There’s a treasure trove of new plants for the coming year, and we’re bringing you just a few of the finest.

Planning to add a new plant to your inventory? Look no further. American Nurseryman’s annual New Plant Introductions issue has what you need to boost sales, impress clients and dazzle the competition. Pick one; pick 10. There’s sure to be something here to tempt you-and your customers.



COURTESY OF JSC NURSERY

Acer rubrum Framett

Common name: Maple

Trademark: Framett maple

Introduced by: JSC Nursery, Estill Springs, Tenn.

Hardiness: Zones 4 to 8

Ornamental features: A new and distinct Acer rubrum cultivar named the Framett maple is characterized by its variegated pigmentation of its leaves that varies with the age of the leaf; whereas, trees of Acer rubrum have no known variegation. The Framett maple also has a distinct fall coloration. The yellow areas of the leaf turn into a purple and pink mixture early in the fall. After initially turning pink and purple the leaf then turns a reddish-brown in the late fall. The Framett maple is also characterized by its drought and cold tolerance

Habit and growth rate: Moderate; a mature Framett will grow 30 to 35 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide

Culture: Full to partial sun; moderate to heavy moisture

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Tip borer

Royalties: $1 per tree sold by any licensee; an initial payment by any Licensee to the Licensor of $250 will also be required at the signing of the license agreement and at the renewal of the contract every year on July 1

Availability: Liners; bare root; 12-inch to 6-foot and 1- and 3 gallon containers

For more information: James Cavett, JSC Nursery, P.O. Box 723, Estill Springs, Tenn. 37330; (931) 967-6535



COURTESY OF J. FRANK SCHMIDT & SON

Acer saccharum ‘JFS-KW8’

Common name: Autumn Fest® maple

Trademark: Autumn Fest® maple; PP22034

Introduced by: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Boring, Ore.

Hardiness: Zone 4

Ornamental features: Brilliant, orange-red to red fall color appears early in the season; summer foliage is a deeper shade of green than is typical of the species

Habit and growth rate: Upright growth and strong branch angles, plus a dominant central leader develop a canopy with an upright, oval shape. More upright and faster growing than is typical of the species. Reaches a height of 50 feet and spread of about 35 feet in approximately 20 years

Culture: Full sun; well-drained soils

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Dark green summer foliage holds up well in heat and windy growing conditions

Royalties: 90 cents

Availability: Liners; bare root; Nos. 7 and 15 containers

For more information: Greg Elwell; grege@jfschmidt.com



COURTESY OF HINES GROWERS LLC

Agapanthus africanus ‘Summer Sky’ PPAF

Common name: Agapanthus

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Hines Growers LLC, Laguna Hills, Calif.

Hardiness: Zones 8 to 10

Ornamental features: This lovely plant boasts a prolific flowering nature, producing between 20 and 30 flowers from one stem! The attractive blue blooms set a striking contrast against the creamy/white and olive green variegated foliage. Best of all, this beauty can handle drought once established and still bloom. ‘Summer Sky’ is an airy and attractive plant for containers and patio pots. Use as a container plant, in perennial or English gardens, mass plantings and low-maintenance gardens

Habit and growth rate: ‘Summer Sky’ is an airy plant that reaches about 15 to 18 inches tall

Culture: Does best in full sun; prefers sandy loam soil but will tolerate heavy soil. Provide regular watering until established

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Deer resistant

Royalties: Included in sale price

Availability: 8-inch containers in Bloomtastic! pots

For more information: David Hernandez (949) 559-4444



COURTESY OF RANCHO TISSUES TECHNOLOGIES

Agave potatorum ‘Cameron Blue’

Common name: Butterfly agave

Introduced by: Rancho Tissues Technologies, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Hardiness: Zones 8 to 11

Ornamental features: Magnificent, scalloped leaf shape and striking blue foliage; part of Rancho Tissue Technologies’ new Rancho Collection

Habit and growth rate: 3 feet by 3 feet

Culture: Full sun; frost tolerant

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None indicated

Royalties: None

Availability: Not indicated

For more information: Rancho Tissue Technologies;



