Mum Banquet Red Bicolor

Culture Report — Intrinsa Garden Mums 

While the multiflora chrysanthemum is native to Asia, garden mums are now ubiquitous autumn plants that offer an array of celebratory colors for harvest time throughout much of North America. The sea of yellow, oranges,... more »

 CONTAINER SIZE  CROP TIME  4- to 6-inch pots (1 liner)  7-9 weeks  8- to 10-inch pots (2-3 liners)  12 weeks  12-inch pots (3 to 4 liners)  12 weeks  14-inch pots (4 to 5 liners)  12 weeks 

Sun Parasol Mandevillas: Culture Report

For 20 years, Suntory Flowers has been planting paradise with Sun Parasol mandevillas. Once consumers experience the easy care and outstanding summer garden performance, they are hooked. Extensive breeding has delivered shorter crop times, superior... more »

Vanessa Compact Bourdeux

Culture Report: Vanessa Compact Bourdeux

Verbena used to be a challenge to grow and many growers were stepping away from this crop due to powdery mildew, cycling out of color, and propagation issues. If you grew verbena in the past,... more »

Cha Cha Tangerine hanging basket

Culture Report: Calibrachoa Cha-Cha Series

Cha-Cha calibrachoa was launched for spring 2021 and quickly established itself as a colorful and novelty choice for large containers, hanging baskets and mixes. This full-sized series is 25% more vigorous than the Cabaret series... more »

'Bumble Bee Hot Pink' by Ball FloraPlant

Colorful & Durable Calibrachoas

I have highlighted many calibrachoa introductions in my previous articles for their unique flower patterns and summer performance. The current plethora of calibrachoa varieties offers a multitude of patterns, colors and plant habits. The attributes... more »

Culture Report: Heliotropium ‘Augusta Lavender’

The lavender-purple flowers of ‘August Lavender’ are delicately ringed with a starry yellow eye, and its flower clusters are quite fragrant. This plant was selected by Proven Winners for its ability to withstand drought, high... more »

Gelato osteospermum

Culture Report: Osteospermum Gelato Series

Let’s be honest: Osteospermum were not quite ready for the market when they came out 20-25 years ago. They were part of the wave of revolutionary vegetative varieties that have come to define premium annual... more »

Darling Daisy

Culture Report: Daylength Neutral Leucanthemum

Leucanthemum has enjoyed decades-long popularity as a well recognizable perennial that thrives throughout most of North America. It is commonly referred to as “Shasta Daisy” due to original commercial selections being hybridized near Mount Shasta... more »

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