2015 WINNERS!

People's Choice Awards

Best of Show

First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic® Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-VII' PPAF

First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic® Crape Myrtle

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Plants of Merit

Happiness Euonymus
Euonymus japonica 'Happiness'


Happiness Euonymus

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Ketchup 'n' Fries™ TomTato®
Solanum lycopersicum/Solanum tuberosum 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'


Ketchup 'n' Fries™ TomTato®

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Little Angel Blush Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia × hybrida 'Little Angel Blush'


Little Angel Blush Angel's Trumpet

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Judge's Choice Awards

Best in Show

New Love Clematis
Clematis 'New Love'

New Love Clematis

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Plants of Merit

Golden Belltower Columnar Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Golden Belltower' PPAF


Golden Belltower Columnar Ironwood

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First Editions® Summer Ruffle™ Hibiscus
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aarticus' PPAF


First Editions® Summer Ruffle™ Hibiscus

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Happiness Euonymus
Euonymus japonica 'Happiness'


Happiness Euonymus

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2015 New Varieties Showcase Selections

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CONIFERS

Golden Duke™ Eastern Hemlock

Golden Duke™ Eastern Hemlock
Tsuga canadensis 'MonJers' PPAF

Introduced by Monrovia. Discovered by a Monrovia craftsman in Dayton, Oregon. Zones 4–7.

This superb new conifer, native to North America, nearly glows with bright golden-yellow foliage followed by striking yellow-orange winter foliage on graceful, upright pyramidal arching branches. Attracts birds, too. Compact, upright and slow growing, this shrub reaches 6–10 feet tall and 2–3 feet wide in 10 years. Ideal as a focal point for the landscape or rock garden, but also a stately choice in a large container. Prefers partial sun to full shade and average to enriched, evenly moist soil. Higher sun tolerance in cool, northern climates. Evergreen.

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

 

EDIBLES

Ketchup 'n' Fries™ TomTato®

Ketchup 'n' Fries™ TomTato®
Solanum lycopersicum/Solanum tuberosum 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'

Introduced by SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables LLC/Log House Plants/Plug Connection. Originated from the Dutch grower, Beekenkamp. Zone 10.

An incredible innovation in vegetable growing — a sweet cherry tomato plant grafted onto a delicious white potato plant. Harvest tomatoes throughout the summer and early fall, then cut the tomato plant at the base and remove. Leave the potatoes in ground for 10–14 days to season and sweeten, then harvest. Reaches 5–6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Best grown in the ground or in a #15 or larger container. Grow in full sun. Ketchup 'n' Fries is a strong, vigorous hybrid with disease resistance.

Available as liners from Ball Horticultural Company (Booth #5043) and as #1 containers from HGTV HOME Plant Collection (Booth #2049), Skagit Gardens (Booth #22037), Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. (Booth #21055) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 



Perpetua Blueberry

Perpetua Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Perpetua' USPP #24209

Offered by Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. as part of the BrazelBerries® collection. Perpetua was developed by Chad Finn at the USDA-ARS in collaboration with Oregon State University. Zones 4–8.

Perpetua is a true double-cropping blueberry that sets one crop of fruit in mid-summer and then flowers a second time to provide ripe fruit in the fall. The leaves are dark green, somewhat shiny, and curly or twisted in the spring and summer, turning to deep reds and greens in the winter. The new canes are bright yellow and red in winter. Berries are smallish in size and are mild and sweet. Upright, vase-shaped bush habit reaches 4–5 feet tall and wide. Prefers full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.

Available as #1 or larger containers from Alpha Nursery (Booth #18019), Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019), Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037), Kraemer's Nursery Inc. (Booth #14037) and Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Pinot Meunier Purple Pixie Grape

Pinot Meunier Purple Pixie Grape
Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Meunier Purple'

Introduced by SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables LLC/Log House Plants/Plug Connection. Natural mutation discovered by a grape researcher/breeder at Cornell University. Zone 3.

The Pixie Grape is the world's first true dwarf grapevine. Grows amazing miniature clusters of grapes. Easy-to-care-for plant that continually fruits and can be grown indoors or out and used as an edible decorative potted plant or in the garden. Varietal is typically used to produce Champagne or wine and can be enjoyed fresh or used as a garnish. Sweet, tart flavor. Reaches no more than 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide at maturity. Best used in containers, though also grows well in the landscape. Prefers full sun and moderate moisture.

