Arthur J. Simmonds Bluebeard

Arthur J. Simmonds Bluebeard
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Blue Blooms in Late Summer The Arthur J. Simmonds Bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Arthur J. Simmonds’, is perhaps the hardiest of bluebeards! It displays powdery light blue flowers that are produced in late summer when few other shrubs bloom. It matures to 1′-2′ with a spread of 2′-3′ in full sun. This wonderful specimen is also often referred to as a Blue Mist Spirea.  It makes a shapely rounded bush, and its light colored lance-shaped leaves visually blur with the blue of the flowers. Before flowering, Arthur J. Simmonds makes a fine foliaged, formal shape that combines well with golden grasses. This is a relatively small shrub that will die back to the ground during the winter. It is suggested that this bluebeard be cut back to the ground to enhance production of new wood on which the flowers will be borne. * Fall Bloom!* Blue Blooms Late in Summer* Compact Plant* Full Sun.

Petit Bleu™ Bluebeard

Petit Bleu™ Bluebeard
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Small Shrub with Late Season Color Petit Bleu Bluebeard is a tiny, deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal.  These look wonderful in a mixed border, a perennial bed or as part of a wildlife garden.  You could also effectively use a few as container plants on your patio.  Your Petit Bleu Bluebeard is a Proven Winners selection, and it’s easy to understand why it’s such a popular choice.  When many of your summer flowers have begun their decline, Petit Bleu Bluebeard will be ready to being its show.  From late summer and into fall, this delicate, little shrub will be an asset to not only the ornamental appeal of your yard, but also to the butterflies and other pollinators seeking a late season treat.  Clusters of petite, blue flowers amid tall stalks will rise up above the vibrant green of the glossy, mounded foliage.  Even the foliage itself is of interest, and a light brush of your hand will release its aromatic appeal. Petit Bleu Bluebeard will grow to about 30-inches tall with a 24-inch spread.  It has a compact, tight growth habit, and does best in loose, well-drained soils.  Petit Bleu is drought-tolerant once established and deer resistant.  It has no significant disease or insect issues to be concerned with.  It will grow beautifully in its natural state, but doesn’t mind pruning if you’d like to take a hand in its shaping.    Petit Bleu Bluebeard certainly gives a lot back for the small amount of space and time it requires.  With Petit Bleu, you’ll get a great return on your investment! * Late season bloom * Aromatic foliage * Wildlife interest * Hardy.

Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea

Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea
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5 Inch Blooms all Summer. You Choose the Color! Bloomstruck Hydrangea is the newest addition to the beloved Endless Summer collection of re-blooming hydrangeas. If you’ve ever grown an Endless Summer hydrangea, then we don’t need to sell you on the benefits. If you are new to these wonderful flowers, then Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea is a great place to start! Every American garden needs a hydrangea. These shade lovers fill your shady garden beds with color all summer long, even when other flowers are too pooped to pop. And the flowers are amazing! They are a full 5 inches in diameter. One will fill a simple table vase. Five in a bowl look like you spent a fortune at a Beverly Hills florist! Do you know what color flowers you want? You can easily change the soil acidity and watch the flowers magically change color during the next bloom cycle! They can be vivid rose pink or deep luscious purple. Change them every year! With red-purple stems and dark green leaves with red veins, the Bloomstruck Hydrangea gives you a great contrast to the other shrubs in your garden. With the extra-strong stems, above average heat tolerance and great disease resistance (especially to powdery mildew, the bane of hydrangeas), this is one plant you need to add to your garden this year! The one-two punch of beauty and hardiness make the Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea one you don’t want to miss. * HUGE flowers in the shade * Unique contrasting stems * Super hardy and super easy.

