LAG TIME FOR NEW VARIETIES

Clematis (tangutica group) ‘Little Lemons’ won first prize for new plant varieties at the recent edition of the Plantarium exhibition held in Boskoop, The Netherlands. The variety, bred by Zoest

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EPIDENDRUM ORCHIDS

Some orchid varieties are beginning to lose their appeal due to industrial scale production and all-year-round availability in almost all sales channels. This is especially true for Phalaenopsis. Once upon

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MICHELIA CHAMPACA, WHY NOT?

Without getting into taxonomic arguments, Michelia champaca or Magnolia x alba (M. champaca x M. montana) is an evergreen tree that produces fragrant flowers, named Bai Lan in China. The

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VARIEGATED ASPIDISTRA

Cut-leaves of Aspidistra elatior represent an important component in floral bouquets. In Italy the leaves are grown in large quantities predominantly in the regions of Liguria and Campania. Sourching young

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LOROPETALUM A USEFUL FLOWERING SHRUB

Loropetalum chinensis ‘Black Pearl’. The merits of this variety consist of a more rounded leaf with a deep dark bronze colour that does not fade greenish during the year and

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INTRODUCING INNOVATION TAKES TIME

The introduction and marketing of really innovative products and systems, takes time, because established production protocols or consumer behaviour need to change, often creating difficulties in terms of adapation and

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Many ornamental varieties, especially those used in the production of cut-flowers, bedding and garden plants, consists of developments in breeding also utilizing genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Worth exploring is

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