Perennials are hot and there are some great new perennial introductions for 2016. New perennial varieties like Echinacea ‘Butterfly Golden Skipper’ and Asclepias ‘Monarch Promise’ attract pollinators in the garden, while others like Allium ‘Lavender Lollipop’ and Agapanthus ‘Blue Fountain’ go easy on the water. Still others, like some of the new Heucheras and Lavendar ‘Meerlo’ and Filipendula ‘Red Umbrellas’ feature unique, attractive foliage.
We contacted breeders and asked them to share images and information on some of the great new varieties they displayed at 2015 California Spring Trials. They didn’t let you down. Check out the slideshow to see 32 of the new perennials making their debut to the trade this spring.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for new blooming potted and combination crops, woody ornamentals and edibles in separate slideshows. See a preview of the annuals that will be hitting the market here. Also, look at our March issue to see these varieties, up close and personal, in Greenhouse Grower magazine.