The Gardening Guru TM

David Daehnke
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
Here to help the experienced as well
as the novice gardener.


New Varieties For 2006


Gardeners are looking for new plants every year. Here are new flowers and vegetables that will be featured in 2006 mail order seed catalogs, seed packets or as bedding plants at garden centers. The varieties are listed alphabetically by class, with the seed source listed in parentheses after the description. The designation "R" means a retail seed company from which gardeners may purchase seed directly by mail order or also in stores that carry the variety in seed packets. A "W" designation indicates a wholesale seed company which does not sell directly to home gardeners, but these varieties should be available in catalogs or as bedding plants at garden centers next spring. Information on seed companies may be found on the NGB website by clicking on Membership Directory.


Alyssum 'Rally™ Mix'
Lobulaira maritima



Angelonia F1 'Serena™ Purple'
Angelonia angustifolia



Begonia F1 'Go-Go™ Salmon'
Begonia tuberosa



Calceolaria 'Slipper Flower'
Calceolaria mexicana



Carex 'ColorGrass® Prairie Fire™'
Carex testacea



Celosia 'Icecream Formula Mix'
Celosia plumosa



Coreopsis 'Sanfa Fe™'
Coreopsis grandiflora



Cosmos 'Double Click Mix'
Cosmos bipinnatus



Daisy 'Blue-Eyed'
Arctotis venusta



Dianthus F1 'Dynasty Pink Magic'
Dianthus barbatus interspecific



Dianthus F1 'Supra Purple'
Dianthus interspecific



Diascia F1 'Diamonte Coral Rose'
Diascia integerimma



Geranium F1 'Black Velvet™ Scarlet'
Pelargonium x hortorum



Geranium F1 'Horizon Red Ice'
Pelargonium x hortorum



Gerbera F1 'Festival Spider Salmon w/Eye'
Gerbera jamesonii



Hibiscus 'Luna™ Pink Swirl'
Hibiscus moscheutos



Impatiens F1 'Encore Peach Butterfly'
Impatiens wallerana



Impatiens F1 'Fanciful™ White'
Impatiens wallerana



Lisianthus F1 'Rendezvous Blue'
Lisianthus russellianus



Nicotiana F1 'Perfume Deep Purple'
Nicotiana x Sandarae



Nierembergia 'Blue Mountain'
Nierembergia hippomanica



Ornamental Millet F1 'Jester'
Pennisetum glaucum



Ornamental Pepper 'Black Pearl'
Capsicum annuum



Pansy F1 'Delta™ Premium Neon Violet'
Viola x wittrockiana



Pansy F1 'Mariposa™ Peach Shades'
Viola x wittrockiana



Pansy F1 'Nature Antique Shades'
Viola x wittrockiana



Petunia F1 'Avalanche Rose Improved'
Petunia x hybrida



Petunia F1 'Easy Wave Rosy Dawn'
Petunia x hybrida



Petunia F1 'Symphony Burgundy Picotee'
Petunia x hybrida



Platycodon F1 'Astra Semi-Double White'
Platycodon grandiflorum



Poppy 'Hungarian Blue Breadseed'
Papaver somniferum



Poppy 'Tropical Sunset Mix'
Eschscholtzia californica



Portulaca F1 'Stopwatch White'
Portulaca grandiflora



Primula F1 'Romio Yellow'
Primula acaulis



Primula F1 'Rosanna Apricot Shades'
Primula acaulis



Quinoa 'Brightest Brilliant Rainbow'
Chenopodium quinoa



Salvia 'Evolution'
Salvia farinacea



Salvia 'Lighthouse'
Salvia splendens



Strawberry F1 'Strawberry Fragoo™ Pink'
Fragaria x ananassa



Sunflower F1 'Starburst'
Helianthus annuus



Vinca F1 'Sun Devil Extreme Red w/Eye'
Catharanthus roseus



Vinca F1 'Viper Red'
Catharanthus roseus



Viola F1 'Skippy XL Red-Gold'
Viola cornuta



Viola F1 'Sweeties™'
Viola x williamsiana



Zinnia 'Hot Crayon Colors Mix'
Zinnia elegans



Zinnia F1 'Zowie!™Yellow Flame'
Zinnia elegans



Beet F1 'Merlin™'
Beta vulgaris



Bok Choy F1 'Baby Bok Choy'
Brassica Rapa chinensis



Carrot F1 'Purple Haze'
Daucus carota



Carrot F1 'Rainbow'
Daucus carota



Cauliflower F1 'Cheddar'
Brassica oleracea



Chinese Mustard (Gai-Choi)
Brassica Rapa chinensis



Cilantro 'Delfino'
Coriandrum sativum



Corn, Sweet F1 'Honey Treat'
Zea mays



Corn, Sweet F1 'Passion'
Zea mays



Melon F1 'Summer Dream'
Cucumis melo



Okra F1 'Little Lucy'
Abelmoschus esculentus



Pak Choi F1 'Toy Choy'
Brassica chinensis L.



Pea, Snow 'Atitlan'
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon



Pea 'Premium'
Pisum sativum



Pepper 'Balloon'
Capsicum annuum



Pepper F1 'Cabernet'
Capsicum annuum



Pepper F1 'Carmen'
Capsicum annuum



Pepper F1 'Mariachi'
Capsicum annuum



Pepper 'New Suave-mild'
Capsicum chinensis



Pepper 'Pimiento Padron'
Capsicum annuum



Pepper F1 'Sweet Spot X3R'
Capsicum annuum



Radish 'Watermelon Mantang Hong'
Raphanus sativus



Spinach F1 'SPD415™'
Spinacea oleracea



Tomato F1 'Boy oh Boy'
Lycopersicon esculentum



Watermelon F1 'Tri-X Sunrise'
Citrullus lanatus



Watermelon F1 ‘Quetzali’ * Citrullus lanatus
Globe shaped, Mickeylee-type watermelon with a Crimson Sweet rind pattern, bright red flesh and high sugars. The convenient 9- to12-pound size fits in the refrigerator. Harvest 83 days from sowing. (Syngenta Seeds, Inc.) W