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Terra Nova Nurseries releases plant attributes varieties lists for 2023

April 11, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

Acanthus 'Whitewater'

April 10, 2023 – Terra Nova Nurseries has released its select lists of best-of-breeding varieties for five growing attribute categories, including bigger and better foliage, humidity resistance, sun-loving, shade-loving, and compact growth habit.

These varieties were bred by Terra Nova’s team of breeders and horticulturalists to address common problems in landscaping and gardens as well as to inform finishing growers, retailers, and landscapers about varieties for a wide range of growing and zone conditions.

A shortlist of varieties bred by Terra Nova that made this year’s bigger and better foliage list includes Acanthus ‘Whitewater’, Begonia T-REX ‘Ruby Slippers’ and Centaurea ‘Snowy Owl’.


Echinacea KISMET ‘White’, Heuchera GRANDE ‘Black’ and Heucherella ‘Peach Tea’ were chosen by Terra Nova as humidity resistance list-makers for 2023. Each of these varieties was bred by Terra Nova horticulturalists for summer durability with high amounts of moisture in the air. This growing attribute makes them ideal bedding and container plants for hot climates.

Varieties, such as Terra Nova’s Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, Pulmonaria ‘Silver Scimitar’ and Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’, were bred for improved sun tolerance. These plants made up the 2023 sun-loving list. The varieties showcase a high tolerance to high amounts of sunlight.

Brunnera ‘Alexandria’, Dicentra ‘White Gold’ and Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ were the Terra Nova shade-loving list for the year.

The varieties chosen for the 2023 compact growth habit list include Agastache POQUITO ‘Butter Yellow’, Coreopsis ‘Citrine’ and Sedum ‘Birthday Party’. Terra Nova bred each of these varieties to address common issues with many untidy, unkempt, and spreading plants found in the landscape or garden.


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