Credit: Design Pics

September is here; school’s back in session; fall’s on its way. And it’s time once again to think about American Nurseryman’s annual New Plant Introductions issue.

As we’ve done every year since time immemorial, we’re asking you to select the best of your 2014-2015 introductions and share them with American Nurseryman readers. We’ll be presenting the same type of information in this December’s issue, but in a brand new format … no spoiler alerts here … so we want the best and brightest to show off your fabulous offerings.

Here’s a hint of what we’re looking for, just to get you started:

1. Plant name (botanical and common)

2. Trademark name / patent number (if applicable)

3. Introduced by (company name, location)

4. USDA hardiness zone (AHS heat tolerance zone, if available)

5. Ornamental features (in 25 words or less, please)

6. Habit and growth rate (include mature height and width)

7. Culture (light, soil, moisture)

8. Pest/disease problems or unique resistance

9. Availability (liners? bare root? B&B? containers?)

10. For more information (contact name, e-mail)

Plus! A hi-res jpg of your fabulous plant!

Please make sure the plant you submit is legitimately yours to introduce. If it’s new to the market and you’re responsible for its introduction, game on. If it’s been on the market and you’ve just recently added it to your catalog, it doesn’t really count as a New Plant. Is it a co-introduction? Not a problem: Just let us know the names involved and we’ll make sure we give credit where credit is due.

If you’re ready, go to page 22 of this issue to find a submission form, or you can visit http://bitly/2015NewPlants to download it. Plus, I’ll be personally reminding all the contributors from past issues.

The deadline for all materials is Monday, November 3. That’s the day after daylight savings time ends (an extra hour of sleep!) and the day before you go to the polls. It should be easy to remember. But mark your calendars, please. We don’t want you to miss this!