2017 New Plants

Little Moonshine Yarrow

Achillea ‘Little Moonshine’.  PPAF.  Finally, all the warm buttery flower and ‘thrives on neglect’ vigor of ‘Moonshine’ in a smaller package. Guaranteed not to flop, this little Achillea has the same heavily cut gray leaves and a slightly longer bloom time.
Full sun Zone 4-8 H 9-12”


Mighty Red Quin Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Red Quin’.  PP24,797.  Mighty Red Quin Astilbe. Late, another huge astilbe similar to mighty pip but with 4 foot towering red flower plumes, large foliage and robust grower.
Part shade to full shade Zone 3-8 H 50”


Moulin Rouge Astilbe

Astilbe crispa ‘Moulin Rouge’.  Moulin Rouge Astilbe.  Miniature Astilbe. Strong and glossy crispy like foliage.  Compact dark pink flower spikes.
Part shade to full shade Zone 3-8 H 8”


Fireberry Astilbe

Astilbe ‘Fireberry’.  PP20,658.  Fireberry Astilbe.  Vibrant raspberry pink flowers above a short clump of mid green, petite foliage.  Diamond shaped plumes.
Part Sun to Part Shade Zone 3-8 H 12″


Sea Heart Brunnera

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Sea Heart’.  PP24,684.  Sea Heart Brunnera.  Large silver heart-shaped leaves have prominent green veins with exceptional substance.  Provides sprays of bright blue forget-me-not flowers.  An improved Brunnera that holds up far better in the heat and humidity of the summer.  Stunning for the shade garden as well as containers.
Part shade to full shade Zone 4-7


Chocoholic Snakeroot
Cimicifuga ‘Chocoholic’.  PP24,821. Chocoholic Snakeroot. Deep bronze, purple dissected leaves form a dense, upright clump.  Greener in full shade.  Fragrant bottlebrush flowers open mauve pink, then lighten to white. Distinctive specimen for partial shade.
Part to full shade Zone 4-8 H 4-5′


Cleopatra Coneflower

Echinacea ‘Cleopatra’.  PP24631. Cleopatra Coneflower. ‘Cleopatra’ is a sturdy, compact plant that supports fragrant lemon-yellow blooms surrounding an orange cone.  Spectacular when planted in mass or in a patio container. Blooms continually midsummer into fall with deadheading. Prefers well-drained soils.  Drought and heat tolerant.
Full sun Zone 4-8 H 16-18”, W 12-16”’


Julia Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea ‘Julia’.  PP24,629.  Julia Coneflower.  A compact Echinacea with large (4″), fragrant cheerful orange flowers with prominent deep copper cones forming above very strong, well-branched stems.  Flowers turn golden orange as they age.
Full sun Zone 4-8 H 16-18”, W 12-16”


Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’.  Arizona Sun Blanket Flower. Petite form with impressive bloom power and a compact, uniform habit.  Large 3″ wide, fiery orange-red flowers are tipped by a ring of yellow.  Provides continuous color all season long. 2005 All-American Selection and 2005 Fleuroselect winner.
Full sun Zone 3-10 H 8-10”


Blaze of Glory Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Blaze of Glory’. Blaze of Glory Daylily. Early-mid, the huge 5 1/2″ orange flowers with crinkly ruffles are outlined by a dark purple picotee edge and center, tetraploid, extremely sunfast and drought tolerant, excellent rebloomer.
Sun to part sun Zone 3-9 H 24”

Gentle Shepard Daylily
Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepard’.  Gentle Shepherd Daylily.  Early-mid 5″ lightly ruffled, near white flowers with a chartreuse throat.
       Full sun to part sun       Zone 3-9 H 26”


Night Embers Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Night Embers’.  Night Embers Daylily.  Early-mid, large 5″ double flowers, deep velvety red petals have darker accents and a thin white line along the ruffled edge, semi-evergreen foliage and excellent rebloomer, award winner.
Full sun to part sun Zone 3-9 H 30″


Black Pearl Coral Bells

Heuchera villosa PRIMO ‘Black Pearl’.  PPAF.  Proven Winners® PRIMO™ Black Pearl Coral Bells.  Meet the new standard in black Heuchera!  Forms a dense habit of shiny, jet black leaves with scalloped, ruffled edges and rosy purple undersides.  Keeps its intense black color even in full sun. White flowers are held in pink calyxes.
Part shade to full shade Zone 4-9 H 8-10″