Available bare root from Ball Horticultural Company (Booth #5043) and as 16 cm or 19 cm containers from HGTV HOME Plant Collection (Booth #2049), T & L Nursery (Booth #13015), Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. (Booth #21055) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 


PERENNIALS AND GRASSES

EverColor® Eversheen Carex

EverColor® Eversheen Carex
Carex EverColor 'Eversheen'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Pat Fitzgerald from Ireland. Zones 5–10.

A new evergreen Carex to the market, Eversheen has striking chartreuse foliage with a green edge. A compact selection, mounded in habit, this variety offers homogeneous growth and a strong rooting system. Reaches 16 inches tall and wide. Ideal in the landscape as a mass planting, in the perennial border, as a specimen choice or in mixed containers.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060), as 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062) and Skagit Gardens (Booth #22037).

 



Amethyst Ice Plant

Amethyst Ice Plant
Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Amethyst'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Koichiro Nishikawa from Japan. Zones 6b–9.

This cultivar delights with bright pink pinwheel blooms with a purple center over tight blue-green foliage. If placed in full sun, this variety will bloom early in the start of summer and continue on into late fall, making it a true repeat bloomer. A compact habit — 3 inches tall to 12 inches wide — this variety is an excellent ground cover choice. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Drought resistant.

Available as 72 cell liners and 4-inch containers from Skagit Gardens (Booth #22037), as 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062) and as 4-inch containers from T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Grenade Ice Plant

Grenade Ice Plant
Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Grenade'

Introduced by FlorSAIKA. Zones 7–11.

This cultivar shines with fiery red pinwheel blooms over tight blue-green foliage. If placed in full sun, this variety will bloom early in the start of summer and continue on into late fall, making it a true repeat bloomer. A compact habit — 3 inches tall to 12 inches wide — this variety is an excellent ground cover choice. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Drought resistant.

Available as 4-inch containers from T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Opal Ice Plant

Opal Ice Plant
Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Opal'

Introduced by FlorSAIKA. Zones 7–11.

This cultivar cheers any garden area right up with bright fuchsia pinwheel blooms over tight blue-green foliage. If placed in full sun, this variety will bloom early in the start of summer and continue on into late fall, making it a true repeat bloomer. A compact habit — 3 inches tall to 12 inches wide — this variety is an excellent ground cover choice. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Drought resistant.

Available as 4-inch containers from T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Digiplexis® Illumination® Apricot

Digiplexis® Illumination® Apricot
Digiplexis Illumination 'Apricot' PPAF

Introduced by Plant Development Services Inc. to the Sunset Western Garden Collection® and the Southern Living® Plant Collection through Cultivaris. Zones 8b–11.

Striking spires of bicolor apricot-orange blossoms illuminate this reblooming perennial. Enhanced with speckled yellow throats and a dark lip, blossoms draw hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden. Fast growing to 36 inches tall and spreading in habit. Ideal for beds, borders and can be used as a cut flower. Plant in full sun to part shade in welldrained garden soil. Water-wise once established.

Available as #1 containers from Skagit Gardens (Booth #22037) and T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Moonlight Chinese Fairy Bells

Moonlight Chinese Fairy Bells
Disporum cantoniense 'Moonlight' USPP #24556

Offered by Monrovia. Discovered by Reinier van Elderen in Lijnden, The Netherlands. Zones 7–10.

The star of this plant is the unique and distinctive variegated foliage that radiates silvery white and green from each leaf blade, becoming suffused with pink-purple hues as temperatures cool in the fall. Graceful, arching stems emerge in spring, followed by clusters of small, showy, yellow flowers in late spring to summer. A moderate grower with a clumping habit, this shrub maxes out at 1½–2 feet tall and wide, so it's especially useful in mass plantings, under trees and as a container accent. Prefers dappled to full shade and humus-rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Slowly spreads to form colonies. Semi-evergreen.

Available as quart, #1 and #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Sombrero® Baja Burgundy Echinacea

Sombrero® Baja Burgundy Echinacea
Echinacea × hybrida 'Baja Burgundy'

Introduced in North America by Darwin Perennials. Zones 4–9.

A truly unique color in the commercial Echinacea world, Sombrero® Baja Burgundy boasts floriferous, rich burgundy flowers atop well-branched plants. Blooms June through August, is resistant to leaf spot and mildew, and is quite hardy. Compact grower to 18–20 inches tall and wide. Ideal for use in the landscape or as a feature plant. Plant in full sun and welldrained soil.

Available as 32-cell, 102-cell and Split 102-cell liners from Ball Horticultural Company (Booth #5043).

