Variety Info

Stunning Begonias in Southern Trials

I attended the southern trials in early June. One of the most impressive and comprehensive performance displays I saw was the hanging basket begonia trial at Metrolina Greenhouses in North Carolina, comprised of current varieties... more »

New Perennial Standouts

Over the years, it’s been exciting to observe how there’s continually more and more focus on perennial breeding. The results of these efforts have brought many exciting new perennials to the market and have helped... more »

Let’s Talk Heliconia

Nothing feels more tropical to me than a stunning heliconia bloom. That isn’t quite right; heliconia do flower, but it is tucked away in the bracts that we love so much. I am sure everyone... more »

Liven Up the Landscape

The landscape category continues to gain traction on the market. So, as you're aware, it is important for growers to choose proven performers to complete their programs and help consumers reach success in their gardens.... more »

The Season’s Best in Landscape

When developing a landscape, gardeners want to select plants that will thrive in the garden. Choosing the ideal plants and varieties in the landscape is the key to having the eye-catching appeal we are looking... more »

Make the Most of Basket Performers

It is now July 25. This is the time of year that certain plants in my garden begin standing out more than others. I like to diversify my garden each year and try out new... more »

Culture Report: Coleus Fancy Feathers Series

Do you remember the first time you saw a coleus? Your eyes could hardly believe the amazing combinations of colors, spots and splashes. Coleus were hot in the 1960s and were pushed aside for other... more »

Hardy Introductions

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to visit the Gardens at Ball in West Chicago, Illinois, for Darwin Perennials Day. I'm lucky enough to have this beautiful garden practically in my backyard, so... more »

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