Improved flowers and foliage

Improved flowers and foliage

Dümmen Orange brings exciting new plants brimming with new colors, textures and profiles at California Summer Trials.

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Dümmen Orange introduced a plethora of new varieties, improvements and colors at CAST 2021. From truly bright white impatiens to additions to the popular Main Street Coleus line to a scented begonia, see what they had in store.

 

Photo by Kate Spirgen

 

Petticoat New Guinea impatiens

Taking the best of the series Petticoat and Tamarinda and adding new genetics, the 22 varieties of Petticoat offer both solid and novelty options. The MPS production adds sustainability, complete with integrated pest management production. The carbon footprint is very low, according to Dümmen.

Photo by Kate Spirgen

 

Main Street coleus

The popular Main Street Coleus is sun- and shade-tolerant, late to flower and highly mildew resistant. It’s great for combination containers and in the landscape with great shelf life at retail. The uniform size makes them easy container options with a similar vigor and timing throughout the series. It can even grow indoors under low light. And for the consumer, it will stay healthy spring through summer. New to the line are Young Street, Orchard Road and Venice Boulevard.

 

Photo by Kate Spirgen

 

Angelonia Aria

Vigorous and upright, this new Angelonia augustifolia is heat-tolerant and performs well in the landscape. With no pinching and no PGRs required, it’s an easy option for growers.

 

Photo by Kate Spirgen

 

I’conia begonia 

Several series within the I’Conia brand launched in 2015 and multiple new introductions were announced for the 2019 retail season. New this year is the first fragrant option in the I’conia begonia line: I’conia Scentiment Peachy Keen. Also new is the bicolor I’conia Lemon Berry. Easy to branch and very tough, it offers masses of elegant, vibrant flowers that persist throughout the season.

 

 Photo by Matthew J. Grassi

Calibrachoa Rainbow ‘Pink Pepperberry’

The Rainbow calibrachoa series is the newest addition to the Dümmen genetics portfolio. High vigor and a penchant for changing its bloom colors based on environmental conditions are two characteristics that should make this new series a popular one with homeowners, landscapers and plant buyers everywhere.

 

Photo by Matthew J. Grassi
Roller Coaster series New Guinea impatiens ‘Valravn Violet’

Upright growth habit and a unique flower shape (ruffled petals) with enormous double petals helps create a more three-dimensional effect in the garden. This New Guinea will also bloom sooner than many of its counterparts, making it a good candidate for early spring sales. Cuttings are available via Dümmen's Basewell system, allowing growers to hurdle over the propagation phase and potentially shave nearly a month off the production cycle. 

 

Photo by Kate Spirgen

 

Tik Tok calibrachoa

The new orange (seen above) and pink options of Tik Tok calibrachoa join last year's introductions of blue, rose and grape. Very early to bloom and daylength neutral, they are medium vigor with a semi-trailing habit, making them suitable for landscape and container use. The two new colors are also included in the Clockworks Confetti Garden combination.

 

Photo by Kate Spirgen

Garden Party Pollinator's Paradise combinations

Combining both annuals and perennials, these mixes are specially selected to attract either bees, hummingbirds or butterflies, offering a variety of shapes and sizes for different pollinating friends. Pollinator’s Paradise, introduced in 2021, works well when planting all the components as rooted liners together, ensuring an even finish of bloom times and habits across all varieties. The perennials selected for the combinations are first-year flowering, so they will match up perfectly in the greenhouse with the annuals. Above are Hummingbird Nectar, left, and Hummingbird Wing.