Stop: Sakata Seed America
Sakata Seed America's SunPatiens line now provide wilt resistance thanks to new genetics out of Indonesia. Better wilt resistance can mean less frequent watering in the landscape.
Stop: American Takii
Preciosa zinnia (Zinnia
Stop: Proven Winners
The Heat It Up Gaillardia series from Proven Winners is among the new varieties the company is offering to expand its selection for the southern climate. The plants are vegetatively produced and are characterized by strong disease resistance, heat tolerance and a versatile habit that performs well in the container or the landscape.
Stop: Syngenta Flowers
Danziger is breathing life into Jamesbrittenia with Goldstar. It was bred with resistance to foliage diseases, it's a day-neutral crop, and it's heat tolerant. It works well in baskets and combos.
One thing attendees have come to expect at Spring Trials is a "scratch-and-sniff" table from Plant Source International, which as the name suggests, displays plants with
Stop: Suncrest Nurseries
Nemesia Honey Sky Blue, showcased by Cohen, is different than other compact
Jaldety displayed thunbergia mixes for a striking combo. Pictured: Sunny Susy Rose Sensation and Sunny Susy Halo White.
The new Cats series of pansies from Benary are a result of breeding back in what most try to eliminate -- striping due to stress during production. The Spirograph effect has been stabilized and will be available in five colors once it is officially introduced in 2020, new for 2021.
Stop: Pacific Plug & Liner
Heuchera LITTLE CUTIES 'Shimmer' from Terra Nova Nurseries works well in a combo, says sales manager Larry Finley. Most heucheras overpower mixes, but this one won't, says Finley, who is holding the plant here.
Skyscraper Senecio from Sunset Western Garden Collection grows 5 to 6 feet tall and can add a dramatic, vertical element to mixed succulent containers.
The team from Quality Cuttings had fun with Pacific Plug & Liner's Secret Garden theme, setting a table of bowls filled with succulents.
Echibeckia Summerina Blazing Fire was one of the star plants at Pacific Plug & Liner, planted in containers near the entrance of their Spring Trials display and with its own vignette. Echibeckia is fast growing, good for shoulder season sales, can be grown in multiple pot sizes and is heat tolerant.
American Pie 'Cherry Pie', from Pinks by
Monrovia made a surprise exhibit at the
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