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Achillea 'Little Moonshine'

This petite beauty appeals to both growers and landscapers with its compact size and early bloom time.

By Paul Pilon

Published December 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Achillea millefolium Tutti Frutti Series

The heat-loving and low-maintenance Tutti Frutti series is easy on the eyes and easy to grow. Beneficial attributes include uniform flowering, a long bloom time, great plant habit for container production and robust, disease-resistant foliage.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 19 Number 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Adenophora confusa 'Fairy Bells Gaudi Violet'

Recent breeding has taken this underutilized plant to new levels, increasing its marketability and performance.

By Paul Pilon

Published July 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Agastache 'Raspberry Summer'

This summer staple series is a breeze to produce and boasts an abundance of colorful flower clusters. Once established, 'Raspberry Summer' is also fairly drought tolerant.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 8 Nimber 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Agastache Acapulco Deluxe Series

The leaves and flowers of this Mexican hyssop add a sweet licorice aroma to the landscape or patio containers.

By Paul Pilon

Published June 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Black Scallop performs well as a groundcover in mass plantings, perennial borders, pots and mixed containers.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Alcea 'Spotlight' Series

While most hollyhock introductions have been biennials and annuals, alcea spotlight is a true perennial.

By Paul Pilon

Published March 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Amsonia hubrichtii Arkansas Blue Star

Adding texture to the landscape, the 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year provides tremendous value from spring to fall.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 21 Number 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady'

With its late-season bloom and compact habit, the Pretty Lady series is an ideal candidate for fall perennial programs.

By Paul Pilon

Published December 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

The 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year has graced gardens since the American Civil War and is still one of the most sought after white anemones on the market today.

By Paul Pilon

Published January 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Aquilegia Vulgaris Winky Series

This award-winning columbine series is uniform in growth and flowering habit. Its dwarf size reaches 10-12 inches in containers and 15-18 inches in the landscape.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 4 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Aquilegia x hybrida Swan

Twenty-first century breeding has made this old-fashioned plant popular again. The cultivars in the Swan series produce an abundance of large, spurred blooms above mounds of attractive, medium-green foliage.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Arabis caucasica 'Little Treasure Deep Rose'

With its abundance of rose-pink blossoms and reliable garden performance, this cool-season rock cress radiates strong flower power.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'

Looking to add first-year flowering seed varieties to your perennial program? Look no further. This Fleuroselect winner is an impressive, reliable performer that will complement many commercial programs.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Asiatic Lily: Lily Looks Series

Lily Looks, a new series of Asiatic lilies, contains numerous dwarf cultivars with various flower colorations that are all well suited for commercial production.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Aster dumosus 'Sapphire'

With perennials gaining popularity as season extenders, this aster can be marketed alongside fall bedding plants.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Astilbe arendsii Astary Series

Cultivars in the astilbe Astary series do not require vernalization for flowering. These cultivars also have very predictable flowering, which makes commercial production more practical for growers.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'

This deer-resistant variety also attracts hummingbirds and can be utilized in your marketing programs.
Visions' is not a patented cultivar and can be propagated by any grower. There are two fairly new introductions with the Visions name, 'Vision in Pink' and 'Vision in Red'; these are patented cultivars.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Astilbe Younique Series

This breakthrough series of false spirea boasts early bloom time, increased flower plumes and improved disease resistance.

By Paul Pilon

Published December 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

This Japanese painted fern is one of the easiest ferns to grow, both for the landscape and in containers. With so many landscape uses, ease of production and wide availability, it is no wonder Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' is gaining popularity and receiving national recognition. Pictum was the recipient of the 2002 Growers' Choice Award by the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association and most recently selected by the Perennial Plant Association as the 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News

With its flower power and early bloom, the Axcent series is an impressive complement to any perennial program.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 2 · Greenhouse Product News
Azalea 'Encore Autumn Fire'
A reliable shrub that livens up the landscape, this recent introduction presents a tremendous display of lush, true red, semi-double blooms. 
By Paul Pilon
Published February 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo

Named for its one-time use as a replacement for true indigo in dyes, this perennial provides year-long interest as a backdrop for other plants or a standalone specimen.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 10 Number 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Begonia 'Garden Angel Blush'

This cold-hardy begonia’s eye-catching foliage and strong garden performance are perfect for shady landscapes.

