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What’s New October Magic™ Series Camellias

New Sasanqua Camellias

Abelia® Confetti

Angyo Star™ Fatshedera

Empress of China™ Dogwood

‘Gold Breeze’ Miscanthus

Twist of Pink™ Variegated Oleander

All A Flutter™ Shrub Rose

Majesty™ Shrub Rose

Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spiraea

Shining Sensation™ Weigela

Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela

Low Maintenance Landscapes We’ve selected low-maintenance shrubs that offer real improvements: they fit their spaces without constant pruning and shaping; they bloom longer, later, or earlier. Refusing to fade, these vibrant hues and textures will brighten your gardens throughout the year, and for years to come. Shining Sensation™ Weigela Weigela ‘Bokrashine’ While adding beautiful color to your garden this weigela will also attract butterflies and hummingbirds making it a striking addition to any yard. • 5-6’ tall by 4-5’ wide • Shiny maroon foliage ATTRACTS

• Pink, funnel-shaped flowers • USDA Zone 5–8

Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela Weigela ‘Kolmagira’ PP#20384 A rainbow of color from spring to fall. A charming selection, Rainbow Sensation will brighten your garden with its attractive, variegated foliage. Dense clusters of soft pink, funnel-shaped flowers bloom in profusion in May. • 3-4’ tall by 3-4’ wide • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies ATTRACTS

• Soft pink, funnel shaped flowers • USDA Zone 4–8

Southgate® Brandi™ Rhododendron ‘Scintallation’ x white form of R. hyperythrum • Compact habit, 3-4’ tall by 3-4’ wide • Deep pink buds open to pink ruffle blooms • Thrive in the deep south

Introducing the Southgate® Rhododendron Series The exciting new Southgate rhododendrons are more heat tolerant and disease resistant than traditional rhododendrons and thrive in the Deep South while performing equally well in traditional rhododendron areas.

• USDA Zones 6-9

Southgate® Breezy™ Rhododendron

Southgate® Divine™ Rhododendron

‘Janet Blair’ x pink form of R. hyperythrum

‘County of York’ x R. hyperythrum

• Compact habit, 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• Compact habit, 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• Medium pink buds open to white with prominent maroon blotch

• Light pink buds open to white with purple flecks

• Thrive in the deep south

• Thrive in the deep south

• USDA Zones 6-9

• USDA Zones 6-9

Southgate® Grace™ Rhododendron

Southgate® Radiance™ Rhododendron

‘English Roseum’ x white form of R. hyperythrum

‘Royal Purple’ x R. hyperythrum

• Compact habit, 4-6’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• Dense grower, 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• Deep pink buds open to white

• Deep lavender buds open to light purple

• Thrive in the deep south • USDA Zones 6-9

• Thrive in the deep south • USDA Zones 6-9

October Magic™ Inspiration Camellia Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 97-039’ PP#20566 • Vigorous habit, 6-8’ tall by 4-5’ wide • White and magenta blooms in the fall • New spring growth is maroon

Introducing the Southern Living Camellia Series These camellias offer unique colors and bloom forms to brighten your fall and winter garden. A variety of growth habits and bloom color for every landscape.

• USDA Zones 7-9

October Magic™ Orchid Camellia

October Magic™ Snow Camellia

Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 94-035’ PP#20465

Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 94-010’ PP#20454

• Compact habit, 4-6’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• Compact habit, 5-7’ tall by 5-6’ wide

• White and pink blooms in the fall

• Snow white blooms in the fall

• Semi-double blooms

• Copper new spring growth

• USDA Zones 7-9

• USDA Zones 7-9

Pink Stella™ Camellia

Jessica’s Ruffles™ Camellia

Camellia sasanqua Pink Stella™

Camellia sasanqua Jessica’s Ruffles™

• Compact habit, 6-8’ tall by 6-8’ wide • Medium pink semi-double blooms in fall • Onf of the first to flower in the fall • USDA Zones 7-9

• 10-12’ tall by 6-8’ wide; perfect for narrow spaces • Medium pink semi-double blooms in fall • Blooms appear in November through December • USDA Zones 7-9

Alabama Beauty™ Camellia Camellia sasanqua Alabama Beauty™ • 12-15’ tall by 6-8’ wide; excellent screen or hedge • Rosy-red semi-double blooms • One of the first to flower in the fall

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• USDA Zones 7-9

Bella Rouge™ Camellia

Diana™ Camellia

Camellia sasanqua Bella Rouge™ ‘TDN1116’ PP#14213

Camellia sasanqua Diana™ • Compact habit, 8-10’ tall by 6-8’ wide

• Compact habit, 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• White semi-double flowers in fall

