Cultivate’24 Expectations from Dümmen Orange, PDSI, and Star Roses

New varieties on the Cultivate trade show floor coming soon to Cultivate'24

New varieties on the Cultivate trade show floor | AmericanHort

Dümmen Orange Prepares for Cultivate’24

Dümmen Orange will be proudly exhibiting at Cultivate’24 in Columbus, OH, from July 13 to 16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The horticulture industry’s largest event of the year includes Dümmen Orange having a significant presence at the show. Dümmen Orange will be on display at Booth 2847 on the exhibit hall floor, at the New Varieties Booth NV29, at the New Varieties Booth NV44, and at the New Varieties Booth NV41.

Product categories that Dümmen Orange will have on display at the show include annuals, perennials, and tropical plants. New introductions include Verbena Empress Sun Kiss Series, Geranium Glory Days Series, and Hypnotica Candy Corn Dahlia among others.

Dümmen Orange CEO Anthony Christiaanse and Frank Magnusson, Regional Head for Dümmen Orange North America, will both be in attendance along with other leading team members throughout the course of Cultivate’24.

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Plant Development Services Inc. Debuts Bold New Varieties at Cultivate’24

Plant Development Services, Inc. (PDSI) announces the debut of an exciting array of new varieties at Cultivate’24. With a strong focus on color innovations, the new releases highlight PDSI’s commitment to beauty, resilience, and exceptional performance.

“The past year has been one of unprecedented growth for Plant Development Services,” says Kip McConnell, Business Development Director with PDSI. “We celebrated the addition of two new brands and saw many of our new releases honored with prestigious industry awards. The road from a plant’s discovery to the garden center is made possible through meaningful partnerships. At Cultivate’24, we’re delighted to shine a spotlight on the plants and partners making this growth possible.”

The following 2025 trade introductions will be offered through the Southern Living Plant Collection, the Sunset Plant Collection, and Encore Azalea:

  • Encore Azalea Autumn Kiss from Plant Development Services, Inc.

    Encore Azalea Autumn Kiss | PDSI

    Encore Azalea Autumn Kiss – The newest addition to the Encore collection features exquisite semi-double blooms with bright pink edges that gracefully fade into a soft pastel pink towards the center, ultimately blending into a nearly white core. This heavy bloomer reblooms in spring, summer, and fall against a stunning backdrop of verdant evergreen foliage. Autumn Kiss thrives in full sun and is hardy in USDA Zones 6 to 10, reaching 3-4’ high and wide when mature.

  • Silver Caress Mahonia from Plant Development Services, Inc.

    Silver Caress Mahonia | PDSI

    Silver Caress Mahonia – Bring shimmery richness to shaded spaces with the feathery foliage of Silver Caress. Soft, bamboo-like foliage offers fine texture, movement, and a silver hue that shines in partial and full shade settings. An easy-care compact evergreen, Silver Caress offers year-round visual interest with the added bonus of cheerful yellow blooms in winter. With superior drought and heat tolerance, Silver Caress thrives in USDA Zones 7 to 9, reaching 3.5’ high by 3’ wide when mature.

  • Holly Nelliet Ilex from Plant Development Services, Inc.

    Holly Nelliet Ilex | PDSI

    Nelliet Ilex – Excellent branching and glossy dark green foliage characterize this low-maintenance holly. Offering an attractive pyramidal habit, this landscape star requires minimal pruning to maintain a dense, compact form. Nelliet is an ideal selection for privacy screening, woodland gardens, and hedges, with glistening red berries providing an additional pop of color as the weather cools. Reaching 15-25’ high by 10-15’ wide when mature, Nelliet thrives in full sun to part shade and is suitable for USDA Zones 6 to 9.

  • Tokyo Skies Aspidistra from Plant Development Services, Inc.

    Tokyo Skies Aspidistra | PDSI

    Tokyo Skies Aspidistra – Winner of the 2023 Cultivate Retailer’s Choice Award, this eye-catching groundcover has garnered acclaim for its attractive dark green and white variegation and its exceptional resilience in the landscape. A waterwise groundcover that thrives in partial to full shade settings, Tokyo Skies also performs well as a houseplant beyond its USDA Zones 8 to 10 hardiness regions. Reaching 2-3’ high by 1-2’ wide when mature, Tokyo Skies thrives in containers, borders and accent plantings.

Additionally, this year, PDSI is celebrating the success of the debut limited release of the new Better Boxwood collection. With four varieties suited to a diverse range of landscape uses, Better Boxwood is the country’s first scientifically bred blight-resistant collection of boxwoods. With partnerships now in place with 31 licensed growers, the Better Boxwood collection will be available through retailers across the US and online in fall 2024 and spring 2025.

Better Boxwood Nursery collection from Plant Development Services, Inc.

Better Boxwood Nursery block | PDSI

PDSI and Better Boxwood partner Everde Growers are cultivating an engaged network of growers from coast to coast, supporting them with robust marketing initiatives, engaging POP and signage, and education opportunities. The group will gather for a grower’s breakfast at Cultivate’24 on Tuesday, July 15. Interested growers are encouraged to attend and can register at:

To learn more about PDSI’s upcoming releases and initiatives, visit Booth 3059 at Cultivate’24 or contact Corrina Murray at [email protected].