By Paul Pilon

Published February 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Bellis perennis Bellissima Series

This vigorous series of English daisies forms compact, low-growing rosettes that produce large, double flowers in early spring.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Number 4 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Named the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year, ‘Jack Frost’ has become a reliable perennial for shade gardens across the country.

By Paul Pilon

Published January 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Buddleia davidii 'Peacock'

This buddleia's compact habit and ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds make it a popular choice for container production, smaller gardens and mixed borders.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Number 5 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Caladium 'Peppermint'

With its interesting foliage, this variety will provide a colorful presence at retail

By Paul Pilon

Published February 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Eldorado'

Valued for its golden variegation, erect upright form and tidy clumps, this feather reed grass is easy to grow and boasts strong landscape performance.

By Paul Pilon

Published May 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Campanula carpatica 'Pearl' Series

This naturally compact campanula also flowers 1-2 weeks earlier than other campanulas.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Campanula carpatica 'Rapido Blue'

This quick bloomer puts out a tremendous display of color on compact, vigorous plants. 

By Paul Pilon
Published November 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Campanula glomerata Bellefleur Series

This compact and colorful series loves to show off and is ideal for production in small containers. With its first-year flowering, floriferous nature and uniform growth habit, it is sure to breathe new life into any perennial program.

By Paul Pilon

Published Issue 17 Number 13 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News

This bellflower, a seed-propagated F1 hybrid, is a garden stunner with long, narrow leaves and upward-facing blue-violet flowers.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 5 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Miss Melanie'

With its extended bloom time and attractive compact habit, this bellflower should find its way to your late spring perennial lineup.

By Paul Pilon
Published October 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Campanula punctata 'Bowl of Cherries'

This variety is a showy spreading campanula that is receiving a lot of attention from growers.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Carex oshimensis 'Everest'

With good plant vigor and a compact clumping habit, ‘everest’ will make a great candidate for mixed containers, perennial beds and borders.

By Paul Pilon

Published August 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'

'Snow Fairy', an herbaceous perennial that grows and performs like a shrub, can be beneficial for growers. With its striking green-and-white foliage, few cultural problems and ease of production, it's a must-have in the landscape. Just keep them away from wet sites.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Clematis 'Inspiration'

This versatile cultivar can easily be produced in containers, perennial beds and as a cut flower. This variety, with its unique flower color, long bloom time and exceptional vase life, has received rave reviews in European markets, earned numerous awards including the 1999 Award of Recommendation by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society, The Netherlands, and was selected as the best introduction at the 17th Salon Végétal, France in 2002.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Coleus 'Hipsters Zooey'

Not your grandmothers's Coleus, this unique, eye-catching variety performs well across much of the country.
By Paul Pilon
Published April 2015 · GPN- Greenhouse Product News
Coreopsis 'Cruizin Main Street'

With an abundance of radiant ruby red flowers, this recent introduction is a great summer perennial. 

By Paul Pilon
Published September 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

This attention-grabbing series is sure to set the landscape ablaze with its bright-yellow, uniquely fluted blooms.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 8 Number: 10 · Greenhouse Product News
Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby' Hybrid Tickseed

This coreopsis can be grown during any season, making it a great addition to spring, summer and fall programs.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 12 Issue 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunfire'

This first-year flowering coreopsis will grow best under full sun and produce an abundance of large, yellow blooms.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Number 6 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Cyclamen 'Something Magic'

They aren’t just for the holidays anymore: Cyclamen are winter hardy and a great addition to many perennial gardens.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 11 · Greenhouse Product News
Dahlia Go Go Series

The Go Go Series is available in seven colors. Orange is shown here.

