New Perennials introduced for 2010

Delft Lace astilbe
Astilbe 'Delft Lace'
This Astilbe is creating quite a buzz with its dark foliage and pink flowers on red stems - the contrast is outstanding. This variety includes some A. chinensis genes for increased vigour and drought tolerance. It combines well with Heuchera and Hosta in partially shady locations. Photograph courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Gold brunnera
Brunnera macrophyla 'Diane's Gold'
A chartreuse/gold foliage brunnera that holds its colour all summer. The breeder found this amazing seedling in his neighbour Diane's garden. It has proven to be vigorous and hardy in his Madison, Wisc., garden for five years. Looks equally good in the shade border or containers. Very showy in bloom with its sky blue flowers. Grows 60 cm (24 in.) wide and 30 cm (12 in.) high in filtered shade.
'Summertime Blues' bellflower
Campanula 'Summertime Blues'
This new Campanula is outstanding for its large, silvery-blue flowers — and the growers says it blooms longer than any other variety they've seen. It has a clump-forming habit and makes a nice combination with some of the new Coreopsis in a sunny garden. Photograph courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries.
'Viking' bellflower
Campanula 'Viking'
This new Campanula is impressive for its compact form, growing 35-45 cm (14-18 in.) tall with a profusion of large, lilac-purple flowers in early summer. It makes a nice companion for Heuchera or Siberian iris in a sunny or partially shaded location. Photograph courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
'Apple Slice' pinks
Dianthus 'Apple Slice'
This new Dianthus from Michigan has fragrant, intricately patterned, deep velvety red, 4 cm (1.5 in.) double blossoms. The blooms have pale pink to white blotches in the centre of each petal, with a matching narrow picotee edge. It makes a nice companion with Salvia or Stachys in a full sun location. Photograph courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
'Burning Hearts' bleeding heart
Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'
From Japan comes this hardy new Dicentra with silvery-blue, fern-like foliage and cherry-red flowers, each with a beautiful white edge. It can be considered an improved version of the popular 'King of Hearts', with a darker flower colour and a longer-blooming habit. Photograph courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
'Firebird' coneflower
Echinacea 'Firebird'
This new Echinacea hybrid has it all — wonderful habit, compact size and charming, red-orange shuttlecock-type flowers. Dark cones add to the appeal of this beautiful coneflower. It makes an excellent companion for Coreopsis or Rudbeckia in a sunny location. Photograph courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries.
'Hot Papaya' double coneflower
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
Double ray petals of spicy orange, with red-orange pompom centre. Grows 85 cm (34 in.) tall and spreads 45 cm (18 in.) in a sunny garden.
'Maui Sunshine' coneflower
Echinacea 'Maui Sunshine'
Large, sweetly fragrant, bright yellow flowers, all on a vigorous, well-branched plant. For best effect, combine with other Echinacea, or a dark-leaved perennial such as Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' or Eupatorium 'Chocolate' for contrast. It also makes an excellent cut flower. Photograph courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries.
'Totally Tangerine' avens
Geum 'Totally Tangerine'
This new cultivar is completely sterile, which means it puts its energy into flowering - not producing seed. The extra flower power produces an abundance of extra large, warm yellow-orange flowers from late spring through summer. Leonard Perry from the University of Vermont trialed this plant and reports it to be, "One of the top performers of all my new perennials..." It combines well with silver foliage in a full sun location. Brookdale Treeland Nurseries
'Just Plum Happy' daylily
Hemerocallis 'Just Plum Happy'
From renowned daylily breeder Darrel Apps comes this re-blooming hardy form with mauve-pink petals and a darker plum-coloured eye. It combines well with white-flowered neighbours and Sedum in a full sun location. Photograph courtesy of www.wefindplants.com.
'Berry Smoothie' coral bells
Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'
Terra Nova Nurseries says this is one of its biggest "wow" plants this year. Originally selected for its amazing spring colour of rose pink, breeders were pleased to find a big, bold habit with excellent colour year round. The large round leaves have colours from purple rose to rose pink. A delicious blend of heat loving H. villosa and cold tolerant H. americana. Grows best in part to light shade. 45 cm (18 in.) tall and wide.
'Electra' coral bells
Heuchera 'Electra'
From the Heuchera pros at Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon, comes a new form that delivers what 'Tiramisu' promised — red venation that stays while the leaf changes from yellow to chartreuse. Combine with other Heuchera for contrast in a partially shaded location. Photograph courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries.
'Fire Chief' coral bells
Heuchera 'Fire Chief'
Glowing wine-red leaves adorn this beautiful new Heuchera. The neat mound is topped with bi-coloured pink and white flowers for an extended period as well. It combines with other Heuchera and/or silvered-leaved plants in full sun to partial shade. Photograph courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries.
'Golden Zebra' foamy bells
Heucherella 'Golden Zebra'
Red leaf veins blend into bright yellow foliage. A fast growing plant that will get to 25 cm (10 in.) tall and spreads 38 cm (15 in.) wide in part shade to shade.
'First Frost' hosta
Hosta 'First Frost'
This is an excellent variegated sport of the popular 'Halcyon' — intense blue leaves with golden margins in the spring that turn to silvery-white by summer. Its name comes from the fact that it looks great through until the first frost. Combine with Heuchera and ferns in a partially shaded garden. Photograph courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
'Banana Cream' Shasta daisy
Leucanthemum 'Banana Cream'
An abundance of double yellow flowers in summer. Compact habit. Grows 90 cm (30 in.) tall and spreads 115 cm (46 in.) wide. Great for filler in the garden and can be used as cut flowers.
Evening Star thalictrum
Thalictrum ichangense Evening Star Strain
A lovely woodland and shade container perennial with maidenhair-like foliage. Leaflets coloured olive, tan, and copper to red-brown are held on wiry stems, each with a central silver star. Tufts of lavender flowers float over the foliage spring through summer. Grows 22.5 cm (9 in.) wide and 30 cm (12 in.) high in light shade or morning sun.
'Heartthrob' viola
TViola 'Heartthrob'
This cool, new violet has relatively large emerald green leaves with a bold central burgundy splash, and lavender flowers in spring. Use with ferns and Hosta in the shade garden for an attractive combination. Photograph courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries.