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17.04.2017New in catalogue
hyacinth (Hyacinthus "'GIPSY QUEEN'")
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
OBSESSED is a patented nandina variety discovered by April Hering and Adeiana Garza from Texas, USA, as a natural mutation of Gulf Stream variety in 2005. It grows slowly and makes a compact shrub with very attractive burgundy red young foliage. The leaves are pinnate, composed of small, lance-shaped leaflets which are green in summer and turn bronze red in autumn and winter. It remains evergreen in mild winters and is semi-deciduous in colder regions. Paten ...entire article
Rosi Klose is an early bergenia variety with soft pink flowers. The evergreen leaves are medium green with some wine red shades in autumn and winter. Blooming begins in early April and continues for 4-6 weeks. Flower buds are born atop 30-40 cm tall, crimson red stems, they are campanulate and nodding first, rising up their heads later as the flowers open wide. Bergenia is a spreading, ground covering perennial with tough rhizomes. It likes moist but well-drained soil, rich in humus but will grow in almost any soi ...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
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
Sea thrift is a rock perennial which is at home in almost all parts of northern hemisphere. Splendens is possibly one of the most popular and cultivated variety bearing clear pink flowers on about 15 cm tall leafless stems from June until July, and a few more in late summer. Linear leaves are soft, dark green, semi-evergreen in our climate. They form a nice tuft. Thrifts love open, sunny locations, free draining, and poor to moderately fertile soil. They will be happy with a little bit of rain once in a while. Wha ...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
05.04.2017New stock
sandwort (Arenaria montana)
Sandwort is a superb, low-growing, and profusely flowering perennial with hundreds of small, single, white flowers from mid spring until early summer. The leaves are very narrow, elliptic, rich green and make a dense cushion which remains evergreen all year round. Newly planted sandwort might be a little slow to establish but from the following year it offers a profusion of flowers without a doubt. Sandwort requires almost nothing. Grow it in reasonably drained soil. It loves evenly moist ground and full sun but will be ok in drier places, too. Trim it li ...entire article
Aztec Pearl Mexican orange is an attractive hybrid between choisya ternata and choisya arizonica. It was bred by Peter Moore and introduced in 1989, when Hiller Nurseries celebrated their 125th anniversary. The variety name perfectly describes this evergreen plant from the moment it begins to show flower buds. They are light pink and open into 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 Me ...entire article
Mondo grass is a highly attractive evergreen perennial from China and Japan. It is cultivated for handsome, strap-like foliage. Niger is a variety offering narrow, flat, grass-like leaves of extremely deep purple, almost black leaves. In midsummer appear small, light pink flowers on short stems followed by glossy, black berries. The plants make dense tufts and unless young plants are removed and transplanted, they slowly form a unique groundcover. Thanks to its unusual foliage of dark colour mondo grass looks best ...entire article
Sheep laurel is a dwarf version of mountain laurel and comes from southeastern parts of the USA. The leaves look like miniature laurel hence its name. Rubra is probably the best-known variety. It produces masses of deep pink to purple red flowers that open from burgundy red buds in June. They have no scent and the buds are formed the year before so if you want a profusely flowering plant fertilize it from midsummer when the plant starts producing flower buds. The leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, deep green ...entire article
Blue Lagoon is a Bog rosemary with clear blue-grey leaves with silvery hues. They are evergreen, linear-lance-shaped, rosemary-like, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped, soft pink flowers appear from mid spring (April/May) and often last until early June. Blue Lagoon differs from its parent plant Blue Ice with the leaf colour which is much more prominent blue-grey rather than blue-green in case of Blue Ice variety. It is a slow gr ...entire article
Charles Joly and Michel Buchner are probably the most common lilac varieties in the Czech Republic. The flower colour of Charles Joly is rich lilac-pink. The inflorescence is composed of single, very fragrant flowers that resemble mezereon flowers forming a dense, erect panicle. Lilac flowers are very fragrant and open in early May for 3-4 weeks. Pruning is not needed but can be made immediately after flowering. Deadheading is recommended for young plants. Lilac...entire article
Flaming Silver is a fantastic variety of a lily-of-the-valley shrub. This evergreen gem shows narrowly lance-shaped, evergreen leaves that are dark green in the middle and creamy white along the margins. New foliage is vivid red or purple-pink. This colour remains for a few weeks before it matures to variegated. New growths are often shown again in late summer. Well established plants grown under good conditions bear long racemes of small lily-of-the-valley like white flowers from March to April. Deadhead spent flowers immediately after flowering so that the plant has ...entire article
Compacta is a dwarf bog rosemary with green foliage and profusion of light pink flowers. Leaves are rosemary-like, linear-lance-shaped, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped flowers are paler than on Nikko variety and appear in abundance from end April until early June. It is a slow grower forming a neat cushion in your ericaceous border. It loves moist to wet places with humus-rich, cool, and acidic soil. Grow it in constant moisture or even a boggy location in full sun or partial shade. It needs to be mulched as drying o ...entire article
Vanille Fraise® is a breathtaking novelty among panicle hydrangeas. It bears extra large flowers that emerge clear white in midsummer, turning light pink first and deep raspberry pink in late summer. The panicles are up to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide and remain on the plant for a long period of time. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, deep green. Stems are strong, deep burgundy red. We recommend regular pruning every spring before the buds begin to swell. By cutting at least two thirds of previous year’s growth you will get a strong shrub with large ...entire article
