Star® Roses and Plants To Showcase New Varieties at Cultivate‘21

For Immediate Release

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West Grove, PA—Star® Roses and Plants will present its new plant varieties at Cultivate ’21, July 10-13 in Columbus, Ohio. The new varieties are as follows:

Petite Knock Out®
Petite Knock Out® is the first-ever miniature Knock Out® Rose. It has the same great disease resistance and abundant, continuous blooming that is characteristic of Knock Out® Roses. It makes the perfect addition to small gardens and containers, displaying petite, bold red flowers that are 1 ½” in diameter on average. 

Blushing Drift®
Blushing Drift® is a new addition to the Drift® Collection of Roses. It displays attractive, double, pink flower clusters with a warm, yellow center. Its compact size, disease resistance and heavy blooming make it a stunning and reliable landscape choice. 

Pink Sunblaze®
Pink Sunblaze® maintains an excellent habit that is perfect for containers, featuring a deep pink flower color suffused with lighter pink. It is vigorous on its own roots and shows much improved disease resistance compared to other miniature roses.

Ruby Red™
Ruby Red™ is a compact rose that blooms heavily. The flower color is dark red and non-fading against dark green, glossy foliage. It stands out beautifully in the garden and makes an excellent container presentation.

Fiesta Veranda®
Fiesta Veranda® has a very strong, bright flower color, which contrasts nicely against dark green, glossy foliage. It is extremely floriferous and performs well in containers or as a low hedge in the garden. 

Dragon Fire™ Callistemon
Dragon Fire™ shows off scarlet red blooms on a compact, evergreen shrub. Blooms start in spring and continue through the summer, contrasting nicely against clean, bright green foliage. It is tolerant of coastal conditions, as well as high heat and humidity.

Emerald Squeeze™ Thuja
Growing to a height of around eight feet, Emerald Squeeze™ is a perfect choice for smaller gardens and hedge spaces. It has excellent foliage color and is a dense, compact plant.

Head Over Heels® Desire
This Hibiscus has scarlet-colored blooms that make a bold statement against rich, burgundy foliage. Large, saucer-shaped flowers are presented on a dense, compact plant. Works great in containers or in the garden. This variety is better branched than other market varieties, creating an improved presentation in the landscape and containers. 

Head Over Heels® Dream
This compact Hibiscus is a dream! Large, white flowers with red centers make for a stunning display that contrasts nicely against burgundy foliage. Works great in containers or in the garden. This variety is better branched than other market varieties, creating an improved presentation in the landscape and containers. 

Rosy Belle™
A beautiful and tasty strawberry plant with rose, pink blooms and sweet berries that grow abundantly from spring until frost. It’s perfect as a border plant or grown in pots. Rosy Belle™ has a cascading habit that will reach 6-9” high.

Scarlet Belle™
This strawberry plant has scarlet red blooms with yellow centers that produce juicy strawberries all season. Plant in patio pots, hanging baskets, or garden beds for a rewarding and scrumptious crop. Scarlet Belle™ has a cascading habit that will reach 8-12” high.

Snowy Belle™
A deliciously sweet treat to grow in the garden and enjoy at the table! This strawberry variety has big, white flowers that produce an abundance of flavorful fruit. Snowy Belle™ has a cascading habit that will reach 8-10” high.

To get an inside look at these new varieties and chat with experts, visit the Star® Roses and Plants booth #3217. To learn more about Star® Roses and Plants, visit For Cultivate’21 show information, visit

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Head Over Heels® Desire
Blushing Drift®
Rosy Belle™

Star® Roses and Plants has been bringing great plants to the world’s gardens since 1897, and continues to introduce breakthrough roses, shrubs, edibles and perennials. Their most notable brands include The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses, Bushel and Berry®, and Bloomables®. Star® Roses and Plants is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural. For more information, please visit