 



Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella Coneflower

Butterfly™ Rainbow Marcella Coneflower
Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' PPAF

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Bred by AB-Cultivars, introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC. Zones 5–9.

A rainbow combination of pink and orange blooms, they open bright tangerine-orange, changing to deep mauve and lasting throughout the summer without fading. The unique color change begins at the center of the flower and moves towards the tips of the petals. Very floriferous with sturdy stems that will not flop due to overhead watering or rain. Mounded, bushy habit reaches 18–24 inches tall and wide. Ideal for use in the mixed border or in a mixed patio container. Prefers full sun and moist, but well-drained garden soil.

Available as 72-cell liners and #1 containers from Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

 



Sweet Sixteen Coneflower

Sweet Sixteen Coneflower
Echinacea 'Sweet Sixteen' PPAF

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Bred by AB-Cultivars, introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC. Zones 5–9.

Deep raspberry-magenta, near burgundy double flowered blooms sit atop thick, sturdy stems like a top hat on a cane. Strong stems do not flop after a storm. Dozens of flowers come into bloom at once and are followed by a parade of perfectly rich raspberry, double pompom flowers for months. Dwarf habit reaches 12 inches tall in full bloom and 16 inches wide. Ideal for use in the front of a perennial border or in mixed containers. Prefers full sun, average garden soil; moist, but well drained.

Available as 72-cell liners and #1 containers from Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

 



Madame Lemonnier Hellebore

Madame Lemonnier Hellebore
Helleborus × lemonnierii 'Madame Lemonnier'

Introduced by Heuger. Found in a private garden in France. Natural crossing of H. niger × H. orientalis hybrid. Zone 5.

Large, upward-facing pink flowers bloom from mid-winter to early spring. A great addition for adding winter blooms to shady gardens. Excellent clumping habit reaches a height and width of 18 inches. Prefers part shade and moist, welldrained soil.

Available as #1 and #2 containers from T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Meerlo Lavender

Meerlo Lavender
Lavandula allardii 'Meerlo' PPAF

Introduced by Plant Development Services Inc. to the Sunset Western Garden Collection® and the Southern Living® Plant Collection. Originated from Kiwiflora in New Zealand. Zones 9–10.

The brightly variegated foliage with a highly fragrant aroma makes Meerlo stand out among others. One of the most heat, humidity and drought-tolerant lavenders on the market, this vigorous variety will hold its color and fragrance, and is less picky about soil conditions than other lavenders. A moderate-to-fast grower, it reaches 2–3 feet tall and wide. Excellent choice for borders, garden beds and containers. Prefers full sun to part shade and average, well-drained soils. Water-wise once established.

Available as #1 containers from Skagit Gardens (Booth #22037) and T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Bandera Purple Lavender

Bandera Purple Lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Purple'

Offered by Kieft Seed. Bred in Holland by PanAmerican Seed, successfully trialed across North America. Zones 7–10.

The first professional quality L. stoechas from seed, comparable to vegetative-quality standard. Very floriferous, producing many medium-sized rich purple spikes with good flags. A self-cleaning variety with a longer flowering period, Bandera Purple maintains a mounded habit and will not fall open. Offers a delightfully light fragrance. Low growing, reaching 7–9 inches tall and 10–12 inches wide at maturity. Ideal for use in the garden, as a border or in mixed containers. Makes an excellent gift plant for retail. Prefers full sun and well-drained, relatively dry soil. Low maintenance.

Available as seed and liners from your preferred supplier; from Ball Horticultural Company (Booth #5043).

 


SHRUBS

Lucky Lots Abelia

Lucky Lots Abelia
Abelia 'Wevo01'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Lendert de Vos from The Netherlands. Zones 6–9.

A vigorous grower for this type of variegated plant, Lucky Lots is very well branched. The foliage is bright, and the variegation is stable. White, scented flowers bloom from June through October. Bushy habit reaches 40 inches tall and 20 inches wide. Ideal in mixed planters, borders or as a specimen choice. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Low maintenance.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060) and as 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062).

 



Skywalker Boxwood

Skywalker Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens 'Skywalker'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Mark Ellerbrook in Oregon. Zones 5–9.

