Glossy “black” foliage and creamy white, floral bells. With foliage so dark that it’s nearly black, the dainty blooms of Blackout present a sharp, decorative contrast. The creamy white bells rise above the foliage on tall stalks in late spring, and persist into early summer. With a ten year lifespan, Blackout is a great investment in a decorative perennial for your yard. Hardy, uniquely beautiful and long-lived are characteristics that make this an ideal choice for this year’s garden. * Decorative foliage* Spring flowers* Low maintenance* Evergreen* Adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions* Long lived* Great for containers* Wildlife interest* Urban tolerant.
Raspberry Frosted Peaches The Peaches ‘n Dreams Hollyhock, ‘Alcea rosea’, has double, creamy-peach flowers that are frosted with tints of raspberry-pink and apricot. It is a wonderful new array of pastels to add to the garden. The Hollyhock family is made up of a rather large group that exhibits tall stature (4-6′) and is biennial in nature. Although they are short lived, they reseed themselves. The large blooms of Alcea ‘Peaches ‘n Dreams’ Hollyhock flower in the summer months. Alcea is a wonderful plant near the back of the border, working great along walls or fences. They are best planted in full sun in a well-drained area. * Double Creamy Peach Flowers* 6′-8′ Biennial Plant* Thrives in Full Sun.
Pink Blooms in Wet Soil Cinderella Butterfly Plant, Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’, is a virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla-scented, rose-pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’ is easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun. It is surprisingly tolerant of average well-drained soils in cultivation even though the species is native to swamps and wet meadows. Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring. Once established, Cinderella Swamp Milkweed requires little care. Though it is perfectly cold-hardy in the north, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost-heaving. In spring, trim back last year’s growth and await the beautiful new foliage that will appear a bit later than other perennials. Following the fabulous flowers, typical Cinderella Milkweed seed pods develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs. *Pink Blooms Mid Summer Through Fall*Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies*Deer Resistant*Loves Wet Soil and Full Sun.
First Ever Double Orange Coneflower! Echinacea Hot Papaya (Coneflower), Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’, is the first ever double orange cone flower and has one of the largest coneflower blooms! This Echinacea boasts large, two toned, papaya-colored ray petals and a deep orange-yellow cone that grows larger as the flower matures; the intense color of this coneflower will not fade no matter how hot or sunny. These long lasting flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are great in cut flower arrangements! Providing large 3 blooms, ‘Hot Papaya’ should be planted in masses for an outstanding touch of beauty in your yard! Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). ‘Hot Papaya’ usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance. Coneflowers are used as accent plants or in mixed borders, open woodlands, and mass plantings. Highly fragrant, they keep coming all summer on tall plants with excellent branching. This plant is deer resistant. If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well, because they will provide architectural interest in the winter. ‘Hot Papaya’ provides a season-long colorful display of outstanding, two toned, daisy-like flowers. You can’t beat the intensity of the color, which will bring a brilliant show to a sunny location! * Huge 3 Double Red Blooms* Two Toned Blooms* Fragrant.
Pink Spikes on Compact Sun Lover Veronica Giles Van Hees, Veronica ‘Giles Van Hees’, has long clusters of bright pink flower spikes that top mounds of dark green foliage, adding lively color to your garden. Veronica ‘Giles Van Hees’ is a dwarf variety standing only 6 tall, making it a perfect plant for containers or the front of the border. Easy to grow, ‘Giles Van Hees’ will begin flowering in mid-summer attracting butterflies with its sweet nectar. This perennial is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil types. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance. Deadheading promotes more blooms. To keep it re-blooming, prune off old flower spikes as they fade. New growth will begin and in a few weeks new flower spikes will emerge. If you are looking for a showy perennial that produces gorgeous pink flowers for a long period, then this plant is it! Use this plant in window boxes and in planters, small and large! * Pink Spikes of Flowers* 6 Compact Plant* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies.
