Innovative Horticultural Products Unveiled at Cultivate ‘24

Innovative Horticultural Products Unveiled at Cultivate ‘24

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Cultivate ‘24, the highly anticipated event for the horticulture industry, is not just a gathering of professionals but a hub for innovation, education, and networking. Set to take place July 13-16, 2024, at the Columbus Convention Center, this year promises exciting new introductions from leading growers and producers, from water-wise perennials to products that are right on trend.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the new products that will be showcased:

Plant Development Services, Inc., Booth #3059, is pleased to announce exciting new additions to its acclaimed family of brands that unite colorful innovation with exceptional performance. Among 2025 trade introductions to be showcased at this year’s conference is Encore® Azalea Autumn Kiss™, a dazzlingly distinct addition to the Encore® Azalea collection. Semi-double blooms with bright pink edges gracefully fade from soft pastel pink to a nearly-white hue towards the bloom’s center. The verdant evergreen foliage of Autumn Kiss adds four-season visual interest, while its conveniently compact, rounded habit makes it an attractive option for containers, small space gardens, and borders. Reblooming in spring, summer, and fall, Autumn Kiss thrives in full sun and is hardy in USDA Zones 6-10. Autumn Kiss reaches 3-4’ high and wide when mature. 

OASIS® Forage Products™, Booth #1534, empowers gardeners to bring the natural beauty of the outdoors in. New this year are the Holiday Strong foam and Porch Pot foam, designed to hold thick and heavy stems and branches securely. Plus, several new seasonal foam shapes, including pine trees, leaves, and stars, to create unique and festive designs. The company’s new glass container line, featuring column and terra vases, offers the perfect canvas for showcasing foraged floral creations, adding a unique assortment to a garden center's shelves. These additions and the Create Kits provide garden centers with a wide range of versatile and high-quality options to inspire their customers and craft beautiful designs.

Meet the newest introductions from Star® Roses and Plants, Booth #3217, a trusted name bringing exceptional plants to gardens worldwide. New for 2025, Loves Me, Loves Me Not™, is a masterpiece among hybrid tea roses. Its opulent, deep rose-pink blooms, each spanning 5.5” and adorned with over 200 lush petals, have a captivating fragrance blending lilac, gardenia, and hints of fruit. With a rich history dating back to 1897, Star® Roses and Plants continues to introduce breakthrough roses, shrubs, and edibles. Their most notable brands include The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses, Bushel and Berry®, and Bloomables®. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural, Star® Roses and Plants is a name you can rely on for quality and innovation. 

Agymer LLC, drawing inspiration from the principles of open-field agriculture, has pioneered a new innovative container design.  The technology and design are poised to revolutionize the entire plant supply chain, offering a new level of environmental sustainability and value-added efficiency. Agymer's efficient design not only provides a natural and healthy environment for plant growth but also reduces water usage, eliminates root rot and anaerobic bacteria, preserves nutrients, and enhances airflow and root mass. The container and accessories are now available in multiple sizes, colors, and materials, including biodegradable polymers (coming soon!).  This innovation is a reason for optimism for the future of the nursery industry.  Licensing opportunities available.

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