March 22, 2017
New Perennials and Tender Perennials for 2018 from California Spring Trials
We asked breeders to share with us pictures and information on some of the true perennials and tender perennials that you'll see at California Spring Trials 2017. Here's a sampling of some of the varieties hitting retail shelves in 2018.
March 11, 2017
Now is the Time for Growers to Plan for Fall Perennial Planting
If you haven’t already put in your orders for the items you’ll sell this fall, it’s time to start now.
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 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 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 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.
August 30, 2016
14 Cool Season Plants To Kick Off The Spring Season
These new cultivar introductions for 2016 are spring bloomers that can take the cold for early-season sales.
August 20, 2016
Growing Tips On Coreopsis UpTick Series From John Wilson At Seville Farms
Editor’s Note: In this new feature, the Greenhouse Grower varieties team will choose one noteworthy variety each month we think is worth bringing to your attention. Then we’ll share growers’ and breeders’ perspectives on the best ways to produce it successfully at your operation. This month we focus on the hardy Coreopsis UpTick series, winner of Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Industry’s Choice Medal of Excellence for Breeding. Growing Tips From John Wilson, Seville Farms When asked about producing Coreopsis UpTick, John Wilson says he doesn’t have much to say because it was so easy to grow. Wilson, a Corporate Grower for Seville Farms, says based on the new series’ strong performance during the trialing he has done so far, the nursery ordered a large quantity of the plants for future growing. “If breeders were looking to come up with something that says ‘wow,’ they have done it with the UpTick Series,” […]
May 25, 2016
Eason Horticultural Resources Releases New Perennials Guide And Spring Trials Report
The two guides are available in digital and print versions and offer information from several breeders.
May 25, 2016
15 New Perennials For Bees, Butterflies, And Other Pollinators
These 15 new perennials, available for retail in 2016 and 2017, will produce colorful flowers and foliage year after year, providing habitat and food for bees, butterflies, birds, moths, and other pollinators.
March 22, 2016
Flower Breeders To Debut Hot New Perennials For 2017 At California Spring Trials
Perennials are becoming more mainstream as consumers look for that long-term, added value of lower maintenance, season-long color, and reblooming plants year after year. And perennial growers and retailers like them for the higher price point perennials offer. So if you’re keeping your eyes open for what’s coming next year, you’ve clicked on the right story. Flower breeders exhibiting at the 2016 California Spring Trials (CAST) have a huge crop of new perennial varieties to show off for the 2017 spring season. Before you head to California in a few weeks, take a look at the slideshow to get a preview of the colorfully delicious perennial genetics coming to the market. These new perennial introductions have all the great characteristics you’ve come to rely on from breeders. Which ones will you incorporate into production for 2017? If you missed our annuals slideshows the last couple of weeks, don’t worry — you can […]