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Perennials for Fall Color

When you thinkIMG_6704 of fall color in your garden or selling fall color to your customers – do perennials come to mind?  

They should!

Some coneflowers have excellent fall color? Echinacea Cone-fections™ ‘Milkshake’ does. Not only does it look great all summer, but it feeds the birds with its bountiful seeds, and then – to top it off – it has brilliant spaghetti squash-yellow fall color.

What’s not to love about a plant named Milkshake anyway? Not only is it my all-time favorite coneflower, but it has incredible fall color. It’s quite possibly coneflower perfection.

This could be the best double white echinacea for the mid-border. Milkshake is “regular” sized. It’s not tall, it’s not dwarf, it’s just the right size for all you coneflower traditionalists out there.
Blooms are held high on strong, sturdy stems and they do not age until fall. It’s as if they are fake flowers. Milkshake grows 36-40 inches tall and 24-30 inches wide.  It has proven hardy to USDA zone 5 and grows well from Vermont to North Carolina, from Minnesota  to Oklahoma and Texas.  It’s one versatile, hardy coneflower and we are proud to have it in our Cone-fections™ line.

The plant is also very sturdy and strong. Each mature plant holds 40-50 blooms (the same ones since early June…) high with great confidence and no sign of flopping. The blooms are large and fully double, and they are almost true white, with a hint of french vanilla milkshake-y-ness.

Read more about Milkshake here.

What other perennials have great fall color?  heucherella infinity, plants nouveau, purple leaved heucherella How about heucheras (coral bells), tiarellas (foam flowers) and their hybrid cousins heucherellas (foamy bells)?  Some of them have brilliant fall color, like our Heucherella ‘Infinity’.  not only does it bloom until – well – it’s STILL blooming, so I’m not really sure when it will stop – hence the name – Infinity -, but the chocolatey-purple foliage turns maroon,orange and pink when the temps drop.  Heucherella Infinity fall color

This new foamy bell – a hybrid of a coral bell (Heuchera sp.) and a foam flower (Tiarella sp.) is sure to please even the most discerning gardener. From the breeding program at Ab-Cultivars in the Netherlands, we bring you this amazing new heucherella that blooms to infinity and beyond.

Infinity has large, dark, chocolate colored, velvety leaves that work together to form a mounding, bushy perennial, making a statement in any garden. The deeply lobed, matte finished leaves look as if they’ve been covered in dark chocolate cocoa powder. Creamy pink buds open to cream colored flowers on two foot spikes that bloom continuously from the end of May to late fall.

Read more about Infinity here.

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Are you a Grower looking to buy starter plants?

You can buy our new plant introductions from the following wholesale nurseries:

Skagit Gardens

Holtex Enterprises

GET Group, Inc.

North Creek Nurseries

Walters Gardens

Creek Hill Nursery

Pioneer Gardens

Emerald Coast Growers

Pacific Plug & Liner

Northwest Horticulture

James Greenhouses

Piedmont Carolina Nursery

Gro’N Sell

PDSI (Plant Development Services)
Heritage Seedlings

Heritage Greenhouse Products

AG 3, Inc.

Monrovia Growers

Stonehouse Nursery

Van Belle Nurseries 

Willoway Nursery

Bailey Nurseries

Greenleaf Nursery

Greenleaf Plants

Hortech, Inc.

Green Nurseries

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Why Plants Nouveau?

Plants Nouveau was founded by Angela Treadwell-Palmer  in 2005.  The company quickly became a leader in perennial plant introduction.  In 2010, Angela partnered with famed new plant expert and plant geek extraordinaire,  Linda Guyformer owner of Carolina Nurseries and managing partner for the Novalis, Plants That Work Program.  Linda brings the knowledge, experience and new plant contacts to help position Plants Nouveau as the an industry leader in new plant introductions.

With two plant savvy, forward thinking leaders,we have double the expertise and double worldwide contacts.  This new “double-trouble” partnership makes for some clever, innovative competition to other large new plant introduction companies. Plants Nouveau will successfully introduce your new selections to the World. Negotiating legal issues, creative marketing, researching production protocols and establishing and maintaining world wide relationships is what we do. More on how we do what we do.

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