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PURPLE WATERS daylily is an old piece from 1942 by one of the most influential American daylily breeders of the 20th century H.M.Russell. It makes large, star-shaped, purple red flowers with a conspicuous golden yellow throat. It is renowned for its extended flowering period - it begins in mid July and continues until late summer, or reblooms in early September if the weather is sunny and warm. Stems are not very thick, some 80-90 cm tall, and deciduous leaves are narrow to medium wide. The breeder H.M.Russell cam ...entire article
Rose Corsage is a large-flowered tetraploid daylily (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) bred by Grace Stamile and introduced in 1999. It produces 12-13 cm wide, semi-double or double, dark rosy red flowers with frilled petal margins. They open atop 50-60 cm tall, sturdy stems from about mid July and may rebloom in August. Leaves are deciduous. 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 fl ...entire article
28.07.2021New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'DEICER'")
Deicer (or should it be De-icer?) is a funny name for this midseason daylily from 1989 that was named so for its near white flowers. It was bred by Bryant Millikan as a diploid cross between two light green to almost white varieties Joan Senior and Roman Toga. The result is pale yellow like a lemon sorbet with white midribs and light yellow-green throat. The flowers are 11-12 cm across and come out atop 50-60 cm tall, sturdy stems from mid July. Leaves are evergreen in mild winters. The leaves are deep green, stron ...entire article
Wassaw Island™ is a midseason daylily named after an uninhabited island close to Geogria, USA, renowned for its natural wildlife and raw beauty. This daylily produces large and robust flowers 12-14 cm across with wide, deep fiery orange petals, and less conspicuous red eye around a golden yellow throat. Flowers come out atop 60-70 cm tall stems from mid July until mid August. Bred by Hans Halsem in his nursery Kwekerij Halsema, the Netherlands, and introduced in 2018. The leaves are deep green, strong and hea ...entire article
Divinity is a chance seedling of Stoke’s aster found by Paul David Babikow in his nursery In Florida, USA, in 2009. Looking at its divine flowers it makes sense why it was named that way. They are truly stunning with their diameter of 8-10 cm and almost white colour (with just a tiny flush of blue). They open from late July, and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. They take a few days before they mature completely to the flat shape but on the other hand they are quite long-lasting whic ...entire article
SPOT ON™ PINK is a Caucasian stonecrop with light pink, star-shaped flowers which usually open from mid July and flower for 3-4 weeks. They are a magnet for bees that feast on them. Evergreen leaves are small, narrowly obovate, pale green. It forms densely branched, less uniform mounds compared to its older brother SPOT ON™ DEEP ROSE, and looks great among rocks, or surrounded by white or light grey gravel in an alpine border. It is suitable for troughs and other outdoor pots. It does not require any maint ...entire article
SPOT ON™ DEEP ROSE is a Caucasian stonecrop with deep rose to rich purple pink, star-shaped flowers from July until August. They are a magnet for bees that feast on them. Evergreen leaves are small, narrowly obovate, dark green and flushed maroon on flowering stems, otherwise almost rounded and green. It forms compact, densely branched mounds, and looks great among rocks, or surrounded by white or light grey gravel in an alpine border. It is suitable for troughs and other outdoor pots. It does not require any ma ...entire article
STARSHIP™ BLUE is one of the modern lobelia varieties offering first year flowering, longer life and reliable hardiness down to USDA zone 6. It is a part of a small STARSHIP™ series developed by Kieft Seeds, USA. STARSHIP™ BLUE makes stunning deep violet blue flowers atop fleshy, uniformly upright stems 50-60 cm tall. Blooming begins in about mid July and continues until late summer, or even early autumn if you regularly remove stems with spent flowers and feed the plant on regular basis. Leaves are ...entire article
HOVARIA® Quercifolia is an oak-leaved hydrangea producing up to 35 cm long panicles composed of double flowers whose petals are carefully assembled in several layers. They come out pale lime green in late June into bright creamy white flowers for about two months. Then they slowly, layer by layer, turn various shades of pastel pink and maroon. It is a fascination sight looking at the multicoloured composed flower. The inflorescence is rather heavy and will droop unless staked. Its deciduous leaves are highly ...entire article
Grandiflora is a rather robust torch lily variety, similar to Flamenco. It bears dense, fat, narrowly ovate, spike-like inflorescence composed of small, glossy, tubular flowers. They are yellow at the bottom, orange in the middle, and most of the spike till the top is covered with rich saffron red flowers. They open from late June and strong and old plants can continue flowering until late August. Stems are fleshy but strong, almost one meter tall, and hold flowers firmly without breaking in strong winds. Strap-li ...entire article
Vuyk’s Scarlet is an evergreen azalea from Kaempferi hybrids group, bred by C.B. van Nes & Sons from Dutch nursery town Boskoop in 1954. It produces large, 4-5 cm across, single, light magenta pink flowers with slightly wavy margins and deeper pink dots in the throat. They open in late May for 2-3 weeks on the background of small, dark green, ovate to elliptic, and glossy leaves. The plant is rather small and forms compact, mounding, but not dwarf shrubs slightly over half a meter tall and wide. Japanese aza ...entire article
BLUE BOUQUETTA® is a fantastic dwarf woodland sage found as a mutation of a salvia bestseller Ostfriesland by Theo Alkemade in their nursery in Dutch town Lisse in 2013. It forms small and neat mounds of only some 20 cm tall, upright stems producing deep violet blue flowers. The plants are dense and uniform and do look like a tiny bouquet. Flowering usually begins in early July and continues for 4-6 weeks. If you cut the whole plant back to the ground after the first flowering phase, and feed it a little, it will ...entire article
12.07.2021New in catalogue
coneflower (Echinacea "ORANGE PASSION")
ORANGE PASSION is an enchanting coneflower variety combining pastel shades of orange (when the flowers open), salmon pink (on the reverse of ray florets), and pale purple (as they mature). Flowers are large, 10-12 cm across, daisy-like, with a deep orange cone in the centre, and open from early July until late August. They are slightly sweetly fragrant and attract butterflies and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded this variety can flower until September given enough nutrients. The plant makes a compact clump with so ...entire article
WHITELIGHT® is a compact and dense growing panicle hydrangea variety producing slightly smaller (12-14 cm tall and wide) panicles composed of tiny fertile flowers and numerous larger sterile flowers. They come out pale lime green, soon turn to creamy white, and mature to light pink in late summer. Leaves are deciduous, ovate, rich green, and have red stalks. WHITELIGHT® hydrangea makes an upright, strong standing shrub about 50 cm tall and wide. Panicle hydrangea will grow in almost any soil type, prefera ...entire article
09.07.2021New in catalogue
yarrow (Achillea "'MOONSHINE'")
Moonshine is a handsome addition to the pink and red flowering family of yarrows. It cheers up every border with its bright yellow flowers and silvery foliage. It is a cross between a. clypeolata and a. Taygetea and makes shorter, compact, and dense clumps about 40-60 cm tall and wide. Leaves are aromatic, fern-like dissected, pale green with silver hairs. Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard flower beds as well as dry locations and rockeries. It tolerates wide range of soils except for bog ...entire article
09.07.2021New in catalogue
mullein (Verbascum "'ROYALTY'")
Royalty is a posh name for an exquisite hybrid mullein variety bred by Harini Korlipara from Terra Nova® Nurseris in Oregon, USA. It is a perennial variety producing rich magenta purple flowers composed in up to 30 cm tall, dense spikes, and as they open from the bottom upwards, new lateral branches are formed, holding flower buds that open later. Blooming begins in late May and continues until midsummer. If you cut off stems with spent flowers you can prolong flowering until end August. Rugose, deciduous leaves ...entire article
Silver Heart is a Siberian bugloss variety discovered by Peter Jan Willemsen in 2010 producing large, softly hairy, broadly heart-shaped, up to 20 cm wide leaves. Their colour is brilliant silver within almost entire surface of the leaves expect for dark green veins and margins. In mid spring, commonly late April in zone 6, appear small, sky blue, forget-me-not-like flowers on thin stems 20-30 cm tall, in thin, cyme-like panicles for almost two months. They look best in mass plantings and as the plant is a slow gr ...entire article
07.07.2021New in catalogue
false indigo (Baptisia australis)
Baptisia australis is one of the most important false indigo species used for further hybridizing. It produces rich blue or violet blue pea-like flowers which form 45-50 cm long, erect racemes, and bloom for 2-3 weeks atop 80-100 cm tall stems usually in late June in C.E. climate. It forms a dense clump which may tend to flop when flowering is at its peak so a support (similar to that you use for flowering peonies) is advised. Palmate leaves are divided into 3 ovate, mid green leaflets. False indigo has just one disadvantage – it is extremely slow t ...entire article
