Syngenta introduces new geranium varieties

Hybrid geraniums are known for their great growth and heat-tolerance attributes. | File photo

Four new geraniums from Calliope introduced by Syngenta Flowers at California Spring Trials in April are available in three new medium and one large varieties.

The Calliope hybrid geraniums are known for their great growth and heat-tolerance attributes.

“By expanding our Calliope Medium and Large series, growers now have more options available to them when it comes to interspecific geraniums,” Syngenta Flowers' marketing manager Jeff LaCourse said. “Whether they are looking for compact, controlled habits or larger, more vigorous varieties, we have it in Calliope.”

The medium varieties, which come in scarlet, pink flame and dark red, are ideal for quarts, two-gallon containers and hanging baskets. The larger varieties, which come in pink, are designed for gallons to 14-inch pots and larger.

Syngenta Flowers has 50 new varieties including the BeeBright and HoneyCluster Pentas, TopSpin Begonia and Snaptastic Snapdragon. The pentas are pollinator-friendly and cost saving; the begonia can be finished cool with other spring bedding plants to lower energy costs; the Snapdragon has strong stems and roots for branching and less breakage.

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