The Ligularia ‘Othello Leopard Plant’, Ligularia dentata ‘Othello’, is a wonderful yellow-orange, daisy-like flower with huge leathery, toothed, heart-shaped, basal leaves. New leaves emerge purplish-red but turn to brownish-green. Blooming from July to August, ‘Ligularia Othello’ has a plant height of 2’ and a spread of 24-36”. Ligularia ‘Othello’ should be planted in full shade in a well-drained area. It must have moist soil and should never be allowed to dry out. Use Ligularia in group or mass plantings, woodland gardens, or along streams, ponds, pools or bog gardens..
Red Flowers Above Lacy Bronze Foliage The Astilbe ‘Fanal’, Astilbe arendsii, is a colorful feathery flower with deep red blooms and lacy deep green or bronze-green foliage. The foliage in spring is mahogany, but as autumn approaches, the blooms turn to shades of brown that look wonderful in winter snowscapes. The flowers contrast wonderfully with the dark green glossy foliage. Astilbe ‘Fanal’ blooms in midsummer and is 24” tall and a plant width of 18-24”. Do not allow Astilbe ‘Fanal’ to dry out. ‘Fanal’ is most successfully grown in a shady area but can tolerate some morning sun. A moist, well-drained area is a key factor for growing a healthy plant. In order to keep Astilbe looking good for the next year, do not cut it back in the winter, (the old foliage helps protect the plant from winter damage), but prune in early spring. Astilbe is considered to be deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds. Use ‘Fanal’ Astilbe as beautiful cut flowers for a grand bouquet! Plant it in perennial borders or shade gardens with hosta’s and ferns. You will be pleased with the results! * Red Blooms Above Lacy Dark Green Foliage* Blooms Mid Summer* Deer and Rabbit Resistant.
Weeping and Graceful Maiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’, is a 6-8 feet tall, graceful, clumping ornamental grass. The slender, weeping leaves are silvery-green and turn golden bronze in fall. A silver stripe runs up the middle of the sword-like green leaves. The flowers are white fan-shaped plumes in fall that extend above the foliage. The hardiness, the fine foliage and the spectacular fall colors have made ‘Gracillimus’ a favorite and very popular for years! Plant in spring or early summer when the soil is warm as the roots will grow only in warm soil. Planting too early in the spring may cause the roots to rot. Cut back the previous year’s growth before growth starts to appear in early spring. ‘Gracillimus’ has an arching shape and looks fabulous in the landscape as a specimen, screen or a nice mass of textured foliage; also looks great near a pond! For a carefree, year round interest grass, you cannot do better than Maiden grass! *Tall Weeping Form*White Fan Shaped Plumes*Bronze Foliage in Fall.