Green Foliage Produces Rosy SpikesLambs Ear Hummelo, Stachys monnieri ‘Hummelo’, produces sturdy spikes of rosy lavender flowers that make an impressive display in mid-summer. Unlike the more common types of stachys, which have soft silvery foliage, ‘Hummelo’ has glossy dark green foliage which remains attractive all season!The mounding foliage is heavily textured and this species forms rugged, large, rounded clumps of green, long and narrow, textured leaves. It is lovely even when it’s not in bloom!’Hummelo’ Lamb’s Ear needs to be planted in full sun in a well-drained area. It makes a unique and stunning addition to any sunny border!This plant will add texture and color in rock gardens and looks wonderful with Veronica ‘Goodness Grows’, Tradescantia ‘Concord Grape’ or other purple blooming perennials.The clumps will spread over time to form a dense ground cover. Leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates, but will not do well in harsh winters.A robust bloomer, this ‘Hummelo’ Lamb’s Ear is an outstanding garden performer!*Rosy Lavender Spikes in MidSummer*Glossy Dark Green Foliage*Full Sun and Well Drained Soil.
Spikes of Red and YellowKniphofia Fire Dance, Kniphofia hirsuta ‘Fire Dance’, creates a glow that will last from early through late summer. This variety, developed by Jelitto Seeds, is only 20″ tall and wide, making it the perfect size for small spaces and containers.Coral red and yellow flower spikes grow atop a thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage. ‘Fire Dance’ is one of the shortest, prettiest and most reliably cold-hardy species in the genus. Though small in stature, ‘Fire Dance’ is very cold hardy and easily grown in average and compost-enriched garden soils.Drought resistant, low-growing, this fiery plant could be used in the rock garden or the front of the border. The tough leaves are ignored by deer and rabbits, but the brightly colored, tubular flowers are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies.If you have a city garden and space is an issue, this Red Hot Poker is perfect. It is a bright and charming plant, and the flowers contrast with the blue green foliage which is low growing and arched.* Spikes of Red and Yellow Flowers* Cold Hardy* Compact Plant.
Gypsophila Festival Star, Gypsophila ‘Festival Star™’ (PP#14,818), provides continuous cut flowers all summer long!Clouds of small white flowers float above densely branched plants from May through October! Gypsophila ‘Festival Star’ is a hardy baby’s breath that looks great in the landscape or in combination with annuals in baskets, mixed containers, or window boxes.The ice-white blooms provide a brilliant backdrop for other wildflower varieties. Plant in light, dry soil and provide a treatment of lime and mulch for winter protection.Cut the flowers for arrangements when half the blooms are open to extend vase life. You can also place Baby’s Breath upright or hang upside down in dry, dark, open, airy place.* Deadheading is not necessary* Deer resistant* Attracts butterfliesPick your color….
True Blue Blooms – Attract Butterflies & HummingbirdsGentiana True Blue, Gentiana ‘True Blue’ PPAF, is a lovely “true” blue perennial from hybridizer Darrel Probst. Gentiana ‘True Blue’ PPAF produces large 2″ tubular blue flowers that open at the nodes all up and down the stems. The plant has smooth, green, lance-shaped leaves, and hummingbirds and butterflies love this flower! Ideal in a rock garden, as a border edging plant or in a bright woodland. Gentians tend to grow best in cooler zones with mild summers. ‘True Blue’ can grow in the garden right along with your other perennials since it is not an alpine type. It prefers full sun to part shade and should be protected from the afternoon sun in regions with hot, humid summers. Plant it in well-drained, sandy loam to loam soil with average to consistent moisture.* Easy to grow* Bright blue blooms* Great in borders & edging* Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds .
Soft, Silvery, and FuzzySilver Carpet Lamb’s Ear (STACHYS Byzantina Silver Carpet) is a plant that demands to be touched. Kids can’t keep their hands off of it. It’s like petting, well, a little lamb!Lambs Ear is great for its visual interest and the way it contrasts with almost everything else in the garden. The unique gray color makes every other color beside it shine brighter and the beautifully rounded leaves make other foliage look more striking. This is a great edging plant that makes your borders and beds sing.’Silver Carpet’ loves full sun and good drainage. It appreciates some light afternoon shade in really hot climates. Mostly non-flowering, the lamb’s ear-shaped leaves of this plant are soft and silver in color and are completely fuzzy. We dare you to not touch them when you walk by!Lamb’s Ear will add texture and color in rock gardens, containers, perennial beds and pathways. It makes a soft collar around the base of a mailbox or bird bath. Try a few stuffed into pockets in a crumbling stone wall or in a crevice in a big rock. Use it as a phenomenal contrasting groundcover for fine textured grasses and sedges. You really can’t go wrong wherever you decide to use it!’Silver Carpet’ Lamb’s Ear makes a unique and stunning addition to any sunny border, so make sure to order yours soon!* Soft Silvery Fuzzy Foliage* Great Groundcover* Unique texture.
