New Plant Variety FAQs

To help you plan your garden, below you will find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Are your new varieties native or native to New York?
Natives and their cultivars (called Nativars) is a very interesting topic. Adams Nursery sells many plants that are native to the U.S. To find out which ones are native to New York, check out the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website which tells which plants are native by region. Also, the D.E.C. Website lists native plants for New York. Handouts for the American Beauties are available at Adams Nursery. In the seasonal greenhouse, we sell penstemon, anemone, iris, lobelia, monarda and aster (fall only) in quart pots.

Are coleus deer resistant?
Unfortunately no. But if you love coleus, there are great deer repellents that really work. Plants that deer don’t like to eat have a “no deer” icon on the signs above the plants in Adams seasonal greenhouse.

Are Million Bells deer resistant?
Sorry, calibrachoa, or million bells, is not deer resistant.

Petunias are eaten by bugs where I live.
Budworms is the problem, but if you treat with Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Spray, your petunias will be flowering again in a week.