BabyCakes™ Blackberry

Babycakes™ blackberry wins top judges' honors at New Varieties Showcase

There were 55 outstanding new trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and vines on display at the 2016 New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Show in Portland. But BabyCakes™ Blackberry (Rubus x 'APF-236T') and Lavalamp™ Sublime™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Kolmakilma' PPAF, CBRAF) stood out from the crowd.

The Farwest Show judging panel, made up of industry experts, selected BabyCakes™ Blackberry for Best in Show honors. Meanwhile, show attendees chose Lavalamp™ Sublime™ Hydrangea for the People's Choice Award.

The 2016 showcase featured plants with interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and other characteristics, all displayed in an attractive format. The Farwest Show is produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN). "Every year, the New Varieties Showcase offers nursery professionals a chance to see the best in new plants, and this year was no exception," OAN Director of Events Allan Niemi said. "We had one of our largest assortments of new plants, with 55 in the lineup."

BabyCakes™ Blackberry is a dwarf thornless blackberry bush bred by the University of Arkansas and jointly selected by Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. and the University of Arkansas. It was introduced by Fall Creek and is available from Farwest exhibitors Alpha Nursery, Bailey Nurseries Inc., Fisher Farms LLC and Monrovia.

Lavalamp™ Sublime™ Hydrangea

Lavalamp™ Sublime™ Hydrangea was hybridized by Kolster BV in The Netherlands, and is available from Farwest Show exhibitor Van Belle Nursery Inc.

In addition to the Best in Show award winner, the judges chose three other plants for honorable mention status.

There were three runners-up in the balloting for the People's Choice Award. They were:


2016 New Varieties Showcase Selections

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Printable New Varieties Showcase Selections

Mystic Daydream Abelia

Mystic Daydream Abelia
Abelia grandiflora 'Opstal40' PPAF

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Ron van Opstal from The Netherlands. Zone 6b.

A great, lowmaintenance shrub, with a compact, bushy habit. This Abelia boasts large, white flowers with a sweet scent. In fall the foliage turns an eye-catching burgundy color. Use as a border plant or in a hedge. Prefers full sun. Fast grower to 2–3 feet tall and wide.

Available as 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).

 



Plum Passion® Vine Maple

Plum Passion® Vine Maple
Acer circinatum 'MonCir'

Selection made by Rick Wells at Monrovia in Dayton, Oregon. Zones 7–10.

This wonderful ornamental is native to the Pacific Northwest and is a great choice for landscaping or native plant gardening. From radiant green leaves to purple and white flowers to its scarlet samaras, the brilliant displays of color delight the senses throughout its seasons. Foliage turns brilliant red in the fall. Fantastic when used as a specimen tree in small space gardens where shade and color are desired. Prefers full sun. Grows to 15 feet tall and 8 feet wide.

Available as #5 and #7 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Radiant™ Japanese Maple

Radiant™ Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Radiant'

Discovered by David Freed of Garden Design Nursery in Danielsville, Georgia, as a sport on Acer palmatum 'Cosmos'. Zones 6–9.

Acer palmatum 'Radiant' is distinguished from other similar maples in that the variegation is very consistent, and is more pink than 'Ukigumo'. 'Radiant' has incredible pink, green and white foliage throughout the year that is most pronounced in a bit of shade. Variegation extends to the twigs as well, which show some striping. The remarkable variegation will tolerate sun or shade and does not fade as the season wears on. Use in the landscape as a mixed border plant or in the shade garden. Prefers partial shade and welldrained soil. Dwarf upright tree form reaches 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide in 10 years.

Available as #1 and #3 containers from Rare Tree Nursery (Booth #16027).

 



Northern Star Agapanthus

Northern Star Agapanthus
Agapanthus hybrid 'Northern Star' PP20957

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Richard Fulcher in the U.K. Zone 6b.

A lovely new Agapanthus that flowers the first year! Its stunning blue flowers have a dark blue stripe on the petals. Use as a focal plant, or in mixed containers, mass plantings or borders. Prefers full sun. Grows to 2 feet tall and wide.

Available as rooted cuttings from Magnolia Gardens Nursery (Booth #14027).

 



Elektra Blue Alyogyne

Elektra Blue Alyogyne
Alyogyne hybrid 'HUTWOW' PP23958

Introduced by Star® Roses and Plants. Hybridized by Graham Hutchins in the U.K. Zones 9–11.

The largest flowers in its class, Elektra Blue's distinct and attractive blooms are a colorful lavender with a small, burgundycolored eye. When grown in a climate with mild winters, the flowers will bloom continuously. Stems are well branched and the foliage is finely divided. Use as a border specimen or architectural accent. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Bushy, rounded habit reaches 5 feet tall and wide.

Available as plugs and liners from Star® Roses and Plants (Booth #16003).

