Coreopsis 2018 Year of

In the context of the campaign ‘2018 Year of the Coreopsis’ the National Garden Bureau (NGB) in the US has posted a fact sheet and background story written by Darwin Perennials' Karl … [Read more...]

‘Rubrum’, ‘Fire King’, ‘Sky Rocket’ and ‘Cherry Sparkler’ rescued

Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum' – photo: Vitroflora

On 12 July 2017 the European Commission updated the list of invasive alien species and added among other ornamental plants Pennisetum setaceum to that list. From then on the cultivation and … [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...]

Plantarium 2018 and GROEN-Direkt under the same roof

Dutch trade fair for hardy nursery stock Plantarium 2018 and the Autumn Fair of GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place August 22-24 in the hall adjacent to … [Read more...]

Bransford Webbs expands its Rodney Davey’s hellebore programme

Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ – photo: The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company in Bransford, Worcester (UK) supplies already the Helleborus varieties ‘Anna’s Red’, ‘Mollys White’ and ‘Pennys Pink’ from hellebore breeder Rodney Davey. … [Read more...]

Hemerocallis German Perennial of the Year 2018

Hemerocallis in all its variations - photo: GMH/Anna Bremermann

The German association of perennial growers (Bund deutscher Staudengärtner) announced Hemerocallis Perennial of the Year 2018. In a press release quotes Das Grüne Mediahaus Anna Bremermann … [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...]

German perennial growers trialled Heuchera and Helenium

Helenium 'Tijuana Brass' discovered in 2003 at Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon (US) – one of the *** varieties at the German Helenium trial

“In the past 15 years, the Heuchera and Helenium assortments have been supplemented by a lot of impressive new varieties”, concludes the German association for perennial growers (Bundes … [Read more...]

Best Plant Introduction or High Commendation?

Dianthus Rockin’ Red - photo: Mark Widhalm, PanAmerican  Seed

Dianthus Rockin’ Red has won the award for Best Plant Introduction Nursery Stock at the 2017 Four Oaks Trade Show (UK), claims Ball Seed in a news post at their site. However, trade magazine … [Read more...]