•AGA Most Popular Flower winner 2012
•Fiery bright red-orange bell shaped
flowers cover the entire plant
•Thrives in full ...


•Early-to-flower mini-petunia
•Eye-catching true double blooms
•Semi-trailing plant perfect “spiller”
for hanging baske...
•Stunning new red-orange bloom color
•Tolerates drought, loves the heat

•Exceptionally long-flowering in full
sun borders...
•Unique bold color adds drama to
sunny beds, containers and bouquets

•Good all-season garden performance
from early sprin...
•Unique tri-color color combinations,
available in several colors

•Adds interest to shade garden beds
and containers
•Hug...
•Striking seed coleus with multicolored
foliage for mighty garden appeal

•Very late flowering variety meets
gardeners‟ de...
•Beautiful ornamental corn from Japan
•Grows 5-6 feet tall
•Variegated striped leaves, dark purple
tassels, burgundy kerne...

•New heat-loving series from seed
•Easy to grow in containers or in the

landscape as medium height divider
•Requires li...
•Perennial with exceptionally long
period of bloom
•Perfect mass planted in sunny
landscape beds or in large containers
•E...


•Large semi-double bi-color flowers

•Unique color combinations
•Blooms early spring to frost
•Adds attention getting c...


•Garvinea® is the first true garden gerbera
•Continuous outdoor flowering from early
spring until the first frost of f...


•Garvinea® is the first true garden gerbera
•Continuous outdoor flowering during 3
seasons - from early spring to firs...


•Garvinea® is the first true garden gerbera
•Robust garden plants flower from early
spring until the first frost of fa...

•Patio gerberas look sensational in large
containers placed in part shade
•Voluminous plants carry a large amount
of lon...

•5-inch blooms provide an extravagant
WOW-effect on every porch or patio

•Added bonus: you can pick the flowers
to use ...

•Patio Gerberas are sensational in large
containers on the porch, veranda or patio
•Sun to part shade location
•Flame co...

•Unique flower form and intense color
make it perfect for mixed combinations
•Loaded with vibrant flowers from early

sp...
•Perennial hardy to zone 4
•Striking red and yellow foliage

•Delicate pink flowers offer contrast
•Full sun, partial sun ...

•Stunning double-to semi-double
apricot colored flowers
•Dwarf plant reaches a maximum
height of just 32 inches tall
•Si...

•Stunning double- to semi-double
rose colored flowers
•Side shoots also produce flowers
•Dwarf plant 32 inches is perfec...


•Robust, sun loving, heat-loving New
Guinea type impatiens
•Thrives in full sun or part shade
•Delivers non-stop color ...


•Robust, sun loving, heat-loving New
Guinea type impatiens
•Thrives in full sun or part shade
•Delivers continuous colo...

•Large abundant blooms provide
superior coverage in pots or garden
•Disease resistant shade variety
•„Florific‟ is avail...
•Perennial herb hardy to zone 4
•English lavender with excellent winter

hardiness that thrives in the landscape
•Free-flo...
•Vining annual for full to partial sun
•Excellent hanging or climbing plant
•Vigorous, self cleaning plants will
bloom thr...
•New premium mandevilla

•Large 3-5 inch striking red flowers
•Vigorous vines bloom all summer
•Full sun container or tall...
•Extremely strong and stiff stems
•Bushy plants over 24 inches tall will

not fall over with heavy rain
•Many firm and lar...
•Bred under hot and humid conditions
•Bushy plants over 24 inches tall with

extremely strong and stiff stems
•Will not fa...
•Largest flower size of 4-5 inches
•Blooms are firm, ball shaped with

strong stems
•Light yellow flowers contrast with
de...


•Great combo of Lobelia „Techno® Heat
Violet,‟ Petunia „Whispers™ Lavender
Eye‟ & Verbena „Lanai® Deep Purple‟
•Thrive...


•Compact bushy habit–doesn‟t get leggy
•Deep dusty pink to very pale pink
•Good heat tolerance makes a fabulous
transit...

•Compact bushy habit–doesn‟t get leggy
•Plants produce many daisy-like flowers

•Good heat tolerance makes a fabulous
tr...

•Compact bushy habit–doesn‟t get leggy
•Plants produce many daisy-like flowers

•Good heat tolerance makes a fabulous
tr...


•Easy care and vibrant color for
spring and fall gardens
•Overwinters through USDA zone 5
and is the first pop of color...

