NEW VARIETIES greenhousecanada.com ‘Mellow Yellows’ ‘Mellow Yellows’ is the newest in Jelitto’s long, successful line of seed-grown echina-cea strains. ‘Mellow Yellows’ array includes colourful shades from creamy yellow, lemon yellow to dark yellow. Plants are variable in colour and height, and there are no pinks whatsoever. ‘Mellow Yellows’ joins ‘Magnus,’ ‘Magnus Superior,’ ‘Happy Star,’ ‘Green Twister’ and five other wild species as good seed-grown al-ternatives to patented clones. jelitto.com Pentas Lucky Star The new Lucky Star series of pentas from PanAmerican Seed is bred for the fastest follow-up blooming of any pentas on the market. Nonstop colour means plants look better getting off the truck and they just keep getting better in the store. This colour-rich series has a tight, compact habit that keeps them looking tidy with virtually no effort. Plant height 30-41 cm and plant width 30-36 cm. panamseed.com ‘Bella Alpinella’ Gentiana ‘Bella Alpinella,’ from Jelitto, is a low-mounding, compact form of the popular alpine species that has been called “everyman’s gentian.” The wild botanical variety is a great rock garden plant that “flourishes without fads or fancies” in evenly moist soils. You will love ‘Bella Alpinella’s tidy compact form – sturdy even in full bloom! ‘Bella Alpinella’ flowers best in its second summer and seed is available in the fast and easy-to-germinate Jelitto Gold Nugget Seed ® quality. jelitto.com Iberis Snowsation Perennial Candytuft from Darwin Perennials is a bright spot in the early spring garden. New ‘Snowsation’ features large white flowers that cover tidy, mounded plants. Provides many weeks of flowering en-joyment. Selected for its excellent branching and uniform flowering. Ideal in USDA Zones 4-9. Plant height 15-20 cm and plant width 25-30 cm. darwinperennials.com Salvia Mysty This compact new salvia from Ball FloraPlant is about 25 to 35 per cent less vigorous than Mystic Spires, making it a better variety for mixes. Covered with true blue flowers all season, the dark green-leafed plants are naturally more compact, well-branched and very free-flowering. These heat-hardy plants are great for late-spring and summer programs and are ideal for middle-of-the-garden borders and 25-to 30-cm mixed containers. Plant height 30-46 cm and plant width 30-46 cm. ballfloraplant Petunia Headliner™ Headliner from Selecta One is quickly becoming a first choice for many growers. This mounded petunia boasts early flowering for a fast finish and a dramatic colour range. The result: eye-catching finished baskets and pots with large blooms! New for 2018 are stellar choices including Pink Sky (pictured), Blueberry Swirl and Lipstick. Plant height 25-41 cm and plant width 51-76 cm. selectanorthamerica.com Tomato Gladiator Gladiator is a beauti-ful paste tomato from Burpee that resists blossom end rot with its strong root system. It’s also shown to resist calcium deficiency. This 8 GREENHOUSE CANADA -January 2018 is an excellent choice for making sauces. The fruits set in abundance on this indeterminate plant. Days to harvest 72 and fruit size 227 g. burpeehom-egardensbrand.com FOR MORE NEW V ARIETIES, VISIT THE ‘MARKETPLACE’ AT GREENHOUSECANADA.COM.