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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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Plant Patent 16,515. Cultivar name: Endless Heart Expect up to 4 seasons of bloom each year from this magnificent red daylily, one... of breeder Darrel Appss Very finest. Part of the Jersey Earlybird? series, Earlybird Cardinal? delights with large watermelon-red blooms and evergreen foliage. Dont miss it for the perennial border, meadow garden, and containers. The flowers measure up to 4 inches wide, and arise on very floriferous plants. Earlybird Cardinal? sets 6 or more fans per plant, instead of the usual 2 to 3, so you get twice the blooms and then some. The first flush is in late spring, repeating steadily into early autumn. Thats an amazing show for any perennial! These blooms are lovely, saturated wtih light red color and starred with a chartreuse throat. The edges of each petal are pie-crusted, creating a stylish look that is repeated by the many dozen as the season progresses. Earlybird Cardinal? reaches about 21 inches high, a butterfly and hummingbird magnet in the sunny garden. Like all daylilies, it is left alone by most pests, highly disease-resistant, and tolerant of adversity from dry soil to heat and humidity. Easy to grow, easier to fall in love with, its a must-have! This diploid keeps its foliage through winter in most areas, making it a good choice for the foundation and other high-visibility spots. Zones 4-9. 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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Such a delight, Blue Mouse Ears sets exquisite soft blue-green leaves, gently curled, with the substantial texture youd expect fro...m much more mature specimens. A tightly mounded miniature, it keeps its distinctive color throughout the summer heat, looking as attractive in containers as it does in the shade border. No wonder it was named the 2008 Hosta of the Year! Leathery and heart-shaped, these small leaves discourage nibbling pests. They are infused with a rich aquamarine shade of blue-green that remains even in hot, sunny summer weather. Neat yet very dense, the foliage is topped in midsummer by lavender blooms held on short scapes in good proportion to the leaves below. A stunning presence, reaching just 6 inches high and 12 inches wide, Blue Mouse Ears is very highly sought for its size, color, foliage texture, and staying power! A sport of H. Blue Cadet, Blue Mouse Ears sets new foliage all season, often with a hint of gold at the base of the leaf. Use this compact plant in containers of all sorts, as edging, in the front of the shade border, and as an accent among green- and yellow-leafed plants. It tolerates partial to full shade, and prefers to avoid direct sun. Zones 3-8. read more

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Adding a scarlet Oriental poppy to the garden is a certain way to create brilliant spots of interest from late spring into early s...ummer. This intensely colorful, large flower is among the most eye-catching of all, the perfect cut-flower as well as a garden standout. Beauty of Livermere is a large flower, 4 to 6 inches across, with crepe-paper like petals of pure, radiant scarlet-red surrounding a huge, dramatic dark purple to black center. The blooms arise on tall, slender, very strong stems, reaching 30 inches high in the sunny garden. They last for several weeks, and after they pass, the plant goes dormant for summer. A fine plant for cool-summer climates, it tends to bloom earlier and for a shorter duration farther south. Named for a village in Suffolk, England, Beauty of Livermere is floriferous and very dependable, often self-seeding where it is content. It needs nothing beyond very good soil drainage and plenty of sunshine to flower season after season, with gray-green foliage on plants reaching just 18 to 24 inches wide. Best dotted rather than massed (because when they go dormant, they leave a gap in the garden display), Oriental Poppies are absolutely spectacular cut-flowers. The great red poppy came to prominence in 1920 as the symbol of the fallen soldiers of World War I, sparked by the hugely popular poem In Flanders Field, which begins: In Flanders field, the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row. For many years November 11 (Remembrance Day in the UK and Canada; Veterans Day in the USA) was marked by the wearing of a paper poppy on the lapel. In recent years the red poppy has been expanded into the symbol of many war-related charities in the United Kingdom, and is displayed prominently for several weeks beginning in late October. It has been joined by the white poppy as a symbol of pacifism, so if you would like to grow both, consider Royal Wedding as a companion to Beauty of Livermere! Zones 3-7. read more

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Plant Patent #18,538. American Perennial Diva, Stephanie Cohen, has been given the honor of having this delightful little daylily ...named after her. A hardy, everblooming beauty, its uniquely colored, boasting a bicolor blend of peachy pink, ruffled petals with a thin, purple eye, a dazzling yellow throat, and deep rose-purple sepals. It needs no maintenance to bloom almost continuously from early summer into fall. Stephanies Return is a short, sweet daylily that stands only 14-16 high, with a width of 14-16, making it a great choice for most any location. Bred by Dr. Darrel Apps. Like all Daylilies, Stephanies Return is extremely easy to grow. Find a location with plenty of sunshine and good soil drainage, and the battle is nearly won! It slowly spreads over time, asking only to be divided every few years. Impervious to heat, humidity, drought, cold, deer, poor soil, and most pests and diseases, Hemerocallis are among the most adaptable of all perennials. They make fine companions to Narcissus, the strap-like foliage concealing the dying Daffodil foliage, and also combine beautifully with Tall Bearded Iris, which bloom just before them, in most climates. Zones 4-8. read more

