Monrovia provides fresh ideas for confident color design

Monrovia is giving home gardeners a new design tool. The new Shades of Beautiful guidebook features a look at the top 10 plant palettes for spring. The digital guide, available for Monrovia’s Grow Beautifully newsletter subscribers, features ten artfully coordinated palettes and plant combination…

Perennial Trials reveal top 5 performers in Rocky Mountain conditions

The purpose of the trial garden is to evaluate new perennial plant species and cul­tivars under the unique Rocky Mountain environmental conditions.  Plants are evaluated for plant vigor, uniformity, floriferousness and tolerance to environmental and biot­ic stresses.  The Perennial Trial program at Colorado State…

NL: New pot hydrangeas test well for shelf life

Fay, Ice Boy, Florencia, and Finya, four new pot hydrangeas from HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) score well on shelf life. It’s the conclusion after a six-week shelf life test in the testing room of Agriom in De Kwakel. Generally speaking, the double-flowered varieties of HBA have a very good shelf…

Study on floral heat production playing an important role in successful reproduction of Alocasia odora

Thermogenesis is literally defined as heat production. Floral thermogenesis is a process that the reproductive structures of some plants produce heat, which is critical for flower organ development and reproductive success. However, floret (or inflorescence) development, thermogenesis, and pollinator…

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Lockdown houseplant trend captured by London photographer

A photographer whose work has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic has taken to the streets of south London to document people's ever-growing lockdown plant collections. Akiko DuPont was inspired to examine her neighbours' newly acquired green fingers - whether in the form of home-grown…

SV.CO introduces new potted chrysanthemum

From next week, the Chrysanthemum 'Suntaste' 12 cm will be available at SV.CO. This new flavour from SV.CO comes in four colors and has a small anemone-shaped flower. After years of intensive breeding by Dümmen Orange, there is now the Chrysanthemum Suntaste. SV.CO has the exclusive right to grow and sell…

Findings from SaveOnEnergy.com/uk:

These common houseplants reduce carbon footprint most

It is International Houseplant Appreciation Day tomorrow (April 13th), and it looks to be bigger and better than ever this year following reports that some houseplant retailers have seen an increase in sales of 500% over the last year. This may be because houseplants have been known to boost mental…

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Avoiding ethylene injury on potted plants

Ethylene reduces plant performance and marketability of many potted plants. The damaging effects of ethylene have been recognized on flowering potted plants for a long time, but the effects on potted foliage plants were not broadly identified until the last decade or so. Potted foliage growers have…

Study on efficient inoculation techniques for Fusarium solani isolate “TJP-2178-10”

Phalaenopsis is one of the important ornamental plants worldwide. It plays the most significant role in flower exportation in Taiwan. However, the yellow leaf disease caused by Fusarium spp. has reduced the orchid flower yield by 10–50 % yearly. Varieties resistant to yellow leaf disease associated with…

Study on structures and bioactivities of steroidal saponin and sansevieria

The species Dracaena and Sansevieria, which are well-known for different uses in traditional medicines and as indoor ornamental plants with air-purifying properties, are rich sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. In fact, a wide variety of phytochemical constituents have been isolated so far from…

Rosebud Astrid: Geranium of the year

On March 25, Syngenta Flowers’ Rosebud Astrid was awarded Geranium of the Year 2021 by the Swedish industrial organization Blomsterfrämjandet. The double-flowered pelargonium and its great growing qualities outshined all other nominated varieties this year. What is Geranium of the Year? To highlight the diversity…

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The good, better, best approach to fall perennials

Late Summer and Fall perennial programs have been gaining in popularity with home consumers and growers over the past few years. A change of seasons and a change of routines deserves a change of scenery. With the kids back to school there is more time, not necessarily for gardening, but for decorating.…

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Too popular for its own good?

Plant of the month: Fuchsia

Is it possible for a plant to suffer from overexposure? Not to the elements, nor to anthropogenic pollutants, but through overbreeding and too much publicity? In the case of Fuchsia, a genus of floriferous shrubs and small trees, the answer is a resounding yes. A cultural history of fuchsias focusing on their heyday in France…

"Picture-perfect for both growers and florists"

For the combination of white with green veins, there are several processing options for Anthurium cut flowers. The new Anthurium cut flower Extase has a fresh white-green colour combination that perfectly balances any arrangement or bouquet. That’s what makes this latest addition to the range so…

Resistance elicitors on production and post-production performance of potted Lisianthus

Lisianthus is an important ornamental species, whose cultivation in pot still requires studies, mainly regarding the use of alternative management. Thus, the aim of this work was to evaluate the influence of resistance elicitors on the production and post-production quality of potted lisianthus. Plants…

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Study shows that petunia cultivars vary in silicon accumulation and distribution

Silicon (Si) is a plant-beneficial element that can alleviate the effects of abiotic and biotic stress. Plants are typically classified as Si accumulators based on foliar Si concentrations (≥1% Si on a dry weight basis for accumulators). By this definition, most greenhouse-grown ornamentals are low Si…

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Transcriptome analysis of flower color reveals the correlation between SNP and differential expression genes in Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis is an important ornamental plant, which occupies an important position in the world flower market and has great economic value due to its rich and diverse flower…

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China: This super large flower factory in Chongming can sow 200,000 seeds in one hour

Chongming Smart Ecological Flower Park covers an area of ​​over 20 hectares and is the first factory in China to realize the full automation of flower seedling cultivation. Half of the area of ​​the Park is a flower nursery area. In the huge nursery area, there are only a few production personnel…

NL: Update on Anthura's "exclusive orchids'

Exclusive orchids have recently attracted a great deal of interest from consumers. They fit in perfectly with the trend of ‘creating your own jungle’. Exclusive orchids can be seen in various campaigns by retailers and in consumer magazines. Inspired by the special colours, flower shapes and fragrances…

