Heuchera Green Spice
Hakonechloa All Gold and Fubuki
Solomon's Seal Prince Charming
A low growing variety 12"
Meadowbrite Fireworks Coneflower
Developed at the Chicago Botanic Gardens 18" tall
Darcey Bussell Rose
Considered one of David Austin's best red roses, named after Darcey Bussell an English ballerina.
Endless Summer is still a big display item even though many of us have issues with this hydrangea.
After touring the show we met for a working lunch with the renowned breeder Dr. Roderick Woods of Cambridge, England. He began his career as a renowned physiologist, scholar and researcher at Cambridge University.
Dr. Woods had a fascinating career before he became a well known plant breeder, a charming man and totally obsessed with the hibiscus plant. If you would like to know more about Dr. Woods check him out on the internet. There was a great article written by Tim Wood of Spring Meadow Nursery on his blog Plant Quest, in 2008, but the link would not transfer over.
Dr. Roderick Woods
The Chiffon series is the hibiscus that has been bred in a few colors with many more to come in the future. His most loved Pink Chiffon is now being grown by Spring Meadow Nursery in small pots for release to the public in 2013.
Hibiscus Blue Chiffon
I think you can see by the form that they are not like other Hibiscus plants from the past. They are full, can be cut to the ground, can be controlled to be under the maximum twelve foot height, like to be fertilized, enjoy full sun and are one of the last shrubs to bloom in late summer and fall.
Hibiscus Pink Chiffon
I have to say the day was worth it, the train ride, the walking and the bus rides to and from the train station, the walking through the icy sidewalks to and fro (I did use my trex attachments to my boots - they are great).