Novelties

Netherlands: New colors and concepts at Cyclamen Open Days and Retail Week

From week 43 up to and including week 45, Schoneveld Breeding organizes its annual Cyclamen Open Days. Visitors from all over the world come to the brand new PlantXperience, where they are included in the story of Cyclamen Super Serie. In addition to their Cyclamen range, the breeder shows novelties, new…

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…

Deliflor introduces purple chrysanthemum Gaviria

A real competitor. That is how Deliflor describes Gaviria in 3 words. Not only does it refer to the Colombian racing cyclist that successfully races on an international level for some years now. It also refers to Deliflor’s newest chrysanthemum variety Gaviria, an intense purple colour disbud with dark…

Best novelty at Plantarium 2019: Clematis ‘Zo14100’ (Little Lemons)

Clematis ‘Zo14100’ (Little Lemons) has been voted best Novelty of Plantarium 2019. The plant was submitted by Clematiskwekerij J. van Zoest from Boskoop. Clematis ‘Zo14100’ Little Lemons is a breakthrough in Clematis cultivation. The plant produces an extraordinary, very compact and bushy growth and is…

Pottburri and Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart' win Press Award Plantarium 2019

Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart', submitted by Joh. Stolwijk & Zn. from Boskoop, won the Plantarium Press Award in the category Garden, balcony and patio plants. In the Concepts category, the award went to Pottburri, submitted by F.N. Kempen from Mijndrecht. The jury was unanimous about…

New rose named at Danish Rose Festival

The “knee setting” of Danish Jim Lyngvild’s own rose

A new rose has been baptized at the Danish Rose Festival (Rosenfestival), that is annually held in Bogense, on Funen, in the first weekend of August. The theme for this year’s festival was Nordic mythology and the guest of honour was Danish designer and Viking Jim Lyngvild. Here he named his own rose…

"Great potential for new Cortaderia"

This week Fleurizon’s CEO Frank de Greef and New Plants representative Zwier Nooteboom signed contracts for the new plant Cortaderia ‘Little Pampa’ and Cortaderia ‘Little Pampa Gold’. Both companies are fully aware of the great potential in the market for these products. The Gold variety has variegated…

UK: Key lines from Genesis

Genesis Plant Marketing will exhibit some of their key lines for 2019/2020 at Four Oaks next month (Stand D81/52). These include the multi-award-winning Fern Dryopteris Jurassic Gold. Salvias Amethyst, Cherry Lips and the new large-flowered red Jemimas Gem make up some of their premier portfolios for the year ahead. New logos…

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…

US (VA): Citizen scientists discover endangered orchid

Local citizen scientists working with the Changing Landscapes Initiative and Virginia Working Landscapes, both programs of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), discovered a rare orchid that is nearly extinct in the commonwealth of Virginia. The purple fringeless orchid (Platanthera…

New double flowered hydrangea series

US: Double petal flowers take hydrangea to new heights

Hydrangeas are booming in the USA and Ball Ingenuity is therefore very pleased with their latest introduction; a new series of double flowering hydrangea macrophyllas. "It is a new level of what is currently popular. Most retailers want pink and blues, but with the double petal flowers, we take it to…

US: Griffin Greenhouse Supplies releases 2020 Seed-Plant Catalog

Griffin, one of the largest horticultural brokers and suppliers in the United States, announced the availability of its 2020 Seed-Plant Catalog . The 2020 catalog contains the company's complete seed assortment and both new and top-selling varieties from key vegetative partners. In addition, the digital…

New Alstroemeria Florinca at Decorum grower Together2Grow

New at Decorum grower Together2Grow: the Alstroemeria Florinca Mojito. The new sort has a striking mint green color and is also distinctive because of its large flowers and linear flower stems. The crown of the branches has fine foliage, which makes the flowers stand out well. The Moijto is grown…

NL: Deliflor introduces yellow disbud 'Ritual'

Ritual, the new yellow disbud of Deliflor, has it all to gain a good market position. "The large, firm flower with its fresh yellow colour and green heart is exactly how the majority of the customers likes its chrysanthemum to look like", the company states. "The large amount of petals create a beautiful…

