Acer truncatum x A. platanoides ‘JFS-KW187’ Urban Sunset® Maple

Glossy dark green leaves of this drought-tolerant shade tree are heat and tatter-resistant. Foliage stays fresh and glossy through the heat of summer before exploding with bright red to deep burgundy red tones in autumn. Upright growing with a strong central leader, it remains compact and narrow while developing an ideal street tree form. It produces very few seeds and is pest and disease resistant. Hardy through USDA Zone 4b, Urban Sunset® Maple matures to a height of approximately 35 feet and spread of 20 feet after 30 years in an average urban landscape setting.

Urban Sunset

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Agastache x ‘Velvet Crush’ PPAF

Originally selected for its deeper green crinkled foliage, but the backs are even more interesting with rich velvet purpled underside. Large, long-blooming plants bloom pink on 3’+ stems beginning in mid-summer. The rose colored seedheads are as showy held on deep green to chocolate brown stems. Full sun, average soil.

Velvet Crush

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Agave sebastiana Cedros

Cedros is a stunning new release collected and tissue cultured by Rancho Tissue Technologies. Silver foliage gives great impact in any landscape planting. This hardy selection performs well in both heat and cold and loves full sun.

Agave Cedros

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Agave ‘Green Glow’

‘Green Glow’ is a selection made from Rancho Tissue Technologies’ fabulous ‘Blue Glow’ agave. It has bright red trim around each leaf edge and the leaves are an attractive green color. Just as hardy as ‘Blue Glow,’ ‘Green Glow’ adds to the color palette available to landscapers and homeowners. Zone 8-11. Full sun.

‘Green Glow’

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Allium x ‘Chivette’ PPAF

A mostly sterile chive with edible kelly green foliage all season long. Initially upright but then more relaxed reaching 12-15”+ long. This vigorous plant is easy to grow. Lavender purple flowers with a purple stripe down the middle of the petal are also edible and held on 12” + stems. Beginning as round buds the flower opens to 1” wide. Full sun preferred. Average to dry soil.

Allium x ‘Chivette’

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Buddleia Pugster Blue Butterfly Bush

A compact plant that reaches just 2’ tall and wide, but has the large, full flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. It blooms nonstop from early summer through frost with true-blue flowers, each with a tiny yellow-orange eye in the center. Thanks to its thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster™ series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush. USDA 5-9. Available to growers now and retailers in spring 2018.

Pugster Blue

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Ceanothus griseus horizontalis Highlights PPAF

Vigorous California native selection with glossy deep green and chartreuse leaves. Low-growing groundcover with pale blue flowers in spring and summer. USDA 8b-10

Ceanothus Highlights

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Clematis ‘Evipo079’ PPAF Boulevard® Nubia

Clematis Boulevard® Nubia features exceptionally dark red compact re-bloomer flowers from both leaf axils and stems, resulting in flowers from the ground up. Use in large containers or short pillars. Up to 6 ft. tall. Deciduous. Zone 4-9, available 2017.

Clematis Nubia

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Clematis Chloe PPAF

Clematis Chloe is a compact blooming machine. It features an integrifolia type with vivid violet, bell-shaped flowers, accented by thick violet/yellow tipped anthers. The fastest grower and re-bloomer to enter the clematis market. It’s easy for the grower and easy for the customer: prune group 3, no clematis wilt, flowering longevity. The plant’s size will reach 24”x24,” making it great for blooming hedge, container or specimen planting. Available by propagator Roseville Farms in 2018.

Clematis Chloe

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Clematis Fuchsia Flash USPP 26,879

This new clematis from Swedish breeder Kjell Bolinder features a large shocking cerise pink flower, like no other on the market. Its flower size reaches 6” diameter and is a heavy bloomer. Fuchsia Flash has a compact height of 5 feet, making it a good fit for containers or gardens. Hardy to zone 3-9, available to growers in 2017 from supplier propagator Roseville Farms.

