Monrovia® Introduces 2021 Featured Plants at Cultivate

People who are passionate about plants are always looking to improve their gardens. At Monrovia, that means working with plant hunters and plant breeders around the world to introduce varieties that add more beauty to gardens and landscapes. Consumers seek out plants that bloom longer, provide more color, offer improved habits, and bear resistance to pests and diseases. Monrovia’s Featured Plants are selected for attributes such as these, adding beauty to the landscape and bringing more enjoyment to consumers.

To help garden centers reach more consumers, the Plantt™ eCommerce platform is now available from Monrovia. Developed especially for garden centers, it allows retailers to have a customized storefront on their website that is directly integrated into their point-of-sale systems. Consumers can buy online and pick up in store, or have their plants and products delivered to their home thanks to a partnership between Plantt™ and delivery service Roadie.

Seaside Serenade® Newport Hydrangea
Newport joins the collection of Seaside Serenade® varieties. Like its siblings, it features exceptionally strong stems that do not flop in windy or rainy weather. This quality also ensures the blossoms hold up longer when cut for flower arrangements. Newport reblooms from early summer until autumn and offers a compact habit, allowing it to fit in both large- and small-space landscapes. This mophead hydrangea features striking flower heads that are a deep-plum in acidic soils or a vibrant pink in more alkaline soils.
Zones: 4-9
Size: 4 feet tall, 4 feet wide

Nitty Gritty™ Groundcover Roses
The Nitty Gritty™ Groundcover Rose Collection features five varieties of colorful, practically carefree shrubs. They are own-root roses that offer exceptional disease resistance. The double flowers appear in waves from late spring to autumn and bear a sweet fragrance. They are perfect for front border plantings, as accent plants, planted together for a wave of color, or in containers. The five colors are Peach, Pink, Yellow, Red, and White.
Zones: 4-9
Size: 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide

Jazzy Jewel® Tropical Hibiscus
Ideal for consumers looking to add a tropical touch to their landscape, deck, patio, or balcony, this collection of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis selections offers large flowers that can last as long as three days. The shrubs are naturally well-branched, offering a profusion of beautiful flowers. The foliage is glossy and deep green in color and boasts improved resistance to pests and disease, including bacterial leaf spot. Monrovia introduces four colors: Ruby, Gold, Amber, and Opal.
Zone: 10-11 (as landscape shrubs; annual in colder areas)
Size: 4 feet tall, 5 feet wide in the landscape.

About Monrovia
Inspired by the beauty of plants, gardens, and landscapes everywhere, Harry E. Rosedale Senior founded Monrovia in 1926 to be a premier grower of shrubs and trees. Monrovia collaborates with plant breeders around the world to introduce improved plant varieties to North America. Monrovia plants flourish once planted to beautify gardens and landscapes. Please visit