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ROBIN HOOD is a true purple conflower, not a hybrid, producing vibrant purple pink, strongly fragrant flowers with deep orange, flattened central discs. The colour does not bleed when fading out. Flowers appear from early July atop strong, green, well branched stems 50-60 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful if slugs are present in your garden. Since con ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ LEMON YELLOW coneflower bears bright canary yellow, sweetly fragrant flowers with flattened orange discs. They are produced atop 40-50 cm tall, sturdy stems from early July until late September and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and bees can find a way to get to the dinner table, too. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are medium green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. SOMB ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ SANGRITA is one of the prettiest scarlet red coneflowers I have seen so far. Its name refers to a Spanish non-alcoholic drink served along with tequila to clean the palate of its unpleasant aftertaste. Though it looks like a tomato drink there is no tomato inside, but plenty of fruit juices (orange, pomegranate, tangerine, papaya or even mango) and chili powder that adds colour and spiciness. Flowers of Sungrita echinacea are produced atop 40-50 cm tall, sturdy stems from early July until late Septembe ...entire article
Possibly every plant is capable of creating its gold-leaved mutation. No wonder Peter Moore helped choisya with this process when crossing choisya ternata Sundance with choisya arizonica pollen. It was named GOLDFINGERS and was registered in 1998 i.e. 14 years before Hillier Nurseries introduced their own gold-leaved choisya Aztec Gold in 2012. European patent No. 5554 was issued in 2000. GOLDFINGERS choisya boasts bright golden-yellow, evergreen leaves that are palmately divided into 3-7, glossy, narrow leaflets ...entire article
Tutti Fruitti is another compact FREE PETITE® butterfly bush. The conical inflorescence is only 6-8 cm long, slim but composed of numerous (up to 250) individual flowers. They are pure pink, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, and produced in abundance from early July until November if the autumn is sunny and warm. This variety is sterile, not seeding itself around the garden. Deciduous leaves are rather small, broadly elliptic, partly hairy, and medium to light green. Deadheading will encourage production o ...entire article
Dark Pink is a FREE PETITE® butterfly bush producing dark pink flowers. The conical inflorescence is only 5-7 cm long but produced in abundance from early July until November if the autumn is sunny and warm. Individual flowers are tiny, funnel-shaped, sweetly fragrant, and decorated with an orange throat. This variety is sterile, not seeding itself around the garden. Deciduous leaves are rather small, broadly elliptic, partly hairy, and medium to light green. Deadheading ...entire article
Blue Heaven is a FREE PETITE® butterfly bush producing lavender blue flowers. The conical inflorescence is only 5-7 cm long but produced in abundance from early July until November if the autumn is sunny and warm. Individual flowers are tiny, funnel-shaped, sweetly fragrant, and decorated with an orange throat. This variety is sterile, not seeding itself around the garden. Deciduous leaves are rather small, broadly elliptic, partly hairy, and medium to light green. Deadhe ...entire article
Cheyenne is a gloriosa daisy series named after a town in Wyoming, USA, where winter temperature can easily drop down to -30 °C. Double Gold Brown Eye produces immensely beautiful, bright golden yellow, semi-double flowers with two or three tiers of petals where each one is decorated with a small chocolate brown marking near the central cone that is even deeper brown. When the flowers come out in early July they bring such a joy with their warm and optimistic colours that each garden or patio should have one in this t ...entire article
Haaren is a Dutch addition to the group of dwarf trees. It is a dwarf red oak with foliage that is almost identical to that of Green Dwarf pin oak but the leaves are not so deeply cut. They are deciduous, fresh green in summer and brilliant carmine red in autumn. It naturally forms almost a globose habit. Dwarf trees are commonly grafted onto short stems of 60-130 cm for a half-standard tree suitable for almost any spot in your garden including a patio pot, or 180-210 cm tall stem for a standard tree for a small-si ...entire article
Shirasawan’s maple is a sought-after species of Japanese maple valued mostly for its unique leaf shape. To date (July 2020) there are 17 recognized varieties, and MOONRISE is a recent introduction from the USA where its inventor Carl A. Munn patented it as PP16718 in 2004. He discovered it in about 1987 as a naturally occurring mutation of Aureum variety. It had different colour, faster growth, and better resistance to sun scorch. MOONRISE Shirasawan’s maple produces bright lime yellow-green foliage in ...entire article
20.07.2020New in catalogue
astilbe (Astilbe "'CHOCOLATE SHOGUN'")
Chocolate Shogun is a Japanese astilbe introduction bred by Nagasaki Teruhisa in 2010. It is a Thunbergii species with larger leaves and less conspicuous flowers. But the foliage is what this variety is famous for – the divided leaves are dark purple to almost chocolate brown and contrast beautifully with other green-leaved plants around, adding drama to any landscape. In mid June rise about 50 cm tall stems with several loose tiers of pale pink flowers. Patent No. PP26430 was granted in 2016. Grow astilbe in ...entire article
YOUNIQUE™ is a trade name of an attractive 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™ White makes large and tall plumes of pure white colour opening from cute lime green buds. They bloom on 30-40 cm tall stems from mid June until midsummer unless tired by all-day sunlight. Leaves are rather light green, matte, divided, and healthy. Patented as PP19845 in 20 ...entire article
