Cocktail Culture 2.0, 2018

Cocktail

CULTURE

2018

We love our plants and we love happy hour, too.

A mix of botanicals and libations just seemed to be a natural fit for our Culture Guide. And since our signature plants deserve signature cocktails, we paired up with our friends at Rumfish y Vino in Ventura, CA to design some custom refreshments for you. The following ten plants are definitely smash hits from this year’s PlantHaven Portfolio. We’ve included the growing advice you need to turn a successful crop and help beautify theworld. And after all that hardwork of growing the perfect plants, we invite you to take an evening, relax and enjoy one of the cocktail recipes here from Rumfish y Vino. Grow. Stir. Sip. Repeat.

Rumfish y Vino has two locations in Placencia, Belize and Ventura, California. rumfishyvino.com

Mystic Illusion Dahlia hybrid

SMOKEY TAMARINDO

— 1 oz. Mezcal — 1/2 oz. Cointreau — 1 oz. Lime Juice — 1 oz. Tamarindo Syrup — 4 Dashes Habanero Lime Bitters

Wow, this contemporary-modern Dahlia sure stands out above and beyond the rest. Mystic Illusion charms all with its beautiful and fashionable filigreed deep mahogany to black foliage, topped with vivid yellow ribbed sunflower-like blooms, with prominent dark mysterious centers. The strong impact of this selection makes it a must-have for programs looking to grab attention. Added resilience against summer heat followed up with a quick trim will encourage reblooming throughout the entire year. Mass planted, Mystic Illusion will add a riot of color to tropical plantings, summer borders, and container. Plant unrooted cuttings in week 20 to achieve flowering 8-inch containers for Halloween and fall promotional oportunities. A real gem from the New Zealand breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, and a top industry-favorite overall.

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Rim glass with blend of salt, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper.

BUSH DOCTOR

Orange Rocket Berberis thunbergii

— 1 -1/2oz. El Dorado Demerara Rum — 1/2 oz. Campari — 1/2 oz. Cranberry Juice — 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup — 3 Dashes Tangerine Spice Bitters — 2 to 3 Cloves of Allspice — Spritz of Belizean Bush Bitters

Turning the color dial to the max. Orange Rocket Berberis is a PlantHaven standout shrub perfect for modern living spaces and loved for its versatility and vivid coloration. The tight columnar habit and unique vibrant coral-orange foliage of this deciduous shrub intensifies in the fall, making Orange Rocket light up the landscape. The plant can be used as a colorful screen or as a stand out accent in larger containers. Orange Rocket is a mid-sized shrub reaching 4-feet in height with a 3-foot spread. Trim to shape. Plants are drought tolerant once established and cold hardy to Zone-4.

Spray the inside of the glass with Belizean Bush Bitters. Build remaining ingredients in shaker over ice and stir. Strain into glass over a single, large cube. Garnish with orange zest and twist.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-4 hardy (-30°F / -34°C)

Foliage selection Tight columnar height

Habit:

Garden Height:

48-inches

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Unrooted cuttings 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: 1 Gallon

12-months 24-months

2 Gallon

PINEAPPLE HABANERO RUM FIZZ — 2 oz. Pineapple-Habanero Infused Rum — 1 oz. Mango Juice — 1 oz. Ginger Syrup — 1 oz. Lime Juice

ROYAL HAWAIIAN ® Hawaii Magic Leucadendron hybrid

Truly something special for the low-water USDA Zone-9 landscapes. Leucadendron Hawaii Magic has compact, super-tight internodes that provide outstanding garden and container performance. The strikingly bold fire-red stems boast charming small leaves ranging in color from steely-blue to the deepest plum tones all highlighted by the burgundy margin. The foliage coloring intensifies throughout mid-winter to early spring and lasts long into the season. Most intense foliage color is achieved when grown in an open full sun location. Hawaii Magic is a mid-sized shrub reaching 3-feet in height with a 2-foot spread. Trim to shape, though little to no pruning required. Hawaii Magic is sure to give the Hawaiian Vibe to summer pots and containers.

