Novelties

Get to know new cut flower division BloomStudios at Ball

"We plan to leverage the breeding powerhouse, advanced technologies that Ball has invested in"

"Are you familiar with the story of the disease-resistant impatiens Beacon of PanAmerican Seed? These are exactly the kind of breakthroughs and value, we want to bring into cut flowers," says Scott Rusch, GM of BloomStudios Cut Flowers, a new cut flower division of Ball Horticultural that was established…

New Proven Winners IGC Webinar Series

Because of the great participation and interactions we had during the IGC Fall Webinar Series, Proven Winners have decided to offer three more webinars to our IGC partners this winter. "First up, we are joined by special guest, Anne Obarski. Anne is a professional speaker and CEO of Merchandise Concepts…

Vitro Plus introduces 7 new hardy fern varieties

Vitro Plus recently added 7 new garden ferns (hardy ferns or perennial ferns) to its assortment. Besides around 80 tropical fern varieties, the number of hardy ferns now totals over 70. Vitro Plus produces starting material at customer's request. Depending on the variety, it will take between 13 and 25 weeks…

Terra Nova Nurseries plants flourish in Damu Flower Valley

Terra Nova Nurseries announced an update on its involvement with licensee Chongqing Tianmu Agriculture and the companies’ efforts to combat human-caused degradation in the Wuling Mountain range of Southwest China. Terra Nova Nurseries began working with Chongqing Tianmu in 2018 in an effort to remediate…

Terra Nova Nurseries announces trifecta of trial garden awards

Terra Nova Nurseries announced that numerous varieties received high honors at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA), the Perennial Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State University (CSU) and Smith Gardens New Product Showcase in Marysville, Washington. The global breeder’s Echinacea Kismet…

Winners Glazen Tulp Award 2021 announced

In a different setting than we are used to, namely through an online broadcast, the winners of the Glazen Tulp Award were announced during the Royal FloraHolland Cooperative Day. Starting from April 2020, growers were able to submit their novelties for the Glazen Tulp, and the audience could vote for…

D.H.M.I.

Diamantina varieties showcased in new D.H.M.I. catalogue

For those who had no time to visit the D.H.M. Innovation stand at IPM Essen in January 2020, here is an online version of their catalogue. It features the current commercial assortment and also the newest varieties that will be available soon. The catalogue is a compendium of innovations and information.…

Selecta One presents Poinsettia & Kalanchoe catalogue 2021

Here you can find Selecta One's new Poinsettia & Kalanchoe catalogue 2021. Red is the most popular Christmas colour. With Christmas Feelings, Christmas Beauty, Christmas Glory and many other varieties, a whole range of unique Poinsettias stands for competence in red. Especially the variety Christmas…

Highlights from the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week

Could not make it to the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week last week? Here is a quick summary of the highlights on display at each of the six plant exhibitors.   by Gabrielle Stannus   Dahlia LaBella Maggiore Yellow Botanical name: Dahlia pinnata LaBella Maggiore Yellow Dimensions at maturity: Height = 45-70cm, width = 19-23cm…

Peter van Noort looks back on Evanthia trial at Van Tuijl

“The power of Brassica Empire is being appreciated more”

During a trial at Peter van Tuijl in the Dutch town of Gameren, Evanthia put all of their commercial and experimental varieties from the brassica product range together. The product range has grown a lot over the past few years, which is reflected in its market performance. All the more reason to now…

Ball SB

Colombia: Ball SB takes the show on the road

This year we have all been forced to change our way of working in many ways. "For everyone it has been trial and error and we have failed in many projects making it frustrating at times, but nothing has stopped us and we kept trying," shares Carmen L. Márquez, Marketing Manager with Ball SB. "Therefore…

Cyclamen trials 2020 in Fréjus: a special year, not without surprises

The second lockdown announced in France the week before the opening of the Trials in Fréjus did not dissuade some of Morel's Italian and French customers from visiting the trials on place, because it's essential for their purchase decision. All sanitary measures respected, it is in a calm and warm…

Syngenta Flowers

Plantpeddler shares Poinsettia Variety Day 2020 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of 144 commercial and pre-release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 3, with representatives of Poinsettia breeders, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under natural season…

Jelitto presents new Alyssum and Campanula

The Basket-of-Gold is botanically known as Alyssum saxatile. There is a whole range of tried-and-tested, good varieties on offer that delight gardeners in spring and are a popular source of nectar for insects. The botanical name has been replaced by Aurinia saxatile, which actually does not change…

