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STAIRCASE™ Dupline Orange is a bi-coloured lupine from the above mentioned series which in a single flower combines two colours - pink stripes above and solid yellow. Altogether it makes an impression of a fantastic orange colour. As every lupine it has the typical lupine fragrance. Stems are about 50-60 cm tall. Blooming begins in June and continues throughout summer if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade - prevent them from production of seeds. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowe ...entire article
16.06.2019New in catalogue
lupine (Lupinus "'STAIRCASE™ WHITE'")
STAIRCASE™ White is a white flowering lupine from the above mentioned series which, as the flowers mature, gains pale pink shades. As every lupine it has the typical lupine fragrance. Stems are about 50-60 cm tall. Blooming begins in June and continues throughout summer if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade - prevent them from production of seeds. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowering cut it back and it will produce a nice mound of new foliage that will be attractive until the ...entire article
16.06.2019New in catalogue
lupine (Lupinus "'STAIRCASE™ PINK'")
STAIRCASE™ Pink is a cotton-candy pink flowering lupine from the above mentioned series. As every lupine it has the typical lupine fragrance. Stems are about 50-60 cm tall. Blooming begins in June and continues throughout summer if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade - prevent them from production of seeds. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowering cut it back and it will produce a nice mound of new foliage that will be attractive until the end of the growing season. Deciduous, palm ...entire article
16.06.2019New in catalogue
lupine (Lupinus "STAIRCASE™ YELLOW")
STAIRCASE™ Yellow is a yellow flowering lupine from the above mentioned series. The colour is not pale, yet not mustard yellow, sort of rich vanilla yellow. And as every lupine it has the typical lupine fragrance. Stems are about 50-60 cm tall. Blooming begins in June and continues throughout summer if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade - prevent them from production of seeds. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowering cut it back and it will produce a nice mound of new foliage that ...entire article
M.F. Dark Blue White Bee is Magic Fountain larkspur variety with deep indigo blue outer petals decorated with dwarf white petals that look like a bee feasting on its nectar. Basal leaves are mid green, up to 20 cm across, palmate, 3- or 5-lobed. Stems are 90-120 cm tall and from June till July produce flowers in erect spikes. Once the flowering has finished you can cut back the entire plant for the second flush in September and October. Grow larkspur in any well-drained, h ...entire article
14.06.2019New in catalogue
swamp mallow (Hibiscus x "EXTREME RED")
EXTREME RED is a swamp mallow variety with very large flowers. They are rich red (not dark purple or magenta, really red), and 16-17 cm across. Flowering begins in August and depending on plant's age and fertilizing new flower buds can be formed till September or October. Deciduous leaves are deep green, heart-shaped with a long, narrow tip, and in autumn turn amber orange with red veins. Stalks and stems are pink flushed. The breeder claims an overall plant height of 50-60 cm, however, hardy hibiscus sizes can va ...entire article
YOUNIQUE™ is a trade name of a new astilbe series from the Netherlands. Plants from this series excel in abundant flowering and healthy foliage. They are a cross between a.arendsii and a.japonica, bred by Jan Verschoor. YOUNIQUE™ Silvery Pink is variety with dense, bright silvery pink plumes. They bloom on 25-30 cm tall stems from late June until midsummer unless tired by all-day sunlight. Leaves are rich green, divided, and healthy. Patented as PP20656 in 2010. ...entire article
12.06.2019New in catalogue
old man's beard (Clematis "'RUUTEL'")
Ruutel, or to be exact Rüütel is an Estonian clematis introduction from 1982, bred by the Kivistik family nursery Roogoja from Harjumaa, Estonia. The name means 'knight' and I believe that the breeder rightly estimated this variety to become the knight of purple red varieties. It produces large, 12-20 cm across flowers of the deepest purple red colour with the typical velvety sheen. They come out from June or July until late August, possibly September. It belongs to Group 2 clematis: in early spring remove dead a ...entire article
SunKiss is an American variety of tickseed marketed by Proven Winners®. It makes very large, 8-9 cm across flowers of the brightest golden yellow colour with brown eye. Ray florets are slightly dissected at tips. They appear from mid June until late autumn, while the weather is sunny and relatively warm. Deadheading (of flowers AND stems) will enhance the flowering but is not a must, it will still flower abundantly every year and all summer long - for incredible 5 months. Presto tickseed forms a bushy, almost pe ...entire article
Bambino Blue is a compact variety of Jacob's ladder producing beautiful violet blue flowers with yellow centres margined with purple red corolla. They come out in profusion atop upright, fleshy stems about 45 cm tall from late May or early June for almost 2 months. Yarrow-like leaves are rich green, partly glossy, pinnate, and resemble a ladder hence its common name. If the clump looks tired and unsightly after flowering cut it back just above ground level, the plant will re-emerge with a fresh dose of ferny folia ...entire article
08.06.2019New in catalogue
mock orange (Philadelphus "'ERECTUS'")
Erectus is an old lemoinei hybrid of mock orange from 1892 which seems to attract attention only at the beginning of the new millennium. Possibly because the gardens are getting smaller and smaller, and as this variety is compact and almost columnar it easily fits even a small front yard. From early summer it produces masses of pure white, cross-shaped flowers whose fragrance is not as strong as on the other large-flowered varieties. It grows into a densely branched, upright shrub about 1.5m tall and a little l ...entire article
Knallblau is a charming variety of Austrian speedwell with rich sky blue to indigo blue flowers attractive especially to bumble bees and butterflies. They are composed in spike-like, erect racemes atop 30-40 cm tall stems. They are produced from late May for 6-10 weeks - the older and more established the plant is the longer flowering period you can expect. Deciduous leaves are similar to those on blueberads – broadly oval to narrowly heart-shaped, fresh green, serrated at margins, and glossy. Knallblau spee ...entire article
06.06.2019New in catalogue
soapwort (Saponaria "'BRESSINGHAM'")
Soapwort is a herbaceous plant native to Europe and Asia, closely related to lychnis and silene. Its name refers to saponins contained in leaves and stems which were used to produce soap in the past. In horticulture mostly perennial species are cultivated. Bressingham is a lovely soapwort variety forming neat rounded cushions smothered with small, rich pink flowers with a white eye from late May for 4-8 weeks. They are highly attractive to butterflies. It makes a dense, relatively slow growing groundcover with semi ...entire article
05.06.2019New in catalogue
globe flower (Trollius "'CHEDDAR'")
Globe flower is a fantastic perennial, one of the slightly tallest ones. Its cup-shaped flowers are typical for the species – they look like miniatures of peonies. Cheddar is a witty name for a spectacular variety. Why not if its colour is so similar to possibly the most popular cheese in England. Cheddar globe flower produces butter or cheesy yellow flowers atop some 80 cm tall stems from mid May until mid June. They rise well above the lush foliage making a stunning display especially when planted in mass. ...entire article
22.05.2019New in catalogue
bugbane (Actaea "'BRUNETTE'")
Brunette is a popular, compact variety of bugbane with deep burgundy brown or almost black, 30-50 cm across leaves. They are 3-ternate-pinnate, with palmate, lobed, sharply toothed basal leaves. In late summer rise slender, dark stems bearing 30-40 cm long erect racemes composed of small, soft pink, very fragrant flowers. They resemble cherry laurel flowers both in appearance as well as scent. They flower from late August until mid October. Flower buds look like small, purple red pearls. Bugbane prefers partially s ...entire article
NEPTUNE® is an exquisite variety of Cuban catmint. An amateur gardener might say that it looks like a merge between Blue Boa agastache and blue dead nettle, and he can't be blamed. Apart from the main features typical for this Cuban species such as large leaves and large flowers, NEPTUNE® boasts very compact and dense, upright habit which makes older catmints turn green with envy. Yet NEPTUNE® wins again because it has m ...entire article
21.05.2019New in catalogue
catmint (Nepeta "'SIX HILLS GIANT'")
Six Hills Giant is a popular catmint variety of vigorous growth. It grows up to 90 cm tall and wide and looks like a small shrub. From June open small, pale violet flowers along and atop slender stems. Mint-scented leaves (and possibly the whole plant) look very similar to perovskia, they are small, ovate, scalloped, and gently serrated at margins. Thanks to extremely long flowering period it makes a great feature in summer gardens, on patios and balconies, and combined with spring flowering shrubs or perennials. If t ...entire article
Purrsian Blue is a compact variety of catmint bred by Kevin Hurd from Walters Gardens, USA, in 2009. It naturally makes dense, cushion-like clumps with 30-40 cm tall, deep purple blue stems holding rich violet blue flowers from June until October without a need to cut back the plant after the first flowering. Leaves are mint scented, only some 2-4 cm long, deep green, scalloped, and serrated at margins. Thanks to extremely long flowering period it makes a great feature in summer gardens, on patios and balconies, and c ...entire article
HILLIER™ Porcelain Blue is a hybrid corydalis producing unique, narrowly tubular flowers in clear sky blue flowers with a bit of cobalt blue hue. They are born in erect or partly arching racemes atop about 30 cm tall slender stems. Flowering begins in May and continues for about two months. Then the plant rests for a while and in summer re-blooms with a few flowers until early autumn. Ternate leaves are deeply dissected, matte, dark green with a notable blue tint. The variety was bred by Hillier Nursery in the U ...entire article
Florida flame azalea, or also honeysuckle azalea is a deciduous rhododendron species from South USA (Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi), almost unknown in Europe. It is often mistaken for swamp azalea owing to strongly scented flowers and smaller leaves. The flowers are creamy to yellow or even orange with red flames towards the calyx. They are funnel-shaped, open wide revealing up to 5 cm long stamens. Deciduous leaves are narrowly elliptic, mid green. In our climate it grows moderately to about 2m tall shrub. This azalea comes from hot climate and ...entire article