Butterfly Atrracting Blooms June through SeptemberThe Liatris ‘Kobold Gayfeather’, Liatris spicata, has tall, lilac-rose spike-shaped flowers with a fluffy appearance and dark green foliage. With its lovely color and strong vertical effect, it provides an interesting architectural dimension. ‘Kobold Gayfeather’ is well worth giving a spot in the garden!These unique flowers open from the top down and bloom from June to September. It is a major butterfly and bee attractor.Liatris ‘Kobold’ has a plant height of 2’ and a spread of 12-18” and should be planted in full sun in a well-drained area. It does prefer a bit more moisture than most Liatris, but do not over water.Liatris ‘Kobold’ looks great as a perennial background, with grasses or white blooming flowers such as Physostegia ‘Miss Manners’. * Dark green foliage* Attract butterflies* Thrives in full sun .
Add a twist to your garden! Are you looking to add a little whimsy to your garden? Corkscrew Rush plant (Juncus effusus f. spiralis) will add loads! This striking plant never fails to gets compliments and comments. Looking like grass having a bad hair day, Corkscrew Rush’s twisty, curly, springy foliage adds a completely new dimension of texture to your landscape.Being a member of the rush family you know that corkscrew rush plant care is easy. It likes full sun or partial shade and lots of water. It can even thrive in standing water at the edge of a pond. Combine it with wider-leaved plants like gooseneck loosestrife for a lush, wild look. For a truly eye-popping juxtaposition try planting it with ram-rod straight horsetail rush.Since it only grows 18 inches tall and wide it also will work in your favorite container as an instant attention-getter.Corkscrew rush is deer resistant and spreads by rhizomes to make neat little colonies beside your water features.Corkscrew Rush will provide a truly a unique look for your garden, but only if you order yours today!* Striking curly foliage * Loves boggy soil * Super easy care * Deer resistant * Very compact, perfect for containers.
Looks Great in Containers & Hanging BasketsThe Licorice, Lemon Licorice, ‘Helichrysum petiolare’, is a pale lime plant that lets you do a little to get a lot. Licorice plants are exceptionally easy to grow, requiring little fertilizer. The Lemon Licorice is a restrained grower with velvety soft foliage. This plant is an excellent choice for hanging baskets or mixed containers. It’s especially useful in mixed containers as it tends to grow outward which makes a planter or basket look larger.Licorice does best in a well-drained soil, either in beds or containers. Lemon Licorice produces small white flowers that are insignificant and can be removed.For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial.* Heat tolerant* Drought tolerant* Easy to grow .
Brilliant Yellow Blooms and Feathery FoliageCanary Feathers is a long-blooming perennial with bright yellow blooms and feathery foliage. These would look terrific in hanging planters on your porch or planted in front of your larger garden plants. They are especially stunning in a woodland setting, so if you have a naturalized area, these would be perfect for it.Your Canary Feathers is a hybrid Corydalis with exceptional features that are true to its name. Like the canary it’s named for, Canary Feathers has both foliage and flowers that are reminiscent of that delightfully colorful bird. The low-mounded foliage is often referred to as “feathery” in appearance with a charming shade of blue-green that will catch your eye amid the common greens of the summer garden. Its lovely form and foliage is enhanced by the spectacular blooms that appear in late spring when tall 9-inch spikes reach up and beyond the feathery foliage. Each stem is enveloped in ¾-inch tubular flowers that are resplendent in the bright yellow intensity canaries are so well known for. Canary Feathers flower will last through summer, and even into fall with a bit of trimming. Rabbits will pass it by, and it will die back after autumn for a clean winter appearance. Canary Feathers has no serious pest or disease issues, and is relatively easy to care for. For a lovely, easy to manage perennial that is sure to remind you of your vibrantly-colored, feathered friends, Canary Feathers is the plant for you.*Bright, Long Blooming*Blue-Green, Feathery Foliage*Hardy .
