Showy Flowers

These plants are definitely grown for their flowers! Every flower is special, of course, but there are some that are "show stoppers" which look great in bouquets, they look great alone in recycled bottles, and they scream for attention in the garden along with all their compatriots. Every garden needs a few; pick some that speak to you! (See our "Showy Flowers" Top 25 Rankings!)

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2023 Plant Club "Showy Flowers" Top 25

Plant 2023 2022
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' 1 NR
Chrysanthemum 'Padre Purple' 2 NR
Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact White' 3 NR
Begonia 'Bepared' DRAGON WING RED 4 NR
Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIIHM-II' BLOOMSTRUCK 5 NR
Geranium 'Gerwat' ROZANNE 6 NR
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 7 NR
Allium 'Millennium' 8 NR
Begonia 'Bada Bing Rose' 9 NR
Cercis canadensis 10 NR
Geranium maculatum 11 NR
Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' INCREDIBALL 12 NR
Impatiens hawkeri 'Petticoat White' 13 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire' 14 NR
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' 15 NR
Lobelia cardinalis 16 NR
Begonia 'Bada Bing White' 17 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' 18 NR
Impatiens 'Bounce Violet' 19 NR
Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies' 21 NR
Chrysanthemum 'Cheryl Jolly Red' 22 NR
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' 23 NR
Astilbe 'Maggie Daley' 24 NR
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' ENDLESS SUMMER 25 NR

NR: No Ranking

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