‘Pineapple looks great in a large pot on a patio’

Ananas (pineapple plant) - photo: Waterdrinker

“Ananas (pineapple plant) has several favourable characteristics”, states Dutch wholesale company Waterdrinker in a newsletter. “At night it releases oxygen as a result of which you wake … [Read more...]

‘The Bidens renaissance has reached us all’

Bidens Campfire Fireburst is one of the new varieties Alan Armitage is enthusiastic about in his column Why I’ve Become a Fan of Bidens – photo: Proven Winners

“I wrote an entire column about the excitement going on in Bidens a few months ago; I am still excited”, says plantsman Allan Armitage in his article ‘A Closer Look at New Annuals for 2018’ … [Read more...]

Six new Gold Medals for breeding breakthroughs

Calendula officinalis Calexis Orange - photo: Fleuroselect

Fleuroselect, the international organization for the ornamental plant industry announced six new 2019 Gold Medal winners. Each medal winner is considered as a breeding breakthrough, which … [Read more...]

newPlantsandFlowers moved

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This month newPlantsandFlowers has moved from Amsterdam to Landsmeer, a small town very near to the capital of Netherlands. The new postal address is Burgemeester Postweg 61, 1121JA … [Read more...]

PanAmerican Seed focuses at IPM on Plug & Play

Plug & Play Fly me to the Moon' - photo: Mark Widhelm, PanAmerican Seed

The message of PanAmerican Seed this years'IPM 2018, which will be held January 23-26 in Essen, Germany is ‘Sow it! Plant it! Grow it!’. It focuses on their range of new mixture recipes … [Read more...]

Culture details now available in multiple languages

PanAmerican Seed has updated its online culture page to include GrowerFacts in multiple language translations for greenhouse growers. Beyond accurate and real-time culture details available … [Read more...]

Dutch breeders are concerned about Brexit

Concerns about DUS testing chrysanthemum varieties after Brexit - photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Barely a year and a half before Brexit, the departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) the possible changes for the horticultural sector in Europe are still uncertain. … [Read more...]

Combos functional for end-consumer and production-friendly

Tagetes/Petunia-Combination - photo: Young’s Plant Farm

“Young’s Plant Farm in Auburn, Alabama (US) has an impressive trial garden each year that includes hundreds of individual varieties, along with hanging basket and container trials. Each … [Read more...]

Selecta one trials on insect-friendly plants

Lavandula Les Blues Antoine and Lavandula Les Blues Thierry are among the top 10 of insect friendly bedding and balcony varieties of Selecta one - photo: Selecta one

German breeding company Selecta one took advantage of the summer 2017 to conduct a study on insect-friendly plants in cooperation with the Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Gartenbau (LVG) in … [Read more...]

Top performers for 2017 from Cornell University

Alternanthera Plum Dandy – photo: Floriculture Program Cornell University

Each summer the Floriculture Program at Cornell University (US) conducts garden performance trials of annual plants at the Bluegrass Lane Research Facility adjacent to the campus in Ithaca, … [Read more...]