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22.05.2022New in catalogue
blue corydalis (Corydalis flexuosa)
Perhaps no other colour attracts so much attention like blue. Reason being that blue pigment used to be rare and expensive, and in some cultures the wealth of a family would be assessed by the number of blue ornaments and objects in the house. Its natural sources were indigo (plant) and various minerals, especially lapis azuli. Cobalt salt was another one and the method to achieve it was known already to ancient Romans and Egyptians, yet its real fame came from old China when during the reign of the Tang Dynasty (7th - 10th century) cobalt blue was frequently used on several types of wares, es ...entire article
Taiwanese lily-of-the-valley shrub is a botanical species the island of Taiwan which was discovered and first described by the British botanist and plant collector E.H. Wilson. He introduced it in Great Britain in 1918, and 4 years later the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) awarded it the AGM (Award of Garden Merit) for beauty and reliability. It is the ancestor of most modern varieties and is often confused with a Japanese species p. japonica. In some cases the ancestry of the new varieties is questionable whether it was a Taiwanese or a Japanese species. ...entire article
Dutch series RUBESTA® of Japanese skimmia is bred by Adrianus Jozeph Moerings and his first introduction, called solely RUBESTA®, is an improvement over a bestselling male variety Rubella. It has smaller foliage, more compact habit, and exhibits better growing performance thanks to stronger root system. RUBESTA® skimmia has dark green and glossy, evergreen leaves. In autumn are formed attractive terminal panicles composed of tiny, bright maroon flower buds w ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb wood sage series developed by Tobias Braunig from Germany. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and usually compact habit with profuse flowering. SENSATION® COMPACT VIOLET is a perennial herbaceous sage variety producing deep violet flowers formed in 10-15 long spikes from about mid May until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. The plant is very dense and well branched forming compact tu ...entire article
FIERY TEMPEST® is the third addition to the Tempest series of avens bred by Elizabeth MacGregor from Scotland in order to achieve vigorous plants with extended flowering season and large flowers. Its flowers are about 4 cm across, semi-double, glowing red with dark orange hues and centres decorated with a crown of short yellow stamens. Stems are 30-50 cm tall and produce numerous flowers from late April until July or even August under ideal conditions. Basal leaves are oak-like, deeply lobed, bright green, an ...entire article
03.05.2022New in catalogue
coral bells (Heuchera "'FIRE CHIEF'")
Fire Chief is an American coral bells variety bred by Janet Egger from the Terranova Nurseries in Canby, Oregon. Its leaves are a glowing shade of bright red to almost wine red later in the season. Their margins are attractively notched. From June until September rise about 40-50 cm tall stems with a profusion of small white flowers with pink calyxes. Patents: PP21880 (USA -2011) and EU 29053 (Europe – 2011). Coral bells can take almost any soil with ample moisture and good drainage. They do best in partial s ...entire article
03.05.2022New in catalogue
coral bells (Heuchera "'APRICOT'")
Apricot is a coral bells variety from France with a tempting name and beautifully coloured foliage. The leaves are apricot orange to pale peach with conspicuous venation. They are rather flat with rounded lobes. In autumn they change to pale amber orange. They are reliably evergreen in mild winters. From late spring until early August rise about 30-40 cm tall stems with a profusion of rosy pink flowers. This variety was selected by Thierry Delabroye in his nursery in Hantay in France and first introduced at Chelse ...entire article
Tissington White is an award-winning variety of gentian speedwell from Derbyshire, U.K., introduced in 1991. It bears large, nearly white flowers with attractive deep violet veins, formed in erect, spiked inflorescence on about 40 cm tall stems. Flowering begins in late May and in good conditions can continue until early August. The leaves are broadly lanceolate, dark green and glossy, and evergreen in mild winters. This speedwell is not demanding regarding soil type provided it is well-drained. However, in the wil ...entire article
27.04.2022New in catalogue
avens (Geum "'BELL BANK'")
Bell Bank avens was bred by Geoffrey Smith, a British TV presenter of gardening programmes. Most likely a cross between g. rivale and g. ‘Borisii’ it boasts cute, semi-double, 3-4 cm across, pastel pink flowers with ruffled margins. Centres are packed with yellow-green stamens. Stems are 35-45 cm tall and gain deep mahogany red shade towards the top just like the flower buds. It begins to bloom in late April and continues for 5-6 weeks. Under good growing conditions it can re-bloom sporadically until late summer. It grows vigorously and makes d ...entire article
The CENSATION series of avens is bred by Armand Kremer from a German perennial nursery Green Globe. Lipstick is a variety with bright golden yellow flowers flushed scarlet red at margins. They are 3-4 cm wide, semi-double, and open atop 35-45 cm tall stems which gain deep maroon shade at the top just like the glossy flower buds. It begins to bloom in late April and continues for 4-5 weeks. Under good growing conditions it can re-bloom sporadically until late summer. It grows vigorously and makes dense and compact ...entire article
26.04.2022New in catalogue
avens (Geum Cocktail™ "'WET KISS'")
Wet Kiss avens makes only about 3-4 cm wide, semi-double, beautifully coloured flowers in a mixture of orange, salmon, and vermillion tones. It was named after a cocktail that contains red watermelon Schnapps, Amaretto, and lemon juice. The petals are slightly ruffled at margins and show prominent veins when viewed from up close. It blooms from the beginning of May for 4-5 weeks and under good growing conditions it can re-bloom sporadically until late summer. It grows vigorously and makes dense and compact tufts. F ...entire article
