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SUMMER JAZZ™ FIRE is a showstopper with its brilliant vibrant red flowers. They are large, possibly not as large as the yellow variety from this series, about 5-6 cm across, and appear from mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a green mass as a luxurious background for the flowers. New twigs grow about 60-80 cm before the flower buds appear. It is a much ...entire article
MARYLINE® is a trade name for a striking selection of evergreen silverthorn, found by Albert Breneliére in France. It is a very bushy, upright growing, evergreen shrub with irregularly variegated leaves. They are leathery, oval to ovate, partially undulated, and glossy. The centres are very pale yellow maturing to deeper yellow, margins dark green, and between margins and centres are some light green highlights which make the leaves look extremely fresh and colourful. Newly emerging leaves are silvery-beige. Twig ...entire article
Adeyaka means Fascinating in Japanese, and the name was aptly chosen for this special Japanese camellia. It produces uniquely bell-shaped (but not nodding) flowers, 6-8 cm across when fully open, revealing multiple yellow stamens in the centre. The colour is rich velvet red, and flowers appear from very young age, usually from late March for 6 to 8 weeks while the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Exceptionally it may flower during winter if it is ...entire article
04.04.2018New in catalogue
Lenten rose (Helleborus "SP SOPHIE®")
SOPHIE® is a fascinating Lenten rose variety from Spring Promise® series with large, 5-7 cm across flowers of soft yellow-green colour and profusion of burgundy red dots. Young flowers are nodding, and turn to the sky when the stamens start to fall off. Stems are strong and upright, 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. SOPHIE® thrives in partial shade. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or ...entire article
April Dawn is a chameleon hardy camellia producing variable flowers. They are large, 7-10 cm across, fully double, mostly white with rich pink stripes but a few turn solely dark pink with or without white stripes. They bloom from early April for 6 to 8 weeks while the shrub has enough buds. They are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Leaves are evergreen, ovate, leather, deep green, and very glossy so even without flowers the shrub looks lush and beautiful. April Dawn is upright g ...entire article
Aphrodite is a beautiful, large-flowered sweetshrub hybrid between c.chinensis and c.occidentalis. The flowers are often compared to magnolias - both in shape and size. They are 7-9 cm across, rich crimson to burgundy red, and appear with the first hot days of May, and continue blooming until late June. In summer they sporadically pop up again in small quantity. Handsome, deciduous leaves are oval to ovate, bright green, and glossy, turning yellow in autumn. The plant gets considerably larger than ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Compact White is even more compact that others from the series, almost dwarf. It produces rich spikes of small, pure white flowers from mid spring until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. Leaves are mid green, narrowly ovate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. Sage will gr ...entire article
Saugeana is a Rouen lilac variety producing rich lilac red to pale purple violet flowers from mid May, usually filling the gap between common lilac and Preston lilac. Individual flowers are tubular, composed in erect panicles, and bear an exquisite, sweet and spicy, strong fragrance. Deciduous leaves are short, only about 4 cm long, mid green, narrowly ovate. Saugeana forms wide, erect shrubs with slender, slightly arching branches in full bloom. They can be pruned immediately after flowering which will result in ...entire article
Royal Gold is a dyer's greenweed variety with extended blooming period. It produces masses of small, rich yellow flowers formed in erect racemes from late June for about a month, and then continues producing short racemes of scattered flowers through to September. Deciduous leaves are small, narrowly ovate to shortly lance-shaped, rich green, and glossy. Stems are green all season long, and are topped with a small thorn, supposedly as a protection against cattle - the plant contains toxins highly dangerous for them. ...entire article
Rosea is a Virginian obedient plant forming strictly upright, square stems with up to 20 cm long spikes of 4 rows of flowers in summer. They are snapdragon-like, pale pink with impressive drawings in the throat, and open from early August until early September. Narrowly lanceolate, finely serrated leaves are soft green and glossy, and look very lush. It appears that the plant has no bugs apart from slugs which seldom make too much harm as they prefer other plants if available. Its rhizomes spread fast and the plant ...entire article
Giant onion is an aptly named ornamental onion from Central Asia. Possibly the tallest of all onions it makes almost 1.5 m tall stems with 12-14 cm wide, globular inflorescence, composed of numerous small, rich purple violet flowers. They open as early as in late May the strap-shaped, pale green, basal leaves begin to die back. You can remove them just after flowering, or let them wilt and compost in situ if their unsightly state is not irritating. Large flowered ornamental onions need very well-drained soil or sand-base ...entire article
Ornamental onions, too, have their white sheep in the herd. This beauty is called Mount Everest and is a large flowered variety of Persian onion from Central Asia. It makes 12-14 cm across flower heads composed of numerous star-shaped, pure white flowers with beige stamens in June for about 3 weeks. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that usually grow about 70-80 cm tall, exceptionally in very fertile soil almost one meter. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green, an ...entire article
Gladiator is a hybrid variety of large flowered ornamental onion. It makes up to 15 cm across flowers heads composed of numerous star-shaped, rich violet flowers from early June until early July. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that grow about 90 cm tall. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green, and die back soon after the peak flowering phase. You can remove them or let them wilt and compost in situ if their unsightly state is not irritating. Large flowered ornamental onions need very well-dra ...entire article
