Stunning flowers for your pond or fountain Sometimes pond owners feel a little limited by the plants they can buy that will thrive in their wet environments. There are lots of leafy options or grassy options or mossy options, but the palette is pretty limited to greens and grays. If you feel that way then you need to check out the swamp-loving, free-flowering easy-care native Water Iris. Water Iris Versicolor (versicolor just means ‘many-colored’) is an easy care and strikingly beautiful addition to any water garden. It doesn’t mind wet feet. It blooms continually from May to July. The flowers are striking jeweled shades of purples and lavenders with ticks of yellow and white. They are often called Blue Flag because they wave in the wind on top of long wand-like stems. Even when not in bloom, the grassy, strap-like leaves are handsome reflecting in the water of your pond or fountain. Being a native, you know that it is hardy and will reward you for years to come. Add some color to your pond landscaping this year. Add some Water iris Versicolor today! * Beautiful flowers for many months * Attracts wildlife * Hardy and carefree once established .
The first foxglove to bloom in the spring! Just like the dog it’s named after, Dalmatian Purple Foxglove is known for its spots. Each individual rose-purple flared flower has dozens of dark freckles in its throat. These flowers line tall, erect spikes by the dozens. The more of these you plant, the more flower-power you get!The 2’ tall plants are very architectural and give great structure along a fence or at the middle of a border. These beauties are synonymous with cottage gardens in Europe and America. They look great in these mixed borders, but try them in mass around a tree for a striking modern look. Perfect cut flowers, it only takes a few to fill a vase with long-lasting blooms. Foxgloves are biennial, so let the seeds fall and enjoy them year after year. As pretty as they are in groups and borders, they also excel in large containers. Plant them with white flowers for a formal look or with yellows and pinks for an old-fashioned feel. However you plant them, you will enjoy these early bloomers all season long! * Rose-purple flowers* Great cuts* Deer and rabbit resistant* Attracts birds and butterflies.
Flowers and Fragrance You’ll Love this Summer! Sweet Summer Love Clematis is a plant you’re sure to love this summer for its sweet scent and gorgeous flowers. While other clematis varieties have fragile stems, Sweet Summer Love is strong. Where some clematis flowers are fleeting, Sweet Summer Love’s fabulous blossoms are long-blooming. Many clematis have beautiful blooms with no scent, but Sweet Summer Love Clematis provides both. It even blooms earlier than many clematis varieties. Quite simply, Sweet Summer Love is a hardy and prolific clematis that you can count on for a tremendous show every year! The flowers of Sweet Summer Love emerge in July in shades of deep red, maturing to red-tinted purple. The thousands of starry blooms, together on the same vine, create a multi-toned effect of reds and purples highlighted by the frilly white stamen centers. The blooms last into mid-September for a long-lasting display that is a spectacular show to be sure! Your Sweet Summer Love Clematis is a deciduous, ornamental vine that will climb up to 12 feet tall with a spread of up to 6 feet. It’s adaptive to a variety of soils, cold and heat tolerant and disease resistant. Plant one by your front door, along a fence or against a trellis where it can realize its full height and beauty…and where you can enjoy its sweet scent and brilliant color. For a fast growing vine that blooms sooner and longer than most, and features both exceptional flowers and fragrance, look no further than Sweet Summer Love Clematis. * Fragrant, purple flowers* Long blooming* Fast growing* Cold hardy.
Blue Starfish in the Sun Sea Holly Blue Glitter, Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’, is the one to place in that hot, sunny spot in your landscape! Eryngium ‘Blue Glitter’ won the Fleuroselect Gold Medal award in 2007 and is loved by florists as well as gardeners. This Sea Holly has distinctive blue spiny flowers that are produced on 8 silver-blue stems that stand high above blue-green deep toothed basal leaves. ‘Blue Glitter’ adds stature to the perennial garden and longer vase life to arrangements. A durable plant, ‘Blue Glitter’ performs in a variety of climates, but truly thrives in hot, sunny conditions. Preferring rich fertile soils but tolerant in more demanding settings, ‘Blue Glitter’ adapts to almost any setting that has well drained soils. Eryngium does not like to be overwatered, and it will spread to form a small patch in a hot sunny aea. You will find that the flower color tends to be more intense in higher temperatures. Plant this ‘Blue Glitter’ in a sunny location and you will be glad you did. It will add unique color and texture to your garden and will also provide your home with lovely floral bouquets! *Blue Spiny Star Fish Flowers*Loves Sun, Heat, and Drier Soils*Compact Spreading Plant .
