By Phil Avino
Gone are the days of the same old plants year after year. With advancements in growing technology, an increasing number of new and
improved plants are hitting the market every year. Here are some of our favorites we have personally selected that you will find at
Gullo’s Garden Center this spring.
Miracle On The Hudson™ Rose
This exceptional rose with vibrant red, semi-double flowers was named in honor of Captain Sullenberger, the crew, and passengers of US
Airways Flight 1549, for which the incident became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson”. Winner of the Biltmore International rose trials
for ‘Most Outstanding Rose’, the petals span almost 4″ wide.
Scarlet Fire® Dogwood
Developed by Rutgers University, this selection is truly gorgeous. With deep pink and fuchsia coloration at its peak, it is sure to be a showpiece
in the garden. Disease and pest-resistant, this dogwood also features a long 6-8 week flowering period. In fall its leaves turn, adding another
season of color.
Primo™ ‘Black Pearls’ Coral Bells
Stunning jet black foliage! This Proven Winners® perennial can be grown in either the sun or shade. It forms a very dense clump and
flowers white and pink. Its compact growth habit, only growing 8″-10″ tall, makes it a very versatile plant with many applications.
Czechmark Trilogy™ Weigela
Czechmark® weigela are a new series that showcases just how much flower power this old-fashioned favorite is capable of. This
plant features three colors, on one plant, at once! Pink, white, and red flowers bloom in late spring, creating a dazzling
showcase. Like other weigela varietals, this plant is extremely easy to grow and hardy.
Czechmark Twopink® Weigela
Another shrub in the Czechmark® weigela series, Czechmark Twopink features the most incredible pink colors in a weigela yet. Every
bloom is a rich pink color, starting in late spring. Easy to grow and hardy, this one is sure to be a favorite.
Magical® Ruby Red Hydrangea
This hydrangea is the reddest to date! Backdropped against very dark green leaves, its large red blooms create a dazzling show. Long-
lasting blooms blossom from late summer to fall, gradually turning a wine red color.
Bambini® Phlox Series
These plants took 7 years to develop, but were well worth the wait. A compact phlox with large flower heads, it comes in four different
varietals: Candy Crush, Desire, Primadonna, and Sweet Tart. This plant is a great way to add groundcover with color!