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Petunias III / Petunia x hybrida

Petunia x hybrida¬†‘Cascadias Rim Magenta’ – A trailing petunia with abundant smaller blooms of a deep magenta-purple exquisitely edged in ivory. These are borne from late May through to October with regular feeding with higher phosphorus. ‘Cascadia Rim Magenta’ is … Continue reading

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New Guinea Impatiens II / Impatiens x hawkeri

Impatiens x hawkeri ‘SUNPATIENS Variegated Spreading Salmon’ (syn. ‘SAKimp005’) – A spreading form of New Guinea impatiens which would be a suitable substitute for the Busy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana) affected by downy mildew. This cultivar features large salmon-pink blooms borne … Continue reading

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Trailing Verbena II

Verbena x ‘SUPERBENA Royale Silverdust’ – A Proven Winners selection with a semi-trailing habit that cascades over the edge of planters and hanging baskets, but also works well in the bed foregrounds. It blooms earlier than most Verbena with umbels … Continue reading

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Coleus III / Solenostemon

Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Kiwi Fern’ (syn. Coleus blumei) – A stunning Coleus with deeply lobed burgundy fern-like leaves edged in a contrasting gold. ‘Kiwi Fern’ makes a great centerpiece in mixed shade containers or hanging baskets. This variety is also¬† tolerant … Continue reading

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Exotic-Looking Annuals

Alternanthera ‘Jewel’ – Like some species of Amaranthus this plant is also commonly known as ‘Joseph’s Coat’, much in part to its lance-shaped leaves of pink, copper, gold and green. The small white flowers are inconspicuous and this heat tolerant … Continue reading

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Novelty Impatiens / Busy Lizzie

Impatiens walleriana ‘Center Stage’ (syn. ‘Tuckmas’) – This new Impatiens has the perfect combination of single fire engine red blooms and bright green foliage edged in gold and lime – a real showstopper. It flowers from late spring through to … Continue reading

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Fuchsia

Fuchsia ‘Deep Purple’ (Garrett 1989) – A trailing form with huge blooms of recurved white (to the palest of pink) sepals and a ruffled double purple corolla. It blooms continually from late spring through to the hard frosts in autumn. … Continue reading

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