The 2005 Way Hot 100: Sources

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The 2005 Way Hot 100: Sources

March 21, 2005
10:22am

 

You should be able to find many of the plants listed in The 2005 Way Hot 100 at local nurseries and garden centers. Others are harder to find, available regionally or just coming on the market. Below we list online suppliers as well as wholesale growers of the plants. The wholesale sites often direct you to retail outlets. Or ask a local retailer about ordering from the wholesaler. Good luck with your plant search!

BLOCKBUSTERS AND PRIZE WINNERS

Most of these plants will be widely available in garden centers.

ANNUALS
Outback paper daisy 'Wallaby White'
Ecke Ranch, ecke.com 

Calibrachoa 'Crackling Fire'
suntorycollection.com, 1-800-292-4769.

KongTM Coleus series
Ball Horticultural, simplybeautifulgardens.com

Torenia Summer WaveTM series
suntorycollection.com, 1-800-292-4769
 
Senecio 'Himalaya' and 'Kilimanjaro'
Fides North America, fidesnorthamerica.com

PERENNIALS
Euphorbia 'Efanthia' and 'Kalipso'
Proven Winners, provenwinners.com, 1-877-865-5818

Pulmonaria Gaelic Magic and Gaelic Sunset
Proven Winners, provenwinners.com, 1-877-865-5818

Tricyrtis 'Tapei Silk'
Blooms of Bressingham, bloomsofbressingham.com

Calluna Garden Girls series
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT

Calla lily Plum Pretty
Simple Pleasures, dutchbulbs.com, 1-800-622-9997

SHRUBS
Double Knock Out rose
Novalis, plantsthatwork.com, novalisinc.com

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red'
McCorkle Nurseries, ladyinredhydrangea.com

Physocarpus Summer WineTM
Spring Meadow Nursery, colorchoiceplants.com

PLANTS THAT WIN PRIZES
Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing'
Plant Select, a program administered by Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, seeks out and distributes the very best plants for gardens in the Rocky Mountain and Plains states. plantselect.org

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'
The Cary Award is a collaborative program between various New England horticultural societies and nursery associations that promotes outstanding plants for New England gardens. caryaward.org
 
DayDreamTM rose
Sources for the All-America Rose Selections 2005 winners DayDream, About Face, Elle and Lady Elsie May (all trademarked) are listed at rose.org.

CONTAINERS
Big Roo and Kanga kangaroo paw
Bodgers Bodger Botanicals, available from selected branches of Home Depot and Lowes

Strawberry Lemonade variegated mandevilla
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT

Iresine herbstii 'Bloodleaf'
Proven Winners, provenwinners.com, 1-877-865-5818

TradeWinds hibiscus
yoder.com

MORE PLANTS THAT WIN PRIZES
Baptisia minor
arboretum.unl.edu/greatplants.html

Salvia pachyphylla
plantselect.org

Rhododendron 'Gibraltar'
Widely available from garden centers. arsoffice.orgrhododendron.org

Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey'
goldmedalplants.com

COLLECTOR'S CHOICE
Lachenalia 'Namakwa' and 'Rupert'
FloraStar, vosbol.com. Use the website feedback form to find retailers in your area.

Manfreda variegata 'Macho Mocha'
Yucca Do Nursery, yuccado.com, 979-826-4580

Veltheimia bracteata
Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235, nursery: 707-937-1130

Camassia quamash
Brent and Becky's Bulbs, brentandbeckysbulbs.com, 877-661-2852

Arisaema candidissimum
Plant Delights Nursery, plantdelights.com, 919-772-4794

Caladium 'Thai Beauty' 
Wayside Gardens, waysidegardens.com, 1-800-213-0379

Heucherella 'Stoplight' 
Wayside Gardens, waysidegardens.com, 1-800-213-0379

Cuphea micropetala 
Singing Springs Nursery, singingspringsnursery.com, fax: 919-732-6336

Clematis integrifolia 'Aljonushka'
Greer Gardens, greergardens.com; 800-548-0111. This plant is hard to find and Greer Gardens doesn't always carry it. A clematis wholesaler like Bluebird Nursery Inc. may be able to give leads on other sources. bluebirdnursery.com, 1-800-356-9164

Spigelia marilandica
Sunshine Farm and Gardens, sunfarm.com, 304-497-2208

Cypripedium 'Ulla silkens'
Thimble Farms, thimblefarms.com, 250-537-5788

Angelica gigas
Roslyn Nursery, roslynnursery.com, 631-642-9347

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hana-daijin' 
Smirnow's Son's Peonies, 631-421-0836

Magnolia Black TulipTM
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT

Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot'
Goldsmith Seeds, theflowerfields.com

Clematis VersaillesTM
Hines Horticulture, hineshort.com, 866-701-3330

Calceolaria arachnoidea
Hedgerows Nursery, McMinnville, OR, 503-843-7522 (no mail order).; Cistus, cistus.com, office: 503-282-7706, nursery: 503-621-2233; B&T World Seeds, b-and-t-world-seeds.com

Black Bacarra rose
starroses.com

Geranium 'Philippe Vapelle'
Hedgerows Nursery, McMinnville, OR 97128, 503-843-7522 (no mail order)
 
Barry Glick's hellebores
Sunshine Farm and Gardens, sunfarm.com, 304-497-2208

HEAT SEEKERS
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea 
Native Sons, nativeson.com, 805-481-5996

Bulbinella nutans   

Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235. nursery: 707-937-1130

Caladium bicolor varieties
Bates Sons & Daughters, caladiumsonline.com, 863-465-3274

Chamaerops humilis var. cerasifera 
Cistus, cistus.com, office: 503-282-7706, nursery: 503-621-2233

Cistus x aguilarii 'Maculatus'
Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235, nursery: 707-937-1130

