See new plant introductions at the California Spring Trials

"If you’re West Coast bound the end of this month, it’s because you want to see the latest and greatest new plant varieties in person. With a little help from our grower and brand partners, be sure to put these stops on your must-visit list and see for yourself what Concept Plants has to offer."

Here is a guide from north to south. Both Peter van Rijssen and Brian Kirkland will be making the trek and they hope to run in to you along the California Spring Trials road.

CAST Destination: Hishtil at Suncrest Nurseries
Stop to see: Meerlo Lavender
Book your appointment with Histil here.

Meerlo is an eye-catching, variegated Lavender. Hishtil maintains stock plants of this drought, humidity, and heat-tolerant perennial. Here is Noa, Hishtil Stock Plant Manager, harvesting from Meerlo. Can you believe she has been Hishtil’s Stock Plants Manager for almost 28 years.

CAST Destination: Jaldety at Suncrest Nurseries
Stop to see: Jewel of Desert Grenade and Wheels of Wonder Fire Wonder Delosperma
Book your appointment with Jadelty here

Looking for bright, bold, re-blooming color on a drought-resistant plant? You’ll find it at the Jaldety display as they’ll feature both Jewel of Desert Grenade and Wheels of Wonder Fire Wonder in their CAST display.

CAST Destination: Kientzler at Sakata Seed America
Stop to see: Diadem Achillea, Beelicious Agastache and Purple Perfection Penstemon
Book your appointment with Kientlzer here

Kientzler North America will be showcasing three of our newest perennials in their exhibit at Sakata including Diadem Achillea, Beelicious Purple Agastache and Purple Perfection Penstemon. You can see these pollinator magnets and book your order at this location.

CAST Destination: PDSI/Southern Living Plant/Sunset Western Plant Company at Santa Barbara Polo Club
Stop to see: Stellar Ruby Magnolia
Book your appointment with PDSI here

PDSI will showcase the new Stellar Ruby Magnolia during Spring Trials. It will be exclusive to their Southern Living and Sunset Western plant programs. 

Ruby Magnolia is an evergreen selection with fragrant, ruby-colored flowers that re-bloom. An upright, pyramidal habit means it fits in smaller spaces. 

CAST Destination: Ball Ingenuity at Ball Horticultural Company
Stop to see: Falling in Love Rosie Dianthus
Book your appointment with Ball Ingenuity here

Ball Ingenuity will be featuring the new Falling in Love Rosie Dianthus.  She has large, lightly scented flowers which don’t fall open but instead form a dense mat. Unlike other Dianthus, Rosie even looks great as a hanging basket.

For more information:
Plantipp / Concept Plants



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