New Annual Flower Varieties Guide

The New Annuals Varieties Guide (NAVD) is your guide to the latest annual varieties from breeders around the world. Every year the Greenhouse Management varieties guide covers the newest introductions – from abuliton to zinnias – along with all you need to know about each plant, accompanied by colorful, high-resolution photos.

Some top annual varieties from 2017 include:

The arrestingly unique color of the new Superbells Blue Moon Punch from Proven Winners will stop you in your tracks! Cool lavender blooms with a deep purple eye and black throat transition to silvery light purple as they age. Larger than typical, the flowers appear on cascading stems early in the season and continue to bloom into fall without deadheading. This variety has been screened specifically for resistance to Thielaviopsis and can be grown in combination baskets with other medium vigor varieties.

6-12 inches tall x 12-24-inch spread. Part sun to sun.

 

Moodz from HilverdaKooij, is different because growing it involves a different cultivation method (without vernalization), which produces beautiful, full plants within a short time period (12 to 13 weeks). Unlike many other Echinacea varieties, Mooodz is propagated by means of tissue culture. The result is a beautifully full plant with many side shoots.

 

Begonia T REX ‘Stardust’ from Terra Nova Nurseries is made up of fresh green, burgundy and violet foliage, which is stippled and spotted with cream-colored dots. The leaves are medium-to-large sized, very showy and sometimes spiraled, and the color varies with the temperature but is always beautiful. What makes this marvelous plant of interest in gardens and landscapes includes its large, full, shrubby, and mounding habit; hardiness zones of 9-11; ability to thrive in part or full shade; ability to be shipped cool; and of course, its galaxy of colors. ‘Stardust’ also serves well as an interior plant.

 

To view the full list of our 2017 New Annual Varieties guide, click here.

To view the 2016 New Annual Varieties Guide, click here.