Each year, Landscape Trades magazine compiles a list of the most exciting plants that are about to hit the Canadian market.
The perfect hook for retailers and contractors looking to keep 2020's momentum going. All selections — annuals, perennial, roses, edibles and woody plants — are vetted with breeders in Canada.
In addition, some selections were trialed earlier this year by the University of Guelph Trial Garden program. Choose a button below to see the new plants and hear about some of their unique featured in a series of videos below.
Join Trial Garden Manager, Rodger Tschanz on a tour of some of the new and exciting plants from the University of Guelph Trial Garden site at Landscape Ontario in Milton, Ont. For over 15 years, the research program has evaluated how new plants perform in the landscape for plant breeders from around the world.
Calibrachoa Cha Cha Hot Diva Pink (Ball FloraPlant)
A look at the interesting characteristics of this new annual from Ball FloraPlant.
Petunia Headliner Electric Purple Sky (Selecta One)
This new annual from Selecta One offers vibrant colour and a trendy sky pattern.
Salvia Lancelot (Pan American Seed)
This new Salvia from Pan American seed drew a lot of attention at this year's open house.
Petunia Origami Thinkerbell (Dummen Orange)
This new Petunia from Dummen Orange is a semi-double flower whose unique centre does not hold water like a standard double, making it less prone to disease.
Begonias benariensis BIG White Green Leaf and BIG Reg Green Leaf (Benary)
Good for both sun and shade, the two new colours introduced in this series of Begonia are also extremely heat tolerant.
Celosia Sol Collection Gekko Green and Lizzard Leaf (Pan American Seed)
The Sol Collection of annual from Pan American Seed features both amazing colour and texture that are fast growing and best in full sun.
Petunia Bee's Knees (Ball FloraPlant)
A new petunia from Ball that features and intense yellow colour that puts on a show all season long.