Pink Perfume is a Dutch addition to the Bloomerang® series of re-blooming lilacs marketed by Proven Winners® in USA. The plant was bred by Andre Franciscus van Nijnatten from Zundert, the Netherlands, in 2003, and patented as PP24252 in 2012. It is a cross between dwarf s.meyeri and small-leaved s.microphylla. Bloomerang® Pink Perfume lilac does what is promises - enchants you with its lovely sweet perfume which is so different from the common lilac fragrance ...entire article
Red Head is a fountain grass selection by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials from Illinois, USA. It produces attractive smoky purple red spike-like flowers 20-25 cm long. They appear atop up to 1.5m tall stem and exhibit their beauty well arranged above the foliage level. Leaves are luxuriant green, arching, and create a soft, relaxed feeling. In autumn they turn golden yellow. Red Head makes dense and compact clumps, yet count on the same spread as height (1.5m) in maturity which in case of this variety comes ver ...entire article
RUBY ANNABELLE® is a smooth hydrangea with deep purple pink flowers. They are both sterile and fertile, composed in rounded corymbs about 12 cm across, from late May until early July. If pruned immediately after flowering they can rebloom in late summer. Deciduous leaves are ovate, mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happily in USDA zone 3 where winter temperatures drop down to -4 ...entire article
FOREVER® PURPLE is a coral bells producing stunning, glossy, slightly scalloped foliage of the deepest plum purple colour. It is from the FOREVER® series comprising of varieties with leaves whose colour does not change significantly throughout the year, and remain handsome also in winter, unharmed by mild frost. Small, pale pink to almost white flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, only some 30 cm tall, rich red stems from mid spring until late su ...entire article
Wild Rose is a stunning coral bells variety with a striking foliage colour. Its leaves are rich purple red with conspicuous deep mahogany red veins. They are palmate with rounded lobes and only slightly undulated margins. Small pink flowers are borne atop 60 cm tall, slender, pale purple red stems in May and June. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. Coral bells can take almost any soil with ample moisture and ...entire article
CHIC & CHOC honeysuckle is a dwarf flowering shrub for almost any place in full sun. In June appear rich purple pink buds which open into soft golden yellow flowers with two lips, and soon turn almost white which greatly contrasts with various depths of purple and pink buds. And the perfume! Strong fruity sweet with a tiny hint of exotic spices, also loved by bees, bumblebees, and butterflies. Flowers open continuously from June until late August. Or if you prune it after the first strong flowering phase it will set n ...entire article
Alice is an oak-leaved hydrangea bred by a renowned botanist and hydrangea lover Michael Dirr during his Giorgia Plant Introduction Programme. It is a huge dude, indeed - it has extra large leaves, huge flowers, and makes substantial shrubs. Alice It produces enormous foliage: 30-40 cm across. Its highly attractive, deciduous leaves are deeply lobed with conspicuous tips, leathery, rich green in spring, slightly paler in summer, and turn rich carmine red and striking wine red in late summer. These eye-catching le ...entire article
GENOLIA® is an excellent addition to the family of hedging cherry laurels. It comes from Switzerland, and was bred by Pepiniéres de Genolier in 2002. It forms a handsome, columnar, evergreen shrub which requires no pruning to look recent great. Leathery leaves are mid to dark green, narrowly ovate, and glossy. Its naturally upright habit makes it ideal for a hedge, however, it can serve as a slender, free-standing, evergreen specimen in small gardens. It was awarded silver medal at Plantarium 2005, a leading Eur ...entire article
WARM WELCOME® is a unique miniature climbing rose bred by Chris Warner from Oregon, USA, and patented in 1995 (PP9356). Just like the name suggests this rose creates a warm and cosy atmosphere thanks to its rich orange flowers. They are small, single, and have a light spicy fragrance. Produced profusely and almost continuously from June until frosts this rose will make a reliable welcome point at your doorway. It makes and upright, bushy plant with small, dark green, bronze flushed, glossy, and healthy foliage th ...entire article
PARFUM ROYAL CLIMBING® is a beautiful climbing rose with large, hot pink, strongly fragrant flowers. They have a typical hybrid-tea rose shape and deep, fruity sweet fragrance. There are 35 petals in a blossom whose reverse is silvery pink which gives the flower a certain touch of nobility, that's probably why it was called royal. It flowers profusely and reliably continuously from June until frost. Thanks to excellent branching it looks like a tall, upright shrub rose with lush, dark green and glossy, healthy fo ...entire article
Hakone grass is one of the top grass species most appreciated by landscape designers. It is so showy and simple at the same time, so no wonder it is often used as undergrowth of larger beautiful Japanese maples or other appealing multistemmed shrubs with bare framework of bottom branches. The species of hakone grass has fresh green, about one centimeter wide leaves on slender, partly arching stems, reaching 30 to 60 cm height with age. In midsummer appear tan coloured, airy panicles composed of small flowers in terminal panicles, and last almost 2 months. ...entire article
RED CLOUD® miscanthus is one of very few varieties producing weeping inflorescence. Already in midsummer it forms rich burgundy red, glossy plumes which are not erect as most other eulalias. Their colour is intense and is best viewed against afternoon sun. In early autumn the flowers open into fluffy, cotton-like, silvery plumes that look great left on the plant over winter when the whole clump is pruned back. Leaves are rather narrow, just like Gracillimus variety, and reach only about one meter tall. The pl ...entire article
PINK CRISPY photinia is a drama at first glance. Exceedingly showy foliage reveals creamy white variegation on dark green, slightly undulated, gently serrated, and broadly oval to obovate, evergreen leaves. And the real extravaganza show kicks off when new leaves emerge. They are so intensely pink you can hardly believe that this plant is not made of plastic. A true gem that can easily go solo as a stand-alone specimen in the middle of a lawn, or wisely placed among other green plants where it will take no time to pla ...entire article
Delicious Candy® is one of the most fantastic purple pink coneflowers bred so far. Its semi-double, fragrant flowers appear atop 30-50 cm tall stems from early July until late September. The flowers are attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to suck some nectar from them. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are deep green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Delicious Candy® forms bus ...entire article
Moneymaker is a clump forming lily-turf variety with attractive foliage and flowers. Its dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy, narrow leaves are evergreen in mild winters of zone 6, and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne spikes of rich lavender violet flowers on strong, dark purple stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than about 10 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Liriope does well in moist, humus-rich, and preferably acid to neutral soil, but wi ...entire article
EXTREME MAGENTA is a swamp mallow variety with extra large flowers. They are dark magenta pink and 23 cm across. Flowering begins in August and depending on plant's age and fertilizing new flower buds can be formed till September or October. Deciduous leaves are deep green, heart-shaped with a long, narrow tip, and in autumn turn amber orange with red veins. Stalks and stems are red, too. The breeder claims an overall plant height of 50-60 cm, however, hardy hibiscus sizes can vary a great deal with location so co ...entire article
Caradonna is a beautiful wood sage which looks like annual salvia farinacea, yet this beauty is a true perennial. Caradonna makes compact clumps with erect stems 40-60 cm tall, very dark purple blue, almost black, bearing numerous deep violet-blue flowers in spike-like inflorescences. Main flowering begins from late May and lasts about one and a half months, meanwhile new flowering stems are formed for weaker flowering in midsummer. However, if you cut the whole plant back to the ground after the first flow ...entire article
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
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
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
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
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
WILD SWAN™ is a fantastic hybrid anemone producing large, white flowers, decorated with a wide, smoky violet stripe on the sepals reverse. It has a unique flowering time - from late May until autumn, often early November. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Overall height is about 40 cm with flowers, or 30 cm without, exceptionally 60 cm in too fertile soil. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-ric ...entire article
Early® Cerise is one of the great EARLY START™ summer phlox. From about mid June appear large panicles of numerous rich red 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 almost any garden soil, fertile or poor, but wit ...entire article
Ostfriesland (East Friesland) is a flat lowland in North Germany, renowned for fertile soil and mild, humid climate which is why there are a lot of nurseries. No wonder that this wood sage received the same name, remembering the region. Ostfriesland sage makes compact clumps with erect stems 35-45 cm tall, bearing long spikes of numerous deep violet-blue flowers from June until September. The calyxes are purple violet, just like the stems, which creates a great background even if the plant is not in full bloom. Leaves ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Compact White is even more compact that others from the series, almost dwarf. It produces rich spikes of small, pure white 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. Sage will gr ...entire article
24.05.2019New stock
redbud (Cercis "'MERLOT'")
Merlot redbud, just the French grapevine variety of the same name, has leaves of the deepest wine red colour. They are deciduous, heart-shaped, and glossy. Compared to Forest Pansy they are a little smaller (abt. 10x13 cm), the plant is not as vigorous, and exhibits a more compact and denser habit. Another impressive feature is its spring flowering. Profusion of bright purple-pink flowers with miniature stalks are borne on bare, purple-black wood. The older the tree, the more flowers are produced. Pruning is not ne ...entire article
Son of Thumb fuchsia is a successor of Tom Thumb. Also garden hardy, also compact, and free flowering. It makes a mounding shrub with short, upright branches, yet perfectly covering the ground. Flowers are small, cerise pink with lilac to pale violet corolla. They are pendent and not fully opened like snowdrops. Grow hardy fuchsias in full sun or partial shade. They need moisture from spring until they become dormant so water them freely. Mulching is reco ...entire article
