Plant Profiles

Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’

We asked leading landscape designers for one of their favorite plants to work with. Here’s what Susan Morrison, a landscape designer and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area, had to say:

New Monrovia Plants

Family-owned Monrovia (monrovia.com) looks for new varieties that are healthier, hardier, more pest resistant and more floriferous. They have pioneered new technologies and new plant introductions, offering many exclusively through independent garden centers across the country. New varieties in 2011:

New Plants from Briggs Nursery

Briggs Plant Propagators, industry leaders in micropropagation and the nation’s largest producer and grower of rhododendrons, is right in step with the growing trend to decorate landscapes with trusted plants in fashionable colors. New varieties for 2011: