Queen of the Seas Hosta

Queen of the Seas Hosta
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Huge Heart Makes Splash Hosta Queen of the Seas, Hosta ‘Queen of the Seas’, lets you make a statement in your garden.  This new dynamic, vibrant, blue hosta has a tall, upright form and forms a huge 48” clump! The ‘Queen of the Seas’ displays large, blue-green leaves that have wavy pie-crust margins, and are heart shaped. The nearly white flowers are produced in early to midsummer. Hosta ‘Queen of the Seas’ won the Best of Show award at the 1997 American Hosta Society national convention! In midsummer, the ‘Queen of the Seas’ clumps are topped with 3′ spikes of nearly white flowers.   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.  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.  ‘Queen of the Seas’ is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as specimen or edging plants. If you want to add some architectural interest and color to your shade garden, be sure to include ‘Queen of the Seas’! *Huge Wavy Edged Blue Leaves*Nearly White Flowers*Huge Clumping Habit.

Satisfaction Hosta

Satisfaction Hosta
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Color Changing Margins The Hosta Satisfaction, Hosta ‘Satisfaction’, is an incredibly spectacular and dramatic gold-edged sport of Hosta Piedmont Gold.  ‘Satisfaction’ is bordered by wide leaf margins that are light green at first, and then turn bright gold in early summer. The gold margins get to be about 2 wide at maturity; near white flowers top the clump in mid-summer.   ‘Satisfaction’ is a low mounded and stunning hosta.  It will have an impact on any area of your shade garden, and the margins turn cream if placed in a sunny location! 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.  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.  ‘Satisfaction’ is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as specimen or edging plant. Because of its brilliant colors, ‘Satisfaction’ is one of the most show stopping hostas in any garden! * Large Green Leaves with 2 Margins* Margins Change Colors* White Flowers.

Blue Angel Hosta

Blue Angel Hosta
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Enjoy Bright Color in the Shade The Hosta Blue Angel, Hosta ‘Blue Angel’, has huge, heart-shaped blue-grey leaves and tall stems producing lavender colored flowers! 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! The lavender flowers of this fast growing 36 hosta bloom in mid-summer. Hostas are not only known for their flowers, but for their colorful foliage as well. ‘Blue Angel’ provides bright color in shade with its wonderful foliage and needs to be planted in any moist, well-drained spot.  It has excellent slug resistance!  This blue-grey plant is a standout in any garden area.  With unbeatable curb appeal, ‘Blue Angel’ is eye catching and appealing with its great foliage and beautiful cream colored flowers that create a distinct contrast. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas! ‘Blue Angel’ will add color and texture to any shady area of your garden! * Large Blue Grey Heart Shaped Leaves* Lavender Flowers in Summer* Shade to Morning Sun.

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Goldheart Bleeding Heart

Goldheart Bleeding Heart
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Pink Flowers and Gold Foliage The Bleeding Heart ‘Gold Heart’, Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ (CPBR#0974), is a fast-growing perennial with rose pink, heart-shaped flowers. The blooms look wonderful against its bright gold foliage. Bleeding Heart’s should be planted in partial sun to partial shade but will also do well in full shade. It is somewhat heat tolerant and needs moist soil. Do not let the soil dry out. Dicentra will bloom from late spring to early summer and is a major attractor to butterflies. Bleeding Hearts are perfect as border plants or in a shade garden. Gold Hearts is a plant for fertile but well-drained soils. It prefers consistently moist, humus-rich soils similar to a great woodland soil full of organic matter and richly fertile. The simplest way to mimic this is to add several shovels of compost around the base of the plant every spring. * Pink flowers* Long bloom period* Fern-like foliage  .

Plum Royale Coral Bells

Plum Royale Coral Bells
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Vibrant Purple All Season Heuchera Plum Royale(Coral Bell), Heuchera ‘Plum Royale’, has 4” shiny purple leaves that will not fade during the season; even late in the fall ‘Plum Royale’ will be vibrant and colorful! This coral bell shows off its pinkish-white flowers that stand tall on dark stems in summer.   Its foliage changes to a silver with a purple tint in winter.  More sunlight is needed for more purple color or it will have a silver overlay. Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to phase this plant. But to keep ‘Plum Royale’ looking its best, be sure to water in hot, dry weather, giving the plant about one inch of water per week. You can divide clumps in fall.  Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, this little gem will surely become a “must have” plant for your borders, as a ground cover, in containers or mass plantings.  Foliage should not be trimmed back in the fall, but this coral bell may be tidied up in spring by removing any withered or tired-looking leaves. Heuchera adds a bit of flavor to any perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color.  This coral bell adds a brilliant and exceptional color to the darkest spot in your garden!   * Large 4 Vibrant Purple Leaved Do Not Fade* Pinkish White Flowers In Summer* Loves Cold, Heat, Humidity, Sun, Shade, and Drought.

