Basket-Worthy Beauties

Basket-Worthy Beauties

Ball FloraPlant

Free-flowering and early-blooming under short days, Cabaret calibrachoa has a higher pH tolerance, so the foliage stays dark green longer. In addition to ‘Cabaret Peach,’ also new for 2008 are ‘Yellow Glow’ and ‘Purple Glow.’ They grow 6 to 10 inches tall with a spread of 8 to 12 inches and require full sun.

Ball FloraPlant

‘Abunda Colossal Sky Blue’ joins the Abunda series for 2008. This new variety produces extremely large flowers for high impact. The big, beautiful blooms are set off by the dark green foliage. They reach a height of 8 to 12 inches and spread 8 to 12 inches in full sun.

 Ball Horticultural Co.

‘Happy Hour Rose’ morning glory features abundant, pretty rose-red flowers, each with a white throat, over variegated foliage. Plants climb 6 to 9 feet and flowering starts when the vine reaches 3 feet.

Ball Horticultural Co.

‘Titan Pure White’ vinca is very early-flowering and vigorous, with better disease and stress tolerance than open-pollinated varieties. Titans bloom up to two weeks faster, producing a very large, well-branched plant. ‘Titan Pure White’ is the first pure white F1 vinca, with very large flowers and no pink center ring.

Bodger

‘Blanket Zinfandel’ petunias feature nickel-sized, deep wine flowers by the hundreds. Vigorous in habit, Blankets will effortlessly trail, creating premium hanging basket combinations.

Bodger

Cathedrals are the new generation in Farinaceous salvia. Vegetatively propagated, they are more stout in habit, have considerably larger inflorescences and bloom continuously. ‘Sky Blue’ features gorgeous, light blue flowers.

Danziger

Scopia ‘Gulliver Blue Sensation’ features masses of giant, light blue flowers covering the compact, well-branched plant. ‘Gulliver Blue Sensation’ has a mounded-trailing growth habit.

Danziger

Scopia ‘Great Regal Blue’ offers large, deep blue flowers that are gracefully borne above the dark green foliage. ‘Great Regal Blue’ is floriferous, branched and compact with a mounded-trailing growth habit.

Dömmen USA

The Confetti Garden Liner is one 40mm Ellepot with two or three color-coordinated cultivars, pre-cultured and grown together. The combinations were selected for timing, habit and striking color appeal. They include verbena, petunias and Dömmen’s new calibrachoa. Confetti liners help take the guesswork out of combination planning.

Paul Ecke Ranch

Ecke Geraniums, Oglevee Products ‘Maestro White’ is one of the newest introductions in this mid-sized range of zonal geraniums. The plant habit and height of this series make it possible to use in pots, combinations and baskets effectively without over-growing the container. White is a great color to use for contrast against either pastel shades or bold colors.

Paul Ecke Ranch

Velocity is a new series of vegetatively produced viola with mounded plant habit. The heat- and full sun-tolerance of these new viola keep them flowering from spring to fall. Available in five colors from pastel to bold, this series is in its first year of release and will be in limited quantities this year.

Fides

‘Summer Idols Pink’ is a zonal pelargonium with dark leaves and a clear zone. This vigorous variety has strong salmon-colored flowers and can be used in baskets or combination plantings with other trailing or upright varieties.

Fides

‘Dancing Idols White’ is a double-flowered trailing geranium with strong, dark leaves. It is a well-branched plant and its well-filled flowers offer plenty of color impact. It is easy to handle because of the compact habit in the beginning of the growing period, but it fits perfectly in hanging baskets or combinations because of its trailing aspects.

Garden Splendor

Campanula poscharskyana ‘Blue Waterfall’ features deep blue, bell-shaped flowers with a dainty white center that cover this mat-forming creeper in June. Reaching a mature size of 9 inches tall by 24 inches in spread, it grows in sun to partial shade, hardy to Zone 4.

