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For more information on the New Varieties Showcase selections, please direct your inquiries to the following companies:

AGRICOLA MANAGEMENT GROUP
855.DIG.HGTV (855.344.4488)
www.agricolamanagement.com

BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
800.829.8898
www.baileynurseries.com

BALL SEED COMPANY
630.231.3600
www.ballseed.com

BALL ORNAMENTALS
888.426.7478
www.ballornamentals.com

BRIGGS NURSERY
888.444.1515
www.briggsnursery.com

DARWIN PERENNIALS
630.231.3600
www.darwinperennials.com

FALL CREEK FARM & NURSERY INC.
541.937.2973
www.fallcreeknursery.com

HERITAGE SEEDLINGS INC.
503.585.9835
www.heritageseedlings.com

J FARMS LLC
503.559.4581
www.jfarmsgrafting.com

J. FRANK SCHMIDT
& SON CO.

800.825.8202
www.jfschmidt.com

JLPN INC.
877.490.7844
www.jlpnliners.com

MONROVIA
800.999.9321
www.monrovia.com

PLANTHAVEN INTERNATIONAL INC.
805.569.9179
www.planthaven.com
Contact: Jeanette Bett

PLANTS NOUVEAU LLC
410.858.0577
www.plantsnouveau.com

PROVEN WINNERS® COLORCHOICE®
877.865.5818
www.provenwinners.com

SKAGIT GARDENS INC.

800.334.1719
www.skagitgardens.com

T & L NURSERY INC.
425.885.5050
www.tandlnursery.com

UPSHOOT LLC
440.259.4059
www.upshoothort.com
Contact: Maria Zampini

VAN BELLE NURSERY INC.
604.866.9405
www.vanbelle.com

We hope you discover the next big thing in the plant world in this year's New Varieties Showcase!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Varieties Showcase
HIP Labels LLC

COLOR, FORM AND FUNCTION TAKE CENTER STAGE

From home gardeners to growers, everyone is looking for new plants with new features and improved performance in the lllandscape and production environment. Customers are demanding smaer sizes, improved disease resistance and better performance in the urban landscape.

This year's New Varieties Showcase at the 2014 Farwest Trade Show brings showgoers face to face with 52 new cultivars or collections of plants. A colorful display of annuals, perennials, shrubs, conifers, and shade and flowering trees will light up the showcase. It is expected that the plants will be strong performers at the retail cash register as well.

Plants in the showcase have been selected for characteristics that are new to the market. All selections must be available for ordering by at least one Farwest Trade Show exhibitor, and they must be in large-scale production for the first time.

Take-it-with-you tags from HIP Labels offer vital plant characteristics and make it easy for you to find the growers and/or breeders at the show, so you know where to place your order for the fall or next spring. Also, be sure to vote for the People's Choice Awards and your favorites at the show.

2014 New Varieties Showcase Selections
(Click on the image or choose a plant from the
drop-down list to quickly jump to that plant.)


Abelia × grandiflora 'Radiance' PP21929

Radiance Abelia
Abelia × grandiflora 'Radiance' PP21929

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by David Hyatt at Panoramic Farm, North Carolina, as a sport of A. 'Kaleidoscope'. Zone 6.

A white variegated Abelia with late-summer fragrant flowers, vigor and multi-season interest. Leaves emerge medium green with creamy yellow margins and age to silvery green and creamy white margins. Foliage is held on bright red stems. It has a tight, compact habit that grows to 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide at maturity, and it maintains its color and density throughout the year. Use in traditional or contemporary gardens, mass plantings or containers. Grows best in well-drained soil in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant once established.

Available as liners from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055).

 

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Anemone Fantasy Cinderella

Anemone Fantasy™ Cinderella
Anemone × 'Cinderella' PPAF

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC. Hybridized in Japan. Zones 5–8.

This singleflowered version of Anemone Fantasy™ Pocahontas is a baby pink selection that is vigorous in production and in the garden. The plant is covered in blooms from July to September. Flowers are held upright on strong stems. Fluffy, cotton-like seed heads extend the garden interest into fall. It reaches 18 inches in full bloom and 24 inches wide at maturity. Plant in full sun to part shade in moist, but well-drained soil.

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

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Anemone Fantasy™ Pocahontas

Anemone Fantasy™ Pocahontas
Anemone × 'Pocahontas'

Introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC. Hybridized in Japan. Zones 5–8.

This double-flowered, bubblegum pink selection is vigorous in production and in the garden. It quickly fills a one- or twogallon container, and graces a garden border in a gentle, clumping fashion. The plant is covered in blooms from July to September. Flowers are held upright on strong stems. Fluffy, cotton-like seed heads extend the garden interest into fall. It reaches 18 inches in full bloom and 24 inches wide at maturity. Plant in full sun to part shade in moist, but well-drained soil.

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

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Amber Moon Golden Astilbe

Amber Moon Golden Astilbe
Astilbe chinensis 'Amber Moon' PPAF

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Hybridized by Darrell Probst of Garden Vision, Massachusetts. Zones 4–9.

