New Varieties for 2024

January 2024
New varieties for 2024 By Teresa McPherson

Fill your benches with these innovative introductions for 2024.

Plant breeders share their new varieties of innovative introductions ready for your retail benches in 2024.

Hydrangea ‘Tuff Stuff Top Fun’

Hydrangea Serrata ‘Tuff Stuff Top Fun’_Proven Winners ColorChoice

Hydrangea serrata ‘Tuff Stuff Top Fun’ is a continuously flowering mountain hydrangea with improved reblooming, a wide hardiness zone (Zones 4 to 9), and a tidy 2- to 3-foot habit.

Proven Winners ColorChoice

Begonia ‘Big White Bronze Leaf’

Begonia ‘Big White Bronze Leaf’_Benary

A breakthrough White Bronze Leaf addition to the iconic Big begonia series, this is the first in interspecific breeding. With impressive contrast between white flowers and dark leaves, it has extraordinary flower power and uniform plant habit.


Lantana ‘PassionFruit’

Lantana PassionFruit_Ball FloraPlant

Perfect for hanging baskets, no other lantana trails like new ‘PassionFruit’. It’s heat loving, drought tolerant and covered with long-lasting blooms in tropical colors.

Ball FloraPlant

Columnar Apples

Columnar Apples_Plants Nouveau

Easy to grow and care for, Fruit Snacks columnar apples are ideal for small spaces. Fruits are bright red with a delicious, sweet, juicy flavor.

Plants Nouveau

Hydrangea ‘Eclipse’

Bigleaf Hydrangea_First Editions Shrubs _ Trees

Bigleaf hydrangea ‘Eclipse’ is the first true dark-leaf Hydrangea macrophylla on the market, with intense, dark purple foliage that holds its color, even in warm climates.

First Editions Shrubs & Trees

Echinacea ‘Double Scoop Watermelon Deluxe’


Echinacea ‘Double Scoop Watermelon Deluxe’_Darwin Perennials

Improved double-flowered echinacea for better branching and higher flower count, this echinacea makes a big statement in gardens with vibrant color. Reliable first-year flowering. Hardy in Zones 4a to 9b.

Darwin Perennials

Anemone ‘Puff Pink’

Anemone Puff ‘Pink’_Terra Nova Nurseries

‘Puff Pink’ showcases an exceptional growth habit with a stunning display of pom-pom flowers supported by stems long enough for cutting. New flowers open a rich rose color and progress to an antique silver pink — a brilliant addition to flower beds and borders.

Terra Nova Nurseries

Calibrachoa ‘Calitastic Cappuccino’

Calibrachoa Calitastic Cappuccino_Westhoff

Warm, dulcet colors attract the eye, but the performance in the garden will make it stand out.


Leucanthemum ‘Whisker White’

Leucanthemum Whisker White_Green Fuse Botanicals

The first ever daylength-neutral crazy daisy makes programmable crop scheduling simple. ‘Whisker White’ will bloom 4- to 5-inch-sized blossoms simply based on temperature as zero cooling hours are required.

Green Fuse Botanicals

Petchoa ‘Caliburst Yellow’

Petchoa ‘Caliburst Yellow’_PanAmerican Seed

‘Caliburst Yellow’ combines the power of petunias with cool calibrachoa colors. The first petchoa from seed, its vibrant color looks exceptional in early-season combos and baskets.

PanAmerican Seed

Hibiscus ‘Summerific All Eyes on Me’

Hibiscus ‘Summerific All Eyes on Me__Walters Gardens

Despite its scaled-down size, ‘All Eyes on Me’ keeps the trademark massive 8-inch blooms the plant has become known for. This hibiscus has blushing pink blooms.

Walters Gardens

Belgian Mum

Belgian Mum PENERA-red-and-purple_Gediflora

‘Penera Red’ and ‘Penera Purple’ are new to the vivid red and purple family from Gediflora. Mums for late September sales, with very long shelf life and Belgian mum habit.


Geranium ‘Big Eeze Pink Batik’

Geranium Interspecific_Dummen Orange

Geranium interspecific ‘Big Ezee Pink Batik’ — a National AAS Container Trials winner — has the heat tolerance of an ivy, classic look of a zonal and super-sized blooms.

