Score big with this garden pink! No need for a slam tilt here! Devon Cottage Pinball Wizard Dianthus is a jackpot. This standout garden pink has all the right stuff for a garden flower – size, vigor, color and a spicy scent! Pinball Wizard starts blooming in the spring with masses of fancy white and hot pink striped flowers on top of gorgeous blue-silver foliage. The flowers are double, looking more like carnations than not. They bloom steadily all the way until fall on strong stems that are just begging to be cut. They have such a strong spicy clove scent, you’ll want to pick armloads to bring inside. These beauties attract butterflies, birds and bees and keep your garden humming with activity. Pinball Wizard is great in the border and bed and excels as a potted plant. Give it well-drained soil and keep it deadheaded and it will repeat bloom all summer for you! Super hardy, this particular variety overwinters well even up into zone 5! Devon Cottage Pinball Wizard Dianthus is a sure thing for your garden this year! Order now! * Striking stripes* Heavenly scent* Hardy and carefree once established * Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies* Great cut flower.
Tropical Flair in a Cold Hardy Perennial The 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.
Shiny Black Spot The Coral Bells Obsidian, Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (PP14,836), with its jet black, smooth round leaves, has the darkest foliage to date of the Coral Bells; closer to true black than any other Heuchera. This wonderful deep purplish-black foliage also has a polished glassy luster! In early summer, 24” smoky purple buds appear on tall shoots and then open to cream colored flowers. Pair the Obsidian with Coral Bells Lime Ricky or Marmalade for a fantastic color contrast! Coral Bells are grown more for their foliage color but the small blooms that they contain will attract hummingbirds. Like most Coral Bells, Obsidian’ thrives in partial sunlight but once established it will also grow in shade. Use this coral bell as a ground cover, in rock gardens, as a border plant or as an edging along paths and walkways. This 12” mounded plant will set off perfectly any bright flower in the garden or a container! Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to phase this plant. But to keep ‘Obsidian’ looking its best, be sure to water in hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week; divide clumps in fall. Heuchera adds a bit of flavor to any perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, ‘Obsidian’ will surely become a “must have” as it contrasts dramatically with brighter colors in your garden! * Black-Purple Leaves* Shiny Round Foliage* Full to Part Shade.
Huge 9 Deep Red Flowers Hemerocallis Ruby Spider, Hemerocallis ‘Ruby Spider’, is one daylily you just have to have in your garden! It will be a show stopper with immense 9 flowers that are pure, saturated deep red with a golden yellow throat and mid ribs. Being a truly extraordinary form of daylily, its large petals are long and spoon-shaped. Use ‘Ruby Spider’ as a marvelous specimen plant, or it can make a grand statement when planted in masses. ‘Ruby Spider’ is a dormant tetraploid which means its foliage dies back in winter. This is an important consideration for northern gardeners since ‘Ruby Spider’ is a great choice for the far north! 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 this 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. It also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. ‘Ruby Spider’ makes a beautiful floral arrangement, and is a terrific plant that any gardener can claim as “marvelous”! * Huge 9 Deep Red Spider Type Blooms* Cold Hardy* Attracts Butterflies .
Double Flowers, Double Colors, Double Blooming! Clematis Patricia Ann Fretwell, Clematis ‘B.F. Parfar’, is the first double flowering red and pink clematis! The outer tepals are reddish pink, fading to pale pink at the edges, the inner tepals are palest pink with a narrow deep pink stripe. The stamens are creamy-white. The double flowers are on the old wood in May and June followed by single flowers on the new growth in September. Clematis Patricia Ann Fretwell 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 performers once established; they take a season or two. Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems. The effect with the outer tepals being two-tone makes the Clematis Patricia Ann Fretwell very special! *Double flowers*Double Flowers in Spring, Single Flowers in Fall*Rebloomer*Attracts Humming .
Prolific Bloomer with Bi-Colored Flowers Cosmic Eye is a garden perennial that possesses prolific, bi-colored flowers and a hardy nature. Planted en masse in your garden border it will provide you with a carefree source of color from summer and into fall. Your Cosmic Eye is a variety of coreopsis with spectacular color that begins in early summer and lasts into autumn. Its 2-inch sunny blossoms present a daisy-like appearance. A dark yellow center and prominent, deep-maroon eye (tipped in bright yellow), creates an eye-catching blend of colors that pops out of the garden at any angle. The dark green, lance-leaf foliage fills your Cosmic Eye out nicely into a compact floral arrangement. Your Cosmic Eye is a carefree plant tolerant of many soil types and conditions and is particularly able to sustain itself in drought (so you don’t even need to worry about watering it). Butterflies will love you for planting a few Cosmic Eyes, even if your deer and rabbits don’t. The flowers make a lovely cut flower to bring indoors, so an investment in Cosmic Eye will bring beauty both indoors and out. All in all, it’s hard to find a perennial that asks so little and yet has so much to give. Plant several Cosmic Eyes today and begin reaping the harvest of this extraordinary ornamental perennial. *Prolific bloomer*Hardy*Low Maintenance.
