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					WALTERS GARDENS, INC.
   NEW ITEM LIST
   Fall 2010 / Spring 2011
      Tentative List as of 3/25/10




        www.WaltersGardens.com
    PO Box 137 Zeeland, Michigan 49464
   Phone: 888-925-8377  Fax: 800-752-1879
                                 WALTERS GARDENS, INC.
                       TENTATIVE NEW ITEM LIST—FALL 10 / SPRING 11

HARDY PERENNIALS

Achillea Seduction Series – ‘Saucy Seduction’ PPAF and ‘Sunny Seduction’ PPAF (Yarrow)
Last season, we were incredibly impressed with the Achillea Seduction Series ‘Strawberry Seduction’
PP18401. It was the best new Achillea we’ve seen in years! This year, we are excited to bring you two
additional colors in the series: fuchsia and yellow. Members of this series have strong, branched stems
with shorter internodes and healthy green foliage. Unlike older cultivars with a weaker, open habit, the
Seduction Series Achilleas have a compact, sturdy and robust habit. They really have an absolutely
beautiful cultivated look about them, so they look great in containers at retail and perform very well in
the landscape. Their colorful blossoms are produced over a long period. The Seduction Series was bred
by Sahin and introduced through Blooms of Bressingham®.
Height: 18-24” Spread: 28-32” Z3-8 Propagated from cuttings. Special Blooms label required.
       Achillea millefolium ‘Saucy Seduction’ PP20782 (Seduction Series)—Flowers open intense
       fuchsia pink, lightening to medium pink. New flowers are produced all summer long, providing
       an array of cheerful pink color over an extended period of bloom.
       72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. #1 Grade bare root plants will be
       available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Achillea millefolium ‘Sunny Seduction’ PPAF (Seduction Series)—Flowers open intense lemon
       yellow, lightening to pastel yellow. New flowers are produced all summer long. A notable
       improvement over ‘Moonshine’.
       #1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’ (White Baneberry)—This lovely native woodland perennial forms a
sizable multi-stemmed clump of soft blue-green foliage and is similar to Cimicifuga in habit. It is a
dependable, low maintenance, long-lived perennial once established. In late spring to early summer,
small clusters of white flowers are produced just above the foliage. These flowers develop into panicles
of showy white fruits (“doll’s eyes”) which are borne on red pedicels in autumn for 4-6 weeks. This plant


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prefers to be grown in light to full shade and moist, fertile soil. It is rarely bothered by pests or diseases.
‘Misty Blue’ was both discovered at and introduced by the Mt. Cuba Center in Greenville, Delaware.
Height: 2-3’ Spread: 2-3’ Z3-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’ PPAF (Bugleweed)—This sport of ‘Purple Torch’ forms a low, spreading
mat of soft mint green, crinkly textured leaves with a distinct creamy white edge. Short, bubblegum
pink flower spikes are produced in mid to late spring. Sunny Border introduction.
Height: 4-6” Spread: 8-12” Z5-10 Propagated from cuttings.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Alcea rosea hybrids – Spotlight Series (Hollyhock)—For the past 18 years, Jelitto has been striving to
develop a new consistent strain of stable, straight color, single flowered Hollyhocks and now they are
finally ready to release their masterpiece! The Alcea rosea Spotlight Series is being introduced by Jelitto
in 2010 with four single color strains including deep black-purple, red, yellow, and white. More colors
are sure to follow. Other than their fabulous blossoms, one of the best traits about this series is that the
plants are truly perennial—not biennial—and they bloom the first year from seed.
Height: 5-6’ Spread: 2’ Z3-9 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.
         Alcea rosea ‘Blacknight’—Deep black-purple
         Alcea rosea ‘Mars Magic’—Bright red
         Alcea rosea ‘Polarstar’—White with a yellow eye
         Alcea rosea ‘Sunshine’—Bright yellow

Arenaria montana ‘Avalanche’ (Mountain Sandwort)—This new and improved selection of the species
replaces A. montana in our catalog this year. It freely produces larger white flowers over a longer bloom
period on more uniform, compact plants. A cousin of Dianthus, Arenaria m. ‘Avalanche’ forms a
prostrate, neatly spreading mat of tiny, lance-shaped, grey-green leaves. The evergreen foliage is
blanketed by an “avalanche” of single, white flowers in late spring to early summer.
Height: 4-6” Spread: 12” Z4-7 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Aster BLUE AUTUMN (‘Oudshoorn 1’ PP17400) (Aster)—Remarkably vivid violet blue, daisy-like flowers set
this aster apart from all others in our catalog. It’s such an unusual color to see in the fall, so it really
stood out in our trial gardens when it bloomed from late summer into mid-fall. This is a disease
resistant, freely flowering selection with strong, upright flower stems. It withstands cool, windy, rainy
weather that often occurs in fall and delivers an excellent garden performance overall. BLUE AUTUMN is
the result of a planned breeding program by Herbert Oudshoorn of The Netherlands. His objective was
to create new cultivars of asters with durable foliage and attractive flower colors. He has certainly met
his objective with this fantastic cultivar.
Height: 20-24” Spread: 20” Z5-8 (possibly hardier) Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

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Campanula glomerata ‘Freya’ PPAF (Clustered Bellflower)—From master hybridizer Arie Blom comes
another fantastic new Campanula that blooms like crazy from late spring to midsummer. Last year, Arie
brought us the top selling C. ‘Viking’. The brand new ‘Freya’ is a bit similar but with key differences: it is
hardier (zone 3), blooms earlier, and produces clusters of star-shaped flowers rather than bells. The
knee-high clump of sturdy, green foliage is comprised of compact, clump forming rosettes. Compared to
other glomerata types, this new cultivar is much more floriferous, with its flower stems comprising
about 2/3 of the height of the plant. Full clusters of small, star-shaped, lilac purple flowers are borne
almost all the way up the strong, upright, well-branched stems. ‘Freya’ will be the star of your garden
center next spring!
Height: 16” Spread: 12” Z3-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Chrysanthemum ‘Matchsticks’ (Hardy Garden Mum)—An incredibly suitable name for such a hot plant!
This fantastic quilled mum has spoon shaped petals that are golden yellow with fire red tips just like a
matchstick. The flowers are nice and full, topping the green foliage from early to mid-fall. In our trials,
the plants formed nicely compact, upright clumps that did not require staking. This would be a fanta stic
plant to use in containers—it looks like fireworks in a pot!
Height: 18-24” Spread: 18-24” Z5-9 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011.

Clematis ‘Ashva’—This heavy flowering Clematis produces a myriad of small 2-3”, ruffled, violet purple
blossoms with a red central bar. It blooms from June through September and has been known to flower
even longer in milder climates. Buds in each leaf axil assure this long bloom time. ‘Ashva’ is a compact
climber with attractive foliage. It typically grows about 5’ tall but can get even taller where the growing
season is long. This plant blooms on new wood and is in pruning group 3.
Height: 5’ Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings. Award: Plantarium Bronze Medal ‘04
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Clematis ‘Isago’—This elegant reblooming Clematis produces large 4-5”, fluffy, white, double flowers in
May and June. Semi-double to single blossoms follow in August and September. ‘Isago’ is a member of
pruning group 2 and should only be pruned lightly. It is especially striking when planted in a sheltered
but sunny location against a dark backdrop. A Japanese selection hybridized by Susumu Arafune of
Japan in 1991.
Height: 7-10’ Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Clematis ‘Veronica’s Choice’—Raised from a tiny seed by Walter Pennell and named for his daughter in
1973, this blushing beauty is stunning when grown in part shade against a dark backdrop. It flowers first
on old wood in early to midsummer, producing large 6”, double, very pale lavender to near-white
blossoms. Then it flowers again on new wood in late summer, this time producing single flowers. The
wavy petals lend a frilly look to the flowers. It is a member of pruning group 2 and may be pruned
lightly. Like many Clematis, this one can take a few seasons to come into its prime, but when it does, be
ready to be astounded!
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Height: 8-10’ Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Eye’ PPAF (Big Bang™ Series) (Tickseed)—Building on his phenomenal Big Bang™
Series, hybridizer Darrell Probst is ready to introduce a new, shorter cultivar to the pack –‘Cosmic Eye’
PPAF. Standing just 12-15” tall, the compact, well-branched plants are about half the height of ‘Full
Moon’ and ‘Redshift’. Its healthy mid-green foliage remains attractive all season, with the texture being
intermediate between the threadleaf and grandiflora types. Loads of large 1½-2”, single, bright sunny
yellow blossoms with a prominent burgundy red eye and gold button center are produced over a very
long period from early summer through early fall. This compact, long blooming Coreopsis makes a
colorful specimen in containers and really makes a splash when planted en masse near the front of
flower borders.
Height: 12-15” Spread: 12-15” Z5-9 Propagated from cuttings.
30ct and 72ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Coreopsis ‘Galaxy’ PPAF (Big Bang™ Series) (Tickseed)— Building on his phenomenal Big Bang™ Series,
hybridizer Darrell Probst is ready to introduce a new, shorter cultivar to the pack –‘Galaxy’ PPAF.
Standing just 12” tall, the compact, well-branched plants are less than half the height of ‘Full Moon’ and
‘Redshift’. Its healthy mid-green foliage remains attractive all season, with the texture being a bit more
like the grandiflora types rather than threadleaf. The large 2”, semi-double to double, canary yellow
flowers are produced over a very long period from early summer through early fall. This compact, long
blooming Coreopsis is ideal for growing in containers or for edging flower borders.
Height: 12” Spread: 12” Z5-9 Propagated from cuttings.
30ct and 72ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Delphinium elatum ‘Moonlight Blues’ (New Millennium Hybrids) (Hybrid Bee Delphinium)—One of the
shortest Delphiniums yet to come from Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums in New Zealand. This petite new
seed strain measures in at just 2½-3’ tall in full bloom. Even more impressive is that half of this height is
comprised of stout flower spikes! Stunning sky blue flowers with the slightest hint of pink have perfectly
contrasting dark bees. The color of the bee ranges from black to brown to blue striped and it really adds
some pop to these cool blue blossoms. After the main spike is finished blooming, trim it off and watch
many side shoots develop and bloom just as beautifully as the first. The extra flower stems help to
prolong the bloom time and to give the plant its bushy appearance. The foliage of this variety tends to
be a bit lighter green than others in the series, but is just as robust and healthy. Delphiniums perform
best when fed heavily and regularly.
Height: 2½-3’ Spread: 18-24” Z3-7 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. A Walters Gardens, Inc. Exclusive!

Dianthus ‘Diamond Flash’ PPAF (Pinks)—From Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Kevin Hurd comes this
brand new virus-indexed Dianthus. Like a cool drink on a warm summer day, this bright white selection
with steel blue foliage offers some much needed relief from the hot pinks and reds that tend to
dominate the garden at this time of year. Each fringed blossom has a perfect magenta purple kissed eye
and as the flowers age, they take on the slightest pink blush which emanates from the center of the
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flower. ‘Diamond Flash’ produces large 1 ½ -2” flowers with a spicy fragrance on long, upright stems
that are wonderful for cutting for fresh bouquets. They stand high above the compact mound of foliage
in early summer and then again in early fall.
Height: 12” Spread: 16” Z4-9 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. 30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall
2010. 128ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters
Gardens, Inc. Exclusive Introduction!