Solar Flare is a hybrid false indigo variety, a cross between b. tinctoria and b. alba. Its rich yellow pea-like flowers open from blue buds and form about 45-52 cm long, erect racemes, and bloom for 2-3 weeks atop 130-140 cm tall stems usually in late June in C.E. climate. They are rich yellow as they emerge and turn copper orange to mahogany brown as they age at the bottom of the raceme, while new yellow flowers keep opening at the top which gives the inflorescence a bi-coloured effect. Solar Flare is a large variet ...entire article
Twilite is a unique bi-coloured false indigo hybrid variety, a cross between b. australis and b. sphareocarpa. Its pea-like flowers are composed in about 40-50 cm long, erect racemes, and combine smokey blue and pale yellow colour. Blooming usually begins in late June in C.E. climate and lasts 2-3 weeks. Twilite is a gigantic variety that reaches some 1.5m tall and 1.5-2m wide in maturity so think twice before you choose its location in your perennial bed. Palmate leaves are divided into 3 ovate, pale green to almost ...entire article
CANDYBELLE® MARSHMALLOW is a smooth hydrangea with flowers that do resemble those fluffy sweets. They form 17-23 cm wide rounded corymbs (flower-heads) composed of sterile flowers that are off white to pale salmon pink heads. They appear from mid June atop strong stems 80-90 cm tall. Deciduous leaves are ovate, 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 g ...entire article
ANNIVERSARY ROSE is a winning selection of speedwell bred by German branch of Dutch breeding company Florensis B.V., in Quedlinburg. It boasts pastel pink flowers composed in slim, erect spikes from late June until early autumn. Yes, this speedwell continuously produces new flowering spikes which extends it blooming season until the first frosts. Removing spent flowers will encourage formation of new flower buds. Leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, serrated at margins, deep green, and usually healthy. The plant make ...entire article
ANNIVERSARY BLUE is a winning selection of speedwell bred by German branch of Dutch breeding company Florensis B.V., in Quedlinburg. It boasts rich indigo blue flowers composed in slim, erect spikes from late June until early autumn. Yes, this speedwell continuously produces new flowering spikes which extends it blooming season until the first frosts. Removing spent flowers will encourage formation of new flower buds. Leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, serrated at margins, deep green, and usually healthy. The plant ...entire article
04.07.2021New in catalogue
deciduous azalea (Azalea "'CECILE'")
Cecile is a large-flowered deciduous azalea from the Exbury hybrids group. In late May it produces up to 8 cm wide, strongly fragrant flowers which combine pale pink, dark pink, soft apricot orange colour, and a golden yellow flare. It grows moderately into a compact shrub about 1.5m tall and wide. Deciduous leaves are mid green, oval to elliptic, fresh green in summer and orange, bronze, and red in autumn. Bred by Lionel de Rothschild, the founder of Exbury Gardens in England, and registered in 1947. It was awarded R ...entire article
04.07.2021New in catalogue
deciduous azalea (Azalea "'LIMETTA'")
Limetta is a large-flowered deciduous azalea bred by Hans Hachmann in 1991. It produces up to 8 cm wide, bright golden yellow flowers earlier than many other yellow-flowering azaleas: already from mid May. It grows moderately into a compact shrub about 1.5m tall and a little less wide. Deciduous leaves are mid green, oval to elliptic, fresh green in summer and orange, bronze, and red in autumn. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with always moist soil. During temporary summer dry spe ...entire article
04.07.2021New in catalogue
deciduous azalea (Azalea "'BERRYROSE'")
Berryrose is a large-flowered deciduous azalea from the Exbury hybrids group. In late May it produces 5-6 cm wide, sweetly fragrant, pink flowers with orange flare. They are single but often decorated with a dwarf sepal in the centre. It grows fast into a tall shrub reaching some 2m tall and wide. Deciduous leaves are mid green, oval to elliptic, fresh green in summer and orange, bronze, and red in autumn. Bred by Lionel de Rothschild, the founder of Exbury Gardens in England, in 1927, but registered much later – ...entire article
Totally Tangerine is a hybrid Chilean avens from Timothy Crowther from USA who in 1999 crossbred Mrs. Bradshaw avens with rich red flowers and geum rivale. The result is a sterile variety with handsome tangerine orange, single, about 4 cm wide flowers. They come out continuously from late May until late summer atop 70-90 cm tall, strong stems. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, fresh green, quite showy, and can make a nice groundcover in mass plantings. They are semi-evergreen in mild winters and show purple ...entire article
BOULEVARD® CEZANNE is a compact clematis with pale lavender violet-blue flowers. They are 12-15 cm across and each of its 8 petals has a less conspicuous lighter bar. They come out from late June until October if the weather is sunny and warm. It is a short, moderately growing climber so if grown in a pot you can easily tie up new growths within the supporting trellis to enhance its shrub appearance. It belongs to Group 3 clematis whose flowers appear on new growths. Cut back all the previous year's stems to ...entire article
Crested gentian (or summer gentian) is another beautiful species of this popular perennial. It produces very handsome, narrowly trumpet-shaped flowers which raise their heads towards the sun and open only on a sunny day, from July until early October. Lagodechiana is a variety with flowers that are purple red outside, conspicuously veined inside, and the wide-open petal tips are almost indigo blue. Between the large lobes are tiny crests of dissected petal margins. Elliptic leaves ar ...entire article
Parrot is a bi-coloured coneflower variety from the FINE FEATHERED™ series from 2018. It makes medium large, fragrant flowers with long ray florets. Their tips are rich golden orange and near the cone they change to fiery red. Central cones (discs) are maroon brown and hide plenty of nectar for bees, butterflies, and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded and fed this variety can flower from July until September. The plant makes a compact clump with 40-50 cm tall stems. Lanceolate leaves grow from the ground and t ...entire article
EDEN ROSE® is one of the most popular rose varieties around the world. It was bred by Jacques Mouchotte from Meilland in France and introduced in 1985. It became a bestseller overnight. Originally it was named PIERRE DE RONSARD® after a French poet from the 16th century and poetry is what comes to mind when looking it its beauty. Noble, cupped flowers are pale cream to almost white with gentle pink shades and darker pink margins. They are borne singly atop upright, s ...entire article
APRICOT RAINBOW MARCELLA is a purple coneflower from the BUTTERFLY™ series. It has rich apricot orange ray florets which open dark golden yellow and mature to pale apricot with salmon pink hues. They are formed around a large, rather flat, central disc of dark fiery orange colour. Flowers are strongly and sweetly fragrant and appear from early July until late September atop strong, well-branched, green stems about 40-50 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow ...entire article
Pink Eye is a bi-coloured coneflower variety from the FOUNTAIN™ series from 2018. It makes large, fragrant flowers with long ray florets. Their first half near the cone is deep pink and the rest is pure white. Central cones (discs) are maroon brown and hide plenty of nectar for bees, butterflies, and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded and fed this variety can flower from July until September. The plant makes a compact clump with 40-50 cm tall stems. Lanceolate leaves g ...entire article
Dark Eyes is a hybrid mullein bred by Harini Korlipara from Terranova Nurseris in Oregon, USA, and patent No. PP16986 was granted in 2006. It is a perennial variety producing vanilla yellow flowers with dark maroon red centres. They are composed in up to 30 cm tall, dense spikes, and as they open from the bottom upwards new, lateral branches are formed, holding flower buds for later. Blooming begins in late May and continues until midsummer. If you cut off stems with spent flowers you can prolong flowering until end A ...entire article
BUTTERFLY TOWER is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating butterfly bush varieties. It was bred by Thompson and Morgan from England, possibly the most famous and longest running seeds and plant mail order company, and introduced in 2019. In spring it may look like a tiny compact shrub but as the season continues it rises to the sky into a slim, well-behaving column covered with flowers top to toe. And butterflies, obviously. The flowers are rich magenta purple, narrowly funnel-shaped, composed in erect, conical r ...entire article
CHICK CHARMS® is a fascinating and beautiful series of hens and chicks from 2017 bred by garden Solutions, LLC, from Michigan, USA. 2020 they registered 18 different varieties, all of them beautiful and one of them is a real star: Gold Nugget. This award winning gem emerges golden orange and red and shines like a bright star. But it would be unfair not to mention the others which are no less beautiful and offer various shades of red, green, and blue. Houseleek is so ea ...entire article