• Red semi-double blooms

• Blooms in October to November

• Blooms November through December

• USDA Zones 7-9

• USDA Zones 7-9


Majesty™ Shrub Rose

All A Flutter™ Shrub Rose

Rosa ‘Radliv’ PP#20244

Rosa ‘Radsouth’ PPAF

• Compact habit, 3’ tall by 3’ wide

• Compact habit, 3’ tall by 3’ wide

• Velvety, deep-red blooms

• Bright fuschia-pink blooms

• Semi-double blooms

• Semi-double blooms

• USDA Zones 5-11


• USDA Zones 5-11

How are These Nandinas Unique?

Flirt™ Nandina Nandina domestica ‘Murasaki’ PP#21391 • Dwarf habit, 1-2’ tall by 1.5-2’ wide • Stunning dark red new growth • Evergreen mature growth • Reddens further in fall and winter

Collection nandinas offer more vivid color in stunning contrast with other nandinas. Brighter new growth retains its colorful hues into fall and winter, providing texture and interest in a compact package.

• USDA Zones 6-10

Obsession™ Nandina

Blush Pink™ Nandina

Nandina domestica ‘Seika’ PP#21891

Nandina domestica ‘AKA’ PP#19916

• Compact habit, 3-4’ tall by 3-4’ wide

• Dwarf habit, 2’ tall by 1.5-2’ wide

• Bright red new growth

• Unique blush colored new growth

• Deep green mature growth

• Pink/red hues in fall and winter

• Richer color than similar nandinas

• Use in mass plantings or as a border

• USDA Zones 6-9

• USDA Zones 6-10

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Emerald Snow® Loropetalum Loropetalum chinense ‘Shang-white’ PP#21738 • Compact habit, 3-4’ tall by 3-4’ wide • Lime green new foliage • Delicate white blooms in spring • Low to no maintenance • Good rebloomer

How Are These Loropetalums Unique? Traditional loropetalums grow huge, and their foliage fades from purple to green. These lowmaintenance loropetalums grow compactly; plus, Purple Pixie and Purple Diamond retain their rich purple hue throughout the season.

• USDA Zones 7-10

Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

Purple Diamond® Loropetalum

Weeping loropetalum chinense ‘Peack’ PP#18441

Compact loropetalum chinense ‘Shang-hi’ PP#18331

• Dwarf habit, 1-2’ tall by 4-5’ wide • Vibrant pink blooms in spring

• Compact habit, 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide

• Stays purple all year

• Vibrant pink blooms in spring

• Use in containers or as ground cover

• Stays purple all year

• USDA Zones 7-10

• Low maintenance color • USDA Zones 7-10

Confetti® Abelia

Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spiraea

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Confetti’

Spiraea x bumalda ‘BL0601’ Little Bonnie ™

• Compact habit, 3’ tall by 3’ wide

• Dwarf habit, 2-3’ tall by 3’ wide

• Fragrant white flowers mid summer to fall

• Lavender-pink blooms • Blooms profusely in spring along with sporadic blooms throughout summer

• Pink, white, and green variegated foliage ATTRACTS

• Use as a hedge or accent • USDA Zones 5-9


• Will not burn out like other spiraeas • USDA Zones 4-9

Bronze Beauty™ Cleyera Cleyera japonica ‘Conthery’ PP#11735 • Tall, 8-10’ tall by 5-6’ wide • Rich bronze new growth • Uniform, compact, and tidy shape • Ideal for low hedge • USDA Zones 7-10

How are These Cleyeras Unique? Most cleyera are grown from seed, causing great variation in growth habit and form. The Southern Living Plant Collection varieties are genetic clones of the parent plant and are perfect for uniform hedges with minimal pruning.

LeAnn™ Cleyera

Bigfoot™ Cleyera

Cleyera japonica ‘Contherann’ PP#11737

Cleyera japonica ‘Sotall’ PP#13680

• Taller, 10-12’ tall by 6-7’ wide

• Tallest, 15-20’ tall by 5-6’ wide

• Maroon new foliage

• Uniform growth habit; very dense

• Neat uniform growth

• Glossy evergreen foliage

• Excellent medium size hedge or screen

• Great choice for tall hedge or screen

• USDA Zones 7-10

• USDA Zones 7-10

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Jubilation™ Gardenia

Hydrangea ‘Big Daddy’

