Fast Growing Shade Tree It’s not often that you find a shade tree that is fast growing, has a beautiful shape and a rich history to boot. The Water Oak tree (Quercus nigra, also known as Spotted oak or Possum oak) is that tree. Used for generations as street and shade trees in the South, Water Oaks are easy care and long lasting if they are planted in a place they like.This deciduous tree is fast growing and it starts producing acorns before its 10th year. This means that it will attract wildlife to your garden by giving strong branches to nest in and food to forage. Found in the wild along streams and low ground (hence the name Water Oak), this tree is ok with moist soil. It is a tall tree with a slender trunk that looks great in the landscape. Quercus nigra is hardy to zone 6 but is frost tender, so choose the planting spot wisely. Once established, this oak will last for years.Even though it can grow in semi-shade (like in light woodland in the wild) it prefers full sun. It can handle strong winds without a problem, but doesn’t like coastal conditions with too much salt air and steady seabreeze.If you have the right place, this tree will be a jewel in your garden or landscape.* Great street tree or shade tree * Attracts wildlife * Likes moist soil.
Super easy drought resistant beauty Autumn Fire Sedum , Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Fire’, is a wonder-plant for your garden. Once blooming, the color is non-stop. Bold clusters of closely packed, rosy pink flowers show up in late summer, gracefully age to a salmon-pink bronze and finish with a deep copper-red in fall.Autumn Fire Sedum is an easy-to-grow plant that not only tolerates drought, but even seems to thrive in it! This is a great improvement over the garden staple, Autumn Joy sedum. It is a classic upright sedum with large flower heads that are held out nice and flat. The strong stems hold up much longer into the fall than Autumn Joy, too.Plants are easy in almost all soils and grow in full sun to part shade. The waxy blue-green succulent-like stems highlight the flowers. Only 18-24 inch tall and 20-30 inches wide, these plants are good neighbors in the garden. They are also very showy in late fall when the flowers are faded.If you leave the stems on throughout the winter you’ll see that they look great in the snow with their rusty red color. Butterflies and bumblebees love the Autumn Fire Sedum. Plants are useful in borders, rock gardens, or as a filler. Mix these in with daylilies, phlox and sages for a great show all summer into fall.* Long season of bright color * Thick filler plant * Easy care and winter hardy.
A Flotilla of FlowersNamed for the brightest star in the sky, this outstanding lily lives up to its name by producing large purplish-red flowers in profusion.The leaves are maroon flecked before maturing to all green. ‘Sirius’ is truly a classic in the water lily world, hybridized by Latour-Marliac Nursery in 1913.The purple-red flowers are 6-7 inches wide, the large leaves are 10-11 inches wide, and the overall plant spread is 5-6 feet wide.This water lily grows best in full to partial sun. We recommend growing ‘Sirius’ in a 7.5 quart or larger container.* Profusion of Large 7″ Purple Red Flowers* Maroon Flecked Leaves Mature to Green* Part Sun.
The Beta Grape, Vitis ‘Beta’, has compact clusters of medium-sized berries. Beta is a blue-black grape with good quality fruit for jellies, jams and juices. It is a vigorous grower that is a very heavy, dependable producer.Ripening in mid September, Beta is a small, seeded American grape variety and a woody, deciduous, tendril climbing vine which typically grows 15-20′ long unless pruned shorter. It is best grown in deep, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but must have good drainage. It is extremely cold hardy, but needs a location sheltered from winter winds and well removed from frost pockets. It has been grown in Finland and Minnesota.Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where they provide good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, some fall color and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter. Grapes need a good support system like fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures. The grape vines can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home. Considered to be a good grape for juices and jellies. The flowers are attractive to bees. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share.* Blue Black Grape* Dependable Producer* Cold Hardy.
Pink Flowers and Gold FoliageThe Bleeding Heart ‘Gold Heart’, Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ (CPBR#0974), is a fast-growing perennial with rose pink, heart-shaped flowers.The blooms look wonderful against its bright gold foliage. Bleeding Heart’s should be planted in partial sun to partial shade but will also do well in full shade.It is somewhat heat tolerant and needs moist soil. Do not let the soil dry out.Dicentra will bloom from late spring to early summer and is a major attractor to butterflies.Bleeding Hearts are perfect as border plants or in a shade garden.Gold Hearts is a plant for fertile but well-drained soils. It prefers consistently moist, humus-rich soils similar to a great woodland soil full of organic matter and richly fertile.The simplest way to mimic this is to add several shovels of compost around the base of the plant every spring.* Pink flowers* Long bloom period* Fern-like foliage .
