This is in fact a top ten minus one since there are only nine new varieties on the list for this year. For the last three years Birds and Blooms have published their choice of the top ten new plants, but for some reason of which I am unaware they have only been able to recommend nine for this year. Even so they are well worth checking out to see whether you want to try these in your garden. The plants are described in an article by Chrystal Rennicke.
Announcing the latest and greatest flowers and plants for 2017! Introduce any one of these beauties to your backyard this year and prepare to be wowed. We explain why we picked each one of these plants for our best-of 2017 list, and include links, so you can buy each one from suppliers. We hope that this year you have the best garden yet!Courtesy of Cool Wave
Cool Wave Morpho pansy
Viola x wittrockiana, Zones 5 to 9
Beautify the growing season with cool-season pansies. With delightful color and a spreading and trailing growth habit, they’re perfect for spring and autumn containers. One of the first plants you see in spring, it’s among the surest signs that winter is on its way out.
Why we love it: These colorful pansies bloom for a long time. That’s just one of the benefits of the Cool Wave brand.Thompson & Morgan
Cosmos bipinnatus, annual
Quench your thirst for all things citrus with a cosmos in a rare, delicately faded yellow shade. The very first yellow cosmos bipinnatus on the market, this beauty bursts to lemony life with a lush mass of flowers on strong 24-inch stems throughout the hot summer season.
Why we love it: Its delicate, subtle color is more of a yellow wash or
a tinge of yellow on white.Proven Winners
Vista Fuchsia Supertunia
Petunia hybrid, annual
A new line of the popular Vista Bubblegum Supertunia series, this fancy petunia packs a lot of color and blooms on its sturdy stems. An annual, it’s bound to be the highlight of your containers, and it looks stunning paired with other vigorous growers, such as sweet potato vine.
Why we love it: This low-maintenance, disease-resistant flower does not need deadheading.
See more at Birds and Blooms
Feature photo: Monrovia