This will be the seventh year that Garden Splendor has offered the Showcase line, and independent garden centers appreciate the consistency and branding of the high-quality product. This year, we spoke directly with a few garden centers that carry the Garden Splendor brand to gather some retailer insight about the Showcase line.
Glenn Pendergast is the owner of Willow Run Home & Garden Showplace, an independent garden center that has carried the Showcase line for four years. When asked about the benefits of carrying the Showcase line, Pendergast said, “Carrying a co-branded plant line of the highest quality benefits us as a good reflection on our company with our consumers.” Pendergast also shared with us that his customers have come to recognize and even anticipate the Garden Splendor Showcase varieties for quality and value.
The 2010 Garden Splendor Showcase line will be available to homeowners at participating independent garden centers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions beginning spring 2010. They will be shipped to the garden centers at the best times for consumers to plant them. The plant material is chosen each year through extensive research and rigorous on-site evaluations for quality, innovation and reliability.
The new Garden Splendor® Showcase Plants for 2010 include the following:
- Ajuga 'Black Scallop'
- Aquilegia Winky Double 'Blue and White'
- Chamaecyparis 'Oregon Blue'
- Clematis 'Crystal Fountain'
- Dianthus 'Raspberry Surprise'
- Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'
- Echinacea 'Mac n' Cheese'
- Hosta 'Touch of Class'
- Schizachyrium 'Carousel'
- Veronica 'Giles Van Hees'