YOUNIQUE™ is a trade name of an attractive 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™ Ruby Red brings shorter but intensely coloured plumes of rich ruby red colour. They bloom on 30-40 cm tall stems from mid June until midsummer unless tired by all-day sunlight. Leaves are rich green, divided, and healthy. Patented as PP23143 in 2012. Grow astilbe in hum ...entire article
20.07.2020New in catalogue
astilbe (Astlbe "'SMILE AT ME'")
Smile At Me is a compact astilbe variety from the arendsii group, bred by Tom de Bruijn from the Netherlands in 2016. It produces compact plumes of soft pink flowers on deep red stems so the overall appearance is rich pink. They bloom from mid June for 3-4 weeks and they re-bloom sporadically until late summer. Leaves are divided, healthy, glossy, dark green flushed burgundy red stalks and margins. Patent No. PP28461 granted in 2017. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed the ...entire article
LaCrosse Wit is an improved version of LaCrosse Shasta daisy making eye-catching flowers with tubular petals, open at the tips into a trumpet. They are snow white and produced around a large, yellow cone in the centre. Flowers appear possibly earliest of all series i.e. already in late June and bloom for 5-6 weeks. After a short break re-bloom to decorate your gardens and patios for late summer and early autumn. Leaves are deep green and glossy, narrowly lance-shaped, distinctively serrated. The plant makes a dense, c ...entire article
After a big success with FIRST LOVE® speedwell Dutch breeder Wilhelmus van den Hoogen continues in his romantic series and in 2017 introduces another variety called FIRST KISS®. Because its flowers are as sweet pink as the taste of the first kiss which WAS sweet and we all remember it for our entire life, isn’t that right? The spike-like inflorescence is taller than on the previous variety, reaching some 15-17 cm, and is composed of 500(! ...entire article
Marietta® is a breathtaking speedwell variety with possibly the deepest indigo blue flowers we have seen so far. They are composed in 13-15 cm long, spike-like inflorescence, and come out from mid June for about 3 weeks atop 60-70 cm tall stems, and then, if deadheaded, new flowers are produced from the lower parts of the stems until September. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, deep green. It was found as a natural mutation of Allmelanie by Ruud Klein in 2008, the same breeder who discovered Cha ...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
19.07.2020New in catalogue
bearded iris (Iris "'FIRECRACKER'")
Firecracker bearded iris makes large, slightly fragrant flowers which look like a lit-up firecracker shooting golden yellow sparkles through a dusky bronze-red sunset. They open from late May until mid June atop 70-80 cm tall stems. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale green. Hybrid varieties of bearded iris thrive in full sun and should be planted in well-drained but moist soil of any pH. Various sources say different things about pH requirements, however, truth is that if the soil is reasonably fertile acidity ...entire article
Like the deepest crimson red velvet of a king’s coat. This is Fabulous Jeanette bearded iris. Single colour, large, fragrant flowers from late May until mid June atop 60-70 cm tall stems. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale green. Hybrid varieties of bearded iris thrive in full sun and should be planted in well-drained but moist soil of any pH. Various sources say different things about pH requirements, however, truth is that if the soil is reasonably fertile acidity does not play a significant role. Do no ...entire article
19.07.2020New in catalogue
bearded iris (Iris "'INDIAN CHIEF'")
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
19.07.2020New in catalogue
bearded iris (Iris "'PERFUME COUNTER'")
There is beauty in simplicity. True. And if you design a landscape with many flowers of different colours, a variety with a solid colour without any disturbing multi-coloured elements will come in handy. Perfume Counter is a bearded iris offering exactly this – a solid, deep violet to indigo blue, large, fragrant flowers. They come out from the first decade of May for about 3 weeks and rebloom in late summer. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale green. Stems are 80-90 cm tall. Hybrid varieties of bearded ir ...entire article
18.07.2020New in catalogue
bearded iris (Iris "'OKLAHOMA BANDIT'")
“Hands up, pants down!”, shouts a bandit at his victim pointing his gun at him. Could this possibly be a scenario of an assault in Oklahoma? Hooker Nichols, an iris breeder, definitely thought so which is why he named his variety after a US state whose outline on a map looks like a pistol itself. Now, back to botany: Oklahoma Bandit is an early to midseason bearded iris producing flowers from early to late May. They are a unique mixture of golden amber, dark honey, and claret brown. Sword-like leaves are d ...entire article
Stella is an attractive sweet gum selection, similar to Stared variety, yet a little broader in habit. Its leaves are beautiful, 15-20 cm large, deciduous, star-shaped, deeply lobed, green in summer and rich scarlet red and deep burgundy red in autumn for almost 2 months. An extra feature is the leaf shape because it changes during the growing season just like leaves of plane-leaved mulberry. In spring emerge purely star-shaped leaves with entire margins, but ...entire article
Samuel Sommer is an exceptional evergreen magnolia praised for both its beauty as well as durability. During the first decade of its existence it proved resistant to cold, strong wind, and freezing rain and snow. It belongs to the few of the species producing the largest flowers ever seen – they are 25-35 cm across, creamy white, composed of 3 tiers of 4 petals, strongly and sweetly scented. Their fragrance attracts not only bees and other insects, but also most perfume producers and all passers-by, especially i ...entire article
