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US (PA): Penn State Flower Trial Field Day blossoms with new varieties

There were 991 cultivars of 124 ornamental plant varieties on display recently for a crowd of about 300 growers, marketers, retailers, suppliers and others with a keen interest in getting pretty flowers, interesting foliage, and the occasional good-looking vegetable onto the decks and patios of Pennsylvania.....

December 5-8, Victoria

Australia: Novelties on show during Victorian Trials Week

Australian plant breeders, growers and innovators, and the Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria ask plant lovers around the world to mark the 5th to the 8th December 2017 as the time to visit Victoria for the Victorian Horticultural Trials 2017.The 2017 Victorian Horticultural Trials comprises multiple.....

August 23-25, Portland

US (OR): New plants and urban trends at Farwest 2017

The 2017 Farwest Show, August 23-25, in Portland, OR, once again offers two of the Show’s most popular attractions each year with the New Varieties Showcase and the Growing Trends Showcase. The Showcases forecast the products and services that will influence and shape the industry in the coming years.This.....

All-America Selections accepting herbaceous perennial entries for trialing

All-America Selections, the non-profit trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance throughout all of North America, is now accepting entries into their 2018-2021 (three winter) Herbaceous Perennial trial.Now is the time to enter your new, never-before-sold herbaceous perennial.....

August 28-31, Antioquia

Danziger holds open days at Colombia site

This is the second year that Danziger is holding an “open days” event at its own site, located in Antioquia, Colombia. Over a hundred customers from all parts of the value chain are expected to visit the site, exploring novelties, new introductions and market information gathered by the global Danziger team,.....

Singapore: Orchids named after Olympic swimmers

Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu became the first local athletes to have orchids named after them on Monday (Aug 7) at a ceremony in the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Botany Centre.The Dendrobium Yip Pin Xiu's flowers have white petals with a hint of magenta, complemented by a bright purple lip.The.....

Netherlands: New species in Plantarium spotlights

Van Vliet New Plants introduces a collection of novelties at their stand during the Plantarium 2017 trade fair. Disporum Cantonese 'Moonlight' and Diervilla Splendens 'Diva' are in the spotlight and are competing for the Plantarium Press prize. Van Vliet New Plants has submitted nine novelties for the Best.....

Salvia nemerosa ‘Crystal Blue’ fronts new Rijnbeek catalogue

Rijnbeek & Son began testing Salvia nemerosa ‘Crystal Blue’ in 2016. They were delighted to see Hardy's Cottage Plants enter this plant into the Chelsea Plant of the Year competition where 'Crystal Blue' came second in this prestigious category.Arno Rijnbeek takes up the story. “Salvia nemerosa ‘Crystal.....

US (GA): Echinacea Sombrero Sangrita is People’s Choice No.1

At its Public Open House events, the University of Georgia Trial Gardens named its 2017 People’s Choice Winner as Echinacea Sombrero Sangrita from Darwin Perennials. It ranked highest in the “flag count” amongst non-industry guests for all categories (annual and perennials).“For those who were there it is.....

Village Nurseries, Star Roses and Plants launch new varieties

Village Nurseries Wholesale and Star Roses and Plants have expanded their current partnership with the introduction of regional new plants including the world’s first dwarf Jacaranda tree.According to David House, Village Nurseries CEO, the specialty grower for landscape professionals is placing into.....

Edible flowers trendy in the UK

Eating flowers is all the rage in the UK. The trend, that began last year in trendy restaurants and were made popular by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver, continues this summer.Not only restaurants are increasingly scattering edible flowers on appetizers and main courses or desserts. Some of Britain's.....

UK: New Plant Heritage Dahlia named ‘Chatsworth Splendour’

A new Dahlia, bred by Mark Twyning of Plant Heritage’s National Dahlia Collection, has been given the name ‘Chatsworth Splendour’ after visitors to the Plant Heritage display at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show were given the chance to name it as part of a competition. The dainty pink single has.....

Bloomin’ Easy unveils new varieties for 2018

Bloomin’ Easy announces the release of two new varieties for their exclusive collection, available for shipping spring 2018. Added to their Date Night Series of Weigelas are Electric Love and Stunner, each with improved characteristics over older varieties.“Electric Love offers deep red flowers that cover.....

Hollywood goes to Cultivate

Hollywood Hibiscus are red carpet ready for Cultivate. Bad Boy is gearing up to paint the town red—he just got out of quarantine before the CA Spring Trials—with his date, Leading Lady. Sugar Daddy is bringing Chatty Cathy and Hot Shot. Gossip Queen, Social Butterfly, and First to Flirt have teamed up to.....