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21.08.2017New in catalogue
ornamental onion (Allium "'MILLENIUM'")
Millenium is a beautiful variety of ornamental onion with about 30 cm tall, strong stems atop which appear 4-5 cm wide flower heads composed of numerous rich lilac pink, slightly fragrant flowers. They open from early July and continue blooming for about 4-6 weeks, sometimes there are belated flowers on shorter stems extending the flowering period until early September. Leaves are narrowly linear, rich green, and glossy. It was bred by a famous onion breeder and enthusiast Mark McDonough from Massachusetts, USA, wh ...entire article
Emily McKenzie is a late flowering montbretia and belongs to the more special varieties owing to its large, wide open flowers of almost copper orange colour with a bold red eye. They appear atop strictly upright, non-arching stems from mid August. It makes compact clumps of medium green, sword-like leaves that are wider on most other varieties and which confirm plant's affiliation with iris family. The plant grows only about 60 cm tall. Montbretia does best in fertile, moist but well drained soil of any pH, prefera ...entire article
13.08.2017New in catalogue
monbretia (Crocosmia "'LUCIFER'")
Lucifer is a fascinating montbretia for several reasons. First because it was bred already in mid 20th century and is still one of the top sellers today, and second – its flowers are the richest fiery red available. They are funnel-shaped, wide-open, and appear from mid July for at least a month on slightly arching stems about one meter tall. It makes large clumps of medium green, sword-like leaves which confirm plant's affiliation with iris family. The exotic feeling is highlighted by the way the flowers are fo ...entire article
Double Trouble® is another modern sneezeweed variety offering large inflorescence of semi double, bright yellow flowers. Blooming begins already in late July and continues until October. Stems are about 70 cm tall and if you looking for a shorter plant you can pinch them in late spring before the plants start making flower buds. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. The whole plant looks very joyful and healthy, ideal for cheering up a sunny border. It will g ...entire article
FANTASY™ Cinderella is a Japanese anemone with single flowers combining rich pink and soft pink shades around a centre with yellow stamens. Flowers are borne freely on 40-45 cm tall stems, and the habit is a little looser compared to its two Fantasy sisters, yet very bushy. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Patented in 2013 under PP25,367. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-rich, slightly acidi ...entire article
FANTASY™ Pocahontas is a Japanese anemone with semi-double flowers of soft pink flowers. They are elongated and look almost exactly like those of a very successful, older variety Bressingham Glow but Pocahontas is much more compact and smaller. Flowers are borne on 30-40 cm tall stems, single, and their centres are decorated with yellow stamens. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Patented in 2013 as ...entire article
FANTASY™ Red Riding Hood is a Japanese anemone with deep purple red flowers. They are borne on 30-40 cm tall stems, single, and decorated with a centre packed with yellow stamens. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. When planted in full sun and if you live in area with cold winters make sure the plants are well mulch ...entire article
Jazzberry Jam swamp mallow is a stunning variety with large flowers, up to 25 cm wide, of rich magenta pink colour and ruffled margins. They come out from mid August atop very strong, almost 1.5m tall stems that do not bend in rain. The plants produce multiples of them year after year forming a bushy and dense shrub. Deciduous leaves are fresh green, narrowly ovate to shallowly 3-lobed with thin red veins, and turn yellow and orange in autumn. The plant is dependent on regular water and feed supply. Use fertilizers ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Jolly Heart is a wide-eyed variety with 15-16 cm large, white flowers decorated with a Rose-of-Sharon-like, bright red eye in the centre and a few short rosy-pink rays. They come out from mid August until early autumn atop about 80 cm tall stems. Deciduous leaves are dark burgundy red, palmately divided into 3 to 5 leaflets, and turn scarlet red, golden yellow and am ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Pink Passion makes 16-18 cm wide flowers of deep pastel pink colour. They come out from mid August until early autumn atop about 80 cm tall stems. Deciduous leaves are richer red than most other varieties, palmately divided into 3 to 5 leaflets, and turn scarlet red, golden yellow and amber orange with purple pink veins and margins in autumn. The plant is depende ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Red Wine makes 16-18 cm wide flowers of rich red colour. They come out from about mid August until early autumn atop strong stems 80-100 cm tall. Deciduous leaves are dark burgundy red to reddish brown, palmately divided into 3 to 5 leaflets, and turn golden yellow and amber orange with purple pink veins and margins in autumn. The plant is dependent on regular wa ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Pink Candy is one of its varieties and is truly as sweet as its name. The flowers are 16-18 cm across, with a deep crimson red eye in the centre producing purple pink rays running throughout the white petals making the flowers look pink-white. They appear early in the season, already from early August until early autumn atop medium short stems reaching some 80 cm tal ...entire article
