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New plants for your garden are like new technology - you've got to have them! Here are some top new introductions available from Ball Seed.

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  1. 1. BILL CALKINS – bcalkins@ballhort.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>CALIBRACHOA: Colorful blooms and tons of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Calibrachoa has one of the highest sell-through rates of any garden plant. </li></ul><ul><li>The new Can-Can series includes the most unique colors available. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to hang calibrachoa baskets in high-traffic spots to maximize sales. </li></ul>TIP: Go bigger than usual and charge for it! Can-Can ® Terracotta Calibrachoa
  3. 3. TIP: Group all calibrachoa by color, not series. Can-Can ® Rose Star Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double Pink Calibrachoa
  4. 4. <ul><li>DELPHINIUM: Blue flowers draw customers. </li></ul><ul><li>Gardeners love blue flowers and will pay a premium for them. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Spurless” flowers actually look up instead of down, encouraging the sale. </li></ul><ul><li>A premium item when sold with blooms in one-gallon and larger pots. </li></ul>Diamonds Blue Delphinium TIP: Put some into decorative pots for grab-and-go sales.
  5. 5. <ul><li>GAZANIA: Daisy-shaped flowers are HOT. </li></ul><ul><li>Rookie and casual gardeners are drawn to familiar flower forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Gazanias come in a great color range with plenty of unique patterns and stripes. </li></ul><ul><li>Gazanias display well in 6-8 inch deco pots as balcony and small-space decorations. </li></ul>Diamonds Blue Delphinium TIP: Promote as decorations for summer parties. New Day Clear Orange Gazania
  6. 6. <ul><li>ANGELONIA: WOW color beats the heat. </li></ul><ul><li>Angelonia’s unique, dainty blooms are some of the toughest around. </li></ul><ul><li>Angelonia thrives in even the hottest weather, creating a mass of color. </li></ul><ul><li>Serena and AngelMist angelonia are two of your top picks for summer promotions. </li></ul>AngelMist ® Purple Stripe Angelonia Serena ® Angelonia TIP: Make angelonia a “staff pick” to inspire confidence.
  7. 7. <ul><li>GOMPHRENA: A sure bet in home landscapes. </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for your display beds. </li></ul><ul><li>Hot pink flowers tipped with bright yellow grab consumer attention. </li></ul><ul><li>This landscape superstar is vigorous and drought-tolerant. </li></ul>Fireworks Gomphrena TIP: Six-inch and larger pots really encourage retail flower power.
  8. 8. CRAZY COLORS FOR SHADE! Unique, color-changing coleus and patterned iresine are livening up dark spaces. Versa™ Burgundy to Green Coleus Versa™ Rose to Lime Coleus Blazin’ Rose & Blazin’ Lime Iresine
  9. 9. <ul><li>PETUNIA </li></ul><ul><li>Debonair and Sophistica petunias feature never-seen-before colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Dusty rose tones and lime bicolors are perfect for “garden decorators”. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent garden performance was recorded at field trials across North America. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re profitable items for your premium annual department. </li></ul><ul><li>BLACK PETUNIAS! </li></ul><ul><li>Black Velvet, Phantom and Pinstripe have taken gardens and patio pots by storm. </li></ul>Debonair Dusty Rose Petunia Phantom Petunia Soleil Petunia Phantom Petunia Black Velvet Petunia TIP: Promote unique colors by placing them in prime locations in your annuals department.
  10. 10. Debonair Dusty Rose Petunia Phantom Petunia Phantom Petunia TIP: Some begonias double as houseplants – promote this benefit! <ul><li>BEGONIAS </li></ul><ul><li>New begonia breeding is producing exciting new plants! </li></ul><ul><li>Unique foliage and bloom forms attract attention. </li></ul><ul><li>One-of-a-kind flower colors add excitement to shady spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Great in premium combos and baskets, new begonias are retail stars. </li></ul>Million Kisses Elegance Begonia Sherbet Bon Bon Begonia
  11. 11. Debonair Dusty Rose Petunia Phantom Petunia Phantom Petunia TIP: A “blended” look adds perceived value – price accordingly! <ul><li>2.0 MULTILINERS </li></ul><ul><li>MixMaster & Trixi 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Blended combos are the look today’s home gardener wants! </li></ul><ul><li>Baskets and 6-inch pots will ensure customer success. </li></ul><ul><li>Combo colors and varieties selected from hundreds during ongoing trials. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fiesta™ Sparkler Orange Double Impatiens <ul><li>DOUBLE IMPATIENS: SHOW-STOPPING BLOOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant, rose-like blooms for the shade. </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of solids and bicolors means there’s something for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal premium annuals for your high-traffic areas. </li></ul>TIP: Offer a variety of sizes – gallons and larger deco pots create high perceived value.
  13. 13. Zahara ® Mix Zinnia <ul><li>ZINNIAS: BIGGER BLOOMS, BRIGHTER COLORS </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers that shout “Buy me!” </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning varieties in national trials. </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant colors send customers straight to your register. </li></ul>Double Zahara™ Cherry & Fire Zinnia TIP: Promote low-care personality to rookie and casual gardeners.
