Novelties

Costa Farms’ Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’ chosen as favorite new foliage plant at TPIE 2020

With unique splashes of color reminiscent of a galaxy, Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’, a new variety of the hardy monstera plant, was chosen as Favorite New Foliage Plant at the 2020 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Grown by Costa Farms of Miami, Florida,…

Farwest Show calls for entries for 2020 New Varieties Showcase

The 2020 Farwest Show is now accepting submissions of new plant introductions for the upcoming New Varieties Showcase, sponsored by Hip Labels. The showcase is an annual highlight at Farwest, which will be held August 26–28, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. The showcase display on…

Selecta One introduces "the Superstar of Christmas Stars"

SkyStar is Selecta One's Poinsettia novelty 2020 – the company calls it the "Superstar of Christmas Stars". The new variety features red bracts covered in white dots, like the flares of a spotlight. SkyStar also has dark green foliage; thick, robust, dark red, V-shaped stems; and a good root system. The variety…

Javoy presents new clematis varieties at IPM

Javoy nurseries will exhibit for the 5th time at the international fair trade IPM Essen from 28 to 31 of January 2020 to showcase in exclusivity their new easy-growing…

Select Breeding debuts at IPM

In 2009, Select Breeding started a special cross-breeding program to develop Floribunda roses for use on the patio and in the garden, that can be grown in the unheated greenhouse and in plastic tunnels. The first varieties have been on the market since 2014, and since then the range has been expanded and optimized annually. There…

Valentines rose blends nature’s beauty with modern design

This Valentine’s Day, an eco-sustainable Natural Fragrance Rose, promises to preserve the perfection of nature’s most aromatic and beautiful flower months beyond the holiday. Developed by third-generation Dutch florist Peter Persoon, Natural Fragrance Rose is a scented, self-hydrating bloom that stays…

Two new orchid species described in the Philippines

Two new orchid species from the Philippines were published by the Cootes Orchid Research Group (CORG) in the latest volume of the Orchideen Journal. Described by researchers Miguel De Leon, Jim Cootes, Derek Cabactulan and Rey Pimentel, these findings highlight the luxuriant mega-biodiversity of the…

New blooms budding at KB Farms

KB Farms will be offering Cloni Italian Ranunculus grown in their own greenhouses. For 2020 their supply of ranunculus is limited, as they are just getting started with the production and are gauging how they will help fill the market need for California Grown Cloni Ranunculus for a larger portion of the year. "We are…

"Together we grow success"

IPM Essen will again provide a global focus on the plant industry. At this time, the spotlight on climate change has never been so intense. As the horticultural industry looks to provide some solutions to this, market leaders in plant research and development continue to search for new plants to introduce. SustainabilityNow…

"A new Superstar is born"

Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals received the award for the best novelty from the LTO (Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture union). Various Poinsettia breeders sent in their novelties and these were grown by commercial growers in confidential comparison trials. Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals sent in their PON128 and won again. The PON128 is…

Sneak peek of Helleborus North Star series

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of its brand-new Helleborus North Star series. This series comprises Helleborus North Star Crystalline, Helleborus North Star Garnet Frills, Helleborus North Star Pink, Helleborus North Star Plum, and Helleborus North Star Ruby Heart. Each variety in this…

Tropical hibiscus hybrids from AgriLife Research ready for market

Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and breeder, to the world of flowers, but now he’s ready to splash a little tropical color into the market. This hybrid has a novel combination of orange-reddish…

Colorful foliage for spring gardens

Proven Winners is introducing a new series of Caladiums called Heart to Heart, plants that will help meet the ever-growing demand for tropical varieties in the marketplace. These new varieties come from producer Classic Caladiums. In this series, you’ll find two leaf styles—Strap Leaf and Fancy Leaf, as…

Syngenta puts spotlight on partnerships and seasonal products

Syngenta Flowers is putting the spotlight on products for the winter selling season and will launch a totally new product that will give an explosion of colour in the summer. The breeder is working on products and techniques with partners around the globe.  Syngenta Flowers is constantly on the lookout for…

Dimitris Dimitrou, Fleurizon:

Pot calla: "The new 'Money Maker'"

