Abstract: A new cultivar of Coreopsis verticillata named ‘Sunset Strip’ characterized its large inflorescences that are golden yellow in color with dark orange centers with the dark orange coloration of the ray florets spreading along the veins towards the end of the petals that is especially distinct in fall, its height of 45 to 50 cm and an average spread of 61 cm, its continuous bloom from June until frost, its vigorous growth habit with good growth under greenhouse conditions in winter, and its cold hardiness to at least U.S.D.A. Zone 5.
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Echinacea plant named ‘Jacob Lewis’, characterized by its upright to somewhat outwardly spreading and columnar plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; large single fragrant inflorescences with salmon orange-colored ray florets; strong flowering stems that hold the inflorescences upright; and good garden performance.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Kniphofia, ‘Echo Rojo’, characterized by its inflorescences that start orange in color and turn red as they mature, its early blooming habit with the first blooms appearing at the end of April to the first part of May in Georgia, its repeat bloom throughout the summer, its semi-evergreen foliage that remains clean, and its strong upright stems that reach 36 inches in height and do not lodge.
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Alternanthera plant named ‘Mimosa’, characterized by its overall rounded plant habit with lateral branches upright to outwardly spreading and trailing; freely branching habit; dense and bushy growth habit; strong and healthy leaves; leaves that are dark green in color with random sectors of varying shades of pink and red purple; and good garden performance.
Abstract: A new cultivar of ×Heucherella plant named ‘Cumberland’, characterized by its foliage that is green in color with burgundy veins, its large ovate-shaped leaves that average 8 cm in length, its white flowers in mid spring, and its tolerance to heat, humidity with good garden performance in the southern regions of the U.S.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Antirrhinum, ‘Snap Daddy Pink’, characterized by its variegated foliage with distinct cream-colored margins and grey-green centers, its new growth tips with yellow margins and yellow-green centers, its multiple branches, and its 20 to 30 pink flowers per stem.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Kniphofia, ‘Echo Duo’, characterized by its bicolor inflorescences with flowers that emerge orange-red and mature to creamy white, its early blooming habit with repeat bloom throughout the summer, its semi-evergreen foliage that remains clean, its dense clump-forming habit with upright stems that do not lodge, its ability to readily produces side shoots with each shoot producing blooms and its ability to produce blooms on young plants.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Coreopsis verticillata named ‘Main Street’, characterized by its ray florets that are burgundy red in color with occasional flecks and spots of white near the tips on the upper surface when mature and greyed-yellow and diffused with reddish-purple near the base on the lower surface, its C. verticillata type foliage, its cold hardiness to at least U.S.D.A. Zone 5, its continuous blooms from late May/early June until frost, its height of 45 to 60 cm and an average spread of 45 cm, and its vigorous growth habit and ability to propagate well under greenhouse conditions in winter.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Coreopsis verticillata named ‘Broad Street’ characterized by its ray florets that are red in color on the upper surface with flecks of yellow primarily appearing on the tips when mature and greyed-yellow and suffused at base with red on the lower surface, its C. verticillata type foliage, its cold hardiness to at least U.S.D.A. Zone 5, its continuous blooms from late May/early June until frost, its height of 45 to 60 cm and an average spread of 45 cm, and its vigorous growth habit and ability to propagate well under greenhouse conditions in winter.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Coreopsis verticillata named ‘Electric Avenue’ characterized by its inflorescences that are clear yellow in color, its thread-leaf foliage, its high bud count, its height of 60 to 71 cm and an average spread of 60 cm, its cold hardiness in at least U.S.D.A. Zone 5, and its vigorous growth habit with heavy shoot production from over-wintered plants.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Antirrhinum, ‘Snap Daddy Peach’, characterized by its variegated foliage with distinct yellow margins and soft, grey-green centers, its new foliage with margins that are a brighter yellow than the mature foliage, its full flower heads, its uniquely colored flowers that are a blend of pink, yellow and orange with to give an overall effective color of peach with a bright yellow crest with the overall flower color becoming more yellow as they age and its re-blooming habit; blooming in spring and re-blooming in fall.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Cortaderia selloana named ‘Blue Bayou’, that is characterized by its narrow foliage that is tinted blue in color, its average foliar height of 1.2 m, average foliar width of 1.5 m, and average bloom height of 2 m, its multiple blooms in the first spring of growth from culm divisions made in the fall or winter or from tissue cultured plants planted in fall, and its clean foliage with no disease or leaf spot observed and its flowers that are white to creamy white in color.
