From July 16th to 19th, 2022, the Cultivate exhibition, which has been stagnant for two years due to the pandemic, was back as an in-person event again. Cultivate is the largest and most comprehensive ornamental horticultural exhibition in the United States, formerly known as OFA. A major feature of OFA is short-course training for horticulture, involving professional short-course training in various branches of the horticultural industry. After changing its name to Cultivate, the scale of the exhibition has continued to expand and it has become global. It not only continued to maintain the traditional characteristics of hosting short courses but also became a platform for global gardeners to meet, communicate, discuss and share. "Before the pandemic, we participated in the Cultivate every year.
After the offline venue resumed this year, we also immediately participated. The colleagues in the industry came to the exhibition to reunite after a long absence. Not only could we communicate face-to-face, but we could also see, touch and smell the flowers on display again.”, said Manager Chen from Terra Nova Nurseries in China..
"Although major exhibitions have been stagnant in the past two years, our breeding innovation work has been moving forward. After another two years of accumulation, we have brought more new products, and the new varieties reflect our breakthrough in perennial crop breeding. For example, the Penstemon DAKOTA series with better resistance, the Agastache POQUITO series with more compact plant types, and the Echinacea KISMET series with better traits in all aspects.
Penstemon DAKOTA series, cold-resistant zone 3, extremely cold-resistant and heat-humid-resistant, day-neutral flowering, low plant type, no lodging, and low-maintenance needs.
Rebecca Orr at Cultivate'22. Click here for the complete photo report of Cultivate’22
Agastache POQUITO series. Absolutely low and compact Agastache varieties; no pruning, and no PGR needed; neat and clean plants; large blooms and aromatic.
Echinacea KISMET series is an Echinacea series that has made comprehensive breakthroughs in various traits, representing the most advanced level of asexual Echinacea breeding at present. What sets the KISMET Series apart from other Echinaceas are the incredible mounding habit, a profuse number of large, fragrant flowers, and long-lasting flower color.
“It is worth mentioning that 2022 is also Terra Nova’s 30th anniversary. 30 years are short but long for breeders. In the past 30 years, Terra Nova has added nearly 1200 new varieties, and achieved breakthroughs from scratch in many directions, and made efforts to enrich the diversity of horticultural varieties. Through the cooperation and promotion with many well-known business partners around the world, the varieties bred by Terra Nova have now spread globally and have been recognized by horticultural colleagues in many countries.”
"In the future, Terra Nova will continue to focus on the breeding of innovative and exotic asexual flowers, and based on the breeding accumulation of the past 30 years, it will cultivate more flower varieties with excellent characters."