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Sakata introduces new Brassica series

As the days shorten and the nights get cooler, the bright colours of summer make way for the hues of autumn, and the rich beauty if Brassica is back in bouquets.  This season sees an addition to the assortment, Brassica Condor. Bred by Sakata and available in two colours, White and Red, this new Brassica series…

Deliflor introduces Rossano Lime

Disbudded chrysanthemum Rossano already has many colour variations. This well-known family of strong flowers will now be extended with a new colour: Rossano Lime. A white decorative flower with green edges on the petals, similar to pink Rossano Charlotte and orange Rossano Elizabeth. Rossano Lime will be added to the assortment…

Better Boxwood:

US: "The first scientifically bred blight-resistant boxwood collection in the industry"

Plant Development Services Inc. (Loxley, AL) and Tree Town USA (Houston, TX) partner to introduce Better Boxwood, "the first collection of scientifically bred blight-resistant boxwood in the industry".   Better Boxwood™ The Better Boxwood series is the result of over two decades of breeding and trials in Europe, led…

Memphis family expands

The Memphis family is expanded with a new colour in week 39. Next to Memphis Pink, Dark and Rosy, Memphis Autumn is added to the assortment.  This orange spray chrysanthemum is available at the auction of Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk with 10,000 stems every week.  VBN code: 125160 Grower: Cornelis Jan Flowers information: Memphis Autumn Another…

Mark Clements & David Jones

To protect a rare underground orchid, researchers are keeping its location top secret

Maree Elliott admitted feeling a bit despondent as she poked around the leaf litter in the Barrington Tops National Park north of Newcastle four years ago. Ms Elliott, a scientific illustrator, had been looking for a native fungi to draw for her work, but despite hours of searching the 65-year-old…

Syngenta Flowers

webinar, September 17

Missed out on Summer Trials? Syngenta Flowers brings the results to you

Missed out on Summer Trials? Syngenta Flowers brings the results to you with its latest webinar. Join host and Technical Lead, Dr. Jamie Gibson, as he highlights Syngenta Flowers' top performing New Varieties from this summer’s trials sites around North America in a short webinar called ‘2020's Hottest…

Traditional Chinese Medicine Administration of Henan Province

Rare orchid discovered in central China

A research team from the Zhengzhou University found a rare species of saprophytic orchid in central China's Henan Province. This is the first discovery of the plant in the province. The plant, "E. japonicum Makino," was discovered in the Funiu Mountain during a survey of traditional Chinese medicine…

Philippine Taxonomic Initiative

New flowering plant Begonia beijnenii discovered in the Philippines

Pink flowers and striped leaves caught the eyes of conservationists trekking up a river in Palawan’s Port Barton way back in 2012. “I immediately recognized it as a new Begonia species,” recalled Jonah van Beijnen, a Dutch environmentalist who previously helped discover seven other Begonias, plus new…

Toolgen

South Korea's first genome edited petunia approved in the U.S.

The research team led by professor Geung-Ju Lee of Chungnam National University and Toolgen announced that the new variety of petunia co-developed with CRISPR genome editing technology has been determined as non-GMO by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The decision was released under the "Am I…

New colours in the Madiba Pompon series

The Madiba Pompon series is being expanded. Previously, the colours white and yellow were introduced. From week 36 Madiba Baylo Bronze and Madiba Memba Purple will be available. Madiba is characterized by the many small flowers per stem and has a friendly and sweet appearance. A chrysanthemum with endless…

1st place: Treasure Island Makatea Sweet Potato Vine

2020 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase: People’s Choice Award winners announced

Three plants and four runners-up were chosen as People’s Choice Award winners this year for the 2020 New Varieties Showcase, presented by the Oregon Association of Nurseries…

UK: Ball Colegrave reveals top varieties for 2021 season

The Summer Trials at Ball Colegrave was probably one of the only Professional Trial Grounds in the UK or even Europe opening its doors to its customers this season. “Trialling is at the heart of everything we do as we believe it is incredibly important for anyone involved in production and retail to see…

Dekker Chrysanten

Memphis Cherry is the latest Elvis-inspired chrysanthemum

Memphis Dark brought yet another Memphis-inspired hit, 65 years after the first recording by Elvis Presley at Sun Studio. And the next one is already on its way: Memphis…

UK: Glee New Product Awards entries start pouring in

Who will be the winners in the Glee New Product Awards, in association with GTN, for 2020? Despite Glee not taking place for real at the NEC the teams at Glee and Garden Trade News are pulling out all the stops with Glee Gathering "exhibitors" to create a virtual showcase of New Products for 2021. Glee GatheringGlee…

