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The new "Bloomerang" lilac. It's only a small bush rather than the gigantic size of the typical lilac. AND it blooms first in the spring, and then reblooms again in the summer and stays until frost! Fragrant and low maintenance. Good for cutting flowers (thinking of vases and vases of them!) We planted 5 along our fence-line and I can't wait for the first bloom this year!
Lo & Behold Series dwarf butterfly bush (Buddleia Lo & Behold) - Fragrant flowers bloom non-stop from mid-summer right up until frost - Reblooms without dead-heading - Use in containers, around decks and as a ground cover - 'Blue Chip' (blue-purple), 'Ice Chip' (white), 'Lilac Chip' (lavender-pink), 'Purple Haze' (dark blue-purple)
Coreopsis, Cherry Lemonade - Would like to get this. - Lighting: sun Plant Height: 8-9" Ground Condition: well drained Spread: Hardiness Zone: 9-11 Bright, feathery golden foliage with cherry red flowers all summer long! The startling color combination combined with its low, compact habit, make this a dramatic standout in any container or border garden. Plant in containers in northern gardens and bring indoors for winter. Grows 8-9" tall. Full sun.
Glowing Embers rhododendron - Cultivation: Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Prefers shade from early morning sun. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises Soil types: Clay, Loamy, Sandy Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH: Acid Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun Aspect: North, South, East, West Exposure: Sheltered Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
per another pinner "It was a great year for plants in the 2012 Proven Winners introductions that I had the opportunity to trial for the summer, so this category was a tight race. In the end it came down to sister plants Superbena Royale Peachy Keen and Superbena Royale Iced Cherry, both of which have officially turned me into a verbena lover. In the end the nod goes to the cherry red version of this plant only because the almost neon red color, which bloomed all season without fail, is unlike any I've seen before."