Culture

ColorRush petunia Ball

Culture Report: Petunia ColorRush Series

The ColorRush series of petunias was introduced for retail sales in 2017 and was highly noted for its big-time vigor and top garden performance. However, it launched with only a few colors (Pink and Blue).... more »

Culture Report: Impatiens SunStanding Series

A true innovation in breeding, SunStanding hybrid impatiens from Dümmen Orange feature families that are reliably uniform and predictable. This superior uniformity has been achieved through fresh breeding techniques using radiation therapy, which allows expression... more »

Touch Me primula - Schoneveld

Culture Report: Primula Paradiso and More

There are several types of primula available in today’s garden centers. Primarily known as a cool season plant, primula is versatile for indoor and outdoor use. With longer shelf life, improved uniformity and a whole... more »

Dianthus Constant Beauty Crush - Green Fuse

Culture Report: Dianthus Constant Beauty Crush Series

Traditionally, dianthus breeding programs’ mother plants share lineage from temperate climates. All dianthus may look absolutely fantastic in the spring as cool nights and days promote intense flowering. We all see our garden centers become... more »

Culture Report: Opening the Door to Seed Salvia

With the tallest spikes and the deepest blue color, the new Salvia nemorosa ‘Salvatore Blue’ from Kieft Seed is an excellent alternative to vegetative salvia. ‘Salvatore Blue’ offers a critical daylength of 10 hours for... more »

On Trend: Ornamental Grasses

Back in the mid-to-late 1980s when I entered the green industry full time, ornamental grasses were beginning to enjoy their time in the spotlight, just as perennials had a couple of years earlier. I remember... more »

Culture Report: FanciFiller Program

The FanciFiller program is a concept from Westhoff that intends to draw attention to the hardest working, but often underappreciated, plants in our industry: The Fillers. In a mixed... more »

Gomphrena Truffula Pink - Proven Winners

Culture Report: Gomphrena ‘Truffula Pink’

OK so maybe you did not get the Dr. Seuss reference in the name of this plant. So just do a quick internet search for “Dr. Seuss, Truffula Tree,” and you’ll catch on pretty quickly.... more »

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