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BAILEY NURSERIES:

 

First Editions® Iceberg Alley™ Sageleaf Willow

Developed by: Jeffries Nursery, Manitoba, Canada

Introduced by: First Editions®

Grown by: Bailey Nurseries

Plant Botanical Name: Salix candida 'Jefberg'

Description: Iceberg Alley™ is an exciting native plant discovered by the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Botanical Garden. The powdery, silver foliage of this small shrub will be a great addition to the landscape, adding texture and contrast when combined with other colorful shrubs. It blooms in spring with a very pretty silver catkin with red stamens that can be cut for early spring decoration. As with most Salix, it can tolerate moist soils. Grows best in full sun sites and tolerates pruning beautifully. Consider cutting the stems in early spring for the decorative catkins. Consider cutting the stems in early spring for the decorative catkins.

 

 

First Editions® Matcha Ball® Ash Leaf Spirea

Developed by: Denis Levac of Québec, Canada.

Introduced by: First Editions® Plants

Grown by: Bailey Nurseries

Plant Botanical Name: Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Levgreen' PPAF

Description: This is the perfect sized shrub for the smallest of gardens! Matcha Ball® ash leaf spirea forms a perfect round ball of pretty fern-like foliage in a fresh shade of green (that green color reminded us of Matcha tea, thus the name). When the foliage first emerges in the spring there is a hint of color in the leaves and petioles that ranges from red to orange- peach in color, ultimately maturing to green. This variety sparsely blooms, which helps maintain the form throughout the growing season. Fall color is yellow. Prefers moist, well-drained organic soil. Tolerates full sun to some light shade. Discovered by Denis Levac of Québec, Canada.

 

 

First Editions® Tianshan® Seven-son flower

Developed by: Minier Nursery

Introduced by: First Editions® Plants

Grown by: Bailey Nurseries

Plant Botanical Name: Heptacodium miconioides 'Minhep'

Description: While bred in France, this new cultivar is named after the mountain range in China where the species is native. Clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers appear in late summer, with each whorl containing 7 flowers. The blooms are followed in autumn by unusual purplish-red fruits. What makes this variety unique is its compact habit, growing only 8-12’, spreading only 5-7’. This small plant is well branched and forms a rounded, upright shrub or small tree with dark green shiny foliage that turns yellow in late fall. Exfoliating bark is very attractive in the winter. Use as a feature plant or as an informal hedge.

 


 

BALL SEED COMPANY:

 

Beacon Impatiens

Developed by: PanAmerican Seed Company

Introduced by: PanAmerican Seed Company

Plant Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana 

Description: Welcome to the future of impatiens! PanAmerican Seed’s Beacon™ Impatiens exhibit high resistance to the currently known and widely prevalent populations of Plasmopara obducens, the cause of Impatiens downy mildew

 

 


 

 

GREENLEAF NURSERY: 

 

Forest Fire™ Blackgum PP29473

Developed by: Terry Hines

Introduced by: Garden Debut®

Grown By: Hale & Hines Nursery

Plant Botanical Name:  Nyss sylvatica ‘The James’

Description: Forest Fire™ Blackgum is a vigorous selection of native Black Gum that boasts an excellent branching habit when young, creating an early attractive silhouette. It matures at 50 feet tall and 25 feet wide. It has glossy, medium green foliage and explodes into fiery red in the fall.

 

 

Rebloom™ Series Azalea

Developed by: Bob Head

Introduced by: Garden Debut®

Grown By: Greenleaf Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Rhododendron

Description: The Rebloom™ Azalea series was developed by Bob Head of Head’s Select, Inc. in South Carolina. They were developed for their vibrant flower colors, reblooming abilities and cold hardiness in USDA Zone 6. There are 12 selections in the series and the newest releases are: Pink Corsage™, Pink Cupcake™, Pink Snowcap™, and Ruby Starburst™.