COURTESY OF THOMPSON & MORGAN, UK

Alcea rosea Halo Mix

Common name: Hollyhock

Introduced by: Thompson & Morgan, UK

Hardiness: Zones 3 to 8

Ornamental features: Bright, single flowers with strong bicolor

Habit and growth rate: 5 feet tall by 18 inches

Culture: Free-draining soils

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Rust, as with other Alcea

Royalties: None

Availability: Liners

For more information: aspencer@thompson-morgan.com



COURTESY OF INTRINSIC PERENNIAL GARDENS

Andropogon gerardii ‘Indian Warrior’

Common name: Big blue stem

Introduced by: PPAF

Hardiness: Zones 3 to 9

Ornamental features: Upright clump with burgundy red leaf tips in spring and red stems and flowers in fall

Habit and growth rate: Upright clumps 6 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide

Culture: Full sun; moist to average to dry soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: 25 cents

Availability: Liners; 1- and 3-gallon containers

For more information: Brent Horvath, (800) 648-2788, ext. 15; e-mail brent@intrinsicperennialgardens.com



COURTESY OF BLOOMS OF BRESSINGHAM

Anemone hupehensis

Common name: Windflower

Trademark: ‘Pretty Lady Emily’; US-PPAF

Introduced by: Blooms of Bressingham®

Hardiness: Zones 5 to 9; heat zone 9 to 1

Ornamental features: Amazing flower power with showy masses of large, 2-inch, double light pink blooms. Reliable and sturdy performer offering a big improvement in garden and container performance over older, taller varieties.

Habit and growth rate: Fall-flowering Japanese anemone distinguishes itself with an excellent dwarf habit that is naturally compact. Plants rise to 16 inches and spread to 24 inches in the garden. Flowering height in containers is 18 inches

Culture: Full sun to part shade. Prefers moist soils and will not tolerate long periods of dryness. Provide extra shade in very warm climates

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Rhizoctonia

Royalties: Yes

Availability: Liners available July 1, 2011

For more information: Blooms of Bressingham, P.O. Box 660872, Sacramento, Calif. 95866-0872; (800) 232-9557, ext. 2512



COURTESY OF SUNSHINE FARM & GARDENS

Bergenia ciliata ‘Furry’

Common name: Himilayan bergenia

Introduced by: Sunshine Farm & Gardens, Renick, W.V.

Hardiness: Zones 4 to 10

Ornamental features: Huge, African violet-like foliage; clusters of early spring, pinkish white flowers

Habit and growth rate: Not noted

Culture: Light shade to light sun

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None observed

Royalties: None

Availability: Liners; bare root; 2-inch Anderson tree band pots

For more information: Barry Glick; barry@sunfarm.com



COURTESY OF HINES GROWERS LLC

Bougainvillea Babybino ‘Dark Rose’

Common name: Dwarf bougainvillea shrub

Trademark: Babybino®

Introduced by: Hines Growers LLC, Laguna Hills, Calif.

Hardiness: Zone 10

Ornamental features: Babybino® ‘Dark Rose’ is a new dwarf Bougainvillea that’s really easy to grow. The deep rose color flower contrasts against the olive green foliage, and blooms from spring through fall. Perfect in courtyards, patio pots, garden beds and window boxes

Habit and growth rate: Height is 3 feet; width is 4 feet

Culture: Full sun; average water; tolerates most soil types but needs good drainage. Keeping the plants on the drier side will stimulate blooming; prune throughout the year as needed. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer in spring, summer and fall. Mulch in the summer

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: Included in sale price

Availability: 4-inch and 8-inch Bloomtastic! pots

For more information: David Hernandez (949) 559-4444



COURTESY OF MONROVIA

Callicarpa Summer Snow®

Common name: Summer Snow beautyberry

Trademark: Summer Snow®

Introduced by: Monrovia; from the Dan Hinkley Collection

Hardiness: Zones 6 to 10

Ornamental features: A sprightly, variegated form of the beautyberry, with leaves handsomely splashed in white, providing a strong contrast to the clusters of pink flowers produced in summer. In fall, crops of purplish-blue berries appear

Habit and growth rate: Moderate growth; reaches 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

Culture: Plant in well-drained soil; prefers sandy to clay soil with pH range of 5.0 to 7.5; full sun; prefers evenly moist soils

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: Yes

Availability: No. 1 containers

For more information: Nicholas Staddon, director of new plants; nstaddon@monrovia.com



