New for 2016

New for 2016

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New Varieties at America’s Best for 2016

New Annuals

  • Agastache – Coronado Hyssop – fiery yellow stained w/orange – fragrant, silvery leaves
  • Alstromeria
  • Ariane – Lily-like flowers, neat compact plant mid-green foliage – Golden yellow
  • Eliane – Compact plant – Bright pink
  • Angelonia – Alonia Big – Blue, Snow White, Violet, Pink Romance – medium compact plants w/exceptional side branching
  • Artimesia – Powis Castle – silver grey foliage w/yellow flowers – best in dry soils – good for dried arrangements
  • Asclepias – Monarch’s Promise – shades of red & rose – 2 1/2" blossoms – variegated foliage – Attracts monarch butterflies!
  • Begonia
  • Big Bronze Leaf – Dark foliage, quick blooming, very vigorous 20" tall – Red, Rose – 2 1/2" blossoms
  • Illumination – Apricot Shades – Double blooms, petals are edible, add lemon flavor to salads – Shades of apricot & lemon
  • Illumination – Golden Picotee – Large semi-double blooms, ideal for hanging baskets – Bicolor orange & gold
  • Rex Begonia
  • Jurassic Silver Swirl – Beautiful plant – Foliage silver swirl w/dark purplish edges
  • Jurassic Watermelon – Excellent vigor – Foliage bright pink center w/green edges
  • Bidens
  • Beedance Red – Adds color to favorite yellow classic – Yellow eye with red tips
  • Beedance Red Stripe – 9-11" mounding early bloomer – Yellow w/red star
  • Bracteantha – Mojave – Dark Rose – easy to grow – brilliant flowers above 14-16" foliage
  • Calibrachoa
  • Caliplosion – Exceptional bi-color on vigorous plant – Magenta w/yellow star
  • Million Bells Crackling Fire – Heat and cold tolerant, mounding habit – Yellow/red bi-color
  • Million Bells Mounding Wine – Prolific flowering all season long – Light lavender w/dark veins
  • Calla Lilies
  • Garnet Glow – 16-20" tall bloom mid summer, great cut flower – Hot pink
  • Rubylite Rose – 12-18" color deepens to deep rose with age – Rose w/hint of lavender
  • Calocephalus – Tumbleweed – fine silver foliage – great filler – 8-12" tall and wide
  • Clanna – South Pacific Scarlet – scarlet & orange tones – giant 4" blossoms, early on compact well branched plants
  • Celosia –
  • First Flame Red – Needs full sun, good in containers as well as borders – Bright red
  • Intenz Dark Purple – 18" tall 12" spread, blooms throughout season – Bold purple
  • Coleus – Sun
  • Campfire – Vibrant in sun and shade – Orange
  • FlameThrower Chipotle – Compact habit striking foliage deeply serrated leaves – Wine w/lime margins
  • FlameThrower Spiced Curry – Striking coleus for mixed containers – Yellow/green w/burgundy center
  • Mint Mocha – Purple veins and edges, deeply lobed leaves – beautiful – Light green dappled w/yellow
  • Terra Nova Marrakesh – Beautiful mounding habit, self branching – Deep red and yellow
  • Under the Sea Copper Coral – Small round leaves give a reef-like appearance – Red and green
  • Under the Sea Electric Coral – Stunning exotic coleus with deeply lobed leaves – Red, chartreuse and green
  • Under the Sea Fish New – Filagreed edges set this stunning coleus apart – vigorous – Sea green w/purple veining
  • Combos – Trixi 2.0 liners
  • Caribbean Cocktail – Bright and beautiful mix of calibrachoa – Dark blue, scarlet & tangerine
  • Flirtini – Charming blend of mini famous double calibrachoa – Amethyst, pink & lemon
  • Nightfall – Petunia, verbena and calibrachoa mix – Lavender & blue blends
  • Coreopsis
  • Solanna Glow – Classic, big, bright yellow single daisy 10-16" tall – Yellow
  • Solanna Gold Sphere – Must grow variety, great yellow, 10-16" great for containers – Golden yellow
  • Cuphea – David Verity – orange-red – very large blooms – attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Dahlia
  • Mystic Fantasy – Dark foliage 18-24" tall – Salmon w/yellow center
  • Mystic Illusion – Dark foliage 18-24" tall – Yellow
  • XXL Sunset – Huge flowers up to 5" – vigorous plants for large containers 16-22" – Salmony orange w/yellow center
  • Dianthus
  • Ideal Select Raspberry – 8-10" plants w/lacy edge flowers, heat & frost resistant, early – Raspberry red
  • Jolt Cherry & Jolt Pink – 16-20" well branched plants, 2015 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner – Bright fuchsia & two-toned pink
  • Dusty Miller – Cirrus – silvery grey foliage – large, round silver leaves on compact plants, weather tolerant
  • Eupatorium – Elegant Feather – bright green foliage tiny white flowers – feathery foliage sways gracefully in the wind 4-8′ tall
  • Geranium – Fancy Leaf
  • Brocade Cherry Night – Bronze leaves w/green margins – 2016 AAS Winner – Semi double cherry pink