Ambassador is a hybrid variety of large flowered ornamental onion. It makes up to 15 cm across flowers heads composed of numerous small, sterile, striking rich purple violet flowers from end May until early July. The inflorescences are very dense and similar to a.giganteum species, only flowering a little later. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that grow as tall as 1.2m which makes Ambassador one of the tallest ornamental onion. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green and die back soon after the pea ...entire article
BLOOMBUX® is a beautiful rhododendron cross of r.hirsutum and r.micranthum. It is a compact, evergreen shrub with profusion of small but lovely flowers from late May until mid June. They open from salmon pink buds into pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers that look like miniature weigela flowers. Lush leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, dark green, glossy, and so elegant that a plant without flowers looks as irresistible as in full bloom, and will be a perfect companion in the garden as well as on a balcony or p ...entire article
YUKI CHERRY BLOSSOM® deutzia produces 10-15 cm long racemes of pearl-like, pale pink buds, which open into 5-petalled, white flowers with pink hues, and pink reverse. They are decorated with a crown of stamens in the centre, and bloom from about mid May for 3-4 weeks. Then it is best to prune the shrub by removing branches with spent flowers. This action will encourage growth of stronger and upright twigs that will bloom the following year. Without pruning the older branches become somewhat procumbent. Deciduous ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Orange Halo is a tricky one which some may found expandable now that we have several yellow and red varieties to date. Well, not quite. This one is truly unique. Its flowers are much deeper red compared to those known so far, and the ray florets are distinctly ribbed giving the flower and extra 3D effect. Moreover, they are always firm at tops of stronger stem ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Yellow Touch left me breathless when I first saw its ingenious flowers. While yellow in many bi-coloured blanket flowers occupies a large enough portion to almost outstrip the overall flower appearance, here you will find something entirely different - a very fine line at the petal tips, so thin as if pen-drawn by a skillful artist. The centres are yellow with ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Red is a variety with rich red, daisy-like, medium large flowers. Their centres are yellow with red corolla when young, and mature to dark, almost wine red. Flowers appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The stems are hairy and short which helps maintain a compact, m ...entire article
Black Lace is an older and proved variety of hardy camellia, in fact one of the best reds available. Its is a hybrid of c.reticulata and c.williamsii and has so far withstood -20°C. Its fully double, dahlia-like flowers are rich red, and bloom from early April for 6 to 8 weeks if the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Leaves are evergreen, ovate, leather, deep green, and very glossy so even without flowers the shrub looks lush and beautiful. April ...entire article
AMBELLA® PURPLE is an evergreen bellflower plant with deep violet blue flowers from early summer until late autumn, or even early winter if its beginning is mild. The colder the weather the darker the flowers. Leaves are broadly heart- or kidney-shaped, dark green, unevenly serrated. Plants grow quite fast and quickly form low but erect cushions. Dalmatian bellflower prefers a sunny location, and will also live in partial shade with less flowers. It has no special soil requirements, its just has to be free dr ...entire article
The Pearl series of hyacinths belongs to the most successful thanks to its rich colours and strong perfume. Blue Pearl is dark like a sky before a storm. Its deep purple blue, star-shaped flowers open from late April until May. They are formed in dense, terminal spikes atop 25-30 cm tall stems. Leaves are linear, rich green. Hyacinth prefers humus-rich, fresh, moist but free-draining soil and location in full sun or only a slight shade for a part of the day. They do not m ...entire article
The Pearl series of hyacinths belongs to the most successful thanks to its rich colours and strong perfume. White Pearl brings cream white, star-shaped flowers opening from pale yellow buds from late April until May. They are formed in dense, terminal spikes atop 25-30 cm tall stems. Leaves are linear, rich green. Hyacinth prefers humus-rich, fresh, moist but free-draining soil and location in full sun or only a slight shade for a part of the day. They do not multiply as ...entire article
Flowers of Candy Stripes phlox look like a fairground lollipop. They are white with central pink stripes and small but distinct purple red eye. They open later than most other varities, usually in mid May, emerging from needle-like, evergreen leaves. It forms a nice groundcover in almost no time, however, for good habit, dense growth and to eliminate bare, woody stems we recommend trimming it in early summer just after flowering. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they ta ...entire article
MacDaniels Cushion is possibly the top favourite rich pink variety of moss phlox. Its flowers are rich neon pink and open from late April on dense, emerald green cushions of evergreen leaves. It is quite compact, however, for good habit and in order to eliminate bare, woody stems we recommend trimming it in early summer just after flowering. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long periods of droughts. Mulching is not necessary but covering the soil around the ma ...entire article
San Marino® is an Itoh peony variety from the RICH AND SPARKLING® series, offering semi-double flowers of unusual pale golden orange colour. They are about 15-20 cm across, highlighted with occasional narrow red stripes, and decorated with small red flames in the centre. They appear later than tree peony flowers but before the perennial type ones i.e. from about mid May until mid June. Their stems are tall enough to make a great cut flower, and if the whole plant is ...entire article
St. Barts® is an Itoh peony variety from the RICH AND SPARKLING® series, offering semi-double lilac flowers which are about 15-20 cm across, decorated with violet-purple centres and profusion of yellow stamens. They appear later than tree peony flowers but before the perennial type ones i.e. from about mid May until mid June. Their stems are tall enough to make a great cut flower, and if the whole plant is hard pruned after flowering to the ground level it re-grows a ...entire article