Show-stopper Thrives in Partial Shade!Pieris Mountain Fire (Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’), also know as Japanese Andromeda Mountain Fire, is a partial-shade garden show-stopper! Pieris Mountain Fire offers many interesting features: from late winter into spring the foliage has flaming red tones, and in summer as it ages it turns burgundy. In winter it is thoroughly evergreen and stays that way until spring’s red leaves arrive. The spring foliage is always mixed with the previous year’s leaves of pure green, so it looks almost like red flowers blooming on the bush. It doesn’t take long, though, for the red leaves to give way to fragrant clusters of pinkish-white flowers that form in unusual hanging chains and dangle from the plant. Pieris Mountain Fire is a beautiful shrub that will cause a lot of garden chatter! This slightly arched shrub can easily be shaped into a lovely low privacy hedge, or it fits nicely into tight spots as a foundation plant. Try it in your mixed border and with spikier evergreens like holly or juniper for a great year-round show.Pieris Mountain Fire thrives in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun to partial shade. You might need to give it a little TLC and protect it in winter until it is established. Although it is hardy from zones 5 through 9, you’ll have the most success in zone 9 with good soil moisture, additional organic matter and a more acidic soil.Mountain Fire Japanese Andromeda often becomes a garden’s stand-out specimen plant. Don’t miss having one of these beauties in your garden this year! * Great in partial shade * Evergreen * Fragrant flowers.
Butter-yellow self-cleaning flowersJulia Child was famously opinionated. She knew exactly how she wanted her recipes to go together and exactly how she wanted them to taste. So it is no surprise that she chose this delicious rose to bear her name. ‘Julia Child’ (PP18473, Rosa sp. ‘WEKvossutono) is a true connoisseur’s roseThis flower has classic old-fashioned form, with many thick petals – almost like an old English rose. The color is a rich, buttery gold (perfect for a lady who didn’t shy away from the butter in her cooking!). The color blends so well with any other color in your garden – bright, muted, hot or cool. As if that isn’t enough of a reason to have Julia Child in your garden, add the wonderful fragrance to the list. It perfumes the air with a strong scent of sweet licorice and spice.’Julia Child’ is a lower growing rose that has a nice rounded shape. The leaves are shiny, reflective and bright green. This rose is free-flowering in late spring/early summer with plenty of repeating.Another great benefit is that it is self-cleaning so when the petals are spent they drop discreetly to the ground. Its excellent disease resistance and heat tolerance raises the bar for any English-style rose.’Julia Child’ will become one of your all-time favorites, and will indisputably be the centerpiece in your yard for years to come. We have a limited quantity of these great roses, so order early.* Excellent container plant * Great cut flower * Round and dense.
Drops of Sunshine Attract ButterfliesSedum Lemon Drop, Sedum ‘Lemon Drop’, has bright yellow flowers in late summer and fall. The sprays of the bright yellow flowers are held just above the succulent frosty green leaves on this easy-to-grow plant.’Lemon Drop’ may reach just 6 inches in height, but has a 12 inch spread. It is a tidy little sedum for rock gardens or as a ground cover. Butterflies love the yellow flowers.Lemon Drop needs extra water during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Choose an area where the plant will receive sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.After the first killing frost, the stems should be cut back to an inch or two above soil line. * Bright Yellow Flowers in Late Summer* Frosty Green 6″ Spreading Foliage* Loves Sun, Heat and Butterflies.
Fragrant Pink Peacock Attracts ButterfliesThe Butterfly Bush Peacock, ‘Buddleia ‘Peacock’, a Proven Winners selection, is a new cultivar that will not crowd its neighbors in your garden.They are about one third the sizes of most Butterfly Bush varieties, maturing to 4′-5′ with a spread olf 4′-5′. The butterflies and hummingbirds still love them.Fragrant Pink Peacock Butterfly, also known as English Butterfly(TM), are extra bushy and are loaded with colorful flowers. The pink flowers are good sized and have that delightful fragrance.This plant is perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. They can also be used as container plants in milder climates.Treat this plant as a perennial in cold climates and cut it back in the late fall or early spring. The Peacock exhibits deer resistance.* Spikes of Fragrant Pink Flowers* Blooms All Summer* Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds* Heat Tolerant* Drought Tolerant * Deer Resistant .
Covered in Stunning Flowers All Season Long Gaura Siskiyou Pink (Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’) is a stunning garden plant that looks like a wildflower but acts like a well-behaved delight. The loose sprays of bubblegum-pink flowers raise from maroon buds all over the waving, airy stems of this beauty. When a breeze blows the stems wave and the flowers look like butterflies fluttering all over the plant.Gaura Shiskiyou Pink looks great paired with other wild-looking natives – coneflowers, yarrows and especially grasses where the waving flowers will both benefit and enliven them. Try them with miscanthus, muhly or fountain grasses for a stop-them-in-their-tracks garden combo.Siskiyou Pink makes a perfect container plant, too. Put a few around your sunny patio for motion and color all summer long.These delicate looking, but hardy plants are easy to grow. They don’t need deadheading, pruning or coddling. They do need well-drained soil, though, especially if they have a hard winter ahead. Otherwise they are very tolerant of drought and humidity.Hardy and easy to grow, these flowers will delight you all season long! * Long bloom season* Adds motion to your garden* Perfect in sunny borders and containers.
