Petunia Bee’s Knees accepts All-America Selections Award

All-America Selections announced the first group of AAS Winners for 2022. One of the winners is Petunia Bee’s Knees, a variety bred by Ball FloraPlant. Below, the reaction of Ball FloraPlant that they published soon after the announcement. What can we say? Ball FloraPlant is thrilled to accept a 2022 All-America…

Selecta’s Drums Verbena now includes Drums Red White

“We are extending our Verbena range that far exceeded our expectations”

“Even in its first year, Selecta One’s Drums Verbena range has been a big hit with growers and demand has far outstripped our expectations,” says Thomas Meise, Head of Product Management. The range currently consists of seven varieties and is now being extended with Drums Red White. “We think this…

PGR's, plant diseases, biodegradable pots and more

Hot topics discussed at PanAmerican Seed FlowerTalk

On June 15 and June 16, PanAmerican Seed organized FlowerTalk where they shared information for young plant growers and finished growers in two separate webinars in which not only new products have been announced, but also technical and hot topics have been discussed. Curious? Below, the full webinars as…

Open days at several locations in the Netherlands

Photo Report: Breeders opening their doors

Despite the fact that the physical displays could not yet take place under the FlowerTrials flag this year, there were still many breeders who opened their doors by appointment in the Netherlands, last week Together with our colleagues of BPnieuws, we visited some locations and made a 'old fashioned'…

July 10 –13, 2021

PDS announces new trade releases for Cultivate 2021

Plant Development Services is pleased to announce its 2022 trade releases debuting at Cultivate 2021, July 10 –13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. “As consumer interest in gardening and ornamental plants continues to soar, we’re thrilled to offer new varieties that enliven the landscape and offer an invigorating…

New Jollies Fuchsias from Brandkamp:

"The bud patterns are very beautiful and colorful"

The Jollies Fuchsias have been a highlight of Brandkamp's cultivation for years. The Brandkamp company belongs to the top league in fuchsias worldwide, both as a breeder and as a supplier of young plants. Lately, they introduced new Jollies and Brandkamp's Jollies breeder Josef Tetiedt is extremely…

US: Syngenta Flowers creates new leadership position, promotes and adds new members

Syngenta Flowers, LLC announces the appointment of Keith Francis as Head of Production for North America. Keith brings almost 30 years of vast experience in production, agronomical…

June 18

NL: KVBC spring challenge

The spring trial of novelties is just around the corner. On Friday, June 18 the KVBC Spring Challenge will take place. This edition is organized entirely by the KVBC. Due to the corona measures, this…

Beam Sailern, AmeriSeed:

"Surge in demand for Marigolds for The Day of The Dead and Halloween"

Marigolds are one of the most easily recognizable symbols of “Dia de los Muertos” - “The Day of The Dead”, but are also fast becoming a symbol of Halloween, explains Beam Sailern of AmeriSeed. Over the last years, this breeder has noticed a worldwide surge in demand for Hybrid Marigold relating to flower…

Rosen Tantau focuses on the digital presentation of their cut roses

"Three new varieties that perfectly reflect the current trends, demands on the EU market"

As there is less direct contact to clients and no trade fairs, the focus is now on video calls, social media and of course e-commerce. Also for German Rose breeder Rosen Tantau it has become increasingly important and they therefore decided to focus on their digital presentation of their cut rose…

Benary expands its Chinese activities

In a new joint venture with Ican Horticulture Co., Ltd, German company Ernst Benary GmbH, is expanding its Chinese activities. The name of the new company is Tangchao Horticulture and will build and operate China's first integrated floriculture industry center, including a production facility for young…

A summer of admiring novelties at MNP/Suntory's Trials & Show Garden 2021

Are you curious about the very latest in bedding plants? Then visit the Trials & Show Garden of MNP/Suntory in Leimuiderbrug. You are welcome to come and admire the latest genetics and an impressive assortment of bedding plants between 14 June and 22 August. Make an appointment online via…

Part 4:

Sneak Peak California Summer Trials 2021

The California Summer Trials are around the corner. From June 23–27, 25 breeders will present their highlights at 8 locations throughout California. In the run-up to this event, FloralDaily.com will give a sneak peek at what will be on display. In several parts, the highlights per company will be…

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Bred by Harkness Roses

UK's Queen Elizabeth receives new rose named in honor of Prince Philip

The President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Keith Weed, was delighted to present Her Majesty The Queen, their Patron, with a commemorative Duke of Edinburgh Rose at Windsor Castle last week to mark what would have been His Royal Highness’s 100th birthday today, June 10. The deep-pink commemorative…

13th edition of the Grand Prix de la Rose Edition

Royal Diva Plant 'n'Relax scoops prize in France

On June 3rd, Roses Forever won another prize with one of their garden roses. The so-named 'Prix coup de cæur du jury 2021' went to Royal Diva Plant 'n'Relax. Rose breeder Rosa Eskelund is very excited. "It is the most prestige filled prize you can get for a rose in France", she says. Unfortunately, due…

