AZUSA, Calif., Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monrovia, the leading grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants in the U.S., announces their line-up of 35 new and exclusive varieties for 2018, a record setting number for the brand. Known for working with top breeders and plant explorers to discover and grow improved landscape plants, Monrovia's latest introductions are in direct response to the needs of homeowners for varieties that are both easy to grow and provide lasting beauty to the landscape.

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“Consumers are looking for 'power plants' – specimens with big color, big impact, big solutions – that dazzle in the landscape while also being notably tough and low-maintenance,” says Jonathan Pedersen, Vice President of Business Development for Monrovia. “The trend we’ve seen over the past few years for smaller and more manageable landscapes (and container gardening) is not retreating, but is actually on the rise. To make every square foot count, homeowners want plants that do double, even triple duty. And they want something their neighbors don’t have – something unique, especially Millennials.”

Among the impressive plants Monrovia is debuting in 2018 are Seaside Serenade® Hydrangeas, a groundbreaking collection of compact and reblooming varieties, a series of shrub roses, known as Grace N' Grit, that are notably disease resistant, and FloralBerry, a group of hardy, showy shrubs that provide outstanding fall color. These join more than two dozen other exciting new selections, each a true problem solver in the landscape. "Shrubs that bloom well in shade, conifers that add brilliant winter interest, free-flowering perennials that can withstand drought — every plant in our 2018 collection is a game changer, making it easier than ever for homeowners to grow beautifully," says Pedersen. 

About Monrovia
Monrovia, founded in 1926, is the nation's leading grower of premium container-grown ornamental and edible plants, with more than 3,600 varieties and counting. Monrovia's four nurseries are located in Visalia, CA, Dayton, OR, Cairo, GA, and Granby, CT.  Monrovia plants can be purchased online or at leading independent garden centers, Lowe's home improvement centers, and through re-wholesalers nationwide.

Contact:

Kathleen Hennessy
khennessy@axiomcom.com
952-224-2939 ext. 20
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