Japan: Ota Floriculture Auction picks flower of the year

Ota Floriculture Auction Co., Ltd holds the award ceremony of “Flower of the Year OTA” which annually aims to praise outstanding flower growers who created trends in Japan’s flower industry. From the approximately 200,000 varieties of flowers supplied to the company in 2020, four varieties (and…

New tuberous species of begonia found in southern Yunnan

Begonia comprises the sixth-largest genus of angiosperms and the number of accepted species of Begonia currently reaches more than 1,991 species. In China, about 221 species…

Marginpar introduces white clematis

It has taken the Clematis breeder years and years, but finally Marginpar managed to make a Clematis in a colour that they have been chasing for years: white. The first white Clematis cut flower in the Amazing family is called ‘Clematis Amazing Vienna’, after the national capital of Austria. A country…

NZ: Manawatū rose breeder John Ford dedicates win to influencial aunt Nola Simpson

A newly crowned top rose breeder has dedicated his win to his aunt, one of New Zealand’s most prolific breeders, thanking her for all the help she gave him. Manawatū breeder…

`Lauras Stern´: First Poinsettia baptism at Veiling Rhein-Maas

At Veiling Rhein-Maas, the Poinsettia `Lauras Stern´ was christened on 25 November 2020 in the auction room in Straelen-Herongen, coinciding with the official start of sales. A marketing concept for this special Poinsettia was previously developed together with the regional German partners Gartenbau…

US (FL): Costa Farms offers early look at 2022 plant varieties

Costa Farms is opening its Miami, Florida, Trial Garden on March 4-5, 2021, to brokers, growers, and other members of the industry for an opportunity to preview 2022 new plant varieties. The Trial Garden will host genetics from leading plant breeders from around the world, including Ball FloraPlant,…

Schoneveld Breeding shows off new varieties at Cyclamen Open Days 2020

When they organized the Cyclamen Open Days 2020, the team Schonveld Breeding knew they had to do it differently from other years. Due to the corona measures, the current version could not continue. Instead of receiving as many people as possible in the greenhouses, they went digital this year. Lots of…

Four new varieties earn AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and most well-known non-profit plant trialing organization, is pleased to announce four new and exciting AAS Winners for the 2021 garden season. All AAS Winners are trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grow new,…

Interplant

New premium spray roses and hybrid tea roses

Interplant added some colourful spray rose varieties to its premium spray rose range. Check out the new members of the spray family Saffran Smile, Cherokee, Good Mood, Wedding Invite, Street Party. They also present some new hybrid-tea varieties: Fascination, Red Panther and Yellow Tycoon. A brand new…

Manila Bulletin

Philippines: New species of PH Begonia plant officially named

A new species of the Philippine Begonia plant discovered in Surigao del Norte three years ago has been officially named Begonia makuruyot. A new paper published on Nov. 5 in the international research journal Biotaxa described the species as distinctive and inhabiting shaded limestone walls on the…

Dutch rose grower Berg RoseS on Con Amore:

"The world’s most sustainable red rose"

This year Berg RoseS is celebrating 45 years of rose-growing. Over those years they have had the privilege of growing many different varieties, including various red roses. That started as far back as 1975 with ‘Garnette’. Arie van den Berg joined Berg RoseS in 1991. "At that time, we were growing the…

A peek into what has been presented so far:

US: Proven Winners virtual Landscape Roadshow comes to an end

The Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow took off on Monday and this virtual three session event is coming to an end today. The purpose of this show is to educate, showcase and create interest in the newest Proven Winners plant introductions. Even though, the program is designed for landscape professionals, it is of interest for the entire industry to learn more about the…

Royal Van Zanten

Royal Van Zanten teases new Pot & Bedding 2021 collection

Royal Van Zanten's new 2021 Pot & Bedding collection is coming soon. At this moment, they are working hard to design their new catalogue, which will be available at the end of this month. Their theme for 2021 is 'Get In Touch'. This theme is based on the trends in the world, of course the worldwide…

Poland: Gold medal for Actinidia arguta Hokey Pokey

At this years Plant Novelty Competition, organized by Green is Life & Flower Expo Poland Online 2020, Clematis Źródło Dobrych Pnączy's plants were awarded the following places: Actinidia arguta Hokey Pokey - gold medal Clematis ‘Golden Dream’PBR - bronze medal and Journalists Award Alstroemeria Indian Summer…

Bernard Muthuri, Zena Roses:

"Demand for new varieties still high"

Crisis or not, the market is always looking for new and different products and ease. Kenyan grower Zena Roses limited experiences it firsthand. When the market started to open up in July, the demand for their new rose-varieties as well as recently added other crops was high. This is explained by Bernard…


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