All InSeason introducing Preserved Paeonies to Australia

All InSeason is excited to introduce the Preserved Paeonies to Australia, amongst other new preserved flowers like Vanda Orchids, Phalaenopsis Orchids and Water Lily. The four different colors of the Preserved Paeonies from left to right: Pale Pink, Peach, Pink, White. After introducing the Preserved…

Zabo Plant introduces faster and genetically shorter variety

An Easter lily that's never late to the party

Finishing Easter lilies on time. It is a challenge for many US growers and for the upcoming reason, Zabo Plant is therefore very pleased with their new Lily Looks longiflorum ‘Miracle'. This Easter lily is faster and genetically shorter, which ensures growers to have their product ready on time. Not only…

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…

DS Cole Growers releases 2019-2020 Young Plant Catalog

DS Cole Growers now have their new 2019-2020 Young Plant Catalog on their website. Customers can easily view it by going to www.dscolegrowers.com . "This year we are offering more houseplant options as well as first year flowering perennials, an expanded succulent line and many new varieties from top…

A new rose in Moscow

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Archangel Museum in Russia, the House of Meilland has named the variety Meisselpier (known as Sophia Romantica in France): “юбилей музей Архангельское” (“Jubilee of the Archangel Museum"). The baptism took place on July 11, 2019 in Moscow, accompanied by Countess Xenia…

Novelties Plantarium 2019, part 1

New plants are introduced at Plantarium again this year, having been bred by companies both in the Netherlands and abroad, and are judged by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. This article provides an overview of a number of novelties that will be judged at the show. Buddleja davidii 'Artbud 1580'…

Combining quality with sustainability

During a period of instability and concern for the environment, the world of horticulture continues to provide a high degree of well-being for a troubled planet, albeit one carbon credit at a time. Novelty fades Growers and nurseries worldwide have always searched for new plants to produce. Now they need…

UK: New sweet pea flower to be given Welsh name

History will be made at the Royal Welsh Show later this month as a new variety of sweet pea is launched. This new flower will have a Welsh name for the first time since the sweet pea arrived in Britain 300 years ago. John Rowlands, originally from Bala, has been growing sweet peas on his Denbighshire…

Bloomin’ Easy introduces three exclusive new varieties for 2020

Bloomin’ Easy introduces three new varieties for 2020, available to wholesale growers as young plants starting next spring: Thunderbolt Box Honeysuckle, Afterglow Weigela and Pinky Promise Snowberry. “We’ve got some exciting plants in the pipeline and this year three made it through our trials,” says…

UK: Fryer’s Roses to launch new rose in memory of Dianne Oxberry

Dianne Oxberry was one of the BBC’s longest-serving presenters, beloved by viewers who welcomed her into their homes on a daily basis. As the comedian Peter Kay famously remarked when gate-crashing her live TV weather report ‘Dianne Oxberry… God love her… you’ve made it sunshine for everybody’. He wasn’t…

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…

Singapore: Orchid named after Armenian Prime Minister and spouse

Accompanied by his spouse Anna Hakobyan, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens on the margins of his official visit to Singapore. An orchid naming ceremony was held, at which a new variety of the national flower of Singapore was named after the Armenian Prime Minister and…

Danziger highlights solutions for small and medium growers at Cultivate 2019

"New genetics and customized programs can increase profitability"

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 will 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…

US: Emerald Coast Growers 2019-20 Resource Guide now available

The latest edition of Emerald Coast Growers’ new variety Resource Guide is now available. “We continue to see creative uses and growth in ornamental grasses, from varieties to replace turf to increased activity in infertile breeding,” says Cheri Markowitz, Sales Manager. “Plus, natives continue to see…

First introduction at FlowerTrials

Dümmen Orange launches new phalaenopsis label 'Popcorn'

At the FlowerTrials held from 11 - 14 June, Dümmen Orange launched a new orchid label for its special small-flowered phalaenopsis: Popcorn 'Pops up your room'. The sector first became acquainted with this new label during the open days. These Popcorn orchids are available in many colors ranging from…