Saturnus is a hardy fuchsia variety from the Netherlands bred by Johan De Groot as a cross between f.regia var.typica and Frau Henriëtte Ernst. It produces masses of attractive flowers which open from distinctly oval, rich fuchsia pink buds. Their sepals are elongated, conspicuous, and the corolla is partly open, light lilac pink to deeper lilac violet or lavender blue. It forms a small shrub with partly upright and partly arching twigs with flowers from late June until October. A great companion for small, spring bl ...entire article
BLOOMBUX® is a beautiful rhododendron cross of r.hirsutum and r.micranthum. It is a compact, evergreen shrub with profusion of small but lovely flowers from late May until mid June. They open from salmon pink buds into pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers that look like miniature weigela flowers. Lush leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, dark green, glossy, and so elegant that a plant without flowers looks as irresistible as in full bloom, and will be a perfect companion in the garden as well as on a balcony or p ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Orange Halo is a tricky one which some may found expandable now that we have several yellow and red varieties to date. Well, not quite. This one is truly unique. Its flowers are much deeper red compared to those known so far, and the ray florets are distinctly ribbed giving the flower and extra 3D effect. Moreover, they are always firm at tops of stronger stem ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Red is a variety with rich red, daisy-like, medium large flowers. Their centres are yellow with red corolla when young, and mature to dark, almost wine red. Flowers appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The stems are hairy and short which helps maintain a compact, m ...entire article
Hansestadt Rostock® is a charming polyantha (floribunda) rose introduction by Rosen Tantau from 2010. This healthy and extremely floriferous rose produces delicate flowers of rich apricot orange and golden colour that changes to soft salmon pink as the blooms fade out. They have a lovely, sweet tea perfume, not very strong but surely attractive. This rose is disease resistant and repeats blooming from June until October. Thanks to bushy habit it makes a perfect standard rose with dense crowns, filled with beaut ...entire article
AUGUSTA LUISE® is a stunning hybrid tea rose by Rosen Tantau from 1999. Even the breeder admits that this is one of their best roses of all times. Rich perfume and incredible continuous production of flowers make it a demanded jewel for every garden. The flowers are large, and buds open into small, tousled heads with rich pink margins, and mature into salmon-pink colour with golden orange centres. Then, especially in hot summer months, the flowers turn pale orange, almost beige, and finally gain bright pink shade ...entire article
AMBELLA® PURPLE is an evergreen bellflower plant with deep violet blue flowers from early summer until late autumn, or even early winter if its beginning is mild. The colder the weather the darker the flowers. Leaves are broadly heart- or kidney-shaped, dark green, unevenly serrated. Plants grow quite fast and quickly form low but erect cushions. Dalmatian bellflower prefers a sunny location, and will also live in partial shade with less flowers. It has no special soil requirements, its just has to be free dr ...entire article
If I was to choose one word, only one to describe this hybrid tea rose it would be intoxicating. By the look, by the smell. There are not many roses that knock you out like this one. It is called PAROLE, or Buxom Beauty, or even XXL which refers to its extra large flowers that can be up to 15 cm across. They are rich magenta purple, and release a strong perfume that is so difficult to depict, which is possibly why it was awarded so man ...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
Liriope has dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy foliage. The leaves are narrow and evergreen in mild winters of zone 6 and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne spikes of rich lavender violet flowers on strong, dark stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than 10-20 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Ingversen is a selected variety which does not spread by rhizomes and keeps itself as a dense clump. Flowering is more profuse and thanks to the neat plant ...entire article
In 1981 French rose breeder Marie-Louise Meilland od Meilland Rose Nursery introduced another beautiful rose paying tibute to Aachen, a German town on the German-French border, this time its cathedral hence the name Aachener Dom. The preceding rose was called Gruss an Aachen. Aachener Dom is a beautiful, large-flowered hybrid tea rose with rich salmon pink flowers with silvery gleams making them shine like a new metallic car paint. And the fragrance - wow, rich, deep, sweet tea, long-lasting. Leaves are large and v ...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
How poetic to call a flower First Love®! This speedwell was named just like that and no wonder. Its neony rich purple pink spikes shine through the garden from early morning until late evening with lasting intensity. It makes a compact clump and is able to produce flowers from late June until early autumn if in humus-rich soil and if regularly dead-headed. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, deep green. Speedwell will grow in any moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, preferably in f ...entire article
Sensation Pink is another coneflower bred by Dutch lover of perennials Marco van Noort in 2012. It makes rich pink, almost magenta pink flowers from late June until September. They are first borne atop strong, 40-60 cm tall stems, and then along the lower parts of stems. The central cones are deep red with orange tips later. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Patented as PP26593 in 2014. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be c ...entire article
Pink blueberries, now commonly called Pinkberry® are a modern attraction of early 2000's. The first plant was achieved by American breeder Mark Ehlenfeldt from Agricultural Research Service (ARS), who in 1991 crossed rabbiteye blueberry whose immature fruit is pink, and usual highbush blueberry with blue fruit. The result was introduced in 2005 and named 2 years after as Pink Lemonade®. It was a huge success a ...entire article
Black Beauty is an American coral bells variety bred by Daniel M.Heims from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA. It makes large, dark burgundy red, slightly ruffled, semi-evergreen foliage. In May and June it makes dark red stems with small, white flowers, and reblooms in early autumn. The plants looks great accompanied with perennials of tine evergreens of light green or golden foliage, or surrounded by pebbles of light colour shades (grey, pink, or beige). Patented as PP13,288 in 2002. Coral bells can take almost any soil ...entire article
Tapestry® is a beautiful foamy bells bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA, and patented as PP21150 in 2010. It makes large, semi-evergreen, deeply lobed leaves. They are dark burgundy red to almost chocolate brown in the centre, and green at margins. From May until September it produces numerous stems with small cut conspicuous, bell-shaped, rosy pink flowers in several flushes. It grows vigorously forming a dense mound of colourful foliage and attractive flowers for a long period. Foamy bells d ...entire article
Nottingham is an English medlar variety renowned for its rusty brown fruit of apple and pear flavour. The fruit is a little flattened at the end and about the same size as those on the species. It is edible only after the first frosts, or if picked early it should be bletted in room temperature in order to become soft and sweet. However, we recommend leaving the fruit hanging on the tree for as long as possible, obviously avoiding serious frosts. Then the flesh is soft, juicy, and sweet, and the easiest way to eat it ...entire article
Kordes Rosen breed and produce roses which are, in most cases, very resistant to common rose diseases, and when it comes to groudcover or floribunda roses, they are nearly always 100% healthy. These roses need little or no care and remain beautiful all season long. Just like Palmengarten Frankfurt®. This small rose shrub is also used as a groundcover and offers small – about 4 cm across, semi-double, rich pink flowers on the background of small, healthy, glossy, dark green foliage with deep burgundy red sha ...entire article
Gallery series consists of several multicoloured varieties of dwarf lupines, whose stems do not usually exceed 60 cm. Gallery White variety is pure and beautiful like a bride’s dress – snow white with some creamy white tones. Blooming begins in late June or early July and may continue for 4-6 weeks if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowering cut it back and it will produce a nice mound of new foliag ...entire article
Rachel de Thame is a charming and successful British gardener and television presenter, and this lupine was named in her honour. It is another WESTCOUNTRY™ variety from Sarah Conibear, making strong and sturdy stems about 80 cm tall. Blooming begins in late June or early July and may continue for 4-6 weeks if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowering cut it back and it will produce a nice mound of new foli ...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
Once upon a time there was a boy named Tom who was so tiny that he got a name Tom Thumb. When he grew older he found himself a girl who was tiny, too, and everyone called her Thumbelina. However, when the two decided to get married the officer at the registry did not like such informality and as she lacked sense of humour completely she stopped her from using her nickname officially and put her down as Lady Thumb. Lady Thumb is also a name of this awesome fuchsia variety. Its flowers are rather large, with fuchsia ...entire article
SILVER ANNIVERSARY™ is an attractive buddleia hybrid bred by Peter Moore in 1994 as a cross between b.crispa and b.loricata. It is a deciduous shrub with striking silver, narrowly lance-shaped foliage which resembles Russian olive leaves. Flowers are formed in short panicles. They are creamy white with orange throat, sweetly fragrant, and bloom from early July until late September. Growth is rather symmetrical and dense. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard prun ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a French selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It originated in Nantes and produces smaller leaves of intensely red colour when young, maturing to deep green, yet keeping the top leaves crimson or wine red. New leaves with red colour emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Young twigs are r ...entire article
