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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…

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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…

Les Johnson

National Rose Trial Garden of Australia 2020 Awards

Rose Trial Gardens exist throughout the world. At least 25 are acknowledged by the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS). In Australia, the National Rose Trial Garden (NRTGA) was established in 1996 to trial roses not yet commercially released, bred locally or internationally. The purpose of the…

Stars for Europe

UK: Breeders reveal new poinsettias for 2020

Breeders represented by Stars for Europe regularly release new poinsettia varieties – here’s a snapshot of the most innovative introductions that will be making their way to stores around the UK. Breeder Selecta One has a uniquely different new poinsettia – the ‘Christmas Mouse’. Its rounded red bracts…

First in the Netherlands, then in France

Cyclamen Trials Morel Diffusion are on

The Cyclamen Trials are taking off for French cyclamen breeder Morel Diffusion. First, the varieties will be on display in the Netherlands and afterwards, these varieties, and more, will be presented at their 'home base': France.  Production Trials in 2019 in 's Gravendeel (click here for the article) Production…

UK: Floribunda Rose set to be grown in honour of Jennifer Rose Sell

The target has been reached to ensure that a Floribunda Rose will be grown and specifically named ‘Jennifer Rose Sell’. After careful and meticulous research, renowned rose…

NL: Dark purple Tradescantia ROXXO makes her appearance

Lately, at Dutch Dracenea nursery 'De Plaats', they have been working hard on their new product. "We proudly present the dark purple and green Tradescantia ROXXO. Tradescantia ROXXO is a particularly strong and sturdy house plant which doesn’t ask much care. It is a maintenance-friendly plant both in the…

NIRP introduces new red variety for Latin American market, Red Flame

"The red velvet color is obtained without using any type of mesh or 'anti-blackening' bag"

After several years of work, thousands of crosses made, hundreds of codes eliminated and dozens of evaluations, Red Flame, the new red rose variety from NIRP International, has hit the market. Red Flame® The breeding processThe process from the creation to the first commercial plantation of each new rose…

Presented at PMA's virtual Fresh Summit

Some floral 'fresh ideas'

The first virtual edition of the PMA Fresh Summit has officially come to an end*. For three days, from October 13-15, buyers and sellers across the produce and floral industry got together. The heart of the expo was the marketplace, where all exhibitors could be found. On top of that, also educational sessions were organized…

Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms names Plant of the Year 2021 – Aurora Borealis rose

Canada Blooms announces the Canada Blooms Plant of the Year for 2021 is the Aurora Borealis rose from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s 49th Parallel Collection. The bright dancing lights of the aurora are captured in the blooming clusters of this dramatic sunset pink rose set against dark green…

Star Roses and Plants wins awards from 2021 AGRS testing program

Star Roses and Plants announces two of its roses won awards from the 2021 American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for different regions of the country. Star Roses and Plants winners are as follows: Sweet…

Eason Horticultural Resources releases their Hot New Perennials for 2021 booklet

Eason Horticultural Resources announces the release of their Hot New Perennials for 2021 booklet. "This is a compilation of information shared with us from a broad range of…

ABZ Seeds introduces new color in Summer Breeze series; Summer Breeze Cherry

Rising worldwide demand for strawberries that combine taste and ornamental value

Gardening is hot and the pandemic fueled this trend. Also at ABZ Seeds, they are noticing it and even upscaled their seed production to meet the high worldwide demand. At the same time, they are busy with the introduction of their third color in their Summer Breeze Series, Summer Breeze Cherry, which has…

Red is the new colour in the Memphis family

Last week Dekker Chrysanten introduced Memphis Autumn and week 41 another colour will be added to the family which is Memphis Red. By adding Memphis Red to the family, it consist of 5 colours. The red variety will be available at the Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk with 10,000 stems each week.  VBN…

"Thinking Begonia? – Think Benary!"

Benary introduces new varieties in 5 different begonia classes

When you are looking for begonias check out Benary’s assortment and their latest new introductions. Benary is the world leading begonia specialist. For 2021, they introduced new varieties in 5 different begonia classes. Big White BIG White – Begonia x benariensis F1BIG White Begonia is the eighth colour…

Five medals for novelties during GrootGroenPlus 2020

Prior to the digital edition of GrootGroenPlus 2020, the KVBC trial committee trialled six novelties on 29 September, five of which received a medal. One silver and four bronze medals have been awarded. On September 30, the winners were announced by the chairman of the KVBC, Helma van der Louw. Silver for…

University of Portsmouth

UK: Scientists help reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature's biggest challenges

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and farmers around the world grow crops in a more sustainable way. The new checklist, which has just been published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, will guide…

Fleuroselect

Rudbeckia range exceeds expectations at RHS Hyde Hall

Within the framework of the '2020, Year of the Rudbeckia' home garden marketing campaign, Fleuroselect together with Peter Seabrook, broadcaster and gardening editor at The Sun newspaper, planted a trial of over 80 Rudbeckia varieties at the Royal Horticultural Society's garden Hyde Hall in Essex, U.K. The…

Condor

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…


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