Compact and Blue The Ornamental Grass ‘Elijah’ Blue’, ‘Festuca glauca’, also know as Blue Fescue, is a wonderful ornamental grass that should not be passed by. With its bluish gray foliage, the plumes appear overwhelming from June to July. ‘Elijah Blue’ has a plant height of 12 and spread of 12-24. This grass prefers full sun, but will tolerate morning shade. For best results, comb through the plant in winter to remove dead foliage. Combined with blue and purple flowers, such as Salvia and Veronica, it adds color and contrast to any perennial garden. Keep well watered in hot summer months, especially when becoming established. * Blue Grey Foliage* Compact* Full Sun to Part Shade.
New farm-to-florist favorite! Do you like having a flower garden that you can admire from your window as well as one that provides you with armloads of unique flowers to bring inside? You need to plant Dalmatian Peach Foxglove this year! This statuesque beauty is grown abundantly by flower farmers in the local farm-to-florist movement across the country. The towering stems are covered in soft peachy-apricot blooms that seem to glow from the inside out. This is an excellent addition to gardens and bouquets. It has recently been a striking new sight in floral wedding work. This salmon-peach-pink beauty is a must-have in any cutting garden. If you’re familiar with growing foxgloves, the first thing you’ll notice about Dalmatian Peach is that while most foxgloves are biennials, this new hybrid will flower the first year! Not only that, but it will also produce the second year if left in place. And it freely seeds for continued flowers. Don’t wait until everyone is growing these. Be the first in your neighborhood (or even at your local farmer’s market) to have these freckled beauties blooming. Order yours today! * Beautiful color* Strong flowering* Blooms first year * Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies* Fantastic cut flower.
Fluffy Red & White Bunny Tails! Red Bunny Tails is just as much fun to grow as the name implies! The delightful blooms begin as a dramatic burgundy/red, transitioning to fluffy puffs of white atop the slender grass. Although named “bunny tails”, the blooms are more reminiscent of a rabbit’s foot, with a longer, showier display. The blooms start their show in mid-summer and continue right on into fall. The vibrant, green grass grows in a clumping manner, rising up tall and straight with a gentle arch that provides dramatic appeal as it gracefully sways on the afternoon breeze. Red Bunny Tails will grow up to 36 inches high with a 30 inch spread. It has an upright, arching nature. Red Bunny Tails is adaptive to a variety of soils and thrives in full sun locations. Plant a few for an impressive border, use one as a specimen or even place one in a large container. Cut a few for a natural display on your kitchen table or dry some of the blooms for later use in crafts. It’s as functional as it is lovely. Red Bunny Tails serves as an annual or perennial depending upon your conditions, increasing its versatility. Grasses are always a natural-looking addition to the home landscape and Red Bunny Tails has the added advantage of not only being beautiful, but fun. Plant a Red Bunny Tails today and bring some of this versatile grass’ adorable whimsy to your yard today. * Adaptive to a variety of soils* Heat & drought tolerant* Works well in containers* Disease resistant.
Eye-catching soft yellow pom-poms all summer! Brash yellows are easy to come by in the garden. Soft yellows, not so much. Especially soft yellows that don’t fade to white or turn brown or are too ephemeral to last through the heat of summer. Enter Double Scoop Lemon Cream Coneflower (Echinacea ‘Balsclemc’). This lovely new color is like your grandma’s banana pudding – pretty enough to eat. The color is sweet, but the plant is strong – a strong grower, a strong brancher and a strong bloomer. The whole Double Scoop Coneflower brand is a newer introduction of Echinacea and they are bred for strong branching (which means more flowering), hardiness and beauty. Able to weather the intense heat and humidity of a southern summer as well as the biting cold winters of more northern climes (in a dormant state), this pretty flower will astound you year after year. The flowers are double pom-poms making them very fluffy and very touchable – which is good because they look great in vases. These are hardy and steady growers. The foliage stays dark green all summer long.Birds and butterflies love them. Leave some spent flower blooms on at the end of the fall so that the birds can feast on the seed heads over the winter. They’ll thank you for it! * Soft yellow double flowers* Super easy, low-maintenance * Long bloom season* Attracts butterflies* Native cultivar.