You needn’t be as rich as the king Fridrich I who had a unique idea in late 17th century – to make a room decorated solely with amber and gold called the Amber Room. It is often rated the 8th wonder and if you like the rich shades of amber you really don’t need to undertake a tough quest of finding this architectural jewel stolen by German Nazis during world war II and never seen again. Just look at this breathtaking daylily and you have all the amber shades you can wish for at hand. In is called ...entire article
YOUNIQUE™ is a trade name of a new astilbe series from the Netherlands. Plants from this series excel in abundant flowering and healthy foliage. YOUNIQUE™ Carmine (‘Verscarmine’) is a variety from 2009, bred by Jan Verschoor, with deep carmine red flowers that look like baroque hats plumes. They bloom on 25-30 cm tall stems from late June until midsummer unless tired by all-day sunlight. Leaves are rich green, divided, and healthy. Patented as PP20324 i ...entire article
Rozanne® cranesbill was first introduced to horticultural public in 2000 and 8 years later it won a prestigious award Plant Of The Year. It boasts with large, 5-petalled, rich lilac-violet flowers from June until the last warm days of autumn. Very attractive basal leaves are mid green, widely palmate, distinctly lobed, and show some light green marbling. They change to orange and golden in autumn. Rozanne is a reliable filler, it will fill large spaces in no time so un ...entire article
Munstead is a name for several plant varieties, all of which are somehow linked with Munstead Heath in southern Surrey, England, where Gertrude Jekyll's house called Munstead Wood was located. The house and garden were designed by Sir Edwin E. Lutyens and built by Thomas Underwood for Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most influential landscape architects and writers, contributing to many renowned magazines at the turn of the century, and creating over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Munstead...entire article
Silver Scrolls is a coral bells variety with almost rounded, rather flat leaves. They are dark green to deep burgundy brown with rich silvery marbling enhancing the veins. Foliage colour does not change dramatically during the year, only in winter the reverse turns rich purple violet. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50-60 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the image of the perfect leaves you can cut them off yet before they begin to bloom. The leaves remain ni ...entire article
Marmalade, yummy! This coral bells variety looks tasty indeed. It emerges coppery orange in spring - looks like orange marmalade, and gains salmon pink shades throughout the season, mostly on the reverse of the leaves which in autumn and winter turns incredible violet purple, a stunning shade when it is -10°or -15°C all around. Leaves are mid-sized, heavily lobed and frilled at margins. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the i ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Deep Rose begins its show in mid May when spikes of rich purple red flowers buds appear on about 30 cm tall spikes. They are followed by light rosy pink flowers which are produced in profusion from mid May until midsummer. If you cut back the clump after the main flowering and fertilize it the pla ...entire article
Brunnera is an attractive perrenial with showy foliage, suitable especially for garden enthusiasts looking for the beauty of leaves rather than flowers. This rhizomatous perennial produces large, soft hairy, ovate to heart-shaped, sharp-pointed, deep green leaves. In mid spring, commonly late April in zone 6, appear small, sky blue, forget-me-not-like flowers on thin stems 20-30 cm tall, in thin, cyme-like panicles for almost two months. It looks best in mass plantings and as it is quite slow forming a groundcover on its own we suggest planting in densely ...entire article
In 1985 The Principality of Monaco asked the Meilland family, one of the world’s leading rose breeders, to create a rose which will represent the national colours of Monaco. Many trials were made and 15 years later, in 2000, Alain Meilland came up with a breathtaking piece which received the name Jubilé du Prince de Monaco to honour Prince Reinier III of Monaco. For the interntional trade the rose was given an easier name Fire & Ice. Fire & Ice is a beautiful ...entire article
Coccineus is a variety of Red valerian with scarlet red to rich pink flowers composed in upright panicles atop about 30-70 cm long stems. In good soil they can be quite large and last a few weeks, in poor soils they have average-sized heads but there are numerous more panicles coming out on stems arising from the axils of the main stems. Flowering begins on the first hot days of May and continues until the last warm and sunny days of autumn, truly incredible. The whole plant is well branched and thanks to its habi ...entire article
The very first time we saw Felice lavender it was obvious that it would be a bestseller. A compact plant with plenty of flowers and the most important feature above all - so fragrant! It releases its scent without touching it. Just bend over or move the pot or simply stand against the wind and you WILL smell the typical lavender perfume yet before it begins to bloom since the fragrance is released from the leaves. Felice lavender is also known to have the longest bloom period - from June until August. The flowers ...entire article
Siskiyou Pink is a uniquely coloured gaura with pink and white flowers. They open from fuschia red buds into white flowers with pink marbling or central stripes. The ratio of pink colour varies flower to flower. Stems are very thin and move in the slightest breeze thanks to which the flowers look like a cloud of butterflies flying above the foliage. Gaura is a perennial with extra long blooming season and requires very little or no care at all. It emerges in late spring with deep burgundy red leaves that turn gree ...entire article
Snowflake is possibly the earliest flowering oak-leaved hydrangea bred so far. From early June, as soon as hot weather comes, it produces large, cone-shaped, pendent panicles for about two months. They are 30-40 cm long and composed of white, double, sterile flowers whose petals grow in up to 5 layers ending with a couple of small, almost green ones in the very centre. Fertile flowers are pale green and tiny and are often covered by sterile ones. It makes very attractive, shallowly lobed, deciduous, somewhat coars ...entire article
Marmalade is another coneflower hybrid with fascinating colours. It was bred by Arie Blom in the Netherlands and patented under PP22,602 in 2012. Marmalade coneflower produces rich orange or coppery orange fully double flowers. They open quite – from late June and if regularly deadheaded and fertilized they will continue showing up until late summer or early autumn. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. The plant is usually trouble-free and r ...entire article
Variegatus is one of the few eulalias that can take partial shade. It has white variegated, arching foliage that turns orange in autumn. Flowers appear late, usually in October, and are purple red. This variety is not too tall but can be very wide thanks to its arching habit. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive here. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering in summer. It hates boggy soil quite surprisingly copes well with heavy clay unless its roots st ...entire article
Malepartus is a robust eulalia variety with striking foliage and flowers. The leaves are wide, rich green with a prominent white midrib, turning orange in autumn. Flowers are produced from late July and are held high above the foliage. They come out maroon red and turn soft beige in autumn when they open wide like a pampas grass, and even silvery white in winter. Malepartus is one of the most striking eulalias for winter season. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive here. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, i ...entire article
Gracillimus is a maiden grass (eulalia) which is very popular among both interior as well as landscape designers. It offers a lush effect of dense tufts of narrow, rich green leaves, elegantly arching. It is not very tall but can be quite substantial given the space in your garden. Tassel-like flowers are bronze as them emerge, show up much later than on other miscanthus varieties, and are not much taller than the tuft. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any w ...entire article
Feather grass comes from a country where it would definitely be called maravilloso as it comes from Mexico, Argentina, and can also be found in New Mexico and Texas in USA. Ponytails is a compact and a little shorter variety with thin, soft green foliage and about 30-40 tall stems with plume-like flowers from early summer until autumn. They are light green first, maturing to beige or buff later. Somewhat arching habit is what makes this ornamental grass so popular along with the fact that the flowers move in the s ...entire article
Gold Bar® is a very attractive mutation of popular zebra grass which exhibits a shorter, more compact growth with more profuse yellow variegation. Gold Bar® eulalia has 4 times as many yellow stripes than zebra grass and its tuft is very dense even on young plants. Flowers are not common but may appear in regions with long summers, usually just before the frosts. They are coppery red and help only a little above foliage. Gold Bar ...entire article
Sarah Conibear from the Westcountry Nurseries is the breeder of many successful lupines varieties that have achieved a lot of medals including a gold medal from the Chelsea Flower Show Centenary Year. The nursery is located in the north-west of Devon, UK, and is proud to introduce many gorgeous lupines including this one – Manhattan Lights. It has 80-90 cm tall stems with bi-coloured flowers. The upper lip is rich yellow and the bell is deep violet purple. Its blooming season starts as early as late May and cont ...entire article
Chinese fountain grass is an elegant feature to every garden. It has mid to dark green linear leaves growing in a thick cluster forming a shape of a fountain. From midsummer it produces yellow-green spike-like flowers which look like bottlebrushes. They are beige with some purple red overlay. Hameln is a popular variety of compact and smaller habit while flowering stems are well above the clump of foliage letting the flowers exhibit their beauty. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained but evenly ...entire article
Siloam David Kirchhoff is a daylily from 1986 with large flowers of very pale salmon pink colour with some beige tones. It has a lavender violet eye with sharply painted purple red margin that separates the petal colour from the yellow-green throat. It blooms early in the season (June) on about 35-40 cm tall stems. Siloam daylilies were bred by Pauline Henry from Arkansas, USA. She introduced her first three varieties in 1963 and continued until 2000 when she died. Altogether she bred and named 450 cultivars many ...entire article
