A Cut Above

A Cut Above

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AG3, Inc.
AG 3, Inc. is collaborating with internationally recognized hybridist and garden writer Leeann Connelly, who has released a series of hybrid irises that grow in water or on land. Hardy to Zones 4-11, the Fallen Heroes series names each variety for a police officer killed in the line of duty. The varieties include iris ‘James Dickenson,’ a large, deep red flower; iris ‘Rocky Hunt’ a multi hued blue, six-inch bloom; and iris ‘Kevin Matthews,’ a very deep purple.
  Abbott-IPCO
‘Summer Rose’ caladium is a replacement for ‘Rosebud,’ which has historically been inconsistent in its performance. An excellent pot variety, it improves with de-eying, but bleaches in the sun, so it should be planted in shady places in the landscape.
 

Abbott-IPCO
‘White Star’ caladium is a beautiful strap leaf variety that can tolerate partial sun. It makes an excellent 4- to 10-inch pot and will have better pot habit with de-eying. ‘White Star’ features a white background with light pink main veins and dark green border. Excellent landscape plant.

  American Takii
The new Arena F1 eustoma series features large, double flowers on strong, sturdy stems. Arena exhibits less sensitivity to short stem length under long-day conditions and appears less sensitive to rosetting in plug cultivation.  The series consists of five colors: Green (Group I), White (Group II), Pink (Group III), Yellow (Group III) and Rose (Group IV).
  American Takii
Orange Summer is the newest addition to the Sunrich F1 sunflower series consisting of Gold, Lemon and Orange. Orange Summer flowers earlier than the rest of the series, five to 10 days earlier than Orange, allowing season extension. Under long day conditions, Orange Summer will be earlier and shorter than Orange.
  Ball Horticultural Co.
A first year-flowering perennial, Guardian delphiniums are a breeding breakthrough, with very uniform blooming within each variety. Multi-use Guardian works well as a tall landscape/perennial variety, as a commercial cut flower and in potted plant programs. As a greenhouse cut flower, Guardian can be grown under the same conditions as dianthus and snapdragons.
  Ball Horticultural Co.
The most uniform winter-flowering snapdragon, genetically matched Cool snapdragon varieties offer uniformity across the series and within each color for timing, height, spike quality and stem quality across a wide range of growing conditions. The strong and sturdy stems have an abundance of flowers. This grower-friendly series can be produced under cool conditions for energy savings.
  Benary
A new color has been added to the popular Pacific Giants delphinium series. Percival has the same stem and flower quality, matching the rest of the colors in the series. Bright white flowers are set off by black centers, giving this perennial beauty appeal in the landscape or the vase.
  Blooms of Bressingham
Some pretty penstemons are too tender; some tougher types aren’t so pretty. ‘Sweet Joanne’ combines the best attributes of its genus with big, beautiful and plentiful flowers that last through cold winters. Large flared trumpet flowers are lavender-pink outside, white with bright magenta veins inside.
  Blooms of Bressingham
Phlox paniculata ‘Blushing Shortwood’ features clusters of cheerful pink and white bicolor blooms in the early to midsummer garden. A diminutive beauty, shorter in height than ‘Shortwood’, means greater flexibility in garden design. Good branching habit and minimal mildew observed in our trials.
  Goldsmith Seeds
Twinkle cut eustomas feature beautiful single flowers with intense color. Suitable for Group II sowings and early season Group III, Twinkle produces straight stems with tight flower clusters and smaller lower leaves to allow for clean production and harvest.
 

Goldsmith Seeds
Opus cut snapdragons feature strong, thick stems with large, tapered flower spikes. The series offers uniform flowering between colors. New colors are Bright Red, Fresh White, Rose II and Royal Magenta II.

  Intrinsic Perennial Gardens
Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’ is a new sterile hybrid. One of the first plants to bloom in spring, the grape scented, purple-blue flowers start in May and continue into June and will last over one week in water. Plants have lacy pinnate foliage that emerges red and slowly turns green in summer. Drought tolerant once established, it can grow in full sun to part shade.
  Ivy Garth Seeds
Verbascum ‘Temptress Purple’ features graceful purple spikes and deep green foliage. An early bloomer, first year from seed, ‘Temptress Purple’ is a hardy perennial. Seed is pelleted for easy sowing. 
  Ivy Garth Seeds
Snapdragon ‘Axiom Yellow’ is suitable for Group III-IV production, and features very strong stems, a long vase life and perfectly formed large blooms. Available in a full range of brilliant colors.
  Novalis
A large, red-berried hypericum, ‘Mystical Red Star’ was exclusively bred as a perfect flower for cutting. Making lovely arrangements in fall, this new plant guarantees to fill a fall garden with interest.
  Yoder Brothers
A bright yellow anemone whose color is a deeper darker yellow than Sunny Puma, spray mum ‘Vital’ has early uniform response with excellent production. With excellent performance in low-temperature programs and eight-week response time, this variety has good keeping quality.

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