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SimulCAST20 - A virtual Spring Trials experience

What would have been on display during CAST 2020 at the Ball Horticultural Company Santa Paula location? Even though the facilities were closed to the public this year, SimulCAST20 provides a digital experience to learn about the new introductions for the spring 2021 retail season. See all that would…

Reinventing the Spring Trials experience

It’s another year of innovation for the Proven Winners brand, and they're delivering the California Spring Trials experience directly to you in a new way this year.                               New this year, they are debuting Proven Winners OnDemand. Through online video content, they will provide helpful tips for brokers to learn how to position products to fit customers’ needs, and in-depth content on a wide range of topics from knowledgeable propagator partners. On May 4th…

CAST: What would have been on show

This week, Suntory Flowers would have been wrapping up California Spring Trials (CAST) at a new location near Santa Barbara. Although they couldn't roll out their new varieties in person, they will be sharing them digitally in many forms of media, starting with this video/slideshow. New intros include…

US (CO): Perennial Trials reveal top 6 performers in Rocky Mountain conditions

The purpose of CSU’s Flower 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…

Ornamental varieties from Argentine native species to the world

For decades, varieties developed from species native to Argentina appeared in the flowers and ornamentals world market. As examples, we can mention Petunia, Alstroemeria, Calceolaria and Glandularia, among many other species. by Daniel E. Morisigue and Gabriela Facciuto For more than 15 years the…

FlowerTrials: A taste of what would have been on show

Unfortunately FlowerTrials 2020 has been cancelled. The COVID-19 virus situation makes it impossible for the 62 participating breeding companies to host the primary annual event for the Pot and Bedding Plant industry. To give you a taste of what would have been on show, the organization offers a…

New anemone has "exceptionally high flower count and provides excellent foliage cover"

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of its new variety, Anemone Satin Doll Blush. This deciduous perennial has large, dogwood-like flowers that are held just over its glossy foliage. It has a high flower count and provides excellent foliage cover, according to Terra Nova. Anemone Satin Doll Blush…

Deliflor introduces Serenity Salmon

Serenity will get a third surprising colour variation from Friday 27th of March. Zentoo will then start supplying Serenity Salmon, next to the existing varieties Serenity and Serenity Sweet. Serenity Salmon will be available in Zentoo's webshop, as well as at the auction in small amounts. As the name…

FlameThrower coleus named a Louisiana Super Plant for 2020

The LSU AgCenter has named FlameThrower coleus as a Louisiana Super Plant for spring 2020. “FlameThrower coleus series can be spotted by its uniquely-shaped thin and ruffled foliage, which stands out in any landscape,” said AgCenter horticulturist Jeb Fields, who oversees the Super Plants program. “Add…

"We can use a little AAA Double Fun"

In times like these, we can use a bit of fun. Therefore, grower Chrywijk introduces the santini AAA Double Fun. It is the striking contrast of this white santini with a black heart that creates the playful effect in any type of bouquet. AAA Double Fun is available now at the Dutch flowers auctions of…

Wyevale Nurseries adds Agapanthus ‘Poppin Purple’ to promotional range

Wyevale Nurseries has added a brand-new introduction to its promotional range – Agapanthus ‘Poppin Purple’. The new Agapanthus will be available from April (2020) onwards. Colin Stanley, Retail Sales Manager at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, which celebrates its 90th Anniversary this year, said: “We’re delighted…

Explore new plants from home with CAST | Mobile app

The decision is official: The California Spring Trials has been cancelled amid concerns of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). But as we all stay safer and practice social distancing, there's no need to give up on learning about new plants. Explore the latest through CAST | Mobile app, the annual…

Ball SB introduces Limonium Silver Pink

“Innovative breeding is part of our DNA, and as such our breeding teams are constantly working not only to improve existing varieties but also to bring to the market exiting new flowers”, says Carmen Marquez, Marketing Manager at Ball SB. And now, they are introducing a unique pink color Hybrid Limonium…

Syngenta Flowers offers digital CAST experience

Syngenta Flowers invites its customers to webCAST 2020, to stay up to date with full digital coverage of their newest genetic innovations, technical trialing results and marketing programs directly from Syngenta Flowers. The interactive, live-streamed event will be broadcast via Facebook and the…

United Selections open days for the 1st Quarter 2020

Globally, the flower industry is very dynamic and everything keeps changing rapidly. As such, there’s a need for constant communication and exchange of feedback amongst all the stakeholders along the chain. It’s through this basic principle that United Selections, a premier rose breeder initiated an…

US (FL): Suntory Flowers on the road at Costa Farms

Last week, Costa Farms hosted its Season Premier event in its trial gardens at Costa Color near Homestead, FL. This officially kicks off the Southern garden trials and is an opportunity to see 2021 introductions before the California Spring Trials. by Delilah Onofrey and Lorentina McKoy Each bed features…

Fulco Spithoven on the Benary Pansy Trials:

"This layout enables easy comparison"