By Paul Pilon

Published June 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Delosperma 'Mesa Verde'

With its tidy, succulent appearance and stunning flower coloration, ‘Mesa Verde’ has great potential in perennial programs.

By Paul Pilon

Published May 2012 · GPN - Greehouse Product News
Delphinium elatum Guardian Series

This series rectifies the standard delphinium problems of unpredictability in habit and inconsistency in timing.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Nights'

This early-blooming, well-branched, dwarf delphinium can be grown and forced easily.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 4 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Dianthus 'Bouquet Purple'

Produced as a bedding plant or cut flower, this dianthus works as a perennial, too.
Dianthus 'Bouquet Purple' has been produced as a bedding plant or cut flower for a few years, and it is still underutilized as a perennial crop. Bouquet Purple has many desirable perennial characteristics such as: quick finishing time from plugs, easy flowering that can be scheduled, hardiness in USDA Zones 4-10 and few known cultural problems. Bouquet Purple is a seed-propagated, interspecific F1 hybrid that produces lavender flowers on strong, well-branched stems. Throughout the country, it has been a terrific performer and has been named winner of the 2000 Minnesota Select Perennial award and the 2001 Mississippi Medallion award.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Dianthus 'Coconut Punch'

Ideal for container, border or mass plantings, this deep-red member of the Fruit Punch family packs a wallop in the garden.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 9 · Greenhouse Product News
Dianthus 'Eastern Star'

As 2004 has been dubbed "the year of the dianthus," here is one to consider.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 6 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Dianthus barbatus 'Barbarini' Series

With its compact habit and consistency, this popular series of Sweet William always delivers.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 8 Number 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Find out why the Perennial Plant Association named this variety 2006 Plant of the Year.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Issue 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'

This classic fern-leaf bleeding hearts series is sure to lighten up landscapes for years to come.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 3 · Greenhouse Product News
Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'

This new dicentra provides the old-fashioned look of Bleeding Heart with vibrant red flowers.

By Paul Pilon

Published February 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame'

This award-winning foxglove hybrid produces large multicolored blooms from midspring until first frost.

By Paul Pilon

Published December 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Digitalis purpurea'Camelot'

This digitalis provides high germination rates, uniform growth and more reliable first-year flowering.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 12 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Doronicum orientale 'Little Leo'

This cool-season perennial does not tolerate heat well but is commonly produced for early spring sales because of its abundant semi-double, bright-yellow flowers.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News

This showy autumn fern loves to be the center of attention. And its dazzling tricolor fronds provide season-long interest your customers won’t be able to resist.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 6 · Greenhouse Product News
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

A strong garden performer, this rich-colored coneflower is a first-year flowering perennial that requires little maintenance.

By Paul Pilon

Published August 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Echinacea purpurea 'Little Giant'

This dwarf coneflower is perfect for 1-gal. production across a wide portion of the country.
This American native is used as an aromatic border plant to attract hummingbirds and butterflies into the gardens. Echinacea is widely used as an herbal medicine to stimulate the immune system and fight off various viral and bacterial infections.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 6 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Erysimum 'Fragrant Star'

This variegated wallflower performs well in perennial beds as well as containers, and can even be used as a cut flower.

By Paul Pilon

Published December 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Erysimum 'Rysi Moon'

Recent breeding has given new life to this underutilized wallflower.