Dalat Hasfarm

Dalat Hasfarm Flower Trials 2020

Flower Trials is the yearly event of Dalat Hasfarm which is held to introduce new varieties of flowers to customers, partners and sale channels representatives. The guests will be guided to visit the farms and introduced about technologies, application and usage of biological insecticides in agriculture. They will also directly…

Four Star

Tour new varieties with Four Star growers

In the video below, the Four Star grower team introduces some of the defining features of Proven Winners 2021 new varieties: Double Up wax begonias, award-winning ColorBlaze Royale Pineapple Brandy and Colocasia varieties Coffee Cups and Heart of the Jungle. For more information:Four Star Greenhouse734-654-6420mail@pwfourstar.com…

Deadline for is November 1, 2020

All-America Selections now accepting entries for all 2021 trials

In 2015, All-America Selections (AAS), in conjunction with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), successfully launched a brand new perennial trial with five entries and…

Syngenta shows off pelargonium and petunia newcomers

Pelargoniums are part of Syngenta's core products, so they keep on improving varieties. They have introduced a number of improvements and new varieties this year. Calliope (Pelargonium Interspecific)The extensive Calliope range features many different varieties with long lasting colours and good garden performance.…

Selecta One

Insights into the Selecta show garden

Selecta one's show gardens at their nursery Filla on the Lower Rhine (Germany) and at their headquarters in Stuttgart are in full bloom. They can be visited physically until September, but for the ones not able to visit them, they are brought to you. These videos below show a few highlights of their…

Four varieties from Terra Nova Nurseries make a splash on Netflix’s “The Big Flower Fight.”

Global plant breeder’s Heuchera proves pivotal during Netflix debut

Several heuchera varieties bred by Terra Nova Nurseries made their Netflix debut on the streaming service’s original series, “The Big Flower Fight.” Contestants of the new Netflix-produced show used Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’, Heuchera ‘Marmalade’, Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, and Heuchera ‘Paprika’ for various…

Cornell University

'Show must go on' for Cornell Annual Flower Trials

2020 was quite a year. Cornell Horticulture had to cancel their annual Floriculture Field Day. But the annual flower and foliage plant trials located near the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Nevins Center are looking good, as shown in the video below. Source: Cornell University

Preparing for Carnation Open House 2021 in Colombia

The Dümmen Orange team in Colombia has started preparing for the Carnation Open House 2021 in week 9 at La Gaitana Farms, near Bogotá. Currently they are planting carnation cuttings at the experimental station. The Carnation Open House 2021 runs parallel to the national Carnation Week during which all…

Edwin van der Eijk of VDE Plant:

NL: “Thanks to the Glass Tulip Award, new products are truly getting attention”

New products and innovation are important to our floriculture industry. Royal FloraHolland introduced the Glass Tulip Award to encourage growers and breeders. This is an award for the best market introduction in the area of flowers and plants. Edwin van der Eijk of VDE Plant and his team were one of the…

Dominik Neisser of Vivero Internacional on "Tall Dark and Handsome"

"It is a side variety that gives the Pelargonium assortment a special touch"

It is time to prepare your crops for next spring and with this new pelargonium series, Vivero International wants to point out a special crop timing that may require your order to be placed this summer instead of the regular springtime. Vivero Internacional and PlantHaven introducing the Pelargonium…

Take a peek at the online Fleuroselect Trial

At Fleuroselect, they were very happy they could organise a Digital Trial Walk this July. Approx. 30 professionals from all over the world joined us for an online visit of this year’s Fleuroselect trial at the PanAmerican Seed trial location in Venhuizen (NL). Ruud Brinkkemper, Regional Breeding Director…

Emerald Coast Growers releases 30th Anniversary Resource Guide

Emerald Coast Growers has released an updated version of their popular Resource Guide as the company celebrates its 30th year. The 2020-21 edition features more than three…

For the 2021 season, Ball Mums is introducing 11 outstanding new varieties

Mums Shine in the latest 2021 New Varieties Catalog

The Ball Garden Mums team is pleased to announce the availability of its 2021 New Varieties catalog featuring exciting, new products with superior genetics. Growers can count on Ball Mums to deliver the highest-quality mums backed by an extensive network of support. For the 2021 season, Ball Mums is introducing…

US: Farwest Show launches virtual contest to crown 2020 New Varieties Showcase winners

There is no Farwest Show this year in Portland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is still a New Varieties Showcase. It's just being held online and in the pages of…

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…


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