Calliope Lavender Rose Geranium Plants
Plant Patent23,404. Cultivar name: PEQZ0002 You simply wont believe the color show Calliope® has in store for you! This revolutionary Geranium is a breeding breakthrough, with fantastic flowering all summer long, better tolerance of heat and drought than older varieties, and a versatile semi-trailing, mounding habit! Whether youre an old hand at Pelargonium or a novice to this wonderful annual, youve got to give Calliope® a whirl this season! Calliope® is a cross of ivy-leaved types, which are trailers most often used in hanging baskets and windowboxes, and zonal types, which are mounders more frequently found in planters and flowerpots. It reaches 12 to 14 inches high and can spread (or trail!) up to 20 inches. The foliage is bright green, and the flowers are a unique shade of fuchsia. Theyre nothing short of eye-catching from way across the garden. Best of all, Calliope® begins flowering in late spring or early summer and keeps on going, right through the hottest, driest weather when other Pelargoniums rest. You will be amazed at its resilience. It never needs deadheading to continue tossing up new blooms for months! Calliope® also does a great job of bouncing back from rain, which is a real boon in climates where late-afternoon thunderstorms are a daily occurrence all summer long. The foliage stays fresh and pretty, the blooms remain full, and the plant looks as good in late August as it did in May! This Geranium is going to be your pride and joy all season long, so get those containers ready for some spectacular color! Pack of 6 plants. Garden Fresh Express Shipping at No Extra Charge When its time for your plants to make their journey from our greenhouses to your doorstep, we take no chances with their health. Every plant receives Express (2-day) shipping at the more economical standard shipping rates, so that it arrives promptly, without enduring delays along the way.… read more
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Perennial geranium is a wonderful perennial flower for the home garden.
One of the longest bloomers in the garden, hardy geranium bears little flowers for months at a time. It produces jewel-tone, saucer-shape flowers and mounds of handsome, lobed foliage. It needs full sun, but otherwise it is a tough and reliable plant, thriving in a wide assortment of soils. Many of the best are hybrids. Perennial geraniums may form large colonies.
Dianthus: The quintessential cottage flower. Pinks are treasured for their grasslike blue-green foliage and abundant starry flowers, which are often spicily fragrant. Depending on the type of pink, dianthus flowers appear in spring or summer and tend to be pink, red, white, rose, or lavender, but come in nearly all shades except true blue. Dianthus plants range from tiny creeping groundcovers to 30-inch-tall cut flowers, which are a favorite with florists. Foliage is blue-green. Shown above: 'Firewitch' dianthus
One of the longest blooming perennials, pincushion flowers have old-fashioned charm. They get their name from their interestingly shaped flowers, which resemble little pincushions. They are as at home in cottage gardens as they are in more formal borders. Group several plants together for more impact. The lavender blue, pink, or white flowers bloom over several weeks and are good for cutting. Pincushion flowers must have good drainage and full sun. They like alkaline soil, so if yours tends to be acidic, add lime to raise the pH.
With its tall wispy wands of lavender or blue flowers and silvery foliage, Russian sage is an important player in summer and fall gardens. It shows off well against most flowers and provides an elegant look to flower borders. The aromatic leaves are oblong, deeply cut along the edges. Foot-long panicles of flowers bloom for many weeks. Excellent drainage and full sun are ideal, although very light shade is tolerated. Plant close to avoid staking since the tall plants tend to flop.
Masterwort has a flower like no other, delicately colored and with a shape that has been described as both a pincushion and dustmop. This cottage charmer grows best in cool climates -- it struggles in the South. The domed flower clusters bloom atop wiry branched stems. White, rose, and pink flowers can occur in the same planting from self-sown seedlings.
One of the earliest spring bloomers, the purple or lavender blooms of pasque flowers were once used to dye Easter eggs, and that is a good way to remember when they bloom. The flowers open as the dissected leaves emerge. Attractive silky heads of seeds follow so these workhorses continue to look good for many weeks. Pasque flowers are native plants that demand excellent drainage. They are ideal for sunny rock gardens, crevice gardens, and any spot that is very well drained.
The common name tells you so much about this plant: Sea lavender thrives on the beach, where it adores the excellent drainage and poor, sandy, or rocky soil. It grows wild on some U.S. shores and provides food for wildlife. In the home garden, it's a great choice for rock gardens, planting alongside the edge of retaining walls, or tucking into those hot, dry baked spots between pavers. It produces airy masses of lavenderlike flowers, which rise above rosettes of 1-foot-long, slightly fleshy leaves. The flowers dry well, practically right on the plant. Given very good drainage, sea lavender is tough and excellent for seaside gardens, and it should be included in wildlife gardens, too.
