Graham Rice's New Plants

Plantsman and garden writer Graham Rice explores the latest new plant launches, the best varieties and their suppliers.

Brunnera 'Alexandria' totally silvered

New Plants: Brunnera - resilience and exciting introductions stoking fresh interest

Delphinium Centurion is among the best seed-raised series

New Plants: Delphiniums - progress made in seed-raised and tissue-cultured series

Buzz Series, popular with home gardeners / Miss Series: tall plants that are very prolific - credit: Thompson & Morgan/ Graham Rice

New Plants: Buddleja - developments include a neater plant size and sterile flowers

Everest is the top-selling variety in the EverColor range and has green and white variegated leaves

New Plants: Sedges - EverColor range offers versatility and colourful foliage

Pearls of Perfume recently introduced philadelphus is the first to flower all summer long

New Plants: Philadelphus - Developments see significant extension to flowering season

Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'

New Plants: Rudbeckia - Spectacular plants and unique colours hitting the market

Little Honey Bee has white flowers and golden leaves

New plants: Choisyas - Three breeders dominate the market for choisyas in Britain

Impatiens Beacon

New plants: Impatiens - breeding disease resistance into new Impatiens

Evison/Poulsen programme with red Nubia (left), white and blue Tranquilite (centre) and pink Sarah Elizabeth (right)

New Plants: Clematis - how better clematis benefit growers and retailers

Polyanthus 'Crescendo' plant with orange, white and yellow blooms

New Plants: Polyanthus - how are polyanthus getting more grower-friendly?

Atlantis has a variegated form and develops pink tones as winter approaches and bright-yellow starry flowers in summer - credit: Plantipp

New Plants: Sedum - What upgrades have been bred into latest sedums?

Real Charmer's petals blend from cream to lemon yellow - credit: Plant Haven

New Plants: Leucanthemum - How ox-eye daisies are meeting modern demands

L to R: Hebe 'Champagne Ice', 'Claret Crush' and 'Merlot Memories' - credit: The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

New Plants: Hebe - Marketing and quality powering the hebe revolution

Tumbelina Darcey-Rosa: vibrant pink with green edges - credit: © Howard Rice

New Plants: Petunia - Greater choice than ever for petunia aficionados

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