High stem, grafted Calibrachoas for Mother’s Day 2018

FunTaStick Calibrachoa – photo: Hishtil

Earlier this year at the California Spring Trials 2017 and the European FlowerTials 2017, Israeli propagator Hishtil already presented high stem, grafted Calibrachoas, which were developed … [Read more...]

‘When theses osteo flowers are open, they stay open’

Osteospermum ecklonis 3D Berry White ´15 - photo: Selecta one

“Gone are the days when the good old osteospermums only came in pink, white and purple in plain old single glowers”, writes Jeremy Critchley in the trade magazine Hort Journal Australia. … [Read more...]

‘Biggest ever introduction of new seed varieties’

Charles Valin - photo: Thompson & Morgan II

“Thompson & Morgan has shifted focus with a horticulturally-focused New Product Development team which has put together the firm's biggest ever introduction of new seed varieties”, reports … [Read more...]

Best-of-Show at Colorado trials: Chameleon Indian Summer Impr.

Calibrachoa Chameleon Indian Summer Improved – photo: Colorado State University Trials

Best-of-Show of 2017 Colorado State University Trials goes to Calibrachoa Chameleon Indian Summer Improved, bred by Westhoff (Germany). This top annual has according to the jury report an … [Read more...]

Five new ornamental All-America Selections winners

Tagetes patula Super Hero Spry - photo: All-America Selections

All-America Selections (AAS), the US non-profit plant trialing organization, announces eleven new AAS Winners. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by … [Read more...]

Concerns about invasive plants on social media

Eichhornia crassipes - photo: newPlantsandFlowers

A woman in Victoria, Austalia has been given a 12-month good behaviour undertaking by the court for attempting to sell the aquatic weed water hyacinth on Facebook. She was accused of trying … [Read more...]

UGA Trial Gardens announces 2017 Classic City Awards

Echinacea Sombrero Granada Gold – photo: University of Georgia Trial Gardens

The University of Georgia Trial Gardens’ announced the 2017 Classic City Award winners: Caladium Classic ‘Candyland’ by Robert Hartman from Classic Caladiums, Calibrachoa Colibri Plum by … [Read more...]

Candy coloured Zinnia wins RHS People’s Choice Award

Zinnia Zany Rose Picotee – photo: Cultivaris

A Zinnia with petals that transition from deep purple to pale pink and white has seen off competition from more than 100 other plants to be voted best new variety for 2017. Candy coloured … [Read more...]

New mum catalog for 2018 from Ball Seed

Ed Higgins - photo: Ball Seed

Ball Seed in West Chicago, Illinois (US) has released its new Mums catalog for the 2018 growing season. It is the first full garden mums catalog since 2015. This edition is organized by … [Read more...]

Next year four Tagetes trials in Europe

Image: Fleuroselect

The Fleuroselect Home Garden Association announced 2018 ‘Year of the Marigold’ and ‘Year of the Pepper‘. This yearly International marketing campaign is designed to boost seed and plant … [Read more...]