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Alien species on the rise worldwide

The increase in numbers of alien species does not show any sign of saturation at a global level, an international team of 45 researchers led by scientists from Senckenberg, Germany, and University of Vienna, Austria, has discovered. They found that during the last centuries the number of new introductions.....

New violas from PanAmerican Seed

It’s a big year for PanAmerican Seed when it comes to violas. Their Sorbet and Sorbet XP series take a step in the right direction with no fewer than 10 new introductions. With major gains in earliness and total number of flowers per plant, the following colours will be introduced:New Sorbet XP Deep Orange.....

Darwin Perennials:

2016 culture trial results are in

The goal at Darwin Perennials' 2016 West Grove, Pa., trial grounds was to learn how their varieties perform with varying transplant dates. The team, led by Greg Soles, wanted to develop production protocols that will ultimately help the grower deliver quality finished perennials to retailers.You can download.....

US (ME): Maine land trusts, nurseries agree on invasive plant ban

Land trusts and nurseries are applauding a move by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to prohibit the sale and distribution of 33 invasive plant species.“The plants on this list have invaded farms, fields, forests and wetlands throughout the state,” Walt Whitcomb, commissioner of.....

Ellen Akerboom, Nachtvlinder:

Bright future for Helleborus orientalis

"It is pleasing to see that our hard work is finally paying off", says Dutch helleborus breeder Ellen Akerboom of Nachtvlinder. For almost 20 years, she has been breeding different helleborus varieties and is specialized in the breeding of helleborus orientalis. According to Akerboom, this orientalis has.....

Eroica is nr 1

Most popular Bergenia varieties in Germany

What is the most beautiful Bergenia? This question was asked by the German association of perennial growers (Bund deutscher Staudengärtner) in a questionnaire distributed among the readers of the magazine 'Mein schöner Garten' the end of January 2017. They showed three Bergenia varieties and asked for.....
21-23 March

NL: Flowerfame excels at International Flower Exhibition in Kiev

FlowerFame is a concept born out of the initiative of two companies (Holland Flower Partners & Blooming). Among others things, the company takes care of the exclusive design and floristical art & trends on two of the most important Expo’s in Eastern Europe, the Kiev and Moscow Flowers.....

Pentastic: Compact with large flowers

Hishtil's new Penstemon series now available

The large flowers and the compact habit of the new series of Penstemon of Hishtil caught the eye of many visitors at the IPM Essen, two weeks ago. This Israeli propagator presented this series to the public for the first time at the California Spring Trials in April 2016. Now, Hishtil is ready to sell.....

It's showtime for Darwin Perennials

A busy trial and evaluation season in 2016 leads to new introductions. The kickoff show for Darwin Perennials is the MANTS Show in Baltimore, Md. It is a nursery-centric show that has been on the map for many years. Star Roses and Plants has the oldest booth in the show, enjoying the No.1 booth location for.....
February 8, Surrey

UK: Herbaceous perennial winter meeting

The Herbaceous Perennial Technical Discussion Group winter meeting this year will feature presentations on a mixture of new AHDB Horticulture projects and those that are coming to a conclusion, nursery costings software and novel approaches to pest and weed control.New projects are currently examining the.....

US (IL): Darwin Perennials Day open for registrations

This year's Darwin Perennials Extravaganza promises dozens of new varieties from top perennial breeders, along with 30+ leading suppliers on-site. Educational sessions will include topics on perennial profitability and variety selection for top retailers.You can reserve your space at.....

Selecta One introduces three new Poinsettia's

At the IPM Essen, that took place in Germany last week, Selecta one introduced three novelties into their Poinsettia assortment:From left to right: Christmas Beauty Cinnamon, Christmas Cracker and Etna.Christmas Beauty Cinnamon with a light cinnamon colour joins the Christmas Beauty family – the line.....

Unusual orchid attracts mosquitoes with "sweaty sock smell"

A species of orchid has been found to produce a smell like sweaty socks to trick mosquitoes into pollinating it - and it could lead to new ways of protecting humans from the biting insects. Biologists have discovered the plant, known as the small northern bog orchid, mimics the scent of human body odour to.....

April 1-6

PP&L invites CAST 2017 attendees to Camp Perennial

Pacific Plug & Liner is returning to the California Spring Trials (CAST) April 1–6, 2017 with Camp Perennial, where adventure awaits attendees interested in an immersive experience with the latest perennial and specialty products from around the world. Bringing nostalgia and light-hearted fun together.....