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Walters Gardens

2021-2022 New Arrivals Catalog

DRESSED UP ‘Evening Gown’ Heuchera

‘Leading Lady Razzberry’ Monarda

Home of Proven Winners® Perennials

ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Back in Black’ Sedum


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Letter from Hans

About the New Introductions for 2021-2022

We are extremely excited about the new plant varietal selections for

the 2021-2022 catalog. Many cutting edge and exciting plants are on

their way from New Plant Development. Over 10 years in the making,

Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Back in Black’ represents the culmination

of an upright, non-lodging habit, wide weatherproof leaves, dark, near

black foliage, and lovely red flowers. This spectacular sedum adds

drama all season long, well into the fall and is great for attracting

pollinators.

After over 10 years developing Hostas we have a number of wonderful

additions. From the intense powdery blue ‘Tears in Heaven’, to the

extremely ruffled ‘Dancing with Dragons’ and the majestic, large,

‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ there are blue Hostas for everyone. Our

trademark ruffles are well represented with ‘Hope Springs Eternal’,

‘Party Streamers’ and ‘Time in a Bottle’, and for sheer size don’t miss

‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, ‘Terms of Endearment’ (our non-burning ‘Frances

Williams’ upgrade) and ‘Miss America’. This is only a sneak preview,

more exciting hostas are still in the pipeline.

The two new Hibiscus from our breeding program are top notch. The

compact SUMMERIFIC® ‘Edge of Night’ is petite enough to be used

in the mid-section to front of the border, and the near black foliage

is attractive long before the flowers come into play. ‘Inner Glow’ is a

breeding break for Hardy Hibiscus with the lavender halo in the center

of the pink petals.

Three AMAZING DAISIES® Leucanthemum enter the market. Spider-like

‘Spun Silk’ is our tallest Shasta introduction to date, ‘Marshmallow’ a

lovely double with 31/2” flowers on strong stems, and last but not least

is ‘Banana Cream II’, with everything you expect from ‘Banana Cream’

but with higher bud count and more flowers, earlier bloom, and less

vernalization requirements for growers, making it truly an Amazing Daisy.

Hans Hansen, Director of New Plant Development

‘Violet Cascade’ is our darkest cascading Buddleia and a butterfly

magnet, with violet purple flowers similar to a Bridal Veil Spirea. Also of

merit is it has not set seed in 4 years of monitoring for seed production.

And last but not least, we are Mad About Mangave®, and continue to

push the envelope with new and crazy forms and habits of our favorite

succulents. ‘Jabber Jaws’ has folded boat-shaped leaves with soft, nonbiting

teeth, ‘Dreadlocks’ has a profusion of rippled, dark spotted foliage,

and ‘Maverick’ is the ultimate in cool with its flat leaf presentation

and saturation of crimson spots. If you haven’t tried Mangave they

are excellent container plants and collectable among today’s plant

instagramers.

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General Introduction

Walters Gardens Introduction

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Mad About Mangave®

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Landscape Trials Container Trials Production Trials

New Plant Development

Our customers look to us for our exceptional genetics which have proven themselves over the

years, from our distinctive hostas to our fabulous hardy Hibiscus and many others. The top

exclusive genetics from our own hybridizing program and hybridizers worldwide are trialed and

selected for the Proven Winners® line.

Plants in selection first undergo Landscape Trials where they are evaluated against similar new

plant selections and industry standards. Varieties that excel in this category are then moved to

Container Trials for further evaluation and on to Production Trials. At each stage we are looking

for plants that distinguish themselves against other offerings and will benefit our customers and

end consumers.

The New Plant Development Department at Walters Gardens works with aproximately 80 different

genera of plants, amassing more than 500 plant introductions to date. In addition to our own work,

we are constantly evaluating the work of outside breeders for inclusion as well.

We’re Always

Looking for the

1 in 1,000

Plant that

will be the

Difference Maker

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A Native Necessity

Fall Color of Amsonia ‘String Theory’

Amsonia ‘String Theory’

Baptisia ‘Burgundy Blast’

Baptisia ‘Honey Roasted’

Buddleia HUMDINGER® ‘Gold Drop’

Amsonia ‘String Theory’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

AMSSYG1, AMSSY72 (Bluestar) ‘String Theory’ is a compact version of Amsonia hubrichtii. While other Amsonia often display chlorotic leaves, ‘String Theory’

displays healthy dark green leaves throughout the summer. Brilliant fall foliage color ranging from golden yellow to orange. Light periwinkle blue flowers

appear in late spring, later to bloom than ‘Storm Cloud’. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 18-22” — Width: 32-36” — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: LSp - ESu — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Baptisia ‘Burgundy Blast’ PPAF

