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2019 Fashion Show

 

2019 Fashion Show Entries:


Developed by: Greg and Sharon Fuhrer of Locust Grove Nursery

Introduced by: UpShoot, LLC

Grown by: Van Essen Nursery (Lebanon, OR), Silver Falls Nursery (Salem, OR)

Plant Botanical Name: Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Shakaz’

Purpose:  Flowers are key with consumers. Not only does Sharon Kay™ Viburnum provide an initial late spring/early summer display of 3” showy flowers,  under the right soil conditions it will rebloom 1 – 2 more times during the growing season. It’s dark green leaves turn a rich burgundy in the fall. Growers can produce it in a traditional shrub form where it will reach 8’ high and wide or it is really a standout when limbed up to look like a top-grafted small tree. It is easily propagated by summer mist cuttings and requires minimal pruning.

Description:  Sharon Kay™ Viburnum is a large, mounded, deciduous flowering shrub with a height of 8 feet and a spread of 8 feet. It blooms in the spring unveiling 3” showy snowball flowers. The foliage is darker green than species with red petioles. In the fall, it exhibits an attractive burgundy color. For landscape use, it is a focal point in its natural form or limbed up to look top-grafted. It can be used as a hedge or in mass plantings. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, pH 5.0-8.0, and, under the right soil conditions, it can re-bloom up to three times during the growing season. This shrub does best in full sun to part shade. It is low-maintenance, needs shaping only as desired, and is propagated by summer mist cutting. It benefits the environment by attracting bees, beneficials, and birds, and is also disease resistant. 

  

 


Developed by: Tim Wood/Spring Meadow Nursery

Introduced by: Spring Meadow Nursery

Grown by: Spring Meadow Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Syringa x

Description: A new and improved Bloomerang® Purple Lilac with more flowers, stronger rebloom, and improved disease resistance. It’s easy to love this plant for its beauty, healthy growth, sweet fragrance and smaller habit, reaching heights of just 30-36’ tall and wide. Can be used for cut flowers, attracts pollinators.

 


 

 

Developed by: Thomas Ranney, Ph.D. 

Introduced by: Spring Meadow Nursery

Grown by: Spring Meadow Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Spiraea japonica

Description: Double Play Doozie™ Spiraea japonica is a ground-breaking sterile spirea. Not only is it non-invasive, but its lack of seed also means it is a perpetual bloomer, putting all of its energy into creating wave after wave of flowers from early summer through frost. This selection starts the season with vibrant red and lime leaves that darken as the season progresses. Dark, red-pink flowers open in June and continue until frost. No deadheading required, so it will bloom all season with virtually no maintenance. Naturally grows to 2-3’ tall/wide, as a neat mound; naturally deer resistant and an excellent attractor for pollinators.

 

 


Developed by: Tim Wood/Spring Meadow Nursery

Introduced by: Spring Meadow Nursery

Grown by: Spring Meadow Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Physocarpus opulifolius

Description: Foliage + flowers Deep purple-black foliage – the darkest of any ninebark – give Summer Wine® Black a dramatic presence in the landscape. With its semi-dwarf, compact habit (reaches heights of 72”), and disease resistant foliage, it offers outstanding potential for landscapers and homeowners alike. Its very dark foliage looks striking in the landscape and white flowers cover the branches in spring. Easy to grow and maintain.  

 

 


Developed by: J Berry

Introduced by: J Berry

Grown by: J Berry

Plant Botanical Name: Hibiscus x moscheutos '4389' ppaf

Purpose: Summer Spice Hibiscus are a breakthrough in breeding with naturally compact growth habits, never-before seen bloom colors, and phenomenal bud and bloom counts. Cordon Bleu’s large steel blue flowers with burgundy starburst centers attract and support pollinators. Gardeners will crave a Cordon Bleu for their outdoor space due to its unique flower color which is rare in the plant world. Another attractive attribute is they are essentially maintenance free; simply trim out old or dry stems to the ground in the spring and homeowners are ready for a bounty of big, blue blooms to ensue from spring until frost.

