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 heucheras 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.
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‘Polished Brass’ Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium × ‘Polished Brass’, Zones 3–8)
Limelight Prime® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPPH’, Zones 3–8)
Midnight Cascade™ blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘FC12-187’, Zones 5–9)
‘Pharaoh’s Mask’ elephant’s 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)