Novelties

UK: RHS choice Sansevieria stands tall to take the title Favourite Office Plant of the Year 2020

Sansevieria has been awarded the accolade of Favourite Office Plant of the Year 2020. This award is presented every year by plants@work from a selection of popular houseplants. This year’s short list of four RHS approved houseplants used in one of this year’s RHS Chelsea virtual videos  – Sansevieria, Crassula,…

Polish Nurserymen Association organizes online plant novelties competition

The Polish Nurserymen Association and Agencja Promocji Zieleni Sp. z o.o. are organizing an online plant novelties competition. The subject of the competition are trees,…

Ball Seed

July 28-August 14, West Chicago

US (IL): The Gardens at Ball are open for the Ball Seed Customer Days

The annual Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day is reinvented this Summer to accommodate a wider range of open dates and to welcome guests safely with adequate social distance. Ball Seed Customer Days will run Tuesdays through Fridays, July 28-August 14, in two daily visitor time periods: 8am to 10am…

Ball SB's new video features Limonium 'Silver Pink' and its Mediterranean origin

Earlier this year, Ball SB introduced a new pink color Hybrid Limonium Altaic type: “Silver Pink” and they now publish a 1-minute video that promotes this new variety and its Mediterranean origin.  "This wonderful new variety has been inspired from its Mediterranean origin, a place where the pink mist comes in from the…

at Cultivate ‘20 Virtual

Spring Meadow Nursery introduces three new Proven Winners ColorChoice Hydrangea paniculata cultivars

Spring Meadow Nursery will introduce three new cultivars of panicle hydrangeas at the upcoming Cultivate’20 Virtual conference and trade show. Attendees who visit Spring Meadow’s booth, or the New Varieties Showcase, will be able to learn more about three new cultivars of Proven Winners ColorChoice…

Brandkamp Solfaro Pelargonia line is growing steadily

The German breeder and propagation company Brandkamp, ​​known for many years in the cultivation of chrysanthemums, lantans or fuchsias, has developed its own pelargonium breeding line under the brand name Solfaro with great commitment in recent years. Every year, new varieties are brought onto the market…

Hishtil introduces digital trials; HishTag#

As most of all international physical events have been cancelled, many companies decided to present their new products online. Also Israeli propagator Hishtil. They are organizing HishTag#; The digital trial by Hishtil. On their YouTube Channel, they will post several videos in which they present their…

New Compact Rose Glow

Sakata adds new variety to SunPatiens Compact Series

Sakata is adding a new introduction to the SunPatiens Compact Series for the 20/21 season. New Compact Rose Glow has large flowers in a vibrant Rose shade, with a special ‘glow’ shining out from the centre. "Sure to be an eyecatcher at retail and in garden beds!" This variety is commercially available to…

Roses UK

Roses UK picks 'Belle de Jour' as Rose of the Year

Rose of the Year was introduced in 1982 and its aim is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given year. Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally up to 20 varieties…

Edible rose named after pastry chef Jordi Roca

After long preparations and delays due to the epidemic situation, Pheno Geno Roses participated in a formal event to baptize a new edible rose from their ‘Taste of Love’ collection – Rosa ‘Jordi Roca’. "We are so proud to have Mr. Roca, a winner of ‘2014 World’s Best Pastry Chef Award’ and a bearer of…

Notes from the breeder's backyard

A little different this week as I come to you from my back patio here in Carpentersville, Illinois. If you joined me for the Day 4 Echinacea videos for Darwin Digital Days (recorded week 24) you may have seen these heavily budded but with no color. My Echinacea Artisan containers were in full bloom at…

East Texas Horticultural Field Day virtual tour

Virtual tour focuses on high-performing ornamental plants

The 2020 East Texas Horticultural Field Day was not open to the public due to COVID-19, but a series of videos provide a virtual tour of highlighted ornamental plants. The annual field day typically features more than 500 ornamental plant trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by…

A peek in the new trial and show garden of Brandkamp

At Brandkamp, they are really happy about their completely redesigned trial garden. At a glance, all of their varieties are clearly arranged in one field for assessment. In this video, you can see more about it: For more information: Brandkampinfo@brandkamp.dewww.brandkamp.de

