Aureomarginata is an eye-catching variety of crown imperial with attractive variegated foliage. Its lance-shaped leaves are broad, pale green in the centre, and its margins are creamy yellow like variegated hostas. Flowers are large, rich orange, and bloom from April for 2-3 weeks. Both leaves and bulbs have a strong, spicy/smokey scent which some call attractive, others, and luckily also rodents, are repelled by it. Grow it in humus-rich, deep soil which should not dry out often but never stay water-logged which ...entire article
William Rex is a crown imperial variety with dark orange, almost red flowers which are not purely pendent but look more sideways. Flowering begins in April and continues for 2-3 weeks. Leaves are large, lance-shaped, dark green, and glossy. Both leaves and bulbs have a strong, spicy/smokey scent which some call attractive, others, and luckily also rodents, are repelled by it. Grow it in humus-rich, deep soil which should not dry out often but never stay water-logged which commonly leads to rotting. The bulbs are t ...entire article
22.04.2019New in catalogue
Colchis bladdernut (Staphylea colchica)
This bladdernut species comes from Colchis - nowadays Georgia in Caucasus, and represents one of the oldest melliferous plants of the region. There are records saying that it was also grown in large pots so it could be moved to greenhouses in winter and forced to earlier production of flowers. Bladdernut is cultivated mainly for its highly decorative and strongly fragrant flowers in mid spring. They are small, white, with narrow, tousled petals, sweetly scented, composed in pendent, up to 12 cm long racemes that resemble fringe tree inflorescence. They are ...entire article
21.04.2019New in catalogue
pawpaw (Asimina triloba "+ ODRŮDY")
Pawpaw is an old tree species from eastern USA. It is cultivated for both its ornamental value as well as edible fruit. In May appear exotic flowers on bare wood. They are 6-petalled, open bell-shaped, deep burgundy red. Deciduous leaves are large - almost 30 cm long, obovate, medium green, and turn rich yellow in autumn. Young crowns have a very symmetrical, menorah-like framework. In our climate the tree reaches some 3-4m tall while in the wild and warmer countries it can grow twice as large. This tree is sought-after especially among collectors and love ...entire article
Schönbrunn is a unique and beautiful semi-deciduous azalea. The flower petals are extremely narrow just like its linear, ribbon-like leaves. They are mid green, matte, and remain evergreen through mild winters. After cold winters they dry out and are replaced with new foliage after flowering. Annual growth is only about 15-20 cm and the shrub exhibits a low, spreading habit. Thanks to delicate flowers and fine foliage it looks fluffy and exotic. Blooming begins in late April and continues until mid May, however, in se ...entire article
Raphaela is an attractive bi-coloured rhododendron hybrid by Hans Hachmann from 2009. The flowers combine striking purple pink margins and golden yellow throat. It is an early variety blooming already from second half April for 2-3 weeks. In partial shade the flowers last longer. Evergreen leaves are leathery, broadly elliptic, almost flat, and matte. Raphaela grows upright and bushy, in 10 years it is about 70 cm tall and a little more wide. For a better looking shrub dead-head where possible. The roots are shall ...entire article
June Snow is a narrowly columnar variety of Japanese snowbell with strictly upright branches which produce a profusion of small, snow white, sweetly scented flowers in June for a longer period than other varieties. They are followed by small, hard, olive-like seedpods in late summer. Deciduous leaves are glossy, ovate to elliptic, mid to dark green, turning yellow in autumn. It can be pruned at the end of winter or just after flowering. It naturally forms a slender tree. Japanese snowbell loves full sun and is usua ...entire article
Edward Gursztyn is a compact or almost dwarf variety of yellow poplar. It makes a uniform, rounded canopy and very hadsome, typical saddle-shaped leaves. They are deciduous, green in summer and yellow in autumn. No flowers have been observed so far. It needs no pruning for a nice shape but ou can trim it in early spring. Its height depends on the stem size it was grafted on. The crown reaches about 2m wide and a little less tall. Yellow poplar needs the same type of soil and care like magnolias: evenly moist soil b ...entire article
Pendulum is a weeping form of katsura tree which forms picturesque cascades of flexible branches. Leaves are deciduous, rounded to heart-shaped, and emerge purple red, change to rich green in spring with some bluish tones in summer, and turn exquisite shades of yellow and golden in autumn. Freshly fallen leaves, for a short time, have a sweet fragrance of cinnamon or caramel. In spring, before leaves emerge, appear small, inconspicuous flowers (red on male trees, green on female trees). The trees are commonly top ...entire article
MAGICAL® GLOBE is a dwarf selection of European white birch. It comes from Australia where it is called Lollipop Birch. Its makes stiff, strong, slow growing branches with very handsome, fresh green, glossy foliage. Especially after the rain it glitters like a green diamond. Naturally it forms an almost spherical shrub or crown if grafted on a stem. It was found as a natural mutation in Melbourne, Australia, by Colin James from JFT Nurseries in 1990. The funny Australian name Lollipop Birch as well as its dwa ...entire article
Kramer's Rote (syn. Kramer's Red) heath is one of the top favourite varieties among Darley Dale heaths. It makes a profusion of rich magenta pink, urn-shaped flowers from late February until late April. Its evergreen leaves are short, narrowly lance-shaped, almost linear, rich green in summer, and deep purple red in winter and spring. The plant makes fantastic cushions and is commonly used as a dense groundcover. Darley Dale heath is easy to grow. It is tolerant of almost all but wet soil types, and unlike most of ...entire article
Blue Shades is a selection of Balkan anemone with larger and deeper violet blue flowers. They rise only a few centimeters above rich green foliage which remains nice for only about 2 months after flowering, and then the whole plant goes dormant until the next spring. This anemone like moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. It does best in partial shade. When planted in full sun and if you live in area with cold winters make sure the plants are well mulched to keep the roots cool and away from d ...entire article
Charles Lamont is a Bodnant viburnum producing numerous sweetly scented flowers in warm periods of winter, and most profusely from March till April. The flowers are narrowly tubular, pink flushed to almost white, opening from pink buds, borne in terminal and axillary clusters on bare wood. Their intoxicating fragrance is the key feature why this shrub is sought after. Charles Lamont viburnum is a deciduous, fast growing shrub with dense, upright habit. The leaves are slightly furrowed and have serrated margins. Th ...entire article
ROSE DELIGHT™ is a rose rock cress variety from North American Syngenta Flowers introduced in 2003. It makes a stunning display of small, 4-petalled, rich purple pink flowers atop only about 10 cm tall stems. Narrowly obovate leaves are formed in a flat rosette just above the ground. It is a perfect border edge plant or a rockery placed among perennials which emerge later in the season and take over when this spring gem goes dormant. Rose rock cress loves full sun. It needs a well-drained soil of any pH, and ...entire article
Pink Icicle is a showy, large-flowered hybrid camellia bred by dr. Ackermann from the United States National Arboretum. Its semi-double, soft pink flowers are 11 cm across, and open in April for 6-8 weeks. Leaves are evergreen, obovate, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. It grows fast into an upright shrub reaching about 2.5m in maturity. Its size can easily be controlled by pruning after flowering. Cultivation Camellias need similar planting like rhododendrons - once you plant th ...entire article
The origin of Camellia hiemalis is unknown, however, rather than a separate species it is believed to be a natural hybrid between spring flowering c.japonica and autumn flowering c.sasanqua. It has been crossed, selected, and propagated for such a long time that no one bothers to insist of the “x” for a hybrid in its name. It makes small, yet very pretty flowers of rich purple pink colour with numerous yellow stamens in the centre. After a long and warm summer they may come out from early winter if there i ...entire article
Winter’s Joy is an autumn flowering camellia from the Winter series bred by dr. Ackerman. It can start as early as in October, producing flowers until the first frost, and if it has more buds and the winter is mild it finishes flowering in late winter. Flowers are semi-double, 6-8 cm across, rich pink, and slightly fragrant. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. It forms a many-branched, upright shrub of non-symmetrical habit with some arching branches. P ...entire article
Ellwood's Empire is a natural mutation of an old and proved Ellwoodii Lawson cypress. Its scale-like needles are medium green with blue-green hues, and in spring its tips emerge bright lime-green or almost yellow-green which makes the whole shrub look very fresh and bright. It grows rather slowly into a narrowly pyramidal or columnar, dense shrub. It requires no care or pruning but can be pruned in early spring or shaped/sheared in midsummer. Don't cut into ...entire article
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MAGICAL® PINKERBELL is a smooth hydrangea with large, pink flower heads on strong stems. Individual flowers are both sterile and fertile, composed in rounded corymbs 20-25 cm across, and appear from late June until early September. Its strong stems secure upright growth without falling even after a heavy rain. 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 ...entire article
TOURAN™ DEEP RED is one of seven varieties among TOURAN™ series of mossy saxifrage. It was bred by Martien Everett Gutter from the Netherlands, and patented in 2007 as PP19643. It is a selection of an older variety Purperteppich against which it has more compact habit, earlier flowering, and richer red flowers. They appear from mid April atop about 10 cm tall, slender stems, and are deep velvet red as well as the stems. The plant forms a compact clump of ...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
Black Pearl coral bells produces very dark burgundy, almost black leaves with rosy purple undersides. Leaves are large and glossy, with rounded and slightly ruffled lobes. From early summer appear 40-50 cm tall stems of dark red colour holding an upright panicle of small, white flowers with pink calyxes. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. It performs better in full sun, in shaded areas the leaves turn deep green ...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
Orange Charmer firethorn produces mid-sized, bright orange, glossy berries maturing to the richest colour from mid to late September. Leaves are narrowly ovate, deep green and glossy, mostly evergreen. Branches have thorns. Berries are not edible but not poisonous and are scab resistant. You can grow firethorn as an upright shrub, trim it into a hedge, or shape it. It is not a climber so needs no support, nevertheless we suggest staking young plants to train a terminal leader. It flowers in June and produces berri ...entire article
ALL SUMMER PEACH® is a novelty dwarf weigela, a follow-up to a very successful ALL SUMMER RED® variety which is coincidentally one of its parents. It was bred by Gijsbertus Verhoef from the Netherlands, and patented as PP29149 in 2018. ALL SUMMER PEACH® dwarf weigela produces funnel shaped, slightly narrowed flowers which open from carmine pink buds into creamy white flowers flushed salmon to peach ...entire article
Winter’s Interlude is an autumn flowering camellia from the Winter series bred by dr. Ackerman. It produces 8-10 cm wide, semi-double, medium pink flowers with dwarf central sepals of both pink and creamy colour. They have a medium strong, spicy fragrance. Blooming begins in autumn, usually in October, and continues until the last sunny and frost-free days of autumn and winter. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. Habit is slightly arching or prostrate &# ...entire article
INTENSE BLUE® is a blue fescue of a striking colour. It was bred by Allure Tuinplanten and Amigra from the Netherlands. It was found in 2005 and introduced three years later. The plant makes well-behaved, symmetrical, extremely dense tufts of silvery blue foliage. Their colour literally calls for combination with red, yellow, and fresh green plants of similar dwarf habit (leucothoe, hebe, hakonechloa, or ground-covering junipers). We recommend dark background such as lush brown pine bark mulch rather than light c ...entire article
Aureola is a distinct hakone grass variety with variegated foliage. Its leaves have narrow stripes of banana yellow, pale green, and light butter yellow colour. They are only about one centimeter wide leaves and grow from slender, partly arching, pink flushed 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. In autumn leaves turn fantastic shades of pink and purple red. Tufts of this hakone grass will l ...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
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
Fire and Ice, or Fire’n’Ice is a rock’n’roll among hardy Japanese camellias, and possibly the largest flowering double, red, hardy camellia so far. Its flowers are 9-10 cm across, semi-double or fully double with shorter sepals, rich red with yellow stamens in the centre. Flowers appear from very young age, 2-year-old cuttings produce flowers, usually from late March for 6 to 8 weeks while the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to matu ...entire article
Pinokkio is an exquisite foxtail lily bearing possibly the deepest golden orange colour. It is a hybrid between eremurus olgae and eremurus stenophyllus where the latter gave this variety the warm tint of yellow colour while common eremurus is usually white or pink. Non scented flowers that are formed in upright racemes that can occupy almost half of its sturdy stems. They open individually from the bottom upwards in mid June and continue flowering fo ...entire article
Mango is a fantastic new variety of Middendorff weigela, raised by John. G. Hillier in 2011, and patented in 2017 as PP28346. Compared to the species, Mango is a compact and freely branching shrub. From mid spring it makes pale yellow, broadly funnel-shaped flowers with a distinct orange throat. They are 3-4 cm long, lightly scented, and bloom until early July. Pruning can be done immediately after flowering – cut off flowering branches by at least two thirds to encourage growth of new twigs that will flower in ...entire article
Ostfriesland (East Friesland) is a flat lowland in North Germany, renowned for fertile soil and mild, humid climate which is why there are a lot of nurseries. No wonder that this wood sage received the same name, remembering the region. Ostfriesland sage makes compact clumps with erect stems 35-45 cm tall, bearing long spikes of numerous deep violet-blue flowers from June until September. The calyxes are purple violet, just like the stems, which creates a great background even if the plant is not in full bloom. Leaves ...entire article
Adeyaka means Fascinating in Japanese, and the name was aptly chosen for this special Japanese camellia. It produces uniquely bell-shaped (but not nodding) flowers, 6-8 cm across when fully open, revealing multiple yellow stamens in the centre. The colour is rich velvet red, and flowers appear from very young age, usually from late March for 6 to 8 weeks while the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Exceptionally it may flower during winter if it is ...entire article
RED LIGHT is a Dutch selection of popular photinia from 2013, bred and introduced by Alexander van Oploo, EU patent 32555. It has distinctively different colour of new twigs - they are bright red (as opposed to common wine red), and perfectly complement deep burgundy red colour of newly emerging leaves. They are evergreen, broadly oval, and come out at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn gree ...entire article
Thundercloud is another dark-leaved variety of European elder. It is a sport of Guincho Purple from 1997 producing attractive purple red, almost purple black, deciduous leaves, and numerous flowers on young plants. They are formed in flattened panicles, open from rich purple pink buds to soft cotton-candy pink, fragrant flowers from late May for 3-4 weeks. They are followed by edible berries in late summer. Elder tolerates wide ranges of soil and will be happy of almost any location. Thundercloud is a vigorous grow ...entire article
Pinball Wizard is a hybrid variety of ornamental onion, a cross between a.macleanii and a.cristophii. It produces extremely large globes of star-shaped, violet flowers from late May until late June. The inflorescence is up to 20 cm across, and strong stems reach only about 50-60 cm. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green, and die back soon after the peak flowering phase. You can remove them or let them wilt and compost in situ if their unsightly state is not irritating. Large flowered ornamental onion ...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
Ambassador is a hybrid variety of large flowered ornamental onion. It makes up to 15 cm across flowers heads composed of numerous small, sterile, striking rich purple violet flowers from end May until early July. The inflorescences are very dense and similar to a.giganteum species, only flowering a little later. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that grow as tall as 1.2m which makes Ambassador one of the tallest ornamental onion. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green and die back soon after the pea ...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
Redhot Popsicle™ is a vibrant red variety. It produces spike-like inflorescence 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, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and more erect. Flowering stems are strong and do not bend in wind or rain. Torch lily needs a location in full sun and humus-r ...entire article