 



Pink Kiss Anemone

Pink Kiss Anemone
Anemone 'PKAN' PP24023

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Kaneko San in Japan. Zone 6a.

Loads of prolific, pink flowers appear in late summer on this dwarf Anemone. Ideal for small spaces, this variety is low maintenance and blooms for a long period of time. Use in the perennial border, in containers or as a focal plant. Prefers full sun. It has a compact habit, reaching 8 inches tall and 4 inches wide.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

 



Utah Columbine

Utah Columbine
Aquilegia scopulorum

Introduced by Native Roots LLC. A selection from Dr. Stephen Love at the University of Idaho Research Center. Zones 4–11.

Uncommonly blue and dense, tightly compact mounding foliage is covered with medium blue flowers held on short stems in spring. Re-blooms moderately throughout the summer and into fall. As a selection from the native species, this plant has been selected for its ornamental value in the landscape while keeping all the desired characteristics of a native: low water requirements, pest and disease resistance, low maintenance and attractiveness to beneficial and native pollinators. Use in rock gardens, flower beds or borders. Prefers part shade to full sun and well-drained soil. Compact, uniform habit reaches 8–12 inches tall and wide.

Available as seed, 50-cell liners, 4-inch and #1 containers from Native Roots LLC (Booth #3055), Walla Walla Nursery Co. Inc. (Booth #12019) and Little Prince of Oregon Nursery Inc. (Booth #7025).

 



Low Scape™ Hedger Chokeberry

Low Scape™ Hedger Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa Low Scape™ Hedger

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice® Flowering Shrubs. Discovered by Mark Brand in Willington, Connecticut. Zones 3–9.

Low Scape™ Hedger is a super versatile native flowering shrub. Dense, glossy green foliage is covered in hundreds of white flowers in the spring. In fall, the foliage lights up in bright reds and oranges. Use as a border plant, low hedge, screening, in a mass planting, as a specimen or focal point or even in containers. This chokeberry can be pruned into a hedge or left to grow naturally. It is easy to grow, prefers full sun to part shade and is tolerant of wet or dry soils, and hot or cold climates. It does not sucker, needs little maintenance and bears little to no fruit. Deer resistant. Drought and heat tolerant. Grows to 3–5 feet tall and 2–3 feet wide.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037), and liners and #2 and #3 containers from Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).

 



Low Scape™ Mound Chokeberry

Low Scape™ Mound Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa Low Scape™ Mound

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice® Flowering Shrubs. Discovered by Mark Brand in Willington, Connecticut. Zones 3–9.

Low Scape™ Mound is a tough, tolerant, tidy little mound of glossy green foliage. In spring, it's covered in hundreds of dainty white flowers, and in autumn, the leaves turn brilliant red to contrast with dark, purple-black fruit. The unique, low-growing, mound-shaped habit makes it perfect for mass planting as a ground cover or edging plant. It can also be used in containers, as an edible herb or as a lawn substitute. Easy to grow and thrives nearly anywhere, including cold or hot climates, wet or dry soils and sun or part shade. Salt, drought and heat tolerant. Its low-growing, mounded habit reaches 1–2 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037), and liners and #2 and #3 containers from Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).

 



Sunjoy® Tangelo Barberry

Sunjoy® Tangelo Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'O' Byrne' PP26546

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice® Flowering Shrubs. Discovered by Ernie O' Byrne in Oregon. Zones 4–8.

A zingy orange accent to spice up your landscape! Bright and cheery, this new barberry has vivid orange foliage that develops a distinctive chartreuse margin as the season goes on. Stronger growing than other variegated cultivars, it is colorful in the landscape from spring to fall. Certified wheat-rust resistant. Highly deer resistant and drought tolerant. Use in the landscape as a hedge plant, a focal point for intense foliage color, or for planting under windows for added security. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Strong grower reaches 3–4 feet tall and wide.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037).

 



EverColor® Everlite Carex

EverColor® Everlite Carex
Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' PPAF

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Pat Fitzgerald in Ireland. Zone 5a.

The compact, mounded habit of 'Everlite' makes this variety ideal for small spaces. Foliage is cream with dark green edges and is maintenance free. Use in mixed containers, mass plantings, borders, vertical walls and shade plantings. Prefers part sun. Its dwarf habit reaches 6 inches tall and wide.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

 



Lemon Ice Ceanothus

Lemon Ice Ceanothus
Ceanothus 'Lemon Ice' PP20938

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Sebastian Hoogenraad in The Netherlands. Zone 6b.

Striking blue flowers atop brilliant lemon and lime variegated foliage. 'Lemon Ice' is low maintenance. Use as a focal plant, flowering hedge, border plant or in a mixed container. Prefers full sun. Bushy, upright habit reaches 4–5 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide.

Available as liners and finished containers from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).

