FleuroStar 2018/19 to Osteospermum Purple Sun

Osteospermum Purple Sun - photo: Fleuroselect

The FleuroStar Award 2018/19 went to Osteospermum ecklonis Purple Sun from Selecta one. Breeder Maike Boxriker accepted the prize on Thursday June 14 from FleuroStar Committee Chairman … [Read more...]

Parade of new hydrangeas at Garden Trials and Trade 2018

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' Polestar – photo:Van Son & Koot

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' Polestar, which has been voted Best Novelty at Garden Trials and Trade 2018 was one of the eight hydrangeas from five different breeders that have been entered … [Read more...]

Variegated Japanese Hydrangea vine

Schizophragma hydrangeoides Burst of light – photo: Nursery Clematis

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Burst of light’ is a variety of Japanese Hydrangea vine, characterised by large attractive variegated white and green leaves and creamy-white corymb-shaped … [Read more...]


‘A sensational, frilled plant with evergreen wavy foliage’

Farfugium japonicum ‘Wavy Gravy’ presented by Lloyd Traven – photo: Concept Plants

Farfugium japonicum ‘Wavy Gravy’ is a new cultivar that is characterized by its compact, uniform, round mounded plant habit, its young puberulent foliage that remains densely pubescent even … [Read more...]

Dwarf but elegant Buddlejas

Buddleja Monarch ‘Queen of Hearts’ – photo: Darwin Perennials

British plantsman Graham Rice dedicated his latest blog at the site of the UK garden charity Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to Buddleja and states that we’ve seen a lot of new buddleias … [Read more...]

Extremely compact Hydrangea paniculata Best Novelty

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Breg14’ Polestar – photo: Breederplants

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Breg14’ Polestar is announced Best Novelty of the first edition of the Garden Trials and Trade fair, which is held this week (June 12-14) in Netherlands. For the … [Read more...]


Sneak preview on ‘groundbreaking rooting technology’

Basewell bare root cuttings - photo: Dümmen Orange

In April 2018 Dümmen Orange already announced the introduction of Basewell as ‘an innovative groundbreaking rooting technology’. This week the company offers a sneak preview on this … [Read more...]

Six entries for next ‘Winner with the Wow Factor’

FleuroStar Winner 2017 Calibrachoa PinkTastic – photo: Fleuroselect

This years’ FleuroStar Contest includes six entries: Begonia boliviensis interspecific Bossa Nova Night Fever Papaya from Floranova (UK), Fragaria x. ananassa Duch. F1Summer Breeze Pink … [Read more...]

Breeders Avenue moves to larger location

Impression Breeders Avenue - photo: Takii

During the FlowerTrials 2018 which will be held this week (June 12-15) in Netherlands and Germany, the Breeders Avenue cooperation including ABZ Seeds, Evanthia, Floranova, Hem Genetics, … [Read more...]


How do new ‘Chelsea’ plants find their showcase?

Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride 'Snow White' - photo: Thompson & Morgan

“A ‘New Plant of the Year’ award can mean a sales uplift from a few thousand to 100,000”, notes editor Matthew Appleby from the English trade magazine Horticulture Week, referring to the … [Read more...]