Culture

Culture Report: Hellebore Frostkiss and Winter Angels series

One of the first plants I noticed in the trials area when I started working at Pacific Plug & Liner more than 10 years ago was a hellebore. Being from Texas, I had no clue... more »

Culture Report: Lobelia Hot+ Series

The Hot+ series of lobelias are an improved version of the classic series that redefined lobelia. This exceptionally heavy-branched, mostly mounding series takes all of the best attributes of the original Hot series of lobelias... more »

Vaughn’s View: Leaf Colors and Textures in Coleus

The breeding, trialing and introduction of new seed and vegetative coleus in the past 20 years has been nothing short of remarkable. We now have a multitude of cultivars and series available from a wide... more »

Culture Report: Zydeco Zinnia

Zydeco zinnia, a 2022 intro from Syngenta Flowers, brings impressive flower power to the garden and exceptional profitability to the bench. Zydeco is recognized for its striking combination of extra large Zinnia elegans-type flowers positioned... more »

Vaughn's View

Vaughn’s View: Define the New Lantana Introductions

The extensive breeding, development, testing, and introduction of new hybrids and cultivars has been rapid and extensive the past 20 years. For example, the varieties that were available in the 1990s included 'Confetti', 'Dallas Red',... more »

Culture Report: Echinacea Sombrero Poco Series

Echinacea continues to be one of the largest classes of perennials by sales and pure recognition. Personally, they are my favorite class, not only because of the sheer diversity in breeding and colors, as well... more »

Delgenius Delphinium

Culture Report: Delphinium Delgenius Series

More than 10 years ago, breeder Bart Noordhuis, breeder of echibeckia Summerina and hellebore Frostkiss, asked several growers what crops they struggle with as he wanted to breed plants that needed improvement. One of the... more »

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Culture Report: Flamma Celosia

When asked what the most important feature is for a plume-type celosia to have, almost all avid gardeners agree: flower color power that endures. A PEDIGREE WITH PROMISE Over the years, Sakata has introduced celosia... more »