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For sheer bloom power and beautiful color, no Daylily surpasses everblooming Stella de Oro! Often the first to begin the Daylily s...eason and the last to end it, Stella blooms for months on end on compact plants 2 feet high and wide. The flowers are magnificent--a rich golden-yellow that keeps its color throughout the amazingly long bloomtime. Stella de Oro is Americas favorite Daylily (by a long shot!), and inevitably many Stella imitators have arisen. Be assured that our bareroot plants are vegetatively propagated from the original parent plant, so you get the true Stella. The neat, compact habit makes Stella de Oro perfect for containers, edgings, and the front of the border as well as for mass displays in beds and along driveways or fences. No wonder they named it Star of Gold! You will treasure this plant in your garden for many years to come. Hardy, permanent, and easy to grow, Daylilies are one of the finest investments you can make in long-lasting garden beauty for minimal effort! Although each bloom lasts only one day, others rise up to take its place, so that each plant blooms for many weeks. Theyre made for naturalizing--in fact, you will want to dig them up every 5 or 6 years and divide the big clumps into smaller plants. Not only will you get more plants, but the bloom power will increase after division! And this 10-pack of vigorous bareroots is the perfect way to get your display started! A good choice for problem areas where little else grows happily, Daylilies are not fussy about soil and ask only full sun to part shade. They will withstand a lot of neglect and continue to prosper! Zones 4-9 (10 CA only). read more

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Lime, Violet, White, Red, Buttery Yellow--you get a little bit of everything with this sophisticated mix! This strain incorporates... a wide variety of colors. Each plant will produce just one of these colors, so be sure to order multiples: the more plants you order, the greater your color variety will be! The big, outward-facing single (and occasionally double) blooms grow on strong stems as thick as pencils. Like all Helleborus, this mix requires some shade and appreciates evenly moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. It will tolerate clay soil, and in the cooler zones will tolerate more sun. Water frequently until the plants become established, after which they become more drought tolerant and only need constant moisture in exceptionally dry, hot weather. A year-round mulch helps to keep the roots moist. The evergreen foliage keeps its beauty all year, especially since it generally goes un-nibbled by pests like deer: an especially important quality if you intend to grow it in a wooded area! Helleborus readily seeds, slowly expanding its colorful shade empire. In the summer you should pull any of these seedlings that you do not want (these may not come true to their parentage), and transplant the rest into their permanent spots. Once established, Helleborus resent having their roots disturbed, so you should only divide them when necessary, and you should avoid division by spacing them properly in the first place. Zones 4 to 8. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. cultivar name:SMHPLQF. One of the first paniculatas to bloom, this Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety... is remarkable for its diminutive frame and its fluffy flower spikes, the white florets accented with deep carmine tones, regardless of soil pH! With blooms on old and new wood alike over a long season, this is a little workhorse in the cutting garden! Little Quick Fire? is a gardeners dream come true. This very vigorous, lovely shrub sets masses of white-to-rosy-pink flowers at the first breath of hot weather, and continues the show through summer and into fall. Our gardens could all use an extra 4 to 5 weeks of color, and thats exactly what it delivers -- even in areas with cold winters and late spring frosts! These large, loosely-held blooms open creamy-white, then quickly turn a deep rosy-pink that is a bit unusual in hue and very eye-catching. Their color isnt affected by soil pH, so you can plant Little Quick Fire? alongside your blue H. macrophyllas in acidic soil and still be assured of rosy blooms. And since this Hydrangea flowers on new wood, they will continue to arise even late in the season -- a real boon for those of us in climates prone to late-spring frosts that kill the buds of our Hydrangeas! Little Quick Fire? is a compact German introduction, topping out at 3 to 5 feet high and wide at maturity. It thrives in full sun in all but the very hottest climates, and grows quickly. Treat yourself to an extra month of fine color with this exciting new introduction! Zones 4-8. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. The cobalt blue blooms and silvery foliage create lovely streaks of cool color in the sunny garden! This... gorgeous, compact variety responds well to shaping and pruning: deadhead the flowers, and they will rebloom even bigger than before! The vibrant blue color-show happens over a very long season, from mid summer on until hard frost! The Buzz? series of Butterfly Bushes was developed by the renowned English plantsmen at Thompson and Morgan. They were inspired to create new hybrids that were more compact and easier to grow, due to the increase in smaller gardening spaces. More than 8 years of breeding and selection brought about this exciting series, and we think youll be just as thrilled by it as we are! Judges at the Colorado State Trial Gardens noted that the entire Buzz? Series are exceptional cultivars, notable for their excellent flower production and dense growth. Like other Buddleias, True Blue thrives in a variety of conditions, tolerating everything from drought to poor soil and pH values anywhere between 5.5 and 8.5. All that it asks for is full sunlight and good drainage to produce its lovely fragrant display over a long, glorious season. A treat for gardeners and butterflies alike! Cannot ship to OR or WA. 1 Quart Container. Zones 5 to 9. read more

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Thuja Green Giant is one of the fastest growing of all Conifers. This very rare Western Red Cedar will put on 3 to 5 feet of growt...h per year. An excellent evergreen privacy screen or windbreak, its also tremendously dense, weather-resistant, repellent to deer, and marvelously fragrant! This is the tree you want outlining your property, shielding you from noise, neighbors, or rough wind! Elegant and uniform, the conical habit of Green Giant needs no shearing or pruning, and is cloaked in dense, dark, evergreen foliage clear to the ground. Of course, you can also shear the foliage into any desired shape, and keep the plant trimmed to just the size you want. And this is a very easy plant to grow, tolerating almost any soil type and resistant to damage from ice and snow, as well as deer and most other pests. Green Giant is able to withstand drought well, and once established in your yard is very resistant to heat, humidity, and cold. The most vigorous growth will be in full sun and enriched soil with plenty of water and fertilizer, especially the first few years. Green Giant can also tolerate a bit of shade. Expect it to eventually reach 30 to 50 feet tall, 10 to 12 feet wide. Zones 5-9, plus 10 on the West Coast. read more

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Early in summer, 2 1/2- to 3-foot stems are topped by gigantic violet-pink flowerheads -- some fully 8 inches wide! This terrific ...Dutch hybrid blooms for up to 3 weeks, repeating more reliably than its cousin, Allium giganteum. Because its sterile, it puts all its energy into producing more flowers instead of making seeds -- and you reap the benefits! Ideal combined with low-growing, mounding perennials. Zones 4-8. read more

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This rapidly multiplying variety blooms with the Daffodils year after year. Its dense spires of rich blue thrive in both sun and s...hade, and the fragrance grows with each passing spring, as it spreads to form ever larger colonies. Ideal beneath trees and shrubs or among larger spring-blooming bulbs. 6 to 8 inches tall. Trouble-free, hardy everywhere, and a true treasure of spring! Zones 3-8. read more

