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Double Impatiens ‘Silhouette Orange Star’ by Syngenta Flowers
Bred for a uniform growth habit and early flowering, Silhouette has full double blooms that sit above the foliage. This Goldfisch variety is good for baskets, landscape beds and mixed containers.

Impatiens ‘Fiesta Sparkler Orange’ and ‘Fiesta Sunrise Red’ by Ball FloraPlant
In two new colors, Fiesta is a double impatiens series with excellent branching and uniformity. Sparker Orange is a stable novelty color pattern and Sunrise Red is red with dark orange shimmering edges.

Impatiens Impreza Series by PanAmerican Seed
Breeding breakthrough Impreza offers a range of colors plus unique patterns. Reduced apical dominance and decreased internode length combine for easy-to-manage plants that provide good soil coverage with less upward stretch, and potentially need fewer PGRs. All 8 colors flower earlier and finish in a tight, 5- to 7-day window for efficient shipping. Garden fill is excellent and plants stay full and good-looking all season. Colors are Blue Pearl, Cherry Splash, Pink Splash, Red, Rose, Salmon, Violet, White and 7 mixes.

Impatiens Musica–12 New Colors by Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
With double flowers in a range of colors, Musica is now available in 12 new colors: Princess Pink, Pink Bride, Pure White, Rosy Red, Pink Silk, Orange Touch, Elegant Red, Magenta, Fine Purple (pictured), Orange Energy, Bicolor Salmon and Bicolor Cherry. Pinching and PGRs are not necessary with Musica’s compact growth habit.

Impatiens ‘Musica XL Pink’ by Danziger and Oro Farms
‘XL Pink’ is ideal for larger pots. Musica is very floriferous with many large flowers and is excellent for 4-inch and larger pots.

Impatiens Patchwork Collection by Ball FloraPlant
With blooms that are larger than specialty seed varieties, Patchwork’s large flowers boast distinctive, one-of-a-kind patterns that are ideal for premium programs. The dark green-leafed plants are mounded, well-branched and spreading. Colors are Peach Prism and Pink Shades.

Impatiens SunPatiens from Ecke
Bred by Sakata, SunPatiens love the heat and provide three seasons of solid performance and color. New colors include Vigorous Pink and Spreading Corona.

Impatiens Super Elfin in seven colors by PanAmerican Seed
Super Elfin XP varieties deliver a tight, 5 to 7-day flowering window across all colors–core and novelty–so all plants ship at the same time to meet market dates. XP also assures exceptionally uniform habit and plant vigor, consistency of early flowering, and bigger blooms than the competition. The broad colour range lets you mix and match any Super Elfin XP variety to achieve the most uniform impatiens crop. Colors are Cherry Splash XP, Lilac XP, Red Starburst XP, Rose Starburst XP, Violet XP Improved, Violet Starburst XP and Starburst Mix XP

Ipomoeas ‘Chihuahua’ by Hort Couture
‘Chihuahua’ is the new dwarf variety of this popular plant. It is fast enough to be profitable for growers but slow enough to provide the retailer and consumers with a manageable plant for mixed containers and baskets.

Ipomoeas ‘Refried Beans’ by Hort Couture
‘Refried Beans’ is the newest in a series of dwarf Mexican sweet potato vines. The color is like no other variety and the habit is very compact. It will not overpower mixed baskets or pots.

Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Series by Proven Winners
This new ipomoea series works equally well in full sun or part shade, growing 6 to 8 inches tall with a 10 to 12-inch spread. Plants are heat and humidity tolerant and will perform throughout the U.S. and Canada. Colors are Bewitched Purple, Bronze, Green Yellow, Light Green, Purple, Red, Sweetheart Light Green, Sweetheart Purple and Sweetheart Red.

Ipomoea Sweet Georgia by Green Fuse
Six colors are introduced with the new Sweet Georgia series: Bronze, Deep Purple, Light Green, Heart Light Green, Heart Purple and Heart Red.

Jamesbrittenia ‘Britney Grand Ruby,’ ‘Britney Grand Violet’ and ‘Britney Grand Purple Joy’ by Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
With early and continuous flowering, Britney thrives in full sunlight or partial shade. An abundance of large, vivid-colored flowers cover this compact and very branched plant.

Juncus Graceful Grasses ‘Blue Mohawk’ by Proven Winners
‘Blue Mohawk’ has blue-green leaves and an upright, linear habit. This variety is semi-aquatic, liking moist soil and tolerant of bright light and high temperatures. Plants will hold seeds in its second year, but is a perennial. It is hardy to Zone 5.

Juncus ‘Twisted Dart’ by PanAmerican Seed
Combining Blue Dart juncus and Juncus effusus spiralis (curly juncus), this shorter version of Twisted Arrows stays more compact for the South, and can be used in hanging baskets everywhere. Offers the contrast of blue and green along with straight and twisted.

Kalanchoe ‘Gremlin’ by Euro American
‘Gremlin’ has show-stopping rosettes of wide, lime-green leaves offset by scalloped burgundy margins. It performs well in zones 9 and 10 and can be used in containers and rock gardens.

Lamium ‘Ghost’ by Euro American
‘Ghost is a highly versatile and durable lamium. It has large, silver leaves topped with purple flower clusters. Plants are 6 to 10 inches.

Lamium ‘Lami Pink’ and ‘Lami Blush’ by Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
Lami varieties have vibrant leaf colors with branched and semi-trailing habits. They are perfect for hanging baskets, gardens and mixed containers.

Lantana ‘Compact Yellow’ by Oro Farms and Westflowers
‘Compact Yellow’ has a compact and tidy habit for pots or containers. It is recommended in pots, hanging baskets or combos.

Lantana Evita by GroLink
Six varieties are introduced with the Evita series, including Lemon, Pink, Red, Rose, White and Yellow.

Lantana ‘Lola’ by GroLink
‘Lola’ has bright, pure yellow flowers and a mounding habit. Its flowers last spring to fall.

Lantana South Beach by Hort Couture
South Beach is a compact series of lantanas. It offers bright flowers, mildew resistance and low seed production. A couple varieties are Compact Mango and Compact Red.

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