Jelitto Perenial Seeds specializes since 1957 in seed production, breeding and seed technology, and offers seeds of perennials, annuals, biennials and ornamental grasses. After years of intensive breeding work they can offer 11 new varieties. Here’s a sneak peek at the newest varieties for 2020.
Three varieties of Allium schoenoprasum: ’White One’, a pure crystal white, ’Purple One’, a brilliant violet-purple and ’Pink One’, a brilliant pink.
Allium schoenoprasum Ornamental-One Series, Ornamental Chives, is characterized by brilliant colors, large and rich flowering, healthy medium size foliage, sturdy habit, first year flowering. It is a honey-bee food plant, kitchen herb, and suitable for cutting.
Bulbine frutescens ’Avera Sunrise Yellow’, and ’Avera Sunset Orange’
According to Jelitto the popularity of Bulbine has exceeded expectations. "This is no surprise, and we expect great demand for the Avera Sun series, too. It is a multiple-use plant, long-flowering in the border, extremely popular with bees and bumblebees, and the sap has comparable properties with aloe vera (cooling of insect bites and care of irritated skin). Bulbine is not hardy, but easy to cultivate and quick-growing. Potted plants require almost no care and are drought tolerant."
Gaillardia and Sisyrinchium
Gaillardia aristata ’Fire Wheels’, on the left and Sisyrinchium idahoense var. macounii ’Moody Blues' on the right. Both reliable first year flowering.
This Gaillardia attracts attention. First, from far away, with its luminous radiance of yellow-red petals and then up close with exotic long flower tubes. It has a compact and sturdy habit, durable and long lived selection. It is suitable for rock garden and cutting, as well as flowering pot plant.
’Moody Blues’ is a brilliant violet-blue Sisyrinchium with yellow eye, large flowering, narrow foliage, densely, compact leaf clumps, first year flowering. It is also suitable for rock garden and as a flowering pot plant, but it is also a honey-bee food plant. Sisyrinchium is a completely underrated garden plant that is easy to cultivate in the pot and in the border.
Belamcanda and Lythrum
Belamcanda ’Hello Orange’ and Lythrum salicaria ’Happy Lights’.
Belamcanda flabellata ’Hello Orange’, 40 cm, brilliant orange with dark spots, large flowers, compact habit, decorative fruit, suitable for cutting. It has strong foliage and a nice structure, very much like Belamcanda 'Hello Yellow'. A dwarf blackberry lily now with rich orange flowers.
Lythrum salicaria ’Happy Lights’, 120 cm, has a rich mixture of brilliant flower colors, from violet-blue to red, carmine pink, salmon colored to soft pink and white. It has narrow foliage, sturdy habit, is a honey-bee food plant, suitable for cutting. Lythrum 'Happy Lights' brings new colors to the garden pond and to wet areas. The different shades of color have an intense appearance, especially in mass plantings.
Bouteloua and Panicum
BOUTELOUA gracilis ’Bad River’, Mosquito-Grass, 30 cm, has countless horizontal flower spikelets, slender foliage clumps, compact habit, reliable first year flowering, best hardiness, pure seed, and is suitable for rock garden and cutting, as a flowering pot plant. Bouteloua 'Bad River' has better vitality in a pot, a nicer, more compact structure, and better winter hardiness withstanding winter wet. It is a selection from the natural site Bad River, Wisconsin, USA.
Panicum virgatum ’Blue Giants’, 180 cm, has greenish blue spikes, broad blue-grey foliage, variable foliage clumps, pure seed, is a solitary plant, suitable for cutting and as an ornamental foliage plant. Panicum 'Blue Giants' is a vigorous grass, used as a 'living wall' privacy screen or as a solitary plant (such as Miscanthus), but with significantly denser growth and beautiful, bluish-gray leaf color.
For information on hardiness zones (Z1-Z12) and their sowing instructions visit www.jelitto.com