SA ‘Blackjack’ blooms into prize-winning flower

From thousands of hand-pollinated seedlings to Plant of the Year

28 May 2023 - 00:00
By Gill Gifford

After 18 years of hard work, thousands of discarded specimens and “a lot more money than sense”, plant breeding duo Quinton Bean and Andy de Wet of Hartbeespoort have clinched a top spot on the world’s floral stage.

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