Fuchsia Flash

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Coreopsis grandiflora SunKiss

A color breakthrough in seed C. grandiflora. SunKiss is the brightest yellow with large blotch available. It has a controlled habit and is well branched and floriferous. An excellent heat-tolerant plant for novice and expert gardeners alike. Coreopsis is reliable, easy to grow and its color blends well with almost everything. Hardy in zones 4-9. Blooming season: Late spring to late summer.

Coreopsis Sunkiss

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Coreopsis hybrida UpTick

UpTick is set to re-invent the hardy coreopsis class with large, striking flowers and excellent hardiness to USDA Zone 5. A sunny North American native with summer-long blooming and perennial garden interest, UpTick grows tidy with a mounded habit. These grower-friendly varieties require no vernalization or long days to flower. UpTick’s bigger flowers and longer blooming means more color at retail and in the garden. The series has three unique and stunning eye colors: Gold & Bronze, Yellow & Red, and Cream & Red. Coreopsis is easy to maintain and offers heat and drought tolerance. Hardy in zones 5-9. You’re sure to see an “uptick” in sales with this innovative, showy series.

UpTick Cream & Red

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Cotinus Winecraft Black Smokebush

In spring, round leaves emerge rich purple but as summer’s heat comes on, they turn a deep near-black tone and finally light up in an array of reds and oranges in fall. In early summer, large, soft panicles of bloom appear that become the misty smoke that makes this such a popular landscape plant. Unlike other smokebush it naturally has a rounded dwarf habit which means that finally every landscape has room for this unique plant. Grows 4-6’ tall. USDA Zones 4-8. Available to growers now and retailers in spring 2018.

Winecraft Black

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Distylium hybrid ‘sPg-3-007’ PP 25,833 Spring Frost

Spring Frost Distylium is a compact, evergreen shrub with white new growth which turns green as the summer progresses. The bright pink stems and leaf margins add an additional touch of color. Distylium are versatile garden plants that can tolerate sun or shade and can be considerably drought tolerant once established.

Distylium Spring Frost

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Echeveria agavoides Scarlet

Echeveria agavoides Scarlet from Rancho Tissue Technologies boasts spectacular red colored foliage. It loves full sun or part sun and is the perfect patio plant or container plant. Scarlet adds an extreme jolt of eye catching color.

Echeveria Scarlet

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Echinacea KISMET ‘Red’

Echinacea KISMET ‘Red’ has early blooming, large, red flowers that rebloom all summer. This showy variety has an upright, compact and mounding habit with a great crown count, making it widely useful for eye-catching containers or striking borders. Available to growers and retailers in 2017.

Kismet Red

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Feijoa sellowiana Bambina Pineapple Guava

Richer dark pink blooms cover this compact pineapple guava, which only reaches up to 5 feet in height. Same fabulous late spring blooms, followed by fruit which ripens in the fall. USDA 7-10

Bambina guava

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Gaillardia x grandiflora Gaillardia Mesa Red

An F1 gaillardia from seed. Puts out lots of fast color on “no-flop” plants. The new red color for 2017 has a more consistent, redder color than the competition. Mesa is drought tolerant once established with intense, non-fading color all season. Performs well in landscapes and mixed containers. Hardy in zones 5-10. Blooming season: Early spring, spring.

Gaillardia Mesa Red

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Hakonechloa macra SunFlare

Hakonechloa SunFlare offers an amazing color spectacle throughout the season. It has vibrant, chartreuse/golden-yellow foliage with deep crimson tips. In fall, the colors turn to chartreuse and gold with tones of burnt orange and burgundy-red. SunFlare is hardy to USDA Zone 5a and grows to 12-18” tall and 18-24” wide. It has a bushy, compact habit and prefers a spot in the sun or semi-shade in a moist, humus-rich and well-drained soil. SunFlare is excellent on a patio or terrace but also very nice as a groundcover, in perennial borders, for mixed containers, mass planting, vertical walls and edge planting.