Royal Gems (not to be mislead by Crown Jewels) is a stunning Swamp mallow variety with extremely large, rich purple pink flowers. Their size is at least 25 cm, but more often 27-28 cm across! Flowering begins early in the season, usually in early August. Deciduous leaves are irregularly heart-shaped, sometimes with two small horns at sides, burgundy red to reddish brown on the insolated parts, and lowers leaves lack red pigment and remain rather green. In autumn they turn yellow and amber orange. Stems are strong and ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Gant Red bears large flowers - 15-18 cm across - of deep red colour and come out from midsummer atop well-branched, strong stems reaching about one meter and forming a dense shrub. Deciduous leaves are dark burgundy red, deeply lobed and acuminate. The plant is dependent on regular water and feed supply. Use fertilizers with enough phosphorus for abundant flower ...entire article
01.08.2017New in catalogue
larkspur (Delphinium "'BLUE BIRD'")
Blue Bird is a showy larkspur variety whose flowers look like summer skies. They are double, rich sky blue and the centre is decorated with a small white "bee". It belongs to Pacific Hybrids group and starts blooming already in early June and continues until early August. The older and stronger the plant gets, the more flowers are borne along the stems and the taller the stem grows. Deciduous, basal leaves are palmate, deeply lobed, mid green, up to 20 cm across. Once the flowering has finished you can cut back the ...entire article
Mildred Mitchell is a large-flowered tetraploid daylily variety (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) with flowers of unique colour - they are dark beige to pale lavender violet, with a large, dark violet eye around a yellow-green throat, and violet ruffled margins. Flowers are 17 cm across, fragrant, and appear atop strong stems 60-70 cm tall from early July , and rebloom in late summer. Leaves are evergreen in mild winters. This variety was bred by Kelly Mitchell who started hybridizing daylilies ...entire article
My Reggae Tiger is a stunning, large-flowered daylily for lovers of rich and vibrant colours. It is a tetraploid with up to 15 cm wide flowers of rich fiery orange colour with less conspicuous, slightly deeper orange eye. They appear atop not so tall stems (55-60 cm) from mid July for 3 to 4 weeks. It was bred by Dutch specialist nursery Heemskerk and registered in 2006. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither aw ...entire article
Moonlit Masquerade is another large-flowered tetraploid daylily (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell). The flowers are 12-14 cm across, cream-beige with a somewhat variable eye which can be anything from deep purple red to dark brown red. Stems are 60-70 cm tall and flowers open from mid July until mid August witha chance of late summer re-bloom on strong plants. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wi ...entire article
25.07.2017New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'RED RUM'")
Red Rum is a daylily variety from 1974 with 10 cm wide flowers of pastel red colour with a conspicuous vein running across the centre of each tepal from the throat to the tip. They appear atop short stems (35-40 cm) from mid July for about 3 weeks. It is very floriferous even as a young plant. Leaves are semi-evergreen. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither away after flowering. Apart from occasional slug attac ...entire article
Longfields Maxim is a large-flowered, double daylily from the Longfields series bred by Dutch specialist nursery Heemskerk. The flowers are fragrant, up to 20 cm across, semi- to fully double, vibrant yellow with slightly deeper yellow veins running from the throat. Flowering begins in mid July on about 85 cm tall stems and last longer than other diploids, and strong plants repeat flowering in late summer. Each rhizome can produce up to 3 flowering stems. Registered in 2005. The leaves are deep green, strong and he ...entire article
Siloam Double Classic is a gentle yet striking daylily for which in 1993 its breeder Pauline Henry received the most prestigious award in the world of daylily hybrids Stout Silver Medal. It makes large (13 cm across), semi-double or double flowers of pale flesh colour to soft orange with some golden yellow tones towards the throat. The margins are only slightly frilled. Flowers come out from about mid July for as long as 4-5 weeks on strong, well-established plants. Siloam daylilies were bred by Pauline Henry from ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The leaves are notably narrower than those of Aztec Pearl, evergreen, soft green as they emerge and dark green when mature, divided into 3-5 linear, narrow leaflets, and release a tempting spicy scent when crushed, yet please do not consume them. Grow choisya the same way as a sun loving rhodod ...entire article
TOUCHDOWN™ Teak orpine will instantly catch your attention when passing by a bed with many orpine varieties. It has such a rich purple brown colour of leaves that remains deep and vibrant from spring till autumn. They are not very large - about 5-6 cm long, oval, deciduous. Flowers are produced atop 30-40 cm tall stems in late summer, usually from late August. They form umbrella-shaped, rather small inflorescence but in such profusion that the whole plant is covered with them. Individual flowers are star-shaped, ...entire article
Lime Marmalade? Wow, that must be something extraordinary, sharp and sweet at the same time. Just this coral bells variety bred by Jane N.Egger from the famous Oregon based Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA. It makes dense tufts or upright growing foliage of striking colour - the ruffled leaves combine bright vivid green and yellow green shades. In early summer about 40 cm tall, slender stems rise above the foliage, topped with airy panicles of tiny white flowers. The older the plant the more stems are produced, and ...entire article
