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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.....

UK: Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants launches two new crocosmias

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants launched two new Crocosmia at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The new Firestars Series of Crocosmia has been developed by Paul Lewis, an amateur plant breeder and hybridiser, specialising in Crocosmia and Gladiolus on the Isle of Wight. Paul has spent the last 25 years.....

Fleurizon introduces new varieties

"Market for Sansevieria is unsaturable"

“After the green wave in the 70’s, the Sansevieria went down in sales. But the last 2-4 years the market is unsaturable,” says Frank de Greef of Fleurizon. This international company is introducing several new Sanseviera varieties. The names of the new varieties are Black Princess Sandy and Frozen. Both.....

Italy: International atmosphere at Lisianthus trials

Last week it was all about Lisianthus in Torre del Greco, Italy. GASA Young Plants from Denmark and Az. Ag. Coral Plant - Di Angelo D'Apuzzo had an open house for their Italian and international clients where they showed a large assortment of commercial and experiment varieties of Lisianthus cut flowers......

Fleuroselect hosts trials during “Year of the Marigold”

The Fleuroselect business unit Home Gardening has designated 2018 as the “Year of the Marigold”. In order to promote this crop throughout the year they have set up trials of a full range of over 140 commercial varieties at 4 locations.These trials are at public gardens and while you are always welcome to.....