Variety Info

Begonia Top Hat Series

Tophat begonia is an exciting new introduction into the XL begonia class from Syngenta Flowers. It has many benefits to growers and consumers that set it apart from the competition. Tophat has the only white... more »

Sizzling Summer Combinations

I attended the Southern Plant Tour in June and returned to North Carolina in mid-August to evaluate summer performance. Metrolina Greenhouses trialed more than 250 sun combination baskets with minimal shade under a pergola structure.... more »

Top Honors Go To …

Each year, various organizations  around the world — like All-America Selections and Fleuroselect — conduct their own trials to test plant performance and gauge consumer interest. They are dedicated to sharing information on the top-performing... more »

Winners Circle

Selecting which varieties to grow and market to your customers each year can be quite tasking. You may travel to trial sites or even conduct your own in-house trials to evaluate variety performance. With hundreds... more »

Let’s Talk Combo Pots

For years our industry has been utilizing combo pots for entryways and patios. The main accent centerpiece items have typically been a dracaena spike or fountain grass. Although they have their own merits, enough already!... more »

Darwin Perennials’ Trial Performance: 2019 Introductions

Perennial breeders have recognized the value of the summer trials for testing plant performance, exposure to the industry, and using the information for marketing and promotion of current and new introductions. Darwin Perennials has increased... more »

Culture Report: Begonia ‘Canary Wings’

Begonias of all shapes and sizes have exploded onto the market in recent years offering diversity along with the performance customers crave. One introduction this year that truly stands apart is ‘Canary Wings’ begonia. Its... more »

Summer Trial Performers from Dümmen Orange

Dümmen Orange is committed to the trials program, and its extensive annual and perennial portfolio was well represented this year throughout the country. In this article I will focus on current and new annual introductions... more »

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