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Plant Patent #13,080. Eagerly anticipated, this sport of world-famous Hosta June exceeds its parent for color intensity and beauty...! Touch of Class is a magnificently thick-leaved, tricolored plant that keeps its cool blue tones right through summer heat. The only green youll see is the narrow band on each leaf where the brilliant gold flame overlaps with the jagged blue edging! Just a foot high and about 18 inches wide, Touch of Class makes a big impact in a small space. Its leaves are substantial, waxy, and nicely held, holding up to spring rains, summer heat, and autumn breezes. Heart-shaped and slightly downturned at the tips, they are puffy looking and texture quite beautifully over time, with a pleasantly quilted look as the vertical furrows become more pronounced. All Hostas improve with age, but Touch of Class really outdoes itself for foliage texture! Part of Touch of Classs vigor and strength comes from the fact that its a tetraploid, meaning that it has twice the chromosomes of diploid Hostas (such as its parent June). This is the beginning of a new trend in Hosta breeding -- the conversion of diploids into tetraploids with greater robustness. And if Touch of Class is any indication of the success of this idea, were in for a lot of tetraploids in the years to come! In midsummer this plant is topped by slender 2-foot stems bearing insignificant 1-inch lavender blooms, which may be cut away or kept, as you prefer. Its real beauty is the spring-through-fall display of spectacular tricolored foliage in the partly shaded garden! If youre new to Hosta growing, youre in for a treat. Like most Hostas, Touch of Class is very tolerant of just about any soil and weather conditions. Hardy from one end of the country to the other, it is very long-lived (plan on several decades!). Periodically you can dig it up and whack the rooty crown into several new plants, or simply let the older ones grow more magnificent with the passing of time! Space plants 18 inches apart in the garden or a large container. Very tolerant of heat, humidity, cold, and even drought (once established). Zones 3-9. read more

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Synonym: Razzmatazz The de Oro name promises greatness, and this brilliant purple and yellow bloom does not disappoint! Reblooming... tirelessly from midsummer into fall, this gorgeous diploid is the perfect solution for sunny borders, meadow gardens, groundcover, and small-space sites. Technically a miniature, it wow with 2½-inch blooms so bright and bold they appear to be much larger -- especially among the fresh green foliage on compact plants. Purple de Oro sports rich, plummy purple blooms so saturated with color they appear to be wet. Darker violet veins, very slender, span the length of each petal, which terminates in an elegant pie-crusted effect. And the sepals are tipped in white for extra showiness. Wow! This daylily reaches just 20 inches high, and is irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. Like all Hemerocallis, it 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! Few plants are easier. A fine complement to the classic Stella de Oro as well as to perennials of all types, Purple de Oro also makes a nice companion to daylilies in the sunny garden. As its new spring foliage fills in -- lush and arching -- it helps hide the keeled-over, browning stems of your Narcissus! A nice little partnership. Zones 3-9. read more

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The sunniest Iris in the garden is this very large-flowered all-over yellow Siberian! Dance and Sing lives up to its name with a c...lear, rich buttery color that suggests lightness of spirits, and makes the perfect contrast to the dark blues and purples of the Iris garden. These oversized blooms have petaloid arms held straight up, primrose standards, and dark yellow falls. The overall impression is of layers of chiffon, the shades just one grade different from each other. Long-lasting and beautifully formed, these are superb cutflowers, but stand out so well in the garden you may hate to remove them even for the vase! The flowers arise in late spring and early summer on tall, sturdy plants 30 to 36 inches high. They may offer an encore in late summer, less profuse but still very showy, and most welcome at that bleak time of year in the sunny garden. Siberian Iris is a low maintenance perennial, content in consistently moist to damp soils. You can divide it easily every few years into even more plants, gradually acquiring a large and thriving colony! Dance and Sing was introduced in 2002 by Schafer-Sacks. It remains a favorite in the yellow family, and we are honored to make it available to you this season. Zones 4-9. read more

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Marque Moon is an endlessly fascinating daylily. Depending on the weather, it will appear either more creamy or more peachy-pink, ...with a pearlescent sort of sheen at all times known as diamond dusting. The flowers are huge, the plant vigorous, and the care so easy. Every sunny garden deserves this carefree perennial! The blooms measure 5 to 5½ inches wide, quite large for any daylily and simply spectacular when the plant is in full flower, especially if part of a large planting. And since each Marque Moon can be expected to set 40 buds per scape, the show continues over a very long midsummer season. These flowers are a creamy shade with a primrose-yellow throat and yellow ruffled (pie-crusted) edges. The pink and peach cast shows up best on overcast days, and the diamond dusting glints in the sun. Fabulous! Expect Marque Moon to reach about 24 inches high, thriving in any well-drained soil receiving full sun or very light, partial shade. Like all daylilies, it is virtually indestructible, thriving despite drought, heat, humidity, cold, and poor soil fertility. Once established, this is a carefree perennial you will treasure. Most pests and diseases do not faze it, and its a happy companion in the border or meadow garden to daffodils as well as other flowering perennials. Zones 3-9. read more