 



Daiyu™ Boulevard® Clematis

Daiyu™ Boulevard® Clematis
Clematis 'Evipo086' PPAF

Bred by Poulsen Roser in Denmark and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 4–9.

With a hot pink bloom, this Boulevard® clematis is sure to be a garden showstopper. This compact clematis vine flowers from every leaf axil, resulting in flowers from the ground up, and better yet, it has great rebloom during the summer months. Can be used to cover a wall or in a container because of the compact size. Prefers full sun. Grows to 6 feet tall. Easy pruning — cut to 6 inches in the late fall.

Available as trellised #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Nubia™ Boulevard® Clematis

Nubia™ Boulevard® Clematis
Clematis 'Evipo079' PPAF

Bred by Poulsen Roser in Denmark and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 4–9.

Looking for a red flower to make a statement? Look no further. Nubia™ is a more free flowering, dark red clematis that replaces 'Rebecca'. Excellent in large planters or as an entryway accent, and offers great rebloom during the summer. Can be used to cover a wall or in a container because of the compact size. Prefers full sun. Grows to 6 feet tall. Easy pruning — cut to 6 inches in the late fall.

Available as trellised #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Uptick™ Gold & Bronze Tickseed

Uptick™ Gold & Bronze Tickseed
Coreopsis hybrida Uptick™ 'Gold & Bronze'

Introduced by Darwin Perennials. Represented in North America by Ball Seed and Star® Roses and Plants. Zones 5–9.

Bred and selected for powdery mildew resistance, Uptick™ 'Gold & Bronze' has the largest flowers of any hardy, interspecific Coreopsis. Its flowers display bold gold outer petals with bronze inner petals. The flowers come on early, with little to no long-day requirements, and they do not fade in high temperatures. Use as an accent plant in the landscape. Prefers full sun and well-drained soils. Grows 12–14 inches tall and wide.

Available as unrooted cuttings and liners from Ball Horticultural Company (Booth #5043) and Star® Roses and Plants (Booth #16003).

 



Pink Elle Escallonia

Pink Elle Escallonia
Escallonia × 'Lades' PP23984

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Pepinieres Ladan in France. Zone 6b.

A great, new, lowmaintenance Escallonia variety, Pink Elle boasts large pink flowers that don't fade in the sun atop large foliage. Will rebloom after pruning. Use in a flowering hedge, border or mixed container. Prefers full sun. Moderate, bushy grower to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Available as 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).

 



Cherry Berries Wintergreen

Cherry Berries Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens 'GaulSid5'

Introduced by Briggs Nursery. Hybridized by Gurjit Sidhu, Sidhu & Sons Nursery. Zones 3–8.

Cherry Berries offers the most exceptionally large red berries you will find on a wintergreen. Bears fruit fall through spring. Its evergreen, glossy green foliage turns merlot-colored in the cool of winter. Use as a ground cover or as a cascading plant over hardscape features. Prefers part shade and acidic, humidic, well-drained soil. Low, spreading moderate grower reaches 8–10 inches tall and 3 feet wide.

Available as 2¼-inch and 3½-inch liners, 4-inch rounds and #1 containers from Briggs Nursery (Booth #18037).

 



Peppermint Pearl™ Wintergreen

Peppermint Pearl™ Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens 'SpecGP11' PPAF

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Special Plant Zundert in The Netherlands. Zones 3a–8b.

The first-ever Gaultheria with white berries, 'Peppermint Pearl' has an abundance of flowers, followed by large, white berries that change to pink over time. Use in mixed containers or in mass plantings. Prefers part sun. Moderate, bushy grower to 6 inches tall and 8 inches wide.

Available as 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).

 



Berried Treasure™ Box Huckleberry

Berried Treasure™ Box Huckleberry
Gaylussacia brachycera 'Berried Treasure'

Introduced by Briggs Nursery. Zones 5–8.

A striking four-season interest plant, 'Berried Treasure' has extremely glossy, evergreen, slightly serrated leaves that are ornately displayed on lateral-leaning stems. Whitish-pink, urn-shaped flowers appear in the spring, followed by very prominent, dark blue, edible berries. The fall color is a fiery crimson. It's easy to grow and maintain and will tolerate poor soils. Minimal water and fertility requirements. Use as a mass ground cover, border plant or cascading over hardscape features. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Low, spreading, vigorous habit reaches 8–12 inches tall and will grow 6 inches or more per year to reach 8 feet wide. Will colonize over time.

Available as 2¼-inch and 3½-inch liners and #1 containers from Briggs Nursery (Booth #18037).

 



Ice & Roses Red Hellebore

Ice & Roses Red Hellebore
Helleborus 'Ice & Roses Red'

Introduced by T & L Nursery Inc. Hybridized by Heuger Trading in Germany. Zone 5.

