Southern Living® Plant Collection unveils 2015 new introductions

Posted: Dec 09, 2014


Southern Living® Plant Collection unveils 2015 new introductions

Robust lineup offers beautiful, high-performing plants to satisfy consumer demands

LOXLEY, Ala. (November 24, 2014) – Southern Living® Plant Collection is pleased to announce 37 new introductions for 2015. This robust group of plants offers something for everyone, from the chef in the household to the perennial planter. Each new introduction was specifically chosen for its high performance, and will add vibrant color, texture or long-lasting beauty to landscapes.

Among the additions to the collection are five new varieties of Salvia, four new Joy of Living® Daylilies and four new Delta Series Crapemyrtles. Other unique debuts include Chef’s Choice Rosemary, Beyond Blue’ Festuca, award-winning ‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina, ‘Poquito’ Banana, Illumination® ‘Flame’ Digiplexis™, and distinctly Southern Scentsation™ Gardenia.

Fast-growing Salvia is ideal for adding color to landscapes and will perform well in full sun to part shade. Bright flowers and long bloom seasons (year-round in frost-free climates) make these new salvia standouts.

Joy of Living® Daylilies add drought and disease resistance to the garden in a striking, package. They re-bloom profusely for long-lasting appeal.

The Delta Series of Crapemyrtles are a welcome accent for gardens that need height and color. These moderate- to fast-growers thrive in full sun to partial shade. Characterized by unique burgundy, cupped leaves, they also bloom profusely.

Chef’s Choice Rosemary is specially selected for its higher oil content and spicy flavor. With a compact, mounding habit, this is the Rosemary of choice for container, herb, and kitchen gardens.

'Beyond Blue' Festuca’s intense, powder blue foliage captivates the eye with bright color throughout the season and no browning. Enliven landscapes and containers with this hardy evergreen.

'Lemon Lime' Nandina is the first heavenly bamboo with lime green new growth, and was honored with a Retailer’s Choice Award™ at SNA 2014. This beauty will brighten dark spaces and add dimension with its fresh, citrus hue.

“Just right” ‘Poquito’ Banana quickly grows to about 3 feet high, working well in containers or as a border. New growth boasts red spots against green leaves.

Illumination® ‘Flame’ Digiplexis™ will illuminate landscapes with densely packed bright pink to red-orange flowers enhanced with yellow throats. The sterile blossoms and long bloom time will set senses afire.

Distinctly Southern Scentsation™ Gardenia will create a stir in gardens with re-blooming tiny, fragrant single white blossoms spring to fall. Enjoy intoxicating early blooms against dark evergreen foliage.

View all the 2015 introductions to the Southern Living® Plant Collection at to find plants that will dazzle consumers and are ideal for their needs.

About Southern Living® Plant Collection
The Southern Living® Plant Collection is a series of innovative plants selected for their ability to solve specific landscape challenges and to excel in Southern gardens. The collection is the result of a partnership between Plant Development Services, Inc., and Southern Living® magazine to bring high-performing plants suitable for Southern gardens to the market. Visit to learn more.


Media Contact:

Corrina Murray | Plant Development Services, Inc., introducers of the Southern Living® Plant Collection and the Sunset Western Garden Collection |, 251-964-6778