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Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop; syn. Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britton), commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop, is a species of perennial plant in the mint family, (Lamiaceae). This plant is native to much of north-central and …

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens …

Actaea Racemosa - Black Cohosh

Actaea Racemosa - Black Cohosh

Fairy Candles, Black Cohosh, Bugbane - Actaea Racemosa This North American native originates from the eastern part of the US. It is no great surprise that is has been honored with the Royal Horticultural Societys Award of Garden Merit as the elongated bottle-brush spires borne on tall stems in late summer …

Geum coccineum 'Koi Dark Orange' - scarlet avens

Geum coccineum 'Koi Dark Orange' - scarlet avens

Avens is a pretty perennial whose wild forms can be found on every continent except Australia. Scarlet avens comes from the Balkans and is cultivated for its compact growth and extremely long flowering period. …

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - autumn monskhood

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - autumn monskhood

Autumn monkshood is a showy perennial flowering for late summer and autumn. It produces erect racemes of large, 6-7 cm tall flowers of deep indigo blue flowers from September till October. They appear along sturdy stems that grow just over a meter tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even …

Kniphofia 'Alcazar' - red hot poker, torch lily

Kniphofia 'Alcazar' - red hot poker, torch lily

This red hot poker is one of the best of its kind. It offers the most dramatic colours as well as the longest blooming time in the season as it repeats flowering at the end of summer. …

Sedum spectabile 'Neon' - ice plant

Sedum spectabile 'Neon' - ice plant

Sedum is a plant which we, when we were kids, called cabbage. Its leaves looks just like the vegetable that hardly any child likes to eat without moaning. However, when it came to flower in late summer it showed such beauty that we willingly forgot about cabbage and ripped off flowering stems for Mum …

Coreopsis 'Ruby Port' - ticksead, thread-leaf coreopsis

Coreopsis 'Ruby Port' - ticksead, thread-leaf coreopsis

Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot. …

Liriope muscari - border grass, lily-turf

Liriope muscari - border grass, lily-turf

Lily-turf is a unique plant that is often sold in grass sections of garden centres. However, it belongs to the lily family, hence its name. It comes from shady forests of Eastern Asia. …

Geranium - Cranesbill

Geranium - Cranesbill (PPH)

Musical theatre buffs will know, but for those of you who don’t, this line comes from a song entitled June is Bustin’ Out All Over! from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. This piece of musical history is set in Maine, USA and the song refers the stirring and thrilling arrival of summer …

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Plantain lilies are reliable perennials from East Russia, Korea, China, and Japan. In the wild they grow in various locations – along rocky stream-banks, in alpine meadows, as well as in not too shaded woodland. They are cultivated for their bold foliage, often variegated, and bell-shaped flowers in …

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Mediterranean spurge is an excellent architectural plant. It has linear grey-green leaves formed along the entire length of stem which is upto 1m tall. Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. Cut out flowered stems to …

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

PIÑACOLADA™ is a fantastic, low and compact growing series of perennial beard-tongue. Violet is a variety with indigo blue and dark violet flowers. The common name refers to the small, tubular-shaped flowers which open from June until August and may resemble a beard’s tongue if you dare to examine …

Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera

Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera

Giant gunnera is probably the biggest herbaceous perennial in the world, apart from banana trees. This exotic looking plant is called dinosaur’s food and comes from the Andes (Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia) where it can grow 3 m tall. …

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Queen' - sage

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia is a large genus, containing about 900 species. In our climate mostly common (evergreen) sage is grown for culinary uses. Also, very popular are those of subtropical origin that are used here as annuals with long flowering season, especially in public areas. We concentrate on herbaceous perennials …

Erysimum 'Bowles mauve' - shrubby wallflower

Erysimum 'Bowles mauve' - shrubby wallflower

Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which …

Geranium himalayense 'Baby blue' - Himalayan cranesbill

Geranium himalayense 'Baby blue' - Himalayan cranesbill

Cranesbill is a genus comprising of about 300 species. It is commonly used as a ground-covering perennial which can quickly form a respectable carpet. When if full bloom it offers a solid, one-colour show which in mass plantings looks stunning. Thanks to low growth it mostly finds its place under trees …

Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue' - Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue' - Lily of the Nile

