2020 season New Varieties
Each year we wait in anticipation for flower and vegetable catalogs to arrive, revealing the newest sensations to hit the market. After pouring through the list, absorbing the information available, we then look forward to the opportunity to view many of these improvements and breeding miracles as live plants in trial gardens or on display in containers or ground beds. Sometimes the new varieties are a disappointment, sometimes wondrous. And even when we agree on a variety we want to grow, it isn't always available. And sometimes to make room for these new varieties, much to our disappointment (or yours), plant breeders discontinue something tried and true.
Listed below, find our top picks to try in 2020 and a list of other new varieties with the chance it may meet your wants and desires.
SFA Greenhouse top new picks for 2020:
Begonia Fiona Red and Fiona Rose: Fibrous or wax begonia with semi-double blooms. We've seen how long lasting and weather tolerant wax begonias are and expect this variant to be just as amazing.
Begonia Solenia Chocolate Orange: A dark leaf variety. Solenia begonias take a little longer to fill out compared to petunias, but they make up for it by their controlled habit in late summer with continuous blooms.
Calibrachoa Cabaret Diva Orange: Showy and with a full habit, this mini petunia stands out.
Calibrachoa Cabaret Good Night Kiss: Showy bi-color burgundy blooms
Calibrachoa Lia Red: Full habit with nice red color
Calibrachoa Minifamous Neo Dbl Orangetastic: Double orange blooms with vibrant orange color
Coleus Heartbreaker: for sun or shade growing 14-26" high with 15" spread, tricolor foiage has green edge, chocolate mid zone, and sunset centers
Coreopsis Big Bang Sun Splash:
Jamesbrittenia Goldstar: semitrailing yellow bloomer similar to bidens
Lysimachia Midnight Sun: Low growing trailing dark foliage with bright yellow blooms
Petunia Shortcake Blueberry: Purple-rose star pattern on white, spreading habit
Petunia Shockwave Purple TieDye: Wave petunia with purple blooms with random white stripes
Salvia Rockin Blue Suede Shoes: Proven Winner variety with spreading/upright habit
Salvia Roman Red: vegetative variety in red to match habit of blue varieties
The list does not stop here as the following are also new:
Calibrachoa Bumblebee Blue: matches bumblebee pink pattern in violet-blue color
Calibrachoa Eyconic: dark purple eye on light purple is showy
Coleus Stained Glassworks Royalty: jagged leafed rose on purple grows 14-20"
Dahlia Venti Pink White Eye: bicolor pink and white is part of a new series 14-16"
Dahlia Venti Red White Eye: bicolor red and white
Diascia Trinity Sunset: mounding 10-12" has bushy habit
Impatien Imara XDR: The following colors have been added to this pack series of impatien with Downy Mildew resistance - pink, red star, salmon shades
Marigold Inca Deep Orange: this color added to the mix or alone
Pansy Cool Wave Strawberry Swirl: new color for this trailing pansy
Petunia Amore Fluttering Heart: burgundy heart pattern against whitish star
Petunia Amore King of Hearts: Red heart pattern on white
Petunia Amore Pink: Pink heart pattern on white
Petunia Cascadias Purple Ice: veined dark eye with lighter edges
Petunia Littletunia Red:trailing petunia for smaller containers or window boxes
Petunia Midnight Gold: has double bicolor blooms of cream against dark violet
Petunia Supertunia Sharon: a Proven Winners double blossom of lavender with random white striping
Petunia Supertunia Vista Snowdrift: White blossom variety added to this Proven Winners series
Petunia Wave Carmine: a low height, spreading/trailing habit like Purple Wave but with a rosy red color
Plectranthus Guacamole: dark green on chartreuse accent foliage plant adds color and contrast to mixed containers (swedish ivy)
New vegetable varieties:
Melon Sugar Rush: 4-5 lb 74 day cantaloupe
Tomato Early Doll: 4-5oz 55day early red tomato for salads or fresh use
Watermelon California Sweet Bush: early compact bush can produce up to 3 10-12lb melons
We will also carry several varieties not listed above in smaller quantities and others which are relatively new or have been around awhile but we've decided to grow.
Pictured below are new varieties we plan to carry in the 2020 season. See the list on the left for more
Display variety name by hovering over photo.