Caradonna sage belongs among the top perennial bestsellers all around Europe. In 2021 arrives its new sister, a chance seedling discovered by Jonathan J. Tuite in England and was named CARADONNA PINK INSPIRATION. It does not bear blue flowers but boasts charming rosy pink flowers attached to deep purple stems. They are around 40 cm tall and upright even after a heavy rain. The main flowering begins from late May and lasts for about 6 weeks, meanwhile new flower ...entire article
APRIL NIGHT is a hybrid sage, a cross of salvia nemorosa and salvia pratensis. It is a clump forming perennial with only 25-30 cm tall, upright stems bearing deep indigo blue flowers from as early as mid April. The main flowering season last for about 6 weeks and then sporadically re-blooms until late summer. Leaves are mid green, broadly lanceolate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. It was bred by a renowned hybridizer Gavriel Danziger from Moshav Mishmar Hashiva in Israel in 2007, and UP plant patent No. PP26520 was g ...entire article
24.04.2022New in catalogue
perennial peony (Paeonia "'PECHER'")
Pecher is an alternative and, to be honest, also an easier-to-remember name of a perennial peony Noémi Demay. It was bred by a French painter and botanist Jacques Colt and introduced in 1867. It boasts large, fully double flowers which are like apple blossoms – open pink and mature to almost white with a few creamy white to pale yellow petals. They are strongly scented and bloom early in the season – from late May atop only 60-70 cm tall stems which don't need stak ...entire article
SUNNY BOULEVARD® is a low, dense growing shrub with erect stems and rosemary-like green leaves. Each stem bears cymes of up to 7 saucer-shaped, 3-4 cm across, golden yellow flowers with profusion of stamens in the centre. Its starts blooming in July and continues until early autumn which makes it one of the most attractive and longest flowering shrubs of late summer. Compared to a very successful variety Gemo SUNNY BOULEVARD® is more compact, denser in habit, and a little shorter in size. Prune it in early spring – cut last year̵ ...entire article
Sweet Dreams armeria bears clear pink flowers composed in 3-4 cm wide, spherical flowerheads atop sturdy, 15-20 cm tall, leafless stems. The inflorescence resembles ornamental onion flowers but without any scent. They bloom incredibly long time: from late April until early autumn. Evergreen leaves are medium green, narrowly lanceolate but significantly broader than on sea thrift, and form a nice, dense, groundcovering tuft. US plant patent No. PP29612 was granted in 2018. Thrifts love open, sunny locations, free dr ...entire article
ELLY® is a German introduction of slender growing cherry laurel from Adrian Straver. It forms a dense, columnar, evergreen shrub which requires no pruning to look 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. European patent No. 5309 was granted in 2019. Cherry laurels have compound inflorescence made out of small, white, fragrant flowers th ...entire article
Phantom is a smaller growing Joe Pye Weed variety producing only some 80-100 cm tall, sturdy, maroon stems atop which in August appears a profusion of large, 25-30 cm wide, corymb-like, rich purple pink panicles composed of tiny, fringed flowers. Their calyxes are bright purple and petals almost white which enhances the calyx colour and makes the plant a glowing showcase. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other winged insect, and provide them with plenty of food late in the season when not many flowers bloom. Dec ...entire article
MINI BELLE coneflower is a shorter version of Arie Blom’s variety Southern Belle bred by Henricus Maria Joseph Holtmaat in 2011. produces 8-9 cm wide, glowing pink, fully double flowers. Among other pink coneflowers with double flowers they are distinguished by white and green centres on young flowers. They are borne atop 40-60 cm tall, slender stems and last for about 3 weeks. Then they are replaced with new flowers produced either down the same stems or on new, slightly shorter stems. Blooming begins in July a ...entire article
Silver Heart is a Siberian bugloss variety discovered by Peter Jan Willemsen in 2010 producing large, softly hairy, broadly heart-shaped, up to 20 cm wide leaves. Their colour is brilliant silver within almost entire surface of the leaves expect for dark green veins and margins. 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. They look best in mass plantings and as the plant is a slow gr ...entire article
Midnight Model meadow clary is definitely the deepest coloured salvia we have seen so far. It belongs to the FASHIONISTA™ series bred by Hans. A. Hansen from Walters Gardens in Michigan, USA. From late May it produces 50-60 cm tall, strong stems holding deep violet blue, nettle-like flowers that last for about 3 weeks. Then, if you cut off its stems just above soil level and feed it a little it will soon form a new, bushy clump and may re-bloom in midsummer. Leaves are dark green, wrinkled, coarsely toothed, bro ...entire article
This meadow clary hybrid is truly Pretty in Pink just like its name suggests. It belongs to the FASHIONISTA™ series bred by Hans. A. Hansen from Walters Gardens in Michigan, USA. From late May it produces 50-60 cm tall, strong stems holding purple pink, nettle-like flowers that last for about 3 weeks. Then, if you cut off its stems just above soil level and feed it a little it will soon form a new, bushy clump and re-bloom in midsummer. Leaves are dark green, wrinkled, coarsely toothed, broadly lance-shaped, and ...entire article
Flamingo is a bi-coloured coneflower variety from the FINE FEATHERED™ series from 2018. It makes medium large, fragrant flowers with wide ray florets. They are rich coral pink in a warm tone with almost white tips. Central cones (discs) are ruby red and hide plenty of nectar for bees, butterflies, and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded and fed this variety can flower from July until September. The plant makes a compact clump with 40-50 cm tall stems. Lanceolate leaves ...entire article