Skywalker is an excellent new selection that will grow up to 30 inches in a season. Foliage is typical of common boxwood and maintains its green color well through the winter. Fast-growing, columnar habit to 15 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Ideal as a landscape shrub, tall hedge or used as a topiary specimen. Excellent for pyramids, spirals, cones, blocks and forms. Prefers full sun. Root disease resistant.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060), as 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 



Old Fashioned Smoke Bush

Old Fashioned Smoke Bush
Cotinus coggygria Old Fashioned' USPP #19035

Introduced by UpShoot LLC. Bred by Henny Kolster from Boskoop, The Netherlands. Zone 5.

This new smoke bush is smaller in stature and noted for its distinctive, deer-resistant foliage. Leaves and shoots emerge purple and mature to a blue-green similar to Eucalyptus. In fall the foliage becomes a blaze of fluorescent red, pink and orange hues. Fast growing, with a broad upright shape to 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Best grown as a garden specimen shrub. Can be trained into a small tree and also utilized for cut flowers. Plant in full sun and provide well-drained, slightly dry, gravelly soil.

Available as liners, quarts and #1 containers from Briggs Nursery (Booth #18037), #3 containers from Blue Heron Nursery (Booth #20057), liners from North American Plants (Booth #13014), 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® and #3 containers from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 



Marianni Daphne

Marianni Daphne
Daphne odora 'Rogbret' USPP #21820

Introduced as a hybridized selection in Europe by Sapho in France. Represented in North America by Ball Ornamentals. Zones 6–8.

Broadleaf evergreen foliage is widely edged in light yellow variegation and is more intense than the traditional 'Aureomarginata' variety. Marianni has a superior branching habit and structure, and grows faster in a container and in the landscape than other odora varieties. Grows 2–3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Does well with moderate moisture conditions and performs well in acidic soils.

Available as 32-cell liners from Ball Ornamentals (Booth #5043).

 



Happiness Euonymus

Happiness Euonymus
Euonymus japonica 'Happiness'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Johan Nouws from The Netherlands. Zones 6b–9.

A new Euonymus variety, particularly distinguished by its compact, upright habit and bright golden foliage. 'Happiness' is evergreen, with shoots that emerge light yellow-green and fade to deep yellow. Reaches 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Ideal in the landscape as a low hedge, shrub border, specimen choice or in mixed containers.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060), as 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062) and Van Klaveren Nursery (Booth #7049).

 



Camouflage™ Variegated Japanese Aralia

Camouflage™ Variegated Japanese Aralia
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'

Introduced by Monrovia. Found in Japan by noted plant explorer Dan Hinkley. Zones 7–10.

Each leaf of this shrub or small tree possesses an exquisite melding of yellow, lime and green, providing an illuminating effect in a dappled shade setting. Prized for its unique, highly textural foliage, with central tricolor variegation, it often blooms fall to winter, producing showy panicles of white flower clusters. A moderate grower reaching 5–8 feet tall and 5 feet wide, it's a standout as a shaded foundation or entry plant, tree understory accent or container specimen. Prefers dappled shade or full shade in hot inland areas and humus-rich, evenly moist, welldrained soil. Can tolerate some frost. Evergreen.

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

 



First Editions® Summer Ruffle™ Hibiscus

First Editions® Summer Ruffle™ Hibiscus
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aarticus' PPAF

Offered by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Discovered by Steve Bruin, Lincoln Nursery. Zones 5–8.

Aptly named, this variegated hibiscus has blue-green foliage with creamy white margins. Dark pink to lavender single flowers add to the show in the summer. Great feature plant for smaller gardens or in patio containers. Grows 3–4 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun for best flowering effect and foliage color.

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

 



Back in Black® Zebra Hydrangea

Back in Black® Zebra Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla Back in Black® 'Zebra'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Van Klaveren from The Netherlands. Zones 5–9.

This new hydrangea is perfect for adding life to the shade garden. Stark white flowers atop lush green foliage provide a stunning contrast to the strong, black stems. Flowers on old and new wood. Reaches 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Excellent in the landscape as a mass planting, shrub border, specimen choice or in mixed containers.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060), as 32-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 



Inspire Hydrangea

Inspire Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'H21-3'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Rijoyi Irie San from Japan. Zones 5–9.

A truly unique, new hydrangea with full mophead blooms and flowers that look like stars. Flowers start as small flowers and turn into large, double flowers. Blooms on old and new wood. Reaches 5–6 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide. Excellent in the landscape as a mass planting, shrub border, specimen choice or in mixed containers.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060) and 32-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062).

 



Let's Dance® Rave™ Hydrangea

Let's Dance® Rave™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMNHMSIGMA' PPAF, PBRAF

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice®. Originated at Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. in Grand Haven, Michigan. Zones 5a–9b.

