New and fairly new annuals

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  • Alternanthera (Calico Plant, Joseph’s Coat) ‘Brazilian Red Hots’: Bright pink and purple; an upright grower; 18″ tall by 10-12″ wide. Grow in full sun to part shade and well drained soil; only available in 4.5” pots.

  • Alternanthera (Calico Plant, Joseph’s Coat) ‘Party Time’: Bright pink and green, upright foliage that obviates the need for flowers; 12″. Grow in full sun to part shade and well drained soil; only available in 4.5” pots. 

  • Begonia boliviensis Beauvilia ® Yellow: A floral powerhouse; arching, pendulous stems covered in hundreds of flowers and dark green pointed leaves; grows vigorously to fill a 14” pot; fabulous in hanging baskets and containers; unperturbed by full sun, part shade or wind; available as hanging basket.

  • Begonia boliviensis ‘Bonfire’: A floral powerhouse; arching, pendulous stems covered in hundreds of flowers and dark green pointed leaves; grows vigorously to fill a 14” pot; fabulous in hanging baskets and containers; unperturbed by full sun, part shade or wind; available as hanging basket. Bright, satiny orange-red flowers.

     

  • Begonia boliviensis Beauvilia ® White: A floral powerhouse; arching, pendulous stems covered in hundreds of flowers and dark green pointed leaves; grows vigorously to fill a 14” pot; fabulous in hanging baskets and containers; unperturbed by full sun, part shade or wind; available as hanging basket. 

  • Begonia ‘Gryphon’: Grow this one for its showy, silver and dark green, large, divided, tropical looking foliage; tolerates forgetful waterers; use outdoors for the summer and bring indoors at the end of the season (mine wintered over beautifully); morning sun to shade; will probably be 12-18” high and wide by end of summer; available in 4.5” pots.

  • Begonia ‘Million Kisses Devotion’: Same as ‘Elegance’ but reddish orange; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Begonia ‘Million Kisses Elegance’: Similar in form to ‘Bonfire’ but has pale salmon outer petals and white inner petals for a softer look; best in partial shade or morning sun; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Clerodendrum thomasoniae (Bleeding Heart Vine): A spectacular vine for morning sun or partial shade; likes to be barely moist; gorgeous white and red flowers; grow in a container with a trellis; available in a 4.5″ pot.

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Big Blonde’: Selected for its sun tolerance; thrives in hot, sunny conditions; burgundy stems with bold yellow leaves that have a burgundy center vein; 24-30”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Dark Star’: Purple foliage that glows with a subtle sheen; nicely shaped scalloped edge. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Defiance’: Burgundy to raspberry with wide creamy yellow edge; 18-24”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Dipt in Wine’: Burgundy and chartreuse; 24”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Fishnet Stockings’: Wide,bright green leaves with sharply contrasting deep purple veining; 24-30”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Freckles’: Creamy yellow, bronze and orange splotches; 14-18”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Inky Fingers’: Irregularly lobed green leaves with dark maroon centers; 2’. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Kingswood Torch’: Flaming magenta foliage that is overlaid with orange and burgundy; 24-36”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Kiwi Fern’: Very distinctive, slender, burgundy, fern-like leaves edged in gold; 18-24”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Limon Blush’: Features a changing pattern of irregularly lobed green, honey yellow, pink, and cream; 10-16”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Pink Chaos’: Chaotic fusion of bright pink, mint-green, and white; 6-12”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Religious Radish’: Warm red foliage that is flushed with almost black markings; 24-40”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Rustic Orange’: Beautifully serrated leaves of rich coppery orange with a lighter yellow-gold edging and salmon-scarlet highlights naturally well-branched with long, pointed leaves; part shade to full sun; just increase amount of water if you plant it in sun; 18- 24”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Sedona’: Glowing orange leaves splashed with deeper orange; 12-24”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Sky Fire’: Jagged wine-red leaves are deepest burgundy at the base shading to rose towards a creamy edge; 18-24”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Splash’: Chartreuse with large burgundy splotches; 24-30.

