Spring has finally sprung! Beautiful and colorful ideas for your garden, enjoy.
Apple Slice Dianthus – Perennial
Light pink deepening to red—that special color makes this fragrant dianthus a splendid addition to Proven Winner’s FRUIT PUNCH line. Plant ‘Apple Slice’ in full sun and expect some butterflies to visit. USDA zones: 4-9
Autumn Sunburst Azalea – Perennial
Known for breeding azaleas that bloom through spring, summer, and fall, Encore released this dwarf azalea with white-ruffled coral pink blooms in fall 2012, but now is the time to settle it into your landscape. USDA zones: 6-9
Ballerina Ruffles Helleborus – Perennial
There’s no better way to welcome spring than with this double-flowered and rosy pink hellebore, of the WINTER THRILLERS collection. Settle it in moist woodland areas and watch it spread. USDA zones: 6-9
Blue Eyed Beauty Osteospermum
A stunning contrast of purple center and yellow petals distinguish this new BallFlora Plant introduction. Osteopermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ blooms with early spring color and unlike many osteospermum, these blooms stay wide open.
Blue Marvel Salvia
Hardy in zones 4-9, ‘Blue Marvel’ salvia, from Darwin Perennials, is all about high-impact color and profuse blooms.
Cheers Mighty Mauve Erysimum linifolium
Cheers Mighty Mauve Erysimum is a vibrant, continuously blooming perennial with great heat tolerance. Along with ‘Cheers Lemon Yellow’ these plants perform well in zones 6-10.
Dash Crimson’ Dianthus
‘Dash Crimson’ dianthus from PanAmerican Seeds.
Selecta’s ‘Dalaya Devi’ dahlia.
Foxlight Ruby Glow Digitalis
The 2015 introduction ‘Foxlight Ruby Glow’ digitalis from Darwin Perennials boasts beautiful cut flower potential and is a foxglove well suited to container gardens.
Gerbera Revolution Orange
Gerbera ‘Revolution Orange’ would make a striking addition to any indoor or outdoor container with its punchy orange petals.
Golden Spring Alyssum
Watch your nursery shelves in 2015 for Alyssum wulfenianum ‘Golden Spring’ from Darwin Perennials and hardy in zones 4-9.
L.A. Dreamin Hydrangea
The lush blooms of hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’ allow myriad shades of pink and blue to coexist on the same plant, whether you adjust the alkalinity of the soil or not.
Little Janie Gaura Lindhemeri
Hardy in zones 6-10, gaura ‘Little Janie’ boasts delicate white and pink blossoms.
Marquee Box Office Bronze Coleus
Intense, rich color on ‘Marquee Box Office Bronze’ distinguishes this new-for-2015 coleus introduction from Burpee.
Mercury Rising Coreopsis – Perennial
Wine-red flowers will delight pollinators, not to mention those who appreciate vigorous growth and disease-resistance. USDA zones: 5-9
Midnight Marvel Hibiscus Perennial
This hibiscus’s rose-purple blooms, which appear in spring and summer, are matched in intensity only by the fiery orange that its leaves turn in fall. USDA zones: 5-8
Minifamous Double Purple Calibrachoa
A 2015 calibrachoa introduction from Selecta, the profuse blooms on ‘Minifamous Double Purple’ speak to a customer desire for lush, rose-like blooms on plants without the rose-like high-maintenance.
New Day Rose Stripe Gazania
Bold color makes gazania ‘New Day Rose Stripe’ a great choice for any garden.
Pretty Lady Diana Anemone – Perennial
Blooms of Bressingham, a breeder in Japan, has introduced an unusually compact variety of anemone that looks great in borders or containers and boasts a rich pink hue. USDA zone: 5
Red Shades Cannova Canna
Hot color and bright blooms define the exotic ‘Red Shades Cannova’ canna from Ball Plants.
Snapshot Sunset Snapdragon
Loads of varied colors define this ‘Snapshot Sunset’ snapdragon from PanAmerican Seeds.
Starship Scarlet Lobelia
Intense color distinguishes this new lobelia variety, ‘Starship Scarlet’, hardy in zones 6-10.
Suncatcher Plum Blast Petunia
A new trailing petunia introduction from BallFlora Plants, the ‘Suncatcher Plum Blast’ petunia boasts obvious intense color, is fast-growing and early-flowering.
White Anouk Lavandula Stoechas
Hardy in zones 6-10, this beautiful lavender, ‘White Anouk’, is already a hit in Europe.