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New Varieties


March 26, 2008
By Canadian Garden Centre staff

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new varieites

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Echinacea
Cone-fections

Available in ‘Coconut Lime’ and ‘Pink Double Delight,’ the Cone-fection
works great as a border and container plant or even as a cut flower.
Transplant this variety in full sun and blooms will appear for eight to
12 weeks, beginning in mid-
summer. (Skagitt Gardens)
  Achillea
‘Apricot Delight’

Apricot Delight is part of the Tutti Frutti series, which is known for
its sturdy, compact growth habit, long bloom period and interesting
flowers. When grown in full sun, the hues are intensified and the plant
works best in zones 4-8. The plant is USPPAF and is from Blooms of
Bressingham. (Valleybrook Gardens)

 
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Sedum ‘Picolette’
This bareroot variety grows best in zones 3-9, flowers from August to
October and will reach a height of 15-20 inches. The pinkish flowers
combine with darker foliage for a dramatic look that makes the
Picolette an excellent container plant. (Vanhof & Blokker)
  Iris ensata
‘Ruffled Dimitry’

This large, lavender purple flower features darker violet venation and
an intense purple, combined with traditional yellow signals, can be
found in the heart of the flower. It grows best in zones 4-9, flowers
from June to July and reaches a height of 30-35 inches. (Vanhof &
Blokker)
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Portulaca
‘Pastel Sundial’

This pastel mix of blooms in chiffon pink, peach, sunny yellow and
ivory is perfect for hot, sunny locations, hanging pots, walkways or to
cover bear spots in the landscape. Portulaca is one of the most
drought-tolerant annuals and will reach six inches in height and
spreads. The cup-shaped flowers bloom abundantly like little
open-centred roses. (Renee’s Garden)
  Polar Bear Zinnia
These lovely old-fashioned “dahlia-flowering” zinnias are pure white
and are a perfect accent in the garden. The full double, four-inch
flowers are borne on long-stemmed 3.5- to four-foot multi-branching
plants that are excellent for cutting armfuls of blooms all summer
long. (Renee’s Garden)


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