Plants Nouveau LLC showed off 29 innovative new plant introductions during the recently concluded OFA short course in Columbus, Ohio. Two that drew consistent "oohs" and "aahs" from visitors to the booth were the Everlasting Series of Hydrangea snd the Everlasting Series of Hypericum
The Everlasting Series of Hydrangea: This new, hardy, gift -to-garden hydrangeas are just as happy growing as a holiday crop in the greenhouse as they are outside in a Zone 5 garden.
Gardeners will love the mop heads of the Everlasting Series with their variety of colors, handsome foliage, and sturdy habits. Each stem is a bouquet, and even a young plant makes a show worthy of a Mother’s Day bouquet. You can create a display of Everlasting hydrangeas as a gift, or perhaps use them in a planter ready to adorn the doorstep. On the other hand, one stem in a pretty vase at checkout will send customers back to the nursery wanting more.
These hydrangeas got their start as strong-stemmed cut flowers, but they have proven to be outstanding plants overall and garden-hardy. Bred by the team at Kolster BV, in The Netherlands, Everlasting Amethyst, Coral, Garnet, Harmony and Ocean combine the bold blooms of cut flowers with the long lasting qualities of a gift item and the hardiness of a shade-loving garden plant all in one.
This is an extremely versatile series that honestly goes from gift to garden. Shiny, dark green foliage complements the flowers and makes a lovely foil for all other plants. Each selection is breathtaking while flowering in the spring, and all dry to lovely shades, whether you cut the blooms for enjoyment inside or leave them to dry naturally on the plants in the garden.
The Everlasting Series of Hypericum: Hypericum has risen to the list of the top 50 cut flowers in the world, making it the most successful berry-producing shrub ever used in flower arranging. With the introduction of the Everlasting Series, bred by Kolster B.V. in The Netherlands, Plant Nouveau brings six new hypericum to the market: White, Pumpkin, Green, Glory, Beauty and Black. They were bred exclusively for the cut flower industry, but can now be enjoyed in the home and garden.
These plants feature colored fruits on perfectly branched plants, whether it’s in the garden, as a lovely addition to any floral bouquet, or as a brightly colored accent on the doorstep in the fall.