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These varieties do well indoors and out

August 20, 2012

Helleborus Gold Collection ‘Merlin’
Skagit Gardens
Merlin’s masses of light pink to pink flowers deepen to cranberry and then to a rich ebony purple in May. Merlin, part of the Gold Collection, features large, forward-facing blossoms that can stand up to inclement weather. The plants have dark stems and deep green, disease- and deer- resistant foliage.

Streptocarpus ‘Cape Cool’

This new variety from Floranova has a neater plant habit and produces more flowers than old heritage varieties. ‘Cape Cool’ thrives in a shaded environment either indoors or outdoors and is less prone to disease than other varieties.

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Flamingo Road’
Hort Couture
With strawberries and cream streaks running through the upper leaves, ‘Flamingo Road’ is a unique plant for indoor and outdoor use. The bright colors make it a standout to shoppers and the lush foliage looks great year-round.

Dianthus Oscar
The new series of pot carnation from Selecta features a consistent habit and bloom time. Available in four colors, customers won’t have to put too much effort into making this plant look good.

Gerbera Revolution Select Mix
Kieft Seed
The Revolution series from Kieft Seed has medium-sized, bright flowers ideal for pots. With short stems and dark green leaves, the plants are vigorous and bushy with an upright habit. This mix is great for large containers.

Pansy ‘Wonderfall’
With a beautiful trailing habit and large flowers, this pansy is perfect for hanging baskets and containers. Its vigorous branching habit can fill containers quickly, making it easy for customers to get the results they want.

Streptocarpus ‘Ladyslippers’
Green Fuse Botanicals
Available in a wide variety of shades and colors, Streptocarpus ‘Ladyslippers’ blooms continuously for months indoors, and is ideal for patios. With bountiful blooms and bright green foliage, customers will enjoy a burst of color in their planters.

Sakata Seed America, Inc.
This line of impatiens comes in a variety of colors, and is great for indoor and outdoor use. They are completely resistant to downy mildew and require very little upkeep, making it easy for customers to succeed. In the garden center, SunPatiens offer instant sales appeal with eye-catching flowers, dark green or brightly variegated foliage, excellent shelf life and bright colors.