Lacy foliage emerges chartreuse in spring and matures to golden yellow with a tinge of red at the margin. In mid-summer, long-lasting rosy pink panicles appear on long, upright red stems. Foliage is attractive and adds interest to the shade garden even after flowers are spent. Grows 18 inches wide and 30 inches tall in bloom. Prefers part shade in rich soil and frequent watering. Requires fertilizer and water to reach its full potential. Once established, 'Amber Moon' tolerates drought and heat better than other Chinese Astilbe. Deer and rabbit resistant.

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

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First Editions® Limoncello™ Barberry

First Editions® Limoncello™ Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'BailErin' PPAF

Introduced by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Bred by Don Selinger, Bailey Nurseries Inc. Zones 4–7.

Forming a tidy, round mound, Limoncello™ has chartreuse foliage with a red, almost dotted pattern around the margin. The fall foliage is orange, yellow and red. Grows 3–4 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun to maintain colorful foliage.

Available as #2, #3 and #5 containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019).

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First Editions® Toscana™ Barberry

First Editions® Toscana™ Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'BailJulia' PPAF

Introduced by Bailey Nurseries Inc. Bred by Don Selinger, Bailey Nurseries Inc. Zones 4–7.

Large, showy foliage emerges red in spring with a fine, bright yellow margin that eventually fades. Foliage remains red throughout the summer and darkens in autumn, taking on burgundy tones. Forms an upright shrub with arching branches. Grows 3–5 feet tall and 2–4 feet wide. Use in the landscape in full sun for best color.

Available as #2 and #5 containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019).

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First Editions® Parkland Pillar® Asian White Birch

First Editions® Parkland Pillar® Asian White Birch
Betula platyphylla 'Jefpark' PPAF, CPBR #4513

Offered by Bailey Nurseries Inc. A selection of Dakota Pinnacle Asian White Birch discovered at Parkland Nursery, Alberta, Canada, and introduced by Jeffries Nurseries. Zones 3–7.

Parkland Pillar® offers a narrow, upright, dense habit with attractive white bark and dark green foliage that turns golden in late fall. Use as a specimen or for screening or boulevards. Fast growing to 40 feet tall and only 6–7 feet wide. Tolerant of heat and alkaline soils. Grows best in full sun or partial shade. Prefers well-drained, medium-textured soils with adequate moisture.

Available as #5 containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019).

 

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Scarlet Torch™ Bottlebrush

Scarlet Torch™ Bottlebrush
Callistemon rigidus 'RutCall' PP23848

Introduced by Monrovia. Bred by Dr. John Ruter while at The University of Georgia-Tifton Campus, Georgia. Zones 8–11.

Prolific, crimson-red bottlebrush-like flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. The evergreen shrub showcases needle-like foliage and much larger flowers than other varieties. The rounded, non-drooping, dense form is smaller in stature, reaching 8-9 feet in height with a 10-foot spread. Maintains its compact size with little or no pruning. Full sun increases flower set. Tolerant of poor and rocky soils, and does not mind reflected heat. Requires regular water until established.

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

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Skyline Heather Collection

Skyline Heather Collection
Calluna vulgaris 'Stockholm' PPAF and 'Sydney' PPAF

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Hybridized by Henk Hoekert and Henrik Rietberg, Edens Creations, The Netherlands, as part of the Beauty Ladies family of heathers. Zone 5.

Intensely colored foliage — 'Sydney' is chartreuse and 'Stockholm' is dark blue-green — and unusually thick, upright, squareshaped shoots set this Calluna apart. The Skyline series is bred for its foliage, rather than blooms. Florists and designers will appreciate its structure and color for use in containers. Winterhardy, its architectural presence adds to the landscape. Matures to 12–18 inches tall and wide. Prefers acidic, well-draining soils or media containing bark. Plant in full to part sun.

Available as 72-cell liners from Ball Ornamentals (Booth #5043). Also available from Qualitree Propagators Inc. (Booth #10059).

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Cannova Cannas
Canna × generalis Bronze Scarlet, Red Shades, Rose and Yellow

Introduced by Ball Seed Company. Bred by Takii Seed as part of the Ball Ingenuity program. Zone 7.

Cannova Cannas are the first complete F-1 canna series from seed, providing growers with a reliable and virus-free programmable option. Their vigor fills pots faster; they grow uniformly, and bloom sooner and prolifically. Use in planters, mixed containers, gardens, landscapes and in shallow areas of water features. Plant in full sun. Grows to 3–4 feet in the landscape and, because it branches quickly, will grow to be 2–3 feet wide.

Available as seeds and plugs from Ball Seed Company (Booth #4043).

Cannova Cannas
Cannova Cannas
Cannova Cannas

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Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead
Chelone lyonii 'Armtipp02' USPPP

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Introduced by Concept Plants and hybridized by Gerard Lentjes, The Netherlands. Zone 3.

A compact form of Chelone lyonii, Tiny Tortuga is an upright, clump-forming plant which grows only 11–15 inches high with a 10-inch spread. The sturdy, square stems hold snapdragon-like deep pink flowers from late summer into fall. Thick, dark green leaves make it an attractive foliage plant when not in bloom. Ideal for beds, borders and containers, and for shade or woodland gardens. Best grown in medium to wet, rich soils in full sun to part shade. Mulching is recommended for full sun areas. Deer and disease resistant.

