New Varieties Guide 2009: Speedling
Greenex, which represents kalanchoe breeder Jepsen, showed a new subseries in the Queen collection called African with a different type of darker foliage and outstanding outdoor performance. We were surprised to learn Jepsen obtained a utility patent on the double-flowered kalanchoes when Fides was first on the market with Calandivas, but did not pursue the patent. Greenex’s Torben Pederson says they have a friendly relationship with Fides but wanted to block others from entering the market. Another big line Greenex represents is Sunny osteospermums. A new color, ‘Evita,’ changes from white to blue.
Schoneveld Twello introduced three new cyclamen series, including the silver-leafed Picassos and Da Vincis. The new Allure series finishes 10 days faster than Macro.
Hem Genetics focuses on naturally dwarf annuals. Its latest breakthrough is the Twinny dwarf double snapdragons, with the award-winning peach.
– Euryops ‘Double Sunshine Silver’
–Impassion osteospermums–eight new colors
–Corina viola series
–Jardina cyclamen series
–Midola cyclamen series
–Twinny dwarf double-flowered snapdragons
THOMPSON & MORGAN
– Carnival morning glories
–Rudbeckia ‘Solar Eclipse’