Top New Items for 2023-2024

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    These plants are some of the best new varieties and selections added to the market. They can be found new to the wholesale trade starting in 2023 and will be available in garden centers in 2024.

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    Agastache 'Guava Lava'

    Height: 20-22" | Width: 22-26" | Zones: 5-9

    (Anise Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint) . Coral orange flowers are held on equally colorful mauve pink calyxes. Even after the flower has finished, the calyxes remain attractive. Best hardiness when sited in loose soils with good drainage.

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    Allium 'Pincushion'

    Height: 14-16" | Width: 12-14" | Zones: 4-8

    (Ornamental Onion) Narrow glaucous blue-green foliage forms a tidy habit with numerous clusters of lavender purple flowers. Attractive seedheads. Compared to ‘Blue Eddy', ‘Pincushion' is more floriferous but lacks twisting and curling on the leaves and stems.

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    Artemisia 'Silver Lining'

    Height: 12-16" | Scape: 36" | Width: 32-36" | Zones: 4-9

    (Artemisia, White Sagebrush) Broadly dissected silver leaves make up a mounded, low wide habit. Insignificant buff yellow flowers are held on tall scapes; this plant should be considered for its foliage. Truly perennial and will have exceptional performance year after year. ‘Silver Lining' does not spread by underground runners, unlike A. ludoviciana.

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    Aruncus 'Goatee'

    Height: 24-26" | Width: 26-28" | Zones: 3-7

    (Goat's Beard) Extremely floriferous for a Goat's Beard, clouds of dense cream flower panicles in early summer. Dissected dark green leaves. More moisture will be needed to keep ‘Goatee' looking its best in full sun; plants will be slightly taller in shade.

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    Eucomis CROWNING GLORY™ 'Princess Bride'

    Height: 18" | Width: 24" | Zones: 6-9

    (Pineapple Lily) Rigidly upright flower spikes offer a unique tropical flair. Members of this collection are notably compact, perfect for the front of the border or for use as a thriller in a mixed container. Eucomis grow from a bulb and need to be planted deep so that the flower stalk grows upright and to ensure winter hardiness. Pineapple Lilies are late to wake up in spring.

    'Princess Bride' has numerous stalks of pink and cream flowers. The first color to show is a citron yellow, before turning a soft pink and yellow blend. The habit is prostrate, comprised of arching leaves that emerge burgundy before turning a deep green in summer.

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    Eucomis CROWNING GLORY™ 'Purple Reign'

    Height: 18-20" | Width: 24" | Zones: 6-9

    Spring foliage is a deep burgundy color. The dark color holds well into summer. Star-shaped flowers open blush pink and darken to a deep mauve, lasting for many weeks.

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Blazing Glory'

    Height: 32" | Width: 18-24" | Zones: 3-9

    6” golden yellow flowers with a bold burgundy red eye and matching picotee edge. Wide margins are consistent and extend the length of the petal. Compared to ‘King of the Ages' the flowers are ½” smaller, more golden yellow in color, and have a more pronounced eye and picotee edge; the plant is also about 6” shorter.

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    Heucherella FUN AND GAMES® 'Capture the Flag'

    Height: 10-12" | Scape: 20-24" | Width: 20-24" | Zones: 4-9

    (Foamy Bells) Large-leaved variety has deeply lobed chartreuse leaves with dramatic burgundy red centers. In late spring clouds of white flowers appear on light colored stems. Compared with ‘Eye Spy' the flowers are white instead of pink and the centers of the leaves are more red.

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    Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'All Eyes on Me'

    Height: 3½' | Width: 3½' | Zones: 4-9

    (Rose Mallow) 8” blushing pink blooms on a well-rounded habit of dark green leaves. Heavily overlapping petals give the impression the flowers are semi-double, particularly as each bud unfurls.

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    Hibiscus 'Marshmallow Moon'

    Height: 3-3½' | Width: 4' | Zones: 4-9

    (Rose Mallow) ‘Marshmallow Moon' resets expectations for Hardy Hibiscus with a solid white bloom. About half the size of ‘Blue River II' and more floriferous. 6-6½” wide pure white flowers have petals of a thick substance for improved weather resistance.

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Love Story'

    Height: 14-16" | Scape: 22-31" | Width: 36-42" | Zones: 3-9

    (Hosta) Long heart-shaped leaves have medium green margins with chartreuse jetting that bleeds into creamy white centers. The medio-variegation extends from leaf tip to the petiole, flaring at the base of the leaf. A gentle piecrust wave edges each leaf. Tall scapes hold large clusters of tubular white flowers in early summer.

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    Iris sibirica 'Purring Tiger'

    Height: 18-20" | Width: 18-24" | Zones: 3-9

    (Siberian Iris) Dusty lavender flowers sit above golden yellow petals. Golden yellow petals are lined with purple veining that matches the heart of the flower. Compact for Siberian Iris, standing about a foot and half tall. Expect this midseason bloomer to roar to life as it flowers in early summer.

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    Nepeta 'Chartreuse on the Loose'

    Height: 8-10" | Width: 20-24" | Zones: 3-8

    (Catmint) Bright chartreuse foliage allows for a full three seasons of interest. Clusters of lavender blue flowers are produced just above the foliage. Unlike most catmint, ‘Chartreuse on the Loose' will continue to produce flowers without being cut back.

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    Phlox paniculata LUMINARY® 'Prismatic Pink'

    Height: 32-34" | Width: 24-28" | Zones: 3-8

    (Tall Garden Phlox) ‘Prismatic Pink' has large, well-formed panicles of bubblegum pink flowers with dark pink eyes. This variety matches the height of the rest of the collection; perfect for the middle of the border.

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    Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® 'Midnight Velvet'

    Height: 22-26" | Width: 30-32" | Zones: 3-9

    (Stonecrop) Rich, dark purple leaves comprise a domed habit. Mauve buds cover the habit in late summer, before opening to rose red flowers. Seedheads appear a dark red color. Compared with ‘Back in Black', foliage color is not as dark and the habit more dome-shaped, more floriferous.

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