Breeder Plants Have a New Star for 2021!

Breeder Plants Have a New Star for 2021!

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Petite Star’ is the first introduction from Breeder Plants within their compact collection. Petite comprises compact growing paniculate varieties which change colour during the summer.

Compact Growing Hortensia

Petite Star’ is a compact growing Hortensia with dense and numerous flowers. 'Petite Star’ starts flowering end June with lime coloured flowers which change quickly to white.

In August, during the development, the flowers change to pink. By the end of August/early September she changes all the way to red. ‘Petite Star’ reaches a height of 50cm and will be about 90cm width.

Perfect Landscape Plant

This makes her the perfect Landscape plant. However, displaying her on a terrace in a decorative pot will create a further surprise for you. She will be a real ‘Eyecatcher’ in your garden and you will love her!

Very Heat Tolerant

Her flowers are 15cm width and 15cm long which are covering the whole plant when she is in full flower. ‘Petite Star’ can handle easy temperatures like – 25 degrees Celsius and is very heat tolerant.

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*Hydrangea paniculata COUSTAR02 (Petite Star) is applied for European Breeders rights at the CPVO in Angers (FR) under number: EU20193292. Propagation without permission from Licenseholder is prohibited.


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Brexit Webinars to Support Ornamentals

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), FloraCulture International and the World Horti Center are working together to organise two webinars next week, (Dec 2nd / 4th).

This is in preparation for the effect that Brexit will have on the global ornamental horticultural industry.

'Plant Select' Created for Future Growth

Belgian-based Hasselt Group MC, together with the Oprins Plant Management have acquired all shares of the Oprins family business. This management buy out was announced earlier this month. The new company will be known as 'Plant Select'.

Alternative to Boxwood

Oprins Plant is a horticulture company in Rijkevorsel(Belgium) with a strong profile in non-invasive bamboos, special hydrangeas, and Ilex crenata as an alternative to boxwood. 

Contact Wouter Marques : [email protected]

Flormart City Forum Goes Digital

The Flormart City Forum next week on December 1st / 2nd will have a new format entirely online. This innovative digital platform has been created by Fiera di Padova.

At the heart of the Flormart City Forum there will be conferences, B2B business meetings and a virtual exhibition area dedicated to green material, green technologies and urban furniture companies.

Lighting the Way Forward!

The demand for reliable and cost effective Greenhouse Production Technology has never been more acute.

In the field of high-tech agriculture, Parus are a global player whose RA series comprises their most powerful LED Grow Lights for professional Horticulture.

Tuscan Nursery Expands Export Sales to the UK

Two nurseries in Tuscany are co-operating to significantly expand their market by developing sales to the UK. Operating from Pistoia, the two nurseries, Vivai Masetti Sabino and Vivai Biagini co-operate together under the brand Tuscany Growers.

This nursery is entirely owned and operated by women, making it the only female run organisation in the Italian nursery industry.  (Left to right) Susanne Livi, Gianna Masetti & Barbara Fontani.

'Breeding is Not Enough!'

This month we meet with Rosa Eskelund from Roses Forever to discuss the current changes in breeding, selection and management as we head towards 2021. 

Rosa began by emphasising the challenge facing the plant development and growing industry in the face of Covid-19. Read the full dialogue on our Breeder Focus page.

Paper Whites Chosen as Christmas Houseplant

In a year when no one is quite sure about the form Christmas 2020 will take, [email protected] have received some virtual help selecting their favourite Christmas houseplant.

The result gave the top spot to Paper Whites (Narcissi papyraceus). These stately spring bulb flowers were mostly chosen for their ‘divine fragrance’ mentioned by all of the judges who voted for them.

Euroflora 2021 Confirms AIPH Approval

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has approved an application from Italy to host an International Horticultural Show in 2021.

With a theme focusing on “A World of Rare Beauty” this will be the 12th International Exhibition of Flowers and Ornamental Plants in Genova, a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region, from 24 April until 9 May.

GreenTech 'Live & Online' Raises the Bar!

The GreenTech 'Live & Online' digital platform was produced for the first time last month. 

With 'virtual' events set to become the 'norm' for a time, this was a superbly organised programme on all subjects 'green' and 'horticultural'.

The first edition of GreenTech Americas will be held 16th - 18th March 2021, in Querétaro, Mexico.

Botanicoir Website Enhances Profile

In order to enhance their profile as a leading global supplier, Botanicoir launched a fresh, new website earlier this year.

Now supplying to over 60 countries, Botanicoir focuses on innovative compressed coir products by working side by side with growers and local agronomists.

Make Your Home a 'Poinsettia' Home!

As the 2020 Christmas season draws ever closer, the leading European Poinsettia marketing initiative, Stars for Europe, have launched their latest seasonal campaign.

This programme will be reaching out to UK garden retailers to remind them of just how expansive its 2020 poinsettia offering is and to help them drive sales of this festive bloom. See our exclusive interview :

IPM Essen 2021 Goes Digital

The IPM Essen, which was planned for January 26 to 29, 2021, has been cancelled.

Nevertheless, Messe Essen is giving the industry a stage at the planned date of the fair and, together with its partner associations, is organizing a top-level meeting between decision-makers and politicians.

New ICL Digital Showcase

Showcasing the latest technical innovations and horticultural practices, Hort Science Online is currently 'live', replacing ICL’s popular Hort Science Live event.

The Hort Science Online event will run in three stages to December. Growers can register at 

50 Years of Four 2021!'

The U.K.'s leading Ornamental Plant Trade Fair will aim to celebrate its 50th Anniversary on September 7/8, 2021. 

'Planteria' anticipates marking this occasion throughout 2021 with a series of news articles on the history and developments that have made Four Oaks such a phenomenal story.
Joy of Plants Extends Webshop Integrations

Joy of Plants has extended its services to enable plant web shops to be created, based on its plant library.

This leading plant information company now supports Shopify and Bluepark and will add support for WooCommerce, shortly. All three are easy-to-use webshop platforms.!/login

Living Plants for Home & Office!

Indoor Garden Design have launched 'In-Tray Plants', a home and office delivery service for living plants.

This includes a selection of houseplants, pots and indoor gardening accessories.

Spoga+gafa Moves to 2021

The next edition of Spoga+gafa will now be held from 30th May to 1st June 2021. 

At the request of the industry, Koelnmesse is permanently moving the date for spoga+gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world will be held at a time more convenient for orders by large segments of the industry.

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