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CAST: What you've missed at Greenfuse Botanicals and Suncrest

Many varieties were on display at the California Spring Trials 2019. So, even if you visited the event, you could have missed some. For this reason, FloralDaily.com presents several highlights that were on display at the participating companies in a series of articles. We visited all locations and…

US (HI): Researchers rediscover ‘extinct’ native plant using a drone

Utilizing drone technology, researchers from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) on Kauai recently rediscovered a native Hawaiian plant that was thought to be extinct. The plant, called Hibiscadelphus woodii, was rediscovered in a small colony of three individuals growing on a vertical cliff…

Lady Mara from Florist Holland

Flower Expo Ukraine 2019 kicks off with baptism of a new gerbera

This morning Flower Expo Ukraine was officially opened by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mr. Ed Hoeks and his spouse; Mrs. Odilia de Ranitz, Honorary President of Flower Expo Ukraine; Maryna Kinakh, The President of the Flower Council of Ukraine; Mrs. Iryna Slobodyanyuk and the…

UK: Personalised rose will raise money for cancer-related charities

Ralph Lucas, 53, said a painful time was made a little more bearable by the warmth and support of the expert care at St Barnabas House, so he wants to give something back.…

CAST: What was on display at Windmill, Floricultura and Headstart Nursery?

Tons of new, existing and improved varieties were on display during the California Spring Trials, held from March 23-27. Can you still remember what the varieties were presented at Windmill Nursery in Buellton, Floricultura in Salinas and Headstart Nursery in Gilroy? Below, we will refresh your memory,…

Ball's latest varieties shine at Asocolflores Assembly 2019

During the Asocolflores Assembly 2019 that was held on April 3, the Asocolflores members were greeted by the Display of BallSB. It was placed at the entrance of the assembly and highlighted their latest varieties. This year, BallSB presented the new Delphinium Trick, the cut flowers Marigold COCO, a new…

January 28-31, Essen

New roses, hydrangeas and primroses on display at IPM Essen

April 13 is International Plant Appreciation Day. There are enough reasons to appreciate flowers, herbs, bushes and trees. They ensure a feel-good climate in the cities, bring colour and please their owners with delicious fruits. There are around 300,000 different plant species on Earth. Every year,…

May 15-16, Orlando

US (FL): Breeders, education experts, industry members to gather at Florida Flower Trials

FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials serve as a place to sharpen business skills and get a first-hand glimpse of how the newest annual plant varieties can boost profit margins. Florida Flower Trials is a two-day annual event where top plant breeders, education experts and key industry members come together to…

What was on display at Ball Horticultural during CAST?

New, existing and improved varieties. They were all on display at the California Spring Trials, that took place from April 14-19. Also at Ball Horticultural Company in Santa Paula many varieties were on display. In this article, we will highlight the novelties of Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Darwin…

New Look celosia latest Texas Superstar release

An older celosia variety – New Look – has been named the latest Texas Superstar release based on its superior performance across the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. The New Look celosia variety was named a 2019 Texas Superstar plant by AgriLife Research, Texas A&M…

The 3 highlights of the companies at Grolink

CAST: Loads of varieties form sea of color at Grolink

For many California Spring Trial visitors, GroLink was either their first or last stop. This location was home to many companies and to breeders and propagators, several suppliers presented their products and services too. In this article, we will present the highlights of the following breeders: ABZ…

US: Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha hydrangea wins Shrub Madness 2019

Proven Winners ColorChoice crowned a 2019 Shrub Madness winner as the world’s only plant bracket competition came to a close for 2019. Based on the college basketball playoffs, the contest is populated with a wide variety of Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs, which compete throughout the month of March…

June 13, De Lier

Which 2019 introduction will win the FleuoStar Award?

FlowerTrials shows the latest new developments in pot and bedding plant breeding and the very best have been entered into the FleuroStar contest. This year 6 candidates will be on display at multiple FlowerTrials locations in Westland, Aalsmeer and Rheinland Westphalia and an expert jury of over 30…

Photo Report: California Spring Trials 2019

California was the center of the US floriculture sector last week, during the California Spring Trials. Growers, distributors, retailers and more found their way to 15 locations. There were tons of varieties on display and the participating companies did their utmost best to show the potential of their…

What exactly is All-America Selections?

