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The Best New Plants of 2020: Annuals

Fine Gardening - Issue 193
Photo: courtesy of John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds

A prettier version of morning glory

Name: ‘Sunrise Serenade’ morning glory (Ipomoea × imperialis ‘Sunrise Serenade’)

Zones: Annual

Size: Vining 8 to 10 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil

Native Range: Hybrid

If a peony and a morning glory had a baby, this would be their glorious offspring. The ruffled, many-petaled blooms of ‘Sunrise Serenade’ start showing up in early summer and continue right up until frost. The color and shape are unique for this much-loved annual vine and will keep garden visitors guessing.

Introduced by John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds

Photo: John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds

Sunset hues and a delicate look make this a must-have

Name: ‘Apricot Lemonade’ cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Apricot Lemonade’)

Zones: Annual

Size: 24 to 30 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide

Conditions: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil

Native Range: Southern United States, Mexico

Some plant names make no sense, while…

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