Breeder News


GardenGenetics diervilla introduction receives novelty award

GardenGenetics LLC's diervilla ‘Kodiak Mixx’ (Diervilla x splendens ‘G2X88544VAR’) has received the Gold Medal in the Best Novelty category of the recent Green Retail Awards at Plantarium, reportedly the largest garden plant show in the... more »


Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

Sakata Seed's president Hiroshi Sakata has received this year's All-America Selections (AAS) Medallion of Honor. The award ceremony took place at the AAS Summer Summit on Sept. 6 in Vancouver, Canada. According to AAS, the... more »

Echeveria Mamba by Dümmen Orange featured

Dümmen Orange shifts to in-house succulent breeding

From its sites in Spain and Guatemala, Dümmen Orange intends to concentrate on succulent breeding, propagating and selling its own genetic material. In North America this will be marketed through brokerage partners, together with the... more »

Agastache POQUITO 'Butter Yellow'

Terra Nova publishes 2023 Plant Attributes Varieties Lists

Terra Nova Nurseries has released select lists of best-of-breeding varieties for five growing attribute categories, including “Bigger and Better Foliage,” “Humidity Resistance,” “Sun-Loving,” “Shade-Loving,” and “Compact Growth Habit.” These varieties were bred by Terra Nova’s... more »

Ball Sow Fast Grow Fast

PanAmerican Seed launches ‘Sow Fast. Grow Fast.’ program

PanAmerican Seed's new "Sow Fast. Grow Fast." program aims to help growers keep their benches full after spring for additional shoulder season sales. The program offers up to 150 varieties (and growing) from seed that... more »

Breeding innovations

New variety introductions and annual plant trials give us great insight into what genetics work best for different regions of the U.S. every year. This is especially important as environmental conditions continue to change nationwide.... more »

PDSI Heather Gronek

Plant Development Services Adds Operations Manager

Plant Development Services Inc. (PDSI) has hired Heather Gronek as operations manager. Gronek brings to PDSI two decades of industry expertise in positions spanning from major growers to the nursery and landscape space, most recently... more »

Bailey Olson

Bailey Adds to Marketing Team

Bailey has hired Matt Olson to join the Bailey marketing team as trade communications specialist. In this role, Olson will lead industry-related communications, creating content and tools to support Bailey customers and industry partners, such... more »