Combining superior genetics and breeding know-how, breeder; Arie Blom has developed unique, improved selections. Selections that rival and complement today’s most popular perennials. We are very excited to be working with Arie fir the introduction of the Cone-fections series of Echinacea, some Campanulas and other perennials that are coming in the future.
Some of Arie’s Introductions include:
Brian’ love of all things tropical started with some turtles and a large backyard. Brian comes from a long line of plants men, who specialize in everything from palms to cactus. When Brian was a boy his dad transformed their backyard into a palm oasis – and this oasis took a LOT of water, so Brian wasn’t too fond of the plants because as a kid it was his job to keep the oasis watered.
We are thrilled to be working with Brian on several hardy tropicals in the Tropi-cools Series as well as some cannas and alocasias.
Some of Brian’s Introductions include:
Visit Brian’s website, Brians Botanicals
The brothers Dick and Frenk Maas have grown thousands of perennial varieties on their family-run perennial farm near Lisse in The Netherlands. Several new perennial selections have been developed and trialed for superior traits and performance.
Plants Nouveau will be introducing new selections from their farm. For more information, please visit our section on Verbascum ‘Flower of Scotland’.
Introductions from Dick include:
Plants Nouveau is proud to represent Sinclair A. Adam, Jr. famed plants-man and founder of Dunvegan Nursery, in the exclusive introduction of his much awaited, newly selected line of ground covering foam flowers.
Dunvegan Nursery, established 1989, was owned and operated by Sinclair and Kirsten Adam until 2010 when they joined forces with Vermont Organics Reclamation and and moved the operation to Vermont. Sinclair has 30 years experience in horticulture, and herbaceous plants, and has taught at The University of Vermont, Brandywine Conservancy, The Brandywine Valley Association, Longwood Gardens, The Barnes Foundation, and Temple University.
Sinclair has presented a number of topics in horticulture at ASHS, IPPS, PPA, The New England Greenhouse Conference, US National Arboretum, and other venues, and he holds Degrees in Plant Science from U. of Wyoming, & U. of Vermont. Kirsten has 20 years of experience in horticulture, a BA in Art History from U. of VT, and a reputation for her skillful and efficient propagation techniques, and resulting crop quality.
Sinclair’s passion for breeding with native plants is known throughout the industry by such innovative introductions as Tiarella ‘Erika Leigh’, ‘Laird of Skye’, ‘Brandywine’ and ‘Oakleaf’. His latest introduction, Phlox paniculata ‘Shortwood’ honors our very own perennial “Doctor Ruth”, Stephanie Cohen and is positioned to be one of the most disease resistant pink summer phlox selections ever introduced. Sinclair’s love of plants and eye for distinctive selections affords him the ability to select superior plants that have been TESTED, VERIFIED and are TRUE to their descriptions.
Sinclair’s Introductions include:
Catering to wholesale growers, retail mail-order companies, public gardens, conservation organizations, landscape restoration projects and retail growers throughout the United States, North Creek is considered a go-to source for native perennial plants, which account for 60 percent of production at the nursery.
“We’ve been native plant-focused since 1988 when the nursery started,” says Steve Castorani, who, with then-partner Dale Hendricks, built greenhouses on the Landenberg property and 10 years later acquired a farm in Oxford with an existing greenhouse operation.
Today, the nursery includes 6.5 acres of production greenhouses at both locations and a shipping facility at the Oxford site. North Creek also produces many native plants in larger Landscape Plugs™ that are used in restoration projects and by highway departments, municipalities and conservation societies. We pride ourselves on providing beautiful plants and exceptional service to customers throughout North America.
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Plants Nouveau is proud to be helping North Creek introduce Helianthus ‘Sunshine Daydream’
Charles and Martha Oliver are the owners and breeders.
The Primrose Path has introduced many new plants in the last 25 years. The owner, Charles Oliver, received the Marcel LePiniec Award for new plant introductions from the North American Rock Garden Society in 1998. They are located in southwestern Pennsylvania, a region that combines extremes of heat and cold with unreliable summer rainfall and winter snow. New plant introductions from Charles and Martha have had to cope with northeastern winters and summers. Our customers report superior survival of potted plants of our selected varieties wintered outside.
Introductions form the Primrose Path include:
The Olivers have published Heuchera, Tiarella, and Heucherella: A Gardener’s Guide (Batsford, 2006), a book aimed at the sophisticated gardener on the history and genetics of breeding these particular genera, the modern hybrids and how to use them in the garden and in combinations. For more information, visit www.theprimrosepath.com.