Dazzling Sky-blue Flowers in Summer The Delphinium ‘Butterfly Blue’, Delphinium grandiflora, has a wonderful true sky blue flower that reaches a height of 10” and a plant spread of 15-18”. This deep, gentian-blue trumpet shaped flower is a great contrast with is forest-green slender foliage, blooming early to mid summer. ‘Butterfly Blue’ makes a great border plant, for rock gardens, as cut flowers in small vases or as a container plant. Delphinium ‘Butterfly Blue’ needs a rich moist soil that is well drained in a sunny location and should never experience drought. A must for any cottage garden, remove spent heads to produce more growth throughout the season. Try ‘Butterfly Blue’ with Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’ or Leucanthemum ‘Becky Daisy’. * Great for borders & rock gardens* Blooms early to mid-summer* Thrives in full sun .
Purple Dessert Plates Clematis Vyvyan Pennell bears huge 8 double flowers in the spring and reblooms in August with single light violet flowers; one of the best double flowered clematis variety. The impressive flowers are violet-blue with reddish overtones and have contrasting gold stamens. It was awarded Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. This is a good strong grower, compact and sturdy, and produces lots of large, luxuriant flowers on strong stiff stalks! Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’ needs a supporting structure to grow properly and it is easy to grow with a rich, porous, alkaline soil that has plenty of room for the roots to spread. Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, but will thrive and bloom in shade. Apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Very reliable performers once established; they take a season or two. Plant this wonderful Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’ just about anywhere, wherever its twining leaf stalks can take hold, even in a container pot! * Huge Double 8 Purple Flowers in Spring* Rebloomer* Compact and Vigorous.
Spires of Sky Delphinium Blue Lace, Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’, is adorned with elegant spires of true sky blue flowers. Each flower has lavender-pink accents. The plant blooms in early summer. ‘Blue Lace’ is a New Zealand hybrid delphinium that boasts strong stiff stems that rarely require staking. It has excellent rebloom in late summer and fall if spent flowers are removed. ‘Blue Lace’ is longer-lived than older varieties and has good powdery mildew resistance! The large deeply incised leaves are deer and rabbit resistant! Delphinium ‘Blue Lace’ grows best in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions. They are also heavy feeders. The addition of compost or manure to the soil, as well as a granular fertilize, will result in healthier, stronger plants. Cut back the first flush of blooms quickly to stimulate rebloom. Since their stems are hollow, taller varieties of delphiniums should be staked to prevent damage from wind and rain. *Spires of Sky Blue Flowers*Rebloomer*Rabbit and Deer Resistant.
Gorgeous blue flowers are tough as nails! If you live in zone 8-10 you are probably well-versed in Lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus africanus). In Southern California and the Coastal South, these beauties bloom year round. They are so easy care and hardy that they are ubiquitous in strip malls, parking lots and municipal buildings. They are so elegant and striking you can find them in landscapes from urban apartment complexes to posh Rodeo Drive and Worth Avenue retailers. Hardy to the nth degree, this is truly a ‘plant-it-and-forget-it’ flower. It will reward you with an over-abundance of flowers all year round, but especially in the spring and summer. Not to worry, though, if you live anywhere north of zone 8. Agapanthus make great potted plants. You just need to bring them indoors in the coldest months. The purple-blue flowers are born on long wand-like stems rising above strappy, grass-like leaves. They grow in HUGE round heads like drumsticks. Combine them with just about any shade of daylily for a show to remember. They make an unforgettable border when you plant them as middle ground between boxwood and Iceberg roses. Add some easy-care color to your borders and containers this year. Buy Lily-of-the-Nile now! * Beautiful flowers for many months * Long-lived * Hardy and carefree once established .
Huge 6 Purple Blooms Hemerocallis Nosferatu, Hemerocallis ‘Nosferatu’, shows off its huge, broad triangle-shaped petals! It has fragrant 6 flowers that have a shiny dark purple color with a bright green eye. These ruffled blossoms prove to hold their color in the sun and have more prominent veining in their purple petals. ‘Nosferatu’ blooms mid season, has a very high bud count, is an easy to grow variety, and will stand up to even the harshest of conditions. This daylily is a semi evergreen tetraploid. 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. Use ‘Nosferatu’ daylily for color in shrub borders and in perennial beds. 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. Plant daylilies in sites that provide well-drained soil and plenty of sun. The ‘Nosferatu’ daylily can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone). * Huge 6 Ruffled Dark Purple Blooms* Contrasting Lime Green Throat* Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds.