DELICIOUS NOUGAT® coneflower is a sister variety of DELICIOUS CANDY® bred by Marco van Noort from the Netherlands in 2016. It produces dense, compact clumps of short stems atop which open double flowers from mid July until late summer. They are creamy white with yellow-green centres. Their longevity is about 3 weeks. The flowers are attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to suck some nectar from them. The variety was ...entire article
Red King is one of the red flowering montbretias you fall in love with at the first sight. Its campanulate flowers are rich red with orange throat and appear from late July until late August atop slight arching stems. It makes large but compact and dense clumps about 50 cm tall. Leaves are medium green and sword-like which confirms plant's affiliation with iris family. The exotic feeling is highlighted by the way the flowers are formed in almost horizontal inflorescence and open upwards like flowers of strelitzia. ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Starburst is a work of art, indeed. Its colour combination may sound boring as red and yellow has been here so many times but you have to see the flowers. Their ray florets are produced in two rows and the flowers are large and often a bit ajar so yellow colour prevails. Moreover, they are always firm at tops of stronger stems, and look like a beautiful bouquet of freshly cut flowers. The centres are ...entire article
MAGICAL® BEAUTY is a shrubby variety of St.John’s Wort from the Magical® series. From late June until early October it continuously produces 2-3 cm wide, golden yellow flowers which are followed by salmon pink and quite large berries (inedible, not poisonous). New flowers keep opening while other stems show maturing berries and this show takes place until the first frost. Deciduous leaves are oblong to ovate, medium green, and cover the plant almost entirely. The plant makes a dense shrub with upright ...entire article
The name of this St. John’s Wort MIRACLE® BLIZZ looks like one of those many omnipresent internet acronyms. But what if it is a play on words – a combination of bliss and blizzard. Because the berries of this hypericum are snow white and combined with fresh yellow flowers they look absolutely blissful. Flowers open in several flushes from late June until late September. Leaves are deciduous, broadly ovate, dark green with blue-green hues. The plant forms dense shrubs with profusion of flowers and berr ...entire article
Purple Parasols is the very first Stoke’s aster with extra large flowers. It was a naturally occurring mutation of a seedling found by Clyde Scott Warren in Hebron, KY, USA in 1993. Its XL flowers are 10-12 cm across on adult plants, rich lavender violet to lilac pink in colour with creamy white centres, open from late July, and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. They take a few days before they mature completely to the flat shape but on the other hand they are quite long-lasting whic ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ LEMON YELLOW coneflower bears bright canary yellow, sweetly fragrant flowers with flattened orange discs. They are produced atop 40-50 cm tall, sturdy stems from early July until late September and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and bees can find a way to get to the dinner table, too. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are medium green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. SOMB ...entire article
Possibly every plant is capable of creating its gold-leaved mutation. No wonder Peter Moore helped choisya with this process when crossing choisya ternata Sundance with choisya arizonica pollen. It was named GOLDFINGERS and was registered in 1998 i.e. 14 years before Hillier Nurseries introduced their own gold-leaved choisya Aztec Gold in 2012. European patent No. 5554 was issued in 2000. GOLDFINGERS choisya boasts bright golden-yellow, evergreen leaves that are palmately divided into 3-7, glossy, narrow leaflets ...entire article
22.07.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe pimeleoides)
Blue hebe comes from the mountains of Marlborough and Cantebury in the South Island of New Zealand. It is a low, evergreen shrub with small, perfectly elliptic, silvery blue leaves. In June or early July appear small clusters of tiny, pale lilac violet flowers atop its rather thin and flexible twigs. Light trimming after flowering is recommended in order to keep the plant compact and bushy - this species is quite variable and left to its own devices it might exhibit a rather prostrate growth losing its pretty, dense habit developed by the nursery grower. ...entire article
Julia is another coneflower variety bringing so highly praized orange colour. The shade of its ray florets is a merge between terracotta and blood orange skin. They are composed around a small, brown cone in the centre. They are large, 10-12 cm across, daisy-like, almost flat, and open from late June until late August. They are slightly sweetly fragrant and attract butterflies and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded this variety can flower until September given enough nutrients. The plant makes a compact clump with 5 ...entire article
Pretty Lady Emily® is a Japanese anemone hybrid, probably the shortest of all among the Pretty Lady® series. It produces semi-double, medium to light pink flowers decorated with a small crown of showy, rich yellow anthers in the centre. Stems are only about 30-40 cm tall and even young plants make numerous stems providing a great floral display in late summer. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Patented as PP22303 in 2011. Japanese anemones like moi ...entire article
'Like a Virgin' is not just Madonna’s track but also a beautiful coneflower discovered by world famous landscape designer and plant breeder Petrus Hendricus Oudolf aka Piet Oudolf from Dutch town Hummelo in 2004. Patent No. PP18684 was issued in 2008. Virgin coneflower became a showstopper ever since we introduced it. Its large, 10-12 cm across flowers have a sweet, medium strong to strong fragrance. They are almost white with very pale lime green hues, and are produced atom about 50 cm tall, strong stems. Th ...entire article
Polar Bear panicle hydrangea offers almost snow white flowers composed in large panicles topped with lime green caps. The inflorescence is 20-25 cm long and almost 15 cm wide, and is composed mostly of sterile flowers that open from mid July. In late summer and autumn they turn only a pale shade of pink. Stems are red flushed, and deciduous, ovate leaves are deep green. Polar Bear hydrangea makes an upright, bushy, and compact shrub about 1.5m tall and wide. Panicle hydrangea will grow in almost any soil type, pref ...entire article
Orange Vanilla Popsicle™ is a bi-coloured torch lily variety from the Popsicle™ series. It produces long-lasting, contrasting flowers of pastel red tops and pale yellow bottoms. Its spike-like inflorescence appear atop strong, smooth stems from mid July. Under ideal growing conditions and in fertile soil it will flower continuously until September. Commonly it flowers for about 6 weeks and then repeats flowering in a weaker flush from early September. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, a ...entire article
Wim's Red panicle hydrangea makes extraordinary, large inflorescence composed of almost 50:50 fertile (small) and sterile (large) flowers already from mid June. They emerge pure snow white and soon gain pale pink shades, and turn almost completely rich pink by late summer, keeping only the top flowers white like the mountain tops covered with snow. In early autumn they change to even deeper shades of dark purple red. Stems are rich red and deciduous, ovate leaves are deep green. Wim's Red hydrangea makes a rather ...entire article
SWEET ANNABELLE® is a smooth hydrangea with clear pink flowers forming large, mop-head inflorescence, up to 20 cm across, composed mostly of sterile flowers. They come out from from late May until early July. If pruned immediately after flowering they can rebloom in late summer. Deciduous leaves are ovate, mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Another essential feature are strong stems holding well large flowers in spite of their height of almost 1.5 m. SWEET ANNABELLE®< ...entire article
Short'n'Sassy is a compact Helen's flower variety producing short stems with highly attractive bi-coloured flowers. They combine golden yellow base and orange red highlights in various depth. Flowers are produced continuously which means that the clump always has fresh flowers from late July until early autumn. Plants grown in full sun make stems of only about 40 cm, those from partial shade are some 20 cm taller. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. Sneezeweed ...entire article
Blush is an exceptionally light pink flowering variety of purple loosestrife. They are larger than on most purple pink varieties and open from the bottom upwards, usually from late July until early September on about 60-90 cm tall, hairless stems. Leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, willow-like, medium green, deciduous. Beware of drying out when the plant is prone to powdery mildew. Loosestrife will grow in virtually any soil, preferably in moist of water-logged conditions in full sun. It may self seed so unless you ...entire article
There are daylilies which deserve to belong to the Hall of Fame. Frans Hals is definitely one of them. Since its introduction in 1955 it has proved its toughness and pleased us with its beauty. Narrow-petalled flowers have rich rust red petals with a golden midrib, smaller sepals are just golden. However, after so many decades of cultivation you can find several clones of the same variety with small differences but the overall feeling is always a striking bicoloured flower. They come out from early July atop 60-70 cm ...entire article