Vivid Pink & Fragrant Blooms in SummerRuby Spice Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’, is a distinctive true pink that ranks supreme! In early to late July and into August, the plant bears vivid pink flower spikes on the current season’s growth.Being delightfully fragrant, Ruby Spice Summersweet provides a late summer treat of dozens of flowers that are arranged on upright panicles.Uniquely hued, this lovely variety blooms longer than any other of its species. Ruby Spice Summersweet prefers full sun to partial shade, but will tolerate full shade as well as clay soil.This species is high on the desirability list for northern gardeners, but it may need some wind protection in coldest areas.Remarkably tolerant of a variety of conditions, including roadsides and seashores, Clethra Ruby Spice compact habit makes it good for small gardens in shrub borders and mixed in perennial borders. The plant provides glowing yellow fall foliage as well.If necessary, the Clethra Ruby Spice can be pruned in early spring. * Water tolerant* Full shade* Vivid flowers.
Colorful Foliage and Flowers Sunshine Daydream Abelia is a compact shrub with variegated foliage and lovely flowers. Plant a few for a short, colorful border along your sidewalk, or perhaps just a few in your perennial bed for an enduring splash of color. Your Sunshine Daydream is an Abelia with a more compact nature than some other cultivars but still possessing all the majestic color you’ve come to expect of an Abelia. Like a “daydream” on a summer day resplendent in “sunshine”, Sunshine Daydream presents an elegant mixture of color and texture that seems too beautiful to be real. Beloved most for its colorful foliage, your Sunshine Daydream features glossy leaves of a lively green hue with shades of cream. The green/cream blend sets the stage for the exquisite, rosy edging of each leaf. As if the lovely foliage wasn’t enough, trumpet-shaped, white blooms appear in late spring and persist into fall, slowly transitioning to a rosy hue with the passage of time. The subtle fragrance of the blossoms creates a compelling allure for your yard’s pollinators. In autumn an additional splash of color appears with the foliage transitioning to purple, an engaging picture that blends with the purple stems. Sunshine Daydream is an evergreen shrub that will grow up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a mounded habit and a spreading nature that is more compact than many other Abelia cultivars. Under optimal conditions can live up to 30 years, so it’s even quite long-lived. An Abelia variety that has a lot to offer, Sunshine Daydream Abelia’s colorful foliage is sure to be one of your favorite additions to your yard this year. * Colorful foliage and flowers* Fragrant * Evergreen* Multi-season interest* Deer resistance* Heat and humidity tolerant* Long lived* Three season interest* Works well in containers.
Native Shrub Thrives in Wet SoilThe Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, is a rounded, 6 to 8 feet tall shrub with an equal spread. It occasionally reaches 10 to 12 feet.The foliage emerges in late spring and is one of the latest plants to break dormancy. It has a very open, almost gangly, habit of long branches and green foliage.The unusual flowers are creamy-white spherical heads, 1 to 1 1/4 inches long, with stamens protruding above the flower head, and blooms in late summer.The fruit is a nutlet that persists through winter. Birds love them. Deer and other wildlife feed on the winter twigs.It prefers moist and boggy soils and and for naturalizing in wet areas. It is not dry tolerant. It can be grown in full to part sun.The bright green foliage turns yellow orange in autumn.Native in the Eastern United States, from New Brunswick to Florida.Its’ range extends west to Minnesota, Oklahoma and southern New Mexico, Arizona, California, into Mexico and Cuba.*Unusual Rounded White Flower Ball*Loves Moist to Boggy Soil*Yellow Orange Autumn Color.
Sweet and Tangy NectarineNectarine – Independence, P. persica var. nucipersica ‘Independence’, is a white-fleshed fruit with deep red skin and has an excellent tangy sweet flavor.Independence is one of the best nectarines and is hardy to winter cold. Independence ripens very early in the season, well ahead of Redhaven peach. Most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens, Independence is a delightfully decorative tree that will produce frilly pink blossoms in the spring. Nectarines, like peaches, require well-drained soil and a regular fertilizing program. The nectarine fruit is a variety of the peach tree. Nectarines and peaches are similar in appearance and color as they differ only by a single gene, the gene for skin texture. The peach is dull and fuzzy while the nectarine is smooth and shiny. Nectarines contain a good amount of vitamins A and C.*Sweet, Tangy Flavor*Early Maturity*Cold Hardy.
Bright Yellow and Dark GreenThe Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’, Coreopsis grandiflora, is a definite superstar among yellow flowers. This All-American Selections Gold Medal Award Winner has yellow flowers flush to orange-yellow near the center. The 2” blooms are crowded atop a neat, compact 24-inch plant! In the Tickseed family, the dark green thread leaf foliage makes a great contrast with the flower color. ‘Early Sunrise’ is a frog and hedgehog attractor.‘Early Sunrise’ blooms at least 3 weeks before most others; blooms June through October. It should be planted in full sun and is drought-tolerant and tough, but does need well-drained soil. It should be cut back early and late summer to extend the bloom period.Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’ looks great with any type of grass, in borders or mass plantings in sunny gardens. Coreopsis is easy to grow making it a great plant for the beginning gardener.It is a hardy plant, but may need some protection in harsher climates. Since it thrives in poor soil and has low water needs, ‘Early Riser will easily add beauty to any trouble spot in your garden!* Early Bright Yellow Blooms* Very Dark Green Foliage* Loves Full Sun, Drought, Heat.