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MOOODZ® JOY is spectacular orange variety of MOOODZ® coneflower. Its rich tangerine orange flowers are very elegant and striking at the same time. They are uniformly flat with an elevated cone hiding sweet nectar for butterflies, bees, and bumble bees. Tips of ray florets are once or twice dissected, as if a small coneflower pixie took a pair of scissors and cut each petal when the flower opens from the bud. Well, he is a rascal but imagine what a tough job it must be - just like when a centipede is putting ...entire article
MOOODZ® SHINY is another yellow, or almost yellow cconeflower asking your attention. In fact, this one is for the lovers of light, pastel shades, producing only pale yellow but very pretty flowers. They are about 8 cm across, mildly scented, and look like a perfect daisy. Stems are well-branched, thick and strong, reaching up 60 to 50 cm tall, and hold flowers from July until early September. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Coneflowers are maintenance ...entire article
MOOODZ® SATISFY is a unique coneflower variety from the MOOODZ® series. It produces very large, 10 cm across flowers with a gigantic cone which looks like almost half an apple. It is strongly and sweetly fragrant. Ray florets are a pretty mixture of salmon pink and tangerine orange. Stems are well-branched, thick and strong, only up to 50 cm tall, and hold flowers from July until early September. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Coneflowers are ma ...entire article
Primal Scream is not a silent candidate, it is a loud winner of many medals. This tetraploid daylily (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) boasts extra large flower almost 19 cm across and rich golden orange colour. Blooming begins from second half July atop very tall, almost 90 cm stems which destines it for the back of the perennial border. Bred and in 1994 introduced by C.Hanson. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring b ...entire article
10.07.2018New in catalogue
yarrow (Achillea "'SUMMERWINE'")
Summerwine is a beautiful yarrow variety from Germany which belongs to the Galaxy Hybrids. They are crosses between a.aegyptiaca and a.millefolium. Plants from this group bear larger flower heads atop stronger and taller stems. Summerwine yarrow makes dark purple pink to nearly wine red flowers composed in flattened corymbs 8-10 cm across. They are borne atop about 60 cm tall stems. Blooming begins in late June and may continue until late summer. Fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leave ...entire article
SUGAR PLUM is another fantastic success by English breeder Peter R.Moore. It is a butterfly bush, a cross between varieties Royal Red and Summer Beauty. The result has a rich colour of the first parent, and compact habit and smaller size of the latter. SUGAR PLUM buddleja produces about 25 cm long, pointed panicles of rich purple pink flowers which attract you with their colour intensity as well as strong and sweet perfume. Individual flowers are tiny trumpets, composed in ...entire article
Border Beauty is a another butterfly bush proved by time. It was bred already in 1962, by a Dutch breeder Henry Schiphorst. It produces about 20 cm long, dense panicles of purple violet flowers with orange throat. Individual flowers are tiny trumpets, composed in conical panicles born at the tips of slightly arching branches which gain darker shade towards the panicle. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and bloom from early July until late September. Border Beauty makes an upright and compact bush about two meters wide and ...entire article
Early® White is one of the great EARLY START™ summer phlox. From about mid June appear large panicles of numerous snow white flowers, opening continuously for almost 2 months. Once the main panicle has finished flowering, remove it to encourage formation of smaller ones along the stems. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Stems are dark burgundy red. Deciduous leaves are rich green and totally disease resistant. Growing phlox is easy. It likes almos ...entire article
Pinokkio is an exquisite foxtail lily bearing possibly the deepest golden orange colour. It is a hybrid between eremurus olgae and eremurus stenophyllus where the latter gave this variety the warm tint of yellow colour while common eremurus is usually white or pink. Non scented flowers that are formed in upright racemes that can occupy almost half of its sturdy stems. They open individually from the bottom upwards in mid June and continue flowering fo ...entire article
Saucy Seduction is a not-to-be-missed yarrow with striking purple pink flowers. They are formed in flat corymbs and come out atop 40-50 cm tall stems from late June for an extended period of time, often until early September. The plant makes a compact tuft with strong and upright stems which do not open sideways. Fragrant, fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Once the main flowering has finished you can cut off the stems to encourage new growths and late summe ...entire article
