Last week I attended the annual flower trials at Welby Gardens. Along with a number of fellow landscape professionals, I was invited to view 800 new - or recently introduced - plant varieties (mostly annuals) and vote for my ten favorites. Welby will use the information to help determine which plants to propagate next year. What a concept, eh? Find out what the buyers like, and supply it!
Here are just a few that caught my eye:
|Osteospermum, 'Peach Magic' from the Serenity series|
|Lantana 'Lemon Glow' from the Lucky series|
|Coleus 'Mars Landing'|
|Supertunia 'White Russian'|
And finally, this crazy fiesta coneflower. Not part of the trial, but a showstopper nonetheless.
|Echinacea 'Double Scoop'|