Exciting New Plant Introductions for 2018

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Logee’s 2018 Early Spring Catalog

Our Early Spring catalog will be arriving in homes the first week of January. We have 40 new plant introductions that are sure to excite both novice gardeners and plant geeks alike. Here’s a preview of some of our favorite new plants from the catalog:

Hibiscus ‘Pinot Noir’ (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis hybrid)

Hibiscus ‘Pinot Noir’

Hibiscus ‘Pinot Noir’

We often get feedback from customers who’ve never grown a hibiscus before, and they are tremendously excited when their first flower blooms. The boldness and exquisite colors can really only be appreciated when seen in person. ‘Pinot Noir’ has exceptionally large, 8-9” flowers that are light lavender with maroon centers and hints of pink in the petals. Like all hibiscus, ‘Pinot Noir’ does best in full sun and remember to give it plenty of water and fertilizer to so it reaches its fullest blooming potential.

Variegated Heart Leaf Hoya (Hoya kerrii ‘Variegata’)

Variegated Heart Leaf Hoya (Hoya ‘Kerrii’ variegata)

Variegated Heart Leaf Hoya (Hoya ‘Kerrii’ variegata)

One of our favorite hoyas of all time, Variegated Heart Leaf Hoya has large, waxy leaves that resemble hearts. Each leaf has a creamy, white border with a green center making this succulent a cherished addition to any plant collection. Although a slow grower, the heart-shaped leaves make a unique display as the heavy vine wraps itself around a trellis for support.

Sapodilla ‘Alano’ (Manilkara zapota hybrid)

Sapodilla ‘Alano’ (Manilkara zapota hybrid)

Sapodilla ‘Alano’ (Manilkara zapota hybrid)

Considered by many to be the finest Sapodilla in the world, ‘Alano’ has medium-sized, oval fruits that are sweet and delicious. The fruit holds onto the tree for several months and typically ripens from November to June. Once ripe, the soft fruit can be scooped out of the brown peel and eaten with a spoon. ‘Alano’ is a slow grower with a compact habit so it can be fruited in a large pot for northern gardeners, and it tends to fruit while the plant is young so it makes an excellent plant for home gardeners.

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

Originating from Southwest China, The Chinese Money Plant makes an attractive potted plant on any windowsill, and it has a fascinating lore of bringing money into one’s life. We love its dwarf size and the large, green, coin-like leaves. We had the Chinese Money plant in our collection in the 1980s but it has gained tremendous popularity in the past few years so we’re reintroducing it. Chinese Money Plant adapts well to low light and is an easy-care plant making it suitable for even the beginning gardener.

Azalea ‘Bollywood’ (Rhododendron hybrid)

Azalea ‘Bollywood’ (Rhododendron hybrid)

Azalea ‘Bollywood’ (Rhododendron hybrid)

Add vibrant color to your spring garden with Azalea ‘Bollywood.’ Prolific, deep pink flowers appear in late spring, and the variegated green and white foliage is attractive in any season. This compact plant only grows 2’ tall making it ideal for the garden border or a container. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Thank you for visiting Logee’s. You can learn more about our exciting new 2018 additions below. While you’re here, please be sure to explore our selection of fruiting, rare and tropical plants. And don’t forget to request your free Logee’s catalog, too!