Garden Splendor

Lychnis ‘Rolly’s Favorite’ is an incredibly floriferous perennial smothered in soft pink flowers with white centers from late spring to summer. Bushy, compact and freely branching, each stem produces multiple buds and flowers for a constant succession of bloom. Hardy to Zone 4, it grows best in sun to partial shade and reaches 15 inches high by 12 inches wide.

Novalis

Begonia ‘Gumdrop Cherry Blossom,’ part of the Plants That Work by Color line, is a new form of an old favorite that features soft, fully double flowers in soft pink. Cherry Blossom flowers profusely all summer long and is as tough as it is durable. Reaching 12 by 18 inches, plant in sun to part shade.

Novalis

Osteospermum ‘Doris Daisy Pillow Talk’ is a classy new variety with large, pure-white flowers with purple eyes. While Pillow Talk might go out of flower in extreme heat, it will bounce right back once it cools down. Ideal for full sun, it reaches 10 by 22 inches and is hardy to Zone 9.

PanAmerican Seed

The Shock Wave F1 small-flowered petunia series is all-new for 2008. Available in five colors and two mixes, Shock Wave varieties last longer and look fresher at retail. The flower power is phenomenal: masses of petite blooms offer exceptional bounce-back from rain or overhead watering. Shock Wave petunias are perfect for baskets, containers and combos, with a height of 7 to 10 inches and spreading 2½ to 3 feet in full sun.

PanAmerican Seed

‘Easy Wave Mystic Pink’ is a new addition to the F1 spreading petunia series. Large flowers in a unique, psychedelic soft to mid pink and white pattern are highlighted by a splash of color that ranges from morn to star.

Proven Winners

This spring, Proven Winners will expand the Superbells color palette with seven new introductions. ‘Apricot Punch,’ which is an independent garden center exclusive this year, is one of the smallest, most compact growers in the series, with golden apricot flowers with a distinctive dark eye, creating a strong bicolor effect.

Proven Winners

Catalina torenia is a perfect choice for areas that will get quite a bit of shade throughout the day. These plants are quite heat-tolerant and offer dazzling white throats and oversized blooms. It will do well in partial to full shade, on its own in a container or against a background of silver or lime-green foliage plants.

Sahin

The viola Four Seasons series is the first viola F1 series especially bred for hanging baskets with a great, mounding habit. Four Seasons F1 won several awards, including the University of Florida field trials, thanks to its long-lasting flowering time.

Sahin

Begonia x tuberhybrida ‘Snow Angels Formula Mixture F1’ offers a great mounding habit with a mixture of F1 varieties.

Sakata

‘Profusion Double Cherry’ is the first double petal flower form for the series. As with the full Profusion series, this variety is tolerant of heat and high humidity, having fewer disease problems than other zinnias. Cherry red color makes it an ideal focus plant in mixed containers, as well, from spring through fall frosts.

Sakata

SuperNova primula presents flowers on sturdy stems well above the plant foliage, making this new variety an excellent choice for mixed containers. ‘SuperNova Fire’ presents a center of golden yellow blending to fire red on the outside edge of each bloom.

Selecta First Class

‘Magadi Light Blue’ is a great new lobelia, the first interspecific type that shows colors all over the plant without the typical more open look of those types. Magadi loves the heat and performs great in the summer, giving the color expression of traditional lobelias. Its habit is ball-shaped all summer long and has bright, light blue flowers.

Selecta First Class

Bidens ferulifolia ‘Namid’ is also new for 2008 season. Yellow is an important color, and ‘Namid’ adds a new yellow choice to the Selecta program. It is a medium vigorous variety with a well-branched habit. It has large, golden-yellow flowers and dark green foliage. ‘Namid’ flowers early and performs great for the consumer.

STEPABLES

Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ has dark green, oval leaves that are the ideal backdrop for deep, rich pink flowers. ‘Lipstick’ puts on quite a show from late spring to early fall until the flowers eventually give way to small, tasty red strawberries. It reaches 4 to 12 inches tall at maturity and is hardy to Zone 4.