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

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Spring Fleecing Fringe Tree

Spring Fleecing Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing'

Offered by Heritage Seedlings Inc. Selected by Sam Allen,
Tarheel Native Trees, North Carolina. Zones 4–9.

Superior to the variable species, 'Spring Fleecing' is an attractive male cultivar — no messy fruit — that flowers profusely in mid-spring with large billowy clusters of white flowers. Foliage is dark waxy green. Reaches 10–15 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, but well-drained soil. Ideal for public plantings or as a specimen planting in smaller home gardens.

Available as 2–3-foot and 3–4-foot bare root field transplants and grafted containers from Heritage Seedlings Inc. (Booth #9037).

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Li'l Bang™ Enchanted Eve Coreopsis

Li'l Bang™ Enchanted Eve Coreopsis
Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve' USPPP

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Introduced by
Sunny Border Nurseries, Connecticut, and hybridized by
Darrell Probst of Garden Vision, Massachusetts. Zone 5.

Large, singlefluted, dark yellow flowers with a vibrant red-orange center appear on a compact, mounding, dwarf form. Grows to 9 inches tall with a 20-inch spread. Little or no seed is set, which extends the bloom season. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom from summer to fall. Grow in full sun in any welldrained soil. Use in beds, borders and containers. It withstands disease and mildew and is hardy. Vernalization is not required.

Available as 128-cell liners and #1 containers from Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037). Also offered by Emerald Coast Growers (Booth #17058).

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Mandarin Jewel® Dogwood

Mandarin Jewel® Dogwood
Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Madi-II' PPAF

Offered by Heritage Seedlings Inc. Found as a seedling at Brotzman's Nursery Inc., Ohio. Zones 6–9.

The clean, lighter green leaves and abundant white flowers are pleasing, but it's the distinctly colored pumpkin-yellow fruit that makes Mandarin Jewel® shine. This small tree also offers good yellow and orange fall color. Matures to 20–25 feet tall and 15–20 feet wide. Ideal for public plantings, as a specimen in home gardens, and for autumn cut stems for the floral trade. Plant in full to partial sun.

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

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Rosy Teacups® Dogwood

Rosy Teacups® Dogwood
Cornus kousa × C. nutalli 'F70:R11,P13' PPAF

Offered by Heritage Seedlings Inc. Bred by Dr. Elwin Orton, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Zones 5–8.

Superior to other red-flowering dogwoods, Rosy Teacups® has pink-red blossoms of overlapping bracts that don't fade. Floriferous, 3-inch-wide blooms are followed by orangered fruit. Leaves turn shades of red in the fall. The small tree — 15–20 feet tall and 10–15 feet wide — is resistant to anthracnose. Plant in full sun to partial shade in welldrained soil.

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

 

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Variegated Stellar Pink® Dogwood

Variegated Stellar Pink® Dogwood
Cornus kousa × C. florida 'KV10-105v1' PPAF

Offered by Heritage Seedlings Inc. Found in Tennessee as a variegated sport of Stellar Pink® dogwood, which was originally bred by Dr. Elwin Orton, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Zones 5–8.

Green leaves with white margins and mottled hues of green and white in several shades turn multi-colored in the fall — pink, yellow, purple and green simultaneously. Flowers are profuse, large and pink, covering the small tree in spring for several weeks. Highly pest and disease resistant. Grow in full sun in northern climates and part shade in warmer areas. Grows 10–15 tall and wide.

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

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Delosperma Wheels of Wonder® Collection (Ice Plant)
Delosperma nubigenum 'WOWDOY3' PPAF
(Orange Wonder) and 'WOWD20111' PPAF (Golden Wonder)

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Hybridized in Ecuador by Koichiro Nishikawa from FlorSAIKA, Japan. Zone 5.

Large, vibrantly colored flowers — 30 percent larger than the Jewel of Desert collection — and more heat tolerance distinguish the Wheels of Wonder® Delosperma. Blooms abundantly from late spring to fall. Useful for hot, dry locations. Requires welldrained soil in full sun (allow soil to dry between watering). Drought tolerant. Does not require vernalization to flower. Prefers a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5. Pinching is required to make a bushy plant. Finished height is 6–8 inches with a spread of 24 inches.

Available as 4-inch and #1 containers from T & L Nursery Inc. (Booth #13015).

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder® Collection (Ice Plant)

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder® Collection (Ice Plant)

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Diascia Towers of Flowers™ Aurora Collection (Twinspur)
Diascia × hybrida 'Aurora Cherry Blossom' PPAF, 'Aurora Apricot' PPAF, 'Aurora Dark Pink' PPAF and 'Aurora Light Pink' PPAF

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by Penhow Nurseries, South Wales, U.K. Zone 8.