ORANGE SKIPPER is a beautiful coneflower with deep orange to soft red flowers. They are sweetly fragrant, about 10 cm across, and appear from early July until late September atop strong, green stems about 50-60 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. GOLDEN SKIPPER is a compact, bushy, and freely flowering perennial. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees and benefit from regular deadheading. Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy and hig ...entire article
Early® Purple Eye is one of the great EARLY START™ summer phlox series. From about mid June appear large panicles of numerous violet purple flowers with a white eye, opening continuously for almost 2 months. Once the main panicle has finished flowering, remove it to encourage formation of smaller ones along the stems. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Stems are dark burgundy red. Deciduous leaves are rich green and totally disease resistant. Growi ...entire article
Countess Diana - Grfin Diana® is another fascinating hybrid tea rose from the Parfuma® Collection by Kordes. It produces noble flowers about 8 cm across, deep burgundy black as they open from buds, and rich burgundy red as they mature. And the perfume! Exquisite - deep and strong, especially at noon and in early evening. It is a very healthy rose with deep green leaves. It flowers repeatedly from June until frost. The shrub is slightly over one meter tall and a little less wide. It was bred by Tim-Hermann ...entire article
Snowmound is an eye-catching spirea with pure white flowers. They are tiny and formed in terminal corymbs, and those cover the branches almost along the whole length as if fresh snow just fell on them. A plant in full bloom looks like dazzling fireworks. Flowers open from mid May for 3-4 weeks. Deciduous leaves are mid green, oval to elliptic, shallowly serrated at margins. Nippon spirea flowers in spring so any pruning should take place after flowering - in early summer. You can cut off up to two thirds of previou ...entire article
Salmon Star is a unique lupine variety with extraordinary colour of flowers. They combine soft apricot orange and rich pink, and slightly change as they age. As every lupine, it bears the typical fragrance, in this case a little bit sweeter and less strong. Stems are about 80-90 cm tall. Salmon Star is an early variety commencing blooming in late May for 2-3 weeks, and if you follow a regular monthly feeding programme it will make further flowers in several flushes until late July or even August. If the plant is weak ...entire article
Some plants, when you search for their web images, are so ridiculously manipulated when it comes to colours. As if they were not beautiful enough as they are. Big Blue sea holly is one of those which, owing to its deep steel blue flowers, always look fake in the photo but in fact are absolutely natural. Big Blue is a hybrid sea holly, found as a chance seedling by Jeff Hodson from Preston, UK, in 1997. It makes 40-60 cm tall stems with prickly flower-heads decorated with na ...entire article
After a huge success with bi-coloured rhododendrons Hachmann Nursery in Germany comes with another gem called Painted Purple. Its large flowers have frilled, rich purple red margins. The throat is almost white decorated with a fantastic curry yellow blotch. Blooming begins in the first decade of May and continued by the end of the month. Evergreen leaves are leather, thinner, broadly elliptic, mid green, and not very glossy. The shrub get wider than tall with age and remains reasonably compact. It was bread by the tea ...entire article
24.06.2018New in catalogue
old man's beard (Clematis "'SERAFINA'")
Serafina is a female version of a Roman name Serafino which means angel. And truly speaking this clematis is heavenly. It produces extra large, pastel violet pink flowers with almost white central bar, and a centre packed with purple red stamens. It was bred in 2000, and introduced 9 years later by Stefan Franczak from Poland. It belongs to Group 2 clematis: in early spring remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins, trimming all remaining stems to where strong buds are visible. These buds provide a framew ...entire article
LIL' BANG™ Daybreak is a beautiful tickseed with eye-catching, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with deep reddish brown eyes. In fact there is more brown than yellow so it would be no lie to say that the flowers are reddish brown with golden yellow tips and a yellow button in the centre. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. The stems are upright and strong enough not to bend. They are about 20 cm tall and thanks to continuous branching they will reach some 40 cm by midsummer. Leaves are m ...entire article
