American Nurseryman Magazine Staff — December 11, 2015

New Plants 2016: Concept Plants

About Concept Plants: “Over 250 new plant varieties from 150 different breeders are under royalty management of Concept Plants®. Concept Plants® represents proud breeders and their new plant varieties in the North American Market.”

Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’

Common name: Royal Purple false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,508

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 7
  • Selected for its saturated, dark violet-purple flowers on a plant that otherwise resembles Baptisia australis in vigor, size and habit; blooms for three weeks
  • Upright-rounded aging to broad-mounded habit; 4’ tall by 5.5’ wide
  • Full sun only; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant, disease resistant and soil pH adaptable
  • 6-inch pots

Baptisia ‘Sunny Morning’

Common name: Sunny Morning false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,479

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 5 to 7
  • Butter yellow flowers are borne on gray tinted stems displayed above the dark green foliage; blooms in early to mid-May in Zone 5
  • Dense, uniformly broad-rounded habit; 3.5’ tall by 5’ wide
  • Full sun only; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant, disease resistant; best in acidic to neutral soils
  • 6-inch pots

Baptisia australis ‘Blue Mound’

Common name: Blue Mound false indigo

Trademark: PP# 25,902

Introduced by: Chicagoland Grows® Inc., Glencoe, Illinois

  • Zones 4 to 7
  • Dusty violet-blue flowers are borne above the attractive blue-green foliage in late spring; forms a perfectly uniform mound that looks sheared
  • Dense, uniform, broad, rounded habit; 3.5’ tall by 5’ wide
  • Full sun only; well-drained soil; average moisture
  • Drought tolerant, disease resistant; adaptable to both alkaline and acidic soils
  • 6-inch pots

Abelia grandiflora

Common name: Abelia

Trademark: Lucky Lots (‘Wevo01’) PPAF

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 6b
  • Striking silvery foliage; scented flowers
  • Bushy habit; 40“ tall by 20“ wide
  • Good drainage
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery; [email protected]

Agapanthus hybrid

Common name: Agapanthus

Trademark: ‘Northern Star’ PP20,957

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 6b to 9
  • Produces flowers the first year from tissue culture; blue flowers with blue stripes
  • 24” tall
  • Well-drained soil
  • None indicated; survived winter in Ohio; the first winter hardy Agapanthus to USDA Zone 6b
  • Liners

For more information: Magnolia Gardens Nursery; [email protected]

Anemone hybrid

Common name: Anemone

Trademark: Pink Kiss (‘PKAN’) PPAF

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 4a to 9
  • Compact habit with lots of large pink flowers; doesn’t need vernalization to flower
  • 8” tall
  • Good drainage
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Skagit Gardens; [email protected]

Buxus sempervirens

Common name: Boxwood

Trademark: ‘Skywalker’ PP22,977

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 5a
  • Dark green foliage
  • Fast growing; columnar habit; 15’ tall by 3’ wide
  • Fertile, well-drained soil
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected]

Carex oshimensis

Common name: Japanese sedge

Trademark: EverColor® ‘Eversheen’

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 5a to 10
  • Chartreuse foliage with green edge; multifunctional
  • Mounded habit; 16” tall
  • Moist, permeable soil
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Skagit Gardens; [email protected]

Caryopteris × clandonensis

Common name: Bluebeard

Trademark: Blue Empire (‘Elst01’) PPAF

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 5a
  • Big, blue flowers; abundant flowering; magnet for bees and butterflies
  • Fast growing
  • Good drainage
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: North Creek Nurseries, [email protected]

Ceanothus ×

Common name: California lilac

Trademark: ‘Lemon Ice’ PP20,938

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 6b
  • Large blue flowers; prolific flowering; variegated foliage
  • Bushy, upright habit; 50” tall by 30” wide
  • Good drainage
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected].com

Delosperma ×

Common name: Ice plant

Trademark: Jewel of Desert Opal

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 6b to 10
  • Bright flower color; reblooming, abundant flowering
  • Compact habit; 6” tall
  • Sandy, very well-drained soil
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: [email protected]

Hydrangea macrophylla

Common name: Bigleaf hydrangea

Trademark: Onyx™ ‘Zebra’ PP18,688

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 5a
  • Black strong stems with white flowers; blooming on old and new wood; prolific flowering
  • Bushy, upright habit
  • Good soil with compost and light feeding
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected]

Hydrangea paniculata

Common name: Panicled hydrangea

Trademark: Confetti (‘Vlasveld002’) PPAF

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 4a
  • Abundant flowering; flowers well in small containers; compact, bushy habit; light scented flowers that attract bees and butterflies
  • Compact
  • Good drainage
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected]

Leucothoe keiskei

Common name: Japanese leucothoe

Trademark: Leafscape™ Burning Love (‘Opstal50’) PPAF

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 5a
  • Merlot, long foliage in summer-fall-spring; evergreen
  • Compact, bushy habit; 20” tall by 15” wide
  • Moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected]

Lychnis × arkwrightii

Common name: Catchfly

Trademark: Scarlet o’Hara (‘Pmoore05’)

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 4a to 8
  • Bronze foliage with bright red flowers; reblooming
  • 16” tall
  • Moist, well-drained soil; full sun
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: JRT Nurseries; [email protected]

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Common name: Russian sage

Trademark: Silvery Blue (‘Lissvery’)

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 5a to 10
  • Silvery striking foliage makes sales in spring interesting
  • Strong, upright habit that doesn’t flop; 20” tall
  • Moist, well-drained permeable soil
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Skagit Gardens; [email protected]

Pieris japonica

Common name: Japanese andromeda; lily of the valley bush

Trademark: Passion Party™ Pink Passion

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zones 6a to 9
  • Large pink flowers
  • Compact, bushy habit; 3’ tall
  • Cool, moist, well-drained soil with sufficient humus
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected]

Wiegela florida

Common name: Wiegela

Trademark: Merlot Rose (‘Bokrafive’) PP21,725

Introduced by: Concept Plants, Netherlands

  • Zone 4
  • Shiny burgundy foliage with dark pink flowers; prolific flowering
  • Compact, bushy habit; 20” tall by 20” wide
  • Moist, well-drained, fertile soil
  • None indicated
  • Liners

For more information: Silver Falls Nursery, [email protected]

Photos courtesy of Concept Plants, Netherlands

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