When it comes to vigor and flower count, this is the best red hellebore on the market to date. Gorgeous red color boasts a high stem count, high flower count and an amazing flower-to-foliage ratio after only one season of growth! The large, vigorous red flowers bloom from January to March. Use as a border plant, in containers and in the shade garden. Prefers shade and is easy to grow. Fast growing, mounded habit reaches 13 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

Available as #1 and #2 containers from Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

 



Ice & Roses Rose Hellebore

Ice & Roses Rose Hellebore
Helleborus 'Ice & Roses Rose'

Introduced by T & L Nursery Inc. Hybridized by Heuger Trading in Germany. Zone 5.

When it comes to vigor and flower count, this is the best pink hellebore on the market to date. Gorgeous rose color boasts a high stem count, high flower count and an amazing flower-to foliage ratio after only one season of growth! The large, vigorous rose-pink flowers bloom from January to March. Use as a border plant, in containers and in the shade garden. Prefers shade and is easy to grow. Fast growing, mounded habit reaches 13 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

Available as #1 and #2 containers from Skagit Garden Inc. (Booth #22037).

 



Carousel™ Pink Passion Hibiscus

Carousel™ Pink Passion Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Tahi16' PPAF

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Alain Tan in France. Zone 5a.

A new hardy hibiscus selection, Pink Passion has abundant, stunningly large pinkish-red flowers that can reach up to 7–8 inches across. The foliage is dark purple and deeply incised. It flowers earlier than other Hibiscus plants. Use as a focal plant, in mixed containers, borders or mass plantings. Prefers full sun. Moderate grower reaches 4–5 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide.

Available as 72-cell or 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059).

 



Hollywood™ Hibiscus Hot Head™

Hollywood™ Hibiscus Hot Shot
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis '8117-8' PPAF

Introduced by J. Berry Nursery. Bred by Lannes Nursery in Toulouse, France. Zones 9–10.

Part of the Hollywood™ series, Hot Shot boasts a vivid red bloom color, multi-day lasting booms, outstanding bud and bloom counts, deep green foliage and a naturally compact habit. Use as a tropical annual or in container gardens. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot. Moderate grower, reaching 4–5 feet tall and wide.

Available as 6 inches and larger from Fessler Nursery Company (Booth #12045) and represented by UpShoot LLC (Booth #3057).

 



Hollywood™ Hibiscus Leading Lady™

Hollywood™ Hibiscus Leading Lady™
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis '14007' PPAF

Introduced by J. Berry Nursery. Bred by Jim Berry at J. Berry Nursery. Zones 9–10.

Part of the Hollywood™ series, Leading Lady™ boasts a vivid yellow bloom color with a white center, multi-day lasting blooms, outstanding bud and bloom counts, deep green foliage and a naturally compact habit. Use as a tropical annual or in container gardens. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot. A moderate grower, reaching 4–5 feet tall and wide.

Available as 6 inches and larger from Fessler Nursery Company (Booth #12045) and represented by UpShoot LLC (Booth #3057).

 



First Editions® French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus

First Editions® French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus
Hibiscus syriacus 'Mindoub 1' PPAF

Introduced by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Hybridized by Patrick Pineau at Minier Nursery in France. Zones 5–8.

French Cabaret™ is the first in a series of sterile doubles from France. Blooming profusely from July to October with double flowers in large pompoms, resembling those of double carnations. Dark pink flower buds open to a delicate blush pink with shades of white. Compact in size, heat tolerant and easy to grow in the landscape. Valued for late season color in the landscape and perfect for shrub borders, screen or hedge and mass plantings. Prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil supplemented with peat moss or compost. Upright and compact in size; a medium grower to 5–8 feet tall and 4–7 feet wide.

Available as #2 containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019).

 



Purple Pillar™ Rose of Sharon

Purple Pillar™ Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Purple Pillar'

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice® Flowering Shrubs. Discovered by Marinus Adrianus Cornelis van Aart. Zones 5–9.

Purple Pillar™ is a totally unique rose of Sharon; it naturally grows as a narrow column instead of a wide, spreading plant. In summer, each stem is packed along its entire length with long blooming, semi-double purple blooms. Use as a screen, hedge, or border plant, in mass plantings, or as a garden or container specimen or focal point. Prefers full sun and needs good drainage; is heat and drought tolerant. Uniquely fastigiate habit reaches 10–16 feet tall and 2–3 feet wide.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037), and liners and #2 and #3 containers from Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).

 



Heavenly Ascent™ Holboellia Vine

Heavenly Ascent™ Holboellia Vine
Holboellia brachyandra 'HWJ1023'

Collected by Dan Hinkley and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 7–11.