Gentle Shepherd is a white flowering daylily bred and introduced by Elizabeth Yancey in 1980. The flowers are 12-13 cm across, almost pure white with only a pale yellow-green throat, and come out from early July for about 3 weeks. Stems are 70-75 cm tall and leaves are deciduous. Dailily 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 attack there are no pests or diseases the ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ ADOBE ORANGE is possibly the deepest orange coneflower I have seen so far. Its 9 cm flowers are simply amazing. Like the skin of a blood orange with a deep and warm tone. Flowers are produced atop 40-50 cm tall, sturdy stems from early July until late September. The discs are dark golden and orange and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to get to the dinner table. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. ...entire article
Mel's Blue Stoke’s aster is a chance seedling found by Adrianus van Heesbeen from the Netherlands in 2007. Compared to the species Mel's Blue has more rounded habit, more stems that are stronger and produce more flowers. The flowers are 8-9 cm large, cornflower-like flowerheads of rich lavender violet colour. They open from late July and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. The flowers take a few days before they mature completely to the flat shape but on the other hand they are quite l ...entire article
What does it take to have manners when it comes to Virginian obedientplant? Let's have a close look: strictly upright, non-falling, square stems form a clean, bushy habit. Up to 20 cm long spikes of 4 rows of snow white flowers that open in summer, continuously and tirelessly. Very short root rhizomes which do not tend to spread and weed around, they only help the plant become larger and bushier year after year. Narrowly lanceolate, finely serrated, always healthy leaves are soft green and glossy, and look very lush. Is there anything else you might call misb ...entire article
Cherokee Sunset s a gorgeous gloriosa daisy variety bringing a mix of rich and warm colours. From early July 60-70 cm tall stems bear extra large, 8-12 cm across flowers in deep golden yellow, amber orange, dark mahogany red, and even chocolate brown colour. They can be single, semi-double, and mostly fully double forming a shape like a dahlia or a dandelion. The leaves are large, ovate, mid green. The variety was bred at Thompson & Morgan and won several awards, most significantly an All America Selections winner ...entire article
Purrsian Blue is a compact variety of catmint bred by Kevin Hurd from Walters Gardens, USA, in 2009. It naturally makes dense, cushion-like clumps with 30-40 cm tall, deep purple blue stems holding rich violet blue flowers from June until October without a need to cut back the plant after the first flowering. Leaves are mint scented, only some 2-4 cm long, deep green, scalloped, and serrated at margins. Thanks to extremely long flowering period it makes a great feature in summer gardens, on patios and balconies, and c ...entire article
HILLIER™ Porcelain Blue is a hybrid corydalis producing unique, narrowly tubular flowers in clear sky blue flowers with a bit of cobalt blue hue. They are born in erect or partly arching racemes atop about 30 cm tall slender stems. Flowering begins in May and continues for about two months. Then the plant rests for a while and in summer re-blooms with a few flowers until early autumn. Ternate leaves are deeply dissected, matte, dark green with a notable blue tint. The variety was bred by Hillier Nursery in the U ...entire article
VARIETIES Orion is a Czech variety of white currant. It produces long racemes of medium sized berries. They are sweet and juicy, and mature from midsummer. Shrubs are upright and strong. Very resistant to fungi diseases. Weisse aus Jüterborg is a white currant variety with medium long racemes of large berries. The taste is very sweet and only a little sour. Mid season. White Hollander is a midseason white currant variety with long racemes of swee ...entire article
RUBY ANNABELLE® is a smooth hydrangea with deep purple pink flowers. They are both sterile and fertile, composed in rounded corymbs about 12 cm across, from late May until early July. If pruned immediately after flowering they can rebloom in late summer. Deciduous leaves are ovate, 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 happily in USDA zone 3 where winter temperatures drop down to -4 ...entire article
Another berry-licious coral bells variety is called Boysenberry. It produced large, ruffled, caramel-red leaves which are very resistant to both sun and frost, therefore will look nice also through mild winters until spring. The undersides are rich salmon pink. Small, white flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, about 30 cm tall, dark red stems from early summer onwards. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. The plant makes compact, upright tufts. Represented by Gootjes AllPl ...entire article
Silver Gumdrop is a yummy (yet inedible) coral bells variety with mid-sized leaves with rounded lobes. They have the most peculiar colour combining silver and rosy pink with gentle burgundy-brown venation and purple red undersides. From July until late summer rise slender, 50 or even 60 cm tall, dark red stems holding upright panicles of small, purple pink flowers over a long period. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in w ...entire article
Wild Rose is a stunning coral bells variety with a striking foliage colour. Its leaves are rich purple red with conspicuous deep mahogany red veins. They are palmate with rounded lobes and only slightly undulated margins. Small pink flowers are borne atop 60 cm tall, slender, pale purple red stems in May and June. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. Coral bells can take almost any soil with ample moisture and ...entire article
ALL SUMMER PEACH® is a novelty dwarf weigela, a follow-up to a very successful ALL SUMMER RED® variety which is coincidentally one of its parents. It was bred by Gijsbertus Verhoef from the Netherlands, and patented as PP29149 in 2018. ALL SUMMER PEACH® dwarf weigela produces funnel shaped, slightly narrowed flowers which open from carmine pink buds into creamy white flowers flushed salmon to peach ...entire article
Hakone grass is one of the top grass species most appreciated by landscape designers. It is so showy and simple at the same time, so no wonder it is often used as undergrowth of larger beautiful Japanese maples or other appealing multistemmed shrubs with bare framework of bottom branches. The species of hakone grass has fresh green, about one centimeter wide leaves on slender, partly arching stems, reaching 30 to 60 cm height with age. In midsummer appear tan coloured, airy panicles composed of small flowers in terminal panicles, and last almost 2 months. ...entire article
Compacta is a recent selection of Evergreen (Ebbing's) silverthorn, very probably of Italian origin (not confirmed). Unlike its mother plant - the species of Ebbing's silverthorn - it makes a compact and well-behaved shrub without overgrown twigs in one season. In fact, this sport makes quite a handsome shrub. It has more prominent silvery leaves when they emerge, as if covered with stardust, which mature to glossy dark green. They are evergreen, leathery but thinner than those on cherry laurels, and somewhat wavy. An ...entire article
SOMBRERO™ SALSA RED is a striking rich red coneflower producing 40-50 cm tall, thick, light green stems bearing single flowers from early July until late September. The discs are dark orange and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to get to the dinner table. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are deep green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. SOMBRERO™  ...entire article
Delicious Candy® is one of the most fantastic purple pink coneflowers bred so far. Its semi-double, fragrant flowers appear atop 30-50 cm tall stems from early July until late September. The flowers are attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to suck some nectar from them. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are deep green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Delicious Candy® forms bus ...entire article
Fantasia swamp mallow produces almost 20 cm large flowers of unique colour - it is somewhat old pastel pink with a tint of pale violet and lilac. Flowering begins in early August and lasts until early October. Deciduous leaves are maple-shaped with three wide lobes and conspicuous narrow tips. In autumn they turn yellow and amber orange. Stems are strong and the taller the plan gets the more they will benefit from a support because an eight-year-old plant made a stem 1.8m tall. Patent No. PP11853 was issued in 2001. ...entire article
MOOODZ® SYMPATHY is another introduction from the MOOODZ® coneflower series. It produces 8-9 cm large, very fragrant flowers with ray florets that open to a beautiful soft salmon pink with orange or even golden tones, and mature to rich pastel pink with salmon orange tones. Stems are very strong, about 50-60 cm tall, and hold numerous buds at the axil of almost every leaf. Lanceolate leaves are very green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Conef ...entire article
