1. ‘Black Magic Rose’ Geranium has charcoal-black leaves bordered with a narrow strip of green. The contrast of the dark foliage with bright rose flowers is very appealing – Veseys Seeds
2. The vibrant yellow flowers of Gazania ‘Citrico’ are a treat – White Rock Nurseries
3. This ‘Mini Phalaenopsis,’ Doritis pulcherrima is available in white and all shades of pink – Brookside Greenhouses Ltd.
4. Nepenthes x ventrata is a carnivorous vine that produces gaudy urns to trap and devour insects – Hawaiian Botanicals
6. Coreopsis ‘Sea Shells’ (Coreopsis grandiflora), with its tubular petals, is a delightful wildflower – Dominion Seeds
7. The ‘MiniFamous Calibrachoas’ now have new lighter-coloured varieties to complement the deep blues, reds and pinks in this series – Nordic Nurseries
8. Hemerocallis ‘Minnie Pearl’ has 7.5-centimetre fragrant blooms of soft apricot that blend into a yellow eye – Van Noort Bulb Co. (Photo: Florissa)
9. Asclepias Silky Formula Mix’s blooms make an exotic filler for cut-flower arrangements – William Dam Seeds
10. ‘Cruzan Cream’ features a soft melon-cream bloom with maroon eye and gold braided edge – Erikson’s Daylily Gardens
11. The outer petals of Hepatica ‘Shikouden’ form rings of dark purple that lightens to a lovely violet-purple as the petals progress to the centre – Fraser’s Thimble Farm
12. An intriguing specimen, the dark cone-shaped blooms of Rudbeckia ‘Black Beauty’ appear from June to frost – McFayden Nursery
13. Paeonia lactifolia ‘Pecher’ offers up large, three-layer blooms of blush pink that are softly scented – Botanus Inc.
14. ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ is a new, long-blooming fragrant red rose that blooms all summer – Old Rose Nursery (Photo: David Austin Roses)
15. Veronica ‘Royal Candles’ is a new compact form of Spike Speedwell. Versatile in the garden as an edging plant, in the rock garden or in tubs and containers – Heritage Perennials
16. Carex muskingumensis ‘Oehme’ is a variegated palm sedge that starts out green then gives way to distinct yellow stripe – Bluestem Nursery
17. ‘Hy Bishop’ is a very floriferous single dahlia available in contrasting colours – Ferncliff Gardens Ltd.
18. Stevia rebaudiana is a sweet herb and the leaf powder can be used in place of sugar. The plant is ideal in containers – McFayden Nursery