Suntory says this is the world’s leading petunia based on “outstanding garden performance.” It features robust flowers and petals that can stand up to extreme weather, and it’s versatile enough to go from the basket to the container to the landscape. These petunias thrive in full or partial sun.
REALFLOR ‘Sunset Orange Ruffles’ Gaillardia
These bold, beautiful new Gaillardia features a unique flower form with double echinacea-style flowers in warm, kissed-by-the-sun tones. Attractive to pollinators and bred for robust plant health and a tidy mounding habit.
This new colocasia has been bred to be happy in full sun, and are reportedly sturdy garden performers, and great container specimens. Each is disease resistant with fabulous foliage and stem interest, and with their tidy clumping habit would be a welcome addition in any garden or landscape.
Pacific Plug & Liner was one of a handful of breeders who showcased at the new Santa Barbara Polo Grounds. Here's a couple highlights:
A new echinacea-rudbeckia hybrid, this zone 7-9 plant loves full sun. Floriferous double blooms stand out with the sunny yellow petals and contrasting center.
Princess Bride hydrangea is a hybrid with an interesting form of lacecap flowers that bloom up and down each stem (pictured). Hardy in Zones 7b-10, it blooms from spring through fall.
Need to beef up your shrub selections? PDSI is releasing three new lonicera, which are excellent boxwood alternatives. The Garden Clouds series has three new selections: Copper Glow (glossy, small leaves with copper orange new growth); Green Breeze (a vibrant green); and Purple Storm (dark green foliage with purple new growth). All three are hardy in Zones 6-9 and grow 2-3 feet tall and wide.
Holly Red Sky offers the columnar habit but with red new growth. Grows to 8 feet tall and works in light shade to full sun. Hardy in Zones 6-9.
It’s no secret that we gained millions of new gardeners the last two years. To keep those consumers captivated, Ball Ingenuity is appealing to the décor side of plant parenting and telling buyers to “renovate your indoor space with plants.” This messaging will feature flowering plants such as hydrangeas, cyclamen and celosia.
The new hydrangea Francy series features double-petaled, star-shaped flowers with multiple flower heads on a compact, sturdy plant. Colors include Purple and Pink. The new Ice Boy hydrangea is a clean, bright white with classic-shaped flowers. Both new hydrangea series are supplied as dormant 4-inch pots with four or more canes and 6-inch pots with 6+ canes. Crop time is 11-12 weeks.
Cyclamen make excellent indoor plants and Ball Ingenuity has partnered with Morel to offer several sizes and varieties. One of the latest introductions is the Crispino Mix, with a nifty ruffled flower.