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Here are 10 hot new plant varieties to make your garden look extra stunning this season!
  • PowWow Echinacea

    PowWow is an Echinacea with more manageable height (no fencing required) that produces lots of flowers on compact stems. Little to no maintenance is required for gardeners, as it tolerates dry growing conditions. Varieties include the rich, intense rose color of wild berry, and a pure, clean white.<br>
    Height: 16 to 20 in. first year. 22 to 24 in second year.<br>
    Spread: 12 to 16 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Redhead Coleus

    The Redhead Coleus is a vigorous coleus for sun and shade in a vivid red color. It is versatile for garden beds and adds height, texture and contrast to combination plantings.<br>
    Height: 18 to 24 in.<br>
    Spread: 28 in.<br>
    Sun to Shade.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Voltage Yellow Osteospermum

    Here's an early, bright yellow osteo with a spreading habit that puts on a strong color show. It's the first osteo in bloom and the last osteo out of bloom! The full, mounded plants flower into the summer season and make great, high-color-impact hanging baskets. They're great for coastal markets.<br>
    Height: 10 to 16 in.<br>
    Spread: 24 to 28 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Shock Wave Denim

    Shock Wave's stand-out feature is the extreme proliferation of its petite flowers. Fast to recover after rain or watering, it looks great whether planted in the ground, in containers or hanging baskets, which leads to easy gardening success for amateur gardeners. Denim starts as a deep blue, then alters its color through the season, "fading" to blue-lavender silver -- just like your favorite pair of blue jeans!<br>
    Height: 7 to 10 in.<br>
    Spread: 2.5 to 3 ft.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Easy Wave Burgundy Star

    Burgundy Star blooms freely all season without cutting back. Place it any sunny place you want continuous color: Flower beds, mixed containers or hanging baskets. Habit is mounded and controlled.<br>
    Height: 6 to 12 in.<br>
    Spread: 2.5 to 3.25 ft.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Breathless Euphorbia Series

    This all-new series includes the only red-flushed leaf form, plus a better-branched white. Heat-tolerant, fine-textured varieties fill in fast and display a showy mass of self-cleaning flowers all season long. They're durable, low-maintenance and long-lasting in containers and in-ground plantings.<br>
    Height: 8 to 15 in.<br>
    Spread: 20 to 28 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Pepper Cajun Belle

    The mildly spicy bells of Pepper Cajun Belle are excellent for homemade salsa. This variety makes it easy to grow a successful crop of peppers; it's delicious when harvested either green or red.<br>
    Height: 24 in.<br>
    Spread: 24 in.<br>
    Fruit size: 3.5 to 4 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Rhythm & Blues Petunia

    This high-performance plant has beautiful color! Mounded, spreading and very free-flowering, the petunia has eye-catching blue flowers with a white rim. It displays excellent season-long shows of color in large baskets and containers, and its stable flower pattern creates stunning blooms.<br>
    Height: 12 to 16 in.<br>
    Spread: 12 to 16 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Zahara Zinnia Starlight Rose

    This new disease-tolerant, heat-loving series ofers larger flowers in stronger colors. It includes a trio of "firsts" for a zinnia of this type: yellow, scarlet, fire and a well-balanced mix. Count on care-free, season-long shows with lots of color!<br>
    Height: 12 to 18 in.<br>
    Spread: 12 to 18 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
  • Zinnia Double Zahara Cherry

    Enjoy the bigger, fully-double flowers of Double Zahara Zinnia. You'll be amazed at its disease and drought tolerance. It's a care-free summer-long performer and can survive local watering restrictions while still showing off lots of strong, high-impact color.<br>
    Height: 16 to 20 in.<br>
    Spread: 16 to 20 in.<br>
    Full Sun.<br><br><B>For information on these varieties, visit <a href="http://www.ballhort.com/" target="new">Ball Horticulture Company</a><br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 17, 2012
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