October 22, 2013

5 New Echinaceas For Your 2014 Spring Season

Echinaceas are a must-have for sunny perennial gardens. The newest varieties have showy flowers with stunning fade resistant colors that last through the summer. Check out these gorgeous new varieties for 2014.

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October 18, 2013

Welby Gardens Finds Many Benefits In Having Its Own Trial Gardens

Running trial gardens used to be the primary responsibility of university horticulture departments and breeders. But the number of growers who are maintaining their own trials is increasing. Greenhouse Grower talked to Al Gerace, owner of Welby Gardens in Denver, Colo., about why he thinks it is worth the time and effort to have his own trial garden.

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Calibrachoa 'Mini Famous Double Blue' from Selecta

October 17, 2013

6 New Calibrachoa For 2013

Check out these lovely new introductions in calibrachoa.

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Heuchera 'Carnival Rose Granita' from Ball Horticultural/Darwin Plants

October 16, 2013

5 New Heucheras And Heucherellas For 2014

New heuchera and heucherella varieties offer fabulous foliage options for the landscape.  

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Snappy Burgundy & White Snapdragon antirrhinum

October 16, 2013

6 Gorgeous Snapdragons For 2014

Snapdragons add beauty to the landscape, whether they are in planting beds, or even in hanging baskets. Take a look at these new cultivars.  

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Gerbera Garvinea Sweet Dreams

October 11, 2013

7 New Gerbera To Consider For 2014

Consumers really love the bright colors of gerbera. Check out these seven new varieties for 2014.  

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October 10, 2013

Emerald Coast Growers Introduces Andropogon ‘Rain Dance’ And ‘Red October’

Emerald Coast Growers has introduced two new andropogons that feed growing market demand for high-interest native grasses.

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October 10, 2013

Begonia ‘Silhouette Lemon Rose’ Doubles The Bloom Of Traditional Non-Stop Begonias

Begonia ‘Silhouette Lemon Rose’ is a striking begonia hybrid with phenomenal basal and lateral branching. Plant sterility gives maximum continual flowering throughout the season with double the bloom number of a traditional non-stop begonia. Dark mahogany foliage with contrasting emerald green veining provides a dramatic contrast to the soft lemon yellow 1.5- to 2-inch diameter blooms that blush apple blossom pink in high light. This easy-care beauty is ideal for mixed pots and containers, hanging baskets or the summer border. For more information, visit PlantHaven.com

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October 10, 2013

Leucanthemum Real Series Features Improved Disease Resistance And Long-Lasting Blooms

Leucanthemum Real Series, from Pacific Plug and Liner, is a great addition to your perennial program for late spring to summer sales. These uniquely flowered leucanthemum are available now in a 72 cell. Fall is a great time to plant these to get good bulking, which will lead to better branching, flowering and potential for earlier flowering, especially for larger containers such as 2 gallons. The Real collection of leucanthemums highlights distinctly different varieties with unique flowers. They all have a sturdy, upright habit that needs no staking, and all are well branched, producing a great canopy of blossoms. These varieties are very floriferous with improved disease resistance. They bloom early- to mid-summer and repeat in the fall. Leucanthemums are robust drought- and wind-resistant perennials once established. This Shasta Daisy variety is well-behaved with a tight clumping habit. Blooms are excellent for long lasting-cut flowers.

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Petunia 'Flash Mob Bluerific' Burpee Home Gardens

October 7, 2013

18 New Petunias To Add For 2014

Tried and true, petunias are a garden staple. Here are some new introductions breeders are rolling out for your consideration in 2014.  

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Verbena 'Hurricane Hot Pink' from Westflowers

October 7, 2013

New Verbena For 2014

Check out these eight new verbena varieties and consider them for your 2014 greenhouse production.  

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The HGTV HOME Plant Collection

October 4, 2013

HGTV Home Collection Partners With Two New Growers

Canada's Bylands Nurseries and Clearview Horticulture to Supply Plants for 2014 plant lines.

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Rosa 'Anna's Promise' from Weeks Roses

October 2, 2013

Weeks Roses To Breed New Rose Varieties Inspired By Downton Abbey

California rose breeder Weeks Roses has been granted the right to breed new hybrid rose varieties inspired by the hit television series “Downton Abbey.” “Our Downton Abbey roses will be elegant, beautiful, and romantic but also surprisingly dramatic and tenacious… just like the show and characters that so many have come to love,” says Karen Kemp-Docksteader, sales and marketing manager for Weeks Roses. Weeks Roses, located in Wasco, Calif., is an award-winning wholesale rose grower with a reputation for high quality and unique offerings. Founded in 1938, Weeks is one of the largest commercial rose growers in the United States and the only company with a dedicated R&D department with a hybridizer and staff for the development and creation of new rose introductions. “One of the things that makes the Downton Abbey license special is that it offers so many opportunities to expand into non-traditional product categories,” says Tamra Knepfer, co-president […]

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October 1, 2013

Mecardonia ‘Magic Carpet’ And The Platycodon Astra Series Are Among Armitage’s Favorite New Introductions From Sakata

Allan Armitage highlights some of his favorites from Sakata, including mecardonia ‘Magic Carpet,’ the calibrachoa Calipetite series and the platycodon Astra series.

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Copper Glory is one of the combinations offered in HGTV Home's Shady Showoffs collection.

October 1, 2013

HGTV Home Announces New Shady Showoffs

  The HGTV Home Plant Collection unveiled its first shade collection, Shady Showoffs, this summer. The new line features exclusive mixes like Copper Glory and Lush Gold with plant varieties that thrive in shady and sun-dappled areas of the yard and garden. A leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV worked in conjunction with Agricola Management Group to develop Shady Showoffs in addition to its Expressions Annuals and Essential Perennials Collections. “Virtually every yard has an area that’s shaded by tree canopies and finding the right plants to grow and perform there can be a challenge for home gardeners” says Randy Hunter, managing partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. “We’ve taken out the guesswork with our new shade collection featuring pre-selected annual mixes that perform well in shady conditions.Shady Showoffs live up to their name with large, striking flowers, compact growing habit and brightly colored foliage.” HGTV […]

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Magnolia 'Genie' from PlantHaven International

October 1, 2013

Magnolia ‘Genie’ Is New Small Cultivar From PlantHaven

  The result of 15 years of breeding, Magnolia ‘Genie’ is a compact, small tree maturing at 10 to 13 feet tall. This novel little dark beauty has a multi-branched, small bushy habit with sensational black-red buds opening to small tulip-shaped blooms of deep rich maroon-purple on both surfaces. The flowers have nicely reflexed tepal tips paling to a lighter magenta rose shade. ‘Genie’ has lightly scented blooms from early spring to early summer, and in mid- to late summer where conditions are not too dry.  

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Dahlia Dalaya Shari from Selecta

September 25, 2013

4 New Dahlias For Your 2014 Season

Looking for new dahlia varieties to incorporate in your crop mix? Here are 4 beauties your customers will love.  

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'Wall Street' Coleus from Dummen/Red Fox

September 25, 2013

4 Colorful New Coleus For 2014

Gorgeous foliage makes these new introductions must-haves for next year.  

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Chrysanthemum 'Hilo Tangerine' from Syngenta/Yoder

September 25, 2013

6 New Chrysanthemums For 2013

Here are six new chrysanthemums varieties to brighten up your fall sales.  

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