SELECTED NEW VARIETIES 2021/2022
Arabis caucasica, Catwalk White
6"; FYF. No vern needed. Easy growing with superior garden performance. Plants are globe shaped, uniform &compact. Entire plant covers over with glistening white flowers in pots, and grow together in beds or planters to form a carpet of white. For quart to gallon containers, spring beds. Great to sell with Pansy and Bellis.
Begonia tuberosa, Nonstop Joy Yellow
8" pot, 10" garden; A new semi-trailing type under the NonStop® brand. Extra large full double flowers. Improved branching for and semi-trailing for fuller baskets. Compact short internodes, neat and easy shipping. Covers basket and ground quickly. For well shaped, rounded baskets and extreme color.
Colors: Mocha White (dark leaf), Mix, Orange, Red, Yellow
Begonia x hybrida, Viking Explorer Rose on Green
20" spreading 28" pot, 24" spreading 39" garden; Superb spreading habit displays dense flower cover in all direction. Faster crop time at 16-21 weeks, up to 2 weeks earlier than many others in this class. Extra large blooms and intense eye-catching foliage shine. Thrives through rainy, chilly and hot weathers for summer long show. For containers, baskets, and beds, where just a few of these wide-spreading plants will cover a lot of ground.
Colors: Red on Green, Rose on Green
Celosia cristata, Asuka Green
32" field. 48" greenhouse; This series features brilliant colors, mid-size convoluted fan-shaped combs with distinct attractive fuzz on the underside, clean deep green foliage, strong stiff stems, tolerance to Botrytis. Earlier and wider flowering than most others of this type. For professional cutflower production, fresh or dried, under high hoops or in field. The green variety in this series is the most intense yet seen.
Colors: Green, Kira Red, Mix, Orange, Pink, Purple
Celosia cristata, Captain Evanthia Mix
3 ft field, 4 ft greenhouse; Beautiful, intense, warm selections of unusually rich, sparkling colors. Large, high quality globe shaped heads on robust plants with sturdy stems. Harvest begins after 10-14 weeks of growing and can continue until late fall under good cultivation.
Celosia cristata, Smashing
36"; Riveting, intense bright red flower heads are large and voluminous. Robust stems and sturdy leaves. Good resistance to botrytis aids productivity. Harvest can begin after 9-13 weeks of cultivation. Planting in greenhouse from mid-spring to later summer can provide harvest from end of spring to late fall. For professional cutflower production.
Celosia cristata, Unlimited Coral
4-5 ft; Very large bright coral combs with a span up to 8". A great eye-catcher as a standalone or in large-scale arrangements. Extra sturdy stems carry the blooms upright with no problem. Harvest can begin after 12-16 weeks of cultivation. Can plant in greenhouse from mid spring to late summer for harvest from late spring to late fall. For professional cutflower production.
Dianthus gratianopolitanus, RoseQuartz
**FastraX.** 12"; FYF. No Vern. Top of plant covers over with dense crown of large bicolor flowers in shades ranging from cerise w' ring, softest pink with burgundy ring, lilac purple w' deep purple ring, and many in between. Very fragrant. Makes a great show in pots, borders or sunny planters. Quick crop in 12 weeks.
Dianthus x barbatus, Rockin' Rose
18" spreading 10" pot, 24" spreading 12" garden; FYF. Long lived perennial. Luminous rose pink. Durable lacy fragrant flowers crowd in cluster atop lushly branched plants. Lots of color on a very sturdy frame. For quarts to gallons. Worth testing as fresh local cutflower for bouquets.
Echinacea purpurea, Paradiso Super Duper
24" container, 32" garden; FYF. First double flowered Echinacea from seed. Doubleness develops progressively as the blooms mature. Several layers of warm lilac pink surround a central tuft of small green petals. For perennial containers or specialty cutflower. As a hardy perennial, several seasons of cutflower harvest could be expected from each plant.
