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New for 2013 from Anthony Tesselaar Plants is Pink Splash. Bright, bi-colored hot pink and pale pink petals with blooms 2 to 2½ inches in diameter. Height is 23 to 31 inches, width is 40 inches when mature.

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Supertunia Priscilla by Proven Winners is a sun-loving, heat- and drought-tolerant plant that grows to 6 to 10 inches.

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Tesselaar Plants has introduced Bonfire begonias, tuberous begonias that can handle sizzling heat -- even in hanging baskets.

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Burpee's "Masquerade" potato, new for 2013, sports purple-and-white striped skin.

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The native prairie plant Sporobolus heterolepis is commonly known as Prairie Dropseed, which grows to 3 to 4 feet in height.

Courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers LLC

New for 2013 from Anthony Tesselaar Plants is Pink Splash. Bright, bi-colored hot pink and pale pink petals with blooms 2 to 2½ inches in diameter. Height is 23 to 31 inches, width is 40 inches when mature.

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England's Rose from David Austin Roses has deep pink, medium-sized, double-cluster blooms.

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White Flower Farms adds North Hills White creeping phlox to its 2013 line from its supplier Walters Gardens. Blooming in April and May, the phlox attracts butterflies and develops a dense mat of needlelike foliage, topped in the spring by the vibrant purple-and-white blooms.

Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

Native prairie plant Echinacea purpurea, commonly known as purple coneflower, is a popular perennial for people looking for low-maintenance blooms.

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White Flower Farm adds a member of the coral bells family, Heucherella Redstone Falls, to its 2013 line.

Courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Fighting Temeraire is creamy apricot in color, with 12 petals up to 5 inches across with a strong lemon zest scent.

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Mercury Rising is the first red tickseed offered by Walters Gardens in Michigan that would survive Chicago-area winters. Butterflies and honeybees are attracted to the 2-inch wine-colored blooms. It reblooms with no deadheading necessary.

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Rudbeckia, commonly known as black-eyed Susan, is a popular native prairie plant.

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Want to keep that ripening melon off the soil bed for even ripening and prevent rot? Then check out the melon and squash holders offered by Gardener's Supply Company. A set of six is under $10.

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ColorBlaze Marooned by Proven Winners attracts birds and hummingbirds, is heat-tolerant and does well in sun or shade.

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White Flower Farm offers the moderately hot (4,000 to 6,000 Scoville units) Early Jalapeno chili pepper, which ripens about 80 days after transplanting.

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The leaves of Redstone Falls, from White Flower Farm, change in color from cinnamon peach to copper to amber green.

Courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus will make a big statement in your garden with its deep wine purple foliage and huge scarlet red flowers.

Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

Superbells Lemon Slice by Proven Winners is a new petunialike flower that loves the sun and reaches up 6 to 10 feet.

Courtesy of Chris Brown Photography for Proven Win

Burpee's Masquerade potato, new for 2013, sports purple-and-white striped skin.

Courtesy of Burpee

The native prairie plant Sporobolus heterolepis is commonly known as Prairie Dropseed, which grows to 3 to 4 feet in height.

Courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers LLC

Native prairie plant Echinacea purpurea, commonly known as purple coneflower, is a popular perennial for people looking for low-maintenance blooms.

Courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers LLC

Rudbeckia, commonly known as black-eyed Susan, is a popular native prairie plant.

Courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers LLC

Want to keep that ripening melon off the soil bed for even ripening and prevent rot? Check out the melon and squash holders from Gardener's Supply Company.

Courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company

White Flower Farm offers the moderately hot (4,000 to 6,000 Scoville units) Early Jalapeno chili pepper, which ripens about 80 days after transplanting.

Courtesy of White Flower Farm

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus will make a big statement in your garden with its deep wine purple foliage and huge scarlet red flowers.

Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

About this Article

As the cold winds blow outside, now is an ideal time to get cozy with a warm blanket on the couch to design and choose color palettes for this year's garden. Bold, intense colors pop from catalog pages, natives continue to rise in popularity and after the dry summer of 2012, many will be looking for heat- and drought-resistant plants.
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