Dan Hinkley

Dan Hinkley’s lifelong interest in plants has led him to travel the globe, bringing back rare and unusual species for home gardeners to cultivate.

A passion for plants

Dan Hinkley has traveled to China, South and Central America, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tasmania and Canada, always returning home with plant varieties new to consumers. He has nurtured those finds first at Heronswood, the nursery he operated from 1997-2000, and now at Windcliff, his home garden. Hinkley, the only contemporary horticulturist to hold the Scott Gold Medal, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Medal of Honor and the Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society, is also a prolific author.

Forgotten and fragrant in Nepal

Two of the most unique plants in the Dan Hinkley Plant Collection® from Monrovia® are the profusely flowering sausage vines — one discovered in remote Nepal, the other from a forgotten plant on a cathedral wall in the U.K. They are covered with lavender flowers followed by sausage-shaped fruits. Spectacular Lenten roses, climbing hydrangeas, fuchsias, and other plants native to Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, and Chile are also among Dan’s finds.

Plant the world In your garden

The Dan Hinkley Plant Collection® from Monrovia features the most spectacular and high-performing plants discovered by horticulturist Dan Hinkley throughout his 25+ years of botanical exploration. He has traveled around the world, bringing back unique shrubs, grasses, and herbaceous perennials that offer months of beauty with minimal effort. Vibrant foliage, drought-tolerance, and an easy-care nature are hallmarks of the plants in this collection.

Dan Hinkley

Andean Gold™ Saw-toothed Azara Add to Favorites
Andean Gold™ Saw-toothed Azara
Azara serrata
Item #4979
Antonow's Blue Honey Bush Add to Favorites
Antonow's Blue Honey Bush
Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'
Item #5129
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Aotearoa Daisy™ Streamside Tree Daisy Add to Favorites
Aotearoa Daisy™ Streamside Tree Daisy
Olearia cheesmanii
Item #9634
Asian Essence™ Litsea Add to Favorites
Asian Essence™ Litsea
Litsea populifolia 'DJHC8059'
Item #4399
Badja Peak Mint Bush Add to Favorites
Badja Peak Mint Bush
Prostanthera cuneata 'Badja Peak'
Item #5384
Beesia Add to Favorites
Beesia deltophylla
Item #5002
Berry Bright™ Saxifrage Add to Favorites
Berry Bright™ Saxifrage
Saxifraga fortunei 'Magenta'
Item #7664
Blue Leap Agapanthus Add to Favorites
Blue Leap Agapanthus
Agapanthus 'Blue Leap'
Item #5001
Box-Leaf Azara Add to Favorites
Box-Leaf Azara
Azara microphylla
Item #4977
Camouflage® Variegated Japanese Aralia Add to Favorites
Camouflage® Variegated Japanese Aralia
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'
Item #3303
Cathedral Gem Sausage Vine Add to Favorites
Cathedral Gem Sausage Vine
Holboellia coriacea 'Cathedral Gem'
Item #5636
Chilean Prickly Rhubarb Add to Favorites
Chilean Prickly Rhubarb
Gunnera tinctoria
Item #3320
Chime Heavenly Bamboo Add to Favorites
Chime Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Chime'
Item #1600
Chinese Fairy Bells Add to Favorites
Chinese Fairy Bells
Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant'
Item #4983
Chinese Snow Flower Add to Favorites
Chinese Snow Flower
Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora
Item #5642
Chiri-san Sue Mountain Hydrangea Add to Favorites
Chiri-san Sue Mountain Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Chiri-san Sue'
Item #5648