Summer 2012


Harmony New Guineas

ng_pink_creamWe reviewed the Harmony New Guineas last year but the versatility this crop displays warrants a longer, slower look. What can this plant do for both garden centers and retailers? It’s not a famous series as far as New Guineas go and that’s a shame—we find this variety to be just about perfect in a number of ways.

Stems count with New Guineas—they need big, strong stems to hold their ample leaves and flowers. Dropped into a small pot, however, those same stems can lead to one lanky plant; hence, we have the Harmony series. This is a Goldilocks cultivar for 4-1/2 inch pots: not too big, not too small . . . just right. What has changed is how the plant branches underneath those flowers and leaves.