New for 2015, English Gardens introduces Hort Couture, a brand of stylish and sophisticated annuals. Here are 8 stunning plants that will revolutionize your container gardening.
Thrillers in Flower Fashion
1. Coleus Under the Sea
Dive into a coral reef of colors! The Under the Sea Collection features two unique coleus: Sunfish and Seaweed. Sunfish soaks in the warm rays to produce rich warm red undertones. Seaweed displays deep sea color with bright green and deep purple.
2. Stainless Steel Pseuderanthemum
Grey is the new black! With variegated grey leaves and an accent of red as it blooms, this adds a sleek and modern look that will accentuate other plants in the garden.
3. Pinstripe Angelonia
A breakthrough in flower fashion! These two tone Snapdragons come in Vintage Pink and Zebra. Vintage Pink takes the stage with white flowers and soft pink stripes and Zebra shows off purple stripes on hot pink blooms.
Fillers of Style
4. South Beach Lantana
Bright colors and excellent performance, South Beach Lantana has a mounding habit and a fragrance that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Varieties include: Coral, has pink tips around clumps of yellow flowers; Heat is fiery red and orange; Coconut with white and yellow flowers; Hot Pink has flowers in shades of pink, yellow and light orange; Bullion with yellow flowers; and Purple Sky with light lavender and white flowers.
5. Glitterati Geranium
This amazing geranium will shine in any container! Varieties include Gold Digger, whose foliage has a gold variegation and Ice Queen with white variegation.
Spillers on the Runway
6. Kimono Calibrachoa
A dramatic flair on the flower runway! With a mounding and spilling effect for hanging baskets and other containers, Kimono Calibrachoa has large flowers set off with deep eye zones. Black Dragon is a vibrant red that darkens to black around the yellow eye. Blue Dragon is luscious lavender around a yellow eye. Kim Chi is a pastel red with dark red veining and a yellow center. Koi shows off creamy orange flowers with a bright orange middle. Tokyo Sunset shines in shades of orange, yellow and red.
7. Perfectunia Little Black Dress
A garden must-have! This perfect black petunia has a compact habit and rich color that will complement any color in your garden and containers.
8. Glamouflage Petunia
Add a little flavor of Blueberry and Grape with the Glamouflage line. With variegated foliage, Blueberry has pastel purple flowers and Grape blooms vibrant purple. With a mounded and trailing habit, rich color will spill over containers and hanging baskets.
This is just a sample of the Hort Couture varieties available at English Gardens. Selection will vary by store and season.