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Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo' - Fan Columbine Plants / Perennials

Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo' - Fan Columbine

In Garden or Container, this Dwarf is Early, Colorful, and Fully Hardy! Just 5 inches tall, it sports big 1 1/2-inch blooms in shades of white, blue, and pink. This dwarf blooms earlier than most Columbines, opening huge 1 1/2-inch blooms in abundance atop compact, vigorous plants just 5 inches tall! …

Enkianthus campanulatus 'Victoria' - red-vein Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Enkianthus campanulatus 'Victoria' - red-vein

Latin name enkianthus was made up from two Greek words although this deciduous shrub originates in Japan. It belongs to the heath family and also fits in there perfectly. No other rhododendron or azalea has its structure. Its main stems are always fully vertical with tops of small, alternate leaves. …

Tropaeolum peregrinum - Canary Bird Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Tropaeolum peregrinum - Canary Bird Vine

Apart from common nasturtiums, there is a group of related Tropaeolum species which all make lovely garden plants. Most popular of these is the Canary creeper, an extraordinary climber with deeply divided palm-shaped leaves and heavily fringed blooms that peep from among the foliage. It is not fully …

Paeonia suffruticosa - tree peony Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Paeonia suffruticosa - tree peony

Tree peonies are beautiful, woody shrubs. Unlike the perennial type, these make woody branches that slowly form a low, mounding shrub. Flowers are large, often double or full, of all possible colours – white, cream, yellow, orange, various shades of pink, purple and red, even violet. Leaves are deeply …

Aconitum napellus - monkshood Plants / Perennials

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 …

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree

Another hardy fig that can grow and even fruit in our climate (zone 6) is called Bornholm’s Diamond (Bornholms Diamant). Its name and characteristics were derived from a Swedish variety called Bornholm bred on on island of the same name. This one is more tolerant of damp weather which makes it suitable …

Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree Plants / Conifers

Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree

Maidenhair tree is probably one of the oldest species on Earth. It was here some 180 million years ago … obviously it was the time when the Dead Sea was still ill. Its extreme tolerance of various conditions made it survive to our time. One tree can live as long as 2000 years. …

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' - Chinese wisteria Plants / Climber Plants

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' - Chinese wisteria

Chinese wisteria is no doubt the queen of flowering climbers. Alba variety bears clusters of very fragrant, pure white flowers that are 25-35 cm long and appear on bare wood earlier than on other wisterias, usually in April. Rather exotic looking pinnate leaves are mid green and densely cover the plant …

Acanthus mollis - bear´s breeches Plants / Perennials

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. …

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet' - Japanese maple Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet' - Japanese maple

“Dissectum Garnet” is one of the top selling Japanese maples ever. It has been popular around the world for many decades. Its filigree leaves are deeply cut = dissected, hence its name. They look like giant snowflakes cut in pieces and densely cover even young plants. The colour show begins with …

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea

Knapp Hill rhododendron | Deciduous azaleas are probably the most striking flowering shrubs. Their colours are vivid and bright, and often have the shades that not many rhododendrons can offer. They need full sun. “Arneson Gem” is a true jewel. Its reddish buds open to soft golden-yellow flowers …