Click here for the extensive photo report of the California Spring Trials that we have published right after the Trials.
And of course, their Delizz concept was on display. In 2016 strawberry Delizz was decorated as National Winner at All America Selections (AAS). Delizz is the first ever strawberry variety to receive this prize, due to its outstanding outdoor performance in many climate zones of North America and not in the least it's 'Delizzious' taste. The Delizz is presented in a purple Tamara pot and can be sleeved easily with it's upward facing flowers and fruitset.
Leo Lievaart, Nico Grootendorst and Luit Mazereeuw of Evanthia presenting the Eucalyptus pulverulenta, Cyperus Zumula and Helianthus Sunsation.
There are several eucalyptus pulverulenta on the market, but the procedure from seed to plant is different with Evanthia's variety. There is also a lot of interest for the Cyperus Zumula, which is already a well known product in Europe. It is a green indoor plant that is healthy for pets. It's also called Cat grass. Click here for the enlarged picture.
This variety was already available in Europe, but now is in the US as well. It is a bi-colored (Violet to salmon-pink) senetti that is blooming 10 days earlier, from early spring until summer. On top of that, it has a re-blooming ability.
Soiree Ka・wa・i・i Catharanthus red is a new color in the Soiree series. It has many mini flowers, is self branching and self cleaning. On top of that, no PGRs are required. On the right. Grandaisy red improved. This variety has more flowers, a deeper color and better color retention. Click here for the enlarged picture.
Kapiteyn Flower Bulbs
Wim Kleine and Lennaert Kapiteijn of Kapiteyn Flower Bulbs presenting Captain Cheerio, a new pink variety that has a cultivation time of 8-10 weeks. Just like all other Captain Callas, this variety is available year round, colors fast, has a long shelf life and has a lot of flowers.
Another novelty is Captain Beretta (on the left). This calla has a black flower and a cultivation time of 8-10 weeks. Also Captain Solo (on the right) was on display. It is on the market for two years now and the demand for this variety is still increasing. Click here for the enlarged picture.
Ard Ammerlaan and his son Ties Ammerlaan of Prudac presenting the Pillar Pepper. It has many fruits, little foliage and the fruits stay on the plant for about 2 months.
Royal Van Zanten
Colorita Tamara is a new color (purple) in the Colorita series. The plants in this series are available in 8 different colors and 13 different varieties. The production period is 10-14 weeks and the plants flower from spring until late autumn. The Morgana family of Garden Mums is, according to Royal Van Zanten, likely to be the new introduction of 2018: "this new family can potentially replace the Cheryl family which has been one of the standards of the North American Garden Mum production for years." These new Mums are suitable for cultivation outdoor and indoor (with and without blackout) and can be grown in any container size. Click here for the enlarged picture.
The cyclamen is the largest cyclamen in the cyclamen line of Schoneveld. This Mammoth red is an approved variety and has been tested in several hot climates. According to Koers, the reactions in Italy were very positive; the color does not fade. Campanula Florentes Avida is a series that consists of two varieties, white and blue. It was introduced in Europe last year and currently, programs are running in the US. Click here for the enlarged picture.
The collection now consists of Purple, White and Fuchsia. The flexible stems make it a great variety for shipping and the nectar rich blooms are great for beneficial pollinating insects.
Walberton's Silber Fountain is a Gaura bred by Walberton. It has stable variegated foliage, sterile pure white flowers, repeat blooming, nectar rich blooms that attract pollinating insects and a compact mounding habit, 24"x24"with flower spikes. Royal Hawaiian Hawaii Magic is a Leucadendron with a compact busy habit (3'x 2 at maturity), foliage that changes color throughout the season. Click here for the enlarged picture.