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Talk about flower power! If theres a brighter, more petal-packed, or outright scene-stealing Amaryllis around, I have yet to find ...it! These fully double blooms of blazing scarlet measure a whopping 8 inches across, so laden with color and long-lasting texture that youd better plan for a winter-long display of riches! Red Peacock brought down the house at the renowned Breezand bulb show, walking away with the honors. Every stem of this vigorous bulb bears 4 stunning blooms, their color almost incandescent! Like all our Amaryllis, Red Peacock can be grown at any time of year -- just pot it up 6 to 8 weeks before the date you want it to begin blooming! The flowers are very long-lasting -- several weeks is common, or up to a week if cut for the vase -- and trouble-free. To get years of color from your Amaryllis keep about 1/3 to 2/3 of the bulb exposed above the soil, and water it in thoroughly. Unless the soil looks dry, you should not water it again until green shoots appear. When the first growth appears, move the plant into a sunny spot and keep it very well-watered until it blooms. Once the blooms open, move it out of direct sunlight to prolong the life of the flowers. After the blooms (finally) pass, trim their stems down to a few inches, place the pot back in a sunny spot, and keep watering and feeding it until the leaves turn yellow. (Most Amaryllis remain green for months, their deeply colored, strap-like foliage an attractive addition to the home or office.) When the foliage dies back, remove the plant from sun, stop watering, and keep the bulb potted up in a dry, cool place. Let it rest for at least 10 weeks before beginning the color show all over again! If you do re-pot you bulb (which you probably should every 3 to 5 years), you may notice small bulbils growing along the edges of the main bulb. These may be left alone or potted separately and grown as new plants (though they will take several years to reach mature size, of course). If you live in a tropical climate (zones 9-10), Amaryllis will grow like Topsy in your garden. Plant the bulbs about 8 inches deep, spacing 6 to 8 inches between plants. Fertilize the soil about 3 weeks after planting. Blooms appear in mid- to late winter. Bulb size 26/28. read more

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Daffodils are a worry-free garden classic, and Dear Love is one of the most gorgeous and impressive Daffodils ever grown. For a re...liable source of colorful blooms in the Spring, there is no better option than Dear Love! Bred by Grant Mitsch (who started hybridizing Daffodils in the 30s), this exceptional cultivar features the same beautiful large-cupped blooms of Accent, but now augmented with a gorgeous split corona! Intensely frilled and ruffled, this split corona takes on a peachy tone, accented by lemon yellow in the center and edged in a creamy white. Truly one of the most trouble-free perennials of all time, Narcissus (Daffodil) grows and multiplies wonderfully on its own, filling in large drifts with spring color all without any help from you! Famously resistant to disease and untroubled by pests, these dream perennials don?t even need divided: just plant them in a well-drained soil with at least half a day of sunlight, and let them take it from there! Pack of 10 bulbs. Zones 4 to 8. read more

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The perfect Allium to place before its larger cousins or as a cover-up for leggy plants, Graceful Beauty reaches just about a foot... high but sports merry 3-inch globes of white, marked with soft lavender anthers and stamens. The effect is of a merry polka-dotted confection, and these blooms last and last in garden or vase. Easy to grow, theyre a must-have for the bulb garden! The blooms on Graceful Beauty are perfectly rounded, covered in star-shaped florets, and ideal for fresh or dried use. They appear in late spring and early summer on very thick, substantial stems that withstand wind and rain nicely in the garden. Graceful Beauty reaches 12 to 16 inches in full bloom, and you can cut the stem right at the base for a long-stemmed flower as elegant as (and much longer-lasting than) a rose. No plant is easier to grow than Allium, and it will naturalize over time where it is happy. Deer and other nibbling creatures tend to leave it alone, but hummingbirds pay their full respects! Give Graceful Beauty full sunshine in all but the warmest climates, where it appreciates relief from the afternoon sun. It sets strap-shaped leaves at the base of the plant, well below the blooms, and dies back after blooming. Tidy and low maintenance, its perfect for any setting from the border to the side of garden paths, the foundation, and even along the baking-hot driveway! Graceful Beauty is a new look for Allium, its soft play of color the perfect complement to brighter, darker blooms in the garden. Pair it with its taller cousins or with roses and peonies. It blooms at the height of the flowering season in the garden, so its companions are myriad! Zones 4-8. read more

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Five to six golden-yellow blooms per head, shining brilliantly on 12-inch stems. After the flowers, grassy foliage arises and stay...s attractive all winter. Prefers wet winters and hot, dry summers. Just as summer color vanishes, this elegant member of the Amaryllis family arrives to rejuvenate the garden! With lovely trumpet-shaped, plentiful blooms, Lycoris thrives in sunny spots with good drainage: just plant and forget! Zones 7-10. read more

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Plant Patent #20,774. My, Empress Wu, how you have grown! This astonishing Hosta is more like a shrub than a perennial, with leave...s 18 inches wide and flowers fluttering on stems 5 feet tall! Shake up the shade garden with beautiful, eye-popping Empress Wu! Magnificently quilted and heart-shaped, the foliage on this Hosta-and-a-half is lovely from spring through fall, its texture and substance improving with each passing year. In midsummer it is topped by lavender flowers, but the real beauty is the foliage itself. Dense, many-layered, and symmetrical, it is a glorious sight in the partly shaded garden! Empress Wu would make a nice specimen (solitary) planting, but it will be even better as a standout in the shade border, behind all the smaller Hostas and other hardy ferns. Expect passersby to stop in their tracks when they see this behemoth! Named for the only female emperor of China, Empress Wu was bred by Brian and Virginia Skaggs. It is descended from H. Big John x H. Zanadu, but easily outdoes both parents in magnitude and beauty! Like all Hostas, Empress Wu is very easy to grow in any well-drained soil receiving some shade. Once established in your garden, it tolerates heat, humidity, cold, and even drought effortlessly. If you want to divide this plant, simply whack it into pieces in late winter or early spring. But if you leave it intact, it will grow in stature and beauty more quickly. Very long-lived, it will grace your garden for decades! Enjoy this splendid and unusual Hosta! Zones 3-9. read more

