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New flower varieties, Part 2

Here are more beautiful new flower varieties you can grow in your own garden this spring.

So, first of all, annual phlox! This variety is called 'Intensia Blueberry.' It's a short-growing, annual phlox as opposed to the tall-growing perennial phlox, most people know. Plant it in spring, it blooms all summer and then dies in fall. It has a beautiful blueberry color, and it doesn't get powdery mildew, so it's not going to die back from disease.

Here's supertunia called 'Sangria Charm.' It has small, petunia-like flowers, kind of like a calibrachoa, but they're better because after a rain, the flowers bounce right back up. They don't stay all floppy and matted down. They're very sturdy.

This white flower is a lobularia called 'Snow Princess.' It looks like alyssum, but it's better than alyssum, because it will flower all season long and not go to seed and kind of get brown and ratty looking in the heat. So it's more heat tolerant and longer lasting.

By Charlie Nardozzi

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