What were your best new plants of 2018?

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  1. longk

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    As the thread title says really, what were your best new plants of 2018?
     
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    I'll start it off with the following;
    It was many years ago when I first saw Plectranthus australis 'Mona Lavender' at Oxfords Botanic Gardens and I wanted one! I tried to track one down for a few years but without success and then back in May I found one at the village plant sale! Nothing much to look at back then but as soon as I saw it I knew what it was..............
    [​IMG]Plectranthus australis 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr

    It grew like crazy................
    [​IMG]Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr

    Finally it came into bloom...................
    [​IMG]Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr

    Quite simply my plant of 2018.
     
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      It's a very difficult choice, but I have to go with.
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        Id have to go with tradescantia

        It isn't showy but it brought the tubs together around the back of the house

        Edit : or maybe the cana musifolia which put all of that growth on in one season (last pic)

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            I have to ask - what is it?
             
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            It's an Epiphyllum hybrid.
             
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