RAINBOW MARCELLA is a coneflower from the BUTTERFLY™ series offering multicoloured flowers. Their ray florets are orange from the middle towards the tips, and vibrant magenta pink towards the ruby red cones. The flowers are 12-13 cm across and appear from early July until late September atop strong, green stems about 50-60 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees and benefit from regular deadheading. Conefl ...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
BUZZ™ WINE is a buddleja producing flowers of the darkest burgundy red wine. The inflorescence is conical, slim, 20-25 cm long, and composed of small, funnel-shaped flowers. They are sweetly fragrant and bloom from late June until late September. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, hairy as they emerge, medium green and partly glossy above and silver on the reverse, without a significant autumn colour change. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard pruning every spring to low perm ...entire article
13.07.2020New in catalogue
deutzia (Deutzia "'COMPACT PARADISE'")
In 2020 American company Proven Winners® introduces a stunning compact new deutzia provisionally called Compact Paradise. It is very similar to successful varieties YUKI CHERRY BLOSSOM and YUKI SNOWFLAKE but produces incredible amount of flowers. Compact Paradise is a unique deutzia producing its flowers in conical panicles, similar to those of buddleja (butterfly bush). They are about 15 cm long and composed of tiny, creamy white flowers decorated with numerous yellow pistils. They open from the first decade ...entire article
FLUTTERBY PINK is a compact and distinctly upright variety of butterfly bush with extra-large flowers. The conical inflorescence is 25-30 cm long, about 10 cm wide, and composed of sterile, thin, funnel-shaped flowers with less conspicuous orange throat. They are strongly and sweetly fragrant, and continue blooming until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers. Deciduous leaves are rather small, broadly elliptic, partly hairy, and medium to light green. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly ...entire article
09.07.2020New in catalogue
Itoh peony (Paeonia itoh "'BARTZELLA'")
Bartzella is considered the very first yellow flowering itoh peony. It produces rich, warm yellow flowers whose petals have a scarlet red flame at its base which gives the flower a feeling of a deeper colour. They are fully double and fragrant. They appear later than tree peony flowers but before the perennial type ones i.e. from about mid May until mid June. Their stems are tall enough to make a great cut flower, and if the whole plant is hard pruned after flowering to the ground level it re-grows and could make anot ...entire article
Scarlet Heaven is a great success among itoh peonies with pure red flowers. They are single and decorated with numerous yellow stamens in the centre. They appear later than tree peony flowers but before the perennial type ones i.e. from about mid May until mid June. Their stems are tall enough to make a great cut flower, and if the whole plant is hard pruned after flowering to the ground level it re-grows and could make another flush of a few flowers in midsummer. Itoh peony grows moderately fast, forming a bushy clum ...entire article
Green Lotus is a unique peony variety which looks like out of this world. It produces mid-sized flowers as if tattered by a predator. Petals emerge pale lime green and mature to almost white with pale pastel pink paint. The centre is decorated with a crown of yellow stamens. Flowering begins in late May atop 60-70 cm tall, strong stems which do not need support. Deciduous leaves are rather thick, deep green, glossy, and palmately divided. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they ...entire article
08.07.2020New in catalogue
perennial peony (Paeonia "'GAY PAREE'")
Gay Paree is a Chinese peony whose flowers resemble cheerful dancers of dirty can-can in Moulin Rouge and their even dirtier underskirts. They are composed of a single colour fuchsia pink skirt with multiple underskirts of creamy white colour with rosy pink ribbons. Very special and very eye-catching. Isn’t that what can-can was all about? Flowers are fragrant, open from about mid May until early June atop 70-80 cm tall stems which are strong enough not to require staking. Deciduous leaves are rather thick, deep ...entire article
You don’t need to be a peony collector to fall head over feet with this variety. But let’s you are or might soon become one. This is a must-have! It’s called Peter Brand and boasts the deepest red (true red, not dark purple pink) ever seen of a perennial peony. The flowers are medium sized, semi-doubly or fully double and even those reveal bright yellow stamens which add drama to the overall appearance. The petals are waxy glossy and the flowers open from early May until early June atop 80-90 cm ta ...entire article
08.07.2020New in catalogue
perennial peony (Paeonia "'SEA SHELL'")
Fancy walking down the beach and finding an extraordinary shell of pearl pink colour. This peony is just like that. Soft, pastel pink petals with pearl glitter, topped with a huge nest of rich yellow stamens in the centre. The flowers are large, anemone-shaped, and open from late May until June atop 70-80 cm tall stems which usually don’t need any support or staking. 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 combine ...entire article
Charming Magenta Cinderella is a perennial peony from a Dutch series Fabulous Flowers®. It produces large, single, fragrant flowers of rich magenta red colour with a centre profusely decorated with yellow stamens. Flowers resemble Japanese peonies and appear from mid June, atop 70-80 cm tall stems. 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 ...entire article
Wonderful Snow White is a perennial peony from a Dutch series Fabulous Flowers®. It produces large, fully double, fragrant flowers with snow white petals, exceptionally with very thin purple pink margins. Flowers appear from mid June, atop 70-80 cm tall stems. 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. Th ...entire article
Enchanting Pink Elsa is a perennial peony from a Dutch series Fabulous Flowers®. It produces large, bowl-shaped, semi-double, fragrant flowers with pastel pink petals and numerous creamy white to light butter yellow dwarf sepals in the centre. Flowers appear from late May, atop 70-80 cm tall stems which usually don't need support. 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 com ...entire article
