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October 18, 2011
Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ offers growers many desirable attributes such as a compact growing habit, an extended bloom time, and ease of production. This attractive and fragrant bloomer also has strong landscape performance, which has helped it...
September 21, 2011
SuperCal, a revolutionary leader in the all-new flower class known as petchoa (petunia x calibrachoa hybrid) delivers the best characteristics of two top-selling species into one. From the petunia side of its family legacy, SuperCal inherits strong...
September 21, 2011
When in full bloom, lithodora is a show stopper in containers and garden settings. Lithodora ‘White Star’ is no exception as it produces an abundance of gleaming white star-shaped blossoms outlined in vibrant blue during the late spring and into the...
September 21, 2011
As mixed combos continue to grow in popularity, breeders are adding new mixes to their collections. Find out which mixes stood out in trials. Mixed containers and baskets have been a staple component of color programs for years. The industry has...
August 24, 2011
It’s the dawn of a new day in gazanias as recent breeding efforts have focused on developing big and bold varieties for consumers. Gazania is a native of South Africa and is also called treasure flower. They are widely grown and admired for their...
August 24, 2011
With its variegated foliage and strong impulse appeal, 'Shockwave' is changing the norm for how phlox is used. Traditionally garden phlox was used as the backbone of the summer landscape, but Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’ is changing the norm for how...
August 24, 2011
Check out these new cut flowers that will keep your buckets and pockets full. The cut flower industry needs to regularly introduce new cut flower species to keep and increase consumer interest. With all the new introductions growers have a difficult...
July 21, 2011
Combining vibrant colors with excellent growing characteristics, Estrella is a versatile series suitable for baskets, mixed containers and the landscape. A vegetatively propagated series, Estrella uses Westflowers genetics bred by Westhoff in...
July 21, 2011
New breeding gives growers a reliable series of easy-to-grow, first-year flowering penstemon available in two striking colors. Penstemon, also known as beard tongue, puts on spectacular displays of color in the late spring to early summer....
June 20, 2011
Three seasons of color are made possible with Garvinea! Garvinea is a lush series of plants with flower shapes and colours, totally different from any gerbera on the market. Gerbera, the well-known and appreciated cut flower and indoor potted plant...
June 20, 2011
Ever since the Perennial Plant Association selected Perovskia atriplicifolia as the 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year, Russian sage has become a staple item in perennial programs and landscapes across the country. This long-lived perennial has silver...
May 19, 2011
Pentas, which are native to northeast Africa, are well known to thrive in very hot and dry conditions. Did you know that they are also very tolerant of salt exposure and high humidity? Due to recent advancements in breeding, there are even pentas...
April 13, 2011
A revolutionary breeding breakthrough, these vegetative large-flowered trailing pansies are great for premium early-season hanging basket production. The Balconita pansy series was bred by David Kerley and is offered by Oro Farms. The series consist...
April 13, 2011
Very few perennials can compete with the impressive displays of color that hardy hibiscus cultivars provide when in full bloom. Walters Gardens, Inc. has been working diligently with their breeding program over the past several years to select...
March 17, 2011
Known for their distinctive dark eye, these new additions to the Superbells line will make a statement in any garden application. Calibrachoa is a group of plants that has really grown into an industry standard over the last ten years. Originally...
March 17, 2011
More and more growers are adding calla lilies into their production plans as improved genetics and strong consumer interest have increased demand Zantedeschia ‘Night Cap’ is a recent introduction to the Callafornia Calla line from Golden State Bulb...
March 16, 2011
Whether on a sunny dining room table, hanging on a front door or potted up around the yard, succulents are the newfound fun plants for today’s consumers. No longer limited to the gardens of the Southwest, gardeners are finding new and creative ways...
February 22, 2011
One of America’s favorite natives, echinacea continue to be a necessity in any perennial collection, and new breeding has brought wonderful improvements to the straight species. Echinacea is an All-American prairie flower that rewards its growers...
February 22, 2011
This improved hybrid livens up the landscape with bright color and is sure to make an impression at garden centers across the country Over the past several years, many growers have added hydrangea to their product lines. Hydrangea produce large,...
February 22, 2011
Which introductions will you add to your poinsettia program this year? This year 18 new cultivars were introduced in the National Poinsettia Trials conducted at Homewood Nursery in Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the...