Culture

Floral trends sep 2023

Culture Report: Senetti Pericallis

Senetti pericallis has been one of our most vibrant and unique brands. In addition to improving tried and true colors, the breeders at Suntory Flowers have been working their magic creating color-changing varieties, such as... more »

Culture Report: Silene Carol Jean Series

We have become complacent with ground cover that supplies the landscape with little more than taking space. Classic options of ivy, pachysandra and the like show little more than a green mat that may fill... more »

Culture Report: Hydrangea ‘Eclipse Bigleaf’

The market for Hydrangea macrophylla continues to grow with exciting innovations. ‘Eclipse Bigleaf’ hydrangea is the first Hydrangea macrophylla cultivar to retain its dark foliage all summer, even in warm climates. Consumers and the trade... more »

Culture Report: Sorghastrum ‘Golden Sunset’

Sorghastrum ‘Golden Sunset’ is a gorgeous earlyflowering form of Indiangrass originally selected at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. With its full, densely packed golden burnished bronze plumes held high above wide, olive-green blades and its tight, upright... more »

Culture Report: Geum Tempo series

Bearing the common name avens, the geum genus is experiencing a renewed interest from the gardening public. The moniker avens has a muddled origin with roots in Ireland, England and France. Its Medieval Latin name... more »

Culture Report: Santana Interspecific Geraniums

Interspecific breeding equals zonal geranium aesthetics with extra large umbels, dark green foliage, and the heat and drought tolerance of ivy geraniums. In a large class of interspecific breeding in today’s market, Santana are special,... more »

Culture Report: Ornamental kale Crystal series

Ornamental kale has long been a staple for the fall market, and American Takii is leading the way with the recently released Crystal series from seed. The unique glossy leaf enhances the overall appearance of... more »

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 »