By Paul Pilon

Published April 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Blackbird' has a compact, bushy habit and dark-purple foliage. Once established, this euphorbia is heat and drought resistant with few cultural problems.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 5 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

This ornamental grass is grown for rock gardens, borders, groups and groundcovers.
Festuca 'Boulder Blue,' an outstanding cultivar of ornamental grass, has been produced regionally for quite some time but just recently became available to growers throughout the country.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Compact, floriferous and drought tolerant, this gaillardia has a bright future.
The common name, blanket flower, came about since the striking three-colored flowers of gaillardias resemble the colors commonly found in Indian blankets.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 4 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Gaillardia compositae 'Fanfare'

This compact, mounding plant makes an impressive display as a landscape plant, performs well in containers and has a long vase life when used as a cut flower.
Occasionally a really exciting plant comes along that can easily be placed into mainstream perennial production. Gaillardia 'Fanfare' is one of those plants that has caught my eye and is receiving rave reviews from countless growers, retailers and avid gardeners alike.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 1 · GPN - Grenhouse Product News
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa Yellow'

This uniform variety is the first F1 yellow-blooming gaillardia from seed
- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Sunset Snappy'

With its attractive and unique flower color and long-lasting blooms, this prodigy will win the approval of growers, landscapers and gardeners alike.

By Paul Pilon
Published October 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Gaura lindheimeri Ballerina

This series performs well across a wide portion of the United States in containers, mass plantings and as accent plants.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Gaura lindheimeri Bantam Series

- Paul Pilon

Published May 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Geranium 'Rozanne' Hybrid

This versatile perennial exhibits an extended bloom time and can withstand intense heat, allowing the prize-winning hybrid to thrive continuously in diverse climates across the country.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokova'

Covered in masses of dainty white flowers, the 2015 perennial plant of the year offers delicate texture to the landscape.

By Paul Pilon

Published January 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Gerbera 'Garvinea' Series

Producing colorful flowers from early spring to first frost, Garvinea is a proven garden performer.

- By Paul Pilon

Published April 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Geum 'Totally Tangerine'

This vivid geum is a late bloomer that continues to show color through the heat of the summer.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Geum coccineum 'Cooky'

With its cheerful burst of color and ease of production, ‘Cooky’ offers untapped potential to jump start your early sales.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 8 Number: 12 · Greenhouse Product News
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Nothing brightens up a landscape quite like this ornamental grass’ cascading foliage — reminiscent of golden waterfalls — and varying, vibrant leaf colors. Already a popular category, this striking series is sure to inspire your customers.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 1 · Greenhouse Product News
Hedera helix 'Duck Foot'

This evergreen groundcover lends itself well to a variety of commercial applications, including production in pots, baskets and topiaries.
A sport of Hedera helix 'Merion Beauty' isolated in New Jersey in 1976, 'Duck Foot' gets its name from its small, 1-inch, three-lobed leaves that resemble the foot of a duck. Due to its distinguishing characteristics, ease of production and marketability, the American Ivy Society has named Hedera helix Duck Foot the 2004 Ivy of the Year.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Helenium 'Double Trouble'

- By Paul Pilon

Published November, 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Helenium 'Mariachi Salsa'


Compact Helen’s flower produces spicy, deep red flowers with dark chocolate buttons in mid to late summer.

By Paul Pilon

Published September 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Heliopsis 'Sunburst'

This variety combines variegated foliage with a brilliant display of golden yellow blooms.

By Paul Pilon
Published November 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Heliopsis Helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun'

Offer customers a solar-powered boost with this perennial’s brilliant golden blooms.
- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 6 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Helleborus x hybridus

This 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year will catch the eyes of consumers at retail.
It has gained such popularity that the members of the Perennial Plant Association have voted Helleborus x hybridus the 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Helleborus x hybridus 'Ballerina Ruffles'

With its large double flowers, extended bloom time and reliable landscape performance, this is one lenten rose no perennial program should be without.

