Novelties

Main Street Coleus receives AAS award

Exceptional performance at 20 trial sites has earned Coleus Main Street Beale Street top honors as a 2020 All-American Selections Ornamental Winner. The new variety, available for the 2020 retail season from Dümmen Orange, is the first-ever coleus to be named an AAS Winner. The AAS comparison trials, held…

New boxwood variety survives winter weather

Buxus Flat-tery, selected by Michael Yanny of JN Plant Selections, is “shaping up” to be a sought after boxwood due to its unique, prostrate habit, Zone 4 hardiness and extended juvenile growth period which means a green winter color and few fruit pods. Grower and propagation partner Mark Richey of Richey…

Genesis Plant Marketing expands portfolio

2019 has seen significant developments in the Genesis Plant Marketing portfolio with many new product releases planned for 2020 and beyond. Diverse range of breedersCommercial Director Nigel Judd said, ‘Working with a wide range of independent breeders and professional nurserymen as well as keen amateurs…

Gems Group:

Chrysanthemums first step towards a glow-in-the-dark bouquet

An entire glow in the dark bouquet. That is the ambition of Gems Group. With a special paint, they can now supply a blue and a green chrysanthemum. More colors and varieties are being tested, according to Loreyna Molina. In March 2020 they expect it to be ready. Dyanna Paz and Loreyna Molina of Gems…

Dümmen Orange announces Vitamum

New garden mum brand promises "vitality, innovation, and perfection"

Vitality, innovation, and perfection – these are the top traits that Dümmen Orange breeders and product managers had in mind while developing the new Vitamum garden mum brand, now available for the 2020 retail season. The Vitamum brand of garden mums features a refined assortment, new mutation-bred families,…

American Garden Rose Selections announces 2020 winners

The American Gardens Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program has announced its selections for 2020 at the recent Biltmore International Rose Trials. The AGRS testing program is considered the successor organization to All American Rose Selections. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for,…

Horticulture professor names new white rose after comfort women

Han Tae-ho, a professor of horticulture and bioengineering at Chonnam National University, recently dedicated a new variety of rose titled “Sonyeo” (“Girl”) to the “comfort women” drafted as sexual slaves to the Japanese military.  “This newly bred white rose was similar to the lives of those women,” said…

Flowers & fun at Welby Gardens

One summer trials highlight is the open house Welby Gardens hosts at their facility near Denver, the day after the Colorado State trials in August. The Gerace family welcomes customers to an evening dinner, where they can view nearly a thousand varieties in containers from Agastache to Zinnia. It's an opportunity for breeding…

Roses Forever going large in 2020

Roses Forever has a series for all pot sizes – from tiny 6 cm pots up to the largest pot sizes. Many of the new varieties, which will be available from spring 2020, are specially developed for larger pots and a longer culture. The production of rose varieties in larger pots fits both nurseries that…

Kalanchoe Tiger now available

Starting this week (45) the new Kalanchoe Tiger series in pot size 15 is available at SlijkermanKalanchoe. A total of 9 colours will become available: red, orange, bronze, copper, yellow, pastel, white, pink, dark pink.  The Kalanchoe Tiger is grown exclusively by Decorum grower Slijkerman and is now (only to a limited extent) available…

Royal Palace and Royal Parade

New cut flower hydrangeas from HBA at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

At the Trade Fair Aalsmeer, HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) is putting the Royal Palace and Royal Parade in the spotlight. Two new, single-flower pruning varieties. Agrion Director Jaap Stelder notes there is a lot of interest in HBA’s cut hydrangeas. ‘We are bringing true phenomena to market.’ HBA…

Selecta One

Chrysanthemum catalogue showcases colorful autumn blooms

Many different colours and numerous flowers make Chrysanthemums popular colourful flowering autumn plants. Selecta One presents their new catalogue with their complete Chrysanthemum assortment for your planning 2020. You will find the appropriate variety concerning colour, flowering time, growth habit…

MacaRouge takes pride of place at Aalsmeer Trade Fair

After winning the coveted FleuroStar Award during the FlowerTrials in June, Begonia MacaRouge is gearing up for the upcoming pot and bedding plant season. Breeder Beekenkamp Ornamentals has upscaled its cutting and young plant production to meet with the high demand following last summer's media…

