Our 2018 New Plants Collection!

What’s new for 2018? Loads of fuss-free, compact, reblooming shrubs, disease-resistant floribunda-type roses, colorful conifers, and drought-tolerant perennials–35 new plants in all, our largest collection of new released in one year to date. Each one is a game changer. Dig in!

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Golden Jackpot® Barberry

(Berberis thunbergii ‘SMBTJ’ PPAF)

Foliage with the Midas touch is surging in popularity. Making the point is this shrub with brilliant, golden-hued leaves on a compact form that needs little to no pruning to maintain its dense tidy shape.  A sunny showstopper as a low border or in a mixed container.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 2 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 8

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

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Lava Nugget™ Barberry

(Berberis thunbergii ‘SMBTM’ PPAF)

Compact and large-leaved with bright orange-red new foliage that ages to a deep burgundy, a compatible color that seems to pair with everything. Highlighted by small yellow flowers that appear in spring. Add this rust-resistant beauty to mixed plantings, low hedges and borders.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 8

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La Barbe Bleue™ Bluebeard

(Caryopteris x ‘SMCIPG’ PPAF)

Gardeners looking for late summer blooms are in for a treat! Fragrant, shiny-yellow foliage adds a warm glow to the garden all summer, but come early fall this shrub really struts its stuff when it’s covered in high-contrast deep-blue flower spikes. Perfect pairing with hydrangeas.

Full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 5 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

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Pearly Twirly™ Helwingia

(Helwingia chinensis ‘Djhs073’)

From the Dan Hinkley collection of rare global finds. Graceful upright shrub with narrow, willowy foliage and unusual small white flowers that sit like bubbles in the center of leaves. Thrives in part-shade, so ideal for dimly-lit entries or woodland gardens. Plant lovers, take notice!

Partial shade. Up to 5 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 7 – 11

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Heavenly Ascent® Holboellia Vine

Heavenly Ascent® Holboellia Vine

(Holboellia brachyandra ‘HWJ1023’)

From the Dan Hinkley collection of rare global finds. Covered head to toe with exotic, highly scented, waxy, pure-white flowers with a deep purple tint that evoke the sweet scent of fresh melons. Flowers produce  somewhat elongated, edible, purplish fruits, when pollinated. A real head-turner.

Full sun. Up to 12 ft. tall if supported. Evergreen.

Zone: 8 – 11

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Seaside Serenade® Cape Lookout

Seaside Serenade® Cape Lookout

(Hydrangea macrophylla ‘HORTMABLO’ PPAF)

Amazingly long-lasting, large blooms that emerge pale-green, turn pure-white, and finally age to a soft, twilight-pink tinge. Wonderful dark bronze fall foliage, too. Strong stems are ideal for cutting and filling vases. Mass in the landscape or make a statement in a container.

Partial shade to partial sun. Up to 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

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Seaside Serenade® Hatteras

Seaside Serenade® Hatteras

(Hydrangea macrophylla ‘HORTHAT’ PPAF)

Stunning and long-lasting ruby-red colored blooms on a captivating mophead whose floral hues are not influenced by soil pH. Compact variety with bright green, thick foliage and masses of superb cut flowers with notably sturdy stems. Size is perfect for patio or balcony containers.

Partial shade to filtered sun. Up to 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

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Seaside Serenade® Martha’s Vineyard

Seaside Serenade® Martha’s Vineyard

(Hydrangea macrophylla ‘HORTMAVI’ PPAF)

Long-lasting, sumptuous pink-red mophead blooms (perfect for cutting) that are not influenced by soil pH. Flowers develop a lovely green tinge as they age. Look for hues from pink to red to green on the same shrub at the same time. Compact, perfect for massing in the landscape or for use in containers.

Partial shade to filtered sun. Up to 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

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Seaside Serenade® Cape May Hydrangea

(Hydrangea serrata ‘SMMAKF2MT’ PPAF)

Huge lacecap blooms (can be turned pink or blue depending on soil pH) supported by extra-thick stems that are ideal for cutting. Serrata hydrangeas are the most winter hardy of the macrophyllas, with leaves that age from green to red and burgundy. Compact form for low borders or to add color and depth in front of taller shrubs.

Partial shade to filtered sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

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Seaside Serenade® Outer Banks Hydrangea

Seaside Serenade® Outer Banks Hydrangea

(Hydrangea macrophylla ‘SMHMEPSILON’)

Delicate, frilly lacecap flowers can be turned pink or blue depending on soil pH and will smother this reliably repeat bloomer that’s ideal for shady spaces. A perfect accent in the landscape or in a container to dress up a patio.

Partial shade to filtered sun. Up to 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

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Strawberry Shake™ Hydrangea

(Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPCW’)

Sturdy stems support huge, gleaming-white flower heads that mature to the most delectable soft-pink hue, often on the shrub at the same time. Great flower for drying or fresh in a vase.Compact form is lovely massed or as an accent where you need just a hint of drama.