If you're looking for intensity, Let's Dance® Rave™ Hydrangea will deliver with blooms saturated in unique shades of rich purple or hot pink. One of the strongest re-blooming hydrangeas on the market. Compact habit reaches 2–3 feet tall and wide. Use in landscapes in mass plantings, as a border plant, or as a specimen or focal point. Great for cut flowers; can be grown as a container plant in mild climates. Prefers part sun and moist, well-drained soils.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. (Booth #3045) and Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037).

 


Spike Hydrangea

Spike Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Spike'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Kolk from The Netherlands. Zones 5–9.

Unusual, ruffled flowers bloom in a vari


ety of colors based on soil pH. Flower colors change as the season goes on, thus providing a long flower life. Low maintenance. Reaches 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Excellent in the landscape as a mass planting, shrub border, specimen choice or in mixed containers.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060) and 32-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062).

 



Baby Lace® Hydrangea

Baby Lace® Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'PIIHP-I' USPP #23387

Introduced by McCorkle Nurseries Inc./Gardener's Confidence Collection. Developed by Dr. Michael A. Dirr, in association with the University of Georgia Research Foundation. Zones 4–8.

Baby Lace® wows with petite, lacy white blooms in summer against dark green foliage. Strong stems boast full, white inflorescences and sepals that turn pink with maturity in cool climates. Great for container gardening and makes excellent fresh-cut flower arrangements that dry beautifully. Dwarf, compact habit to 3½ feet tall and wide after five years. Ideal for borders, accents or mass plantings. Makes an excellent choice for container gardens or specimen plantings. Prefers full sun to partial shade, and moist, well-drained soil. Disease resistant.

Available as #2 and #3 containers from Amethyst Hill Nursery (Booth #8031) and #2 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Little Ragu™ Sweet Bay

Little Ragu™ Sweet Bay
Laurus nobilis 'MonRik' PPAF

Introduced by Monrovia. Discovered as a sport of Laurus nobilis 'Monem' by a Monrovia craftsman in Dayton, Oregon. Zones 8–11.

A shorter, more compact selection, this bay's deep green, wavy leaves emerge on red-tinged stems, providing year-round interest and a fabulous fragrance. A slow-to-moderate grower, Little Ragu™ reaches 6–8 feet tall and wide in about 10 years, making it ideal as a specimen shrub or small tree, clipped hedge or topiary. It's also a natural for large containers or in herb gardens (dried leaves are useful as a culinary seasoning). Prefers full sun to part shade and enriched, well-drained soils; highly adaptable to most soil types. Once established, it needs only occasional water. Evergreen.

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

 



First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic® Crape Myrtle

First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic® Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-VII' PPAF

Offered by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Bred by Joshua Kardos and Dr. Michael Dirr, Watkinsville, Georgia. Zones 6–9.

Distinctly different, carnation-like, glowing red flowers show beautifully against lustrous dark green foliage. Foliage turns orange-red in the fall. Habit is upright, yet compact, with dense branching. Will re-bloom in late summer if deadheaded. Fast growing to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew — a breeding breakthrough in red crape myrtles.

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

 



Jazz Hands® Bold Fringeflower

Jazz Hands® Bold Fringeflower
Loropetalum chinense 'Kurenai Daiou' PPAF

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice®. Bred in Japan by Yuji Suzuki. Zones 7b–9b.

Supersized flowers and foliage are the unique features to this varietal. Jazz Hands® is an eye-catching shrub with extra-large, round purple leaves that flush pink to contrast with the hot pink bloom. The flowers are larger than those of any other Loropetalum. Reaches 5–6 feet tall and wide. Use in landscapes in mass plantings, as a border plant, or as a specimen or focal point. Does well in containers. Prefers full or part sun and fertile, welldrained, acidic soils. For best results prune after flowering.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners and 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. (Booth #3045) and Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037).

 



Lemon-Lime Nandina

Lemon-Lime Nandina
Nandina domestica 'Lemon-Lime' USPP #24749

Introduced by Plant Development Services Inc. to the Sunset Western Garden Collection® and the Southern Living® Plant Collection. Found by Richard Davis as a seedling of Nandina domestica 'Aurea'. Zones 6–10./span>

The first heavenly bamboo with lime-green new growth and green winter color, this beauty will brighten dark spaces and add dimension with its fresh citrus hue. A moderate-to-fast grower, it reaches 3–4 feet tall and wide. A choice plant for mass plantings, borders, foundations, informal hedges or as an accent in the garden or container. Prefers full sun to part shade, well-drained garden soil and regular water.