BAPBUG1, BAPBU72 (False Indigo) A color break for False Indigo! The shade of purple is redder than the typical purple Baptisia. Dark wine purple flowers are

produced over very dark blue-green foliage. Use in place of a shrub in the landscape. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 3-31/2’ — Width: 3-31/2’ — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: LSp - ESu — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Baptisia ‘Honey Roasted’ PPAF

BAPHRG1, BAPHR72 (False Indigo) Long 10” spikes of dark mahogany flowers have bright yellow keels, producing a wonderful bicolor effect. The bushy habit is jampacked

with flowers when it is in bloom early in the growing season. Flowers lighten to yellow as the flowers mature. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 3-31/2’ — Width: 31/2-4’ — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: LSp - ESu — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Buddleia HUMDINGER® ‘Gold Drop’ PPAF

BUDGD30, BUDGD72 (Butterfly Bush) Purple flower panicles are produced all over the dense habit of gold foliage. ‘Gold Drop’ replaces ‘Little Nugget’ in our catalog,

having more golden foliage, a more compact habit, and better floral performance than its predecessor. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 21/2-3’ — Width: 31/2-4’ — Zone: 5-10 — Bloom: MSu - EFa — Size: 30 & 72ct —

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Bush vs. Vining Clematis

Unlike their vining cousins, Bush Clematis are

completely herbaceous and die back to the ground

each year. While they do require some support, they

will not vine within a trellis or grow to the height of

traditional Vining Clematis. Growers who do choose

to grow Bush Clematis will be rewarded with a

longer season of bloom and easier to grow plants.

Clematis ‘Stand by Me’ (left) vs.

Clematis ‘Stand by Me Lavender’ (right)

Clematis ‘Stand By Me Lavender’

No seed set thru 4 years of observation

Buddleia ‘Violet Cascade’

Delphinium ‘Blue Buccaneers’

Photo Courtesy of New Zealand Delphiniums

Echinacea EYE-CATCHER ‘Cardinal Crest’

Buddleia ‘Violet Cascade’ PPAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

BUDVC30, BUDVC72 (Butterfly Bush) ‘Violet Cascade’ has the same cascading habit as the other members of the series, but with deep purple, cascading flowers.

Through 4 years of monitoring for sterility we have not observed seed set – a stand out trait among Buddleia. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 4-41/2’ — Width: 51/2-6’ — Zone: 5-10 — Bloom: MSu - EFa — Size: 30 & 72ct —

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Clematis ‘Stand By Me Lavender’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

CLESLG1 (Bush Clematis) This variety has the same performance as ‘Stand by Me’ but with a lavender shade of flowers to join the original’s blue. Dark purple

buds open to lavender purple, bell-shaped, nodding flowers. Attractive cream thread-like seed heads follow. Broad, green foliage. This plant benefits from

staking, cages, or neighboring plants for support. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 34-38” — Width: 24-36” — Zone: 3-7 — Bloom: LSp - MSu — Size: #1 Grade —

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Delphinium ‘Blue Buccaneers’

DELBC30 (Hybrid Bee Delphinium) Dark electric blue flowers hold black bees on strong flower spires. Since it is from seed, some lighter blues may appear.

Compared to ‘Cobalt Dreams’, ‘Blue Buccaneers’ is more compact, has black bees, and has a more intense blue color. From New Zealand Delphiniums.

Height: 3-5’ — Width: 11/2-2’ — Zone: 3-7 — Bloom: ESu, LSu - EFa — Size: 30ct — S

Echinacea EYE-CATCHER ‘Cardinal Crest’ PPAF

ECHCD30, ECHCD72 (Coneflower) The first true red Echinacea of the EYE-CATCHER Collection! Brilliant red flowers are 31/2” wide with a dark cone center and are

held over well-branched dark green leaves starting in midsummer. ‘Cardinal Crest’ has the most compact habit of the series. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 18-20” — Width: 16-18” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: MSu - LSu — Size: 30 & 72ct —

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Flowers are a massive 73/4” across

Epimedium x o. ‘Rigoletto’

Epimedium ‘Songbirds’

Hemerocallis ‘Persian Ruby’

The size and vigor of ‘Boom Chocolatta’ (left)

compared with industry standard ‘Dark Reiter’ (right)

Epimedium x omeiense ‘Rigoletto’

EPIRI30 (Barrenwort) (aka ‘Akane’) Flowers have deep rose red sepals, orange centers, and creamy white spurs. Bright green, lance-shaped leaves are lightly

spotted with coppery red. A naturally occurring cross between E. acuminatum and E. fangii discovered by Mikinori Ogisu.

