Culture

Culture Report: Gerbera Revolution Series

The Revolution series from Kieft Seed is the leading pot gerbera for uniformity of flowering window across its entire color range. Its high uniformity enables consistent, fully programmable, high-density crops year round for 41⁄2- to... more »

Perennial Solutions: Nepeta ‘Purrsian Blue’

Nepeta ‘Purrsian Blue’ is the perfect cultivar for those seeking a tidier, more compact catmint. In addition to its attractive plant habit, ‘Purrsian Blue’ was selected for being highly floriferous. Bred by Walters Gardens Inc.,... more »

Success with Succulents

There has been growing interest in the ornamental production of succulents, which are plants with thick, fleshy stems and/ or leaves. Botanically, these plants are members of several different plant families including the cactus, stonecrop,... more »

Culture Report: Pelargonium ‘Pinki Pinks’

Pelargonium ‘Pinki Pinks’ from Jaldety Nurseries is an unusual species in the Geraniaceae family. When looking for great color effects paired with a long-blooming, drought- and wind-tolerant plant perfect for just about any garden setting,... more »

Perennial Solutions: Adenophora confusa ‘Fairy Bells Gaudi Violet’

It’s really great to witness all of the fine breeding efforts that have occurred with perennials over the past couple of decades. I particularly like to see when a breeder takes a little-known plant, such... more »

Culture Report: Salvia Grandstand Series

The first commercial Salvia splendens varieties were tall, thin and lacking the colorful punch of today’s selections. Breeders saw the potential of this plant and soon developed varieties that were much more compact with an... more »

Perennial Solutions: Lobelia Starship Series

Just one look at the Starship series of lobelia and you’ll understand just how impressive and out-of-this-world these cultivars are. ‘Starship Deep Rose’ has stunning deep pink flowers and ‘Starship Scarlet’ has eye-catching red flowers.... more »

Culture Report: Toucan Canna Series

Growing canna lilies has always been problematic for many growers. The rhizomes were always a source of risk for virus, and the uniformity was always lacking as some rhizomes grew quickly while others lagged behind,... more »

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