GEYSER, or often also called GEYSER WHITE is a beautiful and compact, white flowering gaura from GEYSER series. It produces wide-open, pure snow white flowers atop thin stems from late June until October. Deciduous leaves are narrowly lanceolate, soft green, and form a dense cushion. The plant is about 30 cm tall before flowering, and as the flowering stems grow taller it may reach up to 60 cm at the end of the season. GEYSER was paten ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new wood sage series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Compact Deep Blue is even more compact that others from the series, almost dwarf. It produces profusion of purple red spikes with dark violet blue flowers from mid spring until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. Leaves are mid green, narrowly ovate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. ...entire article
Haru-no-sono is a hybrid Satsuki azalea, a sport of , a beautiful, large-flowered chameleon. The flowers are a combination of white and a various portions of pink and purple. Even the dots in the throat vary from yellow green to purple red. You never know how many pink, white, and pinky-white flowers you get year to year, isn't that thrilling? Blooming time is later than Japanese azaleas: end May till end June, and in Czech climate we often see its last flowers yet in early July. It is slow and dense growing, making ...entire article
Thyrislund is a fabulous large flowered, semi-vigorous clematis found by a Danish grower Flemming Hansen. He claims no credits for its breeding, and confirms that the plant was one of many that arrived from England without a label. Unable to trace its origin he gave it a name of his region, and began propagating it. Its flowers are about 12 cm across, light lavender violet with pointed tips, semi-double in spring, and single in late summer. It belongs to Group 2 clematis: in early spring remove dead and damaged st ...entire article
GALLO™ DARK BICOLOR is an exceptionally compact and low blanket flower with large flowers. They are daisy-like, bright golden yellow at petal tips, and rich red towards the burgundy red centre. The leaves are narrow, pale green, pubescent. Blanket flowers are a great food for bees and bumble bees, and butterflies can also dine some of its nectar for a long time. Blanket flower blooms from June until early autumn. Place in full sun and make sure the soil is free draining – in boggy soil it will most cert ...entire article
BLACK AND WHITE® is dwarf weigela suitable for small gardens and pots. It was bred by Luc Decourtye from France in 1987 as a cross between varieties Mansais and Foliis Purpureis. Patent No. PP22766 was issued in 2012, and in 2009 it received a Bronze Medal at the Plantarium fair introducing plant novelties. BLACK AND WHITE® weigela produces dark olive green, shortly lance-shaped, deciduous leaves which gain deep burgundy red or almost chocolate brow ...entire article
Japanese maple Skeeter's Broom is a witch's broom found on an older and popular variety Bloodgood. It differs from the parent plant in more ways - it is smaller, more compact, and has foliage of a richer red. Skeeter's Broom maple produces deciduous, palmate, 5-lobed leaves which emerge glowing crimson red in early spring and mature to burgundy red in summer, while at the tips of all branches new bright red leaves keep on growing almost all summer long. In autumn they turn vivid carmine red. The plant is very dense ...entire article
Robin loosestrife is a sister (or brother?) variety of Robert loosestrife. It has almost identical colour of its the 5-petalled, star-shaped. They are bougainvillea-like rich purple pink forming, compared to Robert, much narrower spike-like inflorescence with enormous number of flowers that are closely attached to the stem, just like its small, shortly lanceolate, deep green, and glossy leaves. Blooming usually begins in mid to late July and continues until ...entire article
Millenium is a beautiful variety of ornamental onion with about 30 cm tall, strong stems atop which appear 4-5 cm wide flower heads composed of numerous rich lilac pink, slightly fragrant flowers. They open from early July and continue blooming for about 4-6 weeks, sometimes there are belated flowers on shorter stems extending the flowering period until early September. Leaves are narrowly linear, rich green, and glossy. It was bred by a famous onion breeder and enthusiast Mark McDonough from Massachusetts, USA, wh ...entire article
Evi's Pride (also spelled Evey's Pride) is a purple-leaved form of silk tree which boasts with better hardiness and richer flowering as opposed to Summer Chocolate®. Its flowers are rich pink, hairy spheres with nearly white centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like, compound leaves emerge soft green with coppery tones, and mature dark burgundy purple. They close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. They ...entire article