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Sometimes known as the D.L.C. Hybrids after their breeder David Culp, the Brandywine? Strain of Hellebores represents the best of ...decades of European breeding, boasting unusual colors and combinations coupled with impeccable flower form. In this strain you will find single, anemone, and double blooms; a full range of solid, bicolored, freckled, and even picoteed forms; and colors from the traditional deep reds, pale greens, and ivories to very hard-to-find yellows, pinks, and apricots. (Each plant only displays ONE bloom color.) If its time to add some variety to the Hellebore display, you need the Brandywine? Strain. Breeder David Culp collected the original plants for this strain from the premier Hellebore gardens and collections of Europe, then spent 15 years hand-crossing them to select only the finest in color and flower form for the Brandywine? Strain. Rare species, award-winning plants, and a diversity of flower forms all contributed heavily to this strain, and the results show in every plant. Brandywine? Hellebores are about 12 to 18 inches tall and a foot wide. Like all Hellebores, they are wonderfully resistant to heat, humidity, drought, and cold. Rabbits and deer leave them alone (the plants are poisonous), making them ideal as ground cover, mass planting in woodland and other open areas, and in the border. Evergreen and very adaptable, they flower in late winter and early spring, the blooms drying on the plant and becoming papery over their several-months duration. Introduce the Brandywine? Strain into your shade garden this season and capture fine European breeding in its most refined form. Zones 4-9. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. This sport of Diana Remembered adds a charming white margin to the large, deeply-ruffled foliage. The ef...fect is magnificent in midsummer when the white edging is mirrored by the snow white flowers that arise on 20-inch flower scapes. While most Hostas grow tiny, ornamentally insignificant flowers, Royal Wedding boasts 3 to 4 inch blooms that are almost reminiscent of Magnolia blooms and which are, fittingly, very fragrant. Royal Wedding is a brilliant choice for any shady spot. It will brighten up the woodland garden, add perfume to any shady back yard, and it will even fit in a container. The foliage and flower alike are worthy specimens that would fit well in a cutflower arrangement. The variegated, deeply-ridged leaves arise profusely on symmetrical mounds about 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The mound of foliage continues to grow through summer, making an excellent cover for dying bulb foliage. Not to mention the ornamental quality of the spade shaped, cream-and-green leaves! The flowers come on from mid to late summer, adding beauty and fragrance that will attract a lot of attention! Butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators will be just as eager to get a sniff as you are! Royal Wedding is easy to care for, being resistant to heat, cold, and a whole host of other conditions--just plant it in a well-drained, partly shaded spot, and it will do the rest! These enduring plants are even unfazed by urban pollution! But like most Hostas, their Achilles heel can be slugs. Though the thick foliage is hard for slugs to eat, it is not yet slug proof. So if you start to see any holes in the leaves, put out some slug bait. Space plants about 20 inches apart in well-drained, enriched soil, and keep them well-watered, particularly the first year, when they are getting established in their new home. Once established this Hosta becomes very vigorous and easy to care for, shrugging off heat, humidity and cold and keeping its royal bearing! Zones 3-9. read more

