The Holly, Foster’s No. 2, Ilex crenata, resembles boxwood, but its growth habit is lower and more spreading.The leaves are dark green, glossy, ovate to elliptic, with slightly scalloped edges. Foster’s berries are small and black, though sometimes white or yellow. They will appear after the spring blooms and will attract an assortment of birds!A popular landscape plant, it does well in rich, moist, slightly acidic soil with good drainage, and thick mulch to control weeds. It will not tolerate drought, and while best in full sun, it will do well in medium shade.This holly has a slow growth rate and should have a regular watering schedule throughout the first growing season to help establish a root system.Foster Holly is an excellent plant for planting near an entry or off the corner of the house to provide vertical accent. It can be grown as a free-standing specimen, massed together or be sheared to form a hedge.Foster’s No. 2 provides year round ornamental interest because of its nice evergreen foliage and showy, dark red berries!* Pyramidal shape* Food for wildlife* Attractive vertical accent tree..
The Crocosmia Emily McKenzie, ‘Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora emily mckenzie’, a spring planted corm, produces beautiful orange flowers with red centers. The flowers are very showy, and they make great cut flowers. The Crocosmia is also commonly known as Monbretia. Crocosmias are clump forming and bloom best in crowded conditions. This plant has attractive foliage. Hummingbirds flock to their blooms..
Petunia Supertunia Vista Fuchsia, Petunia hybrid ‘Supertunia® Vista Fuchsia’ PPAF, displays tons of dark pink flowers in a mound. ‘Vista Fuchsia’ is a vigorous bloomer, and like other ‘Vistas’, lasts longer than other varieties!Supertunia is a long time favorite of growers and gardeners. They’re virtually maintenance free and bloom continuously throughout the season. They have large blossoms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.Add a slow release fertilizer to top dress the basket or container. If you plant your own basket, incorporate some of the slow release fertilizer in the soil as you plant. Do this every couple of weeks all summer to keep the blooms healthy!Petunias will provide long-term color in full sun areas throughout the season. They are ideal for baskets, beds, balconies and combination plantings.Petunias are very heat and drought tolerant once established in the ground or pot. They do not need to have their dead flower heads removed to continue flowering and they are not leggy. The Supertunia is self-cleaning and this is not necessarily true of all petunias!’Vista Fuchsia’ grows fast and therefore needs ample moisture and fertilizer. It is a vigorous, mounding plant that is perfect for your landscape. Plant in mass for a brilliant display of deep pink all season!This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only.* Deep pink flowers* Container or landscape plant* Vigorous bloomerPick your color….
Give All Your Plantings a BOOSTRoot Booster will help grow roots faster, for bigger and healthier plants, trees and shrubs. Whether bareroot or potted all newly planted items will benefit from Root Booster. While plants take care of themselves above ground, mycorrhizal fungi will protect the roots below ground.Root Booster provides plants Mycorrhizae. This is a needed relationship between fungi and plants. Most plants on earth rely on mycorrhizal fungi for nutrients and moisture. Without it they can struggle to survive.It increases water and nutrient absorption. It decreases transplant shock, increases drought and salt tolerance, and increases disease and pest resistance. The fungi will also protect roots in contaminated soil.Finally, Root Booster will not only help plants become established quicker, it will improve the soil. Once this clean, powerful approach is in place you will find the soil will improve year after year rather than be depleted.Easy to use and packed by hand. Get yours before we sell out and give all of your plants a jump start with Root Booster. * Beneficial to all plants, trees and shrubs* Increase disease and pest resistance* Establish plants more quicklyUse 1 ounce per gallon size container or 1 ounce per foot of height. Place plant in dug hole. Mix product in upper few inches of planting hole, around the roots..