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina'
Cistus, cistus.com, office: 503-282-7706, nursery: 503-621-2233

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia   
World-Wide Exotics Inc., 818-890-1915; Pacific Tree Farms, 619-422-2400

Dyckia 'Cherries Foster'   
Yucca Do Nursery; yuccado.com, 979-826-4580

Eryngium proteiflorum 
Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235, nursery: 707-937-1130

Eucomis bicolor and Eucomis comosa 
Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235, nursery: 707-937-1130
 
Gladiolus permeabilis 
Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235, nursery: 707-937-1130

Tetrapanax papyfera 'Steroidal Giant' 
Cistus, cistus.com, office: 503-282-7706, nursery: 503-621-2233
 
Olea europaea 'Arbequena'
Cistus, cistus.com, 503-282-7706, nursery: 503-621-2233

SOURCES FOR EXTRA PLANTS LISTED ON WEBSITE:
Kniphofia citrina 'Lime Select' and 'Vanilla'
Digging Dog Nursery, diggingdog.com, office: 707-937-1235, nursery: 707-937-1130

Nierembergia gracilis 'Starry Eyes'   
Yucca Do Nursery, yuccado.com, 979-826-4580

Polypodium californicum 'Sarah Lyman'
Native Sons, nativeson.com, 805-481-5996

Sparmannia africana 
Thompson & Morgan, thompson-morgan.com, 1-800-274-7333

Thamnochortus insignis 
Native Sons, nativeson.com, 805-481-5996

Zephyranthes 'Itsy Bitsy' 
Yucca Do Nursery, yuccado.com, 979-826-4580

LEAVES THAT LIGHT UP

ANNUALS
Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knight'
Park Seed Company, parkseed.com, 1-800-213-0076

Impatiens hybrid 'Super Sonic Dark Salmon'  
fischerusa.com

PERENNIALS
Astilbe hybrid 'Color Flash'  
Distributed by Anthony Tesselaar. Available nationwide - ask at your nearest nursery or garden retailer.

Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'
Crownsville Nursery, crownsvillenursery.com, 540-631-9411

Helleborus 'Sunmarble'  
Sunshine Farm and Gardens, sunfarm.com, 304-497-2208

Hemerocallis 'Golden Zebra'
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT

Hosta 'Striptease' 
The Hosta Patch, hostapatch.com, 847-540-8051

Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
Roslyn Nursery, roslynnursery.com, 631-642-9347

Matteuccia struthiopteris 
Crownsville Nursery, crownsvillenursery.com, 540-631-9411

Acer palmatum 'Koto No Ito' 
Greer Gardens, greergardens.com, 800-548-0111

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' 
Hines Horticulture, hineshort.com

Caryopteris Sunshine BlueTM      
Proven Winners, colorchoiceplants.com

Cedrus deodara 'Feelin' Blue'
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT.

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery, songsparrow.com, 800-553-3715

Hydrangea macrophylla Sun GoddessTM     
Hines Horticulture, hineshort.com; Wayside Gardens, waysidegardens.com

Juniperus Gold Coast ImprovedTM
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT

Physocarpus CoppertinaTM
Spring Meadow Nursery, colorchoiceplants.com

Rhus typhina Tiger EyesTM
Bailey Nurseries, baileynurseries.com, 1-800-829-8898

EXTRAS
Picea glauca 'Haal'
Monrovia, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT   

Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'
Gossler Farms Nursery, gosslerfarms.com, 541-746-3922

Sambucus Black BeautyTM
Proven Winners, colorchoiceplants.com

AMERICAN NATIVES
Many of the native plants below are available from several of the nurseries listed. If the nursery suggested for a specific plant is out of stock, try a nursery listed under another plant.

Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice' (widely available)
North Creek Nurseries, northcreeknurseries.com, 610-255-0100

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'
North Creek Nurseries, northcreeknurseries.com, 610-255-0100

Athyrium felix-femina 'Dre's Dagger'
Plant Delights Nursery, plantdelights.com, 919-772-4794

Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'
Roslyn Nursery, roslynnursery.com, 631-643-9347

Clematis viorna
Greer Gardens, greergardens.com, 800-548-0111

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' (widely available)
Avant Gardens, avantgardensne.com, 508-998-8819

Echinacea Big SkyTM Series
Wayside Gardens, waysidegardens.com, 800-213-0379

Heuchera 'Peach Flambe'
Flowerville Farms, flowervillefarms.safeshopper.com, 517-468-4806

Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy'
Plant Delights Nursery, plantdelights.com, 919-772-4794

Hydrangea White DomeTM
Gossler Farms Nursery, gosslerfarms.com, 541-746-3922

Liriodendron tulipifera Majestic BeautyTM
Monrovia Nurseries, monrovia.com, 1-888-PLANT-IT

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton' (widely available)
Pine Ridge Gardens, pineridgegardens.com, 479-293-4359

Lysichiton americanus
Heronswood Nursery, heronswood.com, 360-297-4172

Opuntia ellisiana 'Burbank Spineless'
Singing Springs Nursery, singingspringsnursery.com, fax: 919-732-6336

Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' (widely available)
White Flower Farm, whiteflowerfarm.com, 1-800-503-9624

Phlox paniculata 'Laura' (widely available)
Sunlight Gardens, sunlightgardens.com, 800-272-7396

Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' (widely available)
Plant Delights Nursery, plantdelights.com, 919-772-4794

EXTRAS
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'
Avant Gardens, avantgardensne.com, 508-998-8819

Rhododendron Confederate Series
Meadowbrook Nursery, We-Du Natives, we-du.com, 828-738-8300

Wisteria macrostachya 'Aunt Dee'
Forestfarm, forestfarm.com, 541-846-7269