As most young plants are being grown in the Netherlands, German seed breeder Benary decided to establish a breeding facility in this country 10 years ago. After leasing a part of a greenhouse, Benary decided to buy a 1.5 ha greenhouse in the North of the Netherlands (Venhuizen) and rebuild half of it, 2…

Fleuroselect presents 'golden trio' for 2021

Fleuroselect presents the 2021 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing judges and Entries & Evaluation Committee to award the coveted Gold Medal. Celosia argentea Sol Gekko Green | PanAmerican SeedWith…

UK: Wyevale Nurseries granted licence to propagate Lomandra ‘White Sands’

Wyevale Nurseries will be growing Lomandra ‘White Sands’, the first variegated Lomandra, which was also the Winner of Best New Novelty at the Groen-Direkt Spring Fair in Holland in January. Kyle Ross, Production Manager at the Containers Division at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, explained: “We are delighted…

US (FL): Costa Farms holds annual Season Premiere

More than 200 industry insiders sought this season’s newest plants on March 3rd and 4th when Costa Farms opened its two-acre Trial Garden for its annual Season Premiere. Attendees had the opportunity to check out 360 different plant varieties, of which 55 percent were new annual and perennial…

April 28-May 1, Venhuizen

Spring is coming - time to see some plants

It is time for Spring and time to present PanAmerican Seed's new varieties at their location in the Netherlands. The greenhouse in Venhuizen will be filled with PanAmerican Seed flowers, including the new introductions of this year and previous year. From a selection of their extensive assortment, they…

Four roses awarded with Dutch certificate of excellence

During the annual meeting of the Cultuurgroep voor Rozen en Rozenonderstammen, which took place on 14 February at the Koninklijke Van Ginkel Groep in Veenendaal (Netherlands), 4 certificates were awarded from Excellence Roses. Helma van der Louw, chairman of the KVBC, handed out the certificates. On the…

A green thumb’s up for Treasure Island Sweet Potatoes

Treasure Island Sweet Potatoes, represented in North America by Concept Plants, were recently recognized with a Green Thumb Award in the Edible Plants category from the Direct Gardening Association at their DGA 2020 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Brian Kirkland, Sales Support and Business…

Two new additions to Hollywood Hibiscus cast

J. Berry has two new rising stars joining the cast of Hollywood Hibiscus characters in 2020: Disco Diva and Trophy Wife. Disco Diva likes to be the center of attention and she gets it by flashing bloom after bloom of orange and fuchsia ruffled flowers on the dance floor. Trophy Wife doesn’t play second…

Registration open for Glazen Tulip Award 2021

Do you have a special and new cultivar that will be on sale in 2020/2021? If so, you qualify for the Royal FloraHolland’s Glazen Tulip Awards 2020-2021. This award is given to the best market introduction in the floriculture industry. Five categoriesThe Glazen Tulip Award 2020-2021 will go to the best…

Marginpar introduces Talinum 'Long John'

Talinum is a member of the purslane family. Some varieties have edible leaves, but Marginpar, who introduces this new variety called 'Long John', obviously prefers to see these enchanting twigs in a vase rather than on the plate. The branches of the Talinum are packed with small seed pods in red and…

Australia: Detection dogs track down rare orchid

Detection dogs Missy and Taz of OWAD Environment were brought in by NSW Government’s Saving our Species (SoS) program and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) after staff spent fruitless days searching for new orchid populations. Discovered by a member of the public, the orchid is being…

Helix Australia celebrates first waxflower harvest in California

The first harvest from Helix Australia’s initial Californian waxflower planting has commenced at Mellano & Co. Wax Dee’s Delight, flowering This waxflower crop was only planted in December 2018 so the quick move into harvest has been very pleasing, according to the company. In addition, the first harvest…

Three varieties earn AAS Winner award

All-America Selections announces three new AAS Winners. All AAS Winners are trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grow new, never-before-sold entries next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class. Only those entries that performed better than the…

Terra Nova Nurseries introduces sneak peek of Sedum ‘Conga Line’

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of its brand-new Sedum ‘Conga Line’. Sedum ‘Conga Line’ features strong upright stems that are covered in multi-colored foliage and topped with lovely peach, coral and cream flowers in late summer. This fast-blooming perennial encounters a foliage shift from…

Regional landscape solutions now available from Ball Seed

The key to landscape design success is putting the right plant in the right place. To help drive that message home, greenhouse businesses that supply professional landscapers should provide plant recommendations for their specific region. Now, thanks to Ball Seed, the nation’s leading horticultural…

US (GA): State pollinator protection efforts focus on pollinator plant availability

As part of an ongoing effort to help support Georgians use more native plants in their landscapes, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has partnered with the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia, the Georgia Green Industry Association and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to…

New poinsettia production introduced to the European market

Each year in January, Dümmen Orange holds its Poinsettia Seminar in Rheinberg, Germany to kick off the new sales season with German growers. Last month, together with customers and business partners, Dümmen Orange evaluated the past year and looked ahead to the new year, while collecting feedback. Of…


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