Japanese garden rose variety appreciated by judges

Alexandra Farms recently participated in Proflora. Alexandra Farms displays all of its commercial cut garden roses in their booth during the show. Visitors include current and potential customers from all over the world. This year they were visited by customers from the USA, Canada, Holland, England,…

US: Regional trial results announced

With the 2019 university trials in the books, Ball Seed is offering an overview of top-performing products. Click on the links below to download regional results. Midwest University of Minnesota Michigan State University Colorado State University Southwest Mississippi State University Southeast University of Georgia Louisiana State University…

New introductions available from PanAmerican Seed

PanAmerican Seed presented new varieties that are planned for launch next year and are already available today. For questions and ordering information on these outstanding new products, please contact your Sales Representative. Angelonia Serena Purple ImprovedThis improved variety features a deeper, more…

December 5, Cresco

US (IA): Over 150 varieties at Poinsettia Variety Day

Plantpeddler is hosting a side by side comparison of over 150 commercial and pre-release Poinsettia varieties, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions. All major Poinsettia breeders will be represented in the trial, including: Beekenkamp, Dümmen Orange, Lazzeri, Rinehart…

How to achieve success with Bright Lights Osteospermum

Proven Winners have three new additions coming to the Bright Lights line this spring—Bright Lights White, Bright Lights Purple and Bright Lights Berry Rose. These new varieties stand out by combining unique colors, better branching, fuller habit, and dual cold and heat tolerance for a sales window…

Six plants selected as outstanding plants for the Mid-Atlantic Garden

2020 PHS Gold Medal Plants announced

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has selected the 2020 Gold Medal Plants, recognizing exceptional plants for both home gardeners and professional landscapers. The PHS Gold Medal Plant Program spotlights outstanding trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials for gardens in the mid-Atlantic region (growing…

Colorado State University announces 2019 "Best of" Annuals

The 2019 Annual Flower Trial Evaluation Day for Industry and Master Gardeners was held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Colorado State University. Now CSU have announced the "Best of" winners in the Annuals category, along with comments from the judges. Best of Show – Dahlia ‘City Lights Purple’ from SelectaDark…

Three new garden roses come to North America

For Spring 2020, U.S. and Canadian gardeners have three new David Austin English Roses to grow. All are soft-hued with distinctive looks and fragrance. 'Emily Brontë' features a two-tone flower in soft pink and apricot. 'Tottering by Gently' has simple pale yellow flowers with a wildflower look.…

Benary, Schneider youngplants

NL: 50 pansy growers enthused for new market introductions

On Thursday, 10th October 2019 Benary, in co-operation with Schneider youngplants has organized an open day for Viola and pansy growers at the nursery of Gerrit Aarninkhof in Denekamp, The Netherlands. More than 50 top Dutch Viola growers were present from all over the country, as well as growers from…

Terra Nova Nurseries announces university trial garden awards

Terra Nova Nurseries' Begonia T Rex ‘Ruby Slippers’ variety received high honors at the Annual Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State University (CSU) and Agastache Poquito Butter Yellow and Begonia Silver Treasure plants won accolades from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA). The trials…

Chrysal

Compostable sachet nominated for a Greenovation Award

Recently Chrysal introduced a new sachet, the Compostable sachet. This sachet is decomposable within 12 weeks, the same amount of time as a banana skin. With this introduction Chrysal wants to make a difference at the consumer, also within the horticultural sector, the introduction has been noticed. The…

HilverdaFlorist grand champions of outstanding varieties contest Proflora 2019

Six products of HilverdaFlorist won prizes during the varieties contest of Proflora 2019: Dianthus Raffine Elea Alstroemeria Noa, Limonium Pearl Wings, Standard Gerbera Mandala, Piccolini Micro Gerbera Piccolini Assisi and the Standard Gerbera Atlanta. Gerbera: Place 1, 2 and 3During the variety contest,…