  • Brocade Catalina – Striking plant – green leaves w/silvery white margins – Bright pink
  • Geraniums, Regal – Darling – Perfect for containers and baskets 12-15" tall and wide – Pink & deep rose bi-color
  • Gerbera Daisy – Jaguar Red – bright red – 3-4" wide blooms 8-12" tall, bright green foliage
  • Grass – Juncus Javelin – gray-green – great choice to add height and structure 36-48"
  • Hibiscus – Little Zin – dark burgundy foliage – great for containers 18-24" – 1/3 the size of Mahogany Splendor
  • Homocladium – Ribbon Bush, Ribbons & Curls – Adds texture and form to containers – 36-48" tall – full to part sun – Bright green
  • Impatiens, Bounce – Resistant to disease – thrives in sun and shade – Cherry, Pink Flame, Violet & White
  • Lily, Oriental – Starlght Express – Dwarf variety fragrant up-facing blooms18-24" tall – part to full sun – Fuchsia rose edged in white
  • Mum, Jolly Cheryl Red – New to our spring offerings – 18-24" tall – listed as zone 4 – Vibrant red
  • Musa Sumatrana – Banana, Zebrina Rojo – Slender 3-5′ plants, good for containers, wind and cold resistant – Green & red leaves on red stems
  • Nemesia
  • Nesia Burgundy – Compact plants with mounding habit 12-14" tall – Bright burgundy, darker eye
  • Nessie Plus Purple – Exceptional heat tolerance, tidy habit 10-12" tall – Brilliant fuchsia purple w/golden eye
  • Nicotiana
  • Saratoga Lime – Early, bushy plants with trumpet shaped blooms, full or part sun – Lime green
  • Saratoga Purple – Flowers held upright on compact plants good for containers – Striking bi-color w/dark veins
  • Osteospermum
  • 4D Berry White – Double blossoms improved branching – White w/burgundy eye
  • 4D Pink – Large anemone-type flowers stay open day and night 14-18" tall – Light lilac w/dark eye
  • Astra Purple – Spoon shaped petals – perfect for baskets and containers 8-12" – Purple
  • Sideshow White – Compact 12-16" plants, flowers held close to foliage – White w/dark eye
  • Zion Orange Magic – Exceptional color, large blossoms – Pale orange w/deep orange eye
  • Zion Yellow Pure – Easy culture, 14-18" tall – upright plants – Yellow
  • Oxalis – Shamrock
  • Plum Crazy – Variegated red foliage very striking – Bright yellow
  • Sunset Velvet – Copper leaves infused w/gold atop fuchsia stems, mounding habit – Yellow
  • Petunias
  • African Sunset – 2014 AAS Winner – "designer" orange color
  • Cascadia ‘Pitaya’ – Vigorous self-branching plants, 12-16" plants, trailing – Hot pink w/lime margin
  • Crazytunia ‘Razzmatazz’ – Early to bloom 10-14" mounding habit – Magenta w/yellow star
  • Night Sky – Out of this World!" limited availability on this amazing new variety – Purple w/white dapple
  • Opera Supreme – Robust plants, 3′ stems, 2-3" blooms cover plants all season – Blue, Lavender, Lilac Ice, Pink Morn, Purple
  • Panache Marshmallow – Blooms all summer, mounded trailing habit – Bright white
  • Tidal Wave – 2015 AAS Winner, mountains of rich color, spread 24" – Red Velour
  • Frost Fire & Frost Velvet – Terrific petunia for the landscape, attracts hummingbirds – Bright red and purple ringed w/white halo
  • Potunia – Blueberry Muffin – purple and cream bicolor – mounded growth habit covered with flowers 6-10" high
  • Rudbeckia – Toto Rustic – mahogany red surrounded by yellow – 3-4" flowers cover compact 8-10" plants, a Fleuroselect winner.
  • Salvia
  • Amistad – Blooms all summer, attracts hummingbirds & butterflies 14-16" – Deep purple
  • Lighthouse Red – Blooms throughout summer, improved Bonfire type, 20" tall – Scarlet red
  • Mannequin Blue Mountain – Large blossoms, drought resistant, attracts butterflies – Vivid blue
  • Summer Jewel – Red is magnet for hummingbirds, goldfinches love seeds 20" tall – Pink & Red
  • Wendy’s Wish – Hummingbird favorite – dark maroon stems 30-40" plants – Flaming magenta
  • Verbena
  • Estrella Voodoo Red – Semi-trailing, 6-10 in., mounding habit, dense foliage – Bright red
  • Hurricane Hot Pink – Large flowers, resistant to mildew, ideal for baskets & containers – Hot pink
  • Lascar Mango Orange – Early flowering, compact mounded habit – Coral w/large orange eye
  • Temari Blue Trailing – Fast growing, vigorous – great for big baskets – Dark blue
  • Vinca
  • Jams n Jellies Blueberry – 1 1/2-2" flowers, deep green foliage 14-16" high – Purple blue w/dark center
  • Valiant Apricot – Large flowers on well branched plant – Apricot blush w/dark center
  • Zinnia – Zahara
  • Double Salmon Rose – 12-14" well branched plants disease resistant – Rich deep pink w/slight orange hue
  • Double Yellow – 16-20" thrives in hot dry areas, blooms all summer – Lemon yellow
  • Raspberry Lemonade – Will provide beautiful cut flowers all season long – Coral, yellow & starlight rose

