Gene-Hurst.jpg

Jun 26, 2014
Terra Nova Adds New Genus to Sneak Peek Collection

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced a new genus, a hybrid of mukdenia and bergenia called Mukgenia, as a part of its new 2014 “Sneak Peek” variety introductions.

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced a new genus as a part of its new 2014 “Sneak Peek” variety introductions.

The hybrid of mukdenia and bergenia is called Mukgenia, which exhibits heterosis (hybrid vigor) by rapidly forming low, compact mounds of shiny, leathery-thick leaves with jagged edges. This new genus fills the void in the retail market by enlivening the reputation of bergenia and introducing a whole new group to mukdenia.

“We made our initial test crosses several years ago,” says Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development at Terra Nova Nurseries, “It is our goal to always, in all ways, break new ground in breeding, culture and use.”

Mukgenia Nova ‘Flame’ is the first variety to be released. It is is durable and takes cold and wet weather well. While totally deciduous with great fall color, spring flowers are midway between bergenia and mukdenia, sprouting in small, dark rose-pink clusters.

It performs best in zones 3-9 in shade to partial shade, achieving an average size of 6″ height / 12″ width / 13″ flower height.

The company will introduce more mukgenia varieties in the future.

To learn more about Terra Nova Nurseries, visit www.terranovanurseries.com.


Tags:


Latest Photos see all »

Lupine Staircase series (Green Fuse Botanicals)
IMG_0518 copy
IMG_0469 copy
IMG_1488 copy
IMG_1587 copy
IMG_1517 copy
40under40
GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
James-Moylan_4.png
DSC00822
Sarah-Brown-1.jpg
Burress Leanna
IMG_0783_0
Robles-2.jpg
Ryan 2
Ernest 2
Snyder 1 DSCN4495

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.887.9008
GPN September_Cover
Interested in reading the print edition of Greenhouse Product News? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Greenhouse Product News in both print and digital editions for free.

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check
out our sister site.
website development by deyo designs