Petunia and interspecific geranium trials in Italy

Petunia Trial at Horticultural Experimental Centre 'Po di Tramontana' – photo: Giovanna Pavarin

At the experimental Centre Po di Tramontana at Rosolina (RO)-Italy the following dates will be available for visits to the petunia and the interspecific geranium variety trials: 14 to 18 … [Read more...]

Coleus’ that steal the spotlight at retail

Coleus Marquee Blonde Bombshell – photo: Burpee Home Gardens

Burpee Home Gardens introduces a collection of “densely branched, late-flowering coleus varieties that are bright and vibrant for retail sales”. The lanceolate leaves are described as unique … [Read more...]

First seed annual Euphorbia graminea

Euphorbia graminea Glitz - photo: PanAmericanSeed

“Glitz is the first seed annual Euphorbia graminea on the market”, claims PanAmerican Seed. “It has an open architecture, allowing for better-looking mixed combos.” The company recommends … [Read more...]

UK trials with over 200 new varieties

Calibrachoa Can Can Coral Reef – photo: Dan Whiting, Ball Colegrave

Monday 14 July to Friday 1 August Ball Colegrave (UK) welcomes bedding and pot plant producers, garden centres, parks, landscapers and garden designers to its Trials Grounds in West … [Read more...]

Brunnera just half the size

Brunnera ‘Little Jack’ – photo: Blooms of Bressingham

“Brunnera ‘Little Jack’ is a smaller and more compact version of ‘Jack Frost’, that grows to just half the size”, states Blooms of Bressingham (UK). In spite of this comparison it would be … [Read more...]

Abutilon breeding: bringing new excitement to an old class

This is described as a typical seedling that fits Mike Uchneat current breeding model for abutilon. "Note the large outward-facing flowers, the dense basal-branching and the small dark-green leaves.  Wouldn't growers like to grow this abutilon variety", wonders the staff of Garden Genetics - photo: Garden Genetics

“What can we do with abutilon to turn them into great garden plants”, asks Rick Grazzini, executive director from Garden Genetics (G2) in the US rhetorically on his blog. G2X abutilons are … [Read more...]

Unique bicolor pentas

Pentas Bicolor - photo: Jaldety

Israeli propagator Jaldety will introduce Pentas Bicolor during the California Spring Trials which will be held April 5-10 in the US. Pentas Bicolor has a pale pink flower with a dark pink … [Read more...]

newPlantsandFlowers’ second anniversary

newPlantsandFlowers' first page in 2012

In our February update we want to go two years back in the history. On February 24, 2012 the first news on newPlantsand-Flowers was published. Since then more than 1 530 news posts have … [Read more...]

Funding of UK trials in pot and bedding plants industry


A new opportunity for the funding of trials to address new product opportunities relevant to the production of pot and bedding plants has been launched in the UK by the Horticultural … [Read more...]

US plant trials ratings are now accessible to industry

Plant Trials Database logo

After its creation in 2012, the Plant Trial Database announces that there is now an appropriate amount of plant trialing data to share with the industry. The initial concept of an online … [Read more...]