ORANGE SKIPPER is a beautiful coneflower with deep orange to soft red flowers. They are sweetly fragrant, about 10 cm across, and appear from early July until late September atop strong, green stems about 50-60 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. GOLDEN SKIPPER is a compact, bushy, and freely flowering perennial. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees and benefit from regular deadheading. Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy and hig ...entire article
HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST is a unique sevenbark (smooth hydrangea), found by Hayes Jackson in Alabama, USA, as a natural mutation of an old and popular Annabelle sevenbark. Hovaria brand is now bringing this specialty to Europe to enrich the assortment of early summer flowering hydrangeas. HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST is a fully double flowering Annabelle hydrangea, sometimes also called Double Annabelle. Its inflorescence is not the typical mop-head shape, it is rather dome-shape ...entire article
Essence Purple is a compact lavender variety which forms an evenly rounded bush without fallen stems. It is about 40 cm tall and still very compact and very dense. Fragrant flowers are rich lavender violet and appear from June until August. Leaves are evergreen, linear, light green and very slightly silver. We recommend cutting the plant every spring leaving about a third or maximum half its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make ...entire article
WILD SWAN™ is a fantastic hybrid anemone producing large, white flowers, decorated with a wide, smoky violet stripe on the sepals reverse. It has a unique flowering time - from late May until autumn, often early November. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Overall height is about 40 cm with flowers, or 30 cm without, exceptionally 60 cm in too fertile soil. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-ric ...entire article
01.07.2021New stock
redbud (Cercis "'MERLOT'")
Merlot redbud, just the French grapevine variety of the same name, has leaves of the deepest wine red colour. They are deciduous, heart-shaped, and glossy. Compared to Forest Pansy they are a little smaller (abt. 10x13 cm), the plant is not as vigorous, and exhibits a more compact and denser habit. Another impressive feature is its spring flowering. Profusion of bright purple-pink flowers with miniature stalks are borne on bare, purple-black wood. The older the tree, the more flowers are produced. Pruning is not ne ...entire article
Son of Thumb fuchsia is a successor of Tom Thumb. Also garden hardy, also compact, and free flowering. It makes a mounding shrub with short, upright branches, yet perfectly covering the ground. Flowers are small, cerise pink with lilac to pale violet corolla. They are pendent and not fully opened like snowdrops. Grow hardy fuchsias in full sun or partial shade. They need moisture from spring until they become dormant so water them freely. Mulching is reco ...entire article
Lemon Popsicle™ is a torch lily with rich lemon yellow flowers opening from green buds. Its spike-like inflorescence appear atop strong, smooth stems from mid July. Under ideal growing conditions and in fertile soil it will flower continuously until September. Commonly it flowers for about 6 weeks and then repeats flowering in a weaker flush from early September. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and more erect. Flowering stems are strong and do no ...entire article
Redhot Popsicle™ is a vibrant red variety. It produces spike-like inflorescence atop strong, smooth stems from mid July. Under ideal growing conditions and in fertile soil it will flower continuously until September. Commonly it flowers for about 6 weeks and then repeats flowering in a weaker flush from early September. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and more erect. Flowering stems are strong and do not bend in wind or rain. Torch lily needs a location in full sun and humus-r ...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
Butterfly Kisses® is a beautiful coneflower growing as a short and bushy perennial into an almost cushion-like habit. It produces masses of double flowers like pink jewels which appear from July until early autumn. Individual flowers remain fresh for a long time and once they start fading remove them near the first leaf along the stem in order to encourage formation of new flower buds. If you feed the plant regularly during summer new flowers will show up continuously. Lanceolate leaves are somewhat lighter green ...entire article
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
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
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. 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. Géant 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
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
How poetic to call a flower First Love®! This speedwell was named just like that and no wonder. Its neony rich purple pink spikes shine through the garden from early morning until late evening with lasting intensity. It makes a compact clump and is able to produce flowers from late June until early autumn if in humus-rich soil and if regularly dead-headed. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, deep green. FIRST LOVE® was bread by Wilhelmus can den Hoogen and patented as PP21478 in 2010. Spee ...entire article
Sensation Pink is another coneflower bred by Dutch lover of perennials Marco van Noort in 2012. It makes rich pink, almost magenta pink flowers from late June until September. They are first borne atop strong, 40-60 cm tall stems, and then along the lower parts of stems. The central cones are deep red with orange tips later. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Patented as PP26593 in 2014. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be c ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER is a follow-up choísie to Aztec Pearl from Peter Moore, introduced in 1991. It produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in May and June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. WHITE DAZZLER is special for being very compact as well as the ability to re-bloom from September onwards. The evergreen leaves are distinctly narrower ...entire article
MOOODZ® Awake coneflower is one of the few varieties with rich purple pink flower. The brightness as well as depth of this coneflower colour is something I have only seen in Amazing Dream so far. The flowers are single, large, and have fiery red centres (cones). Stems are strong, very dark burgundy red, almost black, 50-60 cm tall and hold flowers from July until September. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along th ...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
Striking, provocative, and beautiful. That is another excellent coral bells variety bred by Jane N.Egger from the famous Oregon based Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA. It is called Cherry Cola and has medium-sized, only slightly ruffled leaves with rounded lobes. Their colour is an extraordinary shade of red grapefruit flesh - a mixture of deep salmon pink and reddish-brown. In late April about 40 cm tall, slender stems rise above the foliage, producing tiny, cherry red flowers in erect panicles for 2-3 months in sever ...entire article
Tapestry® is a beautiful foamy bells bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA, and patented as PP21150 in 2010. It makes large, semi-evergreen, deeply lobed leaves. They are dark burgundy red to almost chocolate brown in the centre, and green at margins. From May until September it produces numerous stems with small cut conspicuous, bell-shaped, rosy pink flowers in several flushes. It grows vigorously forming a dense mound of colourful foliage and attractive flowers for a long period. Foamy bells d ...entire article
Ascot rainbow is a semi-woody perennial spurge found as a natural mutation of an old unnamed hybrid by David Glenn from Australia in 2005. This variety has beautiful, evergreen foliage boasting with rich banana yellow variegation at leaf margins around grey green centres. In autumn and winter older leaves and yellow parts gain pink shades, and top rosettes turn burgundy red. Stems are red all season long, and at their tops are borne large panicles of small, yellow and green flowers with red centres in summer. It flowers on previous year's wood so any pruni ...entire article
ROCKY DIAMOND BLUE HEART 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-drain ...entire article
Once upon a time there was a boy named Tom who was so tiny that he got a name Tom Thumb. When he grew older he found himself a girl who was tiny, too, and everyone called her Thumbelina. However, when the two decided to get married the officer at the registry did not like such informality and as she lacked sense of humour completely she stopped her from using her nickname officially and put her down as Lady Thumb. Lady Thumb is also a name of this awesome fuchsia variety. Its flowers are rather large, with fuchsia ...entire article
SILVER ANNIVERSARY™ is an attractive buddleia hybrid bred by Peter Moore in 1994 as a cross between b.crispa and b.loricata. It is a deciduous shrub with striking silver, narrowly lance-shaped foliage which resembles Russian olive leaves. Flowers are formed in short panicles. They are creamy white with orange throat, sweetly fragrant, and bloom from early July until late September. Growth is rather symmetrical and dense. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard prun ...entire article
Sea Breeze is a natural fleabane selection found by Frederick Yates in his garden bed in Congleton near Manchester (UK) in 1992. It makes fantastic, eye-catching and large daisy-like flowers which are up to 4 cm across. They are rich lilac pink, semi-double, with a large yellow-green central disc. They come out from June for an extremely long period of time - new buds are produced until September! Flowering stems are 20 to 30 cm long but with its procumbent habit the plant is only a little bellow 20 cm tall. Basal lea ...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
