New Perennials for 2015
There's a new crop of perennial flowers ready for you to try in your garden. Here's a look at some of our favorite newcomers. Watch for them in garden centers this spring.
Fruit Punch 'Cranberry Cocktail' Dianthus has florist sized blooms on a perennial plant with sturdy stems and a compact habit. Good heat and humidity tolerance too, Full sun to light shade with a height of 8-10", hardy to zone 4.
Color Spires® 'Violet Riot' - Perennial Salvia - Salvia nemorosa
This colorful perennial produces vivid violet blue flower spikes atop the mounded, aromatic foliage. Lovely when planted in drifts. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Summerific® 'Berry Awesome' - Rose Mallow - Hibiscus hybrid
Proven Winners - Summerific® 'Berry Awesome' - Rose Mallow - Hibiscus hybrid pink lavender pink plant details, information and resources.
Baptisia Sparkling Sapphires PP 27904
Baptisia 'Sparkling Sapphires' is a 2015 Hans Hansen creation that gives us a compact rich, dark blue flowering selection of the popular and durable redneck lupine. Baptisia 'Sparkling Sapphires' forms a 2.5' tall x 3' wide deciduous, deer-resistant clump, topped for us in late April with spikes of scrumptious dark blue flowers. Either wet or dry soils are fine as long as the plants receive all day sun.
Festival Star™ - Hardy Baby's Breath - Gypsophila paniculata
Clouds of small white flowers float on densely branched plants from May through October; great cut or dried flower
Baptisia Lemon Meringue PP 24280
Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue' is a yummy 2011 Hans Hansen hybrid that forms a 3' tall x 3' wide vigorous clump, topped with dark purple spikes and adorned with contrasting large, dark yellow flowers. You'll love this very vigorous, attractive selection for its beauty, drought-tolerance, deer-resistance, and overall durability.
Decadence® Deluxe Pink Truffles - False Indigo - Baptisia hybrid
Soft pink flowers appears atop the compact clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. The flowers lighten to lavender with age. Smaller size; well-suited to urban landscapes.
Baptisia Decadence Series. This new series features unique flower colors and a shorter, more compact habit that is better proportioned for today’s city gardens. The magnificent flower stalks on top of blue-green foliage bloom from late spring to early summer. Yummy names include ‘Blueberry Sundae’ (shown), Cherries Jubilee’, ‘Dutch Chocolate’ and ‘Lemon Meringue’. Best of all, baptisia is low maintenance, drought tolerant and deer resistant. Sun to partial shade Size: 3-4 ft tall and wide