Very Large, (32" X 50") This is a big hosta! It is almost 3 feet tall with very large shovel-like blue-green leaves with good substance. Part of Doug Beilstein's gridiron series, it is a seedling from his very popular 'Brutus'. Dramatic leaf veins and upright habit.
This new large-flowered climber is a very different rose for colder climates. Above and Beyond combines extreme cane hardiness, reliable spring flowering and vigorous growth. Orange flower buds open in prolific clusters of five or more apricot colored semi-double to double flowers. Plants bloom in mid- to late-spring with sporadic repeat flowering in summer. With extreme cane hardiness, Above and Beyond can be a climber or a nice large free-standing shrub in colder regions where plant dieback from cold is not an issue. This cane hardy, large-flowered rose blooms reliably in spring making it a welcome addition in colder climates and is very resistant to fungal diseases.
Hosta is 16" high by 36" wide. Semi-upright. Blue with 10 +" long by 7" wide thick heavily corrugated rich blue-green leaves. Flowers are pale purple which open on 27" scapes from late June into late July.
The "eyes" have it with this brilliant daylily! Golden orange flowers display a very prominent, sienna red eye that covers at least half of the petals and a matching red, extra wide picotee, ruffled edge. There is almost more red than orange in this daylily because of it's exceptionally large eye. The colors are clear and vibrant, making quite a statement, even from a distance. The thick, gold dusted petals glimmer in the summer sun.
Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. All hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
From renowned Hosta breeder Hans Hansen comes a new large gold hosta. With golden yellow leaves, this is the perfect specimen for making a statement in the shade with its upright spreading habit and large smooth leaves. In midsummer, near white, tubular flowers appear with a very faint pale lavender central pattern on the interior petals. Plant in morning sun or filtered shade for best yellow color.
Aggressive Behavior is a new introduction from Rod Kuenster. It makes a genuinely nice large clump that is a good grower. Broadly ovate leaves have a blue center with creamy to white edge with nice corrugation and slightly wavy leaves.
This attractive small-scale groundcover has glossy, near black, scalloped leaves and a dense growing habit. The deepest foliage color is achieved when plants are in full sun and cooler temperatures. From mid to late spring, short spikes of deep blue flowers stand upright above the low, spreading foliage.
Unique, tri-colored foliage in shades of burgundy, green and cream. 3" tall violet-blue flower spikes bloom May-June creating added interest. Ajuga is a ground-hugging, creeping plant that is quite useful as a groundcover. It comes in a variety of foliage and bloom colors and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!
Tiny lavender-pink flowers appear in spring in torch-like flower spikes that rise from the rosette centers well above the foliage to 12" tall. Beautiful foliage in rich greens, burgundy or colorful variegations, makes this plant an excellent groundcover or edger.
Alabama Jubilee is a fiery red-orange flower with deeper red bands and a gold center.Pest resistant foliage looks great throughout the whole season. Petals are ruffled and fragrant. This daylily blooms in the midsummer.
A multi-colored spectacle with tight, coral buds swirling open to apricot-colored blossoms with luminous yellow centers, blooming steadily all season so there will always be a range of colors to admire.
Large mound of heavily streaked foliage. Dark green eaves are streaked and mottled with yellow. As with most variegated hosta, divisions that emerge non-streaked need to be removed. Fertile lavender flowers in the summer.
Aptly named, this medium to large sized hosta forms a coarsely textured mound of leathery, puckered, heart-shaped to round leaves of good substance.
It is a wide-margined sport of the long-popular 'Dick Ward', which is named for one of the most accomplished Hosta breeders in the United States. Its leaves display wide, blue-green margins with chartreuse centers that become yellow in summer.
Near-white flowers appear atop chartreuse scapes in early summer.
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
This is a very cute and easy little alpine plant, ideal for shady parts of the rock garden. It forms a low cushion of evergreen leaves, bearing short stems of starry magenta-purple flowers in late spring and early summer. Though short-lived, this will self seed where happy, particularly into crevices and rock walls. Also nice in alpine troughs or gravel scree gardens. Protect from hot afternoon sun in warm-summer regions. In cool areas this will tolerate a fair bit of sun if the soil remains moist. Also known as Alpine Balsam.
Always Afternoon is a tetraploid with striking plum purple daylily and bursting blooms. Petals are crimped with thin pink edges. Blooms in the midsummer/early June. Also, this daylily has an extended rebloomer time. Evergreen foliage stays delightful all season long.
Large, (24" X 54") Ambrosia is simply divine. It is a blue-margined, light yellow-centered sport of my own 'Guacamole' that performs just as well in the garden, making a large clump that enjoys bright light. Like ambrosia it is fragrant and may also have the same mythological healing powers. This hosta is close to perfection.
Bittersweet plants can kill trees and are difficult to eradicate from your landscape. But during the fall season bittersweet vines put on a display few other plants can rival, as the deep yellow skin of their berries bursts to reveal an orange jewel within. And not to be outdone by the berry, bittersweet plant's fall foliage blankets its victims in yellow splendor.
A large, leggy, poorly branched native shrub found in wooded, usually moist areas, competing with the rest of the underbrush. In cultivation it may assume a fully-branched, reasonably dense form. Excellent orange-red fall color and red fruits.
Hosta 'American Halo' forms an impressive mound of corrugated foliage. A large clump of intense blue-green leaves with a very wide, slightly rippled cream margin. The margins start out creamy yellow and age to creamy white. Leaf color blue-green to dark green in the center with a 1 3/4″ wide margin that changes from light greenish yellow to creamy white; leaf blade broadly oblong-ovate, wavy, heavily corrugated and thick-substanced.
Leaf Size: 14" x 10"
Blooms: Near white in early summer.
Light: Moderate to full shade for best color. -- Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained.
Similar and Related Plants: Celestial, Northern Exposure, Northern Halo, Robert Frost
This is the most dwarf species of hazelnut. Starting in their 2nd year, small runners come out 3-6 inches from the main trunk. Each of these sprouts will begin producing nuts in two years. The nutshell is thick, but the flavor is outstanding. Good for pollinating other hazels. Can produce in light shade. Useful for the shrub border and in naturalistic settings. Sun or partial shade.