- Paul Pilon

Published April 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hemerocallis 'Little Missy'

One of the toughest, most adaptable perennials in the landscape, this daylily offers striking color, repeat blooming and easy production.
Hemerocallis 'Little Missy' is a new diploid daylily that was recently introduced by DeVroomen Holland Garden Products. This cultivar reaches 2 feet tall, bearing beautiful, purple-red flowers with fine, white edges and a contrasting yellow throat. Little Missy is considered a rebloomer, which means it produces a flush of flowers in late spring to early summer and bears flowers again later that same summer.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 4 · GPN - Greehouse Product News

This red-blooming daylily has earned a reputation for its stamina, reliability and tough nature. Like its well-known sister, 'Stella D'Oro', 'Ruby Stella' is a surefire winner.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 8 Number 6 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Heuchera 'Fireworks' Coral Bells

This heuchera is a bloomer. Find out if you are able to provide the appropriate conditions to grow it.
The Native American perennial heuchera has become one of the hottest, most must-have perennial plants for today's gardens. Fireworks is best recognized by its "explosive" display of light, coral-bell-shaped flowers on wiry stems held over the lightly ruffled bronze foliage. It is a prolific and a long-lasting bloomer that continues flowering from May-August and attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds. It has good re-blooming characteristics and can be used as a cut flower.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 12 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Heuchera 'Grape Expectations'

This new coral bells selection demands attention with vibrant foliage that holds color throughout the season.

- Paul Pilon

Published May 2015 · GPN- Greenhouse Product News
Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

Propagated from seed, Fleuroselect’s Novelty Award winner makes gardens smolder with bright crimson, maroon and purple foliage and bold white coral bell–shaped blooms.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 10 · Greenhouse Product News
Heucherella 'Autumn Cascade'

Recent strides in breeding have led to this versatile cultivar that boasts an attractive trailing habit.

By Paul Pilon
Published September 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Heucherella 'Burnished Bronze'

This versatile, clump-forming perennial is best produced in partial shade and will flower from late spring until mid summer.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Number 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hibiscus

Very few perennials can compete with the impressive displays of color that hardy hibiscus cultivars provide when in full bloom.

- By Paul Pilon

Published April 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Pyrenees Pink'

Pyrenees Pink produces loads of hot pink flowers and withstands a variety of environmental conditions.
Hardy hibiscus is an old-time garden favorite riding a new wave of popularity. Hibiscus moscheutos is a marshland native of the eastern United States and has hardiness in USDA Zones 4-9. With new developments in plant breeding, today's hibiscus cultivars offer improved flower sizes and colors, more appealing plant habits and extended bloom times.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hibiscus moscheutos Luna Series

This series of hibiscus has a compact, well-branched habit that is ideal for container plantings and landscape use.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Issue 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hosta'Sum and Substance'

There are many reasons this hosta is an award winner; here are just a few.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cityline Venice'

This improved hybrid livens up the landscape with bright color and is sure to make an impression at garden centers across the country
- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 21 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Hypericum 'Hypearls Compact Star'

Multi-seasonal landscape appeal makes St. John’s-Wort a showstopper for sunny gardens, small places and containers.

By Paul Pilon

Published March 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Iberis sempervirens 'Tahoe'

This variety produces cheerful displays of color that will not go unnoticed in garden centers or landscape plantings
- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 12 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Iberis sempervirens 'Whiteout'

Covered in pretty white flowers, ‘Whiteout’ is an incredibly uniform grower that boasts a free branching habit.

- Paul Pilon

Published February 2015 · GPN- Greenhouse Product News
Iris germanica 'Fall Fiesta'

Availability Iris ‘Fall Fiesta’ was bred and introduced to the market by Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (www.schreinersgardens.com). Three-inch liners are available from Walter’s Gardens, Inc. (www.waltersgardens.com)
- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 4 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Keys to Producing Phlox paniculata
Published Volume 73 Number 7 · Grower Talks
Kniphofia uvaria Echo Series

This new series offers cultivars with the heaviest and longest lasting flowering ever introduced.

- Paul Pilon

Published June 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lamium 'Orchid Frost'

This is an easy, versatile perennial that works well as a groundcover, in rock gardens and in containers.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 12 Issue 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News

This compact cultivar will bloom naturally or can easily be forced throughout the year.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 5 · GPN - Greehouse Product News
Lavandula angustifolia Ellagance Series

These lavenders’ outstanding garden performance and rich flower colorations have earned the Ellagance series numerous awards.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 4 · Greenhouse Product News
Lavandula Stoechas 'Bandera Purple'

A recent breeding breakthrough, ‘Bandera Purple’ is the first commercially compact Spanish lavender from seed.

