1. Calla ‘neon amour’
Produces wavy blooms of sizzling pink to vibrant red, colours that intensify with age. An excellent specimen for containers. Lift and store bulbs for winter. Blooms July-Sept., 40 cm.
(Van Noort Bulb Co.)
2. Delphinium ‘starmaker’
Oh yes, René van Gaalen strays from the straight and narrow once again with this long-blooming Belladonna type with a mind of its own. (Darwin PlantSpotters)
3. Echinacea ‘Jade’
An excellent addition to the Echinacea lovers’ pallet, its bright white petals are set off around a green cone. (Darwin PlantSpotters)
4. Geranium ‘confetti’
Amazingly unique new shades adorn this perennial Geranium. Pink blooms float above green foliage with splashes of cream and dark-green speckles. Has a nice low spreading habit and the colour is best on new growth. Spread some confetti in your garden. Zones 2-9. Blooms May-Aug., 20 cm. (Van Noort Bulb Co.)
5. Malva sylvestris ‘Zabrina’
The very tropical appearance of these Mallow make them a must for the perennial border. The pure white flowers are striped with dark, wine-purple flames. They bloom throughout the summer, an old country garden favourite. Zones 3-9. Blooms June-Sept., 80 cm. (Van Noort Bulb Co.)
6. phlox ‘pleasant Feelings’
The very latest addition to René van Gaalen’s bizarre series of petalless Phlox.
7. veronica ‘baby doll’
Compact, uniform, and ever-so-many flowers. This impressive pink dwarf could become an obsession. (Darwin PlantSpotters)