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The Best New Plants of 2020: Perennials

Fine Gardening - Issue 193
Photo: courtesy of Plants Nouveau

No flopping allowed with this summer-to-fall gem

Name: ‘Red Riding Hood’ Anemone (Anemone ‘Red Riding Hood’)

Zones: 5–9

Size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide

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

Native range: Hybrid

We’ve seen a series of new, compact anemones hit nursery shelves lately, and this one appears to be just as lovely as the rest. ‘Red Riding Hood’ sports many dark pink, cuplike blooms on sturdy stems beginning in summer and going into fall. Once the flowers go to seed, they turn into fluffy white balls, adding yet another interesting aspect.

Introduced by Plants Nouveau

Photos: courtesy of Plant Delights Nursery Inc.

Everything you ever wanted, in one plant

Name: ‘Petit Henri’ ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi* ‘Petit Henri’)

Zones: 5–7

Size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide

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

Native range: Europe

Why, oh why, don’t more people grow ragged robin?…

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