Give Midknight Blue Agapanthus some thought for your garden as it can offer so much. When in bloom, the flowers can attract butterflies or hummingbirds-always a pleasant site to view from your kitchen window. …

Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts' - Dwarf Bleeding Heart

Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts' - Dwarf Bleeding Heart

Ivory Hearts Bleeding Heart - Dicentra Ivory Hearts Family: Fumariaceae Origin: Hybrid origin. An exceptionally long-blooming hybrid with bunches of nallow, white, heart-shaped flowers over robust, finely-cut blue-green foliage. …

Duchesnea indica - Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry

Duchesnea indica - Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry

A semi- evergreen trailing perennial, this species grows to a height of 4 in (10 cm) and multiplies rapidly by runners to an indefinite spread. It is useful as a ground cover and for bed edging, hanging baskets and pots. It has dark green leaves and bright, 1 in (25 mm) wide, yellow flowers from spring …

Gillenia trifoliata - Indian Physic

Gillenia trifoliata - Indian Physic

Indain Physics (Gillenia trifoliata) Airy, bush forming plant with green lanceolate foliage. A great plant for the landsaping if multiple plants are used. Gillenia perfroms best in partial shade of rull sun in a moist well drained soil. …

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow

Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard flower beds as well as dry locations. Fern-like leaves are fine and deep green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Flowers come out in flat corymbs in early summer. They are vivid red with tiny yellow centres. It tolerates wide range …

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' - Coral Bells

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' - Coral Bells

Rock-Geranium Dales Strain (Heuchera americana Dales Strain) Silvery, mottled evergreen foliage. tough and reliable. Greenish-white flowers. Use for shady borders and ground cover. Plant in partial or full shade. Plant 12-15 inches apart. Grows 14 tall. Hardy in zones 3-9. Hardiness Zone: 4 …

Heuchera x villosa 'Citronelle' - Coral Bells

Heuchera x villosa 'Citronelle' - Coral Bells

Family: Saxifragaceae Origin: Hybrid origin. Bright lime yellow-green foliage. Cream flowers. Exceptionally strong grower for this coloring. Sun to partial shade and well-drained, alkaline, organic soil. Excellent plants for the front of the perennial border or among trees and shrubs. Growing in 4 pot. …

Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant

Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant

Euphorbia lathyris is also known as the mole plant because of its reputation for deterring the activity of this creature. A native of Mediterranean areas, and has also been introduced into the USA. The seeds have in the past been used for medicinal purposes and for the production of lamp oil. …

Lavandula angustifolia 'Pink Perfume' - English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Pink Perfume' - English Lavender

Pink Perfume - Light Pink Fragrant Flowers | Lavenders have always been popular, both for their fragrant silvery foliage and the many different shades of purple in the flowers. Useful for dry, sunny spots, hedging and pots, their versatility, range and diversity keeps interest alive in these lovely shrubs. …

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel' - Bear's Breeches

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel' - Bear's Breeches

Acanthus mollis Tasmanian Angel: Large, Handsome Leaves Sport Gold in Spring, White in Summer A stylish new look for the classic favorite Bears Breeches, Tasmanian Angel begins spring with new leaves of dark blue-green edged and freckled in gold. As the weather warms, the gold turns to yellow, then ivory, …

Abelmoschus manihot - Sunset Hibiscus

Abelmoschus manihot - Sunset Hibiscus

Edible Sunset Hibiscus (Abelmoschus manihot) Known also as an edible hibiscus, this obscure Chinese species is a tropical perennial, half shrub that can reach 6 feet in height. …

Coreopsis 'Limerock Passion'® - thread leaf coreopsis

Coreopsis 'Limerock Passion'® - thread leaf coreopsis

Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot. …

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' - windflower

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' - windflower

Praecox is earlier than other summer blooming anemones. It often starts flowering already in early August and continues until end September. It has 40-60 cm long stalks with up to 15 flowers of deep pink colour, 4-6 cm wide. The outter petals are slightly darker which makes another interesting dimension …

Aconitum napellus - monkshood

Aconitum napellus - monkshood

Monkshood is a showy perennial flowering in summer. The flowers are indigo blue, formed in erect racemes on stems that can be 1.5 tall. Individual flowers open up from July and continue as the stems grow taller until end August. Leaves are deeply lobed, almost dissected, mid green, very ornamental. A …

