Need a new plant to wow your clients? Check out these new varieties.

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Chicagoland Grows

www.chicagolandgrows.org

Chicagoland Grows

Common Name: Beijing Gold Tree Lilac

Scientific Name: Syringa pekinensis ‘Zhang Zhiming’

Hardiness Zones: 4-7

Requirements: Best grown in full sun on a well-drained, reasonably moist soil that can be acidic to alkaline. Drought-tolerant once established. Prune if necessary immediately after blooming. Since it has a better branching habit than most tree lilacs, there is less of a need for corrective shape pruning

Ornamental Features: Provides multiple seasons of interest, from its panicles of fragrant, primrose-yellow flowers in early summer to its dark green foliage that can turn an eye-catching yellow in autumn; the cinnamon-colored bark is attractive year-round

Habit & Growth Rate: Upright habit; grows to 20 feet in height with a 15-foot spread. Moderate growth rate of around 1 foot per year.

www.chicagolandgrows.org


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Intrinsic Perennial Gardens

www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com

Intrinsic Perennial Gardens

Common Name: Red October Big Bluestem

Scientific Name: Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’

Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Requirements: Full sun; well-drained to dry or average soil

Ornamental Features: Thin foliage is deep green with red highlights, turning mostly burgundy red in September, and then scarlet red after frost.

Habit & Growth Rate: Upright plants grow to 6 feet tall.

www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com


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Bailey Nurseries

www.baileynurseries.com

Bailey Nurseries

Common Name: First Editions Atomic Red trumpet vine

Scientific Name: Campsis radicans ‘Stromboli’

Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Requirements: Full sun; well-drained soil

Ornamental Features: Three to 4-inch trumpet blooms start orange-red and mature to striking red.

Habit & Growth Rate: Vigorous vine for vertical accent; height 20 to 30 feet; width varies

www.baileynurseries.com


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Flemings Flower Fields

www.flemingsflowers.com

Flemings Flower Fields

Common Name: Hardy Hibiscus ‘Electric Wizard’ Scientific Name: Hibiscus moscheutos hybrid Hardiness Zones: 4-subtropics

Requirements: 6-8 hours of full sun, average soil, drought-resistant

Ornamental Features: 12-inch pink flowers with white and red streaks from center; Flemings signature dark purple leaves

Habit & Growth Rate: Grows to 3.5 feet tall. Vigorous but compact

www.flemingsflowers.com


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Hidden Hollow Nursery

alex@hiddenhollownursery.com

Hidden Hollow Nursery

Common Name: Green Gable Blackgum

Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica ‘NSUHH’ PP#22951

Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Requirements: Moist, well-drained, acid soils; full sun to part shade

Ornamental Features: Glossy green leaves and deep red fall color

Habit & Growth Rate: Upright, dense with a pronounced pyramidal shape; medium growth rate, 50 by 25 feet

alex@hiddenhollownursery.com or sam_bsn@mindspring.com


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Blooms of Bressingham

www.bloomsofbressinghamplants.com

Blooms of Bressingham

Common Name: Crane’s Bill

Scientific Name: Geranium ‘Azure Rush’

Hardiness Zones: 5-8

Requirements: Sun to part shade; prefers average well-drained soils; thrives in heat (AHS Heat Zones 12 to 2); tolerates summer heat better when given ample moisture and part shade

Ornamental Features: Large, 2.5-inch light blue flowers bloom from May until frost.

Habit & Growth Rate: Sport of the Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial Plant of the Year geranium ‘Rozanne’ with a more mounded habit and a lighter blue color; vigorous growing, compact and self-branching; height is 18 to 20 inches and spread is 24 to 28 inches; great long-blooming ground cover from May until frost

www.bloomsofbressinghamplants.com


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Broken Arrow Nursery

www.brokenarrownursery.com

Broken Arrow Nursery

Common Name: Forever Red mountain laurel

Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia ‘Forever Red’

Hardiness Zones: 5-8

Ornamental Features: Intense red flower buds backed by deep green, glossy foliage; may display color into early July.