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Plant Patent Applied For. A sport of Paradise Island, this Hosta features the same golden, variegated, subtly ridged foliage as it...s parent and adds a few improvements: stronger variegation, thicker leaf substance, and a faster growth rate. Island Breeze is a brilliant choice for any shady spot. It will brighten up the shady border or woodland garden, it is small enough for the container, and the foliage is so phenomenal that it is even a great specimen or cut flower. For its versatility, performance, and vibrant foliage, this Hosta was named one of The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. These beautifully veined, cupped leaves arise profusely on symmetrical mounds about 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide. A bold golden hue edged in deep green, they are eye-catching from across the garden, and make a nice ribbon of color through the border, a bright accent plant anywhere youve got a couple feet of garden space, and a lovely container specimen! In midsummer, small purple flowers will arise on reddish scapes up to 28 inches high, adding another note of visual interest to the eye-catching foliage. The flowers arent especially showy or long-lived, but in their tenure they provide the added bonus of attracting butterflies to your garden. As if Island Breeze needed to provide any further color, the red-speckled petioles also bleed some red tones into the display, making it all the more fascinating. Island Breeze is easy to care for, being resistant to heat, humidity, and a whole host of other conditions. These enduring plants are even unfazed by urban pollution! Like most Hostas, their Achilles heel can be slugs. Though the thicker foliage is harder for slugs to eat, it is not quite slug proof. So if you start to see any holes in the leaves, put out some slug bait. Best in at least ¼ sun to bring out the gold hues in the foliage, Island Breeze is a delight! Space plants about 20 inches apart in well-drained, enriched soil, and keep them well-watered, particularly the first year, when they are getting established in their new home. Indifferent to heat, humidity, and cold, this is a very vigorous and easy to care for Hosta! Zones 3-9. 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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Heat up your summer garden with this high-performing hemerocallis. The blooms are huge, brilliantly colored, and appear all summer... long on vigorous plants that go totally dormant in winter, making them successful in northern gardens where semi-evergreen daylilies often struggle with rot. Feature Alabama Jubilee in your sunny border, foundation, meadow, or driveway garden this season, and watch how it outperforms nearly every other plant in the vicinity! The colorful, thick-petaled blooms are excellent in the vase, adding an exciting dash of fiery orange that will last for several weeks. And these cutflower-quality blooms are also a boon in the landscape, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to sip at their nectar all summer long. Alabama Jubilee is a tetraploid, meaning it has twice the chromosomes of traditional (diploid) daylilies. This is significant for several reasons. First, it gives the plant greater vigor, resulting in larger, brighter, more substantial blooms that repeat in late 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! Thriving even in intense heat and humidity, Alabama Jubilee blooms reliably every summer from July to August. The sizzling scarlet-and-orange blooms are the perfect warm accent for a summer garden. While this radiant daylily does well in the sunny or partly-shaded garden bed, you will probably want to feature it in your front yard, where its glory can be put on full display! Alabama Jubilee reaches up to 30 inches tall and 24 inches wide with very little help. All it needs is watering the first season or two to get its root system established. Like all tetraploid daylilies, it withstands cold, heat, humidity, and drought without turning a leaf. Deer leave it alone. Other pests and diseases seldom trouble it. All it asks is good soil drainage and plenty of sunshine! Zones 3 to 9. read more

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With a name befitting its origins in Virginia, this award-winning sport of the renowned Hosta Francee is elegant, formal, and brea...thtakingly beautiful! The heart-shaped leaves, 5 by 7 inches, have a deep, rich green center and broad (1-inch), jagged white margins. They arise in great profusion from the center of these mounded plants, creating many layers of fresh foliage. Bright purple shoots in spring and showy pale lilac flowers in early summer further enhance the beauty! Creating an elegant, formal, very neat look, the foliage remains crisp and variegated, even in the heat and humidity of southern summers! The plant quickly forms a neat, pest-resistant clump 12 inches tall and 30 inches wide. A carefree specimen for the shade garden, Patriot offers crisp, fresh bold color right up until frost! One quart pots. Zones 3-9. 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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Plant Patent #4247. A color breakthrough for Peonies! When this magnificent semi-double was introduced, it won the 1986 Gold Medal... of the American Peony Society, and has been winning hearts ever since! The deep coral buds -- beautiful in themselves -- open to bowl-shaped blooms with gracefully incurved petals of coral-peach surrounding a frilly, glowing mass of stamens. 5 to 6 inches across and very long-lasting fresh or cut, these mid-spring blooms are the focal point of any garden setting! One of the few Peonies to flourish in the southern end of its hardiness range, Coral Charm is an exceptionally robust garden plant, reaching 36 inches tall and covered with blooms. Its lovely foliage forms a nice backdrop for Daffodils and a foreground for mid-to late-summer Lilies! Plant Coral Charm in full sun and well-drained, moisture-retentive soil well enriched with organics. If planting more than one, space them about 3 1/2 to 4 feet apart. Hardy in zones 3-8. The merits of Peonies are virtually endless! 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, blooming as reliably in its 50th year as it did in its 3rd! 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 truly 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 tones. 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 upended and dried for use as everlastings (the red and pink singles are best for this -- their color and petals outlast those of their paler, double cousins). Mature plants have a pleasingly rounded, plump form, and the foliage stays fresh even in the dog days of August. 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. Peonies are a nice bridge plant in the garden, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. They have enough height to form a good backdrop to low-growing and petite annuals and perennials, yet are compact enough for a slender border or corner display. Planted 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 (because Peonies lush foliage nicely hides the slumping stalks after the bulbs have bloomed), blue- and white-flowered perennials, larger flowering shrubs such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons, part-shade plants such as Epimedium and Helleborus, and ornamental grasses. 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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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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Plant Patent #13,481. Well, weve all heard of reblooming Daylilies by now, but Romantic Returns introduces a new flowering pattern... -- continually blooming, where the flowers open regularly over a long summer season, instead of coming in little waves. These 5-inch, rosy-pink flowers will keep you in color for months, looking as full and fresh on their last day as they did on their first! Romantic Returns is the work of premier Daylily hybridizer Dr. Darrel Apps, who introduced the sensational reblooming Rosy Returns (which makes a great companion plant to Romantic Returns, blooming both before and afterwards!). About 25 buds arise on every flowering stem of this super-vigorous little sun-lover, so you can expect masses of soft, warm color for the perennial border, edging, landscaping, or accent plantings! Romantic Returns reaches about 26 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide. Like all Daylilies, it is exceptionally easy to grow, with a superb indifference to punishing heat, humidity, drought, and cold. Not fussy about soil type, it needs only a sunny spot with reasonably good drainage to flourish for many years! Space these plants about 2 feet apart. Hardy in zones 5 to 9. read more