Shoeshine™ Rose a bergenia (elephant’s ears) variety from Syngenta breeders. It produces more compact, dense clumps with smaller, broadly oval to almost rounded, thick, evergreen leaves. They are medium green, pink margined in summer, and gain rose shades in autumn and winter. From late March rise 20-30 tall, sturdy, red stems topped with clusters packed with numerous bell-shaped flowers of rosy pink colour. Sometimes plants re-bloom sporadically during the growing season until October. Bergenia is a s ...entire article
BELLEZA™ is a gaura series bred by German breeder Nils Klemm from Stuttgart. BELLEZA™ White makes pure white flowers atop about 50 cm tall, slightly arching stems. We noticed that if the plant is frequently fed it is big and beautiful but tends to mature more quickly and may become very short-lived and die prematurely. If your soil is reasonably fertile we recommend only one feeding - just before the buds begin to form if you want to prolong its life. In the wild gaura lives in naturally moist land ...entire article
ENDURING SUMMER® is an American crepe myrtle series bred by Joshua H.Kardos. The plants boast compact, rounded habit and excellent resistance to diseases. ENDURING SUMMER® RED produces vibrant red flowers composed in large racemes, similar to those on lilac hence its other name summer lilac. Flowers are produced from late August in C.E. and continue blooming for 4-6 weeks. Deciduous leaves are 3-4 cm long, elliptic to obovate, very glossy, mid green in summer, turnin ...entire article
Vivid is one of the richest pink obedient plant varieties producing strictly upright, non-falling, square stems with 10-15 cm long spikes of 4 rows of funnel-shaped flowers. They are pure pink with purple pink veins which make them glow like neon. They open from midsummer until about mid September. Narrowly lanceolate, finely serrated, always healthy leaves are soft green and glossy, and look very lush. Plants are dense and upright. It forms dense plants and spreads readily into substantial colonies. Obedient plant ...entire article
Purple Parasols is the very first Stoke’s aster with extra large flowers. It was a naturally occurring mutation of a seedling found by Clyde Scott Warren in Hebron, KY, USA in 1993. Its XL flowers are 10-12 cm across on adult plants, rich lavender violet to lilac pink in colour with creamy white centres, open from late July, and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. They take a few days before they mature completely to the flat shape but on the other hand they are quite long-lasting whic ...entire article
Korean stonecrop was first described by Japanese botanist Takenoshin Nakain at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a groundcovering species with thick foliage and small flowers. The new variety ATLANTIS was easy to find because this species never made variegated foliage before. It was a natural mutation of Gold Carpet variety discovered by Norberto Miguel Roma, a worker in a Hortech nursery in Nunica, Michigan, USA. He was not a breeder or a plant hunter, yet he recognized potential in the new plant and decided t ...entire article
Indian Chief is a bearded iris variety already from 1929 yet it is still one of the most sought-after varieties for its hardiness and durability. Its large flowers are a blend of rich colours of Indian summer – glowing golden yellow in the throat, deep purple red with velvety brown red tones of the falls, pale pink standards, and on a cloudy day the flowers seem to have blue hues, too. They come out from late May until mid June on almost 1m tall, strong, and sturdy stems. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale ...entire article
MAGDA’S GOLD KNIGHT is a natural mutation of Black Knight butterfly bush offering the same deep indigo violet blue flowers and yellow to chartreuse variegated foliage. The conical inflorescence is rather slim, 20-25 cm long, and composed of thin, funnel-shaped flowers with orange throat. They are strongly and sweetly fragrant and bloom from early July until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic, partly hai ...entire article
Fyrverkeri (Fireworks) is very probably a Swedish variety of daytime sundrops with large, rich yellow flowers from late June for 4-8 weeks. They are saucer-shaped and appear atop and along 40-60 cm tall stems which makes it a compact and shorter variety compared to the species. Deciduous leaves are shortly lance-shaped, medium green. Sundrops likes common garden soil, not too dry, not too wet, but preferably moist and fertile – in poor soil its flowering is quickly over. Fully sun only. Hardy to about -34°C ...entire article
When beautiful Scheherazade told her king a thousand and one story in Arabian Nights – a book of stories about 11 centuries old they dwelled in Sultan’s palace. Its beauty commemorates this bearded iris – the falls are like heavy, deep brown-red velvet of drapes and spreads, the standards resemble feathery tulle curtains and silk blankets, and the throat refers to profuse golden decorations. Mid to late season blooming begins in latter May and continues until early June. Sword-like leaves are deciduo ...entire article
Lavendelturm is a German variety of culver’s root bred and introduced by Ernst Pagels (1913-2007) in 1998. It produces very large (tall) inflorescence of soft lavender pink to pale violet colour. The small tubular flowers are decorated with long white stamens with salmon anthers owing to which they look hairy. Mature and well-established plants produce more flowers at the axils in several tiers down the stem. It will look great in any perennial bed, here is one tip – try Monet-like pastel mix – combi ...entire article
Wildberry coral bells belongs to the DOLCE® series and makes bold foliage of deep purple red colours as the leaves emerge, and dark purple pink with charcoal veins as they mature in summer. They are very resistant to both sun and frost, therefore will look nice also through mild winters until spring. Small, purplish-pink flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, 30-40 cm tall, dark red stems from early summer onwards. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Coral bells ca ...entire article
AMBELLA® LAVENDER is a lighter violet blue flowering bellflower from the AMBELLA® series. It is an evergreen perennial with small 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 als ...entire article