A distinct, glossy evergreen climber with large, highly scented white flowers that are contrast by deep purple stems. The flower display is followed by edible, sausageshaped, purplered fruits, when pollinated. Blooms in the spring. Use as a vine to cover a wall or fantastic when used to shade an arbor or trellis. Prefers full sun. Grows to 12 feet tall.

Available as #5 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Oynx™ Hydrangea

Oynx™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Flamingo' PPAF

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Ard van Klaveren in The Netherlands. Zone 5b.

A stunning selection with strong, black stems and beautifully colored pink flowers that bloom on old and new wood. Use in a container, border, mass planting or as a focal point. Prefers full to part sun and is low maintenance. Grows to 4 feet tall and wide.

Available as 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).

 



Seaside Serenade® Cape Cod Hydrangea

Seaside Serenade® Cape Cod Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'HMUPSI' PPAF

Bred by Spring Meadow and exclusively introduced by Monrovia.

With its leathery, dark green, glossy foliage, this compact hydrangea will stand out from the pack. Flower is either dark blue or pink depending on the soil pH. Cape Cod has shown to be a good rebloomer summer through fall. With strong stems and short internodes, it won't be flopped all over your garden. A great garden performer that's also great in a container. Prefers part shade. Grows to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

Available as #2 and #5 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Seaside Serenade® Fire Island Hydrangea

Seaside Serenade® Fire Island Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmacodre' PPAF

Bred by Kolster BV in The Netherlands and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 4–9.

A breakthrough in hydrangea breeding, Fire Island is a parade of color! Starting with glossy bronze foliage in spring that gives way to bicolored blooms of red and white that then develop into deep pink. What's truly amazing is how long the flowers last in the garden or as a cut flower. As a tetraploid, this makes the plant stronger and tougher with thick stems and strong, deeply colored leathery foliage and long-lasting blooms. Has good rebloom and great dark bronze fall foliage color. Makes a statement in the garden or as entryway accent in a container. Blooms in spring and summer. Prefers part shade. Grows to 3½ feet tall and 3 feet wide.

Available as #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmagicor' PPAF

Bred by Kolster BV in The Netherlands and exclusively introduced by Monrovia.

Hamptons lives up to her name with larger-than-life, ballshaped blooms that are comprised of many serrated florets. Like her sister Fire Island, she's a reblooming tetraploid and starts spring with fantastic deep bronze leather-like foliage and amazingly tough thick stems and longlasting blooms. The flowers last longer because the thickness of the floret makes them far less susceptible to scorch and burn if you forget a watering on a hot day. A showstopper in a container but equally as fantastic in the garden and a great cut flower. Blooms in spring and summer. Prefers part shade. Grows to 3½ feet tall and 3 feet wide.

Available as #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Lavalamp™ Sublime™ Hydrangea

Lavalamp™ Sublime™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Kolmakilima' PPAF, CPBRAF

Hybridized by Kolster BV in The Netherlands. Zones 3–8.

Lavalamp's creamy white blooms emerge with a strong lime center that keeps shining through until late summer. It is extremely unique for a H. paniculata, as the color appears to be glowing green from the center. It boasts very strong stems. Use as a feature plant, foundation plant, in a hedge or in containers. Prefers full to part sun and moist, welldrained soil. Upright habit reaches 4–6 feet tall and wide.

Available as 4-inch liners and #2 containers from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043).

 



First Editions® Diamond Rouge™ Hydrangea

First Editions® Diamond Rouge™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Rendia' PP24667

Introduced by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Bred by Jean Renault in France. Zones 4–8.

The reddest Hydrangea paniculata on the market, Diamond Rouge™ has abundant, long-lasting flowers on strong stems that start white, then progress to pink, raspberry red and finally, wine red. The flowers start blooming in July and take on red coloration earlier in the season than other pink paniculatas. Perfect for foundations and small space gardens. Prefers full sun, or partial sun in southern states and loamy, moist, well-drained soil. Compact, upright habit grows to 4–5 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide.

Available as #2 containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019).

 



Jazzy Jewel™ Andorra Juniper

Jazzy Jewel™ Andorra Juniper
Juniper horizontalis 'MonGeo' PPAF

A selection made by Ron Kinney and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 3–9.

This colorful, hardy spreading juniper will stand out in your garden year round with its golden jewel-like color splashes. In winter, the green foliage turns purple in color for an added color blast against the gold. A great low maintenance garden performer with character. Prefers full sun. Grows to 2 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

Available as #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Lavender Lace™

Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Lavender Lace™
Lagerstroemia indica 'CS2012-12' PPAF

Introduced by J. Berry Nursery. Bred by Jim Berry at J. Berry Nursery. Zone 6.

Part of the Black Diamond® crape myrtle series, Lavender Lace™ has dramatic black foliage crowned with masses of lavender blooms. The Black Diamond® series provides interest in every season and is extremely low maintenance and drought tolerant once established. Use as a specimen tree, in a flowering hedge or in a container garden. Resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and mildew. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Moderate grower reaches 10 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

Available as #3 containers and larger from Fessler Nursery Company (Booth #12045) and represented by UpShoot LLC (Booth #3057).

