New Plants and Products for Spring 2023

New Plants and Products for Spring 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Gardening Made Easier and More Efficient for Beginners and Pros Alike

Garden Media Group has released its 2023 Garden Superstars for Spring, featuring a variety of innovative new products.

"As we embrace 2023, we are looking forward to the opportunities that the new year holds for the gardening industry," said Katie Dubow, President of Garden Media. "With fresh and creative concepts and products on the horizon, we are confident that there will be plenty of excitement and growth ahead."

Here is Garden Media’s list of Garden Superstars for Spring 2023.

Butterfly Candy™ Buddleia

Buzzing bees, butterflies, and gardeners are in for a sweet treat this spring with the new Butterfly Candy™ Buddleia, a dazzling new butterfly bush collection in five sweet colors. At just 2-3’ tall, these flower-filled pollinator treats offer dynamic color in a petite size that’s perfect for small garden spaces and container plantings. Each of the collection’s five vibrant varieties is playfully named, including Lil’ Coconut™ with warm white flowers, Lil’ Bubblegum™ with pastel light pink flowers, Lil’ Raspberry™ with electric pink flowers in fuchsia tones, Lil’ Lavender™ offering soft purple flowers, and finally the bold, bright purple flowers of Lil’ Grape™. Thriving in full-sun conditions in USDA Zones 5-10, all Butterfly Candy™ varieties are waterwise once they become established.

Royal Hawaiian® ‘Waikiki’ Colocasia

This spring, give your garden or poolside patio a taste of the tropics with ‘Waikiki!’ This showstopping new colocasia offers glossy green foliage with flamboyant white and flamingo pink veining and is bred to be happy in full sun. Disease resistance and a compact, clumping habit – 3 feet tall and wide – make ‘Waikiki’ ideal for porch containers and the garden. Winner of the prestigious 2023 All-American Selections awards, ‘Waikiki’ has been widely praised for its vibrant, dazzling color and strong burgundy stems that resist wind and rain. Available spring 2023 through Southern Living Plant Collection and Sunset Plant Collection.

DePurple Cauliflower Seeds

Not only is this purple cauliflower color stunning, but it will add LOTS of nutrients to your diet! It is a highly adaptable variety with consistent performance under a variety of environmental conditions. DePurple Cauliflower is grown as a flower vegetable that is productive and attractive. Available now from Park Seed.

'Café Au Lait' Painted Tongue Seeds

These distinctive butterfly-attracting blooms are easy to grow from seed. ‘Café Au Lait’ Painted Tongue is a tropical annual that blooms in cooler temperatures, typically spring to midsummer, often with a late-season autumn bloom as temperatures drop, possibly to the first frost. Borne in clusters on stout stems, these stunning 2-inch trumpet-shaped blooms have velvety petals in an unusual bronzy coffee color with deep purple veins and golden throats. The flowers also make distinctive cuts for floral displays. Available now from Park Seed.

Grow Up, Down, and All Around!

Now you can grow a garden in any space with PopUp Garden! Perfect for gardeners with limited space, urban dwellers in confined spaces, and seniors who have downsized. PopUp Garden requires no tools to assemble. Unpack it and stack it! Tuck into the corner of a porch, deck, or balcony for container gardening or edible landscaping without losing out on space. Grow flowers or veggies around your seating areas, on a front stoop, or add an herb garden by your back door. Plus, it’s lightweight, self-supporting, and sustainable. Learn more at

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