This native perennial gets its name from the shape of its unusual flowers, which resemble the heads of snapping turtles. It's a good choice for heavy, wet soils and spreads to form dense colonies of upright stems bearing pink, rose, or white flowers from late summer into fall. It grows best in some shade, but tolerates full sun with adequate moisture.
Looking like something out of a storybook, delphiniums are the favorite flowers of many gardeners. They produce luxurious, gravity-defying flower spikes of blue, pink, white, or purple flowers, which tower above substantial mounds of coarse leaves. Grow delphinium in cool summer climates with little wind and adequate moisture. They may rebloom if flower stalks are cut back after flowers fade.
Asters get their name from the Latin word for ""star,"" and their flowers are indeed the superstars of the fall garden. Some types of this native plant can reach up to 6 feet with flowers in white and pinks but also, perhaps most strikingly, in rich purples and showy lavenders. Not all asters are fall bloomers. Extend the season by growing some of the summer bloomers, as well. Some are naturally compact; tall types that grow more than 2 feet tall benefit from staking or an early-season pinching or cutting back by about one-third in July or so to keep the plant more compact.
The hero of any hot, dry garden, lavender cotton is grown mainly for its wonderful aromatic green or silver foliage with its little yellow flowers almost an afterthought. It's also widely used in knot gardens for a contrasting foliage. That's because these low shrubby perennials accept regular shearing with aplomb and have been used as low hedge plants for centuries. The distinctive foliage blends well in beds and borders, and in herb gardens. Scarcely decorative, the yellow blob-like flowerheads can be removed to retain the neatness of the plants. They are best in warm regions where humidity is low. High humidity causes lavender cotton to ""melt down.""
Germander is a semishrubby plant grown for its attractive, fragrant foliage and flowers, which might be pink, white, lavender, or blue depending on species. Most cultivated germanders are Mediterranean natives, so they prefer dry soil conditions and full sun, although they tolerate part sun. Plants might be sheared to make a low hedge or shaped for use in knot gardens.
Astilbe brings a graceful, feathering note to moist, shady landscapes. In cooler climates in the northern third or so of the country, it can tolerate full sun provided it has a constant supply of moisture. In drier sites, however, the leaves will scorch in full sun. Feathery plumes of white, pink, lavender, or red flowers rise above the finely divided foliage from early to late summer depending on the variety. It will spread slowly over time where well-situated. Most commercially available types are complex hybrids.
Crystal Rose is a densely growing geranium with dark green divided foliage and deep-pink flowers on short stems held close to the ...foliage. Its dense, low growing habit makes it perfect for borders and rock gardens. Flowers in May-June. read more
This magnificent (and true) geranium is a big plant with large bright blue flowers that bloom all summer long, showing great color... until frost. Plants have deeply cut leaves and form mounds about 18" tall. A Blooms of Bressingham introduction. Blooms June-September. read more
Ultra large, 2.5" flowers cover profusely neat, vigorous spreading plants. Young leaves are yellowish-green, adding extra flair to... this new hardy geranium. read more
Dimensions: 15L x 20W x 20H in.. Geranium flower. No container included. Made from fiber clay, iron wire, plastic, polyester, and ...Styrofoam. Quality construction. Create incredible curb appeal by decorating your porch with the Nearly Natural Geranium Silk Plant. This big, bursting display of artificial geraniums comes in a geometric black vase that offers a modern touch. Choose from the available options when ordering this plant for your indoor or outdoor space. Color: Beauty. read more
Dimensions: 15L x 20W x 20H in.. Geranium flower. No container included. Made from fiber clay, iron wire, plastic, polyester, and ...Styrofoam. Quality construction. Create incredible curb appeal by decorating your porch with the Nearly Natural Geranium Silk Plant. This big, bursting display of artificial geraniums comes in a geometric black vase that offers a modern touch. Choose from the available options when ordering this plant for your indoor or outdoor space. Color: Red. read more
Dimensions: 15L x 20W x 20H in.. Geranium flower. No container included. Made from fiber clay, iron wire, plastic, polyester, and ...Styrofoam. Quality construction. Create incredible curb appeal by decorating your porch with the Nearly Natural Geranium Silk Plant. This big, bursting display of artificial geraniums comes in a geometric black vase that offers a modern touch. Choose from the available options when ordering this plant for your indoor or outdoor space. Color: Yellow. read more