Bluer Than Blue Clematis Rhapsody is an outstanding cultivar with broad, pointed, dark indigo-blue flowers. As the 5 flowers mature the color becomes even more intense. Very free flowering and one of our favorites! Compact grower; great for containers, balconies and small gardens. Groom the Rhapsody Clematis after flowering by cutting back the top one-third to one-half of some stems. This encourages new growth for possible summer bloom. Clematis Rhapsody needs a supporting structure to grow properly. Clematis is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Very reliable performer once established and takes a season or two to get going! Plant Clematis Rhapsody in a container in a place where everyone can enjoy its dark indigo-blue flowers all season long! * Large 5 Indigo Flowers* Flowers Darken as They Age* Compact Plant.
Gorgeous, Long-Blooming Clematis Jolly Good Clematis puts on a “jolly good” show, and keeps the fun coming all summer long! The display begins in spring as green leaves and vigorous growth combine to create a vibrant, climbing vine. By late spring/early summer, 3-inch blooms appear with their lavender petals highlighted with deeper streaks of purple, and accented with adorable white stamens. Jolly Good is a prolific bloomer and keeps up the show throughout the entire summer. Wildlife love it, with butterflies, bees and hummingbirds all too happy to pay it multiple visits throughout the season (adding to its decorative allure in your yard). Your Jolly Good Clematis is a mid-sized, deciduous shrub and will grow up to 7 feet in length/height. It’s a vigorous grower, with a compact nature and easy-to-care-for manner. It blooms on new wood, so trimming it back to two feet in early spring will help maintain its shape, and it trains quite easily to a trellis or fence. Although pollinators love it, deer and bunnies will pass it by (so no need to worry about protecting it from your yard’s critters). You can even place a few Jolly Good in containers for your front porch where you can easily cut a few of the lovely blooms as an accent for your kitchen table. Overall, it’s a versatile and high-performing clematis variety. A Proven Winners Shrub, Jolly Good Clematis is certainly proven to be a highly valuable clematis variety for gardeners…and it’s sure to provide a “jolly good” time for you and your family when you plant one in your yard this year! * Re-bloomer* Easy care* Rabbit & deer resistant.
Fushia Daisies Smother Ground The Hardy Ice Plant Table Mountain, Delosperma ‘Table Mountain’, has 1-2” bright single fuchsia daisy like colored blooms that just smother the plant. The foliage is deep green, almost succulent looking, and extremely shiny. ‘Table Mountain’ is said to be an improvement of Delosperma ‘Coperi’. This Delosperma has a plant spread of 18” and a height of 2-3”. For best results, plant ‘Table Mountain’ in a sunny area, with some afternoon shade, with well- drained soil. It does prefer dry and sandy soil and does not like wet soil in the winter. Ice Plants make a great under planting for roses and taller shrubs. Hot conditions keep the flowers blooming most of the summer, and it requires little to no care. Delosperma looks great as a ground cover in a rock garden or in front of a perennial border. As a ground cover, delosperma is very useful in preventing erosion. Delosperma is good for hard to grow areas in the sun garden because they do not require much water, yet fill in very quickly. ‘Table Mountain’ the perfect, fast-spreading, dazzling groundcover on slopes or in borders for hot, dry, and sunny locations! *Fushia Colored Daisy Like Flowers*Groundcover Blooms All Season*Loves Heat and Drought.
Masses of Red Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans, Clematis viticella ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’, has double reddish-purple 3 flowers that bloom profusely throughout the season. This elegant variety is very carefree and disease resistant. It thrives in full sun, but will grow in almost any location. It was awarded Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit! ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’ needs a supporting structure to grow properly. Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems. Varieties within this group flower on the new season’s growth. Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans needs a supporting structure to grow properly but will also grow over large shrubs, over walls, cover stumps, and make perfect cover ups for unsightly service areas. Clematis is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. It is a very reliable performer once established; it takes a season or two to get going! A vigorous grower, Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans is excellent for growing through shrubs; makes a great cut flower! *Double Purplish Red Flowers*Blooms Heavily All Season*Carefree.