Improved Grass Thrives in SunThe Little Bluestem Grass’ Prairie Blues’, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’, is an improved selection of one of the most prevalent native grasses in the eastern United States.It displays consistent grey-blue, ribbon-like foliage that takes on hues of orange and red as the season transitions to autumn. This warm season grass has sturdy, narrow stems with an upright habit.’Prairie Blues’ thrives in hot, dry areas and’ is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site, or for a plant that will grow in hot, dry areas where other plants have a hard time surviving.Grasses play an important role in a garden design. The great features of this ornamental grass, blue foliage and fall color, is a great addition to the design. Little Bluestem Prairie Blues is a vigorous, long-lived native grass. Because of the ease of care, drought tolerance, winter beauty and the way it adjusts to various soils and climates.Prairie Blues is deer resistant and attracts butterflies and birds feast on the seeds! ‘Prairie Blues’ is a must have! * 3 1/2 Foot Grey Blue Foliage in Summer* Foliage Turns Orange Red in Autumn* Loves Sun, Heat, and Dry Soil.
Pure White Anemone-like FlowersYou already have in your mind what Hibiscus flowers look like, right? Large, tropical looking flowers with wide petals and hot colors. Erase that picture form your mind, though, with the White Chiffon Hibiscus (White Chiffon™ Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodtwo’ USPP 12,612).This lovely new introduction to the mallow/hibiscus family does have large and beautiful flowers, but they are not the typical hibiscus flower. First off they are pure white – a wonderful white that that doesn’t turn yellow – not the usual hot sunny or deep blue colors you see in other hibiscus.Secondly, they have a lovely lacey center that makes the flowers look much more like anemone flowers than hibiscus. These are truly a conversation piece that will have your gardening friends talking.These large shrubs can be pruned into small trees and do well in almost any soil (unless it’s to dry or too wet). They make great specimen plants, but also do well at the back of the border or along your fence line.Make sure to order yours from Nature Hills today. These are wonderful garden pants that probably will sell out fast.* Lovely late-summer flowers* Easy care* A Proven-Winners selection.
Looks like a rose! Evermore Orange Azalea (Rhododendron EVERMORE ‘MAXXOHI-02’) is so fully double that the flowers look for all the world like glowing orange roses covering the shrub! A really unique look in azaleas that will be a sure-fire conversation starter.At 3’-4’ tall and wide, this makes a great foundation or back of the border shrub where it blooms from spring to frost. The tangerine orange flowers make it stand out and really catch the eye, they are such a different color for shrubs. They are fantastic partners to chartreuse colored plants and blue-needled evergreens. Use these beauties under windows where the flowers can be seen from the inside as well as the outside. Plant several together to form a stunning low flowering hedge along your fence or driveway. Pair them in a patio bed with yellow blooming roses and red blooming salvias for a punch of hot tropical color that can’t be missed. Evermore Orange Azaleas are bred to be disease resistant and hardy in zones 7-9. They are also insect resistant and handle the heat and humidity of these zones with grace. These azaleas are bound to become favorites, especially in the south where they thrive with very little attention needed. If you aren’t growing them already, you will be soon! Order yours today. * Easy care* Extraordinary flowers* Reliable * Reblooming * Rich dark green foliage* Foundations, borders and beds* Good in pots* Heat and humidity tolerant.
Months of Blooms on Easy to Grow Annual!The Impatiens Infinity™ Blushing Lilac, ‘New Guinea Impatien’, displays beautiful violet pink flowers with blushes of red. This Proven Winner plant comes from the renowned breeder Ludwig Kientzler.Shade plants are hard to find and New Guenea Impatiens fill that niche with vibrant beauty. The Infinity series has been bred to be grower friendly with well-matched vigorous habits and finishing times.They are great for baskets or even gallon pots and landscapes. Impateins are a low maintenance flower but do require frequent watering. Place in moist but not wet, well-drained soil. Fertilize twice a month in beds, every week in containers.They feature what growers demand: Large flowers, dark green to purple foliage, and beautiful colors. Use this plant in beds or in containers. For zone 11, this plant can also be a perennial.* Easy to grow* Long bloom period* No deadheading needed Don’t Prune Lilacs During Fall or Early SpringPick your color….
Florist Quality Berry-Covered BranchesYou’ve coveted those pictures in the magazines every winter, haven’t you? The ones where the designer has a vase of long branches covered in bright red holly berries sitting on the fireplace mantel. They can be expensive to order from a florist. Well, why not grow your own? The Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata ‘Spravy’) is easy to grow in your own yard.Berry Heavy is a Proven Winners selection, which is high praise in the landscape world. It is beautiful all year, with glossy green leaves and white flowers in the summer giving way to those heavy-laden berry branches in the fall and winter. Make sure that you plant another pollinator holly so that you will get the most berries possible.Berry Heavy is a cinch to grow in your landscape. It needs a sunny or semi-sunny location, but other than that it adapts well to any soil and thrives in that wet or boggy spot in your lawn.Plant several for a jaw-dropping show of berries on the fall and winter. Birds love the berries, so get ready for lots of feathered visitors. Bring some branches inside for holiday décor before the birds enjoy them all. The berries will dry nicely on the branches and people will envy YOUR magazine-worthy decorating.Order several from Nature Hills now, before they’re gone!* Heavy Crops of Bright Red Berries* Likes Wet Soils* Attracts Wildlife.