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…

US: Five new edible varieties earn AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections just announced five new Winners, all of which are new edible varieties. Each of the following new AAS Winners was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class. Only those entries…

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…

Selecta One looks back at FlowerTrials with new plants and tech

"Where plants meet people“ – under this motto Selecta one presented its assortment of pot and bedding plants at FlowerTrials 2019. In total, more than 2600 visitors convinced themselves of new varieties and highlights at both locations of Selecta one. Selecta one FlowerTrials location Germany at nursery…

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…

UK: Fryer’s Roses to launch two new roses for 2019

Fryer’s Roses, part of the Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres, is to launch two new roses at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Reach for the Stars on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Friends on behalf of the Greenfingers Charity. Reach for the Stars rose Launched by…

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…

Awards and medals for two garden roses from Roses Forever

Two Danish garden roses were honored with a medal and an honorary award at the 67th international Rosenneuheiten-Wettbewerb 2019 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Roses Forever's Rosa Eskelund, who has bred the roses says: “I am very happy and also pleasantly surprised that two entire roses won acknowledgment.…

UK: Award winning new plant display from Farplants

Farplants pulled out all the stops to celebrate the tenth year of the HTA National Plant Show. Their interactive new plant display created a memorable experience to help launch new ranges. The company's latest innovations, Garden your Way to Wellbeing and Mounds and Mats, took centre stage. In addition,…

US (VA): NewGen Boxwood introduces its first two program selections for the marketplace

NewGen Boxwood, marketed by Saunders Genetics, will unveil the first two introductions in its boxwood program at Cultivate19, July 13-16, 2019, in Columbus, OH. The two exclusive varieties will be available in the marketplace beginning early 2020. The introductions are named Buxus NewGen Independence…

Roses as an alternative to scented candles?

Natural Fragrance Rose offers the aromatics of garden-grown roses designed to last months without water or care. The sustainable alternative to chemical-based scented candles and diffusers, Natural Fragrance Rose is described as a "green revolution in indoor fragrance". A third-generation Dutch flower…

Chinese scientists bloom in efforts to save rare flowers

At over 4,000 meters above sea level, botanist Xue Jingqi and his colleagues felt their heads throbbing with altitude sickness. Local Tibetans guided them as they searched carefully in rocks near Shangri-La, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Then their malaise lifted as they found rare wild peonies they…

‘Dutch Lane’ tulip named in his honor

US (CA): Lane DeVries honored at IFE flower-naming ceremony

A special breed of tulip has been named after Lane DeVries, president and CEO of The Sun Valley Group, at the International Floriculture Expo (IFE) in Miami Beach. This is the first time a flower farmer has been recognized with this honor. Called “Dutch Lane,” the new tulip is a crossbreed of Prominence…

US: For growers, Outstanding Varieties provides opportunity to stand apart

Toward the end of 2018, Juan David Lecuona began fielding hundreds of queries from industry members hungry for more information on ‘Alma’— a bright white chrysanthemum with a perfectly green center grown by his company, Deliflor Latin America. The reason for that spike in interest? In September, ‘Alma’…

UK: Visitors vote for their favourites at the HTA National Plant Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which took place this week at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire voted for their favourite plants and most inspiring retails stands and concepts at the event. The Visitor Vote results, sponsored by Floramedia, were: Best in Show and Shrub &…

Deliflor introduces Rossano Elizabeth

Another royal flower is being added to the Deliflor assortment: Rossano Elizabeth . An orange Rossano with green edges at the petals which will be introduced in week 25, named after the queen mother of the United Kingdom. The colourisation of this disbudded chrysanthemum is unique and has resemblance…

UK: Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (18 and 19 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. When…

Aquaponics: Working with solar and photovoltaic energy

The earth's population is increasing and the demand for organic foodstuffs is growing in the city centers as well. Therefore, the area for agricultural use decreases. In order to be able to produce enough food regardless, new cultivation methods such as aquaponics come into focus. Self-contained…

Tabledance back on top in fourth Lily League

Visitors of the Dutch Lily Days and other lily enthusiasts chose ‘Tabledance’ to be the most popular lily variety of the world. After the first official vote cast by world champion short-track speed skater Lara van Ruijven, many voters followed her lead by sending in their preferred lilies in the Lily…

