April 15, 2015
All-America Selections Launches New Perennial Trial
All-America Selections (AAS) in partnership with Perennial Plant Association (PPA) will launch an herbaceous perennial trial, with entries due this July. It will follow many of the basics of the recently launched AAS Vegetative Ornamental trial. Entries accepted will be herbaceous perennials propagated from seed, cutting, tissue culture or bare root.
April 14, 2015
Eco-Conscious Landscapes Fast Track The Rise Of Grasses And Native Plants
The re-focused emphasis on green infrastructure projects, naturalistic design and sustainable landscaping opens the way for growers to source more native plants and grasses.
April 13, 2015
Look At What’s New At Terra Nova Nurseries
Terra Nova Nurseries, a world leader in plant breeding and genetics, during the last 10 months collaborated with select editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine to plan a feature story and photo spread about heucheras and heucherellas. And see the eight new varieties that are now available to growers as pre-ordered liners.
March 17, 2015
Michael Dirr Slated To Address Attendees At Hydrangeas 2015
Dr. Michael Dirr to deliver the keynote address at Hydrangeas 2015 conference, hosted by the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society in partnership with Endless Summer Hydrangeas. The conference will take place at the historic Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Mass.
March 10, 2015
How To Determine When To Buy Herbaceous Perennials In Vernalized Liners
Exposing herbaceous perennials to cold temperatures, also known as vernalization, can yield a range of effects, especially on flowering. Beth Engle of SHS Griffin covers whether vernalized liners or unvernalized plants make the best sense for your sales windows.
March 4, 2015
32 New Perennials For 2016
Perennials are hot and there are some great new perennial introductions for 2016. We contacted breeders and asked them to share images and information on some of the great new varieties they displayed at 2015 California Spring Trials. Check out the slideshow below to see 32 of the new perennials making their debut to the trade this spring.
March 3, 2015
Why You Will Still Grow Today’s Big Perennial 10 Years From Now
What will be the next big perennial? Breeders say it takes more than a splashy plant to distinguish itself in the market. Therefore, the question is not what will be the next big perennial, but rather what perennial performs well enough in the garden to have staying power in the market for years to come.
February 25, 2015
National Garden Bureau Designates 2015 As Year Of The Gaillardia
Gaillardia, also known as the blanket flower, is a member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and a long-blooming pollinator plant. It is fitting that the National Garden Bureau has specified 2015 as The Year of the Gaillardia.
February 18, 2015
ForemostCo And Athena Brazil Unite To Supply Unrooted Perennial Cuttings To North America
ForemostCo, Inc. and Athena Brazil have forged a working relationship to support each other in the unrooted perennial cuttings market for North America. The partnership, geared toward accommodating increasing demand for unrooted perennial cuttings in North America, adds diversity to a recently consolidated market.
February 17, 2015
Geranium Hybrid ‘Biokovo’ Dubbed 2015 Perennial Plant Of The Year
Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo,' a naturally occurring hybrid of G. dalmaticum and G. macrorrhizum, is the Perennial Plant Association's top pick for 2015 Perennial of the Year. Learn why this tough, landscape geranium took home the prize.
February 2, 2015
Variety Showcase: A Dainty Debutante
Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘Petite Jenny’ is a dwarf form of the popular Blooms of Bressingham® variety Lychnis ‘Jenny.’ This double-flowered little beauty was discovered by Paul Gooderham at Bressingham in a patch of its parent, ‘Jenny.’ ‘Petite Jenny’ produces masses of large, fluffy, double flowers like ‘Jenny,’ but with a more diminutive habit. The species goes by the common name “ragged robin,” but there’s nothing unkempt about ‘Petite Jenny’. An easy-to-grow, tidy little plant, it is suitable for any sunny or lightly shaded border and is also a good container candidate. Garden Performance Mass of bright pink double blooms beginning in mid-May. Sterile blooms provide a longer flowering period Erect, leafy flowering stems Forms compact, bushy clumps just 14” tall with an 18” spread Attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and is deer-resistant Ideal for containers, front of borders, informal cottage gardens and as cut flowers’ Sun or part shade USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to […]