Height: 14-16” — Width: 18-20” — Zone: 5-8 — Bloom: MSp - LSp — Size: 30ct — D

Epimedium ‘Songbirds’

EPISO30 (Barrenwort) One of the most floriferous Epimedium selections out there, according to the hybridizer, Tony Avent. Golden yellow flowers have small rose

sepals, although at a glance they appear yellow. Its deep green lance-shaped leaves have some sporadic spotting. This variety is a season extender: it flowers later

than other offerings and has the longest inflorescence of any we offer. A beautiful choice for dry shade.

Height: 16-18” — Width: 26-30” — Zone: 5-8 — Bloom: MSp - LSp — Size: 30ct — D

Geranium pratense ‘Boom Chocolatta’ PP32025

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

GERBO20, GERBO72 (Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill) New to Proven Winners®. G. pratense hybrid with rich, dark bronze leaves and an upright habit. Blue-purple

flowers cover the top of the habit. Compared to older genetics, this plant is more vigorous and has a very refined habit. All propagation prohibited. Proven

Winners® label and container required.

Height: 24-26” — Width: 28-30” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: ESu - LSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hemerocallis ‘Persian Ruby’

HMPERG1, HMPERG2 (Daylily) (Trimmer) Deep purplish red, spoon-shaped flowers are massive—nearly 8” across. The large green throat is a nice contrast to the

dark petals. Compared to the popular ‘Ruby Spider’, flowers are more purple in color. High bud count.

AHS Characteristics: Early Midseason Bloomer, Rebloomer, Extended Bloomer, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid

Height: 30” — Width: 18-24” — Bloom Size: 73/4” — Zones: 3-9 — Size: #1 & #2 Grade — D

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Geranium p. ‘Boom Chocolatta’


‘Evening Gown’ (left) has more puckered, ruffled foliage

with a glossier sheen than ‘Black Pearl’ (right), which is

more of a matte black

Heuchera DRESSED UP ‘Evening Gown’

Matte black foliage is the darkest to date

Hibiscus ‘Inner Glow’

Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® ‘Edge of Night’

Heuchera DRESSED UP ‘Evening Gown’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

HEUEG20, HEUEG72 (Coral Bells) Huge 6”, glossy black leaves have ruffled margins and form a substantial mounded habit. Best color and performance in

part shade. Substantial flower scapes hold pink buds that open to white flowers. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 12-14” — Scape: 18-20” — Width: 20-24” — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hibiscus ‘Inner Glow’ PPAF

HIBIGG1, HIBIG72 (Rose Mallow) A unique flower pattern that you wouldn’t expect on a Hardy Hibiscus! Rich rose pink flowers have a lavender purple halo at the

centers. Dissected, olive green leaves. Leaf color and flower performance are best in full sun. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 4‘ — Width: 4’ — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: MSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® ‘Edge of Night’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

HIBENG1, HIBEN72 (Rose Mallow) At only 3-31/2‘ tall, this is our most compact Hibiscus to date. 7-8” bubblegum pink flowers have dark pink veining. Jet black

foliage is the darkest we’ve seen on a Hibiscus. Compared to ‘Evening Rose’, this has darker foliage, a more compact habit, and brighter pink flowers. Best

color and performance will be in full sun. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 3-31/2‘ — Width: 4-41/2’ — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: MSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Hot New Hostas to Consider

AHS Medium (11-18” tall)

AHS Large (19-28” tall)

AHS Giant (more than 29” tall)

‘Dancing with Dragons’, ‘Party Streamers’, ‘Tears in Heaven’, ‘Time in a Bottle’,

‘Hope Springs Eternal’, ‘Miss America’

‘Drop-dead Gorgeous’, ‘Terms of Endearment’, ‘Twin Cities’, ‘Wind beneath My Winds’

Hosta ‘Dancing with Dragons’

What you get when you order Hosta through

Walters Gardens:

‣ Choice of over 100 different varieties of Hosta including cutting edge new

cultivars

‣ Product that is cleaned and sorted with the goal of delivering uniform,

healthy product

‣ Plants tested and determined free of 8 common viruses that frequently

affect Hosta

• Arabis Mosaic Virus (ArMV)

• Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV)

• Hosta Virus X (HVX)

• Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV)

• Tobacco Ringspot Virus (TRSV)

• Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV)

• Tomato Ringspot Virus (ToRSV)

• Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

Hosta ‘Drop-dead Gorgeous’

Hosta ‘Party Streamers’

Hosta ‘Dancing with Dragons’ PP32040

HSDWD20, HSDWD72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) Heart-shaped leaves have margins that are heavily rippled and give the hosta an overall wavy appearance.

