King’s Mums

‘Allyson Peace’ A very large, bright yellow reflex of excellent form, developed by John Peace of the U.K. A certain blue ribbon winner in its class. Best as a disbud. Medium height.

‘Artist Orange’ This cultivar joins ranks with ‘Artist Pink’ and ‘Artist Yellow’. Orange petals with stripes of red make a colorful cut flower. Flower to sprays. Tall.

‘Apricot Courtier’ The deep rich apricot color of this flower makes it a nice addition to our collection of reflexes. Good strong erect stems make a desirable growth habit. Best as a disbud. Medium height.

‘Cloverlea Sunshine’ A large marigold-yellow anemone with an almost orange disk. An early bloomer that will be popular as a disbud or grown to sprays. Medium height.

‘Golden Pinwheel’  This little spoon with pale yellow tubes and bright yellow spoons was featured as a cascade on the cover of our 2010 catalog. It is unusual because spoons don’t usually lend themselves to be used as a cascade. Long-lasting. Flower to sprays or cascade.

‘Maryll’ This spoon makes a great cut flower or a colorful addition to any flower bed. The pink tubes, red spoons, and yellow center are striking. A strong, erect growth habit with numerous laterals and a long bloom season are very desirable. Grow as a spray. Tall.

‘Natalini’ Named after one of our granddaughters, this is a lovely pink spider with long fine petals. Great as a disbud.  If not disbudded there are numerous long laterals producing fine cut flowers. Disbud or sprays. Tall.

‘Oregon City’ We named this spider for our hometown, Oregon City.  It is one of our earliest blooming spiders. Similar in form to ‘Golden Splendor’ but blooming two weeks earlier. A good addition to our spider collection because of the early bloom date. Best as disbud but could be grown for cut flowers. Tall.

‘Rose Dew’ We are offering this early-blooming old favorite again. A rosy pink intermediate incurve which blooms with a durable hard finish and produces good exhibition or garden flowers. A fairly low grower that looks good in containers. Flowers on 2nd crown bud. Medium short.

‘Whirlaway’ This spoon is very attractive with pink tubes and darker pink spoons. A spot of purple appears to be tucked inside the spoon. Tall strong stems make it a good cut flower. Long-lasting blooms.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Sunflower ‘Pro Cut Amber Glow’ A new color in the Pro Cut Series, petals are golden yellow with a peach blush toward the center disk. The disk is a rich chocolate color, similar to that of ‘Pro Cut Peach’. Flowers are consistently 3-4″ on tall (60-72″), strong stems. Pollenless. 50-60 days, the earliest sunflower series.

Sunflower ‘Pro Cut Gold’ Petals are a rich gold around a golden center. The flowers are consistently 3-4″ on tall (60-72″), strong stems. Pollenless. 50-60 days.

Celosia ‘Ruby Parfait’ A great cut flower celosia; the flowers are rich, dark rose, fuzzy spikes. Flowers measure 2-3″ tall on branching plants. This celosia is a great filler and we used it in many bouquets and arrangements. The color and size made it very versatile and, like most celosias, it has an excellent vase life.  We especially liked pairing it with other dark rose celosia varieties and sun-flowers or zinnias.

North Creek Nurseries

Agastache ‘Ava’ A vigorous native hybrid with tall spikes of lightly fragrant, tubular rose-pink flowers. ‘Ava’ begins to blooms in mid- to late summer and keeps flowering for 2 to 3 months attracting hummingbirds to exceptionally nectar-rich flowers. Flowers bloom in whorls on sturdy, erect stems; foliage and flowers have a light herbal scent. After flowering is done in mid-fall, the deep raspberry-red calyxes hold their color until hard frost. Selected by David Salman of High Country Gardens and named after his wife, Ava.

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ Found by and named after Jeana Prewitt of Nashville, this selection possesses outstanding mildew resistance with varying shades of sweetly scented, lavender-pink flowers, vibrant midsummer through early autumn. Foliage remains clean green while flower clusters create a tiered effect along upright, multi-stemmed branches. Expect a flurry of pollinator activity!

Solidago ‘Solar Cascade’
  Delightful, golden-yellow flowers are borne in axillary clusters along reflexing stems from late summer into fall. Reliable, deep green, glossy foliage remains clean throughout the growing seasons. Not an aggressive runner, ‘Solar Cascade’ is a clump forming perennial reaching knee height, maxing out somewhere between the taller ‘Fireworks’ and more compact ‘Golden Fleece’. Performs best in moist to average garden soil under full sun or partial shade; extremely drought tolerant once established.