Dimensions: 15L x 20W x 20H in.. Geranium flower. No container included. Made from fiber clay, iron wire, plastic, polyester, and ...Styrofoam. Quality construction. Create incredible curb appeal by decorating your porch with the Nearly Natural Geranium Silk Plant. This big, bursting display of artificial geraniums comes in a geometric black vase that offers a modern touch. Choose from the available options when ordering this plant for your indoor or outdoor space. Color: Assorted. read more
Lavender has extraordinary evocative power, intoxicating us with flowers saturated blue, silvery foliage, and head-spinning fragra...nce. Phenomenal, a new cultivar, is the toughest lavender there is: tolerating heat and humidity, resistant to root and foliar diseases, deerproof, and, most extraordinary, surviving winter. With flowers perfect for fresh and dried arrangements, fragrant 24 plants are lovely in the cottage garden, the border or patio. Blooms best after vernalization. U.S. Plant Patent #24,193. read more
The English lavender, with sweetly, deeply fragrant green-gray leaves and lavender flowers, is a mainstay of our herb garden. Lave...nder s crystallized fresh flowers can be used in cakes and cookies, the dried leaves in herbal sachets and potpourri, the oils in fragrances, creams and soaps. Growing to 12-18 tall and wide, the compact perennial s alluring leaves, brilliantly subtle flowers and sensuous aromatics imbue the garden with tranquility. read more
(species heterophylla) This beautiful green-leaved variety boasts long stalks of beautiful purple flowers. Lavender has many uses ...to the crafty home gardener- sachets, potpourri, and soap just to name a few. If looking for a cooking lavender however, use 'Munstead' instead, the high menthol content of Sweet Lavender are a bit overpowering in cooking but perfect for a long-lasting fragrance in craft projects. read more
Silvery leaves grace tightly branched plants, topped with traditional blue spikes and make compact Provence Blue unique. Loves hot... weather and is easy to grow. read more
The latest in lavender, a masterpiece in mauve. Stunning new beauty with remarkably fragrant soft-blue 22 -24 flowers. Engaging gr...ay-green leaves are edged with wide, creamy yellow margins. Platinum Blonde casts a glowy, showy spell even at a distance. Perfect for containers, as edging, and in rock gardens. read more
Clear, deep lavender blossoms attract butterflies all summer. An excellent cut flower that is at home in both garden and container.... read more
A floriferous flurry of dreamy fragrance and stunning color. Bandera Purple s compact plants are soon covered with gorgeous, perfu...med dark- purple spikes. Flowering the first season, well-branching 7-9 beauties are a snap to grow, low upkeep, and thrive in dry climates. read more
Lavender seduces the senses with lyrical color and caressing fragrance. Meet the most colorful new Lavandula angustifolia, its sho...rt spikes packed with aromatic, deep blue florets. Blooming June to September, the 12" tall herbal plants are remarkably hardy, tolerant of heat and humidity. Use fresh or dried in cut bouquets and sachets. read more
Most fragrant, most lovely, the lavender of lavenders. Mounded, shrubby cultivar grows to 30 inches tall, arrayed with alluring si...lver-green foliage and super-fragrant, extra-large, extra-tall 24 spikes clustered with deep-purple flowers. The lavender of choice for potpourri and sachets. Heat- and drought-resistant plants make for lovely and fragrant edging for walkways. Plants do best in well-drained soil and full sun. Massed in a border or hedge, plants retain their charm long after their blooms have faded. read more
Realistic artificial herb plant in aged terracotta pot. Perfect For Decorating the Garden or Accessorizing the Home. Indoor/Outdoo...r Use. read more
The ruffled lavender 5 1/2" blooms appear on tall 26" scapes above clumps of fountain-like leaves. This fragrant midsummer re-bloo...mer is a favorite with butterflies. read more
Realistic artificial herb plant in aged terracotta pot. Perfect For Decorating the Garden or Accessorizing the Home. Indoor/Outdoo...r Use. read more
A popular new version of the old Rose of Sharon. Lavender petals are accented by deeper rose veins and extra, swirled inner petals.... Luscious colored and tropical looking, large Hibiscus blooms appear July to September. Plants form multi-stemmed vaselike shrubs or trees. A garden worthy plant that has won awards in Europe, and all the way down to Texas. Heat tolerant. read more
This Spanish (also called French or butterfly) lavender creates a scene with large violet 6" flowers and fragrant, bright silvery-...green foliage on the compact, upright, evergreen shrub. The showy heads are arranged in vertical stripes topped with pale bracts that look like wings. Excellent in mixed containers or a hot, sunny border. Drought tolerant once established. Butterflies love it. read more
Timeless Pink Geranium from Proven Winners has beautiful, soft pink flowers that bloom all season. This award winner is heat and d...rought tolerant, and is perfect for landscapes and containers. read more