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2024 new introduction top picks from Proven Winners

Proven Winners has announced its Top Picks, what the company calls the most outstanding and unique varieties from its 2024 new introduction lineup. Selected for strong consumer appeal and backed by Proven Winners national marketing,... more »

Darwin Perennials Day scheduled for June 21

Darwin Perennials Day at The Gardens at Ball Seed in West Chicago, Illinois, is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21. New varieties from the industry’s top breeders, including... more »

Proven Winners introduces more than 75 new varieties for 2024

Proven Winners recently announced the introduction of over 75 new varieties of annuals, perennials and shrubs for the 2024 season. These new selections are the culmination of years of breeding, selection and attention to consumer demand.... more »

Vaughn’s View: Colorful and vibrant annual introductions for 2024 – Part 1

When I step into the first trial of the season at the Costa Farms Season Premiere spring trial and gaze at the multitude of new annual introductions, I am overwhelmed with anticipation and excitement to... more »

UC Davis releases 5 strawberry varieties resistant to fusarium

The Strawberry Breeding Program at UC Davis is releasing five new strawberry varieties that are resistant to fusarium wilt, while also offering high yields and improved fruit quality. UC Eclipse, UC Golden Gate, UC Keystone,... more »

Agastache POQUITO 'Butter Yellow'

Terra Nova publishes 2023 Plant Attributes Varieties Lists

Terra Nova Nurseries has released select lists of best-of-breeding varieties for five growing attribute categories, including “Bigger and Better Foliage,” “Humidity Resistance,” “Sun-Loving,” “Shade-Loving,” and “Compact Growth Habit.” These varieties were bred by Terra Nova’s... more »

Vaughn’s View: Distinctive and resilient perennials with visual impact -part 2

I selected these perennial varieties as “The Chosen Ones” to highlight the traits that distinguished them throughout the summer in the trials and ultimately will provide performance and value for the consumer. What do we... 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 »

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