California Spring Trials: Cyclamen To Echinacea
March 30, 2010
Cyclamen 'Michelangelo' by Schoneveld Twello
The newest addition to the Super series is the marble-leafed 'Michelangelo.' This mini cyclamen has distinctive veining on the leaves and a smart appearance. It has all the unique attributes of the Schoneveld genetic material, such as thick flower stems, rich and central flowering and a compact plant shape.
Super cyclamen by Schoneveld Twello
New in the Super series are 'Allure,' 'Macro' and 'XL.' They are medium-sized plants with a compact plant shape and medium and large flower size!
Dahlia 'Mystic Haze' by Plant Haven
This dahlia has unique sun-kissed apricot-orange blooms with a soft yellow halo and dark central discs. It grows best in USDA Zones 9 to 11.
Dianthus 'Coconut Surprise' by Plant Haven
This dianthus sports masses of fragrant, double white blooms with burgundy red centers carried on short stems. It grows best in USDA Zone 5.
Dianthus Diana (select mix) by Hem Genetics
This new selected mixture features the most uniform colors of the Diana series. It contains the colors Scarlet (improved), Blueberry, White and Crimson. The Diana series has 11 colors in all.
Dianthus Early Bird by Skagit Gardens
These dianthuses are fragrant double pinks that flower early and bloom long. Foliage is blue-green and compact. Early Bird dianthus is ideal for borders, beds, window boxes and patio pots. PlantHaven introduced it.
Dianthus 'Telstar Burgundy' by American Takii
The Telstar series features well-branched plants that produce masses of flowers. It was developed to have a high degree of resistance to Phytophthora and other damp-off pathogens. Telstar dianthus are also resistant to both heat and frost. Eleven colors in all are in the series, including Carmine Rose, Coral, Crimson, Picotee, Pink, Purple, Purple Picotee, Salmon, Scarlet, White.
Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry by PanAmerican Seed
All-America Selections winner 'PowWow Wild Berry' requires no PGRs manage height. Its rich, intense rose color is a standout.