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Abbott-IPCO

‘Cranberry Star’ is a 2008 University of Florida introduction. This caladium variety has white fancy leaves with cranberry red spots and an excellent pot habit in 4- to 10-inch sizes, whether de-eyed or not.

Abbott-IPCO

‘Pink Sensation’ is a 2008 introduction from the Classic Caladiums breeding program. A rose-colored, strap-leaf variety with mottled cream and green margins, it is excellent in 4- to 10-inch pots with de-eyeing.

American Takii

Takii introduces the new Fizz series of dwarf salvia in five colors: Cream, Grape, Peach, Raspberry and Strawberry. Growing 12 to 14 inches tall, they are bred to have more florets packed onto each flower spike and to branch readily.

American Takii

Three new colors have been added to the dwarf Snapdragon F1 Palette series, Orange & White, Purple & White, and Red & White. Palettes have outstanding cold tolerance, making them an excellent addition to season extender programs. The plants can take frosts and occasional freezes with no effects.

Ball FloraPlant

‘Indian Summer’ coleus features multi-colored leaves in soothing earth tones of red, green and brown. These upright plants thrive in full sun to shade and are ideal for gardens, landscapes and large containers, reaching 18 to 24 inches tall and 14 to 16 inches wide.

Ball FloraPlant

‘Mint Mocha’ coleus is an eye-catching plant with a profusion of green leaves mottled with yellow and red flecks and characterized by its fun ducksfoot-shaped foliage. These plants are ideal for gardens, landscapes and large containers, reaching 22 to 28 inches tall and 14 to 16 inches wide.

Ball Horticultural Co.

Bred to be the most vigorous trailing begonia on the market, the new tuberous begonia series Million Kisses is easy to grow, with better branching and early, large blooms. There are two varieties in the series: Elegance (white with a pink blush) and Romance (red).

Ball Horticultural Co.

‘Ultima Radiance Lilac’ pansy has soft purple upper petals with golden yellow lower petals and contrasting black whiskers. ‘Ultima Radiance Violet’ has vibrant purple upper petals highlighting a white center with deep purple whiskers.

Bodger Seeds

The American marigold Discovery series is a producible reintroduction from Bodger Seeds. Expect the same compact qualities as previous Discoveries. Choose from Yellow and Orange.

Bodger Seeds

Ten colors strong, the Aero viola series was bred to be uniformly compact and more resistant to stretching than other series. Excellent choice for fall or spring sales.

Bodger Botanicals

Along with its lemon-yellow color, the best attribute of osteospermum ‘Pinwheel Yellow’ is its outstanding habit. Unlike most other yellows, it is upright and compact in habit.

Bodger Botanicals

A new bicolor joins the Giant Spinner gerbera family: Red/Gold. Like the rest, it sports very large flowers on sizeable plants suitable for patio containers that command a high price.

Danziger

Masses of giant, light blue flowers cover bacopa ‘Scopia Gulliver Blue Sensation.’ A compact, very branched plant, this variety has a mounded-trailing growth habit.

Danziger

‘Harmony Orange Star’ New Guinea impatiens is the most unique of the varieties. It has a brilliant radiating star that captivates the onlooker with its glowing white color, rounded off by a beautiful orange on the outer petals.

Dömmen

The Confetti Garden program contains 15 combinations of petunias, calibrachoas and verbena in a mixed liner. Dömmen offers two or three of the same or different cultivars and roots them in a 40mm plug so the grower can transplant to a hanging basket or deco pot and have instant success on color combinations. The combined cultivars in the liner match in color, timing and vigor. The program includes Potunias, Aloha calibrachoas and Empress verbenas.

Ivy Garth

Osteospermum ‘Gaiety’ is the first compact orange osteospermum with a contrasting dark eye. Reaching 12 inches tall, it is heat tolerant and ideal for pot or garden.

 

Ivy Garth

Gazania ‘Kontiki Violet Picotee’ is a smashing new color–eye-popping deep violet with delicate white edge in 3-inch blooms. It stays compact with no plant growth regulators and is a drought tolerant landscape plant.

Ivy Garth

Cosmos ‘Antiquity’ is a very dwarf variety, 15 inches tall and teeming with 2-inch flowers that open red and turn salmon for a unique effect.

Mickey’s Minis (Heimos)

Gourmet Geraniums is a line of eight pelargoniums selected for their taste and cooking qualities. The eight flavors include: nutmeg, orange, peppermint, apple, ginger, hazelnut, carrot and nutmeg/pine. Every plant comes with a 10-recipe cookbook/plant care tag.  Offered by N.G. Heimos Greenhouses.

Novalis

Diascia ‘Breezee Appleblossom’  and ‘Breezee Apricot’ are perfect for mixed containers, borders and window boxes. They bloom best when night temperatures are cooler and are at their peak in early spring to early summer and again in autumn.

Novalis

Originally from the Cape of South Africa, nemesia Bedazzle varieties in Rose Quartz and Topaz are bushy and neat in habit. Rose Quartz radiates with elegant rose-colored flowers accentuated with bright orange lips. Topaz provides a colorful splash with its elegant baby pink flowers adorned with bright orange lips and primrose-yellow flags. Bedazzles may stop flowering in extreme heat, but will bounce back once it cools down. They are excellent winter flowers for warm climates.

PanAmerican Seed

‘Purple Flash’ ornamental pepper is a Fantastic Foliage and Hot Summer Survivors selection. Plants are uniform in size (compact and mounded) and foliage pattern across the crop. This variety is great for combination and small premium pot programs.

PanAmerican Seed

Tecoma ‘Mayan Gold’ is a compact, heat-loving plant that produces large gold flowers and glossy green leaves that add an upscale, exotic look to beds and mixed containers. It can be used as a long-blooming tropical shrub in the south and a summer annual in the north.

Proven Winners

‘Laguna Heavenly Lilac’ lobelia offers rich, jewel-tone flowers with the same superior heat tolerance as the rest of the series, flowering early and offering a mounding/trailing habit. It will reach 8 to 10 inches tall with a 12- to 14-inch spread. Full sun to partial shade.

Selecta First Class

‘MiniFamous Double Yellow’ is one of two new additions the series. It has the best plant habit of all the doubles yet, outstanding outdoor performance, and it flowers the earliest. MiniFamous Double is the only double flowering calibrachoa available, ideal for any spring annual program.

Selecta First Class

Four new varieties join the LaRita argyranthemum series, consisting now of nine medium-vigorous varieties. ‘LaRita Double Lemon’ has double lemon flowers, medium-high vigor, and performs great outdoors.

Skagit Gardens

Centradenia ‘Blushing Cascade’ features light pink blossoms that contrast dramatically with dark, reddish bronze leaves. Blooming nearly nonstop all summer, trailing foliage turns an orange and crimson in the fall. Excellent for containers and hanging baskets.

Syngenta Flowers

‘Torrie Blue’ torenia is an early blooming variety with great branching on a dense plant habit. Torrie stays in bloom all season long, making it ideal for late summer sales. With its showy, large bicolor flowers Torrie is a hit at retail.

Syngenta Flowers

Sidekick ipomoea offers a semi-compact, bushy habit, making it ideal for mixed containers. This versatile grower, available in three colors–black, black heart and lime–is an excellent sun or shade performer.

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