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Olij Roses transforms into Dümmen Orange

Recently Olij Roses introduced their new packaging with the recognisable Dümmen Orange corporate identity.Olij Roses and Only Roses joined the Dümmen Orange family. From now on these companies will carry the Dümmen Orange name as well. OZ Export celebrated this festive news at their office with a sea of.....

Deliflor introduces white disbudded chrysanthemum Falcon

Powerful, large and firm - that's how Deliflor describes the new white disbudded chrysanthemum Falcon. The large white flower has a green centre and long petals. Falcon is delivered in a net, so the flower is well protected. When put in a vase, Falcon continues its growth and reveals its large flower even.....

Pastini: a new type of gerbera with curvy petals

Soon a new type of gerbera will hit the market: Pastini. The Pastini is a brightly colored gerbera flower with a curly petal. Six types Koolhaas Natuurlijk will bring out six different types of Pastini. Pastinis with a green center; Venezia (pink/green), Roma (fuchsia) and Modena (red wine colored). And.....

Breeder reports record number of visitors during FlowerTrials

The 2018 FlowerTrials was a great success, according to Evanthia. Almost 1,800 visitors came to view the latest developments and existing assortment in pot and bedding plants, cut flowers, cuttings and tropical plants at the breeder.This year Evanthia showcased its products at a new location. To accommodate.....

Ball Seed releases 2019-2020 catalog

Ball Seed has announced the release of its 2019-2020 catalog. This year’s edition features hundreds of new varieties in a new, easy-to-use indexed format. Simply follow the color-coded tabs and find the product categories you need fast:AnnualsGrassesPerennialsPotted PlantsCut FlowersVegetablesThis 292-page,.....

"A classic Spring Trials season"

Syngenta Flowers describes this year’s Spring Trials in Europe, the USA and China "a major success".The Spring Trials in Andijk, the Netherlands, saw customers and media from around the world gather from April 30 to May 4 to see some of the innovations on offer in 2018.The launch of the autumn and spring.....

Plants have unique lock to control expression of genes

Purdue University scientists have discovered evidence that the repressive structures that plants use to keep genes turned off is built with a potential self-destruct switch. The findings offer insight into ways to control gene expression to alter plants’ characteristics.Joe Ogas, associate professor and.....
Society of American Florists:

"Proposed Farm Bill offers more protection for flower breeders"

The Senate version of the Farm Bill includes language updating a law that protects the intellectual property of floral industry breeders. The provision was also in the House version of the bill which means it is “a virtual certainty that the final bill, when passed, will include the language,” said Shawn.....

Uganda: Dutch breeder paves the way to sustainability

Breeding company Royal Van Zanten pursues a progressive policy at its production sites in Uganda. A look at its propagation facilities hones in on important sustainable certifications such as MPS GAP, ABC level 1 and Socially Qualified in practice.Environmentally-friendly cultivationIn addition to.....

US (LA): Limelight hydrangea named Louisiana Super Plant

An outstanding new hydrangea called Limelight (Hydrangea paniculata Limelight) has been named a Louisiana Super Plant selection by the LSU AgCenter. Limelight hydrangeas bring a whole new look and way to use hydrangeas in our landscapes. This is not your grandmother’s garden hydrangea.by Dan Gill, LSU.....

Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa wins ARS Award of Excellence

Proven Winners ColorChoice Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa has been honored with the 2019 Award of Excellence by the American Rose Society.In 1973 the American Rose Society Board of Directors established the Award of Excellence (AOE) to recognize new miniature and miniflora rose varieties of superior quality and.....

Extensive trialling leads to resilient Imara impatiens walleriana

Imara, the new impatiens walleriana from Syngenta Flowers is more resistant to downy mildew than ever before, which took scientists years to develop. During intensive, large-scale trialling, Imara out-performed other varieties even when exposed to the disease. The testing confirmed the series has strong.....

Australia: Somatic fusion could lead to new waxflower hybrids

Helix Australia is a major player in the breeding, licensing, marketing and commercialisation of Waxflower (Chamelaucium sp.) for both cut flower and pot plant production. Waxflower is one of the most popular filler flowers in the global cut flower trade with key production zones in Israel, South Africa,.....

US: A sneak peek of Agastache Poquito Orange

Terra Nova Nurseries announced Monday 11th June a sneak peek of Agastache Poquito Orange ('TNAGAPO') PPAF PVR. This aromatic and lovely perennial has long-blossoming, clear-orange flowers that will bloom from June to September.Agastache Poquito Orange is a short and bushy plant that is drought tolerant once.....