Save A Place For Perennials And Woodies

Save A Place

 Ball Ornamentals
Complete rust resistance, light-water usage and compact growth habit are the highlights of this very ornamental and useful shrub with an upright habit. Hypericum Ignite ‘Scarlet Red’ boasts yellow flowers in July and August followed by reddish fruits in Fall that make for a great retail display in both seasons. This shrub is deer resistant and can reach 2 to 3 feet in spread and height.
‘Expression’ hydrangea features beautiful clusters filled with many small, double flowers in a delicate pale-pink or blue color. Partial shade is best. Foliage is dark green and blooms from spring until fall on successive flowering new wood. This hydrangea grows to a height and width of 3 feet.
 Blooms of Bressingham
Helianthemum ‘Hartswood Ruby’ is a low-growing, easy-to-care-for plant. It has saucer-shaped, 1-inch flowers of velvety true red with bright golden stamens. Long blooming, flowers persist from May into July. ‘Hartswood Ruby’ grows 14 inches tall by 22 inches wide in its first year. This helianthemum enjoys USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 8.
‘Amethyst in Snow’ has snow white blooms with royal purple centers, over handsome mounds of silver-green foliage. Very sturdy and hardy. Grows 14 inches tall. Full sun. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9. Bred by Sahin, The Netherlands.
‘Amethyst Dream’ introduces a bold new, deeper purple color than typical of the genus. Its large blooms are 2.5 inches in diameter, and its silver foliage handles heat and drought. Unique, shingled flower buds create garden interest even before blooming in May. Grows 20 inches tall by 27 inches wide in first year. Full sun. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9. Bred by Sahin, The Netherlands.
 Briggs Nursery
Kalmia ‘Firecracker’ is an easy care mountain laurel. With a mature height of 3 feet in 10 years, ‘Firecracker’ is a compact plant that has deep red flower buds open to near white blossoms that bloom simultaneously. This plant is resistant to deer and leaf spot. Blooming from late spring to early summer, it is best in full sun in a cool, moist, well-drained, acidic soil.
Rhododendron ‘Trocadero’ is a Hachmann hybrid. It is a cross of ‘Torero’ and ‘Erato.’ Both of these plants proved to be hardy into the negative 20-degree range and beyond. ‘Trocadero’ is greatly improved over its parents and should be given consideration as a hardy red production plant. The ‘Trocadero’ flowers in June and can reach 3- to 4 feet in 10 years. USDA Zone 5.
 Darwin Perennials
Grown for its blue-green foliage, ‘Flurry’ arenaria will have a blush white bloom in mid-spring. This variety is not heat tolerant, so it will perform best in coastal regions and the Midwest. This variety can be marketed in programs as a groundcover that can tolerate foot traffic. Its compact form does not require spring pruning.
‘Jumping Jack’ viola provides a longer shelf life at retail than other varieties, which allows for a larger window of sales. It’s a continuous bloomer, that is perfect for summer landscape beds, perennial borders and mixed containers. It can reach up to 8 inches in height, and spread 10 inches.
 Donahue’s Clematis
‘Empress’ clematis has a large double flower with pink outer petals that have a darker pink bar. Inner petals produce a spiky pom-pom effect. It is compact and free-flowering, suitable for containers. ‘Empress’ blooms from May through June and again in August.
‘Avant-Garde,’ as the name suggests, is a very unusual 3-inch, red flower with pink petaloid stamens giving the impression of a double flower and protruding trumpet. Very free flowering. Blooms July through September.
 Emerald Coast
Hibiscus ‘Luna Rose’ is the newest member of the popular Luna family and boasts 6 to 8 inch wide clear, rosy-pink blooms. Like all Lunas, it forms densely branched mounds during the heat of summer. It grows 24 to 36 inches tall in sun to part shade.
With cheerful sunshine-yellow flower clusters, solidago ‘Little Lemon’ brightens any garden without hay fever worries. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8, it grows 8 to 10 inches tall in sun to part shade.
Helianthus Table Mountain is a compact dwarf sunflower that makes an impact anywhere with striking golden yellow blooms atop each stem. Hardy in Zones 6-9, it grows 16 inches tall in sun to part shade.
 Garden Splendor
Penstemon ‘Red Riding Hood’ boasts bright red, tubular flowers atop strong, upright stems. This penstemon is a perfect addition in a perennial border, raised bed, hummingbird garden or as a cut flower. ‘Red Riding Hood’ can reach a mature height of 30 inches with a width of 24 inches. Sun to partial shade is best with well drained soils.
Sorbaria ‘Sem’ displays brightly colored new growth in spring and early summer. Later in the year, the color gradually changes to soft chartreuse accented with soft, bronze-red tips. This resilient, easy-to-grow shrub reaches a mature, compact height of 3 to 4 feet with a width of 4 to 6 feet. It enjoys partial shade and is hardy to USDA Zone 2.
The darkest purple-flowered, spiked speedwell available, veronica ‘Purpleicious’ has a bushy, compact habit with long-lasting, free-flowering blooms. Excellent for beds and borders, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, mixed borders, and container compositions, this plant boasts dense flower spikes above dark-green, glossy foliage. They reach a mature height of 16 to 20 inches and width of 10 to 14 inches. Full sun to partial shade. USDA Hardiness Zones 4.
 GreenLeaf Plants
The gaillardia aristata Gallo series displays long flowering, showy blooms in five colors from yellow to orange to red. They are heat tolerant and have a self-branching, upright habit. The Gallo series flowers June until frost. Reaching a mature height of 10 to 12 inches, these gaillardias prefer full sun and are hardy to USDA Zone 6.
Dianthus Scent First Passion (‘WP Passion’) has deep, dark, red double flowers that rise above healthy green foliage on sturdy stems. Vernalization is not needed to bloom. Full sun. Mature height from 9 to 11 inches. USDA Hardiness Zone 6.
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii ‘Shimmer’ is long-flowering, with papery lemon yellow flowers among narrow silvery foliage for a shining, shimmering look in full sun. Compact, drought-tolerant, adaptable to a wide range of soils and prefers full sun. Grows to 10 to 12 inches. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8.