Dianthus ‘Fire and Ice’ PPAF (Pinks)—From Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Kevin Hurd comes this
brand new virus-indexed Dianthus. Cute as a button but sharp as a tack! This petite new selection
produces a shower of cheerful raspberry colored, 1-1½” round blossoms with tiny light pink spots and a
sharply precise, white picotee edge on each petal. Unlike many Dianthus, this one has nearly smooth
edged petals and its contrasting colors really make it pop. You’ll love its sweet fragrance too! Grey-
green foliage forms a short, dense, compact, rounded clump.
Height: 10” Spread: 14” Z4-9 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. 30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall
2010. 128ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters
Gardens, Inc. Exclusive Introduction!

Dianthus ‘Razzle Dazzle’ PPAF (Pinks)—From Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Kevin Hurd comes this
brand new virus-indexed Dianthus. Looking to add a bold splash of color to your garden? This new
selection will dazzle you with its firestorm of true red flowers in early summer and then again in early
fall. The sweetly fragrant, scarlet red flowers have a faint dark red watermark, slightly serrated petals,
and measure 1-1¼” across. Very healthy, grey-green foliage forms a short, compact mound.
Height: 10” Spread: 14” Z4-9 Propagated from cuttings.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters Gardens, Inc.
Exclusive Introduction!

Dianthus ‘Ruby Sparkles’ PPAF (Pinks)—From Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Kevin Hurd comes this
brand new virus-indexed Dianthus. Our new ‘Ruby Sparkles’ PPAF will replace ‘Eastern Star’ in our
catalog this year and it is featured in our 2010 calendar (December). This eye catching red Dianthus
produces masses of large 1-2”, single, magenta red blossoms with a well-defined, deep ruby eye and
deeply serrated petals. Their spicy fragrance is intoxicating! The colorful flowers blanket the tightly
compact clump of grey-green foliage in early summer and early fall.
Height: 8” Spread: 14” Z4-9 Propagated from cuttings.
128ct Plugs will be available for Early Summer 2010 and Early Summer 2011. 30ct and 72ct Plugs will be
available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters Gardens, Inc. Exclusive
Introduction!

Dianthus ‘Very Cherry’ PPAF (Pinks)— From Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Kevin Hurd comes this
brand new virus-indexed Dianthus. This sweetly fragrant selection produces 1-1½” flowers that emerge
a very deep black-red color with bright red streaks on the petals. As the flowers mature, the darkest
pigment becomes concentrated in the eye of the flower, while the petals turn bright red with a dark,
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serrated edge. This kaleidoscope of color is presented atop a mound of very glaucous, healthy, silvery
blue foliage in early summer and then again in early fall.
Height: 12” Spread: 16” Z4-9 Propagated from cuttings.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters Gardens, Inc.
Exclusive Introduction!

Echinacea ‘Firebird’ PPAF (Coneflower)—Get ready to launch some terrific impulse sales with these
flaming red-orange flowers that have deeply reflexed petals and a large, dark coppery brown cone. This
hot new perennial is sure to fly off the shelves as customers look to add some pep to their summer
gardens. Well-branched plants support the 3 ½” blossoms in mid through late summer, and removing
spent flowers may prolong the bloom time. A 2010 Terra Nova introduction.
Height: 25” Spread: 22” Z4-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Echinacea ‘Irresistible’ PP20756 (Coneflower)—One of the most unique pom-pom type Echinaceas
we’ve seen so far! With colors like rainbow sherbet, these fragrant, 3½” blossoms first emerge pastel
yellow with a large copper cone, then quickly develop into double, coral pink flowers with a slightly
deeper pink pom-pom on top. As the flowers mature, the center of the pom-pom gradually lightens to
citron yellow and the ray petals lighten to peachy pink. It’s a kaleidoscope of delicious colors that are
sure to add a unique element to fresh flower bouquets. This one of a kind selection is sure to stand out
from the myriad of double Echinaceas hitting the market in recent years. From Marco van Noort.
Height: 32” Spread: 30” Z4-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Echinacea ‘Marmalade’ PPAF (Cone-fections™ Series) (Coneflower)—Adding a new color to the
spectrum of double Echinaceas in the Cone-fections™ Series, this fresh marmalade orange variety is new
for 2010. Strong, well-branched stems carry the fragrant blossoms from about mid-June into August.
Depending on environmental conditions, the flowers can range in color from tangerine orange to golden
orange. They all make delightfully long-lasting cut flowers. ‘Marmalade’ PPAF is an interspecific hybrid
that was developed by master hybridizer Arie Blom of AB Cultivars of The Netherlands who also brought
us popular hybrids such as ‘Hot Papaya’. It is being introduced through Plants Nouveau in the US.
Height: 26-30” Spread: 24-30” Z(4)5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Echinacea purpurea ‘Little Annie’ PPAF (Purple Coneflower)—This darling little seedling of ‘Kim’s Knee
High’ is the most dwarf, compact Echinacea to date, reaching only 10-12 inches tall in full bloom at
maturity. It was discovered amongst a stand of ‘Kim’s Knee High’ by Eric Stahlheber of Southernwood
Gardens in Jonesboro, IL. From midsummer into early fall, bright lavender pink flowers with an orange
cone measuring about 2½ inches across are produced prolifically. Deadheading prolongs the bloom
time. The plants are well-branched with healthy, mid-green, linear leaves. Its petite stature and long
bloom time make this the perfect selection for patio pots or the front of the flower border.
Height: 10-12” Spread: 8-12” Z3-8 Propagated from tissue culture.

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72ct Plugs will be available beginning Early Summer 2010. 30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall
2010. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters Gardens, Inc. Exclusive!

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ (Purple Coneflower)—It’s hard to believe that one of the most
popular perennials in the world, Echinacea p. ‘Magnus’, is celebrating its 25th birthday this year! In
celebration of the plant’s silver anniversary, Jelitto is introducing a new and improved version which
they have named ‘Magnus Superior’. Deeper lavender pink blossoms, darker stem color, larger coppery
orange cones, and a more consistent growth habit are what set this new variety apart from the classic
‘Magnus’. ‘Magnus Superior’ will replace ‘Magnus’ in our catalog beginning this year.
Height: 40” Spread: 18” Z3-8 Propagated from seed.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Early Summer 2010. 30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall
2010.

Echinacea ‘Tangerine Dream’ PPAF (Coneflower)—An excellent performer in the landscape, this new
Terra Nova introduction forms a sturdy, widely branched plant. Its fragrant flowers are a clear bright
orange color which holds up well in cooler climates. Strong stems carry these large 4” blossoms with
overlapping, slightly reflexed petals from midsummer into early fall. ‘Tangerine Dream’ makes an
excellent cut flower, lasting up to two weeks in a vase.
Height: 23” Spread: 30” Z4-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Fern—Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’ (Lady Fern)—This unique selection of Lady Fern is best
described by studying its photo. The pinnae (leaflets) criss -cross all along the entire frond, looking like
green Xs all the way from the crown to the tip. Additionally, the tip of each frond is crested. As the tip
continues to lengthen all season, it starts to look more and more like fringe with each passing week. The
texture is so unique, it is bound to set itself apart from all of the other plants in your shade garden. This
fern forms an upright arching clump similar to the species. ‘Victoriae’ is being produced from tissue
culture in order to maintain the criss-cross and crested patterns.
Height: 18-24” Spread: 20-24” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Fern—Athyrium niponicum ‘Apple Court’ (Crested Japanese Painted Fern)—This lovely crested form of
Japanese Painted Fern was discovered at Apple Court Nursery in the UK and introduced in the United
States by Plant Delights Nursery in 2003. Its coloration is very similar to ‘Pictum’, but the pinnae
(leaflets) are distinctly crested all the way up the frond and at the tip. The plant has a low, mounding
habit and spreads slowly by rhizomes.
Height: 12” Spread: 24” Z4-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Fern—Athyrium ‘Ocean’s Fury’ PP20126 (Crested Painted Fern)—This newer hybrid fern is a cross
between the Japanese Painted Fern and the Crested Lady Fern. The result is a distinctive large, upright,
silvery green fern with reddish stems and crested tips. Its cool silver coloring is present on all growth

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from the time it emerges through maturity. ‘Ocean’s Fury’ was the result of a planned breeding
program by Thurman Maness of North Carolina.
Height: 30-36” Spread: 24-36” Z5-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Red Shades’ (Blanket Flower)—We’ve been proud to be able to offer you
the award winning Gaillardia a. ‘Arizona Sun’ over the past few years, and now we’re even more excited
to be able to offer you its sister color in ‘Arizona Red Shades’. It produces masses of large, crimson red
blossoms from early summer all the way into early fall, even under hot and dry conditions. Since it is
produced from seed, about 20% of the flowers will have s light yellow tips. What sets this new variety
apart from the older ‘Burgundy’ is its much shorter, compact size and uniform habit that is perfect for
pot production. Its well-branched stems ensure your finished plants will fill out the container nicely a nd
have a long shelf life at retail. Plants will flower the first year from seed.
Height: 10-12” Spread: 12” Z3-10 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. 128ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011.

Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa™ Yellow (Blanket Flower)—We have been very impressed with our trials of
this new award winning perennial Gaillardia developed by PanAmerican Seed. It is the first F1 Gaillardia
from seed and it blooms the first year. Unlike older yellow varieties, ‘Mesa Yellow’ forms a very
uniform, compact, well-branched plant with a strong, upright habit. It tends to flower about 2-3 weeks
earlier than comparative varieties, from early thru late summer. Sunfast, pure sunshine yellow blossoms
measuring 2½-3½” across are produced in abundance followed by attractive globe-shaped seed heads.
Butterflies adore the blooms. This plant is the winner of both the 2010 Fleuroselect Gold Medal and the
2010 All America Selections Awards. It was rated highly for its all-around performance. In the
landscape, plants have proven to be wind and rain resistant which is especially valuable in climates
where there are frequent thunderstorms in summer. It tolerates a wide range of climates including
those with hot, humid, dry, cool, and moist conditions as long as good drainage is provided. ‘Mesa
Yellow’ replaces ‘The Sun’ in our new catalog.
Height: 16-18” Spread: 20-22” Z5-9 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. 128ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011.

Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Blues’ PPAF (Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill)—This sport of ‘Midnight
Reiter’, discovered by Thierry Delabroye, is considered to be an improved form with much deeper black-
purple, glossy foliage. It also exhibits much better vigor, a trait that both growers and gardeners alike
will appreciate. From early to late summer, clear sky blue flowers with rose veining are produced on
slender stems above the attractively dissected foliage. The contrast between flower and foliage is
outstanding! This plant looks fantastic paired with Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ and Viola ‘Etain’.
Height: 14” Spread: 12-15” Z5-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Geum ‘Alabama Slammer’ PPAF (Avens)— This lovely new hybrid from Brent Horvath of Intrinsic
Perennial Gardens produces clusters of beautiful flowers you’ll want to view up close. The burgundy
purple calyx opens to reveal ruffled, gold flowers with blazing red-orange markings and a gold center.
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Even the backs of the flowers are beautiful, being saturated red-orange with the contrasting purple
leaves of the calyx. Semi-double and single flowers are produced, each measuring 1-1¼” wide. Deep
burgundy purple stems carry the blooms from late spring into early summer (about a week later than
‘Mai Tai’). This plant forms a compact clump of attractive, slightly glossy, lighter green foliage.
According to the breeder, it exhibits hybrid vigor and is more adaptable and longer lived than the older
chiloense types.
Height: 11-14” Spread: 10” Z5-7 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited. A Walters Gardens, Inc.
Exclusive!

