At the Windmill Nursery stop in mountainous Buellton, California, Kientzler North America debuted new varieties for 2020 in the following series: Calibrachoa Pocket, Petunia Compact Double, Nemesia Fairy Kisses, New Guinea Impatiens Paradise Rococo and Verbena Vepita Up.
Calibrachoa Pocket has offerings in Pink, Light Red and Yellow. It is compact in the greenhouse but becomes more vigorous as it makes its way through the supply chain, says Andreas Kientzler, owner of Kientzler North America.
Paradise Rococo is a whole new line of New Guinea Impatiens with ruffled flowers, offered in multiple colors, including Bright Red, Violet, Coral and White, Kientzler says.
Vepita Up, a new series of verbena, offers four colors: Burgundy, Lavender, Hot Pink and White. Kientzler North America describes the plants as “upright and well-branched” with “uniform growing” and “fine leaves.”
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