Description: The multi-award winning Summer Spice Hibiscus are a breakthrough in breeding with naturally compact growth habits, never-before seen blooms colors, and phenomenal bud and bloom counts far surpassing the current standard of perennial hibiscus in the market. Their commercially friendly growth rates, optimal growth habits and stunning bloom colors bring low-maintenance beauty to both growers and gardeners. A true blue flower has been elusive but Cordon Bleu brings it to life with large, steel blue flowers with a burgundy star burst center. Whether you’re a plant geek or not, this hibiscus is a head turner. Its 3’ x 3’ size means it fits today’s smaller size landscape requirements.

 

 


Developed by: J Berry

Introduced by: J Berry

Grown by: J Berry

Plant Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides ‘Sweetheart’ PP#29008 

Purpose:  A staple in the landscape, gardenias are prized for their scented flowers and Sweetheart is no exception with single, white flowers in the spring which re-bloom in the fall. They will fill the garden with fragrance or consumers can cut and take them indoors to refresh their living area. While pleasing to gardeners, Sweetheart is also attractive to and will support pollinators. And while we love inviting beneficials to play in our landscapes, homeowners are not as excited about four legged friends so luckily Sweetheart is a deer resistant selection. Smaller in stature at 4’ tall and wide it will fit in more limited spaces. This low maintenance plant only needs a light pruning after flowering so consumers have time for other fun activities.

Description: A staple in the landscape, gardenias are prized for their scented flowers and Sweetheart is no exception with single, white flowers in the spring which re-bloom in the fall. They will fill the garden with fragrance or consumers can cut and take them indoors to refresh their living area. While pleasing to gardeners, Sweetheart is also attractive to and will support pollinators. And while we love inviting beneficials to play in our landscapes, homeowners are not as excited about four legged friends so luckily Sweetheart is a deer resistant selection. Smaller in stature at 4’ tall and wide it will fit in more limited spaces. This low maintenance plant only needs a light pruning after flowering so consumers have time for other fun activities.

 

 

Developed by: J Berry

Introduced by: J Berry

Grown by: J Berry

Plant Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'AH-21' ppaf                         

Purpose: Today’s consumers are all about decorating, be it in their indoor or outdoor spaces and the Hollywood Hibiscus collection are the ultimate decorator plant selection. These bold and colorful stars are perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike as they are easy to grow, practically maintenance free, are disease and pest resistant and provide flower power from spring until frost. Hollywood’s are versatile actors, being at home in the landscape or playing the role of a prima donna in a container or as a thriller in a mixed combo pot.

Description: Hollywood Hibiscus are famous for their multi-day lasting blooms, naturally compact growth habits, bacterial lea spot resistant foliage and phenomenal bud and bloom counts. Growers consistently save on labor, chemical production costs due to these commercially friendly growth rates, and the disease and pest resistance bred into this collection. Maybe most importantly, gardeners are super fans of the vibrantly colored, consistent blooming tropical Hibiscus, many of whom want to collect them all! Rico Suave’s unique tri-color blooms will be a star that gardeners will swoon over to have in their garden.

 

 


Developed by: Mitch Magee

Introduced by: Garden Debut® / Mitch Magee

Grown by: Greenleaf Nursery Company and Garden Debut network growers

Plant Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia x 'JM1' PPAF

Description: Bring your garden to life with the brilliant color of Colorama™ Scarlet Crapemyrtle! Colorful masses of scarlet-red flowers on gorgeous deep green foliage from summer through fall. Vigorous, self-branching habit, reaching 15 to 20 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide. Excellent as a landscape specimen and thrives in full sun. USDA Zone 6.

 

 


Developed by: Randall Norton

Introduced by: Garden Debut® / Randall Norton

Grown by: Greenleaf Nursery Company and Garden Debut network growers

Plant Botanical Name: Abelia x grandiflora 'RNTOM' PPAF

Description: Mix it up with Twist of Mango™ Abelia. Bright yellow new growth in the spring gradually matures to gold in the summer. Has bronze fall color with gold highlights. Clusters of small, white, bell-shaped flowers appear summer through fall. Reaches 2 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide and thrives in sun to partial shade. Deer and drought tolerance and beautiful fall color make this plant a winner. USDA Zone 6. 

