Monrovia unveils 2019 Featured Plants Collection

The annual list includes new and improved plants from Monrovia breeders.


AZUSA, Calif., – Monrovia unveiled its 2019 Featured Plants collection, showcasing a diverse group of exclusive offerings each of which represent the newest, best, and most improved versions of these plants. An overview of the 2019 Featured Plants collection is available in the Featured Plants Lookbook on

“Every year we curate our Featured Plants collection to serve gardeners who are looking for the most beautiful, hardy, fuss-free plants for their gardens,” noted Jonathan Pederson, vice president of sales and business development. “Plants change and adapt to their environments developing new traits and features that help them to survive and thrive. Darwinian in nature, we constantly seek out such adaptations in plants. We call these our ‘Featured Plants’ because they have evolved to be stronger growers that are  more versatile and distinct.”

Monrovia’s 2019 Featured Plants include:

  • The Seaside Serenade Series Hydrangeas that have a more compact size, sturdier leaves and stems, and rebloom over longer summers.
  • Winter-ready plants, such as Japanese Maples that provide sculpture and structure even where winters are shorter, and Cascade Blush Lenten Roses, which bloom from late winter to early spring.
  • Compact plants for smaller outdoor spaces, such as Little Ragu Sweet Bay, Tiny Tower Italian Cypress or flowers including Lemon Puff Shasta Daisy.
  • Easy care, high-reward plants, such as the Sunbelievable Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus, which produces over 1,000 flowers in a single season.
  • Zen-inducing evergreens like Ember Waves Western Arborvitae.
  • Tough-but-gorgeous plants such as Evolution coneflowers, hardy Grace N’ Grit roses, and Sparkler Arrowwood Viburnum.
  • Edibles including Bountiful Blue Blueberry shrubs.
  • Fragrant flowers like Pink-A-Boo Camellia.
  • Pollinator-friendly plants including FloralBerry Hypericum, La Barbe Bleue, Bluebeard Zestful Grapes, and Golf Ball Kohuhu.
  • Low-water usage plants like Baby Pete Lily of the Nile, VIBE Ignition Purple Salvia and new stonecrops, aloes, and evergreens.