Novelties

Floral holidays with edible roses

A luxury Christmas dinner with a floral touch or festive toasting on the new year with a colorful glass of champagne. Rose growers Rodewijk focus fully on the holidays with their edible roses 'Rosalicious'. Restaurants, bakeries and catering industry "The biggest difference is not in the cultivation, but in the sales", says…

Dutch Tulip Award: Which novelty makes it to the finals?

Did you vote for the product that you think is the most special and of the highest quality at Trade Fair Aalsmeer? And are you curious to find out which new product made it to…

Fleuroselect's Year of the Marigold:

People's Choice Award for Tagetes Alumia Vanilla Cream, experts go for Bali Yellow

Following the Europe-wide trial initiated by Fleuroselect to celebrate ‘2018, Year of the Marigold’, both consumers and experts have cast their vote. Alumia Vanilla Cream & Bali Yellow Consumers choose French Marigold Alumia Vanilla Cream As part of the People’s Choice Awarding scheme, visitors to the Royal Horticultural Society flagship…

New Zealand: New roses to shine at International Rose Trials

National and international rose growers will shortly find out which of their roses has been judged the best grown at the New Zealand International Rose Trial Grounds in Palmerston North’s Victoria Esplanade Gardens. Over the past two years, 40 roses submitted by growers and hybridisers from around the world have been…

Malene Juhl Jensen, Mystery Lady

"A star for a star"

“Aster means star in Greek, and for that reason we have chosen to name our new varieties after star florists.” At the IFTF Danish breeder Mystery Lady proudly presented their new aster Nils Norman, which they named after Norwegian florist Nils Norman Iversen. It is the first one in their series of Stars of Happiness, says…

Jose Luis Vargas, Verdissimo

"Demand for preserved flowers exploded over the last 3 years"

The world of preserved flowers is mostly known for just the heads, although one of the biggest producers, Verdissimo, has been supplying preserved long-stem roses for several years. At the IFTF in Vijfhuizen, Verdissimo showed their newest stem product, preserved garden roses with a short stem (27.5cm).…

Selecta One releases Chrysanthemum catalogue 2019

With the new Chrysanthemum catalogue from Selecta One, growers can already plan for season 2019. Find the appropriate variety concerning colour, flowering time, growth habit and suitability for greenhouse. Certain varieties which are suitable for black out are marked with a logo.   In the catalogue you will find approved varieties…

Poinsettia growers check out Selecta varieties in Netherlands and Denmark

This year, Selecta One’s Magic Stars tours in Holland and Denmark were held on Tuesday 13th of November. In Holland over 100 interested people took part. The visitors were not only Dutch growers, but also growers from Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Russia, Japan and South Korea who made the journey to the Netherlands. The first…

US: Nine new varieties earn exclusive AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and premier non-profit plant trialing organization announce nine new AAS Winners for the 2019 gardening season. Each of the following new AAS Winners was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to…

Cut anthurium Saffron: Orange is back

The colour orange is back. With the introduction of Anthurium Saffron, Xanthu Anthogether is already making a move to give the colour orange a new impulse. Saffron is an orange/red spice. Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world and has a characteristic scent that is midway between honey and hay. The Anthurium Saffron…

Toffee ready to surprise consumers

Visitors of the IFTF last week could not have missed it. The brand new brown rose Toffee made its appearance and grabbed a lot of attention. Toffee was officially launched in Quito on October 24th. Ecuadorian company Brown breeding is the breeder of the variety and it is represented by Dutch rose breeder…

US: New plant introductions for landscape professionals

Village Nurseries, the West Coast division of TreeTown USA, announced its newest plant introductions for 2019 — many of which are patented or exclusive and not readily available at other wholesale nurseries. The company’s newest offerings represent product from Anthony Tesselaar International, Star Roses and Plants,…

Dutch chrysanthemum breeder highlights novelties

Armada Young Plants participates in the Aalsmeer Trade Fair exhibition. There will be quite a few new developments within the Armada variety assortment to see. Besides the spray chrysanthemum varieties Anquetil and Nibali which have been introduced earlier this year, they present new and promising chrysanthemum varieties. The new disbud chrysanthemum…

