September 27, 2016

Walters Gardens Partnering With Darwin Colombia On Unrooted Cuttings

Beginning in spring 2017, Darwin Colombia will offer unrooted cuttings of more than 40 varieties of Walters Gardens’ new genetics, including many popular genera such as Agastache, Monarda, Nepeta, and Phlox.

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Sakata vincent-choice-sunflower

October 20, 2016

Sakata Develops New Downy Mildew Resistant Sunflower

‘Vincent’s Choice Deep Orange DMR’ has a deep orange color and a bit more pointed petal form than the other varieties in the Vincent series. It is resistant to more than 10 races of downy mildew that currently affect sunflower.

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Coreopsis 'Madras Magic' (Terra Nova Nurseries)

October 17, 2016

New 2016 Perennial Introductions For Zone 6 And Up

Some perennials are at their best in warmer climates, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used in colder areas for season-specific containers or grown with cool-crop annuals to add some unique offerings to a product mix. Here are 11 new introductions hitting retail in 2017 that are hardy in Zone 6 and up.

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September 23, 2016

Growers Offer Advice On How To Grow Mukgenia ‘Nova Flame’

‘Nova Flame’ is best brought in as a summer or fall crop and bulked over the winter.

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Caterpillar on leaf

October 15, 2016

Offer Your Customers Host Plants For Caterpillars And Butterflies

Just like bees need plants that provide pollen, butterflies rely on plants for a place to lay their eggs and to provide a food source for emerging caterpillars. Check out this list of plants for caterpillars and butterflies from Michigan State University Extension.

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Bees on flowers

October 13, 2016

45 Pollinator Friendly Perennials Sure To Attract Bees

Pollinator friendly perennials are the foundation of a well-rounded pollinator garden. Check out this list of 45 perennials that are sure to attract bees.

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Echinacea Butterfly Postman

October 12, 2016

16 New Perennials For Pollinator Gardens

Customers who want to attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to their gardens need plants that will provide food, shelter, and protection throughout the year. Consider carrying a few of these 16 pollinator-friendly perennials for retail sales in 2017.

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Rudbeckia × ‘American Gold Rush’ (Intrinsic Perennial Gardens)

October 10, 2016

20 New Cold-Hardy Perennials For A Rock Solid Line-Up In 2017

Low maintenance, pollinator friendly, naturalistic, long-lasting — perennials are all that and more. These 21 perennials are tough enough to take the cold, ensuring they will add color and texture in the garden until the first killing frost.

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September 22, 2016

Allan Armitage Suggests Plants That “Even My Neighbors Will Try”

When the urge to garden strikes, every homeowner needs a few plants like these for their yard.

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October 7, 2016

Two Leading Plant Breeders Aim To Enhance Customer Experience

Danziger has unveiled a new logo and marketing message inviting its customers to be innovative, while Darwin Perennials updated its website to make it mobile friendly with enhanced navigation.

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Anemone 'Harmony Scarlet' (Sakata Ornamentals)

October 6, 2016

Tender Perennials Can Create Marketing Challenges

Growers and breeders are entering new territory as more perennials with marginal zone hardiness make their way into the market.

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September 7, 2016

Check Out The Best Annuals For Attracting Bees And Butterflies

Public interest in protecting bees and other pollinators has initiated a new market for flowers that are good food plants for pollinators. Here's a list of annuals Michigan State University Extension recommends that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.

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Perennial Propagators survey result

October 3, 2016

Perennial Propagators’ Successes And Challenges: Results Of A National Survey

A survey by researchers from Purdue University and Michigan State University report the hurdles growers face when propagating perennials, and the practices they use to root them successfully.

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October 3, 2016

Perennial Plant Products Launches New Perennials Branding Programs

The new brands include two distinct programs for both growers and consumers.

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finneran bee on snakeroot

September 28, 2016

Which Annuals And Perennials Are Good For Pollinators?

If you are a grower looking for information on producing plants that are safe for pollinators, or which plant types can be marketed as good food sources for bees, the new publication “Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes” provides a good resource.

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Streptocarpus Ladyslippers Grape Ice (Green Fuse Botanicals)

September 27, 2016

9 New Blooming Potted Plants To Jazz Up The Home And Garden

Blooming potted plants are the ideal gift for anyone, from a homesick college student to a spouse in need of some cheering up. Check out nine these new introductions hitting the retail market in 2017.

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