Blooming Potted Varieties: Blooming Is Booming

Asters

One new variety from Syngenta Flowers is ‘Frost,’ a crisp, clean, white daisy-forming aster. ‘Frost’ is a Yoder introduction, has medium vigor and is not recommended for shaded crops. Also new in asters from Syngenta are three new varieties in its Royalty series: ‘Blue Henry I,’ ‘Henry I’ and ‘Pink Henry I.’ These new additions are double flowered and bred for pot culture, so little-to-no plant growth regulator (PGR) is needed. Royalty is designed for later in the season when fewer asters are available.

Plug Connection is also introducing new asters this year in its Kickin asters series. Kickin is a hybrid perennial aster with a bushy, compact habit. They’re covered with semi-double flowers in a wide range of vibrant colors for weeks in autumn. Due to their naturally compact habit, these asters are suitable both for quart pots, as well as for gallons and bigger containers. They do not require any PGR treatments.

Azalea

Aris Horticultural Services is introducing two new potted azaleas this year: ‘Rozalea Dark Pink’ and ‘Emblem.’ Both varieties feature 3-inch flowers–Rozalea’s are rose-petal shaped while ‘Emblem’s’ are semi double. Whether these azaleas grace an elegant table or serve as a patio accent, they’re an answer for growers in search of home décor solutions. Blooms last up to six weeks, and both are available as liners from Green Leaf Plants or in finished form from Keepsake Plants.

Chrysanthemum

Dozens of new chrysanthemums were on display at Syngenta Flowers during California Spring Trials earlier this year. New single varieties include ‘Bernadette Yellow,’ ‘Cinnamon Pueblo,’ ‘Frosty Cheryl,’ ‘Golden Emporia,’ ‘Honey Durango,’ ‘Wilma Yellow’ and ‘Yellow Lucienne.’

Five varieties were also added to the Yoder Jacqueline family–Orange Fusion, Peach Fusion, Pearl, Pink and Yellow–which includes plants that are sphere shaped and covered in unusual two-tone flowers.

Cyclamen

New in cyclamen are a few varieties across two series from Dutch breeder Schoneveld Twello. Schoneveld’s Picasso series welcomes seven varieties, including Dark Salmon Pink, Pure White and Wine Red Flamed. Picasso is a silver-leafed series based on Schoneveld’s original Mini Winter. An open plant structure helps Picasso succeed in humid conditions, and seven colors are offered in all.

Syngenta has several new offerings, as well. Pink and Wine Red Flame are new in the Concerto series, which features vigorous cyclamen that are suitable in 6-inch programs. Syngenta’s Laser Synchro series also welcomes new varieties this year–nine in all–including colors like Pink, Purple and Scarlet. The series is seed based from Goldsmith Seeds, and all cyclamen are heat tolerant for early fall and late spring sales. Midori, Rainier and Winter Ice are other Syngenta series with new introductions this year.

Gerbera

Takii’s Royal Semi-Double series features semi-double flowers, and plants have the same habits as those in Takii’s Royal series. Five colors are introduced this year along with two mixes.

Kieft’s Mega Revolution was specially developed for larger containers, and it has bushy plants with extremely large flowers that are available in a wide color range. Kieft touts Mega Revolution as suitable for year-round production but ready earlier for retail.

‘Autumn Colors,’ like Royal Semi-Double and Mega Revolution, is seed based yet a Goldsmith Seeds introduction. ‘Autumn Colors’ also sports semi-double flowers and is suited for 5-inch programs–or even larger containers.

Lily

Among the new introductions from Lilylooks this year are three varieties in the Sensation series–’Tiny Sensation,’ ‘Tiny Padhye’ and ‘Tiny Orange Sensation.’ A pair of Tango lilies–’4you’ and ‘Ladylike’–are new from Lilylooks, as well. All five lilies sport bicolors and offer a new look to the lilies market. They’re hardy to USDA Zone 3 and are true perennials for the Upper Midwest, New England and Canada. These Lilylooks varieties achieve a high bud count and are distributed by Zabo Plant and 2Plant International. All five were also on display during Lilytopia at Longwood Gardens in May.

Poinsettia

Two poinsettia varieties Syngenta is introducing this year are ‘Mira Red’ and ‘Ruby Frost.’ ‘Mira Red’ is a Goldfisch introduction that’s an early-season red with a 7 ½-week flower response. It matches well in vigor and timing to ‘Mira White’ and is a good variety for cold growing in October and November. ‘Ruby Frost’ is another early-season novelty from Goldfisch, offering eye-catching color with tones of rose to pink.

Two poinsettia varieties Syngenta is introducing this year are ‘Mira Red’ and ‘Ruby Frost.’ ‘Mira Red’ is a Goldfisch introduction that’s an early-season red with a 7 ½-week flower response. It matches well in vigor and timing to ‘Mira White’ and is a good variety for cold growing in October and November. ‘Ruby Frost’ is another early-season novelty from Goldfisch, offering eye-catching color with tones of rose to pink.

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