Hakonechloa SunFlare

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Heuchera FOREVER ‘Red’

Heuchera FOREVER ‘Red’ is a lovely, fast-growing heuchera with brilliant-red, slightly cut and ruffled leaves that are the reddest in the spring and fall when the weather is cool. In mid-summer, 14-inch spikes with white flowers both complement and contrast with the foliage. This new variety’s mounding habit contains excellent vigor and a nice crown count. Available to growers and retailers in 2017.

Heuchera Forever Red

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Heuchera NORTHERN EXPOSURE ‘Silver’

NORTHERN EXPOSURE ‘Silver’ is a cold-tolerant and rust-resistant plant with burgundy-to-silver colored leaves. Its dense, round and mounding habit with multiple crowns and long life span make it a well-suited landscape plant. The finish time for a 4-inch pot is 6-8 weeks, and a gallon-size pot is 8-10 weeks. Available to growers and retailers in 2017.

Northern Exposure Silver

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Hollywood Hibiscus Gold Digger PPAF, Hollywood Hibiscus Gossip Queen PPAF, Hollywood Hibiscus Runway Beauty PPAF

From the creators of the innovative Black Diamond® Crapemyrtle series, J. Berry Nursery’s newest stars shine with vibrant color, long-lasting, multi-day blooms, and outstanding bud count, making the Hollywood™ Hibiscus Collection natural performers in production, at retail and in the landscape. Each hibiscus cultivar showcases vivid, large, fancy blooms with rich color, while also possessing exceptional disease and pest resistance. The compact growth habits of the collection make them perfect stars for containers, and are achieved naturally, benefitting both nursery trade and the home gardener.

Gold Digger, Gossip Queen, Runway Beauty

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Hydrangea arborescens ‘SMHAMWM’ PPAF Seaside Serenade® Bar Harbor Hydrangea

New compact variety of the famed ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. Masses of large, white, smooth flowers on a compact shrub. Ideal for low borders or in containers. 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous. Zone: 4-9, available 2017.

Hydrangea Bar Harbor

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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Wee White

Invincibelle Wee White smooth hydrangea is positively ground-breaking: it’s the first dwarf ‘Annabelle’ type hydrangea in the world. This cute little landscape plant ensures that any landscape can enjoy the reliability, low-maintenance, and season-long beauty of hydrangeas. It reaches just 1-2.5’ tall and naturally grows as a tidy, rounded mound. Each pure-white flower is held up on a strong, supportive stem for a display that looks more like a bouquet of flowers than a landscape plant. USDA 3-9. Available to growers now and retailers in spring 2018.

Invincibelle Wee White

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘HMUPSI’ PPAF Seaside Serenade® Cape Cod Hydrangea

The Cape Cod hydrangea is a new classic for small spaces. Hardy, repeat blooming machine with large blue or pink (depending on soil pH) mophead flowers. Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous. Zone: 4-9, available 2017

Hydrangea Cape Cod

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Hydrangea macrophylla Miss Saori

The double-petalled, sterile flowers have deep rose margins. This color softens to white in the center and forms a nice contrast with the dark foliage that turns burgundy in spring and autumn. Miss Saori has a long flowering period that starts in June. Flowers even on first year wood and becomes 40 x 40”. Awarded winner of Silver Medal Plantarium 2014, Plant of the Year 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Hydrangea Miss Saori

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Hydrangea paniculata Hybrid ‘LeeP1’ PPIP White Wedding

Gracefully arching branches support oversized clusters of creamy flowers, all in a compact habit. This beauty dazzles as a cut flower or in the garden—from accent to mass planting. USDA Zones 4-8. Mature size 4-6’ tall x 3-5’ wide.

White Wedding

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Juniperus horizontalis ‘MonGeo’ PPAF Jazzy Jewel Andorra Juniper

The gold-splashed foliage of Jazzy Jewel™ Andorra is tinged with purple and bronze in winter on this hardy spreading juniper. Wows-up slopes, foundations or along driveways. Grows 2 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Evergreen. Zones 3-9, available 2017.

