What’s New At Caan’s?
10 NEW TREES AND SHRUBS for 2013
Arborvitae ‘Fire Chief’
Height: 5 feet Spread: 5 feet Sunlight: Sun/Part Sun A distinctive landscape evergreen for color effect, featuring showy reddish foliage at the tips when grown in full sun; tends to be more greenish-orange when shaded; excellent for color accent use in home gardens and landscapes; protect from drying winds
Redbud Burgundy Hearts Height: 20-‐25 feet Spread: 25-‐35 feet
Features: Drought tolerant and leaf scorch resistant. Flowers: Pink-‐lavender blooms appear before foliage in spring. Foliage: Shimmering claret or red-‐purple new foliage is followed by excellent wine-‐red burgundy color in summer that holds well throughout fall.
Hydrangea Bobo Height: 30-‐36 inches
Spread: 36-‐48 inches Sunlight: Sun to Part Sun This dwarf hydrangea will turn heads! Bobo is a delightful plant that is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. In fall they can turn pinkish. It is an undeniable asset to any garden, particularly those in which space is limited. It won the Gold Floral medal for best novelty plant.
Rhododendron PJM Landmark
Height: 5-‐6 feet Spread: 5-‐6 feet Sunlight: Sun to Part Shade A vigorous and hardy little-‐leaf rhododendron which bears loads of rose-‐pink flowers in early May. Leathery, dark green foliage turns a nice bronze in winter. Think of this shrub as a nearly red flowering ‘PJM’, and you won’t be far off the mark! Great variety for planting around the foundation of your house.
Dawycks Gold Beech
Height: 50 feet Spread: 10 feet Sunlight: Sun to Part Sun An incredible accent tree with smooth gray bark and early gold foliage that matures to bright green throughout the season, a most stately specimen; quite particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil and significant moisture
Cutleaf Japanese Maple Garnet
Height: 6 feet Spread: 8 feet Sunlight: Sun to Part Sun Delicate lacy leaves and cascading habit; foliage begins orange in spring, turning burgundy during summer with more hints of orange-‐red if grown in the sun, fiery fall color; Japanese maples are the most coveted of all small landscape trees
Magnolia Sunburst Height:30 feet Spread: Sunlight: Sun to Part Sun This very floriferous tree is regarded as excellent! The deep canary-‐yellow flowers have narrow tepals that open just as the foliage starts to open, making the tree look like it’s covered in glowing yellow candles. Heavy textured foliage begins a rich bronze-‐purple. Fast, upright grower to 30’. A lovely burst of sun for your yard!
Quince Orange Storm
Height: 46-‐48” Spread: 60 “ Sunlight: Sun to Part Sun You'll do a double take when you see this Quince that looks like a Camellia. Orange Storm puts on a spectacular early spring display of large double flowers with intense orange color. More than just pretty flowers, the Double Take Quinces are easy to care for, having neither thorns or fruit. Once established, they are extremely drought tolerant.
Lilac Dappled Dawn Height: 10 feet
Spread: 6 feet Sunlight: Sun A truly different lilac, whose bright magenta flowers are complemented by the showy yellow-‐ variegated foliage; upright, multi-‐stemmed habit, very hardy, tends to sucker, ideal for screening; full sun and well-‐drained soil, allow room for air movement
Maple Esk Sunset
Height:30 feet Spread: 25 feet Sunlight: Sun to Part Sun Esk Sunset (AKA Eskimo Sunset) is a stunning maple! It's spring leaves emerge orange-‐pink and settle into a leaf that is green splashed with cream and pink coloring. And incredibly the underside of the leaf is purple! Originating from the Esk Valley on the North Island of New Zealand.
10 New Perennials for 2013 Peony ‘Sequestered Sunrise’
Large, bright canary yellow blooms stand out against lush, dark green foliage on this vigorous plant. Try it behind lime green heuchera; it blooms in late spring and grows 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall and wide.
Verbena ‘Snow Flurry’
Elegant white flowers cover dark green foliage all season. Incredibly long bloomer! Semi-‐upright habit, easy to grow and make a great presentation in a border, container and/or hanging basket.
Compact clumps of flat, glossy leaves produce a profusion of sturdy stems supporting 2in, rosy violet, globe-‐shaped flowers in summer. Well-‐behaved in the garden and ignored by deer and rabbits, 'Millennium' earns a place in the front of the border. An exceptional selection from noted Allium breeder Mark McDonough.
A magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees, Agastache ‘Tango’ has brilliant, fiery orange flower spikes that bloom in profusion from summer through fall. More compact than many agastaches, ‘Tango’ only grows to about 14” tall and the well-‐branched foliage has a minty aroma.
Dicentra ‘Goldheart’ A really colorful selection of the Old-‐fashioned Bleeding-‐heart, discovered in England. This features the usual chains of pink and white locket flowers, but on a plant with stunning bright yellow foliage! As a shade-‐garden perennial this has great potential, combined with blue-‐leaved or variegated Hostas, Solomon’s Seal and ferns of every description. Protection from direct hot sun is recommended. Will go completely dormant by late summer.