Scarlet Tempest is a breathtaking avens variety from Scotland. It produces rich clumps of handsome foliage and sturdy stems with numerous, rich scarlet orange-red flowers already from April until early mid to late July, and then again in late summer. They are semi-double, large (3-5 cm across), and decorated with a crown of yellow stamens. Basal leaves are oak-like, deeply lobed, bright green, and remain evergreen in mild winters. Scarlet Tempest looks especially good in mass plantings where its handsome foliage makes ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER is a follow-up choísie to Aztec Pearl from Peter Moore, introduced in 1991. It produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in May and June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. WHITE DAZZLER is special for being very compact as well as the ability to re-bloom from September onwards. The evergreen leaves are distinctly narrower ...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
Ascot rainbow is a semi-woody perennial spurge found as a natural mutation of an old unnamed hybrid by David Glenn from Australia in 2005. This variety has beautiful, evergreen foliage boasting with rich banana yellow variegation at leaf margins around grey green centres. In autumn and winter older leaves and yellow parts gain pink shades, and top rosettes turn burgundy red. Stems are red all season long, and at their tops are borne large panicles of small, yellow and green flowers with red centres in summer. It flowers on previous year's wood so any pruni ...entire article
Sea thrift is a rock perennial which is at home in almost all parts of northern hemisphere. Splendens is possibly one of the most popular and cultivated variety bearing clear pink flowers on about 15 cm tall leafless stems from June until July, and a few more in late summer. Linear leaves are soft, dark green, semi-evergreen in our climate. They form a nice tuft. Thrifts love open, sunny locations, free draining, and poor to moderately fertile soil. They will be happy with a little bit of rain once in a while. Wha ...entire article
Persian cornflower, also called knapweed, is a unique version of this beloved perennial with large, deep lilac pink flowers with creamy white centres. They open from late May atop about 30-40 cm stems if grown in full sun. But if they have to fight for sun with other taller plants close by they may rise up to some 70 cm. It makes a compact, bushy clump with attractive, fern-like, deeply dissected foliage of fresh green colour. Persian cornflower originates in Caucasus. Grow it in a sunny border in free-draining soil that ...entire article
Exalting the beauty of lavender is like carrying coals to Newcastle. So let us cut down the story to a few words about its habit and cultivation. Alba is a white flowering variety of lavender. It is a fast growing subshrub, sometimes also classified as woody perennial, with 40-60 cm tall stems producing short, scented spikes of white flowers from early until late summer. Evergreen, linear leaves are grey-green to blue-green in cold months, and light green in warm months. It is ...entire article
Tortoiseshell Orange is an awesome rhododendron hybrid from 1954. It combines soft golden yellow and pale salmon pink shades resulting in a beautiful pastel orange colour. Freshly opened flowers and in morning light they appear more pink, mature ones and in afternoon sun they turn more orange. They are quite large, campanulate, and open in early June. Evergreen leaves are elongated, elliptic, mid green, with slightly curved margins. These hybrids have come from crossing r.dichroanthum, r.fortunei, and r.griersonian ...entire article
ALL SUMMER RED® is a novelty weigela selected in the Netherlands in 2007. It was bred by Gijsbertus Verhoef as a cross between weigela Evita and weigela Red Prince. The result is a compact shrub with rich coloured flowers over a long period of time. Patent No. PP23654 was granted in 2011. ALL SUMMER RED® weigela has rather long, funnel shaped, slightly narrowed flowers of rich carmine red colour. They app ...entire article
Silver Scrolls is a coral bells variety with almost rounded, rather flat leaves. They are dark green to deep burgundy brown with rich silvery marbling enhancing the veins. Foliage colour does not change dramatically during the year, only in winter the reverse turns rich purple violet. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50-60 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the image of the perfect leaves you can cut them off yet before they begin to bloom. The leaves remain ni ...entire article
Shirazz (two zeds) is a lush magnolia variety from New Zealand. It is a cross between magnolia denudata and magnolia Vulcan. The result is a profusion of vibrant claret red flowers with paler interior. They are fragrant and come out along strictly upright branches like closed tulips, opening wide a week or more later into a beautiful shape. They are numerous and make more than one flush of flowers u ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Deep Rose begins its show in mid May when spikes of rich purple red flowers buds appear on about 30 cm tall spikes. They are followed by light rosy pink flowers which are produced in profusion from mid May until midsummer. If you cut back the clump after the main flowering and fertilize it the pla ...entire article
Rodgersia is a majestic looking perennial for lovers of dramatic shapes and sizes. Elderberry rodgersia leaves are composed of 7 (exceptionally 6), large, broadly obovate, shallowly veined leaflets with heavily serrated margins. They are light green with copper tones in early spring, turning rich grass green in summer. Unlike chestnut-leaved rodgersia where the leaflets grow from the same spot around the very top of the leaf stalk, leaflets of this species are borne with minor distance along the stalks. In late spring w ...entire article
GAUDI™ is another gaura series offering compact and profusely flowering plants. GAUDI™ Pink is a variety with large, pink flowers opening from burgundy red buds atop burgundy red stems. You can see the first flowers from the first hot days of late spring until the first frosts in autumn, making this plant one of the few perennials with extra long blooming season. Gaura requires very little or no care at all. It emerges in late spring with deep burgundy red leave ...entire article
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grape wine (Vitis "'MIKA'")
Mika is a blue grape wine from labrusca group i.e. crossed with fox wine for better hardiness. It is renowned for extreme winter hardiness as it withstands temperatures bellow -30°C and early harvest. Mika grape wine produces small to medium large clusters of mid sized grapes very early in the season - from mid August. They are very dark blue, almost black with hints of burgundy red, with typical silver frosting. The taste is sweet and partly acidulated, and many say it recalls the taste of forest blueberries. ...entire article
Blackberry is one of the typical fruit loved by kids in summer. They love everything that can be harvested straight to the mouth and black berries of very sweet flavour is obviously something that cannot be missed. This plant forms long thorny canes with evergreen or semi-deciduous or fully deciduous leaves. They are serrated at margins, dark green, and may change deep purple red in autumn. Apart from the species commonly found in our woods there are some varieties cultivated for larger fruit or other different characteristics. By the way, do you know the ...entire article
Himrod is a successful and popular grape vine variety from the USA. It produces medium to large, somewhat lose grapes of light green berries which, when fully mature, turn rich honey yellow. They are seedless, very sweet, and can be picked already from mid August if the summer is nice. Himrod grape vine is multipurpose – great as table wine, good for winemaking, and also superb for drying into raisins. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger o ...entire article
Schuyler is a blue table grape vine variety with very surprisingly sweet flavor for blue grapes. The berries are mid-sized as well as the grapes, and mature in mid to late September. Thinning will bring larger fruit. Autumn leaves turn rich carmine red. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger of the worst frosts. Cut back side branches to 2-3 buds since 2-years-old wood bears fruit. Treat it against mite before buds open. When the fruit begins to fo ...entire article
Marmalade is another coneflower hybrid with fascinating colours. It was bred by Arie Blom in the Netherlands and patented under PP22,602 in 2012. Marmalade coneflower produces rich orange or coppery orange fully double flowers. They open quite – from late June and if regularly deadheaded and fertilized they will continue showing up until late summer or early autumn. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. The plant is usually trouble-free and r ...entire article