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PPAF. Cultivar: PIILC-I. Crimson Fire brings year-round interest to the garden! Reaching just 2 to 3 feet high, this semi-evergree...n flowering shrub is ideal for small spaces and in foundation plantings. Its compact, mounding habit of red to burgundy foliage adds welcome color throughout the year, and spring brings lovely neon pink blooms that are a delight for butterflies and hummingbirds. This Chinese Fringe Flower is easy to grow and adaptable to most conditions, although it does perform best in well-drained soils. Since its habit tends to be somewhat spreading, some gardens are even using it as a groundcover. And of course its manageable size makes it a great candidate for container growth as well. Fast growing and deer resistant, its a delightful, low-maintenance shrub you wont want to miss! Zones 7-9. read more

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Heres a cold-tolerant, low-maintenance, hardworking Peony you just wont be able to resist! Santa Fe boasts an unusual combination ...of colors ? fuchsia on the outer petals, creamy white within ? and a heavy midseason bloom, making it indispensable to Peony fans and cutflower lovers! These large flowers have a sculpted look, so beautifully are the cupped petals held. They last a long time in the vase, and begin blooming about the middle of Peony season ? late spring or early summer, depending upon how far north you are! Cut all you like for indoor arrangements, but save a few for the garden, where theyre eye-catching from across the street! Santa Fe is a low-growing, bushy little plant, just a bit over 2 feet tall and no wider than 3 feet. It tolerates just about any well-drained garden soil, and is tolerant through zone 2 in the north ? surprisingly tough and adaptable for one so petite! Space plants about 3 feet apart in full sun (for best flowering) or light shade. Zones 2-7. read more

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Remarkable black blooms! The slate-colored petals are one of the truest blacks of any plant on the market, offset by the bright gr...een of the centers, and all on very large, upward-facing blooms! Combine these rich black blooms with white spring-blooming cultivars like Snowbells or Deutzia for a striking contrast! Even on their own the blooms create a full and beautiful display, with the lime green eye and creamy yellow anthers creating a nice contrast to the black petals. This one-of-a-kind Helleborus is the result of 9 years of meticulous breeding. Part of the Winter Thrillers? series, Night Coaster was bred for reliably true black blooms, very early bloom time, and exceptional flower form. The strong stems are as thick as pencils, proudly bearing their distinctive 3-inch blooms in an outward-facing position. Like other Helleborus, Night Coaster is quite easy to grow: just give it a shady spot with moist, well-draining soil. It will thrive even in clay soil, quickly becoming established, after which it can tolerate heat, humidity, and drought quite well. This trouble-free cultivar is generally left alone by pests and diseases, surviving for year after year of early-season beauty! 3˝ Inch Container. Zones 5 to 9. read more

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Discovered in an Anna, Illinois, garden, Annabelle is perhaps the most popular old-fashioned flowering shrub grown in American gar...dens. Once established, it produces enormous, 12-inch, globe-shaped flowerheads of snowy white starting in early summer and increasing in size until mid- to late summer -- truly spectacular! Growing to 4 feet high and wide, it is a splendid landscape plant that never gets out of bounds and complements every other color in the garden beautifully. It thrives in shade, but also tolerates heat and humidity. Very easy to grow once established, it is a lovely source of fresh and dried arrangements as well as a useful border, hedge, foundation, or accent planting. H. arborescens is a native species, far more cold-hardy than most other Hydrangea species. Recently another cultivar has been added to the family: spectacular pink-flowered Invincibelle Spirit. Try them together for a breathtaking pink-and-white hedge, border, or accent planting! Zones 4-9. read more

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Theres no place like home when this exciting new dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is waiting in the garden! Developed by the National Arbor...etum from a hybrid of the classic H. Snow Queen and dwarf Pee Wee, it offers astonishing 9-inch inflorescences packed with florets that turn from white to pale pink and finally to rich ruby-red over their long summer season. Large oakleaf-shaped leaves turn from deep green to russet-mahogany in autumn, adding another season of glory to this petite shrub. Highly recommended for year-round appeal. Zones 5-6 in full sun/Zones 7-8 in part shade. read more

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The rich colors and evocative scent of Giant Dutch Hyacinth are so beautiful, who can pick just one or two? With this mix, you don...t have to! We have collected all the pastel tones associated with Easter and created the perfect spring blend of soft, lush color. Marvelously fragrant, theyre just right for garden and container! Just order the number of bulbs you desire (in increments of 10), and well send you a veritable rainbow of gentle spring color! These are the best-quality Giant Dutch Hyacinths on the market, guaranteed to grow and bloom quickly from a prompt planting. Grow them in the sunny bed and border, in your best containers, and even suspended over a vase of water, letting the roots just touch the water and grow! Hyacinth is a valuable addition to the spring garden, its fragrance filling the air among the lovely but scentless Tulips! The blooms are very long-lasting indoors or out, and the strong stems refuse to topple in April winds! You will get years of enjoyment from these bulbs. The colors included in this mix are all soft shades of blue and purple, white, pink, yellow, apricot, and cream. Hardy in zones 4-8. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: Minsens Love vines and climbers but dont have the blazing sunshine required for most of t...hem to be successful? Rose Sensation? is the solution, a False Climbing Hydrangea that loves shade and flowers heavily from late spring into midsummer! Deciduous and very fast-growing, this vining shrub takes off and makes itself at home against your north-facing wall, up those shady arbors and trellises, and through chain-link fences. Its not invasive in the least, but it needs space -- expect it to eventually reach 40 to 50 feet long and 6 to 9 feet wide. It needs no pruning, but if this size is a little more than you bargained for, cut it back in late winter and it will stay smaller and even more lush and dense. The best part of this climber, though, is its blooms. They look like lacecap Hydrangeas, with larger florets surrounding an inner cluster of tiny sterile flowers. The leaf-like outer florets are pink at the center, shading to creamy white, while the inner flowers are ivory to palest green. There will be nothing else in the garden like them, and youll love cutting a big armful for the vase, too! The foliage on Rose Sensation is deep green and very abundant, keeping this climber attractive whether or not the blooms are present. A deciduous plant, it looks fresh and vibrant from spring through fall. Find a place of honor and prepare to be wowed by the lush, verdant transformation of the shade garden by Rose Sensation?. Zones 5.9. read more

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Cheer up gloomy winter days with these fragrant, 3- to 4-inch flowerheads of white blooms on 16-inch stems. Extra-large flowering ...bulbs produce big, healthy blooms that can be forced to bloom anytime between Thanksgiving and Valentines Day! The perfect holiday gift for a gardening or flower-loving friend, Paperwhites (also known as Polyanthus Narcissus) grow easily in a dish filled with a layer of pebbles and just enough water to raise the humidity. Keep the bulbs in a cool, dry place prior to forcing. They store well, so you can begin growing them in succession every few weeks for nonstop indoor blooms all winter! Our top-size bulbs produce up to 18 blooms per spike, with a fantastically sweet scent that is particularly welcome in winters gloom. Do find a place for them in your home this season; they will quickly become an essential part of your winter decorating scheme! Also suitable for outdoor growth in zones 8 to 10. read more