Arum italicum - lords and ladies

Arum italicum - lords and ladies

Lords-and-ladies is an old favourite among tuberous plants. And as you can tell by the Latin name, it does not come from Bangladesh though it looks rather exotic. The arrow-shaped leaves are very attractive, marbled green with conspicuous creamy white or yellowish veins. They are popular for flower bouquets. …

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' - Siberian Bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' - Siberian Bugloss

Brunnera is rhizomatous perennial with soft, hairy, hear-shaped leaves. Variety Jack Frost has large, silver leaves with strong, dark green veins and clearly defined margins. Clusters of forget-me-not like blue flowers appear on about 20cm tall stalks in early to mid spring. …

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' - Hardy Geranium

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' - Hardy Geranium

Hardy Geranium cinereum Ballerina Family: Geraniaceae Origin: The species is native to the central Pyrenees. Award-winning compact variety with slightly ruffled, cupped flowers. The iced-pink, heart-shaped petals are intricately patterned with very dark-maroon veining which converges into an eye. Small …

Geranium 'Blue Blood' - Hardy Geranium

Geranium 'Blue Blood' - Hardy Geranium

Origin: Hybrid origin. Large, dark purple-blue flowers accentuated with even darker veining create a sea of color over a bushy plant. Foliage turns red in the fall. The darkest large-flowering geranium. …

Brodiaea laxa 'Queen Fabiola' - triplet lily, wild hyacinth

Brodiaea laxa 'Queen Fabiola' - triplet lily, wild hyacinth

Triplet lily is a beautiful and easy cormous perennial. It flowers in end May or June for about 3 weeks. Flowers are star shaped, violet-blue, borne on 30-50 long stems, each bearing about 10 blooms. Mid green leaves are linear. Cut flowers last 2 weeks in a vase, or left uncut in the garden they bloom …

Bletilla striata - hyacinth orchid

Bletilla striata - hyacinth orchid

How about a garden orchid? If you like unusual plants look at this princess from China. It is a hardy plant that can be planted outdoors down to USDA zone 5. Typically orchid-like flowers are magenta or lavender pink, 4-5 cm wide, borne at tips of 15-25 cm long stems. There can be 6-12 flowers on each …

Acanthus mollis - bear´s breeches

Acanthus mollis - bear´s breeches

Bear’s breeches is a unique perennial with large, architectural leaves. They are deep green and extremely glossy. Strong plants make long, erect stems with pinkish flowers at the end of summer. It is evergreen in milder parts of Europe. …

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Mauvelous'® - swamp mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Mauvelous'® - swamp mallow

Swamp mallow has been a sought after plant over the past couple of years and its popularity is rising as new varieties keep coming in the market. Variety name Mauvelous is a play on words, combining mauve and marvellous, both of which are true as descriptions of its flowers. They are mauve to lilac-pink …

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Southern Belle' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Southern Belle' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus Southern Belle Mixed (Hibiscus moscheutos) | Pest-free and easy to grow in full sun! These Gorgeous 9-inch Blooms Can Take the Heat! Huge, parasol-shaped flowers completely cover the compact, bushy 2 1/2-foot plant! All summer long, enormous 9-inch pink, red, rose, and white blooms cover these …

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Rosy Red' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Rosy Red' - Hardy Hibiscus

These Gorgeous 9-inch Hibiscus Blooms Can Take the Heat! Huge, parasol-shaped hibiscus flowers completely cover the compact, bushy 2 1/2-foot hibiscus plant! All summer long, enormous 9-inch rosy-red blooms cover these neat 2 1/2-foot hibiscus plants! …

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus Disco Belle Red (Hibiscus moscheutos) | Pest-free and easy to grow in full sun! These Gorgeous 9-inch Blooms Can Take the Heat! Huge, parasol-shaped flowers completely cover the compact, bushy 2 1/2-foot plant! All summer long, enormous 9-inch red blooms cover these neat 2 1/2-foot plants! Disco …

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink' - Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus Disco Belle Pink (Hibiscus moscheutos) | Pest-free and easy to grow in full sun! These Gorgeous 9-inch Blooms Can Take the Heat! Huge, parasol-shaped flowers completely cover the compact, bushy 2 1/2-foot plant! All summer long, enormous 9-inch pink blooms cover these neat 2 1/2-foot plants! …