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Gladiolus 'Can-Can' - Gladiolia Plants / Bulbs

Can-Can Super Gladiolus

Can-Can: Light yellow with a rose edge. Prized for large bouquets, stately gladioli (yes, that s the accepted plural form, and much more graceful than the alternatives) offer an enormous color range, including the most delicate pastels, bold hues and almost unimaginable bi-colors. Their sword-like foliage …

Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' - Two-row Stonecrop Plants / Perennials

Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'

One of the easiest ground covers to grow. Easy to maintain and needs little water. Does great in poor soil. Bronze-green foliage produces intense red flowers. Bloom June through August. Plant in full sun, 12 inches apart. Grows only 3 to 6 inches tall. Hardy in zones 3-9. …

Veronica spicta - Spike Speedwell Plants / Perennials

Veronica spicta - Spike Speedwell

Veronica Spicata Blue (Cat s tails) Perennial Free flowering plants of great value in the perennial garden. Blooms June August. Nice cut flower. Will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds all season. Grows 18-24 tall in average soil and full sun to partial shade. …

Veronica longifolia 'Lilac Fantasy' - Speedwell Plants / Perennials

Veronica longifolia 'Lilac Fantasy' - Speedwell

Perennial Free flowering plants of great value in the perennial garden. Blooms June thru August. Nice cut flower. Will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds all season. Features glossy green foliage with strong, lilac color flower spikes. Well-branching habit, makes a tidy and attractive container …

Cortaderia fulvida - Toetoe Plants / Grass, Grasses

Cortaderia fulvida - Toetoe

Huge rounded mound of broad arching leaves with golden-bronze arching plumes in summer. Grows 7 feet tall. The Golden Plume Pampas Grass has a finer foliage than the Pink and White Pampas Grasses, and is earlier flowering (July into August). …

Iris ensata 'August Emperor' - Japanese Water Iris Plants / Bulbs

August Emperor Japanese Iris

The last of the Irises to bloom and, oh, what a finale! These large showy Irises put on a breath-taking display with exotic flowers and blue-green, sword-like foliage. The centre of attention in early summer! Royal purple flowers with handsome blue-toned edges and golden highlights. An elegant key-note …

Hosta 'Ginko Craig' - Hosta Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Ginko Craig' - Hosta

Narrow, lance-shaped, grass-green, with neat, white-edged margins. Clump forming. Prolific, funnel-shaped, violet-orchid, striped flowers in July-August on 18 wiry stems. Easy care plant multiplies rapidly. Ideal for edging a shady border, as a groundcover under trees, or as a patio container plant. …

Heuchera x villosa 'Citronelle' - Coral Bells Plants / Perennials

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. …

Mentha pulegium - English Pennyroyal Plants / Perennials

Mentha pulegium - English Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium Rare - Heirloom - Medicinal 6-12 In. Hardy Perennial Strongly aromatic with a menthol-mint aroma. A hardy ground cover used since early Greek times as an insect repellant. Tiny pale-purple flowers bloom from July to August. Zones 5-9. …

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree

Not many trees bloom in mid or even late summer when all the spring flowering beauties have only leaves. Golden-rain tree is one of the few. In late July/early August upto 30 cm long panicles of small, bright yellow flowers appear on this medium sized tree. The flowers can remain on the tree for as long …

Neomarica Caerulea ‘Regina’ - Blue Walking Iris Plants / Bulbs

Neomarica Caerulea ‘Regina’ - Blue Walking Iris

The Blue Walking Iris is native to Brazil. It grows well in the ground or in pots. It is hardy in zone 10 and elsewhere should be grown as a houseplant or patio plant. Bright filtered light is prefered, but it will also grow in shade. Water when on the dry side. The flowering season is from February …

Bletilla striata - Hyacinth Orchid Plants / Perennials

Bletilla striata - Hyacinth Orchid

The Lavender Japanese Hyacinth Orchid is the ideal orchid to grow in the home. Each flower is a wonder of nature. Produces 6 or more exotic miniature orchid like flowers resembling the lovely Cattleya Orchid. It grows about 10-12 inches tall and is very easy to grow on a sunny windowsill. …

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue Plants / Perennials

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 …