Floranova to present new varieties at FlowerTrials 2021

Together with Syngenta Flowers, Floranova will be highlighting their latest innovations at FlowerTrials 2021 alongside industry favourites and award-winning varieties. Below, Floranova presents their highlights for FlowerTrials 2021: Begonia Bossa Nova® Night Fever Rosso"Bossa Nova Night Fever Rosso is the…

Open from June 21 -July 31 in Meran:

Italy: 245 varieties on display at Lazzeri's Show Garden

From June 21 to July 31, Lazzery will open the doors of their show garden in Meran, Italy. In total, 245 varieties of which 59 "new" introductions will be on display and will be presented in either 26cm pots, 35cm hanging baskets, or in 80cm balcony boxes. "This annual event is made for for growers,…

Günter Kemper, Ebbing Lohaus

Germany: "Particularly the start and the end of the primula season was satisfying"

The primula season is over and despite the colder weather period, it has been a pleasing one for growers, explains Günter Kemper of German breeding company Ebbing Lohaus. “The amount of sold plants by is comparable to last year and the prices have been very good due to the high demand.” Particularly the…

Kapiteyn

New varieties and much more at the Digital Captain Calla Days

"Last year’s online open days in June were a success. So herewith we invite you again to visit our breeding greenhouse digitally", says the Kapiteyn Captain Calla Team. The…

PanAmerican Seed's Kitchen Minis:

"Growing vegetables on your windowsill"

“PanAmerican Seed developed Kitchen Minis as a new way to grow plants that would not otherwise grow indoors. The consumers harvest over a few weeks, then repeat,” says Claire Josephson, marketing manager at PanAmerican Seed. In spring 2021, the company introduced its Kitchen Minis collection, which…

Part 3:

Sneak Peek California Summer Trials 2021

In just a few weeks, the California Summer Trials will take place. From 23-27 June several breeders will present their novelties and highlights and in the weeks in the run-up to the trials, FloralDaily presents one highlight per participating company in various parts. In this part, we present the…

Dahlia: colour bomb for late summer

After winning FleuroStar last year, the market demand for Dahlia Sincerity boomed and breeder Syngenta Flowers tripled its cutting production to meet the numerous orders. Now, as the season gets underway, the breeder is launching a dedicated brand identity and is offering its partners a full set of…

Royal Van Zanten

June 15-18, 2021

NL: Cut flower chrysanthemum trials at Royal Van Zanten

The countdown has begun, the final preparations are in full swing, and it again promises to be a colorful event: the cut flower chrysanthemum trials at Royal Van Zanten in Valkenburg, South Holland, the Netherlands. They are devoting special attention to their future varieties which will be displayed to…

Special Breeding this month

It is the time of the year again to present novelties. Even though the FlowerTrials are being held digitally this year (Studio FlowerTrials), many companies in the Netherlands will still also offer the possibility to see their novelties 'real-life'. Also in California, many companies will open their doors to present their…

Flower power daily

New knock out rose introduced in petite size

Big news in the rose world: Knock Out roses, those reblooming, disease-resistant flowers that Will Radler created in 2000, now come in what Star Roses and Plants are calling, “the petite Knock Out rose.” This is the first-ever miniature rose of its kind created after years of research and development.  Unlike…

The benefits of understanding plant genes: how they work and what controls them

‘Genes in the Environment' (GEN) aims to improve our understanding of how plant genes function and what mechanisms control them. Part of that is understanding how the environment, and in particular temperature, affects plant growth and development, through the regulation of and variation in their genes.…

Part 2

Sneak Peek California Summer Trials 2021

Next month, from June 23-27, the California Summer Trial will take place and in the run-up to this event, FloralDaily.com will give a sneak peek on what will be on display. In total, 25 breeders will present their highlights at 8 locations throughout California and in several parts, the highlights per…

Ruvid

Study: crops can adapt to grow in the shade

New research reveals that a majority of crops plan ahead for a lack of light and modify their growth to acclimatise and prosper. After detecting the proximity of vegetation, some plants, including most of the crops we eat, can plan for conditions of shade in their surroundings and modify their structure…

Week 24: June 14-18, 2021

Benary showcases novelties at their Virtual Flower Trials

Eager to see Benary's new varieties 2022? In week 24, from June 14 till 18, Benary will be presenting their novelties and highlights at their Virtual Flower Trials where participants can check in for a personal guided live tour. What will be on display A lot of new and existing varieties will be on display,…