Saint-Tropez® is an Itoh peony variety from the RICH AND SPARKLING® series, offering fully double, rich yellow flowers which are about 15-20 cm across, decorated with red centres and profusion of yellow stamens. They appear later than tree peony flowers but before the perennial type ones i.e. from about mid May until mid June. Their stems are tall enough to make a great cut flower, and if the whole plant is hard pruned after flowering to the ground level it re-grows ...entire article
The Gipsy couple of hyacinth brings extraordinary flower colours, not common with this perennial. Gipsy Queen is a fantastic salmon orange/pink variety with tubular flower buds opening to star-shaped flowers from late April until May. The flowers have prominent pink central stripes on light orange surroundings. They are formed in dense, terminal spikes atop 25-30 cm tall stems. Gipsy hyacinths boast with one extra feature - each bulb produces not only one, but usually two or e ...entire article
The Gipsy couple of hyacinth brings extraordinary flower colours, not common with this perennial. Gipsy Princess is a soft yellow variety with tubular flower buds opening to star-shaped flowers from late April until May. They are formed in dense, terminal spikes atop 25-30 cm tall stems, and look especially pretty next to deep blue flowering varieties. Gipsy hyacinths boast with one extra feature - each bulb produces not only one, but usually two or even three stems with flowe ...entire article
Navelwort is an attractive perennial for shaded areas. It is similar to brunnera and comes from Turkish woodlands. This variety was named Cherry Ingram and leaves me clueless as to who on earth would like to smoke this plant if ingram is supposed to be the strongest type of marihuana … Anyway. Its forget-me-not-like flowers are beautiful sky blue and small, and appear from late April until early June atop short, only some 20 cm tall, deep violet-blue stems. They are five-petalled and where its margins meet th ...entire article
Pink blueberries, now commonly called Pinkberry® are a modern attraction of early 2000's. The first plant was achieved by American breeder Mark Ehlenfeldt from Agricultural Research Service (ARS), who in 1991 crossed rabbiteye blueberry whose immature fruit is pink, and usual highbush blueberry with blue fruit. The result was introduced in 2005 and named 2 years after as Pink Lemonade®. It was a huge success a ...entire article
Ninifee® is one of Paradis® apple varieties. The fruit is beautiful, medium sized, with vibrant red skin. The flesh is very sweet, crispy, and firm. They ripen as early as second half August and can be immediately off the tree, or let mature for another 4 weeks, or harvested for storing until Christmas. Yes, even though they are classified as summer apples, they store well. They are even good for keeping outside the fridge for 3-4 weeks. It is scab and mildew resista ...entire article
Era® is an apple tree from REDLOVE® series with red flesh. Era® has evenly balanced sweet and sour taste with a tiny bit of tartness, all in all a very refreshing apple that can be eaten off the tree or stored by about late December. The skin is deep red all over and the flesh is dark ruby red with some white marbling. Flowers are quite large, deep pastel pink. Leaves emerge dark burgundy red and mature to deep green with burgundy red shades. It has a weak, rath ...entire article
Rozanne cranesbill was first introduced to horticultural public in 2000 and 8 years later it won a prestigious award Plant Of The Year. It boasts with large, 5-petalled, rich lilac-violet flowers from June until the last warm days of autumn. Very attractive basal leaves are mid green, widely palmate, distinctly lobed, and show some light green marbling. They change to orange and golden in autumn. Rozanne is a reliable filler, it will fill large spaces in no time so unless y ...entire article
Munstead is a name for several plant varieties, all of which are somehow linked with Munstead Heath in southern Surrey, England, where Gertrude Jekyll's house called Munstead Wood was located. The house and garden were designed by Sir Edwin E. Lutyens and built by Thomas Underwood for Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most influential landscape architects and writers, contributing to many renowned magazines at the turn of the century, and creating over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Munstead...entire article
Exalting the beauty of lavender is like carrying coals to Newcastle. So let us cut down the story to a few words about its habit and cultivation. Alba is a white flowering variety of lavender. It is a fast growing subshrub, sometimes also classified as woody perennial, with 40-60 cm tall stems producing short, scented spikes of white flowers from early until late summer. Evergreen, linear leaves are grey-green to blue-green in cold months, and light green in warm months. It is ...entire article
Panicle hydrangea BOBO® is unique for its small and compact growth and incredible amount of flowers. This variety produces numerous panicles, 25-30 cm tall and about 15 cm wide, composed of sterile flowers that emerge creamy white with lime green shades in midsummer, and mature to pale pastel pink in late summer and autumn. They are borne atop strong crimson brown stems which do not bend even after a heavy rain. Deciduous leaves are ovate, pointed, fresh green. BOBO® grows medium fast into a rounded, symm ...entire article
ALL SUMMER RED® is a novelty weigela selected in the Netherlands in 2007. It was bred by Gijsbertus Verhoef as a cross between weigela Evita and weigela Red Prince. The result is a compact shrub with rich coloured flowers over a long period of time. Patent No. PP23654 was granted in 2011. ALL SUMMER RED® weigela has rather long, funnel shaped, slightly narrowed flowers of rich carmine red colour. They app ...entire article
Ever since we saw the very first flowers of this weigela variety it was clear that the world is about to witness a sensation. And there is more to it: this success came from our country – the Czech Republic so a dose of national pride is attached. PINK POPPET is the name of weigela which was bred as a cross between varieties Venusta and Eva Rathke in 1991. Vojtěch Benetka and Jaroslava Dvořáková are behind this invention which was applied for a US patent in 2001. PINK POPPE ...entire article