— 1 oz. Pineapple Juice — Splash of Ginger Ale

Combine first five ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour shaker into glass and top with Ginger Ale. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-9 hardy (20°F / -6°C)

Foliage selection Compact rounded

Habit:

Garden Height:

36-inches

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Unrooted cuttings 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: 1 Gallon

12-18 months 24-36 months

2 Gallon

SMOKEY DRAGON

Dianthus AMERICAN PIE™ Georgia Peach Pie Dianthus hybrid

— 1-1/2 oz. Mezcal — 1 oz. Lime Juice — 1-1/2 oz. Dragonfruit — 1/2 oz. Cointreau

The newest and most deliciously fragrant Dianthus from PINKS BY WHETMAN ® . Dianthus AMERICAN PIE™ Georgia Peach Pie has beautifully fragrant, elegant, single flowers in the palest blush pink tones with unique vibrant coral centers. Perfect for garden-to-table homegrown flower posies. Attractive silver-blue foliage topped with many sturdy stems during the summer. Trim back to encourage a second flowering. Try 8-inch specimen pots to see outstanding buds counts and rapid spring sales. Georgia Peach Pie is sure to be a talking point in your perennial program, a fragrant breeze for both beginner and expert gardeners.

Rim a glass with a spicy sugar (sugar + chilipowder). Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle to release the juices of the Dragonfruit. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into reserved glass.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-5 hardy (-20°F / -28°C) Early spring through autumn

Habit:

Compact mounded

Garden Height:

12-inches

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Unrooted cuttings 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: 1 Gallon

10-14 weeks 14-16 weeks

2 Gallon

FAIRYBELLS ™ Gaudi Violet Adenophora confusa

PASSIONFRUIT MARGARITA

— 1/2 oz. Passionruit Puree — 1/3 oz. Agave Nectar — 3/4 oz. Lime Juice — 1 oz. Orange Juice — 3/4 oz. Triple Sec — 1 oz. Tequila of Choice

Gaudi Violet is an elegant must-have for any perennial garden. Praised for its tidy well-behaved clumping habit, this FAIRYBELLS™ selection has a wonderful free flowering habit with multiple stems carrying many elegant, soft violet bell-shaped flowers. Incredibly suited for encouraging pollinating insects and hummingbirds into

Rim glass with half sugar and half salt. Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into glass. Garnish with fresh lime.

the garden. Gaudi Violet is first-year flowering plant equipped with a long blooming period

from early summer through autumn. Re-blooming nicely after a trim back and continuing long after many other

perennials have finished. Try 8-Inch specimen pots to see outstanding buds counts and rapid spring sales. Gaudi Violet is sure to be one of

the most attractive perennials plants for pollinator-friendly gardens.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-4 hardy (-30°F / -34°C) Early summer through autumn

Habit:

Compact rounded

Garden Height:

18-inches

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Tissue culture 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: 1 Gallon

12-14 weeks 14-16 weeks

2 Gallon

HABANERO GIMLET

FIZZ N POP ™ Pretty in Pink Isotoma exillaris

— 2 oz. Tanqueray Gin — 1 oz. Lime Juice — 1 oz. Simple Syrup — 6 Dashes Habanero Lime Bitters

World-class breeding by the team at Thompson and Morgan created these outrageously large flowered Isotoma. Not your finicky Isotoma of old, but brand new solid garden performers, sure to change your previous notions on this crop. Pretty in Pink has bold pink flowers with cheery-yellow eyes, in outrageously large sizes, up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Popular with both hummingbirds during the day and hummingbird moths at twilight. Pretty in Pink will bring a galaxy of stars to the garden. Drought tolerant once established; Pretty in Pink thrives in moderate or even poor soils in full sun. One of our favorite new additions. Sure to become a hot ticket item. Perfect for everything from 4-inch pots, display gardens, and patio containers.

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into glass. Garnish with slice of fresh lime.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-9 hardy (20°F / -6°C) Early summer through autumn

Habit:

Compact rounded

Garden Height:

12-inches

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Unrooted cuttings 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: Quart

6-8 weeks 10-12 weeks

Gallon

CUCUMBER GIN COLLINS

ROYAL HAWAIIAN ® Aloha Colocasia esculenta A fresh “Hello” from our newest ROYAL HAWAIIAN ® Colocasia Aloha. This brand-new Colocasia is sure to be a show-stopper in summer gardens and containers alike. Aloha is an outstanding addition to the collection with its glossy dark foliage and contrasting vivid light green veins. Amazing full sun performance, Aloha is a mid-sized clumping perennial reaching 3-feet in height with a 3-foot spread. Unlike older selections, ROYAL HAWAIIAN ® Colocasias have been bred to thrive in full sun, be sturdy garden performers, and container specimens. Disease resistant with fabulous foliage and stem interest, and tidy clumping habit. Aloha is sure to give a tropical Hawaiian Vibe to display gardens, summer pots, and containers.