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….
Snow in JulySummer Snowflake Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’, is a compact, dense, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which typically matures 6′ to 8′ tall with a 8′ to 10′ spread.In the spring, ‘Summer Snowflake’ will bloom with clusters of white flowers that follow along the horizontal stems, creating a double row of blooms on each side. This bloom pattern gives ‘Summer Snowflake’ its common name – doublefile viburnum. It may bloom from May through SeptThe non-fragrant, lovely white flowers are almost continuously from May through September. The flowers give way to bright red berries that are relished by the birds. It has dark green oval leaves that can reach up to five inches long. The foliage turns a rusty red to bronze in the early fall.Summer Snowflake is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates wide range of soils and has good drought tolerance.Prune as needed immediately after flowering. For best cross-pollination and resulting fruit display, plant shrubs in groups rather than as single specimens. These can be used as hedges, windbreaks, specimen plants, patio plants, and the back of the garden.* Double White Flowers All Season* Red Berries for Wildlife* Foliage Turns Rusty in Autumn* Attracts Birds* Deer Resistant.
Classic Shade Tree that Smells GreatYou’re not looking for showy flowers. You’re not looking for high-maintenance. You’re looking for a classically shaped tree to give you some shade in the summer. A tree that keeps looking good without pruning and doesn’t require any upkeep on your weekends. Let us introduce you to the Little Leaf Linden tree (Tilia cordata).This tree has been a staple in American neighborhoods for generations and in European streetscapes for centuries. Naturally shaped like a rounded pyramid and growing to a manageable 60 feet high, it adds a definite sense of scale and proportion to your yard.The glossy, dark green leaves are heart-shaped and grow densely, making this an exceptional shade tree. As a rule, shade trees don’t have very interesting flowers or a scent, but this hardy ‘Little Leaf’ Linden is the exception to the rule! The small yellowish flowers appear in June and smell wonderful. Small, round seeds are also produced, and they persist well into winter and the leaves stay green on the tree longer than many others.The Little Leaf Linden tolerates all kinds of soils, including clay. It also laughs off pollution better than most, which is why it makes such a great street tree. It’s a perfect tree for urban gardens. Nature Hills Nursery sells top quality Little Leaf Lindens. They grow quickly and will provide the shade you crave in no time. Don’t wait to order! These beauties sell quickly.* Pyramidal shape* Fall color* Low maintenance.
The Catmint ‘Six Hills Giant’, Nepeta faasenii ‘Six Hills Giant’, is a vigorous clump-forming perennial with aromatic and light gray-green leaves.’Six Hills Giant’ has large growing flower stems with spike-like lavender-blue flowers 24 to 36 inches long blooming throughout summer. It is best to trim spent blossoms after flowering to induce a second bloom.A sun lover, ‘Six Hills Giant’ is a perfect companion with roses, ornamental grasses, herb gardens, and the mixed border.It thrives in well-drained soil of low to average fertility. This catmint is highly versatile and can be placed from the front to back of the garden.This plant is often mistaken for lavender.Cut this plant back to the ground in late winter or very early spring.* Attracts butterflies* Attracts hummingbirds* Deer resistant.
Four-season native likes it wet or dry! Buttonbush is native to the US and is one of those natives that has tons to offer your garden. A new and improved version – Fiber Optics® Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Bailoptics’ PPAF) – takes all that goodness and ups the ante! Fiber Optics’ oval shaped leaves emerge in the spring. Soon after, perfectly round, inch-wide, dove-white flowers bust out all over the bush. Each unusual flower is covered with dozens of round-headed pistils so that they look like pincushions. They are unique and almost Dr. Seussien. They definitely attract the attention of garden visitors, but they also attract the attention of native pollinators. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial insects flock to buttonbush for its nectar and leaves. Dark red-brown fruit follow the flowers and can last through the winter and the seeds that fall are a particular favorite of water birds like ducks and loons.In the summer the foliage is rich and full and looks great in the landscape, providing shelter for birds. In the fall the leaves turn red. The trunks and stems tend to twist and turn with age so it still looks interesting even when the leaves have fallen for the winter.Fiber Optics is not as coarse-leaved as older versions and only grows half the size. This compactness lends itself beautifully to today’s smaller urban gardens.One of the best attributes of Fiber Optics is that it adapts to any soil type with ease, so it goes just about anywhere. It does fine in dry soil on slopes and it absolutely thrives in damp, or even wet, soil. It is often used in wetland restoration along stream or ponds. If you have a spot that is constantly wet or has spring or summer flooding issues, then Fiber Optics Buttonbush is your new go-to!Bring this great native home to your garden today!* Easy care native* Unique white scented flowers* Full sun to light shade* Great in rain gardens or by ponds or streams* Good for smaller gardens* Four-season interest.
