Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by longk, Dec 6, 2018.
As the thread title says really, what were your best new plants of 2018?
I'll start it off with the following; It was many years ago when I first saw Plectranthus australis 'Mona Lavender' at Oxfords Botanic Gardens and I wanted one! I tried to track one down for a few years but without success and then back in May I found one at the village plant sale! Nothing much to look at back then but as soon as I saw it I knew what it was.............. Plectranthus australis 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr It grew like crazy................ Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr Finally it came into bloom................... Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr Quite simply my plant of 2018.
It's a very difficult choice, but I have to go with.
Id have to go with tradescantia It isn't showy but it brought the tubs together around the back of the house Edit : or maybe the cana musifolia which put all of that growth on in one season (last pic)
My second choice is Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'.................. Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island' by longk48, on Flickr It is a stunning and large Roscoea and well worth seeking out........... Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island' by longk48, on Flickr My third choice for my best new plants of 2018 is a plant that I grew from seed seven years ago! It finally bloomed this year and it was worth the wait................ Dietes bicolor by longk48, on Flickr
I have to ask - what is it?
It's an Epiphyllum hybrid.
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