There's a New Señorita in Town
Only a few seasons ago I fell in love with beautiful Senorita Rosalita® Cleome. How could I not? I’d always enjoyed standard Cleome blooms and grew the flowers from seed, but by mid-summer I was frustrated with three things: sticky leaves, seeds that slowed down flowers, and thorns. Senorita Rosalita® had none of these problems, and when she bloomed nonstop all summer, I had to make her mine.
However, this year, her sister rode into town, and my gardens may never be the same. Senorita Blanca®, due to be released in spring 2013, is already growing in one container and in the new Proven Winners® bed I created in my front yard. The color is a lighter version of Senorita Rosalita®, and I mixed her with another newcomer, Superbells® Lemon Slice, a hearty, yellow and white Calibrachoa blooming its little head off in my containers. Add a couple of Pelargoniums, some silvery plants, a crinum, and . . . Pow! Instant drama.
Even with Senorita Blanca® growing in sisterly competition, I still hold a special place in my garden for Senorita Rosalita®. She sings next to purples like Superbells Grape Punch® Calibrachoa and she is a hot mama jama next to orange and red Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana. The fair senorita grows tall in my summer beds and borders, and she produces flowers all summer in a soft purple hue. Now, I get to see what Senorita Blanca® will do.
Isn’t gardening grand? You get to fall in love again every year. Try either one of these plants, and you’ll swoon too.
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