08.04.2018New stock
grape wine (Vitis "'MIKA'")
Mika is a blue grape wine from labrusca group i.e. crossed with fox wine for better hardiness. It is renowned for extreme winter hardiness as it withstands temperatures bellow -30°C and early harvest. Mika grape wine produces small to medium large clusters of mid sized grapes very early in the season - from mid August. They are very dark blue, almost black with hints of burgundy red, with typical silver frosting. The taste is sweet and partly acidulated, and many say it recalls the taste of forest blueberries. ...entire article
Sukribe is a hybrid grape wine crossed with fox wine for better hardiness (labrusca group). It comes from Latvia and withstands temperatures bellow -30°C. Sukribe grape wine produces medium large clusters of mid to small sized grapes very early in the season - from mid August. They are green in summer, equally sweet and sour, and becoming sweeter with golden yellow shades towards late summer if left on the plant to mature completely. It is used as a table wine as well as for wine making. Grape vine has to be ...entire article
20.04.2018New stock
periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wild in the woods from Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period. Periwinkle flowers are pinwheel-shaped with 5 divided petals, 2-2.5 cm across, pastel violet, and bloom from mid spring continuously until early summer while May flowering is the most abundant. Evergreen leaves are ovate, deep green, and glossy. It makes long shoots which are best trimmed to achieve a dense and compact mat with plentiful of flowers unless you are looking for a quick ...entire article
Himrod is a successful and popular grape vine variety from the USA. It produces medium to large, somewhat lose grapes of light green berries which, when fully mature, turn rich honey yellow. They are seedless, very sweet, and can be picked already from mid August if the summer is nice. Himrod grape vine is multipurpose – great as table wine, good for winemaking, and also superb for drying into raisins. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger o ...entire article
Golden Champion is a well-know European variety of white grape vine used as both table wine and for winemaking. It produces medium-sized grapes with rounded berries of very sweet flavor and typical muscat aroma in early to mid October. Seeded. Strong growing. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger of the worst frosts. Cut back side branches to 2-3 buds since 2-years-old wood bears fruit. Treat it against mite before buds open. When the fruit begins ...entire article
The very first time we saw Felice lavender it was obvious that it would be a bestseller. A compact plant with plenty of flowers and the most important feature above all - so fragrant! It releases its scent without touching it. Just bend over or move the pot or simply stand against the wind and you WILL smell the typical lavender perfume yet before it begins to bloom since the fragrance is released from the leaves. Felice lavender is also known to have the longest bloom period - from June until August. The flowers ...entire article
Aubretia is a rock plant with fantastic colour of flowers early in the season. Kitte is a variety with large flowers, possibly twice as big compared to other aubretias, rich magenta purple or purple violet with prominent veins and a small yellow eye around the throat. Leaves are evergreen, dull green, thick, quite small. It flowers usually from mid April for a few weeks. Aubretia likes free draining soil or a pot with gritty soil. It is a beautiful edging plant for perennial beds – after the flowering has fi ...entire article
Gracillimus is a maiden grass (eulalia) which is very popular among both interior as well as landscape designers. It offers a lush effect of dense tufts of narrow, rich green leaves, elegantly arching. It is not very tall but can be quite substantial given the space in your garden. Tassel-like flowers are bronze as them emerge, show up much later than on other miscanthus varieties, and are not much taller than the tuft. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any w ...entire article
Feather grass comes from a country where it would definitely be called maravilloso as it comes from Mexico, Argentina, and can also be found in New Mexico and Texas in USA. Ponytails is a compact and a little shorter variety with thin, soft green foliage and about 30-40 tall stems with plume-like flowers from early summer until autumn. They are light green first, maturing to beige or buff later. Somewhat arching habit is what makes this ornamental grass so popular along with the fact that the flowers move in the s ...entire article
Chinese fountain grass is an elegant feature to every garden. It has mid to dark green linear leaves growing in a thick cluster forming a shape of a fountain. From midsummer it produces yellow-green spike-like flowers which look like bottlebrushes. They are beige with some purple red overlay. Hameln is a popular variety of compact and smaller habit while flowering stems are well above the clump of foliage letting the flowers exhibit their beauty. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained but evenly ...entire article
KAHORI PINK is a very pretty hybrid pink variety with rich rosy pink flowers from May until midsummer. The main flowering season is June when this mounding perennial is covered with about 2cm wide flowers atop very short stems, only a few centimeters above thin, evergreen, medium green foliage. Dwarf pinks love free draining but not very dry, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. They respond well to reasonable fertilizing when flowers are produced, and benefit from light shearing after flowering. Hardy to about -34 ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Fragrant Sunshine is a selection made by David Ralph Tristram in 1994 in West Sussex, UK, patented under PP13,432. Fragrant Sunshine is a lovely Shrubby wallflower with rich yellow flowers atop 30-50 cm tall stems that keep making new buds from May until July. They are sweetly fragrant and smell like violets. ...entire article
Masterpiece™ this candytuft truly is. Originally a ground-covering perennial turned into a strong, bushy and stocky habit plant whose stems are so erect that it looks like a bunch of cut flowers precisely arranged in a vase. The flowers are something extraordinary – the flat inflorescence take up to 6 cm across, and is composed of pure white flowers that fade to light pink. Blooming begins in mid May and may continue into August, as the inventor suggests, if promptly deadheaded. Cut off flower tops after t ...entire article