Oriental poppy is an extraordinary perennial with large, showy flowers atop thick, tall stems. Beauty Of Livermere is a similar variety to Brilliant, but Beauty's flowers are one tone deeper red. They are 10-14 cm across and have the same deep purple black blotch at the base. Blooming begins from late May and lasts until late June. Basal leaves are hairy, pinnatisect (pinnate to fern-like), fresh green, and wither by midsummer. The whole plant usually becomes dormant until spring, but some plants may push up a few le ...entire article
Oriental poppy is an extraordinary perennial with large, showy flowers atop thick, tall stems. Viktoria Luisa was a German princess born 1892 in Postdam. She was a beautiful lady and in her honour was named this exclusive poppy variety: Prinzessin Viktoria Luisa. They are 10-14 cm across, soft salmon pink, and bloom from late May until late June. Basal leaves are hairy, pinnatisect (pinnate to fern-like), fresh green, and wither by midsummer. The whole plant usually becomes dormant until spring, but some plants may pu ...entire article
Mák východní is an extraordinary perennial with large, showy flowers atop thick, tall stems. Brilliant is a variety with vibrant scarlet orange red flowers 10-12 cm across with deep purple red, almost black blotches in the centre. They are produced from late May until late June. Basal leaves are hairy, pinnatisect (pinnate to fern-like), fresh green, and wither by midsummer. The whole plant usually becomes dormant until spring, but some plants may push up a few leaves in late summer or early autumn. Poppy grows in ...entire article
FABULOUS™ is a moss phlox series bred by Dutch breeders Florensis BV. FABULOUS™ BLUE VIOLET variety bears pale violet, small flowers with a dark indigo blue eye in the centre. They have distinctly notched flower petals. Blooming begins in late April and continues for 3-4 weeks. Needle-like leaves are short, medium to dark green, linear, and evergreen. Moss phlox quickly forms a large and quite a compact cushion. Still, in order to eliminate bare, woody stems in the ...entire article
Groundcovering stonecrops are alpine perennials which are available in so many species and varieties that everyone can find his favourite. They are native to almost all continents including their coldest parts, except for Australia and Antarctica. They are cultivated for their spreading, low habit, and offer a wide range of leaf shapes and colours, as well as melliferous flowers. Many of them are evergreen, some are deciduous. Their leaves are silvery blue, blue-green, all shades of green, yellow, burgundy to maroon red, and tinted pink or flushed red. Tho ...entire article
SWEET ANNABELLE® is a smooth hydrangea with clear pink flowers forming large, mop-head inflorescence, up to 20 cm across, composed mostly of sterile flowers. They come out from 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. Another essential feature are strong stems holding well large flowers in spite of their height of almost 1.5 m. SWEET ANNABELLE®< ...entire article
Album is a unique monkshood variety with purely white flowers hiding a whorl of yellow green stamens inside something that does look like a hood of a monk's coat. They are formed in erect racemes on stems that can be 1.5 tall which makes it a popular cut flower. Individual flowers open up from early July and continue blooming by end August as the stems grow taller. Leaves are deeply lobed, almost dissected, mid green, very ornamental. Monkshood is used especially in Chinese medicine, yet some caution is advised wh ...entire article
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
Giant miscanthus, or also called mammoth miscanthus is possibly the tallest of all eulalias. It is a natural hybrid between m.sinensis and m.sacchariflorus. It makes up to 4m tall, strong stems within one growing season (after 3 years of growing). They are strong and sturdy. Leaves are wide, rich green, and tops are arching like bamboos. It seldom flowers. Plume-like inflorescences are pale pinkish red. It forms impenetrable hedges and screens. Flowers are sterile but roots may be a little invasive. Eulalia is best grown in sunny and warm a ...entire article
Adagio is a dwarf variety of eulalia (maiden grass) as it does not grow taller than some 70 cm in leaf, and slightly over one meter in bloom. Leaves are dark green, elegantly narrow, and emerge late in spring, often in May. From August open plume-like inflorescences composed of soft sand yellow to pale beige flowers. Adagio forms compact, dense clumps, and does not spread quickly like some other varieties. Eulalia is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering ...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
Another berry-licious coral bells variety is called Boysenberry. It produced large, ruffled, caramel-red leaves which are very resistant to both sun and frost, therefore will look nice also through mild winters until spring. The undersides are rich salmon pink. Small, white flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, about 30 cm tall, dark red stems from early summer onwards. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. The plant makes compact, upright tufts. Represented by Gootjes AllPl ...entire article
Silver Gumdrop is a yummy (yet inedible) coral bells variety with mid-sized leaves with rounded lobes. They have the most peculiar colour combining silver and rosy pink with gentle burgundy-brown venation and purple red undersides. From July until late summer rise slender, 50 or even 60 cm tall, dark red stems holding upright panicles of small, purple pink flowers over a long period. 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 w ...entire article
Immaculée is a Dutch introduction of perennial peony from 1953. It produces large, bowl-shaped, semi-double flowers with white petals and numerous creamy white to light butter yellow dwarf sepals in the centre. Almost anemone-shaped. Flowers appear atop 80-90 cm tall stems which usually don't need support from late May. Deciduous leaves are rather thick, deep green, glossy, and palmately divided. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined with shrub ...entire article