Gracillimus is a maiden grass (eulalia) which is very popular among both interior as well as landscape designers. It offers a lush effect of dense tufts of narrow, rich green leaves, elegantly arching. It is not very tall but can be quite substantial given the space in your garden. Tassel-like flowers are bronze as them emerge, show up much later than on other miscanthus varieties, and are not much taller than the tuft. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any w ...entire article
Atropurpureum is possibly the tallest and also the reddest variety of Joe Pye Weed. It forms dense tufts of 1.5-2m tall, deep wine red stems that are slender but tough, and do not bend after wind or rain. The flowers are composed in 15-20 cm large, corymb-like, almost flat panicles from midsummer until autumn. They open from purple red buds to dusky pink, hairy flowers that attract butterflies. Leaves are deciduous, broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, mid to olive green and with some purple hues before the plant ...entire article
Feather grass comes from a country where it would definitely be called maravilloso as it comes from Mexico, Argentina, and can also be found in New Mexico and Texas in USA. Ponytails is a compact and a little shorter variety with thin, soft green foliage and about 30-40 tall stems with plume-like flowers from early summer until autumn. They are light green first, maturing to beige or buff later. Somewhat arching habit is what makes this ornamental grass so popular along with the fact that the flowers move in the s ...entire article
Benifuji is a Japanese dogwood variety which in this case originated in Japan, near Mount Fuji. It was found among selected seedlings in Shinkyo Gotenba-shi nursery already in 1970, still, its patent was released only in 1994 (PP8,676). Benifuji (or Beni Fuji) is a Japanese dogwood with the deepest pink purple bracts known to trade so far (2014). The colour depth even beats another old favourite Satomi whose bracts turn rich pink later after opening while Benifuji offers ri ...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
Baby Joe is a compact variety of Joe Pye weed that originated in the Netherlands as a result of a breeding programme made by Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn. This variety exhibits much smaller and bushier, more compact habit with stem reaching only about 60 cm. Baby Joe does look like a small shrub but is a true perennial that dies back to the ground autumn and comes back in spring. Patent granted in 2009 under PP20,320. Joe Pye Weed likes moist sites and when established it takes some level of occasional waterlogging ...entire article
Lakemont or Lakemont Seedless is an excellent tasting variety of seedless grape vine. It produces large bundles of small to medium-sized fruit maturing to yellow colour in late September. The taste is very sweet, almost honey-like with a hint of Muscat aroma. It is suitable for Central-European continental climate for outdoor cultivation – not for greenhouses. Also, Lakemont grape vine is resistant against mildew and downey mildew. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at ...entire article
Poetry comes alive when this gaura begins to bloom. Like a flock of tiny white butterflies chasing one another among thin stems when the sun is high and hot. The breeder must have seen the resemblance, too, which is why it was named Whirling Butterflies. Its thin stems seem to be dancing in the slightest breeze and hold chalk white flowers with three upper petals and one lower. The bonus is the few pendent stamens that look like an elegant walrus moustache. This gaura offers a very romantic appearance when flowering i ...entire article
KAHORI PINK is a very pretty hybrid pink variety with rich rosy pink flowers from May until midsummer. The main flowering season is June when this mounding perennial is covered with about 2cm wide flowers atop very short stems, only a few centimeters above thin, evergreen, medium green foliage. Dwarf pinks love free draining but not very dry, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. They respond well to reasonable fertilizing when flowers are produced, and benefit from light shearing after flowering. Hardy to about -34 ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Fragrant Sunshine is a selection made by David Ralph Tristram in 1994 in West Sussex, UK, patented under PP13,432. Fragrant Sunshine is a lovely Shrubby wallflower with rich yellow flowers atop 30-50 cm tall stems that keep making new buds from May until July. They are sweetly fragrant and smell like violets. ...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
Pink Ice™ is a lovely hybrid variety of candytuft with profusion of soft pink flowers atop 10-15 cm tall stems. They last for a long time and new buds appear along the stems when you trim the plant cutting away faded tops. This way the plant can bloom until midsummer. Leaves are deep green, narrowly ovate, only some 3cm long, evergreen. Candytuft is cultivated in well-drained but moist soil of neutral to alkaline pH. It loves full sun. Like most mat-forming perennials this one, too, will benefit from light tr ...entire article
Heavenly Blue is a perfect name for this lithodora which produces a plenty of small, sky blue flowers from late April until early June, and sporadically throughout the summer. Leaves are thick, deep green, and the plant forms a neat cushion with partly erect twigs in the centre. This lithodora does best in acid soil unlike other varieties. It needs well-drained soil and full sun. It will look great in a rockery as well as an edging plant of a perennial border. We mix it with low, compact shrubs in borders mulched w ...entire article
Gold dust is a low growing, mat forming perennial not just for rockeries or dry walls. It produces masses of panicles with rich yellow flowers on thin but sturdy, 20-25 cm tall stems. Flowers come out from mid spring, usually early May and continue flowering for 3-4 weeks. Leaves are narrowly elliptic and hairy, medium green with a hint of blue-green. It is not picky about soil type. Grow it in free draining soil or pot with gritty soil. It is a beautiful edging plant for perennial beds – after the flowering has finished it makes a nice groundcover ...entire article
If you are a magnolia lover who still has some space in the garden which is a rare combination, have a look at this immense beauty in white named Alba Superba. It is a reliable and hardy variety of saucer magnolia. If the weather is nice, from mid April (in zone 6) begins to open its profusion of medium large, cup shaped, very fragrant, white flowers with a little bit of pale purple-pink flame at the bottom of the calyxes. Being quite early to flower it is recommended to avoid the w ...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
Munstead Dark Red is a good old buddy in the world of orpines. We can call it a classic now as it gained so much well-deserved attention and praise, and is still among the top stonecrop varieties. It produces pale but darker green, oval leaves with a faint burgundy red overlay. Already from July you can see formation of very large flower heads that take almost two months to open fully and reveal one of the most breathtaking depths of rich purple pink colour. A mass planting of this variety is simply stunning and must ...entire article
Another coral coloured perennial peony comes from the same breeders as its sister seedling Coral Charm. Its name is Coral Sunset and it fully describes its colour beauty. The flowers are semi or fully double, rich salmon to coral pink with light yellow shades that appear apricot orange in afternoon setting sun. They are borne on 60-70 cm tall, quite strong stems, often from late May already. Deciduous leaves are rich green, deeply lobed, and m ...entire article
Japanese fan columbine is an Asian species producing strong, erect plants with large flowers. They open from mid to late spring and have different colours of their centres and petals. The flower buds are nodding, just like freshly opened flowers. Only after a few days, when they have matured, they rise up their heads towards the sun. SPRING MAGIC is a series with very attractive flowers of pastel colours. Navy White is a variety offering deep navy blue petals and white cent ...entire article
Creeping dogwood originates in North America (N. USA and Canada), Greenland, and N. Asia. It is a tough, rhizomatous perennial which forms a beautiful carpet of attractive foliage and flowers. Being a dogwood, its true flowers are inconspicuous, tiny and composed in small, spherical heads. But the bracts surrounding it are the showy things. They are white and their size largely varies among individual seedlings, but plants commonly sold in garden centres are selected for larger flowers/bracts that can measure up to 4 cm across. They are followed by cluste ...entire article
Red Pixie lilac dates back to mid 20th century when Max Peterson of Ogallala Lilacs in Meadowlark Hill, Nebraska (USA) found a uniquely looking plant among other lilacs. He assumed it was a natural hybrid between two lilac species growing close to each other: Syringa pubescens subsp. julianae ‘Hers’ a Syringa meyeri var. meyeri. He watched it grow for a few years onward and was sure that the plant had features not known to any other lilac introduced before so he decided to give its new name Red Pixie. No w ...entire article