  • Coleus – Sun Series ‘Stormy Weather’: A hurricane of bright red, bright yellow, deep purple, and green; 12-18”. Cultivars are constantly changing; I’ll do my best

  • Colocasia (Elephant Ear) ‘Black Coral’: Full to part sun; tropical texture; other cultivars may be available; available in one gallon pot. Similar to ‘Black Magic’ in color, but leaves are heavily puckered and have blue veins; 4′; needs consistent moisture. 

  • Colocasia (Elephant Ear) ‘Tropical Storm’: Full to part sun; tropical texture; other cultivars may be available; available in one gallon pot. New variegated introduction is mostly black with a prominent white streak in the center, 30″ high and wide; great background plant in containers because of height.

  • Cordyline ‘Red Star’: Dark burgundy red foliage; use as alternative to a spike or to Phormium; full to partial sun; 36”; available in #1 (1 gallon).

  • Cosmos ‘Xanthos’: This new cosmos has radiant, soft-yellow hues; blooms avishly, from late June to frost; 24″ high.

  • Cuphea ‘Sriracha Series’: Choose pink or rose; 24” high and wide with many spikes; endless source of color; have used a similar series in my containers the past few years and loved it; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Cuphea ‘Sriracha Series’: Choose pink or rose; 24” high and wide with many spikes; endless source of color; have used a similar series in my containers the past few years and loved it; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Cyperus ‘Baby Tut’ (Dwarf Papyrus): 18-24”. Moisture and water loving grass-like plant but keep crown above water; useful in water gardens but also in moist soil in ground or in containers; sun or partial shade: available in #1.

  • Cyperus ‘King Tut’ (Papyrus): 48-72”. Moisture and water loving grass-like plant but keep crown above water; useful in water gardens but also in moist soil in ground or in containers; sun or partial shade: available in #1.

  • Fuchsia ‘Eruption’: A trailer for hanging baskets or window boxes; literally smothered with wave after wave of hot-pink, elongated flowers throughout the summer; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’: A showstopper in the garden and conversation piece when cut for a mixed bouquet; unique; strong, tall stems topped with exploding bursts of full, large, 1” strong lavender pink blooms tipped with bright yellow; grows quickly to form a full, dense, landscape specimen; 3-4′ tall and 1-2′ wide; full sun; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Gomphrena ‘Las Vegas Mix’: A mix of white, pale rose pink, and deep purple; 18″ high, a good height for the middle of the border or a container; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; great for fresh and dried bouquets; available in 5″ pot.

  • Gomphrena ‘Pink Zazzle’: Grabs your attention with knock-your-socks-off color; was the consistent winner at trials; 3” wide, large, hot pink to fuschia blooms last several weeks in the garden or as cut flower; grows 16-24” in a container; full sun; available in 5” pot.

  • Helianthus Sunsation Flame or Yellow: An extremely compact, dwarf sunflower; well branched plants produce up to five flowers per stem over a long flowering period; pollen free heads; striking when planted in containers or
    border; 20-25” high; full sun; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Impatiens Fusion Series ‘Glow’: Unusual colors for Impatiens; available in yellow or apricot; seashell shaped 1 1/2-2″ blooms; morning sun and afternoon shade or high-filtered shade in beds with 3 to 4 inches of organic matter to raise the beds and give good drainage or in containers; also, work in a slow-release, balanced fertilizer; will grow 12-16”; combine well with foliage tropicals; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Impatiens Fusion Series ‘Peach Frost’: Unusual colors for Impatiens; available in yellow or apricot; seashell shaped 1 1/2-2″ blooms; morning sun and afternoon shade or high-filtered shade in beds with 3 to 4 inches of organic matter to raise the beds and give good drainage or in containers; also, work in a slow-release, balanced fertilizer; will grow 12-16”; combine well with foliage tropicals; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Impatiens Divine Series: A hybrid New Guinea; not subject to the downy mildew that afflicts regular Impatiens; filtered sun; 12-14”; need consistent watering; available in flat or 4.5” pot.