New Vegetables

  • Arugula, Rocket/Rocquette – Nutritious green leafy vegetable of Mediterrian origin
  • Bok Choy/Pak Choi, Rosie Pac Choi – Eaten as micro green
  • Broccoli Raab, Spring Sprouting – Leaves and buds of young plants are favored in Italian cooking
  • Broccoli, Destiny – Mid early, nice smooth dome, round shape, good heat tolerance
  • Cauliflower, Cheddar – Beautiful early orange, turns even brighter when lightly cooked
  • Cauliflower, Graffiti – Brilliant purple, attractive served raw or lightly cooked
  • Cucumber, Patio Snacker – Good in large containers w/trellises, 8" fruit w/good flavor & crunch
  • Cucumber, Summer Dance – Japanese burpless bears high yields of 9" dark green fruit
  • Eggplant, Fairytale – AAS Winner – marbled purple and white mini 4" x 1" fruit
  • Eggplant, Hansel – Dark purple mini – bears clusters of 4" x 1" fruit
  • Eggplant, Shoya (Japanese) Long – Extra long narrow fruit 10-13" long dark purple – easy to grow
  • Kale, Dinosaur – Known for its very large blue-black, deeply savoyed leaves
  • Leek, Broad Scotch – Heirloom variety – thick straight necks
  • Lettuce, Annapolis – Dark red romaine with frilled and scalloped glossy leaves
  • Okra, Clemson Spineless – High yields of spinelss tender ribbed pods with excellent flavor
  • Okra, Red Burgundy – Dark red okra on tall elegant plants – flowers also edible
  • Onion, Red Zeppelin – Very large dark red onions, stores exceptionally well
  • Pepper, Baron – High yields of 4" sweet bell peppers
  • Pepper, Margaret’s – Sweetest, biggest(7") most beautiful bell pepper you’ll ever grow
  • Pepper, North Star – Early bell pepper, resistant to disease
  • Pepper, Wisconsin Lakes – Bred at UW Madison – classic red bell pepper – early maturing
  • Tomato Pepper, unknown variety – Mild round red pepper
  • Spinach, Bloomsdale Longstanding – Savoy/crinkled leaf
  • Spinach, Space – Smooth leaf
  • Squash, Hubbard – Winter squash with delicious golden flesh
  • Tomato, Jelly Bean – Grape type tomato named for their intense color and sweetness

New Berries

  • Blackberry, Triple Crown – Large berries; 3 crowning attributes – flavor, productivity & vigor
  • Raspberry, K-81-6 – Summer-bearing red, extra-large firm berries, tall plants, zone 4

