New annuals for 2021
Celosia Sol Collection
The Sol Collection of foliage celosias offers both colour and texture. The two new cultivars grow relatively fast with no downy mildew issues. Lizzard Leaf (shown) has burgundy-bronze colouring and Gekko Green has green-burgundy hues. Best in full sun.
Impatiens walleriana Imara
Imara is the first series of Impatiens walleriana with a high degree of resistance to downy mildew. Proven landscape performance with reliable flowering and a compact branching habit. A complete range of core and novelty colours.
Petunia Bee’s Knees
Bee’s Knees is an intense yellow petunia. It blooms into a lush, flower-filled plant and puts on a high-impact show all season long with very little maintenance. Great performance in baskets or landscapes.
Colorblaze Royale Pineapple Brandy
This tightly-branched, compact selection has radiant golden yellow leaves and a razor thin, red edge. Good resistance to downy mildew. Grows up to 60 cm tall and spreads 40 cm in sun or shade.
Proven Accents Sweet Caroline Medusa Green
Sweet potato vine
An exclusive new foliage form for Ipomoea. Distinctive palm-shaped, thick, chartreuse leaves on tight internodes form a compact, mounded to slightly trailing plant. Won’t flag or fade in the heat. Grows up to 20 cm tall and spreads 40 cm Part sun to sun.
A super-compact version of the ever-popular philodendron, this freely-branching plant features deeply divided, fresh green leaves on many stems. Ideal for indoor garden space, office complexes, protected outdoor landscape use, and other shade spaces.
Begonia boliviensis Groovy Series
The Groovy series is perfect for premium baskets and is available in Orange, Red, Rose, White, and Mellow Yellow. Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
Petunia Shock Wave Purple Tie Dye
Shock Wave hanging baskets are blanketed with masses of colour with petite, high-impact flowers, like new Purple Tie Dye. This variable purple-blue and white bi-colour flower pattern will add playful colour in floral designs.
Mangave Night Owl
This beautifully dark succulent has a similar habit as Silver Fox but with near black leaves. The wide leaves gently undulate to show off its marginal spines. Plant in full sun for best colour.
Coffee Cups and Heart of the Jungle
Coffee Cups has dramatically cupped, deep olive-green leaves. Heart of the Jungle bears huge heart-shaped, dark green leaves held high on black stems. Both grow up to 1.2 m in height and spread in part sun to sun.
BIG White Green Leaf
BIG White Green Leaf is a well-branched begonia with short internodes, so it’s covered with blooms. Performs in full sun to full shade and extremely heat tolerant. Also new is BIG Deep Rose Bronze Leaf — the darkest rose in the series, Benary says.
Crystal Sky and Electric Purple Sky
The Headliner mounded petunia series boasts a dramatic colour range, and is ideal for petunia baskets. Crystal Sky (shown) has a light lavender hue; Electric Purple Sky offers vibrant colour and trendy sky pattern. .
Dahila hybrida Dahlegria series
With an upright habit, Dahlegria dahlias are suited for both landscape and container applications. Large, colourful, single flowers stand out on the almost-black foliage. Great mildew tolerance.
Calibrachoa Cha-Cha Diva Hot Pink
Ball FloraPlant claims Cha-Cha is 25 per cent more vigorous than other Calibrachoa with large, cascading blooms. The colour-shifting Diva Hot Pink variety is a vibrant addition to the series.
Scaevola aemula Bombay Yellow
A down under wonder that thrives through extreme heat. Strong trailing habit works well in summer baskets and combos. Yellow flowers thrive even when temperatures are at their hottest. The ultimate summer mixer in combination baskets and planters.
Euryops pectinatus High Noon
This colourful, compact cultivar is a new genus for Proven Winners. Native to South Africa, it has large, prolific, sunny-yellow blossoms and semi-succulent thick leaves. Grows 35 cm tall and spreads 45 cm in part sun.
Bidens Taka Tuka
This new series offers four distinct bi-colours that are ideal for premium pots, hanging baskets or mixed containers.
Petunia pendula Milliflora FlashForward series
A new miniature flowering, spreading petunia series. Tidy plants hold longer at retail than traditional trailing petunias and don’t overgrow companions in mixed containers. Flowers freely all summer long, even under difficult garden and weather conditions.
Impatiens walleriana Beacon Rose
The Beacon impatiens series has high resistance to impatiens downy mildew with the same habit and plant structure of traditional garden impatiens. Perfect for window boxes, baskets or landscapes. Rose colour joins the rest of the series for spring 2021.