Tamarisk (salt cedar) is a beautiful plant with tiny leaves and profusion of flowers. There are several types (species) which differ mainly in their flowering period. This one is called 4-stamen tamarisk and belongs to the spring flowering species and Rubra is a variety with very rich pink flowers from early or mid May until early June. Deciduous leaves are scale-like, very small, and dark green. Overall appearance is feathery and very fluffy thanks to which the plant looks great in ...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
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
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
Marmalade is another coneflower hybrid with fascinating colours. It was bred by Arie Blom in the Netherlands and patented under PP22,602 in 2012. Marmalade coneflower produces rich orange or coppery orange fully double flowers. They open quite – from late June and if regularly deadheaded and fertilized they will continue showing up until late summer or early autumn. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. The plant is usually trouble-free and r ...entire article
Magic Vita larkspur is a series selected from Magic Fountain™ series. It features plants of shorter habit and excellent health, especially when it comes to powdery mildew in summer. Flowers are semi-double and open from June until July, and if the plant is pruned back after flowering it can produce a few flowering stems in late summer or early autumn. Magic Vita Blue and White has indigo blue flowers with a blue and white bee in the centre, where ‚bee&# ...entire article
Jewel of Desert is a fantastic iceplant series with various colours including white, yellow, several shades of orange, pink and red. Flowers are 2-4 cm across, and bloom continuously for 5 months! From late May until early autumn. Iceplant loves sunny and dry locations, excess watering could kill this plant. It is best for rockeries with plenty of gritty material, in garden beds and along pavements make sure the soil is sharply drained so that the plant never stands in water. It is said to be hardy, at least down ...entire article
Tamarisk (salt cedar) is a beautiful plant with tiny leaves and profusion of plume-like flowers. This one is called small-flowered and produces pink flowers from about mid May until early June. They are composed in short, 3-4 cm long racemes along arching twigs with reddish brown bark. Deciduous leaves are scale-like, mid green, very small. Overall appearance is feathery and very fluffy thanks to which the plant looks great in a Mediterranean-style landscape, or combined with other larger plants with leathery foliage. Tamarisk grows medium fast and looks ...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
Cornelian cherry is one of those plants that regain their well-deserved attention as old-fashioned fruiting plants. It originates in Europe and can be found on sunny slopes of Czech and Slovak countryside, too. It is a slow growing large shrub or small tree with profusion of bright yellow flowers composed in small spherical umbels in late winter or early spring – after all frosts. They are followed by small, elliptic, rich red and glossy, edible fruit in late summer and early autumn. The fruit is high in vitamin C and is mostly processed into jams a ...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
You must remember how thrilled the hydrangea world was when Limelight® was introduced. Well, a few years later it seems it has a little sister. And ‘little’ is the most correct word since this new achievement is called LITTLE LIME® for a reason. This panicle hydrangea is a dwarf selection of Limelight bearing equal profusion of flowers of the same colour as Limelight, it is just smaller and quite compact. LITTLE LIME® is a trade nam ...entire article
ADESSA™ Orange phlox is a winner of the current battle for a perennial phlox with flowers of a warm colour shade, preferably orange. It produces flowers that are light red with some orange shimmers and light purple pink mark in the centre. It is a real success that may be followed by further varieties of richer shades. The flowers are fragrant and midseason, opening usually from late July until late September, possibly October is the autumn is sunny and warm. The lance-shaped leaves are soft to mid green and dis ...entire article
ADESSA™ White phlox is simply white. But definitely not a common white. As some of you know – there are many shades of white and this one is rich, non-translucent, like a portion of the freshest cream with a tiny bit of buttery yellow in the middle. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. They open later than most of the older varieties but keep on producing flowers until frost. The leaves are rich green and disease resistant. Growing phlox is easy. It likes almost any garden soil, fertile or ...entire article
ADESSA™ Purple Star phlox is a real star among all the others. The rich purple violet flowers of this variety dominate every perennial bed. And even from a distance you can notice its delicate white stars in the centre of the flowers. They are fragrant and attract butterflies. They open later than most of the older varieties but keep on producing flowers until frost. The leaves are very dark and disease resistant. Growing phlox is easy. It likes almost any garden soil, fertile or poor, but with enough nutrien ...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
Cleopatra is a fascinating new hybrid coneflower bred by Ariel Blom at AB Cultivars, The Netherlands. It produces strong stems with rich yellow, almost moon daisy-like flowers with amber orange cones. The stems are only about 45 cm tall and make a bushy, well branched clump. From its third year after transplanting it sets flowers from late June until early September is deadheaded. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials that have beautiful flowers in various colour shades from ...entire article
This variety called Aztec Pearl was bred by Peter Moore and introduced in 1989, when Hiller Nurseries celebrated their 125th anniversary. Its name perfectly describes this evergreen plant from the moment it begins to show flower buds. They are pearl-shaped, very light pink, and open into simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is similar to that of orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are rich and juicy green in acid soil, palmately ...entire article
22.07.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe "'NEW ZEALAND'")
New Zealand hebe (veronica) is a non-flowering hebe hebe odora hybrid, hardier than its parent. It has small, rich emerald green, evergreen leaves on erect branches. The plant forms a neat cushion of a sharp, dome-shaped outline, and can be lightly clipped or shaped in early spring after all frosts. It grows faster than other species and may be used for informal, low hedges, or in mixed borders or large rockeries. Hebes need very well-drained but constan ...entire article
Katsura is a Japanese maple that is highly decorative especially in spring, when new leaves emerge, and in autumn, when they change again. They are typically palmate, rather small, 5-lobed, chartreuse yellow-green with coppery margins in early spring, rich green in summer, and glowing golden-yellow and orange in autumn. Leaf stalks are red as well as small flowers which appear in April and are not too showy from the distance. Katsura maple makes a vase-shaped shrub or small tree. It grows slowly and only when it r ...entire article
29.06.2021New stock
broom (Cytisus "'PALETTE'")
Palette is a multicoloured broom with small, pea-like flowers. They combine various shades of purple-pink and red, golden and orange. Blooming begins around mid May and continues for 3-4 weeks after which small, 3-lobed, narrowly elliptic, mid green leaves appear. Mature plants may be almost leafless at the bottom of the shrub. It forms a dense shrub with arching branches, about 1.2m tall and a little wider. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in earl ...entire article
Himalayan honeysuckle is a native Asian plant that comes from mountain woodlands of west China and Himalayas. In European gardens it is grown for its ornamental inflorescence composed of claret-red bracts hanging above small, campanulate, almost white blooms. Purple Rain is a variety with richer purple-red colour of these bracts. It forms pendent spikes or racemes that are produced continuously from June until September and the later they are borne the longer they get. Flowers are followed by ornamental, spherical ber ...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 torch lily called Papaya Popsicle™. The flowers combine fiery red, orange, and yellow colour in spike-like inflorescence which appear atop strong, smooth stems from mid July. Under ideal growing conditions and in fertile soil it will flower continuously until September. Commonly it flowers for about 6 weeks and then repeats flowering ...entire article
LACEY BLUE perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of deep indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually happens from mid August. Thus the plant keeps its fluffy violet appearance for as long as nearly 3 months. Deciduous leaves are finely dissected, 4-6 cm long, silvery grey when they emerge, turning pale green in summer. The stalks are the most vibrant silver shade ever se ...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
