Visitors vote Rose Timeless Purple as Best in Show

Rosa Timeless Purple - photo: Wharton Nurseries

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show 2018 which was held this week in the UK have voted Timeless Purple as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards. Timeless Purple is a rose from … [Read more...]

Another Best of Show distinction for Frank P Matthews

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket - photo: Frank P Matthews

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket from UK-based nursery Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards of the HTA National Plant Show 2018. The show … [Read more...]

Four breeders launch breeding innovative platform

The representatives of the four leading breeding companies: Robert Ilsink (Interplant Roses), Ed Moor (Sion), Aad van der Knaap (KP Holland) and Peter van de Pol (Schoneveld Breeding) – photo: Sion

Dutch based breeders KP Holland (Curcuma, Kalanchoë and Spathiphyllum) , Interplant Roses (Rosa) Schoneveld Breeding (Primula, Ranunculus, Cyclamen and Campanula) and Sion Young Plants … [Read more...]

Webinar Master Class in Hybridizing Gesneriads

Masterclass Gesneriads

The US-based Gesneriad Society announces its Webinar Master Class in Hybridizing Gesneriads. This is a four-part downloadable program created by the Gesneriad Society for those looking to … [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...]

Bloggers test Magical indoor hydrangeas

Sandra van der Knaap, marketing manager at Magical Colors Your Home

At the request of the growers of Magical Colors Your Home popular interior bloggers in Netherlands will test Magical indoor hydrangeas. Draad & Spijker, Interiortwin and Styled by Sabine are … [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...]

‘LED increases rooting speed by 25% annually’

Frands Jepsen – photo: Queen

At the end of 2017, Danish breeder Knud Jepsen, a world-leading producer and developer of kalanchoe and owner of the brand Queen, supplemented the lighting in most greenhouses with Philips … [Read more...]

Grants for development disease-resistant tropical flowers

In Hawai’i Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa have introduced the State Assistance for Tropical Floriculture Research Act of 2018 to support floriculture research and … [Read more...]

New General Director a.i. at Floritec

René Le Clercq - photo: Floritec

With effect from March 1st 2018, René le Clercq (63) has been appointed as Managing Director ad interim of Floritec. Le Clercq brings a very wide experience as CEO of various leading … [Read more...]