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Longwood Gardens Names Rare Green Clivia

The first green clivia released from the world-renowned Gardens’ breeding program, 'Longwood Winter Green' features a beautiful bloom with creamy green petals that gently cup a throat of deeper green.

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – The votes are in, the newest clivia from Longwood Gardens will be called 'Longwood Winter Green.' The first green clivia released from the world-renowned Gardens’ breeding program, 'Longwood Winter Green' features a beautiful bloom with creamy green petals that gently cup a throat of deeper green. The blooms are offset by glossy, dark green foliage, creating a symphony of green, which is a rarity in the plant world. 

More than 11,000 votes were cast in the online voting, with 'Longwood Winter Green' beating out ‘Longwood Hint of Mint,’ and ‘Longwood Green with Envy.’

The clivia is on display at The Philadelphia Flower Show, which concludes today. 

This is the sixth named clivia to be released from Longwood’s clivia breeding program, which began in 1976. Previous Longwood Clivia introductions include the Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Debutante’ in 2011, Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Fireworks’ in 2012, Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunrise’ in 2014, Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Chimes’ in 2016, and Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’ in 2017. 

'Longwood Winter Green' will be on display at Longwood on March 16-17 when the Gardens host the North American Clivia Society Show.

About the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show  
March 2-10, 2019
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation's largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show introduces diverse and sustainable plant varieties and garden and design concepts. In addition to the major garden displays, the Flower Show hosts world-renowned competitions in horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and demonstrations, special events, and the citywide Bloom Philly pre-Show celebration. The Philadelphia Flower Show has been honored as the best event in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association, competing with events such as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Tournament of Roses Parade, Indianapolis 500 Festival, and other international celebrations.

About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory.  Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement. Open daily, Longwood is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.