The Towers of Flowers™ Aurora Collection has a unique, erect habit with branching triangular flower spikes in a variety of colors. Plants are long-flowering from early spring to fall, and can be grown in garden borders, rockeries, containers and baskets. Bushy, erect habit to 12 inches tall and wide. Best in full sun in rich, moist, well-drained conditions.

Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

Diascia Towers of Flowers™ Aurora Collection

Diascia Towers of Flowers™ Aurora Collection

Diascia Towers of Flowers™ Aurora Collection

Diascia Towers of Flowers™ Aurora Collection

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Foxlight™ Ruby Glow Foxglove

Foxlight™ Ruby Glow Foxglove
Digitalis × hybrida 'Ruby Glow' PPAF

Introduced by Darwin Perennials. Bred and selected by Takii & Company Ltd., The Netherlands. Zones 7–10.

Bolder flower colors, outward facing flowers for better show, and lower input costs due to its vigor distinguish this Digitalis hybrid. Pinch once when plants are established in final containers for best flower show. Blooms all summer. Best used in sun to part shade in the garden or patio containers. Upright habit reaching a height of 22–25 inches and width of 18–20 inches.

Available as 102-cell liners from Darwin Perennials (Ball Horticultural Company, Booth #5043) and finished in #1 and #2 containers from T & L Nursery Inc. (Booth #13015).

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Double Scoop Mandarin Coneflower

Double Scoop Mandarin Coneflower
Echinacea × purpurea 'Balscandin' PPAF

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Introduced by Darwin Perennials. Zones 4–9.

A new color addition to the Double Scoop series. Brilliantly colored, deep orange double flowers are held on sturdy stems with good branching. Bloom period is late spring through late summer. Deadheading will prolong the flowering period. Grows to 22–24 inches in height and 18–20 inches wide. Requires full sun and well-drained fertile soil. Drought resistant.

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

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Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower

Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower
Echinacea × purpurea 'Balsomador' PPAF

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Introduced by Darwin Perennials. Zone 7.

Bright orange flowers bloom late spring to late summer on sturdy, compact stems. It has an upright habit growing to 24–26 inches tall and 16–18 inches wide. Plant in mixed perennial gardens in full sun and welldrained soil. Drought resistant once established.

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

 

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Neptune's Gold Sea Holly

Neptune's Gold Sea Holly
Eryngium × zabelii 'Neptune's Gold'

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Introduced by Plants for Europe Limited and hybridized by Neil Alcock, Seiont Nurseries, Wales, U.K. Zone 5.

The first Eryngium with all gold foliage. As the season progresses, the leaves, held on contrasting blue stems, turn a brilliant lime color, maintaining their color without burning. The large, bold blue blossoms are surrounded by silver bracts that graduate to gold. Foliage provides interest even when the plant is not in bloom. Grows to 24 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Requires full sun and dry, well-drained, poor to medium soil. Protect from excessive winter moisture.

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

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Honeyberry Wallflower

Honeyberry Wallflower
Erysimum 'Honeyberry' USPPP

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. and discovered by Yoder Toddington, England, U.K. Zone 7.

Boldly variegated foliage of gold and cream is beautiful when combined with its intense magenta blooms. Flower color is most intense when grown cold (40–45 F). The early spring flowers also have a delicate, honey-like fragrance. Shrubby, dense and wellbranched, it grows to 18 inches tall (24 inches in flower) and 15 inches wide. Remove spent flowers for a longer bloom period. Plant in full sun in average, moist soil with good drainage in beds, borders and containers.

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

 

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Olympian Fig

Olympian Fig
Ficus carica 'Olympian'

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Discovered by retired biologist Denny McGaughy, who named it after the city of Olympia, where he found it growing in a sheltered location. A DNA test was conducted to find out if it was a known cultivar. It did not match any of the 200-plus figs in the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository. Zones 6–10.

Cold-hardy and delicious, this heirloom fig fruits reliably in the cool and wet winters of the Pacific Northwest. It produces sweet fruits with thin purple skin and red-to-violet flesh. Full sun in a warm, sheltered spot will develop the best fruit, but it can grow in partial shade. Smaller in stature, it grows 4–8 feet high.

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

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Gaillardia Sunset Collection (Blanket Flower)
Gaillardia × grandiflora 'Sunset Cutie' PPAF, 'Sunset Flash' PPAF, 'Sunset Snappy' PPAF, 'Sunset Mexican' PPAF, 'Sunset Popsy' PPAF, and 'Sunset Sunrise' PPAF

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by Realflor, England, U.K. Currently testing in zones 5–9.

The plants in the Sunset Collection have rows of flat petals of vibrant color, fringed with yellow on strong stems. Blooms are colorfast and age well over a long period of time. Fresh, gray-green hairy foliage creates a compact mounding habit. The compacts ('Cutie', 'Flash' and 'Snappy') grow 14 inches tall and wide, while the mediums ('Mexican', 'Popsy' and 'Sunrise') grow to 16 inches tall and wide. Drought tolerant once established, they are sun-loving and ideal for containers, beds and borders with well-drained soil.

Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

Gaillardia Sunset Collection

Gaillardia Sunset Collection

Gaillardia Sunset Collection
Gaillardia Sunset Collection   Gaillardia Sunset Collection

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Celebration Blanket Flower

Celebration Blanket Flower
Gaillardia × grandiflora 'Celebration' PPAF

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by Realflor, England, U.K. Currently testing in zones 5–9.

'Celebration' has a high bud count with each bloom offering a single row of red petals carried on strong stems. Flowers are colorfast and age well. It blooms over a long period of time with a compact mounding habit of 16 inches tall and 14 inches wide. Drought tolerant once established. Ideal for containers, beds and borders. Best in full sun with well-drained soil.

Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

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Avantgarde Hydrangea

Avantgarde Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Avantgarde' PP23465

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Hybridized by Agriom, The Netherlands, in a planned breeding program. Zone 6.

This Hydrangea hybrid can be grown to form one massive bloom per plant that will last for up to three months, changing colors from white to pink (or blue) to green. Does well in containers outside or inside the house. Grows only 18–24 inches tall and 12–18 inches wide. Strong, sturdy stems hold its large 7-by- 9-inch blooms. Excellent for gift giving and the floral trade. To form the large-size flower, cool temperatures and high amounts of light accumulation are required; vernalization is not required. 'Avantgarde' needs good air circulation and mildew prevention sprays to keep the foliage clean.

Available as 6.5-inch pre-finished and 8-inch or 12-inch finished from Ball Ornamentals (Booth #5043).

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Everlasting™ Harmony Hydrangea

Everlasting™ Harmony Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmahar' PPAF

Offered by Van Belle Nursery Inc. Introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC and hybridized by Peter Kolster, Kolster BV, The Netherlands. Zones 5–9.

Everlasting™ Harmony is a strong continuous-blooming plant with long-lasting soft pink and cream flowers. Blooms age to a deeper pink or blue tone with green edges (depending on soil acidity), then fade to a soft celery green creating a multicolored effect all on one plant. Blooms May to September. Compact at 24–30 inches tall and wide. Part-sun conditions and moist, but well-drained garden soil is preferred. A good crop for the gift and garden market. Use in planters, mixed containers, perennial borders and cut flower gardens.

Available as 4-inch pots from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043).

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Everlasting™ Revolution Hydrangea

Everlasting™ Revolution Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kokomarevo' PP22260

Offered by Van Belle Nursery Inc. Introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC and hybridized by Peter Kolster, Kolster BV, The Netherlands. Zones 5–9.

The Everlasting™ series offers abundant, longlasting blooms on attractive, compact plants. Revolution was initially bred for the cut flower market, so it has tough stems, deeply colored, thick leaves and strong longlasting mophead blooms. Blooms start out one color and change color as they mature, from green to deep pink, maroon, purple, true blue (depending on soil acidity) and back to green. All colors appear on the continuous-blooming hydrangea, creating a multi-colored effect. Grows 3 feet tall and wide, so it can fit in any garden with part-sun conditions and soil that is moist, but well-drained. A good selection for the gift and garden market.

Available as 4-inch pots from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043).

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Electric Rouge™ Hydrangea

Electric Rouge™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'KOLMARU' PPAF

Introduced by Agricola Management Group for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. An intentional cross by a breeder in Holland. Zone 5.

A re-blooming mophead hydrangea with bright reddish-pink fluorescent blooms sitting atop dark green foliage. Bright blooms are floriferous and good as a cut flower. Grows 5 feet tall and wide. For optimal growth, plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0–7.5.

Available as finished #2 containers by Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).

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LA Dreamin'™ Hydrangea

LA Dreamin'™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lindsey Ann' PPAF

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Discovered by Michigan Evergreen Nursery, Michigan. Zone 5.

This re-blooming mophead has multi-colored blooms ranging from pink, purple, light blue to dark blue on the same plant without soil manipulation. A compact habit — 3 to 4 feet tall and wide — makes it useful in any size garden and in mass plantings. Prefers part to full shade and welldrained soil. For earlier and larger blooms, allow some buds to overwinter; it also blooms on new growth.

Available as unrooted cuttings, 32-cell liners, Pot4, and #2 containers from Ball Ornamentals (Booth #5043).

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Fiesta St. John's Wort

Fiesta St. John's Wort
Hypericum calycinum 'CROWTHYP' PPAF

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by Tim Crowther, U.K. Zones 5–9.

Stable, lemon-and-lime variegated foliage blushes pink on new growth. Evergreen. Fiesta has a compact spreading habit to 8–12 inches tall with a 24-inch spread. The best blooms and foliage color result when grown in full sun. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, but it is drought tolerant once established. Underground runners make it a good, low-maintenance ground cover option.

Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055) and Kraemer's Nursery Inc. (Booth #14037).

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Magical® Universe St. John's Wort

Magical® Universe St. John's Wort
Hypericum inodorum 'Kolmuni' PPAF

Offered by Van Belle Nursery Inc. Introduced by Plants Nouveau LLC and hybridized by Peter Kolster, Kolster BV, The Netherlands. Zones 5–9.

