Eastern Market New Varieties is an effort to introduce the readership to new cultivars and horticultural flower varieties for the upcoming annual, traditional Flower Day events. These new flowers presented here are not often well publicized by greenhouse growers, so many shoppers are unaware of what's available.
Being an observer all things Eastern Market, this information will also provide name and growing properties of each flower, You will still need to walk the market starting at SHED 2 heading northward to SHED 6 in search of your favorite new flowers. This is simply my presentation to provide a heads-up the market visitors.
Eastern Market New Varieties Annuals—A variety to serve all needs. Many of the new flower varieties are specifically created to serve a landscapers gardening needs. Detroit Farmer's Market. Some flowers are more heat and disease resistant, other grow taller of wider, more compact or spread-out wider to make better hanging baskets with less plants. Of course some growers will bring these plants to the Detroit Eastern Market so you will be one of the few on the lookout.
New Garden Flower Varieties
Rose - Queen of Elegance
A multibloom floribunda variety by Carruth. The lavender & pinkish pedals is eye candy for the garden. The center core is more dark pink and colors radiate outward to lavender. The rose promotes a strong classic and pleasing traditional rose scent that gardeners will enjoy very much during the early morning garden inspections. Habit: The shrub is upright, large blooms, multi-petaled layers”. For landscape, gardens, and containers. Zone 4-9. More details can be found at ...
Pacific Horticulture Society
Rudbeckia Amarillo Gold
Offers a bright glowing presents of color to the gardenscape. The lime green center cone is surrounded by bold sunflower like colors. Making this plant this elgible to work in combination with many other colors. Habit is compact, large 4-6” blooms cover compact 12-18” plants. For landscape, gardens, and containers. Zone 4-9. More details can be found at ...
The Company: AAS WInners
Phlox Spring Bling
Spring Bling blooms earlier, produce larger flowers, and more flower coverage compared to standard varieties. Forms the infamous mounding shape in appx two years after planting. Use for border plants , ground cover and bolder walls. Habits: Height 4-8 inches, spreads 24-28 inches. Zones 4-9.
Hydrangea Summer Crush
Offers a big profusion of color to the landscape. Raspberry red, or standard large purple blooms. Can be grown in pots for patios and deck gardening. garden or patio container. Habit is very compact and more impressive is the blooms will last all summer long. Fill a patio container with Summer Crush for a stunning look all season long. Zone 4-9. More details can be found at ...
The Company: Endless Summer Blooms
New Impatiens Beacon Series
Disease-free and offer consumers a better fuller choice of impatiens. Looks more like the original impatiens from the good old days without the thread of mid-summer collaspe. They are cultured to maintain more compactness that prevents elongated plants.
Grows: height- 18", spread- 12-24". Shade, part-shade, even grows in full sun. More details can be found at ... Penn State Flower Trials
New Begonia Double Blush Rose 2021
Double Delight. Offers a massive cascading habit of pascal pink-ish blooms. An abundance of double blooms on traditional darkgreen foliage.
Grows: height- 8-14", spread- 12-24". Best grown in contaniers, hanging baskets and window boxes.
New Begonia Sunrise
Conia hybrid begonias – Salmon Orange Sunrise. Massive high impact color of yellow–from center to orange shades. Double blooms on darkgreen foliage.
It comes in a variety of colors and can be planted in contaniers and landscape. Learn more at Penn State found here... Penn State College of Agriculture
Zinna Red Preciosa
Zinnia Red Preciosa is true fire engine red. It provides gardeners with three main attributes: more branching, more flowers than double the previous series and more compactness.
It comes in a variety of colors and can be planted in contaniers and landscape. Learn more at Takii Seed found here... Takii Seed Zinna F1 Preciosa
Non Stop Deep Red Rose
The gorgeous, big, tuberous-type blooms are so red–with a striking color so intense, it will find few other plants to compete with it. So for that beacon of brillant red to add to the garden, this new non-stop begonia will be a must have.
The only caution in caring for this garden flower is on should be scarce with irriagation–keep on dry side and do not overwater. Learn more from the Better Homes & Garden article found here... Better Homes & Gardens–New Varieties The New Bundle Kit Combination Hanging Baskets & Pots
New show stopper Hanging Baskets - Consumers all over Michigan are looking for a eye popping hanging basket combo to put on their front porch or deck that will knock their neighbors eye's out!
Well, the new grower Bundled Kit program will take combination planting to a new level. You are sure to find something in this new approach that growers all over Michigan are preparing for the consumer market this summer. Keep you eyes open at the Market this year.
Above & Beyond
Senecio Angel Wings
A brilliant, accent captivating cultivar that will add a conversational piece for any yard.
The foliage of this plant will create needed contrast to any container or garden.
Resembles an over grown dusty miller or silver mound in color. Grows about 12″ tall and equally wide.
Sweet potato vine Solar Tower
A self-climbing sweet potato vine, a new foliage with large silvery leaves.
Ornamental sweet potato vines created an attractive trailing foliage plant, this new variety grows up a trellis with ease.
Cuphea FloriGlory 'Diana'
Also known as Mexican heather. A flowering plant that produces a profusion a danty flowering blooms. FloriGlory ‘Diana’ Color – magenta. It the plants grow about 12 inches tall and are heat tolerant.
Look for these new annuals at this year’s Eastern Market Flower Day!
Another new annual flower variety to look out for this year–called Supertunia Bordeaux Basket.
Supertunia petunias are vigorous growers that spread into wide mounds of beautiful flowers. They are excellent in landscapes that require that road-side appeal.
Impatiens | Tumbler White
2019 New Variety | Impatiens
Name: Tumbler | White F1
Growth: Bred specifically for hanging baskets.
Unique: Fewer plants needed to fill containers.
The plants are vigorous growers and quick expanding properties. For all containers including baskets, porch & patio pots.
ADDITIONAL LINKS TO GET YOU STARTED:
Spring Yard Clean-up 6 Garden Prep Steps
Flower Finder Greenhouse Locator SE MI
Flower Day Billboards - Market Nostalgia