Habit & Growth Rate: Grows 2.5 feet tall and wide in 10 years.

www.brokenarrownursery.com


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Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

www.fallcreeknursery.com

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Common Name: ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ raspberry

Scientific Name: Rubus idaeus ‘Raspberry Shortcake’

Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Requirements: Full sun; neutral soil; good drainage; moderate water

Ornamental Features: Thornless dwarf raspberry suited to patio pots; needs no trellis or pollinator

Habit & Growth Rate: Dense mound; 24 to 36 inches

www.fallcreeknursery.com


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HGTV Home Plant Collection

www.hgtvhomeplants.com

HGTV Home Plant Collection

Common Name: Lavender Jane reblooming azalea

Scientific Name: Azalea AFCH 02-74

Hardiness Zones: 6b, 6a with protection

Requirements: Morning sun with afternoon shade or partial shade; moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5

Ornamental Features: Light lavender blooms; produces a prolific supply of repeat blooms

Habit & Growth Rate: Grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide; fast growth rate

www.hgtvhomeplants.com


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DIG Plant Co.

www.digplantco.com

DIG Plant Co.

Common Name: Princess flower Olivia

Scientific Name: Tibouchina urvilleana ‘T01’

Hardiness Zones: Semi-deciduous in zones 8b/9a; evergreen in zone 9b

Requirements: Best suited for full sun applications and free draining, acidic soils; drought-tolerant, but appreciates somewhat regular watering

Ornamental Features: Large, velvety foliage with variegation pattern and colors that range from gold to green to hot pink; clusters of around five large deep purple flowers are present throughout the growing season

Habit & Growth Rate: Where evergreen, Olivia can grow to a small tree, reaching 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide; where semi-deciduous, plants reach 4 to 6 feet tall by 3 feet wide over the growing season

www.digplantco.com


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David Austin Roses

www.davidaustinroses.com

David Austin Roses

Common Name: Wollerton Old Hall Rose

Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Ausblanket’

Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Requirements: Sun or partial shade

Ornamental Features: Approximately 43 petals; repeat flowering, fragrant English rose. Buds open to form chalice-shaped blooms of soft apricot eventually paling to cream.

Habit & Growth Rate: Upright, bush, 5 feet tall by 3 feet wide; suitable for borders or climbing

www.davidaustinroses.com


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ItSaul Plants

www.itsaulplants.com

ItSaul Plants

Common Name: Red threadleaf Coreopsis Cruizin’ series Main Street

Scientific Name: Coreopsis verticillata ‘Main Street’

Hardiness Zones: 4-8

Requirements: Full sun

Ornamental Features: Perennial ruby-red blooming coreopsis

Habit & Growth Rate: Mounding, grows to a height of 15 to 18 inches

www.itsaulplants.com


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www.hineshort.com

Hines Growers

Common Name: Angel White butterfly bush

Scientific Name: Buddleia ‘Hinebud3’ Angel White PPAF

Hardiness Zones: 5

Requirements: Full sun; keep soil moist during first growing season.

Ornamental Features: Gleaming white flowers continually bloom throughout the summer, contrasting against the dark bluish-gray foliage. Bush attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is perfect for large containers and mass planting.

Habit & Growth Rate: Grows 3 to 4 feet tall

www.hineshort.com


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Plant Development Services

www.plantdevelopment.com

Plant Development Services

Common Name: Encore Azalea Autumn Ivory

Scientific Name: Azalea x ‘Robley’

Hardiness Zones: 7-9

Requirements: Well-drained, slightly acidic soil

Ornamental Features: Multi-season blooming; huge quantities of 2-inch, bright white flowers in spring, summer and fall

Habit & Growth Rate: 2.5 feet tall by 3 feet wide

www.plantdevelopment.com


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PlantHaven

www.planthaven.com

PlantHaven

Common Name: Pizzazz sedum

Scientific Name: Sedum Pizzazz (‘WALSEDPZZ’)

Hardiness Zones: 3

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil

Ornamental Features: Unique cerise blooms

Habit & Growth Rate: Compact, clump-forming habit, 12 inches by 12 inches

www.planthaven.com


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Plant Select

www.plantselect.org

Plant Select

Common Name: Turquoise Tails blue sedum

Scientific Name: Sedum sediforme

Hardiness Zones: 5a-10

Requirements: Full sun; able to tolerate conditions with no irrigation once established

Ornamental Features: Robust, super blue selection of S. sediforme; hardy architectural accent for succulent gardens; creamy yellow flowers in midsummer

Habit & Growth Rate: Mounding; 4 to 6 inches tall by 8 to 12 inches wide

www.plantselect.org


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Plants Nouveau LLC

www.plantsnouveau.com

Plants Nouveau LLC

Common Name: Susy Dirr camellia

Scientific Name: Camellia hiemalis ‘Susy Dirr’

Hardiness Zones: 7-9

Requirements: Full sun to part shade; average to moist garden soil.

