From solution-sized shrubs, plants that respond to a changing climate, and edibles beautiful enough to be ornamentals, only the most innovative, ground-breaking selections made the cut
AZUSA, Calif., Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Monrovia unveiled its 2019 Featured Plants collection today, showcasing a diverse group of exclusive offerings each of which represent the newest, best, and most improved versions of these plants on the market. An overview of the 2019 Featured Plants collection is available in the Featured Plants Lookbook on Monrovia.com
“Every year we curate our Featured Plants collection to serve gardeners who are looking for the most beautiful, hardy, fuss-free plants for their gardens,” noted Jonathan Pederson, Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “Plants change and adapt to their environments developing new traits and features that help them to survive and thrive. Darwinian in nature, we constantly seek out such adaptations in plants. We call these our ‘Featured Plants’ because they have evolved to be stronger growers that are more versatile and distinct.”
Monrovia works with leading breeders and plant explorers throughout the world, as well as the innovative work done at its own nurseries, to offer a range of plants that provide solutions for every type of garden. These plants—bred with consumer needs in mind—reflect some of the most compelling trends in gardening. Through its own consumer and market research Monrovia has identified several trends for which the 2019 Featured Plants collection provides inspiration and solutions, such as consumers flocking to plants that adapt to climate change, perform double or triple duty in the garden, or reflect classic garden styles, such as the woodland gardens.
Monrovia’s 2019 Featured Plants include:
- The Seaside Serenade® Series Hydrangeas that have a more compact size, sturdier leaves and stems, and rebloom over longer summers.
- Winter-ready plants, such as Japanese Maples that provide sculpture and structure even where winters are shorter, and CascadeTM Blush Lenten Roses, which bloom from late winter to early spring.
- Compact plants for smaller outdoor spaces, such as Little Ragu® Sweet Bay, Tiny Tower® Italian Cypress or flowers including Lemon Puff Shasta Daisy.
- Easy care, high-reward plants, such as the SunbelievableTM Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus, which produces over 1,000 flowers in a single season.
- Zen-inducing evergreens like Ember Waves® Western Arborvitae.
- Tough-but-gorgeous plants such as EvolutionTM coneflowers, hardy Grace N’ GritTM roses, and Sparkler® Arrowwood Viburnum.
- Edibles including Bountiful Blue® Blueberry shrubs.
- Fragrant flowers like Pink-A-Boo® Camellia.
- Pollinator-friendly plants including FloralBerryTM Hypericum, La Barbe BleueTM, Bluebeard ZestfulTM Grapes, and Golf Ball Kohuhu.
- Low-water usage plants like Baby PeteTM Lily of the Nile, VIBE® Ignition Purple Salvia and new stonecrops, aloes, and evergreens.
Discover a selection of the 2019 Featured Plants collection in the Featured Plants Lookbook on Monrovia.com
Monrovia, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Azusa, California, is the nation’s leading grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants, with more than 4,100 variety-size combinations, including more than 250 that are exclusive to the brand. Through work with top breeders and plant explorers, Monrovia is an industry leader in the introduction of more beautiful, versatile, and healthier plants that are more vigorous growers with greater disease and pest resistance. Monrovia’s four environmentally responsible nurseries are located in Visalia and Venice Hills, CA, Dayton, OR, Cairo, GA, and Granby, CT. Monrovia plants can be purchased in-store or online with delivery to independent garden centers, at Lowe’s locations nationwide, and through re-wholesalers nationwide. The company remains family-owned.
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