Since 1996, K & K Gardens has been offering Northeast Iowa the largest selection of new and unusual perennials, annuals, woody ornamentals, water garden plants, water garden equipment, accessories, garden gifts, tools, and an incredible selection of hosta.
K & K Gardens has nearly one acre of enchanting perennial gardens displaying endless ideas for all levels of the gardening enthusiast.
Located on the southern edge of Northeast Iowa's rolling hills in the small community of Hawkeye, Iowa, this retail nursery has been referred to as a "must see" destination for every gardener.
Hawkeye is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Decorah, Iowa, 50 miles North of Waterloo, Iowa, 25 miles east of New Hampton, Iowa and 45 miles west of Marquette, Iowa.
If traveling to Hawkeye on Highway 18, please follow the blue directional signs posted at the intersection of US Highway 18 and County Road W-14.
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Mounds of deep green foliage with silver spots. Does well even in dry shady conditions. Pulmunaria Mrs. Moon provides bright pink flowers that open in early spring and then turn blue with maturity. Will lighten up and lend impact to dark areas.
Type: perennial, groundcover
Height: short 10" (plant 16" apart)
Bloom Time: early spring to spring
Sun-Shade: full sun to full shade
Soil Condition: normal, moist, clay
Flower Color: pink changing to blue
In Iowa, starts flowering April 15 through mid June.
A wonderful, no maintenance, perennial favorite at K&K Gardens.
A classic beauty for the woodland garden. Grown mostly for its clean variegated, soft green foliage which turns yellow in fall. Solomon's Seal is a charming plant for the shade. Standing about 18" tall and arching slightly at the top, the unbranched stems with large, alternate leaves support the dangling white flowers below. On quiet spring evenings, the flowers exude a subtle lily-like fragrance. The stems are beautiful in cut flower arrangements.
The genus Polygonatum, native to Europe, Asia, and North America.
Members of Polygonatum are excellent perennials for the landscape. The genus botanical name (Polygonatum) comes from poly (many) and gonu (knee joints) and refers to the many-jointed rhizome from which the leaves arise. The common name Solomon's Seal has several proposed derivations. The first is that the scar that remains on the rootstock after the leaf stalks die off in the fall resembles the seal impressed on wax on documents in the past. The second source is that John Gerard, the English botanist and herbalist, suggested that the powdered roots were an excellent remedy for broken bones. He also felt the plant had the capacity for "sealing wounds," which was why the perennial received the common name - Solomon's Seal.
Variegated Solomon's Seal
Striped Solomon's Seal
Fragrant Solomon's Seal
Variegated Fragrant Solomon's Seal
This charming small hosta is a sport of 'Maui Buttercups'. Each thick gold leaf is margined by a nice dark green edge. Pale lavender flowers top the clump in early summer.
Leaves are solid light green when emerging late spring. They then quickly develop dramatic dark green borders and radiant gold centers. While, thick and glossy, they hold up well all season, and tend to be slug resistant. Light lavender flowers, 24" scapes during mid-summer.
This hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Hosta, chosen for this collection, have been evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers. To be considered for 'Hosta of the Year', the hosta must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.
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