Demand for perennials has increased as consumers educate themselves and seek out new and improved varieties. Overwintering perennials can become an important profit center. Here’s some advice on how to overwinter successfully.
In a world that was once associated with small, specialized growers and backyard breeders, perennials breeding has now also been taken on by the larger breeders. What’s on breeders’ minds for the future? Take a read.
Here are some tips on improving fertility, moisture, lighting and more for the successful production of this perennial garden staple.
Peace Tree Farm and Cultivaris have introduced lavender ‘Phenomenal,’ a new intermedia type lavender. Hardy to Zone 5, ‘Phenomenal’ offers winter survival and also stands up to heat and humidity.
Leucanthemum Real Series, from Pacific Plug and Liner, is a great addition to your perennial program for late spring to summer sales. These uniquely flowered leucanthemum are available now in a 72 cell. Fall is a great time to plant these to get good bulking, which will lead to better branching, flowering and potential for
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has selected Hibiscus ‘Summerific ‘Cranberry Crush’ for its 2013 Retailer’s Choice Award. A total of eleven of the most unique and innovative products with the greatest potential to be best sellers at retail were selected by a panel of independent retailers during the SNA trade show. Jeremy Windemuller, trial manager
As grasses grow hotter and fall sales fire up, natives like Andropogon gerardii fit the bill and fill trays fast. And ‘Red October,’ a hot new introduction, is a great big bluestem grass to get any fall perennial and ornamental grass program off to a great start. ‘Red October’ was selected for its fine, thin
Hellebores (Helleborus spp.) have been horticulture’s hot stock for the last few years and every year there are more introductions on the market. While many hellebores are long-lived, drought- and pest-resistant perennials suitable for most of our large country, it is important to note that there are several types of hellebores on the market today.
Looking for something new in perennials? Check out these new introductions for your 2014 production.
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is launching its new line of Essential Perennials, designed to satisfy increasing demand for plant varieties that offer sustainability year after year, according to Randy Hunter, Managing Partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. The new line covers the spectrum of popular perennials with varieties ranging