The Oriental Lily Casa Blanca, ‘Lilum ‘Casa Blanca’, has extremely large pure white flowers that are fragrant, producing 4-5 flowers per stem. The dark green foliage makes a great contrast with its flower color. ‘Casa Blanca’ has a plant height of 47” and is one of the most popular Lily’s on the market today. Cutting the pollen off the middle of the flower, not letting it touch the flower, will increase the bloom time on Lily’s. Blooming in mid to late June, ‘Casa Blanca’ should be planted in full sun and in a well drained soil. Proven to be resistant to rots and virus, it should not be left out of the perennial garden..
The Oriental Lily Star Gazer, ‘Lilium’, a spring planted bulb, produces pink flowers with white edges. Oriental Lilies are long lived, and they will increase in number year after year. They are ideal for summer bouquets because of their heavenly fragrance. Oriental lilies display huge flowers that are richly colored and are borne on long stems. Use them in flower borders or in your own cutting garden..
The Blue Glow Globe Thistle, ‘Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’, produces decorative, steel-blue flower heads that persist from July through September atop this erect perennial with grey-green foliage. The Blue Gobe thistle is easy to grow in well drained soil. This plant will tolerate a wide range of soils, including poor, dry soils. Use this plant in sunny borders, as an accent plant, or in the garden. The blooms are excellent for cut flowers or for dried flowers. This plant will attract butterflies and is rabbit and deer resistant..
The Aster Honeysong Purple, ‘Stokesia laevis’, has leathery, strap-like leaves that form a clump at the base with huge true royal purple daisy-like flowers with a hint of red at the end of the stem. The powdery blue flowers bloom from July until frost and have a plant height of 14” and a plant spread of 18-24”.This aster is an exciting introduction from the late hosta guru, Alex Summers and his son, Alan, of the former Carroll Gardens. Stokesia ‘Honeysong Purple’ boasts large, vivid, dark purple flowers with a contrasting reddish-pink center on a nice, compact grower. This is truly one of the most stunning colored stokesia on the market!‘Honeysong Purple’ Aster will do best in well drained soil, and a full sun area with morning shade; should not stay wet while in dormancy. This aster is wonderful for summer color in beds, borders or containers, and it makes a beautiful vase of lovely cut flowers. Deadhead after the first initial flowering in order to increase bloom time.* Powdery blue flowers* Container plant* Deadhead .
Alstroemeria Mauve Majesty (Peruvian Lily), Alstroemeria ‘Mauve Majesty’, boasts bright pink azalea or orchid-like flower clusters that are accented by dark speckling and a creamy yellow throat. These lovely flowers appear atop beautiful green foliage. It is not fragrant and botanically it is not a lily.The ‘Mauve Majesty’ will surely attract attention along your perennial border. If you want to try something different, you can watch the clump start flowering in May and lasts through frost. The sturdy, upright stems average 15 florets per umbel!This Peruvian Lily performs best in well-drained, humus-rich soil under full sunlight. If you provide uniform soil temperatures, the bloom period will be extended. This can be done by adding a layer of mulch to keep the soil cool and moist.‘Mauve Majesty’ is one of the first in its color class to be hardy to zone 6. Florists love this Alstroemeria for its long lasting cut flower that can last up to two weeks in a vase!* Bright pink flowers* Clumping habit* Hardy.
Bugbane Black Negligee, Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’, is a dark and mysterious accent plant for your garden.This vigorous grower has lacy black foliage and striking black-purple stems. In late summer, ‘Black Negligee’ has large purplish-white bottlebrush flowers which project 2 feet above the foliage and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance.Black Snakeroot’s flower spires add architectural height to shaded borders, shade gardens, woodland gardens, cottage gardens or naturalized areas.Ferny dark foliage provides excellent texture and color to the landscape throughout the growing season. Best in groups, although single plants have good specimen value once established.It is easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in part shade to full shade. Black Negligee prefers humusy, organically rich, moisture retentive soils. Foliage tends to scorch and otherwise depreciate if soils are allowed to dry out.* A slow-to-establish plant* Late season bloomer* Deer resistant .
Hot Spikes for Cool GardensLupine Gallery Red Lupinus x hybrida ‘Gallery Red’, is an extremely hardy lupine selection with spikes of delicate, pea-shaped, red flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the intense red color! It is an incredible performer for northern gardens. The lush bright green palmate leaves really stand out in the garden too, and forms a nice 24″ dense mound. Lupine prefers relatively cool conditions, so do not plant in a hot spot. Lupinus ‘Gallery Red’ thrives in rich organic soil with good drainage. Plant in the spring after average last frost date or in late summer in warmer climates. Can be used for cut flowers, planted in mass, or backyard plants.* Intense Red Spikes* Prefers Cool Temperatures* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies.
The artist’s secret! By their nature gardens are full of color. Whether it’s the kaleidoscope of color from annual flowers; the fireworks of reds, oranges and golds from fall leaves; or the tapestry of verdant greens from hedges and trees, there is always color. As any artist knows, sometimes a swirl of colors improves when it is tempered by a more muted hue. Enter Wormwood (Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’), a subtle but gorgeous plant with a not-subtle and not-gorgeous name. Wormwood is silver-gray. Not shiny, not fancy, not in-your-face. Graceful, easy on the eyes and the perfect foil for every other color in your garden. It makes bright colors seem more vibrant and less garish. It makes overlooked colors – like every shade of green – look more rich and faceted. Paired with whites? Like Aubrey Hepburn – timeless and sophisticated. It’s not just the color of Wormwood that makes it work so well in the garden either. Wormwood brings a unique texture and feel to your landscape. The 2’-3’ high mounds have delicate, feathery, dissected foliage that really stands out next to strappy grasses and thick-leaved evergreens. Wormwood is a drought tolerant plant that is perfect for water-conscious gardeners. It is a staple in cottage gardens, but works well in rustic or contemporary settings, too, where it can appear either hotly wild or coolly structured. Bonus: Deer won’t touch it. Order your Wormwood today and use the artists secret weapon for making your colors sing! * Silver-gray foliage* Fits small gardens* Xeric* Containers* Ground cover* Thrives just about anywhere.