  14. 14. Matrix ® Pansy <ul><li>TORENIA: REBIRTH OF A SHADE SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>Colors are getting more bold. </li></ul><ul><li>Shady gardens and patios are increasingly common and requests for shade plants are sure to grow. </li></ul><ul><li>Position as a value item in large color bowls and window boxes. </li></ul>Taishan ® Gold African Marigold TIP: Think outside the pack! Try torenia in various containers. Kauai Deep Blue Torenia
  15. 15. <ul><li>Vinca: Performance for all landscapes. </li></ul><ul><li>Vinca performs from north to south and east to west. </li></ul><ul><li>Vinca has proven itself a warrior in the landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>When the temps go up, vincas just keep producing. </li></ul><ul><li>Soleil Petunia: Thrives on one glass of water a week. </li></ul><ul><li>This is not your typical petunia. </li></ul><ul><li>Soleil is tough enough to promote alongside your succulents. </li></ul><ul><li>Soleil rewards lazy gardeners with a show of small pink blooms when stressed. </li></ul>TIP: Group your selection of low-water-needs plants to encourage multiple-unit sales. Titan™ Bubble Gum Mix Vinca Soleil Petunia Mediterranean Peach XP & White Trailing Vinca
  16. 16. PowWow™ White Echinacea Mystic Spires Blue Salvia Voltage™ Yellow Osteospermum
  17. 17. TIP: Create a shade garden destination in your store – more than just a “Shade” sign. Include every- thing you sell that performs well in the shade – annuals, perennials and ornamental trees and shrubs. Fusion ™ Peach Frost Patchwork ™ Peach Prism <ul><li>Fusion™ Impatiens: THE tropical look for shade gardens. </li></ul><ul><li>The first yellow impatiens on the market. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, tropical-looking flowers attract garden decorators. </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion combines non-stop blooming with heat and humidity tolerance. </li></ul><ul><li>Patchwork™ Impatiens: High-impact shade baskets and patio pots. </li></ul><ul><li>Huge blooms and dark green foliage are showstoppers in baskets. </li></ul><ul><li>Patchwork spreads and trailing up to two feet. </li></ul><ul><li>This shade-lover produces one-of-a-kind flowers all season long. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Dazzler ® Red Impatiens Fusion ™ Glow Fiesta ™ Sunrise Red Double Impatiens Impreza ™ Watercolor Mix Impatiens
  19. 19. <ul><li>Coleus: Awesome varieties for shade and sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Coleus offers some of the most unique color palettes of any plant. </li></ul><ul><li>The newest varieties of coleus attract the most attention at retail. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on the leading edge with Henna, Redhead and Wasabi. </li></ul>Henna Coleus Electric Lime ® Coleus Redhead Coleus TIP: Display beds and premade designer combos will help inspire your customers to get creative with unique foliage varieties. Wasabi Coleus
  20. 20. <ul><li>Ornamental Millet: Replace the Spike! </li></ul><ul><li>Ornamental millet grows up to 3 feet tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Adds pizzazz to any sun-loving mixed combination. </li></ul><ul><li>Strap-shaped leaves and thick plumes appeal to gardeners in search of something different. </li></ul>Purple Baron Ornamental Millet
  21. 21. Twisted Arrows Juncus Twisted Dart ® Juncus Blue Chalk Senecio
  22. 22. Breathless ® Blush & White Euphorbia Verde and Limón Talinum
  23. 23. Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus
  24. 24. Purple Knight Alternanthera Trusty Rusty Coleus Silver Falls Dichondra Fanfare ® Spreading Impatiens Super Elfin ® Impatiens Lucky ™ Lantana Aztec ® Verbena Super Elfin ® Impatiens
  25. 25. Aztec ® Verbena Lucky ™ Lantana Fanfare ® Spreading Impatiens Purple Knight Alternanthera
  26. 26. <ul><li>Ornamental Pepper </li></ul><ul><li>Darker varieties create tons of visual interest to containers and garden beds. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers love the cool little glossy black peppers. </li></ul><ul><li>Black Pearl is an All-America Selections winner so you know it is going to perform. </li></ul>Black Pearl Purple Flash
  27. 27. <ul><li>Lim ón Talinum </li></ul><ul><li>Lime green plants are trendy. </li></ul><ul><li>Talinum Limón is extremely tough, thriving in heat and drought. </li></ul><ul><li>Limón also serves double duty as a fun fresh or dried garden cut flower. </li></ul>Limón Talinum
  28. 28. <ul><li>Spilanthes Peek-A-Boo </li></ul><ul><li>The olive-shaped, golden yellow flowers look a lot like little eyeballs – kids love them! </li></ul><ul><li>Spilanthes is becoming a gourmet edible, creating a numbing sensation that feels like electricity in your mouth. Give it a try! </li></ul>Peek-A-Boo Spilanthes
  29. 29. <ul><li>PowWow ™ Wild Berry Echinacea: Flower power FROM SEED. </li></ul><ul><li>Echinacea is a “top five” perennial. </li></ul><ul><li>PowWow brings an abundance of flowers, drought tolerance and exceptional tidiness to the table. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 All-America Selections winner Wild Berry for its terrific, non-fading color show. </li></ul>PowWow ™ Wild Berry Echinacea
  30. 30. <ul><li>Blue Note Scabiosa: Creating blue borders. </li></ul><ul><li>Intense blue blooms highlight this compact new introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Note is ideal for perennial borders, as well as mass plantings. </li></ul><ul><li>This first-year flowering perennial can also be finished quickly for spring and summer sales. </li></ul>Blue Note Scabiosa TIP: Install plenty of perennials in your display gardens, and be sure to label each plant so your customers can easily find them in your perennial department.
