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UK: New National Collections at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

This year cultivated plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage, will be showcasing 10 of their specialist National Plant Collections in the Plant Heritage zone, at the centre of the Floral Marque at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Of these, five National Plant Collections are being exhibited for the.....

Japanese garden type roses:

Wabara expands into new markets with exclusive partnerships

"Wabara will become a global brand". These are the ambitious words of Japanese grower and breeder Ken Kunieda of Rose Farm Keiji. The brand consists of Japanese garden type roses with unusual shapes and scents. Currently, five selected farms, including Rose Farm Keiji are cultivating and selling the brand......

United Selections: Spotlight for the latest yellow in the market

"We are the only cut rose breeder whose research and selection activities take place for 100% in the neighborhood of our clients on the East African continent", Chris Makomere of United Selections says. "The whole of the 7-year breeding and selection process to arrive at new varieties adapted to.....

Germany: VB Group builds 'Elite' greenhouse for Dümmen Orange

At the end of May, a symbolic first spade went into the ground, signaling the start of construction of a new 'Elite' greenhouse for Dümmen Orange at their Rheinberg location in Germany. Here, VB Group's greenhouse and climate companies work together on the complete construction of a modern, 10,000 m2.....

UK: Malus sieboldii Aros takes best in show at New Plant Awards

Malus sieboldii Aros from Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show.Judging Panel member Tim Upson, Head of Horticulture at the RHS comments, “Malus sieboldii Aros really stood out as a true winner. Whilst purple.....

Photo Report FlowerTrials 2017

PHOTO REPORT Novelties, mixes, concepts and much more was on display at the 59 breeders who participated in the FlowerTrials. With more breeders and locations to visit this year, visitors needed to schedule well. And this already indicates the success of the event. Even though the number of visitors is not known yet, the.....

Change in rose preferences:

"Shapes and colours don’t have to be perfect, but natural and alive"

Throughout the ages the rose has always been the symbol of hope, love and perfection. But the rose also has a mysterious side, associated with its origin. This would always be for the hybrid-tea rose, not the mass market Motrea, Carol, Garnett, or Frisco, fantastic varieties with great value-for-money, but.....

Takii Europe expands into Africa and the Middle East

Takii Europe has recently added Africa and the Middle East to its sales territory. Takii & Company, Ltd. in Japan has transferred these two regions to its European subsidiary. The expansion was officially marked by the opening of a new packaging line.Takii & Company has operated in Africa and the.....

Mexico protecting breeder rights better

A fact finding mission from Dutch experts on breeder rights took place in Mexico. Complementary actions will be taken to support Mexico in upgrading their breeder rights membership. The Agriculture Counsellor will prepare the upcoming Mexican visit to the Netherlands in August.Mission of breeder rights.....

'Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double PinkTastic'

Selecta one wins FleuroStar Award

Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double PinkTastic of Selecta one won the FleuroStar Award 2017/18. Breeder Anita Stöver accepted the prize from FleuroStar Committee Chairman Heike Gronemann and Fleuroselect President Herman Hamer.Anita Stöver accepting the award. Left Heike Gronemann, right Herman Hamer.Calibrachoa .....

Kenya: Imaginature wants to introduce GM Gypsophila

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) of Kenya has received an application from Imaginature Ltd for environmental release and placing on the market of genetically modified (GM) Gypsophila cut flowers in Kenya.Prior to this application, Imaginature in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock.....

Flower-size heritability and floral heat-shock tolerance in diploid roses

In a new study, the effect of heat on rose flowers was examined by measuring flower size in 10 diploid rose populations created by crossing the heat-tolerant Texas A&M University (TAMU) breeding lines (M4-4, J06-20-14-3) and sensitive (97/7-2, ‘Red Fairy’, ‘Sweet Chariot’, ‘Vineyard Song’, ‘Old Blush’,.....

59 breeders opening their doors in the Netherlands and Germany

See you at the FlowerTrials 2017?

The FlowerTrials 2017 kicked off today. This week, 59 pot and bedding plant breeders are opening their gates in three regions; Aalsmeer and Westland in the Netherlands and Rhineland-Westphaliain Germany. Companies are presenting their newest assortment and are open from 08.00 to 18.00. The FloralDaily.....

DVFlora introduces 20 new spray rose varieties

DVFlora and The Elite Flower officially announced that after 18 long months of planning and testing, they are introducing 20 new Spray Rose varieties to the market.This collection consists of some very popular colors; including a vibrant Orange (Sensation), a Blush/Pink (Phuket), and even a Cream (Sahara.....