Karl Rosenfield is both a variety name and the breeder's name of this gorgeous perennial peony from 1908. It produces large, fully double, rich purple red (but not warm red) flowers from late May. Flowers appear atop 80-90 cm tall stems from late May. Deciduous leaves are rather thick, deep green, glossy, and palmately divided. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined with shrubs and trees where they soften their woody structures. They also make b ...entire article
Gaura is a perennial with extra long blooming season and which requires very little or no care at all. It emerges in late spring with deep burgundy red leaves that turn green in summer. It can multiply previous year's size in no time and become almost three times as large. We noticed that if the plant is frequently fed it is big and beautiful but tends to mature more quickly and may become very short-lived and die prematurely. If your soil is reasonably fertile we recommend only one feeding - just before the buds begin to form if you want to prolong its ...entire article
Compacta is a recent selection of Evergreen (Ebbing's) silverthorn, very probably of Italian origin (not confirmed). Unlike its mother plant - the species of Ebbing's silverthorn - it makes a compact and well-behaved shrub without overgrown twigs in one season. In fact, this sport makes quite a handsome shrub. It has more prominent silvery leaves when they emerge, as if covered with stardust, which mature to glossy dark green. They are evergreen, leathery but thinner than those on cherry laurels, and somewhat wavy. An ...entire article
You can easily fall in love with this Portugal laurel if you like evergreen plants. It will enchant you with its lush, glossy leaves. They are large, thick, somewhat undulated, and emerge coppery orange, turn soft green, and mature to dark green in summer. They resemble foliage of viburnum odoratissimum Awabuki which is not hardy enough for zone 6 so here we have a tough and beautiful alternative. Young twigs are red flushed, in autumn change to rich burgundy red, and remain so until spring. Blossoms appear on slightly older plants. They are cherry- ...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
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
Ornamental onions, too, have their white sheep in the herd. This beauty is called Mount Everest and is a large flowered variety of Persian onion from Central Asia. It makes 12-14 cm across flower heads composed of numerous star-shaped, pure white flowers with beige stamens in June for about 3 weeks. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that usually grow about 70-80 cm tall, exceptionally in very fertile soil almost one meter. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green, an ...entire article
Northern Star is another hardy African blue lily variety from England, bred by Richard J Fulcher. It makes soft ink blue flowers with dark purple blue stripes. They are funnel-shaped, formed in large umbels atop 60-80 cm tall, strong stems. Strap-like leaves are about 2-3 cm wide, mid green. It blooms profusely in July and August, and under ideal conditions also in September. Grow it in fertile, very well-drained soil. In too wet or boggy soil it will most certainly die. The plants benefit from regular watering an ...entire article
Sarastro is a perennial bellflower of compact habit and with huge flowers which can measure up to 8 cm. They are rich violet-blue, opening from stiff, pending, dark violet flower buds from mid June for at least 2 months. If pruned by a half or two thirds after the main flowering it produces shorter stems with numerous flowers in late summer and early autumn, extending the flowering period to 3-4 months. Flowers are sterile (not producing seeds), the plant multiplies by enlarging the clump. Stems are about 60 cm tall, ...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
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
OBSESSED is a patented nandina variety discovered by April Hering and Adeiana Garza from Texas, USA, as a natural mutation of Gulf Stream variety in 2005. It grows slowly and makes a compact shrub with very attractive burgundy red young foliage. The leaves are pinnate, composed of small, lance-shaped leaflets which are green in summer and turn bronze red in autumn and winter. It remains evergreen in mild winters and is semi-deciduous in colder regions. Paten ...entire article
Lime Marmalade? Wow, that must be something extraordinary, sharp and sweet at the same time. Just this coral bells variety bred by Jane N.Egger from the famous Oregon based Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA. It makes dense tufts or upright growing foliage of striking colour - the ruffled leaves combine bright vivid green and yellow green shades. In early summer about 40 cm tall, slender stems rise above the foliage, topped with airy panicles of tiny white flowers. The older the plant the more stems are produced, and ...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
Holiday Delight is a large-flowered tetraploid daylily (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell). The flowers are almost 16 cm across, open wide with not so curved petals, deep amber orange, with a dark red eye around a golden yellow throat. They appear atop 60-70 cm tall stems from mid July until mid August. Leaves are rather wide, deciduous. Bred by D.Stevens in 1978 as a cross between (Bengaleer x Allegiance) and (Paprika Velvet x Allegiance). The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear ...entire article
Japanese plum yew is still an uncommon evergreen conifer which was first popularized by Earl of Harrington in early 19th century. It is hardy for almost the whole area of Central Europe except for the coldest mountainous regions, and can take diversity of soil types. It comes from Japan and Fastigiata was selected there in 1861. Fastigiata Japanese plum yew is upright, bushy, and slow growing compact conifer with erect stems with dark gree ...entire article
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holm oak (Quercus ilex)
Holm oak or holly oak (holm is an old word for holly) is native to the Mediterranean and is spread from southern parts of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, to west Balkan and milder parts of North Africa. It used to form vast areas of evergreen forests most of which are chopped down today. It was first described in 1753 and many sources until this day claim it is not drought tolerant. In fact it very drought tolerant once established which why it is commonly cultivated in heat-accumulated and paved city squares. In the wild ...entire article
