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 genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.”

For more information: kpullen@starrosesandplants.com


Calycanthus floridus ‘Burgundy Spice’

Common name: Carolina allspice

Trademark: ‘Burgundy Spice’ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 6b to 9; further hardiness testing underway
  • Ornamental features: The first completely purple-foliaged Calycanthus on the market; ‘Burgundy Spice’ displays deeper and more uniform foliage color on both sides of the leaves
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright; 8’ tall by 6’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun for best foliage color; moist, welldrained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions; deer resistant
  • Availability: Liners

Hydrangea macrophylla Felicity

Common name: Lacecap hydrangea

Trademark: ‘Tomeina-blue’ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 6 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Flowers open rose-pink, turning an exceptional combination of lavender and green; double florets give a fullness to the flowerheads not seen in traditional lacecap varieties
  • Habit and growth rate: Rounded shrub; 4 to 5’ tall by 5’ wide
  • Culture: Morning sun and afternoon shade; moist, well-drained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Congrabel’

Common name: Crape myrtle

Trademark: Bellini™ Grape PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 6b to 10
  • Ornamental features: Bellini™ Grape produces purple blooms the first year in a container after transplant from a liner; plants maintain an attractive compact and rounded habit
  • Habit and growth rate: Compact shrub; 3 to 4’ tall by 3 to 4’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Exceptionally resistant to powdery mildew
  • Availability: Liners

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Conlagras’

Common name: Crape myrtle

Trademark: Bellini™ Raspberry PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 6b to 10
  • Ornamental features: Bellini™ Raspberry produces rose-pink blooms the first year in a container after transplant from a liner; plants maintain an attractive compact and rounded habit
  • Habit and growth rate: Compact shrub; 3 to 4’ tall by 3 to 4’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Exceptionally resistant to powdery mildew
  • Availability: Liners

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Amber’

Common name: Ninebark

Trademark: ‘Amber’ PPTBS

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4 to 9
  • Ornamental features: Physocarpus ‘Amber’ displays a three-toned foliage coloration in a warm mix of copper, gold and orange; coloration is most striking on new growth; white flowers
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright, rounded shrub; 6’ tall by 6’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun for best foliage color; moist, welldrained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Physocarpus opulifolius Black Jack

Common name: Ninebark

Trademark: ‘Minall2’ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4 to 8
  • Ornamental features: Black Jack has exceptionally dark, blackpurple foliage; dense, rounded growth habit requires little pruning or maintenance; flowers are blush pink
  • Habit and growth rate: Compact shrub; 4’ tall by 4’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun for best foliage color; moist, welldrained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Rosa hybrida ‘Meianycid’ PPAF

Common name: Gilded Sun™ rose

Trademark: Gilded Sun™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 11
  • Ornamental features: Gilded Sun™ has an excellent deep yellow, non-fading color and dark green, glossy foliage
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright to bushy; 5’ tall by 2’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of a wide range of soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Good tolerance to leaf spots, mildew and rust
  • Availability: Bare root; containers

Rosa hybrida ‘Meidysouk’ PP#24296

Common name: Princesse Charlene de Monaco® rose

Trademark: Princesse Charlene de Monaco® PP#24296

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 11
  • Ornamental features: Princesse Charlene de Monaco® is a very beautiful and fragrant Romantica® type hybrid tea rose
  • Habit and growth rate: Upright to bushy; 5 to 5.5’ tall by 2 to 3’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of a wide range of soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Good tolerance to leaf spots and rust
  • Availability: Bare root; containers

Rosa hybrida ‘Meiscarlebo’ PPAF

Common name: Canyon Road™ rose

Trademark: Canyon Road™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 11
  • Ornamental features: Canyon Road™ is a red floribunda with a unique and novel color; it blooms in late spring with a striking flush of brick-red blooms
  • Habit and growth rate: Very bushy; 2.5’ tall by 3.5’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of a wide range of soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Good tolerance to leaf spots, mildew and rust
  • Availability: Bare root; containers

Rosa hybrida ‘Radshining’ PPAF

Common name: Shining Moment™ rose

Trademark: Shining Moment™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 11
  • Ornamental features: Shining Moment™ is a slightly fragrant pink floribunda that blooms nonstop throughout the season
  • Habit and growth rate: Bushy; 4.5’ tall by 2’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of a wide range of soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Good tolerance to leaf spots, mildew and rust
  • Availability: Bare root; containers

Rosa hybrida ‘Radpetals’ PPAF

Common name: Fruity Petals™ rose

Trademark: Fruity Petals™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 11
  • Ornamental features: Fruity Petals™ explodes with a heavy flush of blooms in the spring and reblooms throughout the season
  • Habit and growth rate: Climbing; up to 6’ tall
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of a wide range of soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Excellent tolerance to leaf spots, mildew and rust
  • Availability: Bare root; containers

Rosa hybrida ‘Radwire’ PPAF

Common name: Highwire Flyer™ rose

Trademark: Highwire Flyer™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5 to 11
  • Ornamental features: Highwire Flyer™ has a very bright and vivid, deep pink flower color that contrasts well against the dark green foliage
  • Habit and growth rate: Climbing; up to 6’ tall
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of a wide range of soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: Excellent tolerance to leaf spots, mildew and rust
  • Availability: Bare root; containers

Spiraea japonica ‘Conspiyet’

Common name: Japanese spirea

Trademark: Yeti™ PPAF

Introduced by: Star® Roses and Plants

  • USDA hardiness zone: Zones 4 to 9
  • Ornamental features: This compact Spiraea produces many clusters of small, white blooms that self-clean; this variety is extremely hardy and will rebloom from a trim
  • Habit and growth rate: Compact shrub; 2 to 3’ tall by 3’ wide
  • Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners