So many new plants, so much fun to try them out. I am a huge proponent of new perennials and annuals – after all, how many of us go into a garden center and ask “What’s Old?”
However, sometimes we think that everything we read about the newest of the new is true – yet how many of these new plants have stood the teat of time – in fact, few have even been trialed around the country.
New is not necessarily better, and in fact, many garden centers don’t sell the newest introductions because they are not easy to find, and they do not have a lot of confidence in their performance.
I have recommended many cultivars of perennials and annuals on my App, but few of them are the newest genetics. The fact is, those I recommend may have been around for many years but I have seen them, trialed them extensively, and feel confident in them. You will also be able to find them at most garden centers.