New Gerbera and Caladium Varieties

Here are a few new cultivars and factsheets on the latest ornamental plant cultivar releases from Dr. Zhanao Deng at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm. 

                                       Caladium 'Red Hot' photo credit Zhanao Deng UF/IFAS
First are his caladiums are called 'Fairytale Princess' and 'Red Hot.'  These two new varieties are vibrant red, lanced leaved cultivars that show excellent tuber yield, pot quality, and landscape performance.  If you would like to read more here is a link to the EDIS factsheet. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/EP/EP48100.pdf
If you would like to find out about availability please send Shawn Steed and email ststeed@ufl.edu.

                                                 Photo Credits: Gail Bowman UF/IFAS

Secondly, are his gerbera daisy releases in the Funtastic TM, line called, 'Tangerine Eye' and 'Golden Eye.'  These gerberas have been breed and tested for use in large containers.  They are powdery mildew resistant and produce large flowers in colors complimenting the Funtastic TM line and are orange-red and yellow-orange.  If you would like to read more about these cultivars here is a link to the factsheet  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/EP/EP48200.pdf

1 comment:

  1. I hope to see them all in a nursery near me soon! I gave up growing gerberas in 1985...