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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...
January 27, 2011
Trialed and tested, these healthy dianthus perform well in greenhouses, nurseries and in the landscape. Dianthus has become one of the most commonly grown perennials in North America. Whetman Pinks, a specialist breeder in the UK, has introduced...
January 27, 2011
Adding texture to the landscape, the 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year provides tremendous value from spring to fall. Amsonia hubrichtii is an outstanding perennial that has largely gone under the radar until recently when it was selected as the...
December 21, 2010
In a world of too many petunias, it is difficult to bring something to the market that is truly different. The Perfectunia series bred by Westhoff Plants in Germany makes growing petunias easy and profitable. Perfectunias provide extremely early...
November 30, 2010
If you have not been a huge fan of the fuzzy leafed lamb’s-ears type stachys typically grown in the past, put those thoughts to the side because there are some exciting and very marketable species of stachys available today. Stachys macrantha ‘...
November 30, 2010
Ease in production and versatility in use make the Dragon series a product worth trying The antirrhinum Dragon series from the Ecke Ranch offers growers a new face in the snapdragon class. Dragons’ flowers have a unique and interesting open-faced...