Hot Spot in the Garden Coneflower Tiki Torch, Echinacea ‘Tiki Torch’ (PP#18,839), sets your garden ablaze with its hot color! Echinacea ‘Tiki Torch’ PPAF boasts large, pumpkin-orange flowers that are displayed on strong, well-branched stems. The long lasting flowers of ‘Tiki Torch’ attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are great in cut flower arrangements! Try planting in masses for a bold color impact in your garden. For best results, plant 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! 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, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections and purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system. These coneflowers can be used as accent plants or in mixed borders, open woodlands, and mass plantings. If you leave the coneflower seed heads on the plant at the end of the season, they will provide winter interest and food for native songbirds. * Hot Orange Petals and Cones* Well Branched Plants* Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Birds, But Resists Deer and Rabbits .
The Daylily Little Business, ‘Hemerocallis’, exhibits rose-raspberry flowers with darker veining and chartreuse throats. A semi-evergreen, these daylilies, so-called ‘dwarf’ varieties, produce compact, free-flowering plants and bloom during their normal period. Then, after resting awhile, they produce a second set of blossoms..
Invite Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Come Play! We are happy to present this outstanding collection of perennials that provide nectar sources that will support beneficial pollinators in your garden, including butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and more! Besides the practicality of having pollinators come and stay a while, they are great fun to watch and add motion and life to your landscape. If you have a vegetable garden or fruit orchard, pollinators are not only nice, but necessary! If you want to invite these beneficial beauties to come spend some time in your garden you need to have the right plants. You could spend hours researching at the library, digging into websites or bumping around your local garden center to figure out the plants that you need – or you could just buy this pre-planned pollinator garden! We’ve taken all of the guess work out of picking out the perfect plants. You simply select a sunny place in your garden that has good drainage – we’ve done the rest! All of these perennials are a cinch to grow. Good site selection and a little care and they will reward you with plenty of color all through the growing season and for many years to come. The set includes 12, 1 gallon plants that will fill a bed approximately 5’ x 10’. Buy more than one set for an instant perennial border or a grand flower bed! Pollinator Garden includes: * Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush * Little Spire Russian Sage * Goldstrum Black-Eyed Susan * Butterfly Milkweed * Purple Flame Phlox * Little Lemon Goldenrod * PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower * Strawberry Seduction Yarrow * Walker’s Low Catmint * Blazing Star Kobold * Joe Pye Weed * Biedermeier Columbine .
Professionally Blended For You! Every garden needs butterflies and who doesn’t love having them visit? They add beauty, motion and whimsy to the landscape, and quite frankly they’re simply fun to watch! The easiest way to invite these beauties to come spend some time in your garden is by selecting the right plants. Now, you could spend hours researching on the internet, going to the library or wandering around your local garden center to figure out the perfect plants for the job – or you could just buy this pre-planned butterfly garden! We’ve taken all of the guess work – and all the hard work – out of picking out the right plants. You just need to select a sunny place in your garden that has good drainage. All of these perennials are super easy to grow and will reward you with loads of color all through the growing season (and they’ll come back every year for more)! A butterfly smorgasbord! The set includes 6, 1 gallon plants that will fill a bed approximately 3’ x 5’. Buy multiple sets and plant them side by side for an instant perennial border! Butterfly Garden includes: * Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush * Butterfly Milkweed * Joe Pye Weed * Little Lemon Goldenrod * PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower * Blazing Star Kobold.
Strong, Spicy Aroma! The Yarrow ‘Paprika’, Achillea millefolium, is an upright gold centered, fading to light pink & creamy yellow, Yarrow that blooms from June through September. With fern-like aromatic silvery to gray-green foliage, it is considered to be one of the best yarrows in any landscape. The foliage has a somewhat strong, spicy aroma, which persists when used in dried arrangements. The flower heads are 3-4” wide, with a spread of 18-24” and a height of 24”. This Yarrow does well in average garden soils, but prefers lean, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil. (Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils.) Yarrow should be planted in full sun and is tolerant to hot humid summers. ‘Paprika’ is excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Remove faded flowers regularly to promote continued blooming. Inclined to spread, so site this carefully or plan to reduce the clumps each spring. For an attraction to butterflies, deer and rabbit resistant, one can’t go wrong with this plant. * Attracts butterflies* Spicy, aromatic foliage* Months of blooms.
