April 11, 2016
Dr. Allan Armitage: 6 Picks From Ball Horticultural Co. And Green Fuse Botanicals During 2016 California Spring Trials
Editor’s Note: In Day 1 of our coverage of California Spring Trials 2016, Dr. Allan Armitage, Contributing Editor for Greenhouse Grower, talks about the plants that caught his eye. See images of his six picks in the slideshow. Petunia ‘Night Sky’ (Selecta) Am I really starting off with a petunia? It is not that they are not all beautiful, there are just so many of them, Having looked at new plants for many years, it is difficult for any petunia to impress me. ‘Night Sky’ did just that. To gush about how the dozens of glittering white spots glitter on the blue petals does not do it justice. Suffice it to say it was different, it was fun, and people were talking about it. I certainly am. Begonia MegaWatt Series (PanAmerican Seed) Begonias are one of the building blocks of annual spring sales. “Full-size” wax begonias, personified by the Dragon […]
April 11, 2016
Terra Nova Nurseries Breeds Plants With The End Consumer In Mind
Terra Nova Nurseries’plant breeding efforts are dedicated to refining plant characteristics and performance. Its end goal: plants that ecologically benefit the environment and satisfy consumers.
April 11, 2016
New Darwin Perennials, Ball FloraPlant, And Burpee Intros Cover The Gardening Gamut At California Spring Trials 2016
There was a lot to see on the vegetative side at Ball Horticultural during day two of California Spring Trials 2016, with many promising new introductions from Darwin Perennials, Ball FloraPlant, Burpee, and Ch. Morel.
April 10, 2016
Green Fuse Botanicals Is Building Up First Light Perennial Program
Green Fuse Botanicals is adding more first-year flowering perennials to its First Light program and using its new tissue-culture lab to improve supply consistency.
April 9, 2016
Selecta Aims For The Stars By Focusing On Beauty And Practicality
New Petunia ‘Night Sky’ exemplifies the company’s goal of sustainable performance combined with innovative varieties.
March 15, 2016
California Spring Trials Central Region Preview: More New Annuals For 2017
Spring is finally here, and you can draw inspiration from the hundreds of new varieties you’ll see at California Spring Trials (CAST) 2016. The annual exodus to the West Coast is coming up, but before you hit the trail, check out the slideshow to see some of the new annuals making their debut to the trade this spring. Because so many annuals are revealed at CAST, we had to build two slideshows — one for the Northern Region and one for the Central Region. Last week’s focus was on the Northern Region, but this week we’re highlighting annuals that will be showcased in the Central Region. We asked breeders to share with us pictures and information on some of the great new annuals introductions they will debut at CAST 2016. They didn’t let you down. These new annuals introductions have all the great characteristics you’ve come to rely on from breeders — excellent branching, […]
March 9, 2016
Get A Glimpse At New Annuals For 2017, Debuting At California Spring Trials
California Spring Trials (CAST) is coming up, but before you hit the trail, here’s your chance for a glimpse at the new annuals that will be hitting the market in 2017. We asked breeders to share with us pictures and information on some of the great new annuals introductions they will debut at CAST 2016. They didn’t let you down. These new annuals introductions have all the great characteristics you’ve come to rely on from breeders — excellent branching, good uniformity, flower power, and most important, long-lasting garden performance. Check out the slideshow to see some of the new annuals making their debut to the trade this spring. And because so many annuals are revealed at CAST, we had to build two slideshows – one for the Northern Region and one for the Central Region. This week we’ll focus on the Northern Region, but stay tuned for the Central Region […]
January 27, 2016
Costa Farms’ Season Premier Provides Sneak Peek At New Varieties For 2017
Costa Farms presented the 2016 Season Premier at its 2-acre Trial Gardens in Miami, FL, in the third week of January. The event showcases varieties from breeders of all sizes to growers and major retail buyers, providing a look at what genetics are coming to the market and how they’ll perform in retail settings and in the landscape, when consumers bring them home. The mild winter climate in South Florida allows Costa Farms’ Research and Development Department to simulate the spring growing conditions of various regions in the country. Because each group of visitors to Costa Farms’ Trial Gardens wants to see what the new plants look like in the environments that matter to them, Season Premier offers several areas within the Trial Gardens that highlight different ways to look at the wealth of new varieties. The New Product Showcase offers a way for retailers to see how plants will […]
January 13, 2016
Mark Your Calendars For The 2016 California Spring Trials
It’s time to think about registering for the 2016 California Spring Trials. You won’t want to miss any stops along the way, so use this quick reference to help with planning for your trip.
November 30, 2015
2015 Dallas Arboretum (Dallas, Texas) Field Trials Results
See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas.
November 29, 2015
2015 Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.) Field Trials Results
See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
November 28, 2015
2015 University of Tennessee Gardens (Knoxville and Jackson, Tenn.) Field Trials Results
See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville and Jackson, Tenn.