Annuals and Perennials

NL: Plantarium to celebrate the years of plenty

If there will necessarily be seven no one knows, but walking about at Plantarium, the major trade fair for shrubs and trees in The Netherlands, confirms green business is still experiencing the fat years. Even the set-back in boxwood production caused by the box tree mot seemingly did not leave deep…

US: New heucherella provides year-round 'Peach tea' color

As with all of Terra Nova Nurseries’ varieties, Heucherella ‘Peach tea’ was conceived through ingenious flower breeding and tireless laboratory research. With 25 different varieties of heucherella, Terra Nova has been dedicated to innovation by way of genetics; each variety is bred to flourish in some of…

Hydrangea care & handling

If you had to guess, which flower do you think Mayesh gets the most amount of questions about? Hydrangea! In this episode of A Minute With Mayesh, they answer the question of whether or not you should remove the leaves. In addition, they cover the importance of flower food, which varieties are more hardier, and other tips (e.g.…

US: Terra Nova snaps up university trial garden awards, releases new catalog

Two of Terra Nova Nurseries' varieties received high honors at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA). The global breeder’s Agastache Poquito Butter Yellow and Artemisia Makana Silver varieties respectively received the “Industry Choice” and “People’s Choice” awards, as designated by…

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Two herbaceous perennial varieties earn AAS winner designation

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and most well-known non-profit plant trialing organization is thrilled to announce the first winners from their three-winter Herbaceous Perennial Trial. This trial, in partnership with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), was launched in 2016 with five…

Downey Mildew resistant Impatiens get awards

How the Impatiens recovered

A new, Downey Mildew resistant Impatiens variety must ensure a recovery of the collapsed Impatiens market. PanAmerican Seed recently introduced the Impatiens Beacon™, and they not only get a lot of interest from growers. On top of that, during Cultivate the product won the Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence Industry’s…

Claes Bastrup, Gartneriet PKM:

"Prices for common Campanula under pressure"

Although there was no peak in sales of bedding plants this year, Gartneriet PKM is still satisfied with the Campanula season. “We sold the same amount of plants as we did last year and the quality was very good”, says sales manager Claes Bastrup. No peak “Normally the sales peak is in week 17/18, but…

The genesis, development, and vision of NewGen Boxwood

NewGen Boxwood, from Saunders Genetics, announced the debut of a new video, “NewGen Boxwood - The Boxwood Revolution”, which is available to the commercial horticulture industry at www.NewGenBoxwood.com . As told in person by the Saunders family, the video details the story of how Saunders Brothers…

Danziger’s new annuals catalog now available

Danziger's new annuals catalog is now available. Download it to see the newest, innovative varieties developed by their professional team of breeders, scientists and researchers. "Our new genetics are easier to grow, provide dependable performance and deliver more profits. But we don’t stop there. Our…

A tomato companion: 'The proof is in the plant'

The 'Proof is in the Plant' series is all about All America Selections Winners and what they bring to gardens. They will be profiling mature AAS Winners all through 2019, along with information about how consumers can have a better garden. AAS also trials new flower varieties. The Super Hero Spry is a…

China: The species Verdesmum menglaense is returned to genus Hylodesmum

Verdesmum menglaense is a rare species endemic to Yunnan, Southwest China. After being published, it was not re-discovered in the field and its flowers have not been described in any literature. It is considered to be difficult to determine the correct generic position of this species with the absence of…

Vitro Plus to introduce over 25 new varieties

At the end of this week, Vitro Plus will again take part in Cultivate '19, in Columbus, Ohio (booth 1651). The moment is seized to promote about 25 new varieties the fern company is adding to its assortment. This year eleven tropical- and fifteen hardy varieties will be introduced In this catalog you…

Poland: University researches influence of supplemental lighting on petunia

This year Plantalux have started cooperation with the Department of Ornamental Plants at the Warsaw University of Life Science. Various researches are conducted on bedding plants to assess the influence of supplemental lighting on plant blooming time, growth and habit. Researches are performed under the…