Blue Arrow juniper is as thin as a supermodel. This conifer has a truly slim, columnar habit and attractive blue-green to almost silvery blue colour. It is often compared to another juniper variety called Skyrocket against which it has a big advantage – Blue Arrow has shorter branches that do not bend under the weight of fresh snow. The whole plant has a typical fragrance, especially when you crush the foliage. Junipers will grow in almost any reasonably drained soil of any pH. Once established it needs no ma ...entire article
Saskatoon is a native Canadian species of juneberry. It is cultivated for very tasty and juicy fruit which are deep purple to blue-purple berries similar to blueberries. They are formed in short clusters and best picked when fully ripe = when it turns the deepest colour. It can be used in any way you would use other berries, including wine. Unless eaten fresh they retain its vitamins by careful drying. They are borne from simple, pure white, star-shaped flowers that open in April. The harvesting period is quite long in a goo ...entire article
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
Great Wall is an English variety of fargesia nitida forming a compact, dense clump. Its leaves are narrowly elongated, evergreen, rich green or with some blue green hues. It makes strong stems that grow fast in the first year, but only the next year the leaves open up. When adult, the stems are slightly arching making a somewhat relaxed appearance. This bamboo is clump-growing so it does not need root barrier as it is not invasive. Grow it in fertile, moisture retentive soil. If it has enough moisture it can be gr ...entire article
I suppose that everybody knows what paradox is. And in case of this coneflower the major paradox is that a perennial called purple coneflower is totally yellow. Or golden yellow which does not help either, so the botanists decided to change its name to reflect its location of origin: Ozark coneflower (The Ozarks is a highland region covering major part of Missouri and Arkansas, USA). Ozark coneflower has unusually large cones of chocolate brown colour, made of stamens producing nectar that attracts mainly bumble bees and ...entire article
Vulcan is an awesome magnolia hybrid raised in New Zealand by Felix Jury in 1990. Yet before it got its attention by gardening public it was used for further hybridizing and became a parent for excellent varieties such as Ian’s Red, Advance, Amethyst Flame, and nonetheless a variety bred by his son Mark and named after his late father Felix. Vulcan ...entire article
Papaya is said to be one of the most delicious fruits on Earth when picked up at the right time, fresh from the tree. No wonder that one might want to taste the flowers of this new torch lily called Papaya Popsicle™. The flowers combine fiery red, orange, and yellow colour in spike-like inflorescence which 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 ...entire article
LACEY BLUE perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of deep indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually happens from mid August. Thus the plant keeps its fluffy violet appearance for as long as nearly 3 months. Deciduous leaves are finely dissected, 4-6 cm long, silvery grey when they emerge, turning pale green in summer. The stalks are the most vibrant silver shade ever se ...entire article
Leopard’s bane is a slow growing perennial with cheerfully yellow daisy-like flowers. They came out in late spring on 10-20 cm long stems, one by one, and form a heavily blooming mound that keeps flowering for several weeks. Deciduous leaves are light to mid green, heart-shaped. It will grow in almost any garden soil but prefers heavy, fertile soils in full sun or light shade which is considered ideal. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4). Last update 04-06-2012 ...entire article
Chinese globe flower is a fantastic perennial, especially this variety: Golden Queen. From mid May until end June it produces 40-80 cm long stems with pumpkin orange or golden yellow flowers that come out from globular buds and when fully opened they show an attractive set of erect stamens that look like a princess crown. Leaves are palmate, finely divided, dark green. After flowering the plant can be pruned hard to encourage growth of new leaves for the summer season and perhaps a few flowering stems at the end o ...entire article
Felix magnolia, also called Felix Jury, is a recent introduction by Mark Jury, and a gorgeous hybrid named after his late father who fortunately lived to see its first flowers, but not its worldwide success a few years later. It was made in 1984 as a cross between extremely large-flowered Atlas and deep burgundy-purple flowering Vulcan. Felix magnolia was released in 2004 and patented as JURmag2. Felix magnolia bears large, goblet-shaped flow ...entire article
Old Port magnolia is a Vance Hooper hybrid from 1992 when this cross of Sweet Simplicity seedling and magnolia liliiflora Nigra first flowered. It bears gorgeous, cup-shaped, firm flowers that open from deep purple red buds. The petals are purple red outside and almost white inside with some purple-pink veins and centre. Thanks to its second parent they came out in mid-magnolia season which is usually from early May in Central Europe when the risk of l ...entire article
Dwarf Russian almond is a profusely flowering, deciduous shrub from Russia, mostly western part of Siberia. It grows sparsely in our country, too, mainly in Moravia and is a protected plant. Sometimes it is mistaken for mezereon for its flowers and habit look similar. It is a moderately, upright growing shrub with dense branching of erect, broom-like twigs. The leaves are deciduous, 4-8 cm long, inversely lance-shaped, and appear from mid spring along with the flowers. These are usually pink to rosy pink, and in case of this variety called ...entire article
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broom (Genista lydia)
Broom is not a kind name for a beautiful shrub like this genista. Truth is, however, that its tine leaves are less obvious for its numerous, slender, arching branches which might look a little disorganized but still not broomy. Genista produces masses of bright yellow to golden yellow flowers in May and June. Its arching branches look best if placed above a short fence or in a large rockery. It grows about 50 cm tall and twice as wide, and makes a perfect contrast with shrubs of slender, columnar habit or upright growing perennials. Genista likes well- ...entire article
This Persian lilac is a hybrid between syringa afghanica and syringa laciniata, moreover it received a variety name identical with the second parent: Laciniata. It has finely textured foliage – the leaves are deeply cut, small, light to mid green, deciduous. The branches are densely covered with foliage but yet the shrub offers a fine, airy feeling. Flowers of this lilac are soft lavender-violet to light mauve, composed in narrow, erect or slightly arching racemes, very fragrant. They come out ...entire article
Sunrise is a beautiful new magnolia from 2009. We could not trace any information about its breeder or patent, all we found was a note that it arrived from China which probably explains a lot. Nevertheless, we have a picture and know enough we need to present this novelty. Sunrise Magnolia is a slow growing, compact shrub with unique flowers. They are goblet shaped, white inside and creamy white with light yellow hues outside, with distinct claret red triangle at the bottom ...entire article
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herbs (BYLINKY)
Culinary herbs have been an important item of almost every garden. Depending on who likes what you can find marjoram, rosemary, thyme or at least parsley in most European gardens. These plants usually come from warmer zones and therefore like plenty of sun and well-drained soil. We offer individually pot-grown herbs or mixed pots with 3 species. You can grow them both in the garden as well as on a kitchen window or a conservatory. They are excellent sources of vitamins in winter and spice up every meal with freshness and natural taste. Check the list of prices below to see what is curr ...entire article
Autumn Joy is a much easier name to pronounce than its German original Herbstferude. This orpine has large, oval, light green, thick leaves. In late August it produces almost flat cymes of deep pink flowers. They continue blooming until mid autumn and even after flowering they remain attractive bringing interest to your winter garden. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drained soil, they do well in rockeries and outdoor pots. Cut them back in early spring. Fuly hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4). Last update 27-08-2011 ...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
Desert candle is a perfect name for this attractive perennial. Or foxtail lily is even funnier and tells the truth, too. This plant has sturdy stems that can grow up to 1.5m tall where half of the stem is decorated with small flowers of various colours. Cleopatra is a hybrid between eremurus olgae and eremurus stenophyllus where the second one gave this variety the warm tint of yellow colour while common eremurus is usually white or pink. Cleopatra is therefore a merge of yellow and pink that resulted in apricot orange flowers that are formed in upright r ...entire article
