Very Red and Very Ruffled!Looking for something distinctly different in a crepe myrtle? Look no further than Ruffled Red Magic crepe myrtle. This new crepe myrtle has all of the great traits you love about your other crepe myrtles, but with a few HUGE new features.This compact plant blooms all summer with carnation-like glowing red flowers that stand out in stark contrast to the lustrous dark green foliage. And the foliage? When the flower show stops in late summer the leaves take over by turning a deep orange-red in the fall.Like others in the Magic series of crepes myrtles, Ruffled Red reblooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded. The plant is a strong upright grower, but compact with dense branching. It makes a great summer screen or foundation planting. It is also resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, which is quite a breeding accomplishment in red crepes.If you’ve never grown a crepe myrtle, this is the one to start with. Simple to grow and a garden showstopper, you will be forever happy that you planted one (or several!) of these beauties. Plant them with other bright flowers or shrubs in deep green. Let them draw the eye to some great piece of garden art or hide an architectural flaw. They are great on their own and in groups. They even succeed in large containers on your porch.* First Editions® Plants* Striking red flowers* Reblooms* Very disease resistant.
Stunning Spring BloomsGrefsheim Spirea is an ornamental shrub and one of the loveliest early flowering Spireas available today. Plant one in your front yard where friends and neighbors will be sure to pause to take in its spring majesty.Your Grefsheim Spirea is a show-stopper when it bursts into bloom each spring. Rarely will you see such a stunning display of pristine, white floral perfection as when your Grefsheim drapes itself in the tiny white flowers that line its arching branches. As spring slides into summer, the blue-tinted hue of the narrow, green leaves takes over, filling out your Grefsheim Spirea for a full, compact appearance. When autumn arrives, the green foliage surrenders to the reddish-brown shades of the season, for one last gasp of color before winter’s rest. Grefsheim Spirea is a dense, rounded vase-shape shrub with arching branches. It will grow 4-5 feet in height with an equal spread. Grefsheim is tolerant of a variety of soil types and prefers full sun. Butterflies and other pollinators love it, but deer tend to leave it alone. It’s fast-growing and requires minimal care. All in all, Grefsheim Spirea is an outstanding ornamental shrub with exceptional features.* Stunning spring display* Tolerant of many soil types* Wildlife interestPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Elegant Male HollyCastle Wall Holly is a broadleaf evergreen. It would make an outstanding foundation plant or you could pair it with a female Holly for their decorative appeal.Your Castle Wall Holly is a Proven Winners selection plant, and lives up to the distinction with its exceptional foliage and hardy nature. It’s a newer, more compact variety of Holly with better branching, waxy leaves and great pollinating ability. The foliage has the classic serrated, Holly-leaf shape and it’s sometimes referred to as a “blue holly” for its vibrant coloring. This is a Holly typically valued for its use in holiday arrangements, and just one is enough to pollinate several female Holly plants (if you prefer to have the traditional red berries as well). Castle Wall is fast-growing, so before you know it you’ll have a large, vibrant shrub to provide year-round color for your landscape.Castle Wall Holly will grow up to 8 feet in height with a 3-foot spread. It has a compact and pyramidal form. It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and in fact is a Holly that is likely to even thrive in boggy conditions.Holly plants have long been sought after for their enduring beauty and hardy nature, and Castle Wall is no exception. Why not pair one with a female variety today and reap the enjoyment of year-round vibrant color as well as the decorative red berries both you, and your wildlife, will love.* Decorative foliage * Compact * Thrives in wet soil * Male pollinator for Castle Spire.
Solanum Roma (USDA Organic) Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum ‘Roma Tomato’, produces heavy yields of 3″ long red plum shaped tomatoes. ‘Roma’ tomatoes are flavorful and have very few seeds. One of the most popular varieties for paste, sauce, ketchup, and canning. Roma is disease resistant, a heavy yielder,and has fewer seeds..Tomatoes should be planted outside after the last average frost date. In warm winter/hot summer areas, tomatoes can be planted in early fall for winter harvest. Tomatoes prefer well drained soil that is high in organic matter. Tomatoes need at least 1 inch of water a week. Soak to depth of 6 to 10 inches when watering. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you are growing tomatoes in a pot, use plastic because it prevents evaporation and afternoon wilts..
The Butterfly Bush Asian Moon Sterile, Buddleia davidii ‘Asian Moon’, is a wonderful new butterfly bush that is not invasive. This butterfly bush attracts a profusion of butterflies all season long, and since the seeds of these flowers are sterile, the plant has a longer bloom time and is not invasive. It stands out in any sunny landscape because of its symmetrical, rounded habit and stunning purple flowers. This fast growing plant will require some pruning to keep it looking fresh each spring. Cutting the bush back to half its size in July will not only control its growth, but will encourage reblooming too. Newly planted butterfly bushes need 1 inch of rain or supplemental irrigation each week for the first month. Once it has reached maturity, the Asian Moon butterfly bush is drought-tolerant and requires less water. Plant this stunning plant to add color; use as a specimen, accent, or it can be planted near water gardens or ponds!.