Speciosus is an elegant, semi-double flowering variety of Rose-of-Sharon. Its flowers are medium-sized, snow white with burgundy red eye, and are composed of two rows of large petals and a set of dwarf, odd-shaped petals in the centre which surprisingly do not spoil the flower’s purity and elegance. They bloom reliably every year in July and don’t stop blooming until all buds have gone - sometimes by end September. The plant grows into a densely branched, upright shrub. It has very decorative leaves th ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It is commonly believed to have originated in French Nantes, however, the truth is that the first plants were found in a Tuscan nursery in Pistoia, Italy, and named Mandarino. It 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 ...entire article
Dutch lover of perennials Marco van Noort excels in breeding coneflowers and Summer Cocktail is his impressive variety from 2012. It makes single flowers whose colour changes from golden yellow as they open from buds, to orange and pink when they mature. The bed with Summer Cocktail coneflowers is a gorgeous splash of pastel colours which need zero companions to look great. Flowers appear atop 60-70 cm tall, strong stems from July until September. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseas ...entire article
16.07.2020New stock
hebe (Hebe pimeleoides)
Blue hebe comes from the mountains of Marlborough and Cantebury in the South Island of New Zealand. It is a low, evergreen shrub with small, perfectly elliptic, silvery blue leaves. In June or early July appear small clusters of tiny, pale lilac violet flowers atop its rather thin and flexible twigs. Light trimming after flowering is recommended in order to keep the plant compact and bushy - this species is quite variable and left to its own devices it might exhibit a rather prostrate growth losing its pretty, dense habit developed by the nursery grower. ...entire article
Julia is another coneflower variety bringing so highly praized orange colour. The shade of its ray florets is a merge between terracotta and blood orange skin. They are composed around a small, brown cone in the centre. They are large, 10-12 cm across, daisy-like, almost flat, and open from late June until late August. They are slightly sweetly fragrant and attract butterflies and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded this variety can flower until September given enough nutrients. The plant makes a compact clump with 5 ...entire article
Vanilla Daybreak tickseed is probably a sport of Lil’ Bang Daybreak tickseed producing rich vanilla yellow, daisy-like flowers with dark mahogany brown eyes around a centre packed with numerous, short, golden yellow stamens. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are about 20 cm tall, upright, and strong enough not to bend. The plant makes a dense, compact, and rather wide tuft. Leaves are medium green, narrowly three-lobed. Flo ...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
MESA™ Red blanket flower makes 6-8 cm wide, dark red flowers where discs are dark burgundy red with golden yellow centres. They appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The plants usually reach some 30 cm in height, though if more nitrogen-based fertilizer is used along with more irrigation it can get to 40 cm, still on strong stems that do not fall, bend or break after a heavy rain. Deciduous, somewhat hairy leaves are ...entire article
Chocolate Cherry®, yummy! Though inedible, this ice plant invented by Dutch breeder Marco van Noort was named aptly describing the coloration of flowers and foliage. It makes small, only about 4cm across, dome-like inflorescence composed of tiny star-shaped flowers. They emerge dark cherry red and mature to pale purple pink with garnet red centres. Such colour combination is enhanced by exquisite background of deep burgundy red to almost chocolate brown, broadly oval, thick leaves which exhibit very good resistan ...entire article
Gentle Shepherd is a white flowering daylily bred and introduced by Elizabeth Yancey in 1980. The flowers are 12-13 cm across, almost pure white with only a pale yellow-green throat, and come out from early July for about 3 weeks. Stems are 70-75 cm tall and leaves are deciduous. Dailily 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 the ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ ADOBE ORANGE is possibly the deepest orange coneflower I have seen so far. Its 9 cm flowers are simply amazing. Like the skin of a blood orange with a deep and warm tone. Flowers are produced atop 40-50 cm tall, sturdy stems from early July until late September. The discs are dark golden and orange and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to get to the dinner table. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. ...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
Tree form or PINK MARBLE® photinia has evergreen, ovate, and glossy leaves of dark green colour with white margins and silvery-white veins just like marble has, that gain pink shades in autumn and winter. However, the best show happens when new leaves emerge - they are bright pink red and last for 4-6 weeks. First it happens in spring, then again in midsummer, and often in early autumn. Then you can be sure that new leaves will remain red all winter. Young plants grow fast – 30-60 cm per year, and slow down ...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
Tuskegee is among the first crepe myrtle hybrids ever crossed in the effort to gain a hardier variety. It makes large panicles 15-20 cm long of rich pin-red, crepe flowers with yellow anthers from August until September. Deciduous leaves are elliptic to obovate, very glossy, they emerge with burgundy red hues, mature to rich green, and turn predominantly red in autumn. Leaves are resistant to powdery mildew. Tuskegee grows fast into an open canopy with horizontal branches with age. Pruning is important in colder ...entire article
