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options in the mini category:       Laser Synchro when a narrow bloom  flowering, and feature umbrella-like blooms
                                            window is a top priority.           with a white calyx that’s a beautiful accent
        Verano is bred to have good heat tolerance,
        so it’s an excellent choice for summer  Snowridge Midi, formerly part of the Laser   on the Pink and Purple varieties. (White is
        production  and for  landscape use.  The  series, times well with Laser and produces   also available.)
        series has seven new colors for 2018,  an abundance of flame-patterned blooms.  Another stunner  to  drive  impulse  sales  is
        including three Solar types: Red Solar,  The Snowridge Midi series displays excellent  the ruffle-flowered Friller series. Friller is up
        Pure White Solar and Deep Neon Flamed  heat and Botrytis tolerance, too.   to three weeks earlier and more uniform in
        Solar, along with a new Solar Mix. The Solar   Allure isn’t the earliest among intermediates,   flowering than other fringed types.
        designation indicates varieties with best-of-  but it’s worth the wait. It may take a little  In the  bicolor category, Snowridge Maxi
        the-best heat tolerance within the series.   longer to flower, but the blooms come in an  features stable flame-patterned flowers on
        Verano Fuji varieties display a prominent   explosion of color, making Allure perfect for  upscale-looking plants. Formerly part of
        and  stable  flame  pattern.  Three  new  Fuji   phased growing. For 2018, Allure expands  the Sierra series and timed to match Sierra
        colors are available for 2018: Fuji Neon Pink,   with three new colors—Lavender, Dark  Synchro, Snowridge Maxi varieties share the
        Fuji Salmon Pink and Fuji Wine Red.  Violet Fuji and Wine Red Fuji. The series  same strong tolerance for heat and Botrytis.
        The Mini Winter series is bred for winter  also picks up an important upgrade with   Silver stunners
        production,  and for  outdoor use  where  Red Improved.                 Silver-leafed cyclamen are a practical
        cool, wet conditions can prevail. Flamed Fuji   Superb standards        pairing of beauty and brawn: They have
        colors are available here, too, with Fuji Red   Standard cyclamen are most often used for  fantastic retail appeal and deliver excellent
        and Fuji Wine Red being new this season.
                                            potted crop sales in 5½- to 6-inch pots. The  landscape performance! You can find silver-
        Winfall is an early-blooming mini series  one exception to this rule is Perfetto. Perfetto,  leafed options in every size category.
        with a uniform and tightly mounded habit.  a compact standard, has an intermediate   Among miniatures, you can’t go wrong with
        Multiple small leaves and central flowering  plant habit with a standard size flower, so it   Picasso  or  Silverado.  The  former  offers
        make it ideal for high-density production  packs a colorful punch in 4½- to 5-inch pots.   fragrant flowers, while the latter is earlier to
        of quality plants. The series includes eight  The series spans nine colors and two mixes,   flower. Both are solid outdoor performers.
        colors and a mix.                   including one new color: Purple Flame.
                                                                                Intermediate Rembrandt is also shines
        New in this category is Snowridge Mini.  Meanwhile, back in 5- to 6-inch pot territory,   in outdoor applications, with long-lasting
        Previously sold as a subset of the Winfall  Sierra  is  a  free-flowering  series  with  long-  flowers. This series offers two improved
        series, Snowridge Mini’s four colors feature  lasting blooms. XL is another solid choice   varieties  for  2018  (Dark  Violet  and  Pure
        consistent, stable flame-patterned blooms  here, with large flowers that are supported   White), plus two all-new colors in Light
        with thick petals that hold up well through  by thick, sturdy stems. The XL series has   Violet and Orchid.
        production and transport.           two new additions for 2018: Fuji Red and
                                            Flame Mix.                          Winter Ice fits the standard segment and
        Incredible intermediates                                                displays foliage with broad silver bands.
        For 4- to 5-inch pots, intermediate types fit  For an even beefier plant, try Rainier or   It’s  free flowering with  blooms that  are
        the bill. Consider any of these reliable series  Mammoth. Both of these series size up   supported by sturdy stems.
        for your next program:              nicely for 6- to 7-inch pots, and both display
        Laser is a fast-flowering intermediate for   large, florist-quality flowers.  Consider  any  of  these  selections  for  your
                                                                                next holiday program! Cyclamen make lovely
        early to mid-season sales. It’s also a proven  When your program demands something   gift plants. Shades of red, accented by silver
        landscape performer. Laser Synchro colors  truly unique, take a look at Fleur en Vogue.   leaves, are festive alternatives for poinsettia-
        represent the most uniform varieties within  This novelty series is just the ticket for   weary shoppers at Christmastime. They’re
        the series, for both habit and timing. Choose  premium retail sales. Plants are very free
                                                                                just as nice on Valentine’s Day, too.
                                                                   Digital  Bonus  Content |
                                            Picasso Violet
                                            Flamed cyclamen
                                            from Sakata                                            Fleur en Vogue
                                                                                                   Purple cyclamen from
                                                                                                   Syngenta Flowers
        Dark Violet
        from Sakata
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