•Rich, vibrant large flower clusters
attract bees and butterflies
•Coordinates well with other sun
loving annuals
•Garde...
•Delightful bicolor striping of rich
wine, pink and cream

•Makes stunning hanging baskets
with wow appeal
•Trailing plant...
•A superstar morn-pattern that‟s
great in containers

•Trails vigorously from hanging
baskets for show-off color
•Blooms s...
•Striking large velvety-black blooms
cover lush, upright 10-15” plants

•Plant on its own or contrast it with
„Sophistica ...
•Pink 3” blooms surrounded by a bright
green edge will add a striking focal
point in any garden or container
•More compact...
•Plants 5-7 inches tall are covered with
gorgeous blooms that spill over the
edge and down the sides of containers
•Plants...
•Another great petunia improvement,
upright growing and aggressive

•Makes tons of flowers on plants that
lend themselves ...

•Gives gardens, containers and
hanging baskets a blast of color
•Plants cover themselves in flowers
and continue floweri...


•Gives gardens, containers and hanging
baskets a blast of color
•Plants cover themselves in flowers and
continue flower...

•Deliciously fragrant Hybrid tea rose
•Upright bushy plants grow 6 feet tall
and bloom in flushes all season
•Foliage ca...

•Robust, highly disease resistant, and
best of all, a blooming machine
•Produces incredible amounts of
bright cherry red...
•Plants stay low (8-10 inches) when
grown in containers
•Covered with attractive flowers from
early spring through late fa...
•Attractive bicolor flowers are borne
profusely on compact mounded plants
8-10” high and 12” wide
•Provides great summer c...
•Striking bicolor flowers add great color
to containers, baskets, low edgings, or
as a groundcover
•Because of their frost...
•Smaller plants 20-30 inches tall with
big-time flower power
•Striking compact, low growing
•Fills vase after beautiful va...
•Uncommonly gorgeous sunflower!
•Flowers, leaves and stems are
suffused with dark-red-to-purple hues
•Merlot-colored ray p...
•Bold golden-tipped mahogany blooms
up to 6 inches wide are pollen-free
•Very long-lasting flowers are excellent
for fresh...
•Stays in flower longer in the heat
•Tolerates Powdery Mildew
•Hardy in the landscape to temps in low
teens for extended e...

•Unique red & white flower pattern
•8-12” plants with 2” blooms colorfully
fill containers and landscapes
•Tough in the ...


•Ideal for early spring
•Produces an abundance of roundshaped thick petaled blooms
•Compact, yet vigorous, plant
•Under...

•Amazing flower power
•Strong over-wintering ability

•Exceptional heat tolerance - will last
through sudden bursts of w...
•Recognized for holding its vibrant
cherry red color throughout the
season, its tight growth habit, and its
disease resist...
•Carefree color all summer long
•Heat tolerant, free-flowering, and

self-cleaning
•Unmatchable disease resistance
•Medium...
•Mix has large 3-inch, long-lasting
blooms great for cut flowers
•Plant in large containers or near the
middle or back of ...

•Lovely big blooms have a unique
orange & scarlet star pattern that gets
more pronounced as blooms mature
•Superior dise...
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2014 NGB New Varieties-Flowers

  1. 1. •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
  2. 2.  •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
  3. 3. •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
  4. 4. •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
  5. 5. •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
  6. 6. •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
  7. 7. •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
  8. 8.  •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
  9. 9. •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
  10. 10.  •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
  11. 11.   •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
  12. 12.   •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
  13. 13.   •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
  14. 14.  •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
  15. 15.  •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
  16. 16.  •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
  17. 17.  •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
  18. 18. •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
  19. 19.  •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
  20. 20.  •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
  21. 21.  •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
  22. 22.  •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
  23. 23.  •Large abundant blooms provide superior coverage in pots or garden •Disease resistant shade variety •„Florific‟ is available in lavender, red, white & violet •Impatiens hawkeri
  24. 24. •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
  25. 25. •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
  26. 26. •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
  27. 27. •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
  28. 28. •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
  29. 29. •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
  30. 30.   •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
  31. 31.  •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
  32. 32.  •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
  33. 33.  •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
  34. 34.  •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
  35. 35.  •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
  36. 36. •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
  37. 37. •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
  38. 38. •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 •Petunia hybrida
  39. 39. •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
  40. 40. •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 •Petunia hybrida
  41. 41. •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
  42. 42.  •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
  43. 43.  •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
  44. 44.  •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
  45. 45.  •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
  46. 46. •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
  47. 47. •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
  48. 48. •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
  49. 49. •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
  50. 50. •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
  51. 51. •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
  52. 52. •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
  53. 53.  •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
  54. 54.  •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
  55. 55.  •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
  56. 56. •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
  57. 57. •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
  58. 58. •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
  59. 59.  •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

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