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Coming soon! New Annual Plants for 2019

The snow may still be falling, but it is never too soon to start dreaming about beautiful, blooming annuals! Sargent’s annual grower is always looking for new plants to keep your containers, baskets, and plantings fresh.  Here is just a sample of a few new plants you will find in the greenhouse this spring. Start dreaming about how beautiful your garden will be!

New from Ball Seed we have ‘Starry Sky Burgundy’ Petunia. The beautiful star pattern of the large flower contrasts with the dark burgundy and yellow bloom.  Does best in full sun and is a mounded plant that will be best in containers and beds.

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Photo courtesy of Ball Seed

Attract hummingbirds and enjoy Superbells ‘Holy Smokes!’   Filled with small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth. The blooms have a soft yellow base with blue-purple splotches. Superbells do best in full sun, bloom like crazy and are best in containers, baskets, and window boxes.  Even better, no deadheading needed!

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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

Gomphrena ‘Truffula Pink’ is a tough and low maintenance plant perfect for use in larger containers and in beds. This large variety can reach almost two feet tall and just as wide plus it does great in the heat and humidity.  Gomphrena makes a long lasting cut flower and is beautiful dried as well. 

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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

 

For shadier to sunny areas try the new ‘ColorBlaze Royale Cherry Brandy’ Coleus.  It can grow to 30″ tall and up to two feet wide filled with bright maroon leaves and sturdy branching.  Add a burst of texture and color to your containers and in the landscape.  Bring indoors after the season and grow as a houseplant!

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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Don’t forget our Plant Finder tool to help you pick the perfect plants for your containers and gardens this year.

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