Handpicked for You announces the class of 2023 plant selections

Handpicked for You announces the class of 2023 plant selections

Each item identified with the Trustmark has been rigorously tested and locally scrutinized, only making the final cut when the plant variety has proven its performance.

September 1, 2022

Handpicked for You is excited to announce the class of 2023 plant selections receiving the distinguished certification Trustmark. This program follows a rigorous selection process involving trials at regional independent grower locations and feedback from partner independent garden centers. The newly certified plants will be available from SynRG partner growers for Spring 2023.

Flame Thrower Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘NC2016-2’ PP31,260 )

Nightglow Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla splendens ‘El Madrigal’ PP28,060, CPBR5,626)

Bloomin’ Easy Starfield Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hortmafarfa’ PP32,164)

WorryFree Love-A-Lot Pink Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokropiav’ PPAF)

WorryFree Ruby Snow Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokomarus’ PPAF)

Sombrero Tres Amigos Coneflower (Echinacea Sombrero Tres Amigos PP30,750)

SpinTop Red Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata ‘Spintop Red’ PPAF)

Azure Rush Cranesbill (Geranium ‘Azure Rush’ PP22,684)

Northern Exposure Red Coral Bells (Heuchera ‘TNHEUNER’ PP29,420)

Northern Exposure Silver Coral Bells (Heuchera ‘TNHEUNES’ PP29,632)

Sensational! Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‘Tesseract’ PP31,786)

CrazyBlue Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘CrazyBlue’ PP25,639)

Chameleon Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Chameleon’ PP31,339)

SynRG is the founding organization behind the Handpicked for You program, owned by five charter growers - Overdevest Nurseries LP, Prides Corner Farms Inc., Saunders Brothers Inc., Sheridan Nurseries Ltd, and Willoway Nurseries Inc.

These growers collaborate with plant breeders from around the world and independent garden center retailers in the United States and Canada to test and evaluate new plants. Together their goal is to award only the best plants the Handpicked for You Trustmark. This is not a branding program, but rather a certification program that buyers can depend on. The Handpicked for You Trustmark helps consumers make good choices while providing reassurance that each item identified with the Trustmark has been rigorously tested and locally scrutinized, only making the final cut when the plant variety has proven its performance.

In addition, SynRG, LLC handles plant marketing, management, and royalty collection for select plants. Retailers interested in joining the community and in these new plants should contact their sales representative at one of the founding growers for details and availability.

More information on Handpicked for You, including a retailer directory and details on all certified plants, is available at handpickedplants.com.