Looks Great in Mass as a Groundcover Torenia Catalina Pink, Torenia ‘Catalina® Pink’ PP17, 025, is a great choice for your part shade locations. This shorter 10-16 Torenia fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, and wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas. Keep the plants well watered, especially in hot, windy weather, but be careful not leave the plants standing in water. Torenia Catalina Pink is a heat and shade tolerant plant that has a snapdragon-like flower all season. It is low maintenance and dead heading is not necessary. Blooms have lovely shades of pink, so intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination. * Thrives in partial shade* Great in mass as a groundcover* Perennial in zones 9-11, annual In zones 3-8.
Fragrant Raspberry Plumes in Mid Summer The Astilbe ‘Visions’, Astilbe chinensis, is a colorful feathery flower with fragrant raspberry blooms and lacy blue-green foliage. The flowers contrast wonderfully with the glossy foliage. Astilbe ‘Visions’ blooms in July and is 15” tall and has a plant width of 12-18”. It is more sun tolerant, but is most successfully grown in a shady area. Do not allow Astilbe ‘Visions’ to dry out since it prefers moist, humusy, organically rich soils. It is most successfully grown in a shady area, but can tolerate some morning sun. This Astilbe is more tolerant of dry soil than other Astilbes. A moist, well-drained area is a key feature for growing a healthy plant. In order to keep Astilbe looking good for the next year, do not cut it back in the winter, (the old foliage helps protect the plant from winter damage), but prune in early spring. Astilbe is considered to be diesease, deer and rabbit resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. ‘Visions’ Astilbe can be used as cut flowers to make grand bouquets. Plant this showy perennial for beautiful summer color in shady areas. You will be delighted to see how this plant forms a graceful perennial border, or add to shade gardens with hostas and ferns! * Fragrant Raspberry Blooms in Mid Summer* More Tolerant of Dry Soils* Disease, Deer, and Rabbit Resistant.
Spikes of Red and Yellow Kniphofia Fire Dance, Kniphofia hirsuta ‘Fire Dance’, creates a glow that will last from early through late summer. This variety, developed by Jelitto Seeds, is only 20 tall and wide, making it the perfect size for small spaces and containers. Coral red and yellow flower spikes grow atop a thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage. ‘Fire Dance’ is one of the shortest, prettiest and most reliably cold-hardy species in the genus. Though small in stature, ‘Fire Dance’ is very cold hardy and easily grown in average and compost-enriched garden soils. Drought resistant, low-growing, this fiery plant could be used in the rock garden or the front of the border. The tough leaves are ignored by deer and rabbits, but the brightly colored, tubular flowers are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies. If you have a city garden and space is an issue, this Red Hot Poker is perfect. It is a bright and charming plant, and the flowers contrast with the blue green foliage which is low growing and arched. * Spikes of Red and Yellow Flowers* Cold Hardy* Compact Plant.
Enjoy A Blazing Fanfare of Garden Color Ignite your summer garden with a “fanfare” of “blazing” color! Each 3-inch pinwheel of dramatic color features long, tubular petals coming off of a russet and green eye, like spokes on a floral wheel. The effect of the burnt orange petals, with their delicate, yellow-kissed tips is both brilliant and elegant at the same time. The bountiful blooms appear in spring and continue through autumn, for a long-lasting show of floral beauty. The upright stems support the flowers amid the compact, vibrant green foliage. Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia is a popular perennial that would do well as a colorful and durable border along your walkway or perennial bed. They’re also great as cut flower or in containers. Simply plant them about 14 inches apart for a blanket of blazing color! Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia is a herbaceous perennial. It will grow up to 16 inches in height with a 24-inch spread. Fanfare Blaze has a compact, mounded nature and is very easy to maintain. It requires little or no care, and is quite hardy. Fanfare Blaze is even drought tolerant once established. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds enjoy its colorful, long-blooming nature, but bunnies and deer tend to pass it by. It can also be easily divided to increase your number of plants. Gaillardia is a perennial that seems to have it all, and Fanfare Blaze is an outstanding variety. Unique flowers in stunning colors, a long bloom period and a fast growing,hardy nature make Fanfare Blaze an easy choice for your yard this year. * Long bloom period* Fast growing* Deer & rabbit resistant* Adaptive to an variety of soils* Work well as a cut flower.