Geum TOTALLY TANGERINE (‘Tim’s Tangerine’ PPAF) (Avens)—Judging on garden performance alone, this
plant absolutely deserves top marks! We were so impressed by the incredible number of blossoms this
large Geum produced over several months in our trials. Since it is totally sterile, it just kept right on
blooming from early summer through the heat of summer. Though we didn’t personally count them all,
other sources claim that this plant produces 5 times the number of flowers as a typical Geum and we
wouldn’t be surprised if this was true. The deep green, fuzzy foliage formed a compact mound which
measured about 14” tall. In full bloom, the plants measured a whopping 30” tall —the biggest Geum
we’ve seen! The bright apricot to tangerine orange flowers make an outstanding color statement in the
garden. Leonard Perry of the University of Vermont says: “One of the top performers of all my new
perennials, very robust habit. I’m very impressed!”. We think you will be too! This plant was hybridized
by Tim Crowther of the UK and introduced through Plant Haven.
Height: 30” Spread: 18” Z4-7 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. 20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall
2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Grass—Koeleria vallesiana ‘Mountain Breeze’ (Somerset Hair Grass)—This petite, blue, cool season
grass is a wonderful complement to both Festuca and Helictotrichon, falling between the two in height.
It forms an 8” tall, thick clump of spiky textured, narrow, grey-blue to blue-green leaves that are nice
and soft to the touch. Like Festuca, its flowers are held in narrow, upright spikes high above the foliage
from late spring to midsummer. The flowers emerge greenish yellow in color and then lighten to a straw
color as they dry. Hair Grasses tend to bloom earlier than most other ornamental grasses, so they are
useful for extending the season of interest. An early bloom time is also useful for retailers who like to
offer blooming grasses to their customers early in the season. Koeleria is best grown in full sun and
moist to moderately dry soil. It is drought tolerant once established and is suitable for growing in rock
gardens, as edging, or in containers.
Height: 14-16” Spread: 8-10” Z3-8 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Grass—Panicum ‘Dust Devil’ PPAF (Switch Grass)—Neither rain nor wind will knock this solid grass
down! ‘Dust Devil’ is a new cultivar from Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens, who also brought us the
popular variety ‘Cheyenne Sky’. Standing just over 4 feet tall in full bloom, this grass is 1-2 feet shorter
than comparable varieties such as ‘Northwind’ or ‘Heavy Metal’. Its blue-green to green foliage forms a
strictly upright, dense clump. In the fall, the tips of the leaves are flushed with a hint of deep purplish
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red. Wine purple flower panicles are produced in late summer, blooming in the middle of the dense
foliage and extending just about 6 inches above the clump. The flowers turn tan as they age. ‘Dust
Devil’ is a very durable grass that will grow well under less than ideal garden conditions. Once
established, it is very tolerant of drought, heat, and wind.
Height: 4-4½’ Spread: 32” Z4-9 Propagated from division.
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Exclusive!

Grass—Schizachyrium scoparium BLUE HEAVEN ™ (‘MinnblueA’ PP17310) (Little Bluestem)—An
improvement over the species, this cultivar was discovered and selected in a field of Schizachyrium
seedlings by Mary Meyer at the University of Minnesota. Several traits differ from the species. BLUE
HEAVEN™ has a taller, more upright habit that does not tend to flop like the species. In the summer, the
foliage color is a brighter steel blue color with purple highlights, looking almost iridescent up close.
From late summer through early fall, glossy purple panicles appear with fluffy tan seeds attached. The
fall color is also improved over the species, including a mix of purple, blue, red, pink, burgundy, and
orange pigments. This color persists into mid-fall, after which snow typically arrives in the Midwest.
Schizachyrium is a tough native grass that is very easy to grow in full sun and poor, dry soils. Though it
does tolerate alkaline and heavy clay soils, sandy soil is best. Fertilizer is not necessary and plants
should not need supplemental watering once established. Its seeds are a favorite of birds during the
winter months.
Height: 42-54” Spread: 30-40” Z3-9 Propagated from division.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Helleborus Gold Collection® -- A REVOLUTION IN THE US HELLEBORE MARKET!
Imagine 100% of your hellebore stock blooming the first year! Get ready for the incredible impulse sales
of these high profit items! Until now, this has never been possible since hellebores are typically grown
from seed. Thanks to the incredible hybridizing work done by the folks at Heuger, we have an entire
new series of incredibly early blooming interspecific hybrids—all of which bloom the first year—since
they are all produced from tissue culture. They are guaranteed to be genetically uniform, high quality
plants, the best of their kind.

Since they are incredibly early bloomers, members of the Helleborus Gold Collection® are ideal for
retailers who are looking to extend their sales through the winter months. Florists and other retailers
who sell plants year round will find the Heuger hellebores to be the perfect companions to sell alongside
Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Cyclamen, Primroses, and other early bloomers for the Christmas,
Valentine’s Day, Easter, and early spring markets. The added benefit of the Heuger hellebores is that
since they are hardy perennials, they can be enjoyed as an indoor flowering plant during the winter and
then planted outdoors to enjoy for many, many more years in the garden.

We currently offer seven varieties of the Helleborus Gold Collection®. This is a one year crop compared
to the typical two year crop of seeded hellebores. Upon receipt, the plugs should be potted up into 1-
gal containers and put directly outside. This is a cool season crop that will put on most of its growth in
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the fall. The plants will be finished and 100% will be in bloom for mid-November through March sales,
depending on the variety (see individual descriptions for bloom times).

       Helleborus ballardiae ‘HGC Cinnamon Snow’ PPAF—This early blooming selection typically
       flowers from late December into February, perfect timing for Valentine’s Day sales with the
       added benefit of it being a hardy perennial that can be enjoyed for years to come. ‘HGC
       Cinnamon Snow’ makes the perfect pot plant at retail with its uniform, compact habit and
       showy, large 3-3 ½” blossoms. Light pink buds open to pale yellow flowers which turn a lovely
       shade of cinnamon as they mature. The abundant flowers are outward facing, which is ideal for
       Helleborus. They are held just above the attractive dark green leaves with reddish petioles.
       Height: 12-15” Spread: 20” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Helleborus ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’ PPAF—Representing a breakthrough in Heuger breeding,
       ‘HGC Pink Frost’ is an incredibly vigorous, heavily budded selection that blooms from late January
       into March. It produces loads of burgundy buds which open to 2-3”, two-tone pink and white,
       outward-facing flowers. As the flowers age, their color deepens to burgundy. These beautiful
       blossoms are presented atop the upright clump of green, serrated foliage with a silvery sheen
       and red petioles. These plants make a lovely presentation in containers for sale at retail, and are
       perfect for marketing for Valentine’s Day and Easter sales.
       Height: 12-14” Spread: 24” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011. Asexual propagation
       prohibited.

       Helleborus ericsmithii ‘HGC Champion’ PPAF—This new Heuger selection produces clusters of
       rosy cream buds which open to outward facing, 2½-3”, creamy white flowers. It is an early
       bloomer, flowering from January into March in time for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and early spring
       sales. Its shiny, dark green foliage contrasts nicely with the light colored blooms.
       Height: 12” Spread: 16” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 only. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Helleborus ericsmithii ‘HGC Silvermoon’ PP15639—This floriferous selection holds its creamy
       white flowers facing outward above the compact, uniform clump of silvery green foliage with
       burgundy stems. The 2-3”, white flowers mature to dusky rose when held in cool temperatures,
       and mature to green in warm temperatures. The vigorous plants may produce up to 25 flowers
       on a mature 1-gal specimen. ‘HGC Silvermoon’ blooms from mid-January into April, making it
       ideal for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and early spring sales.
       Height: 10-12” Spread: 18” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 only. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Helleborus ‘HGC Spring Party’ PPAF—Beautifully mottled deep green foliage with silvery veins
       complements the soft white flowers of this new selection. The outward facing, 2 ½-3” blossoms
       start to bloom in March and last through May, perfect timing for Easter and spring sales. As they
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       mature, the flowers transition from white to green. This variety is a strong grower, forming a
       compact clump that looks great in containers and in the landscape.
        Height: 18” Spread: 20” Z(5)6-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jacob’ PP17799—One of the most promising of all Heuger’s hellebores;
       the classic Christmas Rose. ‘HGC Jacob’ is an extremely early bloomer, flowering from mid-
       November through January, just in time for holiday sales. This is the perfect flowering plant to
       sell along with poinsettias and Christmas cactus for November-December sales, with the added
       benefit of it being a hardy perennial that can be enjoyed for years to come. Numerous pure
       white, upright to outward facing, 2-3” wide flowers are produced on strong, dark stems. They
       turn rose pink as they mature in cool temperatures, and light green in warm temperatures. The
       shiny, dark green, serrated foliage forms a uniform, compact mound.
       Height: 6-8” Spread: 13” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011. Asexual propagation
       prohibited.

       Helleborus niger ‘HGC Josef Lemper’ PP15615—The strongest grower in the collection; forms a
       remarkably robust plant that delivers a superior pot and garden performance. ‘HGC Joseph
       Lemper’ is a very early bloomer, flowering about two weeks later than ‘HGC Jacob’ from early
       December into February. This is the perfect flowering plant to sell along with poinsettias and
       Christmas cactus for November-December sales, with the added benefit of it being a hardy
       perennial that can be enjoyed for years to come. It has fewer but larger 3-3½”, pure white
       flowers which mature to green. The outward-facing flowers remain on the strong stems for
       weeks after opening, extending the plants’ interest long after the initial flowering. This selection
       has larger, deep green leaves that form a sturdy, uniform clump.
       Height: 8-10” Spread: 15” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 only. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Helleborus Spring Promise® Garden Hybrids
Imagine 100% of your hellebore stock blooming the first year! Get ready for the incredible impulse sales
of these high profit items! Until now, this has never been possible since hellebores are typically grown
from seed. Thanks to the incredible hybridizing work done by the folks at Heuger, we have an entire
new series of hellebores—all of which bloom the first year—since they are all produced from tissue
culture. They are guaranteed to be genetically uniform, high quality plants, the best of their kind.

Unlike the Helleborus Gold Collection® from Heuger, the Spring Promise® series is a group of H.
orientalis hybrids. They bloom later than the H. niger types, typically showing color beginning in late
February or early March and lasting about 8-10 weeks. All are excellent garden plants, as they are
strong growers that form a healthy clump of lighter green foliage and have strong flower stems. Since
all will bloom the first year, they make a fantastic display at retail—color sells! We currently offer two
members of the Spring Promise® series, described below.
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       Helleborus orientalis ‘SP Charlotte’ PPAF—Blush pink buds open to bright white flowers with a
       heavy dose of burgundy speckling on the fronts of the petals. The colorful blossoms measure
       about 3” across and face downward. Look for this selection to show color from late February
       into March.
       Height: 22-24” Spread: 20-22” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Helleborus orientalis ‘SP Sally’ PPAF—This lovely cultivar produces spring yellow blossoms
       measuring about 3” across and facing downward. The flower color remains consistent as it ages,
       and flowers are produced for about 8-10 weeks beginning in late February to early March.
       Height: 22-24” Spread: 20-22” Z5-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Helleborus Winter Thrillers™ Series from hybridizer Chris Hansen
Chris began his passion for hybridizing Hellebores while living in hot, humid, and deer-infested South
Carolina. He began by searching out the most vigorous, largest flowering Hellebores and started
breeding for pure color strains. After more than 15 years of careful hand-crosses and record keeping,
we are proud to offer his new Winter Thrillers™ Hellebores to our customers.

Chris is constantly striving to improve flower color, flower size, plant vigor, and foliage. New for 2010
are four separate colors in the Winter Thrillers™ series ranging from the heavily spotted ‘Ice Follies’
(everyone’s favorite of the series) to the rich garnet red of ‘Red Racer’ with its gigantic 3.75” flowers!
Since the seed is the F3 generation, all of the named varieties come true to color. 20-25% will bloom the
first year, followed by 100% bloom the second year.

