2017 Fashion Show

 

Join us in Kansas City for the 7th annual Fashion Show of new plants!  The Fashion Show will be on Thursday, January 19, 2017.  Thanks to American Nurseryman for sponsoring the 2017 Fashion Show!  Bill Calkins with Ball Horticultural Company and Jennifer Schamber with Greenscape Gardens will emcee the fashion show.

2017 Fashion Show Entries to date:

American Nurseryman

December New Plants Issue


Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

First Editions® Diamond Rouge™ Hydrangea
  • Plant Botanical Name:  Hydrangea paniculata 'Rendia' PP24,667
  • Developed by: Bred by Jean Renault in France.
  • Introduced & Grown by: Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
  • Without a doubt, Diamond RougeTM is the reddest H. paniculata on the market. This new variety has abundant, long lasting flowers on strong stems that start white and progress to pink, raspberry red and finally wine red. Flowers start blooming in July and take on red coloration earlier in the season than other pink paniculatas. Compared to Strawberry Sundae®, Diamond Rouge is slightly bigger and has distinct raspberry-red flowers that color earlier in the season

First Editions® Citrus Tart™ Potentilla
  • Developed by: Morden Research Centre in Manitoba
  • Introduced & Grown by: Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
  • Plant Botanical Name: Potentilla fruticosa 'Bailcitrus'
  • Citrus Tart™ is the third potentilla to come out of the Morden Research Centre in Manitoba. It has double gold flowers and an upright mounded habit. Tough and hardy to Zone 2. Introduced by Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

First Editions® Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea
  • Developed by:  University of Minnesota
  • Introduced & Grown by: Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
  • Plant Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493' PP26,600
  • From the azalea breeding program at the University of Minnesota, this is the first double-flowered form and it is a beauty! In early spring, the double pink flowers smother the plant in color. It forms an upright mound in the landscape and will tolerate full sun to part shade.  Flower buds are hardy to -30*F. Introduced by Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

 

Ball Horticultural Company

Celosia Twisted Orange

  • Developed by: Floritec in the Netherlands
  • Introduced by: Ball Ingenuity
  • Grown by: TBD
  • Plant Botanical Name: Celosia Cristata
  • Add even more excitement to your Fall programs with Celosia Twisted Orange!  Twisted was bred by Floritec in the Netherlands.  After years of trialing to ensure ease of production, Twisted truly offers a fine complement to Intenz Celosia for both pot plant and garden programs.  Its bold Cristat blooms attract attention because of their unique touchable form and texture.



Garden Debut
®

Emerald Knoll ® Boxwood

  • Developed by: Bob Head
  • Introduced by: Garden Debut® / Bob Head
  • Grown by: Greenleaf Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name: Buxus x 'RLH-BI' PP24443
  • Although small in stature, Emerald Knoll® Boxwood packs a big punch!  This low, mounding shrub reaches 1.5 to 2 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, featuring rich emerald leaves that hold their hue with no bronzing through winter.  Deer-tolerant and perfect for smaller gardens... Emerald Knoll® is a lightweight champion!

Baby Gem Boxwood
  • Developed by: Greenleaf Nursery
  • Introduced by: Garden Debut®
  • Grown by: Greenleaf Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name: Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Gregem' PP21159
  • Baby Gem is the reining champion of boxwood, a heavy-hitter sure to knock out the competition.  Compact and deer-tolerant, Baby Gem is excellent for borders and focal areas.  This shrub will grow to reach 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, and holds its dark green color through the winter.

Baby JadeTM Boxwood
  • Developed by: Greenleaf Nursery
  • Introduced by: Garden Debut®
  • Grown by: Greenleaf Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name: Boxus microphylla var. japonica 'Grejade' PP26656
  • Now entering the ring... Baby JadeTM Boxwood!  This exceptionally compact variety is a boxwood prodigy, growing to 3 feet tall and wide and perfect for use in smaller gardens, borders and focal areas.  Featuring dense yet fine foliage that holds its color through the winter, Baby JadeTM is here to win.
 

Grow Native!

Orange Butterfly Weed

  • Introduced & Developed by: Mother Nature
  • Grown by: Grow Native! members
  • Plant botanical name: Asclepias tuberosa
  • Photo credit: Brooke Hamilton
  • Introducing the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year… Butterfly Milkweed.  This stunning jewel of the prairies makes a bold statement for the home garden.  With its brilliant orange flower umbels, few other native plants make quite the visual impact as butterfly milkweed. In addition to its beauty, this compact, shrub-like herbaceous perennial is a host plant, like other milkweed species, of the monarch butterfly caterpillar. While its foliage and flowers provide food for monarch larvae, the blossoms attract many insects, from abundant butterflies to a wide variety of wasps and bees seeking nectar.  Including butterfly milkweed in your garden helps you help pollinators!
 