 

 


Developed by: Meilland International

Introduced by: Garden Debut® / Meilland International

Grown by: Greenleaf Nursery Company and Garden Debut network growers

Plant Botanical Name: Rosa 'Meititika' PPAF

Description: This simply irresistible rose has bi-colored 2.5-inch flowers that repeatedly bloom from late spring through summer. Yellow flower buds with pink striations open to reveal soft, yellow petals with pastel pink edges before finally turning deep pink. Reaches 4 feet tall and wide and thrives in full sun. Drought tolerant. USDA Zone 5.

 

 


Developed by: Jared Hughes - Groovy Plants Ranch in Ohio

Introduced by: Ball Ingenuity

Plant Botanical Name: Begonia

Purpose: Canary Wings offers a unique look on a plant that is a staple in gardens around the world! Canary Wings has bright Chartreuse foliage with beautiful red blooms all season long.  A great options for shade baskets, pots and combinations.

Description: This vegetative begonia is a fantastic option for baskets, patio pots and mixed combinations where brightness is needed to enhance shady spaces.  With chartreuse foliage and wide, spreading habit, Canary Wings is unique and interesting for consumers and landscapers alike.

 

 

Developed by:  Jean Renault of Pépinières Renault

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries

Grown by: Bailey Nurseries

Plant Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Renba' PP28,509

Purpose: Berry White™ is a summer stunner with strong, upright stems and large cone-shaped flowers. The flower color starts out white in July then progresses to dark pink. Color shades can vary according to location, climate and type of soil.

Why we love it:

·      Upright, well-branched growth habit

·      Strong, erect branches

·      Long bloom period from July to October

·      Flowers emerge white, changing to pink and maturing to deep pink to red

·      Large, full panicles

Description: This long-awaited introduction is a step forward in paniculata breeding. With strong, upright stems and large cone-shaped flower panicles that stay upright, this plant is a summer stunner. Like the other paniculatas from Mr. Renault at Pépinières Renault, the flower color starts out white in July then progresses to dark pink. Coloring occurs from the bottom and progresses to the top of the panicle. Berry White™ blooms a little later than Strawberry Sundae® and about the same time as Vanilla Strawberry™. Color shades can vary according to location, climate and type of soil. Our growers like this plant, and we think you will, too. Grows 6-7' tall, 4-5' in width in USDA Zones 3-8.

 

 

   

Developed by: University of Minnesota 

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries

Grown by: Bailey Nurseries

Plant Botanical Name:  Physocarpus opulifolius 'UMNHarpell' PPAF

Purpose: This new ninebark has stunning foliage. Reddish new growth matures to deep red-purple foliage that holds its color reliably all summer. Pinkish-white flowers bloom in spring and foliage turns deep purple in fall. This plant has a rounded, upright shape.

 Why we love it:

·      Foliage color holds through summer

·      Mildew resistant

Description: We selected this new ninebark because of the stunning foliage. Reddish new growth matures to deep red-purple foliage that holds its color reliably all summer whereas others take on brownish tones later in the season. We trialed it in Georgia, and the summer color did not brown out. Add to that, Fireside™ didn’t show any signs of powdery mildew in field and production trials in multiple sites 2015-2017. The leaf size is intermediate; bigger than Little Devil™ but smaller than Diabolo®. Pinkish-white flowers bloom in spring and foliage turns deep purple in fall. The plant habit is tidier than other Physocarpus with a rounded, upright shape.

 

 


Developed by: Bailey Innovations

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries

Grown by: Bailey Nurseries

Plant Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' PPAF

Purpose:  A profusion of raspberry red or neon purple blooms, that will make your garden and patio containers glow with color all summer. A reblooming, compact hydrangea with dark green glossy leaves fits smaller garden spaces and resists wilting in summer heat.

