The team at PGA InnovBred are renowned for their innovative, targeted breeding programs, launching many new ornamental varieties onto the Australian market over the past 20 years. With extensive horticultural careers combining more than 50 years experience, both Howard Bentley and Steve Eggleton consistently push the boundaries in ornamental horticulture. They travel the world sourcing
Meet the Breeder, Mr. Frank Benson: Frank Benson’s love of science developed at a young age. After completing his Bachelor of Science qualification, Frank found himself drawn towards the world of micropropagation. Opening his own business in 1986, Frank used not only his knowledge and skills but also his drive and passion, to create what
Mr. Manfred Westphal is a very important hybridizer and grower of clematis in Germany. Pride of Place Plants Inc. is very pleased and proud to work with his fabulous Clematis creations! Manfred Westphal’s company in Prisdorf, Germany has been steadily expanded in the last 20 years and produces more than 100,000 clematis in over 400
Barry Fretwell is one of Britain’s leading clematis growers and hybridizer’s. He has likely raised more new quality hybrids than any other breeder since the early 1900’s! Barry has also helped the gardeners by writing excellent books such as “Clematis as Companion Plants” what a great idea, and “A Comprehensive Guide to Clematis”., they are
Ruffled Swan, is the tallest growing of Swan cultivars. Large semi-double ruffled edged white flowers, (3.5” or 9 cm diameter) with purple on reverse banding. Ruffled Swan has been known to flourish in deep shade! early blooming and continuous to late Fall Height: to 30” Blooming time: continuously from mid June to end of October.
Elfin Swan is another New cultivar in the Anemone Swan Series showing a mass of white, violet-blue-backed flowers, earlier blooming than other anemone’s starting in June until the late autumn. This is a cutie and provides quite the display! Height 16” to 18” Blooming time: June through October Zone 5-8 Plant fertile soil, sun or
Dainty Swan has large semi-double white/tinged pink flowers with deep pinkish/red banding, standing on striking dark maroon stems. Height 18” Blooming time: June to end of October. Zone 5-8 Plant in fertile soil, sun or part shade. *During the past 12 years, since Anemone Wild Swan appeared to be so promising, the breeder, Elizabeth MacGregor
Dreaming Swan has larger white to delicate pink flowers, single and semi-double, with violet/blue reverse banding. Compact, but vigorous upright habit, and of course the earlier bloom time and longevity to the end of Fall is a great feature of the Anemone Swan Series! Height to 24” Blooming time: June through October Zone 5-8 Plant
Salvia Brilliance has bright magenta flowers that last all summer and well into autumn. Neat and compact free-flowering shrub, thrives in hot and sunny gardens. The Heatwave Salvia’s are a cross of microphylla x greggii, eliminating the variable range of habits and lack of garden hardiness associated with so many of the straight Salvia greggii
Flamenco Dancer, aptly named, this gorgeous double clematis dances to a flush of various colors of red, purple and mauve in abundance on her vine. Flamenco Dancer’s flowers: Accented by thick mauve to cream filaments, red anthers. Double flowers in Spring /double flowers for Summer/Fall. Buds & blooms in container for peak Spring retail sales!