Handpicked for You announced the class of 2019 plant selections receiving its Handpicked for You certification. This certification follows a rigorous selection process involving extensive trials at regional independent grower locations and evaluations by partner independent garden centers. The collaboration between growers and retailers ensures plants are evaluated not only at regional locations but also at the local level.
The newly certified plants join 90+ tried-and-true plants as certified Handpicked for You. All plants must meet or exceed expectations on 10 core performance criteria designed to assess their garden performance, disease resistance, whether they are an improvement over existing plant selections, and more. The class of 2019 Handpicked for You certified plants includes:
- Buxus ‘Little Missy’ (PP24703, Star Roses and Plants)
- Hydrangea macrophylla Cherry Explosion (PPAF, Star Roses and Plants)
- Rosa True Bloom True Passion (PPAF, Altman Plants)
- Helleborus Frostkiss Anna’s Red (PPAF, Pacific Plug & Liner)
- Helleborus Frostkiss Dorothy’s Dawn (PPAF, Pacific Plug & Liner)
- Helleborus Frostkiss Glenda’s Gloss (Pacific Plug & Liner)
- Helleborus Frostkiss Penny’s Pink (PP24,149, Pacific Plug & Liner)
- Sedum Joyful (PPAF, Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.)
- Carex ‘Feather Falls’ (PPAF, Pacific Plug & Liner)
The trustmark was developed and is managed by SynRG, LLC. SynRG is a collaboration of plant breeders, growers and independent garden center retailers, working together to identify and introduce the best, tested and most trusted new plants to the industry.
More information on Handpicked for You, including a retailer directory and details on all certified plants can be found here.