Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This is a cool season, clumping grass with a compact, erect growth habit. It is especially prized in the north where the magnificent, wheat-like seed heads appear in late spring and last all season long.
'Karl Foerster' provides a great backdrop for lower growing, flowering perennials throughout the year. It is also useful for screening purposes and will not reseed. A good choice for heavy clay soils.
ferny foliage appears in spring followed by plume-like flower spikes. foliage stay attractive all summer. benefits from periodic applications of 5-10-5 fertilizer throughout summer. should be divided every 3-4 years.
Visions blooms in mid-summer with large, plumy-raspberry pink flowers that really stand out from the foliage. It is slightly larger in stature than Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila', reaching a height of 15". Astilbes grow best in evenly moist soil.
Like no other hosta; definitely a collector's item
Upright, narrow, tightly folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer
Dark green leaves are heavily rippled with very narrow, gold margins
Leaves have a matte finish above but are folded, revealing their shiny undersides
Lavender flowers on 18" scapes are abundant in late 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 premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in many zones. 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.
Mammoth™ Yellow Quill Daisy|Chrysanthemum x hybridum '98-M91-1' PP15,027
Clear yellow blossoms have radiating tubular-shaped petals. In late summer to fall, the bright flowers absolutely cover the dense foliage, forming a neat mound. Terrific for borders, edging, large containers and mass plantings. Improved hardiness. Developed by the University of Minnesota.
Deep coral, yellow centered blooms mature to antique rose. In late summer to fall, the bright flowers absolutely cover the dense foliage, forming a neat mound. Terrific for borders, edging, large containers and mass plantings. Improved hardiness. Developed by the University of Minnesota.
this magnificent variegated sport of h. halcyon displays heart shaped leaves with creamy-white center that changes to a dark chartreuse, with a blue-green edge. lavender flowers show themselves in early summer.