Beekenkamp wins FleuroStar 2019

Beekenkamp took home the tenth FleuroStar award. The prestigious prize, which is awarded annually to the novelty with the highest 'wow' factor, was won by the breeder for their Begonia MacaRouge. Click here for the photo report. Cor Bremmer, commercial director ornamentals; Marc Driessen, director ornamentals; Sirekit Mol,…

Netherlands: Registration open for Trade Fair Aalsmeer novelties

Behind the scenes, Royal FloraHolland is working hard to map out novelties once again, for suppliers, exporters and wholesalers. Trade Fair Aalsmeer starts in November 2019. During this event, novelties are given a stage. They are even indicated separately on the map. And more importantly, the stage is…

House of Meilland launches promising novelty 'Zepeti'

Yesterday, at the facilities of MNP Flowers in Leimuiderbrug, the Netherlands, the House of Meilland baptized a new introduction in its renowned collection of roses. Zepeti, allegedly & jokingly named so combining the French word for small (petit) and the national way of pronouncing 'the', is a…

David Austin introduces wedding rose Ella

David Austin Roses introduces a new ivory wedding rose called Ella (Auswagsy), named in honor of Lady Gabriella’s marriage to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, London on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Lady Gabriella, also known as ‘Ella’ to friends and family, was delighted to include this new…

Floricultura introduces the Phalaenopsis Flowerful series

Floricultura launched the Phalaenopsis Flowerful series today. It is a series of unique varieties which can easily be compared with an impressive bouquet. That’s the essence of Flowerful. ‘With the varieties of the Flowerful series, Phalaenopsis growers can take on the competition with cut flowers’,…

Sneak peek: Coleus Terra Nova 'Jigsaw'

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of Coleus Terra Nova 'Jigsaw'. This annual most actively grows in the Spring and produces mounds of eye-catching red, orange, and yellow foliage. Coleus Terra Nova 'Jigsaw' is the newest varietal addition to Terra Nova Nurseries’ Coleus Terra Nova series. The…

"You don’t find orchids; they find you"

When a mining company came to exploit an old-growth cloud forest near Edicson Parra’s hometown of Fusagasuga in Colombia, he decided to take action. He rallied as many relatives and friends as he could and joined a street protest against the looming project. Photos of Parra and his family waving placards…

De Ruiter presents new varieties at IFTEX Kenia

A few weeks ago De Ruiter Innovations invited traders, marketeers, auctioneers, business developers and product handlers over for a 'blind variety selection'. The invitees had to judge a number of existing, but mostly not yet commercial varieties, which were lined up without any specifics or details.…

Summerbay for terrace or garden

One of Europe's leading Baytree nurseries is ready for a very busy selling season in the next few weeks. Jabbeke based Laurica Plants sense that summer is coming and are offering the Summerbay right now. Creating the right environment This is a small baytree in a coloured pot which will enhance terraces or gardens and create…

EHR’s 2019 California Spring Trials Report now available

Eason Horticultural Resources released their 2019 edition of the California Spring Trials Report. This is one of the most comprehensive descriptive guides of the introductions…

First vote Lily League 2019 by world champion short-track speed skater

The opening of the Dutch Lily Days was held at Onings Holland Flowerbulbs this year. Special guest during the ceremony was world champion short-track speed skater Lara van Ruijven. Team effort, collaboration and never giving up are the key goals of Van Ruijven, that she shared with the attendees. It was…

NL: Together2Grow introduces new Alstroemeria Florinca Cherry

Last week Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, together with breeding company Könst Alstroemeria, introduced a new variety called Alstroemeria Florinca Cherry. Characteristics are it's big flowers and it's fast growing stems. The delicate little leaves surrounding the flowers make the colors come out…

David Austin presents new wedding rose called Ella

David Austin Roses is delighted to introduce a new ivory wedding rose called EllaTM (Auswagsy), named in honour of Lady Gabriella’s marriage to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Saturday, 18th May 2019. Image courtesy of photographer, Hugo Burnand Lady Gabriella, also known as ‘Ella’ to…


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