Gardenia jasminoides ‘Leeone’ PP#21983

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Big Daddy’ PP#14527

• Dwarf habit, 3-4’ tall by 3’ wide

• Vigorous habit, 5-6’ tall by 5-6’ wide

• Re-blooms in summer and fall

• Gigantic pink blooms in alkaline soil

• Rich gardenia aroma

• Gigantic blue blooms in acidic soil

• Low to no maintenance

• Easy to grow in hot, humid summers

• USDA Zones 7-10

• USDA Zones 6-9

Oakland™ Holly

Robin™ Holly

Ilex hybrid ‘Magland’ PP#14417

Ilex hybrid ‘Conin’ PP#9486

• Upright, 15-20’ tall by 12-15’ wide

• Pyramidal 15-20’ tall by 12-15’ wide

• Distinctive oak-shaped leaves

• Rich, dark, green leaves

• Upright shape, no pruning required

• Dark red berries in fall and winter

• Dark red berries in fall and winter

• Pyramidal shape; new maroon foliage

• USDA Zones 6-9

Rosalinda® Indian Hawthorne Raphiolepis indica ‘Conda’ PP#9056 • Vigorous, 12-14’ tall by 10’ wide

• USDA Zones 6-9

Spring Sonata™ Indian Hawthorne Raphiolepis indica ‘Wilcor’ PP#17972

• Dark pink, fragrant blooms

• Dense grower, 4’ tall by 5’ wide

• New bronzy foliage

• White flower clusters in spring

• Well suited for coastal climates

• Glossy green foliage, little pruning

• USDA Zones 8-10

• Dark purple berries in fall and winter • USDA Zones 7-10

‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Soft Caress’ PP#20183 • Compact habit, 3’ tall by 3.5’ wide • Feathery foliage for the shade garden • Bright yellow flowers in early winter • A unique new selection! • USDA Zones 7-9

Twist of Pink™ Variegated Oleander Oleander nerium Twist of Pink™ • Tall, upright habit, 6-8’ tall by 6-8’ wide • Clusters of deep pink blooms • Creamy white variegated foliage • USDA Zones 8-10

Mountain Snow™ Pieris

Mojo® Pittosporum

Pieris japonica Mountain Snow™

Pittosporum tobira Mojo® PP#16188

• Dwarf habit, 3-4’ tall by 2-3’ wide

• Compact habit, 3’ tall by 3’ wide

• Bell shaped white blooms in spring

• Orange-blossom scented tiny clusters in spring

• New, bronzy red foliage matures to dark green

• Golden variegation on glossy leave

• More heat tolerant than other pieris

• Salt tolerant

• USDA Zones 4b-8

• USDA Zones 7-10

‘Orange Blossom Special’ Dwarf Pomegranate Punica granatum ‘Orange Blossom Special’ PP#22742

Yewtopia® Plum Yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia Yewtopia® • Dwarf habit, 3-4’ tall by 3-4’ wide • Heat tolerant, drought resistant

• Compact, 2-3’ feet tall by 2-3’ wide

• Shade loving plum yew

• Rich orange blooms and dark bronze ornamental fruit summer through frost

• Maintains a compact habit

• Great for patio container plantings • USDA Zones 8-10

• USDA Zones 6-9

Better Borders For our first introductions in the grasses/ groundcovers category, we tackled the common monkeygrass, seeking superior varieties that deserved to be featured. Try these, you’ll never go back.



Cleopatra™ Liriope Liriope muscari ‘Bigun’ PP#15474 • 15” tall clumping habit • Purple flowers rise above foliage • Darker, wider green foliage than other varieties • Use as a border on driveways, sidewalks or garden beds • USDA Zones 5-9

Marc Anthony® Variegated Liriope Liriope muscari ‘Marant’ PP#20207 • 15” tall, clumping habit • Pink/lavender bloom spikes • Unique tri-color variegation: yellow, green and white • Use as a border on driveways or garden beds • USDA Zones 5 - 9

‘Gold Breeze’ Miscanthus Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gold Breeze’ PP#22311 • Vigorous, 4-6’ tall by clumping wide • Gold plumes above 6.5’ stems in late-August • Arching blades of apple green and deep yellow • Full sun to part shade • USDA Zones 5-9


Perfect Size, Perfect Place

These ornamental trees will provide shade and scale in your garden, without towering over your carefully designed plantings. Empress of China™ Dogwood Cornus angustata ‘Elsbry’ PP#14537 An evergreen Chinese Dogwood with a graceful, yet vigorous habit and loads of flowers. Each branch holds up to 150 white blooms that eventually transform into translucent strawberry-like fruit. • Tall, upright habit, 15-18’ tall by 13-15’ wide • Creamy white blooms in early summer • Graceful yet vigorous habit • USDA Zones 6-9