  • From Grow Native!
  • Monarch Cafe and Pollinator Buffet are series of speciality plant tags for 8 different milkweed to help market the ecological services of natives that are especially important to monarch butteries and many insect pollinators. 
  • Asclepias incarnata – marsh milkweed
  • Asclepias purpurascens – purple milkweed
  • Asclepias sullivantii – Sullivant’s milkweed
  • Asclepias syriaca – common milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa – butterfly milkweed
  • Asclepias verticillata – whorled milkweed
  • Asclepias viridiflora – green milkweed
  • Asclepias viridis – spider milkweed


Pollinator Buffet

  • Developed by: Mother Nature
  • Introduced by: Grow Native & the St. Louis Zoo
  • Grown by: Grow Native! members
  • Consumers are buzzing about bees and butterflies so Grow Native has made it easy for anyone to get started with a curated line up of great purpose-driven plants.  The Pollinator Buffet series features 11 native plant species and their associated native pollinators with supportive plant tags and signage for growers and retailers.  The program was developed as a partnership between Grow Native and the St. Louis Zoo as a strategy to engage consumers with nature.  This program is part of Grow Native’s strategic plan to help increase demand for native plants in its efforts in “Keeping Nature Near”.  


J. Berry Nursery

  • Developed by: DHMI Innovation 
  • Introduced & grown by J. Berry Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa sinensis ‘C335-3’ PPAF
  • Hollywood™ Hibiscus bring beauty and glamour to the landscape, and are the perfect stars for containers with their compact growth habits. Runway Beauty™ steals every show with her multi-day lasting ruffled pink blooms with white edges. Always covered with buds and blooms Runway Beauty is dressed to impress, as flowers are always in style. Runway Beauty is perfect for adding lush vivid color to the landscape, and she is sure to brighten every balcony. 

Emerald Empire™ Garnet Queen™ ppaf 
  • Developed, introduced & grown by J. Berry Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica ‘BRS’ PPAF
  • The regal new Emerald Empire™ Crapemyrtle collection features emerald green foliage draped with masses of vibrantly colored blooms providing beauty and interest Spring until frost. The vibrant red flowers of Garnet Queen™ are set atop deep burgundy stems. Emerald Empire Crapemyrtles are hardy in zones 7-10, behave as perennials in zone 6, and perform perfectly in containers. With maximum growth of 10 to 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.. Along with stunning foliage, beautiful blooms, and compact growth, Emerald Empire Crapemyrtles tolerate drought, perform well in small gardens, resist mildew and cercospora leaf spot, and have spectacular fall color. 

  • Developed, introduced & grown by J. Berry Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia hybrid ‘Ruby Prince’ PPAF
  • The regal new Emerald Empire™ Crapemyrtle 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. Emerald Empire Crapemyrtles are landscape hardy in zones 7-10, behave as perennials in zone 6, and perform perfectly in containers in all zones. With maximum habit of 3 1/2 feet tall and 2 1/2 feet wide, Ruby Prince will serve as an excellent flowering accent shrub or unique hanging basket Along with stunning foliage, beautiful blooms, and compact growth, Emerald Empire Crapemyrtles tolerate drought, perform well in small gardens, resist mildew and cercospora leaf spot, and have spectacular fall color. 


Spring Meadow Nursery

Oso Easy® Urban Legend™ Rose
  • Developed by: Chris Warner
  • Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
  • Grown by: Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name:  Oso Easy® Urban Legend Rosa x 'ChewPatout' USPPAF, Can PBRAF 
  • Bright red rose with non-stop blooms!  Oso Easy® Urban Legend­™ is the newest disease-resistant landscape rose in this best-selling series. True-red, semi-double flowers in early summer and continue through the first hard frost. A crown of lush yellow stamens in the center add interest and contrast. Dark green glossy foliage resists powdery mildew and black spot.  Available in better garden centers in spring 2017.

Low Scape™ Mound Aronia
  • Developed by: Dr. Mark Brand, University of Connecticut
  • Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
  • Grown by:  Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name:  Low Scape Mound Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM165' USPPAF, Can PBRAF 
  • Low Scape™ Mound aronia is a tough, tolerant, tidy little mound of glossy green foliage. In spring, it's covered in hundreds of dainty white flowers, and in autumn, the leaves turn brilliant red to contrast with dark purple-black fruit. The unique low-growing, mound-shaped habit of this new variety makes it perfect for mass planting as a ground cover or edging plant. Best of all, it thrives almost anywhere: cold climates and hot ones, wet soils and dry ones, sun and part shade. This native shrub will gracefully handle just about any landscape challenge you can throw at it!  Available in better garden centers in 2017.

Tuff Stuff™ Red Hydrangea
  • Developed by: Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Introduced by:  Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
  • Grown by:  Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Plant Botanical Name:  Tuff Stuff Red Hydrangea serrata 'SMNMAKTSR' USPPAF, Can PBRAF 
  • Colorful, beautiful, reliable.  Tuff Stuff™ Red is the newest edition to the Tuff Stuff series of mountain hydrangeas. These unique hydrangeas fare better in cold weather than their cousins, big-leaf hydrangeas, making them the perfect choice for landscapes and gardens in USDA zones 5 and 6. Large, lacecap flowers are a deep pink-red color which is set off by lustrous, deep green foliage. This reblooming hydrangea begins blooming in early summer on old wood and continues to produce flowers on new wood through autumn, ensuring a showy, abundant display. Small, rounded habit gives Tuff Stuff Red extra versatility in the landscape - grow it as a foundation planting, low hedge, edging, or specimen.  Available in better garden centers in spring 2017.