Camilvy is one of the new selections of Fraser´s photinia. It has darker red young leaves compared to Red Robinwhose leaves are more or less coppery red. They are large and glossy and turn very dark green in summer. They are evergreen and have wavy margins. In mid spring medium-sized panicles of creamy white flowers are produced. New leaves with red colour emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. ...entire article
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red currant (Ribes rubrum )
VARIETIES Jonkheer van Tets is a red currant from the Netherlands. This famous variety has long racemes of bright red berries of excellent taste, only medium sour. Best grown as espalier because it is a rampant grower. Ripens in July. Kozolupský raný is an early maturing Czech variety from 2003. It produces long, dense racemes of large red fruit of excellent taste from late June. It forms semi-upright, medium dense shrubs which don't need thinning of branches. Disease resistant. Registered ...entire article
Sibirica Variegata, also called Elegantissima, is a variegated form of Tatarian dogwood. It bears 5-7 long, deciduous, irregularly ovate, mid green leaves with creamy white margins that turn pink at the end of summer and the whole leaf changes to red in autumn. Mature stems are burgundy red which is most admired in winter when the ground is covered with a good layer of snow. In late spring appear small, white flowers in red calyxes, composed in almost flat cymes, and are followed by white, spherical berries in late summer and autumn. It is a fast grower. This care-free shrub w ...entire article
Black broom is a profusely flowering shrub that can be found growing naturally in our countryside. Its features made breeders come up with a more compact variety ideal for our gardens. It is called Cyni. Cyni is a black broom with numerous pea-like, bright yellow flowers composed in erect racemes. They come out from end May until mid June and if you prune it immediately after flowering it may flower again in late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided in three elliptic leaflets, just like leaves of golden rain for example. It grows slowly, forming ...entire article
VARIETIES: Oregon Thornless is a fantastic blackberry variety from the leading US blackberry producer: Oregon. It offers high yields of tasty fruit and does not irritate us with thorns. On top of that it has evergreen, deeply cut leaves so the plant looks beautiful even before it sets fruit. The berries are almost black, sweet and juicy, and mature from mid August. You can use them just like traditional forest blackberries – best eaten fresh but also freeze well. Thornless Evergreen is very ...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
STRONG ANNABELLE® is a new name for a beautiful sevenbark variety from 2009, PP20571. It was patented as 'Abetwo' and marketed as INCREDIBALL® from the beginning. However, after a few years of continuous misspelling the name was changed to STRONG ANNABELLE® which is exactly what this plant is - a stronger improvement of former Annabelle variety. It produces typical mop-head inflorescence composed o ...entire article
This new magnolia is for everyone who fell in love with Lanarth variety and its deep purple red cup shaped flowers. It is another of its new clones with large flowers whose deeper colour is present both outside and inside the petals, and was achieved by crossing Lanarth with magnolia liliiflora "Nigra". It starts blooming at a considerably young age of 2-4 years if grafted (compare to seedlings which m ...entire article
Mulberry is a versatile tree used in ornamental landscaping as well as pomiculture. You can find it in standard forms with a long trunk, or as a half-standard which is suitable for easy fruit picking. It can also be seen grown as a shrub densely branched from the ground. Here we will describe edible forms of morus nigra, morus rubra, morus macroura and their hybrids, plus morus alba except for its weeping variety Pendula which has its own description here. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, toothed ...entire article
Another jewel among magnolias came from New Zealand, again, and was raised by Mark Jury. Its name is Black Tulip® and has been sought after thanks to its very deep purple colour of flowers. They are rich purple in colour, not too large – only about 10-15 cm across, goblet-shaped making a tight cup that almost never opens up. Thick, waxy petals are not translucent which emphasizes the flower colour. Deciduous leaves are mid green. The plant grows into an upright shrub at moderate growth rate. Protected in EU by grant No. 14218 (Plant Breeders Rights). Magnolia ...entire article
Ruby Spice has flowers of has the deepest shade of pink so far selected. Flowers are bell-shaped, light pink, opening from rose buds, formed in upright racemes in July and August. They have a lovely, sweet fragrance, hence its name. Flower buds are deep pink. Oval leaves are deciduous, mid-green, upto 10 cm long, finely serrated and look like hydrangea leaves. For dense foliage it does not like being shaded by other, smaller companion plants very near. This variety requires no trimming, just remove some of the old wood at the base in winter. Grow it in acid, fertile, humus ...entire article
Variegata is an attractive version of angelica tree with creamy-white variegated leaf margins. Its bi-pinnate leaves are up to 1 meter long, compound of 3-5 cm long, ovate leaflets, pale or silvery green on the reverse. The leaves grow horizontally from a single stem (usually), making nearly flat layers of foliage. They fall down early in the season but before they do they change colour to fiery orange and burgundy red. At the end of summer it makes huge, erect panicles of numerous but small, creamy white flowers that may be followed by non-edible (not poisonous) purple ...entire article
VARIETIES Black Jewel is a unique variety of raspberry with deep burgundy purple, almost black fruit. It has excellent, typical raspberry flavour, just a little stronger compared to wild raspberry. The canes grow fast about 1.2m tall. Fallgold is a late or twice fruiting variety of red raspberry. The fruit is light golden-yellow and has excellent, super sweet taste. Two ways of pruning. Apricot is midseason or twice fruiting variety with apricot orange ...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
China Girl is a freely flowering Japanese dogwood with numerous creamy white flowers in June when the shrub is fully in leaf. Technically, they are not flowers but 4 flower bracts composed around small flower heads. They are followed by edible, bright pink fruit that looks like litchi. Pointed leaves are deciduous, ovate, dark green and slightly drooping. The best show begins in early autumn when they turn to orangey-red or vivid-red or bright purple. It grows slowly, making spreading, horizontal layers. Every dogwood likes acidic soil, rich in organic material, an ...entire article
Buttonbush is a very interesting shrub, popular with collectors. Its main feature are flowers that are perfect spheres with tiny, pure white, tubular flowers. They are followed by small, green fruit. It flowers on current year’s wood. They have a nice scent and attract butterflies. Deciduous leaves are mid green, ovate to elliptic, glossy and elegant. In southern countries they are evergreen. The shrub grows slowly or medium fast (upon soil conditions) 1-2m tall and about the same wide. To keep it dense and in a good shape we suggest cutting it back by removing minimum two thir ...entire article
One of the first plants to flower at the end of winter is this mezereon. Well before the first spring trees open their buds you can find this plant flowering in the wild, along the paths in the woods or on sunny meadows. Its natural habitat is Europe. Mezereon is a deciduous shrub with upright branches, flowering profusely on bare wood from February to March. Rubra variety is the one with deepest pink-red flowers. They appear in short clusters of 2-4 flowers and have a strong, sweet perfume. In early summer small berries of poisonous fruit ripen. The leaves are elongate, fresh green. ...entire article
Juneberry is a large shrub cultivated mostly for its delicious and healthy fruit. It is a large deciduous shrub or a small tree. Flowers are star-shaped, white and scented and appear in mid spring. Oval leaves are up to 8 cm long, emerge bronze and mature to green colour, turning scarlet red or deep pink in autumn. The fruit are purple-blackish berries, 1 cm in diameter and ripens in early summer. They are sweet and juicy and can be picked up for as long as one month. They look like blueberries. If you want to keep this shrub smaller prune it every year at the end of winter. It ...entire article