— 2 oz. Cucumber-Infused Gin — 1 slice of Cucumber — 1/2 oz. Lime Juice — 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup — Splash of Sprite

Combine first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour contents and ice into a glass and top with sprite. Garnish with slice of cucumber.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-7b hardy (5°F / -14°C)

Foliage selection Compact clumping

Habit:

Garden Height:

36-inches

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Tissue culture 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: Quart

8-10 weeks 12-16 weeks

Gallon

GRAPEFRUIT MOJITO

Salvia VIBE ® Ignition Fuchsia Salvia x jamensis Our newest VIBE ® Salvia is a perfect addition to low water, pollinator-friendly and hummingbird gardens alike. Masses of medium-sized rich fuchsia flowers, cover the compact tightly rounded plant, reaching 2-feet in height with a 2-foot spread. Trim after flowering to encourage good habit and rapid re-flowering. Great for a garden border, modern mass landscapes, decortive pots, and containers. The most benfits you can acquire for your environment with minimal to no effort. Relax and enjoy the Summer VIBE ® , with plants which are drought tolerant once established.

— 1 Bar Spoon Sugar — 10 Mint Leaves — 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

— 2 oz. White Rum —Grapefruit Juice

Muddle sugar, mint leaves and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add rum. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. Top off with grapefruit juice; garnish with more mint.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-7 hardy (10°F / -17°C) Early spring through autumn

Habit:

Compact rounded

Garden Height: Propagation:

24-inches

Unrooted cuttings 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: Quart

6-8 weeks 10-12 weeks

Gallon

BEACH VIBE — 1-1/2 oz. Coconut Rum — 2 oz. Pineapple Juice — 1 Splash of Grenadine Syrup — Finish with Lemon Twist

WALBERTON’S ® ICON™ Black Scallop Ajuga reptans

Simply the best Ajuga with midnight-dark foliage, rich blue blooms, and great adaptability to a variety of soils. Black Scallop is perfectly named and prized as a remarkable ground-cover. Known for its glossy dark scalloped leaves beautifully arranged in a radiating pattern, and a dense compact habit. Foliage color is intensified both in full sun and cooler temperatures. This stunning groundcover is decorated in late spring with intense deep-blue flowers held on small flower spikes. Black Scallop is an excellent container and accent plant for the modern landscape. Garden life is more fun on the dark side.

Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour contents and ice into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist..

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-4 hardy (-30°F / -34°C) Spring through early summer

Habit:

Ground hugging 2- to 3 inches

Garden Height:

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Unrooted cuttings 5.5-6.2 / 0.7-0.8

225 ppm

62 to 70°F (17 to 21°C) 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Yes

Finish Times from Liner: Quart

6-8 weeks 10-12 weeks

Gallon

REALFLOR ® Sunset Cutie Gaillardia x grandiflora

PINEAPPLE HABANERO SHOOTER

— 1 oz. Habanero and Pineapple Infused Rum — 1 oz. Pineapple Juice — 1/2 oz. Grenadine Shake rum and pineapple juice over ice and pour into shooter glasses. Pour the layer of grenadine over the back of a spoon and allow to sink.

Fuller, carpeting, nonstop flowering plants is what makes Sunset Cutie a winner in the perennial market. The radiant daisy-like blooms stand out to consumers with their rich red interiors which are surrounded by aray of vivid yellow. Sunset Cutie retains their strong color and doesn’t fade out like other cultivars. The plants are unbelievably well-branched leading to more flowers, and plants that keep a tidy shape throughout the summer without splitting apart. Cool, heat, and drought tolerant, these Gaillardia are a breeze for both beginner and expert gardeners.

USDA Zone: Bloom Period:

Zone-5 hardy (-20°F / -28°C) Early spring through autumn

Habit:

Compact mounded 12- to 14-inches

Garden Height:

Propagation: pH/EC: Fertilizer: Day Temp: Night Temp:

Tissue culture or unrooted cuttings

5.8-6.2 / 0.7-0.8 175-225 ppm

59 to 70°F (15 to 21°C) 50 to 61°F (10 to 16°C)

Pinching:

Not needed

Finish Times from Liner: Quart

6-8 weeks 8-10 weeks

Gallon

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