For all their new fans and followers, the organization behind All-America Selections are answering some questions about AAS. What exactly is All-America Selections (AAS)? AAS is a non-profit plant trialing organization that promotes new varieties for the home gardener. Varieties that have been judged to…

Top 5 AmeriSeed flowers to sow this spring

Finally, the days are getting longer and warmer. Spring is here. Now is the time to sow AmeriSeed Marigolds, Vinca, Zinnia and Petunia seeds. Here is AmeriSeed's top 5 picks for flowers this Spring: 1. African/American Marigolds – “Little Ducks Orange F1” A naturally dwarf variety with huge, orange…

UK: Wyevale Nurseries granted licence to propagate & sell Pyracantha ‘Red Star’

Wyevale Nurseries are celebrating after being granted the sale and propagation licence for an award-winning Pyracantha. They will be growing Pyracantha ‘Red Star’, which was the winner of the Innovation Award in the category of woody plants in January at IPM Essen 2019. Kyle Ross, Production Manager at…

June 11-13, Hazerswoude-Dorp

Garden Trials and Trade: top innovations of more than 30 companies at a single location

More than 30 companies have linked themselves to the second edition of Garden Trials and Trade 2019, which will be held on 11, 12 and 13 June 2019. Garden Trials and Trade is the main event where the latest breeds in the area of woody plants and perennials are exhibited. Breeders and specialised…

Flowering Rhododendrons at Plantarium 2019

At the Plantarium Trade Fair 2019, Plantipp will introduce two new members of the series Encore. With a compact and evergreen Rhododendron that flowers in spring and again in autumn, this plant is suitable for borders and containers in every garden. A Rhododendron that flowers in spring and again in…

UK: New Dianthus range with Cherry Burst RHS Chelsea headliner

There may be heightened interest in the Royal Family’s charity gardens at RHS Chelsea this year, but there is also an exclusive from Perennial Royalty at Lovania Nurseries: Dianthus Cherry Burst. Dianthus Cherry Burst Its unique grey-green foliage adds an extra silvery leaf shimmer to its flower impact.…

Danziger rolls out the red carpet for CAST 2019

King of Rock and Roll sings the praises of Amore King of Hearts

Elvis was in the building at the Danziger CAST display in Gilroy, CA on Saturday. The surprise visit by the King of Rock and Roll kicked off the start of the Spring Trials event, highlighting the newest variety in the unique petunia series, Amore King of Hearts. Danziger’s North American team enlisted…

Geum Tempo Rose by Terra Nova Nurseries

Re-blooming perennial keeps pollinators coming back for more

"Blooming" might be the word that characterizes Terra Nova's new perennial Geum Tempo Rose. "It blooms early, for a long time and even re-blooms", explains Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development with Terra Nova Nurseries. This new variety will be officially introduced on Wednesday, March 27,…

Deliflor introduces Petticoat

New chrysanthemum harkens back to the days of rock 'n' roll

Back to the days of Elvis and rock-and-roll - that’s what Deliflor wants to do by introducing the new Deliflor variety Petticoat, a white/pink flower with striped petals and a green heart. According to the breeder, this single flowered spray chrysanthemum has a good chance of gaining a good position in…

Selecta one targets children with "Christmas Mouse"

Appealing to a new target group with a slightly different poinsettia

What story-telling can do. The breeders of this variety were not sure they should launch it, but the marketing department saw the opportunity to tap into a new target group. The variety in question is the Euphorbia pulcherrima Christmas Mouse of Selecta one. The "mouse ears" make the difference,…

Hishtil’s new series of English Lavender: BeeZee

“Uniform growth, lower transport costs and higher bee amounts ”

Picture a sea of lavender in a blue-white color palette. Well, that is how a nursery might look like when it is filled with Hishtil’s new series of English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia 'BeeZee'. The series, bred by world famous plant breeder David Kerley, consists of five different colors, with the…

Alexandra Farms announces eight new varieties of fresh cut garden roses

Alexandra Farms, one of the world’s largest grower of fresh cut garden roses, announces the latest additions to their collections. David Austin English Garden Roses Among the new releases are three varieties belonging to the David Austin brand. Earlier this year, creamy white Ella (Auswagsy) and Eugenie…

Dutch embassy gives tulip Philly Belle to the city of Philadelphia

The Dutch embassy has offered a new tulip to the city of Philadelphia during the Preview Gala of the large Philadelphia Flower Show on March 10. This is a gesture of recognition of the chosen theme: "Holland: Flowering the World". The tulip comes from the stand of Remarkable Tulips from Lisse. The…

Chinook Sunrise

Vineland releases second rose for use across Canada

A new bloom has dawned in Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of bred-in-Canada garden and landscape roses. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) officially released Chinook Sunrise, the second in a series of roses developed for their hardiness and ability to blossom almost anywhere in…