Evergreen sedge grass variety celebrates 10th anniversary

In 2009 a newly developed, variegated sedge (what would become ‘Everest’) was introduced. A decade later, EverColor Carex is the world’s most successful protected grass, approaching 2 million sold. Developed by Irish breeder Pat Fitzgerald, these are the “little grasses that could,” showing up in an…

US: Four Star’s new 2020 Plants & Programs Guide available

Four Star Greenhouse has released the 2020 Plants & Programs Guide, available in both digital and print form. This growers’ guide details the new “Essential” varieties from Proven Winners, such as Heart to Heart Caladium and Supertunia Raspberry Rush Petunia. The guide also includes all available…

Party time for 10-year-old Heuchera 'Dark Secret'

Within the assortment Heuchera it is rare that a plant reaches the age of 10 years, but Heuchera 'Dark Secret' really celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Normally a Heuchera becomes 2 to 3, max. 4 years old. This Heuchera is found by Mr. Darques from France and his wife. ‘Dark Secret’ is a seedling of 3…

US: EHR releases Hot New Perennials for 2020 booklet

Eason Horticultural Resources announces the release of their Hot New Perennials for 2020 booklet. This is a compilation of information shared with the company from a broad range of perennial young plant producers, breeding companies, and breeder representatives. This is the 11 th annual edition of the…

US (FL:): Looking back at the International Floriculture Expo 2019

The 2019 International Floriculture Expo (IFE) show concluded last week, this time in the Sunshine State, Miami. The IFE is known to be the largest high-volume B2B floral show in North America, uniting floral category vendors with mass-market floral buyers from supermarkets, chain stores, wholesale…

US (IL): Darwin Perennials Day 2019 highlights

On June 19, Darwin Perennials hosted vendors, customers, retailers, sales representatives and landscape professionals at the Darwin Perennial trial beds in West Chicago, IL. As usual, the perennial comparison beds were the highlight of the day. Visitors were able to compare and contrast the newest lineup…

Danziger highlights solutions for small and medium growers at Cultivate 2019

Flexibility, efficiency and profitability will be hot topics at Cultivate 2019. If you’re a small or medium size grower, a visit to booth #235 could help you find the answers to help grow your business. Danziger’s North American team is focused on providing solutions to this key group of growers. “Our…

"Consumers are looking for that tropical look, and Caladiums fill that void"

The Heart to Heart Collection of new Proven Winners Caladiums will be available for 2020. According to Curt Varsogea, Sales Manager at Four Star, this exclusive line is the result of a partnership with Classic Caladiums of Florida, an international leader in the breeding of Caladiums. Curt Varsogea,…

International floriculture & greenhouse sector gathers in Holland

Yesterday both GreenTech Amsterdam and the Californian-modeled FlowerTrials took off. Together these events attract a broad representation of the international floriculture and greenhouse building sectors to the country, offering visitors about all there is to discover in the fields of breeding and the…

U.S. utility patent granted for Beacon Impatiens

A United States utility patent was granted for PanAmerican Seed's new Beacon Impatiens having a unique form of disease resistance to Impatiens downy mildew. US 10,285,362 covers all 6 colors and two mixes of Beacon Impatiens walleriana. Additional patent applications are pending. “Since its official…

Yellow butterfly vine named Texas Superstar

Yellow butterfly vine, also known as yellow orchid vine, a perennial, twining evergreen vine, has been named a Texas Superstar selection for its low maintenance requirements and beauty. Texas Superstar is a registered trademark owned by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, a state agency that is part of the…

Monday, June 17th

Come admire newest facilities at Plantpeddler's

The P2S2 expansion adds an additional 100,000 square feet of capacity to the Plantpeddler operational footprint. Starting in 1980 with 12,000 sqft, this next phase of growth…


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