On the Hunt: New Plants In Europe

Having been in Belgium and the Netherlands the last week I have a back log of 7200 emails to get through. Still I promised to share some new plants with you upon my return. I don't have the time to give you greater detail than the photographs and the names but I think you enjoy the post anyway. I'll share a few more new plants as I have time.

Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Gloria Polonica'

Daphne odora 'Rogbret'

Populus deltoides 'Purple Wave'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Ivory'
What do you Like?


  1. I like all of them, but if I had to choose only one it'd be the Dicentra.

  2. Anonymous4:46 PM

    The Dicentra for sure, and the Populus. And I'm intrigued by the Cypress.

  3. Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'

  4. The Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' is my favourite, but I'm partial to herbaceous plants. If it has the same vigour as 'Candy Hearts' and 'Ivory Hearts', etc., this one will be a beauty!

    FWIW, I can't stand the type of variegation shown on the Prunus 'Ivory'.


  5. Anonymous3:22 AM

    the populus with the dicentra; and then that absolutely crazy prunus laurocerasus. Perhaps.

  6. The Dicentra seems to be everyones favorite. It does have great blue foliage.

  7. how is the Daphne odora any different than the standard Aureomarginata? if there was some great improvement, that might be interesting. the laurel would only be interesting if it was sterile.

  8. Anonymous5:29 PM

    As a plant-minded garden designer who has just 'escaped' my extra cold native Qu├ębec, the Populus is my fav pick. Yes, I want it!

  9. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Most of your finds in other countries or even here are trade marked,PP or Patented - only if you pay commission can you propagate them and then most is absorbed by the pay back-it doesn't pay- so what can you do for the "Growers" of this land of ours ?

  10. There is no doubt that the best new plants are being protected by Plant Breeder's Rights and plant patents. In fact, this is one of the major reasons why breeders are actively developing new plants. They have some incentive to do so. Prior to plant breeder's rights the breeders got nothing for their efforts while growers got free plants. Shall we blame breeders for wanting to be paid for their work? The creation of the EU and the consolidation of Breeders Rights laws have spurred a lot of plant breeding. Fifteen years ago a breeder would have to file for PBR in 13 different countries (which was not feasible) and now they need only file one EU application.

  11. Anonymous8:41 PM

    Any idea where I can get cuttings of Populus deltoides 'Purple Wave'? Thanks...

    Jason Smith


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