COURTESY OF OZBREED

Callistemon viminalis

Common name: Bottlebrush

Trademark: ‘CV01’ Slim; PPAF

Introduced by: Ozbreed, NSW Australia

Hardiness: Zones 9 to 11

Ornamental features: Great upright, columnar habit and loads of blood red bottlebrush flowers from spring to early summer make this bottlebrush ideal for screen hedges, patio gardens and tight spaces in any southern landscapes

Habit and growth rate: Fastigate habit with a medium growth rate; reaching 12 to 14 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide after about 6 years

Culture: Full sun to light shade; tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers free drainage; drought tolerant once established but performs best with some irrigation

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Disease and pest tolerances typical of the genus

Royalties: Paid when liners are purchased; no picture tag purchase is required

Availability: Liners; c/p 72

For more information: Sam McCoy; smccoy@ozbreed.com



COURTESY OF SKAGIT GARDENS

Campanula ‘Ringsabell Mulberry Rose’

Common name: Bellflower

Trademark: USPPP

Introduced by: Skagit Gardens; breeder’s agent Amerinova, Bonsall, Calif.

Hardiness: Zone 5

Ornamental features: Rose-pink bells with a perky scalloped edge are suspended from thin stems that rise above medium green foliage. Compact and tidy, this Campanula does not spread like many of its type. A classic border perennial, it is also at home in beds and containers for lovely summer color, and may rebloom in the fall

Habit and growth rate: Upright and clumping; 6-inch-tall foliage and 15-inch-tall flower with a 15-inch spread; blooms May through July

Culture: Tolerant of a wide range of soils in full sun to partial shade; prefers even moisture

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: N/A

Royalties: USPPP

Availability: 72-cell liners; 1-gallon containers

For more information: Debbie Hewlett, Skagit Gardens; debbie@skagitgardens.com



COURTESY OF BLOOMS OF BRESSINGHAM

Campanula poscharskyana

Common name: Bellflower

Trademark: ‘Blue Rivulet’; USPP #20082

Introduced by: Blooms of Bressingham®

Hardiness: Zone 4

Ornamental features: Lovely flowers are prolific, typically upward facing bells of lilac-blue, with a whiter center eye, carried along the entire stem

Habit and growth rate: A vigorous grower, its long flowering period (May to June) is further enhanced with renewed flowering when old flowering stems are cut back to the central crown. Its spreading habit features masses of mid-green, small heart-shaped leaves. Mature plants 6 inches to 7 inches high; 12 inches wide

Culture: Prefers sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Plant crown level with the soil surface. Many uses in the garden: for groundcover, containers, as patio color, front of the border and rock gardens. Cut back finished flowering stems to encourage more flowering shoots

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Thrips. Botrytis, Colletotrichum

Royalties: Yes

Availability: Liners available July 1, 2011

For more information: Blooms of Bressingham, P.O. Box 660872, Sacramento, Calif. 95866-0872; (800) 232-9557, ext. 2512



COURTESY OF BAILEY NURSERIES INC.

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Blauer Splatz’

Common name: Bluebeard

Trademark: First Editions® Sapphire Surf

Introduced by: Bailey Nurseries Inc., St. Paul, Minn.

Hardiness: Zones 5 to 9

Ornamental features: Dark blue flowers with dark green foliage. Blooms late summer through early fall.

Habit and growth rate: Height 2 feet; width 3 feet

Culture: Full sun; well-drained soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Extremely low-maintenance. Deer resistant and drought tolerant

Royalties: Included in price

Availability: Bare root; 2-gallon containers

For more information: khennessy@axioncom.com



COURTESY OF THE CONARD PYLE, CO.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Conschlecht’

Common name: False cypress

Trademark: Night Light; PPAF

Introduced by: The Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, Pa.

Hardiness: Zones 5 to 8

Ornamental features: Displays excellent, golden-colored foliage that become a nice bronze color in the winter months. Does not burn in full sun. Inner leaves retain green color

Habit and growth rate: 50 feet by 10 to 20 feet; dense, rounded

Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Typical of the type

Royalties: Contact Conard-Pyle for royalty information

Availability: Liners

For more information: Kristen Nemeth; knemeth@conard-pyle.com



COURTESY OF VERMONT ORGANICS RECLAMATION

Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘Rustic Glow’

Common name: Chrysanthemum

Trademark: Global Warming mums

Introduced by: Vermont Organics Reclamation, St. Albans, Vt.

