Spring Trials 2010: Chrysocephalum To Coleus
June 4, 2010
Chrysocephalum 'Desert Flame' by Oro Farms and Cultivaris
'Desert Flame is a new plant from Cultivaris, offering tidy flowers and drought tolerance. It can be used in combination pots or as an individual plant that can be sold for rock garden settings.
Clerodendron 'Butterfly Flower' by GroLink
'Butterly Flower' is an open, evergreen shrub that grows 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. This everblooming species produces a ton of two-tone blue flowers that resemble butterflies but does not attract them. It is hardy to Zones 8b to 11, has an upright habit and is best used as a standalone specimen or in a mixed container. 'Butterfly Flower' grows best in full sun or light shade.
Clethra 'Sugartina Crystalina' by Proven Winners
'Crystalina' is an improved dwarf clethra that holds its tight, dense shape well. It has fragrant white summer flowers and dark glossy foliage that turns yellow in the fall. The variety grows well in USDA Zones 4 to 9 and is heat tolerant to AHS Zone 9.
Coleus 'Colorblaze Alligator Tears' by Proven Winners
This new addition to the Colorblaze series is bright green and yellow with exceptional branching and heat tolerance. It is an excellent variety for small pot production. Plants perform well in full sun to full shade and are good additions in mixed containers.
Coleus 'Fancy Rose' by GroLink
GroLink's new coleus for 2010 features: compact growth, heat tolerance, no flowering, basal branching, a preference to full sun or shade and mildew resistance.
Coleus Happy Line by GroLink
This new coleus for 2010 features: compact growth, heat tolerance, no flowering, basal branching, a preference to full sun or shade and mildew resistance.
Coleus 'Juicy Lucy' by Hort Couture
This coleus is compact with the brightest orange color. The thick puckered leaves are bright and showy for mixed pots or the landscape.
Coleus 'Lancelot Cherry Cordial' by Euro American
This new addition to the Lancelot series grows 12 to 18 inches. Its deep-maroon lance-shaped leaves are accented in green.
Coleus Mosaik in colors Amazon Green, Burgundy Velvet, Lava Red (pictured), Rose Blast and Thin Mint by Syngenta Flowers
This new Goldfisch coleus series is a low-maintenance plant with brightly colored foliage for both sun and shade applications. Plants have an extremely well-branched, upright plant habit with medium vigor and are ideal for quart and gallon production.
Coleus 'Rebel Rouser' by Euro American
'Rebel Rouser' has lime and green speckled leaves that create a well-branched, round coleus. It grows to 16 to 24 inches.
Coleus 'Sunset' by GroLink
GroLink's new coleus for 2010 features compact growth, heat tolerance, no flowering, basal branching, a preference to full sun or shade and mildew resistance.
Coleus Stained Glassworks Eruption and Green Autry by Ecke
The Stained Glassworks series is easy to grow and is available in a range of vivid color choices. Varieties are selected based on consistent high marks at regional field trials.