New types of flowers are released annually. New flowers options mean a fresh approach to your gardening space with flowers in updated colors and bloom choices; flowers that once displayed single flowers may display double bloom in a new release. Plant and seed producers released 55 new flower types in 2010.
Snapdragon Twinny Peach
Snapdragon Twinny Peach is a new type of double-flowered snapdragon that displays a blended combination of subdued light orange, yellow and peach. Tolerant to heat, snapdragons thrive in full sun with a preference for slightly acid garden soil, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Blooming all season, this annual grows to a height of 12 inches, according to Purdue Extension.
Gaillardia Mesa Yellow
Gaillardia Mesa Yellow is a new type of flower that was bred for its compact nature. Displaying yellow blossoms that resemble daisies, gaillardia blooms in abundance and attracts butterflies. Gaillardia Mesa Yellow flowers thrive in full sun and prefer very well drained soil. With a mounding habit, these annuals grow to a height of 2 feet and are well-suited for growth in containers, according to the Purdue Extension.
Coleus F1 Versa Crimson Gold
Coleus Versa Crimson Gold is a new type of flower. The "F1" in the name refers to the fact that the flower is a first generation hybrid or product of cross-breeding of flower varieties. These annual flowers display blossoms in a vibrant crimson with thin gold-hued borders, according to the University of Missouri Extension. A low-maintenance plant, coleus thrives in full sun to full shade and prefers well-drained soil, according to the Clemson University Extension. Coleus plants reach a height of 20 to 24 inches and a spread of 18 to 22 inches.
Vinca F1 Cobra Apricot
Vinca Cobra Apricot is a new type of flower that displays big, light apricot-hued flowers that measure 2 inches in diameter. The center of the bloom displays a vivid pink. Thriving in full to partial sun, vincas prefer well-drained acid soil with a pH of 5.4 to 5.8, according to Clemson University Extension. These upright annual flowers are tolerant to drought and heat and reach a height of 10 inches with a width of 12 inches.