By Paul Pilon

Published July 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'

Find out how this new prolific lavender lives up to its name.

-Paul Pilon

Published July 2013 · GPN- Greenhouse Product News
Leucanthemum maximum 'Broadway Lights'

With its artistic look and marketing versatility, this chameleon-like cultivar stands out from the competition. The recent introduction is capturing the admiring gaze of gardeners and growers alike.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'

Here are just a few reasons the Perennial Plant Association chose this as the 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Leucanthemum 'Becky' is quickly becoming one of the most common varieties of Shasta daisy in commercial production today. This long-lived variety has gained so much attention that the Perennial Plant Association has selected Leucanthemum Becky as the 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 12 Number 12 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lithodora diffusa 'White Star'

- By Paul Pilon

Published September 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle'

The combination of dark foliage and bright red flowers makes this variety a stand out in landscapes and at garden centers.

By Paul Pilon

Published November 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lobelia cardinalis 'Fan Scarlet'

This award winner works well as a container plant or in the landscape.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Issue 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lobelia Starship Series

These stunning new lobelia cultivars offer many improvements including uniformity and early bloom time.

- Paul Pilon

Published May 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Lupine 'Camelot' Series

These first-year flowering dwarf perennials command a premium appearance.

- By Paul Pilon

Published June 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Miscanthus sinensis 'Super Stripe'

This porcupine grass is easy to grow and very desirable because of its unique banding, durability and early flowering.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Monarda didyma 'Pink Lace'

With an enticing aroma, burst of lipstick-pink flowers and compact habit, this old-fashioned garden perennial manages to remain fresh and exciting. 'Pink Lace' is a perfect candidate for the current container craze.

By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 8 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Monarda didyma Balmy Series

This crop’s colorful flower heads open up in early summer and serve as an amazing pollinator magnet.

By Paul Pilon

Published August 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Myosotis sylvatica 'Rosylva'

As a cool-season plant, this cultivar does not tolerate extreme summer heat or extended dry periods. But when produced for early spring programs, this familiar border plant provides an unforgettable burst of color in the landscape.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 4 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Nepeta 'Blue Ice'

This new variety is an exception in its species, making it suitable for use as a groundcover or in rock gardens, borders and containers.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Nepeta 'Purrsian Blue'

Nepeta ‘Purrsian Blue’ is the perfect cultivar for those seeking a tidier, more compact catmint. In addition to its attractive plant habit, ‘Purrsian Blue’ was selected for being highly floriferous. Bred by Walters Gardens Inc., this cultivar has great potential.

By Paul Pilon

Published August 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Nepeta nervosa 'Pink Cat'

- By Paul Pilon

Published October 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Thanks in part to ease of production and landscape appeal, nepeta 'Walker's Low' has been named the 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 1 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Oriental Lily 'After Eight'

With a sweet, heady scent and enticing pink blooms, this Oriental lily will delight consumers at all hours of the day.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 10 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Oriental Lily Roselily Series

Pollen-free double flowers grab attention with a rose-like appearance and light fragrance.

By Paul Pilon

Published July 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Based on its blue-green foliage, stunning upright habit and ease of production, the Perennial plant association selected this panicum as its 2014 perennial plant of the year.

By Paul Pilon

Published January 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire'

'Prairie fire', a perennial red switch grass, is expected to catch on like wildfire. Learn how to propagate, produce and protect this increasingly popular species.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Papaver nudicaule 'Garden Gnome'

Gardeners and retailers alike have been warming up the Iceland poppy’s appeal in recent years. With its undeniable fl ower power, compact habit and ease of production, ‘Garden Gnome’ is quickly gaining popularity.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 8 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'

This ornmental grass lives up to its name, reaching 8 feet high, but can also be controlled by different methods.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 5 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Penstemon barbatus Pinacolada Series

Showy flowers and a compact habit make the six colors in the penstemon Pinacolada series an intoxicating pick for containers and border plantings. Pinacolada Red is shown here.
By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 8 · Greenhouse Product News
Penstemon Rock Candy Series

This exceptional series presents a brilliant display of color on compact plants, perfect for borders, mass plantings and containers.

