2011 Fashion Show


Dr. Michael Dirr and his wife, Bonnie hosted the 2011 Fashion Show: the hottest new plants in horticulture (thanks to American Nurseryman).

Fashion show entries included:

Ball Horticultural Company

Petunia Pinstripe, Petunia Phantom, Foliage Begonia Gryphon & Petunia Black Velvet

          



Bailey Nurseries, Inc. 

Endless Summer Bella AnnaTM

          

  • a new pink mophead Hydrangea arborescens
  • Developed by Dr. Michael Dirr and Plant Introductions, Inc.
  • Grown by Endless Summer licensed grower group



Greenleaf Nursery Company

The Rising SunTM Red Bud

          

  • Developed by Jackson Nursery



Honey Creek Nursery

Merlot Red Bud

          

  • Developed by Dr. Dennis Werner, NCSU
  • Introduced by PlantHaven


Ruby Falls Red Bud

          

  • Developed by Dr. Dennis Werner, NCSU
  • Introduced by PlantHaven



Cedar Valley Nurseries

Scarlet Collonade Oak

          

  • Developed by Willet Wandell
  • Introduced by Discov-Tree Partners


City Slicker River Birch

          

  • Developed by Dr. Carl Whitcomb
  • Introduced by Lacebark, Inc.


FirespireTM American Hornbeam

          

  • Developed by Michael Yanny
  • Introduced by Johnson Nursery


Aeryn Trident Maple

          

  • Developed by Southern Selections
  • Introduced by Moon's Tree Farm, Inc.



LCN Selections

Eternal GoldTM Juniper

          

  • Introduced by Novalis Plants That Work



Plant Development Services, Inc.

Encore Azalea Autumn LilacTM

          

  • Grown by the Encore Azalea licensed grower group
  • Developed by Robert "Buddy" Lee


FlirtTM Nandina

          

  • From the Southern Living Plant Collection
  • Grown by the Southern Living Plant Collection licensed grower group
  • Developed by Magnolia Gardens Nursery


JubilationTM Gardenia

          

  • From the Southern Living Plant Collection
  • Grown by the Southern Living Plant Collection licensed grower group
  • Developed by Robert "Buddy" Lee 


Early BirdTM Crapemyrtles

          

  • From the Southern Living Plant Collection
  • Grown by the Southern Living Plant Collection licensed grower group
  • Developed by John Davy


October MagicTM Inspiration Camellia

         

  • From the Southern Living Plant Collection
  • Grown by the Southern Living Plant Collection licensed grower group
  • Developed by Bobby Green



Novalis Plants that Work

Phlox Candy StoreTM Bubblegum Pink

          

  • Phlox Candy StoreTM series
  • Grown by Novalis Network Growers
  • Developed by Peter Kolster


Phlox Candy StoreTM Coral Creme Drop

          

  • Phlox Candy StoreTM series
  • Grown by Novalis Network Growers
  • Developed by Peter Kolster


Phlox Candy StoreTM Grape Lollipop

          

  • Phlox Candy StoreTM series
  • Grown by Novalis Network Growers
  • Developed by Peter Kolster


Phlox Candy StoreTM Cotton Candy

          

  • Phlox Candy StoreTM series
  • Grown by Novalis Network Growers
  • Developed by Peter Kolster


Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

First Editions Little DevilTM Ninebark

          

  • a new compact, easy to care for Physocarpus opulifolius
  • Grown by the First Editions licensed grower group


First Editions Bali Hibiscus

          

  • a new, hardy Hibiscus syriacus
  • Grown by the First Editions licensed grower group


First Editions Fiji Hibiscus

          

  • a new hardy Hibiscus syriacus
  • Grown by the First Editions licensed grower group


First Editions Tahiti Hibiscus

          

  • a new, hardy Hibiscus syriacus
  • Grown by the First Editions licensed grower group


Easy Elegance Pinktopia Rose

          

  • a new hardy, own-root rose
  • Grown by the Easy Elegance licensed grower group


First Editions Great Star Hydrangea

  • a new hydrangea paniculata /
  • Discovered at the renowned French garden of Princess Sturdza
  • Grown by the First Editions licensed grower group



EuroAmerican Propagators

GatorTM Aloe hybrid

          

  • Savvy Succulents Collection


Supertunia Pretty Much PicassoTM Petunia hybrid

          

  • Introduced by Proven Winners


Senetti Magenta Bicolor & Senetti Blue Bicolor

  • Developed by Suntory


Superbells Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa hybrid

          

  • Introduced by Proven Winners 


Goldilocks RocksTM Bidens hybrid

          

  • Introduced by Proven Winners



Greenleaf Nursery Company

Bahama Pink SkyTM Enjoy 24/7TM Daylily

          

  • Developed by Dr. Ted L. Petit
  • Introduced by Garden Debut


Kokomo SunsetTM Enjoy 24/7TM Daylily

          

  • Developed by Dr. Ted L. Petit
  • Introduced by Garden Debut


Aruba RedTM Enjoy 24/7TM Daylily

          

  • Developed by Dr. Ted L. Petit
  • Introduced by Garden Debut


Jamaica SunriseTM Enjoy 24/7TM Daylily

          

  • Developed by Dr. Ted L. Petit
  • Introduced by Garden Debut


Montego MelonTM Enjoy 24/7TM Daylily

          

  • Developed by Dr. Ted L. Petit
  • Introduced by Garden Debut


Caribbean CoralTM Enjoy 24/7TM Daylily

          

  • Developed by Dr. Ted L. Petit
  • Introduced by Garden Debut


Orange Rocket Barberry

          

  • Grown by Greenleaf Nursery Co. and PlantHaven Shrub Members
  • Developed by Michal Andrusiv
  • Introduced by PlantHaven


Golden Rocket Barberry

          

  • Grown by Greenleaf Nursery Co. and PlantHaven Shrub Members
  • Developed by Michal Andrusiv
  • Introduced by PlantHaven



Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.

Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea

          

  • Grown by Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
  • Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney, NCSU
  • Introduced by Proven Winners ColorChoice


Incrediball Hydrangea

          

  • Introduced by Proven Winners ColorChoice


Bloom-A-ThonTM Red Azalea

          

  • Grown by Greenleaf Nursery Co. and Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Developed by Bob and Lisa Head
  • Introduced by Proven WinnersTM ColorChoiceTM Shrubs


Bloom-A-ThonTM White Azalea

          

  • Grown by Greenleaf Nursery Co. and Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Developed by Bob and Lisa Head
  • Introduced by Proven WinnersTM ColorChoiceTM Shrubs


Bloom-A-ThonTM Pink Double Azalea

          

  • Grown by Greenleaf Nursery Co. and Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Developed by Bob and Lisa Head
  • Introduced by Proven WinnersTM ColorChoiceTM Shrubs


Bloom-A-ThonTM Lavender Azalea

          

  • Grown by Greenleaf Nursery Co. and Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Developed by Bob and Lisa Head
  • Introduced by Proven WinnersTM ColorChoiceTM Shrubs


The fashion show and silent auction benefited the Sweet Melissa Fund that helps lung transplant patients and their families.