Award Winning Perennial is a Classic Best-seller David Phlox (PHLOX paniculata David) are the backbone of any well-bred perennial border. Sure, you can skip them when you design your garden – much to our chagrin they have fallen out of fashion in many garden circles over the past several years – but it would be at your own taste risk. These hardy, tall garden phlox are aristocrats in the garden and are such a fine hybrid that they even won the 2002 Perennial of the Year! Huge, pure white, mildew resistant flowers soar over the dark green foliage in profusion all summer long. They are fantastic performers in any border, but try them in an all-white ‘moon garden’ for an otherworldly effect. The flowers are fragrant and showy, with brilliant non-fading color. They grow 2-3′ tall, they are excellent cut flowers, too, so leave room in your cutting garden for a few. Plant about 18-20 apart in rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. They are dependable perennials, coming back stronger year after year. They may even reseed for you if you don’t deadhead them. Butterflies love them and will visit your garden by the busload. Don’t be swayed by trends. David phlox is a time-tested regal garden performer that you will be thrilled to have in your landscape. Order some today! * White 6 Flower Heads* Fragrant* Dependable.
Fragrant garden pink explodes in spring! Not shy by any means, these double burgundy-red flowers have a soft pink edge, are very fragrant and will be the stars of your garden this year! Everlast Burgundy Blush Dianthus is a blushing beauty, but not a wallflower. This pretty garden pink is everything you want in a garden flower – color, scent and tremendous spring bloom! Burgundy Blush blooms so strongly in the spring with masses of flowers on top of gorgeous grey-green foliage that you will think it’s going to explode from the garden. The flowers are double, like little carnations (of which they’re a relative). Even though they super-bloom in the spring, they will bloom steadily all the way until fall if you keep them deadheaded. The strong clove scent will attract butterflies, birds, bees and neighbors! They will keep your garden humming with activity all season long. Burgundy Blush is great in the front of the border and looks great massed in flowerbeds. It loves well drained soil and will add hot color to your rock garden. Super hardy, Burgundy Blush has done well even up to zone 3! Let Everlast Burgundy Blush Dianthus blast your garden to full speed this spring! * Striking pink/red picotee color* Spicy scent* Hardy and carefree once established * Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies* Great cuts and good container plant.
Piglet Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Piglet’ PPAF, is a new fountain grass that is perfectly sized for any garden. At only 18 tall, Pennisetum ‘Piglet’ is half the size of Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ and much more floriferous than Pennisetum ‘Little Bunny’. In late summer, tawny plumes cascade up and above the finely textured, green foliage. Pennisetum ‘Piglet’ looks stunning with other late summer blooming perennials like asters or caryopteris. The value of this long-lived and low-maintenance fountain grass comes from the varied colors and textures of the foliage as well as the striking flower spikes. From earliest spring into the dead of winter, this grass offers an arresting display that complements flowering plants nearby while making an elegant statement on its own. ‘Piglet’ Fountain Grass is a good choice for busy gardeners because it requires little or no pruning, is resistant to most insects, and tolerates drought well. Plant in well drained soil..
These Lemon Drops Don’t Melt Evening Primrose Lemon Drop, Oenothera ‘Lemon Drop™’ (PP#16,393), is a new evening primrose that is quickly gaining popularity among gardeners and garden writers. ‘Lemon Drop’ is a Proven Winners Perennial and also the recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award from Country Living Gardener™. This new selection is covered with vibrant lemon yellow flowers all summer, even when the temperatures sizzle. It has a lovely upright habit with dark green foliage. The bright daffodil yellow flowers of ‘Lemon Drop’ blooms do not need deadheading and are a good candidate for hot sunny areas or mixed containers. This easily grown oenothera should be planted in full sun and a well-drained area. It will thrive in when kept on the dry side. The mildly fragrant flowers open for only one day, usually late afternoon but will last until the following morning. It is best used in front of borders or rock gardens. It will add color in wild gardens, meadows, cottage gardens or in native plant gardens. * Bright Lemon Yellow Flowers All Summer* Does Not Need To Be Deadheaded* Loves Sun and Dry Soil .
Cranberries and Cream Blloms for Months! Hibiscus Luna Pink Swirl, Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Pink Swirl’, is a compact variety with a very full and bushy habit. Bring a touch of the tropics home with this new color in the Luna series of hardy hibiscus. The Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. Enjoy dozens of huge blooms from mid-summer until frost! The flower petals are pink on one side and fade to light creamy pink on the other side – giving the flowers a swirl look. Dark cranberry red centers add to the beauty of these dazzling flowers. Grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient, hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring. For best performance, plant in full sun in moist soil, before the heat of the summer. Suitable for very large containers, but pots must be protected over winter. Although the hibiscus grows tall, the need for staking is rare. These plants will die back to ground level during the winter months. Be careful to not over-water until plants show signs of growth! Hibiscus needs little care once established. It attracts butterflies and Hibiscus has the largest flowers of any perennial! * Light Pink with Dark Pink Eye and Highlights* Does Not Need to be Staked* Attracts Butterflies.