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Outdoor Plants

New Perennials for 2020

April 13, 2020 4 min read

Want to be the envy of your street? Browse our collection of new perennials for 2020!

Whether you are looking for a shade-loving plant to brighten up a corner, or a sun-loving addition to your front garden, you’ll find something new at Sheridan Nurseries.

Echinacea Sombrero® Granada Gold

They are all very well-branched, sturdy plants that bulk up quickly and are loaded with buds for a vibrant show of colour all summer long. Ideal for mass plantings and containers. Sombrero® Granada Gold has golden yellow flowers that contrast against dark green leaves. Plant in full sun.

Brunnera ‘Jack of Diamonds’

This shade perennial is best described as a giant version of the classic ‘Jack Frost’ with a twist; the leaves overlap dramatically at the base giving it a swirling display. Overall, the foliage is circular from a distance. The leaves have a silver overlay with vivid wide, dark green veining pattern. From mid to late spring, baby blue, forget-me-not type blossoms appear in clusters above the foliage.

Athyrium ‘Crested Surf’

This shade-loving perennial fern looks similar in colour to a traditional Japanese painted fern, but the tips of the fronds are double-crested. A vigorous, taller variety that can fit the middle of the border. Perfect for moist, shady areas of the garden.

Baptisia Decadence® Deluxe ‘Pink Lemonade’

Soft yellow flowers blossom atop the compact clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. The flowers age to dusty raspberry purple, showing both colours at the same time. Plant in full sun to partial shade.

Perennial of the Year – Aralia ‘Sun King’

A unique golden-leafed plant for your shade garden needs! The colour will be brighter yellow in part sun, and more chartreuse or lime green in full shade. Tiny white flowers will appear in late spring. After blooming, deep purple-black inedible berries will appear.

Hosta of the Year – Hosta ‘Dancing Queen’

This exceptionally unique large, yellow hosta from is unlike other yellow hostas. ‘Dancing Queen’ emerges with bright yellow foliage and remains yellow all season long. In mid to late summer, the foliage lightens to soft yellow, and the clump is topped with pale lavender flowers.

Penstemon ‘Onyx and Pearls’

Similar to the gemstones onyx is in reference to its dark foliage and pearls refers to its soft lavender flowers with white interiors that appear in early to midsummer. This penstemon takes on heat and humidity in stride but is also very cold hardy.

Ligularia ‘Pandora’

They say that when you open the box of Pandora, it will get you in trouble. However, this Pandora will only give you beauty! With its shiny, dark purple foliage, this perennial makes a beautiful statement in a perennial border, mixed containers or in a rock garden. It has a unique dwarf habit and will flower vibrant yellow blooms in summer. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

Hosta ‘Maui Buttercups’

This is one of the best small yellow hostas. Its foliage is a bright gold rounded leaves are deeply cupped and corrugated. The leaves are of heavy substance and demonstrate good slug resistance. Near white flowers appear in midsummer.

Echinacea Sombrero® ‘Fiesta Orange’ & Echinacea Sombrero® ‘Rosada’

All colours of the Sombrero® series are evenly matched for habit and timing, creating a vibrant display in the garden or container sets on a patio. They are all very well-branched, sturdy plants that bulk up quickly, and are loaded with buds for a vibrant show of colour. Coneflowers are a mainstay in gardens and are praised for their cheerfully bright flowers.

Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

Calamogrostis ‘Hello Spring!’

A new addition to our SGC Container Gardening Collection, this beautiful crisply variegated feather reed grass is shorter than ‘Karl Foerster’ and has a more relaxed growth habit. White flower plumes emerge in late spring and mature to tan colours.