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Eyecatching form and unusual color distinguish this magnificent Peony! One of a series from renowned American breeder Roy Klehm, i...ts Oriental style makes it the darling of florists and gardeners alike, while its heavy flower production and tough-as-nails hardiness earn it top honors among those who value carefree perennials! You will be amazed at the variation from flower to flower -- if not petal to petal! -- on a single plant. The blooms measure 5 to 6 inches across, with marvelously twisted, fluted, ruffled, and streaked petals surrounding a glowing mass of stamens. They are variously streaked, striped, blushed, and otherwise marked with every shade of pink from bubblegum to berry. Youll have plenty of time to enjoy all this color, too, because Twitterpated blooms profusely in mid-spring, and the flowers are as long-lasting in the garden as they are in the vase. And if you just cant bear to see them go, upend a few blooms after cutting, let them dry, and enjoy them for many more weeks as everlastings! Vigorous, rounded plants reach 32 inches tall and about 20 to 24 inches wide, so space them 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart if planting more than one. (Who could plant just one?) If this flower form appeals to you, consider planting it with its exotic cousin, Green Lotus. Or, to continue the blooms into summer, situate it in front of a stand of Asiatic Lilies such as Antarctica. The rich foliage of Twitterpated stays fresh all summer, nicely masking the dying foliage of the Lilies in late summer. Site Twitterpated in full sun, and feed heavily to encourage the heaviest bloom. It is hardy in zones 3-8. If you like Twitterpated, consider the merits of the colorful, varied herbaceous Peony family! 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, blooming as reliably in its 50th year as it did in its 3rd! Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to pests, including insects, rabbits, and even deer. (Imagine a deer fence consisting entirely of rows of Peonies along the border of your property! Okay, it would be a little short, but what an impact!) Remarkably disease-free as well, they literally need no attention once established. Third, they truly 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 tones. 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 upended and dried for use as everlastings (the red and pink singles are best for this -- their color and petals outlast those of their paler, double cousins). Mature plants have a pleasingly rounded, plump form, and the foliage stays fresh even in the dog days of August. 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. Peonies are a nice bridge plant in the garden, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. They have enough height to form a good backdrop to low-growing and petite annuals and perennials, yet are compact enough for a slender border or corner display. Planted 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 (because Peonies lush foliage nicely hides the slumping stalks after the bulbs have bloomed), blue- and white-flowered perennials, larger flowering shrubs such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons, part-shade plants such as Epimedium and Helleborus, and ornamental grasses. read more

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One of the darkest, reddest peonies ever grown! Armani boasts satiny red blooms that are fully double, the intricately ruffled pet...als creating a tasteful, sophisticated look. The stylish blooms make incomparable cutflowers, and this long-lived, trouble-free plant is at home in most beds, borders, or foundation plantings. Easy and not picky about soil, just give Armani a sunny spot, keep the soil moist but well-drained, and enjoy decades of garden beauty! 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. Bareroot 3/5 Eye. Zones 3 to 9. read more

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A new color for the magnificent Clementine series! These big, double-flowered, blooms hold their heads up high over a long mid-spr...ing through midsummer season. They open a dark, rich shade of salmon, then gradually mature to a softer lavender-purple. A fully-blooming plant contains half a dozen or more differing hues, for a lovely display over a long season. The Clementine series is the most floriferous Columbine we have ever grown, and it deserves a place of honor (and a large planting!) in your partly shaded garden this season. Self-sowing freely, this plant is unpalatable to rabbits and deer, and asks only for an autumn shearing to return bushier and more bloom-happy than before. A magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds, it is a cutflower lovers dream. Clementine Salmon Rose is one of those hybrids that, when introduced, puts all previous varieties to shame with its improved habit, abundant flowering, bright colors, and ease of care. Enjoy! Zones 3-9. 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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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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The rounded, creamy apricot blooms are softly ruffled and edged in mauve for a romantic effect that will make your border feel lik...e a slice of old Paris! Introduced by Keith Keppel, this child of Balderdash and Last Laugh received an Honorable Mention in 2008 and an Award of Merit in 2010 from the American Iris Society. 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 achieve an effect as striking as these soft purple, deeply ruffled margins, which complement beautifully the soft orange of the style arms. Parisian Dawn appears in mid to late Spring, depending on how far north you are and how sunny your weather is. Like other Tall Beardededs, it loves full sunshine everywhere but the deep South, and once established it becomes quite drought tolerant. Deer, 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 to 9. 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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This lovely Peony was introduced in 1951 by C. G. Klehm, and it is still the white Peony to beat! Vigorous and early blooming, it ...sets some of the largest (up to 8 wide) and prettiest white blooms in the Peony family: lush and fully double, these ivory flowers seem lit from the center by a golden glow! 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. Plant this perennial delight in well-drained soil in full sun. When planting more than one, place them 3 to 4 feet apart. If you live in a climate with severe winter weather, make sure the eyes are 1 to 2 inches below the surface of the soil (and top with mulch). In warmer areas, cover with an inch of soil and mulch lightly for winter. Park Seeds Peonies are sold in Bareroot form with at least 3 to 5 growing eyes. Zones 3 to 8. read more

