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 .
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.
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 .
An Explosion of Late Summer Color! You’ll stand up and cheer when you see your Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’ (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’) burst into bloom in your garden this year. You have always enjoyed seeing goldenrod blooming in the wild along freeways and in fields. Its golden-yellow flowers are unmistakable in late summer and fall when many other perennial flowers are tucking themselves in for the year. Bring some of that pleasure home with the much more tame ‘Fireworks’. Use ‘Fireworks’ liberally in the fall perennial birder. It looks right at home in wild meadow gardens or any naturalized area. This is an especially good selection for a rain garden as it doesn’t mind moist soils. This is a compact, clump-forming perennial producing branching clusters of golden-yellow flowers. This goldenrod blooms late summer-fall amid rough, hairy stems. The flower clusters radiate out in all directions and resemble streaming yellow fireworks, which is where it gets its name. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the cause of fall allergies, like sneezeweed or other goldenrod-type flowers, so plant with abandon! ‘Fireworks’ reliably provides end-of-season color in blazing shades of yellow. Its tall shrub form and clear green leaves give great structure in the garden all year, even without the flowers. Bees, butterflies and birds love it for shelter and nectar, but deer won’t bother it. Win-win! These sell quickly so don’t wait too long! * Outstanding fall blooms* Great structure for the garden* Perfect for rain gardens.
Bright Chartreuse Ruffles The Coral Bells Lime Rickey, Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ (PP16,210), has outstanding chartreuse leaves with an abundance of small white flowers that appear on spindly stems to provide additional interest! The ruffled leaves then turn to lime green for the remainder of the growing season. For best results, Lime Rickey should be planted in full sun in the north, but generally prefers full shade in the south. Use this coral bells as a ground cover, in rock gardens, as a border plant or as an edging along paths and walkways. Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to phase this plant. But to keep ‘Lime Rickey’ looking its best, be sure to water in hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week. This Heuchera adds a bit of flavor to any perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, this coral bell will surely become a “must have” plant as it provides a dramatic contrast in any shaded plant area. ‘Lime Rickey’ should not be left out of your shade perennial garden! * Ruffled Green Leaves Change Colors* Full Shade* Tiny White Flowers.
Scarlet Fever Clematis Rebecca, Clematis ‘Evipo 016’, has a dramatic, intense color that will showcase a spectacular display in your garden. Clematis Rebecca is an Evison/Poulsen cultivar with large, scarlet-red flowers and creamy yellow anthers. (Named after Raymond Evison’s eldest daughter.) Rebecca Clematis produces its dazzling colored flowers over a long season! This clematis will bloom from May through June and again in August, and is known as free-flowering clematis. Clematis Rebecca 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! Clematis Rebecca provides dramatic beauty that will impress visitors to your garden! *Intense Scarlet Blooms*Blooms Spring Till Fall*Rebloomer.
Colors Opposite Temperatures Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow, Euphorbia martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ is a succulent which produces spikes of flowers (bracts) that are a blend of cream, lime and green that appear from late winter through spring. The foliage of Ascot Rainbow displays tones of cream and grey green in the spring and summer. It matures to a stunning red and pink when the cooler months of the year arrive. With its narrow, grey-green leaves edged in yellow, this flamboyant Euphorbia will add a bright spot in your garden all summer. Ascot Rainbow can be used as a great accent plant for containers because it is such a distinct and unique succulent. Use gloves when handling because the sap is an irritant. It has an extreme tolerance to heat and dryness and is easy to grow and will provide stunning foliage throughout the year. *Very Early Spring Blooms*Foliage Changes Color With Temperature*Loves Heat and Drought.