  • Impatiens – Sunpatiens: These will probably replace New Guinea Impatiens eventually because they will even thrive in Texas heat according to my friend Jimmy Turner who was Director of Horticulture at the Dallas Arboretum; hybrid of shade Impatiens and New Guinea; quoting Jimmy:”Just like other impatiens, they do require quite a bit of watering, but I’ll share a secret with you to make any impatiens flower more and stay shorter: Let them wilt between watering, and I mean let the tips hang down before you water. Since all impatiens are native to the equator they are used to only two seasons, hot/wet and hot/dry. If they start to dry out a little bit they kick into reproductive mode and will flower much heavier for you”; prune back if too big or tall for you; 2’; available in 4.5” pot or hanging basket.

  • Laurentia ‘Beth’s Blue’: Have been growing this incontainers for the past few years and love it; true blue stars that last all summer and fall; drought tolerant; 12-14”; finely textured foliage; full or afternoon sun; available in 4.5” pot..

  • Lobularia ‘Silver Stream’: A great improvement on the traditional Alyssum that reseeds everywhere; this plant is sterile (grown from cuttings not from seed) so instead of making a dozen new plants from seed in the second half of the summer, it produces more and more flowers; very heat tolerant; 8-12” high and wide; good in the ground or in containers; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Osteospermum Akila Mix – Finally, an opportunity to purchase these by the flat (of 18) instead of purchasing in pots; lovely mix of purple, rose, and white daisy-like flowers; non-stop blooms all summer long; some drought tolerance; 10-15″.

  • Oxalis ‘Charmed Wine’: Wine foliage with white flowers. Sun or partial shade; 6-10” x 10-12”; somewhat drought tolerant; available in 4.5” pot

  • Oxalis ‘Molten Lava’: In low light, ‘Molten Lava’s foliage is chartreuse; in sunnier sites, it’s golden yellow; golden yellow flowers. Sun or partial shade; 6-10” x 10-12”; somewhat drought tolerant; available in 4.5” pot

  • Oxalis ‘Zinfandel’: Wine-red leaves with yellow flowers; foliage is greener in part shade. Sun or partial shade; 6-10” x 10-12”; somewhat drought tolerant; available in 4.5” pot

  • Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’ in light shade: An eyecatching annual fountain grass with a burgundy midvein flanked by hot pink margins; redder in sun, pinker in shade; 24″; pink plumes in summer and fall. Available in #1.

  • Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’ in sun: An eyecatching annual fountain grass with a burgundy midvein flanked by hot pink margins; redder in sun, pinker in shade; 24″; pink plumes in summer and fall. Available in #1.

  •  Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’: Broad deep purple foliage; does not flower; 3-4’.

  • Petunia (All are fragrant) Crazytunia ‘Sparky’: Magenta and yellow irregular bicolor.

  • Petunia (All are fragrant) Easy Wave ‘Plum Pudding Mix’: Flowers are a mix of rosy purple and pale purple with dark purple veins.

  • Petunia (All are fragrant) ‘Merlin Blue Morn’: Thispetunia blooms with a wide purple edge and a white center but fades to lavender blue; neatly mounded plants 15-20” tall and 18-30” wide.

  • Petunia (All are fragrant) Supertunia: Very heat and drought tolerant once established in the ground or pot; do not need deadheading to continue flowering nor do they become leggy; fast growth equals need for ample moisture and fertilizer; 6-12″ x 36″; sun to bright shade; new color this year is ‘Pretty Much Picasso,’ a violet purple edged with lime green.

  • Petunia (All are fragrant) Mini Supertunia ‘Blue Vein’: Slightly smaller, 6″ x 24″.

  • Petunia (All are fragrant) Surfinia ‘Sky Blue’: Cascading petunia, 6″ x 40″; tolerates summer heat and rain; great mildew resistance; self-cleaning; feed monthly. 