Braunlaub is an attarctive rodgersia podophylla variety from Germany with bronze-brown hues on large leaves. They are up to 40 cm across, glossy, fresh green as they emerge, and gain various depths of bronze to chocolate brown hues just before flowering. Flowers are creamy white, fragrant, composed in 25-30 cm long, pyramidal panicles, borne atop about 1m tall stems which rise above the foliage in early summer. From up close you can see that the individual tiny flowers are star-shaped and resemble those of stonecrop. ...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
Toad lily is a rhizomatous plant with orchid-like leaves and unusual star-shaped flowers with 6 heavily spotted petals and stigmas. PINK FRECKLES® is a compact variety producing light lilac pink to pale violet flowers with deep maroon or violet freckles. It blooms profusely on short stems owing to which the plant remains compact also at its peak flowering phase. The clump is compact and dense with fresh green, broadly lance-shaped leaves. It is often accompanied with anemones, leucothoes, azaleas, or mountain lau ...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
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 hase 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. A ...entire article
MAGICAL® UNIVERSE is a trade name for a uniquely coloured variety of St. John’s Wort from the Magical® series. From late June until early October it continuously produces 2-3 cm wide, rich golden yellow flowers which are followed by deep burgundy red, almost black fruit (inedible, not poisonous). Purple red stems are erect and grow 60-80 cm tall. New flowers keep opening while other stems show purple red berries and this show takes place until the first frost. ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ SALSA RED is a striking rich red coneflower producing 40-50 cm tall, thick, light green stems bearing single flowers from early July until late September. The discs are dark orange and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to get to the dinner table. 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. SOMBRERO™  ...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
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
Columbus is a rich golden yellow flowering montbretia. Its funnel-shaped (campanulate) flowers are like Indian curry combined with an attractive necklace of a few crimson dots and small flames under the throat. They appear from mid July for at least a month atop strong and upright steams about 50-60 cm tall. It makes large clumps of medium green, sword-like leaves which confirm plant's affiliation with iris family. The exotic feeling is highlighted by the way the flowers are formed in almost horizontal inflorescence a ...entire article
MOOODZ® SYMPATHY is another introduction from the MOOODZ® coneflower series. It produces 8-9 cm large, very fragrant flowers with ray florets that open to a beautiful soft salmon pink with orange or even golden tones, and mature to rich pastel pink with salmon orange tones. Stems are very strong, about 50-60 cm tall, and hold numerous buds at the axil of almost every leaf. Lanceolate leaves are very green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Conef ...entire article
RED ROCKET® along with DYNAMITE® are possibly the reddest crepe myrtle varieties known to trade so far. 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 because thanks to minimum seed production new panicles with flower buds appear quickly after the first phase has gone. The deciduous leaves are leathe ...entire article
ORANGE SKIPPER is a beautiful coneflower with deep orange to soft red flowers. They are sweetly fragrant, about 10 cm across, and appear from early July until late September atop strong, green stems about 50-60 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. GOLDEN SKIPPER is a compact, bushy, and freely flowering perennial. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees and benefit from regular deadheading. Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy and hig ...entire article
BUTTERFLY POSTMAN coneflower produces breathtaking flower colour - rich red, not purple, not pink, true deep red. Such red that drags all the attention when looking at the whole bed. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and appear from early July atop strong, dark burgundy red stems that do not break in wind or heavy rain. They are 40-60 cm tall and well branched. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. Coneflower will tolerate ...entire article
Houston is a hardy variety of c crape myrtle bred by American horticulturist David Chopin from Pennsylvania. It produces soft red, almost watermelon red flowers from late July or early August until the last sunny and warm days of early autumn. The deciduous leaves are leathery, oval, glossy, and green in summer, turning fantastic fiery red and orange shades in autumn. Houston is a dwarf plant forming a compact, cushion-like habit. No pruning needed, yet it can be done in spring after frosts. Crape myrtles need lit ...entire article
Cliff stonecrop is Japanese native plant popular for its compact growth and profuse flowering. Lidakense is one of the top varieties producing small, oval, deciduous, silvery blue-green leaves flushed with purple pink, and masses of star-shaped, bright pink flowers from late August for 6 to 8 weeks. They provide excellent food for bees which are grateful for any flowers late in the season. Lidakense makes neat, compact, low cushions, and looks great among rocks, or surrounded by white or light grey gravel in an alp ...entire article
Brillant is a spectacular stonecrop variety with vivid pink flowers that could only be compared to Neon variety, but with larger flowerheads. Individual flowers are numerous, small, star-shaped, formed in almost flat terminal cymes, emerge light pink, mature to vivid pink, and become purple pink in autumn. They attract butterflies as well as eyes of passers-by. The leaves are light green and look like iced, hence its other common name – ice plant. Sedum is an easy to grow, clump-forming perennial. It can take ...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