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Bred by Klehm in 1994, this daylily is a blooming force in the garden, the huge 5½ blooms looking resplendent with their lavender ...sepals, white stripes, and lime throats! Impervious to heat, humidity, drought, cold, deer, poor soil, and most pests and diseases, Hemerocallis are among the most adaptable of all perennials. They make fine companions to Narcissus, the strap-like foliage concealing the dying Daffodil foliage, and also combine beautifully with Tall Bearded Iris, which bloom just before them, in most climates. New Lavender Triumph is a tetraploid, meaning it has twice the chromosomes of traditional (diploid) daylilies. This is significant for several reasons. First, it gives the plant greater vigor, resulting in larger, brighter, more substantial blooms that repeat in late 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, it 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! Few plants are easier. Make your garden a Triumph with this New Lavender Daylily! Bareroot. Zones 3 to 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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This exceptional and cold-hardy variety is from the fabled bulb market in Holland. It blooms in mid season, opening striped, cream...y bombs that stretch out to vibrant flamingo-pink outer petals. The delightful apricot centers are also deliciously fragrant! Like all peonies, Lady Liberty is carefree and long-lived, standing as a beacon in your garden for generations! Their glorious reign even goes unchallenged by pests (insect and furry alike) thanks to their high phenol content. Use this gorgeous variety as a bridge plant, with a size in between a perennial and a shrub, making it perfect for the middle of the border or for making an impressive display in a small space. And these fluffy bicolor blooms will make a breathtaking addition to cutflower or everlasting arrangements! Site Lady Liberty in well-drained soil in full sun. When planting more than one, place them 3 to 4 feet apart. If you live in a climate with severe winter weather, make sure the eyes are 1 to 2 inches below the surface of the soil (and top with mulch). In warmer areas, cover with an inch of soil and mulch lightly for winter. All of Park Seeds Bareroot Peonies are well-established, with 3 to 5 growing eyes. Zones 3 to 8. read more

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For years the Holy Grail of serious gardeners, this Itoh Hybrid from master breeder Roger Anderson sold for more than $1,000 a div...ision as late as 1999, but today is mercifully much more affordable! Yet no other Peony has surpassed it for beauty, fragrance, or sheer flower power, and we doubt any will. With blooms measuring 9 inches across, fully double and redolent of zesty lemon, this Peony would be remarkable even if it didnt have the vigor to produce more than 80 flowers a season on a single plant. The flowers are simply magnificent, whorled like a rose but far longer-lasting and much larger. The outer layers are a creamy meringue, becoming more richly yellow toward the center, where hints of a red base (the flares characteristic of Tree Peonies) are visible as the bloom unfolds to its fullest extent. Absolutely superior to others as a cut-flower, they last for several weeks in the vase, their scent remaining as fresh and enticing as their petals. A single plant will perfume the garden and keep your vases full . . . but at this very special pricing, who would plant just one? Bartzella is an intersectional or Itoh hybrid, a very special class of Peonies with parentage from both Tree and Herbaceous species. Blooming in between the Tree Peonies and their Herbaceous cousins, Bartzella offers a range of superior traits: shrubby habit, fragrance, luscious bloom color and larger bloom size, excellent resistance to Peony Blight, tolerance of heat, humidity, cold, and poor soil, and extended bloom season. This plant reaches about 3 feet high and wide in sun or light shade. It is untroubled by rabbits or deer, and is quite long-lived, blooming dependably for decades. Peonies are very slow to propagate (hence their high price) but are quite low maintenance once planted in the garden. They flower in late spring or early summer, and often need plant supports to hold up their bounty of huge blooms. Although most frequently used as a cutflower, they are a delightful garden presence as well, the flowers holding for weeks. Discover the joy of this old-fashioned flower with modern vigor, longevity, and bloom strength! And please reserve your Bartzella early. At this price, it will not see out the season! Zones 3-8. read more

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We believe that Contrast in Styles is far and away the most beautifully patterned Siberian Iris ever developed! These blooms measu...re up to 5 inches wide, with standards of rich plum-purple, blue styles, and flaring falls that feature bold white and yellow signals with purple veins against a violet background. Arising in early summer in most climates, these flowers are set on very sturdy stems among arching, slender foliage. Disease-resistant and attractive, Contrast in Styles looks good even out of bloom, but there is nothing to compare to the show these huge blooms are prepared to launch each year! Unappetizing to nibbling deer and rabbits, Contrast in Styles stands 28 to 34 inches high and gradually spreads over time, needing division (very easy to do!) every few years to maintain its superior flower production. These blooms are more than just pretty faces: they provide nectar for hummingbirds. Contrast in Styles makes a fine waterside planting as well as a border standout in any moist, well-drained garden soil. A dramatic addition to the Iris garden! Zones 3-9. read more