Caryopteris × incana ‘Lisaura’ Hint of Gold™ PP20608  If the profusion of gorgeous flowers is not convincing enough, the foliage sure is! ‘Hint of Gold’ blew us away in trial at North Creek, unwavering in one of the most brutal summers in recent history. An open pollinated, naturally occurring hybrid of C. incana and C. clandonensis, ‘Lisaura’ was selected for tidy, compact habit and broad, aromatic, golden colored foliage. Flowering late summer into autumn, Amethyst-blue flowers appear in whorls along sturdy stems and persist for approximately 8 weeks. A highly ornamental subshrub perfectly suited for the mixed border, container, as a specimen planting or incorporated into a seasonal cut flower arrangement.

GeoSeed

Dianthus caryophyllus  ‘Raspberry Ripple’  Highly fragrant, double white flowers are picotee, laced with rich red to raspberry shades. Plants form a mid-sized mound of grassy, blue-green leaves. A stunning cut flower that lends a brilliant look for special occasion arrangements or stem sales. Plant height 24-30 inches.

Celosia spicata ‘Celway Series’ An excellent cut flower with plumosa flower shape on a tall, narrow plant habit. Great as a bouquet filler as it has small top leaves and long vase life. The high-yielding plants are programmable and well-suited to high-density production.  A very good shipper. Colors include lemon, orange, purple, red, salmon, terra cotta and white. Plant height 28-40 inches.

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Double Click’ This deep rosy-pink adds color and interest to the Double Click Series. Predominantly double flowers are produced on strong stems, making them excellent additions to arrangements. Although they are a little later flowering, they provide tons of color right up until frost. Sure to disappear quickly from your farmers’ markets stand.  Plant height 24-36 inches.

Helenium puberulum ‘Autumn Lollipop’ Unusual blooms with over-sized centers and tiny petals. Displays heads of rustic yellow & bronze with a small basal frill of ruffled petals. Unique and ornate  specialty cut flower. Height 36 inches.

Digitalis purpurea ‘Bondana Mix’ An early, annual blooming variety that produces a quicker cut flower crop than other standard types. It includes an attractive mix of pastel colors perfect for floral arrangements. Plant will continue to flower throughout the summer if spikes are regularly harvested. Plant height 36-40 inches.

Setaria viridis ‘Caramel’ Graceful, nodding caramel bracts mature from green to warm-golden-brown. Younger flowers display a hint of burgundy. Plants are drought tolerant and produce all summer. They are ideal as cut flowers in both fresh and dried arrangements. Plant height 36 inches.

American Takii

Snapdragon ‘Chantilly White Improved’  The Chantilly series is an open-faced, Group I-II snapdragon, with a longer vase life than other varieties. It is extra early and blooms 110 to 130 days after sowing. Stem length is 4 to 4.5 feet/120-140 cm. White Improved has brighter white flowers placed more densely on the stem than the previous White.

Lisianthus ‘Arena II Apricot’, ‘Arena III Apricot’ and ‘Arena III Green’  Three new varieties are being added to the Arena series. The Arena series is less sensitive to short stem length under long-day conditions, is less sensitive to rosetting in plug cultivation and has very double flowers on strong stems. The colors that make up the series are classified by group, with group I being the earliest to flower, group IV the latest.

Lisianthus ‘Vulcan I Green’  With the addition of ‘I Green’, the Vulcan series now has 6 colors. The Vulcan series is less sensitive to short stem length under long-day conditions, is less sensitive to rosetting in plug cultivation and has thick, cup-shaped flower petals which improves its transportability.

Callistephus ‘Nina Pink’  This spray-type aster series features an abundance of semi-double blooms on vigorous plants. Excellent for mixed bouquets. Pink is the newest addition to the series which has 3 other colors, rose, salmon pink and white.

Gomphrena ‘Audray White’  Joining ‘Audray Bicolor Rose’, ‘Pink’ and ‘Purple Red’ is ‘White’. The series can be used for both fresh and dried arrangements. The Audray series can withstand hot and humid conditions. Plant height: 80-100 cm / 30-40 inches.

Zabo Plant

Oriental lily ‘Rain Dance’  We like ‘Rain Dance’ because it is very easy to grow in warmer climates. The flowers are large and upward facing. This variety is great for midsummer and fall production in the South and Southwest. A 16/18 bulb size will provide an average of 4-6 flowers.

Double Oriental lily ‘Belonica’ One of the first releases from  the double Rose Lily series. This much-talked-about breakthrough was preceded last year with the independent release of ‘Lilytopia’. ‘Belonica’ goes a step further as it is a true double that is not only pollen free, but has a very faint but pleasant fragrance. If you create your own double-layered boutonnières, the Rose Lily varieties will make work easier – no glue gun needed.