ROCKY DIAMOND BLUE is the autumn gentian with late season flowering. It starts in August, producing large trumpet flowers of rich blue colour with white throat and black dots. Flowers appear continuously until the first frost. Evergreen leaves are dark green and glossy, thick, somewhat ovate to lanceolate, and pointed. This variety was selected for a neat and very compact growth. Gentian is a slow growing, mat-forming perennial requiring zero maintenance. Plant it in humus-rich, reliably moist but well-drained soi ...entire article
George Davidson montbretia was bred by an English breeder of the same name. It is one of my favourites because it has my colour: golden yellow. The flowers are large, bell-shaped, wide-open, and appear in midseason until late August. It forms a compact, not bending clump about 70 cm tall. Sword-like leaves are rich green and confirm plant's affiliation with iris family. Montbretia does best in fertile, moist but well drained soil of any pH, preferably in full sun. Winter mulch is not necessary but may help newly ...entire article
You needn’t be as rich as the king Fridrich I who had a unique idea in late 17th century – to make a room decorated solely with amber and gold called the Amber Room. It is often rated the 8th wonder and if you like the rich shades of amber you really don’t need to undertake a tough quest of finding this architectural jewel stolen by German Nazis during world war II and never seen again. Just look at this breathtaking daylily and you have all the amber shades you can wish for at hand. In is called ...entire article
Longwood Purple is a variety of American wisteria originating from Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA. It is very similar to Amethyst Falls variety, just the colour is a little stronger. The lovely flowers are rich violet purple, borne in short racemes about 10 cm long. Their fragrance is faint, not similar to the Asian ones at all. They come out in profusion from late May and after the main flush has finished a short break comes after which the plant produ ...entire article
Silver Scrolls is a coral bells variety with almost rounded, rather flat leaves. They are dark green to deep burgundy brown with rich silvery marbling enhancing the veins. Foliage colour does not change dramatically during the year, only in winter the reverse turns rich purple violet. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50-60 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the image of the perfect leaves you can cut them off yet before they begin to bloom. The leaves remain ni ...entire article
Marmalade, yummy! This coral bells variety looks tasty indeed. It emerges coppery orange in spring - looks like orange marmalade, and gains salmon pink shades throughout the season, mostly on the reverse of the leaves which in autumn and winter turns incredible violet purple, a stunning shade when it is -10or -15C all around. Leaves are mid-sized, heavily lobed and frilled at margins. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the i ...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
Arizona Apricot is a fantastic blanket flower variety with daisy-like golden yellow flowers with orange eyes. It blooms from June until late September or early October if early autumn is sunny and warm. Its stems are a little taller than on the other varieties from the Arizona series, yet they are strong, full of flowers, and keeping a dense habit. Deciduous leaves are light green. Arizona Apricot is a winner of All America Selections® from 2011. Blanket flowers need full sun and well-drained soil that does no ...entire article
Goldfinch Shasta Daisy is another superb invention made by young breeder Harini Korlipara of Terra Nova Nurseries, USA. She made further cross of unnamed seedlings of Shasta daisy hybrids leucanthemum x superbum. The result is a breathtaking yellow never seen so far in trade. Goldfinch bears rich banana yellow flowers that turn pale yellow or ivory as they age. The ray florets have divided tips which gives a somewhat impish appearance. They appear from July until August on abo ...entire article
Aloha coneflower is a mid-sized variety with strong stems and an interesting shade of golden yellow ray florets surrounding orange centres. They are produced in two layers which is a reason some gardeners classify Aloha a semi-double variety. The flowers are attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to suck some nectar from them. Flowering begins in about mid July and when the top flower is finished just deadhead it and the stem will continue producing buds and flowers that will keep poppin ...entire article
Munstead Dark Red is a good old buddy in the world of orpines. We can call it a classic now as it gained so much well-deserved attention and praise, and is still among the top stonecrop varieties. It produces pale but darker green, oval leaves with a faint burgundy red overlay. Already from July you can see formation of very large flower heads that take almost two months to open fully and reveal one of the most breathtaking depths of rich purple pink colour. A mass planting of this variety is simply stunning and must ...entire article
Dutch breeder Petrus Hendricus Oudolf has already patented 3 beautiful coneflowers: Vintage Wine, Fatal Attraction, and Virgin. This latest addition from 2006 named Green Jewel® was patented in 2008 under PP18678, and ever since its introduction it proves one thing – it is simply fascinating. Green Jewel® con ...entire article
