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The Best New Plants for 2017

Fine Gardening – Issue 175

New plants can be dangerous to your health. I know I can’t be the only one whose pulse quickens, face flushes, and pupils dilate whenever I see a “new plants” sign at a nursery. As gardeners, we are predisposed to get excited about offerings never before available to the public, and this year’s crop of introductions is worth getting hot and bothered about. With new color breakthroughs, improved habits, and even better vigor, these plants prove they’re worthy of a spot in your landscape.


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‘Haas’ Halo’ Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea Arborescens ‘Haas’ Halo’)

It seems as if this plant should have a warning label that reads something like “Blossoms may appear larger in person.” This smooth hydrangea variety has lacy blooms that are anything but standard size (up to 14 inches across). The marketers claim…

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