Culture

Culture Report: Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath Red’

'Dragon’s Breath Red’ celosia from Sakata Seed has certainly captured the attention of growers, retailers and garden enthusiasts across the country with its deep, iridescent maroon foliage and flowering plumes. Along the West coast, East... more »

Summer Trials: Top-Performing Seed Annuals — Part 2

Last month, I began highlighting seed introductions that have been trialed the past few years from many of the different breeding companies. This month, I will continue my evaluations of seed varieties. These plants were... more »

Culture Report: Lavandula stoechas LaVela Series

We in the industry hear it often: “The new gardener wants ‘dual-purpose plants.’” Nowadays it’s simply not enough for a flower to be pretty, but it should be fragrant, pollinator-friendly, gift-y, useful, oh, and easy... more »

Culture Report: Heuchera Northern Exposure Series

For a company whose name is synonymous with heuchera, it can become a challenge to introduce something new under the sun. By listening to our customers, we heard a clear demand for much hardier landscape... more »

Culture Report: Geranium ‘Cassiopeia’

With its distinctively more compact and well-branched habit and smaller leaves, ‘Cassiopeia’ allows growers to produce plants in everything from 4-inch containers to hanging baskets with very reduced rates, if any, of plant growth regulators.... more »

Culture Report: Salvia ‘Magic Wand’

Crossing the wild species with a farinacea has delivered an exciting new hybrid, salvia ‘Magic Wand’. An exceptionally large specimen that can grow as small as 14 to 18 inches and as tall as 24... more »

Culture Report: Portulaca ColorBlast Series

The new ColorBlast portulaca from Westhoff set a new standard for drought-tolerant color. From the vivaciously colored single mixes to the explosive fully doubles, to the industry changing stripes, the ColorBlast line is bringing a... more »

Perennial Solutions: Campanula carpatica ‘Rapido Blue’

Many growers use one or more types of campanula in their perennials programs. One of the bellflowers commonly produced is Campanula carpatica. Kieft Seed recently introduced an exciting new first- year flowering C. carpatica cultivar... more »

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