Feb 18, 2021
TPIE ‘Cool Products’ Awards Announced

The Garden Center Group recently announced its “Cool Products” awards for TPIE 2021. Awards were given to 11 companies for 14 products. The products were judged by  a panel of garden center retailers.

The 2021 TPIE Cool Product Awards is a collaboration between TPIE 2021, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) and The Garden Center Group.  For more information on TPIE or FNGLA, visit: www.fngla.org/tpie/

The 2021 awards include:

Abbott Ipco-Colorful Classic Cannas® Colorful Classic Canna collection

Colorful Classic Canna

Abbott-Ipco Inc. 

Colorful Classic Canna rhizomes are derived from virus-tested tissue culture. Classic Cannas thrive in all heat climates and will rebloom Spring through Fall. Their tropical, lush foliage attracts pollinators. Grown in the USA.

Jurassic One Piece Begonia Ball Seed

New Jurassic Rex Begonia 

Ball Seed 

There are now four series of Rex Begonias from the Ball Ingenuity team. 

  • Jurassic — a new take on a classic plant! 
  • Jurassic Dino — compact habit for 4″-6″ pots 
  • Jurassic Jr. — 40% smaller leaves than Jurassic for less breakage 
  • Jurassic Megalo — 10 inch pots and larger

Botanics Wholesale - Yucca rostrata Collection-2

Yucca rostrata Collection 

Botanics Wholesale Inc.  

This collection of specimen sized Yucca rostrata (Beaked Yucca) have been containerized for our customers’ convenience. Ranging in age from 15-30 years old, these plants are slow growers capable of reaching heights of 15 feet. They are extremely drought tolerant and able to withstand temperatures below 0 degrees F. 

Vriesea ‘Happy Yellow’ [P] 

Corn. Bak B.V.

This Happy series of Vriesea with an extraordinary yellow branched inflorescence has a completely different look; it is a real game changer. Also available in Red and Purple. Suitable for a 3-5-inch pot.

Costa-Aglaonema Mellow Yellow

Aglaonema ‘Mellow Yellow’ 

Costa Farms  

Put Mellow Yellow Aglaonema in your store, on your website, or featured on your social media channels and  you’ll quickly see consumers gravitate toward this eye-catching variety. It features large, oval, dark green leaves heavily variegated in creamy yellow. The effect is artistic — no two leaves are the same, but they all grab your attention immediately. The perfect plant for brightening low-light corners, Mellow Yellow also  tolerates inconsistent watering, making it as easy to care for as it is beautiful.

Costa-Aglaonema Ultra Pink

Aglaonema ‘Ultra Pink’ 

Costa Farms 

This Aglaonema really stands out in store displays, and Ultra Pink is sure to capture consumers’ hearts thanks to its bold, year-round color. Each red-pink leaf is artfully edged in a band of rich green, making it as delightful to view up close as it is from a distance. 

Flora Design's Little Pot of Horrors-shelfpack

6″ Carnivorous Garden in a Monster Box 


This fascinating carnivorous garden has three killer plants in one. It comes in a plastic box that has bilingual care instructions on it. The box also has fun monster plant graphics on it to attract consumers. 

JBerry Hollywood Hibiscus 'Earth Angel'-lg

Hollywood Hibiscus ‘Earth Angel’ 

J Berry Nursery 

J Berry is proud to introduce our newest tropical personality, Earth Angel to the Hollywood Hibiscus line. This heavenly starlet is a breakthrough in breeding with the most graceful and bright white blooms in the industry accented by contrasting, deep green foliage.

Live Trends Minimalist Collection-2

Minimalist Collection 

LiveTrends Design Group 

Minimalist Collection includes:

Azure Collection: 8 Designs – This contemporary and alluring collection is sculpted from concrete and overlaid with Soft Touch surfaces. Marrying urban architecture design with glass and concrete, these shapely forms exude an unexpected tranquility with designs that are eye catching and unique. 

Fluidity Collection: 6 Designs – Inspired by the powerful, feminine forms and flowing  silhouettes seen in Zaha Hadids’ architecture, smooth ribbing in sensual patterns are combined  with monochromatic colors for a refined variety of products. 

Live Trends Curator Collection-2

Curator Collection 

LiveTrends Design Group 

Curator Collection includes:

Terrestrial Collection: 8 Designs – We begin with an intriguing collection of designs inspired by the biodiversity of deserts. These unique vessels will captivate the eye with their intricate surface qualities. A combination of neutral colors paired with organic shapes and textures makes this collection a tantalizing assortment of designs that begs to be touched. 

Cosmic Collection: 10 Designs – Designed to be sensitive and soothing, this collection  defies typical aesthetics and experiences. From the outset, the designers re-imagined organic  surfaces and curated an amalgamation of tactile designs that capture a refined yet raw beauty.

Sun Fire Brindabella 'Crimson Knight' Rose

Rose Brindabella ‘Crimson Knight’ 

Sun-Fire Nurseries 

The newest Brindabella Rose ‘Crimson Knight’ brings a regal air to any garden with gorgeous deep red blooms, high petal count and classic rose fragrance. Disease-resistant Brindabella roses offer form, function and fragrance – modern shrub roses with old fashioned appeal. 

Suntory Mandevilla 'Sun Parasol Sunbeam'Mandevilla ‘Sun Parasol Sunbeam’ 

Sun-Fire Nurseries  

Suntory Flowers introduces Sun Parasol Sunbeam — the first yellow in the Original group and in the brand as a whole. Blooms are a rich buttery yellow with a darker throat. Plants have a bushy habit that’s ideal for sunny containers and hanging baskets 

Urban Jungle Artisan Collection

Artisan Collection 

Urban Jungle, A LiveTrends Company

The practice of wheel-throwing is truly a work of art, with research suggesting its roots go as far back as ancient Mesopotamia. Conceived on a pottery wheel, our Artisan Collection features a variety of terracotta forms that invite a sense of  calm through its gentle curves and intentional design.

Urban Jungle Earthenware Collection

Earthenware Collection 

Urban Jungle, A LiveTrends Company

Tactile, organic surfaces in rich earth tones invite warmth and charm to all spaces. Inspired by ancient pottery techniques of shaping clay by hand, our Earthenware Collection combines the beauty of raw materials with trendy foliage for a unique assortment of rustic pottery full of  character. 

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