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This dense-growing evergreen shrub is ideal as a stand-alone accent or in a hedge, if several are placed in a row, where they can ...serve as a privacy screen or beautiful sound-absorbing barrier. Its large 4-inch trusses of brilliantly pink flowers make a bold but elegant statement in the late spring garden, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds and mixing well with other bloom and foliage colors. Anna Rose Whitney grows to 5 to 7 feet high and wide and prefers cooler regions, but protection from winter wind is recommended. This eye-catching, deer-resistant Rhodie performs best in acidic soils and is quite at home under the canopies of conifers and around woodland home sites. Needing an area of partial shade, it is great for blending into pre-existing wooden environments. Provide well-drained, organically rich soil, and follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to allow it to establish a deep root system. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep the roots cool, and feed it with an acidic fertilizer after blooming. Prune in spring after flowering. Zones 4-7. read more

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The flowers and foliage of Aspire are much more substantial than other Speedwells, which means the compact flower spikes stay love...ly much longer. The pink color is so richly saturated and long-lasting that this deer-resistant and butterfly-attracting cultivar is your greatest option for reliable all-season color! Plant Veronica in a sunny, well-drained spot. Prepare the planting hole with some compost, then after planting add another thin layer of compost and lastly some mulch. In the right conditions Veronica will reward you with an impressive bloom show, sending spires of pink blooms rising up every summer in a towering display. Deadhead the bloom wands to extend the season, and divide up clumps every 3 or 4 years to keep them from getting too crowded.1 Quart container. Zones 4 to 8. read more

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Introduced in 1868, Zephirine Drouhin is a romantic, fantastically fragrant, old-fashioned Rose that is still one of the most popu...lar Climbing Roses today, especially in Europe. No Modern Rose has been able to exceed it for sheer performance and season-long bloom. Peaking in spring and fall, the loose, semi-double blossoms of vivid cerise-carmine provide outstanding mass effect. Each bloom is about 4 inches across, opening from a long, pointed bud and made up of 20 to 30 richly colored petals that are infused with a strong damask scent. The plant grows vigorously to 15 to 20 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide and, remarkable for any Rose, performs well in shade! Its an excellent choice for north-facing walls and areas with little sunlight. The rich, dark green foliage (coppery-purple when young) is very mildew-resistant, and the canes are thornless, making it great for planting where traffic is heavy or children are nearby. This classic, time-tested climbing rose is the perfect choice to train over a trellis or porch, or trim into a formal hedge. Plant in moist, well-drained, loamy soil. Zones 5-9. read more

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Enjoy a wealth of attractive, deep blue, globe-shaped flowerheads all summer with Nikko Blue! This is the most reliable of the blu...e-flowered selections, with exceptionally large bloom that are consistently truer blue in a wide range of soils. Most striking color is acheived in acid earth. In neutral soil, both pink and blue flowers appear. Hydrangeas are among the showiest of summer- and autumn-flowering woody plants. Shade-tolerant, they grow well under trees or on the shady side of a building. Plant singly as focal points, or mass together for stunning borders. Forms of H. macrophylla are also splendid for coastal plantings. Dry heads for beautiful arrangements. Nikko Blue reaches a mature height of 4- to 6- feet tall in just 3 to 4 years. Zones 5 (with protection) -9. One-quart. read more

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Hibiscus syriacus Azurri Satin®, Cultivar Name: DVPazurri, PP#20,563. This seedless Rose of Sharon grows an even larger body with ...even bigger flowers. The rich blue single flowers are as big as dinner plates, and they arise on lush plants 6 feet wide and 8 to 12 feet tall! This thriller is sure to become the focal point of you whole garden. And because this cultivar is sterile, it will not take over your yard (and beyond) like other Hibiscus can. Azurri Satin® is a carefree joy youll want for the hot, sunny summer garden. Few shrubs are more heat- and humidity-tolerant than Hibiscus, which basks in temperatures that make others wilt and brown out! Give this shrub plenty of water and nonstop sunlight and youve got a bloom machine 5 months out of every year! The showy, tropical blooms are a powder blue with a crimson eye that bleeds outward. The stunning, gigantic blooms open from late summer until late fall, attracting attention for months. Even though this variety is seedless, it still produces enough nectar to attract plenty of butterflies! The alluring blooms are all the more impressive because they are borne high in the air on plants with a graceful, narrow habit. Azurri Satin ® is a great choice for a foundation planting, accent in the patio or other garden nook, or hedge. It makes a fine companion to Plum Fantasy, and a nice background planting to Dwarf Russian Sage and other low-growing shrubs, as well as colorful annuals and perennials of all description. No shrub is easier--this is one tough plant, untroubled by pests and disease and able to maintain itself through good weather and poor alike. Space these shrubs about 4 to 5 feet apart for a dense wall of showy color. Zones 5-9. read more

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You will smell these luscious roses before you see them, for their licorice-like scent is pervasive and intoxicating. Large, petal...-packed, and very abundant, they cover this vigorous climber all summer long, appearing in small clusters and repeating in flushes until the cool fall weather arrives. A fragrant yellow rose is rare enough, but such fragrance -- the heady scent of anise -- is even more highly prized. Scent from Above? is a British introduction, sporting 4˝-inch blooms that open from lovely pointed, ovoid buds, flaunting up to 40 petals and the classic hybrid tea form. Cut all you like for the vase -- they open on 12- to 18-inch stems. Or let them remain on the vine, perfuming the sunny garden beautifully. Reaching a mature size of 8 to 10 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide and covering itself with glossy, dark green, disease-resistant foliage, this gorgeous climber is a rare pleasure. Place one on each side of an arbor, allow one to drape itself over a favorite trellis, or dress up a well, fence, or any other structure with its fantastic color and perfume! Plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Var: CHEWgoldtop (PP#17,126). Zones 5-9. read more

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PPAF. Cultivar: ILVOBO. This dwarf Hydrangea is an undeniable asset for any garden, especially those with limited space. Reaching ...a height of 2˝-3 and a width of 3-4, Bobo? covers itself with large white blooms in summer, the flowers held upright on strong stems and taking on a pinkish blush in fall. They appear so abundantly, you can barely see the leaves! Bobo? blooms from midsummer until early fall, the flowers growing increasingly larger and fuller over time. And since it blooms on new wood, there will always be blossoms ready to put on a show, even after a hard winter. Very reliable and easy to grow, this lovely Hydrangea won the Gold Florall award in 2010 for best novelty plant. Blooming regardless of climate, soil, pH, or pruning, Bobo? even tolerates drought! Plant this charming dwarf Hydrangea in full sun to part shade. Its adaptable to many soils, but prefers good, loamy areas and required moderate moisture. Bobo? is an excellent choice for mixed borders or a foundation plant and makes an extremely showy specimen or container plant. Prune it in late winter or early spring and fertilize in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Zones 4-8. read more

