Garden Media Group Features New Plants and Products for Spring 2021

Garden Media Group Features New Plants and Products for Spring 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

Gardening Made Easier and More Efficient

Garden Media Group has released its 2021 Garden Superstars for Spring, featuring innovative new varieties and a new virtual event.

“As we enter 2021 with hope and optimism, we also eagerly anticipate what the spring gardening season will bring to help with The Reset,” said Katie Dubow, president of Garden Media. “We are ecstatic to present these new ideas to keep moving the industry forward.”

These outstanding products will bring color to your home and ensure you are successful in the garden.

Here is Garden Media’s list of Garden Superstars for Spring 2021.


The Great Grow Along is a four-day online event, March 18-21, 2021, designed to connect and empower the 16 million new gardeners who started gardening in 2020 and to ensure they become lifelong consumers. Lifestyle taste-makers, plant gurus, and cutting-edge designers will offer engaging and accessible garden content to help inexperienced gardeners be successful and fall in love with the hobby.

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Small Size. Bright Color. The NEW Petite Knock Out® Rose delivers a whole level of versatility to the market. It has the same flowering ability, bright color, and easy maintenance as The Knock Out® Rose, now in a revolutionary, petite size. Long-lasting, vibrant red flowers on top of unique, dark, and shiny green foliage are perfect for containers and small-spaced gardens. Hardy to Zone 5.

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Customizable Plant Supports. Groundbreaking new C-BITEs from Thriving Design™ are a colorful, customizable, and super-strong alternative to traditional plant supports.

The only DIY plant support system on the market, C-BITEs click together in over 140 different ways and connect garden stakes together.  Building structures with C-BITEs is quick and intuitive for beginners and professionals alike. From trellises to tomato cages, C-BITEs’ multiple points of connection and sturdy designs are limited only by the imagination. 

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Two New Varieties from Encore® Azalea. This spring, Autumn Starburst™ and Autumn Majesty® join the world’s most popular family of reblooming azaleas.

Encore® Azalea Autumn Starburst™ features a star-shaped coral-pink center edged in pure white. And Autumn Majesty® produces masses of petite, purple blooms throughout the season that are packed with layers of petals for a ruffled appearance. Both sun-loving and cold hardy, these two dwarf varieties are perfect for containers, used as accent pieces, and many more uses.

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New Varieties from Bushel and Berry®:

Looking for a boxwood alternative? BerryBux™ is a revolutionary ornamental blueberry plant with Buxus-like performance and appeal in the landscape. Its foliage and compact habit, similar to boxwood, make it ideal for hedges and mass plantings. With the addition of white flowers that ripen into a dramatic display of wild and aromatic tasting berries, this variety is a treat unlike any other!

It’s easy to care for with very little pruning needed.

The first hanging basket blueberry on the market!  Midnight Cascade has white, bell-shaped flowers in the spring lead to an abundant summer crop of blueberries.

The ripe fruit is packed with aromatic flavors and antioxidants. The foliage has hints of red that will darken in the fall weather. It grows to a height of 18-24” with a cascading habit. Fruits during summer and fall and works best in zones 5-9.

Silver Dollar®, a unique new blueberry plant that has foliage resembling Eucalyptus.

White flowers in the spring lead to a summer crop of large blueberries. Foliage will have hints of silver throughout the spring and early summer before turning into emerald green in the fall. It grows to a height of 2-3’ with a mounded habit. Berry flavor is sweet with pineapple essence. Works best in zones 5-10.

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Two New Releases from Southern Living® Plant Collection:

From fruit and veggie-filled victory gardens to elegant landscapes, the new Hello Darlin™ Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘FL09-216’ PPAF) from the Southern Living® Plant Collection dazzles with bright early blooms and bountiful berries. With stunning foliage that transitions from vibrant green to dark red across the seasons, this beautiful low-chill blueberry hybrid offers year-round interest even when not full of berries.

New to retail in 2021, Hello Darlin™ is hardy in Zones 7a - 9b, and matures to 4–5′ high x 3–4′ wide.  Its size and dynamic visual interest make it perfect as an accent, a hedge, or in a kitchen garden.

Debuting to retail in 2021, the compact, upright, easy-to-grow Fool Proof™ Gardenia (Gardenia hybrid 'Leesix') from the Southern Living® Plant Collection offers gardeners year-round beauty and soft, attractive blooms across three seasons. Bred for superior disease resistance, the double, pure white, fragrant blooms of Fool Proof™ emerge in late spring and rebloom through fall.  The Fool Proof™ Gardenia is heat resistant and hardy in Zones 7a - 10b.

Maturing to a compact 3–4′ high x 3′ wide, its versatile range of uses span from borders and containers to accents and even cut flower arrangements.

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