 Jelitto
The Luzula sylvatica ‘Solar Flair’ has decorative golden foliage. ‘Solar Flair’ has arching spikes of brown and flowers between April and June. It grows in rhizomatous clumps and its foliage has twisting, narrow, lance-shaped leaves with fringed hairy edges. ‘Solar Flair’ will reach 12 inches in height with flowers.
The Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike’ is free flowering, with bright chartreuse flowering umbels and velvety gray-green, scalloped foliage. This Lady’s Mantle flowers from June to August and maintains a compact habit. Its foliage is velvety gray-green scalloped leaves. It can reach a height of 14 inches.
Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’ is long-flowering and drought-resistant. With an upright habit, this plant is hardy to Zones 5-10, and prefers full sun. Its foliage is grey-green paddle-shaped leaves that form tight rosettes. ‘Little Rascal’ will reach a height and width of 16 inches.
 Novalis Plants That Work
This variegated agave has reddish brown thorns against a wide, cream-colored margin, which contrasts against the soft, blue-green center. Agave ‘Kissho Kan’ (translated as ‘Happy Crown’), forms into a large, rounded plant that is perfect as an architectural element in the landscape or as the focal point in a large container. It reaches a mature height and width of 12 inches. It is hardy to USDA Zones 9 to 11 and prefers full sun.
An exquisite shade perennial, bletilla ‘Chinese Butterfly’ has creamy-yellow flowers accented by a dotted, maroon lip. In spring, these flowers are poised on delicate wands that bloom well into summer. Pleated foliage compliments the blooms and forms large clumps in the shade garden, combining well with ferns. They reach a mature height of 12 to 15 inches. Full sun. USDA Hardiness Zones 6b to 0.
Oro Farms
The salvia Sensation series is a naturally basal branching Salvia nemerosa which can be grown in several pot sizes. The series started with Sensation Deep Rose and is now extended to more colors. Sensation is the first programmable salvia series in four colors, which can be grown for early spring to late summer sales.  Salvia Sensation is winter hardy (USDA Zone 5 to 9).
 Sahin
From the Centurion series, delphinium Sky Blue F1 is an ideal perennial cut flower, proven to be an extremely hardy F1 hybrid, hardy to Zone 4. It has an excellent stem quality with duplex flowers that are closely arranged on upright, columnar spikes. The Centurion series is highly productive and can be grown in tunnels, greenhouses and open field.
The Stipa tenuicissima ‘Angel Hair’ is a short-lived, hardy perennial that can reach a height a little over 2 feet. Basal stems form large tufts and the thread-like leaves are light green and shiny. The airy, slender, elegant appearance of this exciting steppe plant creates a unique plant form, excellent for garden landscaping.
 Stepables
Dianthus ‘Petite’ is a drought-tolerant perennial with light-gray foliage that grows low to the ground and covers an area completely. In early summer, ‘Petite’ blooms with light-pink flowers on short spikes–a perfect compliment to taller, contrasting perennials. This dianthus reaches a mature height of 1 inch and can tolerate moderate foot traffic in full to part sun conditions.
Soft, deep-green serrated foliage is highlighted during early summer with sapphire-blue flowers, making this veronica an excellent option to provide texture and color in the landscape. Veronica ‘Heavenly Blue’ is perfect for borders, retaining walls and containers. This veronica reaches a mature height of 4 inches and can tolerate moderate foot traffic (up to 2 times a day). Full sun to part shade. Ideal for hardiness zones above -20° (-29C).
 Terra Nova
The newest addition to the new Winter Jewels series, ‘Painted Doubles’ is a double hellebore that has delicate white blooms adorned with red brush strokes that bloom from late winter to early spring. Preferring dappled shade and Zones 5 to 8, it achieves a full height of 12 inches and a spread of 24 inches.
Stunning, warm, 5-inch, tomato-red blooms flower atop this well branched perennial. The new ‘Tomato Soup’ echinacea is easy to grow with good drainage and shows excellent vigor until frost. It achieves a full height of up to 3 feet.
Coreopsis ‘Little Penny’ is the tiniest of the brand new coreopsis series from Terra Nova Nurseries. Hundreds of small, copper-colored, daisy-like flowers bloom continuously all summer. Achieves a full height of 8 inches and spreads to 16 inches. Full sun. Ideal of hardiness zones 9 to 11.
Bred for vigor, this new, beautiful Tiarella is variegated and colorful. ‘Mystic Mist’ has sports bright-green leaves with white-speckled variegation and prominent, red veins all year. In spring, this Tiarella blooms white, foam-like flowers, and shows off pink tones in fall. Achieves a full height of 5 inches and spreads to 11 inches. Part to full shade. Ideal of hardiness zones 4 to 8.
 Walters Gardens
Hemerocallis ‘Elegant Explosion’ is a new reblooming daylily that explodes with orange-gold color beginning in midsummer and then again when it blooms later in the season. Peaking at 20 inches tall, dramatically re-curved blossoms with heavily ruffled petals are produced atop strong, three-way branched scapes loaded with 22 or more buds apiece.
Hibiscus ‘Cranberry Crush’ has a short but full compact habit and scarlet red flowers. Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7- to 8- inch wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals. These dramatic blossoms cover the plant from midsummer to early fall. Glossy deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with slight purple overtones provide a striking backdrop. ‘Cranberry Crush’ will reach a height of 3 feet.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Star’ is a brand new cultivar and comes to us from celebrated grass expert, Martin Quinn. This grass has a few notable improvements, such as a stronger and more upright habit, purple flowering stems, and brighter fall color. The green leaves have a narrow white midrib and form an upright vase-like clump. In late summer, large coppery seed heads turn into fluffy creamy tan panicles which are carried atop purple stems well above the foliage. In fall, the foliage turns colorful shades of red, orange, burgundy, and gold. This is a very tall ornamental grass that is suitable en masse as a backdrop in the landscape or planted singly as a focal point. Can reach a height of 7 to 8 feet. Hardy in Zones 5-9.