Juniper Jazzy Jewel

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Lagerstroemia hybrid ‘Ruby Prince’ PPAF Emerald Empire Ruby Prince, Lagerstroemia indica ‘BRS’ PPAF Emerald Empire Garnet Queen

The regal new Emerald EmpireCrapemyrtle collection features emerald green foliage draped with masses of vibrantly colored blooms, providing beauty and interest spring until frost. Ruby Prince is the collection’s first compact crapemyrtle with a naturally weeping habit. Stunning dark pink blooms cascade from Ruby Prince early Summer until Frost. With maximum habit of 3 ½ feet tall and 2 1/2 feet wide, Ruby Prince will serve as an excellent flowering accent shrub or unique hanging basket.

The vibrant red flowers of Garnet Queenare set atop deep burgundy stems. With maximum growth of 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, Garnet Queen will serve as an excellent border along driveways and fences or colorful flowering hedges when pruned.

Emerald Empire Crapemyrtles are landscape-hardy in zones 7-10, behave as perennials in zone 6, and perform perfectly in containers in all zones. Along with stunning foliage, beautiful blooms, and compact growth, they tolerate drought, perform well in small gardens, resist mildew and cercospora leaf spot, and have spectacular fall color.

Crapemyrtle Ruby Prince, Crapemyrtle Garnet Queen

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Lagerstromia indica ‘Delee’ PPAF Delta Fusion Crapemyrtle

Delta Fusion bears dark pink blooms that contrast vividly with its unique, dark burgundy curved leaves. This versatile small tree is a stunning garden accent. Mature size is 8-12’ tall x 4-6’ wide. USDA Zones 7-9 or 10.

Crapemyrtle Delta Fusion

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Lavandula angustifolia Lavance Deep Purple

For a perennial ‘natural’ look, gardeners will love new Lavance Deep Purple. It produces the deepest purple-blue summer color on the most controlled English lavender plants available. Its strong branching resists breakage. Highly scented, it attracts bees and butterflies while resisting deer and rabbits. Hardy in zones 5-8. Blooming season: late spring to late summer.

Lavance Deep Purple

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Lavandula allardii ‘Meerlo’ PP25559 Lavender Meerlo

We’ve tested and these are the most heat, humidity, and drought tolerant lavenders we grow. These vigorous plants hold their beautifully variegated and highly fragrant foliage year round, and are not as picky about soil conditions as others. USDA Zones 9-10. Mature size is 24-36” tall x 24-30” wide.

Lavender Meerlo

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Mahonia ‘Marvel’ PP27425

Statuesque and upright, Marvel’s large frond-like leaves develop in whorls along coarsely branched stems. Gorgeous sprays of fragrant, yellow flowers appear in late fall or early winter. Flowers develop into grape-like clusters of wax-coated black berries by late summer and autumn. USDA Zones 6-10. Mature height 6 feet and less prickly.

Mahonia Marvel

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘JFS-PN3Legacy’ Jade Prince® Dawn Redwood

Lush, feathery spring foliage matures to rich, fresh green in summer. Dense, upright branching and a strong central leader contribute to superior form over seedling grown plants and recommended for urban and landscape use. The tree reaches 70 feet tall with a spread of 25 feet.

Jade Prince Dawn Redwood

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Miscanthus s. Scout (‘M77’) PPAF

This miscanthus from Emerald Coast Growers, salutes gardens with slender green blades and white midribs that take on spectacular fall color. This handsome, infertile form reaches a height of 5-6 feet and is hardy in zones 5-10.

Miscanthus Scout

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Monarda x ‘Mojo’ PPAF

Chocolate red foliage emerges early with short silvered hairs and chocolate red stems too. By the time the purple flowers bloom in June, the mildew-resistant foliage turns to green. Grows to 24-30” tall. Full sun; average to well-drained soil.

