Which New Varieties and Crops Are Greenhouse Growers Adding in 2019?

Senecio 'Angel Wings'

One of the questions posed by Greenhouse Grower in our 2019 State of the Industry survey was “Are you planning on growing any new crops or varieties in 2019? If so, what?” While around half of the respondents answered “no” to this question, there were a number of growers planning new additions to their offerings in 2019.


Here’s a sampling of some of the most common responses.
• “New annual varieties”
• “Cactus and succulents”
• “Indoor foliage”
• “Lavender”
• “Various new varieties of woody ornamentals”
• “Adding more houseplant/foliage lines”
• “We will be looking to increase the amount of unique perennials that can’t necessarily be found currently in our market place.”
• “A few different types of annual flowering plants to add variety”
• “More varieties of perennials”
• “I’m always looking for new succulents to add to my collection.”
• “Senecio ‘Angel Wings,’ Digiplexus Illumination Series”
• “We focus on new and exciting genetics with flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals, and tropicals.”
• “We are going to grow garden mums.”
• “Mandavilla, hibiscus”
• “Different varieties of cut flowers”
• “More houseplant varieties, bird of paradise, fiddle leaf fig, calthea”
• “Bitter Mellon Gourd, Candy Cane Pepper”
• “Additional California natives”
• “New varieties of veggies”