Everything’s Rosy All Summer The Daylily Rosy Returns, Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ (Apps, ’99,PP9779), is a dwarf variety that has large 4 inch bright rose-colored flowers with a dark pink eye and yellow throat on green foliage. ‘Rosy Returns’ will bloom from June until frost and may be hardy all the way to zone 2. It can survive harsh conditions that many other plants cannot and prefers full sun for the best performance. Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to grow and are a good choice for any gardener. Use ‘Rosy Returns’ for mass plantings, edging, in borders or in mixed containers and tubs. Daylilies are rugged, adaptable, vigorous perennials that endure in a garden for many years with little or no care. ‘Rosy Returns’ adapts to a wide range of soil and light conditions. It establishes quickly, grows vigorously, and survives winters with little or no injury. This charming and clumping plant is a beautiful daylily that is short, but has the perfect size of flowers for its height! * 4 Rose Colored Flowers* Blooms Summer Through Fall* Compact Hardy Plant.
Pale Pink Persistance Delphinium Summer Mornings, Delphinium ‘Summer Mornings’, is the first dwarf, pink flowering delphinium! Unlike its taller cousins, Delphinium ‘Summer Mornings’ forms compact 12 mounds that are perfect for borders or in mixed containers. Romantic, light pink flowers adorn the bushy foliage from early summer through fall. Perfect for containers or borders. ‘Summer Mornings’ Delphiniums grow 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. * Compact Pale Pink Spires* Blooms All Summer* Great For Containers or Borders.
Red Foliage All Year Euphorbia 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.
Coral Reefs at Home Daylily South Seas, Hemerocallis ‘South Seas’ is a new Designer Daylily™ with a totally unique coral pink color. This bright color gets our attention every time we see it in the garden, and no daylily quite compares to it! The pinkish coral 5 flowers have a deeper red-coral band above a small yellow-green throat. Each heavily ruffled flower has a slight gold edge that becomes more prominent as the day progresses. ‘South Seas’ is considered a Designer daylily because it has been selected as a highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit. Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to grow and are a good choice for any gardener. They will grow in almost any soil and prefer full sun. Use for mass plantings, edging, in borders or in mixed containers and tubs. Planted together in large numbers, they quickly crowd out weeds and make a carefree and colorful ground cover. Daylilies 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). The well-branched scapes on this daylily are loaded with 30+ buds each for many weeks of enjoyment! ‘South Seas’ is a very good grower with stunning color, and all-around excellent daylily! * Large 5 Coral Booms* Grows Anywhere* Attracts Butterflies.
Striking Purple-Bronze Coloring The Twilight Evening Primrose PP17230, ‘ Oenothera speciosa ‘TURNER01’, produces a striking rich purple-bronze coloring in the center of the leaf, particularly on young foliage, making a strong contrast with the large pale pink flowers which appear throughout the summer. This is a versatile plant for the border of containers. The fragrant flowers are open fan shaped cups, a pale lilac pink shade and with a yellowy green center. The petals have a slightly crumpled, crinkly look. The flowers appear in early evening and there is little that can compare with it for early evening blooming. To stop straggling prune back hard on occasion. Flowers from early summer to late autumn. * Fragrant pink flowers * Blooms summer through fall* Great for border plantings.
Pink Peppermint in Summer Clematis Sugar Candy, Clematis ‘Evione’, provides beautiful, rich colors to your landscape as it climbs on posts or fences, clambers through shrubs and trees, or scales a lovely trellis. Clematis Sugar Candy creates beautiful colors, extravagance of blooms that are 6-7”, and a graceful habit! The pinkish mauve pointed petals have a darker center bar and contrasting yellow anthers with pinkish grey filaments. Sugar Candy Clematis is free flowering in late spring through early summer and again in late summer. Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems. Sugar Candy Clematis is easy to grow with a rich, porous, alkaline soil that has 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. Clematis Sugar Candy is a reliable performer once established; it takes a season or two to get going. Let this clematis add beautiful and rich colors to your yard as it clambers over your established shrubs or fences! * Large 7 Pink Striped Blooms* Blooms Twice in Summer* Loves the Sun* Attracts Hummingbirds .