22 New Plants for ’22

I really wanted to start the new year on a positive note and nothing puts a gleam in the gardener’s eye better than a glimpse of new plant introductions. So, here are 22 of the best summer flowers, perennials, vines, ornamental shrubs, and edibles to look forward to in 2022 at Amsterdam Garden Centre.

Petunia ‘Double Vogue Lemon Berry’

Petunia ‘Double Vogue Lemon Berry’ – An absolutely dazzling double petunia with two-tone colours of burgundy-red accented with yellowish-green tips and blotches. It has a mounding habit, making it ideal for hanging baskets and containers. Grows 8-10” tall by 14-24” wide. 📷 credit: Ball Seed

Calibrachoa ‘MiniFamous Neo Pink Hawaii’

Calibrachoa ‘MiniFamous Neo Pink Hawaii’ – Hot hues seem to be trending for 2022 and this Calibrachoa with bright raspberry-coloured blooms accented by a black-edged yellow star just pops at first sight. It features a semi-trailing habit and large flowers that will just burst out of hanging baskets. Grows 8-12” tall by 12-15” wide. 📷 credit: Ball Seed

Verbena ‘Beats Purple & White’

Verbena ‘Beats Purple & White’ – A unique bicolor verbena with purple-edged white petals that are sharply contrasted with red on the top. It blooms two weeks earlier than other verbena and flowers right through any heat stress common to container culture. Grows 6-8” tall by 10-12” wide. 📷 credit: Ball Seed

Helleborus ‘North Star Crystalline’

Helleborus ‘North Star Crystalline’ – A stunning new Lenten rose hybrid with abundant crystal-white semi-double blossoms from January to March. The flowers are accented by yellowish-green centres, and yes, we have them in stock right now. Grows 13” tall by 17” wide. USDA zone 5. 📷 credit: Terra Nova Nurseries

Helleborus ‘Picotee Pearl’

Helleborus ‘Picotee Pearl’ – Another white beauty with anemone-form flowers and a ruffled centre, all edged in a delightful raspberry-pink. This Lenten rose from the Winter Jewels Series is extremely hard to come by and is in stock. Grows 18” tall by 24” wide. USDA zone 4. 📷 credit: Skagit Horticulture

Gerbera ‘Sweet Sparkle’

Gerbera ‘Garvinea Sweet Sparkle’ – This eye-catching hardy Gerbera features 3.5”-wide single blooms of the hottest pink accented with a darker dusky purple eye. This herbaceous perennial flowers from spring to fall and really pops in window boxes. Grows 15-19” tall by 12-15” wide. USDA zone 7.

📷 credit: Hilverda Florist

Sempervivum ‘Chick Charms Lotus Blossom’

Sempervivum ‘Chick Charms Lotus Blossom’ – Succulents have been all the rage of late and this Hen & Chick sports white variegated leaves which are carmine-pink in summer and blush-pink during winter. A real showpiece for the rock garden or alpine trough. Grows 2” tall by 4-6” wide. USDA zone 3.

📷 credit: Growing Colors

Pennisetum ‘Lemon Squeeze’

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Lemon Squeeze’ – Ornamental grass enthusiasts are bound to embrace this hardy fountain grass with bright chartreuse foliage contrasted by bold coppery plumes in midsummer. The leaves of ‘Lemon Squeeze’ also do not scorch in the hot afternoon sun. Grows 30” tall by 24” wide. USDA zone 5.

📷 credit: Walters Gardens

Cornus kousa ‘Scarlet Fire’