Variety Info

Eleven New Varieties Designated AAS Winners

All-America Selections, the 85-year-old non-profit plant trialing organization, announces eleven new AAS Winners. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that... more »

Eason Horticultural Introduces New Calibrachoa Hi-Graft Standards

Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) has introduced the Calibrachoa Hi-Graft Standard. These new decorative forms of calibrachoa feature an 8-12” stem with a ball of ever-blooming calibrachoa on top. They are available in four distinct colors,... more »

Stand Out with Unique Perennials

The perennial market continues to gain traction at the consumer level, and there is still plenty of room for growth. This booming category is the perfect opportunity for growers to differentiate themselves in the market.... more »

Perennials with Potential

The perennial market continues to be strong with more room for growth on the horizon. I can’t argue the value and necessity for including the most commonly grown and recognized perennial classes and cultivars; however,... more »

Winners Circle

Choosing plants to add to your production each season certainly involves some risk. It can be difficult to predict which varieties will be successful for you, your customers and gardeners. So in an effort to... more »

Where the Wild Things Are From: An Overview on Natives and Native Cultivars

While non-native plants are not inherently bad (some are invasive, but most are not), populating gardens with native plants definitely has benefits. Since they are “local,” they are more likely to be lower maintenance as... more »

Succulent Combinations: Why and How

Succulents aren’t just a fad, they’re a highly lucrative opportunity that has been handed to our industry on a silver platter. This applies to suppliers, growers and retailers alike. Consumers are snatching them up as... more »

2018: Year of the Coreopsis

In my last newsletter, I discussed the National Garden Bureau's "Year of the" program for 2018. In the annuals category, the organization went with one of my personal favorites — calibrachoa. Today, I want to... more »

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