5 Cool New Midwest Plants
Give landscapes a stylish edge with pinwheel-stripe 'Phantom' petunias. The flower's yellow star pattern pops against a black background for an eye-catching look. Many people don't consider mixing black into their landscape's color palette, but it looks great in containers and window boxes, says Bill Calkins of Ball Horticultural Company. This new annual is easy to grow and has a long blooming season.