Syngenta Flowers participates in Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing

May 29, 2024
Syngenta Flowers participates in Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing

The 26th Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing ended successfully last week for Syngenta Flowers. Global head of Syngenta Flowers Mark Schermer and head of flowers APAC Mallikarjun Mangrule both joined its Chinese team during the trade fair.

“We were excited to welcome so many growers to our booth,” Mallikarjun said. “Also meeting up with our distribution partners, and retailers who were quite impressed by the potential of our new, improved, and existing products and ideas.”

Innovations in a wide portfolio

One of the most eye-catching elements in the Syngenta Flowers booth was sunflower ‘Sunfinity’, which offers nonstop blooming and continuous flowers throughout the entire season.


This is the first year that Chinese growers were able to see Syngenta’s new Impatiens interspecific Spectra grown in China. Visitors were reportedly impressed by how the company raises the bar for New Guinea Impatiens (NGI) through this product of interspecific breeding. This series has large flowers and excellent branching of the plants. Spectra is earlier to flower and has more flowers than standard NGIs.

Cora XDR

XDR stands for eXtreme Disease Resistance. Cora XDR is highly resistant to the ten most virulent isolates of Phytophthora nicotianae that cause Phytophthora blight on annual vinca. The Cora XDR wall of flower bags with large showy flowers was quite a hit in the show. Many visitors came to take pictures with the flower wall.

Sweet Duet

Another highlight on display that won over many visitors is the highly fragrant Sweet Duet. Kehao Shi, business manager – China, said, “Sweet Duet has superior doubleness and better flower size compared to competition, with attractive color combinations. And the strong stems with good branching habit makes Sweet Duet a great option for late Spring and early Summer sales in larger containers and premium formats.”

Photo courtesy of Syngenta Flowers