KAHORI PINK is a very pretty hybrid pink variety with rich rosy pink flowers from May until midsummer. The main flowering season is June when this mounding perennial is covered with about 2cm wide flowers atop very short stems, only a few centimeters above thin, evergreen, medium green foliage. Dwarf pinks love free draining but not very dry, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. They respond well to reasonable fertilizing when flowers are produced, and benefit from light shearing after flowering. Hardy to about -34 ...entire article
Ulster Blue Dwarf is a compact variety of speedwell. It has fascinating spikes of deep violet to indigo blue flowers on 20-30 cm tall stems. The spikes remain beautiful for a long time without fading leaving the tips green. In humus-rich soil it is well-branched, and if regularly dead-headed it keeps on flowering until late summer. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, deep green. Speedwell will grow in any moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, preferably in full sun but partial shade will ...entire article
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Sandwort is a superb, low-growing, and profusely flowering perennial with hundreds of small, single, white flowers from mid spring until early summer. The leaves are very narrow, elliptic, rich green and make a dense cushion which remains evergreen all year round. Newly planted sandwort might be a little slow to establish but from the following year it offers a profusion of flowers without a doubt. It repeats flowering until autumn. Sandwort requires almost nothing. Grow it in reasonably drained soil. It loves evenly moist ground and full sun but will be o ...entire article
SENSATIONŸ is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. SensationŸ Deep Blue produces short but chubby spikes of deep 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. Sage will grow in almost any well-drained soil. For best results grow it in light, ...entire article
DYNAMITE® is possibly the reddest crepe myrtle variety known to trade. It produces large (30x20 cm), upright panicles of the richest red shade you may have seen. Flowering begins in late July or early August and continues till the last sunny and warm days of autumn. The deciduous leaves are leathery, oval, crimson red when they emerge, and turning deep green soon after. In acid soil they gain fantastic fiery red and orange shades in autumn. When they fall down older plants reveal flaking-off bark, similar to ...entire article
Ruby Falls is undoubtedly one of the darkest coloured little trees that will grab your attention thanks to its dark burgundy red, typically heart-shaped, approximately 8x10 cm large leaves and a weeping habit. Its crown is quite compact and the branches may soon touch the ground unless pruned on regular basis. In early spring small, purple-pink to lavender-pink flowers are borne on bare wood on tiny stalks. Leaf stalks and branches are deep maroon or almost red, too. Leaves may turn dark green if not exposed to full sun. In autumn they make another sho ...entire article
Balloon flower is a showy perennial with white flowers in summer. Astra Rose brings a third colour to the popular ASTRA series. The flowers are large, very light pink, bell-shaped with 5 petals opening wide, growing atop 20-25 tall stems. Buds are large and balloon-shaped hence its common name. Leaves are small, narrowly ovate, toothed at margins, green or bluish green and emerge very late. We recommend marking a place with the plant so that you don’t dig it out by m ...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
Virginian culver’s root produces several whorls of chaste-tree-like, narrowly lance-shaped, mid to dark green leaves. They may resemble cannabis. In early summer the tips of the stems begin producing flower buds composed in long spikes, botanically more correctly classified as terminal racemes, opening in into small flowers in early July. Fascination is a truly fascinating and gorgeous variety of culver’s root. It produces very large inflorescence of pink and mauve co ...entire article
Feather reed grass is one of the few grass species that perform well in clay and wet soil. Karl Foerster is a hybrid variety (cross between c.arundinacea and c.epigejos) with tall and thin stems which can grow almost 2m tall and hold rich but slender panicles of bronze-red, fluffy flowers from early summer. The leaves are narrow, medium green and partly glossy. It forms a compact, non-invasive clump, yet the seeds may produce some unwanted plants in small quantity under optimal soil conditions. The f ...entire article
Orchid primrose or also called Chinese pagoda primrose comes from Sichuan and Yunnan (China) and just one look is not enough to tell that it is a primrose. This species has similar leaves but entirely different flowers and blooming time. Red Hot Poker is an orchid primrose variety producing rosettes of soft, narrowly lance-shaped or oblong, light green leaves. Flowers are borne atop about 30 cm tall stems from June until late July, and repeat fl ...entire article
Delfix® Blue is a dwarf variety of Chinese larkspur with deep gentian-blue flowers. It makes a low, compact clump, 30-40 cm tall, producing an abundance of flowers from early summer. Once the main flowering has finished you can cut back the entire plant near the ground to encourage the second flush of flowers and fresh foliage in late August and September. Under good conditions it may continue until early October. Deciduous, basal leaves are mid green, deeply cut making a lacy appearance. Bred by Syngenta Flowers ...entire article
Chippendale® rose was bred and introduced by Rosen Tantau in 2005, and has been a popular variety ever since, especially among lovers of English roses. This rose has the same type of full, quartered centres. The flower colour is variable – outer petals are light to medium pink, and the centres can be anything from rich salmon pink to almost apricot orange, depending on weather. English roses are renowned for their fragrance and even though Chippendale® is not an Austin rose it does not fall behind at a ...entire article
Hansestadt Rostock® is a charming rose introduction by Rosen Tantau from 2010. This healthy and extremely floriferous rose produces delicate flowers of rich apricot orange and golden colour that changes to soft salmon pink as the blooms fade out. They have a lovely, sweet tea perfume, not very strong but surely attractive. This rose is disease resistant and repeats blooming from June until September. It makes a bushy shrub 60-80 cm tall and wide. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your ...entire article
Cleopatra is a fascinating new hybrid coneflower bred by Ariel Blom at AB Cultivars, The Netherlands. It produces strong stems with rich yellow, almost moon daisy-like flowers with amber orange cones. The stems are only about 45 cm tall and make a bushy, well branched clump. From its third year after transplanting it sets flowers from late June until early September is deadheaded. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials that have beautiful flowers in various colour shades from ...entire article
This variety called Aztec Pearl was bred by Peter Moore and introduced in 1989, when Hiller Nurseries celebrated their 125th anniversary. Its name perfectly describes this evergreen plant from the moment it begins to show flower buds. They are pearl-shaped, very light pink, and open into simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is similar to that of orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are rich and juicy green in acid soil, palmately ...entire article
Green Ripple is an attractive variety of self-clinging English ivy. It has mid-sized, deep green leaves with 3 or 5 lobes and rippled margins. Another conspicuous feature are creamy veins inside the leaves. Branches produce aerial roots that cling to any surface (support). Young plants grow slower than adults. This evergreen climber can be used against a wall, or as a ground-cover, or can be planted at a short wall with new shoots let hung over its top. Ivies prefer alkaline, moist, semi-fertile soil that is well ...entire article
Sungold butterfly bush dates back to 1960’s when it was bred in the Netherlands as a sport of Golden Glow. It has mid-sized panicles of rounded clusters with yellow, tubular, sweetly scented flowers from first half of summer until the last hot days of early autumn. Deciduous leaves are broadly lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is a fast grower making arching branches that look best if regularly pruned every year in spring. Cut back last year’s growths to 20-30 cm before the buds begin t ...entire article
RHAPSODY IN BLUE® rose is considered the bluest rose in the market to date. Obviously, sky blue colour is still something everyone dreams of, but this invention was a real breakthrough as it makes flowers of deep purple violet flowers with minimum of red tones. The flowers are medium-sized, semi-double, and sometimes with a thin white line across the petal. The centre is decorated with rich yellow stamens. They have a strong clove and spice fragrance. Leaves are mid green, very glossy and healthy. It forms an up ...entire article
Frosted Curls is a tufted, evergreen New Zealand hair sedge variety with narrow leaves that curls at tips. The leaves are light green in spring and summer, after flowering in late summer they turn light sandy yellow, and finally in winter they are soft bronze. This sedge is a low-maintenance grass which needs no extra care once established. Though, removing its foliage after winter will enhance brand new, fresh green growths. New Zealand sedge will thrive in sun and partial shade and needs well-drained, medium fert ...entire article
Saskatoon is a native Canadian species of juneberry. It is cultivated for very tasty and juicy fruit which are deep purple to blue-purple berries similar to blueberries. They are formed in short clusters and best picked when fully ripe = when it turns the deepest colour. It can be used in any way you would use other berries, including wine. Unless eaten fresh they retain its vitamins by careful drying. They are borne from simple, pure white, star-shaped flowers that open in April. The harvesting period is quite long in a goo ...entire article
Eveline is a new variety of speedwell from the Netherlands patented in 2003. It produces attractive, approximately 30 cm tall spikes of rich lilac to violet flowers from early summer. If regularly deadheaded it can continue blooming until late summer. Leaves are long, narrowly lanceolate, serrated at margins, mid green. They help the plant look quite bushy and dense. Speedwell will grow in any moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, preferably in full sun but partial shade will do no harm. The flowers are ...entire article
Summer sweet (sweet pepper bush) is a popular shrub in our country again. No wonder that its new varieties are gaining more attention. Like this one – Sixteen Candles. Sixteen Candles is a compact version of a white flowering summer sweet. It grows about 60 cm tall and gets a little taller when in bloom. Flowers are small, white, and sweetly fragrant, composed in erect racemes, and appear from early summer to midsummer. Oval leav ...entire article
