About Bailey Nurseries: “Bailey Nurseries is a fourth-generation family-owned nursery serving customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. We are widely recognized as one of the United States’ largest wholesale nurseries, with products distributed by more than 4500 independent garden centers, landscapers, growers and re-wholesalers.”

Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-VII’ PPAF


Common name: First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic™ crape myrtle

Trademark: Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-VII’ PPAF

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Carnation-like, glowing red flowers accent dark green foliage all summer with a late summer rebloom; fall foliage is a striking orange-red
  • 12’ tall by 8’ wide
  • Full sun with moist, well-drained soil
  • Highly resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew
  • No. 3 containers

Spiraea betulifolia ‘COURISPI01’ PPAF


Common name: First Editions® Pink Sparkler™ birchleaf spirea

Trademark: Spiraea betulifolia ‘COURISPI01’ PPAF

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Zones 3 to 8
  • Similar to ‘Tor’ spirea, but with large pink flowers in early summer, with fall pink flowers blooming down the stem; fall foliage is a beautiful burgundy-red
  • 3 to 4’ tall by 3 to 4’ wide
  • Full sun to part shade
  • None indicated
  • No. 2 containers

Vitex agnus-castus ‘PIIVAC-II’ PPAF


Common name: First Editions® Blue Puffball™ vitex

Trademark: Vitex agnus-castus ‘PIIVAC-II’ PPAF

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Genetically dwarf, this compact vitex has short internodes and thick, mid-green foliage with fragrant, deep blue flowers from June through September
  • 3’ tall by 3’ wide
  • Full sun; does best with well-fertilized and watered soil early in the growing season
  • Clean foliage with minimal to no leaf spot throughfall
  • No. 2 containers

Photos courtesy of Bailey Nurseries