Star Roses and Plants to Showcase New Varieties at Cultivate ‘24

Star Roses and Plants will present its new 2025 plant varieties at Cultivate ’24, July 13 to 16 in Columbus, OH. Featured genetics include two new additions to the Bushel and Berry edible brand, a trio of Hydrangea abrorsecens, and roses with fragrance and dry-climate performance.

The 15 new varieties are as follows:

Little Mister Buxus

Little Mister Buxus | Star Roses and Plants

Little Mister Buxus

This dense, compact boxwood is 2x the size of fan-favorite ‘Little Missy’ and has the same great blight resistance! Plant in containers or as a small hedge and enjoy its healthy, dark green foliage all year round. Performs best in Zones 5 to 9.


Gilded Hearts Cercis

Gilded Hearts Cercis | Star Roses and Plants

Gilded Hearts Cercis

Glossy, golden heart-shaped leaves cover this small tree with vibrant color. Native to the Southwestern United States and Texas, its foliage does not fade, even in direct sun and high heat. Performs best in Zones 6 to 9.


Winter Spark Cornus

Winter Spark Cornus | Star Roses and Plants

Winter Spark Cornus

Stunning in every season! Blooms and berries appear in spring, pretty foliage covers the shrub through summer and fall, and scarlet stems add vibrant color to the landscape all winter long. Deer resistant and native to North America. Performs best in Zones 3 to 8.


Purple Oz Dampiera

Purple Oz Dampiera | Star Roses and Plants

Purple Oz Dampiera

An abundance of pollinator-friendly purple flowers bloom atop lush, silver-green foliage for long-lasting contrast in the landscape. This variety is tolerant of heat and drought and also grows well in containers where not hardy. Performs best in Zones 8 to 11.


American Lace Dark Pink Hydrangea

American Lace Dark Pink Hydrangea | Star Roses and Plants

American Lace Hydrangeas: Dark Pink, Pink, and White

The name says it all: graceful, timeless, and native to North America! A collection of three beautiful Smooth Hydrangea varieties that produce more flowers than other varieties and have sturdier stems that keep their large blooms from flopping open midseason. An excellent size for planting under windows. Performs best in Zones 3 to 8.


New Age Pink Flush Syringa

New Age Pink Flush Syringa | Star Roses and Plants

New Age Pink Flush Syringa

It’s a New Age for Lilacs! This compact, unique Lilac is beautiful in both the landscape and containers. It produces fragrant, pink-to-white flowers in the spring, is resistant to mildew, and displays attractive foliage throughout the season. Performs best in Zones 4 to 7.


Snowy River Viburnum

Snowy River Viburnum | Star Roses and Plants

Snowy River Viburnum

Multi-season beauty in one plant! Lightly fragrant, pollinator-friendly white flowers appear in spring, followed by glossy green foliage for a lush landscape all summer. In fall, red berries provide festive color and a food source for birds. A low-maintenance shrub that is adaptable to both sun and shade. Performs best in Zones 5 to 8.


Brew-Tea-Ful Tea Camellia

Brew-Tea-Ful Tea Camellia | Star Roses and Plants

Brew-Tea-Ful Tea Camellia

The first non-fruiting variety available from Bushel and Berry is simply tea-riffic! Our Camellia produces three types of tea, making it easy and affordable for growers to diversify their edible program with just one plant. Brew-Tea-Ful does especially well in warm climates and can be positioned as a unique evergreen hedge. Performs best in Zones 7 to 9.


Poppin' Passion Pasionfruit

Poppin’ Passion Pasionfruit | Star Roses and Plants

Poppin’ Passion Passionfruit

A new, southern success for Bushel and Berry is riding in on a tropical tidal wave of flavor! Our popular small fruit collection now includes a Passionfruit that thrives in warm climates and still offers the container-friendly, easy-to-grow attributes you know from the brand. Its flowers are a host for native pollinators, something the modern gardener will love as much as the delicious fruit! Performs best in Zones 9 to 11.

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

Loves Me, Loves Me Not | Star Roses and Plants

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

This gorgeous, deep pink Hybrid Tea has a strong, sweet fragrance reminiscent of lilac and pineapple. Each enormous, 5-inch bloom is bursting with over 200 petals. You’ll have a hard time finding a rose with a fuller bloom!


Sunbelt Garden Flame

Sunbelt Garden Flame | Star Roses and Plants

Sunbelt Garden Flame

As the name suggests, this rose adds a striking multicolor effect to the garden. Abundant non-fading blooms emerge deep yellow before transitioning through flaming shades of orange and deep velvet red.


Tiamo Lifestyle

Tiamo Lifestyle | Star Roses and Plants


This Grandiflora Rose has double, non-fading red blooms that do not burn, even in high temperatures. It has high disease resistance, wonderful repeat blooming, and a lovely mild fragrance.



Winning Streak

Winning Streak | Star Roses and Plants

Winning Streak

Earning your stripes is easy with this rose: just plant and enjoy! Each bloom offers a spectacular palette of cherry red and fuchsia petals striped with yellow. A compact and vigorous Floribunda.  

To get an inside look at these new varieties and chat with experts, visit the Star Roses and Plants Booth 3217, and new varieties display at Section NV70-74 during Cultivate’24.

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