Leave a Reply

2 comments on “Save A Place For Perennials And Woodies

  1. Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ is a great grower, but slow to bloom and nowhere near the “darkest purple-flowered, spiked speedwell available” as the description claims. It’s a nice, electric, medium purple. Pleasant View Gardens has offered it for two years. And I see a host of other plants listed here that are not new – kinda disppointed really.

  2. Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ is a great grower, but slow to bloom and nowhere near the “darkest purple-flowered, spiked speedwell available” as the description claims. It’s a nice, electric, medium purple. Pleasant View Gardens has offered it for two years. And I see a host of other plants listed here that are not new – kinda disppointed really.

More From Varieties...
Miscanthus-Bandwidth EmeraldCoastGrowers

May 11, 2018

New Sterile Ornamental Grasses One Solution to Grass Invasion

Aggressive grass species can turn gardeners off to using ornamental grasses. Less fertile alternatives offer options for keeping grasses from taking over the garden.

Read More

May 10, 2018

Beekenkamp Plants Acquires Sunny Osteospermum Breeding Program

Beekenkamp took over all Sunny Holland sales activities in 2017, and now has ownership of the company’s entire breeding program.

Read More
Stokesia-Divinity-1-feature

May 6, 2018

Growing Tips From an Expert for Stokesia ‘Divinity’

'Divinity’ has large, white flowers that open with a hint of yellow in the center and then mature to a pure, long-lasting white.