"Calla is well known for its colors and flower shape. In the past it was mostly used as a cut flower, but recent genetics have created a wide range of compact cultivars which are used for pot plants production. The sales of this product is growing around the globe and gives growers high efficiency",…

van Vliet New Plants B.V. and Saunders Genetics LLC announce agreement

Exclusive boxwood genetics to be introduced to European market

Dutch company van Vliet New Plants and Saunders Genetics of North America have agreed to a joint venture that begins a process that will lead to the eventual sale of Saunders Genetics’ patented NewGen Boxwood in the European consumer market. Peter Kroes, co-owner of van Vliet New Plants and Bennett…

Literary rose collection blooms with new classics

David Austin Roses introduces two new characters to its collection of British grown English Roses. Celebrating the distinguished works of George Eliot, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1861) and James Woodforde’s The Diary of a Country Parson (1758-1802), the new arrivals offer fragrant additions to…

Brindabella Pink Princess debuts at MANTS

Suntory Flowers kicked off 2020 with a rosy outlook introducing a new variety to its Brindabella Roses series at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trades Show (MANTS) in Baltimore, Maryland. The debutante is Pink Princess, a sport of the popular Purple Prince. Plants were bred for disease resistance, most notably…

9 new varieties

Diamantina series continues to expand

2020 is a turning point for the Diamantina series as no fewer than 9 new varieties will be introduced to the market this year. Since the first yellow Mandevilla called Diamantina Opale ‘Citrine’ was introduced in 2011, D.H.M. Innovations (DHMI) hasn't stopped creating and supplying the market with…

Knock Out Rose gets miniature version

Twenty years since the introduction of the original Knock Out Rose, Star Roses and Plants is launching the first ever, miniature Knock Out Rose, The Petite Knock Out.  A miniature version of the original Knock Out Rose, The Petite Knock Out has the same flowering ability, bright color and easy maintenance as…

Nominations for Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020 announced

Ten plants have been nominated for the Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020. All of the exhibitors at IPM Essen with woody plants and perennials were able to submit plants or plant concepts for this award. Ultimately, ten of the plants/plant concepts entered were nominated. The Show Your Colours Award IPM…

Chinese scientists describe new species of Begonia

The pantropical genus Begonia is the sixth largest genus of flowering plants. Asia has the richest diversity of Begonia (ca. 1000 species), and Indonesia is one of the centers of Begonia diversity in Southeast Asia.  In a study published in Taiwania, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden…

January 29-30, Hensbroek

Chrysanthemum Valley, the Winter Edition

Come along to experience the feeling of the market. Come and orientate yourself to the trends of tomorrow. Or drop by to catch up with Dekker Chrysanten employees and other acquaintances. Also in 2020, The Winter Edition of Chrysanthemum Valley will be another multi-functional event. Dekker Chrysanten…

"Never a dull moment with Lilies that change colour"

Royal Van Zanten is an innovative company with a track record. Examples as: Tourega – the only odorless Oriental Lily, double-flowered Lilies, pollen-free Lilies and of course the Rapid Lily Line-up. To complete this list, Royal Van Zanten introduces now Lilies that slowly change colour. 3 unique lilies,…

New Cherry Laurel on the way

Van Vliet New Plants, specialized in new plant varieties, will launch a new Prunus laurocerasus variety in 2020: Prunus laurocerasus ‘Chamaeleon’ (pbr) ! This variety is as versatile as a Chameleon… 1.       Bronze colored young shoots in spring2.       Unique color change during the season3.       Very fast growing & upright habit Prunus laurocerasus ‘Chamaeleon’ (pbr) is part of the unique frost hardy Cherry laurel series of Van Vliet…

See the new Lazzeri Poinsettias at the Fall Poinsettia Trials

Check out the new assortment of Lazzeri Poinsettias, including eight varieties exclusive to Syngenta Flowers North America. This fall, Lazzeri's Italian-bred varieties were some of the top performers at Plantpeddler's poinsettia trials. In May, Syngenta Flowers announced a new agreement, where they will…

UK: Cambridge Botanical Garden's rare orchid finally flowers except it smells really bad

A rare orchid which hardly ever flowers has finally bloomed, except it now smells like rotting cabbages. Gardeners at Cambridge University Botanical Garden (CUBFG) have spent this year trying to get their Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis orchid to flower. The tiny plant was wild collected in Papua New Guinea,…

PanAmerican Seed on their new series Zesty

"An exciting, new series of Zinnia elegans with extraordinary garden appeal"

The all-new Zinnia Zesty series from PanAmerican Seed is available in five colours and a mixture. It features fully double flowers and excellent garden vigour. With both a plant height and spread of 45-60 cm, this series displays huge, vibrant colours all season long. Zinnia Zesty is impressive in containers…

