Looks Great in Mass as a GroundcoverTorenia Catalina Pink, Torenia ‘Catalina® Pink’ PP17, 025, is a great choice for your part shade locations. This shorter 10″-16″ Torenia fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, and wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas. Keep the plants well watered, especially in hot, windy weather, but be careful not leave the plants standing in water. Torenia Catalina Pink is a heat and shade tolerant plant that has a snapdragon-like flower all season. It is low maintenance and dead heading is not necessary. Blooms have lovely shades of pink, so intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination. * Thrives in partial shade* Great in mass as a groundcover* Perennial in zones 9-11, annual In zones 3-8Pick your color….
Cotton Candy Pink FlowersLamium Pink Chablis, Lamium maculatum ‘Pink Chablis’ PPAF, is a new award winning cultivar which is a frothy confection of silver and green foliage is highlighted by cotton candy pink flowers. Use as a filler in containers for a wonderful foliage accent! This versatile plant has deer resistant foliage and will grow well in sun or shade. Lamium prefers a semi-shady dry area with well-drained soil, but will tolerate a wide range of soils and moisture. It is best to cut this plant back after the first bloom to promote compact growth.Plant in a well-drained soil and do not allow it to dry out. Use lamium in hanging baskets, in mixed containers, trailing over walls or as an edger, but spread must be controlled.‘Pink Chablis’ looks great among hostas, ferns, lungworts bulbs and wildflowers. It nicely disguises dying bulb foliage and makes an excellent weed-smothering ground cover.* Silver and Green Foliage* Cotton Candy Pink Flowers in Spring* 12″ Vigorous Groundcover.
Stunning Silver And Orchid Foliage on a Hardy PerennialGhost Lamium (spotted deadnettle) is an evergreen perennial with outstanding ornamental features. Plant a few where you’d like an impressive groudcover, or use them for a stand-out edging plant along borders. Ghost Lamium has amazing color and texture, perfect for your yard, or in a container on your patio.Your Ghost Lamium may be small in stature but possesses a magnificent ornamental nature. Its foliage is the main attraction, with heart-shaped leaves an adorable feature of this lush, evergreen perennial. Each dainty leaf’s silver-hue stands out amid more commonly colored plantings, impossible to miss even amid tall, colorful plants. The leave’s serrated edges and tiny veins are highlighted with various shades of green. The overall effect of your Ghost Lamium is of foliage that is a natural masterpiece in any setting. As if this weren’t enough, Ghost Lamium produces a spring bloom of petite, purple blossoms that repeat throughout the summer. The effect of the tiny spots of lavender against the green edged, silver leaves is breathtaking! Ghost Lamium will grow about 1 foot high with a 2 foot spread. It’s quite hardy and a wonderful choice when you need something fast growing or in areas where it’s a bit shady or dry. It’s deer resistant and even bunnies will pass it by. It’s a plant you can put in place and will quickly spread out. It can be left to grow naturally, or you can trim it back in winter for a neater appearance. There are few perennials with the exquisite color and texture of Ghost Lamium. Not only is it an incredibly beautiful groundcover, but is even terrific at choking back weeds wherever it’s planted. If you’re seeking a uniquely colorful groundcover that maintains some color even during the winter months, Ghost Lamium is the perennial for you this year!* Re-blooming evergreen* Drought and heat tolerant* Adaptive to a variety of conditions* Great for containers* Deer and rabbit resistant.
Hearts on a StringThe Bleeding Heart Spectabilis, ‘Dicentra spectabilis, is a fast-growing perennial with pink, heart-shaped flowers. It is the most common variety in its species & the blooms look wonderful against its grayish foliage. This Bleeding Heart will bloom from May to September and is a major attractor to butterflies. Bleeding Hearts have a plant height of 3 feet and a width of 3 feet. It is heat tolerant and needs moist soil. Do not let it dry out. The foliage does go dormant, so it is best to plant this bleeding heart among later developing perennials such as hostas and ferns which will fill in as the bleeding heart foliage begins to die back.‘Spectabilis’ makes excellent cut flowers, in mass with groundcovers, or in potted containers. Since it has been an old fashioned garden favorite for many years, it is a must in any landscape!* Disease resistant* Fast growing* Heart-shaped flowers.
Hardy, evergreen groundcover with summer flowers and winter interest.Big Blue Liriope, Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’, is an arching, grass-like perennial that produces spikes of dense, lavender flowers throughout summer. The flowers transition to black berries that persist into winter for additional decorative appeal. The Big Blue Liriope is a tough little plant, terrific as a groundcover or for use in difficult areas where a reliable splash of color is desired.Why plant a common groundcover when you can have a Big Blue Liriope in your yard! With evergreen foliage, lovely flowers…and even berries for winter interest, Big Blue Liriope is sure a winner!* Summer flowers* Winter interest* Deer and rabbit resistant* Heat, humidity and drought tolerant (once established)* Urban tolerant* Evergreen* Foot traffic tolerant* Fast growing* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Great in containers.
