Green Goods

Diervilla 'Kodiak Mixx'

September 12, 2023
New GardenGenetics diervilla receives Gold Medal

GardenGenetics LLC's diervilla 'Kodiak Mixx' (Diervilla x splendens ‘G2X88544VAR’) has received the Gold Medal in the Best Novelty category of the recent Green Retail Awards at Plantarium, reportedly the largest garden plant show in the Netherlands.... more »
'Amistad' named Best in Show at SAF’s Outstanding Varieties Competition

September 11, 2023
‘Amistad’ named Best in Show at SAF’s Outstanding Varieties Competition

'Amistad’, a light pink double Oriental lily presented by Sun Valley Floral Farms, won over judges with its soft coloring, elegance and grandeur to win the Society of American Florists’ Outstanding Varieties Competition, held in... more »
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September 11, 2023
CalFlowers awarded SAF’s Marketer of the Year Award for floral marketing campaign

A national marketing campaign that promoted flowers as self-care — with free assets available to retailers — has received the Society of American Florists’ 2023 Marketer of the Year award. CalFlowers’... more »
Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

September 7, 2023
Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

Sakata Seed has announced that its president Hiroshi Sakata received the All-America Selections (AAS) Medallion of Honor. The award ceremony took place at the Awards Banquet of the AAS Summer Summit held Sept. 6 in... more »
Dümmen Orange North America appoints Chris Freeman as western region sales manager

September 6, 2023
Dümmen Orange North America appoints Chris Freeman as Western region sales manager

Dümmen Orange North America recently welcomed Chris Freeman to its team as Western region sales manager. Freeman has held director and managerial positions with major breeding companies including Ball FloraPlant, Fischer and Syngenta. “We are thrilled... more »

September 5, 2023
Syngenta Flowers releases Potted Plants Catalog

Syngenta Flowers recently released a new Potted Plants Catalog, which includes innovative breeding and exciting new introductions for the indoor space. The catalog includes its best-selling pot mum 'Point Pelee', as well as Spanish and... more »

A perennial focus: Darwin Perennials Day marks 13 year in West Chicago

Darwin Perennials Day celebrated its 13th year in West Chicago this summer, with attendees enjoying a day full of suppliers, breeders, garden tours — including the new variety showcase — and even a butterfly release. A... more »
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August 29, 2023
Bailey Hydrangea crowned People’s Choice at Farwest Show

Farwest Show has announced hydrangea 'Eclipse' was voted by attendees as the People’s Choice winner in the 2023 New Varieties Showcase. The plant, bred by Bailey Innovations and introduced by Bailey Nurseries, is one of 59 outstanding... more »

August 28, 2023
Farwest Show judges select favorites for Retailers’ Choice Awards

Garden retailers roamed the trade show floor as part of the Retailers’ Choice Awards and chose 15 different products that caught their eyes as judges at the 2023 Farwest Show. The awards chosen by the judges... more »
Best of Show, Awards of Merit given out at Farwest Show

August 24, 2023
Best of Show, Awards of Merit given out at Farwest Show

Variegated Frydek Elephant Ear (Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek Variegata’) was chosen by professional judges as the Best in Show winner in the 2023 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase. The plant, discovered in the Philippines, was introduced by Andrej Suske... more »
Suntory Flowers launches blue chrysanthemums

August 15, 2023
Suntory Flowers launches blue chrysanthemum

Suntory Flowers has announced the launch of its BluOcean Chrysanthemum. Featuring shades of violets and blues, the flower is the result of a collaboration between Suntory Flowers, Suntory Global Innovation Center and the National Agriculture... more »

August 1, 2023
ThinkPlants releases 2023-24 New Varieties Catalog

ThinkPlants announced it is releasing a 2023/24 New Varieties catalog as a supplement to its 2022/23 book. ThinkPlants has launched more than 40 new introductions this year and is highlighting these new varieties in a... more »