Blooming Potted Plants You Should Know: Part Two
1-2 Punch Poinsettia Combo (from Ecke)
This show-stopper is a great way to offer customers something different utilizing well known, easy-to-grow varieties. 1-2 Punch is a combination of ‘Ice Punch’ and ‘Sparkling Punch’ using two plants of each variety in an 8-inch container.
‘Luv U Pink’ Poinsettia (from Ecke)
This hot pink beauty offers an additional option for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, or Mother’s Day. It is also a great option for sales in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ‘Luv U Pink’ is best in 6-inch and larger containers.
Celosia argentea ‘Intenz Red’ (from Ball Ingenuity)
New ‘Intenz Red’ is a vivid partner to the popular purple ‘Intenz.’ They time perfectly together on the bench. This heat lover blooms all summer in pots. It is available as an unrooted cutting and rooted liner exclusively through Ball Seed.
Celosia cristata ‘Twisted’ (from Ball Ingenuity)
Set your program apart with this vivid new cockscomb. ‘Twisted’ offers three-season marketing potential: as a pot plant, in autumn programs to grow along with mums, and in spring programs with no black cloth through mid-May.
Alstromeria xhybrida ‘Princess Lily Kate’
(from Ball Ingenuity)
‘Princess Lily Kate’ has huge blooms in the best red color. This premium tissue culture series is programmable with consistent habit and lots of flowers on upscale-looking plants. Grows 16 to 20 inches high and 16 inches wide.
Gerbera ‘Revolution Golden Yellow With Dark Eye’
(from Kieft Seed)
Revolution from Kieft Seed beats every other gerbera series on the market for uniformity of flowering window across the entire color range. The series is compact with well-matched plants on short stems. New colors for 2014 are Golden Yellow With Dark Eye and Scarlet Red With Dark Eye. Grows 12 to 16 inches high and 5 to 6 inches wide.
Gerbera ‘Midi Revolution Scarlet With Dark Eye’
(from Kieft Seed)
Midi Revolution is an intermediate type between the Revolution and Mini Revolution series. The flower and plant size are slightly smaller than Revolution, so it is easier to grow at high density. Use in 3.5 to 4.5-inch pots. Reaches 10 to 12 inches tall and 4.5 to 5 inches wide.