Annuals and Perennials

Wave Petunias celebrates 25 years of spreading color

With a new decade in full bloom, the Wave brand celebrates 25 years of providing gardeners with color to brighten outdoor spaces. The Wave spreading petunia was born in 1995 when a breeder for a Japanese beer company noticed a wild petunia growing in the field. After some fine-tuning, the fast-growing,…

2020 spring and summer color palette

Blue. Bleu. Blau. Azul. In any language, we associate the primary color blue with the sky and ocean, and to a lesser extent – bedding plants. Technically, classic blue is the Pantone color of the year. As growers and retailers of plant material, you can utilize the Pantone ColorInstitute spring and…

Plantipp expands with new perennial specialist

Tieme van den Haak will start working as Plantipp’s perennial specialist on 20 January. Tieme has 18 years of experience with perennials and also knows the retail business very well. With Tieme's experience, Plantipp can provide its network of breeders, growers, traders, retail and garden centres even…

Beacon Impatiens will star in Grammy Awards designs

PanAmerican Seed's new Beacon Impatiens will bring the red carpet to life as the showcase floral selected by Tu Bloom Designs, the official Botanical Artist for the Grammy Awards. On Sunday, January 26, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will acknowledge top-performing recording artists, and millions of viewers…

Bangladesh: Jessore florists anxious about meeting 2020 revenue target

The florists, despite being skeptical about profits next year, are busy planting Rajanigandha (tuberose,) rose, gerbera, marigold (gada,) gladiolus, gypsy, and other varieties of flowers. Florists in Jessore are worried that the upcoming 2020 may not reap adequate profits compared to this year, as the lingering…

Jelitto presents 2020 range

Jelitto Perenial Seeds specializes since 1957 in seed production, breeding and seed technology, and offers seeds of perennials, annuals, biennials and ornamental grasses. After years of intensive breeding work they can offer 11 new varieties. Here’s a sneak peek at the newest varieties for 2020.  Allium Three varieties of Allium…

Leading the lavender revolution

2020 has been dubbed The Year of the Lavender by The National Garden Bureau. This fine organization designates several ornamentals and vegetables as “Year of” plants to draw attention to their importance and usefulness to consumers. Putting focus on Lavender is particularly significant to me because I’ve been involved with…

Kahori Scarlet is perennial top performer

The Dianthus Kahori Scarlet was chosen as a perennial top performer by Colorado State University. A perennial is considered for the “Top Performer” award if it has maintained superior performance in the ground for two winters and three growing seasons in the Flower Trial Garden. Kahori Scarlet in the…

Sincerity Dahlia, Canada Blooms Flower of the Year 2020

The Canada Blooms Flower of the Year for 2020 is the Sincerity Dahlia (Dahlia x hybrida) from Syngenta Flowers North America. The Sincerity Dahlia features lots of early blooms (3”-4”) and has large pink and white bi-colour flowers with just a touch of yellow at their centre. The Sincerity is compact and…

Main Street Coleus receives AAS award

Exceptional performance at 20 trial sites has earned Coleus Main Street Beale Street top honors as a 2020 All-American Selections Ornamental Winner. The new variety, available for the 2020 retail season from Dümmen Orange, is the first-ever coleus to be named an AAS Winner. The AAS comparison trials, held…

Aralia cordata 'Sun King' named 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association has announced Aralia cordata 'Sun King' as its 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year. Compared to traditional Japanese Spikenard, 'Sun King' has golden yellow foliage and is more compact. Although the variety is called 'Sun King', too much sun will cause leaf burn. For best…

Christmas poinsettias bloom in Ireland

It's 'beginning to look a lot like Christmas' in Oldtown this month, as local business Uniplumo undertakes its annual Poinsettia harvest, a red Mexican plant synonymous with the season of goodwill. Here, up to sixty workers will toil around the clock, harvesting up to 85,000 festive plants to be…

Exploring floral evolution in Pelargonium

For flowering plants, there are multiple drivers of shape change that effect the process of speciation. In the background, species are constrained by their phylogenetic history, i.e. evolutionary changes that were advantageous to their ancestors, might turn out to no longer be beneficial. At the same…

British nursery supplies £1m plants to holiday park

Johnsons of Whixley, BALI Registered Affiliate member, will help people enjoy even happier holidays after supplying plants to a £1m transformation scheme at a holiday park. North-Yorkshire based Johnsons supplied more than 4,000 plants worth a total of £22,000 to the Hoburne Naish Holiday Park in Hampshire.…


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