The Top Ten Novel Plants for 2024 Gardens

Bright and bold colors, bigger blooms, pollinator appeal. Check out some of the best new garden plants to look for in 2024.

Pw Echinacea Double Scoop Watermelon Deluxe Bloom Bloom


Double Scoop Watermelon Deluxe Coneflower

Echinacea x hybrida, Zones 4 to 9

With hot pink double blossoms exploding in late spring through late summer, this sun-loving coneflower makes a bold statement with lush layers of petals. It is compact, grows up to 2 feet high and 20 inches wide and prefers well-draining soil.

Why we love it: This award-winning upright variety is deer resistant and has long-lasting flowers.

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Kalama Blood Orange Tecoma

Tecoma stans, Zones 8 to 11, Annual elsewhere

Trumpet-shaped orange petals and a dark orange center ring add a warm, tropical vibe to sunny spots in the garden. Fertilize it every two weeks, and it will bloom from June until first frost. Watch it grow up to 2 feet high and 18 inches wide.

Why we love it: Heat-tolerant and low-maintenance, this compact variety branches well. This one of our new garden plants picks is ideal for small spaces or containers.

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PassionFruit Lantana

Lantana camara, Zones 8 to 13, Annual elsewhere

Tucked into hanging baskets or containers, this plant’s abundant pink, orange and gold flowers will trail and spread all summer long in full sun. Its dark green leaves are shiny and scented. It loves well-draining soil and weekly fertilization to keep its clusters of multicolored blooms at their best.

Why we love it: This drought- and heat-tolerant annual also attracts pollinators.

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Bressingham Dark Fire Crocosmia

Crocosmia, Zones 5 to 9

Striking purple and bronze sword-shaped leaves with arching red and orange blossoms make this hardy, clump-forming plant pop in sunny beds with well-draining, rich soil. This deciduous perennial grows up to 2 to 3 feet tall and wide.

Why we love it: Hummingbirds, bees and beneficial insects love this vibrant crocosmia variety.

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Red Pillar Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus, Zones 5 to 9

Rich pink blooms with a dark red center provide drama and create a wall of flowers reaching between 10 and 16 feet high, perfect for screening a patio or as a hedge. This rose of Sharon variety prefers full sun and well-draining soil.

Why we love it: Long-blooming, this pollinator-friendly plant requires no pruning and is tolerant of salt, heat and drought.

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Vanity Verbena

Verbena bonariensis, Zones 7 to 11, Annual elsewhere

This compact cultivar features fragrant purple-blue blossoms topping spiky stems and its flowering season lasts until autumn. Growing 30 inches high, verbena prefers partial shade to full sun and regular moist, well-draining soil.

Why we love it: Nectar-rich verbena flowers draw beneficial insects, hummingbirds and other pollinators.

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Tuff Stuff Top Fun Mountain Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata, Zones 4 to 9

Sturdy burgundy stems are topped with pink or purple lacecap flowers that attract pollinators and rebloom from early summer through first frost. Plant it in part shade to full sun and moist, well-draining soil.

Why we love it: The foliage turns a lovely dusty burgundy come fall. Plus, the plant is easy to care for, and is disease resistant and tolerant of salt and heat. A Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea is tougher than it looks.

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SweetSunshine Magenta Sky Petunia

Petunia cultivars, Zones 10 to 11, Annual elsewhere

Add some wow factor with the first double Sky petunia. These semitrailing, durable petunias feature an intricate pattern with white and magenta speckled blooms that prefer full sun.

Why we love it: The frilly charm of its blossoms brings a whimsical addition to mixed containers and hanging baskets.

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Premium Sun Coral Candy Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides, Zones 9 to 10, Annual elsewhere

These award-winning new garden plants feature distinctive pink, green and bronze serrated foliage and grow 10 to 16 inches high. Place them in full sun or full shade, and fertilize every two weeks for a lush look.

Why we love it: Heat, rain and wind aren’t a problem for this low-maintenance coleus pick.



Pharaohs Mask Colocasia

Colocasia, Zones 8 to 11, Annual elsewhere

This hybrid plant has huge bright green foliage that appears to be three-dimensional thanks to its pronounced, ribbed purple veining. It grows best in part sun and rich, organic soil, and reaches a height and width of 4 feet.

Why we love it: A cluster of these unique leaves looks fantastic in containers or in landscapes.

Grow these fabulous foliage plants for garden pizzazz.

Frostbite brunnera

Via Darwin Perennials

Frostbite brunnera

6 More New Perennial Garden Plants for 2024

  • Silver Swirl snowflake dusty miller (Centaurea ragusina)
  • Forever Midnight coral bells (Heuchera x ‘Midnight’)
  • Itsy Bitsy peach miniature rose (Rosa x ‘Meikapette’)
  • Frostbite brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
  • Bridal Veil agapanthus (Agapanthus ‘Monsapho’)


  • Proven Winners
  • All-America Selections
  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • Renee’s Garden
  • Darwin Perennials
  • Monrovia

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