Fleuroselect Approved Novelty Register 2019

New varieties which have been recognised by the Fleuroselect judges to be sufficiently new and different versus existing cultivars and which have passed the rigorous requirement for uniformity are granted Novelty Protection. These innovative cultivars are protected by the membership from reproduction.…

Lemon sedum named 2019 Louisiana Super Plant

The LSU AgCenter selected lemon sedum as a 2019 Louisiana Super Plant for many reasons, but mainly because of its effortless care and vigorous growth habit. The color of this plant’s foliage is what makes it striking in the landscape next to other annuals and perennials. Lemon sedum is best grown in full…

Belgium: Florall awards for hydrangea and ecological strawberry

On 12 March, the Florall trade fair was held in Waregem. There is also a competition for novelties connected to the trade fair. The Hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’ by tree nursery Willy De Nolf from Waregem won the gold medal in the ‘varieties’ category. In the ‘concepts’ category, the ‘Berroo Pure’ by…

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Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2019

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2019? In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each participating company in a series of five articles. In this edition, we'll reveal the top products from companies: Sakata Seed America, Westhoff, HilverdaKooij, Nir Nursery,…

US: Proven Winners highlights top trial performers

The trialing season is complete and the final tally of awards and highlights for Proven Winners plants across North America is in. "We are very thankful for the help and evaluations at each trial site. Each location learns what plants do well in their trial gardens, while we discover which areas of the…

How shipwrecked ducks became beautiful marigold varieties

Once upon a time, during a winter storm, a large ship, sailing from Hong Kong to America lost several containers over board. Inside one of these containers were 28,000 bath ducks. No one would have guessed that these ducks would still be floating around the world’s oceans 25 years later and have taught…

Selecta One releases new Dianthus catalogue 2019

"Spring is a time of planning and projects," said Leo Tolstoy. Spring welcomed us already with mild temperatures and sunny days and thus the gardening season starts slowly. Selecta One presents its Dianthus catalogue 2019 with colourful proven as well as new varieties. They offer strong series: from…

Netherlands: Mini hydrangeas bring a new concept to the market

The theme of Plantarium 2019 is ‘Green Fits All’. Plantarium 2019 aims to encourage participants to seek cooperation with companies and authorities outside the sector. That way green will provide opportunities for growth. Participant Van der Peijl Tuinplanten presents a particularly compact growing…

Netherlands: Spray chrysanthemum 'Abbey' released

From week 9 (Tuesday February 26th) Zentoo will supply the new spray chrysanthemum Abbey. The decorative flower of Abbey has an appealing colour: the white petals have a refined purple edge and a dark purple heart. Recently, Zentoo has already supplied Abbey successfully in small amounts in an exclusive…

Part 3:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2019

Just a couple of weeks left till the participants of the California Spring Trials 2019 open their doors. At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 23-27, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In a series of five…

US (PA): Longwood Gardens releases rare green clivia

Longwood Gardens has introduced the newest clivia from its breeding program, and is asking the public to help name it. The first green clivia released from the world-renowned Gardens’ breeding program, the clivia’s bloom features creamy green petals that gently cup a throat of deeper green. The blooms…

Taiwan's newly developed hybrid orchids win major prizes

Three unique hybrid orchids developed by the Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station have won four prizes at an international orchid show in Taiwan for their exotic appearance and fragrance. The moth orchid is treasured for its beauty and Taiwan's most exported orchid, but Weng…

US (NY): Hortus Forum scores big at the Philly Flower Show

Some might call it beginner’s luck. But it really has more to do with the top-notch growing skills of the talented horticulturists in Hortus Forum, Cornell’s undergraduate horticulture club. The club entered 44 plants in various categories at the Philadelphia Flower Show. And they brought home 38…

Two novel blooms announced in David Austin Handbook of Roses 2019/2020

David Austin announced the arrival of the Handbook of Roses 2019/2020 and introduced two new personalities to their English Rose collection: 'Eustacia Vye' and 'Gabriel Oak'. Thomas Hardy fans will recognise the new roses bearing the names of two beloved characters from his renowned novels, The Return of…

Electric Love Weigela named Plant of the Year at Canada Blooms 2019

Electric Love Weigela will showcase as Plant of the Year for the 2019 Canada Blooms show starting next week in Toronto, ON. “Electric Love is one of those rare finds where you immediately know it’s going to be a hit in the market,” says Bloomin’ Easy’s Brand Manager, DeVonne Friesen. “We see demand for…