Abstract: A new cultivar of fibrous Begonia, ‘Basket Case Pink’., that is characterized by its bronze foliage, its numerous petite soft pink flowers, its plant habit that is compact and mounded with stems trailing as they lengthen, its well-branched stems, its vigorous growth habit, its ability to grow in both sunny and shady conditions, and its ability to produce compact and full containers and be used as a filler plant in combination planters for its trailing stems.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Phlox, ‘Jordan Schuster’, characterized by its fragrant, bright pink flowers with diffused dark pink eyes that radiate outwardly especially on the top side of the petals, its pointed, triangular shaped terminal panicles, its very uniform lateral branching with lower lateral branches forming more typical rounded cymes that emerge while the terminal panicles are still in color to form a large mass of flowers and the lateral cymes continue to bloom throughout the summer, its medium green foliage that has good resistance to powdery mildew, and its compact growth habit.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Musa plant named ‘Poquito’, that is characterized by its dwarf plant habit, its young foliage that emerges green in color, develops red spots, and then progresses to a solid green color in mature leaves, its pseudostem that is red in color and bulbous at the base, its production of offsets during the first year of growth, and its foliage that is highly resistant to shredding in the wind.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Begonia of hybrid origin named ‘Flirty Girl’, that is characterized by its mallet-type cane plant habit with cane branching, thin colorful foliage and an intermediate plant size, its dense vertical basal branching, its pendant flowers that are pink in color; female flowers exhibit prominent winged ovaries that are deep pink in color and persist until seed ripening and male flowers are held flat and persist less than one day, its very long bloom period that is ever-blooming when greenhouse grown, and its colorful foliage with the upper surface emerging silver-green with dark green margins and main veins and develops a rosy blush when mature and a lower surface that is bright green with red margins and veins.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Kniphofia, ‘Echo Yello’, that is characterized by its exhibits full racemes an average of 16 cm in height that stand above the foliage with flowers that are clear citron yellow in color, its floriferous and early blooming habit that commences in mid spring and re-blooms into the fall in Georgia, its sturdy flowering stems reaching 76 cm in height in the spring and 61 cm in height during the summer over foliage that reaches up to 56 cm in height and 72 cm in width, its tight crowns of multiple shoots when finished in a trade one-gallon container, and its foliage that is light to medium green in color.
Abstract: A new cultivar of hybrid Mahonia×media, ‘Marvel’, that is characterized by its unique leaflets with smooth margins, terminating in a single spine at the apex, its leaves arranged in a whorl around the stem with a tight rosette displayed at the terminus, its upright plant habit, its large inflorescence composed of racemes of small, fragrant yellow flowers that bloom from late fall to mid winter in Georgia, and its berries that are blue-green in color when young and begin to ripen in February to a deep blue-purple color.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Ilex plant named ‘Screen Play’, that is characterized by its well-branched, dense, upright plant habit with suitablity for use as a hedge or privacy screen, its vigourous growth habit with plants growing an average of 1.5 m per year in Georgia when young, its large leaves that emerge light green tinged with bronze in color and maturing to a deep green color, its leaves that are glossy and spineless with very finely serrated margins, its berries that ripen to a deep red color in early fall and persist on the plant through the winter, its cold tolerance; remaining evergreen in U.S.D.A Zone 7, and its ease of pollination by ambient pollen when grown in Georgia.
Abstract: A new cultivar of pomegranate tree, ‘PQ2009’, that is characterized by its flowers that consistently have 6 petals and 6 sepals that are bright orange in color and bloom from spring until first frost in Georgia, its flowers that are borne primarily at the terminals on soft to semi-hard wood, its foliage that is initially bronze in color maturing to a medium green color and persists until freeze (survives frosts), its production of quality tasting fruit on one year-old container grown plants that ripen in late summer to late fall, and its fruit that is sweet with low astringency and little aftertaste.