This Japanese wisteria is something that not only collectors will be happy about, I believe. Have you ever seen wisteria with racemes longer than 1 meter? And that is on the short side: there is a plant whose flower raceme was worth writing in the Guinness Book of Records thanks to 180 cm in length! That is a size of a supermodel! :-) Its name is Multijuga (formerly Macrobotrys) and usually makes 80-130 cm long racemes of light violet, pea-like flowers with a light yellow blotch in the throat. The scent is light and sweet. Flowers appear on a partially or completely lea ...entire article
Pevé Satomi Compact is the latest version of pink-flowering Japanese dogwood. It is a sport of Satomi unlike which it has much more compact and denser growth. Its flowers are of light to deep pink colour that is unevenly spread throughout the flowers. Technically, they are not flowers but 4 flower bracts composed around small flower heads. They are up to 10 cm wide and conspicuous as they come out in June when the shrub is fully leafed, making them a dense, green background. Freshly transplanted plants may tempora ...entire article
Satisfaction is a European novelty among magnolias from 2002. Its origin is not known, however, so far it has proven to be a real winner. Satisfaction is a small or mid-sized magnolia with mid-sized to large blossoms. The outside colour is deep burgundy red and pure white inside. The cup-shaped flowers resemble magnolia x soulangeana. It blooms later than star-shaped varieties and thus avoids late frosts. The advantage of this variety is profuse and precocious flowering. Magnolias are not supposed to be pruned. You can prune old shrubs if ill, or trim them to shape ...entire article
This grape vine is one of the best I ever had the pleasure of growing in our conditions. Very sweet and tasty with a Muscat aroma. It is relatively new but already a proven favourite in Europe. Bianca is good for wine as well as a table wine. The colour of grapes is light green turning to golden yellow when fully mature. The globules are mid-sized, with small seeds. It gives away all the sunshine it gathered in summer when picked in late September. This variety is not suitable for green-house cultivation. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of Janua ...entire article
This red hot poker is one of the best of its kind. It offers the most dramatic colours as well as the longest blooming time in the season as it repeats flowering at the end of summer. Flowers are formed in dense, erect racemes at the tops of about 80 cm long, sturdy stalks. They are fiery orange red at the top and bright yellow at the bottom. It creates a striking view already from a distance. Narrow, linear leaves are dark green and stiff, they look like day-lily leaves but are more erect. Grow it in full sun in humus-rich, moist but well drained soil. This variety is one of the ...entire article
Hidcote is a very popular variety of lavender with the brightest violet-blue flowers. It forms a compact and dense clump, ideal for beds where tall and leggy perennial is not required. Evergreen leaves are narrow, silvery blue-green. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make the clump look neat again, or even sooner if you wish to dry the flowers (hung with flowers heads upside down in an airy room). We recommend cutting the plant every spring by about a third its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. It will grow in most ty ...entire article
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. It makes spikes of button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Kobold is a variety with the deepest purple flowers and shorter stems – upto 50 cm. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy ...entire article
Vioalcea Plena is a magnificent variety of Japanese wisteria. This climber bears 30-40 cm long racemes of double, deep violet, scented flowers that make this plant a fantastic show-stopper when in full bloom. In English-speaking countries it is often sold under another name: Black Dragon (and Yea Koku Riu in Japan). It is a late flowering cultivar that flowers along with leaves which is May to early June. It may take 3-5 years to start flowering. Being late in flowering it escapes late frosts. Exotic-looking deciduous leaves are mid green, pinnate and large. It likes a ...entire article
Eskimo is a jewel among viburnums. It is an evergreen or semi-evergreen, compact shrub, growing slowly about 1m tall and wide. In mid-spring it makes almost spherical corymbs of pure white, lightly scented flowers. The flowering is reliable and abundant every year. There are so many flower-heads that leaves cannot be seen. They are deep green, leathery, 7-10 cm long, ovate, and glossy. Some of them may turn red or purple in autumn and winter. In exposed areas most of them fall down, in sheltered locations the shrub remains almost evergreen. It is naturally mound-forming an ...entire article
Mont Blanc is a reliable variety among dwarf mock oranges. From early summer it produces masses of pure white, cross-shaped, fragrant flowers. It forms a compact, rather small but dense shrub reaching only about one meter tall and wide. Deciduous leaves are narrowly ovate, 3 cm long, mid green. Mock orange is best pruned immediately after flowering. Only dwarf and compact varieties don't need pruning that would help them create a denser habit without visible seed pods. It will grow in almost any soil, extra fertil ...entire article
Milky Way is an old time favourite. It has snow white to creamy white flowers. Technically, they are not flowers but 4 flower bracts composed around small flower heads. They are 6-10 cm wide and conspicuous as they come out in June when the shrub is in leaf, and the foliage makes a dense, green background. Flowers are followed by edible, bright pink fruit that looks like litchi. This variety flowers and fruits abundantly and reliably every year. Pointed leaves are deciduous, ovate, dark green and slightly drooping. The best show begins in early autumn when they turn to orangey ...entire article
“Yellow Bird” magnolia is a cross between magnolia acuminata and magnolia brooklynensis “Evamaria” from 1967. Yet that year it was suggested the best yellow cultivar so far. Well, a lot of time has passed and these days there are a few more girls to ask that honour that we could maybe organize a wrestling match among the current best yellows. It has deep yellow flowers with green tinges on the exterior. Closed they look like tulips. This variety belongs to the latest ones, blooming after the danger of late frosts is gone. It starts flowering as ...entire article
Hardy gloxinia is a beautiful perennial with eye-catching, almost exotic looking flowers which decorates the garden with showy flowers in early summer and attractive leaves until autumn. Tubular, widely trumpet-shaped flowers are now white, yellow throated, and are borne on 10-25 cm long, erect stems in June. It belongs to the same family as trumpet creepers. One stem bears upto 10 flowers, each 5-8 cm wide. Deadheading will pro ...entire article
Hardy gloxinia is a beautiful perennial with eye-catching, almost exotic looking flowers which decorates the garden with showy flowers in early summer and attractive leaves until autumn. Tubular, widely trumpet-shaped flowers are deep rose-pink, yellow throated, and are borne on 10-25 cm long, erect stems in June. It belongs to the same family as ...entire article
One of the hardiest figs for our climate (zone 6) is named Brown Turkey. As the name suggests the fruit is brownish-red or blackish-purple, relatively large and sweet. They do not require pollination. Immature fruit and branches contain sap which can be an eye and lip-irritant. Palmate leaves are very ornamental – mid green and large, with deep, rounded lobes. Pruning is possible in spring, for stronger fruiting you can cut new branches after 3rd leaf in summer. It needs a sunny spot preferably at a south-facing wall where it can accumulate a lot of warmth and is ...entire article
This holly is a popular variety for Japanese bonsai. It has dark green, glossy leaves similar to box. This cultivar has upright habit without pruning and is rather slim. It is very popular for evergreen groups with spreading or groundcovering shrubs, for patios or front gardens. Fruits are small, glossy black berries in autumn. In our climate (zone 6) it seldom exceeds 2m height. It is usually trouble-free, it tolerates any soil and can withstand summer dry spells once established. For best results, however, use medium fertile, slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil. ...entire article
J.C.van Tol variety, more than any other holly, is known for making almost spineless leaves when the plant reaches a height of abt. 1m. They are glossy, deep green to olive green on the undersides. It is a female veriety bearing showy, bright red berries that appear abundantly and reliably every year in autumn. It is self-fertile so does not need a male pollinator. It can grow about 2-3m tall in a broadly pyramidal shape. To maintain a compact habit you can prune it 1-2x a year. First, beginning of spring remove all unsightly, dead or too long branches, and then, i ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fru ...entire article