Heavenly Blue is a perfect name for this lithodora which produces a plenty of small, sky blue flowers from late April until early June, and sporadically throughout the summer. Leaves are thick, deep green, and the plant forms a neat cushion with partly erect twigs in the centre. This lithodora does best in acid soil unlike other varieties. It needs well-drained soil and full sun. It will look great in a rockery as well as an edging plant of a perennial border. We mix it with low, compact shrubs in borders mulched w ...entire article
SUMMER JAZZ™ Gold is a fascinating new variety of hybrid trumpet creeper. It makes very large flowers whose size is the same as those on Chinese trumpet creeper – 8 cm across. They are rich golden yellow with prominent, vibrant red veins in the throat, and appear from early to mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a gr ...entire article
Do you know saguaro cactus? The typical succulent that gets most photographed when one wants to show a parched dessert with just one living plant. This cactus influenced the name of this Lawson cypress. It is a sport/selection of Wisselii variety. It is an evergreen conifer of strictly upright, narrowly columnar habit. Its branches are covered with congested, scale-like, emerald green needles. The typical features are the arms, similar to those which saguaro cactus makes. They spoil ...entire article
Wiethorst is a witch’s broom of Schwerin’s pine, found and named by Johann Wieting in Gieelhorst, Germany. It is dwarf, slow growing version of this pine with symmetrical, pyramidal shape and dense habit. It has beautiful, 10-12 cm long, silvery blue-green, and always pendent needles. In summer numerous light green, slim cones are produced even on young plants. Pruning is not required to achieve a compact shape. All pines love sunny sites and dislike wet ground. Though, this pine benefits from constan ...entire article
Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. In May and June appear numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fruits are black berries, and tests proved that they are not poisonous, only seeds from unripe fruit can cause stomach discomfort if eaten in quantity. ...entire article
Golden Sunset is one of not many golden-yellow Dřevitá azalka. The shrub bears rich trusses of 10-13 flowers from early until late May. The flowers have a golden orange blotch and lack a strong fragrance. Deciduous leaves are oval to elongated, mid green in summer and coppery red in autumn. Golden Sunset was bred in 1947 and forms a loose shrub that is wider than tall. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with always moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their ...entire article
Sundae Fraise® is another new hhydrangea clone from Jean Renault from France. It was derived from the already successful variety Vanille Fraise®, but this one is smaller and more compact. The flowers are medium sized panicles that open creamy white in late July and soon gain light pink shades that get deeper and richer with time. By the end of summer the whole shrub is covered with strawberry coating all over. The flowers can be cut at any time and ...entire article
Recent hybridizing of some lilies from Latvia resulted in very attractive Asian-type lilies called Tango lilies. Their speckles and dots that are usually present in the middle third of the flower petals are merged into a nearly solid bend around the flower centre. Strawberries And Cream is a variety with red centre and creamy-white tips. The flower looks so delicious it makes you want to taste it. Lilies are easy, maintenance-free tuberous perennials that do best when left grown without taking out. They need ...entire article
Emerald Cushion Blue is a compact moss phlox with lavender violet, small flowers which open on large, emerald green cushions of evergreen leaves from late April. This phlox makes a good groundcover in almost no time, however, for good habit, dense growth and to eliminate bare, woody stems we recommend trimming it in early summer. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long periods of droughts. Mulching is not necessary but covering the soil around the main clump wit ...entire article
20.04.2018New stock
broom (Genista lydia)
Broom is not a kind name for a beautiful shrub like this genista. Truth is, however, that its tine leaves are less obvious for its numerous, slender, arching branches which might look a little disorganized but still not broomy. Genista produces masses of bright yellow to golden yellow flowers in May and June. Its arching branches look best if placed above a short fence or in a large rockery. It grows about 50 cm tall and twice as wide, and makes a perfect contrast with shrubs of slender, columnar habit or upright growing perennials. Genista likes well- ...entire article
Ken’s Red is a female variety of the so-called mini-kiwi (kiwiberry). It is a vine that is less vigorous that the species. Apart from tasty fruit it is a nice plant, too, with deep green leaves and scented flowers in June. Its fruit has smooth skin, and both skin and flesh have various shades of deep red or burgundy purple. Compared to normal kiwi fruit the taste is the same but sweeter, and the shape is kiwi-like, too, just smaller – like a large gooseberry i.e. 2-4 cm long. They are the sweetest when ...entire article
Purpurea Pendula is a perfect example of a beautiful garden-origin eech. It is a slow growing small tree with a mushroom head of pendent branches, usually grafted from 1.5 to 2m tall. The deciduous leaves are rich purple-black (if grown in full sun) that create a fascinating waterfall of striking colour. In autumn the leaves turn coppery orange and honey yellow with conspicuous red veins. Though being a slow grower its pendent branches grow a little faster than branches of common beech. That is why bigger specimens ge ...entire article
Leuchtfeuer hydrangea is a mop-head hydrangea with large, globular, rosy red flowers. It flowers on old wood so when trimming it in the spring make sure to keep the old framework which will produce new shoots with many flowers. The leaves are deciduous, deep green and very thick. Bela hydrangea grows slowly and remains compact. As its colour is determined by the soil acidity we strongly recommend using e.g. dolomitic lime to keep your soil slightly above neutral pH value or rather alkaline. Grow it in fertile, always moist but well-drained soil. Never let the soil dry out espe ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stems. We can see many flowers even in November if the night frost is not dee ...entire article
Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Alexandra WINE &ROSES is a fascinating new variety with deep burgundy red, ovate, deciduous leaves and bright purple-pink flowers. They are funnel-shaped and come out from late spring until early summer. The shrubs often bloom for the second time in late summer again. Leaves are ovate to oval. It thrives in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. Pruning: cut back ...entire article
Copper Beauty is a new variety of Henry’s honeysuckle is an evergreen climber with golden yellow flowers. They come out in early summer and are followed by black berries. Leaves are lance-shaped, mid green and copper-red as they emerge. It needs humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. This honeysuckle will vine around provided support and if it fails to find some its branches will grow one on top of another forming an irregular shrub. Hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 24-02-2011 ...entire article
Black broom is a profusely flowering shrub that can be found growing naturally in our countryside. Its features made breeders come up with a more compact variety ideal for our gardens. It is called Cyni. Cyni is a black broom with numerous pea-like, bright yellow flowers composed in erect racemes. They come out from end May until mid June and if you prune it immediately after flowering it may flower again in late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided in three elliptic leaflets, just like leaves of golden rain for example. It grows slowly, forming ...entire article
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broom (Cytisus "'LENA'")
Lena is a very attractive variety of broom that bears small, pea-like flowers that are soft red outside and vivid golden-yellow inside. This combination looks striking and at the same time pleasant thanks to warm colour tones. Blooming time is early May to early June. Leaves are small, deciduous, mid green, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are almost leafless. The twigs are green all year round. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back ...entire article
Invincibelle Spirit® is a fantastic novelty from 2010. This sevenbark hydrangea is historically the first one with pink flowers and extreme hardiness. The flowers are a little smaller than the ones of Annabelle but they show pure pink to rosy purple colour from mid to late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happ ...entire article
VARIETIES Black Jewel is a unique variety of raspberry with deep burgundy purple, almost black fruit. It has excellent, typical raspberry flavour, just a little stronger compared to wild raspberry. The canes grow fast about 1.2m tall. Fallgold is a late or twice fruiting variety of red raspberry. The fruit is light golden-yellow and has excellent, super sweet taste. Two ways of pruning. Apricot is midseason or twice fruiting variety with apricot orange ...entire article
Yucca is a fantastic plant which does resemble exotic parts of the world but is extremely hardy. It is an evergreen shrub with basal rosettes of erect, inversely lance-shaped, pale green leaves which are rigid but not sharp when touched. In second half of June it produces numerous creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers on sturdy stems, up to 180 cm tall. When in full bloom it looks like a giant lily-of-the-valley. Cut off the stem right at the base after flowering. Yucca looks great if we let it show its architectural character. Thanks to its grass-like appearance it will combine easily ...entire article
Annabelle is a famous and attractive variety of sevenbark, a hydrangea that can take almost anything. Its large flowers appear in mid summer and are lime-green as they emerge, quickly changing to fantastic pure white. They are spherical panicles, often up to 18 cm across. Leaves are mid to dark green. Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happily in USDA zone 3 where winter temperatures drop down to -37°C, and can be cut severely in the spring. We even re ...entire article
Silver Queen, or also more logically called Silver King, is a male version of English holly. It has deep green, glossy leaves with attractive, creamy-white, spiny margins. Stems of new branches are purple. As a male plant it is an ideal pollinator of female varieties, mostly of aquifolium group, that bear coloured berries in autumn and winter. Silver Queen does not produce berries. It grows moderately fast and is often pruned to ach ...entire article
Herbergii is another cherry laurel favourite. It is a dense shrub with elongated, deep green, and glossy leaves. It grows medium fast and unlike another hedging variety Caucasica this one forms a compact pyramidal shape with plenty of bottom branches from young age. This makes it an ideal evergreen specimen in the centre of your border. Compound flowers are white, fragrant and appear in April and May, followed by black berries, and tests proved that they are not poisonous, only seeds from unripe fruit can cause stomach discomfort if eaten in quantity. Though, they are ...entire article
Apricot Gem is a multicoloured broom. Its flowers are apricot orange to salmon pink on the upper petals, and deen golden yellow in the centre with red margins. Blooming time is early May to early June. Leaves are small, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are nearly leafless. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back new branches by one or two thirds. This will result in production of many new branches that will flower the following year. B ...entire article
Boskoop Ruby received an award already for the deepest red flowering broom. The colour of pea-like flowers is bright ed with both magenta and orange shades. Blooming time is early May to early June. Leaves are small, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are nearly leafless. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back new branches by one or two thirds. This will result in production of many new branches that will flower the following year. Broom disli ...entire article
Allgold is a hybrid variety made from crossing c.multiflorus x c.purgans. It has deep yellow pea-like flowers on deep green branches. Blooming time about a month, from the first half of May. Leaves are small, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are nearly leafless. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back new branches by one or two thirds. This will result in production of many new branches that will flower the following year. Broom dislik ...entire article