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Celebrating 100 years of gracing sunny gardens and elegant vases, Sarah Bernhardt is one of the classic Peonies that helped make t...his perennial a favorite from the foundation planting to the patio, the border to the vase! Gigantic 7- to 9-inch double blooms of luscious pink (occasionally flecked with raspberry) release an unforgettable fragrance, and the sun-loving plant is as easy to grow as a weed! Sarah Bernhardt begins flowering in early summer and continues for several weeks. This plant reaches 3 feet tall, a nice size for any setting from the foundation to the patio garden. Sarah Bernhardt was introduced in 1906 by the renowned French nursery Lemoine. It establishes readily in moisture-retentive, well-drained soil enriched with organics and receiving full sun to light shade. If you are new to the joy of Peonies, let me enumerate some of their merits! First, they are exceptionally carefree once established. One of the longest-lived perennials, a single plant can last for generations. Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to insects, rabbits, and even deer. Third, they offer 3 seasons of color: reddish spring foliage, bright late spring and early summer blooms; and bronze or purple fall tones. Fourth, they are equally suited for garden or vase, offering old-fashioned charm plus armloads of blooms. Very long-lived after cutting, the flowers can even be used as everlastings. Peonies are a nice garden bridge plant, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. Set in front of large shrubs or trees, they make a big splash of color without occupying a lot of space. Traditional companions to Peonies are spring-and summer-flowering bulbs, blue- and white-flowered perennials, flowering shrubs such as Azaleas, and ornamental grasses. Zones 3-8. read more

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Delightful old-fashioned favorites! Wood Hyacinths, also known as Spanish Bluebells, quickly form colonies of pretty, bell-shaped ...flowers on 10- to 15-inch open spikes, and will naturalize in the garden or woods. A fine companion to your late-blooming tulips, they thrive in sun or shade in most climates. Hardy from one end of the country to the other, Wood Hyacinths arise in pastel shades of pink and blue, plus clear white. Expect about a dozen nodding bells on every stem, lasting for several weeks thanks to their slightly waxy texture. This plant reaches just 6 inches high when not in bloom, but the flowering spikes can top 12 inches. Wood Hyacinth goes by many names. The current correct botanic name is Hyacinthoides hispanica, but you may also see them listed as Scilla campanulata and even Endymion hispanicus. Native to Spain, Portugal, and parts of northern Africa, they are ideal for naturalizing into large, lovely colonies in woodland gardens, sun and shade borders, and beneath deciduous trees. In most areas they appreciate a bit of shade in the summer heat, but they are famously adaptable. After Wood Hyacinths bloom, the foliage dies down, and by early summer it has either gone completely dormant or is looking quite bedraggled. Let it die back before you trim it or move the bulbs; it stores nutrients during the post-bloom period. Try planting Wood Hyacinths among Hostas, Ferns, Astilbes, and other leafy perennials to hide the fading foliage. It also does well in containers of all types. Enjoy this super-easy, versatile bulb! Zones 4 to 9. Pack of 20 bulbs. read more

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The name says it all -- this Peony offers an intensely rich, sweet scent so magnificent it could make a rose green with envy! Gian...t double blooms last more than a week, releasing their irresistible fragrance generously in garden or vase. Find a sunny spot for this compact plant, and enjoy season after season of unparalleled fragrance! Beginning in late spring and extending into summer, this plant sets enormous 7-inch blooms packed with soft pink to cream petals. Cut the blooms just as they begin to open and they will last 10 days or so in the vase; they can also be refrigerated for several weeks to extend Peony season well into summer. Or you may just have to leave them on the plant, where they will generously perfume the entire garden! Edens Perfume reaches 30 inches high and up to 3 feet wide, thriving in any well-drained soil. Peonies are famously easy to grow (the pioneers transplanted them from their northeastern gardens into the unplowed soil of the west, after carrying the plants for months in covered wagons!). Give them a season to find their feet in your garden, and then sit back and enjoy the show, which will increase in size and beauty with each passing year. These blooms are in the bomb style of Peony, very elegant and packed with petals. They combine beautifully with darker red and pure white Peonies, and are the best friend of the rose. Planting a Peony is truly a legacy, for its blooms will be enjoyed for many years to come. Zones 2-8. read more

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Ballerina wants to be the last rose blooming in your garden this fall, and it has the flower power to make good on that ambition! ...Blooming from early summer well into autumn, this lovely old hybrid musk rose delights with graceful 2- to 3-inch blooms of pink-edged white, held wide open like old-fashioned tutus. Fragrant, floriferous, and long-blooming, Ballerina is a gardeners treasure. Arising from fat, rounded buds of bright pink, these small cupped, single blooms open in giant clusters (the hydrangea has nothing on Ballerina!), each flower dotted with a round eye. This robust Rose reaches about 5 high and 3 feet wide as a shrub, or can be trained as a climber reaching up to 10 feet high! In either form, a fully-blooming plant is an amazing display of soft color, repaying a closer look with a sweet, delicate scent. And its light green foliage is attractive even when it isnt covered in the charming blooms. Ballerina was introduced in 1937 from an R. multiflora seedling. It remains one of the most attractive, long- and late-blooming roses ever grown. Enjoy! Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Zones 5-10. read more

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Large, vividly colored 4- to 5-inch lavender-pink double flowers appear on leafless stems in mid-autumn on this splendid bulb. Kno...wn as Autumn Crocus, Colchicum delights with fall flowers, and Waterlily is a particularly beautiful double-flowered variety. Colchicum is an interesting bulb. You plant it in fall, but in spring the only thing you get is foliage! Long after youve forgotten about it, the flowers literally burst open overnight -- in autumn, just when the garden floor needs some color! No plant is easier to grow. You can force this bulb indoors by setting it on a bed of pebbles in a pan of shallow water, or plant it in the garden in autumn. Garden rodents and even deer will leave it alone -- the bulb is poisonous, and pests keep their distance! These bright rosy-pink double blooms reach 4 to 5 inches wide, packed with long, slender petals. The flowers really do resemble a waterlily! No Colchicum is more lovely. Tuck the bulbs into your garden this autumn, and prepare to be delighted (and surprised!) next fall! Zones 5-8. read more