Eschscholzia californica (Calif. Poppy), Lady Marmelade
15"; Semi-double rose-form flowers, an entirely new flower type for this species. Large golden yellow flowers with soft orange centers adorn canopy of plant. For spring bedding in East or summer in West. Also fine in containers. Note: Most strains of California Poppy tend to resent transplant and may be sown directly to 4" pot.
Flowering Cabbage, Osaka iQ Red
5" spreading 11"; Striking color, extra compact needing no PGR, extra early color, late to bolt. Undulated, near-black purple leaves surround bright magenta red central "flower" leaves, which are strongly fringed. Extra early 10-12 week crop time and late bolting provide an early start to a long selling season. Pots, bedding, combo planters.
Flowering Kale, Crystal Series
6" pot, 10" garden; Shiny leaf type, the first ever in a compact pot type Brassica. Features high gloss foilage. Outer leaves are very deep green. Red's central "flower" leaves are deep purplish red. Snow's center is clean white with a delicate pink zone in the middle. Robust and vigorous grower. For fall to early winter gardens and containers.
Colors: Red, Snow
Leucanthemum x superbum, White Lion
8" spreading 8" pot; 10" spreading 12" garden; FYF. Break-through new seed-grown Shasta flowers in short 10-hour day length for early spring sales from overwintered crops, as well as spring sales from early spring production. No supplemental lighting needed. A great alternative to vegetative varieties, without the high cost and disease risks. For perennial container and spring bedding.
Marigold American, Bindi Gold
32-40" spreading 26-28" LD, 18-20" spreading 18-20" SD; Large, bright globe-shaped full double garland type blooms with stiff, tightly packed fluted petals and super firm texture. Continuous flowering, long summer stem length, keeps good quality & production even under short days, when it would serve as a robust container plant as well. Flowers 3-4" diam. Performs well under short days (SD) as well as long days (LD). LD timing is 60-65 days from transplant to bloom, or 50-55 days in SD. Professional cutflower quality, excellent for fieldgrown production summer and containers in spring and fall.
40" spreading 22" LD, 24" spreading 15" SD; Large 3.5-4", super firm bright orange flowers. Adaptable to year-round production, with strong tolerance for heat and disease. Long shelf life. Durable in transport. Yields of up to 50 stems per plant have been recorded in good growing weather. Professional cutflower for garlands, bouquets, vases.
Marigold American, White Swan
24" spreading 15" LD, 32" spreading 12" SD; Odorless blooms for cutflower! Large 2-4" globe shaped ivory cream flowers, a delicate near-white color, are packed with frilled tubular petals. Long strong stems hold flowers firmly in top of plant above the foliage. Heat & disease tolerant. For professional cutflower production. Good to grow year-round. For professional in greenhouse and field. Also good for mass landscape and public gardens.
Marigold American, Xochi Orange
3ft high light, 4ft lower light; Brilliant rich orange flowers 3.5"-4" diam. Very strong 2-3ft stems perfect for cutflower shipping. Vase life 10 days. For commercial cutflower production, open field or high hoop house. Also stunning in mass landscape or in tall accent plantings.
Melissa officinalis, Limoncello
14" pot, 18" garden; New selection with markedly stronger lemon fragrance than the common varieties of Lemon Balm. Light green leaves are attractive, finely lobed and deeply veined. Habit is uniformly compact, well branched & mounded. For containers, mixed planters, fragrant gardens.
Myosotis sylvatica, Bellamy Blue
**Bellamy Blue is a Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner 2021.** 8-10"; Easy growing, no vern needed, with very uniform blooming window and strong branching, uniform habit across the series, lending itself to bench-run programs. Healthy green leaves. For early spring and fall sales. Crop time 9-14 weeks.
Colors: Blue, Mix, Pink, White
Orlaya grandiflora, QIS White Finch
28"; Larger, broader outer petals than common strains, provides showier presentation in arrangements. Big, fragrant lacy umbels of pure white flowers. Strong cutting stems and long vase life. A fine, easy-growing field grown specialty. Beautiful as filler or massive arrangement and capable of dominating a landscape planting.
