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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 7, 2016
Two Leading Plant Breeders Aim To Enhance Customer Experience
Danziger has unveiled a new logo and marketing message inviting its customers to be innovative, while Darwin Perennials updated its website to make it mobile friendly with enhanced navigation.
October 3, 2016
Perennial Propagators’ Successes And Challenges: Results Of A National Survey
A survey by researchers from Purdue University and Michigan State University report the hurdles growers face when propagating perennials, and the practices they use to root them successfully.
October 3, 2016
Perennial Plant Products Launches New Perennials Branding Programs
The new brands include two distinct programs for both growers and consumers.
September 28, 2016
Which Annuals And Perennials Are Good For Pollinators?
If you are a grower looking for information on producing plants that are safe for pollinators, or which plant types can be marketed as good food sources for bees, the new publication “Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes” provides a good resource.
September 27, 2016
Walters Gardens Partnering With Darwin Colombia On Unrooted Cuttings
Beginning in spring 2017, Darwin Colombia will offer unrooted cuttings of more than 40 varieties of Walters Gardens’ new genetics, including many popular genera such as Agastache, Monarda, Nepeta, and Phlox.
September 27, 2016
9 New Blooming Potted Plants To Jazz Up The Home And Garden
Blooming potted plants are the ideal gift for anyone, from a homesick college student to a spouse in need of some cheering up. Check out nine these new introductions hitting the retail market in 2017.
September 23, 2016
Growers Offer Advice On How To Grow Mukgenia ‘Nova Flame’
‘Nova Flame’ is best brought in as a summer or fall crop and bulked over the winter.