Flowers New Varieties For 2014 BEGONIA ‘SANTA CRUZ SUNSET’ F1 •AGA Most Popular Flower winner 2012 •Fiery bright red-orange bell shaped flowers cover the entire plant •Thrives in full sun to shade locations •Heat, drought and rain tolerant •Plant 12-16” tall with a 16-20” spread cascades over patio pots and baskets •Begonia boliviensis Harris Seeds CALIBRACHOA ‘MINIFAMOUS DOUBLE RED’ •Early-to-flower mini-petunia •Eye-catching true double blooms •Semi-trailing plant perfect “spiller” for hanging baskets, patio containers •Blooms spring through autumn •Heat tolerant with low maintenance •Calibrachoa hybrida Selecta Klemm GmbH CELOSIA ‘ARRABONA RED’ •Stunning new red-orange bloom color •Tolerates drought, loves the heat •Exceptionally long-flowering in full sun borders and containers •Great for tropical, subtropical and continental climates •Celosia plumosa PanAmerican Seed CELOSIA ‘TWISTED’ •Unique bold color adds drama to sunny beds, containers and bouquets •Good all-season garden performance from early spring to fall •Low maintenance •Heat tolerant with continuous growth •Celosia cristata Ball Horticultural Co. COLEUS ‘KONG JR.’ •Unique tri-color color combinations, available in several colors •Adds interest to shade garden beds and containers •Huge leaves create great plant dimension •Solenostemon scutellariodes Ball Horticultural Co. COLEUS ‘MIGHTY MOSAIC’ •Striking seed coleus with multicolored foliage for mighty garden appeal •Very late flowering variety meets gardeners’ demand for longevity •Great in the shade •Tolerates sun under high humidity •Solenostemon scutellariodes PanAmerican Seed Co. ORNAMENTAL CORN ‘JAPONICA STRIPED MAIZE’ •Beautiful ornamental corn from Japan •Grows 5-6 feet tall •Variegated striped leaves, dark purple tassels, burgundy kernels •Better color development when plants are widely spaced 6-8 inches apart •Zea spp Terra Organics, LLC CUPHEA ‘SRIRACHA VIOLET’ •New heat-loving series from seed •Easy to grow in containers or in the landscape as medium height divider •Requires little-to-no maintenance •Available in 3 vibrant colors – pink, rose, and violet •Cuphea llavea Syngenta Flowers Inc. GAURA ‘SPARKLE WHITE’ AAS 2014 WINNER •Perennial with exceptionally long period of bloom •Perfect mass planted in sunny landscape beds or in large containers •Excellent heat tolerance and more uniform flowering habit •Gaura lindheimeri Kieft Seeds GERBERA ‘CARTWHEEL STRAWBERRY TWIST’ •Large semi-double bi-color flowers •Unique color combinations •Blooms early spring to frost •Adds attention getting color to containers and hanging baskets •Gerbera jamesonii Syngenta Flowers Inc. GERBERA GARVINEA ‘SWEET DREAMS’ •Garvinea® is the first true garden gerbera •Continuous outdoor flowering from early spring until the first frost of fall •Cold, heat, drought, rain & wind tolerant •Vivid purple flowers can be picked for small bouquets •Gerbera hybrid Florist Holland B.V. GERBERA GARVINEA ‘SWEET GLOW’ •Garvinea® is the first true garden gerbera •Continuous outdoor flowering during 3 seasons - from early spring to first frost •Rich and lush flowering plants are well suited for pots or borders •Large vivid orange 3-5” flowers •Gerbera hybrid Florist Holland B.V. GERBERA GARVINEA ‘SWEET HONEY’ •Garvinea® is the first true garden gerbera •Robust garden plants flower from early spring until the first frost of fall •In mild climates it flowers year round •Adds golden yellow to your garden borders, terrace or balcony •Gerbera hybrid Florist Holland B.V. GERBERA ‘KAROO’ •Patio gerberas look sensational in large containers placed in part shade •Voluminous plants carry a large amount of long lasting, successive flowers •You can pick the flowers to use as indoor cut flowers •Gerbera jamesonii Florist Holland B.V. GERBERA ‘SERENGETI’ •5-inch blooms provide an extravagant WOW-effect on every porch or patio •Added bonus: you can pick the flowers to use as indoor cut flowers •Patio gerberas are sensational in large containers set in a partial sun location •Gerbera jamesonii Florist Holland B.V. GERBERA ‘VOLCANOES’ •Patio Gerberas are sensational in large containers on the porch, veranda or patio •Sun to part shade location •Flame colored 