Plantipp announces new introductions at IPM

Focus on special flower and foliage colours

Plantipp can be found at IPM in a new place but will traditionally show enough novelties, with this time the emphasis on special flower and foliage colours. As many as five novelties have been signed up by Plantipp for the novelty inspection. Five other novelties, also represented by Plantipp, have been…

Alina Perfumella rose named after floral designer

Alina Perfumella is a smaller-scale garden rose from the Meilland collection. A delicate name for a variety with a delicate look and fragrance. Roses do not name themselves and – as many professionals in the floral industry know – coming up with a new name is not as easy as it seems. But for Alina…

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…

Among top 10: Fungus that can treat arthritis, 'miracle berry' that makes sour things taste sweet

Kew reveals top 10 new plants found by botanists this year

A 'miracle berry' that makes sour foods taste sweet and a fungus that can treat arthritis are among the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's top ten discoveries of the year. The highlighted finds come from the 102 plant and eight fungi species found by the institution and its partners across 2019. The…

Ball Australia looks back on positive Growers Trials 2019

Ball Australia have just finished hosting their Grower Trials for 2019, held in week 49, at their state-of-the-art premise in Skye, Victoria. The company has been hosting these Grower Trials for over 20 years, building awareness and industry collaboration to show the Australian grower network successful…

Poinsettia catalogue 2020 showcases Selecta One varieties

When colourful Poinsettias stand on the shelves and grace the homes of consumers festively, it is already time to think about the next season. Selecta One is supporting growers with their new Poinsettia catalogue 2020.  SkyStar is the Poinsettia novelty 2020. This new variety impresses with red bracts covered…

Sachin Appachu, Bliss Flora

Color is everything for rose that goes against the grain

"A new variety like this one brings back a smile on a grower's face in these challenging times", says Sachin Appachu of Bliss Flora Ltd. After 3 years of trialing this new dark orange colored variety with a special touch from French breeder Meilland. This variety Fiorella was recently introduced…

Deliflor introduces Serenity Sweet

The new spray variety Serenity Sweet is the pink sister of the well-known purple Serenity. The pink Serenity Sweet has a subtle stripe on its petals, which gives this variety a more romantic appearance than its purple sister. The new variety will be introduced by Zentoo on Monday 9th December. In 2020 Deliflor…

Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day 2019 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of 157 commercial and pre‐release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 5, with representatives of all major breeders, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under natural season…

Rapid Lily Line-up 2020 – 2021

Royal Van Zanten presents its new Rapid Lily Line-up 2020 – 2021. These days the lily market faces major challenges and the company would like to respond to these challenges with their rapid lily line-up. Royal Van Zanten has shortened the growing time of some Oriental lilies. These rapid lilies have a cultivation period less…

Further reveals from Thompson & Morgan’s new Spring Range

Thompson & Morgan has released details and images of a number of new products that will feature in its Spring 2020 range.  All three of the varieties in the new Summer Paradise series of alstroemeria - ‘Holiday Valley’, ‘Spring Valley’ and ‘Times Valley’ - have a neat, compact habit and boast exotic-looking…

New Zealand's top roses revealed

The results from Trial 49 of the New Zealand Rose Society International Rose Trials were announced in Palmerston North on Sunday with the awards presented by NZRS President Janet Pike and Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith. Gold Star of the South Pacific: Grandma's Rose (Somvalerie) Rob Somerfield Roses, New Zealand. Entered by…

Van Vliet New Plants releases new catalogue for 2020

The new catalogue from Van Vliet New Plants features more than 200 varieties which are protected by Plant Breeders Rights. In addition, the company will launch 24 new varieties in 2020. This catalogue will also feature novelties like a compact Hydrangea paniculata with big white closed flowers with…

The quest for the white poinsettia

Each November, the week before Thanksgiving, Millstadt Young Plants in Millstadt, Illinois (near St. Louis), hosts the most extensive poinsettia comparison trial and open house. Parent company, N.G. Heimos Greenhouses, is one of the leading finished plant suppliers for supermarkets and major retailers,…

Christmas Universe poinsettia poised for UK shelves

Three new varieties of festive favourite poinsettia have been chosen by the ornamentals industry as having the most promise for the UK market in AHDB trials. Christmas Universe and two as yet unnamed varieties from plant breeders Selecta and Beekenkamp could be on supermarket shelves for…

