Now’s the perfect time to start dreaming about next summer’s garden, and there’s no better way to spice up your borders than with a few new plants.
The 'Waterslide' hosta and "Porcelain Blue' below add a vibrant blue hue to your garden, and both thrive in shady areas. 'Waterslide' hosta's blue color holds well into summer, unlike some hybrids that fade to green. Its thick leaves stand up to harsh weather and discourage slugs from making a meal of it. The corydalis can go dormant in dry years, but don't worry: It will pop up again in the following spring. For a different color, try the rose-purple leaves of Wild Rose coral bells paired with another chartreuse-foliaged plant for an attention-getting combination.
For more new plants, read about 2018's best new annuals and sun perennials.