Pretty Pistachio Coral Bells

Heuchera villosa PRIMO ‘Pretty Pistachio’.  PPAF.  Proven Winners® PRIMO™ Pretty Pistachio Coral Bells.  A big and beautiful perennial! Leaves are chartreuse in spring and mellow to lime green in summer.  Huge 5″ wide clusters of medium pink flowers appear all summer long.  Flowers dry on the stems to a lovely raspberry color.  Best in filtered sun or afternoon shade.
Part shade Zone 4-9 H 8-10″


Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells

Heuchera villosa Dolce ‘Silver Gumdrop’.  PPAF.  Proven Winners® Dolce® Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells.  Unlike other silver Heucheras, ‘Silver Gumdrop’ has vibrant pink flowers instead of the typical white.  A smaller scale Heuchera with silver, iridescent leaves and a semi-glossy finish.  Leaves on a rosy blush overtone later in the season.
Part shade to full shade Zone 4-9 H 6-8”


Cranberry Crush Hibiscus

Hibiscus ‘Cranberry Crush’.  PP21,984.  Proven Winners® Summerific® Cranberry Crush Hibiscus.  Naturally forms a short, compact, fully rounded clump.  Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7-8″ flowers at each node up the stems for several months.  Deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with purple overtones.
Full Sun Zone 4-9 H 3-4’


Perfect Strom Hibiscus

Hibiscus ‘Perfect Storm’.  PRAF.  Proven Winners® Summerific® Perfect Storm Hibiscus.  Everything you would want in a hibiscus:  awesome compact habit, huge flowers, and dark foliage.  About half the size of ‘Summer Storm’.  7-8″ wide, white flowers are edged with light pink, with a bright red eye that radiates out with the veins.
Full sun Zone 4-9 H 3’


Blue Umbrellas Hosta
Hosta ‘Blue Umbrellas’.  Blue Umbrellas Hosta. Giant, heart-shaped heavily textured blue-green leaves, heavy substance, pest resistant, pale lavender flowers, more sun tolerant than other blue hosta.
Partial to full shade Zone 3-9 H 32″, W 48″


Dream Queen Hosta

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’.  Dream Queen Hosta.  Medium, a slightly smaller great expectations with improved bold variegation, puckered heart-shaped leaves have wider blue-green margins and creamy yellow centers, excellent substance, faster grower with more sun tolerance, white flowers.
Part shade to full shade Zone 3-9 H 18”, W 26”


Firn Line Hosta

Hosta ‘Firn Line’.  Firn Line Hosta.  Heart-shaped blue leaves with wide white margin.  Lavender flowers.
Part shade to full shade Zone 3-8 H 16”


Miracle Lemony Hosta

Hosta ‘Miracle Lemony’.  Miracle Lemony Hosta.  Medium, the first ever hosta to have yellow flowers that just happen to be fragrant.  Chartreuse-green foliage has a wavy edge.  Miracle Lemony will grow in the sun or shade, parent plant to this selection is Hosta tsushimensis which is native to Korea.
Full shade to part sun Zone 3-9 H 12″


Rainbows End Hosta
Hosta ‘Rainbows End’.  PP17,251.  Rainbow’s End Hosta.  Small, slightly cupped and corrugated leaves have florescent gold centers and deep green margins, thick substance and very slug resistant, a strong grower with bright summer color.
Part shade to full shade Zone 3-9 H 11″, W 24”


BBQ Banana Ligularia

Ligularia dentata ‘BBQ Banana’. BBQ Banana Ligularia.  Clusters of golden yellow daisy-like flowers.  Dark chocolate brown heart shaped foliage.  Mid to late summer flowering.
Partial shade Zone 4-8 H 36”


Tiny Icon Lily

Lilium asiatic ‘Tiny Icon’.  PP17,619.  Tiny Icon Lily.  The clear bright pink flowers of tiny icon are slightly smaller than other pot lilies but a higher bud count makes up for it, 5-8 flowers per stem.
Full Sun Zone 3-9 H 16″


Tiny Rocket Lily

Lilium asiatic ‘Tiny Rocket’.  PPAF.  Tiny Rocket Lily.  Dark red with darker highlights, 4-6 flowers per stem.
Full Sun Zone 3-9 H 14-16″


Coral Sunset Peony

Paeonia ‘Coral Sunset’. Coral Sunset Peony. Intense coral blossoms with overtones of rose and accented by full, deep yellow stamen centers. Outstanding plant habit. Fullest of all corals. Vigorous grower, slightly fragrant. Peony ‘Coral Sunset’ is an American Peony Society Gold Medal Selection.
Full sun Zone 2-7 H 30”


Do Tell Peony

Paeonia ‘Do Tell’.  Do Tell Peony.  A japanese lactiflora type peony with orchid-pink, speckled guard petals.  The flowers can be variable in color; some have creamy white staminodes surrounded by pink and yellow, while others have creamy white staminodes with pink tips.
Full Sun Zone 3-7 H 3’, W 2½-3’