Cornell University

Cornell Annual Trials Program cancels 2020 Field Day

The Cornell Annual Trials Program's 2020 Floriculture Field Day has been cancelled. But the flower and foliage plant trials will continue. For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CornellAnnualTrialsProgram and check out this news item. They will be posting photos and…

at Cultivate’20 Virtual

Bloomin’ Easy to unveil four new varieties

Bloomin’ Easy is excited to unveil four new varieties at the upcoming Cultivate’20 Virtual trade show, exhibiting July 13-16 and hosted by AmericanHort: Beekeeper Caryopteris, Cherry On Top Sorbaria, and two reblooming Hydrangea macrophylla cultivars, Kimono and Starfield. These improved varieties will…

US: Two new varieties earn AAS Winner Award

All-America Selections is pleased to announce two new AAS Winners for the 2021 garden season. 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…

Javado introduces Sunsation Multiflower Flame in England

Evanthia and the Sunsation Sunflower growers are already ready for late summer, the Indian Summer. The long evenings, in which the sunlight gets a bit reddish and the shadows are longer, are typical characteristics of the Indian Summer. This red glow is also a special characteristic of the Sunsation…

Agriom

Cut flower hydrangeas on show

HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) develops hydrangea cut flower varieties. The complete Royal range and new selections are tested at the test location in De Kwakel. Young plants of all Royal varieties are now being cultivated, to be delivered to interested growers in the autumn. In the video Erik van Rossum takes you into…

UK: How Hardy's brings new plants to market

At Hardy’s they have two main ways of undertaking breeding or selecting new plants. The first way is to take two plants of the same family, remove any flowers and then place them together in isolation from other plants for them to be naturally pollinated by insects in the tunnel. The numerous seed that…

Darwin Perennials

Notes from The Gardens at Ball

Being unable to travel to visit customers does have some benefits. I am able to visit The Gardens at Ball in West Chicago as I please, and track the progress of all our great Kieft Seed and Darwin Perennials genetics as they mature and flower throughout the season. So, instead of “Notes from the Road,” I’d like to bring you…

NL: Together2Grow reintroduces novelty

From Monday, 29 June, Together2Grow has the Alstroemeria Avianna available, refreshing by its large flower shape and uniform, pink color. "The even pink colour, which is also visible in the bud, makes it a very special new variety. Compared to other species, Avianna has a very strong stem of high…

Two new Encore Azalea varieties for 2021

Plant Development Services introduces the newest members of their Encore Azalea family, available at retail garden centers in Spring 2021. Autumn Majesty - Rhododendron…

Miyoshi

Miyoshi Field Trial 2020 goes digital

After thorough consideration Miyoshi decided not to receive visitors to their field this year for ensuring safety from the coronavirus infection.  Instead, they invite you to the intermedia exhibition on their website. Web seminarThis seminar will be held on Thu 9th and Fri 10th July. Breeders will be present…

Schoneveld Breeding takes Flower Trials online

Due to COVID-19, the Flower Trials has been canceled and the team with Schoneveld Breeding are not able to meet you personally to show their product range. Instead, they offer the digital Flower Trials. Discover some highlights of their Cyclamen range below. In this video Huub briefly explains something…

Syngenta Flowers wins FleuroStar Award 2020 with Dahlia Sincerity

Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2020/21 goes to Dahlia Sincerity from Syngenta Flowers. Michael Kester, Global Head of Flowers and Ronald Snijder, Dahlia Breeder accepted the prize from Fleuroselect President…

FlowerTrials highlights video impression #5

As FlowerTrials 2020 has been cancelled, the organizers are sharing videos with highlights from participating companies, so you can take a look at new pot and bedding plant introductions for the upcoming season. This is the 5th collection. The previous four videos can be found here. For more information:FlowerTrialswww.flowertrials.com

Plantpeddler Variety Day

"The show will go on"

"As we are living in unprecedented times, it is so important to remember our role in bringing the beauty of nature to the world around us, color to people’s lives, and inspiration to gardeners new and old", Plantpeddler shares in an update, announcing the Plantpeddler Variety Day which will be held on August 7. "We are more committed…

