Rising Stars 2014

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  • 01 Echinacea ‘Hot Summer’
  • 02 Echinacea ‘Marmalade’
  • 03 Pennisetum ‘Cherry Sparkler’
  • 04 Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’
  • 05 Heuchera ‘Circus’
  • 06 Echinacea ‘Pica Bella’
  • 07 Heuchera ‘Tiramisu’
  • 08 Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’
  • 09 Echinacea ‘Raspberry Truffle’
  • 10 Heuchera ‘Miracle’


The growth end of the business are the new cultivars. Nearly 40% of our shipments last year were varieties we did not sell five years ago. Buyers want to know the hot, upwardly trending perennials: The Hot 50, ranked by real sales data and introduced from 2008 to 2012.

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01 Echinacea ‘Hot Summer’
02 Echinacea ‘Marmalade’
03 Pennisetum ‘Cherry Sparkler’
04 Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’
05 Heuchera ‘Circus’
06 Echinacea ‘Pica Bella’
07 Heuchera ‘Tiramisu’
08 Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’
09 Echinacea ‘Raspberry Truffle’
10 Heuchera ‘Miracle’
11 Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’
12 Echinacea ‘Milkshake’
13 Perovskia ‘Little Spire’
14 Echinacea ‘Southern Belle’
15 Geranium ‘Max Frei’
16 Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’
17 Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’
18 Echinacea ‘Meringue’
19 Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’
20 Cimicifuga ‘Brunette’
21 Heuchera ‘Stainless Steel’
22 Lavandula ‘Munstead’
23 Lonicera ‘Major Wheeler’
24 Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’
25 Coreopsis ‘Route 66’

Stars 26-50

26 Heuchera ‘Frosted Violet’
27 Polemonium ‘Touch Of Class’
28 Campanula ‘Freya’
29 Heuchera ‘Beaujolais’
30 Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Eye’
31 Echinacea ‘Pow Wow White’
32 Cimicifuga ‘Carbonella’
33 Coreopsis ‘Sienna Sunset’
34 Baptisia ‘Solar Flare Prairieblues’
35 Coreopsis ‘Red Shift’
36 Baptisia ‘Twilite Prairieblues’
37 Eupatorium ‘Baby Joe’
38 Dianthus ‘Neon Star’
39 Dianthus ‘Kahori’
40 Hibiscus ‘Luna™ Pink Swirl’
41 Sedum ‘Dragon’s Blood’
42 Nepeta ‘Little Titch’
43 Tiarella ‘Susquehanna’
44 Knautia ‘Thunder And Lightning’
45 Phlox ‘Triple Play’
47 Gaillardia ‘Arizona Red’
47 Phlox ‘Peppermint Twist’
48 Asclepias Incarnata
49 Anemone ‘Pink Saucer’
50 Hibiscus ‘Luna™ Red’