Seven month flowering hellebore

Helleborus Winterbells - Photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Helleborus Winterbells is a hardy, evergreen perennial, unique in its kind as for its cultivation, plant structure and long lasting flowering period from November until May (7 months). The … [Read more...]

Astelia for indoor and outdoor use

Astelia chathamica x nervosa 'Silver Shadow'

Levoplant in Honselerdijk, Netherlands takes Astelia chathamica x nervosa 'Silver Shadow' into production. The nursery recommends this silver plant for indoor and outdoor use. Silver Shadow … [Read more...]

Helleborus ‘Ivory Prince’ still new to many people

Helleborus 'Ivory Prince' - Photo: PlantHaven

“I have looked at more than 100 new Helleborus hybrids in the last few years, and I could bore you to death, just like I could with new heucheras, echinaceas and daylilies”, says Allan … [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...]

New tag promotes All American Selection Winners

MasterTag 1

MasterTag announces that it will now stock in inventory, two new tags that identify and promote All American Selection (AAS) Winners. Special plants deserve a special tag, states this … [Read more...]

New plants highlighted on US conference

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New perennials will be highlighted on March 15 at the Perennial Plant Conference of The University of Connecticut (US) by Barbara Balgoyen, Customer Service and Technical Consultant, Walters … [Read more...]

Digitalis ‘Serendipity’ Best Herbaceous Perennial 2012

Digitalis 'Serendipity'

The UK Grower of the Year Award 2012 in the category ‘Best New Variety - Herbaceous Perennial’ went to Digitalis 'Serendipity' . This new digitalis hybrid is raised at Hillier … [Read more...]

Hardened tissue culture ferns on agar

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Nevada’

Fern propagator Vitro Plus in Burgh-Haamstede, Netherlands has developed a new method to harden off  Tissue Culture Ferns on agar media, in the laboratory. Six years ago already the idea … [Read more...]

National Garden Bureau promotes this year sixty new varieties

Echinacea 'Aloha'

The National Garden Bureau in the US ( lists about 60 new ornamental varieties on its website, among them Echinacea 'Aloha'. This Echinacea bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, has … [Read more...]

Proven varieties for mini poinsettias

Christmas Eve

Mini poinsettia for pot sizes 6-8 cm meet the current trend, memorizes German breeder Selecta Klemm in the February 2012 newsletter. The breeder states: “It has been discussed for many years … [Read more...]