Helleborus Golden Lotus, Helleborus ‘Golden Lotus’, is an elegant and charming flower that was created by one of the world’s top hybridizers, Marietta O’Byrne. Golden Lotus creates a golden glow when the double soft-yellow lotus-like flowers bloom; some of these Helleborus flowers will have red edges and red streaking on the backs. This flower appears in early spring and can be planted as a border, en masse, or in containers. It is great for the beginner gardener because of its low-maintenance and is disease/pest-free. In the spring, simply trim back last year’s foliage. Golden Lotus prefers rich, moist, organic soil, but will also grow in sandy or clay soil; can tolerate short bouts of drought. This plant needs good drainage and fertile humus rich soil; also use in mixed beds or as an understory. These plants are deer resistant and poisonous to humans..
An Explosion of Late Summer Color!You’ll stand up and cheer when you see your Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’ (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’) burst into bloom in your garden this year. You have always enjoyed seeing goldenrod blooming in the wild along freeways and in fields. Its golden-yellow flowers are unmistakable in late summer and fall when many other perennial flowers are tucking themselves in for the year. Bring some of that pleasure home with the much more tame ‘Fireworks’.Use ‘Fireworks’ liberally in the fall perennial birder. It looks right at home in wild meadow gardens or any naturalized area. This is an especially good selection for a rain garden as it doesn’t mind moist soils.This is a compact, clump-forming perennial producing branching clusters of golden-yellow flowers. This goldenrod blooms late summer-fall amid rough, hairy stems. The flower clusters radiate out in all directions and resemble streaming yellow fireworks, which is where it gets its name. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the cause of fall allergies, like sneezeweed or other goldenrod-type flowers, so plant with abandon!‘Fireworks’ reliably provides end-of-season color in blazing shades of yellow. Its tall shrub form and clear green leaves give great structure in the garden all year, even without the flowers. Bees, butterflies and birds love it for shelter and nectar, but deer won’t bother it. Win-win!These sell quickly so don’t wait too long!* Outstanding fall blooms* Great structure for the garden* Perfect for rain gardens.
Cushion Spurge, Euphorbia Polychroma, is a mounding, clump-forming perennial which typically grows in a dome shape. It has clusters of poinsettia-like flowers, although the flower cymes are not showy, they are subtended by long-lasting, bright sulphur yellow bracts, which cover the plant and provide quite a show. It blooms so long that you can enjoy its bright yellow flowers for weeks.The red fruit produced in late summer pops off the plant and are projected several feet, and under ideal conditions, may self sow!Cushion Spurge prefers dry, well-drained soils in full sun, and appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. However, clumps tend to open up and lose their attractive cushion shape in too much shade. It may rot in wet or heavy clay soils.The plant gets its common name from the cushion-like, dome-shaped growth habit it forms. Use in front to middle of borders, masses, or large rock gardens.* Yellow flowers* Red fruit* Dome shaped .
Brilliant Orange on BronzeRose Campion Orange Gnome, Lychnis arkwrightii ‘Orange Gnome’, displays brilliant orange-scarlet flowers measuring 1.5″ across. The flowers are produced in abundance in early summer and last nearly eight weeks. Lychnis tends to be a short-lived perennial, but it will self-seed; deer resistant.You will be amazed with the compact purplish bronze foliage of Lychnis ‘Orange Gnome’ as it creates a dazzling contrast to the bright flowers. If you have always wanted hummingbirds to visit your yard, they will because they love this intense color!You will discover that the foliage is nearly as pretty as the flowers, having a purplish bronze cast over the naturally dark green leaves. It is hard to resist a contrast that is so impressive.After flowering, the swollen seed pods provide additional interest to extend the season. Plant ‘Orange Gnome’ in well drained soil and you will avoid potential disease issues. Early in the season, pinch these plants back to encourage a more compact habit.* Orange Red Flowers* Purple Bronze Foliage* Compact Plant.
Foamy White StarsThe Alchemilla ‘Lady’s Mantle’, Alchemilla mollis, is a brilliant foamy clusters of tiny, star like flowers with velvety soft olive-green leaves. The flower color ranges from yellow to green and blooms in late spring to early summer with a height of 18” and a plant spread of 18-24”.The foliage catches and holds water drops while sparkling in the sun‘Lady’s Mantle’ will grow well in sun or shade in rich, moist, well-drained areas.If summer temperatures are too high, grow in partial to full shade.It is best used for edging with Coral Bells, Geraniums or Hostas.The blossoms can be used as dried flower arrangements.If one is looking for a fast growing, low maintenance perennial as a ground cover or mass plantings, this is the one for you.*Flowers are Foamy White Stars*Bright Green Foliage Beads Water*Full or Part Sun.
Beautiful Indestructible VineHummingbirds are attracted to orange-red flowers and sweet nectar, both abundant features of the hybrid Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle Vine It couldn’t be easier to grow. Iit will withstand cold winters, put up with drought and doesn’t need anything but a half-day of full sun and some moist, fertile soil to perform at its best. It’s a rugged semi-evergreen climber that’s virtually indestructible, even with haphazard pruning. Each year, from June to September, you can look forward to lightly fragrant masses of scarlet-orange tubular flowers that give way to small red berries in the fall which the birds just love. Because it’s a vining variety, be sure to give it a sturdy support to climb on soon after it’s planted. Zones 4-8.* Red Trumpet Flowers Attract Hummingbirds* Hardy Fast Growing Vine* Birds Attracted to Red Berries.