ThinkPlants releases 2023-24 New Varieties Catalog
ThinkPlants announced it is releasing a 2023/24 New Varieties catalog as a supplement to its 2022/23 book. ThinkPlants has launched more than 40 new introductions this year and is highlighting these new varieties in a separate catalog.
“Since the ThinkPlants launch in 2018, we have continued to build our portfolio and gain new breeder and young plant producer participants,” says Joey Wiseman, ThinkPlants director. “We are so proud to now be 16 members strong and still growing! It is exciting to walk through a mass merchant store, or an independent garden center and see beautiful ThinkPlants-promoted perennials at retail, and available to consumers. There are a whole chain of companies and people that make this happen, and ThinkPlants has worked hard to help connect all those dots.”
Some of the new introductions for 23-24 include:
Agastache ‘Pink Pearl’
This new agastache from Terra Nova Nurseries has very large flowers and is uniquely floriferous. It is a stand-alone in its bloom power. URCs of this new introduction are available out of Danziger Guatemala. “This is the single best agastache I have seen come to market. With the importance of adding new pollinator crops, this should be in every perennial program,” says Wiseman.
Echinacea ‘Prairie Blaze’
This new launch from Syngenta Flowers is the first OP seed echinacea available in novelty colors and optimized for mass production. This series has a good range of colors and matches well with the Prairie Splendor Compact for habit and bloom timing. The seed for Prairie Blaze is available from Syngenta Flowers. “We had a great display of these new Echinacea in the ThinkPlants Cultivate booth,” adds Wiseman. “The Prairie Blaze Orange Sunset really stood out at the show.”
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘My Beautiful Diva’ PPAF
This bicolor hydrangea macrophylla is available in both blue and pink. This one is compact, with strong stems, has long-lasting blooms and works well for 1-gallon pots or larger. These are available as a pre-finished liner from Creekside Greenhouses in Canada. “These new genetics, alongside the amazing quality of the pre-finished liners Creekside produces, ensure success for the grower,” Wiseman says.
Phygelius Colorburst PPAF Series
These herbaceous perennials were brought into the ThinkPlants program from Monrovia Nursery. This series has four colors, all with a compact habit, and are very floriferous. These are easy-care summer perennials. URCs for these new introductions are available from Danziger Guatemala. And these new Phygelius are open to all programs.
Salvia Pink Nebula
Danziger has now released a companion for the recent introduction Salvia Dark Matter. These two Salvia are well matched and selected for very large flowers. This first year flowering perennial is quick to produce and reblooms all summer long. URCs for Salvia Pink Nebula are available out of Danziger Guatemala. “Salvia Dark Matter is a stand-alone, and one of my favorite new salvia on the market,” Wiseman says. “With the launch of Pink Nebula, we now have two colors both with very large blooms.
The catalog is now available online at online.flippingbook.