All Gold Grass

All Gold Grass
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Bright Gold Grass Loves Shade All Gold Grass, Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’, is a new dwarf form of Japanese forest grass that creates an appealing bright spot in the shady or woodland garden. The bamboo-like leaves are bright gold in part sun and more chartreuse in full shade.  In the cooler days of autumn, the leaves have a reddish inflorescence. The gracefully arching foliage is slightly upright and does not have the green stripes. This new and an exciting addition to the shade garden ‘All Gold’ displays gold foliage that has a metallic and luminous quality that really stands out. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Looks spectacular with blue leaved hostas! *Golden Foliage in Shade*Grows in Part Sun to Full Shade*Red Foliage in Fall.

Lamium Pink Chablis

Lamium Pink Chablis
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Cotton Candy Pink Flowers Lamium Pink Chablis, Lamium maculatum ‘Pink Chablis’ PPAF, is a new award winning cultivar which is a frothy confection of silver and green foliage is highlighted by cotton candy pink flowers. Use as a filler in containers for a wonderful foliage accent!  This versatile plant has deer resistant foliage and will grow well in sun or shade. Lamium prefers a semi-shady dry area with well-drained soil, but will tolerate a wide range of soils and moisture. It is best to cut this plant back after the first bloom to promote compact growth. Plant in a well-drained soil and do not allow it to dry out. Use lamium in hanging baskets, in mixed containers, trailing over walls or as an edger, but spread must be controlled. ‘Pink Chablis’ looks great among hostas, ferns, lungworts bulbs and wildflowers. It nicely disguises dying bulb foliage and makes an excellent weed-smothering ground cover. * Silver and Green Foliage* Cotton Candy Pink Flowers in Spring* 12 Vigorous Groundcover.

Hosta Elegans

Hosta Elegans
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Large Hosta With Striking Blue Heart Shaped Leaves Beginning gardeners sometimes find shade gardening a challenge. What will grow well, what will thrive, what will stand out and make my shade garden pop? The answer to that is easy – Hosta. Hosta plants love the shade and with their form and colors bring an easy sophistication to the shade garden.A great Hosta to start with is Hosta Elegans (Hosta Sieboldiana Elegans).This hosta is extra-large with eye-catching heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are a beautiful shade of blue-green and have such a unique texture they look almost as if they have been stitched by a seamstress. As if the striking leaves weren’t enough, they sport long wands of white flowers from July to August. The flowers make the plant reach 30” tall and they spread 48-60” wide. Give this elegant lady room to grow! Hosta ‘Elegans’ needs to be planted in full shade in any moist, well-drained area. Use this low care perennial in shady woodland settings, foundation plantings or your favorite pot. A great choice for any beginner gardener, this blue-green giant hosta will certainly be outstanding wherever it is planted! * Solid Blue Green Heart Shaped Leaves* Textured with Powdery Cast* White Flowers in Late Summer  .

Catnip Plant

Catnip Plant
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Unique Perennial with Many Uses! Catnip Plants, also know as Catmint is an erect perennial that produces small whitish or pinkish flowers. It is strongly scented with a mint-like odor. This versatile plant prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Nepeta is a plant that is not too fussy and is also deer-resistant. Its silvery foliage, topped with long-blooming flowers, adds pizzazz to many a plant combination, and it is easy to grow! Aroma: Often used in toys for cats. The scent creates a sniffing, licking, and cheek rubbing reaction. Medicinal: Used to create a tea to treat headaches, stomach-aches, colic, and sleeplessness.  The flowers also attract butterflies.  For a unique,sun loving perennial that has many uses, you can’t go wrong with Catnip plants.  Buy yours today! * Strong mint-like scent* Months of blooms* Easy to grow .

Frances Williams Hosta

Frances Williams Hosta
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Classic HUGE Shade Garden Plant!  Hosta ‘Frances Williams’ is an attention-getter for your shady garden. The large green leaves have a splotched chartreuse edge and can grow to over a foot long and wide!  These are not diminutive plants that daintily edge your planting beds. These monsters can get over 2’ tall and up to two yards wide and will fill your shady bed without a second thought. Plant accordingly! Frances Williams Hosta loves the shade – the sun can scorch the leaves. Keep them happy with a well-drained soil that gets plenty of water during the growing season. (Under the leaves, directly on the soil, is best. Otherwise the big leaves act like an umbrella and keep the water from going where you want it to.) Almost completely pest and maintenance free, the only thing to worry about are slugs, which feast on the large leaves with great gusto if allowed. Frances Williams Hosta looks great when mixed with other shade loving plants. They make any shady area more refined and full. Order a couple to fill in your shady landscape areas. You will definitely enjoy these big boys for years to come. * HUGE bi-color leaves * White to purple blooms in mid-summer * Shade lover.

