Plant Breeders/Suppliers: J. Berry Nursery, Kientzler, Skagit Horticulture (new), Terra Nova Nurseries, 2Plant International (new)
Tech Suppliers: Dramm Corporation, Oasis Grower Solutions, Pelemix Coir
*Note that McConkey and Kiwi Flora are no longer attending. Kiwi Flora will return next year after a one-year break from Spring Trials.
Read on for highlights at this stop.
Skagit Horticulture will introduce new offerings from Star® Roses and Plants, Heuger Gold Collection® Hellebores, Greenfuse Botanicals, Sunset Western Garden Collection®/Southern Living® Plant Collection, Darwin Perennials®, Concept Plants®, Plant Haven International, and more. They will also be featuring their unique Etera® SEDUM TILE® Landscape Mats.
For 2Plant International, it’s about Lily Looks (potted lilies) and the Growing Colours Perennial Program. New items to look forward to include:
Lily longiflorum - Easily grown for Easter, it’s genetically short and requires no PGR’s.
Lily Looks asiatics - New and exciting colors in the Lily Looks program, with varieties like this fresh coloured Lily Looks Tiny Epic with excellent habit.
Sedum Sunsparkler ‘Dream Dazzler’ - Hot pink edges surround dark purple centers on every leaf. Colourful tri-coloured leaves emerge in spring with a collage of pink, white, and purple. Plants are covered with masses of magenta-pink flowers in early fall.
J. Berry Nursery has a unique position as both a breeder and grower, ensuring that each plant performs in production, at the garden center and in the landscape. Featuring Black Diamond and Emerald Empire crapemyrtles, Déjà Bloom azaleas, the tropical Hollywood Hibiscus collection, Summer Spice Hardy hibiscus and debut Crown Jewel begonias.
Showcasing the results of their own breeding efforts along with key partnerships with other international breeders, Kientzler’s CAST features will include:
SuperCal Premium (from Sakata Breeding) - A five-variety launch of early-to-flower and upright mounding genetics with the heat tolerance and expanded garden performance seen in SuperCal type genetics. Seen here is a two-variety combination we like to call Autumn Spice, containing SuperCal Premium varieties Cinnamon and French Vanilla.
Paradise Select Dark Moyo - A new addition to the popular, reliable Paradise Select New Guinea Impatiens series with uniform-to-flower genetics that perform well in the garden. This variety features a nice bright two-tone bicolour addition to the series.
Vepita Amythyst - An addition to the early-to-flower compact series of Verpita Verbena. Amythyst expands the colour range in the bicolour addition popular among retail clients. This variety holds the same reliability and resistance to mildew found within the Vepita series
From hand watering and irrigation to creating specific sized droplets for pest and water management, Dramm will be highlighting ways to help engineer the perfect pump solution; store, filter and disinfect water; manage and design your water and irrigation system; and more.