Oriental lily ‘Tiger Woods’ One of the crowd favorites at the 2010 Lilytopia Symposium. Its uniquely speckled flowers remind of us the earliest hybrids seen in the Oregon Bulb lily catalogs from the 1970s. ‘Tiger Woods’ is tall and has a decent bud count, with 4-5 buds from a 16/18 size bulb. This unique variety has great potential in the cut flower market.

Oriental lily ‘Cocossa’  This OT goldband hybrid is tall and strong with large flowers, with an average of 3-5 blooms from 16/18 size bulbs. OTs are known to be more heat resilient than regular Oriental hybrids, and ‘Cocossa’ is a good example of this. Though many goldbands have fallen by the wayside, ‘Cocoassa’ is expected to survive the rigorous selection process on both the floral and bulb production sides.

Oriental lily ‘Key West’  A nicely balanced lily with deep pink coloration. Flower buds color up well and bud count is reasonable. ‘Key West’ has a pleasing contrast between the white center and the pink petals, with some spots in the centers. The variety forces more quickly, about one week faster than most Orientals.

Oriental lily ‘Ribera’  ‘Ribera’ has a strong stem, great bud count (4-6 count on a 16/18 bulb). The overall balance is excellent and it has a good vase life. It takes about 2-3 weeks longer to flower than ‘Key West’, but the pink color is softer, and more even across the flower. ‘Ribera’ is dependable but does not like the heat as much as ‘Lake Carey’ (see the New Varieties section in the Winter 2009 issue of The Cut Flower Quarterly.

Fred C. Gloeckner & Co.

Double-flowering Oriental lily  Every now and then something extra special is discovered in the hybrid lily world, such as double-flowering Oriental lilies. This new series offers some unique opportunities for your cut flower business.

Oriental x Trumpet lily ‘Gluhwein’  A unique color for lilies, described as “bubble gum”. ‘Gluhwein’ will take fewer days to flower than most Oriental hybrids.

Lily ‘Summer Breeze’  Pollen free. Brilliant yellow Asiatic lily with truly perfect flower form.

Tulip ‘Sky High Scarlet’  This new single, late variety is the perfect American red color, and works into either standard forcing schedules or a 5-degree program, to really showcase the robust plant habit and huge red flowers.

Iris ‘Discovery’  This dark blue iris is the perfect cultivar for outdoor cut flower iris programs, producing superior results over ‘Telstar’ and other dark blue iris.

Basil ‘Aromato’ Purple-green bicolor cut flower basil, aromatic, classic mild basil flavor. 60 days to harvest, 20-28 inches.

Basil ‘Cardinal’ Exciting new basil for cut flowers. Scarlet flowers on strong, 20-25 inch stems. Dark green fragrant leaves. No pinching needed. Flowers in 60-70 days.

Iberis odorata ‘Spray White’  Pure white flowers on bushy plants are great for mixed bouquets. A white pinnacle type, about 12-16 inches tall.

Salvia judica ‘Jerusalem Purple’ Lilac flowers 20-25 inch purple stems. Crop time 90-100 days. Very productive, pinching not necessary.

Jelitto Seed

Trollius x cultorum ‘New Moon’  Gorgeous, large, creamy-yellow blossoms. Plants grow to two feet with dark green vigorous foliage. Seed available as Gold Nugget™. Hardy in zones 3-7.

Eritrichium canum ‘Baby Blues’ (alpine forget-me-not) Large, brilliant blue blossoms on dense flower spikes. ‘Baby Blues’ is reliably first-year flowering from seed, so much so that it is best grown as an annual. 10 inches tall and hardy in zones 4-7.

Delphinium ‘Millenium Black-Eyed Angels’ Brilliant semi-double white flowers with a black bee. Flowers first year from seed.

Delphinium ‘Millenium Moonlight Blues’  Medium blue semi-double flowers with blue and black striped bee.

Lilium szovitsianum (Caucasus lily) Fragrant yellow bell flowers and lanceolate foliage. Grows to about 4 feet tall. For zones 4-8.

Sanguisorba hakusanensis Dark pink arching flower spikes over grey-green foliage. 2 feet tall. For zones 4-8.

Scrophularia macrantha (red birds in a tree) Showy crimson tubular flowers and rich green serrated foliage, very texturally ornamental. Shrubby habit. 2 feet tall. Zones 4-9.

Carex sparganioides (bur-reed sedge) Native to eastern North America and the Great Plains, the seedheads are very attractive on this easy-to-grow 2-foot sedge. Zones 4-9.

New Flora

‘Romantic Antique’ Nostalgic, fragrant blooms right from the garden! This sport of the popular ‘Caramel Antique’ produces salmon-colored blooms on upright stems. The variety gives good production of 40-60 cm (16-24 inch) stems, generally with 2-3 blooming side shoots. The vase life is 12 days.
‘Spicy Antique’  The newest member of the Antique collection. As with all Kordes Cutting Garden roses, it has an orderly and upright habit. Stems are 40-60 cm (16-24 inches)tall 2-3 side shoots. The apricot flowers are generally in clusters. It has a vase life of 8-10 days.

