Novelties

Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers launches Virtual Tour

In week 25, Syngenta Flowers will launch the Virtual Tour, a unique digital trials exhibition. This online venue showcases the newest introductions, core product, brands and best sellers. Access to the Syngenta Flowers Virtual Tour is free and open 24/7 and registration can be done easily through…

Terra Nova Nurseries announces new installment of variety video series

Terra Nova Nurseries has released three brand-new videos as part of its 2020 “Terra Nova Varieties View” series. This installment in the ongoing series showcases three of the company’s noteworthy perennial varieties, including Heuchera ‘Paris’, Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’ and Heucherella ‘Indigo Frost’.…

Summer Garden 2020: 15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020

Netherlands: MNP/Suntory opens its trial gardens this summer

"COVID-19 has an effect on everybody and health comes first. But, we also try to look ahead and give our customers the chance to check out our innovations in a safe environment. Due to the cancellations of the FlowerTrials we have decided to open our trial gardens during the summer of 2020", MNP/Suntory…

Hibiscus breeder and growers Alexandro Bock, Diem, explains

Positive vibes arising in Italian ornamental industry

The ornamental industry in Italy has been hit very hard by the pandemic. During the lockdown, many growers discarded up to 90% of their finished plants. Fortunately, since Italy is easing the lockdown, ornamental sales are increasing and positive vibes are arising. This is explained by Alexandro Bock of…

FNGLA

Florida Flower Trials webinar now available on replay

Professionals from all over Florida converged online to hear from top breeders about their new varieties and the performance in Central Florida’s trial gardens. When planning the 10th annual Florida Flower Trials (FFT) program, no one could have imagined they wouldn't get up close and personal with the…

Juan Damian Requena, Continental Breeding, on new rose variety Bromo

Named after a volcano, acts like a volcano

Named after a volcano, not only because of its shiny orange color, but also because of its aggressive agronomic characteristics, which shows constant results in the 3 test sites worldwide (Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador). The rose in question is Bromo, a new tea hybrid variety of Continental Breeding, a…

Clematis Amazing Havana

Marginpar's new clematis a hit on social media

A new cut clematis is on the market for less than a week and it is already a hit among many European, Eastern European and British florists and designers on social media. Words like ‘stunning', ‘amazing’ ‘beautiful’, ‘gorgeous colour’, and ‘magnifique’ are used to describe the variety and some even call…

Peace Boat

Roses cultivated by A-bomb survivor gifted to actress promoting peace

Roses of a new variety cultivated by a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, or "hibakusha," were sent as a gift to peace-promoting actress Sahel Rosa in the Japanese capital from a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on May 23. Sahel Rosa, an Iran-born actress based in…

FlowerTrials presents the latest in pot and bedding plant breeding

Although they are unable to welcome you to FlowerTrials this year, the organizers are pleased to be able to share their highlights and new introductions with you online. This is the 4th in the series with one more to come. Check out the FlowerTrials website for more details on other highlights. Pelargonium…

Discover what goes into finding new plant varieties

Behind the scenes with Costa Farms’ Plant Hunter Mike Rimland

Costa Farms is excited to announce the premiere of Costa Farms: The Plant Hunt. "Go behind the scenes with Costa Farms’ Plant Hunter Mike Rimland to discover what goes into finding new plant varieties that are brought to the consumer market – including their new Trending Tropicals®️ Collection." For more…

Heliotropium arborescens "Laguna Blue": South Tyrolean Plant of the Year

For the 12th time in a row, a jury of experts of the Südtiroler Bauernbund has selected a plant for the coming gardening season from among numerous new plants. This year's winner is the "Heliotropium arborescens "Laguna Blue" from the Italian young plant company Lazzeri from Merano. "With its dense growth…

Wengfong Nurseries

Malaysian Flower Trial goes digital

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Flower Inspiration Days at Wengfong Nurseries in Malaysia has been cancelled. That doesn't mean the trials have completely scrapped, however.…

Alexandra Farms announces five new garden rose varieties

Alexandra Farms announced the latest additions to their collections. Among the new releases are three varieties belonging to the diverse Deluxe Garden Rose Collection. Quicksand, with its sophisticated and on-trend sand and cream colors, has a large, spiral-shaped bloom. Sahara Sensation is also new this…

Video: new introductions Hem Genetics in the spotlight

No trials this year, at least not in the usual sense. Also the FlowerTrials, originally planned for next month, is cancelled. However, breeding continues, and breeders are eager to find new ways to introduce novelties to the market. The same goes for Hem Genetics. In the video below, sales managers & product…

American Rose Trials for Sustainability winners from Star Roses and Plants

Star Roses and Plants recently won four awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) program. A.R.T.S. identifies the most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant, and beautiful rose cultivars for use in American landscapes and gardens. The winners are as follows: Cherry Frost is a hardy…

