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Description: Certainly one of the most popular of foliage perennials, this forms a low cushion of ferny, silvery-grey leaves. In areas with humid summers, Silver Mound benefits from a hard clipping just as the tiny silver ball-like flowers appear, usually in mid to late June. Plants will regrow quickly and remain attractive all season long. Good for hot, dry sites. Nice edging plant, also combines well with other perennials in tubs or mixed containers. Divide every two to three years (in spring or fall) in order to maintain good vigour.
Description: The Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Ajuga reptans, is a useful ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers. ‘Catlin’s Giant’ is one of the largest-growing varieties, forming bronzy-red, spinach-like leaves. This Ajuga is an excellent ground cover for shady areas where perennials and grass will not grow. Combine ‘Catlin’s Giant’ with yellow and purple spring blooming perennials to make an attractive garden. The flowers appear in spring on 4” spikes with a plant spread of 12-24”. Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’ will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to morning sun, the foliage colors will be more vivid with morning sun.
Description: The Ajuga ‘Bronze Beauty’, Ajuga reptans, is a useful ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers. The foliage is evergreen in most regions and has an attractive bronzy-brown shade that quickly forms a low carpet of medium-sized rounded leaves. ‘Bronze Beauty’ will perform well in tubs or mixed containers and makes a beautiful ground cover. The flowers appear in late spring on 4” spikes and spreads of 12-18”. Ajuga ‘Bronze Beauty’ will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to morning sun, the foliage colors will be more vivid with morning sun.
Description: ‘Tutti Frutti’ has bright lavender pink flowers all summer. A vigorous and trouble-free grower, it is an excellent choice for the middle or back of the border. If it gets consistent moisture, it may reach 5 feet. A favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds. In containers it benefits from one or two early cut backs. A strong bloomer, it will quickly recover from a trim. A. barberi x A. mexicana.
Description: Beautiful burgundy-hued leaves create a stunning backdrop to the many tubular rose-pink blossoms that cover this flowering shrub. Asian in origin, Weigela is a tough and easy to grow deciduous shrub. Its blooms are colorful, attract pollinators in droves. This deciduous shrub has arching branches and develops a fountain-like habit when left undisturbed. It has elliptical, burgundy leaves that offer little to no fall color. A profusion of beautiful and tubular rose-pink flowers appear in late spring to early summer.
Description: ‘Shoshoni’ is a seedling of ‘Shasta’ of all of the attributes of that form on a smaller scale. The parent plant was 5 feet high and 8 feet wide, the dark green leaves are 2 1/2 to 6 inches long and turn dull purplish red in the fall. The outer showy florets average 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long and 1 to 1 3/4 inches wide with 50 to 130 greenish white flowers in the center.
Description: The Spirea ‘Goldmound’, Spiraea x ‘Goldmound’, this colorful plant provides an exceptional accent or contrast in your foundation planting or shrub border. Brilliant foliage holds its light chartreuse-green color all season long. Flushes of pink flowers appear in June and July. Dense bushy 18 to 24 inch plants maintain their nicely rounded, neat appearance with little or no pruning.
Description: Rhododendron – Roseum Elegans, Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’, produces stunning lilac pink flowers in numerous rounded trusses on a vigorous, upright and spreading shrub. Ball-shaped truss holds about 20 flowers. It has olive green foliage and grows 5′ in ten years. Rhododendrons are ornamental, acidic-soil loving broad-leaf evergreens. They grow best in partial shade. Plant in a location protected from strong winter winds. Roseum Elegans loves to be planted with pre-moistened peat moss, and well drained soil is a must! Use in mass, group or specimen for shrub borders, mixed borders, woodland gardens and shade gardens.
Description: ZONE 4, HT 2′, SP 4′, PART SHADE / SHADE Very low and mounding, this wonderful Rhododendron catches the eye of everyone even when it’s not in bloom! Tiny, dense evergreen leaves and deep violet flowers make this an irresistible plant! Protect from winter sun and wind. Slow growing.
Description: P.J.M. is a Rhododendron of iron hardiness, perhaps the hardiest of all hybrids, it grows 5 to 6 feet in height and width and is clothed in small, glossy dark green leaves that turn to rich mahogany in winter. The bushy plants bloom in late spring with lavender-pink flowers. P.J.M. is a hybrid of R. carolinianum x dauricum. An outstanding breeding accomplishment by the noted late American nurseryman P.J. Mezitt.
Description: ‘Brouwer’s Beauty’ is a dense, upright cultivar, with oblong to lance-shaped, lightly serrated, glossy, deep green leaves, to 3 inches long. Bears purplish buds which open to white flowers in semi-erect to pendent panicles, 2 to 5 inches long, in spring. To 10 feet tall, to 6 feet wide.
Description: Will grow best in a sunny location with well-drained soil but it also can be useful in dry, rocky soils. A handsome purple form maintaining good color through most of the summer. Blooms May- June. Fall color is reddish-purple.
Description: A reliable perennial that will bloom 3-inch, fiery-red flowers edged with a ring of vivid yellow. Compact growth habit makes it an excellent way to create impact along borders. Tolerates drought and heat. Perennial.
Description: Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’ Family: Verbenaceae (Callicar-pa: Greek for beautiful fruit) Bright purple berries appear earlier than other varieties providing more enjoyment. Brought to our attention by the Arnold Arboretum.