HTA Virtual New Plant Awards winners 2020

Apple ‘Trinity’ from Frank P Matthews has been crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards 2020. The 2020 judging panel included Matthew Biggs (gardener, writer and broadcaster); Tamsin Westhorpe (Co-chair of The Garden Media Guild); Lesley Watson (Director of New Hopetoun Gardens & RHS Show Garden Judge);…

Full recording of PanAmerican Seed FlowerSTREAM event available

The recording of FlowerSTREAM 2020 is now available for your viewing pleasure and education. Please reach out to your PanAmerican Seed Regional Area Manager with any questions…

Takii Talks: Flower novelties

On June 10th Takii hosted a webinar covering flower novelties for the forthcoming 20/21 season. Now they share a recording of the presentation. Takii team members Hendri, Hylke and Alan, talk you…

HilverdaFlorist introduces new series Garvinea Cheeky and River Valley garden Alstroemeria

Even though HilverdaFlorist's event Connect & Create is over, they  still have a lot to show. Today it is time for Cheerful Cheeky.  The Garvinea Cheeky is a complete new series in the Garvinea Garden Gerbera assortment. Watch the video to discover this new series.  The Garvinea Cheeky Series is completely new in the…

3D Digi Delishow now online

Due to the corona crisis, the Delishow, the flower trials that Deliflor Chrysanten normally organises for its international customers, cannot take place in the usual way. To still give customers a…

KVBC

Netherlands: KVBC organizes Spring Challenge

The core activity of the KVBC is trialling new cultivars. The association does this on the basis of four types of trials: the field trials, star trials, the Euro trials and the trade show trials. There are interesting developments to report regarding the latter trials. This concerns the trials during the…

North East Autism Society

UK: Flower named in memory of charity worker who died of coronavirus

A charity has paid a tribute to a popular member of staff who died of coronavirus – by naming a new flower after her. Margaret ‘Margie' Blyth, who had served the North East Autism Society for 18 years, passed away from the virus in Sunderland Royal Infirmary in April. She was 66. Now, a newly cultivated…

Thursday 18th June at 15:30 hrs (AMS)

FleuroStar winners to be announced via livestream

In line with the current COVID-19 regulations, this year's FleuroStar winner will be announced during a short live event which will be streamed online. Maximum two representatives of each participating company are invited to come to the foyer of Floralis in Lisse (NL) for a small ceremony with respect…

Looking back at the Floritec Trials

This year the Floritec Trials were organized in a different way. Less extensive than usual and of course they had to take into account the appropriate rules. Anyhow the…

FlowerTrials

FlowerTrials video impression: Pot and bedding plant introductions

FlowerTrials invites you to take a look at new pot and bedding plant introductions for the upcoming season via a series of video highlights. This is the 4th and final…

Top 10 perennials growing in the Darwin Perennials trial gardens

It is Week 24, which is traditionally the time of year for our popular Darwin Perennials Day. This year, due to Restore Illinois restrictions on gatherings, our single-day event can’t take place, but no worries! We’ve reimagined Darwin Perennials Day into Darwin Digital Days – with an “s” – so you can…

Becoming a Proven Winner

Kevin Hurd, Director of New Products for Proven Winners, explains how outstanding plants are selected. Each year prospects are chosen through long-standing relationships with breeders and promising website submissions, and rigorously trialed before they make the cut. For more information:Four Star Greenhousewww.pwfourstar.com

Four Star’s 2021 Plants & Programs guide showcases new introductions

You can see Proven Winners new varieties in Four Star Greenhouse’s 2021 Plants & Programs guide, featuring annuals like Luscious Royale Red Zone Lantana and an improved best seller Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia. “Luscious Royale Red Zone may be the most exciting addition to date in our subseries of grower-friendly…

HTA

UK: Virtual New Plant Award winners to be announced June 17

The HTA received 48 entries for the Virtual New Plant Awards 2020. The Awards would normally have been held next week during the National Plant Show, but following cancellation of the Show, it was decided that the Plant Awards would be held as a ‘virtual’ online event this year. Entries have been…

@Fleuroselect

Fleuroselect

We are very proud of our 5 #FleuroStar entries. Our judges, professionals from a cross-section of breeding, production and retail as well as trade journalists and marketing specialists, choose the Winner. They get to admire the entries on appointment, either in person or by Zoom. pic.twitter.com/4LCI9KIK3C — Fleuroselect (@Fleuroselect) June…

A.D.R.