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Marvelously fragrant, this very rare yellow-flowered selection of the species basks in blazing sun and sandy soil, making it an id...eal choice for rock gardens, edging, and other exposed locations. The 4-inch bloomspikes emerge in late spring with a violet cast, then turn a rich yellow. Eager to naturalize, the 6-inch tall plants quickly multiply in any very well-drained spot. Nursery-grown to be virus-free. Pack of 10 bulbs. read more

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(Heirloom 1870) Flore Pleno displays the same deep orange-scarlet color and dark chocolate speckles as single-flowered Tiger Lilie...s, but adds layer upon layer of reflexed petals for a distinctively tentacled appearance. The generous 4- to 5-inch blooms lack stamens, making them an ideal cut-flower choice for gardeners with allergies. The plants can reach a stately 6 feet tall, towering over perennial neighbors in mixed borders and containers, and produce many blooms per stem throughout their late summer and early fall season. Grow Flore Pleno in full sun in rich, moist, well-drained soil. It prefers a slightly acidic soil but will also do well in neutral and slightly alkaline soil, too. It doesnt require as much of a cold period as most Lilies, so it is particularly well-suited to Southern regions. As the season progresses, youll see small purplish-black bulbils forming at the leaf axils along the stem. Mature bulbils may start to leaf out and will eventually drop to the ground and root by themselves, but you can gently remove and plant them yourself. Theyll grow true to their parent, increasing your stunning display with plenty left over to share with friends. Zones 4-9. read more

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Accepted Royal Horticultural Society Name: Loveday. This Large-Cup Daffodil grows just one bloom per stem, but each is huge and go...rgeous, with frilly petals of lemon yellow and perfectly-formed trumpets of rich tangerine! Each bloom is like a ray of sunshine, adding a splash of warm color that will bring life to any drab bed, border, pathway, or woodland garden! Truly one of the most trouble-free perennials of all time, Narcissus (Daffodil) grows and multiplies wonderfully on its own, filling in large drifts with spring color all without any help from you! Famously resistant to disease and untroubled by pests, these dream perennials dont even need divided: just plant them in a well-drained soil with at least half a day of sunlight, and let them take it from there! Pack of 10 bulbs. Zones 3 to 8. read more

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As exquisitely formed and richly scented as a gardenia, the soft white, fully double blooms of White Rose last and last on this co...mpact, very cold-hardy little tree. A seedling selection of Ballerina that outdoes its parent in nearly every way, White Rose is ideal for todays smaller gardens, making a big impact without occupying a lot of space. The blooms arise in early spring, ahead of many Magnolias, and remain fresh and ultra-fragrant for weeks. The petals dont drop until long after the bloom has faded, so you can watch the color progression and enjoy every minute of these spectacular flowers. Held upright like giant candles on their stems, the blooms are awe-inspiring. Even after the flowers pass, White Rose is a pleasant presence in the garden. At maturity this tree is just 12 feet high and 8 to 10 feet wide, and it thrives in full sun in cool and temperate climates, partial shade farther south and west. (It makes a fine understory planting.) Give it a place of honor and enjoy the large, handsome foliage and plump, full shape of this tree. White Rose has much better tolerance of winds, cold weather, and poor soils than many other Magnolias. Once established, it is adaptable and easy. You will enjoy a legacy of early spring beauty for decades with this fine specimen! Zones 4-8. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. The Ruffles? series was bred using Heuchera villosa to create larger leaves and more heat tolerance. Lim...e Ruffles is the most vibrant of the series, with extremely large, ruffled leaves of such a neon lime-green that they seem to glow with their own chartreuse light. Lime Ruffles works beautifully as a groundcover for shadier spots, and is also compact enough to work in containers, where the dazzling foliage makes a striking statement in any arrangement. This Heuchera is a cross between Lime Marmalade and Lime Rickey. It features the same famous lime color on a rounder plant with distinctly larger leaves. Lime Ruffles quickly grows to its mature size of 24 inches wide and only 11 inches tall (18 when in flower). In May and June, little pink flowers arise on slender green stems, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. The thick, leathery foliage is tough enough to stand up to the elements and retain its beauty--in fact, the color only improves with sunlight. Lime Ruffles can tolerate full sun in the North; in the South plant it in part to full shade and average soil. Let the plant dry out a bit between waterings--better too dry than too wet. Its high tolerance for drought, heat, and humidity makes it well-suited to the Deep South, though it is also hardy up to zone 4, and its foliage takes on a lovely tone in winter. Zones 4 to 9. read more

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Plant Patent #20,506. Cultivar Name: Green 98-009. The pillar-like shrub of foliage is evergreen in its hardiness zone, and while ...other plants are dropping their leaves in October, it decides to bloom instead! The color, form, and profusion of these wondrous fall blooms are all reminiscent of the Floribunda rose, hence the name. Commonly referred to as dwarf sasanqua, the species C. hiemalis is both smaller and more cold hardy (up to zone 6 or 7) than sasanqua, but offers the same profusion of gorgeous medium-sized blooms. The October Magic® series is a Green Nurseries introduction offered through the Southern Living Plant Collection. This series represents a great improvement over the species, with plants that are more vigorous, disease resistant, and that continue the fall blooming season later into the winter. October Magic® Rose is unique in the series for its very upright columnar habit of growth, which lends itself to being pruned in a pillar rose form, the spire of coral red color adding a bright exclamation point in the garden! Like other Camellias, October Magic® Rose will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions, but they really thrive in organically rich, acidic soil. Their shape tends to be naturally beautiful and relatively compact, making pruning unnecessary. If you choose to prune, do so in very early spring before the buds have formed. Broken shade is ideal: it will tolerate full sun well, but only if it stays well watered. Zones 7 to 9. read more

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Everything about this classic American Peony is quicker, brighter, and more intense than most others. The flowers are fully double... and quite large, with rich bright red hues that last and last. They appear on exceptionally strong stems, and are quite fragrant. For sheer attention-getting beauty, you cant beat Renato! This peony grows quickly, with good branching and plenty of flowering stems. Expect it to reach about 32 inches high. It blooms in midseason, and the flowers last and last. Renato was bred in 1949 by A. L. Murowska, and introduced 6 years later. Now, more than half a century on, it remains one of the very best. Add it to your garden for a living legacy that will be enjoyed for decades! If you are new to the joy of Peonies, let us enumerate some of their merits! First, they are exceptionally carefree once established. One of the longest-lived perennials, a single plant can last for generations. Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to insects, rabbits, and even deer. Third, they offer 3 seasons of color: reddish spring foliage, bright late spring and early summer blooms; and bronze or purple fall tones. Fourth, they are equally suited for garden or vase, offering old-fashioned charm plus armloads of blooms. Very long-lived after cutting, the flowers can even be used as everlastings. Peonies are a nice garden bridge plant, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. Set in front of large shrubs or trees, they make a big splash of color without occupying a lot of space. Traditional companions to Peonies are spring-and summer-flowering bulbs, blue- and white-flowered perennials, flowering shrubs such as Azaleas, and ornamental grasses. Zones 3-8. read more