Partial shade to filtered sun. Up to 5 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 8

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Candy Apple™ Hydrangea

Candy Apple™ Hydrangea

(Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPMWMH’)

Lime continues to be a strong color in the garden and this hydrangea, with the same look as Limelight hydrangea, delivers that and sturdy stems that don’t flop. Compact and dense with three seasons of interest as lime-green panicles age to nearly pure white in summer, then to pale pink in autumn. Pair with other fall bloomers for an unforgettable garden moment.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 5 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 8

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FloralBerry™ Champagne St. John’s Wort

(Hypericum x inodorum ‘KOLCHAM’ PPAF)

From the series comes this easy-care, very decorative shrub with buttery-yellow cup-shaped spring flowers that produce clusters of lovely creamy-white fall berries. A fuss-free option for borders and hedges, and a valuable fresh cut material for fall and winter flower arrangements.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Semi-evergreen.

Zone: 5 – 9

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FloralBerry™ Chardonnay St. John’s Wort  

(Hypericum x inodorum ‘KOLCHAR’ PPAF)

Smothered in spring with yellow flowers followed in fall by glowing yellow berries on a fuss-free shrub ideal for borders and containers. Use as a specimen or low hedge, or plant in showy drifts. Add cut stems to autumn floral displays.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Semi-evergreen.

Zone: 5 – 9

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FloralBerry™ Pinot St. John’s Wort 

(Hypericum x inodorum ‘KOLPINOT’ PPAF)

Dense, rust-resistant, and lushly green with abundant small yellow flowers highlighted by big fluffy stamens, this naturally rounded shrub is ideal for mixed containers or massed in a shrub border. Fall brings loads of large purple-red berries on long stems to use in floral displays.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Semi-evergreen.

Zone: 5 – 9

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FloralBerry™ Rosé St. John’s Wort 

(Hypericum x inodorum ‘KOLROS’ PPAF)

Large showy clusters of “Millennial Pink” berries cover this dense, well-branched compact shrub from late summer into fall. Sunny-yellow cup-shaped flowers in spring are a butterfly and bee magnet. Such a useful mid-height shrub for borders or to highlight a cottage garden.

Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Partial shade to full sun. Semi-evergreen.

Zone: 5– 9

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FloralBerry™ Sangria St. John’s Wort 

(Hypericum x inodorum ‘KOLSAN’)

Shiny, dark, wine-red berries combined with the dark-burgundy hued underside of the leaves, makes this one of the most dramatic specimens in the FloralBerry series. Especially effective when massed with other dark foliage plants in the garden.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Semi-evergreen.

Zone: 5 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

Paradise Song™ Anise Tree

Paradise Song™ Anise Tree

(Illicium floridanum ‘MONdnis’)

A spectacular and impressive plant for full shade!  Use as an upright tall shrub or as a small tree but make sure you can reach the dark, olive-green foliage that releases a delightful anise-like scent when crushed. Dark maroon flowers produce hard, star-shaped, non-edible seed pods for even more interest.

Full shade to partial sun. Up to 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 7 – 10

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Burly Blue™ Juniper

Burly Blue™ Juniper

(Juniperus scopulorum ‘MonOliver’ PPAF)

Tough and hardy, junipers are always useful in the landscape, but this variety upends the species with an improved icy-blue color (that goes even more intensely blue in colder weather) and a more dense habit than other low-growing types. Ideal in front of shrub borders, as an accent, or large scale groundcover where you won’t or can’t do much maintenance.

Full sun. Up to 2 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 3 – 8

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Asian Essence™ Litsea

(Litsea populifolia ‘DJHC8059’)

From the Dan Hinkley collection of rare global finds. Such a graceful presence in the garden with an upright and open habit and rounded leaves supported by dark-red stems and yellow flowers that appear early to mid-spring. Essential oils from leaves are used in holistic medicines. Great in Asian gardens, of course, but also where you just want something you’ve not seen before.

Full sun. Up to 18 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 7 – 10

(Image Credit: Dan Hinkley for Monrovia)

DarkStar® Creeping Oregon Grape

DarkStar® Creeping Oregon Grape

(Mahonia repens ‘MonRws’ PPAF)

Plants that thrive in dry shade are always prized, but this mahonia goes one better with exceptional deep-purple foliage. Low and spreading, with yellow flowers in spring, followed by blue-black fruit clusters. Basically, set it and forget it.

Partial shade to filtered sun. Up to 18 in. tall and 4 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 5 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

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Sunburst™ Black Hills Spruce

(Picea glauca densata ‘MonChet’ PPAF)

Color in cold zones is a bit of Holy Grail. This one delivers with a dense, compact, and beautifully symmetrical shape brought to life by bright-yellow new growth that accents the blue-green mature foliage. A dramatic, tall evergreen for groupings, windbreaks, or for screening. Provides winter cover and nesting sites for wildlife.