  31. 31. <ul><li>SOMBRERO & DOUBLE SCOOP ECHINACEA </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of blooms earlier than other echinaceas. </li></ul><ul><li>Unique color range. </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for premium summer gallon promotions. </li></ul>Blue Note Scabiosa TIP: Install plenty of perennials in your display gardens, and be sure to label each plant so your customers can easily find them in your perennial department. Sombrero Hot Coral Echinacea Double Scoop Raspberry Echinacea
  32. 32. <ul><li>Big Top Gold Heuchera: Impressive garden display. </li></ul><ul><li>This three-color series has the largest leaves and largest blooms on the market. </li></ul><ul><li>Big Top shows cream-colored flowers from April to May and foliage as big as 8 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for display beds showing customers their amazing attributes. </li></ul>Big Top Gold Heuchera
  33. 33. <ul><li>Expression Hydrangea: </li></ul><ul><li>Double Flowers stand at attention. </li></ul><ul><li>This reblooming variety has double pink-to-blue mophead flowers that stay upright . </li></ul><ul><li>With deadheading, Expression will rebloom in the summer and fall. </li></ul>Double Delights ™ Expression Hydrangea
  34. 34. <ul><li>Flutterby Petite Butterfly Bush: The FIRST series of groundcover buddleia. </li></ul><ul><li>This low-water-needs series is remarkable in small garden spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunshine Daydream Abelia: Limitless uses for garden designers. </li></ul><ul><li>Neat growth habit and orange/red/bronze foliage under white-to-pink flowers draw attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunshine Daydream is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts butterflies and works well in container gardens, patio pots and as a foundation plant. </li></ul>Flutterby Petite ™ Blue Heaven Buddleia Sunshine Daydream Abelia
  35. 35. <ul><li>Mona Lavender Plectranthus: The ultimate garden mum companion. </li></ul><ul><li>Fuzzy, dark foliage and orchid-like mini purple blooms looks excellent in the Fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Mona Lavender is perfect for large pots and baskets. </li></ul><ul><li>The upright habit also makes this plant a fun component in Fall combinations. </li></ul>Mona Lavender Plectranthus TIP: Advertise these products and encourage customers to make ANOTHER trip to your store each year.
  36. 36. <ul><li>COOL WAVE PANSIES: </li></ul><ul><li>THE cure for Spring fever. </li></ul><ul><li>True trailing pansies ideal for baskets and combos. </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on Wave brand recognition. </li></ul><ul><li>All new breeding! </li></ul>Voltage Yellow Osteospermum
  37. 37. Shock Wave ® Denim Spreading Petunia Easy Wave ® Opposites Attract Mix Spreading Petunia
  38. 38. Sorbet ® Yellow Blotch & Blue Blotch XP Viola Matrix Coastal Sunrise Mix Pansy
  39. 39. Juliet ™ Orange Diascia Romeo ™ Bright Pink Basket Diascia
  40. 40. Spotlight on Gerbera The ULTIMATE Impulse Item. TIP: If you want customers to give potted plants as gifts, upgrade the green or black plastic pot with a decorative sleeve and add a gift tag. Mega Revolution ™ Revolution ™ Mini Revolution ™ Micro Revolution ™
  41. 41. <ul><li>Colocasia </li></ul><ul><li>Plants grow very tall with a range of foliage colors. </li></ul><ul><li>It creates drama in large mixed combination and by itself in patio pots. </li></ul><ul><li>Sell colocasia in gallons and larger pots for instant gratification. </li></ul>TIP: Try decorating your outdoor furniture area with some of these hot picks. You will no doubt sell more of both. Coal Miner Colocasia Maui Magic Colocasia
  42. 42. <ul><li>Canna: A Tropical Garden Touch </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid flowers contrast beautifully with distinct foliage </li></ul><ul><li>Grows 30 inches or more – perfect in the center of a large combo </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great at retail in 6 inch pots – but even better in gallons </li></ul>Tropical Bronze Scarlet Canna
  43. 43. BILL CALKINS – bcalkins@ballhort.com THANK YOU Continue the conversation: “Like” Flourish on Facebook!