Thursday, March 21, 2013

Greenhouse Grower’s Perennial Roundup for 2013

Our editor friends at Greenhouse Grower recently featured nine must-grow perennials for 2013 in their March issue. From dwarf varieties of monarda and perovskia to a grower-friendly veronica, there is a little bit of everything being introduced to the marketplace this year. Also included on the list are two varieties from our client Terra Nova Nurseries, Echinacea ‘Big Kahuna’ and Sedum ‘Thunderhead’.

One of the most majestic sedums Terra Nova has introduced to the market, Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ has huge, deep-rose flower heads that take a similar shape to Oregon's summer thunderhead clouds. With its very stout, upright stems, ‘Thunderhead’ is ideal for mixed beds, borders and dry gardens. Its handsome, grey-green foliage is the perfect foil for its dramatic, long-lasting flowers. The average size of this variety includes 24” Width / 27” Height / 30” Flower Height.

Echinacea ‘Big Kahuna’ has big, informal, honey-mango colored flowers that sit atop strong stems. The sweet scent of the flower goes right along with its Hawaiian name. ‘Big Kahuna’ is perfect for garden borders and makes for a beautiful cut flower. It requires full sun and prefers to be moderately dry between waterings. With a sturdy, upright habit, its average size includes a 21” Width / 20” Height / 27” Flower Height. It grows well in zones 4 – 10 and has a finish time from 6 to 8 weeks.

To all our grower friends, Terra Nova Nurseries’ new introductions are sure to make a splash in the horticultural community this year, so make sure to add these two varieties to your “must-have” list. In fact, add all nine because our friends at Greenhouse Grower are the ultimate trend spotters!

To learn more about the varieties featured in Greenhouse Grower’s ‘Perennial Roundup’ click on the images to expand the article. If you happen to have access to a copy of Greenhouse Grower’s March 2013 issue, then be sure to also check out their Spring Trials sneak preview featuring 45 top new varieties, four of which are Terra Nova Nurseries’ varieties: including Heucherella ‘Buttered Rum’, Echinacea Supreme™ ‘Supreme Cantaloupe’, Heuchera ‘Galaxy’, and Agastache Kudos™ ‘ Kudos Mandarin’.

If you’re interested in learning more about all of Terra Nova Nurseries’ new introductions for 2013 and want to view their plant profile pages with detailed grower information click here.

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