This variety holds its beautiful blue color throughout the season. Near white flowers in late summer. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 18” / M — Scape: 25-33” — Width: 43” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hosta ‘Drop-dead Gorgeous’ PPAF

HSDDG20, HSDDG72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) Large, ovate leaves have green centers with brightly contrasting yellow margins. The margins are heavily

rippled and give the leaves a lightly wavy overall effect. White flowers in midsummer. A showy specimen for the shade! Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 30” / G — Scape: 28-41” — Width: 86” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hosta ‘Party Streamers’ PPAF

HSPAS20, HSPAS72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) ‘Party Streamers’ has a mounding habit of long, narrow, wiggly yellow leaves. Its rapid growth rate means you

won’t have to wait long to see it come to maturity. Deep purple flowers in mid to late summer. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 12” / M — Scape: 29-36” — Width: 31” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu - LSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Miss America’

Hosta ‘Tears in Heaven’

Hosta ‘Terms of Endearment’

Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

HSHSE72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) Heart-shaped, blue horizontal leaves have a crisp creamy white margin. Incredible ruffling on the leaves undulates

all the way to the pointed tips. Near white flowers in midsummer. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 22” / L — Scape: 24-32” — Width: 47” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 72ct —

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Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Miss America’ PP32068 CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

HSMIA72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) A majestic, variegated large hosta. Medium green, heart-shaped leaves have white centers and light green

intermediate streaking between the center and margin. Near white, tubular flowers have a lavender pattern in the center of the petals and are borne on

thick, upright, tall stems. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 19” / L — Scape: 55-61” — Width: 55” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: ESu - MSu — Size: 72ct —

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Hosta ‘Tears in Heaven’ PPAF

HSTIH20, HSTIH72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) A cascading blue hosta with an upright habit that is unique among other hosta in its color category. Ruffled, wedgeshaped

leaves hold their color late into the season. Pale lavender flowers have a darker lavender pattern on center of petals. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 15” / M — Scape: 12-24” — Width: 15” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hosta ‘Terms of Endearment’ PPAF

HSTOE20, HSTOE72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) A beautiful blue hosta with a non-burning yellow margin! Blue-green, moderately corrugated leaves have

smooth margins. White flowers in early to midsummer. An improvement on the classic Hosta ‘Frances Williams’. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 29” / G — Scape: 25-36” — Width: 66” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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The flowers of ‘Time in a Bottle’ do not open,

causing them to last longer than typical

Hosta blooms

Hosta ‘Time in a Bottle’

Hosta ‘Twin Cities’

Hosta ‘Wind beneath My Wings’

Iris p. ‘Shiryukyo’ (‘Purple Dragon’s Valley’)

Hosta ‘Time in a Bottle’ PPAF

HSTIB20, HSTIB72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) This hosta boasts narrow yellow leaves that are moderately wavy. Throughout the summer, the yellow leaves

become more chartreuse. Deep purple flowers contrast with its foliage when it blooms in late summer. A unique feature of the flowers is that they do not open—

meaning the flowers stay on the stems and last longer. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 12” / M — Scape: 16-24” — Width: 36” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hosta ‘Twin Cities’

HSTWC20, HSTWC72 (Soules Garden) A reverse sport of ‘St. Paul’ and a tetraploid form of ‘Paul’s Glory’. Thick, blue-green leaves have wide, 2” chartreuse margins

that mature to gold and produce an upright, spreading clump. Light lavender flowers are produced in early to midsummer.

Height: 32” / G — Scape: 40” — Width: 60-64” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Hosta ‘Wind beneath My Wings’ PPAF

HSWBW20, HSWBW72 (Hansen/Walters Gardens, Inc.) A large majestic blue hosta that’s a perfect addition to the shade garden! ‘Wind beneath My Wings’ has an

incredibly large, spreading habit of heart-shaped, ruffled blue leaves. Pale lavender flowers appear in midsummer. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 30” / G — Scape: 26-43” — Width: 79” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Iris pseudata ‘Shiryukyo’ (‘Purple Dragon’s Valley’)

IRPSHG1 (Pseudata Iris) This midseason to late season bloomer produces reddish purple standards with a deep purple marking that outlines the bright yellow signal

above dark green foliage. We’ve observed this iris to be very vigorous.