Ornamental, High-Quality VegetableChipman’s Canada Red Rhubarb is a high-quality vegetable that is also quite ornamental. In fact, many people grow Rhubard not to eat, but simply as a decorative feature in their flower beds. It would feel right at home in either your flower or vegetable garden.Light green foliage and bright red stems highlight this popular garden vegetable that is as ornamental as it is delicious. It’s a long-lived perennial that will grow up to 18 inches in height with a 24 inch spread. It grows in a full, mounded form with a lush and vibrant appearance.Rich in vitamin C, fiber and other nutrients, Rhubarb is delicious in sauces, pies and other desserts. It’s one of those plants that neighbors commonly share over the backyard fence, so be ready to share a little when the delicious stalks are ready for harvest.You’ll love how easy it is to grow and care for, and the flavor is certainly not to be missed. The bright red stalks have a tart, acidic flavor eaten raw which some people love, but it’s when you add some sugar that the unique flavor of the Rhubarb will be revealed for the rare gem it is.The flavor of the Chipman’s Canada Red is sweeter than most, so you won’t have to add a lot of sugar to your recipes when using it. The red color won’t fade with cooking, so that beautiful bright red will lend a decorative zest to your pies, bars…whichever of the varied recipes you choose to make with this one-of-a-kind vegetable.Rhubarb is an incomparable vegetable that you don’t want to miss out on. Nothing tastes or looks quite like it, and the Chipman’s Canada Red is certainly one of the best cultivars to be had.* Sweeter than other cultivars* Maintains color when cooking* Decorative features .
None are Redder Than This!Diamond Rouge Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) is a real innovation! It is, without a doubt, the reddest paniculata hydrangea available to the home gardener today. This plant is spectacular in bloom from June to October. In late June the flowers on Diamond Rouge emerge pristine white. They change to pink as they age and then turn a delicious shade of raspberry red.Finally they turn a deep wine red from August to the first frost. This fantastic red flower color lasts well into fall and hydrangea flowers are some of the best for drying for winter color. (Like most hydrangeas, color can be affected by soil PH, so check your soil before you plant for best color.)Diamond Rouge is a good grower with a great bushy shape that looks great in a perennial border. If you don’t have a perennial border, try it in a large pot where it will do equally well. The foliage is naturally spotted and the leaves turn a pretty shade of orange in the fall to add to the already great show.Bred by Jean Renault, a famous hydrangea hybridizer in France, we know that you will be enthralled by this beautiful new version of your favorite hydrangea.You can’t go wrong ordering this lovely new hydrangea from Nature Hills. It will instantly update your landscape. Make sure to order yours today!* Flowers change colors over the whole growing season* Full sun or light shade* Deepest red available in paniculatas.
Blue Grey Land WaveJuniper – Bar Harbor, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’, is a creeping juniper that features blue-gray foliage in summer and then changes to purple in the winter.The Bar Harbor’s chameleon-like leaves have long, sharp points that come in pairs or threes when juvenile, and then become more scale-like or flat when they are adult.’Bar Harbor’ has a moderate growth rate and gets about 1′ tall and grows to 3′-8′ in width making it a nice choice to use for a groundcover.It grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Bar Harbor adapts to a wide range of soils, but prefers a dryish, sandy soil.It tolerates hot, relatively dry growing conditions, somewhat poor soils and many city air pollutants. It is intolerant of wet soils.* Blue Grey Foliage Turns to Purple in Winter* Spreads to 8’* Loves Sun, Heat, and Dry Soil.
The Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’, is a striking accent plant with a narrow, columnar form and rich green, twisted foliage. Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae retains its attractiveness with age unlike some evergreens.This tree turns bronze in winter contrasting beautifully with the snow. Its striking narrow-columnar form makes it the perfect choice when a strong vertical accent in the garden or landscape is desired.Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae requires very little pruning. This arborvitae is an excellent variety for small spaces, is an easy care plant, and attracts wildlife. It is drought tolerant after it is established, but also tolerates wet soils quite well. The Degroot’s Spire needs at least 6 hours of sun to thrive; full sun is recommended.The growth rate of Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae is a tad on the slow side, but a row of DeGroot’s Spire creates an attractive and functional screen, or becomes a handsome green wall for that special outdoor area!* Columnar form* Year round interest* Small spaces.
Giant Flower Clusters on Tall StemsSummer Skies is a hardy perennial with giant flower clusters on tall stems. These make a wonderful container or border plant. The height of the flower head would also make them a perfect addition amid shorter plantings in your perennial bed. Your Summer Skies is a fabulous, tropical-looking plant that stands above the rest…literally. Its 24-inch bare stems shoot up into the sky well above many other garden plantings. The 8-inch round balls of delicate buds sit strategically atop the stems until they begin to open in mid-summer. Dozens of 6-petaled, sky blue flowers cluster together on the tall stalks in a breathtaking display of floral majesty. You’ll enjoy this performance of nature in all her splendor throughout the summer months and even into fall. Summer Skies will grow to about 3 feet tall with a 24 inch spread. Its upright habit and medium green foliage create an attractive picture in the landscape even without the amazing flowers. Your Summer Skies is a variety of African Lily Plant. It was developed for greater hardiness and seems to live up to that expectation. It is easy to care for and cold tolerant. Butterflies love it but deer don’t. The flowers make an excellent cut flower, so you can even enjoy its brilliance indoors. It’s quite simply a plant with a lot to offer that demands little in return. In fact, Summer Skies seems to prefer a little neglect, blooming best when overcrowded or even root bound. It’s easy to see why Summer Skies is a great choice for your garden today. * Tropical Looking Flowers* Cold Hardy* Deer Resistant.