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We are delighted to offer this Winter Thriller? Helleborus to gardeners this season! A brand-new color for the family, these 3-inc...h blooms sport creamy orange-apricot tones with red flecks and edges. They remain on this Lenten Rose for an astonishing 3 months or more, drying to an exquisite papery consistency. And as Mango Magic matures, its bloom strength increases, until it can sport 50 or more flowers at the height of its long season! Mango Magic is part of the Winter Thriller? series offered by Wayside Gardens alum Chris Hansen. Chris has been breeding Hellebores for more than 15 years, and his dedication has paid off with this high-performing, really exceptionally colorful series. Fully 3 inches wide, these flowers are suffused with color and remain on the plant for 12 weeks or more, from late winter into late spring in most climates. Incredible! This Hellebore should become a mainstay of your shade border. Its simply the easiest plant you can grow, and among the longest-lived, too. Because it is poisonous, pests keep their distance -- including hungry deer and nibbling rabbits. Disease-free and very vigorous, it offers large, evergreen foliage of deep green that looks good year-round. The blooms are large and nodding, held just above the foliage. Cut them at the top of the stem and float them in a bowl of water to show off their colorful interiors, or better yet, let them remain on the plant, decorating the shade garden during the final weeks of winter and well into spring. The blooms dry right on their stems, acquiring paler but no less interesting tones as they mature! We predict that Mango Magic may become your favorite shade perennial, and that the blooms will be standouts in your garden. The plant itself reaches 20 inches high and up to 24 inches wide in partial to full shade, tolerating a wide range of stressors from dry soil to poor fertility. Pamper it the first few seasons, make sure the soil drainage is good, and you will find it virtually maintenance-free! Zones 4-8. read more

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This elegant rose is the showpiece of the Vatican private garden and will gladly grace yours as well! Among the finest white roses... ever, it produces pure, luminous white, lavishly petaled 5-inch blossoms with a delightful fresh citrus fragrance. This exceptional hybrid tea has received top ratings for its powerful scent, vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form. These sparkling blooms unfurl from delightful pointed, ovoid buds, revealing up to 30 clean white petals. They arise in flushes throughout their early summer to late summer season, standing out brilliantly against the background of glossy, dark green, very disease-resistant foliage. The plants themselves reach a mature height of 4½ to 5 feet and a width of 3½ to 4 feet, so theyre ideal for a number of situations: beds, borders, cut gardens, even large patio containers. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun and water regularly, preferably in the morning. A layer of mulch during the summer months helps to retain moisture, keep roots cool, and discourage the growth of weeds. Prune hybrid tea roses to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground in early spring. Remove old canes and dead wood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes by one-third, while those in colder climates will probably need to trim it a bit more. read more

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Reminiscent of an ocean coral, the soft tropical colors of this gorgeous Floribunda are as enchanting as its rich peachy fragrance.... Each creamy-orange, ovoid bud opens to a full, 2½- to 3-inch bloom of peach-pink petals, which weave around each other, vying for the suns gentle touch. Even when not in bloom, Caribbean Breeze is a joy to have in the garden, as its lovely glossy, dark green foliage and compact habit make it a standout anywhere its placed. Reaching a very versatile mature size of just 2½ to 3 feet high 2 feet wide, its ideal for everything from beds and borders to low hedges and patio containers. And yes, this is one little gem youll want prominently displayed in your cut garden! Plant this floribunda in well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that. It can be grown in the ground or in a container (containers will require winter protection). Zones 5-10. read more

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Ah, what a romantic devil Don Juan is! Huge, fragrant red blooms dangle from vigorous canes, banked by glossy dark green foliage. ...Quickly reaching 10 to 12 feet tall and 5 feet wide, this is the climbing rose you want draped over the patio wall, twining up the arbor, or festooning a large trellis. No wonder its considered the standard red climber, by which all others are judged (and found wanting!). If you saw these 3- to 4-inch blooms without the plant, youd probably assume they were exhibition-quality hybrid teas. Packed with 30 to 35 petals and boasting a true red hue that wont fade, they are superb cutflowers. And the sight of a fully-blooming vine is astonishing -- no tiny, short-lived blossoms here! Don Juan blooms in summer, achieving the best color in areas where the nights are warm. If you live in a high-humidity climate, this is the climber you must have! But its a fine northern performer too, hardy all the way through zone 5. Plant Don Juan in full sun and well-drained soil. The offspring of New Dawn x New Yorker, it is a dependable and vigorous performer no matter where you live. If planting more than one for solid coverage, space 8 feet apart. Zones 5-10. 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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After 50 years of dedicated English breeding and 10 years of collection and ongoing selection, we excitedly offer our patrons the ...very finest perennial introduction of the decade. Royal Heritage? Hellebores are destined to supplant even Hostas as the premiere carefree perennial for shade (and partial sun). Uniquely superior for its wide range of sumptuous colors (purple, red, near-black, white, green, pink, and even yellow--each individual plant only displays one bloom color) captured by 2-inch flowers with overlapping petals. In our garden the strain produces flowers for nearly 5 months, from winter through spring. Cut and floated, they make an excellent centerpiece, lasting up to two weeks. A gardeners dream plant -- very permanent, very low maintenance, very disease free, very pest free! Easy to establish from our vigorous container stock. Over the years each will develop into sturdy, long-lived clumps 18 to 24 inches high and 2 to 3 feet across. Totally tolerant of heat and humidity, and even periods of drought, if given well-drained, moisture-retentive soil. Can even thrive in clay! Zones 4-8. read more

