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Contact:

Jennifer Jenkins

jennifer@jjpracency.com

251.591.4974

Loxley, AL – September 11, 2012 – Beauty without strength has no value in hot gardens, and Southern Living editors know this all too well. Southern Living® Plant Collection’s new fall releases of shrubs, vines, evergreens and grasses combine beauty and strength with improvements such as disease resistance, reblooming capabilities, and endurance to elements, along with beautiful blooms and foliage.

New releases include: 

•  Angyo Star Fatsedera – a semi-climbing shrub/vine with sturdy, sweet-gum shaped leaves that are rich green and surrounded by a wide, creamy-white border.

•  Gold Breeze Miscanthus – a hardy, beautifully banded, colorful ornamental grass.

•  Twist of Pink Variegated Oleander – a flashy variegated oleander that is heat, salt and drought tolerant.

•  Empress of China Dogwood – an evergreen Chinese Dogwood with loads of flowers.

•  All a Flutter Shrub Rose – a re-blooming, disease resistant shrub rose, from the developers of the famous Knock Out Rose, offering bright fuschia pink blooms.

•  Majesty Shrub Rose – a re-blooming, disease resistant, shrub rose producing velvety deep red blooms, also from the developers of the Knock Out Rose.

Each plant added to the Collection is the result of plant evaluations, trials, and research. The Collection is available through retail garden centers across the Southeast. Garden communicators, contact us today for plants to try in your garden.

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ABOUT Southern Living® Plant Collection

Southern Living® Plant Collection, first introduced in Spring 2008, provides gardeners with innovative new plants designed to solve specific landscape challenges and to excel in Southern gardens. Each plant in the collection is the result of years of plant evaluations, plant trials and research. For more information visit, www.southernlivingplants.com.

ABOUT PLANT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Plant Development Services Inc. works with the world’s top growers and breeders to bring to market plants that impact landscapes with recognizable, marketable improvements. Plant Development Services introduced the number one multi-season blooming azalea, Encore® Azalea, the Southern Living® Plant Collection, featuring innovative new plants selected for superior performance in Southern gardens, and most recently the Sunset Western Garden Collection, specifically designed for the Western gardener. For more information, visit www.plantdevelopment.com