Nuuk is a pretty evergreen perennial cinquefoil with glossy foliage and numerous white flowers. The leaves are distinctly divided into 3 leaflets, each of them decorated with 3 small lobes at the tip. They are rich green, glossy like a glacier, and turning wine red for autumn and winter. Single flowers are snow white, 5-pettaled, with white stamens, and come out from mid May until early summer atop partially prostrate, partially erected stems. Lower parts of the stems are rich carmine red before they become woody. Nuu ...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
DIAMANT ROUGE is a new panicle hydrangea from 2012. Bred by Jean Renault from France this hydrangea belongs to those with the richest red late summer and autumn flowers. DIAMANT ROUGE hydrangea starts blooming in midsummer, the inflorescence is oval rather than cone-shaped, composed of mainly sterile flowers which are creamy white at the beginning, turning bright pink in August, and very dark purple red in September and October. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, dee ...entire article
Butterfly Blue is a small scabious variety with large, rich lavender blue flowerheads with domed, pincushion-like central florets and larger marginal florets. They appear on 10-20 cm tall, slender, well-branched stems from late spring until early autumn. Deadheading is recommended for continuous flowering. Leaves form a dense mound which looks great in a rockery or among dwarf plants such as witches brooms. Scabious is a sun-loving perennial which will grow in free-draining, moderately fertile soil of neutral to sl ...entire article
Aubretia is a rock plant with fantastic colour of flowers early in the season. Kitte is a variety with large flowers, possibly twice as big compared to other aubretias, rich magenta purple or purple violet with prominent veins and a small yellow eye around the throat. Leaves are evergreen, dull green, thick, quite small. It flowers usually from mid April for a few weeks. Aubretia likes free draining soil or a pot with gritty soil. It is a beautiful edging plant for perennial beds – after the flowering has fi ...entire article
BELLEZA™ Dark Pink is a compact gaura variety producing rich pink flowers which appear in profusion atop slender, 25-30 cm tall stems which look like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. Gaura is a perennial with extra long blooming season and which requires very little or no care at all. It emerges in late spring with deep burgundy red leaves turning green in summer when it matures to a dense and bushy clump. BELEZA™ Dark Pink was granted only a Canadian patent No. 2860 in 2007. We noticed that if the pla ...entire article
Tomato Soup is a stunning coneflower with warm but rich red flowers with some orange hues. They are borne atop 70-80 cm tall stems from late July until early October. Tomato Soup is a vigorously, freely branching variety bred by Harini Korlipara of Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon, USA, and patented PP19,427 in 2007. The flowers are slightly fragrant and attractive for butterflies, bumble bees as well as bees that can also find a way to get some nectar from their cone-like discs. Deadheading will prolong blooming ti ...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
Masterpiece™ this candytuft truly is. Originally a ground-covering perennial turned into a strong, bushy and stocky habit plant whose stems are so erect that it looks like a bunch of cut flowers precisely arranged in a vase. The flowers are something extraordinary – the flat inflorescence take up to 6 cm across, and is composed of pure white flowers that fade to light pink. Blooming begins in mid May and may continue into August, as the inventor suggests, if promptly deadheaded. Cut off flower tops after t ...entire article
Happy End is a pink flowering variety of Alpine aster with double quantity of ray florets and yellow discs. The stems hold only one flower and are about 20-25 cm tall. Leaves are light to mid green, narrowly lanceolate and form a nice clump. It makes a nice cut flower. Alpine aster grows in poor, well-drained soils of neutral to alkaline pH (6-7.5). It will cope with clay and heavier soil, too, but will grow slower. It must have direct sunlight and does not demand extra watering. It will look great at the front of ...entire article
Dunkle Schöne is a German variety of Alpine aster commonly known in English speaking markets as Dark Beauty. It bears large, daisy-like flowers with deep violet ray florets and yellow discs on short, 20-25 cm tall stems. Leaves are light to mid green, narrowly lanceolate and form a nice clump. It makes a nice cut flower. Alpine aster grows in poor, well-drained soils of neutral to alkaline pH (6-7.5). It will cope with clay and heavier soil, too, but will grow slower. It mu ...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
Monier’s Alpine betony is an outstanding species of this interesting perennial. Most of other betonies are grown for attractive foliage, however, Hummelo is a special variety that offers not only pretty foliage but also lovely flowers. They are formed in spikes of lilac pink flowers, borne on 30-40 cm tall stems from early summer until midsummer, or longer if properly deadheaded. There is no fragrance for humans but their nectar attracts bees and later butterflies. Thanks to its bold foliage and inflorescence it ...entire article
Giant angelica is a bold-leaved perennial with very unusual flowers. They are formed in deep purple-red umbels, borne on 1.5-1.8m tall, strong stems, and appear from late July until early September. Leaves are large, divided in the manner that they look like palmate, mid green, and deciduous. Wildlife angelica is a biennial or a short-lived perennial which is reproduced by seeds. If you want to grow it like a perennial remove spent flowers before seeds are formed. This way it stays in a clump. Otherwise it will come out from seeds which produce plants tha ...entire article