UK: Wyevale Nurseries’ announce new 2020 amenity plant range

Wyevale Nurseries has this month (November, 2018) unveiled its new amenity crop range for 2020. Eight new plants have been selected by the team based on their habit, colour and functionality. Kyle Ross, Production Manager at Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford, explained: “We have been trialling and testing these plants over the…

Houwenplant brings Anthurium Baby Purple to Europe

Breeder Dümmen Orange and Houwenplant are bringing anthurium Baby Purple to the European market in week 45. Baby Purple is a real purple anthurium. This anthurium will be launched in the Netherlands during the big floriculture exhibitions in week 45. Real purple flowers Baby Purple is a rich flowering anthurium with heart-shaped purple flowers…

Gediflora introduces Jazzy Soulsisters

Gediflora, the Belgian breeder is presenting its latest creation: the Jazzy Soulsisters. These jazzy sisters come in six bright colors: yellow, pink, purple, red, orange and white. These mini Mums are available in a size 13 pot or smaller and are suitable for obscured cultivation. In order to entice customers to purchase, this jazzy…

US: Early sales opportunities in pansy & cut flowers

Some of the introductions for this coming year are already available. Last month PanAmerican Seed introduced their annuals, and now they present the cool-season and cut flower varieties. The new perennials and pot plants are already available for ordering and will be introduced in November. Pansy Cool Wave Raspberry Swirl and Strawberry Swirl Two new colours of the well-known…

Royal van Zanten introduces Haydar Pink

The latest addition to the spray chrysanthemum assortment of Royal Van Zanten. Haydar Pink is a sweet, baby pink coloured variety with the same strong DNA as her family members Haydar and Haydar Yellow. As of Friday October 26 th , Hayder Pink is being introduced by chrysanthemum grower RiverFlowers B.V.…

Deliflor introduces Fireball (Santini)

The new orange Santini of Deliflor has been given a name that suits its appearance: Fireball. A bright orange ball that will not stay unnoticed, with dark leaves and its contrasting flowers. From week 43 Fireball will be supplied by Lianda Flowers with 25,000 stems a week. Grower: Lianda Flowers Amounts: 25,000 stems a week VBN-code: 118568 For more information Deliflor…

Ball Seed releases more trial results

The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the…

Deliflor introduces 'classic beauty' Aristotle

In week 42 (October 17th) Aristotle will be available on the market. This white spray chrysanthemum has a bright green centre and appealing round petals. Its vase life is excellent and Aristotle has great growing power. The philosopher Aristotle was an icon of his time; the chrysanthemum Aristotle has all it takes to become…

US: Early sales 2020 new varieties available now from PanAmerican Seed

On October 1, PanAmerican Seed released a select group of new 2020 introductions for sale. This provides growers a chance to purchase larger quantities and sell the latest seed genetics during the 2019 spring season rather than only offering small quantities for sampling. This early-release timeline…

Ball Seed reaps awards at North American trials

Les Exceptionnelles (the Exceptionals) selects six to 10 annual plants each year that have stood out for their performance and ease in growing in the assessment gardens in Canada’s northern climate. Among this year's selections were these varieties from Ball Seed: Begonia Canary Wings (Ball Ingenuity) Ipomoea SolarPower Black Heart (Ball FloraPlant) In Texas,…

Andrej Nastran, PlantRay

Smart device for consumer determines optimal watering time

As we all know, the most important part of growing plants is watering them. However it is easy to forget the last time you watered your plant. “The majority of plants are not growing well precisely, because of too much or too little water. We simply forget to water them, or we are watering them too…

UK: Begonias voted a plant favourite in RHS People’s Choice Awards

Begonias have been voted a plant favourite in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards. Visitors to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey were asked to vote for their favourite from 84 new varieties trialled over the summer, with the basket and bedding classic securing the top two spots. The pink-frilled…

US: Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa earns its Proven Winners moniker

Proven Winners ColorChoice Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa has been awarded the Lord Burleigh Award for Best Disease Resistance, plus the Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose at the 2018 Biltmore International Rose Trials at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. The two awards bring the plant’s total to…

New, ultra-hardy cultivars present creative solutions for landscapes

Terra Nova Nurseries has released three very hardy series: Heuchera Northern Exposure, which are bred from the world’s hardiest heuchera; Echinacea Kismet, which survived 100 percent in Minnesota trials; and Penstemon Dakota, named for its roots in North Dakota’s Zone 3. All three groups come with a…


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