May 13, 2015

New plant introductions for 2015

Garden Inspiration magazine cover for 2015

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  Our exclusive coverage is your first look at new cultivars coming to Canadian garden centres this spring. Plant breeders are finding ingenious ways to improve offerings, and delight gardeners.

Your best bet to buy these new arrivals is a Landscape Ontario-member independent garden centre; find one near you on our Find a company page and click on Garden Centres.

Happy Face® Pink Paradise cinquefoil
Cinquefoil, or potentilla, is a recommended choice for hot, sunny spots in the garden. Happy Face® Pink Paradise flowers throughout the summer with pink, semi-double blooms. A low-maintenance plant that will grow 90 cm (3 ft.) tall and wide.
Pink flowers

White Licorice™ floribunda rose
White LicoriceTM floribunda rose has a delightful perfume – a strong, sweet licorice and lemon scent. This rose needs a sunny spot in your garden and will provide you with a season of bouquets with big wavy blooms and dark green leaves. Grows 90 cm (3 ft.) tall and wide.
White yellow roses

Supertunia® Limoncello
Supertunia® Limoncello is a vigorous annual petunia hybrid bred to keep blooming in a hot, sunny spot. They have medium to large-sized flowers and can be used as a filler or spiller in containers. Supertunias® can also be planted in the landscape, best near the front. They will bloom all summer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Limoncello has soft yellow flowers with darker yellow centres. Slow-release fertilizer helps keep these plants full of energy.
Small yellow-white flowers

Pequeña Rosalita™ spider flower
This new annual spider flower, Pequeña Rosalita, will keep flowering in your garden all summer long. Pequeña Rosalita does not self-seed and blooms all along the stem, unlike classic spider flowers which bloom only at the growing point. Pequeña Rosalita has soft pink flowers and dark green leaves. She grows up to 90 cm (36-in) tall, so is a perfect choice to add height and colour in a flower bed.
small pink flowers

Next Generation™ Pistachio macrophylla hydrangea
Pistachio is a very unique reblooming hydrangea! It has a wide assortment of colours in each flower and makes the perfect accent in any landscape or container garden.
Pistachio macrophylla hydrangea

Yuki Cherry Blossom deutzia
This new dwarf deutzia will be covered with masses of flowers in spring. Yuki Cherry Blossom has mounds of pink blooms. Ideal for the smaller garden, it will grow up to 60 cm (2 ft.) tall and wide. In the fall, the leaves turn a pretty burgundy.
Small pinkish white flowers

Luscious® Marmalade lantana
If you are looking for a tough, heat-tolerant annual flower that will keep blooming throughout the summer, Luscious® Marmalade is a great option. It grows in a mounded shape, has vibrant orange-yellow flowers and can grow up to 45 cm (18 in.) tall. Best in a sunny spot, either a container or garden bed. Pro tip: if you see lots of berries beginning to develop, nip them off to keep the plant blooming.
Small orange flowers

Lemony Lace™ elderberry
Lemony Lace elderberry has shaggy golden foliage with red new growth. The finely-cut leaves provide colour and texture in full sun to partial shade. Very cold hardy. White spring flowers will produce red fruit in late summer, and grows 90-150 cm (3-5 ft.) tall and wide. If planted beside Black Lace™ elderberry, it makes an eye-catching combination.
bright yellow foliage

Never Alone shrub rose
This shrub rose was bred in Morden, Man., so it is HARDY! Never Alone rose will bloom from early summer to fall with red flowers with a white to slightly yellow centre. Very good resistance to black spot. Grows 60 cm (2 ft.) tall and 46 cm (1.5 ft. ) wide. A portion of proceeds benefit the Never Alone Foundation, which is dedicated to making sure no patient ever has to battle cancer alone.
red mini rose flowers

‘Alexander’s Great’ brunnera
This new plant has gigantic silvery leaves that create a show-stopping effect in the shady garden. ‘Alexander’s Great’ is a perennial that blooms with small blue forget-me-not-like flowers in spring. The dramatic leaves are deer resistant, and do well in part-to-full shady locations. Grows about 35 cm (14 in. tall) and spreads 75 cm (30 in.) wide.
large light green leaves with dark green detail

Evercolor® Everillo sedge
Sedge is one of the few grasses that grow in shade. Evercolor® Everillo forms a cascading mound of bright, lime-green leaves that turn yellow-gold as they mature. The outstanding colour and texture makes this a choice plant for containers, edging or in the rock garden. The leaf colour holds best in shade or part shade. Forms a soft-textured mound 40-45 cm (16-18 in.) tall.
Lime green grass leaves

Pink Icing™ blueberry
The Brazelberries collection of ornamental edibles was introduced several years ago. They are self-fertile blueberries that are well suited for container growing, and bear an amazing amount of fruit on just one plant. New to the collection this year is Pink Icing™ producing large deep blue fruit. It gets its name from its lovely pink-coloured new growth.
pink coloured shrub leaves

Little Quick Fire hydrangea
A new, dwarf form of Quick Fire that is one third the size of the original parent. The creamy white flowers turn to deep burgundy red as the summer progresses. A perfect accent for a small spot, Little Quick Fire grows 90-150 cm (3-5 ft.) tall, and rounds out the dwarf collection of small hydrangeas that includes Bobo and Little Lime hydrangea.
creamy white flowers on shrub

Tiny Wine™ ninebark
Tiny Wine™ is a dense shrub with small, refined leaves. It is a wonderful cold-hardy native plant, perfectly sized for home gardens. The flower show is exceptional, with dainty flowers blooming up and down the stem in a very show display in late spring. The dark bronze-maroon foliage keeps its colour all season and contrasts beautifully with the white flowers.
Dense dark shrub

SunPatiens® impatiens
SunPatiens were introduced several years ago, and are a great alternative to traditional impatiens, as they are resistant to impatiens downy mildew. They will grow in sun or shade, rain or shine, and provide nonstop annual colour from spring until frost. Sunpatiens is available in several new colours this year, including pink, magenta, scarlet and white.
bright pink impatients

Jurassic Rex begonias
The Jurassic series of Rex begonias is ideal for gardens or containers in deep shade environments. The foliage is available in bold patterns and colours that will stand out in the landscape. The plants flower late in the season, meaning the unusual leaves are the best asset. Jurrasic begonias can grow up to 40 cm (16 in.) tall and 30 cm (12 in.) wide.
large foliage pink with darker edge

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