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Question: 692-512
What are some of the other new plant introductions for 2012?

Mort's Answer:
There so many new plants being bred and distributed this year. Some sure-to-be favorites include Sienna Sunrise Heavenly Bamboo, Miss America Peony, Mary Ann Lantana and Empress Wu Hosta. Heavenly Bamboo is hardy in zone 6-9. Intense red foliage in spring gives way to medium green in summer with highlights of red in fall and winter. Ultimate height is only four feet. A semi-double Miss America Peony has soft white flowers and is hardy in zone 3-8. Mary Ann Lantana will grow 30 inches in zone 7 south but makes a great patio pant in the north. This evergreen has distinctive orange,yellow and blue flowers and loves the sun. Billed as the world's largest hosta, Empress Wu grows four and a half feet tall and six feet wide. Leaves are two feet, deeply veined and blue. Pale blue flowers are just above the foliage in mid summer.

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