Hardiness: Zones 4 to 8

Ornamental features: Daisy type, late-blooming garden mum

Habit and growth rate: 18 to 20 inches tall; 18 inches wide

Culture: Full sun to part shade; many soils, moist yet well-drained

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None identified

Royalties: 25 cents per plant

Availability: Liners

For more information: Keith Friend; sales@vermontorganics.com



COURTESY OF PLANT DELIGHTS NURSERY

Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Coral’

Common name: Black Coral elephant ear

Introduced by: Joint collaboration: Royal Hawaiian Series of Colocasia from Dr. John Cho and Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, N.C.

Hardiness: Zones 7b to 10

Ornamental features: Large, glossy black foliage

Habit and growth rate: 42 inches tall

Culture: Sun to part sun; container specimen or tender perennial for bedding

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: None

Availability: 1 quart; 24 fl. oz. (709.77 mL)

For more information: E-mail office@plantdelights.com



COURTESY OF TERRA NOVA NURSERIES

Crocosmia Twilight Fairy Gold

Common name: Crocosmia

Trademark: Twilight Fairy Series

Introduced by: Terra Nova Nurseries, Canby, Ore.

Hardiness: Zones 7 to 9

Ornamental features: Crocosmia Twilight Fairy Gold has bronze foliage with bright yellow-orange flowers on short, multi-branched flower spikes. This plant makes the perfect addition to mixed containers, smaller gardens, or front of the border in a larger garden

Habit and growth rate: Multi-crown, compact and clumping habit; 14 inches wide by 14 inches tall; flower height 16 inchesCulture: Full sun; well-drained, moist organic soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; is deer-resistant and drought-tolerant

Royalties: Yes

Availability: Liners

For more information: Scott Christy; scott@terranovanurseries.com



COURTESY OF PLANTHAVEN

Dahlia Mystic Fantasy (‘Hawaiian Dreams’)

Common name: Dahlia

Trademark: Rights Asserted

Introduced by: PlantHaven, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Hardiness: Zones 9 to 11; half hardy

Ornamental features: Unique, sun-kissed, flamingo pink blooms with soft yellow halo, raspberry eye and dark disc

Habit and growth rate: Compact, rounded habit; no staking required; 31 inches by 24 inches

Culture: Full sun in rich, moist, well-drained medium

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: Royalty applies

Availability: Liners; 4-inch, 1-gallon and cache containers

For more information: PlantHaven, (805) 569-9179, new.plants@PlantHaven.com



COURTESY OF PLANT SELECTÇ

Delosperma ‘P0015’

Common name: Fire Spinner ice plant

Trademark: Fire Spinner

Introduced by: Plant Select®, c/o Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Hardiness: Zones 5 to 9

Ornamental features: Dramatic, two-toned flowers in spring; purple-orange with small white eye; succulent, nearly evergreen foliage

Habit and growth rate: Creeping groundcover; 1 to 2 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches or more

Culture: Full sun in well-drained soils; moderate to dry conditions

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None known

Royalties: .09 cents; available only through licensed propagators. See www.plantselect.org for listing

Availability: Liners; F32 containers

For more information: Pat Hayward; director@plantselect.org



COURTESY OF PLANT INTRODUCTIONS INC.

Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’

Common name: ‘Vintage Jade’ distylium

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Plant Introductions Inc., Watkinsville, Ga.

Hardiness: Zones 6b to 9

Ornamental features: Dark green foliage; small, reddish flowers in late winter; replacement for cherry laurels, junipers, hollies

Habit and growth rate: Compact, low-spreading habit reaching 2 feet by 5 feet

Culture: Full sun to partial shade; tolerates drought and wet soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Resistant to insects and diseases

Royalties: 50 cents royalty and 10 cents picture tag

Availability: Liners

For more information: Josh Kardos; info@plantintroductions.com



COURTESY OF CHICAGOLAND GROWS INC.

Echinacea ‘Burgundy Fireworks’

Common name: Coneflower

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows Inc., Glencoe, Ill.

