Culture

Forcing Perennials for Fall

Fall offers a novel opportunity to bring flowering perennials to market. During this shoulder season, plant selection doesn’t have to be limited to pansies and mums. There is potential to capitalize on the rising interest... more »

Culture Report: Campanula Adansa and Ambella Series

Campanula (common name bellflower) is fast becoming one of the most popular perennials. With its beautiful flowers and unique color spectrum, it is easy to see why. There are several types of campanula available today.... more »

Culture Report: Begonia Megawatt Series

When it comes to flower sales, greenhouse growers know: It’s all about the timing. Getting the right product into stores for maximum sell-through means selecting flowers that can draw shopper attention as well as thrive... more »

Culture Report: Lupine Westcountry Series

The remarkable genus Lupinus is found to be native to all 50 U.S. states. Growers and gardeners across the country are very familiar with lupine; it is rare to find a person that does not... more »

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 »

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