Height: 45-54” — Width: 48” — Zone: 4-9 — Bloom: ESu — Size: #1 Grade — D

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Limited Supply

Pseudata Iris are a cross between Iris pseudocorus and Iris ensata (“pseudata” is a combination of both names). Iris pseudata creates the best

of both species—the hybrid vigor, the higher bud count, color blend, eye signals, a longer season of bloom, and the plants are sterile and do not

seed around.


Refreshed AMAZING DAISIES® Collection

Earlier bloomtime of ‘Banana Cream II’ (front)

compared with the original ‘Banana Cream’ (back)

The new and improved ‘Banana Cream’!

Leucanthemum s. AMAZING DAISIES® ‘Banana Cream II’

Flowers are a whopping 41/2” wide!

Leucanthemum s. AMAZING DAISIES® ‘Marshmallow’

Leucanthemum s. AMAZING DAISIES® ‘Spun Silk’

Leucanthemum superbum AMAZING DAISIES® ‘Banana Cream II’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

LEUB230, LEUB272 (Shasta Daisy) An improvement on the classic ‘Banana Cream’. Just like the original, flower buds are lemon yellow and eventually

brighten to creamy white. Improvements include being more floriferous, holding the yellow color longer, a more appealing habit, and earlier to start

flowering. Growers will love that the vernalization week requirements are much shorter—we recommend 4-6 weeks for best performance, although we have

observed flowering without vernalization. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 20-24” — Width: 20-22” — Zone: 5-9 — Bloom: ESu - LSu — Size: 30 & 72ct —

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Leucanthemum superbum AMAZING DAISIES® ‘Marshmallow’ PPAF CPBRAF

LEUMR30, LEUMR72 (Shasta Daisy) ‘Marshmallow’ has a puffy look just like the sweet treat. Large, 31/2” fully double, bright white flowers absolutely cover

the medium-sized habit. Growers will love the low vernalization requirements: we recommend 4-6 weeks for best performance, although we have observed

flowering without vernalization. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 18-20” — Width: 20-22” — Zone: 5-9 — Bloom: ESu - LSu — Size: 30 & 72ct —

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Leucanthemum superbum AMAZING DAISIES® ‘Spun Silk’ PPAF CPBRAF

LEUSP30, LEUSP72 (Shasta Daisy) Like the beautifully intricate creations of arachnids, ‘Spun Silk’ brings a wild new look to the classic Shasta Daisy. Narrow

petals with fringed edges create the “spider” look, with the 41/2” graceful white flowers topping a medium-sized habit. ‘Spun Silk’ requires vernalization to

bloom; we recommend 6-8 weeks minimum. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 22-24” — Width: 20-22” — Zone: 5-9 — Bloom: ESu - LSu — Size: 30 & 72ct —

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Brand New Bee Balm that are Worth the Buzz

Monarda ‘Leading Lady Amethyst’

Monarda ‘Leading Lady Pink’

Monarda ‘Leading Lady Razzberry’

Monarda ‘Electric Neon Purple’

Monarda Leading Lady Series

(Bee Balm) Bee Balm typically bloom in midsummer, but the Leading Lady series leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more

compact clump than other Bee Balm. This variety typically blooms from early summer (first week of June in Michigan) into midsummer and grows just a foot

tall. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 10-14” — Width: 22-28” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: ESu - MSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Monarda ‘Leading Lady Amethyst’ PPAF CPBRAF

MONLA20, MONLA72 Light amethyst purple flowers with darker interior spots on its petals.

Monarda 'Leading Lady Pink’ PPAF CPBRAF

MONPI20, MONPI72 Bright pink flowers with lighter interiors that clearly show off the spots on its petals.

Monarda 'Leading Lady Razzberry’ PPAF CPBRAF

MONRZ20, MONRZ72 Bright raspberry purple flowers on dark green leaves that have a purple cast and dark bracts.

Monarda ‘Electric Neon Purple’ PPAF

MONEP20, MONEP72 (Bee Balm) A new color for the Electric Neon series! 3”, bright fuchsia purple flowers are produced over a medium-sized habit of deep green

leaves. Excellent resistance to common foliar diseases such as powdery mildew. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 22-24” — Width: 28-30” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: MSu - LSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Premier Introduction for 2021-2022


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Leading Lady Series

Average Size: 10-14” tall by 22-28” wide

Blooms: Early to midsummer

NEW! - ‘Leading Lady Amethyst’

‘Leading Lady Orchid’

NEW! - ‘Leading Lady Pink’

‘Leading Lady Plum’

NEW! - ‘Leading Lady Razzberry’

