June 28, 2012, Portland, OR — Officials from the 2012 Farwest Show have highlighted more than 40 new plant varieties to be featured in the show's New Varieties Showcase.
“This year’s New Varieties Showcase will feature new colours and colour combinations as well as plants that are progressively more floriferous, increasingly compact, less water-dependent and more disease resistant,” Allan Niemi, Farwest Show director, said. “These plants are hand-selected to capture the attention of home gardeners, retailers and landscapers.”
The showcase selection committee, comprised of growers, retailers, plant buyers, garden writers and designers, reviewed submissions looking for plants that are new to the trade or are in large-scale production for the first time, making them more readily available for purchase. They also looked for plants that are different from what’s currently on the market and those that will both perform well in the landscape and work well for the retailer.
All plants that appear in the New Varieties Showcase are available from Farwest Show exhibitors to order for fall or the coming spring.
The New Varieties Showcase also offers retailers creative, cost-effective ideas for merchandising plants in a garden center setting for increased sales.
More new plants will also be highlighted on the show floor’s demo stage on Aug. 24 at 3:00 p.m.
The 2012 Farwest Show will take place Aug. 23 to 25 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.