Available as #1 and #3 containers from Alpha Nursery (Booth #18019), Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037), Hochstein Nursery (Booth #19046) and Skagit Gardens (Booth #22037).

 



Enchanted Forest™ Impish Elf™ Lily of the Valley Shrub

Enchanted Forest™ Impish Elf™ Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris japonica 'MonShy' PPAF

Introduced by Monrovia. Bred by Sven Svenson in Hopewell, Oregon. Zones 6–8.

A member of the Enchanted Forest™ collection, Impish Elf™ is a more compact, late-blooming variety that offers extended seasonal interest. Dark, purple-pink buds open to bright pink bell-shaped flowers atop deep-red stems; blooms are followed by brick red new growth. A slow-tomoderate grower, this shrub reaches 5 feet tall and wide. Perfect as a foundation planting in a shady setting or in a woodland garden. Prefers part sun to dappled shade and organically rich, welldrained, evenly moist acidic soil. Evergreen.

Available as #1, #2 and #5 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

 



Peach Lemonade™ Rose

Peach Lemonade™ Rose
Rosa 'Radpastel' PPAF, PBRAF

Introduced by Van Belle Nursery Inc. Hybridized by Bill Radler. Zone 4.

This multi-colored rose is sweet and special. Blooms start out lemon yellow, then fade to a blush pink over dark green foliage. Because of its continual bloom from summer through fall, you'll get both yellow and pink roses on the plant at the same time — a truly unique display. Compact and easy to care for. Reaches 3 feet tall and wide. Excellent choice for beds and borders, in containers or as a specimen choice. Plant in full to part sun, average soil and water needs. Highly disease resistant.

Available as 4-inch, #2 and #5 containers from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043).

 



Double Play® Red Spirea

Double Play® Red Spirea
Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' PPAF, PBRAF

Introduced by Proven Winners® Color Choice®. Originated at Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. in Grand Haven, Michigan. Zones 3a–9b.

A real color breakthrough in breeding, this is the first and only Spiraea with true red flowers! Add in showy, dark burgundy spring foliage and you've got the perfect double play. Tidy habit reaching 2–3 feet tall and wide. Use in landscapes in mass plantings, as a foundation plant or in mixed borders. Prefers full or part sun and is adaptable to most moist, well-drained soils. For best results fertilize in spring and prune after flowering.

Available as Quick Turn™ liners, 2¼-inch and 4-inch containers from Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. (Booth #3045), Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 



Maroon Swoon™ Weigela

Maroon Swoon™ Weigela
Weigela× 'Slingco 2' PPAF, PBRAF

Introduced by Van Belle Nursery Inc. Hybridized in The Netherlands. Zone 4.

One look at the extravagant maroon blooms and this new Weigela will have any heart beating a little faster. Maroon Swoon™ blooms an abundance of gorgeous bell-shaped flowers and has rich green foliage that contrasts for a stunning effect. Reaches 4–5 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide. Excellent selection for beds and borders, in containers or as a specimen choice. Plant in full to part sun, average soil and water needs. An improved variety over 'Red Prince'.

Available as 4-inch, #2 and #5 containers from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 



Tuxed™ Weigela

Tuxed™ Weigela
Weigela × 'Velda' PPAF, PBRAF

Introduced by Van Belle Nursery Inc. Hybridized in The Netherlands. Zone 4.

With a striking contrast of true white bell-shaped flowers against dark foliage, Tuxedo™ adds a classy elegance to the landscape. The strongest grower in its class with a striking form and loaded with flowers. Lowmounding, compact and showy. Reaches 4–5 feet tall and 3–4 feet wide. An excellent selection for beds and borders, in containers or as a specimen choice. Plant in full sun, average soil and water needs.

Available as 4-inch, #2 and #5 containers from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043) and Van Essen Nursery (Booth #13037).

 


TREES

Three Cheers™ Upright Vine Maple

Three Cheers™ Upright Vine Maple
Acer circinatum 'Three Cheers'

Introduced by Heritage Seedlings & Liners. Selected as a seedling at Heritage Seedlings & Liners by Mark Krautmann, owner. Zones 5–9.

