In The Garden: Big, bold plants for 2018

"The colors are bright and the bees like it as well."

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 12:45 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 1:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore -- New plants this year offer big, bold colors that pop!

In this week's "In The Garden" segment, Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brother Garden Market, showcases new plants for 2018 including the Dahlia XXl.

"It's a compact dahlia, but pretty large blooms. It also has repeat blooms. So, all through the summer and into the fall you will have blooms for a perfect little centerpiece or go ahead, and cut them and use them as a flower arrangement," said Johnson.

Dahlia XXL Series can be planted in mixed containers since they aren't that big.

Also new this year, the Whopper Begonia. It's big.

"It's an extra large waxed begonia. It can do full sun and full shade. It gets about 2 to 3 feet tall. It's great as a center piece, great in a block planting and the flowers are actually 2 to 3 inches big as well, which is really cool," added Johnson.

For a pop of color, check out the Nesia Nemesia Series. Nemesia is usually a filler plant, but this series of nemesia is really fragrant. The colors are bright and the bees like it as well.

New this year, Tidal Wave Petunias.

"They are like wave petunias, but even bigger. So, imagine basically a hedge of petunias. If you want to make a hedge for the summer with lots of color, this is your plant. Put it into a container and watch it overflow. It's like a super-sized wave petunia," said Johnson.

Johnson Brothers Garden Market is located at 91444 Coburg Road in Eugene.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4302

Reported Deaths: 154
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah117159
Marion97326
Washington74317
Clackamas31711
Deschutes1270
Umatilla1203
Linn1179
Polk10012
Lane773
Yamhill707
Jackson670
Benton555
Clatsop450
Jefferson440
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco241
Josephine241
Hood River180
Columbia160
Lincoln150
Morrow120
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 49°
Corvallis
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 52°
Roseburg
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 55°
North Bend
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 46°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events