Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR), a national horticulture broker based in Ft. Wright, KY, has announced its latest introduction: the Calibrachoa Hi-Graft Standard. These new decorative forms of calibrachoa feature an 8- to 12-inch stem with a ball of ever-blooming calibrachoa on top. They come in four distinct colors, and growers can have them ready to go in time for Mother’s Day 2018.
Created by Hishtil Nursery in Israel, these new introductions are the newest in Hishtil’s line of Fun-Ta-Sticks, a decorative line of Hi-Graft Standards that currently include a basil and some ornamental peppers.
The Calibrachoa Hi-Graft Standards were originally introduced at California Spring Trials in 2017, and the EHR team was intrigued by them. Several different growers trialed them this year, and found them to be easy to grow and care for. Retail customers who saw the finished products also loved them.
Three young plant producers will be offering the Calibrachoa Hi-Graft Standards as rooted liners. They can be shipped during weeks 8, 9, or 10, in time to finish for Mother’s Day.