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This fiery ember-colored climber is a guaranteed garden success, flowering profusely from early summer to late summer! The color s...tays true even in the hottest sun, its tropical orange tones overlaid with vibrant rose and red. It comes by its beauty honestly, descended from Dream Weaver? and Dynamite?. Very disease resistant, heat tolerant, and determined to flower freely all season, this climbing rose is an exotic and exciting addition to the landscape. Allow it to dress up a favorite trellis or arbor, or use its vigorous growth to cover up an unsightly fence or wall. Blaze of Glory reaches a mature size of 12 to 14 feet high and about 5 feet wide, covering itself with glossy, dark green foliage that keeps it attractive even when out of bloom. The 4-inch flowers open from pretty pointed, ovoid buds, displaying about 25 petals each and offering a light musk fragrance that only adds to their appeal. They appear in clusters, arising in flushes throughout their long bloom season. Plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Var: JACamite (PP#17,791). Zones 5-9. 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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Just for Peony lovers comes this extraordinary collection of the most distinctive and beautiful white and pink shades. We selected... these premium varieties for their magnificent flowers and their complementary colors -- any or all of these flowers combine perfectly in the vase! This 5-pack of Bareroot Peonies is sure to provide you with a good mix of both pink and white blooms, forming the foundation for a lovely, long-lasting perennial garden! The merits of Peonies are virtually endless! 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, blooming as reliably in its 50th year as it did in its 3rd! 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 truly 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 often tinged with bronze or purple tones. 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 upended and dried for use as everlastings (the singles are best for this). Mature plants have a pleasingly rounded, plump form, and the foliage stays fresh even in the dog days of August. 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. Peonies are a nice bridge plant in the garden, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. They have enough height to form a good backdrop to low-growing and petite annuals and perennials, yet are compact enough for a slender border or corner display. Planted 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 (because Peonies lush foliage nicely hides the slumping stalks after the bulbs have bloomed), blue- and white-flowered perennials, larger flowering shrubs such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons, part-shade plants such as Epimedium and Helleborus, and ornamental grasses. (5 bareroot Peonies total) 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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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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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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Find a place of honor for Medici Prince, a spectacular Tall Bearded Iris in hard-to-find burgundy tones. This award winner arises ...in late midseason, and is often one of the final Tall Beardeds blooming in the garden at seasons end. It has so many buds that it simply outlasts most others! The plant is quite tall at 39 inches, and the flowers large and beautifully formed. Medici Prince offers standards (the top petals that face straight upwards) of ruby-purple, delightfully ruffled, above falls (the lower petals) of pure burgundy. The beards (the tiny tongue between the standards and the falls) is a matching shade of burgundy. Red is the only color that has not been successfully produced in Irises, making this purply-burgundy-ruby beauty all the more valuable and unusual! Best of all, Medici Prince is more weather-resilient than most other Tall Bearded Irises. It bounces back from rain and wind nicely, so if you live in a climate prone to summer thundershowers, youll appreciate its presence in the border! Colorful, large, free-flowering, and weather-tough, Medici Prince is truly royalty. And it comes from fine stock: it is the offspring of Tall Bearded Irises Merlot x Brazilian Holiday. Introduced in 2007, within two years it won an Honorable Mention from the American Iris Society! Like all Tall Beardeds, Medici Prince 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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This evergreen sports velvety, mahogany-red blooms in great profusion: Up to 75 of these 3½-inch flowers open on each mature plant..., creating a sea of beautiful wine-red color in your shady garden! Red Racer is part of the Winter Thriller? series of Hellebores, a group carefully selected and hand-bred by hybridizer Chris Hansen. The Winter Thrillers are known for their strong stems, outward-facing blooms, and, of course, their bloom time. The calling card of Lenten Rose is its unique ability to add color to the garden while most plants are still dormant, even covered in snow! 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 it 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. 3½ Inch Container. Zones 4 to 8. 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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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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