A.D.R. Bulbs announces 100 new varieties for fall 2020

A.D.R. is offering 100 new fall bulbs for a total of nearly 1,000 selections. When asked what his top four new varieties are, Chris Ruigrok, President, responded: Waxed amaryllis: "We trialed waxed amaryllis last Fall and were stunned to see them sell through in the first week! Grown in the Andes of Peru, and waxed by hand…

Selecta One presents new B&B + Trixi catalogue 2020/2021

2020 is an unusual and challenging year. Unfortunately, the team with Selecta One were not able to maintain the important personal contact with you on site as usual. They hope that they can slowly return to normality in the coming weeks and months – of course taking into account all the necessary hygiene…

Discover them digitally and/or in real life

FlowerTrials 2020 might be cancelled, but introductions aren't

This week, the FlowerTrials was supposed to kick off. Today, the participants in the Dutch regions Aalsmeer, Westland and the German region North Rhine-Westphalia would have put the finishing touches to their displays, which are visited by industry members from all over the world every year, from Tuesday…

FlowerTrials shares final highlights online

FlowerTrials has sent out the 5th and final edition of their Highlights newsletter, providing insight into the best in Pot and Bedding Plant Breeding. The event does have more information to share: look out for some highlight videos to come in week 24.. They're hoping to see you next year at FlowerTrials…

Selecta one sheds light on the secret of its new 2020 pot carnation

With the publication of its 2020 carnation catalogue in mid-March, Selecta one teased its new pot carnation for the 2020 season. The close-up of the flowers and the mysterious, promising text surrounding the new variety – then without a specific name – immediately piqued the interest of customers and…

Jet Fresh Flower Growers

Hippy Psychedelic Roses come with "free peace and love in every box"

Jet Fresh Flower Growers is offering Hippy Psychedelic Roses. These colorfully packed roses bunches come with free peace and love in every box for wholesale, events and more.  The boutique rose farm in Cotopaxi, Ecuador is creating a wide range of color and packing variations, and shipping them in freight-friendly…

2020 edition takes place online

Fleurostar: Which new variety will succeed Begonia elatior MacaRouge from Beekenkamp?

Fleuroselect proudly presents the five entries in this year's FleuroStar Contest, which this year will be held online. Each of these novelties is hoping to be hailed as the next 'Winner with the Wow Factor', the variety with the highest visual impact at point of sale.  Dahlia x hybrida - Sincerity - Syngenta…

NVHBP

Onings Holland demo greenhouse

A colourful sea of lilies

Currently, the Demo Greenhouse of Onings Holland is a colourful sea of lilies. This test greenhouse is used by Onings Holland to plant a test for each batch sold. Flowering stages, length, number of buds and total quality are closely monitored. Unfortunately, the Dutch Lily Days 2020 were cancelled due to Covid-19. That is why…

Darwin Perennials

June 15-19

Registrations open for Darwin Perennials Digital Days

Darwin Perennials Digital Days is almost here, and the full agenda is set for this re-imagined, week-long virtual experience. Guests can sign up for email alerts as new content goes live each day starting Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19 (visit DarwinPerennials.com/DigitalDays). Each day is…

Special Starting Material

Good quality starting material is very important in the horti- and floriculture sector. The quality of the crop is inextricably linked to the quality of the starting material that has been used. Therefore, this month we are focusing on the best possible materials that will guarantee a successful cultivation. Globally speaking,…

Syngenta Flowers

Spring bloomers in focus at PopUp Show

A complete variety presentation, lectures about plant protection measures, alternatives to Tilt and the influence of genetics to the plant protection program: Syngenta Flowers’ PopUp Show attracted many enthusiastic visitors to Emsflower in Emsbüren this spring. It was the third year in a row that the…

Kapiteyn

Digital Captain Calla Days

Checking out the callas online

During the month of June, Captain Calla will publish trends and product videos online via social media pages on Facebook & Instagram. Please make sure you follow them online to see the latest developments from their breeding and testing greenhouse. For more information:Kapiteyninfo@kapiteyn.nlwww.kapiteyn.nl


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