INNOVATIVE SERIES OF ICE PLANT

Judging by the number of propagators and growers round the world now interested in Delosperma, the innovative multi-functional characteristics of the series ‘The Jewel of Desert’ from Flosaika are finding

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HYDRANGEA FRENCH BOLERO

During the 2019 edition of Salon du Végétal in Nantes, France, the interspecific ‘French Bolero’, a hybrid  of H. macrophylla x H. scandens, introduced by HW2, a consortium of breeders

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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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NEW FERN VARIETY

Launched at the 4-Oaks Trade Show, UK,  2018 was a new variety of fern discovered by Bob Hollister at Country Garden Plants, http://cgps.co.uk/ England. This variety of Dyopteris wallichiana has

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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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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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ADDED COSTS FOR GROWERS AND RETAILERS

Successful innovation (discontinuous) is usually achieved through first creating a new market and subsequently being able to satisfy the new demand. While plant breeding companies, propagators together with promoters can

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