New hydrangea offers blooms all over

"Unlike the ordinary hydrangea, this new hydrangea has flowers all along the stem", says Didier Boos of HW². The variety in question is French Bolero and even though it was not in flower at the IPM Essen last January, it attracted a lot of interest of the visitors. "The reactions were excellent. Many…

Rare yellow camellia found in SW China

Chinese researchers announced that they have found a new species of yellow camellia in Funing County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The flower is named Camellia mingii S. X. Yang by researchers at the Key laboratory for plant diversity and biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany,…

British flower on show in Bake Off inspired open day

On Wednesday 13th February 2019, Hillier Nurseries hosted a number of trade guests, including garden centre buyers from across the UK for its annual Open Day. With the glorious late winter sunshine casting warmth and light across the venue – one of the company’s impressive glasshouses near Romsey,…

Pligt Professionals introduces Begonia Sweeties

In cooperation with breeder Koppe Begonia, Pligt Professionals releases a brand new line for 10.5 cm pots, called Begonia Sweeties. Begonia Sweeties distinguish themselves by a natural compact growth habit. The small leaves form a ball-shape with a sea of small double flowers on top. The consumer will…

Part 1

Sneak peek California Spring Trials 2019

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2019? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 23-27, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

"Why and how I judge the AAS entries"

One of All-America Selections’ outstanding characteristics is that the organization relies on input from horticulture professionals as judges to determine award-winning varieties. (And of course they should–we judges know everything, right?) We, the judges, are the folks that work at, for example,…

UK: New Hebes arriving in garden centres

Two new Hebes, from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, will be arriving in British garden centres over the next few weeks. Hebe ‘Starlight’, available in garden centres now, is a new introduction, bred by Seiont Nurseries, and jointly launched by Bransford Webbs for 2019. This Hebe has cream and green…

UK: Clematis named after Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has had a flower named after her by the Royal Horticultural Society. 'Meghan' is a new large-flowering clematis that will usually offer two flowering seasons each year - the first being the most prolific in late spring or early summer (around the time of their…

Terra Nova Nurseries

Sneak peek: Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’ PPAF ('TNHEUSHI'). This fast-blooming perennial has silver-green leaves and blooms deep-pink flowers from April to November. Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’ is an additional variety to the Little Cuties series. The petite…

Bloombux available in spherical shape

New Flowering dwarfed rhododendron complements assortment as alternative to box tree

The lime-tolerant rhododendron interest group – or INKARHO in short– was committed to developing rhododendron that would fare well in almost any soil. Under this brand name, 14 tree nurseries produce and propagate a broad variety of grafted and ungrafted varieties as well as the multiple prize-winning…

Dutch grower Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants presents new brand 'African Breeze'

Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants launches a new brand name within their current range, called ‘African Breeze’. The grower, who is specialized in the cultivation of bulbous and tuberous plants, has a lot of African products in their assortment. With the proceeds of the ‘African Breeze’ products Vreugdenhil…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show calls for entries for 2019 New Varieties Showcase

The 2019 Farwest Show is now accepting submissions of new plant introductions for the upcoming New Varieties Showcase. The showcase is an annual highlight of the trade show, held this year on August 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. Each year cutting-edge plant varieties from…

US: Garden Media Group premieres new plants & products for Spring 2019

Garden Media Group has released its 2019 Garden Superstars for Spring. This year’s list features edible plants, safe garden food and innovative products. Grow your own homegrown nutritious blueberries This spring try two new varieties from the Bushel and Berry collection that are perfect for warmer…

Blueberries and strawberries excel as 4-month fruit plants at the point of sale

A long harvest, healthy characteristics and an effective marketing concept: Developed on the basis of a cooperation between the German tree nurseries Heinje und Christoph Marken, Son & Koot from the Netherlands and Verdia from France, the Lucky Berry blueberry (Vaccinium) and strawberry (Fragaria…

Fleuroselect reveals three Gold Medal winners for 2020

Fleuroselect presents the 2020 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 Gold Medal. These winners are available in 2019 to the growers and…

Costa Farms’ Dracaena ‘White Aspen’ chosen Best New Plant at TPIE 2019

Growers unveil many brand-new plants at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year Costa Farms' Dracaena ‘White Aspen’ won the award for Best New Foliage Plant. A new variety of corn plant (Dracaena), White Aspen shows off rich green leaves strikingly edged in…

Seven new varieties earn AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and most well-known non-profit plant trialing organization just announced seven new AAS Winners at the American Seed Trade Association meeting in Orlando, Florida. Each of the following new AAS Winners was trialed throughout North America by professional,…


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