Selected New Varieties 2019/2020
For additional new and existing varieties please see our new catalog.
See also our Selected 2018/2019 New Varieties.
Basil Everleaf Emerald Towers
24" spreading 8" pot, 36" spreading 12" gdn; Unique tall towering columnar habit enables high yield in commerce thru efficient use of vertical space. Also makes a striking plant for retail in container or gdn. Dense branching
short internodes, deep shiny green foliage, traditional Genovese flavor.
Begonia Viking XL Series
28" spreading 32" gallon, 34" spreading 36" gdn; Bold, massive color. Fast growing to fill large landscapes and big containers. Extra large plants and flowers. Red on Chocolate, 2019 AAS Winner, is outstanding for gleaming reddish-black leaves and deep red flowers.
Colors: Mix (listed colors), Pink on Green, Red on Chocolate (AAS 2019), Red on Green, Rose on Green.
Centaurea cyanus Jazzy Mix
36" spreading 8"; Highly contrasting bright mix of Blue, Lilac, Red, and White. Crested semidouble flowers, many bicolors created by both the central crest and others with contrasting petal edges. Good easy crop for
fieldgrown cutflower. Produces a ready-made mix for bouquets.
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) Bodestolz (F1)
28"; FYF. Strong stems carry 3" flower heads completely upright. Each plant produces several strong stems. Bodestolz series is six colors including Blue, Purple, Red, Burgundy, PurplePink Bicolor, SalmonWhiteEye. For
professional cutflower, fieldgrown or high tunnel.
Helianthus annuus Soleil Lemon (F1)
24" spreading 12"; Pollen free branching type. Lovely soft lemon yellow petals surround green-gold center. 4" diam. Petals are very numerous and overlap in 3-4 layers. Bushy knee-high plants produce numerous flowers in canopy. Very early with a long bloom season. For containers and bedding.
Leaucanthemum x superbum Madonna (F1)
8" spreading 8" pots, 10" spreading 12" in large container or gdn; FYF with no vern required. High uniformity of F1 Hybrid offers good option vs vegetative strains without the risk of bacterial diseases from cuttings. Excellent vigor and foliage. High % saleable plants,with much reduced % of under-size plants. 15% of petals may be lace-edged for unique look. Good for 4" up to large containers, for gdns and patios.
Pansy Grandio Spring Series R (F1)
7" spreading 5"; Bred specifically for early spring production. More day neutral and uniformly earlier than other large flowered groups, with crop time of 10-11 weeks. Flowers 3-4" diam, in size range of the old Majestic & Super Majestic series. Habit and bloom time extremely uniform. For spring packs, 4", baskets.
Colors: Blotch Mix (7 colors).
Tagetes filifolia Dropshot D
**Ornamental Herbal Edible**
8" pot, 14" spreading 14" gdn; Special herbal plant. Neat globe shaped plants with very finely divided, bright green ferny aromatic foliage. Leaves are sweet tasting with the aroma of licorice or anise. Easy to grow, makes a cute fragrant pot plant, with lots of branches and fine foliage that invites touching. Attractive in landscape from spring thru fall.
Orangelo Orange Thyme
**Ornamental Herbal Edible** 8" pot, 12" spreading 14" gdn; Very fragrant variety of French Thyme, whose traditional flavor is overlaid with the citrusy fragrance of Orangelo. Forms a ground-covering mat with tiny leaves, white stems and myriad blush white flowers in summer. Hardy evergreen perennial can provide beauty and fragrance yearlong. Useful in kitchen, and in landscape as a fragrant groundcover, tough enough for light traffic. Also
good choice for bowls and to cover and cascade in mixed bowls or combo planters.