Etain Violet

Etain Violet
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Unique Miniature with Months of Fragrant Blooms Violet Etain, Viola ‘Etain’, is a newer variety that is becoming very popular because of its long bloom time. The large 1.75 lemon yellow flowers of ‘Etain’ have beautiful contrasting lavender margins and are incredibly fragrant. It blooms from May through October! Violet Etain is a carefree, low-maintenance miniature variety that produces a multitude of tiny, pansy-like blooms!  ‘Etain’ is a clump-forming type, unlike many other violets which are ground covers.  Violets grow best in cool, moist, shady environments.  In the north, plants can tolerate full sun but prefer partial to full shade. Shade from deciduous trees is ideal because the plants growing below receive full sun in the spring, followed by protection from the harsh summer sun once the trees get their leaves. If plants are cut back after the first bloom cycle, they will likely bloom again in the fall.  Violet Etain performs beautifully in containers and is an excellent choice for window boxes. * Large 1 3/4 Lemon Yellow Flowers* Blooms May Through October* Rebloomer  .

Astilbe Rise and Shine

Astilbe Rise and Shine
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Astilbe Rise and Shine, Astilbe ‘Rise and Shine’, is a new hot pink flowering variety that will wake up your shade garden! The large, 8 inch long, plumes are held strong on sturdy flower stems and look like a large bouquet planted in the garden. Astilbe ‘Rise and Shine’ is a new hybrid variety of the Astilbe chinensis species which is where it gets its increased sun and drought tolerance from. Deer and rabbit resistant foliage! Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. * Easy to grow* Shade plant.

Astilbe Milk and Honey

Astilbe Milk and Honey
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Astilbe Milk and Honey, Astilbe chinensis ‘Milk and Honey’, is a white astilbe that holds up well under sun and drought! ‘Milk and Honey’ overflows with creamy white plumes that turn light pink as they age. The two color effect is lovely and very unique! This vigorous grower has bushy foliage that is somewhat marbled with green and silver when young. This cultivar is a vigorous grower that blooms profusely. It is deer and rabbit resistant! Astilbes are long-lived perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. They will grow in full shade, but will not bloom as prolifically there. Though they are easy to grow, Astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before flowering starts. Wait to cut back the old foliage until spring; it will help protect the plant from winter damage. * Tall spikes of waving flowers* Herbaceous perennial.

Berry Smoothie Coral Bells

Berry Smoothie Coral Bells
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Shade Loving & Easy to Grow Heuchera Berry Smoothie (Coral Bell), Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’, adds a jolt of color to any shady area with its large, textured 5 inch rose pink leaves that hold their intense color all summer! Displaying wonderful light pink flowers that stand tall above its outstanding foliage, this coral bell presents a big bold habit with excellent color all year round. Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to phase this plant.  The outstanding and colorful foliage is always there as other plants come in and out of bloom. Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’ adds a bit of flavor to any perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color.  Plant in containers, or this plant will live just about anywhere. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, this will surely become one of your favorites.  ‘Berry Smoothie’ is a coral bell just waiting to be planted in your landscape! * Large Pink Leaves and Flowers* Heat, Cold and Drought Tolerant* Shade or Part Shade.

Country and Western Astilbe

Country and Western Astilbe
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Large, Bright Pink Puffy Flowers The Astilbe ‘Country and Western’, Astilbe arendsii ‘Country and Western’ (PP14969), is a colorful feathery flower with bright puffy salmon-pink blooms and shiny deep green foliage. Country and Western is part of the new Music series of Astilbes which are known for their large puffy blooms. The flowers contrast wonderfully with the dark green glossy foliage. Astilbe ‘Country and Western’ blooms on 18 stalks in early summer. Astilbes are grown most successfully in rich soil and under partial sun. The biggest key to successful growth of your Astilbes is water….they require a lot of water. The soil must remain moist. If the soil dries out the plant will falter quickly, especially in the sun. Wait to cut the foliage back until spring as that will protect the plant during the winter. Fertilize Astilbes in late spring before the flowers emerge. Astilbes can be used as cut flowers, perennial borders or shade gardens with Hosta’s and Ferns. Astilbe is considered to be deer and rabbit resistant and will attract hummingbirds. * Early Summer Pink Puffy Blooms* Part Shade Plant* Deer and Rabbit Resistant.