Stunning Multi-Colored FoliageThe Strobilanthes Persian Shield, ‘Strobilanthes dyerianus’, is an Athens Select variety. In summers with sweltering heat, this plant displays multi-colored foliage that is always exquisite. The leaves are a flushed purple with silver iridescence and dark purple underneath. Warmer temperatures enhance the leaf color. Persian Shield performs best in partial shade, planted in well drained organic soil. This plant has an upright habit and can reach 3 foot in height. They are widely used in landscape beds or in mixed containers. Persian Shield tends to get tall and fall over, so pinch back a few times in the first half of the growing season to induce branching and bushier foliage.* Can be a perennial for zones 9-11* Warmer temps enhance leaf color* Can grow as tall as 3 feet.
Tropical Flair in a Cold Hardy PerennialThe Crocosmia Lucifer, ‘Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora’, a spring planted corm, produces beautiful red flowers. The flowers are very showy, and they make great cut flowers. It is cold hardy to zone 5, making this is a great perennial for northern gardens that want a tropical look. The Crocosmia is also commonly known as Montbretia. The flowers bloom from summer through fall. Crocosmias are clump forming and bloom best in crowded conditions. Even when not in bloom, Crocosmia Lucifer has attractive, tropical looking foliage. * Attracts hummingbirds* Looks great in containers* Provides spiky texture to your garden.
Red Foliage All YearEuphorbia Bonfire, Euphorbia polychroma ‘Bonfire’ PPAF, is a hot new perennial succulent groundcover with striking mahogany red foliage. The leaves emerge green but quickly turn a deeper red. Unlike other Euphorbias that may turn red in the fall, ‘Bonfire’ displays its smoldering red foliage all summer long!Radiant chartreuse flower bracts provide a nice contrast in the spring; the bright yellow tips really glow! This fantastic foliage gradually becomes a rich red in the fall. It is great enhancement of the common spurge!’Bonfire’ has a nice mounding habit with foliage that is resistant to deer and rabbits.It grows best in well-drained, poor-to-moderately fertile soil. Divide every two to three years or as needed. Late-summer cutback can be beneficial if plants start to “birdnest.” Use gloves since sap may irritate skin of susceptible individuals.If you are looking for an all-season colorful plant, this ‘Bonfire’ plant is one of the most gorgeous spurges ever grown!* Mahagony Red Foliage All Year* Chartreuse Flowers in Spring* Loves Hot and Dry.
Fushia Daisies Smother GroundThe 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.
Lavender Rose Late BloomerHyssop Sinning Sonoran Sunset, Agastache canna ‘Sinning Sonoran Sunset™’ (PP#13,673), is a new compact selection that is far superior to the species.The large lavender-rose flowers of ‘Sinning Sonoran Sunset™’ are very showy and add a different shade to the color palette. Also known as Hummingbird Mint, it blooms from summer through fall and hardy to zone 5! The foliage smells distinctly like black licorice when crushed, thus its common name, Anise Hyssop.If you’d like to restrict the height of this tall perennial, pinch back its blue-green foliage in spring before the flower buds are formed.Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, but best in full sun. Also tolerates drought and poor soils. Somewhat tolerant of summer heat and humidity.One of the easiest and most rewarding perennials to grow, this award winning ‘Sinning Sonoran Sunset’ is a tremendously long bloomer. It is useful for adding a spot of color to the garden late in the season when many other plants are finished. * Spikes of Lavender Rose Flowers* Blooms Late Summer Through Fall* Licorice Fragrance When Crushed.
Raspberry Frosted PeachesThe Peaches ‘n Dreams Hollyhock, ‘Alcea rosea’, has double, creamy-peach flowers that are frosted with tints of raspberry-pink and apricot. It is a wonderful new array of pastels to add to the garden. The Hollyhock family is made up of a rather large group that exhibits tall stature (4-6′) and is biennial in nature. Although they are short lived, they reseed themselves. The large blooms of Alcea ‘Peaches ‘n Dreams’ Hollyhock flower in the summer months. Alcea is a wonderful plant near the back of the border, working great along walls or fences. They are best planted in full sun in a well-drained area.* Double Creamy Peach Flowers* 6′-8′ Biennial Plant* Thrives in Full Sun.