Annuals and Perennials

Higher quality long-day perennials with LED supplemental lighting

LumiGrow Research, the smart horticultural lighting research branch of LumiGrow, released their latest research report which compared plant quality of flowering perennials under LED fixtures, HPS fixtures, and traditional low-intensity flowering bulbs. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects…

Lavender trial results: Chicago Botanic Garden

In June of 2010, the Chicago Botanic Garden began a seven-year trial of lavender. The crew selected 40 commercially available selections of Lavandula angustifolia, L. × intermedia and L. × chaytoriae to plant in their gardens (USDA Hardiness Zone 5b, AHS Plant Heat-Zone 5). The purpose was to challenge the common…

Ball Mums

US: Top garden mum varieties by color

Ball Seed knows that Garden Mums are a crop driven by color. Years of collected data for trials, performance and sales has helped determine the percentages of each color class…

February 25-March 1, Venhuizen

Netherlands: New varieties of Pansies and Violas in direct comparison

Growers are invited to have a look at the new varieties during the Benary Pansy Trials in Venhuizen. During Week 9, from February 25th to March 1st 2019, Benary Pansies and Violas can be examined in direct comparison to competing varieties. Growers who are interested in visiting, please contact…

US: 2019 PGR Guide for Annuals now available for growers

Growers now have access to the latest plant growth regulator (PGR) research and use tips in one handy resource with the release of the 2019-20 PGR Guide for Annuals. “The PGR Guide started as a creative way to bring growers practical, usable information that’s invaluable for their operations,” says Greg Johnson, President,…

New Beacon exhibits high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew

"Garden Impatiens are back... without the risk"

PanAmerican Seed re-launches Impatiens to the horticultural industry through its new series of I. walleriana with high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew. Beacon Impatiens offers season-long performance and brings back fast-filling color to the shade... without the disease risk. In addition to this…

UK: Michael Perry gets his own TV show

Michael Perry, also known as MR Plant Geek, gets his own show on QVC TV in the UK.  This new show is called 'Michael Perry's Garden World and is a 1-2 hour with presentations of many new plants and gardening accessories, interspersed with tips and tricks, and customer interaction. The broadcast is most weekends…

US: Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs earn two Green Thumb Awards

The Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association) has presented Proven Winners ColorChoice Illuminati Tiny Tower Philadelphus and Peppy Le Pom Punica granatum, with 2019 Green Thumb Awards for best new plants in the plants, bulbs and seeds division. Selected for its narrow, columnar habit and unique…

Sustainability: a key word at the IPM Essen

The IPM Essen is well on its way. This 37th edition might have started off a bit slow yesterday, but the aisles were completely filled today. Exhibitors are meeting with their clients from all over the world, and a lot of novelties, ideas and new introductions are presented. Striking this year is the number of ideas…

US (PA): Annual flowers that will make a mark in 2019

A new line of old-fashioned impatiens that fight off deadly downy mildew disease, a zinnia that does shade, and what could be the best vinca yet top the list of interesting new annual flowers debuting in 2019. Growers, local garden centers, and other plant experts picked those and more for our four-part, best-new-plants series…

US (MS): Blue My Mind evolvulus is Miss. Medallion winner

Many home gardeners look forward to this time of year to browse catalogs in search of great new plants to enjoy in their 2019 landscapes. The group of plants I get excited about each year are the Mississippi Medallion selections. Every year, I promote this group of plants through Southern Gardening so you will look…

Model greenhouse production system for annual plants

In a new study, life cycle assessment (LCA) was used to analyze production system components for a 11.4-cm container of wax begonia in a 12-plant shuttle tray modeled in a gutter-connected, Dutch-style greenhouse with natural ventilation in the northeastern U.S. The global warming potential (GWP) of input products, equipment…

Chris Fifo, Darwin Perennials:

"Fall-planted perennials can result in a better quality finished product"

Chris Fifo, Product Representative at Darwin Perennials, visited several customers last fall who were fall-planting their perennials. "Personally I have always preferred a spring-planted program from either a cold treated liner or an active, first-year flowering plug", he says. "I feel that it’s much…

US (CA): Plants evaluated for low water use performance

As California’s five-year drought continues, the need for low-water-use plants becomes increasingly vital for landscape architects and designers. To that end, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) Landscape Irrigation Trials is currently evaluating Village…

Sleeping Beauties: January Garden Plants of the Month

When the whole garden is still sleeping, dogwood (Cornus), Viburnum and redvein enkianthus (Enkiathus) with their attractive, sometimes coloured branches and eye-catching lines still put on a good show in winter, particularly with a coating of rime or snow. And although these sleeping beauties appear to…

US (FL): Costa Farms Winter Trial Garden Open House scheduled for week of January 14th

Costa Farms will open its 2-acre Trial Garden by appointment, from January 14th to January 18th, 2019 for its annual Winter Open House. Visitors will have the opportunity to see more than 500 varieties of annuals and perennials from plant breeders from around the world. Most varieties will be introduced…

Darwin Perennials to ship AutoStix from Darwin Colombia

Darwin Perennials will ship AutoStix options for its vegetative perennial offerings through Darwin Colombia effective immediately. AutoStix is the transplant technology developed by Visser Horti Systems (The Netherlands) that automates the process of sticking cuttings. Recent trials performed by Darwin…

Greenyard completes sale of Horticulture segment

Greenyard announces it was able to close the disposal of its Horticulture segment well ahead of the end of its accounting year 2018/2019. The Horticulture segment (including Mycoculture) was…

US (NC): More plants for stormwater projects

North Carolina’s stormwater design manual gives technical guidance to professionals on stormwater control measures (SCM). SCM are structures that treat and manage the water that runs off parking lots, roof tops, and other impermeable surfaces during and after a rain event. Green stormwater infrastructure measures like…

The Baby Plant and MilShake projects

Vivai Milone 's new BabyPlant range was created almost as a 'collateral effect' of its lab productions. MilShake is also being introduced to the nursery garden range: the famous milk shake container is combined with a sheet of paper with a flower mix that can be planted. The idea is to make people more…

Diamantina re-branding marks a return to the plants’ roots

They’re called “Tropical Jewels” and for good reason. Diamantina Dipladenia and Mandevilla genetics from Ball Ingenuity (formerly sold under the Summer Romance umbrella) are tropical bloomers with high performance during hot weather. Original Mandevilla genetics come from the Diamantina region of Brazil, known for…

"SunPatiens really are the Power Flower"

Nursery owner Alan Wright of Essex-based Billericay Nurseries shared a collection of images he took on Halloween of SunPatiens that had been successfully grown from young plants supplied by Earley Ornamentals. Commenting on the displays Alan said: “We’ve been buying SunPatiens from Earley Ornamentals for some time now and…

Fleuroselect's Year of the Marigold:

People's Choice Award for Tagetes Alumia Vanilla Cream, experts go for Bali Yellow

Following the Europe-wide trial initiated by Fleuroselect to celebrate ‘2018, Year of the Marigold’, both consumers and experts have cast their vote. Alumia Vanilla Cream & Bali Yellow Consumers choose French Marigold Alumia Vanilla Cream As part of the People’s Choice Awarding scheme, visitors to the Royal Horticultural Society flagship…


© FloralDaily.com 2019

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber