Grading code S04 (Plant diameter) mandatory for Argyranthemum frutescens from 1 April 2018

With Argyranthemum frutescens, customers are increasingly considering the plant diameter to be important product information, a significant factor when deciding on a purchase. Given this development, we are going to make this product information available as a mandatory prescribed characteristic. This proposal has been accepted by the VBN Regulations Steering Group.

From 1 January 2018, the grading code S04 (plant diameter) will be added to position 3 for Argyranthemum frutescens (product group 3 09 004 01). It will be set as advisory for the first 3 months and then made mandatory from 1 April 2018.



Full product name

Characteristic pos. 1

Characteristic pos. 2 Characteristic pos. 3 Charact. pos. 4

Characteristic pos. 5

3 09 004 01 Argyranthemum frutescens


S02 S04 S54
Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory


S01 = Pot size
S02 = Minimum plant height
S04 = Minimum plant diameter
S54 = Plant shape