Proven Winners ColorChoice Ground Hog Aronia earns Award of Merit

This summer, the Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, showed record attendance, hosting more than 5,000 industry professionals from 20 countries, with nearly 400 exhibitors. A highlight of the show is the New Varieties Showcase, which gives nurseries the opportunity to present their most cutting-edge plant…

Breeder breathes new life into Brassica cut flowers with updated range

The season for many autumnal products has really got going now that autumn has truly arrived. Brassica is among the products that are widely available again. Breeder Takii believes in this product and has been working to both update and improve the existing range for a number of years. The introduction…

Selecta One releases Perennials catalogue 2020

Selecta One's new Perennials catalogue 2020 promises "ideal plants for sale in late summer and autumn with endless many possibilities and advantages for all levels of trade".  The Autumn Friends concept follows the trend of gardening in late summer and autumn and offers possibilities for combinations with…

More colors added to Jupiter waxflower line

Nir Nursery in Israel has been breeding wax flower and Australian native plants for over 35 years. About three years ago, Nir Nursery launched their very first "Jupiter" variety. This variety is unique in that it has - unlike the rest of the wax flower varieties - an inflorescence that centralizes at the…

Fleurizon releases 2020 catalog

It is the time of year again where Fleurizon is printing their catalog. The 2020 Fleurizon catalog is loaded with succulents, grasses, bedding plants, perennial cuttings, foliage plants (all types of dracaena, dermensis, massangeana and marginata, and more); grafted cactus lines, adenium, the Fleurizon staple item phormium,…

Matilda “Ptilotus exaltatus” released at Proflora

Matilda is the new genetics from Benary. A feather-like fluorescent purple coloured flower that can last for more than two weeks and reach lengths of more than 70 cm, is a cut-flower novelty that attracts both designers and flower growers. Juan Guaqueta (Guaqueta Trading) and Juan Bessette (Benary) Given…

Fenix added to santini assortment

Deliflor adds another santini to its assortment: Fenix. The bright red colour of its petals combined with the clear green heart makes Fenix really stand out. Fenix will be supplied temporarily from the end of week 40 (October 4th). Grower: Richard van Schie Amounts: 5,000 VBN-code: 122368 For more informationDeliflor Chrysantenwww.deliflor.nl

Red disbudded chrysanthemum added to PIP family

Another member will be added to the PIP family: PIP Red, a red disbudded chrysanthemum. The extended family now consists of: PIP, PIP Sunny, PIP Pretty, PIP Purple, PIP Salmon and now PIP Red. A warm, autumn colour that will give florists good possibilities to use it in a beautiful autumn/winter bouquet.…

Plantipp at GrootGroenPlus Trade Show

Six novelties enrolled for examination

With six novelties the company Plantipp this year faces the renowned novelties examination at the international nursery stock trade fair GrootGroenPlus. The fair takes place from 2nd till 4th October in Zundert, the Netherlands. The novelties will be examined on the day before the opening and of course,…

Sant Open House welcomes 350-400 guests

Last week Darwin Perennials attended the open house event at George Sant & Sons in Ontario. This annual showcase welcomed 350-400 guests from all over the U.S. and Canada. It’s a fantastic event that introduces the newest plants to the industry, along with great hospitality of catered lunch and music. by…

Several introductions planned

Floritec makes headway in South American market

Floritec will be present at the Proflora in Colombia, October 2-4, with its own stand - and with good reason. "We're introducing a lot of new varieties, ones that are new in our range, as well as varieties that are new for South America, Ruud Smit says. "Recently we've extensively tested many varieties…

Summer recap: PanAmerican Seed showcases highlights

During Summer, the gardens of PanAmerican Seed were filled with flowers. Many people walked through the gardens and admired the colourful areas. For those who did not visit one of the breeder's locations, they shared some of the highlights. In multiple gardens, the Impatiens Beacon series showed its high…

Korean orchids arrive in the US

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Korea announced the arrival of Korean Orchids, which is celebrated with a Korean Orchid Festival at the participating Lotte Plaza Markets. Korean Orchids are now available in the United States for the first time in history. After years of coordination, the Korean Orchid has been…