Amethyst in Snow is a unique variety of mountain bluet where blue is truly out of the question. This perennial makes the most amazing flowers with amethyst purple centres and snow white or very pale pink ray florets on 30-40 cm tall stem that do not bend. Flowers are produced from early June, and continuously until July or even August if deadheaded regularly. Deciduous leaves are light to mid green, broadly lanceolate, slightly hairy. In the wild it is considered endangered species. Grow it in a sunny border or in ...entire article
Sorbet belongs to the most popular of perennial peonies. It produces large, fully double flowers of rich pink colour with creamy beige of very light pinkish-white crinkled sepals in the middle. They come out already in late May on 60-70 cm tall stems. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided, and emerge burgundy red in early spring. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined with shrubs and trees to soften their woody structures. They are one of the ...entire article
Soft shield fern is what you probably imagine when the word “fern” comes up in conversation. It has the typical fern appearance with strong, semi-erect fronds. They are double-pinnate, bearing small, toothed leaflets along the midribs. They remain nice and evergreen down to about -15°C and only then start fading away and the plant makes new ones in spring. Proliferum is a variety with vigorous growth, and profusion of distinctly cut leaflets that fill up the fronds completely for a lush, rich effect. It ...entire article
Mango Popsicle™ is the best torch lily variety out of the whole Popsicle series in my opinion. It produces long-lasting flowers of rich golden orange colour, identical to that of ripe mango flesh. Its spike-like inflorescence appear atop strong, smooth stems from mid July. Under ideal growing conditions and in fertile soil it will flower continuously until September. Commonly it flowers for about 6 weeks and then repeats flowering in a weaker flush from early September. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, ...entire article
Bluet is a common and popular perennial of Czech gardens and lower mountains. It produces 30-60 cm tall stems with bizarrely shaped, antler-like, purple-blue flowers from early June until midsummer. Deciduous leaves are light green, slightly hairy. In the wild it is considered endangered species. Grow it in a sunny border or in part shade along with other perennials that will help it remain erect. It needs free-draining soil that is medium fertile and preferably evenly moist rather than dry on hot summer days. Hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 2) Last up ...entire article
Pine trees are superb trees which grow in a wide climate scale - from cold northern countries to hot coastal sites. They are probably most beautiful in their natural environment. Satellit is a narrowly columnar variety of Bosnian pine. Thanks to slow growth and limited size it is suitable for small gardens. In 10 years it can make about 3m in height and about half a meter wide. Needles are borne in two’s, they are deep green, glossy and hard, always vertical. Bark is very light, almost white. It needs a l ...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
Unlike most of other African blue lilies which are blue this gem shows off with its pure white flowers. They are trumpet-shaped, composed in rich umbels and appear at the tips of about 60-80 cm long, sturdy stems. Strap-like leaves are about 2-3 cm wide, mid green. Blooming time begins with hot and sunny days of early summer and finished in September. Occasionally you can get a few flowers on short stems at the end of September. Grow agapanthus in fertile, very well-drained soil. In too wet or boggy soil it will most certainly die. The plants benefit from regular watering and fertil ...entire article
This perennial peony has a name which often gets misspelled with so many h’s and r’s. It is a beautiful variety forming a robust bush, freely flowering from end June until July. The flower heads are extra large, composed of many rosy pink petals with ruffled, silvery margins. It is fragrant. The erect stems are usually strong enough to hold the flowers without a need for a support. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided, and emerge burgundy red in early spring. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined w ...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 i.e. no fruits are produced. 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 growth to ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GREEN GLOBE'")
Green Globe is a true gem among hebes. This variety, though relatively new to the market, has become one of the best-selling hebes ever. Its dominant feature is a deep but yet warm green colour of tiny, scaly leaves and mounding habit. This hebe does not flower. It can be used along garden pathways or as a dense, substantial ground-covering plant in beds and borders. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Still, it can easily be clipped and shaped in early spring after all frosts. When pruning make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. Hebes need very well- ...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
Leyland cypress is a natural hybrid genus between cupressus macrocarpa and chamaecyparis nootkatensis. It is a fast growing conifer, used mainly in hedges and as a windbreak. It produces flattened sprays of scale-like, dark green leaves. The branches are not pendent, not erect. Something in between and it makes it different from chamaecyparis. It grows very fast when young, into a columnar tree with dense branching from the ground. Cupressocyparis is highly valued not only for its fast growth but also because it does not lose its colour in winter like some cypress or t ...entire article
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80´s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further north. Perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually ...entire article
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
Oriental poppy is another extraordinary perennial with attractive flowers. Patty’s Plum bears large flowers or hardly describable colour that combines red, brown, and purple-violet. It has dark, burgundy red blotches inside. The flower colour is unusual and contrasts with fresh green, fern-like, hairy leaves. It grows in almost any well-drained soil, preferably medium fertile or poor, do not fertilize. Fully hardy to about -40°C. Last update 12-01-2009. ...entire article