SunSeekers is a coneflower series of 6 flower colours all of which are stunning, rich, and non-fading. Plants have exceptional vigour and dense habit. White is a variety with gorgeous, large flowers composed of pure white ray florets and golden green discs. The flowers come out in abundance are so beautiful like a wedding dress. SunSeekers coneflowers have strong and rather short stems with dark green, narrowly lanceolate leaves. Flowering begins in early July and continues ...entire article
TOUCHDOWN™ Teak orpine will instantly catch your attention when passing by a bed with many orpine varieties. It has such a rich purple brown colour of leaves that remains deep and vibrant from spring till autumn. They are not very large - about 5-6 cm long, oval, deciduous. Flowers are produced atop 30-40 cm tall stems in late summer, usually from late August. They form umbrella-shaped, rather small inflorescence but in such profusion that the whole plant is covered with them. Individual flowers are star-shaped, ...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
Little Goldstar is a perennial black-eyed Susan variety with shining golden yellow flowers. They are daisy-like, almost 7 cm across, with narrow ray florets around a convex, chocolate brown disc. They come out continuously from late July until October. Little Goldstar is very compact with short stems reaching about 40 cm and exhibiting bushy habit. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic, acute towards the tip, deep green in summer and dark red in autumn, with prominent veins and a few teeth at margins. Coneflower wi ...entire article
Entrapment is one of many beautiful varieties bred by Dutch specialist nursery Heemskerk founded in 1965, masters of daylilies, irises, hostas, and peonies. This variety has smaller, 8-10 cm across, almost bell-shaped flowers of a unique colour - a mixture of dark lilac pink and light purple pink, the throat is rich yellow. They are sweetly fragrant and erect, facing the sun rather than the surroundings. Margins are frilled. Flowers appear from mid July to early August atop 60-70 cm tall stems, and strong plants re-b ...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
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
Rose Glow is an attractive barberry variety with deep purple red leaves marbled light pink. They are deciduous and remain coloured like that for most of the season at the top of the shrub. Foliage inside the shrub lacks variegation totally, and shows deep burgundy red colour which makes a lovely contrast with the younger leaves at the top. In April and May small yellow flowers appear in profusion, followed by tiny red fruit in autumn. Young plants remain upright for a long time, and become slightly arching with ag ...entire article
Brenelia is an elegant novelty variety of Portugal laurel from early 21st century. In appearance and use it is similar to Angustifolia variety but has larger leaves with undulated margins. The stalks and new stems are rich burgundy red not only in winter but most of the growing season. 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 in late May and early June. Fruits are black berries ...entire article
Rodgersia is a majestic looking perennial for lovers of dramatic shapes and sizes. Chestnut-leaved rodgersia leaves are divided into 5 large, broadly ovate or obovate, shallowly veined, mid green leaflets with heavily serrated margins. They grow from the same spot around the very top of the leaf stalk owing to which each leaf looks like an umbrella. In early summer appear 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 or ...entire article
Mimosaceae plants are common and popular mainly in southern Europe for their high tolerance to drought as well as attractive and long lasting flowering. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world there is one species hardy enough to be grown in our climate - silk tree. Silk tree comes from Iran and is typical for its dome-shaped crown and pink flowers over a long period in summer. They are pink, hairy spheres with nearly white centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like leaves are deep green ...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
Antony Waterer is a beautiful variety of Japanese spiraea with the most striking colour. In mid June open rich corymbs of small, vivid pink flowers that are best deadhead to promote further flowering. If this is done regularly, at least once a week, the shrub will continue making new flowers until early September and will look pretty and fresh without those ugly and dry seedpods. Leaves are deciduous, rich green, narrowly ovate to lance-shaped, shallowly serrated at margins, with some coppery hues as they emerge. ...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
BURNING LOVE® leucothoe is a keiskei species i.e. it makes narrowly lanceolate leaves with a conspicuous tip. They are evergreen, leathery, very glossy, and change colours from crimson red when they emerge to dark green when mature, and dark burgundy red from autumn till spring, when they revert back to green. The habit is very uniform and compact as opposed to the older keiskei variety Ro ...entire article
Pardon Me? Well, that is an interesting name for a daylily. This variety produces cranberry red flowers with yellow throat. They are smaller, about 5-7 cm across, but come out in abundance and make the clump look very rich. Blooming begins in mid July and continues for about a month, and if grown in fertile soil it may repeat again in late summer. 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. Ap ...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
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hebe (Hebe "'RED EDGE'")
Red Edge is a unique hebe variety with purple red hues on autumn and winter foliage. The leaves are evergreen, small, broadly oval, pale green to grey green. In June it produces terminal clusters of small, pink flowers. It grows slowly to medium fast, spreading outwards, forming a neat cushion. It needs no or very little pruning. It can be clipped in early spring after all frosts or after flowering in early summer. Hebes need very well-drained but constantly moist, poor or medium fertile soil that is anything from ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'NEW ZEALAND'")