Chicago Apache daylily is a sought-after variety thanks to its vibrant red colour. It produces firm flowers on strong stems from mid to late summer (July-August). The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither away after flowering. Apart from occasional slug attack there are no pests or diseases they would suffer from. Put your day lilies on a sunny spot and fertilize it for better flowering every spring, if you want t ...entire article
Sheep laurel is a dwarf version of mountain laurel and comes from southeastern parts of the USA. The leaves look like miniature laurel hence its name. Rubra is probably the best-known variety. It produces masses of deep pink to purple red flowers that open from burgundy red buds in June. They have no scent and the buds are formed the year before so if you want a profusely flowering plant fertilize it from midsummer when the plant starts producing flower buds. The leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, deep green ...entire article
Snow Queen is an oak-leaved hydrangea from Princeton in New Jersey, USA. It was bred and introduced by nurseryman William Flemmer III in 1979. It was distinct from the species by its large flowers of pure white colour and somewhat more upright habit. It was patented under PP4,458 and may not be reproduced without license. Snow Queen oak-leaved hydrangea produces very large 20-25 cm long and 10-12 cm wide panicles, composed of 50-60 indivi ...entire article
This photinia was given a nice name Cassini, but is marketed as PINK MARBLE®. That name tells the truth, though. PINK MARBLE® is an evergreen shrub producing dark green leaves that emerge rich red with white margins, maturing to deep green with silvery-white veins just like marble, gaining pink shades later in the season. Such colouration deserves a well chosen spot in your garden where it can fully display its assets. Young plants grow fast – 30 cm (in garden ...entire article
This variety of larkspur has a long and complicated name where M.F. stands for Magic Fountain which is a range of mid-sized larkspur with good stems and large flowers, and Dark Blue/Dark Bee simply describes the flower colours. Outer petals are deep indigo blue and the centre is composed of 8 dwarf black petals that look like a black bee. The basal leaves are mid green, up to 20 cm across, palmate, 3- or 5-lobed. Stems are 90-120 cm tall and from June till July produce flowers in erect spikes. Once the flowering has finished you can cut back the entire pl ...entire article
Red Baron is a non-patented (in 2011) variety of common ninebark with deep burgundy red or almost black-red 3-lobed leaves, which appear early in the spring. They have more tones of red as opposed to their parent variety Diabolo from it was found as a selection and called Red Baron later. Profusion of pinkish white clusters of tiny flowers come out in late May and June, and are followed by carmine red fruit that look like small precious stones, and persist on the shrub until autumn. It grows strictly upright when young, forming a wide V-shape, and bending its older branche ...entire article
Papagena® is a modern tea-hybrid rose from New Zealand, bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV in 1994. It bears medium-sized, lightly scented flowers that are orange-red with irregular yellow stripes. Each flower is unique. Deciduous leaves are deep green, very glossy and new growths are always striking purple-red. It grows into a compact bush about 80 cm tall and 100 cm wide. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stems. We can see many flowers even in November if the night frost is not dee ...entire article
Matrix is a fantastic dwarf lily with fiery red flowers with deep orange throat. The flowers are large and extremely numerous on one stem which is usually about 30 cm tall. Lilies are easy, maintenance-free tuberous perennials that do best when left grown without taking out. They need fertile, slightly acidic soil, always moist, even in winter. Plant the bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their height. Check for pests after the leaves have emerged. Fully hardy. Last update 14-06-2011 ...entire article
Butter Pixie is a dwarf lily with large, rich yellow flowers on 30-40 cm tall stems from end June until mid July. Lilies are easy, maintenance-free tuberous perennials that do best when left grown without taking out. They need fertile, slightly acidic soil, always moist, even in winter. Plant the bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their height. Check for pests after the leaves have emerged. Fully hardy. Last update 14-06-2011 ...entire article
Bessy is another fantastic polyantha rose. It produces semi-double flowers, 5-7 cm wide, that are orange as they open and change to peach red retaining orange centre. It grows small and bushy, is very healthy and disease-resistant and flowers from early summer until early autumn. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained ...entire article
Sibirica Variegata, also called Elegantissima, is a variegated form of Tatarian dogwood. It bears 5-7 long, deciduous, irregularly ovate, mid green leaves with creamy white margins that turn pink at the end of summer and the whole leaf changes to red in autumn. Mature stems are burgundy red which is most admired in winter when the ground is covered with a good layer of snow. In late spring appear small, white flowers in red calyxes, composed in almost flat cymes, and are followed by white, spherical berries in late summer and autumn. It is a fast grower. This care-free shrub w ...entire article
Black broom is a profusely flowering shrub that can be found growing naturally in our countryside. Its features made breeders come up with a more compact variety ideal for our gardens. It is called Cyni. Cyni is a black broom with numerous pea-like, bright yellow flowers composed in erect racemes. They come out from end May until mid June and if you prune it immediately after flowering it may flower again in late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided in three elliptic leaflets, just like leaves of golden rain for example. It grows slowly, forming ...entire article
Himalayan indigo is an unusual shrub from, wonder of wonders, Himalayas. Its deciduous, compound leaves are pale green and look like miniature locust leaves. Flowers cannot be compared to anything you normally see growing in Central European gardens. They are pea-like, formed in erect racemes where individual flowers start opening up at the bottom and continue upwards. Their colour is pure pink to pink-purple, soil conditions pending. It blooms almost all summer long. Indigo forms a medium fast or fast growing shrub that can take full neglect but the result speaks for itself. We sug ...entire article
Snowball tree is a popular deciduous shrub flowering in May. It bears profusion of pure white, spherical inflorescence that might resemble hydrangea flowers from a distance. They are sterile (not producing fruit), not scented. The branches often weep under their weight. The leaves are palmate, three-lobed, 5-8 cm wide, mid green and partly glossy, changing to bright and deep red shades in autumn. It forms a rounded shrub usually about 3m tall and wide and can be pruned or shaped in any way. The best time to cut it is after flowering (i.e. in June): either trim current year’s gr ...entire article
Invincibelle Spirit® is a fantastic novelty from 2010. This sevenbark hydrangea is historically the first one with pink flowers and extreme hardiness. The flowers are a little smaller than the ones of Annabelle but they show pure pink to rosy purple colour from mid to late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happ ...entire article
Fine Line® buckthorn is a gorgeous shrub which in its few years on the market has managed to gain attention of many gardeners as well as landscape architects. It is a result of cross-pollination carried out by Ronald Williams in 1989, but only in 1999 he selected plants showing stable characteristics. He had the plant patented under PP 14,791. Fine Line® buckthorn has identical leaves to one of its parents – a href="http://www.havlis.cz/karta_en.php?kytkaid=451">Aspleniifolia variety. They are deciduous, very narrow, fern-like, linear, 10-12 cm long and so ...entire article
Summer Sorbet bluebeard is a fantastic novelty from England. It is a natural mutation of Kew Blue variety. Summer Sorbet has colourful foliage – the leaves are dark green in the centre with rich yellow margins. Flowers are violet-blue, come out at the end of summer and continue blooming for as long as 6-8 weeks. They attract bumble bees and butterflies. It is a small to mid-sized deciduous shrub which benefits from regular pruning every spring. After all frosts cut it back to about 10 cm of last year’s growth. It flowers on new wood so pruning will guarantee formin ...entire article
Vanille Fraise® is a breathtaking novelty among panicle hydrangeas. It bears extra large flowers that emerge clear white in midsummer, turning light pink first and deep raspberry pink in late summer. The panicles are up to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide and remain on the plant for a long period of time. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, deep green. Stems are strong, deep burgundy red. We recommend regular pruning every spring before the buds begin to swell. By cutting at least two thirds of previous year’s growth you will get a strong shrub with large ...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
An amazing novelty among low, polyantha roses is called Clementine®. This rose blooms profusely from June until October with 4-5 cm wide double flowers that are tangerine orange. Unscented flowers are produced on the background of deep green, glossy, healthy foliage. This rose is excellently disease-resistant. Perfect for a border, great for a container on a patio. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high ...entire article
Mulberry is a versatile tree used in ornamental landscaping as well as pomiculture. You can find it in standard forms with a long trunk, or as a half-standard which is suitable for easy fruit picking. It can also be seen grown as a shrub densely branched from the ground. Here we will describe edible forms of morus nigra, morus rubra, morus macroura and their hybrids, plus morus alba except for its weeping variety Pendula which has its own description here. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, toothed ...entire article
Ruby Spice has flowers of has the deepest shade of pink so far selected. Flowers are bell-shaped, light pink, opening from rose buds, formed in upright racemes in July and August. They have a lovely, sweet fragrance, hence its name. Flower buds are deep pink. Oval leaves are deciduous, mid-green, upto 10 cm long, finely serrated and look like hydrangea leaves. For dense foliage it does not like being shaded by other, smaller companion plants very near. This variety requires no trimming, just remove some of the old wood at the base in winter. Grow it in acid, fertile, humus ...entire article
Tonto is one of four successful varieties of lagerstroemia (crape myrtle) are end results of Dr.Donald Egolf’s breeding programme which started in 1959. The plants show great colours and manifest better cold hardiness than the species. Tonto bears deep pink flowers with fuchsia red tones which in strictly acidic soil provides a red feeling in the flower colour. Flowers open from burgundy red buds. Deciduous leaves are 3-4 cm long, elliptic to obovate, very glossy, dark green in summer, turning red and maroon in ...entire article