Unfussy, long-lived and a flower powerhouse!! This is truly a cause for celebration! Celebration Blanket Flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Celebration’ Plant Patent #26,969) is a little plant with a big impact! Gaillardia are known for pumping out lots of flowers, but Celebration takes that to a new level. From spring or early summer all the way through the first frost these little guys are covered in red-orange (more red than orange) 1-2 inch wide daisy-like flowers. The hot color saturates the petals (and even the cone!) and it doesn’t fade in the heat of summer. You have the same rich color in June as you do in August!Celebration grows about 14” tall and wide and if you plant several together you will get the true “blanket” effect. This is a fantastic groundcover for those bright sunny spots in your garden. The plants are reliably perennial. They die to the ground in the coldest part of winter but come back faithfully every year getting better and better. No pruning or deadheading necessary! They keep their shape and keep on blooming. On top of all this they are nice on the water bill, requiring much less water than other plants that flower as much as Celebration does! Try them in beds and borders for sure, but they also are fantastic in containers. They make great cut flowers, too!Easy, unfussy, waterwise and pretty flowers almost all year (especially in warm winter areas). What’s not to love about Celebration Blanket Flower? Order yours today! Order in multiples of three or five for great coverage. * Super easy care* Totally unfussy* Sun lover* Fits into any landscape* Flowers most of the year* Reliable perennial* Waterwise.
Sun Loving with Brilliant Colors!The Coleus LifeLime, ‘Coleus hybrid’, has chartreuse-colored foliage. These new, bigger, sun loving varieties have revolutionized contanier gardening. The brilliant colors explode in sunny locations. Coleus plants are durable and easy to grow. The coleus plants are a tender perennials. Frost will cause them to die immediately. Coleus plants are so colorful that many people keep them and use them as a house plant. These plants will do best in temperatures above 55 degrees. Flower buds should be pinched off as soon as they develop. If a coleus plant is allowed to seed, it has completed its life cycle and will die. Coleus must have good soil drainage. Poorly drained soils and excessive watering will damage coleus. Plants suffering from “wet feet” will be stunted, leaves will turn a muddy brown, and leaf margins will be scorched.* Can be a perennial for zones 10-11* Durable & easy to grow* Can also be used as a house plantPick your color….
Full-sized flowers on a pint-sized plant!Butterfly Bushes are some of the most loved garden plants in modern gardens, and not just by gardeners, but by hummingbirds, bees and, of course, butterflies. Problem is that these plants can get to be pretty huge. Six feet tall and just as wide is pretty common. That alone will often take them out of the running for smaller, urban gardens.Until now!The Pugster line of buddleia that was developed by Proven Winners are bred to be naturally dwarf. They only get 2 feet tall and wide. This means that they can fit anywhere in any-sized garden.That is all well and good, but do you have to compromise flower size to get smaller bush size? We are happy to report that the answer is no! These little beauties pump out full-sized panicles of honey-scented blooms all summer and into the fall just like their big brothers. (And like all Proven Winners buddleias it doesn’t require deadheading to keep blooming all season for you!) You’ll have plenty for cutting to bring inside and still have tons left to invite your pollinator friends over for a visit.Pugster Periwinkle (Buddleia x ‘SMNBDO’) is a gorgeous shade of soft, true lavender, but don’t let the soft color fool you. This is a tough plant with thick, strong stems that can handle even the coldest of zone 5 winters far better than most other dwarf plants. Order your Pugster Periwinkle Butterfly Bushes from us today. Don’t wait until we sell out!* Full sized, honey scented lavender flowers * True dwarf at only 2’ tall* Full sun* Great in the garden or containers.
Fast-Growing Lobelia with Prolific BloomsThis fast-growing Lobelia offers a prolific bloom on fine, green foliage…and maintains its colorful appeal from spring through fall. Laguna White features delicate texture with white, 3-lobed tubular flowers on the ends of trailing stems. The vibrant green of the stems and foliage are a lively backdrop for the blooms that attract butterflies and other pollinators, as well as provide an enduring show of floral beauty for your yard. Whether you choose to display your Laguna White suspended from your front porch or allow it to trail over your rock garden, it’s certain to provide a scintillating, long-blooming show.Your Laguna White Lobelia is an herbaceous, flowering plant that will grow up to 10 inches in height with a similar spread. It has a mounded, cascading nature. It doesn’t require any special care, but you can sheer it back if you’d like a more manicured appearance. Laguna White is a perennial (zones 9-11), but often grown as an annual (in zones 3-8). It does wonderfully as a stand-alone specimen, but really shines when used in planters or hanging baskets. This newer type of Lobelia is in the Proven Winners series and is certainly “proven” to be an ideal plant for many homes. It’s more heat tolerant than other varieties, grows quickly, blooms prolifically and is carefree. What more could you ask for in a long-blooming, show-stopper for your yard this summer!* Flowers spring through fall* Fast growing* Low Maintenance* Cold tolerant Pick your color….