 

 

Skinny Blue Genes™ Spruce PP29825

Developed by: Keith Westervelt

Introduced by: Garden Debut®

Grown By: Blueville Nursery, Greenleaf Nursery, Oregonpride Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Picea glauca var. densata ‘Westervelt’

Description: Skinny Blue Genes™ Black Hills Spruce was selected by Keith Westervelt of Blueville Nursery in Manhattan, KS. It has a dense, conical, narrow growth habit reaching 25 feet tall and 8 feet wide. With rich blue needles and cold tolerance, it makes an excellent landscape specimen. It is drought and deer tolerant.

  

 

Thunderstruck™ Series Crapemyrtles 

Developed by: Mitch Magee

Introduced by: Garden Debut®

Grown By: Greenleaf Nursery, Evergreen Nursery

Plant Botanical Name:  Lagerstroemia

Description: The Thunderstruck™ Crapemyrtle series was developed by Mitch Magee of Evergreen Nursery in Poplarville, MS. They are crosses between the Ebony crapemyrtles, developed and released by the USDA, for their dark leaves and other vigorous crapemyrtles for stronger canes, more vigor and flowering. All selections have very good disease resistance to Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew. There are currently 5 selections in the series: Rumblin’ Red™, Coral Boom™, Lavender Blast™, White Flash™, and White Lightning™.

 

 

Black Pearl™ Redbud PP28627

Developed by: Jackson Nursery

Introduced by: Garden Debut®

Grown By: Jackson Nursery, Greenleaf Nursery

Plant Botanical Name:  Cercis canadensis ‘JN16’

Description: Black Pearl™ Redbud is a standout from other purple-leaved Redbud buds with an extremely deep purple coloration almost to the point the leaves appear black. It reaches 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide. It has lavender flowers that appear in the spring before the foliage.



 

INTRINSIC PERENNIAL GARDENS, INC.:

 

Lime Joy Showy Stonecrop

Developed by: Brent Horvath

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.

Grown By: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.

Plant Botanical Name:  Sedum x 'Lime Joy'

Description: Gray-green foliage erupts on vigorous plants. by mid-July domed lime green buds resemble hydrangea buds. In September the flower-heads swell to 6-8" pack domes of pink & magenta bi-color flowers. The strong stems grow to 15" tall and take on red-purple coloration. Needs full sun and well drained soil.

 


 

SPRING MEADOW NURSERY:

 

 

GROUND HOG™ Aronia

Developed by: Dr. Mark Brand

Introduced by: Spring Meadow Nursery/ Proven Winners® ColorChoice®

Grown By: Spring Meadow Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Aronia melanocarpa

Description: The ideal landscape groundcover, filling in difficult spaces such as parking lot beds, slopes, or anywhere mowing would be difficult or undesirable. This dwarf Aronia naturally grows as a thick, dense mat, eliminating the need for weeding and mulching as well. Glossy foliage, white spring flowers, dark purple berries in late summer, and autumn foliage in hues of brilliant orange-red make this native plant as showy as it is adaptable. 

 

 

Magenta CHIFFON® Hibiscus

Developed by: Dr. Roderick Woods

Introduced by: Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners® ColorChoice®

Grown By: Spring Meadow Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Hibiscus syriacus

Description: We are delighted to finally bring beautiful Magenta Chiffon® rose of Sharon to the North American market. This addition to the best-selling Chiffon series shares the trademark double, anemone-like blooms and soft, graceful habit but with a deeply saturated vibrant magenta flowers. Can be grown as a standard or shrub.

 

MY MONET PURPLE EFFECT® Weigela

Developed by: Bert Verhoef

Introduced by: Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners® ColorChoice®

Grown By: Spring Meadow Nursery

Plant Botanical Name: Weigela florida

Description:  Hues of cream, green, and pink, layered with a cast of purple make My Monet Purple Effect® weigela a noteworthy selection. From renowned plantsman Bert VerHoef, it shares the same dwarf habit and neat, variegated foliage of the original My Monet® weigela but is exceptionally strong flowering. It is a bit faster growing and has proven more heat tolerant in our trials. The foliage looks good right up until frost, giving new energy to this long-time favorite. 

 

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