STEPABLES

Gypsophila ‘Rosea’ features grey-green, thin, elongated foliage that stays low and is covered in small, pink flowers in late spring. ‘Rosea’ attracts butterflies and reaches 4 to 8 inches in height. Hardy to Zone 3.

Syngenta Flowers, Inc.

‘StrawBurst’ bracteantha has vibrant, extra-large yellow blooms with great curb appeal. ‘StrawBurst’ will last through the summer heat as well as into the cool fall days.

Syngenta Flowers, Inc.

With large, eight-petal, golden-yellow flowers, ‘Mexican Gold’ bidens provides an abundance of color throughout the garden. It is an outstanding component plant for combination planters and mixed baskets.

Terra Nova Nurseries

Campanula ‘Pink Octopus’ features Japanese lantern buds that open to striking, pink octopus-like flowers. These weep down from the upright flowering branches above strong, deeply cut foliage. This plant is easy to grow and has a long bloom time. Hardy to Zones 5 to 9.

Leave a Reply

More From Varieties...
FleuroStar Award Ceremony

June 20, 2016

Begonia Hybrid ‘Miss Malibu’ Takes Home FleuroStar Award

The award from Fleuroselect was announced at the Green Inspiration Event in Amsterdam.

Read More
Caryopteris 'Beyond Midnight Bluebeard'

June 20, 2016

Keep The Sales Coming With 16 New Blooming Varieties For Fall

Plants that put on a show from first frost long into fall and offer the color options consumers want for their gardens go a long way toward extending sales further into the season and can help maintain your sales momentum going strong. Check out these 16 new blooming varieties, both traditional favorites and new alternatives, for your fall crop selection.

Read More
'Osaka' Flowering Cabbage (Sakata Ornamentals)

June 18, 2016

Mark Your Calendar For Sakata Seed Trials In August

Sakata has set two dates for its California-based trials: Aug. 15-17 in Salinas, and Aug. 17-19 in Woodland.

Read More
Latest Stories
FleuroStar Award Ceremony

June 20, 2016

Begonia Hybrid ‘Miss Malibu’ Takes Home FleuroStar Awar…

The award from Fleuroselect was announced at the Green Inspiration Event in Amsterdam.

Read More
Caryopteris 'Beyond Midnight Bluebeard'

June 20, 2016

Keep The Sales Coming With 16 New Blooming Varieties Fo…

Plants that put on a show from first frost long into fall and offer the color options consumers want for their gardens go a long way toward extending sales further into the season and can help maintain your sales momentum going strong. Check out these 16 new blooming varieties, both traditional favorites and new alternatives, for your fall crop selection.

Read More
'Osaka' Flowering Cabbage (Sakata Ornamentals)

June 18, 2016

Mark Your Calendar For Sakata Seed Trials In August

Sakata has set two dates for its California-based trials: Aug. 15-17 in Salinas, and Aug. 17-19 in Woodland.

Read More
Tomato Congress Logo

June 15, 2016

International Tomato Congress In Mexico Will Focus On G…

The event, which takes place in San Luis Potosi from July 20-22, will feature discussions on production strategies, cost management in protected structures, and optimizing your greenhouse environment.

Read More
Nir Nursery Wax Flower Pot Plant

June 14, 2016

Danziger Reaches Deal To Distribute Nir Nursery Varieti…

With the agreement, Danziger becomes the exclusive distributor of Nir’s product line, which includes cut flowers, foliage, pot, and garden plants.

Read More

June 14, 2016

Dümmen Orange Expands Its Succulent Offerings Through N…

According to Dümmen Operations Director Kate Santos, succulents are an attractive growth category because of their ease of use, shelf life in stores, drought tolerance, and versatility in application.