ROCKY DIAMOND BLUE is the autumn gentian with late season flowering. It starts in August, producing large trumpet flowers of rich blue colour with white throat and black dots. Flowers appear continuously until the first frost. Evergreen leaves are dark green and glossy, thick, somewhat ovate to lanceolate, and pointed. This variety was selected for a neat and very compact growth. Gentian is a slow growing, mat-forming perennial requiring zero maintenance. Plant it in humus-rich, reliably moist but well-drained soi ...entire article
DIAMANT ROUGE is a new panicle hydrangea from 2012. Bred by Jean Renault from France this hydrangea belongs to those with the richest red late summer and autumn flowers. DIAMANT ROUGE hydrangea starts blooming in midsummer, the inflorescence is oval rather than cone-shaped, composed of mainly sterile flowers which are creamy white at the beginning, turning bright pink in August, and very dark purple red in September and October. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, dee ...entire article
Schuyler is a blue table grape vine variety with very surprisingly sweet flavor for blue grapes. The berries are mid-sized as well as the grapes, and mature in mid to late September. Thinning will bring larger fruit. Autumn leaves turn rich carmine red. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger of the worst frosts. Cut back side branches to 2-3 buds since 2-years-old wood bears fruit. Treat it against mite before buds open. When the fruit begins to fo ...entire article
Venus is one of the fascinating inventions which followed Richard Hartlage’s breakthrough with hybridizing sweetshrub species in early 1990’s. This variety was bred by Dr. Thomas Ranney of the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Fletcher, NC, USA, and patented in 2005 under PP15925. Flowers of Venus sweetshrub are extremely large: 7-11 cm across and resemble those of star magnolias. Unlike the common red sweetshrub, larger tepals of Venus are white and smaller ones are light yellow and win ...entire article
Highbush blueberry is native to North America. It is a deciduous shrub 1-2m tall and wide producing edible, sweet berries in summer. Individual varieties differ in habit, fruit size and also slightly the taste. New, modern varieties are bred to eliminate cracking and to enhance hardiness. Flowers are small, creamy white, urn-shaped from late May. Leaves are deciduous, rather thick, elliptic, rich green, turning orange, red and burgundy purple in autumn. Highbush blueberry produces best quality fruit and reliable crop if ...entire article
Poetry comes alive when this gaura begins to bloom. Like a flock of tiny white butterflies chasing one another among thin stems when the sun is high and hot. The breeder must have seen the resemblance, too, which is why it was named Whirling Butterflies. Its thin stems seem to be dancing in the slightest breeze and hold chalk white flowers with three upper petals and one lower. The bonus is the few pendent stamens that look like an elegant walrus moustache. This gaura offers a very romantic appearance when flowering i ...entire article
Black-eyed Susan is a type of coneflower with large, daisy-like flowers. This form originates in North America where its Latin name is shortened to rudbeckia sullivantii. Goldsturm, however, is a European variety with very large flowers that are 9-12 cm across, golden yellow with elevated, chocolate brown centres hiding nectar so loved by butterflies and bumble bees. It is earlier than most rudbeckias, beginning to flower already in early August. The stems of ...entire article
Bagatelle is a less common dwarf variety of red-leaved dil. Its deciduous leaves have all sorts of shapes like oblong, ovate, even rounded. They emerge rich red, and if grown in full sun they turn deep burgundy red in summer and bright carmine red in autumn. New shoots are always red. Bottom leaves without much sunlight remain light green from spring till autumn. Bagatelle is very similar to Atropurpurea Nana barberry but has shorter, upright branches, and the leaf margins on red leaves are decorated with thin, l ...entire article
LACEY BLUE perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of deep indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually happens from mid August. Thus the plant keeps its fluffy violet appearance for as long as nearly 3 months. Deciduous leaves are finely dissected, 4-6 cm long, silvery grey when they emerge, turning pale green in summer. The stalks are the most vibrant silver shade ever se ...entire article
Sundae Fraise® is another new hhydrangea clone from Jean Renault from France. It was derived from the already successful variety Vanille Fraise®, but this one is smaller and more compact. The flowers are medium sized panicles that open creamy white in late July and soon gain light pink shades that get deeper and richer with time. By the end of summer the whole shrub is covered with strawberry coating all over. The flowers can be cut at any time and ...entire article