Supremely adapted to the West's arid summers, vine maples have great fall color but are typically rank growers and often poorly pruned by maintenance personnel. Three Cheers™ is unique because of its superior dense, upright growing habit. The tree's silhouette is an attractive flame shape, twice as tall as wide, with unusually tight branch angles. Foliage is dark green, normally sized and shaped. Reaches 10–15 feet tall and 8–12 feet wide. Ideal for public plantings or as a specimen planting in smaller and home gardens. Prefers full sun to partial shade and average, moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.

Available as 1–2-foot, 2–3-foot and 3–4-foot bare-root field grafts from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



Chocolate Fountain™ Silk Tree

Chocolate Fountain™ Silk Tree
Albizia julibrissin 'NCAJ1'

Introduced by Conard-Pyle Star Roses & Plants. Hybridized at North Carolina State University by Dr. Tom Ranney. Zones 6–10.

Chocolate Fountain™ is the only weeping, purple-foliaged silk tree on the market. Its finely textured foliage, delicate soft-pink flowers, heat tolerance and pendulous form come together to create a very desirable specimen plant for nearly any full sun situation. An excellent choice for containers with its many seasons of interest and branch structure for winter pleasure. Habit is weeping, wider than tall; over time it will reach 15–20 feet. Plant in full sun to achieve the very best purple foliage color; leaf color holds up well in the heat of the South and East.

Available as #1 containers from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



September Sun Seaside Alder

September Sun Seaside Alder
Alnus maritima ssp. oklahomensis 'September Sun' PPAF

Introduced by Iowa State University. A release from James Schrader and William Graves; selected for its superior form and growth habit. Zones 5–9.

September Sun has the darkest green, glossy leaves of any alder native to North America, and its stunning fall colors set it apart from others. Autumn brings a display of yellow, orange and rich brown leaves. In late summer blooms of golden, pendulous catkins appear and contrast beautifully against the foliage. The woody, cone-like fruits are produced each year and persist on the plant through winter. Often grown as a multi-stemmed large shrub, it will reach 18 feet tall and 15 feet wide at maturity. Excellent for use in the landscape as a hedge, a specimen or for wildlife habitat in wetland areas. Easily trained by trimming or pruning. Prefers full sun and moist conditions, but is more drought resistant than other alders.

Available as #1 containers and medium plug liners from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



Claim Jumper™ Golden Katsura

Claim Jumper™ Golden Katsura
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Claim Jumper'

Introduced by Heritage Seedlings & Liners. Found by Eric Hammond as a seedling at Heritage Seedlings & Liners. Zones 5–8.

Totally new and unusual, this katsura has soft, golden leaves from spring to frost. Leaves emerge with a pink blush and unfurl to soft yellow. The pink new growth of Claim Jumper™ stands out well against older leaves as a beautiful contrast. In summer the more shaded leaves turn green, while those in the sun remain yellow. Autumn brings the characteristic sweet fragrance and buttery golden color to the foliage. Grows upwards of 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Best grown as a specimen or accent plant. Prefers full sun to partial shade, however some protection and irrigation will help avoid leaf burn.

Available as 2–3-foot and 3–4-foot bare-root field grafts from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



Farges Filbert

Farges Filbert
Corylus fargesii

Introduced by Heritage Seedlings & LIners. Farges Filbert is from Central China. In 1996 and 2005 plant explorers with North American-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) returned wild-collected seed of this species. Zones 5–9.

Widely admired for exfoliating bark reminiscent of a river birch or even paperbark maple, this species is widely adapted and hardy. Farges Filbert is not bothered by pests. Clean green leaves emerge with a pink blush, turning yellow in autumn. Strongly upright with a good central leader, in 20 years it reaches 25–30 feet tall and 18 feet wide. Best grown as a specimen tree or shade tree; superior form makes it a high-quality street tree with above-average interest. It prefers full sun and average soil, but will grow in poor soils. May have some resistance to Filbert Blight.

Available as #1 containers from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



Golden Belltower Columnar Ironwood

Golden Belltower Columnar Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Golden Belltower' PPAF

Introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC and Heritage Seedlings & Liners. Found among plants growing at Chrishaven Trees in Washington by Ken Christianson over a decade ago. Zones 5–8.

A superior, tight form that stays columnar and flame-shaped over the years. Clean, insect- and diseaseresistant green leaves turn bright golden yellow and red-orange in autumn. Over time the bark handsomely exfoliates. Golden Belltower is a moderate grower and will reach 30 feet tall and 10 feet wide in 20 years. Makes an excellent choice for smaller yards and tight spots, and is a logical choice for commercial plantings or as a street tree. The best fall color will be achieved by growing it in full sun, however it will grow equally well in part shade. Drought resistant once established.

