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.
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.
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.
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.
Vivid Purple Flowers Until Frost The Purple Dome New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’, has vivid purple daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and blooms profusely. The flowers are 1-2” wide with a plant width of 2-3 feet. This aster is a definite showstopper! Aster Purple Dome bloom in the early fall till frost and completely cover the plant. It is a definite butterfly and bird attractor. Requiring full sun, ‘Purple Dome’ can take some afternoon shade, in a moderate soil range with good drainage. It should not become extremely dry during the summer. Aster Purple Dome makes an excellent container plant or front of the garden feature; looks especially great with ornamental grasses. This delightful, compact, mounded plant looks stunning in borders and mass plantings. The effect is indescribable! *Blooms Late Summer Through Frost*Attracts Butterfiles*Sun Tolerant Compact Plant.
Cream Edged All the Way The Hosta Wheee!, Hosta ‘Wheee!’, has amazing rippled and ruffled foliage that shows off its appealing colors. The light green leaves of ‘Wheee!’ have cream-colored margins, and they extend from the tip all the way down the petiole to the crown. Having excellent substance, the leaves are resistant to slugs. In midsummer light lavender flowers appear on 24 purple scapes Plant this low care plant in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration; too much sun will burn the leaves. ‘Wheee!’ is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as specimen or edging plant. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. It is best to keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails. Due to its versatility and ease of care, ‘Wheee!’ hostas are extremely popular perennials for all gardeners! * Green Leaves Have Ripples and Ruffles* Cream Edges Extend to Crown* Lavender Flowers.
Sun Loving Magenta Dragon Geranium Dragon Heart, Geranium ‘Dragon Heart’, creates a bright spot in the scenery with this large 2′ tall magenta geranium, hybridized by Alan Bremner of Scotland. Geranium ‘Dragon Heart’ produces 2 wide magenta flowers with black centers and veining. It blooms abundantly from early summer to late summer. It forms a handsome clump of palmate leaves 2′ high and is 2′ wide. The plant has long spreading stems with very large leaves and is deer and rabbit resistant. Try planting ‘Dragon Heart’ near the edge of a wall, on a slope, or anyplace that needs a bright spot of color. This cranesbill is one of the most vigorous hardy geraniums and is ideal for the front of a sunny border, although it will cope with a fairly shady spot. Cranesbill is generally quite adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. Though it prefers moist, well-drained soil, it will also tolerate periods of drought once established. For this reason, it is a good choice for southern gardens. It is best to lift and divide large colonies in spring. Their carefree growing habits make them an ideal low maintenance plant that will grow anywhere and provide years of beauty. * 2 Tall Magenta Flower with a Black Heart* Sun Loving Bloomer All Summer* Vigorous and Hardy.
Brunnera Variegata, Brunnera ‘Variegata’, has heart shaped leaves that are edged in creamy white for a dramatic contrast in the shade garden. Tiny, baby blue flowers dance above the foliage in the spring and make excellent cut flowers. ‘Variegata’ provides long lasting interest from spring through fall. Variegata’s green and creamy-white will add light to darker areas of the shade garden making it a ‘must have’ for garden plans or garden designs for the perennial shade garden. Brunnera is a woodland plant that should be grown in full shade, but in the north, morning sun is tolerated, and in the south, dense shade is necessary. It will grow the fastest and strongest in rich soil, and it does not need a lot of care once established. Cut back the old foliage in the spring rather than in the fall. Tolerant of drought and left alone by deer, it defines low maintenance in the shade garden. * Easy to grow* Shade plant* Variegated.
Magenta Butterfly Magnet Dianthus Shooting Star, Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ PP#14,549, is another wonderful addition to the Star series of Dianthus! Could this be the best one yet? We think so! ‘Shooting Star’ forms neat and compact evergreen mounds that remain attractive all season long. The blue-green foliage is covered with hundreds of magenta purple flowers in early spring, and again in early fall after dead-heading. The delightful spicy clove fragrance is an added bonus! Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ is a small, cushion forming perennial that needs a sunny site with well-drained soil; 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. ‘Shooting Star’ provides a profusion of cheerful, charming, bright magenta purple flowers that provides a striking mound of color! * Profusion of Magenta Pink Flowers* Rebloomer* Attracts Butterflies.
Sun Loving Sedum with Lively Fall Color Sedum Mr. Goodbud, adds a burst of lively color to your fall landscape. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit 2006 from Terra Nova Nurseries, ‘Mr. Goodbud’ PP17671 has 5-6 large clusters of purple-pink flowers that form on the purple-red stems. The compact, serrated foliage is a deep blue-green and the stems are very strong and able to resist flopping. Sedum ‘Mr. Goodbud’ needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought resistant. Combine this sedum plant with asters or coneflowers for a wonderful autumn display. It may be divided every 2 or 3 years in early spring. ‘Mr. Goodbud’ is a great choice for beds and borders and excellent as cut flowers. It attracts butterflies and bees. For a clean looking appearance, remove the old foliage before new growth begins in the spring. This plant is cold hardy, deer resistant, heat and drought tolerant, AND so beautiful in the fall!.