Immense flower size is a major goal of Chris’ breeding program and we were simply amazed that he has
managed to breed giant 3-4” flowering Hellebores when we visited his breeding greenhouses right here
in Michigan! ‘Pink Parachutes’ flowers routinely measured 3 ¾” across! And they are held atop very
strong, non-flopping, flower stems that can reach 18-22” tall and appear well above the foliage.

Tremendous plant vigor is essential in Chris’ breeding program and he continuously rogues his Hellebore
stock block to destroy any plants which have the slightest weakness in growth habit. The day we visited,
he had already set aside several immense flowering stock plants that didn’t meet his rigid vigor
standards and were headed for the dumpster. And no dumpster-diving is allowed!

Breeding for interesting evergreen foliage continues to be a goal of Chris’ Winter Thrillers™ program and
we were able to see the potential “fern-leaf” Hellebore which should be available in four to five years.
Imagine having a fern-leaf Hellebore with double red flowers – just like the rare & elusive fern-leaf
Peony. Chris assures us this will eventually happen!



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       Helleborus Winter Thrillers™ Series—Mixed (Lenten Rose)—Hand-bred, carefully collected, and
       custom blended by the hybridizer, Chris Hansen, this new strain offers a wide range of superbly
       vigorous and colorful hellebores. Large flowered and heavily spotted single flowers in shades of
       red, pink, purple, yellow, green, apricot, and more are included in the mix. Approximately 8-10%
       of the flowers will be doubles. This will replace Royal Heritage™ Strain in our new catalog.
       Height: 18-22” Spread: 24” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011. 20ct Plugs will be available
       beginning Fall 2010.

       Helleborus ‘Grape Galaxy’ (Winter Thrillers™ Series) (Lenten Rose)—This vigorous grower
       produces an abundance of very large 3½”, grape purple flowers heavily spotted with dark purple
       flecks on every petal. Bright green nectaries contrast vividly in the center of each dark colored
       flower. Mature plants can have over 50 flowers in bloom at once! Strong stems hold the flowers
       well above the evergreen foliage so they are sure not to be missed. This will replace ‘Black
       Diamond’ in our new catalog.
       Height: 18-22” Spread: 24” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011. 20ct Plugs will be available
       beginning Fall 2010.

       Helleborus ‘Ice Follies’ (Winter Thrillers™ Series) (Lenten Rose)—The most floriferous and
       robust member of the series, this cultivar was nicknamed “Major Stud” by the breeder, Chris
       Hansen. Mature specimens of ‘Ice Follies’ are extraordinarily heavy flowering, producing
       upwards of 100 flowers per plant. The large 3”, cream to light yellow flowers are heavily
       splashed with strawberry to burgundy red flecks on each petal. What a showstopper! This will
       replace Painted Strain in our new catalog.
       Height: 18-22” Spread: 24” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
       20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

       Helleborus ‘Pink Parachutes’ (Winter Thrillers™ Series) (Lenten Rose)—Huge 3¾” flowers are
       the trademark of this pink flowering strain. Very strong, pencil-width stems carry loads of
       blossoms from early through mid-spring. The lovely blooms are bright pink with a fine spray of
       tiny dark pink to wine colored spots on all of the petals. Most flowers have soft blush pink backs,
       but others have nicely contrasting white backs, lending a two-tone look. This will replace ‘Cherry
       Blossom’ in our new catalog.
       Height: 18-22” Spread: 24” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
       72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011. 20ct Plugs will be available
       beginning Fall 2010.

       Helleborus ‘Red Racer’ (Winter Thrillers™ Series) (Lenten Rose)—Perhaps the most striking
       color of all the Winter Thrillers™ hellebores, ‘Red Racer’ produces very large 3½”, dramatic
       velvety deep red to burgundy red flowers. Such an unusual color to see in the garden in early to
       mid-spring! The perfectly rounded flowers are held atop strong stems, with mature plants
       producing an incredible 75 or more blossoms per plant. The evergreen foliage is attractive in its
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        own rite, emerging a dark mahogany color in early spring before maturing to dark green. It
        provides a superb complement to the red blossoms.
        Height: 18-22” Spread: 24” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
        72ct Plugs will be available in Early Summer 2010 and Spring 2011. 20ct Plugs will be available
        beginning Fall 2010.

Hemerocallis ‘Big Blue’ (Daylily)—(Stamile) This very large flowered, reblooming daylily will grace your
garden first in midsummer and then again later in the season with its heavily diamond dusted, light
lavender pink flowers. The broad, sculpted petals are edged in flowing ruffles. The fragrant blossoms
open flat and recurve, showing off the large citron yellow watermark and green th roat. Thick, strong
scapes which are branched 4 ways carry 30-35 buds apiece on a mature specimen, a huge number for
such a large flowered cultivar.
24”—M—RE—FR—D—TET—6.5” Propagated from division. Award: HM ‘00
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. Only year offered.


           Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Candy’ (Designer Daylily™)—(Stamile) This striking cultivar produces an
abundance of light golden orange flowers with a very prominent cherry red eye. Upwards of 30 buds
are produced on each strong, well-branched scape. The broad, rounded petals overlap, creating a
uniquely shaped eye zone which is notched at the midribs. This daylily has lovely round flowers and
opens flat to show off the fancy eye. A very fine, scarlet red line edges the petals half way around.
You’ll notice a light fragrance too when these flowers appear midseason. ‘Cherry Candy’ is an extended
bloomer, so its flowers will remain open for at least 16 hours apiece.
30”—M—EXT—FR—D—TET—4.25” Propagated from division. Award: HM ‘95
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010.

Hemerocallis Earlybird Cardinal™ (‘Endless Heart’ PP16515) (Jersey Earlybird™ Daylilies Series)—
(Apps) We are incredibly excited to be one of the first wholesale growers in the US to offer the new
Jersey Earlybird™ Series Earlybird Cardinal™ from Dr. Darrel Apps. A true breakthrough in daylily
breeding, this is the first red, very early blooming, hardy daylily. Retailers will love how plants grown in
greenhouses will show good color as early as late May, when shops are filled with eager customers. In
the ground, this daylily typically starts to bloom in mid-June which is several weeks earlier than most
cultivars. Plants can rebloom up to 4 times per year, showing nearly 100 days of color in zone 6.
Earlybird Cardinal™ produces 4” wide, watermelon red flowers with a pie crust edge and chartreuse
throat. It is documented to produce 6 or more fans per season compared to 2-3 fans produced on an
average daylily. It also tends to produce more than one flower scape per fan, so the plants quickly grow
to form a highly floriferous, robust clump. This is a valuable trait for landscapers, retailers, and home
gardeners alike who all enjoy a quick return on their investment. This evergreen daylily has proven to be
hardy in zones 4-9 thus far; it may prove to be hardier after further testing.
21”—E—RE—EV—DIP—4” Z4-9 Propagated from division.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.
Special Earlybird Cardinal labels required.


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Hemerocallis ‘Flamingo Fantasy’ (Daylily)—(Apps) This cute pink bicolor produces an abundance of
sparkling, clear light pink flowers in early midseason. Each strong, branched scape carries 20-25 buds
apiece. The fragrant, light pink flowers have a well-defined bright rose pink eye, glowing green throat,
and attractive ruffling. They are of consistently round form, with each flower being just as pretty as the
next.
26”—EM—FR—D—DIP—5” Propagated from division. Award: HM ‘00
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. Only year offered.


          Hemerocallis ‘Nosferatu’ (Designer Daylily™)—(Hanson) Similar to the highly regarded
Designer Daylily™ ‘Bela Lugosi’, this variety offers a shorter height, fragrant blossoms, and more
prominent veining in the oval shaped petals. Large 6”, shimmering dark purple, very sunfast flowers
with a chartreuse throat and pie crust ruffled petals are produced midseason. A high bud count on well -
branched scapes ensures many weeks of bloom.
26”—M—FR—SE—TET—6” Propagated from division. Awards: HM ’97, AM ‘00
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010.


          Hemerocallis ‘Return a Smile’ (Designer Daylily™)—(Blaney) Similar in color to ‘Always
Afternoon’, this improved cultivar has proven to be more cold hardy and thus is a better choice for
northern climates. The flower form is also improved; each lovely blossom is of consistently rounded
form and has thicker, more durable petals than its parent. The sunfast, mauve pink flowers have a
prominent wine purple eye, yellow-green throat, and ruffled tepals. Three-way branched scapes carry
20 or more buds apiece in early midseason and then again later in the season. Attractive blue-green
foliage complements the flowers nicely. ‘Return a Smile’ is a vigorous grower and rapidly multiplying
cultivar.
26”—EM—RE—D—TET—5” Propagated from division.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010.

Hemerocallis ‘Rose Katherine’ (Daylily)—(Trimmer) Similar in color to ‘Dragon’s Eye’, this cultivar has
proven to be more cold hardy and thus is a better choice for northern climates. This darling small
flowered cultivar is a profuse bloomer with very well-branched and heavily budded scapes. Mature
clumps are a sight to behold! The flowers are held well above the low, arching foliage for an overall
well-proportioned habit. The highly fragrant blossoms are bright rose pink with a darker pinkish red eye
and green throat. Attractively ruffled, recurved petals shimmer with diamond dusting.
23”—EM—FR—D—DIP—4” Propagated from division.
#1 and #2 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. #1 Grade bare root
plants will be available in our catalog.

Hemerocallis ‘Ruby Spider’ (Daylily)—(Stamile) One look and it’s easy to see why this incredible daylily
is a multiple award winner! The gigantic 9”, dark ruby red flowers are officially classified as “unus ual
form-spatulate” since the petals are long and spoon-shaped. The petals open very wide and flat,


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displaying the large, golden yellow throat and matching midribs nicely. Planted singly or en masse, this
outstanding daylily is sure to make a huge visual impact in the landscape!
34”—E—D—TET—9” Propagated from division. Awards: HM ’99, AM ’02, LWA ’02, PCP ’04, RWM ’05,
Popularity Poll
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010.

Hemerocallis ‘Siloam Leo’s Joy’ (Daylily)—(Henry) Regarded by many as Pauline Henry’s best red hybrid,
and we tend to agree! We are very impressed with the saturated true red, sunfast color of this daylily as
well as its tightly recurved, rounded flower form. An apple green throat, ruffled petals, and diamond
dusting complete the look. Though we noticed its nice fragrance, this daylily is not officially registered
as being fragrant. The plant is well-branched with loads of buds. It is a vigorous grower in the
landscape.
21”—M—EXT—FR—D—DIP—5” Propagated from division.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. Only year offered.

Hemerocallis ‘Super Honor’ (Daylily)—(Dove) In the heat of summer, this strongly fragrant, large
flowered daylily produces beautifully symmetrical, purple blossoms with frilly ruffled petals. The
blossoms open flat to display the large, lemon lime throat. An indistinct darker purple band appears on
the petals, matching the dark veining. Slender but strong scapes carry the large blossoms in late July.
The flowers open well under varying weather conditions which can occur in summer. ‘Super Honor’ has
an exemplary plant habit.
24”—ML—EXT—FR—D—DIP—6” Propagated from division.
#1 and #2 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. #1 Grade bare root
plants will be available in our catalog.

Heuchera americana Marvelous Marble™ (Coral Bells)—This new economically priced seed selection
from Syngenta Flowers offers good vigor in both container production and in the landscape. It is one of
the first Heucheras from seed that offers a change of color through the seasons. In spring , the new
foliage emerges purple. Through the seasons, the foliage matures to deep green with prominent
reddish purple veining and a light silver overlay. The flower stems are quite short, bearing creamy white
flowers a bit earlier than is typical for Heucheras.
Foliage Height: 8-12” Scape Height: 24” Spread: 16” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. 72ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011.

Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ PPAF (H. villosa hybrid, Coral Bells)—Over the past few years, Terra Nova
has put great emphasis in their breeding work on developing cultivars in a rainbow of unique new colors
like orange, yellow, and even a pink spotted variety. Next in their lineup is the incredibly bright rose
colored variety, ‘Berry Smoothie’. The foliage ranges a bit in color with the season, emerging bright rose
pink in spring and darkening to purplish rose in summer. It is absolutely lovely when planted with pink
and purple flowering bulbs. The parentage includes the heat and humidity tolerant H. villosa as well as
H. americana which is native to the eastern half of the US. Its villosa parentage ensures the plant will be
a robust grower, quickly forming a large, boldly colored mound in the landscape.
Foliage Height: 18” Scape Height: 28” Spread: 20” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Heuchera ‘Electra’ PPAF (H. villosa hybrid, Coral Bells)—Similar in color to Heucherella ‘Stoplight’, this
new Terra Nova introduction is a more refined selection that blends easily with other plants in the
garden. In spring, the leaves emerge electric yellow with bright red veining. As the season progresses,
the colors soften to chartreuse with softer red veining that remains all summer. The evergreen foliage is
tan during winter. Though the breeder claims that this plant “delivers what H. ‘Tiramisu’ promised,”
when these selections are grown together, the benefits of both varieties are realized. While ‘Electra’ has
the advantage of bright yellow spring foliage and red veining that remains all summer, ‘Tiramisu’ has the
advantage of having watermelon red leaves in spring and fall. Simply two different plants which each
offer unique characteristics to suit different gardeners’ tastes. For even stronger red coloring, try
Heucherella ‘Stoplight’ and ‘Alabama Sunrise’.
Foliage Height: 8” Scape Height: 12” Spread: 14” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’ PPAF (Coral Bells)—A sport of ‘Marmalade’ discovered by Terra Nova
Nurseries, this green selection exhibits the same robust, vigorous growth as its parent. Heavily ruffled,
smaller lime green to chartreuse leaves form a compact, rounded clump. Compared to ‘Lime Rickey’,
this is a larger variety that works well as a landscape plant as well as in containers. Tan colored flowers
appear on short stalks in late spring or early summer depending on your climate.
Foliage Height: 10” Scape Height: 16” Spread: 24” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Heuchera ‘Plum Royale’ PPAF (Coral Bells)—An improvement over their older cultivar ‘Plum Pudding’,
Terra Nova has racked up another “first” with ‘Plum Royale’. It is the first Heuchera to be able to
maintain consistently plum purple colored foliage with a polished luster all summer long. A good
amount of sunshine is required to bring out the purple pigments, so if it is planted in heavier shade the
foliage will develop a pewter overlay. Dark stems carry wands of pale pinkish white flowers in early
summer. This cultivar exhibits good vigor, forming a compact mound of large leaves measuring up to 4”
across.
Foliage Height: 10” Scape Height: 16” Spread: 14” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Heuchera ‘Sonic Smash’ PPAF (H. villosa hybrid, Coral Bells)—Every once in awhile, we come across a
new plant that is destined to become a staple in every garden. Last year, that item was Leucanthemum
s. ‘Banana Cream’. This year, one of those items is Heuchera ‘Sonic Smash’. In our trials, we have been
incredibly impressed with the vigor and dynamite foliage of our new WGI villosa hybrid. It is an excellent
low maintenance perennial for the landscape and looks fantastic all season. Unique for a Heuchera, this
selection has deeply lobed foliage similar to a Heucherella, and the leaves measure a whopping 5-6”
across. The emerald green leaves have prominent deep red to wine colored veination, a light silver
overlay, and a scalloped green margin. They form an attractive, healthy looking clump that is incredibly
robust for a Heuchera, likely due to its villosa parentage. This is a heat and humidity tolerant plant that
is grown for its lovely foliage, though small white flowers are produced in midsummer.
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Foliage Height: 10-12” Scape Height: 16” Spread: 20” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Heucherella ‘Golden Zebra’ PPAF (Foamy Bells)—If you’re looking for a perennial with explosive color
all season long, look no further than the fantastic foliage of ‘Golden Zebra’. Its shocking golden yellow
leaves display a heavy smattering of bright red pigment that nearly covers the entire leaf surface. The
two-tone effect is fabulous for adding color to combination containers or the front of the landscape.
Small white flowers appear in late spring. Compared to ‘Alabama Sunrise’, this is a much smaller variety
with deeply dissected foliage, more red pigmentation, and a denser habit. ‘Alabama Sunrise’, however,
has the added benefit of being a H. villosa hybrid, a trait that those in climates with hot, humid summers
will appreciate. From Terra Nova Nurseries.
Foliage Height: 10” Scape Height: 18” Spread: 15” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ PPAF (H. villosa hybrid, Foamy Bells)—Like the first Heucherella villosa hybrid
developed by Terra Nova Nurseries called ‘Alabama Sunrise’, their newest Heucherella shares the same
villosa bloodlines. This is so important, especially for those in climates with hot, humid summers,
because the plants hold up tremendously under such weather. ‘Sweet Tea’ forms a full and robust
clump of large, dissected foliage in a very unique shade of orange. The spring foliage is a delicious shade
of apricot orange with a burgundy center blotch, and as the weather warms up the foliage darkens in
color. Coppery orange, russet, and cinnamon tones dominate in summer. Though small white flowers
appear in late spring, this plant is really grown for its unique foliage color. The special orange coloration
of ‘Sweet Tea’ makes it a wonderful plant to complement the entryway of brick houses or containers on
brick patios.
Foliage Height: 20” Scape Height: 27” Spread: 28” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Hosta ‘American Hero’ PPAF – Help Support Our Troops!
In support of military families across the US, we are proud to introduce the brand new Hosta ‘American
Hero’ this year. A portion of the proceeds ($.25) of each plant sold will be donated to Project
EverGreen, a national non-profit organization and creator of the GreenCare for Troops program. The
mission of the GreenCare program is to provide free lawn and landscape services to US military families
at home while their loved ones serve in the Armed Forces . This is one small burden that together we
can bear during this difficult time. The funds raised through the sale of Hosta ‘American Hero’ will go
directly towards supporting the military families registered for the GreenCare for Troops program. To
date, 9,000 military families have been connected to 2,400 volunteers, and more volunteers are needed.
To learn more, visit www.ProjectEvergreen.com.
        ‘American Hero’ PPAF -- (Walters Gardens, Inc.) Like the soldiers we are honoring, this is a tough,
        durable hosta that reliably displays strong, bold variegation all season long. It is a sport of
        ‘Revolution’ with wider, dark green margins and a creamy white to pure white center speckled
        with green. The thick leaves form a very dense clump, and as the plant matures they become
        somewhat twisted. Lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer.
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       Foliage Height: 12” Scape Height: 16-20” Spread: 22” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Autumn Frost’—(Walters Gardens, Inc.) This new selection, backed by phenomenal lineage, really
has that “WOW!” factor! ‘Autumn Frost’ is a sport of the 2010 Hosta of the Year, ‘First Frost’, which in
turn is a sport of the champion of blue hostas, ‘Halcyon’. It is a showier version of ‘First Frost’, displaying
extra wide margins. The leaves emerge frosty blue with a bright yellow margin that lightens to creamy
white during the summer. It forms a medium sized mound topped with light lavender flowers in mid to
late summer.
Foliage Height: 12” Scape Height: 12-16” Spread: 24” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Introduction!

Hosta ‘Big Daddy’—(Aden) This classic award winning blue hosta from Paul Aden is a mainstay in today’s
shade gardens. It grows slowly to form a very large, impressive clump with a compact, upright habit.
Thick, rounded, chalky blue leaves become puckered and cupped as they mature and deepen to green as
the summer progresses. Be sure to plant this hosta in cool shade to help retain its blue-green coloring
longer into the season. Near-white, bell-shaped flowers are produced just at the top of the clump in late
summer.
Foliage Height: 24” Scape Height: 24” Spread: 36” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture. Awards:
President’s Exhibitor Trophy, Midwest Blue Award
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010.

Hosta ‘Blueberry Muffin’ –(Meyer) According to the hybridizer Bill Meyer, this is a “great new blue
(hosta) that rivals the legendary ‘Halcyon’.” We agree, it’s a beauty! ‘Blueberry Muffin’ has excellent
long-lasting blue foliage which deepens to blue-green late in the season. It forms a medium sized
mound of rounded, puckered leaves with attractive light mauve colored petioles. Matching mauve
scapes carry the lavender flowers in early summer. This new cultivar is a strong grower for a blue hosta
and is a reliable performer in the landscape.
Foliage Height: 14” Scape Height: 18” Spread: 36” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Brass Ring’—(Lydell) Now here’s a hosta that you can plant in spring and it will still look fabulous
late in the season. From hybridizer Ran Lydell comes this attractive medium sized hosta with broad,
rounded, corrugated leaves of good substance. Yellow margins jet towards the green center of each
beautifully variegated leaf. Light lavender flowers stand just above the foliage in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 15” Scape Height: 20-26” Spread: 36” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. 72ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011.

Hosta ‘Cherry Tomato’—(Van Der Kolk) This unique miniature sport of ‘Cherry Berry’ was discovered by
Jerry Van Der Kolk, former employee of Walters Gardens, Inc. Its substance and vigor are improved over
its parent and its diminutive size makes it an excellent choice for growing in troughs . Long, lance-shaped
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leaves are creamy yellow to white with wide, dark green margins. The clump is accented by attractive
purple flowers which are held on striking red petioles in mid to late summer.
Foliage Height: 4” Scape Height: 12-16” Spread: 12” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Dancing Stars’ PPAF—(Walters Gardens, Inc.) This year, we are proud to offer an improvement
over our past introduction, ‘Dancing in the Rain’ PP15977. Our new ‘Dancing Stars’ PPAF has all the
great qualities of its parent, including a crisp white center and sharply contrasting blue -green margins.
However, you’ll appreciate that this new introduction is a stronger grower with wider margins and
foliage of much thicker substance. The attractive foliage forms a large mound topped with light
lavender flowers in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 24” Scape Height: 30” Spread: 36” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available Late Summer 2010. 72ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011. Asexual
propagation prohibited. A Walters Gardens, Inc. Exclusive Introduction!

Hosta ‘Designer Genes’—(Wrede) We are incredibly excited to offer you what we consider to be the
best yellow hosta with red petioles available on the market today. ‘Designer Genes’ is incredibly striking
in the spring as the brilliant yellow leaves emerge from contrasting deep wine red shoots. It quickly
grows to form a medium sized mound of bright yellow leaves with showy bright red petioles. Compared
to other yellow hostas, this variety holds its coloring longer. Later in the season, the foliage mellows to
more of a chartreuse green color. Tall, red scapes carry the purple flowers in late summer. This is surely
one new hosta not to be missed!
Foliage Height: 18” Scape Height: 20-24” Spread: 12” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct and 72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010.

