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Gypsophila repens 'Rosea' - Creeping Baby's Breath Plants / Perennials

Gypsophila repens 'Rosea' - Creeping Baby's Breath

A delightful plant for cascading down rock gardens, walls and dry banks, its greyish leaves are covered by a froth of small pink flowers in summer. It is happy in sandy or stony soils, but does best in deep well-drained soil. Plant in full sun, 12 inches apart. Grows only 6 tall. A very hardy perennial! …

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' - American Water Iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' - American Water Iris

Suitable for small pools, growing up to 2 ft. and happy in up to 4 in of water. A beautiful iris, having vivid magenta coloured flowers, marked with white. The foliage is also an added benefit as it provides a vertical interest over a long period and is suited to both formal and informal settings. They …

Iris versicolor - Harlequin Blue Flag Iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris versicolor - Harlequin Blue Flag Iris

Suitable for small pools, growing up to 2 ft. and happy in up to 4 in of water. A beautiful iris, having true blue coloured flowers, marked with white. The foliage is also an added benefit as it provides a vertical interest over a long period and is suited to both formal and informal settings. They are …

Liatris spicata 'Kobold' - Blazing Star Plants / Perennials

Liatris spicata 'Kobold' - Blazing Star

Superb for garden or vase! A Colorful and Compact Bright Violet Dwarf! 18-inch bloomspikes are content in full sun or partial shade! More compact but no less colorful than its taller cousins, this dwarf Blazing Stars offers bright rosy-purple plumes on neat 18-inch stalks for the summer garden! Blooming …

Orchid Growing Other / Books

Orchid Growing

In the world of exotic plants, orchids hold a reputation as the divas of the floral species. They are mostly considered as fussy, difficult to grow plants and, on top of everything, very expensive. However, there are several types of orchids that you can easily grow in your own garden or windowsill. …

Late Summer Flowers Other / Books

Late Summer Flowers

While gardeners may be happy enough with their gardens in spring and early summer, few feel so confident about prolonging the display. Thankfully, Late Summer Flowers shows how to extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer such bonuses as attractive foliage, …

Lantana camara - Lantana Plants / Perennials

Lantana camara - Lantana

In our trials, this is the only hardy lantana, with well-established clumps surviving short durations of -3 degrees F. The plants emerge from the ground in early May and within a couple of weeks are topped with showy orange and pink flower heads that are produced nonstop until frost. Virtual sterility …

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily Plants / Perennials

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily

This crinum lily makes an imposing presence in the garden. Dark green strap-like leaves may be more than 3 feet long by 4 inches wide. These are held erect and arranged in a spiral rosette to form impressive clumps up to 5 feet in height by 7 feet in width. The leaves emerge from huge bulbs that may …

Cyperus alternifolia - Umbrella Plants Plants / Perennials

Cyperus alternifolia - Umbrella Plants

Umbrella plant is a close cousin of the papyrus plant of ancient Egypt, which it resembles. Like papyrus, it also forms clumps in wet and boggy areas, although it will thrive in drier situations as well. Also like papyrus, all the leaves are arranged atop triangular stems. But while papyrus has 12 wiry …