The Daisy ‘Shasta’ Leucanthemum ‘Becky Daisy’, leucanthemum superbum, is the longest blooming daisy in the Leucanthemum family! With bright, large, white beautiful flowers held above its dark green foliage, this plant has a height of 3’ and a spread of 18-24”. Being Perennial of the Year in 2003, one can see why. ‘Becky Daisy’ blooms from July to September, and if deadheaded, the blooming time will be extended. This daisy should be grown in full sun, but can tolerate some afternoon shade, in well-drained soil. It will not tolerate excessive moisture or wet soil in the winter. Water ‘Becky Daisy’ plants weekly when rainfall is less than an inch, and remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms. Combine ‘Becky Daisy’ with Veronica “Royal Candles”, Perovskia ‘Russian Sage’ or Scabiosa “Butterfly Blue”. It also is great for formal and informal gardens, as cut flowers, in mass plantings or in the perennial border. This low maintenance perennial is great for first time gardeners. ‘Becky Daisy’ will easily add beauty and sunshine to any sunny spot in your garden! * Easy to grow* Dark green foliage* Long Blooming.
Add a twist to your garden! Are you looking to add a little whimsy to your garden? Corkscrew Rush plant (Juncus effusus f. spiralis) will add loads! This striking plant never fails to gets compliments and comments. Looking like grass having a bad hair day, Corkscrew Rush’s twisty, curly, springy foliage adds a completely new dimension of texture to your landscape. Being a member of the rush family you know that corkscrew rush plant care is easy. It likes full sun or partial shade and lots of water. It can even thrive in standing water at the edge of a pond. Combine it with wider-leaved plants like gooseneck loosestrife for a lush, wild look. For a truly eye-popping juxtaposition try planting it with ram-rod straight horsetail rush. Since it only grows 18 inches tall and wide it also will work in your favorite container as an instant attention-getter. Corkscrew rush is deer resistant and spreads by rhizomes to make neat little colonies beside your water features. Corkscrew Rush will provide a truly a unique look for your garden, but only if you order yours today! * Striking curly foliage * Loves boggy soil * Super easy care * Deer resistant * Very compact, perfect for containers.
Bright Pink Blooms for Months! Showy new variety boasts large 2 blossoms of fluorescent pink with white highlights in the center and on the petal edges.Trailing habit features fern-like green leaves. Blooms cover the vigorous plants for months. Drought tolerant once established. Prefers full sun. Can be a perennial in warmer zones. Geranium ‘Elke’ is perfect for using as a sunny border along a planting bed. They are slso widely used in rock gardens & mixed flower pots. * Large blooms for months* Prefers full sun* Perennial in warmer climates .
The Crocosmia Emily McKenzie, ‘Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora emily mckenzie’, a spring planted corm, produces beautiful orange flowers with red centers. The flowers are very showy, and they make great cut flowers. The Crocosmia is also commonly known as Monbretia. Crocosmias are clump forming and bloom best in crowded conditions. This plant has attractive foliage. Hummingbirds flock to their blooms..
Tiny Gem Stands Erect The Hardy Geranium Double Jewel, ‘Geranium sanguineum’, is a hardy geranium from A. Verschoor Horticulture. It has double white flowers and a pink- purple center. This tiny gem grows only 10 tall and is quite at home in a pot. The flowers’ stalks defy hardy geraniums’ tendency to flop and hold themselves straight up. It blooms even during the hottest months of the summer, preferring a bit of partial shade in hot, dry climates. If in hot sun, it needs adequate moisture.. It is a much shorter variety than most geraniums, which makes it perfect for a patio container, porches and front steps, but works well in borders too. * Double White Flower with Pink Eye* Very Compact * Blooms in Heat.