NL: A look at breeding roses at Frank Coenders Kwekerijen

How does Frank Coenders Kwekerijen ensure that the rose varieties of the future are even more sustainable? In the short video (in Dutch) below, grower Frens explains what is going on in the breeding rooms in the Netherlands and Serbia at this time. "In addition to more beautiful flowers and branches,"…

NL: New high-tech laboratory for KP Holland

The internationally operating grower and breeder KP Holland commissioned Smiemans Projecten to build a technologically advanced laboratory along the busy flower route. The 1,400 m2 wide-span construction for the laboratory will be built next to their existing greenhouse, a visible location along the N222…

June 5-13

US (PA): Suntory Flowers celebrates Philadelphia freedom at Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show has made changes to bring gardening to the people on a grand scale. Normally held late February at the convention center downtown, this is the first time the show will be held outdoors, June 5-13, at FDR Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. There will be 75 floral and…

Lazzeri launches new Spring Summer Collection 2022 catalog

Italian breeder and young plant supplier Lazzeri is presenting their new Spring Summer Collection 2022 catalog.  Click here for the catalog  In the catalog, special attention is given…

Part 1:

Sneak Peek California Summer Trials 2021

2021 California Summer Trials (CAST) will take place from June 23 through June 27 this year. Throughout California, 25 breeders will showcase their varieties on 8 locations. As the trials are an outdoor event, so with plenty of space for social distancing, breeders, growers and brokers will have the…

Rosa Eskelund, Roses Forever explains:

Pot, garden and patio roses, how are they doing?

For over 25 years, Roses Forever is breeding roses. It all started with breeding pot roses and over the years, they expanded the assortment with garden, cut, edible and most recently fragrant pot roses and patio roses. But how is the demand for roses developing? Together with breeder and owner Rosa…

Two publications on molecular plant stretching mechanisms

Coping with warmth: how plants adapt to rising temperatures

In two publications, Utrecht biologists and international colleagues describe processes used by plants to adapt to warmth. The discoveries provide insights into how plants function optimally under suboptimal high temperatures. It also could provide a stepping stone towards controlling the growth of…

US: What does it mean to be an AAS Gold Medal Winner?

All-America Selections launched in 1932 as a way for home gardeners to learn which new varieties of flowers and vegetables have superior garden performance. To do so, those new varieties were trialed by volunteer judges at various companies and universities across North America. The mission of All…

A chat with French Mandevilla, Hibiscus breeding company DHMI:

"Innovation is the action to bring new, outstanding varieties to the market"

DHMI is mainly known around the world for its Mandevilla breeding program but the R&D department of Lannes Group works on a variety of plants and projects as well. For example, they developed the Breeder Protector® to prevent illegal propagation and also introduced over 10 varieties of Hibiscus. In this…

Windowsill strawberry gains popularity

Windowsill harvesting is hot, which makes homegrown edibles more popular than ever, in addition to the range of garden and indoor plants. “We sold a lot of seeds in the past year,” Gé Bentvelsen of ABZ Seeds, a strawberry breeder at the Kop van Noord-Holland, summarizes a successful 2020. "We see the…

Ellen Kraaijenbrink celebrates 20th anniversary at Vitro Plus

Growing along with the ferns

A big part of all commercially sold ferns globally originate from Vitro Plus in Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands. The answer to the question 'how did they manage that?' is of course not straightforward, but if there is someone who can give us a slight insight, it is Ellen Kraaijenbrink. At the company, Ellen is not only…

Guillermo Mahecha, Icon Selections:

"Breeding chrysanthemums in the Colombian climate brings several genetic advantages"

After several years of breeding and selecting, Colombian breeding company Icon Selections put their first commercial chrysanthemum variety on the market in 2018. Since the introduction, the interest in their robust and diverse chrysanthemum assortment increased steadily and last year, they also ventured…

Dutch singer Guus Meeuwis baptizes tulip

As part of his 25th anniversary, singer, lyricist and composer Guus Meeuwis baptized his own tulip in Keukenhof on Friday 30 April. The singer, in his own words, accidentally entered the artistic profession in 1995, but 25 years and more than 50 stadium concerts later, it is impossible to imagine the…

Ameriseed:

"White Swan and Bindi varieties in shortage due to COVID-19"

Since the pandemic, many people have been spending more time at home and gardening has seen an enormous resurgence in popularity. In turn, the demand for flowers and plants increased resulting in shortages among several varieties. At one of the largest breeders of African/American F1 Marigolds,…

Frederike Hössermann, Queen Genetics, on the cut flower kalanchoe:

“It is a long-lasting, easy care product that fits right into the needs of modern consumers”

It was introduced in 2014 and the demand for this innovative flower has increased over the years. The product in question is the cut flower kalanchoe of Queen Genectics, also named Queen CutFlowers. This Danish breeding company has been constantly developing the assortment adding new shapes and colors,…