5-inch blooms from late spring to the first frost •Long lasting successive flowers •Bushy medium height garden plant •Gerbera jamesonii Florist Holland B.V. GOMPHRENA ‘PINBALL PURPLE’ •Unique flower form and intense color make it perfect for mixed combinations •Loaded with vibrant flowers from early spring to frost •'Pinball ‘ is also available in White or Snow-tip Lavender •Gomphrena hybrid Sakata Seed America, Inc. HEUCHERA ‘BLUSHING DAWN’ •Perennial hardy to zone 4 •Striking red and yellow foliage •Delicate pink flowers offer contrast •Full sun, partial sun or shade location •Avoid soaking conditions •Border plant, specimen or groundcover •Heuchera hybrid Florexpo, S. A. HOLLYHOCK ‘SPRING CELEBRITIES APRICOT’ •Stunning double-to semi-double apricot colored flowers •Dwarf plant reaches a maximum height of just 32 inches tall •Side shoots also produce flowers •Full sun annual •Alcea rosea annua American Takii, Inc. HOLLYHOCK ‘SPRING CELEBRITIES ROSE’ •Stunning double- to semi-double rose colored flowers •Side shoots also produce flowers •Dwarf plant 32 inches is perfect as the “thriller” in your containers •Full sun annual •Alcea rosea annua American Takii, Inc. IMPATIENS ‘SUNPATIENS COMPACT HOT CORAL ’ •Robust, sun loving, heat-loving New Guinea type impatiens •Thrives in full sun or part shade •Delivers non-stop color from spring through hard frost •Dense, bushy plants 16-32 inches tall •Impatiens hybrida Sakata Seed America, Inc. IMPATIENS ‘SUNPATIENS COMPACT RED’ •Robust, sun loving, heat-loving New Guinea type impatiens •Thrives in full sun or part shade •Delivers continuous color from spring through hard frost •Unaffected by downy mildew •Impatiens hybrida Sakata Seed America, Inc. IMPATIENS NEW GUINEA ‘FLORIFIC RED’ •Large abundant blooms provide superior coverage in pots or garden •Disease resistant shade variety •‘Florific’ is available in lavender, red, white & violet •Impatiens hawkeri Syngenta Flowers Inc. LAVENDER ‘SUPERBLUE’ •Perennial herb hardy to zone 4 •English lavender with excellent winter hardiness that thrives in the landscape •Free-flowering in the heat & humidity •Excellent full sun garden performance •Pleasant scent •Lavandula angustifolia Darwin Perennials LOPHOSPERMUM ‘LOFOS COMPACT RED’ •Vining annual for full to partial sun •Excellent hanging or climbing plant •Vigorous, self cleaning plants will bloom throughout the growing season •Also available in ‘Compact White’ •Lophospermum lophospermum Suntory Flowers Ltd. MANDEVILLA ‘SUN PARASOL RED EMPEROR’ •New premium mandevilla •Large 3-5 inch striking red flowers •Vigorous vines bloom all summer •Full sun container or tall background •Outstanding disease resistance •Mandevilla hybrid Suntory Flowers Ltd. MARIGOLD ‘NARAI ORANGE’ •Extremely strong and stiff stems •Bushy plants over 24 inches tall will not fall over with heavy rain •Many firm and large 4-inch flowers very suitable for cut flower bouquets •Unique deep orange color •Tagetes erecta Ameriseed Inc. MARIGOLD ‘NARAI YELLOW’ •Bred under hot and humid conditions •Bushy plants over 24 inches tall with extremely strong and stiff stems •Will not fall over with heavy rain •4-inch unique light yellow cream color blooms summer to frost •Tagetes erecta Ameriseed Inc. MARIGOLD ‘PAGODA YELLOW’ •Largest flower size of 4-5 inches •Blooms are firm, ball shaped with strong stems •Light yellow flowers contrast with deep green foliage •Bushy plants 10-24 inches tall •Tagetes erecta Ameriseed Inc. MIX CONTAINER ‘KWIK KOMBOS PLUM-TASTIC MIX’ •Great combo of Lobelia ‘Techno® Heat Violet,’ Petunia ‘Whispers™ Lavender Eye’ & Verbena ‘Lanai® Deep Purple’ •Thrives in full sun planted containers or landscape settings •Developed to maintain balance for the season Syngenta Flowers Inc. OSTEOSPERMUM ‘PASSION PINK SHADES’ •Compact bushy habit–doesn’t get leggy •Deep dusty pink to very pale pink •Good heat tolerance makes a fabulous transition plant from late summer to fall and blooms until the first frost •Flowers stay open under low light •Osteospermum ecklonis American Takii, Inc. OSTEOSPERMUM ‘PASSION ROSE’ •Compact bushy habit–doesn’t get leggy •Plants produce many daisy-like flowers •Good heat tolerance makes a fabulous