Monarda x Mojo

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Pennisetum Etouffee

This pennisetum presented by Emerald Coast Growers blooms from late spring to mid-fall, reaching 42 inches tall. Forming a lovely mound that’s excellent in containers and landscapes alike, Etouffee is infertile and will not reseed. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Pennisetum Etouffee

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Pennisetum Hushpuppy

Presented by Emerald Coast Growers, Hushpuppy™ reaches 30 inches high in bloom from late spring to mid-fall. New, infertile varieties like this benefit the grower to the gardener. From container to the garden, this beautiful pennisetum won’t reseed, and will produce larger and longer lasting blooms. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Pennisetum Hushpuppy

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Pennisetum Jambalaya

This pennisetum grows in a lovely mounded habit to about 38 inches tall. This infertile variety won’t reseed and produces large, long-lasting blooms from late spring to mid-fall. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Pennisetum Jambalaya

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Penstemon hybrida PPAF ‘Cherry Sparks’

Penstemon Cherry Sparks is a beautiful, large-flowered interspecific hybrid that brings together flower size and hardiness in one package. It has double the flowering time that translates to more color in the garden to enjoy. Hardy to USDA Zone 5 in well-drained soils and it is drought tolerant. Blooming season: late spring to late summer.

Cherry Sparks

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Penstemon hybrida PPAF ‘Balmibepro’ Mission Bells Deep Rose

This hybrid penstemon offers fast fill in the garden with a long flowering time. The contrasting dark stems add to its bold presentation in the perennial garden. Mission Bells Deep Rose is heat tolerant. Deadheading will encourage repeat blooms. Hardy to zone 5. Blooming Season: late spring to late summer.

Penstemon Mission Bells

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Perovskia antriplicifolia Perovskia Blue Steel

A perennial first: Now greenhouses can produce high-quality, affordable perovskia from professional-grade seed. Blue Steel has higher and much more uniform germination. No vernalization or overwintering is needed. Aromatic, silvery foliage carries clouds of small blue flowers on strong silver stems that do not break or split easily. Heat and drought tolerant for the home gardener and hardy in zones 4-9. Blooming season: summer, late summer.

Perovskia Blue Steel

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Rhododendron ‘Robleza’ PPIP Encore Azalea® Autumn Bonfire™

A fast-growing dwarf azalea, the new Autumn Bonfire glows with numerous, true red, semi-double and single blooms in spring, summer and fall. Autumn Bonfire holds its bright green foliage year-round, and grows to an average of 3 ft. high by 3.5ft. wide. USDA Zones 6A-9. Now, you can enjoy 31 varieties of Encore® Azaleas that boast profuse, repeat blooms; bold color and year-round interest.

Autumn Bonfire

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Rosa All My Loving

This lovely hybrid tea rose was created in England by the talented breeder Gareth Fryer. The long cutting stems are great for bouquets, and the plant’s excellent vigor guarantees a profuse production of blooms. In true hybrid tea fashion, one stunning dark pink blossom sits atop each long cutting stem. The large 4- to 5-inch flowers have 30 to 40 petals. Whether you live in sunny California or in a colder, rainy climate, the color will stay true until the petals drop and the plant will reward you with a show of attractive, semi-glossy medium green leaves.

All My Loving

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Rosa Children’s Hope

Children’s Hope is a delightful and prolific bloomer that supports the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Every medium red, double-petal blossom is a reminder that each child is a beautiful flower. The blooms are childlike and dainty, measuring just 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter in large clusters that can cover the entire plant. This polyantha shrub rose has a compact habit that makes it ideal for small spots in the landscape as well as decorative containers. It grows well in most climates throughout the U.S., and has very good disease resistance. Every sale of a Children’s Hope helps to support the treatment, quality of life and the long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through the research, education and advocacy of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.

Children’s Hope

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Rosa Coral Knock Out® ‘Radral’ PP 19,803

Coral Knock Out® offers a new color addition to the Knock Out® Family of Roses. The unique coral color is even stronger in hot, humid climates. It blooms from spring through fall and maintains an upright to rounded habit. Young foliage is bronze red which accentuates the bold flower color.