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There has never been a yellow Hosta quite like Dancing Queen, and it will stand out in the shade garden like a shaft of sunshine i...n a dark glen! This large, wide Hosta is exquisitely rippled and quilted, its outstanding foliage attention-getting in any setting. The new leaves open bright gold in spring, turning a lighter shade as the season progresses. Long, pointed, and heavily rippled, they are held elegantly up and out from the center of the plant. With each passing year, they grow more intensely textured and beautifully substantial. In midsummer, the foliage is topped by pale lavender blooms on 28-inch stems. Largely insignificant, the flowers may be snipped and used as filler in the vase, or left on the plant to highlight the color contrast they present against the yellow leaves. Dancing Queen eventually reaches 18 inches high and spreads about 30 inches wide. Spectacular in the border, it is also superb for woodland settings, and can even be grown in a large container. It forms the natural centerpiece of any Hosta garden, standing out brilliantly against El Nino, Silver Bay, and 48438>Abiqua Drinking Gourd, among many others. Dancing Queen was bred by Kent Terpening, and thrives in partial to full shade. Very hardy and long-lived, it belongs front and center in your shade garden display. Do add it to the garden this season! Zones 3-9. read more

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A blend of deep purple and white, this large-flowering crocus mix is very early blooming, filling the early spring garden with a d...azzling color show! The cup-shaped, upward-facing blooms may only be 4 inches tall, but their beauty makes them stand out wherever theyre grown. Just provide sun and well-drained soil, and youll have a spring display that is truly breathtaking! Zones 4-7. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. The Double Take? series of Flowering Quinces features fully double, downy soft blooms that open in early... spring, before the foliage. As full and bright as Camellias, the exquisite orange 2-inch blooms of Orange Storm stand out magnificently in the early-season garden. Compact shrubs set no fruit, expending all their energy on large, radiant flowers. Developed by NCSU Extension Service, these are the brightest and most beautiful Chaenomeles cultivars we have ever grown. Zones 5-8. read more

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Perfect for planting alongside other bulbs or for naturalizing! Perhaps one of the most aptly named Muscari weve ever seen, Ocean ...Magic sets spikes of medium, bell-shaped flowers that start out with a deep cobalt-blue base, gradually blending into white tips that look like white-capped ocean waves! The foliage on this new introduction is short and slender, so the flowers wont get lost in the leaves. These changing colors are too good to miss -- find a prominent place for Ocean Magic in your spring garden and best containers this season! Zones 4-9. read more

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Your garden will become an enchanting scene in mid-Spring when this Daylily opens its ruffled amethyst blooms to reveal striking l...emon-yellow throats! Magic Amethyst is very fragrant and very floriferous, with 4-way branching that can lead to 20-25 buds per plant, creating a dazzling array of color and fragrance that reblooms continuously for months! Grow it by your porch, patio, or kitchen window, and this Early Morning Opener can flash its magical smile at you every morning! Magic Amethyst is a dormant tetraploid, meaning it has twice the chromosomes of traditional (diploid) daylilies and it dies back in the fall. This is advantageous for several reasons. First, it gives the plant greater vigor, resulting in larger, brighter, more substantial blooms that repeat in mid summer after a heavy early season flush. Second, it increases the growth potential of the plant, helping it stand up to adversity and send out new flowering stems quicker than older varieties. Third, it takes off more quickly in spring and then goes totally dormant in winter, making maintenance a breeze! Like other Daylilies, Magic Amethyst thrives in a wide range of soils, light, and environments. Give it a good start in life with well-drained, enriched soil and plenty of moisture, and it will establish quickly and take off! Plant it in your garden this season, and it will put its spell on you for years to come! Bareroot. Zones 3 to 9. read more

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One of the most beautiful color combinations in the Peony family, Sorbet brings soft, luscious tones to the late spring garden. Th...ese blooms are 5 inches wide and tall, with 3 distinct layers of pastel color. Ideal for cutting (they are very long-lasting), they arise heavily on compact plants. Sorbet blooms in midseason, late spring to early summer in most climates, on plants just 3 feet tall and 2 1/2 feet wide. Well-branched but never sprawling, the plant is quite hardy, standing up to adverse weather nicely, and its flowers are absolutely showstopping in any setting, from the border to an accent planting. Peonies are such all-around top garden performers! First, they are exceptionally hardy -- easy to grow and carefree once established. One of the longest-lived perennials, a single plant can last for generations. Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to pests, including insects, rabbits, and even deer. Remarkably disease free as well, they literally need no attention once established. Third, they offer three seasons of color. The new spring foliage is reddish; the bright blooms span late spring and early summer; and the fall foliage is tinged with bronze or purple. Fourth, they are equally suited for the landscape or the vase, offering old-fashioned cottage garden charm plus armloads of stunning blooms. Very long-lived in the vase, the flowers can even be dried for use as everlastings. Fifth -- but you already know this -- the blooms are out-of-this-world lovely in color, fragrance, and form. As showy as roses and vastly easier to grow and care for, they are the unsung heroes of the flowering garden. Sorbet is hardy in zones 3-8. read more