Granvia Gold Zerochrysum named best new product at Glee

New garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the Glee New Product Awards 2019, run in association with GTN. The winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges representing independent and multiple retailers, consumer gardening media and trade media. After initial judging of the…

at the 2019 edition of the Grootgroenplus in Zundert

Introduction of new resistant Buxus varieties

12 years ago Herplant BVBA started a breeding program to develop resistant varieties against the dreaded boxwood blight. These 4 new varieties can be discovered at the Grootgroenplus trade fair from October 2nd to 4th 2019. These hybrids will be marketed under a brand name and are protected by plant…

Allensmore releases Main Season 2020 catalogue

Allensmore's Main Season 2020 catalogue is now available to either download, it is accessible through this link, or if you would like to receive a copy in the post please contact the sales team. 2020 has seen over 100 new product introductions joining the nursery's ranges of Bedding, Perennials, Spanish,…

Brandkamp reveals Solfaro Pelargonium series

Brandkamp has been breeding pelargoniums for some years and is gradually building a complete series of hanging and upright varieties. The breeder's aim is to introduce only well-tested varieties to the market. All clones are evaluated for at least two years, starting from the production of cuttings, and…

Meat-eating plants making a comeback in England

Endangered carnivorous plants are being reintroduced to parts of England in an attempt to reverse their decline. Botanists say the "fascinating and beautiful" great sundew is extinct in many areas, due to loss of wetlands. With tentacles that trap and digest insects, the plant is one of a dozen or so…

Schoneveld Breeding introduces Cyclamen Super Serie Crayon

Cyclamen Super Serie Crayon will be shown for the first time during the Cyclamen Open Days of Schoneveld Breeding. Crayon is characterized by its unique colour pattern that is reminiscent of a piece of chalk (or crayon). This year Crayon is still pre-introduction and therefore not freely available, the…

Danziger Colombia hosted open days

Colombia: Burgundy, salmon, coral and peach popular picks for chrysanthemum

Danziger Colombia hosted an “Open Days” event at its site in Vereda Pontezuela, Antioquia. During the event, growers, buyers and retailers were able to explore a wide portfolio of chrysanthemums along with a sneak peek of some other new and innovative crops. The event took place at the Danziger farm,…

China: Four species of Gesneriaceae reported new from Yunnan

Gesneriaceae consists of about 150 genera and around 3500 species of perennial herbs, shrubs or small trees, with the main distribution in the tropics and subtropics.  During botanical surveys from 2012 to 2018 in Yunnan, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) collected several specimens…

Deliflor introduces 'world-travelling' Santini

Pizarro, explorer and conqueror. And also the name of Deliflor’s newest Santini. Because of its excellent vase life Pizarro is suited to travel across the world. This world traveler will be supplied in a paper sleeve with the image of an old map. The white flowers stand out in this brownish sleeve. The…

UK: Spiraea Walberton’s Plumtastic from Farplants wins GIMA Plant Award

Farplants won the 2019 GIMA Plant, Seed & Bulb award with Spiraea Walberton’s Plumstastic. Brett Avery, Farplants Managing Director, accepted the accolade at the awards ceremony on 4th July. The GIMA awards celebrate achievements within the gardening industry.  Spiraea Walberton’s PlumtasticSpiraea Walberton’s Plumstatic…

The story behind the award winning Cercis Carolina Sweetheart

What is nicer than receiving an award for the plant you selected and distribute. At the Plantarium, the Cercis Carolina Sweetheart (NCCC1), a variety of Selection New Plant, a company of Meilland, was awarded with a Bronze Medal in its category as well the Press Award Plantarium 2019. But what is the…

Colombia: Royal Van Zanten shows new varieties in La Ceja

Royal Van Zanten displayed over 60 varieties during the open days in La Ceja, Colombia from Monday, August 26th up to Friday, August 30th. A lot of professional growers and trade was interested in the new developments concerning Chrysanthemum. Some of the new varieties are Batman, Porifera and Yellow Molly.…

UK: Earley Ornamentals shows off new varieties at Four Oaks

Aligning its products with market influences for 2020, Earley Ornamentals has selected new varieties and colours to meet the needs of professional commercial and retail growers. Many of which will be on display at Four Oaks from 3-4 September along with the new 2020 catalogues available to support…


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