Perennial with Silver Foliage and Lavender Flowers Silver Mist Lavender is an ornamental perennial with unique foliage and delicate flowers. It looks great planted en masse along a driveway or sidewalk, and would certainly have an eye-catching effect when scattered throughout your perennial bed. It would also be a great choice for your patio containers. Your Silver Mist is a gem among Lavenders. Not only does it possess the usual sought-after lavender flowers, but it also has uncommon foliage. Long before the flowers appear, your Silver Mist will branch out to form an ethereal vision in your yard. The white/silver foliage will seem to float like a “silver mist” suspended in your garden. It’s a breathtaking sight that is only improved upon when mid-summer brings your first Lavender blossoms. The tiny blue flowers cling to the tall stalks, a prolific and hardy bloom for both indoors and out. You can count on your Silver Mist to continue the show well into fall. Lavender is valued for a variety of reasons, and your Silver Mist is no exception. Lavender is treasured for its scent and flowers, used for everything from medicinal purposes to craft projects. Your Silver Mist’s foliage even has an herb-scented aroma to fancy-up your garden ambiance. Silver Mist is perfect for those small spaces in the garden where you’d like something showy, but don’t have a lot of room. In milder climates, it’s evergreen, and in others will reliably perform from spring until frost. It’s drought and heat tolerant, and even the rabbits and deer will pass it by. *Outstanding Foliage *Valuable Flowers *Multiple Uses.
The Ligularia Brit Marie Crawford, Ligularia dentate ‘Brit Marie’, is a wonderful yellow-orange, daisy-like flower with huge glossy maroon foliage that remains dark for most of the season. This plant was first discovered by Britt-Marie Crawford in Fife, Scotland.The foliage can be rounding, kidney-shaped, or triangular with a wavy margin. The flowers appear on tall spikes and bloom from July to August. ‘Brit Marie’ has a plant height of 3-4’ and a spread of 36-48”.Ligularia 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.‘Brit Marie’ makes an extremely bold statement in the garden, and its best ornamental feature is its leaves. They generally retain good color throughout the growing season!* Yellow Orange Daisy Like Blooms* Glossy Maroon Foliage* 4′ Tall Clumping Form.
Pure White and Fragrant Coneflower Fragrant Angel, Echinacea ‘Fragrant Angel’ (PP#16,054), is a newer heavenly coneflower with large pure white flowers. The layers of petals overlap, and remain flat and open, unlike many coneflowers, which have drooping petals.’Fragrant Angel’ is deliciously fragrant and long blooming through fall. The large yellow cones support seeds which attract birds throughout the winter.For best results, plant in full sun in a well drained area. Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall.The blooms are a great choice for cut flowers, and it adds a wilderness look to your garden.Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners, but it is also said to be a potent medicine. Echinacea is said to increase immune function, reduce the effects of colds and flu, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections and purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system.Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). ‘Fragrant Angel’ usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance. This plant is deer resistant.Enjoy ‘Fragrant Angel’ with its beautiful white blooms. They will brighten up any sunny area!*Large White Flat Overlapping Petals with Yellow Cones*Fragrant Flowers Through Fall*Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Birds.
Non-stop blooms! Like broad strokes of a paint brush, Easy Elegance® Paint The Town rose features dense, deep red blooms that will cover your shrub from top to bottom. It maintains its shape well, making it great for containers or along a border. Why choose an Easy Elegance® rose like Paint The Town? This rose is hardier than any rose in your collection. It doesn’t require complicated upkeep. It has healthy, glossy green leaves and big flower heads. All of this on own root plants! Once you try an Easy Elegance® rose it will be hard to put any other rose in your garden. Easy Elegance Roses are super easy to grow and Paint The Town is no exception. Make sure they’re in a sunny spot and that’s about it! No nasty chemicals because it is so disease resistant. And, because it keeps a uniform shape, there’s no pruning to worry about. Just enjoy the months of blooms on this classic beauty. Order your Paint The Town roses from Nature Hills today and be ready for a whole new world of rose gardening! * Red blooms keep coming all season long * Superior disease resistance * Hardy to zone 4 * Easy to grow .
St. John’s Wort – Ignite Red, Hypericum androsaemum ‘Ignite Red’, is a very popular shrub because of its unique, compact habit, loads of deep red berry clusters in the fall, and its dark green leaves that are an amazing contrast to the bright yellow flowers and red berries; sometimes having both on the compact bush at the same time! After the first deep frost, this hypericum will lose its leaves and enter dormancy.When this well branched plant comes out of winter dormancy, it should be grown in full sun with plenty of water to get a good start; spring is a good time to transplant. Ignite Red is rust resistant, deer resistant and is low maintenance. The foliage in sun can turn a great red and is a very colorful and handsome looking bush. Only dried up branches have to be cut back to the ground, and if planted in a container, the plant can be stored in a dark cool garage or shed over winter..