Ornamental Features: Hardy, fall-blooming camellia is a robust grower in containers in the nursery and in the garden; it’s a full, bushy plant with a dense habit and elegant, formal double carmine-pink flowers.

Habit & Growth Rate: Grows 8 to 12 feet tall by 5 to 7 feet wide

www.plantsnouveau.com


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Sheridan Nurseries

www.sheridannurseries.com

Sheridan Nurseries

Common name: Purple Be Dazzled lilac

Scientific Name: Syringa pubescens subsp. Patula

Hardiness Zones: 3

Requirements: Full sun

Ornamental Features: Dwarf, compact, reblooming, fragrant

Habit & Growth Rate: Grows to 40 inches tall and wide

www.sheridannurseries.com


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Skagit Gardens

www.skagitgardens.com

Skagit Gardens

Common Name: Hellebore

Scientific Name: Helleborus x ballardiae ‘COSEH 810’

Hardiness Zones: 5

Requirements: Prefers consistent moisture and soil with plenty of humus and good drainage, partial to full shade; a moisture-conserving mulch is helpful in areas with hot summers.

Ornamental Features: Masses of light pink to pink blossoms deepen to cranberry and, by May, to ebony-purple; large, forward-facing flowers with long-lasting color complemented by dark stems and deep green, deer-resistant foliage

Habit & Growth Rate: Mounding, 10 to 13 inches tall; spreads to 15 inches wide; blooms late winter to spring

www.skagitgardens.com


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Spring Meadow Nursery

www.springmeadownursery.com

Spring Meadow Nursery

Common Name: Weigela

Scientific Name: Weigela florida ‘Bokrasopin’

Hardiness Zones: 4

Requirements: Sun; adaptable to most well-drained soils

Ornamental Features: Tubular flowers engulf this dense, reblooming shrub from spring until frost; they bloom on new and old wood without deadheading.

Habit & Growth Rate: 4 to 5 feet tall and wide

www.springmeadownursery.com


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Star Roses and Plants/The Conard-Pyle Co.

www.conard-pyle.com

Star Roses and Plants/The Conard-Pyle Co.

Common Name: Eyeconic Melon Lemonade shrub roses

Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Spromel’

Hardiness Zones: 6-9

Requirements: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil

Ornamental Features: Cuplike, medium orange to apricot with red ring around inside petal; deep green, glossy foliage

Habit & Growth Rate: Upright and busy; 4 feet tall by 3 feet wide

www.conard-pyle.com


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Sunset Western Garden Collection

www.plantdevelopment.com

Sunset Western Garden Collection

Common Name: ‘Silver Shadow’ compact astelia

Scientific Name: Astelia chathamica x nervosa

Hardiness Zones: 8b-11

Requirements: Well-drained garden soil

Ornamental Features: Attractive, metallic silver-green foliage

Habit & Growth Rate: 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide

www.plantdevelopment.com


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Terra Nova Nurseries

www.terranovanurseries.com

Terra Nova Nurseries

Common Name: Coral bells

Scientific Name: Heuchera ‘Sugar Berry’

Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Requirements: Full sun, part shade, full shade; moderately well-drained, organic soil types are best

Ornamental Features: Berry-violet colored foliage with dark veins and pale pink flower spikes; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

Habit & Growth Rate:

Mounding habit; 6 inches tall by 10 inches wide with a 10-inch flower height

www.terranovanurseries.com


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Rancho Tissue Technologies

www.ranchotissue.com

Rancho Tissue Technologies

Common Name: Satina agave

Scientific Name: Agave ellemeetiana ‘Satina’

Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Requirements: Full sun to partial shade, but not in climates where it may need sun protection

Ornamental Features: Smooth, satiny leaves, no spines

Habit & Growth Rate: Fast growth; 4 feet by 4 feet

www.ranchotissue.com


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Tesselaar Plants

www.tesselaar.com

Tesselaar Plants

Common Name: Flower Carpet Pink Splash

Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Noasplash’

Hardiness Zones: 5-10

Requirements: For best blooms, grow in full sun (grows well in partial shade with fewer blooms); in areas of intense heat, provide semi-shade/filtered light; best in well-drained/friable soils with added organic matter, but can thrive in a variety of soils. Tolerant of dry conditions when established

Ornamental Features: Masses of bicolor hot pink and pale pink blooms; glossy green foliage

Habit & Growth Rate: Low-growing compact bushes with dense flowers and foliage; mature height 23 to 31 inches; mature width 40 inches

www.tesselaar.com