Top-performing Imp. Mystic Spires announced Texas Superstar

Salvia Mystic Spires and Salvia Mystic Spires Improved – photo: Ball FloraPlant

Salvia Mystic Spires Improved has been named the latest Texas Superstar. The decision as to which plants should be highlighted as Texas Superstar is primarily based upon observations made at … [Read more...]

UK DIY chain sells six million downy mildew-resistant Impatiens

One of B&Q's Garden Centres - photo: B&Q

B&Q, a Kingfisher-owned 300-store retailer in the UK is to sell from 30 April six million downy mildew-resistant Imara impatiens, developed by Syngenta Flowers. In Horticulture Week editor … [Read more...]

Helianthus producing 1,000 flowers over a season

Helianthus 'SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl' – photo: Thompson & Morgan

It's taken 8 long years for the breeding team of UK based Thompson & Morgan to perfect sunflower 'SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl'. Head plant breeder, Charles Valin’s vision was to breed a … [Read more...]

Austrian brochure compiling heat-tolerant species

Scaevola - photo: newPlantsandFlowers

“Not only attractiveness and personal preferences play an important role in the purchase of patio & balcony plants, but also the climate”, states Blumenmarketing Austria. “The summers are … [Read more...]

2018 FleuroStar Winner with the Wow-Factor

Calibrachoa PinkTastic - photo: Fleuroselect

Fleuroselect, the international organization for the ornamental plant industry, invites professionals to join for the FleuroStar Winner announcement at a dedicated Evening Event during the … [Read more...]

Italian input for FlowerTrials

Primula Primabella – photo: Gruppo Padana

Gruppo Padana from Italy is a newcomer to the European FlowerTrials. At the 2018-edition (June 12-15) this participant will exhibit at the premises of MNP Flowers in the Aalsmeer region, … [Read more...]

New Pansy, Vinca and Ivy Leaf Geranium series at FloraNova

F1 Vinca Blockbuster – photo: FloraNova

“Floranova’s latest breeding has focused on flower size”, says this UK based breeder about its recently introduced F1 Vinca Blockbuster series. The company showcased the series at the … [Read more...]

Benary celebrates 175 years of breeding


Could you imagine riding your bike through Europe collecting seeds? This question is asked rhetorically by German breeder Benary in occasion of the company’s ‘175 years excellence in … [Read more...]

Celosia designated a Louisiana Super Plants selection

Celosia Intenz Dark Purple - photo: Floritec

Intenz Classic celosia is the latest Louisiana Super Plant – chosen for its beauty and its ability to thrive in Louisiana gardens. On a Youtube ‘Get It Growing’ video [see right sidebar] LSU … [Read more...]

Syngenta Flowers acquires Verwer Dahlias assortment

Dahlia ‘DAHLGR85’ Dahlegria Tricolore – photo: Verwer Dahlias

Syngenta Flowers announced that it has reached an agreement with Dutch-based Dahlia specialist Verwer Dahlias to acquire its assortment and breeding program. Both companies expect to … [Read more...]