Hardiness: Zones 5 to 7

Ornamental features: This unique coneflower is the culmination of five generations of breeding over 10 years, and combines three different coneflower species: Echinacea laevigata, E. purpurea and E. tennesseensis. The convoluted ancestry no doubt is the source of the unusual traits observed for this selection. ‘Burgundy Fireworks’ has the vigor and stout stems of E. purpurea, but is more compact than many coneflower selections currently in the marketplace. The stems, which remain sturdy even on pot-grown plants, are a deep burgundy color in spring and fall. The color can still be evident even in the heat of summer. The leaves are an attractive glossy green, with red midveins in colder weather. But most unique about this selection are the deep, beet-red ray flowers, which are not only upturned like its E. tennesseensis ancestor, but are individually fused into quills. The fused ray trait is stable. Long-blooming as well. The plant when covered with its 3½-inch-wide flower heads can best be described as perky!

Habit and growth rate: A sturdy and compact coneflower, with strong stems growing no taller than 18 inches. The plant slowly fills out, growing wider than 18 inches over time. Typical growth rate for a coneflower.

Culture: Like all coneflowers, this selection prefers full sun, a well-drained soil and adequate moisture avail-ability

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: No different than is typical for coneflowers

Royalties: 25 cents per plant propagated and sold

Availability: Liners; various container sizes depending on licensed grower

For more information: jault@chicagobotanic.org



COURTESY OF INTRINISIC PERENNIAL GARDENS

Geum x ‘Cosmopolitan’

Common name: Avens

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Hebron, Ill.

Hardiness: Zones 4 to 8

Ornamental features: Semi-double, 1-inch+ flowers with creamy centers blending into a rose fading to pink; blooms through May

Habit and growth rate: 24 inches tall by 18 inches wide

Culture: Full sun; rich, moist to average soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: 20 cents

Availability: Liners; 1-gallon containers

For more information: Brent Horvath, (800) 648-2788, ext. 15; e-mail brent@intrinsicperennialgardens.com



COURTESY OF MONROVIA

Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Perpa’ PPAF Brakelights®

Common name: Brakelights® red yucca

Trademark: Brakelights® PPAF

Introduced by: Monrovia and Mountain States Nursery, Ariz.

Hardiness: Zones 6 to 10

Ornamental features: A compact new color selection of Hesperaloe parviflora. The vibrant, brake-light red flowers are a wonderful contrast to the standard form, which tends to be more pink or salmon colored. Its attractive gray-green foliage is striking in containers or massed into groups. Does not set seed, resulting in a longer bloom period

Habit and growth rate: Medium grower; compact; reaches 2 to 3 feet tall and wide

Culture: Requires good drainage; full sun. Drought tolerant once established; will grow more robust and faster with additional water

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: None noted

Royalties: Yes

Availability: Nos. 1 and 2 containers

For more information: Nicholas Staddon, director of new plants; nstaddon@monrovia.com



COURTESY OF TERRA NOVA NURSERIES

Heucherella ‘Sunrise Falls’

Common name: Trailing foam flower

Trademark: Falls Series; PPAF

Introduced by: Terra Nova Nurseries, Canby, Ore.

Hardiness: Zones 4 to 9

Ornamental features: Heucherella ‘Sunrise Falls’, part of the Falls Series, is a vigorous, trailing heucherella with large, yellow, maple-shaped leaves and red veins. Fall leaves have dramatic red tints; white flowers bloom from April to October

Habit and growth rate: Trailing habit; stems will trail 3 feet; 30 inches wide by 7 inches tall; flower height 13 inches

Culture: Full sun, part sun or part shade, full shade; well-drained, humus-rich soil

Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: Attracts butterflies; has winter color; performs well in the Deep South

Royalties: Yes

Availability: Liners

For more information: Scott Christy; scott@terranovanurseries.com



COURTESY OF WALTERS GARDENS INC.

Hosta ‘Wheee!’

Common name: Hosta

Trademark: PPAF

Introduced by: Hybridized by Bill Meyer; introduced by Proven Winners and Walters Gardens Inc., Zeeland, Mich.

Hardiness: Zones 3 to 9

Ornamental features: Extremely ruffled leaves, from the leaf tip all the way down to the crown set this hosta apart from all others; ruffling is evident even on juvenile plants; green leaves of good substance display narrow, cream margins; light lavender flowers are produced in midsummer

Habit and growth rate: A medium-sized hosta with a good growth rate; 11 to 18 inches tall by 28 to 30 inches wide with 24-inch flower scapes

Culture: Hostas grow best in average to moist, well-drained soil and partial to full shade

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