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October 29, 2012

Lascar Big Eye Verbena
Available in Red Rose, Raspberry and Purple, the Lascar Big Eye series features large blooms with contrasting eyes. With a semi-upright habit and good branching, it blooms from early spring to late summer. These verbenas also have a strong tolerance to powdery mildew and grow between 12 and 14 inches in height, and 12 to 16 inches in spread.
For more: Selecta North America,

Dahlinova Georgia Dahlia

Georgia joins Dahlinova, a well-branched series that produces medium-sized plants with medium-sized flowers. Blooming from spring to fall, Dahlinova Georgia has sun-kissed pink and yellow petals with an orange-yellow eye. Its feminine color stands out nicely against its deep green foliage. Like the other Dahlinovas, it is uniform in habit and requires little PGRs.
For more: Fides Oro,

Cartwheel Gerbera
This gerbera series from seed makes for easy planning and more economical production. With its large, semi-double flowers and bigger plant habit, Cartwheel is suitable for 6-inch and larger premium programs. Its height ranges between 16 and 18 inches, and it has a width of 12 to 16 inches. Cartwheel comes in three, fall-seasoned colors, making it ideal for seasonal displays.
For more: Syngenta Flowers,