Clematis Hagley Hybrid (aka ‘Pink Chiffon’), is a popular variety that is much more beautiful than its name.The 6″ shell-pink flowers are composed of boat-shaped, pointed petals that are crimped with thin carmine edges and accented with wine red anthers.Clematis Hagley Hybrid is a very floriferous and long blooming variety that is a must have for any garden! It looks stunning when growing over low shrubs or conifers.Clematis Hagley Hybrid 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.Hagley Hybrid Clematis performs best when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded. Keep the roots moist and shaded with mulch or a shallow rooted ground cover.* Deer resistant* Attracts hummingbirds* Attracts butterflies .
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.
Fast-Growing Shade TreeThe Pin Oak, Quercus palustris, is a fast-growing shade tree. It would look great as a central focal point in your yard or near your home to provide relief from the summer sun. The Pin Oak tree is prized for the beauty of its symmetrical pyramid shape. Choose a sunny spot for your Pin Oak tree and you’ll be amazed how quickly it graces your home with shade and beauty. Even if you have poor soil, the Pin Oak will thrive, and it’s tolerant of transplanting should you choose to move it. The Pin Oak tree grows up to 70 feet tall with a 40 foot spread. You’ll love how the Pin Oak’s leaves have a larger U-shaped opening between the lobes. This distinguishes it from other Oak trees, and gives your tree a unique appearance. It has a dense growth habit, with a thick branches coming off its trunk. As beautiful as the Pin Oak tree is all summer long, autumn brings even more appeal. The Pin Oak tree is highly prized for its brilliant fall display of red and deep-bronze color. It’s at this time that another of the classic and valued features of the Pin Oak tree appears. Reddish/brown acorns begin to drop, creating an abundant fall harvest for a variety of wildlife. Watch as Mallard and Wood ducks take a break from their fall migration to visit your home. Deer, wild turkeys and squirrels may also stop in to provide a show for your enjoyment. Pin Oaks were named by farmers who used the branches to “pin together” the beams of their barns years ago. Pin Oak trees remain one of the most popular Oak trees in America today. * Fast-growing* Hardy* Appeal to wildlife.
A completely new look in clematis! Clematis is the Grande Dame of flowering vines. The star-shaped flowers are unforgettable as the vines gracefully scramble and climb. But because they scramble and climb, they are hard to incorporate into your flower beds, especially if there is nothing for them to scramble and climb over!Now there is a new look in clematis – bush clematis! This striking non-vining form adds an exciting new dimension to borders and beds. Clematis ‘Stand By Me’ grows on a broad foliaged shrub-like herbaceous plant. (This means that it dies back to the ground every year, stores up its energy, and then comes up again the next year.)Traditional blue bell-shaped clematis flowers hover over the plant on long airy stems from May through June. (They sometimes even rebloom later on in the summer.) After the flowers stop blooming, unique and attractive creamy-white fuzzy seed-heads appear, that completely changes the look of the plant.Plant this is borders or beds where it can be admired close-up. I helps to have plants nearby that can give ‘Stand By Me’ a little support (staking, cages or hoops will help too).This new clematis will be a hot seller this year, so make sure to order yours early so you’re not disappointed!* Borders and beds, no trellis needed* Beautiful blue flowers* Unique seed heads add late season interest* Herbaceous* Works in containers* Green foliage starts out bronze.
Most Widely Planted Pecan Tree in AmericaThe Desirable Pecan Tree is…well…desirable for so many reasons. All the rage in pecan orchards and commercial grower’s fields since the 1960’s, there’s a good chance that the pecans you’ve bought from your local grocer are from a Desirable tree. If you’ve ever driven through southern states in the fall, the delicious pecans you get from those classic roadside stands are probably from a Desirable tree, too. Ripening in October, the Desirable nuts are some of the first “papershells” on the market. You can crack them in your hand. You will get two HUGE nutmeat halves to enjoy. For the grower one of the best characteristics of this tree is that the nuts grow in giant clusters and self-prune, meaning they naturally drop a few nuts from each cluster so that the tree can focus its energies on the nuts that remain. Result: bigger pecans. They grow quickly and it’s not unusual to get a 25 gallon bucket full of pecans from a healthy 5 year old tree. Desirable Pecan trees are also beautiful shade trees and can be excellent yard trees. The University of Georgia recommends a diligent spraying regimen to keep the trees free of Pecan Scab for best home yields.Shade, beauty AND home-grown nuts. What are you waiting for? Order yours today! * Great shade tree * Loads of pecans * Quick growing Recommended pollinators: Stuart, Hardy Pecan.