Coral Knock Out

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Rosa Easy To Please

Looking for an easy-to-maintain rose bush? Easy To Please™ is the newest addition to the Easy-To-Love® Collection of roses. This pink floribunda boasts blooms that are fuchsia pink with a lighter reverse. The flowers are 2½-3 inches in diameter with 20 to 30 petals each. The plant’s medium-sized growth habit makes it easy to fit into most gardens. Best of all, Easy To Please is easy to grow and maintain, because its disease resistance surpasses many landscape shrubs. This variety grows well in a wide variety of climates and conditions. Enjoy the prolific flowers, the clove fragrance with hints of cinnamon, and the vigor that’s Easy-To-Love.

Easy To Please

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Rosa Peachy Knock Out® ‘Radgor’ PP 25,628

Peachy Knock Out® blooms from spring through fall with attractive pink flowers. The overall color effect is peach with the combination of pink petals that become yellow in the center. The color will be much more intense with the cooler temperatures in the spring and fall. The color can fade to blush with the onset of heat and humidity.

Peachy Knock Out

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Rosa Tropical Lightning

If you’re looking for a new climbing rose to plant this year, Tropical Lightning is it. The tropical warmth of this exciting, exotic colored new rose is generated by a unique flower that’s a combination of sunset orange and a purple smoke layer accented with cream colored stripes. The colors mix together differently on every flower, creating a pleasing striped effect that’s stunning. The canes of this climber reach 10 to 12 feet tall, so Tropical Lightning is both big and dramatic. Each perfectly shaped flower holds its crazy color for days, and the prolific plant only slows down the flowering as it cools down for winter.

Tropical Lightning

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Rosa Violet’s Pride

Violet’s Pride, the fourth and final addition to the Downton Abbey® Garden Rose Collection, is named for the Lady Violet, the feisty Dowager Countess of Grantham as portrayed by Maggie Smith on the popular Downton Abbey TV show.

The lovely lavender blossoms of Violet’s Pride are made even more exquisite by a magenta-colored heart decorating the inner petals. This prolific bloomer produces spiraled, medium-large double blossoms with 35-45 petals. Worthy of winning any Best of Show title, Violet’s Pride boasts a fruity fragrance with a hint of grapefruit that’s worthy of any noblewoman. The flowers are held proudly on top of a vigorous, evenly rounded bush with disease resilient dense foliage.

Violet’s Pride

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Rosa White Knock Out® ‘Radwhite’ PP 20,273

White Knock Out® is an excellent shrub rose which stands out in the landscape with the contrast between pure white blooms and very dark green foliage. It blooms from spring through fall and maintains a compact habit.

White Knock Out

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Salvia VIBE® Ignition Purple

Salvia x jamensis ‘Ignition Purple’ PPAF is a prolific, compact, small-leaved variety with vibrant, deep-purple flowers. Notably heat and drought tolerant. Use in borders and cutting gardens. Herbaceous perennial, 2 ft. tall and wide. Zones 7-11, available 2017.

Salvia Ignition Purple

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Salvia greggii Mirage

This new series of S. greggii makes a great component plant in combos and blooms all season with bold, bright color. Available in nine varieties for 2017, Mirage has a self-branching, mounding habit that resists breaking. A standout in the landscape. Heat tolerant and hardy in zones 7-9. Provides early-season summer-long blooming. Attracts hummingbirds, too.

Salvia Mirage

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Sambucus nigra Strait-Laced Elderberry

An amazing narrow, upright variety that takes up only a few square feet of ground. Feathery black foliage covers broomstick-straight stems that shoot toward the sky but stay in a narrow column. Early summer brings hundreds of pink flowers to contrast with the leaves. It’s an exotic looking plant that’s surprisingly hardy and easy to grow. Grows 6-10’ tall, USDA 4-7. Available to growers now and retailers in spring 2018.