  • Ptilotus ‘Joey’: A native to central Australia, Ptilotus offers exceptional beauty and the side benefit of heat and drought tolerance; large, feathery bottlebrush, pale lavender flower spikes atop thick, silvery green foliage; excellent as an accent in mixed containers or as a compliment in annual flower beds; partner with Eucalyptus ‘Silverdrop’, lavender Pentas, and Salvia ‘Evolution’ for a show stopping combination; sun; 14”; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Colors’: Flowers more than double the size (5-7” across) of traditional varieties; 20-24” tall and 12-15 inches wide; color varies; excellent cut flower. Available in flats or 5” pot.

  • Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’: Attractive, cherry-colored blooms all summer long, triumphing over heat, drought and poor soils! Stunning when planted in drifts in borders or can be planted in large containers to create a feature plant on a patio or terrace; flowers average 3-4 inches in width, 24 inches in height; sun or part shade. Available in flats or 5” pot.

  • Rudbeckia ‘Denver Daisy’: Huge yellow flowers with flat dark brown cone surrounded by dark red halo; best in average to dry soil; may perennialize; 2’. Available in flats or 5” pot.

  • Snapdragon ‘Twinny Peach’: Butterfly flower (double); unique color is a blend of peach, yellow and light orange; 12”; sun or light shade; available in flats.

  • Talinum ‘Limon’: Chartreuse foliage; delicate, wiry flower stalks with fine, see-through texture; minute hot pink flowers followed by carimine-colored small seed pods that are showier than the flowers; 3′ in full sun; seeds prolifically but seedlings easy to pull if unwanted; available in 4.5″ pot. 

  • Torenia ‘Kauai Series’: Only 8” but loves heat and humidity as well as shade; available in flats.

  • Torenia ‘Rose Moon’: Tubular rose and pale lavender flowers with yellow markings; bloom all season; filtered sun or part shade; thrives in high humidity and heat; trailing habit; vigorous; self-cleaning and well-branched; great in hanging baskets or other containers; needs no deadheading; available in 4.5” pot or hanging basket.

  • Torenia ‘Summer Wave’: Similar to ‘Rose Moon’ but has tubular blue flowers with purple throat; available in 4.5” pot or hanging basket.

  • Torenia ‘White Moon’: Similar to ‘Rose Moon’ but has tubular white flowers with yellow markings; available in 4.5” pot or hanging basket.

  • Torenia ‘Yellow Moon’: Similar to ‘Summer Wave’ but has tubular yellow flowers with purple throat; available in 4.5” pot or hanging basket.

  • Verbena bonariensis: Certainly not new but a reseeding annual that you should not bewithout; great all summer and fall until frost; 4’ tall but very narrow; looks great sprinkled through the garden or massed; light purple; sun or light shade; dry or moist; available in flats.

  • Verbena, trailing ‘Candystripe’: Pink and white star pattern bicolor; available in 4.5″ pot. 

  • Verbena, trailing ‘Pink Ballet’: Pale pink and rose pink bicolor; available in 4.5″ pot.

  • Verbena, trailing Tiara Mickey Lavender Blue: Dark purple center with paler surrounding petals; stunning; available in 4.5″ pot. 

  • Vinca Cora Cascade™ ‘Blackberry’: Dark purple with white eye. Disease resistant, heavy flowering, 12-14” or in container as a trailer; glossy, dense green foliage, full sun and regular watering; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Vinca Cora Cascade™ ‘Cherry’: Hot pink with white eye. Disease resistant, heavy flowering, 12-14” or in container as a trailer; glossy, dense green foliage, full sun and regular watering; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Vinca Cora Cascade™ ‘Peach Blush’: White with red eye. Hot pink with white eye. Disease resistant, heavy flowering, 12-14” or in container as a trailer; glossy, dense green foliage, full sun and regular watering; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Vinca Cora Cascade™ ‘Strawberry’: Pink with dark eye. Hot pink with white eye. Disease resistant, heavy flowering, 12-14” or in container as a trailer; glossy, dense green foliage, full sun and regular watering; available in 4.5” pot.

  • Zinnia ‘Profusion® Series: Tough zinnias with excellent mildew resistance; drought tolerant once established; wide range of colors; 12”; sun; available in flats.