New Plants for 2018

Get inspired by Robin Sweetser’s backyard gardening tips. Robin has been a contributor to The Old Farmer’s Almanac and the All-Seasons Garden Guide for many years.

Fleuroselect has three Gold Medal winners.


Zinnia ‘Profusion Red’ is a new color for the Profusion series of compact flowering, disease resistant plants.


Calibrachoa ‘Double Pink Mania’ boasts pink, double flowers (though in this picture they look more like purple!) that won’t fade in hot summer sun. Look for this one at your local garden center!


Lewisia ‘Elise Ruby Red’ is a perennial in zones 6-10 so I won’t be planting this outside but it can be grown in a container and wintered over in a cool spot indoors. A great little rock garden plant, it blooms off and on all season long.

The American Rose Garden Selection winners for 2018 are ‘Coral Knockout’ and ‘Promises’. Coral is a new color for the very popular and reliable Knockout family of roses. It is hardy in zones 5-10 and is said to hold its color well even in hot humid conditions. ‘Promises’ is a compact rose growing 3-4 feet tall and bearing bright magenta-pink blossoms all season long.

Have fun perusing the catalogs whether you are an online shopper or like me you prefer the old paper catalog. January is the perfect time for planning this year’s dream garden.

See the Almanac’s #1 garden planner to plan your dream garden. There’s now a free 7-day trial which is ample time to try it out.