Alcea Sunshine (Hollyhock), Alcea Rosea ‘Sunshine’, produces captivating blossoms that adds a charming appearance to a garden in midsummer. Satiny single blooms, in a bright yellow, are produced on tall, sturdy stems. Sunshine will form the perfect foundation for a background border; will bloom the first year from seed. This hollyhock prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun; drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping. Hollyhocks are a short lived perennial or biennial, but will provide fabulous blooms if planted in an area where the plant will get a minimum of six hours of sun every day. They may need staking if planted in a windy location..
Ligularia Osiris Café Noir, Ligularia dentata ‘Osiris Café Noir’, emerges in the spring with deep purple-black foliage, morphs to shades of bronze, and then matures to an olive green.‘Osiris Café Noir’ has thick, leathery leaves with serrated edges. The lovely golden flowers appear in late summer above the tall 20” stems. Using it as a focal point, this plant makes a great specimen in a yard, and also looks especially attractive in a container on the patio!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.‘Osiris Café Noir’ makes an extremely bold statement in the garden, and its best ornamental feature is its leaves. The flowers and leaves make wonderful cut bouquets.‘Osiris Café Noir’ generally retains good color throughout the growing season!* Daisy-like flowers* Outstanding foliage* Dwarf.
Stokes Aster Purple Pixie, Stokesia ‘Purple Pixie’ PPAF, is the first ever dwarf Stoke’s aster!At less than 1′ tall, this little cutie makes neat and tidy mounds that are perfect for the front of the border.In mid-summer, Stokesia ‘Purple Pixie’ explodes into color with dozens of large violet-blue flowers followed by sporadic rebloom in the fall.’Purple Pixie’ will do best in a full sun area with morning shade and well-drained soil. It should not stay wet while in dormancy. Stoke’s Aster is not particular about soil types but they do need to be kept watered. Heavy, wet, always damp soils will cause the crowns to rot. Soils must be well-drained.Use this plant for summer color in beds, borders, or containers. It produces excellent cut flowers.To increase bloom time, deadhead after the first initial flowering. Plants can be cut back to basal foliage after they finish blooming.* Attracts Butterflies* Deer Resistant* 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.
A Native Butterfly Magnet! Nothing brings life and movement to a garden quite like wildlife. Butterflies, birds and bees flitting around animates and enlivens a space like nothing else. Plant a few Butterfly Weed plants (Asclepias tuberosa) around your garden and see what we mean.Butterfly Weed (also known as Butterfly Milkweed) is a native flower that is common in the wild over most of America and half of Canada. It provides food and shelter for many species of butterflies, including the beloved Monarch. The beautiful orange/yellow flowers produce much more nectar than their size suggests, and that attracts hummingbirds and bees, too.These are beautiful summer bloomers, with pretty flowers floating above airy foliage. Since they adapt to so many conditions, they are almost maintenance free in your home garden. No coddling necessary. Prune only when you need to keep them in bounds.Butterfly Weed plants mix beautifully with other natives like yarrow, rudbeckia and sage. Besides their beauty, you can also enjoy the knowledge that you are keeping a native species thriving.Super hardy and astonishingly colorful, you can’t go wrong with these in your garden. Order your Butterfly Weed plant from Nature Hills today. * Great color* Adapts to many soil types* Attracts pollinators.
Lenten Rose Onyx Odyssey, Helleborus Winter Jewels ‘Onyx Odyssey’, is a dramatic and elegant beauty. ‘Onyx Odyssey’ is slate purple to near black in color, boasting 15 to 20 petals held in successive layers. Each flower can measure up to 3″ across, and the petals retain much of their coloration and remain on the flower; as the petals surround the swelling seed pod, the interest is extended long past the initial bloom time.The foliage of Helleborus ‘Onyx Odyssey’ emerges purple in early spring and matures to a lovely shade of green. This evergreen foliage provides year-round interest It often flowers during the Christian season of Lent, from which it gets its common name, Lenten Rose. Helleborus is a hardy, easy to grow perennial that thrives in a partially sunny to full shade location and are great companions to hosta. They are tolerant of heat and humidity.Helleborus are enjoyable to grow because they are low-maintenance and disease/pest-free. As with many ornamental perennials, adequate soil preparation is the key to long term health and vigor. Helleborus are deep rooted, stout plants, and are well-known for their thick, shiny green foliage. Trim back last year’s foliage in the spring..
New farm-to-florist favorite!Do you like having a flower garden that you can admire from your window as well as one that provides you with armloads of unique flowers to bring inside? You need to plant Dalmatian Peach Foxglove this year!This statuesque beauty is grown abundantly by flower farmers in the local farm-to-florist movement across the country. The towering stems are covered in soft peachy-apricot blooms that seem to glow from the inside out. This is an excellent addition to gardens and bouquets. It has recently been a striking new sight in floral wedding work. This salmon-peach-pink beauty is a must-have in any cutting garden.If you’re familiar with growing foxgloves, the first thing you’ll notice about Dalmatian Peach is that while most foxgloves are biennials, this new hybrid will flower the first year! Not only that, but it will also produce the second year if left in place. And it freely seeds for continued flowers.Don’t wait until everyone is growing these. Be the first in your neighborhood (or even at your local farmer’s market) to have these freckled beauties blooming. Order yours today!* Beautiful color* Strong flowering* Blooms first year * Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies* Fantastic cut flower.