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Abbott-Ipco Inc.

Caladium Burning Heart is a fancy-leaf introduction. It has a unique bronze color pattern with orange/pink spots, good branching habit and is suitable for pots, containers or landscape. It’s a fast growing, intermediate to tall upright that reaches 18 to 20 in. in height. For more, email abbott@abbott-ipco.com.

Bailey Nurseries Inc.

A true genetic dwarf, Blue Puffball Vitex matures to only 3 ft. by 3 ft. It forms a perfect ball shape with short internodes and thick foliage that remains clean into fall. Deep blue, fragrant flowers bloom from June to September. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc.

Burpee Home Gardens

Higher nutrition has everyone talking. BOOST vegetables are selected for higher levels of antioxidants—just what active, health-conscious consumers want. They’re an ideal add-on to your Burpee vegetables and herbs or enhance any veggie program. Special P.O.P. is available. Pictured: Cucumber Gold Standard.

Donahue’s Clematis Specialists

Samaritan Jo Evipo 075 is a new clematis with unique, sharply pointed petals that are silvery pink and edged in purple. The anthers are purple at the base with cream-colored tips. Grows to a height of 4 to 5 ft. and blooms June through September. Can be grown in partial shade. 

Dümmen Orange

Confetti Garden MainStreet mix features coleus with vibrant colors that don’t fade in high light—a strong performer in both sun and shade. Bold foliage paired with recognizable Confetti Garden P.O.P. material make this combo a must-have for your 2016 retail program.

EnRoot Products LLC
The Window Garden is a highly effective, decorative and easy way to grow food or flowers in your window. The system comprises of a powerfully strong suction cup shelf called the Veg Ledge, a self-watering planter, growing medium and fertilizer. 

Entryways USA

‘Tis the season to start thinking of the holidays. There’s no better way to make a first impression than with a festive doormat from Entryways. The holiday collection features artist-designed mats made of all-natural coconut fiber that brighten any home.

Bonsall Reserve is the newest specialty product handcrafted with Savvy Succulents. This unique piece is just one of many EuroAmerican's products using Savvy Succulents. With its optimal sunlight and year-round growing climate, EuroAmerican ensures you’ll receive the highest quality succulents on the market.

Extreme Technology Corporation
ET Grow is a suite of mobile and web-based horticultural software solutions that improve communication and centralize data. Gain access to current and historical information on production crops, plant trials, rack inventory and retail management. Try out ET Grow for free with their 30-day trial.

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc.

BrazelBerries Perpetua is a true double-cropping blueberry that sets one crop of fruit in mid-summer, and then flowers and fruits a second time to provide ripe fruit in the fall. Smallish-sized berries are mild and sweet. Grows 4- to 5-ft. tall with an upright, vase-shaped habit in Zones 4 to 8. Available Spring 2016.

Generation II Flower Pouch
The Generation Dual Grow Pouch is ideal as a versatile garden planter that can be suspended anywhere. This includes ceilings, walls, balconies and railings. The Generation Dual will transform into a thriving garden in which vegetables, herbs and flowers may flourish. Comes in two versions: 4 or 8 planting holes on each side.

Georgetown Home and Garden
Georgetown introduces more to their well-established micro minis. These items are part of the even smaller trend that’s appearing in the fairy garden arena. Pictured: Gnome Home is 2-in. tall. Smaller pieces are available to accompany these little homes.

Golden State Bulb Growers

Kona is the newest addition to the Aloha Lily Eucomis collection. Kona’s deep burgundy buds open to glossy blooms, offset by bright yellow anthers. Like its sisters, Kona has a lovely coconut fragrance and blooms that last for months. Aloha Lily Eucomis is a low-input, easy-to-grow crop and drought tolerant once established.

Green Fuse Botanicals Inc.

Scaevola Scampi Pink is a new introduction for 2016. Scaevola Scampi are compact with short internodes that form a beautiful, mounded shape. The large flowers will generate plenty of color, even in a shady environment.   

HydroRoot LLC
HydroRoot individual watering vessels assist in growing more productive plants, shrubs and small trees while reducing water consumption 50% to 90%. Three sizes of HydroRoot deliver liquid fertilizer, decrease weed production, diminish soil erosion, fertilizer waste and environmental impact. Trickle system adaptable.


MANTS (Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) will be held January 6-8, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center. With 3,650 buying companies, nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies, over 11,000 attendees, the numbers add up. MANTS is all business—that’s why they’re known as “The Masterpiece of Trade Shows.”

PanAmerican Seed
The first yellow in the Wave series of spreading petunia gives you premium color and big, no-pinch branching with strong rooting. Easy Wave Yellow Petunia is a great choice for spring and summer. Backed by the popular Wave brand with free P.O.P.

Proven Winners LLC
Your customers love succulents, so consider the Mojave Portulaca line from Proven Winners for spring. Five great colors, large blooms all summer long, and best of all, no deadheading needed. Poor, dry soil is no problem for these durable beauties. Pictured: Mojave Pink.

Sun Gro Horticulture

Black Gold Natural & Organic OMRI Listed Potting Soil (with RESiLIENCE) is ideal for organic gardening, containers and raised beds. Enriched with earthworm castings, it contains a mix of peat moss, compost and perlite or pumice to ensure good aeration. Contains RESiLIENCE for enhanced plant growth.

Syngenta Flowers
Beverly Bronze Garden Mum has a striking orange-bronze color that stays bronze and doesn’t yellow with age. With medium vigor and a sphere-shaped habit, it’s perfect for all containers and adds a bold color to gardens and patios.

The Environmental Factor Inc.
Pot Popper won the Retailers’ Choice Award at the 2015 National Hardware Show and features an exclusive six-month, non-refrigerated shelf life—the fastest and easiest ways to kill the soil stage of gnats and thrips. Each globe treats eight 12-in. pots. Ideal for use indoors and outdoors in containers and vegetable gardens.

The Hiawatha Corporation

Eucalyptus and Berry Centerpiece is a woodsy centerpiece, made from Noble fir and Seeded Eucalyptus, and comes nestled within a 6-in. round birch bark pot. Complementing the greens are pine cones, white Tallow berries, deep, red berry clusters and a red taper candle. Packed six per case.

Tick Key Products LLC
Tick Key is the easiest-to-use tick removal device on the market. Made in the USA, this tool is 99.9% effective in removing all sizes and types of ticks. Easily attaches to a key ring for quick access and proper removal.

TreeDisplays allow retailers to present container trees in high-traffic areas, as though planted in the landscape. Available in five different packages, the TreeDisplays system presents products cleanly, organized, stops blow over and speaks directly to the consumer buying decision. GT

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