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.
For a detailed map and directions, click 'Get Directions' in the upper right corner of our web page.
This is a giant cultivar introduced by Q & Z Nursery in Illinois in 2003 that makes a dramatic statement in the landscape when mature. A sport of 'Elatior', it has smooth and shiny green leaves that start out with about ½ inch wide yellow-chartreuse margins that fade to pale yellow or cream over the course of the season. The heart-shaped leaves are up to a foot long with wavy margins and prominent veins that produce a corrugated look. Although it is vigorous, with a slow to medium growth rate, like many large hostas, 'Victory' takes some years to develop the huge leaves and distinctive variegation characteristic of the cultivar.
The foliage of 'Victory' is slug resistant.The dense foliage is somewhat upright, with a vase shape early in the season, spreading out to form a very large mound 28-32 inches high and 4-6 feet wide after many years. It makes a great specimen, or works well as a background plant with other smaller hostas and shade-loving plants, providing beautiful medium texture for contrast with finer or coarser plants. The leaves have good substance, making this cultivar fairly slug resistant.
In midsummer almost white to very pale lavender tubular flowers appear on exceptionally long, arching scapes that can grow 6-7 feet tall on large specimens.
'Biokovo' geranium is a real attention getter, sporting white blooms with bright pink stamens that lend the flowers an overall pink blush. Not only do the masses of flowers attract attention, it keeps blooming for four weeks or more in early to mid-summer (and on occasion, re-blooms in the fall). Bees, butterflies and other pollinators can't get enough of the blooms, and the leaves offer up shades of scarlet, orange and bronze in the fall.
The plant is compact, low to the ground, forming a moderately fast growing groundcover, up to three feet in diameter. It spreads by shallow, somewhat fleshy rhizomes (underground stems) that are easy to pull to control its spread. The leaves are medium green, slightly glossy, lobed and fragrant. They are also semi-evergreen, adding some early color to the garden.
Capable of full sun or part shade, it is a very adaptable, long-lived perennial that can be grown in borders (at the front), rock gardens or containers. Make sure it is growing in well-drained soil for best results. It is not tolerant of overly wet environments and, in fact, is tolerant of dry shade (once established) making it a perfect plant for under trees, eaves and other difficult dry areas in the garden.
Maple Autumn Blaze
This hybrid of Silver and Red Maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance, ability to grow in most soils, beautiful fall color and form. Selected as the 1997 Iowa Tree of the Year, this vigorous maple has a dense, oval-rounded habit, and a strong, central leader. Disease and insect resistant. Prized for its brilliant orange-red fall color. Adaptable over a wide range of soils. Nearly seedless.
For your convenience, you can purchase K&K Garden Gift Cards online!
Cards arrive in a garden decor' gift box, and are ready to be gifted. Our Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount, arrive within 2-3 days of purchase, and never expire. K&K Gift Cards are always appreciated by the special person in your life!
2015 Give & Grow results!
The Give & Grow loyalty program offered by K&K Gardens has definitely benefited local organizations in past years, and has once again been prosperous in 2015.
While shopping at K&K Gardens during the month of May, 10% of your purchases were donated to a non-profit organization of your choice.
The following non-profits benefited by participating in the Give & Grow program.
Thank you for your patronage.
Outback Bowl Dancers: $540
Bethal Generators: $73
Hawkeye Fire Department: $62
Palmer Memorial Foundation: $22
Sumner Community Hospital: $19
West Union Rec. Center: $15
Hawkeye Library: $7
Hawkeye EMS: $3
Fayette Firecrackers: $1
*The amount generated must be a minimum of $10, to qualify for payment from K&K Gardens.
Get paid for shopping at K&K Gardens! For every $50.00 you spend, receive $5 in K&K Greenbacks.
This incredible loyalty program is simple. We keep track of your purchases during April through August. This total is divided by $50, and we pay you $5 for every $50 you spent in the form of K&K Greenbacks.
K&K Greenbacks will be sent to you the first week in September. They can only be redeemed during the months of September and October of the same year.
Greenbacks CAN be used in addition, or with advertised sales, discounts, or promotions; allowing you an even greater discount.