Dümmen Orange

Petunia ‘SweetSunshine Magenta Sky’

Double Petunia ‘SweetSunshine Magenta Sky’_Selecta One

The first-ever double Sky petunia. Excellent for colorful hanging baskets. The plants are well-branched and durable, holding up in all summer weather conditions.

Selecta One

Crape Myrtle ‘Crimson Crown Black Diamond’

Crape Myrtle ‘Crimson Crown_J Berry Nursery

Flawless black foliage and masses of brilliant red jewel-toned blooms from summer until the first frost.

J. Berry Nursery

Agapanthus ‘Bridal Veil’

Agapanthus ‘Bridal Veil’_Monrovia


‘Bridal Veil’ packs loads of bright, beautiful blooms in a compact habit perfect for mass planting or in containers. White flowers sit atop strong stems that reach only about a foot high. A perennial in Zones 7 to 11; an annual in cooler climates.


Zinnia Belize Double Series

Zinnia Belize Double Series_American Takii

Zinnia Belize Double is an interspecific type, floriferous, naturally compact with a branching habit, excellent heat tolerance. Available in Orange, Rose, Scarlet, White, Yellow and Formula Mix.

American Takii

Hydrangea ‘Grin and Tonic’

Hydrangea mac 15-046-06

This elegant, class-setting rebloomer is excitingly refreshing, with bright lime flowers aging to pure white against rich, glossy foliage. Features improved sun and heat tolerance.

Bloomin’ Easy

Calibrachoa ‘Lia Abstract Lemon Cherry’


‘Lia Abstract Lemon Cherry’ is covered with brilliant, golden yellow flowers that sparkle with a striking splash of cherry. This medium-vigor calibrachoa is the perfect addition to hanging baskets and combinations.


Alstroemeria ‘Inticancha Sunstar’

Alstroemeria ‘Inticancha Sunstar’_HilverdaFlorist

Inticancha are easy-to-maintain patio alstroemerias flowering spring to fall. Sunstar has exquisite, large, purple flowers — a new garden delight.


Rose ‘Knock Out Orange Glow’

Rose ‘Knock Out Orange Glow’_Star Roses and Plants

Orange Glow has luminous orange flowers that bloom repeatedly from spring to frost. Its incredible rust resistance makes it a top-performer in every climate and a standout on the West Coast.

Star Roses and Plants

Mandevilla ‘Sun Parasol Giant Peach Sunrise’

Mandevilla ‘Sun Parasol Giant Peach Sunrise’_Suntory Flowers

‘Sun Parasol Giant Peach Sunrise’ produces gorgeous peach blooms that lighten with age. Throats are golden yellow with a red-orange ring. Perfect for trellises.

Suntory Flowers

Gerbera Joybera Series

Gerbera Joybera series_Schoneveld Breeding


Eight colors are available in the new gerbera Joybera Series, developed with flower count, usability and uniformity as a focus. The plant typically provides three flowers immediately from the first flowering. Outstanding shelf life.

Schoneveld Breeding

Petunia ’Painted Love’

Petunia ’Painted Love’_Syngenta Flowers

This unique bicolor flower pattern presents a dramatic new look in the garden, planted alone or in combinations.

Syngenta Flowers

Delosperma ‘Desert Dancers Red’

Delosperma Desert Dancers Red_Concept Plants

‘Desert Dancers Red’ is an innovative line with pink-purple foliage with Red or Purple flowers. Heat and drought resistant. Hardy to Zone 6.

Concept Plants

Jamesbrittenia ‘Safari Dusk’

Jamesbrittenia ‘Safari Dusk’_proven winners

‘Safari Dusk’ is a color expansion for the series, bearing glitzy purple blooms with a gold eye on mounded to trailing stems. Ideal for hanging baskets and containers.

Proven Winners

‘SuperCal Premium Red Maple’

SuperCal Premium Red Maple_Sakata Ornamentals

‘SuperCal Premium Red Maple’ has large, iridescent flowers that range in color from scarlet to an orange glow, and a well-branched, mounding plant habit. Red Maple has exceptional weather tolerance, making it an excellent choice for a season extender.

Sakata Ornamentals

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Teresa McPherson

Teresa McPherson is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected].