Most stabile variegated Pieris

Pieris japonica Ralto Rose - Photo: Plantipp

Pieris japonica Ralto Rose 'Opstal10' of breeder/grower Ron van Opstal from Zundert, Netherlands was selected in 2004 and will be introduced on Plantarium 2012, the international trade fair … [Read more...]

ADR rose trials attract international interest

Pink Paradise - Photo: Delbard

“The rose trials known as the Allgemeine Deutsche Rosen- neuheitenprüfung (ADR) are of a high level“, states rose expert Wilhelm Kordes of the Bund Deutscher Baumschulen (BdB) according to … [Read more...]

Blue Heaven joins Buddleja ‘Flutterby Petite’ series

Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite' Blue Heaven - Photo: Plantipp

Blue Heaven is a new dwarf Buddleja of the 'Flutterby Petite' series of sterile hybrid cultivars raised by Peter Podaras whilst at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and patented as … [Read more...]

Clematis in never-seen-before colours

Clematis Alaina Boulevard Evipo056

Danish breeder Poulsen Roser in Fredensborg has developed a range of completely new clematis in new and never-seen-before colours – several with fragrance. They can be used indoors as … [Read more...]

Trade magazine lists 2012 novelties

Kniphofia ’Amazing Fun’ - one of the 65 novelties De Boomkwekerij gathered for 2012 - Photo: Compass Plants

Like every year, Dutch trade magazine for hardy nursery stock De Boomkwekerij invited growers to report their introductions for 2012. More than before, the editors insisted this year that … [Read more...]

Cute little devil Physocarpus wins silver in Belgium

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May’

The jury of the novelty competition of the Belgium fair Florall awarded Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May’ with a Silver Medal. This trade fair was held on March 6-7 in Gent. Besides the … [Read more...]

Bronze medal for Hydrangea paniculata Bobo

Hydrangea paniculata Bobo ‘Ilvobo’ - Photo Proven Winners

At the the novelty competition Innovert of the French trade fair Salon du Végétal 2012 Hydrangea paniculata Bobo ‘Ilvobo’ was awarded with a bronze medal. This entry from Belgium grower DE … [Read more...]

Rosa Babylon Eyes series gets gold at French show


In February, the jury of the 2012 Innovert competition of the French trade fair Salon du Végétal in Angers awarded in February the Rosa Babylon Eyes series, including Sunshine, Pastel, Coral … [Read more...]

Acer ‘Frisine’ surprises with yellow bordered leaves

Acer platanoides ‘Frisine’

The multicoloured Acer platanoides ‘Frisine’ was found in 2006 alongside a road in the Czech Republic. The yellow bordered leaves are stunning in springtime. Frisine has a columnar habit … [Read more...]

Lo & Behold: a new vision on Buddleia


“While Steve Jobs had the vision for the iphone, Dr. Dennis Werner had a vision for a new and breed of Buddleia”, says Englishman Tim Wood in his newsletter The Plant Hunter. “He called his … [Read more...]