The Spiderwort ‘Sweet Kate’, Tradescantia, has a brilliant gold leaf form. This new import from the UK is taking the gardening world by storm! The brilliant golden foliage (brightest in full sun) is highlighted with a procession of deep blue flowers from late spring until fall.When the stems of spiderworts are cut, a viscous stem secretion is released which becomes threadlike and silky upon hardening, like a spider’s web. That is how it got its name. ‘Sweet Kate’ opens broad and flat in the heat of the day, then wither and curl under to be replaced the next morning by a new batch of blooms. The foliage of spiderworts looks very similar to a daylily’s.If flowering slows, behead ‘Sweet Kate’, and it will start to regrow and flower all over again. Being a vigorous grower, each plant becomes a true masterpiece. Fantastic in shade gardens and combos; thrives in sun to partial shade.* Deep blue flowers* Gold foliage* Shade.
Late Summer BrightnessBlack-Eyed Susan Deamii, Rudbeckia fulgida var. Deamii, is a larger, cheerier, and more colorful yellow-orange black “hatted” cone flower. The daisy-like flower petals have more orange color and appear on top of 2′ tall stems in late summer. Deamii adds fantastic color to a perennial border or can be used in mass plantings.The flower has blackish-brown centers and bloom in abundance from August to October. After the flowers drop off, they leave the black cone which will bring birds and sound to a garden!Deamii prefers full sun to partial shade and moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil. The colonies can be divided either in autumn or spring.This beautiful black-eyed Susan is an excellent choice for the middle of a late summer border. Display the Deamii in bold drifts in a sunny or partially shady site that doesn’t dry out over summer. With its toothed, mid-green leaves and excellent long lasting cut-flowers, this plant will certainly become one of your favorites!* Large Orange Blooms in Late Summer* Attracts Wildlife* Drought Tolerant.
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.
A groundcover that is just right! Do you have a spot in your garden that could use a good groundcover, but is a little too wet, or a little too sunny? We think you’ll find that Goldilocks is just right!Goldilocks Moneywort (also known as Goldilocks Creeping Jenny – Lysimachia nummularia) is a tough-as-nails plant, only growing 2-4 inches tall, but 3 feet wide. It will easily fill a bare spot in a season.Goldilocks makes a great ground cover in places where it can be left alone to naturalize and spread. It excels on banks, in woodland gardens and along paths, especially in moist areas near streams, water gardens, pools or ponds. It is picture-perfect spilling over stone walls and adds stunning interest to hanging baskets.Goldilocks isn’t your typical green, but a lovely yellow-gold (especially in full sun) that really pops against other foliage. Try it around landscape rocks or garden containers to soften hard edges. It also makes a soft path substitute. It takes light foot traffic very well. It might be a little too aggressive for front-of-the-border spots next to lawns, but otherwise it will meet all of your expectations. Order yours today!* Fast growing * Full sun to light shade * Takes light foot traffic * Good container plant * Likes wet soil * Nice golden color really stands out.