‘Classic Fruitilia’
  Florists love the Fruitilia varieties, as they are a breeze to work with. As with the entire series, the plants are orderly and upright, and generally require minimal care. Stem lengths average 40-60 cm (16-24 inches), with abundant sprays of red hips. The 1 cm (+ 1/3 inch) diameter hips are perfectly sized for holiday wreaths and arrangements. The vase life is 28 days.

‘Sweet Beauty’ Light pink and very fragrant sport of ‘Buxom Beauty’. This vigorous variety produces good numbers of large double blooms which are showcased by abundant dark green foliage. Average stem length 35-45 cm (14-18 inches). Vase life is 8-10 days.

‘Toscana Freelander’  The newest in the collection of red HT’s, Toscana’s high-centered flower buds unfurl to yield large dark red blooms. The variety gives good production of 40-60 cm (16-24 inch) stems, generally as single and upright stems. The foliage is dark green and abundant. The vase life is 10-12 days.

‘Latin Pompon’  Like other varieties in the collection, Latin yields abundant sprays of nostalgic ‘Old English Garden’ cherry red and white flowers. Stems average 40-70 cm (16-28 inches). The foliage is dark green and abundant. The flower vase life is 10-12 days.

‘Pink Pompon’ This member of the Pompon collection yields sprays of a vibrant hot-pink colored blooms. The variety is vigorous and healthy, producing good numbers of multi-flowered stems that average 40-70 cm (16-28 inches). The vase life is 10-12 days

‘Red Pompon’ This variety yields large clusters of nostalgic orange-red flowers, dark green foliage and abundant sprays of blooms on stems averaging 40-70 cm (16-28 inches). The vase life is 8-10 days.

Ball

Sunflower ‘Carmel’  Dark disk with yellow petals, pollenless and non-branching. More upright than ‘Sunbright’. 50-60 inches tall.

Sunflower ‘Galilee Adami’  50-65 inches tall, pollenless and non-branching. Dark disk with orange petals. Compare to ‘Sunrich Orange’. Germination rate is +95%. Relatively daylength neutral.

Sunflower ‘Tavor Flash’   A remarkably long shelf life, flowers have dark disk with bicolored orange petals.

Sunflower ‘Tavor Joy’  Compared to ‘Sunbright Supreme’, more tolerant to mildews and better petal arrangement. 45-60 inches tall, pollenless and non-branching.

Sunflower  ‘Omri’  Dark disk with orange petals, smooth leaved. Germination rate more than 95%.

Gypsophila ‘Polar Bear Ice Flake’  This cultivar does not require additional lighting to flower, and is resistant to leaf miner. Its upright plant structure with long internodes prevents flower tangling.

Delphinium Triton series  A programmable and uniform series. Features stems with large spikes, tightly packed with semi-double blossoms. Perfect complement for the Guardian series.

Pan American Seed

Stock Katz Series  Similar to Japanese extra early-flowering types, Katz delivers a shorter crop time, uniform stem length and timing between colors, good color range, and better heat tolerance than European or traditional field types. Katz can be grown earlier or later in the season, and even year-round in some climates. The series is about 55 to 60% double flowering, with some selectability possible. Tunnel production is recommended for overall improved quality and for weather protection, so that programming is not affected by rain. ‘Katz Apricot’, ‘Katz Bright Rose’, and ‘Katz Lavender Blue’ are new color additions.

Snapdragon Maryland Series (Group 1,2)
  Well-suited to cool-season, low-light and low-temperature conditions, the energy-efficient Maryland varieties group well with our other Group 1,2 varieties for autumn, winter and spring programs. Well-defined flower spikes are produced on sturdy, clean stems. Suitable for greenhouse of field cut flower production. ‘Maryland Orange’ is a new color addition to the series; a true orange it has excellent, thick, strong uniform stems with well-formed full spikes.

Snapdragon ‘Purple Twist’ (Group 2)  This unique novelty stand-alone variety adds a fun twist to your snapdragon program and can be an excellent component for making novelty florist bouquets.  ‘Purple Twist’ can be produced under short days and moderate light conditions with night temperatures of 50 to 55°F. It can be scheduled and grown along with the Maryland series.  Flowers are slightly fragrant and have a unique purple and white striped color pattern. The striped pattern varies depending on the growing environment; when grown in warmer greenhouse conditions, the white stripes are more dense and prominent, but when grown under cool outside/tunnel conditions, the purple is more dense and prominent.