Electric Neon Series

Average Size: 22-24” tall by 28-30” wide

Blooms: Mid to late summer

‘Electric Neon Coral’

‘Electric Neon Pink’

NEW! - ‘Electric Neon Purple’

Pardon My Series

Average Size: 14-18” tall by 22-28” wide

Blooms: Mid to late summer

‘Pardon My Cerise’

NEW! - ‘Pardon My Lavender II’

‘Pardon My Pink’

‘Pardon My Purple’

NEW! - ‘Pardon My Rose’

Monarda d. ‘Pardon My Lavender II’

Monarda d. ‘Pardon My Rose’

Monarda didyma Pardon My Series

(Bee Balm) No room for the tall, bushy, traditional Bee Balm in your garden? Here is a compact selection that’s easy to tuck into the front of your sunny

border and combination containers. Reaching just a little over a foot tall at maturity, this compact selection forms a bushy, well-branched clump of medium

green, semi-glossy foliage. Slightly running, but controlled and refined habit. Though the plant may be smaller, the flowers are the same size as taller

selections, measuring a full 21/2-3” across. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 14-18” — Width: 22-28” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: MSu - LSu — Size: 20 & 72ct —

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Monarda didyma ‘Pardon My Lavender II’ PPAF CPBRAF

MONL220, MONL272 An improvement on the original, ‘Pardon My Lavender II’ replaces ‘Pardon My Lavender’ in the catalog. Compared to the original, this

has more vigor, is more polished, and has better disease resistance. Lavender purple flowers sit just at the top of the foliage.

Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Rose’ PPAF CPBRAF

MONRO20, MONRO72 Intense rose pink flowers sit just at the top of the foliage.

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Exceptional Mildew Resistance

Phlox ‘Opening Act Romance’

Phlox p. LUMINARY ‘Backlight’

Nepeta ‘Picture Purrfect’

Sedum ‘Night Light’

Sedum ‘Rosy Cheeks’

Nepeta ‘Picture Purrfect’ PPAF

NEPPPG1, NEPPP72 (Catmint) Similar compact height to ‘Kitten Around’ but has a much broader habit and blooms about two weeks earlier. Compared to the

Nepeta faassenii varieties, the blue purple flowers are noticeably larger and a more blue tone than average. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 10-12” — Width: 22-24” — Zone: 3-8 — Bloom: ESu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Phlox ‘Opening Act Romance’ PPAF CPBRAF

PHLORG1, PHLOR72 (Hybrid Phlox) Low-wide habit that’s nearly dome-like, with rich lavender pink flowers that have a small white halo at the centers. Like

the rest of the series, this variety blooms 2-3 weeks earlier than Tall Garden Phlox and is mildew and disease resistant. ‘Opening Act Romance’ blooms later

(1-2 weeks) than ‘Opening Act Ultrapink’. Spreads slowly by stolons. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

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Height: 20-22” — Width: 32-36” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: ESu - LSu — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

Phlox paniculata LUMINARY ‘Backlight’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

PHLBAG1, PHLBA72 (Tall Garden Phlox) Joining the other members of the LUMINARY Collection, ‘Backlight’ brings a highly sought-after flower color. Pure

white flowers are produced in well-defined panicles at the top of a perfect habit. The dark green leaves resist mildew that often plagues Tall Garden Phlox,

even in hot, humid conditions. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

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Height: 28-30” — Width: 20-24” — Zone: 3-8 — Bloom: MSu - LSu — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct — C

Sedum ‘Night Light’ PPAF

SEDNLG1, SEDNL72 (Stonecrop) ‘Night Light’ produces deep olive green leaves on dark purple stems that hold clusters of light yellow flowers. Mature flowers have

blush tones. ‘Night Light’ has stocky stems and holds its dome-like shape late in the season. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 22-26” — Width: 30-36” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Sedum ‘Rosy Cheeks’ PPAF

Limited Supply

SEDROG1 (Stonecrop) In early summer, bicolor foliage display both green and purple tones over a compact, dome-shaped habit. Rich purple buds explode open to

bright rosy pink flowers and retains its domed shape even after it flowers. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 8-10” — Width: 20-24” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade —

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Stand-Up Sedum for the Landscape

Garnet red flowers of

‘Back in Black’ appear in fall.

The fall-blooming blush pink buds

and cream flowers of ‘Tiramisu’.

