Terra Nova’s Bold Foliage Varieties Highlighted in New Videos
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced a list of top varieties that have bold foliage color, texture, size or other unique characteristics. The company also released brand new videos showcasing select foliage varieties, including agastache, ‘Poquito Orange’, aralia ‘Sun King’, artemesia ‘Makana Silver’, ajuga ‘Blueberry Muffin’ and fatsia ‘Spider’s Web’. The new videos are part of the Terra Nova Varieties View series featuring Chuck Pavlich, Terra Nova’s director of new product development.
A new video showcases the company’s award-winning agastache Poquito series. ‘Poquito Butter Yellow’ won the “Southern Plant Tour Industry Top Pick” award and “Classic City Award’ at the 2019 Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia.
Aralia ‘Sun King’ also has been featured in a brand new video. Pavlich showed the large, bright foliage as a special feature in the video. “It can quickly grow to be 6 feet tall, and its appearance changes from lemon colored in the sun to lime colored in the shade,” he explained.
Artemesia ‘Makana Silver’ has soft billowy, silver foliage that forms a mounding shrub, making it great for use in hanging baskets, mixed containers, borders and mass plantings. Pavlich explains in the video that its silver foliage is a result of having evolved in higher elevations on the island of Maui in Hawaii. ‘Makana Silver’ was selected as “Best Novelty” in the 2018 Annual Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State University.
Ajuga ‘Blueberry Muffin’ is an extremely vigorous, heavy-flowering variety that has small, yet thick, bronze leaves and blueberry-blue flowers. “It is probably the best flowering variety in the market,” revealed Pavlich in the video.
Fatsia ‘Spider’s Web’ is a desirable, rare evergreen that has broad, palmate leaves with white splashing and dotting. The variegation changes with the seasons and as the plant ages. According to Pavlich, it always has a flowy, spiderweb foliage effect in both sun and shade.