Attracts Butterflies but Not Deer or Rabbits The Yarrow Sunny Seduction, Achillea ‘Sunny Seduction’ PPAF, is part of the Seduction series. This line is known for sturdy, compact growth, long bloom periods, and interesting flowers. ‘Sunny Seduction’ PPAF produces large sunny yellow flower heads that stand out in your garden. It is a prolific bloomer from June-August. The Achillea are a great choice for mass planting and are drought tolerant. Yarrow can tolerate poor soil conditions, but does best in lean, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil. They can be adaptable to almost any soil with adequate drainage. Remove faded flowers to encourage more growth and divide every 3-4 years. Deadheading enhances appearance and encourages rebloom. Allow them to dry between waterings. Yarrow should be planted in full sun and is tolerant to hot humid summers. For an attraction to butterflies, deer and rabbit resistant, one can’t go wrong with this plant! * Sturdy plant* Prolific bloomer* Drought tolerant.
Unique Fern with a Distinctive Shape Fern – Japanese Holly, Cyrtomium Fortunei, has a beautiful and distinctive shape with a few fronds forming a vaselike crown. The fronds are four to seven inches wide and a beautiful glossy dark green with four to ten pairs of leaves per pinnae. The individual pinnae are leathery, serrated with sharp points, and have a remarkable resemblance to holly leaves – thus the common name. (Older plants may have a four foot spread.) It prefers partial sun to full shade and needs soil that is moist, humus rich, with good drainage. This fern can take more sun than most ferns so you can use it in pots or in beds as a border where you normally couldn’t put a fern. However, it must be kept out of strong afternoon sun in warmer climates . Overall, this is one tough fern with ubique feature that would lbe a great addition to any yard or patio. Buy yours today! * Leaves look like hollies* Tolerates more sun than most ferns* Distinctive shape .
Compact, Vigorous Growing & Heavy Bloomer Clematis Ruutel, Clematis ‘Kiviruut’, is one of the very best red clematis! The dark red color is stunning and complimented by nearly black anthers. Clematis Ruutel is a vigorous grower and an exceptionally heavy bloomer! These star shaped flowers begin putting on a performance in early spring that lasts straight until early fall – nonstop! The compact habit also makes this cultivar an excellent choice for patio containers. Clematis Ruutel needs a supporting structure to grow properly and it is easy to grow. Clematis Ruutel 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. * Dark Red Flowers with Black Anthers* Blooms Heavily All Season* Compact and Vigorous* Attracts Hummingbirds .
Dark Blue with Yellow Centers The Hosta Touch of Class, Hosta ‘Touch of Class’ (PP13,080), is a sport of the well known variety June only has leaves that are more upright. It is a small sized hosta that has dark blue leaves with a yellow gold flame in the leaf center. This slow growing hosta has lavender blooms in mid summer. Hostas provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage and Touch of Class is no exception. Touch of Class needs to be planted in a full shade area in any moist, well-drained spot. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and is one of the most popular landscape plants. A great choice for any beginner gardener. * Dark Blue Leaves with Yellow Center Flame* Lavender Flowers* Full Shade.
Wine Rings Dianthus Coconut Punch, Dianthus ‘Coconut Punch’ PPAF, will add some punch to your landscape border! This fragrant perennial produces 1.5 to 2 double blooms that are a deep red color, and these blooms are marked with white blotches on the centers of each petal. As the flowers of Dianthus ‘Coconut Punch’ PPAF mature, the white blotches expand and the red color lightens to wine, forming a ring around each petal. The grey-green foliage forms a grassy looking clump that is just the right size for the front of the flower border or in combination containers. Dianthus Coconut Punch’ needs a sunny site with well-drained soil, but will tolerate some shade in the afternoon along with humidity. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. However, they are tolerant of short periods of dryness. These fragrant, spicy dove-like flowers look wonderful as a border plant, rock gardens, along walks or paths, for edging and a definite in cottage gardens. For a splashy bold color all summer, plant this ‘Coconut Punch’ as a wide-spreading ground cover! * Burgundy Highlight Change to Wine Color* Profusion of Blooms* Hardy Groundcover.
Giant 7 Rubies! Coneflower Ruby Giant, Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Giant’, boasts absolutely huge 7 flowers with petals that remain flat and do not droop like other common Echinacea. Combined with its sweet fragrance and rich rose-red color, the butterflies and hummingbirds love ‘Rudy Giant’. The colorful blooms tower high above lush mounds of dark green foliage! When done flowering, the huge cones look wonderful in dried flower arrangements. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter and, if flower heads are not removed, are often visited by goldfinches and other birds to feed on the seed. For best results, plant ‘Ruby Giant’ in full sun in a well drained area. Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall. It is 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, and fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections. With its long summer to fall bloom period, ‘Ruby Giant’ will make a bold and bright addition to any sunny garden! * Huge 7 Rose Red Blooms* Petals Stay Flat and Don’t Droop* Dark Green Foliage.