One of our best through 10+ years of evaluations

Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Back in Black’

Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Coraljade’

Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Tiramisu’

Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Back in Black’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

SEDBLG1, SEDBL72 (Stonecrop) New to the ROCK ‘N GROW® collection comes an upright Sedum with near black leaves. Enjoy the dark leaf foliage

throughout the summer, and when late summer rolls around, flowers with deep garnet red centers and cream petals will appear. Great for adding a dark

color to the middle of the border! All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 20-24” — Width: 26-30” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Coraljade’ PPAF CPBRAF

SEDCJG1, SEDCJ72 (Stonecrop) A perfect counterpart to ‘Lemonjade’ with the same rich green foliage, but instead of yellow flowers, the citron green buds

bloom soft coral pink. A beautiful mix of green and coral when both buds and flowers are present. It holds its beautiful dome of flowers well even when other

Stonecrop lodge. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 16-18” — Width: 28-30” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Sedum ROCK ‘N GROW® ‘Tiramisu’ PPAF CPBRAF

SEDTIG1, SEDTI72 (Stonecrop) Through most of the summer, bronze leaves form a wide, dome-shaped habit. In late summer to early fall, tiny clusters of blush

pink buds open to cream flowers. ‘Tiramisu’ passed our stringent multi-year trials by not lodging, maintaining its beautiful shape all the way to the end of the

season. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 18-20” — Width: 30-32” — Zone: 3-9 — Bloom: LSu - EFa — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Spigelia m. ‘Ragin Cajun’

Veronica ‘Purple Leia’

Spigelia marilandica ‘Ragin Cajun’

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

SPIRCG1 (Indian Pinks) ‘Little Redhead’ quickly became one of the most popular additions to our catalog, and we expect similar interest in ‘Ragin Cajun’. Compared

to ‘Little Redhead’ which is a deep red, ‘Ragin Cajun’ has orange red flowers, has more of a rounded habit, and is more floriferous. Attracts pollinators like

hummingbirds and is a native woodland perennial, although it grows well in both sun and shade. From Tony Avent from Plant Delights Nursery.

Height: 20-24” — Width: 20-24” — Zone: 5b-9 — Bloom: LSp - MSu — Size: #1 Grade — TC

Veronica ‘Purple Leia’ PPAF

VERPRG1, VERPR72 (Speedwell) ‘Purple Leia’ joins ‘Blue Skywalker’ and ‘Lavender Lightsaber’ except with rosy purple flowers covering the top half of a columnar,

upright habit. Try this perennial in narrow spaces needing height, such as small city gardens or narrow borders. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 28-30” — Width: 18-20” — Zone: 4-8 — Bloom: ESu - MSu — Size: #1 Grade, 72ct —

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Ornamental Grasses

A vigorous, gold-leaved Pennisetum that doesn’t burn in full sun

Carex Feather Falls

Pennisetum a. PRAIRIE WINDS® ‘Lemon Squeeze’

Carex Feather Falls (‘ET CRX01’ PP26199)

CARFF30, CARF72 (Variegated Sedge) A vigorous new sedge that stays attractive all season. Narrow variegated leaves have dark green centers and cream margins.

The cascading habit is perfect for a container — in the ground, it will have a wider habit as the leaves will spread outward. From Exceptio. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 14-18” — Width: 36-48” — Zone: 5-9 — Size: 30 & 72ct — T

Pennisetum alopecuroides PRAIRIE WINDS® ‘Lemon Squeeze’ PPAF CPBRAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

PENLS30, PENLS72 (Fountain Grass) One of the best for vigor that we’ve seen in gold-leafed Pennisetum with absolutely no burning in the sun. Copper

panicles appear above the foliage in midsummer. From Brent Horvath. All propagation prohibited. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 3-31/2’ — Width: 4-41/2’ — Zone: 5-9 — Bloom: EFa — Size: 30 & 72ct — D

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Tropicals

Digiplexis ‘Falcon Fire’

Digiplexis ‘Flamingo’

Digiplexis ‘Rising Phoenix’

Digiplexis ‘Falcon Fire’ PPAF

Premier Introduction for 2021-2022

DIGFF72 (Tender Foxglove) Deep pink flowers with mango orange interiors are produced on sturdy flower spikes. Rich, dark green leaves form a large foliar canopy

underneath the flowers. Compared to ‘Berry Canary’, the overall color is more orange. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 36-42” — Width: 16-18” — Zone: 8 — Bloom: LSp - MFa — Size: 72ct —

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Digiplexis ‘Flamingo’ PPAF

DIGFL72 (Tender Foxglove) Digiplexis, a hybrid between hardy Digitalis and tender Isoplexis, is prized for its incredibly long bloom power, flowering from spring to

frost. Tall spikes of rosy pink flowers are produced over a basal rosette of glossy, dark green foliage. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 32-36” — Width: 16-18” — Zone: 8 — Bloom: LSp - MFa — Size: 72ct —