Strait-Laced Elderberry

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Sempervivum Chick Charms® ‘Gold Nugget’ PPAF

This first ever sempervivum with golden foliage is bound to get lots of attention. From renowned breeder Chris Hansen, it’s an eye-catcher that puts on an extended color show. The fleshy leaves, which are tipped in red, change to bright green in summer, and back to gold with fiery red tips in winter. Hardy to zone 4 and robust, this succulent will keep the colors coming unless it’s covered in snow.

Although each leaf rosette dies after flowering, there always seems to be an abundance of new offsets (the “chicks”) to take its place. These fleshy, evergreen plants are carefree elements for troughs, rock gardens, or wall crevices.

Chick Charms Gold Nugget

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Ternstroemia gymnanthera ‘Broody’ PPIP Cleyera Juliet

Attractive, variegated, glossy foliage with an upright habit. New growth on Cleyera Juliet™ is maroon with a creamy white variegation. Disease and pest resistant along with being heat tolerant. Foliage produces year-round interest. USDA Zones 7-10. Mature size 8-10’ tall x 5-6’ wide.

Cleyera Juliet

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Thalictrum NIMBUS ‘Pink’

Thalictrum NIMBUS ‘Pink’ has lavender-pink flowers in massive puffs at the top of strikingly dark stems and lovely, fern-like, green leaves. With a foliage height of 28 inches, foliage spread of 16 inches and flower height of 28 inches, the great crown count and large inflorescences make for an ideal container plant. This thalictrum also contains an upright, clumping habit and does not develop powdery mildew in the Pacific Northwest. Available to growers and retailers in 2017.

Nimbus Pink

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Thalictrum NIMBUS ‘White’

Thalictrum NIMBUS ‘White’ has white, cloud-like masses of flowers over multiple dark stems and fern-like leaves, which give rise to huge inflorescences. This unique variety transforms its fluffy, white flowers into lavender-pink seed heads to extend the showy season. This thalictrum also contains an excellent compact habit and thrives in full sun or light shade. Available to growers and retailers in 2017.

Nimbus White

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Vaccinium corymbosum x angustifolium Perpetua® blueberry PP 24,209

Perpetua produces two crops of delicious blueberries. The first fruit will appear in mid-summer and then the plant will flower and set fruit a second time in the fall. The dark green leaves will turn to deep red and greens in the winter, making it a beautiful year-long addition to any landscape.

Perpetua Blueberry

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Viburnum odoratissimum ‘Brant 01’ PPIP Copper Top Sweet Viburnum

This upright, mounded shrub features new growth that is bronze-copper pink to dark green. White clusters appear in spring. Attracts birds and butterflies. This plant brings disease and pest resistance along with drought and heat tolerance, and offers year-round interest in the garden. USDA Zones 8-10. Mature size 6-8’ tall x 5-6’ wide.

Copper Top Sweet Viburnum

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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Shakaz’ Viburnum Sharon Kay

Double rows of 3” snowball flowers along layered branches. Foliage is darker green than species with red petioles. Attractive burgundy fall color. Can be limbed up for a top-grafted look, reblooms in right soil conditions. Bred by Greg Fuhrer, Locust Grove Nursery.

Copper Top Sweet Viburnum

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Weigela Czechmark Trilogy

Czechmark weigela is a new series that showcases just how much flower power this old-fashioned favorite is capable of. Selected especially for their pure, true colors and bountiful bloom set, these easy-care weigela will rake in the compliments. Czechmark Trilogy™ is an absolute dazzler that blooms in late spring with three colors at once; enjoy white, pink, and red flowers all on one plant. Grows 3-4 feet tall and wide. USDA 4-8. Available to growers now and retailers in spring 2018.

Weigela Czechmark Trilogy

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Weigela florida ‘Lemiczam’ Lemon Ice

Lemon Ice is a strong vigorous grower with repeat blooming, exciting yellow flowers and attractive foliage. Blooms in late April and early May, much earlier than other cultivars. Reblooms lightly all summer through fall. Immature red stem growth with contrasting green leaves.

Weigela Lemon Ice

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