Top New Items for 2022-2023

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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 2022 and will be available in garden centers in 2023.

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    Agastache MEANT TO BEE™ 'Queen Nectarine'

    Height: 30-36" | Spread: 32-36" | Zones: 5-9

    (Anise Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint) Members of this collection were selected for their large, full habits, significant landscape presence, and hardiness. Each variety has reliably overwintered in our Zone 6 West Michigan winters and Zone 5 trial sites. Best performance comes in full sun with well drained soils.

    Soft peach flowers are held on the mauve calyxes of ‘Queen Nectarine'. Compared with ‘Royal Raspberry', this is noticeably taller.

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    Agastache MEANT TO BEE™ 'Royal Raspberry'

    Height: 28-32" | Spread: 28-32" | Zones: 5-9

    ‘Royal Raspberry' has rosy purple flowers with burgundy calyxes. New foliage emerges with a burgundy cast in spring.

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    Allium 'Bubble Bath'

    Height: 26-28" | Spread: 24-26" | Zones: 4-8

    (Ornamental Onion) Soft lavender flower clusters are held on strong stems above a mound of glaucous blue green foliage. The wide, linear leaves have a slight twist. Compared to ‘Millenium', ‘Bubble Bath' has lighter purple flowers on larger 3” flower clusters.

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    Alstroemeria 'Golden Tiara'

    Height: 3-3½' | Spread: 3-3½' | Zones: 6-9

    (Peruvian Lily) A sport of A. Inca Ice™ (‘Koice') with gold flowers compared to the original's blushing white. The golden yellow flowers have a complementing coral orange throat. The full habit begins producing flowers in midsummer and continues until frost. Similar to its parent, ‘Golden Tiara' has shown to be exceptionally cold hardy for Peruvian Lilies. From Plant Delights Nursery.

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    Astilbe 'Dark Side of the Moon'

    Height: 20-22" | Scape: 28-34" | Spread: 24-28" | Zones: 4-9

    (Astilbe) Rich deep chocolate burgundy leaves form an incredibly attractive mound of foliage. Emerging leaves are yellow with a dark margin with a glossy sheen that become completely dark as they age. Dark stems hold raspberry buds that burst forth with rosy purple flowers. An Astilbe chinesis hybrid—showing off through the flower color, shape, and height.

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    Echinacea COLOR CODED® 'One in a Melon'

    Height: 24-26" | Spread: 18-20" | Zones: 4-8

    (Coneflower) Melon-colored flowers and matching melon cones. At 5-5½” wide these are among the largest flowers in the collection. Petals are held horizontally and overlap for maximum display. The cantaloupe flower color is lighter than ‘Orange You Awesome' and not a true yellow like ‘Yellow My Darling'.

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    Echinacea DOUBLE CODED™ 'Butter Pecan'

    Height: 18-20" | Spread: 16-18" | Zones: 4-8

    (Coneflower) A complementing series of fully double Coneflowers to the single flowered COLOR CODED® collection. Varieties in this series have prolific floral production seated atop dense rosettes of foliage. Broad, horizontal ray petals maximize flower size. Plants are low, wide, and well-branched allowing for use along the front of the border. 4” wide soft melon flowers are fully double.

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    Heliopsis helianthoides 'Bit of Honey'

    Height: 24-28" | Spread: 26-30" | Zones: 4-9

    (False Sunflower) Leaves appear white with deep green veining on a low, dense habit. Flowers are large at 3-3½” wide and are fully semi-double with multiple rows of golden yellow petals surrounding gold cones. Compared to ‘Tuscan Sun' and Tuscan Gold™, this variety is more compact.

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    Heuchera DOLCE® 'Frosted Berry'

    Height: 10-14" | Scape: 26-28" | Spread: 16-20" | Zones: 4-9

    (Coral Bells) A sport of ‘Wildberry' with matching habit, leaf size, and landscape performance. Huge 5-6” silver leaves have charcoal veins. New leaves have a slight blush (or “frosting”). Charcoal stems hold white flowers on rosy pink calyxes. Compared with ‘Silver Gumdrop' this has a taller, more rounded habit and has smaller light pink to white flowers instead of dark pink.

