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Russian scientists identify and describe new forms of orchids

At the 22nd World Orchid Conference held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Lobachevsky University was represented by Director of the Botanical Garden Alexander Shirokov and head of the laboratory at the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine Lavr Kryukov who shared the results of their studies of the polymorphism of.....

Infinity rose series now covers all colors and seasons

Six years ago, the Infinity rose was presented for the very first time. It was the original white Infinity rose, and at this time Danish rose breeder Rosa Eskelund did not know how popular this rose would be all over the world.Very quickly this special white rose showed a new standard for pot roses with its.....

Selecta one trial on insect-friendly plants

Selecta one took advantage of the summer 2017 to conduct a study on insect-friendly plants in co-operation with the public Teaching and Research Institute for Horticulture in Heidelberg, the nursery Staudenrausch and the Bee Research Institute of Hohenheim (Stuttgart). The aim of the project for the.....


Kenya: Molo River Roses expands with garden type roses

Garden type roses are highly popular. This combined with the aim of creating a broad and diverse assortment made Kenyan intermediate and spray rose grower Molo River Roses decide to start trialing the new garden type cut roses of the Rosa Loves Me series. They have chosen one variety to grow commercially on.....

Selecta one shows new assortment, new projects at IPM 2018

At the IPM 2018 in Essen (GER) Selecta one presents again current highlights and developments of its as-sortment in hall 2 stand D21. With 180 m² the exhibition space remains the same as in the previous year and presents both new as well as approved varieties and introduces new and evolved projects. For the.....

New Zealand: Clean sweep for Glenavon Roses in Rose Trial

The awards for Trial 47 (2015 – 17) at the New Zealand Rose Society International Trials were presented on November 26th at the Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens in Palmerston North. It was a clean sweep for rose breeder Rob Somerfield of Glenavon Roses in Tauranga with all four awards presented on the day by.....

US (MI): MSU Horticulture Garden’s 2017 trial results available

As we near the end of 2017, another trial garden season has come to a close at the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens. The purpose of the trial gardens is to grow and evaluate new species and cultivars of a wide range of plants under mid-Michigan climatic conditions. Every trialing season is.....

US (VA): Mary Reid honored with namesake orchid

Bred by orchid grower Frank Drew in Virginia Beach, a new cattleya orchid hybrid is named after garden writer Mary Reid Barrow.This pink and burgundy orchid is a cross between two cattleya hybrids, Drumbeat Heritage and Bunny Drew, a cattleya that Drew developed and named for his wife.Over time Drew has bred.....

Berg RoseS adds Avalanche Adore+ to assortment

Berg RoseS is again expanding their assortment. Between the white Avalanche+ roses there was suddenly a mutant with a very special color: soft pink petals that turn green to the outer edge.The Avalanche Adore+ has all the positive characteristics of the Avalanche+, such as the long shelf life of more than 14.....

UK: Over 60 new varieties in T&M seed range for 2019

The New Product Development team at Thompson & Morgan has been busy. The first item on the newly-formed team’s agenda has been to put together T&M’s biggest ever introduction of new seed varieties. Over 60 varieties will be introduced in the company’s 2019 seed range; a significant number are from.....

Danziger intrigues visitors at the FloraHolland Trade Fair

Visitors who walked around the different booth and displays last week in Aalsmeer were surprised to see Danziger's “Scoop” display.No designed bouquets on high platforms “shouting out” their marvelous appearance were there. Actually, at first glance, the display looked almost empty, with only one large.....

UK: Earley Ornamentals introduces 2018 novelties

Earley's new additions for 2018 include seed and cutting raised choices for spring, summer and autumn flowering.With many options featured, highlights include new colour Bella Fuchsia Julia - the first double-flowered semi-trailing variety in the series. Suitable for hanging baskets, Julia blooms from April.....

Gediflora presents Primo Sunny and Pistache

The latest Belgian Mum is Primo Sunny. It is the result of a long process of breeding and propagation, just like all Gediflora's varieties and families. A decorative and ornamental chrysanthemum that is not only happy indoors but also loves being outdoors. The yellow flowers with a green heart are.....

UK: Eight National Plant Collections join Plant Heritage scheme

Eight new National Plant Collections join the Plant Heritage conservation scheme, including two for Cornwall’s Eden Project and a collection inspired by the Missing Genera campaign.Aucuba japonica – a shade-loving shrub that fell from fashionGinkgo biloba – inspired by the Missing Genera campaign.Kniphofia.....