Kaleidoscope® is another novelty of the turn of the century. It drags attention thanks to its multicoloured foliage, but not only that. This abelia was found as a naturally occurring mutation of abelia x grandiflora “Little Richard” by nurseryman Randall Dale Lindsey in North Carolina, USA, in 1997. A single branch with coloured leaves on originally purely green plant made him try and propagate it and as further test proved the characteristics stable he had it patented a few years later, in 2005, under US plant patent No. 16,988. Kaleidoscope® abe ...entire article
Fuchsias are back in fashion these days, mainly because more and more countries are testing the so-called hardy fuchsias which are aimed to live outdoors, in garden beds and borders. They are usually magellanica hybrids. Tom Thumb is a dwarf variety with extremely profuse flowering. Its single flowers are rather fat, with carmine red tubes and sepals and deep purple corolla. They contrast beautifully with deep green background of glossy foliage. It grows small and compact, like a cushion. Grow hardy fuchsias in full sun or partial shade. They need moisture from spri ...entire article
Fuchsias are back in fashion these days, mainly because more and more countries are testing the so-called hardy fuchsias which are aimed to live outdoors, in garden beds and borders. They are usually magellanica hybrids. Ricartonii is a short, upright shrub with pendent, single flowers that have scarlet tubes and sepals and dark purple corollas. It flowers profusely from early summer until mid autumn. Leaves are opposite, dark green, small. Grow hardy fuchsias in full sun or partial shade. They need moisture from spring until they become dormant so water them freely ...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
If you like pink and butterflies at the same time, Pink Delight is butterfly bush variety ideal for you. 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, medium 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 cu ...entire article
Sometimes labeled Dwarf Snow Lady this shasta daisy is a compact and robust perennial which remains small = dwarf. Its flowers are large, about 6 cm wide, pure white with fat yellow centres. The plant is covered with blooms from mid June until mid summer. Deadheading may prolong flowering time until August. It is widely soil adaptable provided the soil is well-drained. Fully hardy to min. -29°C. Last update 12-06-2009. ...entire article
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hard fern (Blechnum spicant)
Hard fern is an evergreen fern with deep green, glossy leaves. The fronds are 30-50 cm long, erect. It dislikes direct sun and does best in partial shade or even deep shade. It needs moist, light and acidic soil. In shade it withstands drought. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 05-02-2009 ...entire article
Dwarf lilies are perfect for even the smallest gardens, or for containers on patios or balconies. Orange Pixie has large flowers of deep, pure orange colour with a few burgundy red dots. Lilies are easy, maintenance-free tuberous perennials that do best when left grown without taking out. They need fertile, slightly acidic soil, always moist, even in winter. Plant the bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their height. Check for pests after the leaves have emerged. Fully hardy. Last update 12-01-2009 ...entire article
Another website I came across calls this Norway maple a meat-ball-on-a-stick. Quite funny, actually, but in fat it truthfully describes the shape of this small tree. Well, that only in case the author meant a good housewife who made proper, perfectly spherical meat balls. Globosum is a variety with typically regular, rounded crown. The shape is natural, no pruning or trimming needed. The leaves emerge bronze-red, along with small but conspicuous, bright yellow flowers composed in abundant corymbs. Autumn colour of leaves is vivid golden-yellow. It is a small tree tha ...entire article
If you like big trees for their leaves but own only a small plot have a look at this dwarf red buckeye. Koehnei is a fantastic variety with attractive both foliage and flowers, and moreover, slow growth. The flowers are upright, conical panicles composed of orange-pink, tubular flowers and come out at the end of May. Typically chestnut leaves are deciduous, 5-7 palmate, with oblong to lance-shaped leaflets, bronze when they emerge, turning mid green in summer and yellow in autumn. Older plants make small, brown nuts hidden in smooth-skinned pods. Very slow growth ...entire article
Are you looking for an extraordinary climber with attractive foliage and flowers, too? Climbing hydrangea could be your perfect choice. Its natural habitat is the area east of Asia – from Sakhaline, through Japan, Korea to Taiwan. This deciduous climber offers both. The leaves are to 11 cm long, bright green when they emerge, turning deep green in summer and yellow in autumn. They are ovate to heart-shaped, nearly rounded. The flowers come up from early summer until mid-summer. Only the flowers on the outskirts of the domed corymbs open up and remain open for a long time withou ...entire article
Limelight® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. Well, how to explain then that this new variety has even bigger flowers? Never mind, let’s just call them XXL size. The panicles are upto 30 cm long, fat blossoms of greenish-white colour when they come out in early August, changing to almost white after about 2-3 weeks and turning clear pink in September. The shade of pink is not a fading one, but fresh pink as if it was meant to be pink from the very beginning. Ovate, pointed leaves are dark green. The most b ...entire article
Little Spire is a lovely dwarf variety of Russian sage. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but it is successfully grown even further north. Flowers are borne in 50-60 cm tall panicles, they are violet and appear from mid-summer until early autumn. The leaves are silvery blue-green and stems grey-white. In full bloom the plant looks like covered in a silvery-violet cloud. Grow in full sun and preferably poor soil with good drainage that will enable the plant survive wet winters. After making an extensive root system it ...entire article
Balloon flower Astra White is another showy perennial with white flowers in summer. They are bell-shaped with 5 petals opening wide, growing on tops of 20-25 tall stems. Sometimes they show bluish veins. Buds are large and balloon-shaped. Leaves are toothed at margins, green or bluish green and emerge very late. We recommend marking a place with the plant so that you don’t dig it out by mistake in the spring when all other perennials have emerged already. Balloon flower dislikes disturbance once established. It loves sun, and loamy, well-drained, fertile soil which s ...entire article
Balloon flower is another showy perennial with violet-blue flowers in summer. They are bell-shaped with 5 petals opening wide, growing on tops of 20-25 tall stems. Buds are large, balloon-shaped. Leaves are toothed at margins, green or bluish green and emerge very late. We recommend marking a place with the plant so that you don’t dig it out by mistake in the spring when all other perennials have emerged already. Balloon flower dislikes disturbance once established. It loves sun, and loamy, well-drained, fertile soil which should never dry out extremely. Use in rockeries o ...entire article
Hidcote is a very popular variety of lavender with the brightest violet-blue flowers. It forms a compact and dense clump, ideal for beds where tall and leggy perennial is not required. Evergreen leaves are narrow, silvery blue-green. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make the clump look neat again, or even sooner if you wish to dry the flowers (hung with flowers heads upside down in an airy room). We recommend cutting the plant every spring by about a third its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. It will grow in most ty ...entire article
Shasta daisy is such an elegant and reliable perennial that is so easy to combine with almost any other flowering perennials that it should find its place in every garden. Broadway Lights™ is a superb variety bred in Germany by Manfred Mehring-Lemper and patented under PP19,242 in 2006. From late spring until midsummer the plant makes about 50 cm stems with large flowers that open rich yellow, quickly change to soft butter yellow, and fade to creamy white or almost white. The centre is always golden orange. The ...entire article
Yarrow is a lovely perennial ideal for dry and neglected locations. Red Velvet is a variety with vibrant red flowers composed in flat corymbs. They come out atop 30-40 cm tall stems in June and July, yet some flowers are kept on producing until late summer. 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 summer flowering but it is not necessary. Yarrow is a maintena ...entire article
Rodgersia is a majestic looking perennial for lovers of dramatic shapes and sizes. Rodgersia pinnata has palmately divided leaves composed of 5 large, broadly lance-shaped, and heavily veined, mid green leaflets with serrated margins. They grow along the leaf stalks in short but visible distances. In early summer rise 50-90 cm tall stems with plume-like panicles of tiny, fragrant flowers. When the plants come from seeds the flower colour varies: white, beige, light rose or rich pink. The colours are stable only when propagated by dividing. When you look up ...entire article
Golden male fern is the basic species from which the most beautiful varieties arose. The golden bit in the name is relevant for the midrib which is yellowish-brown but cannot influence the overall appearance of bright green colour. The leaves are very hardy and withstand frosts for a certain period. We suggest cutting them all off anyway in spring to encourage new growths. It needs partial shade or shade, acid and moist but well-drained soil. Fully hardy. ...entire article
Japanese Rosy Buckler fern is especially pretty for its bronze-pink new leaves. The fronds are of a classic fern appearance, about 40 cm tall and new growths are always erect. It forms a dense clump. It is evergreen and looks beautiful without any sign of damage down to about -10°C, whereas it is hardy to -30°C. Cut off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil. Last update: 25-02-2013 ...entire article
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Irish ivy (Hedera hibernica)
Irish ivy has large, upto 15cm long and wide 3- and 5-lobed leaves of deep green colour. It is suitable as a climbing plant for walls and fences as well as a superb groundcover. It prefers alkaline, moist, semi-fertile soil that is well drained. It is hardy to min. -29°C (USDA zone 5), however, we do not suggest planting it in elevated areas with long lasting frosts. Last update 26-01-2009 ...entire article
Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot. “Zagreb” is probably the most sought after coreopsis in the market. Its daisy-like flowers are bright golden-yellow with 8 petals. Its extremely long flowering period begins in early summer and ends in the last warm days of autumn. Deadheading will enhance flowering but is not necessary, it f ...entire article
Prairie Sky is considered the bluest among the very few switch grass varieties offering blue-green colour. Its flat, 1-2 cm wide leaves are upright, only tips are weeping. From late summer appear taller stems with large, sandy beige inflorescences showing off just above the foliage level. Switch grass is quite soil adaptable - it can take dry or moist ground, but hates water-logging. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, no fertilizing is necessary. It is recommended to tie up the leaves before winter or to pr ...entire article
The real king of all British ferns, and not only in the U.K, is this male fern called ´Cristata the King´. Throughout the mild and colder zones of Europe, this fern is a must have. Quite a robust one for a perennial, it creates long, arching fronds with striking crested tips. Each frond can grow up to some 50 cm on a mature plant and the stems, same as the little leaflets, are quite strong for a fern. If the winter is warm it stays green and alive until harsh frosts. Nevertheless, we recommend cutting back all last year’s leaves in the spring to encourage new growths. ...entire article
MONET® weigela comes from the Netherlands where it was found in 2001 as a natural mutation of another variety called Tango. MONET® is a dwarf plant, growing into a lovely cushion with variegated foliage. The leaves are broadly elliptic, mid green in the centre with a wide creamy-beige band at margins which turns pink or light magenta in autumn before the leaves fall down. It may produce a few funnel-shaped, carmine red flowers but MONET...entire article
Emerald'n'Gold spindle has bright green leaves in the centre and vivid yellow edges that often override the green colour giving a golden effect to the whole shrub. In autumn and winter majority of leaves turn pink or purple red and if some of them fall down in spring the plant quickly replaces them. Wintercreepers are excellent, low shrubs that not only withstand low temperatures to some -30°C but retain the foliage without any damage. They can be used as a nice groundcover or a climber if given a support. Just thi ...entire article
The most popular flower forms are racemes. Golden rain is a perfect example with its long racemes of deep yellow, pea-like flowers. Vossii variety makes up to 60 cm long racemes of bright yellow flowers. Clover-like leaves are bright to mid green, 3-palmate. This medium sized shrub slowly grows about 3-5m high and a little less wide. Solitary specimens in parks can reach max. 8m. Pruning is not needed but if you wish to maintain a size or shape you can cut off unwanted branches and twigs in the middle of winter or early in the spring. It prefers less fertile soil, ...entire article
Stella de Oro is the top brand among daylilies. It blooms most abundantly and longest of all varieties. Its flowers are bright yellow, open wide, lily-like. The leaves are narrower compared to other hybrids, grass green, and form a dense clump. This low-maintenance perennial is a miracle for those who have limited time to spend looking after their gardens because apart from occasional watering on hot and dry summer day it needs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The leaves are linear (grass-like), deep green and last until deep f ...entire article
This holly is a popular variety for Japanese bonsai. It has dark green, glossy leaves similar to box. This cultivar has upright habit without pruning and is rather slim. It is very popular for evergreen groups with spreading or groundcovering shrubs, for patios or front gardens. Fruits are small, glossy black berries in autumn. In our climate (zone 6) it seldom exceeds 2m height. It is usually trouble-free, it tolerates any soil and can withstand summer dry spells once established. For best results, however, use medium fertile, slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil. ...entire article
Lawsoniana is my favourite. It is a female, variegated version of male plant Hendersonii which is just green. The leaves of Lawsoniana are deep green at the margins, grading through light green towards bright yellow centres. They are curled which gives the plant an extraordinary appearance. Being a female plant, if a male pollinator is nearby it bears scarlet red berries in autumn and winter. They are not edible and may cause discomfort if eaten. It grows medium fast or fast into quite a nice and regular shape. Main leaders (vertical branches) are upright and lateral (horizon ...entire article
Black Lace is a variety of European elder that has lace-like, deep burgundy leaves that look like those of dissectum Japanese maples. Flowers are striking pink panicles that appear in May. Its vigorous growth helps this shrub soon make a dense cover of leaves that are vivid purple in the spring, deep burgundy throughout the summer, and bright crimson in the autumn. Elder tolerates wide ranges of soil and will be happy of almost any location. By pruning in early spring you will achieve a denser plant, that will be easier to maintain the size and shape. Fully hardy to ab ...entire article
Mock orange is a reliable and absolutely maintenance-free shrub of old European gardens. It is popular for its snow white flowers, in case of this variety they are double, which come out in early or mid summer. They release a heavy fragrance that can hardly be mistaken for anything else. It flowers profusely every year. Deciduous leaves are about 8 cm long, bright to deep green, ovate. As it is a vigorously growing shrub you can keep it compact by trimming it after flowering. Fully hardy. ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fru ...entire article
European white birch is an attractive tree which, however, in its basic form is not suitable for small-sized gardens. However, this selection is excellent for every garden or even a tiny spot at your doorway. It is a weeping white birch, called Youngii. It is commonly 2-3m tall, and in our climate grows up to some 5m when fully mature. It benefits from pruning at young age – when the upper twigs are cut back to say quarter its size in the spring, the twigs will gain extra strength and will sooner grow upwards rather than producing all new twigs hanging downwards ...entire article
European elder is the father of a very new variety called “Black Beauty”, introduced in 2002 by the Dutch. It has the darkest leaves available – deep burgundy, and with its striking pink panicles of flowers it is undoubtedly the jewel in the group. Its vigorous growth helps this shrub soon make a dense cover of leaves that are vivid purple in the spring, deep burgundy throughout the summer, and bright crimson in the autumn. Tolerates any soil and location. Pruning in early spring will guarantee a more dense plant, and will also easily maintain the size and shape. ...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
Rough-leaved hydrangea is a less common type from the group. It is an upright shrub, originated in eastern Asia. Large, up to 25 cm long, suede-like, dark green leaves are covered with tiny hairs. Inflorescence are formed in large, flattened corymbs of tiny, violet-pink to purple-mauve fertile flowers in the centre, surrounded by white, sometimes pink- to mauve-tinged sterile flowers. They come out in mid to late summer and last for a long time. You can tell by the name that it needs a lot of water, therefore we suggest planting it is semi-shade. It will like full sun only with regul ...entire article
Nana variety is a lot different to the species. It can be found under its second Latin name catalpa bungei. It is a small tree that can be considered dwarf as opposed to its parent. It was bred to achieve an attractive tree with exceptional foliage but of reduced size to fit even a small garden or a front yard. The heart-shaped leaves are light to mid-green and soft. The tree keeps it compact, rounded crown without pruning. It grows medium fast and very dense. This variety does not produce flowers. Just one thing has to be observed: summer mildew. When the weather is warm and ...entire article
This giant dogwood has another name which, in my opinion, characterizes the plant much better = wedding cake tree. Looking at the habit of the more commonly grown cultivar Variegata one knows exactly what it means. This beauty can easily become a show-stopping specimen in a garden of literally any style. Its tiered branches look exactly like several layers of a wedding cake and the white-variegated foliage stands for rich sugary icing. Want a piece? The leaves are elliptic, deciduous, mid green in the middle with rich white margins. They are always pendent and a ...entire article
Eastern redbud is a lovely, deciduous, small tree or a large shrub where the word “love” is the key feature. Why? Because its leaves are in a perfect shape of a heart that we are used to draw as an icon. Moreover, Forest Pansy variety has burgundy red to deep burgundy brown foliage. If placed in a location with reduced sunlight the leaves will turn dark green. This plant is very impressive in the spring, too. It bears profusion of bright, purple-pink flowers on bare, purple-black wood. The stalks are miniature. Some tropical plants have the same type of f ...entire article
Forest Flame is a variety that belongs to floribunda group. It has deep green, elliptic, pointed, glossy leaves that emerge orange-bronze to fiery-orange coloured. Flowers are small, vase-shaped, compound in 10-15 cm long, hanging racemes. Buds are orange-red. We recommend dead-heading spent flowers to avoid production of seeds which exhausts the plant. Its grows moderately and forms a compact, upright shru. No pruning required. If you want to trim it do so after flowering which is usually in May. Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, acidic, and constantly moist (not ...entire article
The orchid-like flowers are pale to bright pink with a yellow throat and frilled margins. Flowers have a lovely, sweet scent. Summer Bells® is a chitalpa variety repeating flowering. It starts in early summer and last for 2-3 weeks, and then again in second half of August for further 2 weeks. Under good weather conditions if the summer is sunny and hot it can bloom non stop. Narrowly elongated leaves are 10-20 cm long, mid green, and look like peach tree leaves. They are very attractive and suitable for summer-style or exotic looking gardens as in the landscape the ...entire article
Pink Dawn is a name that fits this beauty perfectly. The orchid-like flowers are soft pink as a new dawn promising a lovely day. They have yellow throats with purple-pink veins and frilled margins. They are lightly scented with a sweet perfume that attracts butterflies. They keep coming out for as long as 10 weeks if the summer is sunny and warm. Narrowly elongated leaves are 10-20 cm long, mid green, and look like peach tree leaves. They are very attractive and suitable for summer-style or exotic looking gardens as in the landscape they can do the same job as oleander leaves. ...entire article
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