transition plant from late summer to fall and blooms until the first frost •Flowers stay open under low light •Osteospermum ecklonis American Takii, Inc. OSTEOSPERMUM ‘PASSION WHITE’ •Compact bushy habit–doesn’t get leggy •Plants produce many daisy-like flowers •Good heat tolerance makes a fabulous transition plant from late summer to fall and blooms until the first frost •Flowers stay open under low light •Osteospermum ecklonis American Takii, Inc. PANSY ‘COOL WAVE GOLDEN YELLOW’ •Easy care and vibrant color for spring and fall gardens •Overwinters through USDA zone 5 and is the first pop of color in spring •Spreads and trails over containers and hanging baskets •Viola wittrockiana PanAmerican Seed Co. PENSTEMON ‘ARABESQUE RED’ F1 •AAS Regional Winner (Heartland, Mountain/Southwest & West/Northwest •Season-long repeat bloomer •Superior garden vigor and flowering •Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies •Perennial USDA Zone 6-9 •Penstemon hartwegii Syngenta Flowers PENTAS ‘STARCLUSTER ROSE’ •Rich, vibrant large flower clusters attract bees and butterflies •Coordinates well with other sun loving annuals •Garden height of 24 inches tall •Continues to bloom in the heat and humidity of summer •Pentas lanceolata Syngenta Flowers Inc. PETUNIA ‘AFRICAN SUNSET’ F1 •Attractive “designer color” in shades of orange flowers •Multiflora petunia with a prolific number of 2.5” blooms all season •Mounded spreading 12” plants spread up to 20 inches •Petunia x hybrida Takii & Co., Ltd. PETUNIA ‘CHA-CHING CHERRY’ •Delightful bicolor striping of rich wine, pink and cream •Makes stunning hanging baskets with wow appeal •Trailing plant 10-16 inches tall shows well in mixed containers •Petunia hybrida Ball FloraPlant PETUNIA ‘FLASH MOB BLUERIFIC’ •A superstar morn-pattern that’s great in containers •Trails vigorously from hanging baskets for show-off color •Blooms spring through late summer •10-16” tall with spread of 20-30” •Petunia hybrida Burpee Home Gardens PETUNIA ‘SOPHISTICA BLACKBERRY’ F1 •Striking large velvety-black blooms cover lush, upright 10-15” plants •Plant on its own or contrast it with ‘Sophistica Lime Green’ (pictured) or another bright, lighter colored petunia •Conversation starter in containers, hanging baskets, or garden beds Harris Seeds •Petunia hybrida PETUNIA ‘SUPERTUNIA PICASSO IN PINK’ •Pink 3” blooms surrounded by a bright green edge will add a striking focal point in any garden or container •More compact mounding habit •Blooms early spring to frost •Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds •Petunia hybrid Proven Winners PETUNIA ‘SURFINIA HEAVENLY BLUE’ •Plants 5-7 inches tall are covered with gorgeous blooms that spill over the edge and down the sides of containers •Plants spread up to 8 feet in diameter in full sun landscape plantings •Blooms continuously from early spring to fall Suntory Flowers Ltd. •Petunia hybrida PETUNIA ‘TRELLIS PINK’ •Another great petunia improvement, upright growing and aggressive •Makes tons of flowers on plants that lend themselves to trellis production •The only petunia on the market that can grow this way •Petunia x hybrida Grimes Horticulture, Inc. PETUNIA ‘TRILOGY BLUE’ F1 •Gives gardens, containers and hanging baskets a blast of color •Plants cover themselves in flowers and continue flowering all season with minimal care •Maintains a tidy, mounded appearance •Petunia x hybrida American Takii, Inc. PETUNIA ‘TRILOGY LAVENDER PINK’ F1 •Gives gardens, containers and hanging baskets a blast of color •Plants cover themselves in flowers and continue flowering all season with minimal care •Maintains a tidy, mounded appearance •Petunia x hybrida American Takii, Inc. ROSE ‘DEE-LISH’ •Deliciously fragrant Hybrid tea rose •Upright bushy plants grow 6 feet tall and bloom in flushes all season •Foliage carries an award-winning level of disease resistance •Northern rose-lovers rejoice in this zone 5 hardy perennial •Rosa hybrida Edmunds’ Roses ROSE ‘FIJI’ •Robust, highly disease resistant, and best of all, a blooming machine •Produces incredible amounts of bright cherry red hybrid tea blooms •Compact 2½ foot size is perfect for the front of a border or in a pot by the patio