The Phlox Purple Flame, ‘Phlox paniculata’, is an ideal ground cover with masses of tiny dark purple flowers with a white center and a thick mat of foliage. It is a dwarf garden phlox cultivar which typically grows in an upright clump to only 12-16″ tall. ‘Purple Flame’ is a new variety with variegated foliage and a pinkish tinge near the tips or the leaves.Blooming from April to May, this garden phlox is a definite addition to any perennial garden. ‘Purple Flame’ needs to be planted in a full sun area in well-drained soil. Because of its size it works well in containers or window boxes.Use ‘Purple Flame’ in rock gardens, as a spread over curbs and short retaining walls, or in difficult edges of dry streambeds.The best thing about ‘Purple Flame’ is that it combines well with other perennials and provides long summer bloom. If you are wishing for birds to visit your yard, garden phlox is attractive to hummingbirds and is a good selection for inclusion in a bird garden.* Dwarf* Dark purple flowers* Long summer blooms .
A Little Berry Packed with Power Are you a ‘juicer’? Do you love to find foods that are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and great taste? Goji Berries are all that and more! These are a relative new-comer to the American scene, but they are taking the berry world by storm. The Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berries, Lycium barbarum ‘SMNDSL’ or Wolfberry Goji, are super juicy, bright-red fruits the size of raisins that grow by the hundreds on these plants. You will have plenty to juice, can, eat fresh and give away. They have a sweet-sour taste somewhere between a cherry and a cranberry. These little berries are ranked as a ‘superfood’ packing more antioxidants per bite than any other fruit! Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry is very easy to grow and like full sun. Grow them on a trellis or stake them as they grow so that you can easily reach all of the wonderful fruit. They will start fruiting in August and keep on until the first hard frost. The fruit is great eaten straight from the bush, but they also dry extremely well for a sweet and tangy raisin-like treat. On top of all of that tangy-sweet goodness, Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry plants bring a nice fragrance to your garden. They’re deer resistant, too! These plants are also a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub, so you know they have the highest seal of approval for your yard. Try something new this year. We know that you will be pleased with this plant, both flowers and fruits! * Superfruit * Easy to grow * Prolific fruiter.
Burgundy-black foliage ads mystery! Sunjoy Todo Berberis ( Berberis x NCBX1) is a small plant that makes a huge impact in your garden beds and borders. It only grows 2’ high and 2’ wide, but visually it draws you in with its rich dark burgundy color.Sunjoy Todo is evergreen in milder climates, but even where it’s not it provides year-round interest with its round mounding form. Use a row of them as a low border, or intersperse them in your existing beds and borders for dots of deep color. Berberis is beautiful, but it does have a bite. There are nasty thorns hidden under the beautiful small leaves, but that isn’t a bad thing. On the contrary it is one of its best attributes. These are great plants to put under windows and at property edges for security. No one wants to tangle with this innocent-looking shrub once they’ve gotten nicked.Sunjoy Todo looks great with the green needles of true evergreens or with the yellow-greens of other shrubs and perennials. The color is so deep that, honestly, it makes anything around it seem brighter.This is a true ‘plant-it-and-forget-it’ dwarf shrub that will add both warmth and mystery to your beds and borders (and even your pots).Order several from us today and enjoy the color show in your own garden.* Natural dwarf* Rich dark burgundy foliage* Easy care* Deer and drought resistant* Thorns for security* Semi-evergreen and non-invasive.