The perfect finishing touch for your garden! Like an expensive string of pearls or a fancy feather boa, Agastache Blue Boa provides that certain ‘something special’ to your garden beds and borders. Blue Boa is a lovely gentian-blue-leaning-to-lavender color that complements every other color in your garden. Many long-time landscape designers claim that every garden should be bordered in blue, instead of green or white, and very flew plants with blue flowers are as excellent for bedding as agastache. Agastache in general is a healthy perennial that is covered in flower spikes from early summer to late fall. Blue Boa particularly is an award-winning cultivar that is tremendously heat and humidity tolerant and will bloom for you early and often. The 5” tall flower spikes are a haven for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators but not palatable to rabbits and deer. The scented leaves are very palatable to humans, though, and are great for flavoring drinks! Agastache Blue Boa is very easy care and will reliably return year after year for you. All they really ask for is a sunny spot with great drainage. Try them in a big garden pot, too! Don’t let another season go by without the beautiful blue spikes of Agastache Blue Boa topping off your garden. Order yours today! * Fragrant * Birds, butterflies and bees love the flowers * Tolerates hot, dry sites * Great in containers * Deer and rabbit resistant.
A compact grower that smells like candy! Agastache Rugosa ‘Little Adder’ is sweet little plant with beautiful flowers, pretty leaves and a smell like fresh-made licorice. You know your mouth just started watering! Little Adder is a compact version of the much-loved Black Adder Agastache with all of the same great qualities, just in a smaller package. Tons of violet-blue flower spikes explode all over the plant from summer well into the fall. As a bonus, when the leaves are crushed they release an unmistakable licorice scent into the air. And as a bonus-bonus the flowers are edible! Try them as a garnish on soups or salads or on appetizers. Little Adder is easily grown in dry soil where other plants won’t thrive. Once established these are hardy drought, deer and rabbit resistant flowers that look great in groups, as a border or in a pot. They are beautiful wherever you put them. They make pretty cut flowers too!Don’t miss out on these sweet flowers in your garden this year. Buy your Little Adder Agastache now! * Compact* Loves dry soil* Smells like licorice* Heavy blooms all season.
White Plumes Over Bronze Foliage The Astilbe Chinensis Visions in White, ‘Astilbe Chinensis PPAF’, produces a mulitude of large, fragrant, soft, white, triangular flowers that float above bronze green foliage for weeks. The ‘Visions in White’ is a robust plant with linen white plumes that offer a striking contrast against the mound of glossy, dark bronze green, lacy foliage. These mid summer blooming beauties are also ideal for containers, and gardens on the edge of woodlands. For maximum color and impact, mass astilbe in groups in partly shaded gardens. They are heat tolerant and will bloom until late summer, attracting butterfiles and hummingbirds. Astilbe needs well drained, but moist and highly organic soil; humusy forest gardens are a perfect example of where these plants will thrive, but these will tolerant drier soils than other Astilbes. They are diease, deer and rabbit resistant. The bright clear fragrant flowers reflect dappled sunlight in gardens for a dazzling effect. Drifts of this ‘Visions in White’ Astilbe are stunning and add an elegantly refined display in the landscape! * Prolific Dense White Plumes* Blooms Mid Summer Through Fall* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies* Deer and Rabbit Resistant.
An Updated Classic Don’t you love it when something that’s already good gets even better? Pearl Bush has been a garden favorite for generations, but now Snow Day Surprise (Exochorda Snow Day) sets the bar even higher. A spring flower power house, Snow Day Surprise puts on quite a show from April to early summer. The snow-white flowers are large and come on in such profusion you’d think a blizzard had hit your shrub overnight! This spectacular shrub is easy to grow. Full sun, water well and enjoy the compliments. It grows into a compact but broad shrub that fills in blank spaces nicely. It flowers on the previous season’s growth, so prune to shape soon after it flowers and before it sets buds for next year. Use Snow Day Surprise to cover a bank, fill up a border or spill out of a container. It also looks beautiful near the edge of a pond. Wherever it goes it will be a crowd pleaser. We know that you will love Snow Day Surprise. It is a classic in the American garden and we hope that you add some to yours today! • Easy to grow • Large white flowers • Bank stabilizer.
A Favorite Among Hosta Lovers Thought by some to be the very best Hosta variety, Francee Hosta is beloved for its vigorous growth and carefree nature along with its reliable, long-lasting display. In fact, it is often considered the best of the white-edged foliage Hostas. The dark green, heart-shaped leaves are delicately edged in pristine white, with a heavily textured appearance that maintains its coloring well throughout the seasons. Summer brings the addition of tall stems that arise out of the foliage to display racemes of tiny, trumpet-shaped white blossoms that have been lightly dusted with a lavender hue. Francee Hosta is a herbaceous perennial that will grow up to 14 inches in height with a 30-inch spread. It has a low-growing, mounded nature and is adaptable to a variety of soils. It is at home in both shade and part shade, and can even thrive in some sun. Francee is drought tolerant (once established), and although a friend to wildlife, will not be attractive to deer or rabbits. It works well in containers and is even sometimes used in cut flower arrangements. Hostas are usually thought of as requiring shade, but Francee is a variety that can perform well in both shade and sun. If you’ve given up on having a Hosta of your own because your yard has too much sun, think again. With the right balance of sun and shade, Francee may be the Hosta for you this year. * Summer flowers* Sun tolerant* Adaptable to a variety of soils* Deer & rabbit resistant.
