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Brandkamp releases new catalog for bedding plants

German breeding company Brandkamp has made its 2018/2019 catalog for bedding plants available.The catalog includes colourful interspecific mixes, suitable for hanging baskets and/or pot culture. Brandkamp delivers the young plants of each variety or the mix as half-finish plants in the mix-it-up pot, with.....

“Saved from garbage belt to gold medal in 8 years”

The Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' (Polestar) was born by an open pollination in 2006 by Arjen Bregman from the Netherlands. Arjen found the Polestar in a bed of seedlings of Dharuma varieties. At that time, the plant was under code Breg 14, so he planted them out for further observation.During the planting.....

UK: Awards and accolades at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded 154 medals to the gardens, floristry and floral and plant exhibitors at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, sponsored by Viking Cruises.In addition to 64 Gold Medals, 38 Silver-Gilt Medals, 42 Silver Medals and nine Bronze Medals were also.....

US: Syndicate Sales wins Innovation Battlefield at IFE

Hundreds of new products were showcased at the 2018 International Floriculture Expo, but only 5 were selected to participate in the annual New Product Innovation Battlefield Competition.Competing products this year were the FreshPaq by Chrysal, Team Flag Roses by Farm Direct Corporation, Mini Sasha Hydrangea.....

US: New heuchera is bred to fill landscapes

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of Heuchera Grande Amethyst PPAF ('TNHEUGA'). This variety has a large mounding habit and is bred to fill landscapes. Heuchera Grande Amethyst has purple, wavy leaves and flowers on medium-height stalks that bloom in late summer. This perennial performs well in.....

Star Roses and Plants wins three AGRS awards

Star Roses and Plants won three awards from the American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program—the successor organization to All American Rose Selections. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for different regions of the country.Star Roses and Plants winners.....

'Schloss Moyland'

Pellens Hortensien christens own hydrangea variety

Schloss Moyland, a new hydrangea variety (Hydrangea macrophylla) will be named, which has been selected by Pellens Hortensien and will now be marketed all over Europe. "The special aspect of this variety is its fascinating play of colours while bursting into blossom," company owner Andreas Pellens describes.....

UK: Bransford Webbs introduces Buddleja Rocketstar

Buddleja Rocketstar is a new introduction from Proven Winners, available exclusively in the UK from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company.These varieties combine a very low and compact habit with big flowers, which cover the plant non-stop from early summer to autumn. This variety is winter hardy and is suitable.....

PlantHaven welcomes Augustus Green

PlantHaven welcomes Augustus Green, who is joining the PlantHaven Plants Team from Santa Barbara City College. He will be recording all the activity at the "2018 Go Trials". This year's trial will include many new candidates. The team is hard at work getting them ready for their premier North American.....

US: Flower naming ceremony honors Bradley Gaines

Professionals in the floral community gathered on Monday, June 25th for the 9th Annual Flower Naming Ceremony to honor Bradley Gaines of United Supermarkets for his 20+ years of service to the industry.For this surprise award, Bradley’s team worked with event management to bring in Bradley’s daughter and.....

Two New Melons earn AAS Winner designation for North America

All-America Selections, currently celebrating 86 years as the only North American non-profit trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance, announce new regional AAS Winners. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent,.....

US (TX): Horticultural field day draws ornamental, vegetable gardeners

White pentas were among the highlights for Kathy Harris, one of the more than 300 attendees at the recent East Texas Horticultural Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton.The 25th annual East Texas Horticultural Field Day featured more than 500 ornamental and dozens.....

Terra Nova introduces Heuchera Grande Black PPAF

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of Heuchera Grande Black PPAF ('TNHEUGB'). This variety has multiple crowns; large, wavy leaves; and it blooms from August to September. Heuchera Grande Black has red-black leaves with small, flowery spikes that bloom throughout the summer. This mound-forming.....

South Africa: Orchid to be named after Albertina Sisulu

A special orchid will be unveiled next week as part of the celebrations of the life of late struggle stalwart Albertina Sisulu.The inter-ministerial task team unveiled an array of activities in honour of Sisulu and former president Nelson Mandela in Pretoria on Friday.Both struggle stalwarts would have.....