Plant Trials

A Closer Look at Plant Trials

I know it seems like I've been talking about the California Spring Trials for months — well, I probably have been. But today, I'd like to take a break from the Spring Trials to highlight... more »

Emergence of Rooftop Production

In the United States, as well as worldwide, green roofs have become vital components of new construction on a broad variety of buildings, from municipal to commercial and industrial to residential. In its simplest form,... more »

California Summer Vegetable Trials Dates Set

What is a now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the fresh market and home garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via open houses and field days. This event is hosted... more »

Impressive Bidens, Calendula, Salvia and More from Kientzler

Kientzler has brought new genetics to the North American horticultural industry, specifically since 2014 when they began offering URC availability through Innova Plants and liners through root and sell producers. The company has broadened its... more »

New Poinsettia Cultivar Performance

Poinsettia breeding companies have released dozens of new cultivars in the past few years. A frequent comment heard at this year’s trials was that there are many good cultivars and very few “bad ones.” The... more »

A Poinsettia Wrap-Up

Now that the holidays have come to an end, it's time to look forward and begin planning production for next year's fall and winter crops. Poinsettias continue to be a top seller leading into winter,... more »

Echinacea, Coleus and More from Terra Nova Nurseries

Editor’s Note: Vaughn’s View is a new column introduced in 2017 in which industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher will share insights on variety performance from various trials across the country. I have had the opportunity to... more »

Poinsettias on Trial

Over the past few weeks, I've been reporting on some of the country's leading bedding plant trials at various universities, growing operations and other gardens. Now that winter is full swing, it is time to... more »

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