Marjorie is a weigela with white and light pink flowers. They are funnel-shaped, 2-3 cm long, slightly scented. They appear from end spring until early summer and may repeat in late summer again. Deciduous leaves are ovate, mid green. Weigelas thrive in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. They can take heavy and compacted soil, too, but will need more time to grow nice. Pruning: remove flowering branches right after flowering in early summer. Hardy to about -29C (USDA zone 5) but not suitab ...entire article
Pea tree is a low-maintenance plant which is also often grown in very inhospitable locations because it can take almost anything: hard frost, dry soil, full sun, wind and absolute neglect. Walker is a variety commonly grafted on short or medium-sized stems with weeping branches. Its deciduous leaves are finely dissected, very narrow, light green. Pea-like, vivid yellow flowers come out from late spring until early summer. This variety is thornless. Pea tree grows medium fast and will grow in any well-drained, even very poor soil. It can take spring pruning but is no ...entire article
Corkscrew rush is a highly ornamental evergreen plant for boggy soil and wet conditions. It produces up to 45 cm tall, dark green, shiny, spiraled stems along which insignificant brown flowers appear in early summer. It likes constantly moist or wet, acidic soil in full sun or partial shade. It can be placed in shallow stream and pond banks where water is not deeper than 8 cm. Fully hardy to min. -30C (USDA zone 5). Last update 28-01-2011. ...entire article
Japanese sedge is a perfect companion plant for evergreen arrangements because this grass-like perennial remains in leaf all year long. Evergold is a variety with linear, narrow leaves that are creamy yellow in the centre and have dark green margins. It is a well-behaved plant not spreading throughout the entire bed. In late spring it produces short spikes on insignificant reddish brown flowers. Its narrow leaves create a tufted plant that likes to be touched. It is perfect for a partly shaded rockery, border edges and a large patio container. It needs well-drained ...entire article
Tamarisk is a beautiful plant with tiny leaves and profusion of flowers in late summer. The flowers are small, pink, composed in long racemes. Deciduous leaves are scale-like, blue-green, very small. Overall appearance is feathery and very fluffy and the plant looks great in a Mediterranean-style landscape, or combined with other larger plants with leathery foliage. It grows medium fast and looks best when pruned annually. Cut back 80% of previous year's growth in early spring to encourage new growth with plentiful of flowers on a dense and compact shrub. Comparison of salt ceda ...entire article
Hakuro Nishiki dappled willow is probably the most popular willow in our country. It originated in Japan and was introduced to Europe by a Dutch botanist Harry van den Laar in 1979. Its deciduous leaves are small, elliptic, 3-4 cm long, pea green with rich cream-white variegation. When new leaves emerge they are almost entirely creamy white gaining bright pink colour at the tips that disappears as the leaves mature in summer. It grows reasonably fast and is easy to grow. You can find it in most garden centres in shrub forms or grafted on stems of various height. Thanks to rapi ...entire article
Swamp mallow and its hybrids have been sought after plants for the past few years now. They are perennials with sturdy stems that have large, tropically looking flowers. Oak Red is a new variety with deep red, extra large flower. They are up to 20 cm across and appear from midsummer until the last sunny and warm days of autumn. Another interesting feature that makes this variety stand apart from other red-flowering swamp mallows is the leaf shape. They are deciduous, deep green, divided into three wide lobes. The plant is dependent on regular water and feed supply. Use ...entire article
Beni Maiko is a fantastic variety of Japanese maple with brilliant red new foliage. Its Japanese name means a red-haired dancing girl. The deciduous leaves are not large, only about 5 cm across, but their emerging colour in the spring is striking and is even more enhanced when new leaves mature in early summer while the branches keep producing fresh new red foliage at their ends. This makes this maple a unique specimen in every garden. It grows slowly about 2.5m tall and wide. Beni Maiko forms naturally a dense and bushy shrub with a neat, oval-shaped or almost rounded ...entire article
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further north. Perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually ...entire article
Royal Red is a butterfly bush with deep purple-red flowers that are fragrant and up to 50 cm long. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in up to 40 cm long, dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape with age. To achieve a nice looking plant cut back l ...entire article
Black Knight is a butterfly bush variety with one of the deepest colours currently available in the market. They are deep purple blue, heavily scented, up to 30 cm long. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape ...entire article