Blue Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon

Blue Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon
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Outstanding Flowers Mid-Summer to Fall Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon is a deciduous shrub with outstanding flowers.  Plant one as a focal point in your front yard, or anywhere you’d like to attract some mid-summer attention. Your Blue Chiffon is sure to provide some much-needed color to your mid-summer and fall garden.  It’s the latest addition to the Chiffon series from breeder Dr. Roderick Woods of England. You’ll adore the exquisite blue flowers with their lacy centers of light lavender-blue petals that give it a semi-double appearance.  The flower centers are accented with wine-red hues that streak out from the veins of the petals.  A profuse bloomer, you can expect to enjoy your Blue Chiffon’s display from July through September. Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon grows up to 12 feet in height with a 4 foot spread.  Its already large flowers can be made even larger by pruning back to 2-3 buds in early spring.  Left on its own however, you will still be treated to gorgeous flowers on a lovely shrub.  Blue Chiffon is relatively hardy and tolerates heat and humidity well.  Hummingbirds and butterflies love it, but deer tend to leave it alone.  It’s quite simply a beautiful, flowering shrub that is easy to grow and sure to provide enjoyment in your yard for years to come. * Large flowers* Mid-summer to fall blooms* Wildlife interest* Profuse bloomer* Attracts Hummingbirds* Deer Resistant .

Blue Satin Rose of Sharon

Blue Satin Rose of Sharon
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Huge, Prolific Blooms Blue Satin Rose of Sharon is a deciduous shrub with outstanding ornamental appeal.  It would  be a stunning accent plant near your porch or patio.  The ability to shape Rose of Sharon also makes it a prime candidate for hedges. Your Blue Satin is a vigorous, bloom-happy shrub.  It not only gives you plenty of flowers, but boasts the most beautiful coloring in the Hibiscus world.  It just doesn’t know when to quit! Blue Satin has larger flowers and better color, with more branching.  All of which contributes to it providing an all-around longer show in your yard.  You’ll love its huge 3-inch blooms.  The magenta throats and ivory center of each flower complements the strong royal blue tone of the petals for a simply dazzling effect. The flowers are exceptionally uniform in color as well, so you won’t have any washed out end-of-season blooms with your Blue Satin.  Blue Satin is a profuse bloomer that not only blooms late, but leafs out late as well…prolonging your enjoyment of its beauty in your yard. Rose of Sharon prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but will tolerate part shade as well.  It’s tolerant of heat and drought, so its a great choice for those hot, dry spots in your yard where other shrubs are not happy.  It’s even pollution-tolerant, so planting one on a city lot is no problem. For a shrub with stunning beauty that’s easy to care for, you can’t go wrong with a Blue Satin Rose of Sharon. * Dazzling flowers* Prolific bloomer* Hardy.

Sunshine Blue Bluebeard

Sunshine Blue Bluebeard
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Late-Season Flower and Foliage Color Sunshine Blue Bluebeard is a flowering shrub.  These would be wonderful as container plants for your patio, or make a striking border for one of your garden beds. If you have a slope in your landscape, planting Bluebeard en masse would create a spectacular effect.  Your Sunshine Blue Bluebeard features delicate, blue flowers that rise out and above the foliage, their airy nature an almost ethereal appearance for your landscape.  The tiny, blue tufts of floral perfection are held aloft on stems strong enough to hold them erect as they sway on the breezes.  The blue flowers are especially eye-catching amid the yellow-tinted foliage, and will be adored by your yard’s butterflies.  Both the flowers and foliage has a pleasing scent and will continue their fabulous show from late summer and into fall. Sunshine Blue Bluebeard will grow to 3 feet tall with an equal spread.  It’s a fast-growing, vigorous shrub and drought tolerant once established.  Sunshine Blue has an upright, compact nature and is a stronger plant than some other Bluebeard varieties. It can be left to grow naturally, but doesn’t mind if you chose to prune it back to encourage new growth.  Deer tend to pass it by, and it will be a relatively carefree plant for your yard. A Proven Winners selection, Sunshine Blue Bluebeard is valued by many gardeners for its late-season color and blue/yellow contrast.  You’re sure to love it too! * Last-season flowers and foliage color * Amazing scent * Attracts butterflies * Fast growing.

