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Coreopsis grandiflora

Common name: Tickseed

Trademark: SunKiss (EU PBRAF; US PVPAF)

Introduced by: Kieft Seed

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Brightest yellow and large blotch available in seed; well-branched and floriferous
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 12 to 14” tall by 14 to 16” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; medium moisture; fertilize every two weeks; controlled habit means no PGRs in certain conditions
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Low maintenance; heat tolerant
  • Availability: Seed

Gaillardia × grandiflora

Common name: Blanket flower

Trademark: Mesa Red

Introduced by: Kieft Seed

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 10
  • Ornamental features: Redder, more consistent in color than the market leader; fast non-fading color on “noflop” plants; uniform habit and flowering time, easier to schedule and ship
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 14 to 16” tall by 20 to 22” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; light moisture; fertilize every two weeks
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Drought tolerant once established; heat tolerant; attracts bees and butterflies
  • Availability: Seed

Lavandula angustifolia

Common name: English lavender

Trademark: Lavance Deep Purple (EU PBRAF)

Introduced by: Kieft Seed

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 8
  • Ornamental features: Deepest purple-blue L. angustifolia for summer color with no bleaching; bulks up well; highly fragrant flowers; strong branching makes it a standout
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 10 to 12” tall by 10 to 12” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; medium moisture; fertilize every two weeks
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Heat tolerant; attracts bees and butterflies; deer and rabbit resistant
  • Availability: Seed

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Common name: Russian sage

Trademark: Blue Steel

Introduced by: Kieft Seed

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Aromatic, silvery foliage; clouds of small blue flowers on strong stems that do not break or split easily; habit comparable to the vegetative market leader
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 18 to 36” tall by 14 to 28” wide
  • Culture: Full sun; light moisture; fertilize once a month
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Heat and drought tolerant; attracts bees and hummingbirds; deer and rabbit resistant
  • Availability: Seed