'Nagoya' Flowering Kale (Sakata Ornamentals)

November 16, 2016

Sakata Expands Its Access To Patents For Variety Development

Sakata Seed recently joined the Vegetable Licensing Platform, which will help the company create new varieties that address challenges such as disease resistance and bring better quality products to market.

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November 15, 2016

2016 Mast Young Plants Field Trials Results

Check out the 2016 field trials results for Mast Young Plants in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Coleus 'French Quarter'

November 14, 2016

2016 Louisiana State University Field Trials Results

Check out the 2016 field trial results for Louisiana State University in Hammond, LA.

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national-plant-trials-database

November 14, 2016

National Plant Trials Database Tops 50,000 Plant Ratings

As the 2016 trialing season comes to an end, the National Plant Trials database, which was launched in 2012, added more than 11,600 ratings from 20 trial grounds this year.

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geranium-interspecific-caliente-fire

November 13, 2016

Colorado State University 2016 Field Trials Results

Check out the 2016 field trial results for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

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lindsay-muchmore, Pleasant View Gardens

November 12, 2016

Lindsay Muchmore Joins Pleasant View Gardens As Its Product And Program Specialist

Muchmore will work with growers as well as plant brokers to help them successfully manage programs and products from Pleasant View and Proven Winners.

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vaughn-fletcher-suntory

November 10, 2016

Vaughn Fletcher Brings Marketing Experience To Consulting Role At Suntory Flowers

Fletcher, who recently joined the Suntory Flowers team, says his experience attending trials over the years helps him identify varieties that perform well for both growers and consumers.

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year-of-the-pansy

November 9, 2016

National Garden Bureau Providing Promotional Materials For “Year Of The” Program

Marketing resources such as fact sheets, bench cards, and videos are available on the NGB website.

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Costa Farms’ Trial Gardens mimic spring garden conditions across the U.S. to test the metal of new varieties - Feature

November 7, 2016

Costa Farms 2016 Field Trial Results

Check out the 2016 field trial results for Costa Farms in Miami, FL.

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Calibrachoa Superbells Pomegranate Punch

November 7, 2016

Cornell University 2016 Field Trial Results

Check out the field trial results for plant varieties trialed at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

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calibrachoa-chameleon-blueberry-scone_blooms-feature

October 31, 2016

Growing Tips For The Chameleon Calibrachoa Series

The flower patterns of the different varieties in the Chameleon Calibrachoa series stand out to Doug Cole of D.S. Cole Growers, who says the colors in each flower are exceptional due to the contrast from one part to another.

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longwood-gardens-thousand-bloom-chrysanthemum

October 31, 2016

Longwood Gardens Unveils Largest Mum Grown Outside Of Asia

The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum features 1,523 uniform blooms on one plant. It is a highlight of the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens.

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October 29, 2016

University Of Florida Hosting Poinsettia Short Course In December

Attendees can check out the latest poinsettia varieties evaluated in the National Poinsettia Trials along with University of Florida greenhouse research, including automated irrigation management and heat delay.

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tassle-fern-feature

October 27, 2016

Allan Armitage: Plants I Am Finally Seeing More Of (About Time!)

Here are four plants showing up more often in the garden and landscape that are set to make a comeback.

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Sakata vincent-choice-sunflower

October 20, 2016

Sakata Develops New Downy Mildew Resistant Sunflower

‘Vincent’s Choice Deep Orange DMR’ has a deep orange color and a bit more pointed petal form than the other varieties in the Vincent series. It is resistant to more than 10 races of downy mildew that currently affect sunflower.

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Coreopsis 'Madras Magic' (Terra Nova Nurseries)

October 17, 2016

New 2016 Perennial Introductions For Zone 6 And Up

Some perennials are at their best in warmer climates, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used in colder areas for season-specific containers or grown with cool-crop annuals to add some unique offerings to a product mix. Here are 11 new introductions hitting retail in 2017 that are hardy in Zone 6 and up.

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Caterpillar on leaf

October 15, 2016

Offer Your Customers Host Plants For Caterpillars And Butterflies

Just like bees need plants that provide pollen, butterflies rely on plants for a place to lay their eggs and to provide a food source for emerging caterpillars. Check out this list of plants for caterpillars and butterflies from Michigan State University Extension.

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Bees on flowers

October 13, 2016

45 Pollinator Friendly Perennials Sure To Attract Bees

Pollinator friendly perennials are the foundation of a well-rounded pollinator garden. Check out this list of 45 perennials that are sure to attract bees.

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Echinacea Butterfly Postman

October 12, 2016

16 New Perennials For Pollinator Gardens

Customers who want to attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to their gardens need plants that will provide food, shelter, and protection throughout the year. Consider carrying a few of these 16 pollinator-friendly perennials for retail sales in 2017.

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Rudbeckia × ‘American Gold Rush’ (Intrinsic Perennial Gardens)

October 10, 2016

20 New Cold-Hardy Perennials For A Rock Solid Line-Up In 2017

Low maintenance, pollinator friendly, naturalistic, long-lasting — perennials are all that and more. These 21 perennials are tough enough to take the cold, ensuring they will add color and texture in the garden until the first killing frost.

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