Pansy, Cats Plus White
6-8", All new breeding. Compared to the old Cats series, Cats Plus provides markedly more distinct whisker patterns, 10 days earlier crop time, better branching habit, stronger/shorter flower stems. Well adapted to both fall and spring programs. Crop times 10-12 weeks fall, 25-26 weeks spring.
Colors: Blue & Yellow, Marina, Mix, Purple & White, White, Yellow
Pepper, Peppi Cornissimo
36" spreading 24" at first pick; 48" spreading 36" at mature harvest. 55 days green, 60 days red. Produces seedless fruit from non-seedless pepper varieties. Large horn-shaped 6-7" Corno type fruit is extremely sweet, great for grilling. Should be in-ground with support. Very long bearing when grown seedless.
Pepper, Peppi Red
36" spreading 24" at first pick; 48" spreading 36" at mature harvest. 55 days green, 60 days red. Produces seedless fruit when isolated from non-seedless pepper varieties. Small conical 4" fruit is extremely sweet, great for snacking. Should be grown in-ground with support. Very long bearing when grown seedless.
25-30" Tall, upright, double flowered, with thick stems that can be used as cutflower in fresh local market. Crop about 70 days from potting. The grower should be prepared to provide some support for the stems. Can also be used as a climbing plant. Mix contains shades of salmon, rose, violet, white and bicolors.
6" spreading 25" pot, 12" spreading 32" garden; Improved Easy Wave type with several production advantages. Capable of shorter crop time in short-day, with all colors flowering at or under 10 hours of day length. Also performs well at lower PGR rates (except blue). Habit is extremely uniform across the series, holds longer for extended sales window. Mounding and spreading habit. Hot colors for hot sales. Great in beds, baskets, pots.
Colors: Blue, Complete Mix, Coral, Pink, Pink Cosmo, Red, Sky Blue, White
Primula polyantha, Lighthouse Mix
8" spreading 6"; Compact, uniform habit in all colors with no PGR needed. 8" stem length lowers botrytis risk which, together with the continuous flowering trait, contributes to an extended and successful selling season.
Mix of 4 colors: Blue, Pink, Rose (deep reddish), Yellow
30"; Extra large flowers, 5-6" across. A high percentage are full double globe shaped forms. Golden Yellow. Long straight stems, good field grown cutflower.
Salpiglossis, Cafe au Lait
24"; Large brown coffee colored flowers, very fashionable and eye-catching, with bright gold centers and soft golden veins. Flower in large clusters atop stems form a dense canopy. Strong stems tall enough for use as field grown summer cutflower. Also useful as vertical element in containers or sunny borders.
Torenia, Vertigo Mix
5-8"; Super garden performance observed in trials. Breeding & selection work took place under extreme conditions of heat and humidity. Compact habit, continuos flowering, glossy foliage and reduced fading of flower color were sustained from June to August.
Colors: Blue & White, Mix, Rose
Trachelium caeruleum, Black Knight
40"; Glowing intense violet blue flowers borne in large umbels atop stiff near-black purple stems. Very striking appearance for vase or accent plant. For professional cutflower, field grown, hoops or glass. Also fine accent plant with vertical element.
30-32", Brilliant white flowers. Bred for rapid bud formation. Very uniform, with large decorative umbels on well branched plants. Stems bear a large central cluster with smaller umbels below on side branches. Professional cutflower adaptable to wide seasonal range. For greenhouse or hoop house in early cultivation, or outdoors in late spring to summer. Excellent companion for the Corine Series, whose white is unavailable for the 2021-2022 season. Use Supreme Early White as a companion to Corine.
Trachelium caeruleum, Corine Purple
30-32"; Bred for rapid bud formation. Very uniform, with large decorative umbels on well branched plants. Professional cutflower adaptable to wide seasonal range. For greenhouse or hoop house in early cultivation, or in late spring to summer. Note: White not available for 2021-2022 season. Use Supreme Early White as a companion to Corine.
Colors: Light Blue, Lilac, Misty Blue, Mix (6 colors), Purple, Red, White
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