The Hosta Liberty, Hosta ‘Liberty’ (PP12,531), is a sport of the well known variety Sagae and is considered by many to be the finest Hosta ever introduced!Getting rave reviews from experts, this medium sized Hosta has a dark green leaves with a wide golden yellow margin that changes to cream in the summer. In late summer, each clump is topped with spikes of hummingbird-friendly lavender flowers.’Liberty’ provides bright color in shade with wonderful foliage and needs to be planted in a full shade area in any moist, well-drained spot. ‘Liberty’ is one of the best variegated slug resistant hostas!’Liberty’ is a low care perennial and is ideal for shady positions and is one of the most popular for landscapes. It is best to keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails.It grows well in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.Plant ‘Liberty’ in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration; too much sun will burn the leaves.Winning the Hosta of the Year Award for 2012, ‘Liberty’ is considered by many expert gardeners to be the finest Hosta introduced in the past ten years!* Gorgeous foliage* Low maintenance* Great specimenKeep Your Hosta Collection Healthy.
Orange Riot of RufflesHemerocallis Elegant Explosion, Hemerocallis ‘Elegant Explosion’, is a reblooming plant that bursts forth with an intense orange gold color. The display is magnificent!This dynamic daylily has 4 “flowers that appear in midsummer and then again later in the season. ‘Elegant Explosion’ has heavily ruffled, recurved petals that grow on top of branched scapes.The profusion of blooms on the scapes can add up to 22 or more buds apiece!Individual flowers last only one day, but since each plant produces many buds, the total blooming time of a well-established clump may last more than a month; attracts butterflies.Once established, the daylily can be an excellent groundcover on slopes because it has roots that hold soil against erosion. Divide every 3-5 years, or when the number of flower buds and the size of bloom begin to decline.In areas that receive less than 6 hours of sun during the day, your daylilies will probably produce fewer and smaller blooms, and the foliage may not be as robust.Use ‘Elegant Explosion’ for stand alone plantings, edging, in borders or in mixed containers and tubs. Planted together in large numbers, they quickly crowd out weeds and make a carefree and colorful ground cover.‘Elegant Explosion’ also makes a beautiful floral arrangement.Use this ‘Elegant Explosion’ to create large swathes of vibrant color in the summer landscape!*Heavy Production of 4″ Ruffled Orange Flowers*Tolerant of Everything.
Tri-Color Blooms and Year-Round InterestThe Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’, is truly a miracle of nature with its playful strawberry-pink blooms and graceful nature.Place a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea by itself anywhere in your yard for an eye-catching specimen plant, or use a few at the back of a border. These would also be wonderful as a hedge, their appeal reaching beyond summer and into the winter months.The show begins in spring with green leaves filling out the stems that later turn a lovely red shade. Mid-summer brings panicles of densely-clustered, tiny flowers that begin creamy white and slowly transition. As summer progresses, you’ll be treated to a mixture of floral color on the same plant as white turns to white with pink centers…to deeper strawberry red. This orchestra of color will continue throughout summer and into fall, the branches artistically arching as the heavy blooms mature. Cut some of the stunning Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea blooms to enjoy indoors, or leave on your plant for winter. The flowers will cling to the stems (turning a pale shade), and persist as a decorative feature through the winter months.Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is clearly a magnificent variety. It was even named top plant by the American Nursery and Landscape Association in 2010. A relative of the classic PeeGee Hydrangea, Vanilla Strawberry’s improved features make it a must-have for your garden. It will reach 7 feet tall with a 5 foot spread, and is quite easy to care for. It loves the sun, and with adequate water will certainly outperform your expectations for a low maintenance, flowering plant. You’ll also be popular with hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and all the other necessary pollinators that contribute to the beauty of your yard. Clearly, Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is one-of-a-kind, and a perfect addition for your yard today!* First Editions® Plants* Multi-colored, long-lasting blooms* Year-round interest* Wildlife appeal* HardyPruning Woody Hydrangeas.
Large Lime Green Flowers Coneflower Green Jewel, Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’ (PP#18,678), is a fragrant jewel every garden must have!The large green cone center is surrounded by soft green petals that stay true to their color as they age. ‘Green Jewel’ has truly lime green flowers on a nicely compact habit. It is perfect for fresh cut or dried floral arrangements. Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ was discovered by Piet Oudolf and introduced through Future Plants.For best results, plant in full sun in a well drained area. Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall. It is a great choice for cut flowers, and it adds a wilderness look to your garden. Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners, but it is also said to be a potent medicine.Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years).’Green Jewel’ usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance. This coneflower keeps coming all summer on tall plants with excellent branching; deer resistant.If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well, because they will provide architectural interest in the winter.’Green Jewel’ will give you weeks of color with its outstanding and unusually brilliant lime green color! * Petals Stay Lime Green* Large Flowers Bloom All Summer* Compact Plant.
Hosta Dancing in The Rain, Hosta ‘Dancing in The Rain’ (PP#15,977), is an exciting variegated sport of Hosta ‘Blue Umbrellas’ with large pure white centers and blue-green streaks and margins. Hosta ‘Dancing in the Rain’ leaf centers tend to green up in extreme heat. Leaves are of heavy substance, making them more slug resistant. Pale lavender flowers appear on 40″ scapes in midsummer. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas. They are most at home in shady, woodland settings and often work well as specimen or edging plants..