Fast Growing with a Trailing Habit The Verbena Superbena Dark Blue, ‘Verbena pedulla’ (PP14853), displays dark blue super large flowers. It exhibits strong and vigorous growth and combines mildew resistance which are Superbena’s specialties. This tremendously improved Verbena is like nothing you’ve ever seen. This Verbena is perfect for baskets, patio containers, on balconies and window boxes or as an outstanding flowering ground cover. It is already a mega-seller because of its colors and upright trailing-cascading habit. * Long blooming* Heat tolerant* Attracts butterflies .
Fast-growing, One-of-a-Kind Appeal Planting a Bee Balm in your garden is akin to rolling out a red carpet for honeybees! This vibrant, lavender flower grows in abundance atop mint/basil-scented foliage and will emit its irresistible, fragrant lure across your yard from late spring and into summer. This lovely, exotic-looking flower is unlike any other bloom you’ll see. Simple, yet unique, it’s sure to draw your eye with its exclusive appeal. Balmy Lilac Bee Balm, (Monarda didyma ‘Balbalmac’), has a spread of 8-10 inches and can reach a height of 12 inches. Both deer and rabbits tend to leave it alone and it even has improved disease resistance. Balmy Lilac is overall quite hardy and requires very little care once established. It’s adaptable to a variety of conditions, thriving in both sun and part shade. Plant a few throughout your yard for a dependable performance year after year, and one or two in patio containers are a lovely contrast to more typical plantings. Bee balm is also a terrific addition to a butterfly or wildlife garden. Bee Balm has always been a popular perennial for those who value dependable, yet unique plantings. It’s a plant that seems to have it all—lovely flowers, fragrance, wildlife interest and an uncommon appearance all wrapped up in an easy-to-grow plant. Try one this year and we’re sure you’ll agree that Balmy Lilac Bee Balm is one-of-a-kind! *Fast growing*Deer and rabbit resistant*Sun tolerant*Good container plant.
Lavender Eyes For Months The Giant Hardy Phlox ‘Laura’, Phlox paniculata, has a lavender-rose color, bright white center, dark eye, and it typically grows in an upright clump. The pretty flowers are densely arranged in large, terminal, pyramidal clusters. We are pleased to offer some of the finest Hybrid Phlox varieties available. Garden Phlox or also called Flame Flowers, bloom in profusion with huge 5-6 flower heads for months. The blooms continue when nothing else is blooming in your yard and butterflies love them! ‘Laura’ produces flowers that are fragrant and showy, with brilliant non-fading colors. This phlox grows 2-3 ft. tall, and is excellent for perennial borders, flower beds, corners, and makes a lovely bouquet. The foliage is dense and compact with deep green, lance-shaped leaves. Plant in rich, well- drained soil in full sun or light shade and space about 18-20 apart. Phlox plants, like ‘Laura’, have become the backbone of summer perennial gardens for many gardeners. If phlox plants are stressed, they will usually develop some mildew issues so keep the location cool, slightly shaded, and provide humus moist soil. What beauty these lavender-rose, tightly clustered flowers offer all summer long. Make sure you order several for a magnificent sweep of color in a sunny location. ‘Laura’ offers you tall columns of fragrant flowers, and it is one of the easiest perennials to grow. * Lavender Rose Flowers* 6 Flower Heads All Season* Atracts Butterflies.
A Small Hosta with HUGE Appeal Each spring, Rainforest Sunrise Hosta seems to say “I may be small, but watch what I can do”! The show begins in spring when the delightfully-pointed, heart-shaped leaves emerge as a solid light green. Before long, that vibrant shade of green transitions to a majestic yellow-gold, accented with a dark green border. Add to this the highly-textured appearance of the thick, glossy foliage, and you can see why this Hosta is lauded for its decorative appeal. Petite, lavender-tinted blooms appear on 24-inch stems that rise up above cupped foliage in mid-summer, just another added little treat for your summer landscape.Your Rainforest Sunrise Hosta will grow up to 10 inches tall with a 16-inch spread. It has an upright, mounded nature and moderate-to-fast growth rate. Rainforest Sunrise is adaptable to a variety of soils and tends to not be as bothered by slugs as other Hosta varieties often are. Rainforest Sunrise Hosta would do best in a spot with dappled shade, perhaps under other plantings or as a decorative border along your garage or outbuilding.Rainforest Sunrise Hosta is an award-winning sport of ‘Maui Buttercups’. This lively little Hosta has the feel of a designer variety that I’m sure you’ll find is perfect for your home this summer. * Mid-summer flowers* Medium to fast growth* Adaptable to a variety of soils* Slug resistant.