Meyer lilac comes from China and is a dwarf plant. Palibin is a variety with flower panicles that are just a little larger as opposed to the species. The colour of the flowers is lavender pink, the buds are burgundy purple. It grows very slowly, forming a dense mound, flowering profusely every spring. Deciduous leaves are rounded with a tip, fresh green and glossy. Pruning is not recommended. Lilacs can be grown in many soil types. For best result use reasonably fertile, moist but well-drained soil, preferably neutral or alkaline. Full sun for profuse flowering. Fully ...entire article
Stromboli is a strong variety with deep red flowers. They are trumpet-shaped, 7-8 cm long, deep red both inside and outside, the throat shows a few dark veins on yellowish background. Flowering begins in mid July and strong, well-established plants keep on blooming until the first frosts. Pinnate leaves are large, deciduous, deep green and rather exotic looking. They come out late – at the end of April. For profusion of flowers it needs to be pruned every spring after the worst frosts (end March). Cut all last year´s branches to 2-3 pairs of live buds. Trumpet creeper fl ...entire article
Hidcote is a very popular variety of lavender with the brightest violet-blue flowers. It forms a compact and dense clump, ideal for beds where tall and leggy perennial is not required. Evergreen leaves are narrow, silvery blue-green. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make the clump look neat again, or even sooner if you wish to dry the flowers (hung with flowers heads upside down in an airy room). We recommend cutting the plant every spring by about a third its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. It will grow in most ty ...entire article
Brunnera is rhizomatous perennial with soft, hairy, hear-shaped leaves. Variety Jack Frost has large, silver leaves with strong, dark green veins and clearly defined margins. Clusters of forget-me-not like blue flowers appear on about 20cm tall stalks in early to mid spring. It does best in semi-shade or full shade which brightens up with its uniquely coloured leaves. It needs cool, humus-rich, well-drained, moist soil. Fully hardy to at least -34°C, possibly more (USDA zone 4). Last update 22-01-2008 ...entire article
Lords-and-ladies is an old favourite among tuberous plants. And as you can tell by the Latin name, it does not come from Bangladesh though it looks rather exotic. The arrow-shaped leaves are very attractive, marbled green with conspicuous creamy white or yellowish veins. They are popular for flower bouquets. New leaves rise in early autumn in the first phase, and overwinter until the following year. The second phase of new leaves comes in early spring. They die out in mid summer when the plant uses its strength for making berries. If you like this plant for its luxurious leaves, grow ...entire article
Novita is a new sensation among cherry laurels. Eventually there is a hardy variety which has benefits of the formerly more tender ones: it grows fast and big, has large leaves of a nice colour, and is surprisingly hardy for a large-leaved cherry laurel. It is a selection of Rotundifolia variety hence the resemblance. The leaves are 10-15 cm long, obovate, very glossy, soft green when young turning to deep green. It is a perfect specimen or a superb hedging pl ...entire article
MONET® weigela comes from the Netherlands where it was found in 2001 as a natural mutation of another variety called Tango. MONET® is a dwarf plant, growing into a lovely cushion with variegated foliage. The leaves are broadly elliptic, mid green in the centre with a wide creamy-beige band at margins which turns pink or light magenta in autumn before the leaves fall down. It may produce a few funnel-shaped, carmine red flowers but MONET...entire article
Emerald'n'Gold spindle has bright green leaves in the centre and vivid yellow edges that often override the green colour giving a golden effect to the whole shrub. In autumn and winter majority of leaves turn pink or purple red and if some of them fall down in spring the plant quickly replaces them. Wintercreepers are excellent, low shrubs that not only withstand low temperatures to some -30°C but retain the foliage without any damage. They can be used as a nice groundcover or a climber if given a support. Just thi ...entire article
Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Leaves are ovate to oval. Bell or funnel shaped flowers come in many colours and appear at the end of spring / beginning of summer and sporadically towards the end of summer. “Victoria” has deep burgundy leaves that turn dark green as new leaves continue to emerge throughout summer. Flowers are pinkish purple. It thrives in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. Prune right after ...entire article
Creeping blueblossom is a beautiful, true blue flowering mounding shrub. It grows about 0.5m tall and spreads 1-2m wide. New branches are soft and drooping. Flowers are dense panicles of tiny, sky blue blossoms and appear in warmer days of late spring. Leaves are mid to deep green, obovate or rounded, very glossy. It grows best in well-drained, but moist, lime-free, rich in humus soil. It seems to be one of the hardiest evergreen clones but still it needs our help for winter. Mulch it well and for the coldest days of winter cover it with white woven or fir branches, but never for to ...entire article
Golden Gem variety is a low, dense shrub with bright golden-yellow top leaves, leaving the bottom ones dark green. This bicolour effect is very elegant. Leaves are small and glossy, gently serrated at margins. Fruits, if any, are small, glossy black berries in autumn. Pruning is possible in April: this will encourage new growths, and trimming should be done by end July and is ideal for shaping. It is superb for evergreen groupings as well as a stand-alone specimen in small front gardens. It is usually trouble-free, it tolerates any soil and can withstand summer dry spells onc ...entire article
“Mount Vernon” is an American variety of the lowest cherry laurel which is used for borders, rock gardens, and most often as a luxuriously looking groundcover. The leaves are highly glossy, bright to deep green and slightly drooping which brings an extra elegant feature. Although this is a dwarf form, it keeps the leaf size of its parent plants – the leaves can be up to 15 cm long. Occasional tiny white flowers appear in May and are followed by black fruit which is often hidden under the leaves. For a groundcover use 3-4 plants in one square meter. It prefers a semi-shaded lo ...entire article