Read More
Latest Stories
Miscanthus-Bandwidth EmeraldCoastGrowers

May 11, 2018

New Sterile Ornamental Grasses One Solution to Grass In…

Aggressive grass species can turn gardeners off to using ornamental grasses. Less fertile alternatives offer options for keeping grasses from taking over the garden.

Read More

May 10, 2018

Beekenkamp Plants Acquires Sunny Osteospermum Breeding …

Beekenkamp took over all Sunny Holland sales activities in 2017, and now has ownership of the company’s entire breeding program.

Read More
Stokesia-Divinity-1-feature

May 6, 2018

Growing Tips From an Expert for Stokesia ‘Divinit…

'Divinity’ has large, white flowers that open with a hint of yellow in the center and then mature to a pure, long-lasting white.

Read More
Panicum-Northwind-feature

May 4, 2018

Allan Armitage: Three Ways to Market Grasses as Great O…

I don’t expect my friends to know the difference between switchgrass and grama grass, yet I always try to do my best to enhance the visibility of these grasses.

Read More
Bailey-Nurseries-Tree-Art-at-US-Capitol

May 1, 2018

Bailey Nurseries Fills U.S. Capitol Front Lawn With Tre…

A 150-foot tree art installation was constructed on the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building to promote the planting of trees in an effort to combat climate, change while creating meaningful experiences that bring nature into people’s every day lives.

Read More
Carex-and-Onoclea

April 28, 2018

Kelly Norris: Why the Plant Experience Really Matters W…

For Millennials and other new gardeners, the features of plants such as natives aren’t terribly important. It's the benefits that are paramount.

Read More
Zinfin-Doll-Hydrangea

April 25, 2018

March Was a Month of Awards for Spring Meadow Nursery, …

After taking home a best new variety award at a Belgian horticulture event, Proven Winners held its always-popular Shrub Madness tournament to coincide with the annual NCAA Championship.

Read More

April 25, 2018

Armitage Scholar’s Final Thoughts on the People a…

"This trip solidified my desire to breed plants. Every time I was able to have a discussion about plant traits, genetics, and germplasm, I felt a thrill of excitement."

Read More
Gomphrena Truffula Pink (Proven Winners)

April 24, 2018

Armitage Talks Favorites From Danziger and Proven Winne…

From annuals that look like they came out of a Dr. Seuss book to breeding marvels in perennials and shrubs, the visits to Danziger and Proven Winners at California Spring Trials were exciting, to be sure. Here are some of Dr. A's favorites.

Read More

April 24, 2018

Proven Winners Reveals Marketing Efforts for 2018-2019 …

For the first time, the brand has generated one billion consumer impressions, and plans to keep that momentum going with a number of ambitious programs.

Read More

April 24, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: New Plant Intros from Pr…

Check out the newest 2018 plant introductions from Proven Winners and Danziger.

Read More

April 20, 2018

California Dreaming Takes on a Whole New Meaning at CAS…

At California Spring Trials 2018, the Greenhouse Grower team witnessed the revitalization of a company, plus some awesome merchandising displays, and efforts toward automation.

Read More

April 19, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: New Intros from Syngenta…

Check out the newest 2018 plant introductions from Syngenta Flowers, Hishtil, Jaldety, Cohen Propagators, Nir Nursery, Bailey Nurseries, and Sunset Western/Southern Living Plants.

Read More

April 19, 2018

CAST 2018: Dr. A’s Favorites From Syngenta Flowers, Bai…

From an exciting perennial to a new white begonia, Allan Armitage says these showstoppers deserve recognition.

Read More
GG-and-Benary-Team

April 19, 2018

Spring Trials Rookie Inspired by Connections

The Allan Armitage Scholarship recipient has added a number of industry connections during his time at California Spring Trials, and discusses what that means to him and his career.

Read More
Benary 2018

April 18, 2018

At CAST 2018, Sakata Captures Consumer Attention Spans,…

More than halfway through the California Spring Trials, the Greenhouse Grower team had a busy but fantastic day seeing dozens of our friends at American Takii and Benary, and spending time talking about the industry's past and its bright future.

Read More

April 18, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: New Varieties to Watch F…

Check out the newest 2018 plant introductions from American Takii, Hilverdakooijj, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Sakata Ornamentals, and Ernst Benary of America.

Read More

April 18, 2018

How the Horticulture Industry’s Past Shaped Its P…

Andrew Scheldorf, the winner of Dr. Allan Armitage’s California Spring Trials Scholarship, says the stories of plant origins help ground our industry to the people and places that have changed us.

Read More