New plants....Who wants them?

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348

as some might know, I am a sucker for new plants.  A sucker though after I have researched as much as I can and am convinced they are as good as the hype.image

so is anyone else a sucker for a new plant....if so, what in particular do you crave?

from astilbe Shogun and the latest little eucomis I am hooked image

What new plants do you want in your gardens?  

For me it is agastacke kudos Silver Blue.........


  • Mark56Mark56 Berkshire, UKPosts: 1,395

    Every variety of Agastache under the sun especially Kudos Mandarin image

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,141

    Just bought mine.  I wanted a Choisya Sundance again and I've got one.

    Not smart, not clever but functional and beautiful.  I'm happy.  On to the next object of desire ... image 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 2,502

    Ordered some Kudos Mandarin and some Bupleurum longifolium 'Bronze Beauty'! No idea if either will be hardy here in Scotland but could not resist!


    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Mines Monardra Beauty of Cobham. I haven't got it in my garden but have planted it in others. When I seen it in full bloom, I've always thought that's one that I want in mine. Love the contrast in the colour of the flowers and their formation 

    To be honest, any other Monarda doesn't do it for me 

  • Verdun


    I try a give them room and water only at the base but some plants such as Monadra are mildew prone. Natures way of telling us that plants we not always perfect image

  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    I am heavily into Echinacea and Dieramas.  I have got around 10 different Dieramas, either established plants or seedlings, but am having real trouble getting any unusual seeds from this country for the Echinaceas.  I have a friend who lives in Canada and she says she will try and find some different seeds if I send her a list of 'wants'.

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,535

    They aren't flowers but, I've got 6 varieties of rhubarb, Victoria, Poultons Pride, Timperley early, Stockbridge arrow, Livingston, Valentina. There's 2 more that I'd like, Fulton's strawberry surprise and Rosenhagenimage

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 1,096

    I am trying a few new plants for me this year, I trying agastache black adder still unsure it would survive a winter though, got a calamagrostis karl forster to plant out ( first perennial grass ) - lobelia verdrariesis and other plants which are in my plants stash, I always forget what's there until I add more plants image

    Was talking to mum about a strawberry rhubarb plant yesterday but couldn't remember the name, sound delicious image .

    I got a few monarda's - cambridge scarlet / beauty of cobham / scorpion , beauty of cobham and cambridge scarlet have been mildew free so far, scorpion did get mildrew, good mulch hopefully will help this year. 

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 1,096

    Verdun - I want to split the calamagrostis in two , would it be ok to split now like most other perennials? Its in a 7.5litre pot at the moment. I dont know why but I got in the back of my mind that you not suppose to split grasses to early.

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 1,096

    Thanks Verdun 

  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 288

    I have a bit of a obsession with agapanthus, after first seeing them on honeymoon down in Cornwall many years ago. I have many deep blue , purple/black, bright blue and white varieties but as yet no lilac blooms. So I'm after agapanthus Lilac Haze. I've seen it online being recommended by a leading agapanthus breeder and it looks a beauty, with lovely large flower heads. 

    I've also fallen under the spell of clematis Flora Pleno Maryrose that l saw a wonderful specimen of at a local NGS open garden last summer. So I'm after one of those too. 

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