 



Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Mystic Magenta™

Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Mystic Magenta™
Lagerstroemia indica '#11 Li' PPAF

Introduced by J. Berry Nursery. Discovered in Lannes, France. Zones 9–10.

Part of the Black Diamond® crape myrtle series, Mystic Magenta™ has dramatic black foliage crowned with masses of magenta-pink blooms. The Black Diamond® series provides interest in every season and is extremely low maintenance and drought tolerant once established. Use as a specimen tree, in a flowering hedge or in a container garden. Resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and mildew. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Moderate grower reaches 10 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

Available as #3 containers and larger from Fessler Nursery Company (Booth #12045) and represented by UpShoot LLC (Booth #3057).

 



First Editions® Sunset Magic™ Crape Myrtle

First Editions® Sunset Magic™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-IX' PPAF

Introduced by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Hybridized by Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick and Oren McBee in Watkinsville, Georgia. Zones 7–9.

This compact beauty has large, almost truered inflorescences that cover the dark foliage when it flowers. Sunset Magic™ flowers more heavily than other reds with dark foliage. Deep, black-purple leaves are flatter, more lustrous and hold their dark color into late summer. Its intermediate size makes it desirable for widespread use as a specimen color shrub or in hedges or screens. Prefers hot, full-sun locations and well-drained soil. Sunset Magic™ is Cercospora resistant. Upright, fast growing habit reaches 5–10 feet tall and 4–8 feet wide.

Available as #3 containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019).

 



Big Time Blue™ Lavender

Big Time Blue™ Lavender
Lavendula angustifolia 'Armtipp01' PP24827

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Gerard Lentjes in The Netherlands. Zones 5a–10.

Big Time Blue™ boasts the largest flowers of any L. angustifolia on the market. The traditional blue flowers rest atop compact, silvery foliage. There's a striking contrast between foliage and flower. A vigorous grower with a strong root system. Use in containers, borders or mass plantings. Prefers full sun. Compact grower reaches 2 feet tall and wide.

Available as 50-cell liners and #2 and #3 containers from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059), Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037) and Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).

 



Leafscape™ Burning Love Leucothoe

Leafscape™ Burning Love Leucothoe
Leucothoe keiskei 'Opstal50' PPAF

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Ron van Opstal in The Netherlands. Zones 5a–10.

Striking reddish purple new shoots bring a fun new color to the garden for an evergreen choice. The compact, bushy habit makes a nice addition for shade-loving options. Use in mixed containers, borders or in mass plantings. Prefers part sun to shade. Grows to 1–2 feet tall and wide.

Available as 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).

 



Sunshine Ligustrum

Sunshine Ligustrum
Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine' PP20379

Introduced by Sunset Western Garden Collection™. Discovered by Pat McCracken. Zones 6–10.

'Sunshine' Ligustrum offers year-round color and flourishes in full sun. It is sterile, non-invasive and will not reseed. Grown for its striking golden foliage, this variety does not bloom. Use as an accent in the garden or container, in a hedge, or as a mass planting. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Moderate grower to 4–6 feet tall and wide.

Available as #1, #2 and #3 containers from Alpha Nursery (Booth #18019), Fisher Farms LLC (#10037) and Hochstein Nursery LLC (Booth #19046).

 



Groundhugger Honeysuckle

Groundhugger Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum 'Inov 205' PP25702

Introduced by Star® Roses and Plants. Hybridized by INRA, Beaucouze, France. Zones 9–11.

Vastly more compact than any other Lonicera of its class, Groundhugger grows to only 5 feet tall. Purplecolored buds give way to bicolor light pink and yellow, tropical looking, fragrant flowers. Use as a ground cover or low-growing vine in the landscape, or even in a container. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Low to moderately vigorous growth reaches 5 feet tall and 4–5 feet wide.

Available as plugs and liners from Star® Roses and Plants (Booth #16003).

 



Scarlet O' Hara™ Lychnis

Scarlet O' Hara™ Lychnis
Lychnis × arkwrightii 'Pmoore05' PP25460

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Peter Moore in the U.K. Zones 3b–8a.

This unique new selection with bright red flowers atop bronze foliage provides an excellent contrast in the garden. Bushy, compact habit. Use in mixed containers, borders or mass plantings. Prefers full sun. Grows to 1–2 feet tall and wide.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059).

 



Sunset Boulevard Nandina

Sunset Boulevard Nandina
Nandina domestica 'Sunset Boulevard' PP26002

Introduced by Star® Roses and Plants. Hybridized by Breederplants in The Netherlands. Zone 6.