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…

First global Tropical Plants catalogue now available from Dümmen Orange

From now on all Dümmen Orange's tropicals can be found together in one catalogue. Highlights from the new global Tropical Plants catalogue 2020-2021: New anthurium varieties like Nano Sweet, Success White and Red Bull New phalaenopsis generation, from the Popcorn collection, to the Watch Me and Big Lip varieties…

New Zealand: Tauranga rose breeder wins sixth Pacific Rose Bowl

New Zealand rose breeder and grower Rob Somerfield has again cleaned up at the New Zealand Rose of the Year awards, winning the Pacific Rose Bowl for the sixth time and claiming most of the other top 2019 awards. The Pacific Rose Bowl for the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial winner went to his new rose…

Seven newly trialed varieties earn AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections, after tabulating results from the 2019 trial season, announces seven new AAS Winners. 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…

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…

New boxwood variety survives winter weather

Buxus Flat-tery, selected by Michael Yanny of JN Plant Selections, is “shaping up” to be a sought after boxwood due to its unique, prostrate habit, Zone 4 hardiness and extended juvenile growth period which means a green winter color and few fruit pods. Grower and propagation partner Mark Richey of Richey…

Genesis Plant Marketing expands portfolio

2019 has seen significant developments in the Genesis Plant Marketing portfolio with many new product releases planned for 2020 and beyond. Diverse range of breedersCommercial Director Nigel Judd said, ‘Working with a wide range of independent breeders and professional nurserymen as well as keen amateurs…

Gems Group:

Chrysanthemums first step towards a glow-in-the-dark bouquet

An entire glow in the dark bouquet. That is the ambition of Gems Group. With a special paint, they can now supply a blue and a green chrysanthemum. More colors and varieties are being tested, according to Loreyna Molina. In March 2020 they expect it to be ready. Dyanna Paz and Loreyna Molina of Gems…

Dümmen Orange announces Vitamum

New garden mum brand promises "vitality, innovation, and perfection"

Vitality, innovation, and perfection – these are the top traits that Dümmen Orange breeders and product managers had in mind while developing the new Vitamum garden mum brand, now available for the 2020 retail season. The Vitamum brand of garden mums features a refined assortment, new mutation-bred families,…

American Garden Rose Selections announces 2020 winners

The American Gardens Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program has announced its selections for 2020 at the recent Biltmore International Rose Trials. The AGRS testing program is considered the successor organization to All American Rose Selections. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for,…

Horticulture professor names new white rose after comfort women

Han Tae-ho, a professor of horticulture and bioengineering at Chonnam National University, recently dedicated a new variety of rose titled “Sonyeo” (“Girl”) to the “comfort women” drafted as sexual slaves to the Japanese military.  “This newly bred white rose was similar to the lives of those women,” said…

Flowers & fun at Welby Gardens

One summer trials highlight is the open house Welby Gardens hosts at their facility near Denver, the day after the Colorado State trials in August. The Gerace family welcomes customers to an evening dinner, where they can view nearly a thousand varieties in containers from Agastache to Zinnia. It's an opportunity for breeding…

Roses Forever going large in 2020

Roses Forever has a series for all pot sizes – from tiny 6 cm pots up to the largest pot sizes. Many of the new varieties, which will be available from spring 2020, are specially developed for larger pots and a longer culture. The production of rose varieties in larger pots fits both nurseries that…

Kalanchoe Tiger now available

Starting this week (45) the new Kalanchoe Tiger series in pot size 15 is available at SlijkermanKalanchoe. A total of 9 colours will become available: red, orange, bronze, copper, yellow, pastel, white, pink, dark pink.  The Kalanchoe Tiger is grown exclusively by Decorum grower Slijkerman and is now (only to a limited extent) available…

Royal Palace and Royal Parade

New cut flower hydrangeas from HBA at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

At the Trade Fair Aalsmeer, HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) is putting the Royal Palace and Royal Parade in the spotlight. Two new, single-flower pruning varieties. Agrion Director Jaap Stelder notes there is a lot of interest in HBA’s cut hydrangeas. ‘We are bringing true phenomena to market.’ HBA…

Selecta One

Chrysanthemum catalogue showcases colorful autumn blooms

Many different colours and numerous flowers make Chrysanthemums popular colourful flowering autumn plants. Selecta One presents their new catalogue with their complete Chrysanthemum assortment for your planning 2020. You will find the appropriate variety concerning colour, flowering time, growth habit…


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