By Paul Pilon

Published March 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo

New breeding gives growers a reliable series of easy-to-grow, first-year flowering penstemon available in two striking colors

- By Paul Pilon

Published July 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lacey Blue'

- By Paul Pilon

Published June 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Phlox 'Opening Act Blush'

This new hybrid begins flowering in early summer and is a great addition to the landscape with its appealing garden presence.

- Paul Pilon

Published June 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Phlox divaricata 'Parksville Beach'

With its evergreen foliage and flower power, this new variety will brighten up any landscape.

- By Paul Pilon

Published October 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Phlox paniculata 'Shockwave'

With its variegated foliage and strong impulse appeal, 'Shockwave' is changing the norm for how phlox is used.

- By Paul Pilon

Published August 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Phlox paniculata Flame Series

Thanks to improved breeding and plant selection, garden phlox is regaining popularity.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 16 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Phlox subulata Early Spring Series

This new series offers growers early bloom times with loads of flower power.

- Paul Pilon

Published March 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Phygelius hybrid Tye Dye series

The lavish displays of color and compact size make this cape fuschia a show-stopping border or accent perennial.

By Paul Pilon

Published May 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'

This first-year-flowering perennial produces numerous bright white spikes that are sure to get attention in the garden
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 7 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Platycodon grandiflorus: 'Miss Tilly'

This tender perennial is first-year flowering, even without vernalization.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 12 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Polemonium 'Bressingham Purple'

Compact and colorful, Jacob's ladder's vibrant purple foliage adds oomph to any landscape.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 5 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'

This variegated Solomon’s Seal is a must have for shade and woodland gardens. 

By Paul Pilon
Published January 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Primula Acaulis Harlequin Series

Breeding efforts throughout the past few decades have helped produce primula varieties with improved attributes, such as those in the Harlequin series.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Products News
Prunella hybrid 'Summer Daze'

Count on ‘Summer Daze’ to deliver irresistible appeal for retail shoppers.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 5 · Greenhouse Product News
Pulmonaria 'Polar Splash'

This variety, which tolerates more sun than other pulmonarias, works well as a specimen plant and a ground cover.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Rosa 'CandyOh! Vivid Red'

Perfect for any all-American garden setting, this sweet rose looks good enough to eat!
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Rudbeckia 'Little Goldstar'

With its compact habit and prolific flowering, this variety will show well in accent, border and mass plantings.

- By Paul Pilon

Published November 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Pot Of Gold'

This black-eyed Susan is an improved selection of a proven cultivar. These cold-beneficial plants feature long-lasting, daisy-like flowers and can be used as accent and border plants and in mass plantings.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 2 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Salvia 'Blue Marvel'

This eye-catching new salvia presents enormous, violet-blue flower spikes that are long lasting and fragrant.

By Paul Pilon
Published October 2016 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

This salvia, with its unique purple stem, shines in the landscape and is easy to produce.
Salvia 'Caradonna' is a unique cultivar of the reliable genus and species Salvia nemorosa. The violet-blue flowers are similar to other cultivars of this species except they are held on purple stems that provide an added element of texture. In the landscape, it is often used in borders and cut flower gardens where there is full sun to partial shade.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 3 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Salvia x sylvestris 'Marcus'

This dwarf meadow sage is well suited for container production. Avoid crown and root rots by refraining from excessively moist or wet conditions.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 6 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News

With a compact habit, long bloom time and stunning flower power, this perennial works wonders in cool climates.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 12 · Greenhouse Product News
Scabiosa columbaria Giga Series

Pincushion flower perfect throughout the country boasts large 3-inch blooms.

