Are you ready to take your garden to the next level? Look no further because we have some exciting news for all you plant enthusiasts out there! We are thrilled to let you know about some new perennial plants that are sure to add beauty and charm to your outdoor space.
Perennial plants, known for their longevity and ability to return year after year, are a gardener's dream. Not only do they require less maintenance compared to annuals, but they also offer an ever-changing display of colors and textures throughout the seasons. And this year, we have handpicked some extraordinary varieties that will leave you in awe.
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these new perennial plants are sure to elevate your gardening experience. With their exceptional beauty and resilience, they are the perfect addition to any landscape.
Here are our eight favorite selections for 2024:
Agastache Guava Lava – Agastache Guava Lava, also known as hummingbird mint or hyssop, is a showstopper with its eye-catching deep pink to coral-colored flowers. The unique hues of this plant will surely make it the focal point of your garden, attracting not only humans but also beautiful pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Not only does Agastache Guava Lava offer visual appeal, but it also emits a delightful fruity scent that will fill your garden with an irresistible aroma. One of the great advantages of Agastache Guava Lava is its resilience. This plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, making it ideal for gardens in various climates. It's also drought-tolerant and low-maintenance. Hardiness zones 5-9.
Centaurea ragusina Silver Swirl – This exquisite new perennial also known as Snowflake Dusty Miller, will surely captivate you with its unique silver-gray foliage and delicate, fringed petals. The Centaurea ragusina Silver Swirl is a hardy plant that thrives in full sun or partial shade, making it versatile for various garden settings. Its compact size makes it perfect for borders, rock gardens, or even container planting. With proper care and maintenance, this plant can grace your garden year after year. One of the standout features of the Centaurea ragusina Silver Swirl is its eye-catching flowers. Blooming in summer, the plant produces clusters of dainty lavender-pink blossoms that attract butterflies and bees, adding life and movement to your outdoor space. Hardiness zones 6 – 9.
Crowning Glory™ 'Princess Bride' Eucomis – This stunning plant is sure to be the crowning glory of any garden, with its regal appearance and enchanting blooms. These delicate blossoms are held atop tall, sturdy stems, creating an eye-catching display that will leave you and your guests in awe. The plant starts with citron yellow flowers turning into a soft pink and yellow blend. The flowers bloom from late summer to early fall. The plant has arching leaves that emerge burgundy before turning a deep green in summer. Grows in full sun to partial shade. Hardiness zones 6-9.
Erysimum Erysistible™ - The Erysimum Erysistible, also known as Wallflower, is an absolute showstopper with its vibrant blooms and delightful scent. Its flowers come in a range of stunning colors, including shades of yellow, orange, purple, and red. Imagine the burst of color that will greet you every time you step into your garden! There are five varieties in the series, bronze rose is one of the newest and our favorite color. These plants will look wonderful in your spring garden. The plants bloom in early to mid-spring. They can be grown in flower beds or containers and are reliable pollinator-friendly plants. The plant grows 14-16 inches tall and spreads around 12 inches. This series of Erysimum flowers are the first zone 5 hardy Erysimum. Hardiness zones 5-9.
Gazania Sterling Silver® - This new ground cover series will delight consumers with its stunning silver-gray foliage and vibrant, daisy-like flowers. This plant is sure to add a touch of elegance and beauty to any garden or landscape. One of the most remarkable features of the Gazania Sterling Silver® plant is its ability to thrive in hot and dry conditions. It is known for its exceptional tolerance to drought, making it a perfect choice for gardens in arid regions or those who want a low-maintenance plant. Not only does this plant possess exceptional resilience, but it also boasts an extended blooming period. From spring through fall, the Gazania Sterling Silver® displays an abundance of large, showy flowers in double gold and burgundy stripes. These eye-catching blooms are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to your garden. Their fully double flowers remain open for days on end.
Helleborus 'Frostkiss Vibey Velvet' – This beautiful hellebore plant has rich dark red flowers with burgundy flecking. With hellebores, the evergreen foliage is attractive year-round with outstanding summer foliage and remarkable late winter/early spring bloom. The flowers will bloom January – March. The plant is known for its silvery-green marbled foliage. The plant is easy to grow but can take two years to bloom. It grows best when planted in the spring or fall. Make sure the soil is coarse and well-draining. Avoid watering during the heat of the day. Fertilize it in the fall for winter blooms. Hardiness zones 5-8.
Midnight Velvet Sedum – This tall sedum is part of the Rock ‘N Grow® collection and adds a luxury touch to your outdoor space. This attractive plant has rich, dark purple leaves. In the late summer clusters of mauve buds cover the plant, before bursting into rose-red flowers. After blooming has completed, the seedheads appear in dark red. Leave the seedheads for some seasonal interest and the birds can use it as a food source in the winter. Plant this sedum in full sun to see the true foliage color. If the plant has too much shade the leaves will stay green. This sedum variety stands out amongst other plants with its vibrant coloration, making it a true statement piece in any garden bed or container. Hardiness zones 3-9.
Summerina Glow Echibeckia™ - This remarkable hybrid combines the best traits of two popular plants – Rudbeckia and Echinacea – resulting in a unique and eye-catching addition to any outdoor space. These flowers are considered tender perennials, but they are hardy to zone 7. These perennials boast large, daisy-like flowers that come in a vibrant range of warm colors, including shades of yellow, orange, and red. Whether you live in a hot and humid region or a cooler climate, this versatile plant can adapt and flourish. Its strong stems and sturdy nature make it resistant to wind, rain, and heat, ensuring that it remains resilient throughout the summer months. One of our favorites is ‘Sugar Shake’ which has a fully double flower that starts in a peach lime color and gains cherry colors with sun exposure. The long stems on these plants also make them a wonderful addition to a cut flower garden. Hardiness zones 7-9
Let us know if you think one of these perennials will make it into your garden!
Agastache Guava Lava, Centaurea ragusina Silver Swirl, and Erysimum Erysistible photos courtesy of Ball Seed Horticulture.
Crowning Glory™ 'Princess Bride' Eucomis and Midnight Velvet Sedum photos courtesy of Proven Winners.
Gazania Sterling Silver® photos courtesy of Jill Mazur
Helleborus 'Frostkiss Vibey Velvet'and Summerina Glow Echibeckia™ photos courtesy of Pacific Plug And Liner