New Zealand hebe (veronica) is a non-flowering hebe hebe odora hybrid, hardier than its parent. It has small, rich emerald green, evergreen leaves on erect branches. The plant forms a neat cushion of a sharp, dome-shaped outline, and can be lightly clipped or shaped in early spring after all frosts. It grows faster than other species and may be used for informal, low hedges, or in mixed borders or large rockeries. Hebes need very well-drained but constan ...entire article
Mondo grass is a highly attractive evergreen perennial from China and Japan. It is cultivated for handsome, strap-like foliage. Niger is a variety offering narrow, flat, grass-like leaves of extremely deep purple, almost black leaves. In midsummer appear small, light pink flowers on short stems followed by glossy, black berries. The plants make dense tufts and unless young plants are removed and transplanted, they slowly form a unique groundcover. Thanks to its unusual foliage of dark colour mondo grass looks best ...entire article
Hopi is a crepe myrtle hybrid variety suitable for zone 6 and higher. It produces rich panicles of bright pink flowers earliest of all known hardy varieties so far introduced – it begins blooming in late July or early August. Deciduous leaves are 3-4 cm long, elliptic to obovate, very glossy, olive green in summer, turning red, purple, and orange in autumn. Crepe myrtle needs little care. They need full sun with zero shade during the day. Pruning is important in colder zones and will secure flowering: cut ba ...entire article
Fatal Attraction® is truly a fantastic variety of coneflower bred by Petrus Oudolf from the Netherlands, and patented in 2006. It makes very strong stems which get thicker towards the flower making it look like a microphone. The flowers are large, bright magenta purple, with deep red cones. They are flat as the sepals are not drooping and hold themselves always horizontal. Fatal Attraction® forms a dense clump with profusion of flowers from July until end September. ...entire article
Dancing Shiva is a beautiful daylily with soft salmon pink flowers with apricot orange hues. Margins of the main three sepals are frilled. It flowers in early summer on about 50 cm tall, strong stems. 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 ...entire article
Iron Gate Glacier is an early flowering daylily variety with large, lemon yellow flowers. Looking at the opened flower in each of the three main sepals you can see an almost white line running from the centre towards the tip creating an effect of a 3-ray star. Iron Gate Glacier blooms from mid June until early July. 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 th ...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
MOULIN ROUGE® weigela, overseas sold as FRENCH LACE®, is an attractive mutation of Bristol Ruby variety, found by Andre Briant in 1999. It bears ovate, deciduous leaves that are green in the centre and yellow at margins. Funnel-shaped flowers are bright purple red and appear from end spring until early summer, and may rebloom in late summer. It grows fast into an arching shrub. Patent No. PP12666 was granted in 2002. Pruning is essential if you want a pretty plant which they can easily be. Since weigelas ...entire article
Temple Bells pieris will drag your attention mainly to its foliage rather than flowers. The compact habit of the plant as well as lovely foliage may recall dwarf Japanese mock orange (pittosporum tobira) which is not hardy enough for zones 5 or 6, but this pieris obviously is. The evergreen leaves are short, ovate to widely elliptic, rounded at the tip, deep red as they emerge maturing to dark green. Temple Bells pieris will make a superb mounded shrub with tiered branches as it ages, but give it plenty ...entire article
Growers and fans of lily-of-the-valley shrubs probably know Little Heath variety, but few of them know that there was a selection made some time ago with only green foliage. In my view it is much more elegant since there is no variegation to disturb its beautiful green colour. Little Heath Green pieris is a very slow grower with small, widely elliptic, evergreen leaves that emerge coppery red and orange. It grows slowly, forming an irregular mound with ere ...entire article
The most popular daylilies are the ones with an eye in the centre as well as those of a deep and unusual flower colour. Calico Jack is the eyed one. The petals are bright golden yellow and have slightly frilled margins of the same colour as the strong, crimson red eye in the centre. Flowers open fully. 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 lili ...entire article
Elegant Candy is a daylily with large, open wide, soft salmon pink flowers that have a yellow throat and narrow red corolla in the centre. The stems are medium sized, very strong. 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 to. It tolerates all types of soil, prefe ...entire article
<>Burgundy Cotton® crepe myrtle was bred by Dr.Carl Whitcomb, a breeder well-known for his achievements in the field of crossing hardy crepe myrtles. Burgundy Cotton® enriches the range with white flowers on dark foliage. Flowers are formed in large panicles producing enormous number of burgundy red buds from mid to end July until frost. Flower colour is almost white with some pink shades. Leaves of Burgundy Cotton® are deep burgundy red when the emerge, changing to deep green in summer with still enough new foliage at the tips of the branches to provide a fantast ...entire article
Pinguifolia hebe is probably one of the hardiest hebes of our climate (zone 6). It bears small, blue-green leaves and makes a mounding shrub, useful as a ground cover or a beautiful feature of a heather border. In early summer and often in early autumn it is covered with profusion of tiny white flowers on purple-brown stalks. Sutherlandii is a compact variety that needs no or little pruning. However, if you find your shrub damaged by a load of heavy and wet snow or by a cat or dog just clip it along all sides to e ...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