Lil Miss Sunshine™ Bluebeard

Lil Miss Sunshine™ Bluebeard
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Bright Blooms and Fantastic Foliage! It’s always nice when you don’t have to choose between striking foliage and luscious blooms. Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard (‘Janice’ PP 22,160) has both! A Proven Winners Color Choice selection, this new caryopteris variety is a garden stunner for sure. Even though Lil Miss Sunshine is shaped like a classic bluebeard, the foliage is a shocking yellow/green that commands attention from across the yard and makes the sky blue blossoms practically crackle. If you want to make a garden statement, plant these in mass in your perennial beds and watch the traffic stop. On top of the color show, your summer garden will be set in motion by the butterflies and bees that can’t get enough of the flowers. The leaves are aromatic making Lil Miss Sunshine deer resistant. They are also drought tolerant and will come back year after year. (In cold winter zones they die to the ground. In warm winter areas they retain their top growth like a shrub. Either way, a prune to the ground in spring will give you a shock of new growth every year.) Plant this beauty with deep scarlets and purples or in front of dark green evergreens for a truly great look. Let Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard shine in your garden this year. You’ll be glad you did. * Amazing colored foliage * Long lasting flowers * Butterfly and bee magnet.

Blueberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon

Blueberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon
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Mix of Purple, Blue & Violet Are Stunning! Delicious is maybe the best way to describe the flower color for this plant.  The tropical looking flowers are amazing with a mix of purple and blue violet, and are fully double to make this amazing display.  You might guess the flowers look like large carnations or even peony blooms.  The flowers are born in profusion from mid-summer into fall.  Blueberry Smoothie is almost seedless so easily kept where you want it.  Blueberry Smoothie is a woody Hibiscus that is hardy in zones 5-8 and loves the heat and the sun.  It is a bit late to get growing in the spring because it is waiting for the heat.  The leaves are smaller and serrated and shiny green for an overall fine texture.  Plant Blueberry Smoothie in a sunny location where the soil is well drained.  This shrub is rabbit resistant, and deer tolerant.  Once established, Blueberry Smoothie is drought resistant.  An amazing shrub that gets about 8’ tall and about 4’ wide, and grown at a moderate rate.  How to use Blueberry Smoothie in your landscape?  Because of the incredible flower display you will want to use them where you can see them.  Picture an 8’ tall screen that covers itself with lavender blue violet flowers?  A beautiful way to screen a neighbor or block an unsightly view.  Use Blueberry Smoothie as a backdrop to your perennial or shrub borders.  Imagine this shrub repeated in a shrub border adding color from summer into fall.  Let’s not forget a single Blueberry Smoothie will make an amazing specimen near a sunny entrance or in a courtyard.  Such a showy shrub that commands a high-profile location in your yard.  Such an amazing, colorful, showy shrub that is hardy way up into zone 5.  It just seems so out of place for such a tropical looking Hibiscus.  Blueberry Smoothie belongs in your yard!  *Drought tolerant*Easy to grow*Great for screening, shrub & perennial borders*It’s a “gotta have” shrub.

Tiny Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea

Tiny Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea
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Dainty plant that is tough as nails!  Hydrangeas are ingrained in the American garden scene. The beautiful flowers invoke images of white-picketed Nantucket beach houses, moss-draped southern mansions and shady mountain paths. Unfortunately, not every garden is big enough to enjoy these garden debutantes since they can often get very tall and wide and fill a garden border! So, if you love hydrangeas, but don’t have the space for them, you need to buy Tiny Tuff Stuff (Hydrangea serrata ”MAKD” USPP 24,842). Growing only 2’ tall and wide, it is perfect for patio containers on an urban balcony or in the border in an apartment courtyard. With all of the great looks and full-sized flowers of other hardy lace-caps, Tiny Tuff Stuff is sure to please. Thriving in almost any condition – sun or shade, urban or country – this is an uber-hardy shrub that will come back year after year with enough flowers to fill your garden and your vases. Tiny Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea is easy care. Just make sure it has plenty of water. You don’t even need to prune it. It flowers on both old and new wood, so it comes back strong – even after a hard freeze! Don’t let the dainty flowers and elegant leaves fool you. The Tiny Tuff Stuff hydrangea reviews are in, this is a real winner! * Gorgeous cut flowers * Dwarf size! * Super easy care * Vigorous bloomer on both new and old wood * Very compact, perfect for containers.

