There are general differences between the various ornamental groupings and the elements that affect them. What types of diseases target tropical foliage crops? An exceptional landscape plant, new Ablazin’ salvia provides large flowers with consumer-friendly attributes. Capitalizing on the efficiency of propane applications can have a significant impact on cost savings and emission reduction. Biochar research performed at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute shows promising results. Why do sprench applications seem to be growing in popularity? Keep an eye on your fertilizer injectors and they will help you produce quality plant material. These 40 individuals are propelling the horticulture industry forward.
May 27, 2015
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo recently released an update to its Master Plan ( that indicated... more
May 26, 2015
Grab your camera! Give us your best shot! Join some elite company and participate in Lawn & Garden Retailer's 2015 Merchandiser of the Year competition. Here's what you... more
May 26, 2015
Nufarm Americas, Inc. recently announced the appointment of three ornamental region managers in target regions across the U.S. to capitalize on the company’s position in the... more
May 22, 2015
Hortica has entered an affiliation agreement with Sentry Insurance. Once complete, Hortica will become a member of the Sentry Insurance Group. As a member, Hortica will keep... more
May 12, 2015
Temperature is the primary factor that controls the rate of plant development.  Plants grow progressively faster as the average daily temperature increases. This is only... more
May 12, 2015
Rex begonias are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America, Africa and Asia. They have advanced as understory plants requiring a good amount... more
May 12, 2015
  Heuchera is an incredibly popular genus of perennials, which has proven to be one of the most sought after plants in recent history. With what seemed to have been... more
May 12, 2015
Demand for eco-friendly brands continues to increase in horticulture and beyond, and growers have responded by placing increased focus on local and organic programs. But what... more
May 12, 2015
Gardens in 2015 are seeing bold colors and drought-resistant, easy-to-care-for plants that are suitable for containers, borders and landscapes. Each year, GPN compiles a list... more

With medium to vigorous growth and good branching, the Survivor series performs very well alone or in combinations. Pink Batik is a new 2015 addition with eye-catching speckled flowers, and Scarlet is an improved variety this year.

Use a disease-free, well-aerated root medium with a pH of... more

  • Geranium
    With medium to vigorous growth and good branching, the Survivor series performs very well alone or in combinations. Pink Batik is a new 2015 addition with eye-catching speckled flowers, and Scarlet...
  • Agastache
    Requiring little care once established, Arizona agastache is a great hummingbird plant. When mature, it grows 8-10 inches in width and height. Arizona is very compact and floriferous, and performs...
  • ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ deutzia
    Lovely pink flowers cover ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ at a perfect time for retail sales. Its neat mounded habit and burgundy-purple fall color make it an ideal choice for the landscape. Hardy to Zone 5,...
    ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ deutzia
  • ‘Soiree Crown Pink’ catharanthus
    ‘Soiree Crown Pink’ has gorgeous ridged petals shaped like a crown. This regal gem boasts full flower coverage, vivid color and signature annual vinca glossy green foliage. The average width for one...
    ‘Soiree Crown Pink’ catharanthus
  • 'Candy Showers White' snapdragon
    ‘Candy Showers White’ is the newest addition to this trailing snapdragon series. It delivers an abundance of cascading flowers for spring and fall, and will add contrast to mixed combinations. Strong...
    'Candy Showers White' snapdragon
  • ‘Laser Snowridge Purple’ & ‘Laser Snowridge Wine’ Cyclamen
    Laser Snowridge cyclamen boast thick petals with a distinct white edge. They hold up well to Botrytis and heat stress in pots or when planted in garden beds. Plants are ready for transplant 10 to 12...
    ‘Laser Snowridge Purple’ & ‘Laser Snowridge Wine’ Cyclamen
  • ‘Success! Pink’ & ‘Success! White’ Petunias
    Bred for earliness, Success! petunias are seven days earlier than other petunias. They are uniform in both timing and habit. Success! can be used in pots, hanging baskets, mixed containers and the...
    ‘Success! Pink’ & ‘Success! White’ Petunias
  • Trifolium '4 Luck Red Green'
    ‘4 Luck Red Green’ will add excitement for all gardeners. It is cold tolerant to Zone 4 but also tolerates temperatures more than 100° F. The brilliance of the leaf color increases with cool...
    Trifolium '4 Luck Red Green'
  • Rex begonia
    Rex begonia ‘Jurassic Green Streak’ boasts bold colors and patterns for deep shade. Fast to finish, this variety reaches 10 to 16 inches tall and spreads 8 to 12 inches.
    Rex begonia
  • Abelia
    The leaf variegation of ‘Kaleidoscope’ is striking and dramatic. Changing colors emerge on bright red stems with lime-green centers and bright yellow edges. When summer arrives, the yellow matures to...
Growers and garden center retailers need varied solutions to meet their particular needs to stay abreast of the exploding demand for edible and fragrant herbs and vegetables... more
Stone Creek Hydroponics, a family-owned and operated farm in northeast Georgia, knows how to adapt to customer needs. When owner Zachary Unruh started the business in 2010,... more
Chameleon Grow Systems has developed a plasma grow light from the light emitting plasma offering from LUXIM in Sunnyvale, Calif. What differentiates plasma grow lighting from... more
Smith Gardens, with locations in Oregon, Washington and California, has been serving the Pacific Northwest market for over 100 years. Each year the family-run operation ships... more
During the one-hour webinar, Paul Pilon, Perennial Solutions Consulting, will cover both common as well as less familiar issues growers can encounter... more
"Inspire & Refresh! What Spring Training Really Should Look Like," presented by Dr. Bridget K. Behe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Horticulture... more
Have you registered for Cultivate'15 yet? If you have, congratulations and get ready to... more
While traveling the California coast last month for the 2015 Spring Trials, we were able... more
The list is out! Have you seen it yet? I’m talking about the Class of 2015 of GPN’s 40... more
Researchers at  Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley and the... more
This year’s OFA Short Course (July 14 to 17, in Columbus, Ohio) was phenomenal.  As... more
  By the time you see this article, Fall 2012 will be in full swing — hopefully a... more

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