About Star® Roses and Plants: “Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.”

For more information: Pete Kruger; pkruger@ballhort.com
For more information: Kristen Smith; ksmith@starrosesandplants.com


Campsis ‘Takarazuka Fesa’

Common name: Summer Jazz Fire trumpet vine

Trademark: Summer Jazz™ Fire PP23917

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 5 to 9
  • This compact climbing vine has a habit ideal for smaller spaces; bright red, trumpet-like flowers keep their color
  • Compact climbing vine; 3’ tall by 3’ wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil; maintain even moisture
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Cercis ‘NCCC1’

Common name: Carolina Sweetheart™

Trademark: Carolina Sweetheart™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Attractive, variegated foliage; rich maroon leaves unfurl in early spring, eventually becoming green with a white margin
  • Small tree; 20 to 30 tall by up to 30’ wide
  • Full sun to part shade; average garden soil
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Bare root

Coreopsis ‘Proise’

Common name: Cerise Ka-Pow™

Trademark: Cerise Ka-Pow™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 5 to 9
  • A compact variety with large burgundy to purple flowers; tips are painted a lighter color during summer
  • 20” tall by 26” wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil
  • Superior resistance to powdery mildew
  • Liners

Coreopsis ‘Promon’

Common name: Lemon Ka-Pow™

Trademark: Lemon Ka-Pow™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 5 to 9
  • Yellow flowers develop a reddish blushing effect in cooler temperatures; maintains one of the best compact habits in containers and in the garden
  • 18” tall by 27” wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil
  • Superior resistance to powdery mildew
  • Liners

Cornus hybrid ‘NCCH1’

Common name: Little Ruby™ dogwood

Trademark: Little Ruby™ dogwood PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6b to 10
  • Compact shrub; great for mass planting but is equally beautiful as a specimen tree; the semi-double pink flowers are very attractive and the bright red leaves on new growth turn to a rich maroon and persist into the fall
  • Compact, dense shrub or small tree
  • Full sun; average garden soil
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Hydrangea ‘HORCOS’

Common name: Firefly hydrangea

Trademark: Firefly PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6a to 11
  • Reblooming macrophylla with incredible bicolor petals that look like they are painted; Firefly is a semidouble mophead that blooms all summer
  • Rounded shrub; 4’ tall by 4’ wide
  • Shade; average garden soil; maintain even
    moisture
  • No known insect or disease problems in the
    garden
  • Liners

Lagerstroemia ‘PILAG-V’

Common name: Enduring Summer red crape myrtle

Trademark: Enduring Summer™ Red PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6b to 10
  • Enduring Summer Red maintains an excellent,
    tight habit; clusters of red flowers bloom in the
    summer and again in the fall
  • Tight habit; 4 to 5’ tall by 4 to 5’ wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil; low water needs
    once established
  • No known insect or disease problems in the
    garden
  • Liners

Lonicera ‘Groundhugger’

Common name: ‘Groundhugger’ honeysuckle

Trademark: N/A, PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 5 to 10
  • Huge, tropical-looking blooms on a cold-hardy plant; unique, fragrant and bicolor florets attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Groundcover; 4’ tall by 4 to 5’ wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil; maintain even moisture
  • No known insect or disease problems in the
    garden
  • Liners

Miscanthus ‘NCMS1’

Common name: My Fair Maiden™ miscanthus

Trademark: My Fair Maiden™ miscanthus PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Attractive, vase-shaped form and showy inflorescences, which glitter and shine in the sun; created to have extremely low seed set and viability
  • Upright, vase-shaped; 7 to 9 tall by 3’ wide
  • Full sun to part shade; average garden soil
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Penstemon ‘Novapenblu’

Common name: Blue Rock Candy™

Trademark: Blue Rock Candy™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Exhibits strong basal branching and reblooms well
    from a trim; fits in well along borders or walkways
    and in containers
  • 12” tall by 12” wide
  • Full sun; well-drained soil; moisture content should be adequate; reduce water before plants begin to go dormant
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Penstemon ‘Novapenlig’

Common name: Light Pink Rock Candy™

Trademark: Light Pink Rock Candy™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Exhibits strong basal branching and reblooms well from a trim; fits in well along borders or walkways and in containers
  • 12” tall by 12” wide
  • Full sun; well-drained soil; moisture content should be adequate; reduce water before plants begin to go dormant
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Penstemon ‘Novapenrub’

Common name: Ruby Rock Candy™

Trademark: Ruby Rock Candy™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Exhibits strong basal branching and reblooms well from a trim; fits in well along borders or walkways and in containers
  • 12” tall by 12” wide
  • Full sun; well-drained soil; moisture content should be adequate; reduce water before plants begin to go dormant
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Rosa ‘Meiriansois’

Common name: Candy Cane Cocktail™

Trademark: Candy Cane Cocktail™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Candy Cane Cocktail™ displays bicolored blooms of white suffused with deep pink to red edges
  • Upright, bushy; 3.5 to 5’ tall
  • Full sun; moist, well-drained soil
  • Superior disease resistance
  • Liners; bare root

Rosa ‘Meizorland’

Common name: White Drift® rose

Trademark: White Drift® PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 5 to 11
  • The newest edition to the Drift® series; bright white, fully doubled bloom perfectly shaped like a miniature rose flower
  • Compact; 1.5’ tall by 2.5’ wide
  • Full sun; moist, well-drained soil
  • Superior disease resistance
  • Liners; bare root

Rosa ‘Radnectar’

Common name: Honey Nectar™

Trademark: Honey Nectar™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 5 to 9
  • Honey Nectar™ has a wonderful, bright orange to apricot color that is complemented by the very dark green and glossy foliage
  • Upright; up to 5’ tall
  • Full sun; moist, well-drained soil
  • Extremely resistant to black spot
  • Liners; bare root

Sambucus ‘Effel01’

Common name: Black Tower elder

Trademark: Black Tower PP23633

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 4 to 7
  • This towering, upright plant of dark burgundy is a gardenspire to behold; Black Tower has attractive, two-toned pink flowers
  • Upright; 6 to 8’ tall by 3 to 45’ wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil; maintain even moisture
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Veronica ‘Novaversky’

Common name: Sky Blue Moody Blues™

Trademark: Sky Blue Moody Blues™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 4 to 9
  • New light blue Veronica is an improvement over the original Light Blue Moody Blues™ Veronica; better habit and longer flower spikes; compact, tidy habit makes for an excellent garden plant
  • Bushy; 12 to 14” tall by 12 to 14” wide
  • Full sun; moisture content should be adequate and even
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Veronica ‘Novaverwhi’

Common name: White Moody Blues™

Trademark: White Moody Blues™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 4 to 9
  • This new addition to the Moody Blues™ series has white flowers; a compact, tidy habit makes for a great looking container at retail and an excellent garden plant for the consumer
  • Bushy; 12 to 14” tall by 12 to 14” wide
  • Full sun; average garden soil; moisture content should be adequate and even
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

Vitex ‘VO7-SC-OP-4’

Common name: Pink Pinnacle™ vitex

Trademark: Pink Pinnacle™ vitex PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants, West Grove, Pennsylvania

  • Zones 6 to 9
  • Very well behaved in the landscape; shrub stays compact, rounded and bushy and blooms with long, bright spikes of pink flowers in late summer
  • Compact, rounded; 3 to 4’ tall by 3 to 4’ wide
  • Full sun to part shade; average garden soil
  • No known insect or disease problems in the garden
  • Liners

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