Gardenia is a well-known indoor plant with fantastic fragrance. However, in 1990´s a few breeders came with selections that were supposed to grow happily outdoors, too. Among those Kleim’s Hardy was one of the first truly successful attempts. Kleim’s Hardy is a small, slow growing evergreen shrub that can take winters up to zone 7. Its flowers are 3-4 cm across, creamy white with yellowish centres, heavily scented with the typical jasmine-like fragrance. It blooms from end spring until early or mid summer. The ovate leaves are deep green and highly glossy ...entire article
Pink Velour® is a very attractive crape myrtle with upright panicles of pink-red to purple red flowers with crepe margins and rich yellow stamens in the centre. It starts flowering earlier than the species which makes it suitable for colder regions where the summer begins a little later. The inflorescence keeps on producing new flowers buds until the first frosts. Another important feature is foliage. The deciduous leaves of Pink Velour® are leathery, oval, and deep burgundy red for many weeks after they emerge, only then turning deep green leaving a burgundy red ...entire article
Flower Power® is a recent butterfly bush intruduction with attractive colour play. The buds are lavender violet and open into lilac-pink flowers with conspicuous orange throats that add brightness to the overall appearance. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in 30-40 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 since summer lilac is commonly used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub i ...entire article
A spectacular new variety of silk tree comes from Japan and is called Summer Chocolate®. It was discovered in 1990 as a seedling in a controlled planting of Albizia julibrissin in 1990. It was patented in the USA under PP 13,822 in 2003. It is considered a rarity for lovers of exotic-looking plants of milder climates. Named Summer Chocolate® it offers a stunning feature – deep burgundy foliage. The alternate leaves are bi-pinnate, delicate and persistent in the colour shade. This is what differs this albizia from other plants with burgundy foliage: Summ ...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
Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, and later on patented under the name Boubri. It differs from the species by darker leaves and deeply coloured flowers. Exotic looking flowers are pinky-red, hairy spheres with yellowish centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like leaves are deep green, compound. They close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. It is a medium-sized tree with irregular, flat or umbrella-shaped, spreading crown. It needs warm, neutral t ...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
Oiseau Bleu (syn. “Blue Bird”) has the bluest possible flowers so far hybridized. It is always a mixture of blue and violet but still it is a beautiful flower, 6-8 cm across. This variety has a deep burgundy red eye in the centre. They come out reliably every year in July and don’t stop blooming until all buds have gone - sometimes by end September. Pruning is not needed. But if you clip max. one third of last year’s growth it will result in larger flower sizes. Hibiscus needs a sunny location and though it can withstand temporary droughts it is advisable to keep the so ...entire article
This variety of lily-of-the-valley shrub called Red Mill is one of the hardiest. Early in the spring it has tiny white flowers in pendent racemes, so loved by bumblebees. They are urn-shaped and small enough to enable bees suck their nectar, too. Soon after flowers new leaves appear. They emerge bright red first, turning mahogany, and mature into dark green in summer. Flower buds appear already in autumn of the previous year and decorate the plant throughout winter. Red Mill grows slowly into a compact, bushy shrub wh ...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
St. John’s Wort belongs to the group of folk remedy herbs. This variety called Hidcote is grown for its large, showy flowers. They are deep yellow, 6 cm across, with 5 petals. Blooming period is quite long: the main flowering season is June to early July, and then it repeats flowering at the end of summer. To encourage flowering it is advised to cut back previous year’s wood to 10-20 cm. This will lead to forming many new twigs bearing flower buds. Leaves are lance shaped, dark green, to 6 cm long and are semi-evergreen. In mild winters they persist until s ...entire article
Ardens is one of the older varieties with beautiful, mauve, double, open flowers. It tends to get harder and harder to get now that new varieties come every year. This one, however, proved to be a winner, blooming profusely and reliably every year, forming a dense shrub. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are narrowly palmate, 3-lobed, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant manifests too much water at the roots. They are either over-watered or planted in too heavy, water-logged soil that might cause serious problems. Hi ...entire article
Duc de Brabant is a popular variety or Rose-of-Sharon with fully double flowers. They are medium sized, 5-6 cm across, purple red and come out in from mid July until last warm and sunny days of early autumn. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are narrowly palmate, 3-lobed, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant manifests too much water at the roots. They are either over-watered or planted in too heavy, water-logged soil that might cause serious problems. Hibiscus is a typical example of a plant where the borderli ...entire article
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
This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading and thick, which makes it an ideal opportunity to place a bench underneath and enjoy its shade. The crown is somewhat regular in shape and we have a trick to make it look even more umbrella-like: after danger of bad frosts just cut last year’s branches to about 20 cm. This wil ...entire article
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