Silver in the ShadeBrunnera Emerald Mist, Brunnera ‘Emerald Mist’ PPAF, is an improved version of Brunnera ‘Langtrees’ with more pronounced silver spots that connect to form a silver collar around the perimeter of the leaf.The heart shaped leaves also have a light silver dusting over the entire leaf surface, which gives it a unique metallic look.The baby blue forget-me-not flowers accent the showy foliage in the spring. ‘Emerald Mist’ PPAF is an outstanding deer resistant perennial for the shade garden!Brunnera is a woodland plant that should be grown in full shade, but in the north, morning sun is tolerated, and in the south, dense shade is necessary.It will grow the fastest and strongest in rich soil that is consistently moist, and it does not need a lot of care once established.Cut back the old foliage of ‘Emerald Mist’ in the spring rather than in the fall. It will become a sure garden pleaser!* Large Silver Spots on Heart Shaped Leaves* Deer Resistant* Grows in Dense Shade.
The truest blue of any garden flowerTrue blue is an elusive color for gardeners to find for their gardens. There are many flowers that are called blue but veer to lavender or purple. Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’) is perhaps the truest blue of any garden flower. This is a beautiful plant (with a not-so-beautiful name!) that is easy to care for and gives so much back in the form of flowers and foliage.Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ is grown as much for its heart-shaped leaves as it is for its forget-me-not flowers. Not tolerant of dry soils, bugloss love steady water and will reward you by reseeding and stretching its reach in your garden. It quickly fills in bare spots and fills in empty patches under the shade trees. (Light shade is the best for brunnera.)By late summer the leaves – coarse and hairy – can look a little shabby. A quick, hard cut back will reinvigorate them for a nice fall show.If you are looking for a perennial plant that will give you an excellent show all season – both with heart-shaped leaves and true blue flowers, then you will love Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’!* Lovely heart-shaped leaves* True blue flowers in the shade* Reseeds easily.
Brunnera Variegata, Brunnera ‘Variegata’, has heart shaped leaves that are edged in creamy white for a dramatic contrast in the shade garden.Tiny, baby blue flowers dance above the foliage in the spring and make excellent cut flowers. ‘Variegata’ provides long lasting interest from spring through fall.Variegata’s green and creamy-white will add light to darker areas of the shade garden making it a ‘must have’ for garden plans or garden designs for the perennial shade garden.Brunnera is a woodland plant that should be grown in full shade, but in the north, morning sun is tolerated, and in the south, dense shade is necessary.It will grow the fastest and strongest in rich soil, and it does not need a lot of care once established.Cut back the old foliage in the spring rather than in the fall.Tolerant of drought and left alone by deer, it defines “low maintenance” in the shade garden.* Easy to grow* Shade plant* Variegated.
Silver and Blue in Early Spring ShadeThe Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, ‘Brunnera macrophylla’ PP13859, has frosty silver leaves that offer a brilliant backdrop to the small clusters of bright blue flowers that appear in earliest spring.It adds hard-to-find color and dramatic texture to the shade garden with its bright silver leaves that are veined in deep green. The foliage is known to resemble cracked porcelain!‘Jack Frost’ has a plant height of 12-18” and a plant spread of 18”. It does require full shade in most areas. In the north, morning sun is tolerated and in the south, dense shade is necessary.This Brunnera is a wonderful perennial to brighten up shady areas and will look great with any shade plant on the market today. Try a combination of plants with ‘Jack Frost’ such as, hostas, ferns, pulmonarias, and particularly hellebores, which often bloom at the same time! The silver and white foliage of this Brunnera will lighten the shade and offer superb contrast to the surrounding greens.It does require consistently moist soil, and it does not need a lot of care, being a sure garden pleaser!* Blues Flowers n Early Spring* “Cracked Porcelain” Leaves* Grows in DeepShade.
Tough plant for tough placesDon’t have a green thumb? Do you need a plant that is super easy to care for, forgives you if you forget it, yet still looks graceful and beautiful and makes you look like a pro? Liriope Spicata is the plant for you.This lovely plant grows in gentle grass-like clumps that happily fill in bare and hard to plant areas. The leaves are strappy and beautifully deep green. In the summer, tall spikes of purple flowers crown the tufts and attract bees and butterflies, animating your garden.These are classic edger plants, providing a soft border to your perennial beds. Use them in masses as a grand groundcover under big trees or lined up in rows to guide your way along a pathway. Put them around your rose beds. Edge your driveway or anchor your mailbox. Let them spill out of your favorite containers. Plant them where they will hide the feet of straggly shrubs. Sun or shade, rich soil or poor, Liriope Spicata will happily make your garden look great. * Graceful tufts of grasslike foliage * Pretty purple flower spikes in the summer attract pollinators* Tough as nails and easy-care.