US (UT): Professor discovers new wildflower, working to make it widely available

BYU professor Mikel Stevens is a plant hunter. When he’s hiking in remote parts of the country it’s because he’s trying to track down and document species of plants and flowers. Most the time, his efforts pay off and he’s able to find what he’s looking for. And sometimes, something special happens. “When…

US (PA): Culture trials in West Grove - a look back and a look forward

As spring marches ahead and this year’s trials begin to unfurl (oblivious to current global events), I pause in the relative calm before the spring storm. Here in Pennsylvania our first three culture trial groups are already potted and growing green with anticipation of the sea of blooms yet to arrive.…

Dekker Chrysanten pitches Yellow Strike

It is the ultimate high for a baseball pitcher: pitching the ball just right so the batter can't do a thing with it; he reacts too late or he wasn't standing right. Pitching at the highest level takes years of training, an experienced eye, and an infallible hand. Surely it's no coincidence that these are…

Terra Nova Nurseries introduces sneak peek of Echinacea ‘Giddy Pink’

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of its brand-new variety, Echinacea ‘Giddy Pink’. This fast-growing perennial variety blooms from July to October, and produces bright pink, double flowers that create contrast against its pine-green foliage. Its flowers are long-lasting and grow in large…

New product from Takii

Digitalis Panther available now for retail

Digitalis Panther is a new product from Takii and is being launched in conjunction with four selected distributors: Florensis, Ball, Graines Voltz and Rudy Raes. The garden plant is being grown in various pot sizes by a number of European growers. The new Digitalis Panther has a very natural appearance,…

Royal FloraHolland

Glass Tulip Award 2021: Vote for the best market introduction

The Glazen Tulp Award is presented to the best market introduction in five categories: Cut flowers, Concepts, Houseplants in bloom, Houseplants green, Garden plants. In order to achieve a successful Glazen Tulp Award 2021, Royal FloraHolland needs your knowledge. Are you the trendsetter with a feeling…

Fabelicious - 'With love from Africa to Amsterdam'

New brand of dried roses on the market

After being out of fashion for over 20 years, apparently they have made their comeback. We're talking about dried flowers. Rudi Tuinman and Pascal Koeleman with 2Dezign once started their careers in the dried flowers, and when they saw this trend rising again, they wanted to get in on it. With the idea…

More highlights from the FlowerTrials

Moving into the month of May, the organizers of the FlowerTrials are sharing more highlights from participants. Check out the website for more details on other highlights. Kalmia Latifolia Calibrachoa Chameleon Blackberry Pie L. angustifolia 'Endless Joy' Pot chrysanthemum Hercules Anthurium 'Calon' The Trend…

Bedding and balcony highlights from Selecta One

Selecta One posted two videos of highlights which could have been seen at FlowerTrials 2020: The interspecific Pelargonium Zonale series Smokey Eye which is characterised by its strong eye, individual look, big flowers and broad field of application. And the SKYfamily – Petunias with unique sky pattern. Lavender…

Terra Nova Nurseries introduces sneak peek of Echinacea ‘Atomic Orange’

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of its brand-new variety, Echinacea ‘Atomic Orange’. This fast-growing perennial blooms from July to October, and produces vibrant orange, double flowers that are long-lasting and bloom in great numbers. Echinacea ‘Atomic Orange’ has a compact, upright habit,…

Darwin Perennials

June 15-19

A week-long virtual event to experience new perennials

Darwin Perennials will re-imagine its annual Darwin Perennials Day event to become a week-long schedule of education and activities. Darwin Digital Days will run Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19, and will include Virtual tours of its Zone 5 perennial gardens in The Gardens at Ball Educational opportunities…

Akina successfully introduces new red rose to the auction - 70 cents per stem

Is there ever a bad time to launch a new rose?

It may seem like the worst possible time to launch a new rose variety, but it may be the best one too. Akina, a farm of Fontana group, did it and they were pleasantly surprised with the results.  On Friday, April 24, they introduced Meilland's novelty BLACK GOLD® Meiniffyck at the Aalsmeer Flower Auction,…

US (CO): 2019 Annual Flower Trial Garden’s list of winning flowers

The 2020 gardening season is almost upon us and Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Garden is set to plant and bloom on schedule this year. For many spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the approach of home gardening season is a particular respite. Colorado State University…

Concept Plants presents CAST novelties digitally

Even though this year's Spring Trials was canceled, that isn’t stopping Concept Plants from sharing what you would have seen from them through their plant partners in California. Watch the videos below to find out more about six new plants. Dryopteris wallichiana ‘Jurassic Gold’ PPAF: Dianthus gratianopolitanus…

Surdiva Purple joins Suntory's scaevola line

Surdiva scaevolas are one of Suntory's fastest growing brands because growers, retailers and landscapers are seeing the benefits. Those who were indifferent to scaevolas are giving the class another look because of the lasting, concentrated, carefree color Surdiva scaevolas provide throughout the summer.…

LSU AgCenter

US (LA): Flamethrower coleus is latest Super Plant

You might think the LSU AgCenter’s latest Louisiana Super Plant, Flamethrower coleus, gets its name for handling summer heat. Yes, it does do that well. But, on this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how the name comes from its distinctively colorful…