 Why we love it:

·      Raspberry red mophead flowers. Can be vibrant blue-purple in acidic conditions

·      Glossy, deep green, wilt resistant foliage

·      Compact shape

Description: It’s not just about blue or pink anymore! The intense, deep coloration found in Summer Crush™ is a true differentiator in the hydrangea marketplace. With a profusion of big raspberry red or neon purple blooms, Summer Crush™ is a color breakthrough in reblooming garden hydrangeas and a welcome addition to the Endless Summer® brand. Bred by Bailey Innovations, this new addition is the result of focused breeding and years of production and field testing. Proven to be Zone 4 cold hardy and the most wilt resistant Endless Summer® yet, this compact growing hydrangea with dark green glossy leaves fits smaller spaces in the garden and is the perfect size for patio containers. Grows to 18-36" in height and width in USDA Zones 4-9.

 

 

Developed by: Piet Oudolf

Introduced by: Future Plants

Grown by: Hoffman Nursery, Inc.

Plant Botanical Name: Panicum virgatum ‘Purple Tears’ PP28518

Purpose: Renowned plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf brings us a new Switchgrass, discovered as a delightful selection of our native species in a nursery plot in Hummelo, Netherlands.  Panicum virgatum ‘Purple Tears’ bears flowering spikes with soft gray color at the top, followed by splendid, purple seed heads. With a manageable height of 4’, its narrow, upright habit makes it perfect for a range of landscape applications.  ‘Purple Tears’ is super-efficient at utilizing water and nutrients, so it’s perfect for low-water use landscapes. This is a low-resource plant that’s not fussy and is easy to manage.  In addition, it provides nesting, cover, and food for native bees, caterpillars, birds, and small mammals.

Description: Purple Tears Switchgrass is a resilient and adaptable North American native. Being a Switchgrass, it’s heat and drought tolerant with few disease problems. It’s also super-efficient at utilizing water and nutrients, so it’s perfect for low-water use landscapes. This is a low-resource plant that’s not fussy and is easy to manage. In addition, it provides nesting, cover, and food for native bees, caterpillars, birds, and small mammals. This cultivar’s size and habit fit well into urban landscapes and provides beautiful color, movement, texture, and seasonal interest.

 

 

Developed by: Brent Horvath

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.

Grown by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.

Plant Botanical Name: Rudbeckia x ‘American Gold Rush’ PP#28,498

Purpose: This hybrid Black eyed Susan was selected for it’s thin hairy foliage giving the plant resistance to Septoria the fungus that affect ‘Goldsturm’. It also has a beautiful dome shaped habit on compact plants reaching 24” tall and over 30” wide. The golden yellow color is also a shade lighter compared to many Rudbeckias. This plant is attractive to pollinators. It begins to bloom in July and continue into October.

Description: Naturally compact plants reach around 24” tall and over 30” wide with a rounded habit and heavy bloom starting in July into October. The golden yellow flowers have arched petals. Foliage is thin and hairy giving this plant excellent resistance to Septoria. Full sun, Well drained soil. 

 

Developed by: The JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

Plant Botanical Name: ‘Pink Pom Poms’ PP#27,630

Description: Fully double pink flower clusters emerge in the spring followed by large green, heart shaped foliage.  ‘Pink Pom Poms’ is a female sterile variety and will not produce seed pods.  Developed by the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

 

 

Developed by: Julie Overom

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

Plant Botanical Name: ‘Overedclimb’  

Description: Cherry Frost™ is a solid cane hardy zone 4 rose with beautiful clusters of smaller red blooms. It will repeat bloom throughout the season in abundance.  It has superior disease resistance and performs well on its own roots.

 


Developed by: House of Meilland®

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

Plant Botanical Name: ‘Meithatie’ PPAF

Description: Sweet Spirit™ has an attractive fully double, traditional rose bloom with a strong sweet fragrance.  It grows well on its own roots and has proven to perform very well for a Grandiflora in hot, humid climates.  A breakthrough combining fragrance and disease resistance on a Grandiflora plant. 

 

 

Developed by: Yuji Suzuki

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

Plant Botanical Name: ‘Kurobijin’ PP#23,176

Description: Cerise Charm has staying power and retains its bright burgundy foliage, despite the unforgiving heat of the Southeast.  This truly compact Loropetalum bears hot pink cerise flowers in the spring.  Exhibits a more vigorous growth habit than other low growing Loropetalum varieties. 

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