Read More
'Osaka' Flowering Cabbage (Sakata Ornamentals)

June 14, 2016

New Cool Season, Vegetable, And Foliage Crops For Fall …

Whether you’re providing pansies and violas to the garden center for fall color or decorative edibles to grace patio containers, consider these 16 varieties for fall crop sales, newly introduced for 2016 and hitting retail in 2017.

Read More
Calibrachoa Chameleon Sunshine Berry (Westflowers) - Feature

June 9, 2016

Fall Crop Alternatives That Can Increase Your Sales

There’s a lot of competition for grabbing your share of fall mum sales. Give your program a boost with new varieties that complement traditional fall crops.

Read More

June 7, 2016

It’s Time To Rethink The Value And Timing Of Cali…

Fourteen years ago, Greenhouse Grower saw an opportunity to bring next-day coverage of California Pack Trials (now California Spring Trials or CAST) to your inbox. The objective was to be your eyes and ears on location, to report the debut of the newest varieties and marketing programs, and report major breeder announcements, especially for those not attending. We continued to develop new story-telling tools with video capabilities, slideshows, and more. And once social media took hold, everyone attending CAST became reporters of their favorite varieties and displays at trials. So we’re left with the question — how should we continue to evolve our coverage, to bring the most value for you? It’s easy to fall into a certain pattern, to stick with what works — or seems to work. And just because you’re working really hard at something that you’ve had success with in the past, it doesn’t mean it’s […]

Read More
Carex 'Eversheen' (Hoffman Nursery)

June 7, 2016

Hoffman Nursery Has A New 30-Year Anniversary Look!

The new redesign of the Hoffman Nursery website packs in more content than ever with updated resources and 30 years of experience growing grasses.

Read More
GG June Cover image

June 6, 2016

The State Of Plant Breeding In 2016

Breeding companies look to strengthen their competitive advantage, easing the way for growers to procure new plant varieties and for consumers to grow with confidence.

Read More
Petunia Queen of Hearts

June 1, 2016

Danziger Introducing New Petunia Amore Series, And More…

Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm is planning to introduce 60 new varieties from its 2016-17 collection at the annual event, including petunias, bidens, and calibrachoa.

Read More
Nathan Lamkey Chuck Pavlich Allan Armitage talk about muckgenia

May 31, 2016

Allan Armitage: Three Trends (Good And Bad) That Caught…

We need to put the same energies we invest into California Spring Trials to get plants into consumers’ hands and encourage young people in the industry to attend.

Read More
National Garden Bureau California Vegetable Summer Trials

May 26, 2016

California Summer Vegetable Trials In August Will Cover…

The National Garden Bureau is once again organizing summer vegetables trials this August in California, giving attendees the opportunity to visit with several breeding companies.

Read More
Eason 2017 Perennials Guide

May 25, 2016

Eason Horticultural Resources Releases New Perennials G…

The two guides are available in digital and print versions and offer information from several breeders.

Read More
Echinacea ‘Butterfly Rainbow Marcella’

May 25, 2016

15 New Perennials For Bees, Butterflies, And Other Poll…

These 15 new perennials, available for retail in 2016 and 2017, will produce colorful flowers and foliage year after year, providing habitat and food for bees, butterflies, birds, moths, and other pollinators.

Read More
P.Allen Smith Cut Flowers

May 25, 2016

Sakata Seed America And P. Allen Smith Extend Partnersh…

Sakata is taking its partnership with plantsman P. Allen Smith a step further to create the P. Allen Smith Home Grown Cut Flowers Collection, a selection of premium cut flower seed hand-picked by Smith and bred exclusively by Sakata.

Read More
Coleus Fancy Feathers Pink (Terra Nova Nurseries)

May 23, 2016

Take A Sneak Peek at Terra Nova Nurseries’ New Coleus F…

A brand-new collection of Terra Nova Nurseries coleus varieties called the Fancy Feathers Series is now available to growers for online orders. The series produces narrow, feather-like leaves and offers a mounded habit.

Read More
[gravityform id="35" title="false" description="false"]