This new line of Hypericum delivers breakthrough, color-drenched ornamental berries on a tidy, compact plant. Plump, mahogany- colored fruits complement the rust-resistant, deep bluish-green foliage. Yellow blooms appear May through June. Grows to 3 feet tall and wide. Use in foundation plantings, containers, cutting gardens or mixed borders. Plant in full to part sun in moist, well-drained soil.

Available as 4-inch and 8-inch pots from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043).

 

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Leucanthemum Realflor® Collection (Shasta Daisy)
Leucanthemum superbum 'Real Charmer' PPAF, 'Real Galaxy' PP23873 and 'Real Glory' PPAF

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by Realflor, England, U.K. Zone 5.

The "Real" collection highlights distinctly different cultivars with unique flowers, from fancy fringed central petals ('Real Charmer') to many layers of fine-fringed, pure white petals ('Real Galaxy') and a reflexing anemone flower form ('Real Glory'). All have sturdy, upright habits that do not need staking, and all are well branched and produce a full canopy of blossoms. The cultivars are floriferous with improved disease resistance. All bloom early in mid-summer. Trim back after summer blooming to encourage growth and repeat fall blooming. Drought- and windresistant perennials once established. 'Real Charmer' grows 22 inches tall and 18 inches wide. 'Real Galaxy' grows to 36 inches tall and 18 inches wide, and 'Real Glory' grows to 36 inches tall and 16 inches wide. Excellent for containers or the garden border, and blooms make longlasting cut flowers. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International

Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

Leucanthemum Realflor® Collection

Leucanthemum Realflor® Collection

Leucanthemum Realflor® Collection

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Sunset Boulevard Heavenly Bamboo

Sunset Boulevard Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Sunset Boulevard' PPAF

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Hybridized by Breederplants, The Netherlands. Zone 6.

'Sunset Boulevard' is a compact Nandina with wide, shiny foliage and coral-colored new growth. Its compact and well-branched stature — 3 feet tall and wide — lends a tropical look to any landscape or container. Prefers full sun to part shade.

Available as 32-cell and 72-cell liners from Ball Ornamentals (Booth #5043).

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Nemesia Little Dragons™ Collection
Nemesia × hybrida 'Azure Flame' and 'Eternal Flame'

Introduced by PlantHaven International Inc. Selected by Penhow Nurseries, South Wales, U.K. Zone 9.

The Little Dragons™ Collection offers bi-color flowers — purple and white ('Azure Flame') and lavender and yellow ('Eternal Flame') — with a long blooming season. Habits are compact, growing to a tidy 6 inches tall and wide. Ideal for 4-inch pots and early season containers and baskets, but can also be planted in garden borders and mass landscape plantings. Does best in full sun.

Available as liners, #1 containers and specimens from PlantHaven International Inc. (Booth #4055) and Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

Nemesia Little Dragons™ Collection

Nemesia Little Dragons™ Collection

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Afterburner® Tupelo

Afterburner® Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'David Odom'

Introduced by J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Discovered as a chance seedling in the production fields of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Oregon. Zone 5.

High-gloss foliage shines through the summer and then turns bright red in fall. Leaves hang on the trees after most seedling tupelo have defoliated. Small blue-black fruits of 3/8-inch diameter are showy among the fall leaves and are attractive to birds. Dark-colored bark and relatively narrow, symmetrical form add value to the winter landscape. Vigorous growth, upswept branches and upright growth habit recommend this cultivar as a street tree. Use singly or in rows. With a straight, dominant leader, it reaches a height of 35 feet with a spread of 20 feet after 30 years. It tolerates wet, heavy soils and periods of summer drought.

Available as #3 VigorLiner® containers from J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (Booth #19026).

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Burgundy Candy Ninebark

Burgundy Candy Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 1' PP22361

Introduced by Ball Ornamentals. Hybridized by Peter Podaras, Cornell University, New York. Zones 3–8.

This cultivar is distinguished by a smaller, denser growth habit (2–3 feet tall and wide), darker leaves and a resistance to mildew. Use as a foliage plant to add color to landscape in colder climates and smaller garden spaces. White blooms in spring.

Available as 32-cell liners and Pot4 from Ball Ornamentals (Booth #5043) and as Pot4 and #2 containers from Van Belle Nursery Inc. (Booth #7043).

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Winchester Mugo Pine

Winchester Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo 'Winchester'

Offered by J Farms LLC. Selected by Steve Hottovy, Oregon. Zones 2–8.

'Winchester' is a dwarf mugo pine chosen for its tidy, semiupright form, which differs from other dwarf mugo cultivars. It maintains its dense body, making it suitable for very small spaces. Tiny, short needles add year-round color and structure to perennial gardens and areas as small as apartment patios, decks and containers. Use as a companion to largergrowing deciduous and coniferous plantings. Grows 3–4 inches annually, reaching a mature height of 2–3 feet in 10 years. Tolerates poor soils and dry conditions, as well as full or part sun.

Available as liner bands and #3 containers from J Farms LLC (Booth #22050).

 

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American Dream® Oak

American Dream® Oak
Quercus bicolor 'JFS-KW12' PP23632

Introduced by J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Discovered as a chance seedling in the production fields of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Oregon. Zone 4.

