Dec. 16, 2015, Milton, Ont. — Canada Blooms has chosen the Garvinea Sweet series of gerberas as its 2016 plant of the year.
The Garvinea Sweet series is from Florist Holland, and is especially suited for outdoor use in both containers and the garden.
Intensive plant breeding, interspecific hybridization and tissue culture propagation have combined to make the them reliable garden performers in the spring, summer and fall with increased disease tolerance, cold tolerance and an excellent rebloom habit.
Proven locally at the University of Guelph trial garden program during the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons, Garvinea Sweets were grown in containers at two different sites as well as in three different ground bed sites under a wide range of watering and fertilizer regimes.
As long as the soil was well-drained, these plants thrived and bloomed continuously from planting time until winter. As an additional benefit, the flower stem length is long enough to allow use as a cut flower in the home.
You can get a head start on buying these beautiful flowers at Canada Blooms in March 2016. The following ‘Garvinea Sweet’ selections will be available for purchase at Canada Blooms: ‘Sweet Glow’ (orange), ‘Sweet Heart (pink), ‘Sweet Honey’ (golden yellow), ‘Sweet Smile’ (yellow), and ‘Sweet Surprise’ (pink-violet).
Canada Blooms will be held March 11-20 at the Direct Energy Centre on the CNE grounds in Toronto.
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