A Fast Growing Unique OakThe Willow Oak tree is one of the most popular trees for streets, parks, estates, and residential properties. It is a strong beautiful tree that is unique to the Oak tree family.The most noticable difference between the Willow Oak and a traditional Oak is the leaves. The Willow Oak has glossy, slender leaves similar to a Willow making it a very graceful Oak tree.The Willow Oak is a hardy tree that is well known for its ability to tolerate harsh urban conditions. It is a very popular street tree in many cities, including Washington DC.The fall color is yet another plus for this Oak. It displays beautiful yellow to golden-russet colors in the fall to brighten up streets and yards.The Willow Oak is a beautiful and elegant tree, known for its strength and its air cleaning abilities. Order today and plant this stunning Oak to enjoy for generations to come. * Fast Growing* Hardy and Adaptable* Yellow Fall Color .
Lingonberry – Koralle, Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Koralle’, offers an exciting addition of color and fruit for northern gardens. It has been well known in Scandinavia, but healthy berry is becoming popular in our country. This Lingonberry produces two crops of fine quality bright-red berries a year. This low, dense, evergreen shrub creeps to form a dense thicket; also produces white blooms twice: once in spring and again in summer! With adequate frost protection, both blooms will give way to fine crops of sparkling red, pea sized fruit very high in vitamin C and other fruity acids. Many different dishes and condiments can be made from this delicious fruit. The berries have a slightly tart taste when eaten fresh, but really excel in sauces, jams, jellies, and wines. Plant in full sun or filtered shade for areas with warmer summers. Can be used as a specimen, planted under trees or hedges, or planted together to form a solid groundcover..
A Big Plant for BIG Impact This is one big boy! Putting on a full foot in the spring each year, Oakleaf Holly quickly grows to its mature 15 feet high and 8 feet wide. Do you need a huge hedge to keep unwanted people and animals out (or in!)? Several of these big boys make a massive, spiky shielding hedge. Oakleaf is the premier holly with charming leaves shaped like – you guessed it – oak leaves. You might be surprised to know that, unlike many other hollies, the new leaves that pop out in the spring on this evergreen start out bronze or even burgundy colored. They stay this beautiful sheen for a couple of weeks before they mature into that deep classic holly green. One of the best features of the Oakleaf Holly, though, is that it doesn’t require another holly to pollinate, so you can be sure that you will get masses of bright orange-red berries all fall and winter. Even though these giants are a little too big for most foundation plantings if left to their own devices, they take a shearing like a champ and can be kept at whatever size you’d like. Full sun, light shade, rich soil, clay – these plants don’t need to be babied. If you need a massive, quick growing shrub that stays green year round, then you’ve found your plant. Order several to complete your foundation planting today! * Tough evergreen * Sun or shade * Berries all winter.
Sedum Voodoo, Sedum ‘Voodoo’, is a low growing, spreading, mat-forming sedum.It has dark maroon leaves and is commonly grown as a ground cover. Tiny, star-shaped, rose-red flowers bloom in late spring to midsummer.Voodoo is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun, but it does tolerate some light shade.This plant thrives in sandy or gravelly soils, but needs good soil drainage to perform well; avoid overwatering.The plants should be spaced 12” apart when grown as a ground cover. Voodoo plants are evergreen in warm winter climates.Use in rock gardens, in borders, or on slopes to control erosion; best if grown in groups or in a mass for a ground cover.* Carefree plant* Easy to grow* Deer resistant.
Luscious Blooms on a Hardy ShrubOso Easy Cherry Pie is a shrub rose variety with rich color that won’t be missed in your landscape. Plant one in your rose garden, use as a foundation plant or perhaps scatter a few around the yard where you could use a splash of color from a carefree plant.Your Oso Easy Cherry Pie provides, just as the name implies, a succulent splash of cherry-red color on an easy-to-care-for plant. The show begins in early summer when the large, single blossoms appear. Each cherry-red flower opens with bright yellow stamens in late May, a captivating sight against the glossy green foliage. The gorgeous flowers blanket your Oso Easy shrub all summer and right into fall. It’s the perfect way to add reliable, prolific blooms to your yard that will do well year-after-year.Oso Easy Cherry Pie Rose will grow up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread. It’s a hardy, low maintenance rose, disease resistant and even cold tolerant. There are many shrub rose varieties available on the market today, but few rival the Oso Easy Cherry Pie Rose. It will ask little or nothing of you this year, but in return is sure to provide you with a luscious profusion of cherry pie blooms all summer long!* Disease Resistant * Cold hardy * Low maintenance * Deer resistance .