If you google red-leaved Japanese maples I am sure that, amongst the oldest varieties such as Bloodgood and Atropurpureum, you will find this nice piece: Shaina. Unlike the previously mentioned cultivars Shaina is everyone’s love as it offers advantages that come in handy for gardeners-beginners. Shaina has deeply lobed palmate leaves with 5 elongated, pointed leaflets, their shape resembles marihuana. The colour is reliable burgundy red – light red on new leaves to deep burgundy on mature leaves. Lower leaves and if placed in part shade they will turn deep green. ...entire article
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. Floristan White makes spikes of pure white button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy to about -29C (USDA zone 5) without mulch and -37C with mulch ( ...entire article
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. It makes 45-70 cm long spikes of pink button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy to about -29C (USDA zone 5) without mulch and -37C with mulch (USDA zone 3b). L ...entire article
We are always utterly happy when we can introduce a plant which in its original form was too tall or wide for a usual-size garden. But thanks to special breeding we can then enjoy dwarf varieties with slower growth which still keep their main features. This pin oak is a perfect example. The thick compact crown bears leaves that are deeply lobed, glossy and green, very attractive for a summer garden giving it a feeling of natural woodlands. But the main show begins in the autumn when the leaf colour changes to orange yellow and golden, crimson red and purple, still with flashes of green. Usual ...entire article
Woodbridge is an ideal choice for everyone who loves shiny-coloured flowers in summer. They are bright pink, sometimes of a faint lavender touch, with a bright red eye in the middle, small enough not to disturb the entire colour of the bloom. They come out every year in July and don’t stop blooming until all buds have gone - sometimes by end September. Pruning is not needed. But if you clip max. one third of last year’s growth it will result in larger flower sizes. Hibiscus needs a sunny location and though it can withstand temporary droughts it is advisable to keep the soil moist ...entire article
Blue-flowering hibiscus varieties are very popular in gardens. Marina is one of them. It bears medium-large mauve flowers with deep burgundy red centres that have conspicuous veins along the flower tepals. Stigmas are creamy white which makes an adorable contrast with the flower colour. Marina is ideal for combinations with yellow-flowering lower shrubs. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are medium large, 7-8 cm long, narrowly palmate, 3-lobed with one lobe deeply cut, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant mani ...entire article
Lady Stanley is a gorgeous variety with semi-double to double pinkish white flowers with purple veins which come out every year in July and don’t stop blooming until all buds have gone - sometimes by end September. Towards the end of the flowering season the flowers tend to reveal more pink rather than white, and a deep purple blotch in the middle. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are narrowly palmate, 3-lobed, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant manifests too much water at the roots. They are either over-wat ...entire article
Duc de Brabant is a popular variety or Rose-of-Sharon with fully double flowers. They are medium sized, 5-6 cm across, purple red and come out in from mid July until last warm and sunny days of early autumn. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are narrowly palmate, 3-lobed, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant manifests too much water at the roots. They are either over-watered or planted in too heavy, water-logged soil that might cause serious problems. Hibiscus is a typical example of a plant where the borderli ...entire article
“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 vibrant red in the spring, turning crimson red in early summer and deep burgundy in late summer, finishing up with vivid reddish-purple in the autumn. It grows slowly and forms a shrub that is rather wider than tall. Branches are pendent making an umbrella appearance. It is often ...entire article
Bloodgood is an extremely commercially successful variety with deep burgundy leaves. They have 7 lobes and hold the colour reliably. The leaves turn bright scarlet red in the autumn. The bark is blackish-red. It forms a small tree or a large shrub with compact, rounded crown with predominantly upright branches. It is considered a vigorous grower compared to Japanese maples’ growth rate. It grows relatively fast to about 4m high where it slows down dramatically and thickens the crown. It seldom exceeds 3m wide. Bloodgood is an easy-care, hardy plant, which does not n ...entire article
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