Privet is the number one popular hedging plant. Golden privet obviously brings extra features: it is evergreen or semi-evergreen, multicoloured and has larger leaves. They are glossy, ovate, 2-3 times bigger than the species (up to 6 cm long), bright golden-yellow margined at the edges grading to deep green in the middle. The yellow margins turn pink or bronze in winter. It is a perfect plant for semi-shaded areas that will highlight the contrast of the leaves. Although it is a hardy plant it may be slightly burnt after the first winter before it is fully established, but it re-sprouts quic ...entire article
If you like the spring profusion of blooming magnolias, look at this yellow rarity. Probably the best yellow magnolia so far was raised by a Belgian breeder, Philippe de Spoelberch. It is a cross between ´Miss Honeybee´ a ´Gold Crown´. It is called Daphne. Its flowers are deep yellow, long lasting, born upright at the tips of each branch, and although the tepals are narrow and short it does not belong to the star-magnolias group. It blooms already as a young shrub, later than early varieties, often along with the leaves which enhance the flower display creating an impressive, ...entire article
Bravo to French cultivators who come up with this new variety of bluebeard! Want to hear why we are so excited about it? Compared to its parent this one has deep green, larger leaves with silvery underneath; deeper blue and more numerous flowers; its flowering period is rather extended from mid August till end September; it has a more compact habit which makes it suitable for even the smallest of gardens. Flowers attract bumble bees and butterflies. The leaves have an interesting scent which recalls cooking herbs. It is quite soil tolerant, however, it does best in fertile, very well ...entire article
This magnolia variety has only recently been imported from China, under the name Fei Huang. It is a sensational plant with large yellow flowers. It belongs to magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia) group, however, we have not been able to search for the exact breeding details. The Chinese probably keep it top confidential against the spies from the West… It is a true sensation as it bears large flowers that are 15 cm wide and vanilla yellow when fully opened. Freshly opened buds are deep yellow same as the stamens in the centre of the flower. Petals are rather obovate with rou ...entire article
Teutonia is another extraordinary Japanese dogwood which, apart from its ornamental features, is valued mostly for its exquisite fruit. It is produced from small spheres, composed of tiny flowers that open from late May or early June. The showy parts are four surrounding bracts. They are broadly lance-shaped and emerge green, develop to clear creamy white, and mature to bright white with pink spots. Each bract is 6-8 cm large which makes the overall size of each inflorescence about 14-16 cm. Japanese dogwoods are ...entire article
Caucasian fir is perhaps the most beautiful conifer of our climate. No wonder that it is also a commercial bestseller as a Christmas tree. Its short needles densely cover the branches; they are deep green and very glossy, with silvery undersides. Fresh growths are intensely bright green. The growth is dense, narrow, and conical, and very slow so believe us that every centimeter has its value. In mid summer it makes large cones that are pale reddish-brown and change to gray-brown later. Firs like moist but well drained, acid soil, and sunny location with some shade from the hottes ...entire article
Golden King holly is a beautiful and easy to grow shrub with almost spineless leaves. They are oval to rounded, deep green in the centre and richly varigated yellow at the margins. The colder the weather, the deeper yellow margins. Golden King name, however, is a sort of a screw-up: this plant is female producing a few bright red berries in autumn. This plant is one of the few varigated hollies that can take full sun and heavy frost even in Central Europe. We tested it in extreme winter when temperature dropped to -27°C for three nights, full sun, and minimum damage. However, it disl ...entire article
This giant dogwood has another name which, in my opinion, characterizes the plant much better = wedding cake tree. Looking at the habit of the more commonly grown cultivar Variegata one knows exactly what it means. This beauty can easily become a show-stopping specimen in a garden of literally any style. Its tiered branches look exactly like several layers of a wedding cake and the white-variegated foliage stands for rich sugary icing. Want a piece? The leaves are elliptic, deciduous, mid green in the middle with rich white margins. They are always pendent and a ...entire article
Chinese wisteria is no doubt the queen of flowering climbers. Clusters of very fragrant violet flowers are 25-35 cm long and appear on bare wood earlier than on other wisterias, usually in April. Rather exotic looking pinnate leaves are mid green and densely cover the plant and its support. It usually offers second blooming in early summer when in full leaf. The support is necessary even for tree forms because the wood remains very flexible for many years. Wisteria flowers mainly on short spurs so cut back unwanted side branches to 2-3 buds to encourage formation of flowering spurs. ...entire article
Wisterias are undoubtedly the queen of flowering climbers. Rosea is a pink flowering variety of Japanese wisteria. Slightly fragrant flowers are formed in 30-70 cm long racemes and appear along with the leaves from early May until early June. Pinnate leaves look rather exotic and densely cover the plant and its support from the ground level. They are light coppery green when young, turning mid green in summer. The support is necessary even for tree forms because the wood of this climber remains very flexible for many years. The plants flower mainly on short spurs so cu ...entire article
Alba is a variety of Japanese wisteria. It has extremely long racemes of pure white flowers that appear in early May along with leaves or after they have emerged. The racemes can be 50-70 cm long and are followed by long seed-pods hiding poisonous seeds. Pinnate leaves look rather exotic and densely cover the plant and its support from the ground level. They are light green. The support is necessary even for tree forms because the wood of this climber remains very flexible for many years. The plants flower mainly on short spurs so cut back unwanted side branches to 2-3 ...entire article
This uncommon flowering cherry called Okame comes from Taiwan. It is a small tree bearing neon pink flowers with yellow stamens in early spring. It grows moderately and is well branched even without pruning. Still, for ideal crown shapes some trimming after flowering is advised. Thanks to its small size it is ideal for small gardens and front yards, as well as for narrow streets with limited space. Okame looks great both in Japanese-style gardens and in any other landscape whe ...entire article
Lustrous green foliage of Valley Valentine pieris complements extraordinary deep rose-pink flowers which come out from late March till early April. They are urn-shaped, sweetly scented, composed in long, pendent racemes, and last for 2-4 weeks. Deadhead spent flowers immediately after flowering so that the plant has enough strength to produce profusion of new shoots that will make the plant denser. Flower buds are formed in late summer and overwinter. For good maturing of them we suggest fertilizing the plant from summer until mid-autumn. The evergreen leaves are leathery, na ...entire article
Betty’s flowers are deep purple outside and almost white inside, there are up to 19 narrow, long petals which in full bloom open like a star as much as 20 cm wide with strong citrus scent. It has attractive bright green foliage, some of which often turns coppery red in the summer. It does not require pruning at all. As it has flower buds at the ends of last-year’s branches should you need to cut something off do it immediately after flowering in the spring. Deciduous magnolias are quite easy plants. All they need is light, well-drained, acidic soil with equal mois ...entire article
Star magnolia is a one of the earliest magnolias to flower in March already. It has star-shaped, pure white flowers with a lovely scent. As it blooms on bare branches early in the spring we recommend placing it in front of an evergreen shrub, e.g. cherry laurel, holly, or any bright green conifer, to fully expose the beauty of its flowers. It grows slowly and dense into a rounded shrub. Ideal as a free-standing specimen or sensitively situated in a group of compact conifers of Japanese style and / or other, smaller growing magnolias of red or purple colours. Magnolias are not suppos ...entire article
Susan magnolia has narrow, goblet-shaped flowers of deep pink, nearly red colour outside and slightly lighter red inside. This is the reddest coloured variety among spring magnolias. It flowers reliably already when young. It does not require pruning at all. As it has flower buds at the ends of last-year’s branches should you need to cut something off do it immediately after flowering in the spring. Deciduous magnolias are quite easy plants. All they need is light, well-drained, acidic soil with equal moisture throughout the year. Once established they can do with occasional d ...entire article
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