New plants offer options to attract the modern garden consumer

Ball Seed consistently seeks out new innovations and exclusive partnerships through its Ball Ingenuity team to keep greenhouses on the trending edge. This year, the latest introductions from Ball Ingenuity promise greenhouse growers unique varieties to help them reach new markets in 2021. The following…

China: A new species of Aspidistra recorded from Lao PDR

The genus Aspidistra is a bulbous plant with broad tapering leaves, native to Asia and often grown as a houseplant.  During a field survey of Lao PDR in December 2005, an unknown Aspidistra species was collected in the wild near Pakse City, Champasak Province. The plant was brought into cultivation in Xishuangbanna…

More highlights from FlowerTrials

The organization of the FlowerTrials has shared a second look at some of the highlights that would have been on show at the event this year, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please take a few minutes to browse through novelties in pot and bedding plant breeding: Fuchsia Fuchsita Blue…

2020 Florida Flower Trials will take place online

With all of the uncertainties related to COVID-19 pandemic, FNGLA is innovating this year’s event to take place online. Traditionally, FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials offers industry members a two-day experience to see first-hand how the newest annual plant varieties handle the heat and humidity of Central…

Sakata shows off CAST highlights

With the cancellation of the California Spring Trials, many breeders looked for different ways of showing their new varieties. One of those, Sakata, decided to present their new arrivals in a video, which you can watch below. To take a look at all the novelties, download the brochure. For more information:Sakata Ornamentalswww.sakataornamentals.com

Terra Nova Nurseries announces new Leucanthemum variety

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of its brand-new variety, Leucanthemum 'Mt. Hood'. This deciduous perennial produces exceptionally large, double flowers composed of ice-crystal like petals. Leucanthemum 'Mt. Hood' has a mounding habit and blooms a plentiful number of flowers throughout the…

Live footage from the Beijing Florascape Flower Show

During the 7th edition of the Beijing Florascape Flower Show, Technical Executive Phoebe Xie gave a speech on the Syngenta Flowers range of Pelargonium Calliope Series. Her introduction to the series and her growing tips on April 10th were watched by hundreds of people via the live stream on the Chinese…

Bushel and Berry introduces three new blueberry plants for 2021

Bushel and Berry, the collection of homegrown berries from Star Roses and Plants, is introducing three new blueberry plants for 2021. Included in the lineup are two of the first-ever hanging blueberry plants. Midnight CascadeThe first hanging basket blueberry on the market. White, bell-shaped flowers in the…

Proven Winners presents new varieties for 2021

"This list has improvements that represent a ton of work in the greenhouse and trial field"

Several new Proven Winners varieties for 2021 are debuting now. They’re the result of intensive breeding and selection efforts that sometimes involve years of development. The work of developing new plant varieties and improving existing varieties is continuous, says Josh Miller, New Product Development…

US: 2021 new ColorChoice variety introductions

Spring Meadow Nursery has introduced 27 new Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub varieties available to growers for the 2020 season. New varieties include two heat tolerant selections, Austin Pretty Limits oleander and Center Stage Red crapemyrtle. Improving on existing cultivars, Baby Kim Syringa is a…

Seventh Beijing Florascape Flower Show goes digital

Beijing Florascape (BJFC) is one of the largest and most influential state-owned, ornamental young-plant suppliers and landscaping companies in China. BJFC normally holds open days every 2 years during IPM Beijing, but due to the outbreak of the corona virus, BJFC swiftly created her first digital…

What would have been on display at CAST 2020

Terra Nova Nurseries reveals new varieties, digital content

Terra Nova Nurseries officially announced a list of new varieties that had been planned for display during the 2020 California Spring Trials (CAST). The company also released a new video series called, “Terra Nova Varieties View” to provide an interactive digital showcase of the new plants. Select,…

Proven Winners ColorChoice crowns a winner in Shrub Madness 2020

Proven Winners ColorChoice crowns 2020 Shrub Madness winner as the plant bracket competition comes to a close. Based on the NCAA basketball playoffs, the contest is populated with a wide variety of Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs, which compete throughout the month of March for the chance to be crowned…

US (LA): LSU AgCenter announces edible ornamental sweet potato

Hobby growers have a new edible option for their ornamental gardens by way of a Louisiana favorite: the sweet potato. Developed by LSU AgCenter breeders in collaboration with FitzGerald Nurseries, of Kilkenny, Ireland, the sweet potato selections are marketed in North America through Concept Plants and…

US (OR): Farwest Show extends Tier 1 deadline for 2020 New Varieties Showcase

The 2020 Farwest Show has extended the Tier 1 deadline for the New Varieties Showcase to April 30, due to the industry-wide disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Sponsored by Hip Labels, the showcase is an annual highlight at Farwest and will be available for guests to explore August 26–28, 2020 at…

See what would have been on display at Ball Horticultural Company

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…


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