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Queens Circle is considered by many experts to be an almost perfect Tall Bearded Iris. The colors are exquisite, the form beautifu...l, and the performance in garden and vase matchless. Complementing all the blues, purples, whites, and yellows of the Iris garden, Queens Circle is a must-have anyway, but there is something so over-the-top perfect about this variety that it has won more than half a dozen major awards -- well, ALL the major Iris awards! -- and continues to be a favorite in every climate. This flower is known as a plicata style, meaning that it boasts an edge along the lower petals (the falls). Many Tall Beardeds are plicatas, but few are as exquisitely beautiful as the watercolor shading of palest blue to deep violet that forms the narrow border of Queens Circles white falls! The standards (the top petals, which point straight up) of Queens Circle are pure white, wonderfully ruffled. And between the standards and falls are the beards, which shade from neon-orange to nearly white! Exquisite! Queens Circle is a petite Tall Bearded, just 32 inches high, but it has excellent staying power. It flowers from mid to late season, its long-lasting blooms making superb cuts and its white tones helping neighboring colors to glow more brightly. Introduced in 2000 by breeder Frederick Kerr from a cross of Victoria Circle x Christiana Baker, Queens Circle immediately began to gather honors and awards. Among those we are aware of are: Honorable Mention from the American Iris Society in 2002, Award of Merit from the American Iris Society in 2004, Walther Cup Award in 2002, Franklin Cook Cup in 2005, Wister Medal in 2006, and the Dykes Medal in 2007. Thats the royal flush of big Iris awards, and then some! Like all Tall Beardeds, Queens Circle appears in late spring or early summer, depending on how far north you are and how sunny your weather is. It loves full sunshine everywhere but the deep South, and once established, its quite drought tolerant. Deer and rabbits and other nibbling creatures leave it alone, and its quite trouble-free, asking only to be divided into new plants every few years to keep the bloom strength up. The Tall Beardeds make wonderful companions to Daylilies in the border, usually beating them into bloom by just a few weeks, and often overlapping delightfully. You will admire this lovely cultivar for many years to come! Zones 3-8. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar Name: Hydrangea quercifolia Doughill. Gatsbys Star? puts out enchanting white double blooms, ri...ght at eye level! This Oakleaf Hydrangea has a compact habit, with blooms that are anything but! 12 inches long (or more), these panicles of double blooms make a very impressive show, especially in groups, where they appear to create a whole country night skys worth of stars. The moderate size of Gatsbys Star? also makes it a gorgeous addition to the back of the border or to your homes foundation. The tasteful white blooms will complement almost any other plant in the landscape, making this Hydrangea exceptionally versatile. And the whimsical blooms are the perfect touch in a woodland garden! If you dont have 5 to 6 feet of space for Gatsbys Star? to reach its full height, you can prune it to keep it tidy and (even) more compact. This native blooms in midsummer, but its flowers remain striking well into cool weather. The blooms arise on new wood, so it is best to prune in late fall or early spring. In the fall the green foliage and white blooms both take on a burgundy tinge for a flush of late-season interest. Gatsbys Star? is adaptable, working well with most soils, as long as it is well-drained and gets some sun. In the south it prefers some shade, and in the north it likes full sun and some shelter from the chilliest winds. The enormous white blooms are resolute, appearing reliably each year regardless of climate, pruning, or soil pH! Zones 5 to 9. read more

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Apricot-orange blooms--what a fantastic treasure for your garden! Westerland is a vigorous and versatile rose! Classified as a shr...ub, this rose can also be trained as a climber--what more could a rose lover ask for? It presents small clusters of flowers that reach a diameter of almost 5 inches and perfume the air with a strong clove, rose, spicy fragrance. The soft-colored, double blooms open from attractive ovoid buds, boasting 17 to 25 ruffled petals that are nothing short of breathtaking! Youll love how the various shades of apricot and orange blend into each other across the petals, creating an artistic look that barely seems real. Westerland is a wonderfully versatile rose as well. Growing from 5 to 12 feet high and about 4 feet wide, its great for landscaping or growing in containers (in mild climates) and can even be trained as a climber. And of course, the blooms are wonderful for cutflower arrangements! Hardy and vigorous, its shown excellent disease resistance, so its large, dark green foliage will stay clean and healthy all season long! Plant in moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Var: KORlawe. Zones 5-10. read more

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Plant Patent #12,874. This new Hydrangea is so amazing that it might as well be a whole new type of shrub! Not only is it much, MU...CH cold-hardier than most -- happy all the way through zone 4 in the north! -- but its blooms open green and then progress through 4 different colors! And when the flowers finally stop arriving in fall, the foliage leaps into the limelight by turning bright red! Limelight begins its show in early to midsummer, when plentiful flower clusters of rich chartreuse-to-lime arise all over the large shrub. As they mature, they first turn pure white, then darken to all shades of pink, finally settling on a rich rosy hue! Cut them at any point in the color show and theyll remain that shade, of course -- so you can get a 4-color bouquet from a single shrub, and a fully-blooming plant has every color present at once! Folks, Hydrangeas just dont do this -- Limelight is extraordinary! Now, the flowers arise in big, fluffy domes packed with little florets, and when I tell you that these domes reach 8 inches across, youre just going to have to take my word. The most remarkable thing to me is not the size of each cluster but the NUMBER of them -- they dot this shrub like dewdrops at dawn! And they keep arising for months -- well into fall in most climates. Now thats flower power and then some! But autumn turns out to be a big show no matter what the blooms are doing, because with the first really cold weather, the big, deep green leaves burnish bright red! When you take into consideration the size of this shrub -- 6 to 8 feet high and wide -- you can imagine what an attention-getting spectacle this is in the lightly shaded to sunny garden! (At this rate, the Japanese Maples will have to hide their heads!) And the last blooms dry beautifully right on the plant, so you can enjoy the highly unusual sight of dusty rose flowers on a bright red-leafed shrub! Now, Limelight is more than a pretty face. Its easy to grow, and once established is one of the best choices for xeriscapic (water-saving) gardens. It also puts up with heat, humidity, poor soil, and a bunch of other annoyances. Just give it plenty of water the first year or two to get it feeling at home in your garden, then leave it be. Youll be astonished at how carefree and lovely it remains, year after year! If youre looking for good things to plant around Limelight, the possibilities are limitless. I like the look of Daylilies, with flowers so different in shape and texture from the Hydrangeas. Phlox is also lovely for the first part of the months-long bloom season, while late-summer standouts such as Blanket Flower are ready to carry the show into fall. Space these shrubs about 6 feet apart in sun to light shade. You are in for many years of unrivalled beauty from this exciting newcomer! Zones 4-6 in full sun/Zones 7-8 in part shade. read more

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Plant Patent #12,138. Can you believe this standout beauty for the shade garden?! Bethlehem Sage is always distinctive, but Raspbe...rry Splash is simply over-the-top lovely, with giant bloom clusters, quick growth, and great resistance to Powdery Mildew and slugs! You cant grow wrong with Raspberry Splash! The flowers arise in giant, hanging clusters, bell-shaped and colored a rich shade of raspberry-pink. They bloom for several weeks in late spring, filling the shade garden with startling color. But even when the blooms pass, Raspberry Splash is colorful and bright. The foliage is quite large and fuzzy, a dark green speckled with white like drops of paint. It stays fresh and pretty from spring through fall in any moist, well-drained soil. And this plant tolerates even full shade! Many Bethlehem Sages have problems with slugs eating their leaves and powdery mildew infections, but Raspberry Splash is highly resistant to both. This makes it easy enough for even a new gardener to be successful with, and an absolutely carefree choice for any shady spot! Raspberry Splash was bred from Pulmonaria longifolia Bertram Anderson x Pulmonaria Leopard. Introduced in 2001, it has become an instant classic! It reaches 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Cut it back after the blooms pass for fuller, more dense foliage the rest of the season. Dont miss out on this fine source of color for the shade garden. Zones 4-9. read more

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