Iris Beverly Sills, Iris germanica ‘Beverly Sills’, features uniform coral pink self with lacy edges and impeccable form. An extremely fast grower and very heavy bloomer, ‘Beverly Sills’ blooms early to mid season. Still one of the most sought after irises today! It is the winner of numerous awards including an Honorable Mention award 1981, Award of Merit in 1983 and Dykes Medal in 1985. It prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate some afternoon shade. This iris needs plenty of water throughout the season to continue to looks its best. Iris ‘Beverly Sills’ is useful in many ways. Best used around pools, ponds and water gardens, and for mass plantings. It can also be used in difficult banks for preventing erosion. Gather the large blooms for an extraordinary indoor arrangement. Deer resistant..
An Explosion of SweetnessEver eaten a pluot? If you haven’t, you’ve missed one of the great taste sensations in all of fruitdom. Try this to get your mouth watering – imagine biting into a juicy Japanese plum fresh from the tree. Now imagine biting into a soft, sweet apricot at the same time. Let those tastes mix in your imagination for a moment. Now hit the order button, because that amazing taste is a reality when you plant a Flavor Grenade Pluot.Like a delicious mixed juice, these little flavor bombs explode with sweetness with your first bite. Beautiful red-blushed fruit is crisp and firm on the inside. They are super-juicy and will hang ripe on the tree for over a month.Because these fruits are a marriage of a plum and an apricot, the sugar content of both is magnified in the pluot. This makes Flavor Grenade incomparably sweet.Flavor Grenade needs a pollinator so plant two, or plant with a Japanese plum like Beauty Plum.Order a couple of these beauties today and enjoy larger crops each year of this amazingly sweet fruit. You – and your taste buds – will be glad you did!* Specimen tree* Super-sweet taste* Firm, juicy flesh.
Show-stopping Blossoms and BerriesRed Jewel Crabapple is a small, deciduous tree with ornamental features. It would make an ideal planting for your backyard as an accent or in groupings. Its versatility would also make it a terrific choice for along your driveway or as a street planting. It has even been used for Bonsai.Your Red Jewel Crabapple is a spring showstopper! Petite blossoms envelop the small tree in white, floral brilliance each and every April. The fragrance the delicate blossoms emit is a lovely lure to your lawn’s pollinators and will repeatedly draw you in for a closer look. The leaves stay green throughout the summer, but transform to a lively yellow for autumn. As the leaves fall, the glorious color of the fruit will be revealed. Each brilliant, scarlet “jewel” is a marbled-sized treat for your wildlife that will further decorate your Red Jewel for winter. Red Jewel Crabapple will grow to about15 feet in height with a spread of 10 feet. It has a rounded crown that is somewhat irregular, lending the tree a natural appearance for your landscape. It is quite hardy, with disease resistance to fireblight, rust, and black spot. Overall, Red Jewel will be a low maintenance tree for your yard.Crabapples are renowned for their showy appearance, and Red Jewel is no exception. With a Red Jewel in your yard, you’ll have exceptional natural beauty every year, and a welcomed treat for your wildlife as well.* Spectacular spring flowers * Decorative crabapples * Wildlife interest.
Fits just about anywhere in your garden! We love a plant that isn’t finicky. No matter whether you are a master gardener or don’t know the difference between a spade and a hoe, a plant that will work just about anywhere is always welcome.Red Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum Rotstrahlbusch) is one of those plants. What kind of soil do you have? Is it average? Medium? Moist, sandy or clay? Does it flood every now and then? Red Switch Grass will thrive there. (As a matter of fact, if your soil is too rich it might even flop a little bit. This grass wants to keep its street cred.) What about the sun? Does it beat down like the Sahara or does it play hide and seek with the garden? Red Switch Grass works in both situations.Once an important part of the tall grass prairie that covered most of the central continental USA, this native is easy to grow, easy to care for, easy to love.It grows in 3-5 foot tall clumps of stiff, vertical bunches of strappy leaves that gracefully curl down as the season’s progress. It starts out a silvery green, but by autumn has blushed to the burgundy red that it is named after.Red Switch Grass is a fine specimen plant in the border or bed, but really stands out in mass plantings. Try it along a pond, in a boggy area, or by a driveway. Wherever you try it, you are sure to appreciate its beauty and ease.* Very easy care* Fast Growing* Bird friendly* Showy fall color* Great for rain gardens, bogs and ponds* Sun or part shade.
A compact flower factory PowWow® White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘PAS702918’) is a compact but mighty flower producer. The typical high yellow cones you associate with Echinacea’s are surrounded by pure white petals, and the flower show goes on for weeks. You will be cutting as many as can to bring inside and they will be constantly replaced with more shining white flowers.PowWow® White Coneflowers are very hardy and dependable perennials. They will perform well in your garden year after year, getting stronger and more beautiful each year. They thrive in sunny locations and are magnets for butterflies and bees. In winter the cones are eagerly sought after by birds, too.Keeping the flowers deadheaded will greatly increase the flowering. Other than that, PowWow® White Coneflowers are almost maintenance free. Echinacea’s’ are a native species that does well in most of the country with very little care.This workhorse will make most any other colored flowers in your garden pop. They look great in all white moon gardens, too. Super hardy and easy to grow, make sure that you save room for these in your garden. Order yours from Nature Hills today. * Super easy care* Adapts to many garden styles* Perfect in the sunny garden.