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Bloom Alert: Annual Border

There are over 100 cultivars in this year’s Annual Border, which celebrates plant trial winners. Horticulture professionals test and evaluate new garden varieties based on qualities like floriferousness, hardiness, and disease resistance. They also make note of novel colors and forms of plants submitted for evaluation. Visit for yourself to see it in its late summer glory.

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Annual Border 2018
Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Coral'. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
Annual Border 2018
Tithonia rotundifolia 'Yellow Torch' (Mexican sunflower). Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
Annual Border 2018
Lantana camara 'Greg Grant'. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
Annual Border 2018
Colorful, late summer blooms in the Annual Border. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
Annual Border 2018
Spectacular foliage is also featured in this year's Annual Border. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.