The American Floral Endowment’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign Funding the Future of Floriculture

Envision a future full of flowers! The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is inviting the floral industry to join them in their annual fundraising campaign – Funding the Future of Floriculture. Look ahead with AFE, as they share innovative research with new advances, scholarships and internships for the next generation of leaders, grants to enable the continued education of all industry members, and more.

Freek Tromp to Lead Dümmen Orange’s Tropicals Business

May 16, 2022 Dümmen Orange

Dümmen Orange has appointed Freek Tromp as Head of its Business Unit Tropicals. He will assume responsibility for leading the execution of the breeder’s global strategy and driving further growth in the Tropicals business. 

Star Roses and Plants is Helping Future Generations Blossom with a Donation of 100 Rose Plants to Philadelphia Area Schools

May 13, 2022 Star Roses and Plants

Two Philadelphia area high schools will be blooming with color this spring, thanks to Star® Roses and Plants. The company donated 100 Petite Knock Out® miniature rose plants to W.B. Saul High School’s flower garden and Abraham Lincoln High School’s “Wellness Quadrant” to help support each schools’ agricultural programs. The roses are being planted this spring and tended to over the years by the agriculture students and teachers from these two schools.

Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs Among the Best Low-Water Plants at UC Davis

May 13, 2022 Spring Meadow Nursery

In the UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials, UC Davis horticulturists evaluate landscape plants with the potential to be good performers in low-water use landscapes. Cultivars are provided by growers and breeders who want to evaluate their varieties for low-water use in hot California gardens. To earn the Blue Ribbon™, the plant has to stand out in the garden, look good most of the year, and require minimal pruning. In the latest trials, three of the seven plants that maintained these high standards of aesthetic quality were Proven Winners® ColorChoice® varieties.

Amazing Color-Changing Command Performance Peonies From France are Back Again at The Fresh Market

May 12, 2022 The Fresh Market

Blooms start out red but turn brighter during blooming. After two days of blooming, Command Performance shifts its color from red to dark orange to salmon. Eventually it will turn from peach to cream to white. This wonderful metamorphosis has earned Command Performance the nickname “gobstopper.”