Gibraltar is undoubtedly the bestseller among orange varieties as this orange is deep and glowing. It has frilled margins and blooms reliably every year. Bred by Rotschild in 1947, GB. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with constantly moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their leaves may suffer and be prone to fungus infections. When spots appear on the leaves or they lose colour and start to curl use a suitable fungicide immediately. 1-2 sprays should help the plant remain beautiful and healthy. They require no pr ...entire article
Golden Eagle blooms from mid May till early June with vivid, deep orange flowers with a golden throat. Very striking. It has dense foliage turning bronzy red in autumn. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with constantly moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their leaves may suffer and be prone to fungus infections. When spots appear on the leaves or they lose colour and start to curl use a suitable fungicide immediately. 1-2 sprays should help the plant remain beautiful and healthy. They require no pruning. Should yo ...entire article
If you went looking for a tree typical for every city you would find jacarandas in Buenos Aires, London planes in London, and in Prague you would be struck by the beauty of Japanese pagoda trees. Numerous specimens were planted there many years ago. Now they have skyscraping trunks and huge crowns, blooming tremendously from July till August. This big tree is a parent for an excellent grafting with a pendulum crown. Due to its size which seldom exceeds 3m it is suitable for every garden. It has long, pinnate leaves which are bright green when young, turning to deep green when mature ...entire article
If you like red flowers in summer, Flamenco variety of north-american trumpet creeper is a perfect choice. It bears plentiful of trumpet shaped, up to 7 cm long flowers with yellow throats and red veins. They are formed at the ends of current year's branches in rich umbels. Pinnate leaves are large, deciduous, deep green and rather exotic looking. They may gain burgundy red margins and shades throughout the season. Trumpet creeper bursts into buds quite late – in April. On the contrary its flowering lasts from early July until first frosts when fully established. ...entire article
Teutonia is another extraordinary Japanese dogwood which, apart from its ornamental features, is valued mostly for its exquisite fruit. It is produced from small spheres, composed of tiny flowers that open from late May or early June. The showy parts are four surrounding bracts. They are broadly lance-shaped and emerge green, develop to clear creamy white, and mature to bright white with pink spots. Each bract is 6-8 cm large which makes the overall size of each inflorescence about 14-16 cm. Japanese dogwoods are ...entire article
Etna® is the queen of laurels. Its bright emerald green leaves are glossy and healthy, slightly curved at the ends and edges which gives the whole shrub added plasticity. New leaves emerge coloured in rich bronze. Etna’s foliage is much more tolerant of winter sun scald than most laurels. Compound flowers, if any, are white, fragrant and appear in April and May, followed by very ornamental but non edible fruits. This variety, however, seldom sets flowers. This selection does not grow tall. It forms a thick, compact bush. This feature makes it ideal for several ...entire article
Ninebark is a low-maintenance deciduous plant which is available in several varieties offering various leaf colours and shapes. Diabolo® is a variety with deep maroon red 3-lobed leaves, which appear early in the spring. Clusters of pink flowers are tiny but the shrub is covered with them in May. Diabolo® is an excellent, fully hardy, deciduous plant which thanks to its colour-coded leaves highlights every composition or fills a spot where you hopelessly think about putting something less demanding. It grows a little taller than its gold-leaved brother and if ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Portugal laurel is a great evergreen plant that is surprisingly hardier that some large-leaved cherry laurels. Origin: S.W.Europe. This shrub has ovate to elliptic, pointed, mid-sized leaves that are deep green and glossy and have conspicuous red stalks and new twigs. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fruits are black berries, and tests proved that they are not poisonous, only seeds from unripe fruit can cause sto ...entire article
Betty’s flowers are deep purple outside and almost white inside, there are up to 19 narrow, long petals which in full bloom open like a star as much as 20 cm wide with strong citrus scent. It has attractive bright green foliage, some of which often turns coppery red in the summer. It does not require pruning at all. As it has flower buds at the ends of last-year’s branches should you need to cut something off do it immediately after flowering in the spring. Deciduous magnolias are quite easy plants. All they need is light, well-drained, acidic soil with equal mois ...entire article
This honeysuckle has a more compact growth than the species and its leaves are more shiny and bright green even in cold winters. This fast growing shrub that can be grown as a low border or hedge, or clipped similarly to box. Its unbeatable fresh green colour is a welcoming feature making it an ideal ground cover even for posh locations. Unlike box the branches are flexible and do not suffer from breaking under a heavy snow cap. Soil tolerant, it can take both full sun and shade. Well-drained soil is preferred, otherwise it suffers from winter sunscorch. Fully hardy to -24°C (USDA zone ...entire article
One of the most beautiful conifers of our climate is Japanese cedar. There are many species and varieties. Globosa Nana was first discovered in 1923 in Japan, where it is called Mitama-sugi. It is a dense, compact conifer with rounded branches. The needles are curved, inward-pointing, bright green as they emerge and emerald green in all seasons apart from winter when they turn purplish or bronze. It grows very slowly into a compact, rounded bush. Globosa Nana will grow in almost any well-drained soil, but for best results grow it in fertile, deep, always moist soil. ...entire article
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