Bonanza is a dwarf variety of peach with excellent fruit. It has profusion of typical peach-like, bright pink flowers that are clustered along short branches in a dense plant. The leaves are mid green, semi-glossy, narrow and elongated, and not much smaller than on a classic peach tree. Extreme density of leaves on a dwarf crown creates an amazing appearance. Fruit is of standard size as on a classic peach tree = medium big, yellow and red with slightly hairy skin. It ripens from mid July, weather conditions pending. Thanks to its limited size it is ideal for small gar ...entire article
Evergreen magnolias are the queens of flowering trees. We choose the most beautiful and at the same time the hardiest varieties available. MarylandMarylandwhich offers something unique – different leaf colour as it is a cross between magnolia grandiflora and magnolia virginiana. Thanks to its first parent the foliage is reliably evergreen, and thanks to the latter the leaves are not rusty brown beneath but light green. Now a little note we cannot give a miss – its more correct name is < ...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
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
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
Little Heath is a dwarf variety of pieris. It is a neat little shrub with short, elongated, pointed leaves of mid green colour with white margins. New leaves emerge orange to copper red. It grows very slowly, forming a low, compact shrub. No pruning required. It dislikes excess amount of heavy, wet snow in its middle due to soft branches that may break under its weight. Non flowering. Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, acidic, and constantly moist (not wet). If your garden soil is too heavy do not dig a deep hole but make a shallow and wide bed topped up with ...entire article
Japanese sedge is a perfect companion plant for evergreen arrangements because this grass-like perennial remains in leaf all year long. The stiff and glossy leaves are dark green with wide, creamy-white margins. It needs well-drained but constantly moist and humus-rich soil. When established it withstands temporary over-wetting. But do not plant it deliberately into boggy conditions. It was formerly listed as carex morrowii which originated in New Zealand and these plants were not reliably hardy in Europe. But as this variety is a very hardy cross, the name morrowii was d ...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
As it happens with many other cultivars, BLONDY®, too, was a matter of coincidence. It happened when gardener Gus Bolwijn found one branch on Sunspot variety showing distinctly different, very colourful leaves. This sport was then successfully cloned and we can now offer a very attractive ground-covering evergreen shrub with excellent leaf colour – thin, dark green margins and warm yellow centres chaning to pink and purple in winter. Its extreme hardiness and slower growth make it a sought-after shrub for evergreen gardens. It is often available as a mini-tree on short ...entire article
Emerald Gaiety is a variety with small, evergreen leaves that are mid green with rich creamy white margins that look slightly yellow as new leaves emerge in the spring. Variegation tends to reach into the centre of the leaf. 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 think ...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
Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Leaves are ovate to oval. Bell or funnel shaped flowers come in many colours and appear at the end of spring / beginning of summer and sporadically towards the end of summer. “Red Prince” has deep green leaves and bright purplish red flowers. It thrives in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. Prune right after flowering to a third or half on new growths. Flowers on last yearR ...entire article
This bamboo is a popular groundcover. Its mid-sized leaves are 10-14 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide, and distinctly white variegated. It comes from Japan. It is a vigorous grower that has wild root system. If you want to keep it in a certain area of your garden we recommend using root barriers. Leaves are quite hardy but the plant will definitely look best if sheared down to the ground every spring to encourage new and healthy growth. Bamboo likes fertile, moist but well-drained soil and for best varigation full sun. It is hardy to -20°C (USDA zone 6b) but if covered with snow or mulc ...entire article
Feelin‘ Blue is a striking Dutch introduction of Himalayan cedar, which in fact turned out to be one of the most reliable cedars we ever had. Formerly a ground-covering plant is often staked up to a bamboo stick in order to form an appearance of a classic but much smaller cedar tree with picturesque arching branches. With their long, evergreen needles they look like a silvery blue waterfall. It grows moderately about 30-40 cm per year. It natural height without staking is not much taller than 20 cm and spread could be indefinite. It grows best ...entire article
Mughus is a subspecies of dwarf mountain pine with even more compact and slower growth. It has very dense habit and dark green, short needles. It looks great in a large rockery as well as in a Japanese-style garden where it creates a perfect cushion image. Pines need slightly moist soil when getting established but will live in almost any well-drained soil. They do prefer a lot of sunshine to be compact and dense so try to avoid shaded placed when finding it a spot in a garden. Fully hardy to min. -45°C (USDA zone 2). Last update: 29-09-2009 ...entire article
This evergreen shrub of Japanese aucuba is a commonly known favourite especially in Britain and in milder parts of humid regions of Germany and Benelux. The first specimen was brought from Japan to Europe in 1783, and has been sought after ever since for its beautifully varigated/golden-spotted leaves. They are extremely large for a hardy evergreen plant – upto 20 cm long and 8-10 cm wide. Varigation differs from plant to plant. Crotonifolia is a female variety which can have quite attractive, large, red berries if pollinated by a male plant, e.g. aucuba japonica. ...entire article
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