The Dogwood, Red Cloud, Cornus florida ‘Red Cloud’, has leaves that are crinkled around the margins and has pink bracts. It offers year round interest with red to pink spring flowers, distinctive, oval, vertically curved leaves in summer, and scarlet red leaves in the fall. As an extra bonus it produces glossy red berries that persist into winter. These fruits are also a favorite of many birds as well as squirrels, rabbits, and raccoon.‘Red Cloud’ Dogwood requires well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Partial shade is preferable for best performance. Dogwoods are somewhat susceptible to drought, so be sure that sufficient water is provided during dry periods; mulch well to keep shallow roots cool and retain valuable moisture.Plant this dogwood along the woods edge, in combination with azaleas and rhododendrons or as a small, specimen lawn tree. Perfect for the smaller yard, ‘Red Cloud’ Dogwood is a dwarf tree that provides outstanding four season color!* Berries for wildlife* Year round interest* Dwarf.
A favorite among the prairie grasses!Prairie Dropseed is an ornamental grass with fine-textured, arching foliage of vibrant green that transitions to golden yellow for fall. The pink-tinted, tan seedheads possess a subtle fragrance that’s unmistakable, and the foliage gently dips as the seeds ripen. A favorite of the prairie grasses, Prairie Dropseed will soon be a favorite of yours as well.* Attractive foliage* Fragrant* Winter interest* Wildlife interest* Drought tolerant* Deer resistant* Urban tolerant* Adaptive to a variety of soils.
Brilliant Foliage, Flower and FruitPurple Prince Crabapple is an ornamental tree valued for its brilliant foliage, flowers and fruit. Its year-round interest makes it perfect for locations where the rough, grey bark and dangling, scarlet crabapples can add to the winter landscape. A front or side yard location would be a lovely choice for Purple Prince, as it’s useful as both a shade and ornamental tree.Your Purple Prince Crabapple has probably the best purple foliage you’ll ever see on a crabapple tree. Emerging a vivid purple-bronze in the spring, the leaves maintain their color well into the summer before transitioning to green, and then a golden hue for fall. The 5-petal, hot-pink flowers virtually smother the tree early in the season, a stunning spectacle of color and fragrance for your spring yard. The fruit consists of 3/8-inch, round crabapples that persist from summer and into the winter months. Your wildlife will love them, and so will you if made into jelly or similar dishes (they’re not generally enjoyed raw). Purple Prince Crabapple is a deciduous ornamental tree growing to about 18 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a dense, rounded form that presents a pleasing silhouette in the landscape. Although fast-growing, Purple Prince does not suffer from stem splitting as some rapid growth trees do, and it’s quite disease resistant. It isn’t fussy about soil conditions and can even thrive in urban environments.If you’re looking for an ornamental crabapple tree, look no further. Purple Prince Crabapple is an outstanding choice for brilliant foliage, flowers and fruit!* Colorful foliage * Spring floral display * Fruit * Wildlife interest * Year round interest.
Winter Hardy PeachPolly White peach is one of the most winter hardy peach varieties available, and provides a harvest of exceptional flavor. Plant several in a sunny location along your house for a decorative look as well as a tasty treat right in your own yard.Sometimes said to be as white as snow and as sweet as honey, this exceptional peach has all the characteristics you’re seeking.Each medium-sized, ripe fruit features white skin delicately blushed with a crimson hue. The white flesh contains a high sugar content, creating a sweet flavored, low-tartness effect that is sure to please.The freestone nature of the Polly White ensures that it’s also easy to work with for cooking, the flesh falling easily away from the pit.The Polly Peach tree was developed in Iowa and is hardy to –20 degrees Fahrenheit. This tree blooms late so it’s not as susceptible to late frosts. It doesn’t require a pollinator, and your fruit will be ready for harvest by mid-summer.A white fleshed peach is never as sweet as it is when freshly picked. A store bought Polly peach will fail to compare to the one you pick from your own yard!* Fruit with exceptional flavor * Cold Hardy * Low Acid * Self Pollinating.