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Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower Plants / Perennials

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

Brilliant Crimson Spikes Glow in Late Summer and Fall! Dark purple-red foliage! Brighten the part-shade garden with rich red blooms to bridge that awkward time in between summer and fall, when much of the garden is not at its best! Cardinal Flower is a hardy native U.S. plant that thrives in any moist, …

Echinops ritro - Globe Thistle Plants / Perennials

Echinops ritro - Globe Thistle

Proper Name: Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro). Soft Violet-Blue Globes on Tall, Vigorous Plants! Blooms all summer! Splendid in dried arrangements! A mass of bobbing Globe Thistles, their softly-colored heads adding valuable blue color to the garden, is a spectacular sight in the summer sun! Ranging in …

Fritillaria meleagris - Guinea-Hen Flower Plants / Bulbs

Fritillaria meleagris - Guinea-Hen Flower

Very easy to grow and very easy to get to bloom. Fantastic markings on each petal gives the plant it s common name, Guinea Hen Flower. It is also known as the Checkered Lily, Rattlesnake Lily, and Snake s Head Lily. The proper name for this plant of many names is Fritillaria meleagris. …

Aristolochia durior - Dutchman's Pipe Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Aristolochia durior - Dutchman's Pipe Vine

This is an unusual and decorative vine which provides distinctive flowers, ornamental foliage and dense shade. Popular since colonial times for its long leaves and remarkable blooms which are yellow in color and are shaped similarly to a traditional Meerschaum pipe. The flowers are yellow in color and …

Iberis sempervirens - Evergreen Candytuft Plants / Perennials

Iberis sempervirens - Evergreen Candytuft

Candytuft White (Iberis sempervirens) | Free-flowering and spreading! Mounds of Snow on Low-Growing, Evergreen Plants! Each 6-inch plant is awash in white blooms all spring! Long-lived and easy to grow! Few evergreen perennials boast the flower power of this vigorous little plant! Every spring, these …

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji White' - Balloon Flower Plants / Perennials

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji White' - Balloon Flower

Great for the sunny border or for cutting! Big White Balloons on Tall, Ultra-Hardy Plants! 25- to 30-inch plants bloom in summer. Cheery white stars all summer long are gorgeous in the garden or vase! This exceptionally tall variety reaches 25 to 30 inches in the garden, with blooms on long, elegant …

Monarda didyma 'Panorama Red Shades' - Bee Balm, Beebalm Plants / Perennials

Monarda didyma 'Panorama Red Shades' - Bee Balm, Beebalm

Both the flowers and the foliage are fragrant! The First Separate Monarda Color. Super resistance to Powdery Mildew! At last, a single-color Bee Balm that will come true from seed! Red Shades wowed us in grower trials, both with its ultra-colorful, frizzy 1 1/4- to 1 3/4-inch blooms and its great resistance …

Festuca glauca - Blue Fescue Grass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Festuca flauca - Blue Fescue Grass

Fescue develops deeper foliage color when grown in full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade, and should be grown in part shade in areas with hot summers It is drought tolerant, and grows best in poor, sandy, well drained soils. It cannot tolerate heavy, wet soils or constant high humidity. Blue fescue …

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica Variegata is a great choice for even the shadiest of landscapes because it is extremely shade tolerant. It also grows well in partial sun. It grows to a form of a rounded, evergreen shrub. It has large, elliptic, glossy, yellow spotted, leathery leaves. Under dense trees, its roots compete …

Many uses for groundcovers (1) Plants / Other

Vinca minor

Groundcovers are low-growing plants that form a sod as they develop in a horizontal direction. Some varieties are evergreen and some are even reasonably tolerant of being walked on. An advantage of using groundcovers is that their closely-knit carpet of leaves gives weeds down. …

Caring for Clematis (1) Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis Bee´s Jubilee

Clematis are popular vines that belong to the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Clematis are primarily grown to add vertical interest to a garden with their colourful flowers, fascinating seed heads and attractive deciduous or evergreen foliage. Several hundred different species and cultivars are available …

How to Plant Hostas? Plants / Perennials

How to Plant Hostas?

Planting Hostas in soil: Preparation is the key to success. If you can double dig your hosta or flower bed in early autumn and leave the sods of soil intact do not walk over what you dig. Allow the frost in the winter months to break the sods down. Then in Early Spring fork over the soil and rake to …