AgroFresh launches flower preservation solution in Brazil

AgroFresh has launched GUSTEC SAG Ornamentals, a preservation solution for the Brazilian flower industry. GUSTEC SAG Ornamentals is a protective adjuvant for non-edible ornamentals that forms a protective, invisible, odorless, and colorless film, extending the post-harvest life of flowers. The…

Pöppelmann TEKU now makes resource conservation a standard feature

"Many popular series are now available in new colours as the Circular360 loop-closing version"

Pöppelmann TEKU now makes resource conservation a standard feature: Across the entire range, many popular series are now available in new colours as the Circular360 loop-closing version. The products manufactured are from 100 percent post-consumer recycled material, which comes from household-Bin…

The spectacular rise of ornamental plants

Aesthetic appeal may have played a role in the domestication of plants and animals, but the rise of pure ornamentals, that is, plants cultivated only for their aesthetic characteristics, is a much later development. Long after the emergence of urban civilization, ornamental and economic uses of plants…

NL: Dümmen Orange debuts new Poinsettia to honor Poinsetta partner

Dümmen Orange is proud to announce that it will be honoring the legendary horticultural leader Norwin Heimos, who recently passed away, with the new “Norwin” poinsettia.  Mr. Heimos was the owner and founder of N.G. Heimos Greenhouses in Millstadt, Ill. He started his first greenhouse in 1952, growing geraniums and…

Nutrient disorder primer: A quick guide to nutritional disorders

Nutrient deficiencies and toxicities can occur in greenhouse crops for numerous reasons other than simply a shortage or over application of nutrients. To prevent future issues…

Field guide "Orchids of the Benelux"

This field guide of the Orchids of the Benelux covers the orchids of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It reflects the clear correlation between these three countries…

UK: Entrepreneurial farmer launches Annabel’s Deliciously British Daffodils

An entrepreneurial farmer focused on growing distinctly British crops has added to her stable of produce. Annabel Makin-Jones who lives near Knaresborough is offering locally-grown daffodils from her farm as well as from other British growers who share her ethos. Currently, 90 per cent of flowers sold…

Explanation of the PourThru method for large containerized crops

The PourThru method is a great procedure to determine the nutritional status of containerized crops. This Alert outlines the steps needed to perform a PourThru on larger containers for mix combination planters, herbaceous perennials, and nursery or specialty crops. Large containers are often used to…

Germany: "Hydrangeas are still in vogue"

The unbroken demand for hydrangeas continues and delights the end consumer with new colours for indoor plants as well as for outdoor use and, last but not least, as an atmospheric element in bouquets. This interest is sustained not least by the attractive, new varieties that are repeatedly introduced to…

US: "Magnolias ready for the flowering season"

Tuscany Growers is now gearing up for the Spring and has top quality Magnolia, in full bud and available to order. These include Magnolia multi stem, multi stem umbrella, half standard, high standard, bush and the following varieties: Stellata, susan, heaven scent, soulangeana, galaxy, kobus, loebneri…

Proven Winners National Plants of the Year

At Proven Winners, they strive to give growers and retailers lots of notice when they make their National Plants of Year selections. "For example, we will be telling you about the 2022 selections this Spring. We want to make sure you and your suppliers are ready and stocked up with the plants Proven…

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Study on response of geraniums to waste wood fiber substrates

Promotion of sustainable horticulture via wider use of peat substrate substitutes makes wood fiber an increasingly popular substrate component. Interspecific geraniums are plants of huge potential in the floriculture market, but there are not enough specific guidelines on their cultivation. This study…

Rinehart poinsettias offers varieties at increased numbers this year

Rinehart Poinsettias by Danziger has a poinsettia to fit every need. The 2021 season features increased availability of seven varieties, including two vibrant whites and five…

Selecta One introduces new Kalanchoe variety

The variety and breeding program taken over as part of a strategic expansion has been further developed with great expertise. Our product portfolio for flowering pot plants includes both single and double flowering Kalanchoe varieties. These new additions are characterised by large flowers, a rich,…

Study on vegetative anatomy of three potted chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is one ornamental plant with high potential to be developed commercially. It has many varieties such as colors, types, and shapes of flowers. Paclobutrazol (PBZ) is one of plant growth regulators used to suppress plant growth. The PBZ action mechanism is to inhibit gibberellin synthesis.…

Syngenta Flowers India launches new Marigold hybrids

During the Krushik Agri Expo India 2021 at Baramati near Pune, India, Syngenta Flowers introduced their new Marigold series. This Indian agriculture and horticulture event was held from January 18th till the 24th and attracted no less than 200,000 visitors. From this huge audience, more than 10,000…

NL: HBA launches new pot hydrangea catalog 2021

The new pot hydrangea catalog 2021/2022 from HBA contains two novelties that are extremely suitable for use in hanging baskets. In addition, the range has been expanded with the bright white Ice Boy and HBA is introducing two new paniculata: Panenka and Panorama. New from HBA are hydrangeas for hanging…

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Preventing flowering and stalled vegetative growth

Now is the time when cuttings begin to arrive in greenhouses across North America and Europe. There are a few species, such as dahlias, tuberous begonias, iresine, and alternanthera, that require long day conditions in order to prevent premature flowering and stalled plant growth.  Flower formation in these…

Fleurizon releases 2021 catalog

Fleurizon is happy to announce the release of the 2021 catalog. The 2021 Fleurizon catalog is loaded with succulents, grasses, bedding plants, perennial cuttings, foliage plants (all types of dracaena, deremensis, massangeana and marginata, and more); grafted cactus, hoya, adenium, the Fleurizon staple item phormium,…


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