Scarlet’s Peak Holly Ilex hybrid ‘Scarlet’s Peak’ PP#20581 This unique holly grows tall and slim to an average 20 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide. Brilliant red berries in winter contrast brightly against the evergreen leaves. • Tall, upright habit, 20’ tall by 3’ wide • Produces attractive red berries • Dark green colored foliage • USDA Zones 7-9

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Delta Jazz® Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia x ‘Chocolate Mocha’ PP#21540 Delta Jazz’s brilliant pink blooms contrast vividly with its unique dark burgundy, cupped leaves. This versatile small tree is a stunning garden accent. • 6-10’ tall by 4-5’ wide • Dark burgundy cupped leaves • Brilliant pink blooms • USDA Zone 7

Early Bird™ Crapemyrtles Lagerstroemia hybrid These crapemyrtles begin blooming in May, often as early as Mother’s Day and much earlier than other summer blooming crapemyrtles. Choose from lavender, purple or white and enjoy up to 120 days of reblooming color. • 5-8’ tall by 3-4’ wide • Earlier blooming than other crapemyrtles • Three colors to choose from • USDA Zone 7-10

Beat the Heat We wanted spring color that could beat the Annuals/ heat, so we turned to the experts. Perennials Tropicals summer Tropicals World-renowned horticulturist Dr. Allan Armitage helped select annuals and perennials for their extreme heat and humidity tolerance, so they’ll stay vibrant until first frost. Princess Verbenas

Agapanthus Queen Mum™

Verbena hybrid ‘Princess Blush’ PP#11911 Verbena hybrid ‘Princess Dark Lavender’ PP#11951

Agapanthus orientalis PMN06 • 1-1.5’ tall by 1-1.5’ wide

• 4-6” tall, mounding habit

• Extra large blooms

• Blush pink with dark pink centers

• Dual colored blooms, white and violet • Clumping, strap-like foliage • USDA Zones 8-10

• Crowns of rich pale purple blooms ATTRACTS

• Vivid green foliage doesn’t break apart • USDA Zones 8-11

Azure Skies™ Heliotrope

Ragin’ Cajun™ Ruellia

Heliotropium amplexicaule Azure Skies™

Ruellia elegans Ragin’ Cajun™

• 12-14” tall, Spreading habit

• 12-14” tall, mounding habit

• Light lavender flower clusters

• Vivid red flowers bloom late spring-summer

• Blooms spring through fall

• Use in beds, pots and planters

• Incredibly heat tolerant

• Annual in colder climates

• USDA Zones 7-11

• USDA Zones 7B-11

Little Black Magic™ Dwarf Elephant Ear Colocasia esculenta Little Black Magic™

Vogue® Mandevillas ‘Sophia’ Mandevilla Vogue® PPAF ‘Vivian’ Mandevilla Vogue® PPAF

• 1-2’ tall x 2’ wide

• Bushy habit, 1.5-2’ tall by 1.5-2’ wide

• Large purple leaves

• Red or pink blooms in the spring

• Dwarf Habit

• Glossy green foliage

• USDA Zones 8-10

• Ideal for containers or baskets • USDA Zones 9-11

‘Cajun Blue’ Scaevola Scaevola ‘Cajun Blue’ PP#16312 • 8-10” tall, mounding habit • Powerful blue clusters late spring through summer • Earlier bloomer than other varieties • Use in beds, baskets, pots, or window boxes • USDA Zones 9-11

‘Stars & Stripes’ Pentas Pentas lanceolata ‘Stars & Stripes’ • 1-2’ tall, mounding habit • Bright red flower clusters • Variegated foliage • Use in containers or window boxes ATTRACTS


• USDA Zones 9-11

Hardy Bulbs Year After Year

We are proud to bring you special bulbs that grew in Southern soils generations ago. These bulbs are uniquely suited for warm climates and require virtually no maintenance. Bulbs designed for colder climates last only one or two years in the South, while Southern Bulbs return year after year. To view the entire collection of bulbs, visit

Vertical Planting Vines, whether evergreen or deciduous, clinging, twining, rambling or scrambling, Vines offer opportunities to take maximum advantage of vertical gardening space. Add height and interest to your garden scene with Angyo Star™.

Angyo Star™ Fatshedera X Fatshedera lizei Angyo-Star™ Semi-upright stems display thick, glossy leaves that are rich green and surrounded by a wide, creamy-white border. • Upright habit 5-6’ tall by 4-5’ wide • Large variegated foliage • Rich green leaves with creamy-white border • Part shade to full shade • USDA Zones 7B-9

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