Planning for 2019

A sneak peak at new plants for 2019!

In September, I attended an open day at one of our young plant suppliers, Sants Greenhouses in Bolton. The event gives growers like myself a chance to mingle and compare notes as well as be inspired by the 2019 new plant selection. I call it a ‘Fashion Show’ of plants! It’s an incredible opportunity to see and compare new varieties first hand and make a wish list.

Making my list at the ‘Fashion Show’ of plants!

Next, it’s down to business as I figure out which varieties will suit my customer’s needs. I was very impressed with the range of New Guinea Impatiens Sunpatiens that are now available, so look for an expanded colour selection of this versatile annual. Also of note is the unique Petunia Burgundy Sky – the partner to Night Sky which we have been growing for 2 years now. Finally, there are some awesome new Verbena varieties. My favourite was Firehouse Burgundy, so no promises, but it’s definitely on the short list!

Verbena Firehouse Burgundy

Petunia Burgundy Sky

New Guinea Impatiens Sunpatiens