November 7, 2015
35 Top Performing Plant Varieties From 2015 Field Trial Results
The 2015 trial results are in from more than twenty trial managers across the country. See which varieties made the top performer lists more than once and check out the photo gallery.
October 27, 2015
Costa Farms’ Top-Performing Plant Varieties For 2015
Costa Farms announced the top performing varieties for 2015 from its Ultimate Plant Showdown Trial Garden in Miami. Sixty-eight varieties made the top performer list for 2015.
August 19, 2015
2015 Welby Gardens (Denver, Colo.) Field Trials Results
See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for Welby Gardens in Denver, Colo.
July 6, 2015
Get To Know The 9 Variety Finalists For Editor’s Choice And Industry’s Choice Awards
Greenhouse Grower‘s Evening Of Excellence reception is rapidly approaching. Here, you can learn more about the varieties that are finalists for the Medal Of Excellence Editor’s Choice and Industry’s Choice Breeding Awards. Thank you to the 2015 sponsors of Greenhouse Grower‘s Medal Of Excellence Awards, Landmark Plastic, Nufarm and Stockosorb. Editor’s Choice Asclepias ‘Monarch Promise’ (Hort Couture) Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ (EuroAmerican Propagators) Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Sakata Seed) Dianthus Jolt Series (PanAmerican Seed) Salvia Grandstand Series (Green Fuse Botanicals) Scabiosa ‘Kudos Pink’ (Hishtil Nurseries) Industry’s Choice Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ (EuroAmerican Propagators) Bidens BeeDance Series (Suntory Flowers) Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Sakata Seed) Dianthus Jolt Series (PanAmerican Seed) Lobelia ‘Starship Deep Rose’ (Kieft Seed) Vinca Valiant Series (PanAmerican Seed) Join us Monday, July 13 in Ballroom 2 at the Columbus Convention Center to find out which varieties will receive the coveted awards. The reception begins at 5:15 p.m. and the ceremony […]
June 17, 2015
Green Leaf Plants Plans Two Open House Events June 25-26 And July 23
Green Leaf Plants will hold two open house events this summer to give the public a chance to view trial gardens, take guided tours and learn about new varieties and programs. Both events will be held at Green Leaf Plant's facility in Lancaster, Pa. The event in July will coincide with Penn State University Extension Trials in nearby Manheim.
June 1, 2015
Color And Crop Trends From 2015 California Spring Trials
The 2015 California Spring Trials (CAST) highlighted groundbreaking plant genetics and showcased breeders marketing prowess. Several trends in colors, themes and crops become apparent based on all the new introductions highlighted at the CAST.
April 17, 2015
The 80/20 Theory Approach To Inventory Selection Is Put To The Test At CAST 2015
Tim Runte of Calloway Gardens is a member of Greenhouse Grower's Medal Of Excellence For Industry's Choice Panel. Here, he shares how he determines which plants shown at this year's California Spring Trials will make the cut at his retail stores.
April 15, 2015
Dümmen Group Updates Confetti, Debuts New Mixes And Consolidates Genetics
At two separate locations, the Dümmen Group presented its new take on several lines of plant genetics from the many companies under its brand umbrella. For the second year at Edna Valley Vineyards in San Luis Obispo, the Dummen Group presented new varieties of Red Fox plants, along with the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. Meanwhile, Dummen Group held its second trial location about 30 minutes up the road, at BarrelHouse Brewery in Paso Robles. Both locations were beautiful settings, but the vineyard provided especially lovely panoramic views through the tasting room window.
April 15, 2015
McHutchison’s Vaughn Fletcher Reviews New Offerings From Suntory Flowers And Westhoff
Vaughn Fletcher with McHutchison Horticultural Distributors is part of Greenhouse Grower's Medal Of Excellence For Industry's Choice Panel. Fletcher recounted some of the standout varieties he saw while visiting Suntory Flowers and Westhoff during California Spring Trials.
April 15, 2015
Kientzler Makes First Independent Display At Spring Trials, And Terra Nova Nurseries Promotes Naturally Compact Plants
The Spring Trials exhibit at Windmill Nursery in Buellton is a fairly new location as of 2014, and it continues to evolve, with a number of new suppliers presenting their wares. Kientzler, Terra Nova Nurseries and PAC-Elsner presented new varieties while McConkey, Pelemix and Dramm promoted their products.
April 15, 2015
Hort Couture Boosts Butterflies With ‘Monarch’s Promise’ And Gediflora Provides Mum Production Secrets
The new milkweed 'Monarch's Promise' aims to improve butterflies' forage options, and it's already working. Plus, chck out the action from GroLink's 11 displaying companies.
February 4, 2015
Costa Farms’ 2015 Season Premier Reveals Newest Varieties
The annual Season Premier at Costa Farms in Miami, Fla., is the industry's very first peek at new varieties for debut the following year, even before the California Spring Trials, heralded widely as the jumping off point for new varieties. This year's event revealed breeders' best and brightest new varieties for 2016, shown in field trials, landscape trials and containers at Costa Farms tropical trial gardens. Plant breeders presented their new varieties to buyers and members of Lowe’s grower panel. Growers, brokers and other allied industry members, including Home Depot growers and buyers, were also able to peruse the grounds to see how the new varieties fared in the winter trials. Later this season, the hot and humid conditions at Costa’s summer trials will help identify the true performers.