American Dream® Oak possesses a unique combination of characteristics: vigorous growth; large, deep green glossy leaves with wavy margins; resistance to powdery mildew and oak anthracnose; and an excellent branch structure that forms a pyramidal canopy. After turning buttery yellow in autumn, leaves turn to rich tawny brown and remain on the tree late into the season. Better adapted to urban growing conditions than most oaks, including drought and heat resistance as well as adaptability to wet and compacted soils. Grows to 50 feet with a spread of 40 feet after 30 years.

Available as 4–6-foot whips, 5–6-foot branched, and 1-inch caliper branched from J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (Booth #19026).

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Wilma's Gold Rosemary

Wilma's Gold Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Wilma's Gold' PP21795

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. A chance mutation of R.o. 'Blue Rain' discovered by Wilhelmus Timmermans and Wilhelmina Timmermans-Peters, The Netherlands. Zones 7–10.

Stable, solid gold foliage with a trailing habit sets this cultivar apart from other varieties. Trailing habit is great for containers and even hanging baskets. Summer blooms are violet-blue. Spreading growth habit to 12 inches tall and 3–4 feet wide. Plant in part sun and well-drained soil.

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

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Echibeckia Summerina Collection
Rudbeckia × Echinacea 'Summerina Orange' and 'Summerina Yellow'

Offered by T & L Nursery Inc. Introduced by Pacific Plug & Liner. Zone 6.

Echibeckia Summerina is a brand new series that is the result of an intergenetic cross between Rudbeckia and Echinacea. Echibeckias have the appearance and fast growth of Rudbeckia, with the hardiness and disease tolerance of Echinacea. Flowers are large — 3 inches in diameter — and can last 2–3 months before dropping and are self-cleaning. Blooming season is long — early summer to fall — due to sterility. Grows 2–3 feet tall in a large clump. Requires full sun.

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

Echibeckia Summerina Collection

Echibeckia Summerina Collection

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Lemon Lace™ Elderberry

Lemon Lace™ Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' PPAF, CBRAF

Introduced by Proven Winners® ColorChoice®. Discovered by Tim Wood, Spring Meadow Nursery Inc., Michigan. Zones 3–7.

Bright yellow foliage is more deeply cut than other cutleaf Sambucus cultivars, resulting in a compact irregular mound with extremely fine texture. Red new growth adds interesting contrast in spring. White summer flowers produce red fruit in the fall. Use as a specimen plant or in mixed borders, including as a bright spot in a woodland garden. Fast growing to 3–5 feet tall and wide. Adaptable to most welldrained soils. It will tolerate full sun in northern climates, but prefers light shade in more southern areas. It benefits from hard pruning as a young plant to help it develop a nice habit. Older plants can be trimmed after flowering.

Available as 2¼-inch, 4-inch and quart-sized liners from Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. (Proven Winners® ColorChoice®, Booth #3049) and #1 and #3 containers from Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037).

 

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Berry Bright™ Elf Saxifrage

Berry Bright™ Elf Saxifrage
Saxifraga fortunei 'Magenta'

Introduced by Monrovia. A seedling selection of a Chinese species made in Japan by Dan Hinkley. Zones 6–9.

Sprays of vibrant magenta-colored flowers are held above compact mounds of dark, bronze-tinged foliage. Plant this herbaceous, woodland garden perennial along pathway borders in a lightly shaded rock garden, or add for contrast to mixed container plantings. Its mounding habit reaches 6–10 inches tall by 8–10 inches wide. Provide moist, but welldrained soil in partial to deep shade. Best in a shaded position with over-story protection, particularly in colder winter areas.

Available as #1 containers from Monrovia (Booth #17037).

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Mighty Velvet™ Stachys (Lamb's Ears)

Mighty Velvet™ Stachys (Lamb's Ears)
Stachys 'Bello Grigio' PPAF

Introduced by Agricola Management Group for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. Developed by Goos Bartels, The Netherlands. Zones 7–9.

Lance-like, silver-colored wooly leaves are deer resistant. Foliage holds up well in rain and weather, either in the landscape or in a container mix. Grows 18–24 inches tall and wide. Does well in sun or shade and is heat and drought tolerant.

Available as finished #2 containers by Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037).

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Marley's Pink Parasol™ Japanese Snowbell

Marley's Pink™ Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'JLWeeping' PP23755

Introduced by JLPN Inc., Oregon. Zone 5.

Marley's Pink™ has a weeping habit, pink flowers and leaves that are significantly larger, glossier and less pubescent than other known cultivars. Flowers are vibrant pink, perfectly bell-shaped, slightly fragrant and numerous, appearing late- May to mid- June in Oregon. It grows up to 8 feet tall and 4–5 feet wide at maturity and appears to be disease resistant.

Available as liners from JLPN Inc. (Booth #2049) and in various container sizes and B&B from the following nurseries: Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019), J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (Booth #19026), John Holmlund Nursery (Booth #10048), Kuenzi Turf & Nursery (Booth #16016), and Miles Nursery (Booth #12043). Represented by Maria Zampini of Upshoot LLC (Booth #2047).

