New Annual Varieties Guide

The New Annuals Varieties Guide is your guide to the latest annual varieties from breeders around the world. Every year the Greenhouse Management varieties guide covers the newest introductions – from abuliton to zinnias – along with all you need to know about each plant, accompanied by colorful, high-resolution photos.

Some top annual varieties from 2018 include:

From left to right: Raspberry Surprise from Hem Genetics, Vanessa from Danziger and Funky Orange from Benary

Photos courtesy of respective breeders

A beautiful new “shaded-color” variety in the Cello series of large-flowered pansies, Raspberry Surprise from Hem Genetics has a perfect color range for both springtime and autumn garden use. The variety exhibits rich, strong colors of raspberry rose, rusts, lemon, all with a large dark blotch. Often consumers want to plant a mixed bed of colors but cannot decide which go together best — these shaded colors give subtle, harmonious color mixes for easy choice. Cello pansies grow 8 to 10 inches tall in the garden and spread 10 to 12 inches wide.

The Vanessa verbena series from Danziger is bred for mildew tolerance and flower power. Danziger tests prospective varieties by inoculating the seedlings with mildew. Only those that stay clean and in full color are brought to market. Both single colors and bi-colors are early flowering. Cascading varieties are wonderful for hanging baskets, uprights are perfect for combo containers. Joining the series in 2019 are Bicolor Purple, Bicolor Pink, Violet and White.

Slightly unconventional or just wicked cool, begonia Funky Orange from Benary looks a little like a shredded Nonstop flower in an intense deep orange color that will grab your customers’ attention. You will love the ease of growing, and reliable germination. Funky Orange is easy to ship and perfect for any size from a quart to a premium hanging basket and “plays” well in mixed containers. Add some fun to your programs with new Funky Orange Begonia.

To view the full list of our 2018 New Annual Varieties guideclick here.

To view the 2017 New Annual Varieties Guideclick here.