Hosta ‘Devil’s Advocate’—(Walters Gardens, Inc.) This big and beautiful sport of the classic ‘Blue Angel’
forms a giant, upright mound of blue-green leaves with green margins in spring. The variegation
becomes showier as the season progresses, as the margins brighten to light apple green. Like its parent,
this plant has large, heart-shaped leaves of heavy substance. It is a fast grower and reliable performer in
the landscape. White flowers top the clump in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 36” Scape Height: 48” Spread: 48” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Fragrant Queen’ PP19508—(van den Top) We have been quite impressed with this new
introduction by Jan van den Top from the ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ series. Its elongated heart-shaped leaves
display wider, creamy to pure white margins, a darker green center, and are of better substance. In
comparison to ‘Sweet Innocence’, it has a darker green center and a faster growth rate. It holds up well
all season long and exhibits some sun tolerance. Large, fragrant, flashy near-white to light lavender
flowers are produced above the foliage in late summer.
Foliage Height: 16” Scape Height: 21-29” Spread: 25” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. 72ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011. Asexual
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Hosta ‘Goodness Gracious’ PPAF—(Walters Gardens, Inc.) If you like our Designer Hosta™ ‘Satisfaction’,
you will love this new sport with much showier, wider margins. ‘Goodness Gracious’ PPAF has all of the
great qualities of its parent, including large, heart-shaped leaves of good substance and a wide spreading
habit. However, its deeply veined leaves are dark green with very wide, yellow margins. Light lavender
flowers sit just above the foliage in early to midsummer. This stunning large hosta makes a fabulous
specimen or focal point in the shade garden.
Foliage Height: 20” Scape Height: 24” Spread: 28” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Lakeside Paisley Print’—(Chastain) One of the very best hostas to come from Mary Chastain!
This stunning variety produces heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins. The narrow,
creamy white markings in the center of the leaves shoot out from the cream colored petioles in a
feathery pattern. Its thick substanced leaves make the perfect background for the cream scapes that
carry the light lavender flowers in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 10” Scape Height: 22-24” Spread: 20” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Elle Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. A Walters Gardens, Inc. Exclusive!

Hosta ‘Little Miss Sunshine’—(Scheer) This cute wavy leafed, gold hosta would look great in patio
containers mixed with purple Heucheras and Carex ‘Evergold’. In the spring, the foliage emerges
chartreuse but intensifies to bright gold as the season progresses. It tolerates some sun which helps to
bring out the yellow coloring. This is a refreshing change from many gold hostas which turn green l ater
in the season. Light purple flowers are held on wonderfully contrasting, deep wine red scapes in
midsummer. ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ is a fast grower that is sure not to disappoint!
Foliage Height: 11” Scape Height: 14-16” Spread: 20” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Luna Moth’—(Meyer) “Foolproof” and easy to grow, this is a great selection for beginner
gardeners or those who are just looking for a beautiful, worry-free hosta. ‘Luna Moth’ is a sport of the
vigorous ‘Parky’s Prize’ but with thicker substance and wider margins. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves
emerge with light green margins which brighten to yellow in summer. This hosta grows quickly to form
a nice symmetrical clump in the landscape. Lavender flowers are produced on perfectly proportional
scapes in early summer.
Foliage Height: 18” Scape Height: 20” Spread: 30” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Prestige and Promise’—(Walters Gardens, Inc.) This fantastic sport of ‘Cadillac’ features a wider,
darker green margin and thicker leaves with a gold center that displays a significant resistance to leaf
burn. Rounded leaves of good substance develop light dimpling as they mature. Light lavender flowers
top the clump in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 16” Scape Height: 14-18” Spread: 20” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Ripple Effect’—(Walters Gardens, Inc.) You’ll never guess that this unique new hosta is a sport of
‘June’! Its long, narrow, gold leaves with intensely rippled margins are more akin to ‘Pineapple
Upsidedown Cake’, but have the same great substance of ‘June’. Newly emerged leaves have a narrow
blue-green margin that jets irregularly towards the golden yellow center. In summer, the foliage
transitions to chartreuse with a green margin. This plant forms a low, horizontal mound in the
landscape. In mid to late summer, pale lavender flowers are produced on light lavender to chartreuse
scapes. ‘Ripple Effect’ was discovered here at Walters Gardens, Inc.
Foliage Height: 12” Scape Height: 18-22“ Spread: 15” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
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Hosta ‘Vulcan’—(Hansen) Developed by Hans Hansen, ‘Vulcan’ is a vigorous, white-centered sport of
‘Captain Kirk’. We are very impressed with its excellent growth rate and light colored center that does
not melt out. Contrasting dark green margins and lighter yellow coloring jet towards the white center of
each broad, heart-shaped leaf. White scapes carry the light lavender flowers just above the foliage in
mid to late summer.
Foliage Height: 22” Scape Height: 24” Spread: 36” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Late Summer 2010. 20ct Plugs will be available Spring 2011.

Hosta ‘Yankee Blue’ –(Balitewicz) This vigorously growing blue hosta forms a full, symmetrical, wide
mound that really makes a statement in the landscape. The elongated wedge-shaped leaves with wavy
margins hold their blue color well into summer, eventually turning green late in the season. Near-white
flowers top the clump in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 20” Scape Height: 27-32” Spread: 50” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
72ct Plugs will be available Late Summer 2010. 20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ (Louisiana Group) (Louisiana Iris)—If you’re new to Louisiana Irises, this is the
right place to start! You can’t go wrong with this top award winner. It is known for having “outrageous
vigor”, multiplying quickly when sited properly in consistently moist to boggy soil or shallow water.
Blooming reliably each year, huge 4-6” blossoms open flat to display their regal velvety deep purple
flowers with the narrowest gold signal on each petal. The bloom time varies by climate, but typically
ranges from late spring into midsummer. This is certainly one of the most beautiful of all native
cultivars!
Height: 2-3’ Spread: 2’ Z4-10 Propagated from division. Awards: HM ’82, AM ’86, Mary Swords
DeBallion Medal (LA) ‘89
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Iris ‘Millennium Sunrise’ (Tall Bearded Iris)—Hybridized and introduced by Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in
2000, this iris really stands out from the crowd with its unique apricot colored flowers. The huge
blossoms measure an incredible 4” wide x 7” tall, and have a broad form with widely spreading falls.
Pure apricot standards and falls are edged with beautiful ruffles and lacing. The flowers appear over the
entire Iris bloom season, from late spring through early summer, on strong stems which carry 9-12 buds
apiece.
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Height: 39” Spread: 18-24” Z3-10 Propagated from division. Awards: HM ’02, AM ’05
#1 grade bare root rhizomes are available in Late Summer 2010 only.
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Iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’ (Tall Bearded Iris)—(Hager)Described as a dependable bloomer year after year,
this pastel colored bicolor will grace your garden with its large, romantic colored blossoms in midseason
(late spring to early summer). Peachy pink standards contrast nicely with the smooth lavender falls and
golden orange beards, and each petal is edged in flowing ruffles. Each nicely branched stem carries an
average of 8 buds. Lovely!
Height: 36” Spread: 18-24” Z3-10 Propagated from division. Awards: HM ’99, AM ’01, JCWM ‘04
#1 grade bare root rhizomes are available in Late Summer 2010 only.
25ct Plugs are available Spring 2011 only.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Blue River’ (English Lavender)—This petite seed variety offers a uniform,
compact habit on densely mounding plants. Incredibly intense purple, highly fragrant flowers are held
above the silvery green foliage from midsummer into early fall. Just the right s ize for growing in
containers, herb gardens, or as edging for flower borders.
Height: 12-14” Spread: 14” Z5-9 Propagated from seed.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Lupinus Tutti Frutti™ Hybrids (Lupine)—Following many years of breeding and selecting, Thompson &
Morgan has succeeded in developing a fantastic new mixed selection of Lupines. They exhibit the high
quality flower spikes of expensive varieties from cuttings, but at the much more affordable cost of a
seed grown variety. Tall, thick flower spikes come in a broad range of solid colors and bicolors including
some color combinations never seen before. Colors include: rose, red, orange, yellow, cream, light
green, blue, and purple. All flower the first year from seed.
Height: 36-40” Spread: 18-24” Z4-8 Propagated from seed.
30ct Elle Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Itoh Intersectional Peonies—Brand new this year!
We are excited to be able to offer you what we think are the highest quality peonies we’ve ever seen.
To call them breathtakingly beautiful doesn’t go far enough! This group of intersectional peonies is a
new class of Paeonia created by crossing herbaceous garden types with woody tree types. They are
often called “Itoh Peonies” because the original cross was first made successfully by Japanese
nurseryman Mr. Toichi Itoh in 1948. Sadly, he passed away before ever seeing one of his crosses bloom.
Since that time, other hybridizers have continued his work including American breeder Roger Anderson,
who introduced the three named varieties we are offering this year.

Intersectional Peonies offer the best qualities of both garden and tree peonies combined including:
     Very large, tree peony-like flowers in colors not previously seen in herbaceous types
     Healthy, herbaceous foliage similar to tree peonies but with a robust, bushy habit that does not
       require staking


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      Strong, herbaceous stems that hold the flowers upright even after a heavy rain; makes a better
       landscape plant than older herbaceous peonies
      A longer bloom time due to additional flowers being produced on side shoots
      Extreme winter hardiness like herbaceous types but with increased vigor

We are offering three Intersectional Peony cultivars, listed below. All were started as tissue culture
plants and have been grown in our fields for 2 years. #1 Grade bare root plants will be available
beginning Fall 2010.

       Paeonia ‘Bartzella’—Considered by many to be Roger Anderson’s best Intersectional Peony
       introduction. We have to agree, this plant gets a gold star in our book! A mature plant of
       ‘Bartzella’ is incredibly elegant looking, with flowers neatly spaced on the top and sides of the
       clump. The semi-double to double, pastel yellow flowers have a small rose purple flare in the
       center and a pronounced sweet fragrance. They measure 6-8 inches across on average. Healthy
       green foliage similar to that of a tree peony forms an impressively sturdy clump to 3ft tall and
       wide. Unlike some garden peonies, the foliage of this plant looks great from spring through fall
       and is substantial enough to be grown in place of a small shrub in the landscape.
        Height: 30-36” Spread: 30-36” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture. Awards: APS Grand
       Champion National Exhibitions ’02, APS Gold Medal ’06, APS Award of Landscape Merit ‘09

       Paeonia ‘Kopper Kettle’—Such a unique color for a peony! This elegant selection produces an
       attractive array of large 8”, semi-double to double flowers that start out soft copper rose and age
       to soft gold with a deep burgundy flare in the center. Both flower colors are present on the
       clump at once and flowers are produced on both the top and sides of the clump . These strongly
       fragrant blossoms are wonderful in fresh bouquets. Its healthy green foliage similar to that of a
       tree peony forms an impressively sturdy clump that is substantial enough to be grown in place of
       a small shrub in the landscape.
       Height: 32” Spread: 36” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.

       Paeonia ‘Morning Lilac’—The earliest blooming of all the Intersectional Peonies we offer. This
       colorful selection produces vivid fuchsia purple blossoms with a bit of darker purple and white
       striping on the petals surrounding a large central boss of gold stamens. These single to semi-
       double, fragrant flowers are produced relatively early in the peony season, as they are nearly
       finished when ‘Bartzella’ and ‘Kopper Kettle’ are in full bloom. This is an incredibly floriferous
       selection, producing flowers all over the top and sides of the clump of sturdy, compact, dark
       green foliage.
       Height: 25-30” Spread: 36” Z4-9 Propagated from tissue culture.


Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’ (Tall Garden Phlox)—An especially early bloom time, incredible disease resistance,
and a slowly spreading habit set this white flowering phlox apart from similar cultivars. ‘Minnie Pearl’
was discovered growing along the roadside in Kemper, Mississippi by plantswoman Karen Partlow. It
appears to be a naturally occurring hybrid of P. maculata x P. glaberrima, though it has a nice upright
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habit like the paniculatas. Clusters of large, pure white flowers completely cover the glossy, green
foliage from early to late summer. In warmer zones, this plant reportedly begins blooming in April, long
before the paniculatas. The relatively short plants spread slowly to form a 2ft wide clump in about 3
years.
Height: 15-20” Spread: 18-24” Z3-8 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available in Late Summer 2010. #1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning
Fall 2010.

Phlox paniculata Flame® Series (Tall Garden Phlox)
Perfectly suited for containers, courtyard gardens, and the middle of the border, the Flame® Series is a
new group of naturally dwarf, compact cultivars. All members of this series offer good disease
resistance, a busy habit, and large, fragrant flowers in midsummer. What more could one ask for in a
Phlox? Thanks to Bartels Breeding of The Netherlands, gardeners across North America can now enjoy
these worry-free classic perennials. Five colors in the series are available and are described below.
Height: 15-18” Spread: 18” Z3-8 Propagated from cuttings.

       Flame® Series Coral (‘Barsixtytwo’ PPAF)—Vibrant coral red.
       72ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. #1 Grade bare root plants will be available
       beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Flame® Series Pink (‘Bartwelve’ PP11804)—Rose pink with a darker pink eye.
       72ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. #1 Grade bare root plants will be available
       beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Flame® Series Purple (‘Barfourteen’ PP12605)—Purple flowers with a small darker eye.
       #1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Flame® Series Violet (‘Barsixtyone’ PPAF) –Lavender purple.
       #1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

       Flame® Series White Eye (‘Barsixty’ PPAF)—Snow white with a prominent magenta eye.
       72ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. #1 Grade bare root plants will be available
       beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’ PPAF (Tall Garden Phlox)—Thanks to our good friends at ItSaul Plants
who introduced P. ‘David’s Lavender’, we now have a fabulous stable variegated sport to offer you this
year. The shocking variegated foliage of this new selection has incredible impulse appeal. It could
certainly be grown for its foliage alone; the large clusters of lavender pink flowers with a white starburst
center are a great bonus. From spring into early summer, the leaves are deep green with prominent,
sunny yellow margins. As the season progresses, the margins lighten to creamy yellow. Use this plant to
brighten up combination containers or mix with purple foliage plants like Sedum ‘Xenox’ for especially
explosive contrast!
Height: 12-18” Spread: 12” Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
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Primula pubescens Exhibition Series-Blue (Garden Auricula, Border Auricula)—Considered to be the
most carefree, pest resistant type of Primula to grow, this species looks quite different than the ‘Pacific
Hybrids’ and others with rugose foliage. Members of the Exhibition Series have very smooth, leathery,
paddle-shaped leaves that form very flat rosettes which hug the ground. Rounded clusters of bluish
purple flowers with a prominent yellow or white eye stand at attention above the foliage in spring. In
coastal climates, this plant reportedly blooms sporadically all season long if deadheaded. Garden
Auriculas have been in cultivation since 1582 and were extremely popular in Victorian times when
hundreds of named varieties were in existence. Today, it is rare to find this type of Primula in single
color strains. Jelitto Perennial Seeds introduced the Exhibition Series in 1997.
Height: 6-8” Spread: 6-8” Z4-8 (possibly hardier) Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Salvia ‘Madeline’ PP20456 (Perennial Salvia)—Discovered by renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf in The
Netherlands, ‘Madeline’ is an attractive bicolor selection with relatively large, showy blossoms. Brilliant
violet blue hooded flowers have a white lower lip that is edged in matching violet color. They are
produced in whorls around the branched stems and hold up well under windy, rainy conditions. If plants
are cut back after the first flush of flowers, they may rebloom. This open pollinated seedling is
characterized by its compact and upright habit, strong vigorous growth, and free flowering capacity.
Introduced through Future Plants.
Height: 28-32” Spread: 20” Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Salvia verticillata ‘Endless Love’ (Whorled Sage)—This new selection from Future Plants features violet
blue flower spikes atop compact, upright plants. It blooms for many weeks beginning in early summer,
and the flowering period can be extended into late summer if plants are cut back after the flush of
blooms. The coarse, green foliage forms an outwardly spreading clump in the landscape.
Height: 22” Spread: 18-24” Z3-8 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Sedum forsterianum ssp. elegans ‘Silver Stone’ (Forster’s Stonecrop, Rock Stonecrop)—If you’re
looking for a very low maintenance, durable groundcover for sunny, dry areas, this is it! Similar to
‘Angelina’ in foliage and habit, ‘Silver Stone’ forms a low, tight clump of blue-green, needle-like,
evergreen foliage. In cooler months, the leaves may become tipped with pinkish purple. Upright flower
stems are topped with corymbs of starry yellow blossoms from early to late summer. A Jelitto Perennial
Seeds introduction.
Height: 6-10” Spread: 12-18” Z4-9 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Sedum ‘Moonlight Serenade’ PPAF (Autumn Stonecrop)—This attractive upright sedum really shines in
mid to late summer when large clusters of fruity raspberry pink buds open to contrasting peachy gol d
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flowers. The clusters, held on reddish stems, comprise the entire top third of the plant so they are quite
showy in bloom. The season of interest is extended even further with the deep burgundy seed heads.
The foliage of this selection starts off a deep blue-green color and turns more purple as the season
progresses. It forms a substantial clump in the landscape and fits in best near the middle of the border.
Hybridized by Herbert Oudshoorn of Future Plants.
Height: 14-18” Spread: 12-14” Z3-9 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Sedum spurium ‘Summer Glory’ (Two-row Stonecrop)—Similar in habit to ‘Fulda Glow’, this is a green-
leafed selection with bright carmine pink flowers. It quickly grows to form a thick patch of small,
succulent, deep green, toothed leaves which develop reddish edges during the cool fall months. In
milder climates, the foliage is evergreen. The colorful blossoms are typically produced from midsummer
into early fall. ‘Summer Glory’ makes an excellent carefree groundcover for sunny to partially shaded
areas of the garden that require low maintenance. A Jelitto Perennial Seeds introduction.
Height: 4-6” Spread: 12-18” Z3-9 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Thymus serpyllum ‘Magic Carpet’ (Creeping Thyme)—This low maintenance lawn alternative forms a
low carpet of delicious lemon scented, dark green leaves smothered in pink flowers from early through
midsummer. It is deer resistant and works well in rock gardens, planted around stepping stones, and at
the edge of rock walls.
Height: 2” Spread: 12-14” Z4-8 (possibly hardier) Propagated from seed.
30ct and 128ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Trollius europaeus f. compactus ‘Lemon Supreme’ (Common Globeflower)—This new introduction
from Jelitto Perennial Seeds is a compact form that stands at about half the height of the species. It
forms a tidy compact clump of attractively lobed, dark green, toothed leaves. Plump, rounded, yellow
buds open to bright lemon yellow, bowl-shaped blossoms. This is a spring blooming species that often
reblooms in the fall. Though T. europaeus tends to be more tolerant of drier soils than most other types
of Trollius, it will perform better in average to moist soil.
Height: 12” Spread: 8-10” Z4-7 Propagated from seed.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Veronica ‘Hocus Pocus’ PPAF (Spike Speedwell)—Here at Walters Gardens, Inc., we often challenge our
hybridizers to come up with the fantastic plants we dream up and seemly like magic, they come through
for us! There’s certainly a little magic in this new Veronica from Kevin Hurd. Incredibly long, violet
purple wands of brilliant color comprise the top 2/3 of ‘Hocus Pocus’, much larger than any comparable
variety. It is easy to pick out from a distance when driving by our trial gardens, even when we’re driving
a little too fast! This plant really has everything we could ask for in a Veronica: incredibly showy flowers,
a uniform habit, clean foliage, and branched flowers which result in a longer bloom time. At 16-20in tall,
it makes the perfect pot plant for retail. This one is hard to top! Special thanks go out to our garden
writer friends for helping us name our new Veronica ‘Hocus Pocus’.
Height: 16-20” Spread: 12” Z4-8 Propagated from tissue culture and cuttings.
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Veronica ‘Sweet Lullaby’ PPAF (Spike Speedwell)—This sweet and petite seedling of ‘Giles van Hees’
brings a much softer color palette to the garden with its pure baby pink flower spikes. They stand at
attention atop the very short and compact, bushy mound of healthy green foliage from mid through late
summer. The compact size of this variety makes it ideal for combination containers, edging sunny
pathways, or the front of the landscape.
Height: 6” Spread: 10-12” Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
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TEMPERENNIALS
As container and trough gardening become more popular each year, and the line between annuals and
perennials blurs more and more, the demand for temperennials is skyrocketing. Below, you’ll find an
assortment of succulents and tender perennials that will be added to our temperennial product line
which debuted last fall. Temperennials are typically not very cold hardy and should be treated as
annuals in colder climates. Please see individual descriptions below for specific hardiness information.

Agave ‘Blue Glow’—Unlike many Agaves, ‘Blue Glow’ forms one beautifully symmetrical, solitary rosette
rather than forming clusters of many smaller rosettes. Chalky blue-green leaves are edged in both red
and yellow, and these margins glow beautifully when backlit by the afternoon sun. Tiny soft spines line
the colorful margin and each smooth leaf is tipped with a short, red, terminal spine. This is a relatively
small selection of Agave so it fits nicely in containers and rock gardens. It is a cross between A.
attenuata x A. ocahui, but looks nothing like either parent. A Kelly Griffin hybrid.
Height: 1-2’ Spread: 2-3’ Z8-10 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Recommended finish size: 1 quart.

Agave parryi ssp. truncata (Hardy Century Plant)—This species is often described as the most beautiful
of all Agaves, but with so many gorgeous specimens out there, how can you pick just one favorite? The
beauty and grace of this formal looking Agave is undeniable. Its wide, rounded, blue-grey leaves form a
perfectly symmetrical, rounded rosette just about as wide as it is tall. Each leaf ends in a dark, pointed,
terminal spike. When the plant reaches maturity, it produces an incredibly tall flower spike that can
reach heights of 20 feet. Though the mother plant dies after flowering, it produces an abundance of
offspring during its lifetime so you should have plenty to spread around the garden or to share with
friends.
Height: 18” Spread: 18” Z(6)7-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Recommended finish size: 1 quart.