Compact Summer Blooming Perennial The Miss Manners Obedient Plant, Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’, or False Dragonhead, has bright white spiked flowers that are 18” tall and a plant spread of 18-24”. ‘Miss Manners’ blooms from June to September and the waxy, dark green foliage make this plant a little different from other white blooming perennials. It is a noteworthy perennial that is respectful of space in the small garden because of its compact, non-suckering habit. ‘Miss Manners’ is well mannered and is not as aggressive as most other Physostegia! This plant needs a full sun area but will tolerate some afternoon shade, in well-drained soil. Use ‘Miss Manners’ in borders, mixed plantings, massed plantings (especially to separate other colors), in large containers or as cut flowers. Try planting it with darker colors such Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’, Platycodon ‘Balloon Flower’ or Veronica ‘Royal Candles’. You will find ‘Miss Manners’ a delight in the garden as it provides a summer-long display of pure white tubular flowers and clean, deep green narrow foliage! * Non-suckering habit* White blooms* Waxy foliage.
A Classic Shade Garden Plant Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina) has been a staple in the shade garden for years, and for good reason. This hardy fern has stood the test of time and beauty. In the wild you can find Lady Fern happily living by streambeds, in meadows, in moist woods and thickets. Because it thrives in such challenging conditions out there, can you imagine how it will excel in your home garden? Lady Fern will shine in your shadier garden spots. It loves being in containers as well as borders. The fronds unfurl in the unmistakably romantic fountain shape so beloved by gardeners and quickly adds volume to your plantings. It compliments so many garden styles – cottage, woodland and modern. Lady Fern has shown up in garden sketches as early as the 18th century, so you know that any plant that has been in gardens since then must be hardy and easy to care for. Just like the Southern Lady, or Red Stem Fern, this classic plant can be divided and transplanted in spring and early summer, planting the crown at the surface. It is super easy to grow & is hardy from the cold northern regions of zone 3 to the heat & humidity in the southern states in zone 9. If you have spots in your shade garden that need to be filled quickly or are just looking for some lovely green to complement your front porch, make sure to leave space for this beauty. Super hardy and easy to grow, you can’t go wrong with these in your garden. Order your Lady Fern from Nature Hills today. * Easy care* Adapts to many garden styles* Perfect in the shady garden.
Full Sun for Purple Blooms Monarda (Bee Balm) Purple Rooster, Monarda didyma ‘Purple Rooster’, is a native, clump-forming plant of the mint family. ‘Purple Rooster’ will really “strut its stuff” in the landscape with its deep wine colored flowers that appear as raspberries in bud stage. This Bee Balm is easy to grow to 36, multiplies quickly, and is native of eastern North America; has minty aromatic foliage often used to flavor teas multiplies quickly. The purple flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden, but is rabbit and deer resistant. Bee Balm has a tendency to become invasive, so in order to keep plants healthy and vigorous, division is necessary every few years, and should be done in the spring. Although it will grow in average soil, it does enjoy the rich organic moist soil along riverbanks. In spring, remove dead foliage only. In fall, cut back to 6 and dead-head spent flowers. Deadheading spent blooms will prolong the bloom time. ‘Purple Rooster’ will offer its extravagant presence when planted in your garden! * Wine Red Blooms All Summer* Hardy and Adaptable* Attracts Bees and Butterflies* Deer and Rabbit Resistant.
Seeing Red for the Longest Time Clematis Rosemoor, Clematis ‘Evipo 002’ PP#15,797, is one of the most recent new introductions from world-renowned breeder Raymond Evison. After years of careful evaluation, Evison selected ‘Rosemoor’ for its strength, resistance to disease, and long flowering habits. Clematis ‘Rosemoor’ is absolutely stunning with the longest bloom time ever. Incredible new clematis, the ‘Rosemoor’ is getting rave reviews!The 5-6 flowers are a distinctive reddish-purple with yellow stamens and are produced in abundance from May to September on old and new wood. Clematis ‘Rosemoor’ is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Prune only after flowering is completed by removing any weak or dead stems. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine.Clematis ‘Rosemoor’ is a reliable performer once established; it take a season or two to get going! The reasons you would select this clematis for your yard are: its strength, resistance to disease, and long lasting brilliant color! * Abundant Red-Purple Blooms* Longest Bloom Period of All Clematis* Disease Resistant.