New Plants Announcement for 2022-2023 Seasons

New Plants Announcement for 2022-2023 Seasons

Posted by Bloomin Designs Nursery on 1st Mar 2022

Seventy-five new plants will be available starting this fall and next spring.

In the Proven Winners® program we have Astilbe ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. This A. chinensis hybrid has great vigor, sun tolerance, nearly black foliage and is topped with pink flowers in summer. It is great for adding long lasting color and texture to numerous color combinations in the garden and at retail.

The Agastache MEANT TO BE™ Series launches with a pair of taller plants for the middle of the border. These have tremendous flower power, look awesome in containers, are pollinator magnets, and are hardy to Zone 5. The newly expanding burgundy foliage of ‘Royal Raspberry’ is attractive long before the floral performance. Do native plants get any better than this?

The native Switch Grass Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS® ‘Niagara Falls’ features powdery blue arching foliage reminiscent of a Pampas grass, and a profusion of airy cream-colored panicles in the fall. The vigor and performance is a gardener’s dream.

Alstroemeria ‘Golden Tiara’ was a serendipitous find by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in a production block of Inca Ice™. It has the same wonderful garden performance, Zone 6 hardiness, and vigor as the original but with beautiful yellow flowers. The growth rate and finish time in the nursery is amazing.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Imperial Gem’ was THE top performer for hardiness and performance in Richard Hawke’s lavender evaluation in Chicago’s zone 5 climate. We are happy to be able to add this to our lavender portfolio.

Only once in a lifetime does something as amazing as a new Iris come along. I. ampliflora ‘Ming Treasure’ is a collaborative launch between Dr. James Waddick, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Shanghai Botanical Garden, and Walters Gardens. This vigorous iris (believed to be a chance hybrid between I. tectorum and another Chinese species discovered in 2013 by Dr. Xiao in Sichuan porvince) has formed a clump 10’ across in 2 years here and is covered in spring with dozens of violet-blue flowers. Royalties from the sale of the plants go to further Dr. Xiao’s Iris research at the Shanghai Botanical Garden.

And finally, double Echinaceas with great garden performance, lateral branching and stem strength. Eight new Hostas, with most of the Hosta selections including rippled margins – a hallmark of the Walter’s breeding program.

Be sure to check out these and the many other great plants we are adding to our website this fall and spring 2023.

Astilbe 'Dark Side of the Moon'

'Dark Side of the Moon' Astilbe

Full Sun to Full Shade

20-22" Tall

Zones: 4-9

Agastache 'Royal Raspberry'

MEANT TO BEE™ 'Royal Raspberry' Agastache

Full Sun

28-32" Tall

Zones: 5-9

Alstroemeria 'Golden Tiara'

'Golden Tiara' Alstroemeria

Full to Part Sun

2-3" Tall 

Zones: 6-9

Iris ampliflora 'Ming Treasure'

'Ming Treasure' Iris ampliflora

Full to Part Sun

44-48" Tall

Zones: 6b-9

Echinacea 'One in a Melon'

COLOR CODED® 'One in a Melon' Echinacea

Full to Part Sun

24-26" Tall

Zones: 4-8

Agastache 'Queen Nectarine'

MEANT TO BEE™ 'Queen Nectarine' Agastache

Full Sun

30-36" Tall

Zones: 5-9

Panicum virgatum 'Niagara Falls'

PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Niagara Falls' Panicum virgatum

Full Sun

4' Tall 

Zones: 4-9

Lavandula 'Imperial Gem'

'Imperial Gem' Lavandula angustifolia

Full Sun

18-24" Tall 

Zones: 5-9

Echinacea 'Butter Pecan'

DOUBLE CODED™ 'Butter Pecan' Echinacea

Full to Part Sun

18-20" Tall

Zones: 4-8

Hosta 'Voices in the Wind'

SHADOWLAND® 'Voices in the Wind' Hosta

Full to Part Shade 

17" Tall 

Zones: 3-9