Colocasia esculenta ‘Mojito’ PPAF (Elephant Ear)—This is one plant that truly lives up to its cool name!
Each leaf of this Elephant Ear is like an artist’s canvas, no two are exactly alike. Splashed, splattered,
sprayed, marbled, splotched--take your pick of adjectives to describe the unique pattern of lime green,
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chartreuse, purple, and near-black colors on each huge, arrow shaped leaf. Even its stout stems are
colorful: light pink with dark rattlesnake-like stripes. The colors tend to be most vivid when sited in
partial shade. This plant will grow well in large containers or in the ground as long as consistent
moisture is available. In the ground, the leaves can grow a whopping 2ft long by 18in wide and the plant
can reach 6ft tall. Discovered at Agristarts in Florida as a sport of ‘Black Marble’.
Height: 4-6’ Spread: 4’ Z(7)8-10 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Colocasia gigantea Thailand Giant Strain (Giant Elephant Ear)—To say that this plant will dwarf any
plant you already own would be putting it mildly. Thailand Giant Strain is much larger than other C.
giganteas and though each seedling differs slightly, all result in massive size plants. Its glaucous green
leaves can measure a whopping 5ft long x 4ft wide each. Full grown plants typically reach 9ft tall,
though some grown in tropical climates have reportedly reached 20ft. From a young age, this plant
produces pleasantly perfumed, white, lily-like flowers, though it is certainly grown for its gigantic leaves.
Thanks to Petra Schmidt of Plant Delights Nursery, who collected seed from this plant growing in the
wild in Thailand, we can all enjoy this incredible plant. Create your own private jungle with Colocasia g.
Thailand Giant Strain!
Height: 9’ Spread: 9’ Z8-10 Propagated from seed.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Cordyline terminalis ‘Chocolate Queen’ (Ti Plant, Palm Lily, Hawaiian Good Luck Plant)—Add some
tropical flare to your patio containers with this colorful Cordyline. With strap-like foliage much wider
than is typical, this plant forms an upright stalk of fabulously variegated green leaves striped heavily with
cream and white. As the leaves mature, they become flushed with chocolate purple and deep red
coloring, a true kaleidoscope of color!
Height: 18-24” Spread: 12-18” Z10-11 Propagated from tissue culture.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Coreopsis ‘Salsa’ PPAF (Swinging Colors Series)(Tickseed)—Last year, we brought you the new Swinging
Colors series of annual Coreopsis from master hybridizer Darrell Probst which included three colors.
This year, we are excited to add a brilliant new member of the series, C. ‘Salsa’. Its flowers are radiant
gold with a very prominent, burgundy red eye. All members of this series are highly floriferous, bearing
masses of 1-2 inch, single flowers with toothed petals in an array of eye catching colors all summer long.
Their green, threadleaf foliage forms a strong, bushy clump. Planted en masse, these plants pack a huge
punch of color in the landscape. They can be used in combination containers for added texture and
color.
Height: 12-18” Spread: 18-24” Z9-10 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited. Recommended finish
size: 1 gallon.

Coreopsis rosea ‘Tahitian Sunset’ PPAF (Tickseed)—With blossoms in colors reminiscent of a Tahitian
sunset, this extremely floriferous Coreopsis produces a shower of watermelon red blossoms with a
golden orange blush towards the orange center. The unusual blend of colors is a rainbow of tropical
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fruity colors. We were incredibly impressed with the bloom power of this variety, as it flowered from
early summer into mid-fall in our trials. The flowers almost completely covered the short clump of
green, threadleaf foliage. Use this plant as you would plant colorful annuals to add bright spots of
summer-long color to containers and flower borders.
Height: 12-18” Spread: 12-18” Z8-10 Propagated from cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited. Recommended finish
size: 1 gallon. A Walters Gardens, Inc. Exclusive!

Musa ‘Siam Ruby’ (Banana)—A plant collector’s dream! Here in the north, we love the tropical look
that Bananas bring to our patio containers, but this plant goes way beyond what has been available until
now. You’ll find it tough to pass up this incredible selection! Its huge leaves are rich ruby red with
irregular splashes, blocks, and stripes of bright lime green. Each leaf opens with a surprising new
pattern of colors, no two are exactly alike. The more sun the plant receives, the redder the foliage
becomes (though young plants start out more green). It thrives under intense heat and humidity,
growing quickly when provided with sufficient moisture and nutrients. In warm climates, ‘Siam Ruby’
can reach heights of 8-10ft. In cooler climates where plants are dug and stored for winter, it will be
closer to 3-5ft tall. This large tropical makes a fantastic backdrop for smaller temperennials and is
absolutely awesome in large containers.
Height: 8-10’ Spread: 4-6’ Z9-11 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Ocimum citriodorum ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ PP16260 (Greek Columnar Basil)—Basil is not just for herb
gardeners anymore! This ornamental and edible form, the first variegated Basil ever, works just as well
as a decorative annual as it does in herb gardens. In fact until you smell it, you might not even recognize
that it is basil! It is a sport of the non-flowering, columnar basil ‘Lesbos’, discovered by Pierre Bennerup
of Sunny Border Nurseries. Small, light green leaves edged in creamy white form a dense, upright pillar.
There are plenty of leaves to use in salads, as a garnish, or for other culinary uses all summer long. When
crushed, the leaves have the distinct smell of basil with a hint of lemon, and they hold their color when
cooked. Since it is non-flowering, you won’t have to worry about this plant going to seed before you are
finished using up all of its delicious foliage. This plant is best grown as an annual, but it is perennial in
the warmest zones. Selected as the Plant of the Month by Jimmy Turner in the Dallas Arboretum Trials
in February 2010.
Height: 2-3’ Spread: 1-2’ Z9-11 Propagated from unrooted cuttings.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Denver Daisy’ (Annual Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy)—Enjoy fabulous color from
midsummer to frost in your patio containers, landscape, and cutting garden with ‘Denver Daisy’.
Gigantic golden yellow blossoms with a prominent rusty brown eye are produced on very strong stems
that won’t flop even under adverse weather conditions. Mix with other R. hirta types such as TigerEye™
and ‘Prairie Sun’ to create a long lasting sea of gold in the landscape. ‘Denver Daisy’ was developed to
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the city of Denver, CO in 2008. It was selected because it
offered summer long flower power, extreme heat tolerance, and the ability to withstand extreme
weather conditions. A million seeds were given away to area businesses and residents to make the city
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awash in color for the anniversary. Grower’s note: Benary Seed has worked to select out true ‘Denver
Daisy’ seeds over the past year, and we are now happy to offer you this cleaned up seed strain.
Height: 18-24” Spread: 12-18” Annual. Propagated from seed.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Recommended finish size: 4 inch to 1 gallon.

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’ (Annual Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy)—This classic annual coneflower
from Benary Seed produces a great abundance of large, yellow daisies with an orange-gold eye and
green cone on strong, vigorous plants from early summer until frost. It’s hard to imagine any sunny
garden without it! The folks at Fleuroselect and All America Selections agreed, awarding the plant in
2003 with its highest honors. ‘Prairie Sun’ is very easy to grow in just about any soil as long as full sun is
provided. Though the original plant only lives one year, it reseeds readily, providing many years of color
in the landscape. It combines well with just about everything else in the garden and looks especially nice
with Verbena bonariensis, grasses, and asters.
Height: 2-3’ Spread: 1-2’ Annual. Propagated from seed.
72ct Plugs will be available beginning Spring 2011. Recommended finish size: 4 inch to 1 gallon.

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ (Blue Anise Sage, Brazillian Blue Sage)—Totally unlike the hardy
perennial salvias we offer, this large woody perennial can be used as a hedge, as a filler for the back of
the border, or in very large containers. It offers a flower color that is rarely seen in the garden: truly
vibrant cobalt blue, hooded blossoms with contrasting near-black calyces and stems. These large
flowers are produced in one sided racemes from midsummer to mid-fall, earlier in warmer climates.
Deadheading will prolong the bloom time. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees devour their delicious
nectar. The fragrant foliage grows quickly to form a large, upright clump, but can be kept smaller by
trimming it back in late spring. This plant grows larger and is perennial in warmer climates, but it should
be treated as a reseeding annual in the north.
Height: 2-4’ Spread: 1-3’ Z7-10 Propagated from cuttings.
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Asarum splendens (Chinese Wild Ginger)—One of the finest members of the ginger family. Large, dark
green, pointed leaves are elegantly mottled with silver throughout. They remain semi -evergreen
through the winter and a new set of leaves is produced in spring, covering the previous year's growth. In
early spring, 2" wide, dark purple flowers are produced under the foliage at soil level. Asarum splendens
is a vigorous rhizomatic species, making it an ideal groundcover for shady gardens. It is also nice in
containers. We are happy to be able to bring this top quality perennial back to the wholesale market
after an extended absence.
Height: 5-8” Spread: 10-16” Z6-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Clematis tangutica ‘Helios’ (Golden Clematis)—This lovely yellow flowered Clematis produces an
abundance of nodding tulip-shaped, coconut-scented blossoms with petals that open upwards as the

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flowers mature. They are followed by showy, silky white seed heads which extend the season of interest
well into fall. Very long blooming from early summer to mid-fall.
Height: 6’ Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
Pre-started 2.5” pots will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)—This classic fall blooming Clematis becomes completely
covered with sweetly scented, creamy white, small star-shaped blossoms from early through mid-fall. It
will bloom in both full sun and partial shade. This vigorous vine is ideal for screening large areas.
Height: 10-30’ Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’—Described by some as the best double Clematis ever produced! ‘Vyvyan
Pennell’ produces large 6-8”, fully double, deep violet blue flowers from May to June on the previous
year’s wood. After taking a little rest, the plant blooms again on new wood from July to September,
producing single, lavender blue flowers the second time around.
Height: 8-12’ Z4-8 Propagated from cuttings.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Spring 2011.

Fern-Athyrium filix-femina ‘Frizelliae’ (Tatting Fern)— One of the most distinctive ferns, this selection
has narrow fronds on which the pinnae are rolled up tightly together instead of being open and lacy like
other ferns. As a result, they look like delicate beads strung on a necklace. Definitely a collector's item,
this is a very sought-after fern. We are happy to be able to offer it to you again this year!
Height: 12-18” Spread: 24-36” Z3-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Geranium ‘Sweet Heidy’ PP19533 (Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill)— Hybridized by Marco van Noort, this
perpetually flowering selection has lovely tricolor blossoms. From late spring through early fall, brilliant
blue-purple flowers with a pink ring surrounding a white eye are produced prolifically. Deep purple
stamens and veining tie all three colors together. Its habit tends to be sprawling, making it useful as a
groundcover or as a trailing plant in large containers or hanging baskets.
Height: 12” Spread: 20” Z5-8 Propagated from tissue culture.
30ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Grass-Miscanthus sinensis ‘Dixieland’—A dwarf form of Miscanthus s. 'Variegatus' with very similar
green and white variegated foliage but a shorter, more compact growth habit. This selection will not
need staking like its taller cousin. It provides a strong white element to the landscape which is especially
pronounced when planted in front of larger shrubs or evergreens. Showy, silky pink plumes appear in
late summer. A good choice for large containers.
Height: 4-5’ Spread: 3’ Z5-9 Propagated from division.
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Hosta ‘Grand Prize’—This showy sport of ‘Grand Tiara’ is considered by many to be the best in the Tiara
Series. The green leaves have showy vivid yellow margins which brighten to cream in summer. Dark
purple flowers are produced in midsummer.
Foliage Height: 12” Scape Height: 24” Spread: 24” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Hosta ‘Peanut’—This popular miniature hosta has beautifully variegated, creamy yellow to white leaves
with dark green margins. The foliage develops heavy corrugation as it ages. Bright purple buds and
flowers adorn the plant in mid to late summer.
Foliage Height: 6” Scape Height: 12-18” Spread: 12-18” Z3-9 Propagated from tissue culture.
20ct Plugs will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Kniphofia uvaria ‘Early Hybrids’ (Red Hot Poker)— Like glowing red-hot fire pokers, the flower scapes of
this Kniphofia are red at the tips, orange in the middle, and pale yellow at the bottom. They are
absolutely striking in the garden and make an outstanding focal point when in bloom from early to late
summer.
Height: 30-36” Spread: 18-24” Z5-9 Propagated from seed.
#1 Grade bare root plants will be available beginning Fall 2010.

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘City Garden’ (Black-Eyed Susan)— For gardeners who love 'Goldsturm' but are
looking for something more suited to their smaller city gardens, this is the one! 'City Garden' is
remarkably similar to 'Goldsturm' in its prolific golden yellow flowers, sturdy upright habit, and long
bloom time from midsummer to early fall. However, it measures in at just about half the height. Its
petite stature makes this variety better suited to growing in containers, near the front of the border, and
in sunny courtyard gardens.
Height: 12” Spread: 16” Z4-10 Propagated from tissue culture.
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