Plant Trials

Petunia Extravaganza

It is important to put the evolution and development of seed and vegetative petunias in historical perspective. The breeding and improvements in habit, uniformity, day length neutrality, classes, disease resistance, garden performance, floriferousness and flower... more »

Costa Farms’ Trial Gardens to Host Events in March

Costa Farms will open its Miami, Florida, trial garden on March 4-5, 2021, to brokers, growers and other members of the industry for an opportunity to preview 2022 new plant varieties. The trial garden will host... more »

DuraBella - Danziger

Plant Celebration in the Northland

In August, I attended the annual Plantpeddler flower trial in northeast Iowa to evaluate many current and new introductions for 2021. I returned three weeks later, following extremely hot and humid weather conditions, to review... more »

Top Picks at Plantpeddler

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, hosts one of the country's largest and most extensive plant trials each year. This year, the grower celebrated its 40th year in business with a full day of events on... more »

Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day to Take Place Dec. 3

Plantpeddler's 2020 Poinsettia Variety Day will take place Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the company's facilities in Cresco, Iowa. All horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale and retail are invited to... more »

Millstadt, Heimos Poinsettia Open House Dates Set

Millstadt Young Plants and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses's annual poinsettia open house will take place Nov. 17-19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is important to note that attendance is by appointment only. Millstadt and... more »

Bold and Bright 2021 Annual Introductions

I attended the Colorado State University flower trial the last week of July this year. This was the 26th year of the summer trial, and 22 international breeding companies participated with over 1,000 plant varieties... more »

A Midwest Backyard Flower Trial

For the past four years, industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher has been providing insight into new variety introductions and evaluating various plant trials across the country in his monthly column, Vaughn's View. In September GPN, he... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Ben Vliestra
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Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
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