easily accessed for cutting •Rosa hybrida Edmunds’ Roses SNAPDRAGON ‘SNAPPY BURGUNDY & WHITE’ •Plants stay low (8-10 inches) when grown in containers •Covered with attractive flowers from early spring through late fall •Frost tolerant ‘Snappy’ provides color when other plants can freeze •Antirrhinum majus Hem Genetics BV SNAPDRAGON ‘SNAPPY ORANGE & YELLOW’ •Attractive bicolor flowers are borne profusely on compact mounded plants 8-10” high and 12” wide •Provides great summer color, in early spring and fall, pair with pansies when other annuals might freeze •Antirrhinum majus Hem Genetics BV SNAPDRAGON ‘SNAPPY RED & YELLOW’ •Striking bicolor flowers add great color to containers, baskets, low edgings, or as a groundcover •Because of their frost tolerance, they can be planted in early spring and late fall, making a great paring with pansies •Antirrhinum majus Hem Genetics BV SUNFLOWER ‘ELEGANCE’ •Smaller plants 20-30 inches tall with big-time flower power •Striking compact, low growing •Fills vase after beautiful vase with luminous, long-stemmed, brown-eyed golden sunflowers •Drought-resistant -- full sun •Helianthus annuus The Cook’s Garden SUNFLOWER ‘SUNTASTIC YELLOW WITH BLACK CENTER’ F1 •AAS Regional Winner (Great Lakes) •Dwarf sunflower perfect as a cheery long-blooming potted plant or adding a burst of color to a sunny garden bed •Up to twenty 5-6 inch flowers per plant •Blooms less than 65 days after sowing •Helianthus annuus Clause S.A. SUNFLOWER ‘MISS MARS’ •Uncommonly gorgeous sunflower! •Flowers, leaves and stems are suffused with dark-red-to-purple hues •Merlot-colored ray petals transition to a pretty pink •Low growing, vigorously branching flame-type 20-30” tall •Helianthus annuus W. Atlee Burpee & Co. SUNFLOWER ‘SHOCK O LAT’ HYBRID •Bold golden-tipped mahogany blooms up to 6 inches wide are pollen-free •Very long-lasting flowers are excellent for fresh & dried arrangements •Bee and bird magnet ideal for annual flower bed as well as vegetable garden •Vigorous 6-foot sun-loving annual •Helianthus annuus Park Seed Co. VERBENA ‘ENDURO PURPLE’ •Stays in flower longer in the heat •Tolerates Powdery Mildew •Hardy in the landscape to temps in low teens for extended enjoyment summer through fall •Spreading, trailing plants 8-12” tall will spread 18-24” •Verbena hybrida Ball FloraPlant VERBENA ‘LANAI TWISTER RED’ •Unique red & white flower pattern •8-12” plants with 2” blooms colorfully fill containers and landscapes •Tough in the garden – powers through for summer long enjoyment •New blooms flourish over older blooms •Verbena hybrida Syngenta Flowers Inc. VIOLA ‘FLORAL POWER PINK WITH YELLOW LIP’ F1 •Ideal for early spring •Produces an abundance of roundshaped thick petaled blooms •Compact, yet vigorous, plant •Under 10 inches tall •Cold, frost, rain, and wind tolerant •Viola cornuta American Takii, Inc. VIOLA ‘GEM LAVENDER APRICOT’ F1 •Amazing flower power •Strong over-wintering ability •Exceptional heat tolerance - will last through sudden bursts of warmth that can occur in spring •Attracts bees and butterflies •Viola cornuta American Takii, Inc. ZINNIA ‘PROFUSION DOUBLE HOT CHERRY’ AAS 2013 WINNER •Recognized for holding its vibrant cherry red color throughout the season, its tight growth habit, and its disease resistance •Performs exceptionally well in gardens, planters and landscapes •Zinnia hybrida Harris Seeds ZINNIA ‘PROFUSION’ SERIES •Carefree color all summer long •Heat tolerant, free-flowering, and self-cleaning •Unmatchable disease resistance •Medium height plants are well-suited for containers or landscape plantings •Zinnia hybrida Johnny’s Selected Seeds ZINNIA ‘SOLAR FLARE BLEND’ •Mix has large 3-inch, long-lasting blooms great for cut flowers •Plant in large containers or near the middle or back of the border for bright color from early summer until frost •Easy to grow plants •Zinnia elegans Botanical Interests, Inc. ZINNIA ‘ZAHARA SUNBURST’ •Lovely big blooms have a unique orange & scarlet star pattern that gets more pronounced as blooms mature •Superior disease resistance assures carefree, season-long shows •Sun-loving, heat and drought tolerant floriferous annual •Zinnia marylandica PanAmerican Seed Co.