'Sunset Boulevard' is a compact Nandina with wide, shiny, limegreen foliage and beautiful, coral-colored new growth. This variety was selected for its beautiful foliage colors, ranging from yellow, coral, orange and sunset; more diverse than anything else on the market. It has a tight, compact, dense, neat habit. In fall it turns an intense deep red when temperatures drop. A great plant for a hardy, but tropical look in the landscape. Use in small spaces in the garden or in containers. Heat and drought tolerant. Prefers full sun to part shade. Grows to 3 feet tall and wide.

Available as 32- and 72-cell liners from Star® Roses and Plants (Booth #16003).

 



Twilight Nandina

Twilight Nandina
Nandina domestica 'Twilight'

Discovered as a sport of 'Gulf Stream' at Magnolia Gardens Nursery. Zones 7–10.

New growth produces stunning pink and white variegated leaves on pink stems that mature to green, providing exquisite layers of color throughout the year. The leaves make 'Twilight' truly stand out in the landscape and it is a versatile plant that can be enjoyed in many ways. Use as a standalone accent plant, in mass plantings or as the centerpiece in a large, mixed container. Prefers full shade to part sun and requires low to moderate water. Compact, upright habit grows to 3–4 feet tall and wide.

Available as 72-cell liners from Magnolia Gardens Nursery (Booth #14027) and as #1 and #5 containers from Hochstein Nursery LLC (Booth #19046), Advanced Ornamentals Inc. (Booth #10019) and Means Nursery Inc. (Booth #15011).

 



BabyCakes™ Blackberry

BabyCakes™ Blackberry
Rubus hybrid 'APF-236T'

Introduced by Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. Bred by the University of Arkansas and jointly selected by Fall Creek and the University of Arkansas. Zones 4–8.

BabyCakes™ is a dwarf, thornless blackberry with showy, white spring flowers; lush green spring and summer foliage; and large and sweet summer blackberries that produce on the plant in a fireworks-like spray of fruit. It is ideally suited for use in large, decorative patio pots, but can be grown in the garden space as well. Prefers full sun, although in very hot regions some afternoon shade is recommended. Compact, rounded and upright habit reaches 3–4 feet tall and wide.

Available as #1 containers and larger from Alpha Nursery (Booth #18019), Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019), Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037) and Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Red Rhapsody® Chinese Hydrangea Vine

Red Rhapsody® Chinese Hydrangea Vine
Schizophragma elliptifolum 'MonLaBaHe'

Collected by Dan Hinkley and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 7–9.

An extremely rare selection chosen for its red petiole and new foliage. Makes a dramatic garden statement by virtue of its foliage alone and is enhanced with fantastic white lacecap heart-shaped sepal blooms in early summer. Schizophragma climbs and clings with aerial roots and looks great growing on a wall or up a tree. It can take full sun or shade but does best in partial shade. Grows to 10–15 feet tall.

Available as #5 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Lacy Hearts™ Variegated Chinese Hydrangea Vine

Lacy Hearts™ Variegated Chinese Hydrangea Vine
Schizophragma elliptifolum 'MonHart'

Collected by Dan Hinkley and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 6–9.

Glossy green heart-shaped foliage shimmers with splashes of creamy white. Accented with white, lacecaphydrangea like blooms in early summer, this vine draws the eye with its foliage alone. Schizophragma climbs and clings with aerial roots and looks great growing on a wall or up a tree. It can take full sun or shade but does best in partial shade. Grows to 10 feet tall.

Available as #5 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Magical® Pride Snowberry

Magical® Pride Snowberry
Symphoricarpos 'Kolmprid' Magical® Pride

Introduced by Plants Nouveau. Bred by Peter Kolster. Zones 3–8.

Magical® Pride is a well-branched, upright form with plump, dark pink berries that cluster along the stems from top to bottom. Bred for the cut flower market, it clothes itself in flowers followed by fruit from down low on the stems to the very tips. Fruit set is heavy and very colorful; makes a beautiful addition to the garden or bouquets. Use as a shrub border for late season interest, in irregular groupings, as an informal hedge or in masses for a readily available supply of cut stems for the floral market. Prefers full sun to light shade in free-draining soil with moderate fertility. Grows to 4 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide.

Available as medium and large plug liners from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



Star of Tuscany™ Jasmine

Star of Tuscany™ Jasmine
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Selbra' PP20278

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Albrecht Brands and Jos Selten in The Netherlands. Zones 6b–11.

A hardy, reblooming star jasmine with gorgeous yellow flowers. Its flowers offer a profuse, sweet scent. Hardy to zone 6b when planted in the garden. Use in containers with a trellis, or as a climber in the garden. Prefers full to part sun. Reaches 6–7 feet tall.

Available as 4-inch liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059) and Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059).