Stoke’s aster is a genus of just this one species. I fell in love with this charming perennial the first time I laid my eyes on it when I first saw it at Plantarium exhibition in Boskoop, the Netherlands, where it was presented as a little known, showy perennial. Stoke’s aster makes large, soft lavender blue, cornflower-like flowers that are up to 10 cm across. They open in late July and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. The flowers take a few days before they mature completely to ...entire article
Lilla® smoke tree is a novelty that was first introduced at the Plantarium exhibition in Holland in 2011 where it received bronze medal. It is a dwarf version of Royal Purple variety with slower and more compact growth. It has deciduous, deep wine red, rounded leaves that turn scarlet red, orange and golden in autumn (the more acidic your soil is the more vibrant colours you get). In early summer it makes large filamentous panicles of tiny flowers with long, burgundy to pink hairs which create an amazing fluff ...entire article
Makijaz leucothoe is a small, mound-forming evergreen shrub with narrowly elliptic, mid green leaves that are marbled white. The ratio between white and green is quite irregular making every leaf unique. In spring new foliage emerges rich pink or bronze red, and in autumn and winter they turn various shades of burgundy purple. The flowers are small, formed in short racemes, and as they consume a lot of plant’s energy we recommend cutting back flowering branches to encourage new growths. It can also be pruned and ...entire article
Papaya is said to be one of the most delicious fruits on Earth when picked up at the right time, fresh from the tree. No wonder that one might want to taste the flowers of this new red hot poker called Papaya Popsicle™. Please don’t eat it, just stare at its immense beauty of fiery red, orange, and yellow flowers. It belongs to the new Popsicle™ series originated in TerraNova Nurseries in the USA. This series offers attractive, rich colours of flowers, and prolonged blooming time from July until Sept ...entire article
Swamp mallow and its hybrids have been sought after plants for the past few years now. They are perennials with sturdy stems that have large, tropically looking flowers. Baltimore Star is a modern variety which did not arise from the original crossbreeding between h.moscheutos and h.coccineus. This variety is a cross between finished hybrids. Baltimore Star has large flowers of amazing, deep red colour as in varieties Lord Baltimore and ...entire article
Fatal Attraction® is truly a fantastic variety of coneflower bred by Petrus Oudolf from the Netherlands, and patented in 2006. It makes very strong stems which get thicker towards the flower making it look like a microphone. The flowers are large, bright magenta purple, with deep red cones. They are flat as the sepals are not drooping and hold themselves always horizontal. Fatal Attraction® forms a dense clump with profusion of flowers from July until end September. ...entire article
Honorine Jobert is a late variety of Japanese anemone. It produces 2-3 cm wide snow-white flowers with deep yellow centres of stamens from end August until the last warm days of autumn. The stalks are about 1 meter tall, well-branched. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, mid green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Japanese anemones likes moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. When planted in full and if you live in area with cold winters make sure the plants are well mulched to keep the roots cool and away from dry frost. They prefer slight ...entire article
Autumn Joy is a much easier name to pronounce than its German original Herbstferude. This orpine has large, oval, light green, thick leaves. In late August it produces almost flat cymes of deep pink flowers. They continue blooming until mid autumn and even after flowering they remain attractive bringing interest to your winter garden. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drained soil, they do well in rockeries and outdoor pots. Cut them back in early spring. Fuly hardy to min. -34C (USDA zone 4). Last update 27-08-2011 ...entire article
Swamp mallow and its hybrids have been sought after plants for the past few years now. They are perennials with sturdy stems that have large, tropically looking flowers. Oak Red is a new variety with deep red, extra large flower. They are up to 20 cm across and appear from midsummer until the last sunny and warm days of autumn. Another interesting feature that makes this variety stand apart from other red-flowering swamp mallows is the leaf shape. They are deciduous, deep green, divided into three wide lobes. The plant is dependent on regular water and feed supply. Use ...entire article
Beauty berry. Sounds like a beauty salon. The truth is the name is right because this plant, originally from China, is grown for its beautifully coloured berries. It is a mid-sized shrub with deep green, elliptic to obovate, deciduous leaves that are bronze when young. It flowers in summer with small, pale pink flowers that are followed by fruit which is the key feature of this plant. The bead-like berries are deep violet and glossy, and they look so unusual which makes you think they are an afternoon dessert from Star Trek. Profusion is the name of this variety and pro ...entire article
Hardy plumbago is a superb substitution for its tender relative common in the Mediterranean. This one has even deeper blue flowers with 5 petals, mid-green, bristly, obovate, deciduous leaves with purple margins and purple stems. The plants itself is very dense and in full sun bears profusion of flowers. Grow hardy plumbago in a sheltered position with plenty of sunlight. It is soil tolerant but does best in light, semi-fertile, well drained soil. It is often used in larger rockeries. If it gets damaged after a severe winter just remove dead branches or cut back the plant 10*20 c ...entire article
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