Blooming Potted Plants You Should Know: Part Three
Gerbera ‘Cartwheel Strawberry Twist’ (from Syngenta Flowers)
Cartwheel gerbera have large, semi-double flowers that add a sense of novelty and value. The new ‘Cartwheel Strawberry Twist’ comes in shades ranging from buttery yellow with a hint of pink to a deep strawberry with a hint of yellow. These bold colors will capture immediate attention at retail.
Chrysanthemum ‘Apple Valley Cherry’
(from Syngenta Flowers)
This cultivar is a beautiful cherry-and-yellow bicolor sport of ‘Apple Valley’ that is perfect for fall promotions. It has a unique flower form and bold color that will make it stand out at retail.
Euphorbia ‘Princettia Max White’ (from Suntory Flowers)
While the first four Princettia colors introduced were shades of pink, the new Max White offers growers and retailers a nice clean white in a different form. Unlike the white poinsettias that are typically creamy in color, Max White is a bright white. Plants produce multiple flowers with smaller bracts and are naturally compact, reducing the need for growth regulators.
Pericallis ‘Senetti Super Blue’
Brighten up winter sales by offering Senetti as a gift plant that can be planted outdoors in cool weather. Plants can withstand temperatures as low as 38°F and can be cut back for a fresh reblooming! New for 2014 is ‘Senetti Super Blue,’ a superior-performing, solid deep blue variety with gorgeous navy centers. Your customers will love the vivid early season color.
Pericallis ‘Baby Senetti Magenta Bicolor’
Add value by offering blooming plants that can also be planted outdoors in cool temperatures. ‘Baby Senetti Magenta Bicolor’ brings the most popular Senetti color to the series. Baby Senettis are more compact plants with smaller flowers but still high flower count. Baby Senettis are also available to the market as unrooted cuttings, while Senetti is offered through licensees rooted. The two series give growers a choice based on their needs.