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Colby's Wishing Star Dwarf Lilac

Colby's Wishing Star Dwarf Lilac
Syringa × 'Colby's Wishing Star'

Offered by Sidhu & Sons Nursery USA Inc. dba Briggs Nursery. Selected by Frank Moro of Select Plus International Lilac Nursery, Quebec, Canada, as a seedling offspring of S. 'Josee'. Zones 4–9.

This compact, disease-resistant, dwarf lilac offers profuse clusters of fragrant, soft pink florets in spring. With deadheading, it will re-bloom in the summer and fall. Due to its compact nature, it can be used as a hedge, mass plantings, or incorporated into the shrub border. Reaching only 3½–4 feet in height, the shrub is very compact and dense with a rounded shape. Plant in full sun. The lilac was named in honor of Frank's son, Colby, who was born with Down syndrome. Briggs Nursery will collect and remit a royalty to Moro that he will use to create a park for special needs children in Quebec.

Available as 2¼-inch and quart liners and #2 containers from Briggs Nursery (Booth #18037).

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Golden Duchess™ Hemlock

Golden Duchess™ Hemlock
Tsuga canadensis 'MonKinn' PPAF

Introduced by Monrovia. Discovered as a sport of T.c. and selected in July 2000 by Monrovia craftsman Ron Kinney in Dayton, Oregon. It was first propagated in December 2007. Zones 4–7.

This new dwarf conifer provides year-round interest with its goldenyellow foliage on graceful, arching branches. Its low, mounding form and improved sun tolerance over other gold varieties makes it perfect for a woodland or rock garden. Also performs well in a container. Use as a single specimen or in mass plantings. A slowgrowing plant, it reaches 3–4 feet in height with a 5-foot spread. It takes morning sun, but requires afternoon dappled shade, and it does not appreciate reflected heat. Thrives in evenly moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil.

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

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Pink Popcorn® Blueberry

Pink Popcorn® Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'MNPINK1' PPAF

Offered by Sidhu & Sons Nursery USA Inc. dba Briggs Nursery. Hybridized by Dr. Jim Luby, University of Minnesota. Zones 3–7.

This hardy northern highbush blueberry bears pink fruit that ripens early in the season. The leaves offer red fall color. The pink fruit is a sweet berry with true blueberry flavor. At a mature size of 5 feet tall and wide, it can be incorporated into the landscape or planted into rows. Blueberries prefer an acidic soil with adequate moisture. Pink Popcorn® is self-fertile, but will produce a larger crop of berries if planted in proximity to another early season variety.

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

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Pink Icing™ Blueberry

Pink Icing™ Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Pink Icing' PPAF

Selected and introduced by Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Oregon, as part of their BrazelBerries® collection. Zones 5–10.

Pink Icing™ is a compact, ornamental blueberry plant with colorful spring foliage colors ranging from hues of pink to blues and greens. In winter, the foliage turns an iridescent turquoise blue. The large, sweet and robust-flavored fruit ripens mid-summer. Use in the landscape mixed in with other ornamentals, or it can be used as a hedge or in decorative containers on the patio. Grows in a spreading, upright mound and will reach 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Plant in full sun in moist, acidic soil (pH 4.5–5.5).

Available in #1 and #2 finished containers from Bailey Nurseries Inc. (Booth #17019), Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037) and Monrovia (Booth #17037).

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Lo-Hugger™ American Cranberry

Lo-Hugger™ American Cranberry
Vaccinium marcocarpon 'Lohzam'

Introduced by James Zampini. Represented by UpShoot LLC. Selection of a plant native to the northeastern United States. Zone 4.

A selection of a native North American species, Lo-Hugger™ is a fast-growing ground cover with shiny, dark, evergreen foliage that changes to shades of mahogany in winter. Small pink flowers bloom in June, followed by showy, edible red berries that ripen in early fall and often hold until spring. Requires no trimming or pruning to maintain its form. Grows 4–6 inches in height and spread in sun or partial shade. Adapts to various soil conditions, but prefers a rich, moist, well-draining soil with a pH of 4.5–6.5.

Available as finished #1 and #2 by Fisher Farms LLC (Booth #10037) and Van Essen Nursery Co. (Booth #13037). Represented by Maria Zampini of UpShoot LLC (Booth #2047).

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Moody Blues Veronica Collection (Speedwell)
Veronica spicata 'Novaverblu' PPAF COPF (dark blue) and 'Novaverpin' PPAF COPF (pink)

Offered by Skagit Gardens Inc. Introduced by Conard-Pyle and hybridized by NovaFlora, Pennsylvania. Zones 6–9.

The sturdy spikes of dark blue or pink blooms need no vernalization — nor is it day length obligate — and no more than a light trim to encourage continuous re-bloom into the fall. Compact, well-branched foliage stays tidy. Grows to 12–14 inches tall, with a 14-inch spread. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Use in containers or edging beds and borders. Good uniformity and habit for production.

Available as 128-cell liners and #1 containers from Skagit Gardens Inc. (Booth #22037).

Moody Blues Veronica Collection

Moody Blues Veronica Collection

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