Shirley Temple Peony

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Shirley Temple’.  Shirley Temple Peony.  Double, light rose turning white.  Great cut flower with nice fragrance.
Full sun Zone 2-7 H 36”


Shimadaijin Tree Form Peony

Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Shimadaijin’.  Shimadaijin Tree Peony.  Rare imperial peony with majestic 8in, semi-double, fragrant, rich magenta purple blossoms.  Incredible specimen plant.
Full sun Zone 4-7 H 3-5’


Perfectly Picasso Speedwell

Veronica ‘Perfectly Picasso’.  PPAF.  Perfectly Picasso Veronica. Paintbrush-like spikes produce white buds that open to medium pink flowers, creating a bicolor look.  Attractive flowers cover the top half of the plant, showing off its healthy medium green leaves on a beautifully round habit.
Full sun to part shade Zone 4-9 H 22-26”


Royal Rembrandt Speedwell

Veronica ‘Royal Rembrandt’.  PPAF.  Royal Rembrandt Veronica.  Discover your new speedwell staple!  Violet purple flowers cover the top half of the plant, showcasing its dark green foliage.  A remontant variety; sheering will encourage rebloom later in the season.
Full sun to part shade Zone 4-9 H 18-20″


Cis Fir

Abies koreana ‘Cis’.  Cis fir.  Radiating, dark green needles lie flat on the stems and provide a backdrop for attractive, small, brown buds at the branch tips.  This flattened, spherical plant has a formal, tidy appearance and glistening foliage that draws attention in the garden.
Sun to part shade Zone 4 H 1½’, W 2’


Effusa Juniper

Juniper communis ‘Effusa’.  This low, spreading juniper grows into a reliable circular form that adapts to any garden, even in shady locations. Its small needles grow close to the flexible, reddish-brown stems, which show off soft, cinnamon-brown tips when new and mature to bright green as the season progresses.
Sun to part shade Zone 3 H 2’, W 10’


Puli Larch

Larix decidua ‘Puli’.  Puli Larch.  This new, weeping European larch is an elegant alterative to ‘Pendula’.  When staked, its slender branches create a narrow silhouette that is denser and lighter green than ‘Pendula’.  If unstaked branches slowly spread out along the ground and make an effective groundcover.  Very attractive in gardens with an Asian aesthetic.
Full Sun Zone 2  


Acrocona Spruce

Picea abies ‘Acrocona’.  Acrocona Spruce.  Even when young, this delightful conifer develops remarkable, raspberry-red cones on the tips of its branches in spring.  The unusual coning habit tends to modify growth rate and shape and to produce a broad, spreading pyramid, which becomes wider than tall with age.
Full sun Zone 3 H 12’, W 8’


Cupressina Spruce

Picea abies ‘Cupressina’.  The narrow, fastigiate form of ‘Cupressina’ is in high demand for urban and boundary plantings where strong vertical accents are required.  This selection grows quickly and withstands snow loads better than other fastigiate types.
Sun to part shade Zone 3 H 20-30’, W 6-10’


Hildburghausen Spruce

Picea abies ‘Hildburghausen’.  Short, very dark green needles are closely spaced on short stiff shoots creating a tight compact appearance. ‘Hildburghausen’ is globe shaped for many years, but eventually becomes a broad upright.  Originating as a witch’s’ broom, this symmetrical gem works well in the rock garden or the small landscape where it will stay in scale with miniature and other slow growing plants.
Full sun Zone 3 H 3’, W 2’



Weeping White Spruce

Picea glauca ‘Pendula’.  Weeping White Spruce.  Jean Iseli “rediscovered” this outstanding weeping selection in 1982 at the Morton Arboretum in Illinois, where a specimen had grown since 1958.  Iseli fell in love with the distinctive tree’s formal, narrow, conical shape and its pendulous, stiffly held, drooping branches and loads of light, gray-green foliage.  The elegant, dramatic conifer was nearly lost to cultivation.
Full sun Zone 2 H 15’, W 4’



Zafiro Spruce

Picea pungens ‘Zafiro’.  Blue, gem-like color combined with a slow rate of growth makes this tree suited for gardens with limited space.  It has the outstanding lush blue needles of its parent, ‘Moerheim,’ but differs in size and habit from other selections with much slower growth rate and a rounded profile.  This compact dwarf tree is an excellent alternative choice to the generic “Dwarf Blue Globe Spruce” commonly specified in suburban landscapes. 
Full sun Zone 2 H 8’, W 6’