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    Heuchera 'Red Dragon'

    Height: 12-14" | Scape: 26-30" | Spread: 20-26" | Zones: 4-9

    (Corals Bells) An impressive red Heuchera consisting of massive heavily textured leaves. 5-7” wide burgundy red leaves have a coppery finish with newly expanding leaves showing a silvery overlay. White flowers on tall scapes.

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    Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Valentine's Crush'

    Height: 5' | Spread: 3½' | Zones: 4-9

    (Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow) Replaces ‘Cranberry Crush'. Compared with ‘Cranberry Crush', this variety has brighter red flowers that open fully flat at 7-8” wide. The leaves have a large, ovate shape – causing the plant to have a full appearance – and a dark bronze cast in full sun. The habit is more columnar than predecessor ‘Cranberry Crush.

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Voices in the Wind'

    Height: 17" | Scape: 24-29" | Spread: 46" | Zones: 3-9

    Hosta) (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) This beautiful variegated hosta will catch your eye with its sophisticated beauty. Blue-green wedge-shaped leaves have very ruffled, creamy yellow margins. Pale lavender flowers appear in mid to late summer.

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    Iris ampliflora 'Ming Treasure'

    Height: 44-48" | Width: 48-54" | Zones: 6b-9

    (Ampliflora Iris) One of the best new hybrid discoveries of the past decade, I. ampliflora is an unknown interspecific hybrid possibly involving I. tectorum (Japanese Roof Iris) and is sterile. The original hybrid was found naturally occurring in the south central region of China, notable among other species for its impressive large plant and flower size. ‘Ming Treasure' is a vigorous selection of I. ampliflora and can perhaps best be described as I. tectorum on steroids. The plant is significantly larger than most other species of Iris and has a commanding presence in the landscape. Numerous 4½” flowers are mid-violet with a yellow crest and small white signal area, appearing on well-branched scapes.

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    Monarda UPSCALE™ 'Red Velvet'

    Height: 32" | Width: 36" | Zones: 4-8

    (Bee Balm) Taller than most other new introductions on the market, the UPSCALE™ collection average 2-2½' tall and wide with flowering performance that covers the top half of the plant. Well branched stems support a second flush of flowers that extends the length of bloom. Members of this collection all exhibit good mildew resistance.

    Large cherry red flowers. The tallest variety in the collection. Newly emerging foliage has a bronze cast.

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    Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Niagara Falls'

    Height: 4' | Spread: 4' | Zones: 4-9

    (Switch Grass) This native ornamental grass that appears like a Miscanthus in the landscape with arching foliage, but adds the powder blue color characteristic of Switch Grass. In fall, sprays of cream seed heads pack the top of the plant. ‘Niagara Falls' is the broadest of the group, but halfway in height between ‘Apache Rose' and ‘Totem Pole'.

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    Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Prime Time'

    Height: 30-36" | Width: 24-30" | Zones: 4-9

    (Russian Sage) An upgrade to ‘Rocketman' with earlier bloom and denser flower spikes. Dusky purple calyxes hold blue flowers. The upright habit is made of slightly dissected oval leaves for a very full appearance.

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    Phlox paniculata LUMINARY™ 'Sunset Coral'

    Height: 30-32" | Spread: 30-32" | Zones: 3-8

    (Tall Garden Phlox) Coral pink flowers have an orange tinge; the orange color is especially noticeable when compared with true pink P. paniculata varieties. 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 ROUND™ 'Bright Idea'

    Height: 10-12" | Spread: 16-20" | Zones: 3-9

    (Stonecrop) This hybrid Stonecrop has a similar appearance and blooms in early summer like S. kamtschaticum. However, the habit is much more polished with a rounded, mounding habit similar to fellow Proven Winners Sedum, ‘Pure Joy'. Red stems hold deep green, serrated leaves and clusters of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers.

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    Veronica MAGIC SHOW® 'Ever After'

    Height: 14-16" | Spread: 16-20" | Zones: 4-8

    (Spike Speedwell) ‘Ever After' is among the longest blooming Veronica now available with flower spikes that reach nearly a foot in length. In peak, flowers cover the top two thirds of the plant. The flowers are self-cleaning, resulting in a fresher looking plant in the landscape. Vernalization required for best performance.

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