Episode 80: New Plants

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With so many events canceled in the last year, we sure are happy that the plant breeders still decided to unveil a healthy crop of new plants for us to drool over. Of course there were a handful of new huecheras and more phlox than we ever knew could exist, but there were also some interesting options that no one (including us) saw coming. And now, we want them all. In this episode we discuss some noteworthy candidates in every category: perennials, annuals, shrubs, and even a couple fruiting plants. What’s the one thing that could stop these plants from all landing in our shopping carts? Not enough space in the garden.

Expert testimony: Visit to see Richard Hawke’s recent webinar, New Plants Showing Promise.

Danielle’s Plants

‘Polished Brass’ Joe pye weed (Eutrochium x ‘Polished Brass’, Zones 3-8)

Limelight Prime® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPPH’, Zones 3-8)

‘Igor’ pumpkin

Midnight Cascade™ blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘FC12-187’, Zones 5-9)

Steve’s Plants

‘Pharaoh’s Mask’ elephant ear (Colocasia ‘Pharaoh’s Mask’, Zones 8-11)

‘All Summer Joy’ geranium (Geranium ‘All Summer Joy’, Zones 3-9)

‘Little Miss Figgy’ fig (Ficus carica ‘MAJOAM’, Zones 7-11)

Baby Kim® lilac (Syringa ‘SMNSDTP’, Zones 3-8)

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