Burpee Launches An Encore Of New 2015 Products

WARMINSTER, Penn. (April 8, 2015) – This gardening year, Burpee believes in unveiling its innovations in two acts. The seed and plant leader recently launched an unheralded second round of 24 new 2015 products for American gardeners to enjoy this season.  Intense and unusual colors are a hallmark of this second act, with a new royal purple colored corn leading the show and a gorgeous phlox and ‘best of show’ winner at the Royal Horticultural Society closing the performance. The following varieties are exclusively available for purchase online at www.burpee.com:


Suntava Corn

Top Ten of Burpee’s Newly Released 2015 Products:

  • Corn, ‘Suntava Full Season Purple’ hybrid: Meet the purplest, most beautiful corn you’ve ever set eyes on, or sunk your teeth into. Plants are purple throughout: cob, husk and stalk. A wonderfully healthy variety exclusively from Suntava Home Grown™, the vivid color comes from anthocyanins and a royal purple plenitude of antioxidants . When harvested young the flavor is perfect for boiling, roasting, steaming, corn salad, salsa, or purply-beautiful creamed corn. Allowed to mature into a full season corn, the uses can include cornmeal, grits, and the traditional South American health drink "chicha morada.”
  • Tomatillo, ‘Gulliver’ hybrid: Our earliest and highest yielding Burpee Exclusive. Tomatillos lead a flavorful life easily navigating from being chopped fresh, boiled, fried, or sautéed. Thick fleshy slightly acidic fruits produce by the hundreds on trailing plants that can ramble across the ground or be trellised in the garden. With ‘Gulliver’ you’ll never have to guess at the ripeness of the fruit, they naturally drop to the ground when prime for harvest.
  • Tomato, ‘Sunrise Bumble Bee’:  ‘Sunrise Bumble Bee’ bursts with refreshing sweet tang. The cheerful, marbled, red and yellow cherry-type fruits, weighing just under an ounce, add a burst of color as they gleam on vigorous plants. Indeterminate.
  • Pea, ‘Little SnapPea Crunch’: Sweet, crunchy peas on compact container-friendly plants. Conquer small spaces and cool temperatures in a snap. Versatile new variety combines the best qualities of a snap pea—plump pods bursting with juicy sweetness, and refreshing c-c-r-runch—packed into compact plants bred for containers. Self-supporting vines, reaching 32” in raised beds, will be slightly smaller in containers, yet don’t sacrifice a single snappy pod.
  • Heuchera, ‘Obsidian’: Dark-purple, almost black leaves are crowned with creamy-white airy panicles. ‘Obsidian’ casts a spell in the border with dark-purple, almost black leaves in late spring to early summer; then  creamy-white flowers are borne in open, airy panicles on slender 20-24” stems. Lobed, rounded, leaves form a 8-10”-tall compact basal mound. Does best in part- to full sun in rich, moderately moist, well-drained soil.
  • Anemone japonica, 'Honorine Jobert’: Refined Japanese anemone cultivar produces a floriferous display of dazzling 2” white, pink-tinged flowers adorned by frilly yellow stamens with chartreuse centers. In bloom August into September, flowers cluster on erect dark-green 3-4’ stems with oval, palmate, toothed leaves. Works marvels in a woodland setting, massed in a border, rocking a rock garden, and dazzling as cut flowers in a vase. Fast-growing plants thrive in full sun or partial shade in moist, humus-rich soil. 
  • Clematis texensis, ‘Princess Kate’: Glorious new clematis produces nodding, bell-shaped, flaring 2.25”-long white flowers with pointed petals and scarlet-stained reverse side. Petals encircle rich, plum-toned stamens, gradually revealed as flowers unfurl. Flowers appear throughout summer and into autumn. Plants are at their prettiest with plenty of sun, cool, well-mulched, well-drained soil.
  • Digiplexis, ‘Illumination Raspberry’: Flowering feverishly from spring right through hard frost, ‘Illumination Raspberry’ provides seasons of sheer pleasure. Shrubby foxglove hybrid puts on a non-stop show of spectacular spikes of bold raspberry-pink flowers. Clump-forming, well-branched sterile plants make a vivid impression massed in the sunny border or blazing in a patio container.  
  • Helleborus, 'Ballerina Ruffles' Winter Thriller™: Come early spring, 'Ballerina Ruffles' adds grace to woodland sites or shady borders. Awesome, fluffy, double 3” flowers appear in light to bright pink, often speckled with purple. Heavenly double-flowered hellebore on thick, sturdy stems retains fresh, vivid color long after flowers are spent, up to 12 weeks. Grown from seed, plants thrive in well-nourished, moist, well-drained soil.
  • Phlox paniculata, Kirchenfuerst: From July to October, this fast-growing variety unleashes large trusses of flowers on tall stems with narrow, toothed, mid-green leaves. Hardy beauty won “best in show” at the Royal Horticultural Society in Britain. Delectable scent proves irresistible to well-brought-up butterflies and bees. Stems require staking support before flowering. Vigorous perennial does best in full sun or partial shade, and prefers its soil fertile and moist.


About Burpee
A true heritage brand, the Burpee Co. was founded in Philadelphia in 1876 by W. Atlee Burpee, an 18-year-old with a passion for plants and animals, and a mother willing to lend him $1,000 of “seed money” to get him started in business. Within 25 years he had developed the largest, most innovative seed company in the world. By 1915 Burpee was mailing a million catalogs a year to America’s gardeners. Still located in the greater Philadelphia, Burpee is owned and operated by George Ball, a third-generation plantsman. All Burpee products are non-GMO. Burpee’s seeds and plants are available — and guaranteed — for all growing zones. The company’s highly recognizable catalog is available in late December each year. Seeds and plants can be ordered by mail, phone and online.  For more information, gardening techniques, recipes, gift cards and more, visit http://www.burpee.com or call 1-800-888-1447. The Burpee community can be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.