Departments - Introductions

Exciting new plants you'll want to grow.

June 22, 2010

Geum × ‘Mai Tai’
Geum × ‘Mai Tai’ is a new addition to Intrinsic Perennial Garden’s geum Cocktail Series. ‘Mai Tai’ is a hybrid with vermillion-red flowers which fade to peach and finally to pink. The single and semi-double flowers start blooming in May and continue around three to four weeks. The short clumping plants grow to 10 inches tall and more than 12 inches wide. ‘Mai Tai’ has 18-inch burgundy stems. It grows best in a moist to well-drained soil in full sun. The foliage is semi-evergreen. ‘Mai Tai’ is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9.
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Daylily Kokomo Sunset
Garden Debut has released Kokomo Sunset, a new three-season daylily. The continuously reblooming, carefree daylily sports showy gold flowers with a burgundy-red eye, green throat and a light ruffle. It is the first in a series that features shorter plants with large flowers. Flowering begins six to eight weeks early (during cool, spring nights). Kokomo Sunset is rust resistant and a vigorous grower, with short, grassy foliage. It grows up to 18 inches tall and has a spread of 12 inches. Hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9.
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F1 Gaillardia Mesa Yellow
The first F1 gaillardia from seed, Ball FloraPlant’s award-winning Mesa Yellow delivers a more uniform habit with more flowers than other varieties. The vigorous, early-flowering and well-branched plants fill gallon containers quickly, while maintaining a controlled height and not flopping over. The uniform habit and flowering time make it easy to schedule and ship. Drought tolerant once established, Mesa Yellow shows intense, non-fading color all season on upright plants that perform well in landscapes and mixed containers. Fits well into 4-inch and gallon programs. Mesa Yellow grows 16-18 inches tall with a 20- to 22-inch spread and is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 5.
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Agave parrasana ‘Globe’
‘Globe,’ from Rancho Tissue Technologies, that is water-wise and cold hardy. It displays beautiful blue color and striking foliage shape. Its short, broad leaves form into a tight, spherical rosette. Leaves are edged with variable greenish-brown, straight to curved teeth and end in a sharp thin red spine. ‘Globe’ grows best in full sun and grows to about 2 feet tall. It excels as a pot plant or in the landscape. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-10.
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Send your plant introductions to:
Jennifer McLean
Nursery Management & Production
801 Cherry St., Suite 960, Unit 2
Fort Worth, TX 76102