Nantucket Blue Hydrangea

Nantucket Blue Hydrangea
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Repeat Blooms for Months The Hydrangea ‘Blue Nantucket’, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘GRENAN’, is a great new hydrangea and is a repeat blooming selection of the renowned Hydrangea that adorns houses on the island of Nantucket. Unlike most hydrangeas, this unique beauty blooms repeatedly on new growth throughout the growing season; may bloom from early summer well into early fall. Dense leathery green foliage provides contrast for an abundant summertime display of blue (or pink) flower clusters that last until frost. It is best to sweeten the soil with lime to turn the blooms to pink, or acidify the soil to intensify the blue. Blooms on both old and new wood, near and far from the coast. ‘Blue Nantucket’ grows best in afternoon shade or in dapple sunlight beneath large trees. Planting on the east or north a side of a home also works well. With hydrangeas the right amount of watering is important; you must never let them dry out! Use this plant as an accent plant, in mass plantings, or near water gardens or ponds. * Repeat blooms on new wood* Hardy zones 5 – 9* Great for mass plantings .

The Original Endless Summer Hydrangea

The Original Endless Summer Hydrangea
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 Ornamental Shrub with Huge flowers The Original Endless Summer Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’, is an ornamental shrub prized for its outstanding flowers. Hydrangeas make terrific foundation plantings, or you can place one near your front door or patio so you won’t miss any of its spectacular display. Your Endless Summer Hydrangea is a deciduous shrub with a rounded growth habit will reach about four feet tall with an equal spread. Its long elliptic leaves are dark green and provide the perfect backdrop for its showy flowers. Once you’ve witnessed your Endless Summer Hydrangeas in bloom you won’t be able to think of it as anything less than the floral masterpiece that it is. What’s really great about your Endless Summer Hydrangea is its ability to bloom on both new and old wood. This allows for more consistent flowering. It produces eight inch round, mop-head type flowers of pink to sapphire that appear so full and heavy you’ll wonder at the plant’s ability to support them. Endless Summer is a hardy Hydrangea, more winter hardy than many. It won’t require any additional care from you, and yet will outperform many other Hydrangea varieties. Just as the name implies, the repeating blooming nature of the Endless Summer Hydrangea will provide an “endless summer” of blooms for your garden from spring to fall. It’s certainly a Hydrangea that you won’t want to miss. * Outstanding flowers* Re-blooming* Cold hardy  .

President Grevy Lilac

President Grevy Lilac
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Fast-Growing Lilac with Scented Flowers President Grevy Lilac is an ornamental shrub.  Plant one as a single focal point in a side yard for its outstanding spring bloom, or use several as an impressive, tall hedge. Your President Grevy is a stand-out for its spectacular flowers.  Double blooms appear in spring, gathered in tall, upright panicles of delicate, blue-hued delight!  The buds begin a darker shade of blue, so the effect of the bloom period is two-toned, sure to be a stellar sight amid your spring plantings.  The heart-shaped, green leaves have a slight bluish-tint that provides the foliage a soft, elegant appearance even when the magnificent blooms have faded.  Second only to the appearance of its stunning flowers, President Grevy is beloved for its scintillating scent.  Its extreme floral fragrance will drift on the slightest breeze, and as a cut flower, fill your home with Lilac perfection. President Grevy will grow up to 11 feet tall with an 8-foot spread.  It is a multi-stemmed shrub, with a pleasing, upright nature and vigorous growth.  President Grevy is tolerant of a variety of conditions, including urban environments, but does prefer full sun for best performance.  Under optimal conditions, you can expect it to live 30 years. Lilacs have been beloved for generations for their dazzling beauty and alluring scent…and President Grevy is no exception.  Plant a President Grevy for a fast-growing, long-lived Lilac that is sure to give you a lifetime of flowering satisfaction. * Outstanding flowers * Scented * Fast growing.