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Exciting new plants you'll want to grow

December 21, 2009

Diascia Flirtation Orange
Diascia hybrid Flirtation Orange from Proven Winners has charming orange flowers that bloom profusely all season. It is great for early spring planting. Deadheading is not necessary. Flirtation Orange height reaches 8 to 12 inches in full or partial sun and has a mounded habit with 8- to 10-inch spacing. It is hardy to 10°F and great for use in hanging baskets, combinations, window boxes and landscapes.

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Aloe hybrid ‘Christmas Carol’ PPAF
Rancho Tissue Technologies offers a new standout variety from its own in-house breeding program. Aloe hybrid ‘Christmas Carol’ PPAF is an amazing small-sized aloe with spectacular color. Trimmed in bright red, the deep green leaves also feature vibrant dark red spots along the centers of the leaves. Best for 4- to 6-inch pots indoors or outdoors. USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11.

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Green Hornet barberry
Monrovia offers Green Hornet, a compact, low-growing barberry, sporting emerald-green foliage with teal-blue undersides. Its striking orange-gold fall color works well when defining a walkway or as a mass planting in a larger area of the garden. At 1½ to 3 feet wide, the low-growing habit makes it maintenance free. It grows best in full sun, and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8.

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Coral Cove Rose ‘BAlmir’ PPAF
Bailey’s Easy Elegance Roses are easy-to-grow plants with stunning color and low-maintenance needs. Coral Cove has incredible color, petite size and superior disease resistance. An everblooming gem, it offers double blooms with dark pink outer petals that mature to a vibrant orange and finally a bright yellow center. Its petite size and round form is ideal for creating informal hedges, and its vibrant colors allow it to pair easily in any garden setting. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9.

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