Plant Breeder Spotlight Archive
Willoway is proud to work with some of the top plant breeders in the world to help introduce new varieties.
Raymond Evison's world renowned clematis breeding program is responsible for providing new varieties year after year. His stringent selection process not only produces varieties with interesting new flowers but also new colour combinations with the ability to flower over a longer period of time, some as long as May to October non-stop!
Raymond wins another gold at the Chelsea exhibit. Hear Raymond Evison explain why his collection is the best in the world for flower and form. Live from the Willoway booth at this years 2012 IGC show in Chicago.
Raymond explains how to prune clematis. Live from the Willoway Booth at this years IGC show in Chicago. Learn form the best on how to care for your clematis.
We hope that you will take a few minutes to hear about the Raymond Evison Collection of Clematis. Raymond is live from the Willoway Booth @ the IGC show in Chicago.
Tim Wood is Product Development and Marketing Manager of the Proven Winners division at Spring Meadow Nursery. He is a published author of such works as "Tree and Shrub Gardening for Michigan," "The Best Garden Plants" and "Gardening Month by Month" and regularly maintains his blog, "The Plant Hunter".
A new dwarf form of the ever popular 'Limelight' hydrangea, Little Lime sports the same great flowers and coloration as 'Limelight' but in a smaller package. At one fourth the size of traditional hardy hydrangeas, this new variety fits well into any landscape. Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall.
Incrediball Hydrangea - Hardy & Reliable
A new and improved series of reblooming Hydragneas. Look for the white Proven Winners container.
Bloomerang blooms in the spring like a typical Lilac, but it also blooms again. Reblooms starts up in Mid-summer and continues until frost. And it very fragrant!
Bloomerang Lilac® by Proven Winners
The common name of Physocarpus is Ninebark. The name comes from its shaggy, deeply peeling bark that appears after it gets a few years on it. Summer Wine® ninebark has more appeal in its leaves and flowers than in its bark. Use it in mass plantings or as a specimen. Shape it into a full bush or leave it naturally arching. The leaves are purple in cool climate gardens and more blackish/green in the hot climates. Little button flowers appear all along the stems in early spring. Summer Wine is not fussy; acid or alkaline soil makes no difference to this shrub. It is hardy in USDA Zones 3-8. If established with steady watering its first year, it will be hardier during dry spells in the years after. Bring out its best foliage color by planting it in full sun.
David Austin lives in Shropshire where he oversees one of the world's largest garden rose breeding programs. With his eldest son David JC Austin, he owns one of Britain's leading rose nurseries, David Austin Roses Ltd. David Austin is still very active at the nursery, dividing his time between the breeding program and writing.
Debbie talks about the David Austin roses and the new premier program live at the IGC Show in Chicago.
Chris Hansen was director of horticulture for Wayside Gardens, Director of Marketing for Terra Nova Nurseries, and is currently co-founder of GreatGardenPlants.com. Based in western Michigan, Great Garden Plants grow a wide variety of the newest Perennials, Shrubs, & Knock Out Roses.
Hellebore Grape Galaxy is one of the best deer & drought proof garden plant for the shade garden. Bred by Chris Hansen, this Winter Thrillers Series has giant 3" grape-spotted flowers that bloom in spring.Selected for vigor, blooms and outstanding garden performance.