Research advances in and prospects of ornamental plant genomics

The term ‘ornamental plant’ refers to all plants with ornamental value, which generally have beautiful flowers or special plant architectures. China is rich in ornamental plant resources and known as the “mother of gardens”. Genomics is the science of studying genomes and is useful for carrying out…

Suntory Flowers publishes 2022 catalog

Suntory Flowers just published their new catalog with their 2022 introductions. Highlights include: Sunbeam, their first yellow Sun Parasol Mandevilla, on the cover Lead off with top brands and then the rest alphabetically by genus New varieties in key brands – Sun Parasol, Senetti, Surfinia, Brindabella New…

Dümmen Orange and Dutch Heritage Gardens team up on new hemp clone initiative

Dümmen Orange, through its Quick Plug division, has entered into a sales agreement with Dutch Heritage Gardens through its Royale Botanicals hemp division. The agreement positions both companies at the forefront of the ever-expanding hemp industry. By working together on creating exceptional genetics and…

France: Take a look at the flowering greenhouses of Comptoir Paulinois

Normally, Comptoir Paulinois would have a lot of visitors during flowering of their glasshouses in La Garde, France. However, this year with COVID-19, there are of course no visitors, so they have made again a short video. With a drone, one can see the work they've done. "All our team has been working…

New cut sunflower collection by Evanthia

NL: Solano Orange sunflowers from KMB Flowers ready to shine

We’ve only just moved the clock an hour forward for summer time and we’ve been able to enjoy the occasional pale rays of sunlight. Mark Bouw of KMB Flowers is now boosting sunshine with Solano Orange. This radiant orange variety from the new Solano sunflower collection brings high quality and opens the…

John Innes Centre

Shedding light on the long and the short of plant growth

What keeps some plants squatting close to the soil while others - even those closely related - reach high for the skies? New research addressing the architecture and growth…

Dreamstime.com

Study on diversity and selection of the continuous-flowering gene in rose

Blooming seasonality is an important trait in ornamental plants and was selected by humans. Wild roses flower only in spring whereas most cultivated modern roses can flower continuously. This trait is explained by a mutation of a floral repressor gene, RoKSN, a TFL1 homologue. In this work, the team…

@BeekenkampNL

Beekenkamp Plants

Our “Research and Development center” is taking shape 🌱 All columns of the greenhouse are pre-machined with a hole or welded support in the right place. A real jigsaw for all the greenhouse builders because the glasshouse comprises of more than 85 different compartments ✅! pic.twitter.com/biD9J0nXMg — Beekenkamp Plants (@BeekenkampNL) April…

"Creating the next generation in rose breeding"

10th Anniversary of Interplant Roses East-Africa

As demand for their rose varieties increased, the Ilsink family realized the necessity of having their own facility to service the East African region. It was from this necessity that Interplant Roses East-Africa was born eleven years ago. Based in Kenya near Lake Naivasha, Interplant Roses East-Africa has…

National orchid day: meet the first black Vanda Orchid

Back in the early nineties, orchid master Martin Motes selected from a large number of tessellata species seedlings to create what he hoped would be a black flower. Several of these seedlings matured into an especially fine form that produced unusually dark flowers. They were almost but not quite black.…

International research collaboration solves centuries-old puzzle of pattern formation in flower heads

Figuring out how the distinctive and ubiquitous patterns form has puzzled scientists for centuries. In international team including University of Calgary researchers has…

Less to none PGR needed in growing Primula Mitra and Mitra Late

Sustainability starts with the right genetics, which is why Syngenta Flowers puts a lot of emphasis on breeding tolerant varieties that can be grown with little to no Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) without compromising quality. "Our Primula series Mitra and Mitra Late are two very good examples," they…

A talk with Ben Braam, who grows spray roses in Ethiopia

The spray rose: from wedding to year round product

Braam Roses, a Dutch family owned company in Ethiopia, was not only one of the first growers who started to grow spray roses on a large scale, they were also one of the first who discovered the advantages of harvesting the sprays at a more open stage. Since the very beginning, they are cooperating…

EU commission pressed to regulate new plant breeding techniques

A large coalition of NGOs, campaign groups, farmers, and business organizations have written to vice president of the EU Commission, Frans Timmermans, calling on him to ensure…

A peek into the yellow rose assortment of United Selections

"Brighten your Easter with these yellow roses"

While heading up to Easter, it’s nice to share and explore the breeding journey of new rose varieties; yellow roses specifically. United Selections has a wide portfolio of rose varieties which are available in different countries around the world. Of course, all starts with breeding and getting good seed…

Hem Genetics presents new genetics in Pansy and Viola series

Yet again, Hem Genetics managed to introduce lots of both new and improved varieties into its Pansy and Viola series. Sales representatives Marco Laan and René Knijn present you the highlights in their Corina series and Cello series. Pansy F1 CelloIn recent years, the Pansy Cello series has built a solid…


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