Shiny Dancer™ Viburnum

Shiny Dancer™ Viburnum
Viburnum × 'NCVX1' PPAF

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice® Flowering Shrubs. Bred by Tom Ranney in North Carolina. Zones 6–8.

Shiny Dancer™ is an extraordinary compact Viburnum noted for its super shiny, surreal, waxy leaves that are tinged with an attractive red margin. Abundant creamy white flowers adorn this shrub in spring; the dark green, heavy textured, semievergreen leaves turn a rich burgundy red in late autumn. This easy-to-grow, adaptable landscape plant will produce dark red, persistent fruit when planted near either Viburnum 'Huron' or 'Chippewa'. Use in the landscape as a border plant, in mass plantings or as a specimen or focal point. Deer resistant. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soils. Compact, mounded habit reaches 3–5 feet tall and wide.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037).



Sharon Kay™ Doublefile Viburnum

Sharon Kay™ Doublefile Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shakaz'

Introduced by UpShoot LLC and discovered by Greg and Sharon Fuhrer of Locust Grove Nursery in Pennsylvania. Zone 5.

Sharon Kay has creamy white, 3-inch snowball flowers along layered branches that bloom not once, not twice, but up to three times in a growing season (based on weather and soil conditions). The flowers appear at the same time as other standard doublefile viburnums. The foliage is darker green than the species and has red petioles. Leaves turn an attractive burgundy color in autumn. Use in a mixed perennial border or as a landscape foundation plant. Can also be grown as a specimen shrub or limbed up as a small tree. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Fast grower with a mounding habit that reaches 8 feet tall and wide.

Available as liners and #2, #3 and #5 containers from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059) and Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).



Lemon Ice™ Weigela

Lemon Ice™ Weigela
Weigela florida 'Lemiczam'

Introduced by UpShoot LLC for LCN Selections. Discovered by Jim Zampini in Perry, Ohio. Zone 5.

One of the first weigelas to bloom in the spring, 'Lemon Ice' puts on a show of pleasing lemon yellow flowers. Sporadic blooms appear through the summer and fall. Immature stems are red, contrasting nicely against green leaves. Use in the background of the landscape or as a shrub for mass plantings. It prefers full sun and moist, welldrained soil, but will tolerate poor soil. A fast grower, with a mounding habit that reaches 5–6 feet tall and wide.

Available as liners and #2, #3 and #5 containers from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059), Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037) and Youngblood Nursery Inc. (Booth #18045).



Golden Jackpot® Weigela

Golden Jackpot® Weigela
Weigela florida 'MonRigney'

Bred by Mr. Ken Rigney in the U.K. and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Zones 4–9.

Bring sunshine to your garden with this hardy bright yellow foliaged Weigela that keeps its color with no burn or fadeout though summer. The color is offset with a tidy, rounded habit and covered with dark maroon blooms that contrast against the yellow foliage. A versatile hardy shrub to use in a flower border or to feature in front of larger shrubs. Blooms in spring and reblooms during the summer. Prefers full sun. Grows to 4 feet tall and wide.

Available as #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).



Wings of Fire Weigela

Wings of Fire Weigela
Weigela florida 'Wings of Fire' PP21920

Introduced by Concept Plants. Hybridized by Henny Kolster in The Netherlands. Zone 5a.

This beautiful new Weigela offers an amazing show in the fall with bright red foliage color. Pink flowers bloom profusely in the spring. A fast grower, and well-branched, it makes for a strong plant compared to other selections. Use in mixed containers, borders or mass plantings. Prefers full sun. Grows to 4 feet tall and wide.

Available as 4-inch liners and #2 and #3 containers from JRT Nurseries Inc. (Canada) (Booth #14059), Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #3059), and Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).



Badland Mule's Ear

Badland Mule's Ear
Wyethia scabra

Introduced by Native Roots LLC. A selection from Dr. Stephen Love at the University of Idaho Research Center. Zones 4–9.

Called the "sunflower of the desert," this species offers interesting foliage that is brittle in appearance, with a sandpaper feel. Flowers appear in the summer and are long, dark, golden-yellow and 3–4 inches in diameter. As a selection from the native species, this plant has been selected for its ornamental value in the landscape while keeping all the desired characteristics of low water requirements, pest and disease resistance, low maintenance and attractiveness to beneficial and native pollinators. Use in harsh, dry sites or windblown areas that need soil stabilization or a ground cover. Perfect for a dry garden bed or the hot spot where nothing else will grow. Prefers full sun and coarse-to-medium, well-drained soil. The spreading, mound-like habit reaches 18–24 inches tall and 20–25 inches wide.

Available as seed, 50-cell liners, 4-inch and #1 containers from Native Roots LLC (Booth #3055), Walla Walla Nursery Co. Inc. (Booth #12019) and Little Prince of Oregon Nursery Inc. (Booth #7025).



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