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Digiplexis ‘Rising Phoenix’ PPAF

DIGRP72 (Tender Foxglove) Deep raspberry pink flowers have light peach interiors and are held on dark stems. Compared to ‘Berry Canary’, ‘Rising Phoenix’ has

flowers that are a darker, richer shade of pink. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 32-36” — Width: 20-24” — Zone: 8 — Bloom: LSp - MFa — Size: 72ct —

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Fragaria ananassa BERRIED TREASURE® Pink

FRABP72 (Everbearing Strawberry) Best shown off in containers to

display their snack-sized, highly flavorful fruit. Since these are day

length neutral, you can enjoy their semi-double flowers in addition to

their tasty fruit. Semi-double, pink flowers. From ABZ Seeds. Plants for

finished production only. Proven Winners® label and container required.

Height: 12-16” — Width: 18-24” — Zone: 4-8

Blooms: ESu - LSu — Size: 72ct — S

Fragaria a. BERRIED TREASURE® Pink

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Succulents

AGAVES,

MANGAVES,

GOTTA HAVE-SIES.

Why Mangavé?

An intergeneric hybrid, Mangave inherits the best of its parents. Agave lends

durability and large, architectural form. Manfreda gives unique coloring and spotting,

faster growth, as well as softer spines that make them easy to handle.

Manfreda

+

Agave

=

Mangavé

Mangave

Agave

Finishes a 1 Qt container in 8-14 wks (depending on variety)

Finishes a 1 Qt container in 14-16 wks (depending on variety)

Succulent shipping

as early as

February 28, 2022

Weather is often the determining

factor for when we are able

to ship our tender succulent

perennials. Based on our past

experiences and success with

packaging of tender plants, we

are confident we can move this

date forward and supply your

succulent needs earlier.

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Agave s. ‘Black Widow’ Mangave ‘Dreadlocks’

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Agave schidigera ‘Black Widow’

AGABW72 (Century Plant) The white “hairs” of this succulent are reminiscent of the fine texture of a spider’s web. Spiky, sword-like leaves are green, long, white

fibers lining the margin. Forms a compact, symmetrical habit.

Height: 12-16” — Width: 18-22” — Zone: 8b-10 — Size: 72ct — T

Mangave ‘Dreadlocks’ PPAF — MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection

MAGDL72 (Mangave) The waviest leaf margin of any MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® to date. Dark green leaves are heavily peppered in mahogany spots (most

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concentrated at the center of the leaf). The relatively low, arching habit is perfect for framing containers. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 10-12” — Width: 36-40” — Zone: 9-11 — Size: 72ct —

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Mangave ‘Jabber Jaws’

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Mangave ‘Maverick’

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Mangave ‘Pineapple Punch’

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Mangave ‘Thunderbird’

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Mangave ‘Jabber Jaws’ PPAF — MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection

MAGJJ72 (Mangave) Deeply folded concave leaves with prominent marginal teeth are on full display on medium green leaves. Well-defined burgundy spots

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dot the long, narrow leaves. A mid-size variety perfect for being the focal point in containers. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 12-14” — Width: 16-20” — Zone: 9-11 — Size: 72ct —

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Mangave ‘Maverick’ PPAF — MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection

MAGMA72 (Mangave) A true maverick, this unique and showy plant bucks what you’d think of for a succulent! Long, sword-like leaves form an upright

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rosette. Intense burgundy spots almost completely cover the blue-green leaves. The color is best when exposed to direct UV light. Asexual propagation

prohibited.

Height: 8” — Width: 12-14” — Zone: 9-11 — Size: 72ct —

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Mangave ‘Pineapple Punch’ PPAF — MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection

MAGPI72 (Mangave) This sport of ‘Pineapple Express’ has a similar habit of long, rigid leaves like the original, but with beautiful wide yellow margins. Red

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spots cover the leaves and are more pronounced in full sun, causing the yellow margins to appear have a glowing orange cast. Asexual propagation

prohibited.

Height: 14-16” — Width: 22-26” — Zone: 9-10 — Size: 72ct —

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Mangave ‘Thunderbird’ PPAF — MAD ABOUT MANGAVE® Collection

MAGTH72 (Mangave) This smaller sized succulent has thick, flat leaves that are almost completely covered with dark red spots for eye-catching appeal. The

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leaves form an upright, refined rosette—perfect for growers looking for ease of shipping. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Height: 8-12” — Width: 10-12” — Zone: 9-11 — Size: 72ct —

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