Nikko is my favourite bog rosemary with green foliage and profusion of flowers. Leaves are rosemary-like, linear-lance-shaped, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped, pink flowers appear in abundance from end April until early summer. It is a slow growing, mound-forming groundcover. It loves moist to wet places with humus-rich, cool, and acidic soil. Grow it in constant moisture or even a boggy location in full sun or partial shade. It needs to be mulched as drying out quickly ends up in losing leaves along the stems. Pest and disease free. Extremely hardy to -45°C but dislikes heat o ...entire article
Blue Ice is a variety of bog rosemary with bright silvery blue leaves. They are linear-lance-shaped, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped flowers appear from mid spring until early summer and are light pink. It is a slow growing, mound-forming or ground-covering. It loves moist to wet places with humus-rich, cool, and acidic soil. Grow it in constant moisture or even a boggy location in full sun or partial shade. It needs to be mulched as drying out quickly ends up in losing leaves along the stems. Pest and disease free. Extremely hardy to -45°C but dislikes heat over 40°C. Last ...entire article
Among Canadian lilacs you can also find one whose colour resembles common lilacs – thanks to its lavender or bluish-lilac flowers. Its name is Royalty. They are tubular, sweetly scented, formed in upright panicles and appear in abundance every year. The difference between these and common lilacs is that panicles of Canadian lilac are not as clustered as on common lilac, flower 2-3 weeks later and thanks to the open flowers they make a nice and relaxed appearance on the first hot summer days. Lance-shaped leaves are 6-12 cm long, deciduous, deep green and glossy. ...entire article
Agnes Smith is an elegant variety of Canadian lilac with snow white flowers. They are sweetly scented, tubular, formed in more or less upright panicles. The difference between these and common lilacs is that panicles of Canadian lilac are not as clustered as on common lilac, flower 2-3 weeks later and thanks to the open flowers they make a nice and relaxed appearance on the first hot summer days. Lance-shaped leaves are 6-12 cm long, deciduous, deep green and glossy. These lilacs do not make suckers, they are not weedy unless grafted on common lilac. Growing slower tha ...entire article
Limelight® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. Well, how to explain then that this new variety has even bigger flowers? Never mind, let’s just call them XXL size. The panicles are upto 30 cm long, fat blossoms of greenish-white colour when they come out in early August, changing to almost white after about 2-3 weeks and turning clear pink in September. The shade of pink is not a fading one, but fresh pink as if it was meant to be pink from the very beginning. Ovate, pointed leaves are dark green. The most b ...entire article
Vase-shaped flowers are very light pink and hang on red stamens in long, pendent racemes. Katsura is the darkest variety with deep burgundy red new leaves, which turn dark green in summer. It grows medium slowly, forming a compact shrub with equal height and spread. No pruning required. If you want to trim it do so after flowering which is usually end of April. Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, acidic, and constantly moist (not wet). If your garden soil is too heavy do not dig a deep hole but make a shallow and wide bed topped up with a good mixture of peat, fine ...entire article
Goliath is bushier than the species. As you can tell by its name, something is going to be extraordinary here. True: the flowers are extremely large, often up to 30 cm wide, strongly fragrant and appear on the plant usually from June, often from late May if the end of spring is hot, and continue blooming throughout the summer until the last warm and sunny days of autumn. It starts flowering when only 3 years old. The leaves are brighter green than other bull bay magnolias with a warmer shade of green. Their rusty pubescence on the undersides is not ...entire article
It was in 1826 when the very first bloom of this famous saucer magnolia came into the world. It was bred by French botanist Etienne Soulange-Bodin who 6 years before that success made a cross between m.denudata and m.liliflora. It blooms on bare branches with beautifully scented, goblet- or saucer-shaped flowers that are white inside and light pink or light ruby coloured on the outside. Flower buds are quite large and fuzzy, and appear on the plant in late summer the previous year. It starts blooming when 6-8 years old and since then blooms profusely and reliably every year. Le ...entire article
Abelias belong to the most popular flowering shrubs of dwarf to small sizes, mainly thanks to its long flowering period: June-October. Variety Edward Goucher was introduced by a botanist of the same name in the USA in 1911 as a cross between abelia x grandiflora and abelia schumannii. This elegant shrub has 2-3 cm long, pointed, very glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves that turn burgundy red in the winter. The flowers are tiny, but numerous, funnel-shaped, bright pink to lilac. In warmer climates this shrub is very vigorous and can reach as much as 1.5m. If you b ...entire article
Bravo to French cultivators who come up with this new variety of bluebeard! Want to hear why we are so excited about it? Compared to its parent this one has deep green, larger leaves with silvery underneath; deeper blue and more numerous flowers; its flowering period is rather extended from mid August till end September; it has a more compact habit which makes it suitable for even the smallest of gardens. Flowers attract bumble bees and butterflies. The leaves have an interesting scent which recalls cooking herbs. It is quite soil tolerant, however, it does best in fertile, very well ...entire article
Nearly everybody knows European hazel and most of us like its nuts. This common shrub was used to create something quite extraordinary – a curly version – corkscrew hazel. This slow growing shrub has contorted stems which are the main attraction especially in winter. Unlike the basic species, it is keeping rather small – say 3 meters in 25 years. Leaves are large, grass green, almost matt. The flowers overwinter as dangling catkins. No special soil requirements. ...entire article
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