Burgundy is an attractive oak-leaved hydrangea which distinguishes itself from the species and most other varieties by the deep burgundy red colour of autumn foliage. As a bonus the leaves are more oak-like, with rounded lobes, and are a bit longer and tougher. They are fresh green as they emerge, and turn only a tone deeper to grass green in summer. New twigs are golden yellow, slightly hairy. In late June medium-sized panicles composed of creamy white flowers appear and continue blooming for 6-8 weeks. After that ...entire article
This variety of larkspur has a long and complicated name where M.F. stands for Magic Fountains which is a range of mid-sized larkspur with good stems and large flowers, and Dark Blue/Dark Bee simply describes the flower colours. Outer petals are deep indigo blue and the centre is composed of 8 dwarf black petals that look like a black bee. The basal leaves are mid green, up to 20 cm across, palmate, 3- or 5-lobed. Stems are 90-120 cm tall and from June till July produce flowers in erect spikes. Once the flowering has finished you can cut back the entire p ...entire article
Summer Storm is another modern variety of swamp mallow hybrid. It bears very large flowers – up to 20 cm across, light pink with rosy red veins and a striking burgundy red eye. They are borne on 60-100 cm long stalks from midsummer until early autumn. The leaves are very attractive, too, they are deeply lobed, dark purple red and look like giant replica of Japanese maple leaves. They turn fiery orange and yellow before they fall down. The plant is dependent on regular water and feed supply. Use fertilizers with enough phosphorus for abundant flowering, or any othe ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'COBB VALLEY'")
Pinguifolia hebe is probably one of the hardiest hebes of our climate (zone 6). It bears small, blue-green leaves and makes a mounding shrub, useful as a ground cover or a beautiful feature of a heather border. Cobb Valley is a compact and desne growing variety. In early summer and often in early autumn it bears tiny white flowers on purple-brown stalks. Pruning is not needed but may be done in early spring. Hebes need very well-drained but constantly moist, poor or medium fertile soil that is anything from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. It needs good mulching at ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GOLDEN ESK'")
Golden Esk is a whipcord type hebe. It produces sprays of cypress-like branches covered with tiny, scale-like leaves of bright green colour that changes to golden yellow or even honey yellow in autumn and winter. The branches grow upright with elegantly drooping their tops. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Only unpruned plants maintain their original, inimitable shape. Only if some branches die off after a severe winter or with age you can cut them off. If you need to reduce its size or if you want to shape it make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. ...entire article
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red currant (Ribes rubrum )
VARIETIES Jonkheer van Tets is a red currant from the Netherlands. This famous variety has long racemes of bright red berries of excellent taste, only medium sour. Best grown as espalier because it is a rampant grower. Ripens in July. Kozolupský raný is an early maturing Czech variety from 2003. It produces long, dense racemes of large red fruit of excellent taste from late June. It forms semi-upright, medium dense shrubs which don't need thinning of branches. Disease resistant. Registered ...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
Tamarisk is a beautiful plant with tiny leaves and profusion of flowers in late summer. The flowers are small, pink, composed in long racemes. Deciduous leaves are scale-like, blue-green, very small. Overall appearance is feathery and very fluffy and the plant looks great in a Mediterranean-style landscape, or combined with other larger plants with leathery foliage. It grows medium fast and looks best when pruned annually. Cut back 80% of previous year's growth in early spring to encourage new growth with plentiful of flowers on a dense and compact shrub. Comparison of salt ceda ...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
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hebe (Hebe "'GREEN GLOBE'")
Green Globe is a true gem among hebes. This variety, though relatively new to the market, has become one of the best-selling hebes ever. Its dominant feature is a deep but yet warm green colour of tiny, scaly leaves and mounding habit. This hebe does not flower. It can be used along garden pathways or as a dense, substantial ground-covering plant in beds and borders. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Still, it can easily be clipped and shaped in early spring after all frosts. When pruning make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. Hebes need very well- ...entire article
Fine Line® buckthorn is a gorgeous shrub which in its few years on the market has managed to gain attention of many gardeners as well as landscape architects. It is a result of cross-pollination carried out by Ronald Williams in 1989, but only in 1999 he selected plants showing stable characteristics. He had the plant patented under PP 14,791. Fine Line® buckthorn has identical leaves to one of its parents – a href="http://www.havlis.cz/karta_en.php?kytkaid=451">Aspleniifolia variety. They are deciduous, very narrow, fern-like, linear, 10-12 cm long and so ...entire article
Plumosa Aurea is an attractive variety of red-berried elder. It has striking foliage that will perfectly contrast with dark green or purple-leaved shrubs. The deciduous, pinnate leaves are finely cut and may look like a short fern frond. Their colour is bright golden yellow with bronze tips when they emerge, changing to fresh yellow-green in summer. This variety is not known to flower. It grows quite vigorously if you regularly prune it every spring. By cutting it back you will gain an elegant, dense shrub with plentiful of new branches and healthy, bright coloured foli ...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
Fuchsias are back in fashion these days, mainly because more and more countries are testing the so-called hardy fuchsias which are aimed to live outdoors, in garden beds and borders. They are usually magellanica hybrids. Tom Thumb is a dwarf variety with extremely profuse flowering. Its single flowers are rather fat, with carmine red tubes and sepals and deep purple corolla. They contrast beautifully with deep green background of glossy foliage. It grows small and compact, like a cushion. Grow hardy fuchsias in full sun or partial shade. They need moisture from spri ...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
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hard fern (Blechnum spicant)
Hard fern is an evergreen fern with deep green, glossy leaves. The fronds are 30-50 cm long, erect. It dislikes direct sun and does best in partial shade or even deep shade. It needs moist, light and acidic soil. In shade it withstands drought. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 05-02-2009 ...entire article
Lady fern is an elegant and beautiful fern, one of the most popular. It has bright green fronds of lacy leaves. The plant is clump forming, growing into a dense perennial with profusion of leaves from one centre. If desired, divide in March-April, after frosts, before leaves emerge. It needs light and preferably acidic soil that is constantly moist or even wet. On a wet site it can take full sun all summer long. Fully hardy to min. -45°C (USDA zone 2). Last update 05-02-2009 ...entire article
Juneberry is a large shrub cultivated mostly for its delicious and healthy fruit. It is a large deciduous shrub or a small tree. Flowers are star-shaped, white and scented and appear in mid spring. Oval leaves are up to 8 cm long, emerge bronze and mature to green colour, turning scarlet red or deep pink in autumn. The fruit are purple-blackish berries, 1 cm in diameter and ripens in early summer. They are sweet and juicy and can be picked up for as long as one month. They look like blueberries. If you want to keep this shrub smaller prune it every year at the end of winter. It ...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
This attractive hydrangea comes from Belgium and was bred by Johan van Huylenbroeck. It was patented only in 2004 and got a peculiar name: Pinky Winky. Allegedly, the breeder was inspired by the children’s programme Teletubbies. Pinky Winky® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. It has upto 40 cm long panicles, growing strictly upright on sturdy stems so the flowers never bend under heavy rainfall. They come out in mid-summer and continue blooming until the first frosts. The individual flowers appear cream w ...entire article
From Bailey Nurseries, USA, which also gave birth to hardy hydrangea Endless Summer®, comes a new plant, a special variety of sumac. Within a short time it has become a popular novelty among growers and gardeners around the world. Tiger Eyes® is a cut-leaf form of sumac. Its pinnate, fern-like leaves bear many, finely cut individual leaflets. They are bright green when they emerge, quickly turning to lime-green and yellow. The best show begins in Septemb ...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
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
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
Yarrow is a lovely perennial ideal for dry and neglected locations. Red Velvet is a variety with vibrant red flowers composed in flat corymbs. They come out atop 30-40 cm tall stems in June and July, yet some flowers are kept on producing until late summer. Fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Once the main flowering has finished you can cut off the stems to encourage new growths and late summer flowering but it is not necessary. Yarrow is a maintena ...entire article