Available as #1 containers from Heritage Seedlings & Liners (Booth #9037).

 



Pink Cascade™ Cherry

Pink Cascade® Cherry
Prunus 'NCPH1'

A co-introduction by J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. and North Carolina State University. Developed and tested at NCSU from the breeding and selection program of Dr. Tom Ranney. Zone 5.

Bright pink flowers smother the graceful, weeping branches of this petite ornamental cherry that resembles the popular, white-blooming Snow Fountains® Cherry in summer appearance. Dark green foliage turns orange in autumn. Reaches approximately 12 feet tall and wide at maturity. Outstanding when planted as solitary landscape specimens, in groves or incorporated into water features. Plant in large containers, atop retaining walls or in rock gardens to give the long, graceful weeping branches the opportunity to cascade. Plant in full to part sun, average soil and water needs. Good heat resistance is proven by its North Carolina origin; trials in western Oregon show it to have good resistance to typical cherry foliage diseases.

Available as bare root, budded, ranging in size from 6-foot branched to 1-inch caliper branched and as a 6-foot top graft from J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (Booth #19026).

 



Urban Pinnacle™ Oak

Urban Pinnacle® Oak
Quercus macrocarpa 'JFS-KW3' PP22815

Introduced by J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Discovered by Keith Warren as a chance seedling in the production fields of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Zone 3.

Leaf shape is large and deeply lobed in the shape that is typical of bur oak. Its attractive, dark green, unusual glossy foliage is resistant to both mildew and anthracnose. Handsome yellow fall color adds seasonal appeal. Petite acorns of about ½-inch diameter are extremely small in comparison to typical bur oak acorns, making the tree a better choice than the species for use near paved areas, courtyards and sidewalks. Predictable, unusually narrow and upright form reaches approximately 55 feet tall and 25 feet wide at maturity, recommending it as an excellent shade tree for boulevards, parks and commercial landscape settings and on larger residential properties. Plant in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant.

Available bare root in sizes ranging from 4-foot whips to 1¼-inch caliper branched, and in #15–#20 containers from J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (Booth #19026), in containers from Brentano's Tree Farm (Booth #9030) and B&B from Northwest Shade Trees (Booth #15031).

 


TROPICALS

Little Angel Blush Angel's Trumpet

Little Angel Blush Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia × hybrida 'Little Angel Blush'

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Zone 10.

Dwarf Brugmansia with beautiful, full-size, fragrant, light pink trumpet-shaped blooms. Flowers hang from the subtropical shrub and bloom all summer with no breaks. Excellent for containers. Upright habit reaches 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Plant in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant.

Available as #1 and #2 containers from T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 



Little Angel Yellow Angel's Trumpet

Little Angel Yellow Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia × hybrida 'Little Angel Yellow'

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Zone 10.

Dwarf Brugmansia with beautiful, full-size, fragrant, yellow trumpet-shaped blooms. Flowers hang from the subtropical shrub and bloom all summer with no breaks. Excellent for containers. Upright habit reaches 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Plant in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant.

Available as #1 and #2 containers from T & L Nursery (Booth #13015).

 


VINES

New Love Clematis

New Love Clematis
Clematis 'New Love'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by Wim Snoeijer in The Netherlands. Zones 5–9.

A member of the Heracleifolia group, New Love is clumpforming with erect woody stems that do not need support. Clusters of large, star-shaped, violet-blue flowers are sweetly scented. Flowers on new wood. Reaches 2–3 feet tall and 1–2 feet wide. Ideal in the landscape as a specimen or in the perennial border. Excellent for mixed containers. Prefers fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. In spring, prune down to 4 inches tall.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060) and 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062).

 




Candy Swirl Lonicera

Candy Swirl Lonicera
Lonicera × 'Inov41'

Introduced by Concept Plants. Developed by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Zones 5–9.

A unique honeysuckle with richly colored pink and orange flowers that are sweetly scented and bloom late spring through summer. Dense, evergreen foliage is resistant to black spot, oidium and greenfly. Bluish fruits appear in the fall; very winter hardy. Vine-like habit reaches 8 feet tall and 7 feet wide. Ideal as a trellised vine, on wall or fence plantings, as a ground cover, or grown in the perennial border. Nice choice for mixed containers.

Available as 72-cell liners from JRT Nurseries Inc. Canada (Booth #14060) and 50-cell deep EARTHPOTS® from Silver Falls Nursery (Booth #15062).



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