Flowers on a Cold, Foggy Day

Thinking about annual flowers for summer really fits this cold, foggy day in winter. The Four O’Clocks and Zinnias were from the garden here at Plant Exchange Blog.



Sometimes just a new twist on an annual we’ve grown successfully for years is just what we are looking for next season. That seems to be the result of the “2019 Top Ten Performing Annuals” chosen by horticulture scientist Steve Poppe. He trials plants at the West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris, Minnesota. These are among the best of last year’s annuals there:

Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Watermelon Punch’


Coleus ‘Heartbreaker’


Verbena ‘EnduraScape Pink Bicolor’


For Impatiens, Marigold, Petunia, Verbena, and Zinnia cultivars also listed, go to and go the “Research & Programs” tab and “Horticulture” for more information about the “2019 Top Ten Performing Annuals”. The three photos above came from the site.

If you want to find another site that highlights plants of the region, the January/February issue of Horticulture magazine features the Nebraska Great Plants for the Great Plains in their “Sure Bets for 2020. The Yankton Community Library subscribes to Horticulture magazine.

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