Kniphoffia ‘Papaya Popsicle’ & ‘Mango Popsicle’ A poker with a twist! 'Papaya Popsicle' is an all-‐summer bloomer which has a very short compact habit. A prolific bloomer with spikes of flowers the color of ripe papayas. Charming, grass-‐like foliage looks neat all summer! Great for small gardens or in a container. Loved by hummingbirds! Mango-‐ Plants form a mound of grassy, evergreen leaves with taller stems bearing flower spikes of bright, mango orange,
Iberis ‘Absolutely Amethyst’
Evergreen Candytuft is finally available in a color other than white! The large clusters of purple flowers blanket the foliage in late spring. The outermost flowers in each cluster are light lavender and the innermost flowers are deeper lavender, while the whole cluster is dotted with tiny yellow stamens. Blooms 4-‐6 weeks later than white Iberis. An old-‐time favorite, Candytuft is a charming plant for perennial gardens. Because of its drought tolerance, it makes a great filler for crevices in walls or between the stones of walkways. It is also effective as edging or groundcover.
Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’
‘Ascot Rainbow’ has been selected for its distinct and unique variegated flowers and foliage. The flower color consists of cream, lime, and green while the foliage displays tones of cream, green/blue with stunning red-‐pink coloring throughout cooler months. One of the major benefits of this selection is extreme tolerance to heat and dryness.
Phlox Paparazzi Series ‘Miley’
Bright pinks with dark purple eyes, 'Miley' is the most distinctive Paparazzi and has darkest hue in the collection. It's also the tallest one, easily reaching its 8-inch height.
Penstemon Riding Hood Series ‘Delft Blue’, ‘Blue’, ‘Red’
These new Riding Hood™ Penstemons really deliver on great garden performance! They are bred to be more compact, to have stronger stems that won’t ¬ op, to produce ¬flowers in bright, unfading colors, to bloom the entire summer (especially if sheared in midsummer), and to be at home in the Midwest and South, not just the West Coast! Even better, they are easy to grow, low-‐maintenance, drought-‐tolerant once established, and not picky as to soils. They do need good drainage! Neat clumps grow 20"-‐24" tall, 18" wide.
10 NEW GREENHOUSE PLANTS for 2013 Ivy Geranium Series ‘Great Balls of Fire’ Dümmen’s new Great Balls of Fire series of ivy geraniums has eight colors. Leaves have a velvety texture. Their branching and mounding habit trails over the edge of the pot, which makes them a perfect choice for hanging baskets. We love how heat tolerant the plants are and how they produce so many large ball shaped double flowers. They are aptly named!
Calliope Geraniums ‘Lavender Rose’ and ‘Deep Rose’ Calliope Geraniums are a breakthrough in floral genetics; a cross between Ivy Geraniums (most commonly used in hanging baskets) and Zonal Geraniums (most commonly found in pots. Taking the best characteristics from both, these geraniums are bred to provide dynamic color all summer long in our heat and humidity. We fell in love with the two newest colors and think you will too.
Calibrachoa (Million Bells Petunias) ‘Superbells-‐ Lemon Slice’
Woo-‐hoo! There is nothing more super than Superbells. If there was a word that meant extra, extra super it still wouldn't be as super as we are. Calibrachoas are a new type of plants that sort of look like little Petunias, which makes sense seeing as we're related. Only Superbells aren't sticky, perk right back up after it rains, and stay compact and bushy even when we are stressed. This white and yellow bicolor makes a huge statement in container or in the garden.
Calibrachoa ‘Aloha Kona’ Series
We love how compact and uniform this new series of calibrachoa grows. Aloha Kona colors are bright and vivid, especially the sassy ‘Aloha Kona Mandarin’. It will definitely make an eye-catching hanging basket or container planter.
Supertunia ‘Picasso in Pink’
The unique bicolor of this Petunia has created a tremendous amount of interest from gardeners, with a softer violet petal surrounded by a chartreuse edge and a more compact habit than SupertuniaPretty Much Picasso®. The bicolor blooms are heat and drought tolerant and do not require deadheading. The lighter pink color is very eye-‐catching and is a great contrast to the lime green edging.
Trailing Verbena ‘Lanai Twister Pink’, ‘Voodoo Star Red’ and ‘Voodoo Star Pink’ A couple reasons to love this plant series – first is the very fun color pattern of the flower! A blob of the deeper tone sits on a white background – in a cool swirl of color The flowers are showy and this variety flowers its head off all summer. Exceptional powdery mildew resistance. Award-‐winning "Best in Class" garden performance.
Cool Wave Pansies
These pansies are ideal for cool season baskets, spillers in mixed combos, or high impact ground cover. They have the most vigor of spreading pansies, so fewer plants per pot are needed. They are the hardiest pansy for overwintering and should be the first to bloom in spring. We are offering them in hanging baskets for the early season and 6-‐packs to plant in the ground or your containers. They come in 4 colors and a mix.