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Spring Trials Slideshow: Ball Horticultural Co. including Ball FloraPlant, PanAmerican Seed, Kieft and Selecta
April 21, 2010
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Ball incorporated new product lines and divisions into its indoor and outdoor displays. These include Kieft, which was acquired
Black petunias were the rage at Ball FloraPlant and a consumer campaign is launching for 'Black Velvet' with the slogan, "Everyt
Proposed packaging with the new 'Black Velvet' petunia. Clear sleeves suggest mixing the variety with others in combos.
'Phantom,' one of the black petunias with yellow accents looked striking with this thunbergia topiary.
'Pinstripes' is a blackish purple petunia with designer stripes. I thought this one looked the best in combination plantings.
Patchwork is a new vegetative impatiens series from BallÂ FloraPlant. The defining characteristic is the center blotch.
Ball FloraPlant has rolled out its multi-liner program called Patio Ensembles. Multiple liners are rooted into a single liner an
Selecta continues to expand its Trixi Liner program with more varieties and genuses. Above are a beautiful 'Magadi Purple' lobel
One Selecta variety that caught a lot of attention is the new Bonfire begonia with bronze foliage called Choc Red.
Selecta continues to perfect its geranium lines. Pink is new to the dark-leaved Moonlight series.
Burpee HomeÂ Gardens To Go is a new option for growers and retailers to promote larger mixed containers of herbs and vegetables
PanAmerican Seed's Simply Salad concept also is being incorporated into the Burpee line.
PanAmerican's Simply Salad program fuses mixed lettuce seeds together in pellets and promotes beautifully uniform growth and mix
The same pelleted seed concept used in the mixed lettuces is being used for premium mixed flower varieties in PanAmerican's Fuse
PanAmerican presented the Ultimate Wave Garden Center with ways for growers and retailers to make the most of their Wave petunia
PanAmerican is promoting companion plants to Wave petunias to create a Wave container.
More than 1500 Wave fan club members will receive samples of Serena angelonia to try this season.
Plentifall trailing pansies are the big new series at PanAmerican this year. The trailing pansies come in three colors and a mix
Plentifall pansies cascading in a fountain.
PanAmerican's Echinacea 'Powwow Wild Berry' is an All-American Selections winner. White is an additional color.
Raspberry Lemonade is a refreshing mix in PanAmerican's Zahara zinnias.
'Gryphon' is a new begonia from seed selected more for its foliage than the copper-colored flowers that I saw in Costa's trials
Kieft's Revolution gerberas continue to be market leaders. New is Watermelon in the larger-flowered Mega Revolutions.
Known for innovative perennial genetics from seed, 'Blue Note' is a compact scabiosa from Kieft.
New Dimension is a perennial salvia series from Kieft in Rose and Blue.
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