Culture

Culture Report: Geranium ‘Cassiopeia’

With its distinctively more compact and well-branched habit and smaller leaves, ‘Cassiopeia’ allows growers to produce plants in everything from 4-inch containers to hanging baskets with very reduced rates, if any, of plant growth regulators.... more »

Culture Report: Salvia ‘Magic Wand’

Crossing the wild species with a farinacea has delivered an exciting new hybrid, salvia ‘Magic Wand’. An exceptionally large specimen that can grow as small as 14 to 18 inches and as tall as 24... more »

Culture Report: Portulaca ColorBlast Series

The new ColorBlast portulaca from Westhoff set a new standard for drought-tolerant color. From the vivaciously colored single mixes to the explosive fully doubles, to the industry changing stripes, the ColorBlast line is bringing a... more »

Perennial Solutions: Campanula carpatica ‘Rapido Blue’

Many growers use one or more types of campanula in their perennials programs. One of the bellflowers commonly produced is Campanula carpatica. Kieft Seed recently introduced an exciting new first- year flowering C. carpatica cultivar... more »

Culture Report: New Guinea Impations SunStanding Series

SunStanding New Guinea impatiens hybrids are outstanding landscape performers with unmatched color options to brighten both sun and shade garden locations. This naturally compact and uniform series is suitable for pots and packs, allowing growers... more »

Culture Report: Dianthus Flow Series

Bred in the Netherlands, Flow dianthus are hardy, floriferous hybrids that bloom in an array of colors with fragrant blossoms. This new series of pot carnations is known for its extremely large flowers (11⁄2 to... more »

Perennial Solutions: Heucherella ‘Autumn Cascade’

Heucherella is an intergeneric cross between heuchera and tiarella. They’ve become increasingly popular, but are still overshadowed by the popularity of heuchera, one of its parents. Originally, heucherella cultivars were much like their parents and... more »

Inspiring a Water-Wise Garden

Consumers are growing more conscious of the environment, and that is in a large part due to drought conditions and water restrictions. And regardless of drought, consumers obviously want a garden that is easy to... more »

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