Northern Blue Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis ‘Northern Blue’.  Northern Blue Limber Pine.  A perfect selection made by Oregon Pride Nurseries, this limber pine is more intense blue than ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’, and more upright in habit.  Not recommended for planting south of zone 7.  Unlike others, Pinus flexilis, ‘Northern Blue’ has shown no signs of winter burning in Pacific Northwest winters or Michigan test plots.
Sun to part shade Zone 4 H 25-30’, W 10-15’



Slowmound Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo ‘Slowmound’.  Slowmound Mugo Pine.  Valued for its neat, evenly mounded habit, this rugged and hardy dwarf shrub offers year-round beauty with its rich deep green foliage and fine texture. Slow growing, compact form seldom needs pruning or maintenance. A handsome specimen on its own and equally effective when planted in mass. Highly tolerant of salt and urban pollution. Drought tolerant when established, this is an ideal choice for a small urban garden, alpine or rock garden, or large water-wise landscape.
Part sun to full sun Zone 2-8 H 3’, W 3’



Tannenbaum Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo ‘Tannenbaum’.  Tannenbaum Mugo Pine.  This perfectly formed Christmas tree shaped tree displays an exceptionally good habit and the tough constitution of other mugos.  Selected from hundreds of seedlings at SDSU, it is believed to be the first commercially produced single stem tree form of mugo pine.  Foliage is rich green with a hint of gray/blue, even during winter, with longer needles than expected.  Highly adaptable to a wide range of environmental and climatic conditions and very hardy.
Full Sun Zone 2-7 H 10-12’, W 6’



Valley Cushions Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo ‘Valley Cushion’.  This miniature selection of mugo pine has medium green needles.  It’s an excellent choice for cold areas.
Full sun Zone 2-7 H 2’, W 4′


Dwarf Red Pine

Pinus resinosa ‘Nana’.  Dwarf Red Pine.  Excellent accent or foundation planting.  Extremely cold hardy.  Native range is the most northern of all Pinus species.
Full Sun Zone 2 H 3-5′, W 3-4′


Mini Twists Pine

Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’.  A great fit for the smaller landscape, this Greg Williams selection of eastern white pine with its small twisted and curvy needles will create an unusual texture in the garden.  A much smaller, dwarf version of the large growing Pinus strobus ‘Contorta,’ ‘Mini Twists’ responds well to annual candle pruning which will encourage an even more compact, full-foliaged small tree.
Full Sun Zone 3 H 6′, W 4′



Liberty Apple

Malus ‘Liberty’.  Liberty Apple Semi-Dwarf.  A productive variety that was selected for its resistance to apple scab and cedar-apple rust.  Crisp and juicy with a sprightly flavor.  Keeps well into February.  Does not require fungicide sprays.
Sun Zone 4-7 H 12-15′, W 14′


Armstrong Gold Maple™

Acer rubrum ‘JFS-KW78’.  PPAF.  Armstrong Gold™ Maple.  Selected from an evaluation of hundreds of seedlings of ‘Armstrong’, this cultivar improves greatly on the parent, with brighter foliage color, greater foliage density and compact, less leggy growth habit.  Improved columnar form recommends it for narrow street planting sites.
Full sun Zone 4 H 40′, W 12′


Dolgo Crabapple

Malus ‘Dolgo’.  Dolgo Crabapple.  One of the hardiest and earliest of the crabapples to bloom, pink buds of Dolgo open to large, fragrant white flowers.  Abundant fruits ripening in mid-summer are edible and excellent for jelly.
Sun Zone 3 H 30, W 25′


Marilee® Crabapple

Malus ‘Jarmin’.  PP14,337.  Marilee® Crabapple.  Pink buds open to unusually large, white, double blooms.  Unique for its stiffly upright, narrow form and virtually fruitless nature, it is an excellent choice for courtyard settings and streetscapes, and for use near utility lines.
Sun Zone 4 H 24′, W 10’


Red Jewel Crabapple

Malus ‘Jewelcole’.  Red Jewel Crabapple.  An American garden Cole introduction, this beautiful red-fruited, white-flowering crab is a lovely tree for year-round interest in the landscape.  After freezing, the cherry red fruit shrivels and darkens, but hangs on the tree until February or March. Foliage is dark green.
Sun Zone 4-7 H 15’, W 12′


Mountain Sentinel® Aspen

Populus tremuloides ‘JFS-Column’.  Mountain Sentinel® Aspen.  Our native aspen is now available in fastigiate form!  Extremely narrow and upright, with ascending branches, it has the same silvery-gray bark, fluttering leaves, and golden yellow fall color, but in a much narrower form.
Full sun Zone 3 H 35′, W 8′
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