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New Plant Varieties

New plants are being bred and introduced every year. How do you know which are worth trying in your garden. Well, several growing organizations award plants that have distinguished themselves. Here are reviews and descriptions of new plants for your garden.
  1. All America Annuals (5)

Catmint: Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ has been named2007 Perennial Plan
The 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year© is a catmint, Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'. A catmint makes a wonderful choice for Perennial Plant of the Year©: catmint is extremely hardy, drought tolerant and virtually maintenance free. All this and nepeta repeat blooms sporadically throughout the summer. Here’s a closer look at the award winning catmint Nepeta 'Walker's Low'.

Coneflowers - Not All Coneflowers are Created Purple
Not all coneflowers are purple. There's getting to be enough variety in coneflowers to design an entire garden around them. These new echinacea hybrids are colorful, easy care perennial plants. Some are even fragrant. Take a look at the new coneflowers.

Gardening Trends - What's New in the Garden
The new gardening trends sound like good news to avid gardeners. Most of them, like reducing maintenance demands, working with smaller spaces and avoiding fussy plants, have an element of common sense, indicating we're finally starting to work with nature and appreciate the gardening conditions we've been dealt.

Geranium 'Rozanne' has been named 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year©
The 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year is Geranium 'Rozanne', a vivid violet-blue hardy geranium. As with all perennial geraniums, 'Rozanne' is virtually problem free. This clump forming cransbill makes a nice edging plant and is wonderful for use under leggy plants, like roses. ‘Rozanne’s’ heat tolerance also makes her a good choice for rock...

Geranium 'Rozanne' has been named 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year©
The 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year is Geranium 'Rozanne', a vivid violet-blue hardy geranium. As with all perennial geraniums, 'Rozanne' is virtually problem free. This clump forming cransbill makes a nice edging plant and is wonderful for use under leggy plants, like roses. ‘Rozanne’s’ heat tolerance also makes her a good choice for rock...

Geranium pratense 'Double Jewel' The Best Behaved Geranium Yet -
If you've grown hardy geraniums you know how floppy they can get. Geranium ‘Double Jewel’ has flower stalks that sit straight up. This compact plant is easy to grow and it blooms profusely throughout the season. You’ll need a double take to realize you’re looking at a geranium.

Geranium x oxonianum ‘Southcombe Double’ - A New Double Hardy Geranium
Growing true, hardy geraniums is an easy job. Choosing one is the hard part. Some of the most recent geranium introductions hardly look like geraniums at all. Geranium x oxonianum ‘Southcombe Double’ doesn’t have the typical cup-shaped geranium flowers to give it away, but deeply divided foliage and hardy manner say geranium loud and clear.

Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic'™ - The First Black Hyacinth
Black flowers are a novelty in the garden and for the most part, you love them or you hate them. Black flowers, like deep burgundy foliage and flowers, can be very subtle and understated to the point of being hard to see. But what an impact they make when paired with contrasting colors. So Hyacinth ‘Midnight Mystic’™, the first black hyacinth...

Hydrangeas 'Lady in Red' and 'Limelight'
Two recent Hydrangea introductions generating a good deal of interest are Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, from Holland, and H. macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’.

Impatiens Introductions Simply Beautiful Fusion & Fanfare Impatiens Series
Impatiens are the most reliable flowers for shady areas of the garden. Now there are more choices than ever in varieties of Impatiens. Simply Beautiful flowers has come out with the tropical looking Fusion Impatiens series, including a yellow Impatiens, as well as the trailing and cascading Fanfare Impatiens series.

Potato 'King Harry' - Help Growing Potatoes Organically
If you never want to see another Colorado potato beetle, you might want to give ‘King Harry’ a look. ‘King Harry’ has hairy leaves that repel most common potato pests. Now you can grow potatoes organically without carrying a jar of soapy water into the potato patch with you.

Sambucus Black Beauty & Black Lace
If you are looking for a striking flowering shrub with dark leaves, take a look at these two elderberries.

2009 New Vegetable Seeds and Plants
New Vegetable Seeds and Plants for 2009

2009 New and Interesting Flower Seeds
New and Interesting Vegetable and Flower Seeds for 2009

2009 New and Cool Plants
A green primrose, a ninebark for small yards and 'Twist 'n Shout' hydrangea are just a few of the standout plants that were introduced in 2009. The 'new' plants showcased here are worth your notice, in the garden center.

2009 - New Garden Plants and Seeds
The seed and plant catalogs have arrived and it’s time to start winnowing down that wish list. The plants showcased here are some of the new introductions for 2009, as well as a few older favorites. It’s hard to choose just a few, so many are too tempting to pass up. Take a look to see if any might look good in your gar

2008 New Vegetable Varieties
2008 Newly introduced vegetable varieties for the home gardener.

2008 New Flowers and Vegetables
Every gardener has favorite plants they rely on and grow every year, but we all like to try something new once in awhile. Hundreds, if not thousands of new plant varieties are developed and each year. Some of them won’t stand the test of time, but many are too tempting to pass up. The plants showcased here are some of the new introductions...

2008 New Annuals and Perennials Available Now for the Garden
2008 New Flower Varieties

2007 All America Selections
2007 is the 75th anniversary of AAS. This year only 4 new annuals were selected to join the ranks of Petunia F1 'Wave® Purple' (1992), Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer' Kentucky Blue Pole Bean (1991) and Fernleaf Dill (1992). Take a peak here.

2006 Vegetable Seed Varieties New
Seed shopping is always a hard choice. These new varieties being introduced for the 2006 growing season show promise of making the choice even harder.

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