Mock orange is a reliable and absolutely maintenance-free shrub of old European gardens. It is popular for its snow white flowers, in case of this hybrid they are medium-sized or large with slight purple shade in the centre. They come out in early or mid summer and release heavy fragrance that can hardly be mistaken for anything else. It flowers profusely every year. Deciduous leaves are deep green, ovate. As it is a vigorously growing shrub you can keep it compact by trimming it after flowering. Fully hardy to min. -30°C. ...entire article
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. It makes spikes of button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Kobold is a variety with the deepest purple flowers and shorter stems – upto 50 cm. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy ...entire article
Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wildly in the woods of Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period. Pinwheel-shaped flowers of Bowles variety (La Grave) are 3cm wide, have 5 divided petals of blue-violet colour with prevailing blue shade. It flowers from mid spring continuously until midsummer while May and June flowering is supposedly 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 o ...entire article
Golden male fern is the basic species from which the most beautiful varieties arose. The golden bit in the name is relevant for the midrib which is yellowish-brown but cannot influence the overall appearance of bright green colour. The leaves are very hardy and withstand frosts for a certain period. We suggest cutting them all off anyway in spring to encourage new growths. It needs partial shade or shade, acid and moist but well-drained soil. Fully hardy. ...entire article
Hart’s tongue fern is the only hardy fern with entire edge. There are not individual leaflets as on other species but one wide, bright green and glossy leaf. They respond well to fertilizing: the more nutrients – the bigger leaves. Though they are very hardy and can withstand heavy frosts evergreen we suggest cutting off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, alkaline, moist but well-drained soil. ...entire article
Japanese Rosy Buckler fern is especially pretty for its bronze-pink new leaves. The fronds are of a classic fern appearance, about 40 cm tall and new growths are always erect. It forms a dense clump. It is evergreen and looks beautiful without any sign of damage down to about -10°C, whereas it is hardy to -30°C. Cut off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil. Last update: 25-02-2013 ...entire article
GOLDEN SPIRIT® is a new variety of smoke tree from Boskoop, Netherlands, patented in 2000 by Sanders-van Harn a Adriana Christina Bastiona under the name „Ancot“. It is unique for its bright lime-yellow foliage on relatively long stalks compared to the leaf size. Leaves are oval to rounded and turn to burgundy, orange and red in the autumn. Tiny pink flowers are formed in filamentous panicles producing a smoke-like appearance. For the best display we suggest planting it next to a red-leaved shrub such as another very popular variety ...entire article
Aurea variey bears huge, tropical looking, heart shaped leaves (20-25 cm large), of bright yellow-green colour. They are slightly hairy like suede, pleasant to touch. They have interesting scent similar to tobacco leaves that allegedly repels insects. Beginning of summer 20-30 cm tall upright panicles are formed with many bell-shaped, white flowers with purple and yellow marking. Seeds ripen in long brown pods that hang on the tree all winter until early spring. Just one thing has to be observed: summer mildew. When the weather is warm and wet, usually beginning of summer ...entire article
This Rose-of-Sharon variety has a French name Oiseau Bleu which was difficult enough to be replaced with an English translation Blue Bird. It had long been the only blue variety in trade until Marina (BLUE SATIN™) appeared in 1996, and in 2007 a much deeper blue variety from France named ULTRAMARINE® took its place. However, Blue Bird is still very demanded for its attractive, pastel lavender blue flowers that are about 6-8 cm across and decorated with a large maroon eye in the centre. It looks great both on its own, or combined with other varieties of contrasting flower colours(s). ...entire article
The smaller plant = the longer name it appears… This variety of male fern has vera narrow leaves giving the plant an airy look. The leaves are mid green with crested pinnae and frond tips. Excellent for combination with dwarf conifers. The plant is fully hardy to about -30°C. Cut off all last-year’s leaves in the spring to encourage new growths. ...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
One of the most magnificent trees of our climate comes from East Asia and is called the Princess Tree or Empress Tree or even Foxglove Tree. Its main feature is giant leaves which can be as much as 30 cm long and wide, very hairy, pale to deep green. Thanks to them empress trees are often mistaken for catalpas. Empress tree flowers when some 6-8 years old. The flower buds appear from end summer and take quite some to ripen – until early winter. They open in late spring into upright panicles of beautiful, fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers that are pinkish lilac on the outside and ...entire article
Stella de Oro is the top brand among daylilies. It blooms most abundantly and longest of all varieties. Its flowers are bright yellow, 7-8 cm across, broadly funnel-shaped, open wide, and appear in profusion in early summer, and continue re-blooming atop thin, 30-40 cm tall, slight arching stems until early autumn. The leaves are narrower compared to other hybrids, grass green, and form a dense clump. It was bred by Walter Jablonski (1896-1986) from Merrillville in Indiana, USA, and introduced in 1975. He named it ...entire article
Mock orange is a reliable and absolutely maintenance-free shrub of old European gardens. It is popular for its snow white flowers, in case of this variety they are double, which come out in early or mid summer. They release a heavy fragrance that can hardly be mistaken for anything else. It flowers profusely every year. Deciduous leaves are about 8 cm long, bright to deep green, ovate. As it is a vigorously growing shrub you can keep it compact by trimming it after flowering. Fully hardy. ...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
Do you like a tall tree but are afraid it would be too big for your small garden? Well, if you have enough will to prune it every one or two years you can always control its size provided it is not an ash type tree growing about 1 m every year. Thus you can enhance the look of your garden with something extraordinary such as this beautiful catalpa. Purpurea catalpa has large, nearly tropically looking leaves with an interesting scent that allegedly repels insects. They are deep burgundy red when young and dark green with purple veins during the season. In some locations the deep bur ...entire article
One of th latest varieties of trumpet creeper named Indian Summer“® has been winning all sorts of awards since 1998. It is a successful cross between c.tagliabuana and c.radicans that originated in the Netherlands and was patented in the USA under the name Kudian. It blooms abundantly from early July until the first frosts if the plant has enough buds. Flowers are bright orange, sometimes with reddish throat, trumpet-shaped, up to 8 cm long. Pinnate leaves are deep to dark green, coarsely serrated, often with burgundy margins. Mature plants can climb up ...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
Nana variety is a lot different to the species. It can be found under its second Latin name catalpa bungei. It is a small tree that can be considered dwarf as opposed to its parent. It was bred to achieve an attractive tree with exceptional foliage but of reduced size to fit even a small garden or a front yard. The heart-shaped leaves are light to mid-green and soft. The tree keeps it compact, rounded crown without pruning. It grows medium fast and very dense. This variety does not produce flowers. Just one thing has to be observed: summer mildew. When the weather is warm and ...entire article
Eastern redbud is a lovely, deciduous, small tree or a large shrub where the word “love” is the key feature. Why? Because its leaves are in a perfect shape of a heart that we are used to draw as an icon. Moreover, Forest Pansy variety has burgundy red to deep burgundy brown foliage. If placed in a location with reduced sunlight the leaves will turn dark green. This plant is very impressive in the spring, too. It bears profusion of bright, purple-pink flowers on bare, purple-black wood. The stalks are miniature. Some tropical plants have the same type of f ...entire article
Garnet is one of the top selling Japanese maples ever. It has been popular around the world for many decades. Its filigree leaves are deeply cut = dissected, hence its name. They look like giant snowflakes cut in pieces and densely cover even young plants. The colour show begins with vibrant red in the spring, turning crimson red in early summer and deep burgundy in late summer, finishing up with vivid reddish-purple in the autumn. It grows slowly and forms a shrub that is rather wider than tall. Branches are pendent making an umbrella appearance. It is often grafted on short stems ...entire article
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