MEET THE 2022 ANNUAL OF THE YEAR™ GRACEFUL GRASSES® PRINCE TUT™ CYPERUS
Introducing your new favorite “thriller” for container combinations! This whimsical dwarf Egyptian papyrus waves its huge tassels above its potted companions all season long. Try this versatile plant in landscapes and as a fun addition to water gardens, too, then harvest a few plumes for long-lasting bouquets. There’s no end to what Prince Tut can do.
The Annual of the Year is easy for everyone to grow, regardless of their experience level. It shouldn’t take an expert to grow beautiful flowers.
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PERFECT FOR BASKETS AND CONTAINERS
This award-winning annual grows beautifully in hanging baskets as well as upright patio containers and window boxes.
OUTSTANDING LANDSCAPE PERFORMANCE
Not just for containers, the Annual of the Year also delivers a knockout performance when planted in landscapes.
MEET THE 2022 CALADIUM
OF THE YEAR HEART TO HEART® ‘RASPBERRY MOON’ CALADIUM
Bring the beauty of the tropics home when you grow this splashy raspberry speckled caladium. Whether your goal is to create a relaxing vacation-like atmosphere on your deck or you’re looking for something different for this year’s window boxes, this summer-loving beauty will be the perfect fit.
MEET THE 2022 PERENNIAL
OF THE YEAR™ ‘PAINT THE TOWN MAGENTA’ DIANTHUS
Get out your sunglasses! You’ll spot the vivid glow of these magenta blooms all the way from across the yard, and so will the pollinating bees and butterflies. This perennial is right at home planted along warm, sunny edges and rock gardens and is a champ in the heat. Even better, it returns reliably every year in zones 4 through 9.
MEET THE 2022 HOSTA
OF THE YEAR™ SHADOWLAND® ‘DIAMOND LAKE’ HOSTA
Here’s a hosta you’ll love watching mature through the years. Its heart-shaped, powder blue leaves take on incredible personality as their edges become rippled and their texture becomes thick and corrugated with age. This is bound to become one of the most distinctive perennials in your shade garden.
MEET THE 2022 FLOWERING SHRUB
OF THE YEAR™ DOUBLE PLAY DOOZIE® SPIRAEA
Searching for a hardy plant that is colorful from spring through fall? This is it! This truly is a doozie of a spirea that starts off with red spring foliage and then blooms non-stop with deep pink-red flowers from late spring until frost. Deer walk right on by, but pollinating bees and the occasional hummingbird are raving fans.
Catch one glimpse of this enchanting rose and you’ll see how it’s as lovely as it is durable. Vivid red-orange buds open to reveal classic bowl-shaped, softly fragrant, orange blossoms that take on a golden glow above the healthy, dark green foliage. Resistant to common rose diseases, it remains in color from early summer to frost.
MEET THE 2022 HYDRANGEA
OF THE YEAR LITTLE QUICK FIRE® HYDRANGEA PANICULATA
If you love the reliability of panicle hydrangeas but wished they bloomed earlier, your wish is granted! Aptly named, Little Quick Fire is quick to send out its lacy white blooms in early summer, a month before most of its kind. That means you’ll have more time to enjoy its transition to deep pink before frost, plus its compact size helps it tuck neatly into landscapes.
MEET THE 2022 LANDSCAPE
SHRUB OF THE YEAR™ INCREDIBALL® HYDRANGEA ABORESCENS
One of the most iconic shrubs in our entire lineup, this extraordinary hydrangea blooms reliably every year in midsummer with enormous, white flowers that age to jade green. You’ll find one of its best traits is its sturdy stems that stand up to summer rains far better than older selections. Make some room—you’re going to want more than one!
Container gardening is easy when you follow reliable recipes like these! We’ve assembled the perfect blend of gorgeous, long-lasting flowers to keep your outdoor living spaces bright and beautiful all season. Pick up a pre-assembled National Recipe at your favorite local retailer or learn how to grow your own. Learn more about the 2022 National Recipes here.
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