Visions Astilbe

Visions Astilbe
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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.

Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia

Fanfare Blaze Gaillardia
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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.