Partial to full sun. Up to 30 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 3 – 9

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Angel®Ninebark

Angel® Ninebark

(Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Hoogi016’ PPAF)

New foliage emerges vibrant orange and matures to warm- burgundy-red, enhanced by red stems on this well-branched, compact shrub. White button-like flowers in summer! Adds wonderful color to shrub borders and containers.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 5 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous

Zone: 4 – 8

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Little Joker® Ninebark

Little Joker® Ninebark

(Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Hoogi021’ PP #27,986)

All of the charm and utility of the species in a new dwarf, compact size. Deep-burgundy stems, deeply incised burgundy-purple mildew-resistant leaves with rich green undertones, and summer flowers are the highlights. 2016 silver medal winner at the Planterium Show.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous

Zone: 3 – 9

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CheeseHead™ Potentilla

CheeseHead™ Potentilla

(Potentilla fruticosa ‘SMPFMY’ PPAF)

Finely textured, dark-green foliage with an abundance of yellow flowers from spring until late summer. CheeseHead™ has a neat, compact shape and is low-maintenance and deer and rabbit resistant. A wonderful choice for adding a shock of color to the summer landscape.

Partial to full sun. Up to 2 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 3 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

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Jade Enchantress® Cherry Laurel

(Prunus laurocerasus ‘Monarone’ PPAF)

Notably improved disease resistant glossy, dark-green leaves and showy, fragrant, creamy white flower spikes, followed by black ornamental fruits provide year round interest. Excellent hedge or background plant. Birds love it! Partial shade to partial sun.

Up to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 6 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

Grace N' Grit™ BiColor Rose
Grace N' Grit™ Red Rose

Grace N’ Grit™ (series)

Masses of fully-double Floribunda-type blooms in upright clusters offset by glossy dark-green foliage with red tinged new growth. Fuss-free, these own-root roses have outstanding disease resistance, are self-cleaning, and have proven to thrive from coast to coast in heat and humidity as well as dry, hot summers. Dynamic hedge or accent plant. Useful in a large container.

Full sun. Up to 5 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

Grace N’ Grit™ BiColor Rose (Rosa ‘Meiryezza’ PPAF)

Grace N’ Grit™ Red Rose (Rosa ‘Meizygglie’ PPAF)

Grace N’ Grit™ Pink Rose (Rosa ‘Meicerafyn’ PPAF)

Grace N’ Grit™ Yellow Rose (Rosa ‘Radmonyel’ PPAF)

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

Lil' Flirt™ Spirea

Lil’ Flirt™ Spirea

(Spiraea japonica ’SMSJMLA’ PPAF)

For those spots where nothing really cool seems to grow well, this compact re-bloomer is the answer. Tough and hardy, it tolerates full sun, poor soils (even compacted clay) but it’s pretty too with burgundy new foliage and deep-pink flowers that pop up twice a year.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

Lil' Sizzle™ Spirea

Lil’ Sizzle™ Spirea

(Spiraea japonica ‘SMSJMLG’ PPAF)

Exceptionally tough and compact variety that packs a double punch with bright-orange new foliage that matures to gold, and hot pink spring flowers that appear again in summer. Tolerates full sun and adapts to poor, compacted soils.

Partial shade to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

Copper Flame™ Winter Spike

Copper Flame™ Winter Spike

(Stachyurus yunnanensis ‘Djhstcynis’)

From the Dan Hinkley collection of rare global finds. Superb tall shrub with distinctive silvery-jade foliage and coppery new growth and stem coloration and pendulous greenish- yellow blooms in late spring. An unexpected choice for a stunning privacy border or tall hedge.

Partial shade to partial sun. Up to 12 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide. Evergreen.

Zone: 7 – 11

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

Morning Dew™ Stachyurus

Morning Dew™ Stachyurus

(Stachyurus praecox ‘MonSilrlef’)

From the Dan Hinkley collection of rare global finds. Multi-season interest is the calling card here with variegated leaves and slender, polished- looking, mahogany-red branches that stay that color year round. Unique pendulous blooms dripping with tiny, creamy-yellow flowers hang from bare stems in winter. One you gotta see!

Partial shade to partial sun. Up to 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 6 – 10

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

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Golden Jackpot® Weigela

(Weigela florida ‘MonRigney’ PPAF)

Perhaps the brightest weigela yet, this shines with brilliant golden leaves that hold their color all season long, undaunted by summer sun. Long lasting, prolific crimson buds open to deep-pink blooms. A great border, hedge or foundation plant.

Partial to full sun. Up to 6 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

Zone: 4 – 9

(Image Credit: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia)

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