New Shrubs

  • Buddleia ‘Funky Fuchsia’ butterfly bush – Rich reddish pink flower on upright stems. Fragrant
  • Buddleia ‘Groovy Grape’ butterfly bush – Rich violet with 8 – 10 inch flowers on arching foliage. Fragrant
  • Buddleia ‘Psychedelic Sky’ butterfly bush – Clear blue with 6 – 8 inch flowers on upright stems. Fragrant
  • Diervilla ‘Kodiak Black’ honeysuckle – Burgundy black foliage especially intense in spring and autumn
  • Diervilla ‘Kodiak Orange’ honeysuckle – Orange fall color, eco-friendly Alternative to Burning Bush
  • Hibiscus ‘Summer Ruffle’ – Variegated foliage of blue green and cream with dark pink flowers
  • Hypericum ‘Cobalt n Blue’ st. john’s wort – Silver green foliage blanketed in sunny yellow flowers
  • Pieris ‘Cavatine’ – Covered in creamy white, bell shaped flowers in early spring. Compact evergreen
  • Pieris ‘Katsura’ – Evergreen covered in rose pink flowers in early spring followed by wine red new growth turning to dark green
  • Pieris ‘Mountain Fire’ – Early spring the new foliage emerges bright red followed by chains of white flowers. Evergreen
  • Physocarpus ‘Tiny Wine’ ninebark – Tiny velvety purple foliage on compact plant perfect for the small areas
  • Spiraea ‘Glow Girl’ – Lemon/lime. Birchleaf shaped foliage with pink buds opening to pure white flowers

New Evergreens

  • Juniper ‘Good Vibrations’ – Chartreuse foliage in spring turning orange in fall
  • Mugo Pine ‘Mitsch Mini’ – Very slow growing tiny bun shape, looks like moss
  • Picea abies ‘Little Gem’ spruce – Dwarf Spruce with round shape

New Trees

  • Bur Oak – Long-lived majestic tree
  • Northern Red Oak – Native tree with reddish brown fall color
  • American Larch – Native conifer that sheds its needles in the fall after turning a golden yellow. Lime green spring color

New Fruit

  • Tawara Asian pear – Has a taste between a pear and apple
  • Urban Apple – Tasty Red-container plant for the deck or patio
  • Goji Berry – Small red fruit loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants
  • Brazelberries – Great for containers, deck or patio. Varieties include Blueberry Glaze, Jelly Bean, Peach Sorbet and Pink Icing
  • Raspberry – Raspberry Shortcake

New Perennials

  • Japanese Iris ‘Lion King’ – Has gigantic 7-8 inch fully double blooms with grape edges feather into white centers
  • Daylily ‘Cherokee Star’ – Hugh 7 inch flowers are true red with a yellow throat
  • Daylily ‘Pizza Crust’ – Flowers are pale peachy rose with yellow centers. and the edge looks like a fully stuffed crust pizza
  • Sedum ‘Dazzlebery’ – A low compact clump forming mass of smokey blue gray foliage
  • Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’ – Succulent with apple green foliage edged in cherry red

New Perennial

  • Miscanthus ‘Encore’ – Tall green foliage with white midrib coppery purple plumes in fall
  • Miscantus ‘Kleine Fontaine’ little fountain grass – 3-4 feet tall plumes start out pink turning white
  • Miscanthus ‘Rotsilber’ Red Fountain Grass – Outstanding red tones in both foliage and plumes. Gets 5-7 feet tall
  • Schizaechyrium ‘Blue Heaven’ little blue stem – Upright habit, beautiful blue foliage and excellent fall color in shades of red, burgundy and purple

New Hostas

  • ‘Appletini’ – Sensational dwarf hosta with mounding apple green leaves
  • ‘Curly Fries’ – The 2016 Hosta of the Year. Electrified clump of extremely rippled narrow leaves
  • ‘Island Breeze’ – Wide green margins contrast with bright yellow centers in spring
  • ‘Lakeside Parsley Print’ – Small hosta with heart shaped leaves with very wide wavy green margins, narrow creamy white center shoot
  • ‘Little Treasure’ – Dwarf hosta that has blue and white leaves

New Vines

  • Clematis ‘Boulevard Edda’ – Compact-free flowering from May into September. Semi double purple flowers
  • Clematis ‘Boulevard Giselle’ – Compact 3-4 foot bushy, ideal for containers. Deep pink blooms
  • Clematis ‘Boulevard Sally’ – Compact 3-4 foot abundant blooms are pink with dark centers
  • Wisteria ‘Summer Cascade’ – Blooms on new wood, flowers are a lovely shade of lavender
 

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