By Paul Pilon

Published October 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

The ever-changing appearance of this little bluestem gives it a lasting presence in the landscape.

By Paul Pilon

Published April 2014 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Scilla peruviana 'Caribbean Jewels Sapphire Blue'

This unique perennial makes a statement with deep-blue, starry blossoms atop large, cone-shaped flowers.

- By Paul Pilon

Published September 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'

Containers, landscapes, mass plantings — this is a versatile sedum.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 14 Number 9 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Sedum Sunsparkler 'Dazzleberry'

This breakthrough in groundcover sedum breeding boasts attractive succulent foliage, early fall flowering and extended bloom time.

By Paul Pilon

Published August 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Sedum x hybrid 'Black Jack'

This perennial's dark purple foliage allows for sales even before flowering.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 15 Number 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Solidago 'Little Lemon'

Suitable for production in a range of container sizes from 4 inch to 1 gal., solidago 'Little Lemon' is a cold-beneficial plant that prefers full sun.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 10 · GPN - Greenhouse Products News
Stachys 'Lilac Falls'

This new intergeneric hybrid is a tough plant guaranteed to ensure consumer success.

By Paul Pilon

Published November 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News

This exciting new variety has great potential for growers and landscapes across the northern half of the United States and parts of Canada.
- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 20 Number 11 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Tiarella 'Jade Peacock'

With its contrasting foliage and light-pink flowers, this new perennial will provide year-round interest in both landscapes and containers. 

By Paul Pilon
Published December 2015 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Tiarella 'Jeepers Creepers'

This tiarella has large, bold foliage and an abundance of cream-colored flowers -- great in containers and as cut flowers.
Growers often consider tiarella cultivars prime candidates for their product mix for shady locations. Tiarella 'Jeepers Creepers' is no exception. With its large, bold, well-marked foliage, abundance of cream-colored flowers and eye-catching winter contrast, this cultivar is sure to perform well in today's perennial marketplace.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 12 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Verbascum x hybrida 'Southern Charm'

Formerly recognized only as a weed, verbascum is gaining popularity with gardeners and growers. 'Southern Charm' will bloom the first year when started from seed without the need for vernalization.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 17 Number 8 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby'

This compact prodigy boasts many notable characteristics for commercial growers, landscapers and homeowners.

- By Paul Pilon

Published July 2012 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Veronica Bomb Series

This improved series offers compact growing and uniquely branched flower spikes comprised of hundreds of flower blooms. 

By Paul Pilon

Published September 2013 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'

Compact growth habit and long-lasting flowers make this an ideal container crop.
Veronica 'Royal Candles' is a clump-forming, bushy cultivar often utilized in rock gardens, as a border plant or in containers. This cultivar has many distinguishing characteristics such as a compact growth habit, reaching only 10-12 inches tall; clean leafy foliage topped with numerous vertical flower spikes; and deep blue-purple flowers, lasting from late spring to midsummer. With these characteristics, it is well suited to production in small container sizes and for marketing alongside bedding plants.

- Paul Pilon

Published Volume 13 Number 6 · GPN - Greehouse Product News
Veronica x hybrida 'Christy'

With lovely blue-violet blooms and low mounds of highly serrated foliage, this fernlike plant is perfect for border plantings, along walkways and in patio planters.
- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume: 9 Number: 7 · Greenhouse Product News
Viola 'Starry Night'

This cool-season perennial has great landscape appeal and no vernalization requirement, which means producing flowering plants is mostly a function of temperature and time.

- By Paul Pilon

Published Volume 18 Number 11
Viola cornuta Celestial Series

This cheerful series offers strong performance and a bit of nostalgia to the garden.

- Paul Pilon

Published March 2015 · GPN- Greenhouse Product News
Zantedeschia

More and more growers are adding calla lilies into their production plans as improved genetics and strong consumer interest have increased demand.

- By Paul Pilon

Published March 2011 · GPN - Greenhouse Product News
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