent years. Temperatures were relatively lower than the averages recorded in recent years. Temperatures dipped below 0°C (28°F) in early December before rising over a two-week period at the end of the year. VIEW RESULTS > Fréjus CONTAINERS 6-8 plants per container WEEKS OF ASSESSMENT October 2021-January 2022 VARIETIES TESTED