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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 …

Cryptanthus - Bronze Mystic Earths Star Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Cryptanthus - Bronze Mystic Earths Star

The Bronze Mystic Earths Star (Cryptanthus) is an easy to grow house plant forming rosettes of leaves. The leaves are succulent, with wavy margins and teeth; they are strongly banded in bronze and deep brown. The white flowers appear nested in the center in this plant. Cryptanthus tolerate a temperature …

Andropogon geradii - Big Bluestem Plants / Grass, Grasses

Big Bluestem - Andropogon geradii

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well …

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot Plants / Grass, Grasses

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well …

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 …

Heucheras and Heucherellas Other / Books

Heucheras and Heucherellas: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells

Coral Bells and Foamy Bells | Few perennials have undergone as dramatic a makeover as heucheras (coral bells) and their hybrids with tiarellas (foamflowers), the heucherellas (foamy bells). Drawn mainly from diminutive forest-dwelling species with small white flowers and unremarkable foliage, these woodlanders …

Heliopsis helianthoides - False Sunflower, Ox-Eye Plants / Perennials

Heliopsis helianthoides - False Sunflower, Ox-Eye

False Sunflower, also called oxeye, has 2 to 3 inch golden yellow flowers that are beautiful when used in floral arrangements. The plant grows 2 to 6 feet tall in light shade to full sun. It grows best in average, well-drained, moist garden soil. This hardy perennial tolerates drought but increases more …

Making the Most of Shade Other / Books

Making the Most of Shade

A gorgeous celebration of the shade garden-featuring nearly 300 perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight. A shaded garden can be a soothing sanctuary that even the most dedicated sun worshipper can welcome on a hot summer day. …

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach Plants / Deciduous Trees

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach

Beech is a reliable and hardy tree of our climate. On the market today there are many wild forms and hybridized varieties as well as selections that can satisfy the taste of almost everyone. They can offer various colours of foliage, and sizes from dwarf to extra large. Just a note about its Latin name: …

Geranium - Cranesbill Plants / Perennials

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 …