Irish primrose wins coveted horticultural prize

An Irish nursery is celebrating after a primrose it developed to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's death achieved success at a huge horticultural trade show.

27th January, 2013
Pat Fitzgerald: primrose variety had been growing in Irish gardens for 150 years. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

An Irish nursery is celebrating after a primrose it developed to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy's death achieved success at the world's biggest ornamental horticultural trade show, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

Not only did Fitzgerald Nurseries' Kennedy Irish Primroses win first prize at the high-profile ITN Essen show in Germany, but the Irish business also secured orders at the show for more than 100,000 of the plants from customers in the US,...

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