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2020 Rose of the Year: Oso Easy Double Red Rose
This nearly true-red rose is oh-so-easy to grow and oh-so-stunning. Its vibrant, double flowers keep right on coming all summer long without having to remove any of the spent blossoms, filling your garden and vases with passionate color. It makes a dazzling hedge along a fence line and is gorgeous planted en masse to fill large expanses with all-summer color.
Growing Tips: This easy-care rose defies conventional expectations of what a rose typically needs to flourish. If your soil is naturally rich, that’s perfect. But this rose will also thrive in average soil. If you’re planting it in a container, use a high-quality potting soil that allows water to drain easily. Roses require full sun to grow and bloom, so choose a spot that receives a minimum of six hours of direct sun per day.
2020 Hydrangea of the Year: Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea
You’ll never have to ask why your hydrangea didn’t bloom when you grow this one of a kind, ruby-flowered stunner. Every year in early to midsummer, you’ll enjoy its full, two-toned ruby and silvery pink mophead-style blossoms that repeat again and again on new growth, offering ample opportunity to fill your vases with fresh flowers.
Growing Tips: While many types of hydrangeas prefer acidic soil (pH less than 7.0), this hydrangea can also live in neutral (pH 7.0) soils. This plant doesn’t grow well in soggy soil so if that sounds like yours, you may need to improve the drainage before planting. This hydrangea will also benefit from a layer of mulch to keep the roots cool and moist.
2020 Flowering Shrub of the Year: Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon
This multiple award-winning rose of Sharon blooms in a unique shade of true blue—a color rarely found in the late summer and fall garden. They unfurl all along the stems to reveal large, lavender-blue flowers with a fluffy anemone center. Bees and hummingbirds are frequent visitors as this robust flowering shrub is happy to provide them sustenance for months on end.
Growing Tips: Choose a spot in your landscape that receives full sun—at least 6-8 hours per day. Don’t worry about it being too close to a sprinkler head, as this shrub can handle some dryness once established. Bear in mind that it will grow quite large, topping out at 12 feet when fully mature, so be sure to give it plenty of space to shine.
2020 Perennial of the Year: Denim ‘n Lace Russian Sage
If you’ve ever grown Russian sage, you know it can be a beast in the landscape, happy to spill over onto its neighbors and rule the roost. But this neatly upright variety easily fits into any perennial border without overrunning its neighbors. It is every bit as floriferous as its cousins (if not even more so) and stands tall all season without leaning on anyone.
Growing Tips: Find a relatively dry spot where there is abundant sunshine for your Russian sage. This one will actually grow better in poorer soils that are lacking a high concentration of organic matter. Alkaline soil is preferable, but the only requirement is that the soil be well-drained as this plant’s roots do not like to sit wet for long. Plant in the spring to give its dense, woody root system time to establish before winter arrives.