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09.06.2023New in catalogue
coral bells (Heuchera "'SPLASHBERRY'")
Do you know Splashberry? It is a drink from Ihop, the American restaurant, and it contains orange juice, Sprite and strawberries. It is colorful, sweet, refreshing, and it looks very tasty. No wonder its name was given to another gem among coral bells from the Indian Summer series. It produces bright chartreuse to golden yellow leaves with brick-red veins, which become more prominent as the leaves mature towards the end of the season. They leaves are firm, not very undulated but not completely flat either, and they co ...entire article
09.06.2023New in catalogue
bugbane (Actaea simplex "'PINK SPIKE'")
Pink Spike is a dark-leaved variety of bugbane with deep maroon to almost black, large leaves. They are 3-ternate-pinnate, with palmate, lobed, sharply toothed basal leaves. It is very attractive when new, bright green leaves emerge amongst intensely dark foliage. In late summer rise slender, dark stems bearing 30-40 cm long, erect racemes composed of small, pale pink, very fragrant flowers. They resemble cherry laurel flowers both in appearance as well as in scent. They bloom from late August until mid October. Flowe ...entire article
PRETTYCOAT is a unique variety of red-vein producing cute, little, bell-shaped, creamy flowers which almost lack pink margins. They show prominent maroon veins which meet at the very bottom of the bells and hang underneath the umbrella of leaves. Flowering begins in mid spring and deadheading of spent flowers is said to increase the number of flowers on young plants, however, we never do it and our shrubs are beautiful and flower abundantly every year. Apart from its beautiful flowers, red-vein is renowned for its oth ...entire article
Pagode is a red-vein variety producing cute, little, bell-shaped, creamy flowers. Compared to the species they are slightly bigger and have redder margins and prominent veins. They appear from mid to late spring, underneath the umbrella of leaves. Deadheading spent flowers should increase the number of flowers on young plants, however, we never do it and our shrubs are beautiful and flower abundantly every year. Apart from its beautiful flowers red-vein is renowned for its other feature: the autumn colour. The leaves, ...entire article
When I first saw the large, glossy, and thick leaves of TICO® Portugal laurel, it was clear that a new chapter of the evergreens was about to be written. First, I tested its hardiness in several locations of Czechia and while observing its performance and growth it struck me that this was exactly the type of plant that will look natural as a standard tree, not just a shrub. Clipping the laterals off its straight leader did the job and a small and rather cute crown was formed. In only two years it has develope ...entire article
Blue Baby is an attractive miniature of the sensational Blue Opall magnolia with bluish buds. If you stand both magnolias next to each other, you will probably not find a single significant difference in the color, shape of the flower or the leaf, but everything is about a third smaller – the size of the flower, of the leaf, and the plant itself. The flowers develop from pointed buds that have a striking, steel-blue frosting. Once opened, they reveal p ...entire article
Orange Bicolor is a bi-coloured coneflower variety from the FOUNTAIN™ series from 2018. It makes large, fragrant flowers with long ray florets with balayage effect. They are purple red nearer the centre and grade to orange towards the tips. Yound flowers have deep, warm tones whereas mature flowers are colder in the tone and pastel. Central cones (discs) are marron brown and hide plenty of nectar for bees, butterflies, and bumble bees. If regularly deadheaded and fed this variety can flower from July until S ...entire article
Linearifolium is probably the oldest selected variety of this unique so-called spider azalea. It is special for its extra narrow petals and leaves. The flowers are medium pink and slightly fragrant. Blooming begins in May and lasts for 2-3 weeks. Its leaves are semi-deciduous, narrow to almost linear, dark green, rather matte, slightly hairy, and tinged deep maroon from winter until late spring. They remain evergreen through mild winters and after cold winters they dry out and are replaced with new foliage after flowe ...entire article
StarStyle™ is a series of semi-deciduous azalea developed by Hilde and Matthijs Barendse from a Dutch nursery Kwekerij Arends in Paterswolde. So far in consists of 3 colours: purple pink, lilac, and white. StarStyle™ Lilac bears lilac violet non-scented flowers with narrow petals. Blooming begins in May and lasts for 2-3 weeks and in late summer the shrub re-blooms with a few flowers. Its leaves are semi-deciduous, narrow to almost linear, dark green, rather matte, slightly hairy, and tinged deep maroon fr ...entire article
The CENSATION™ series of avens is bred by Armand Kremer from a German perennial nursery Green Globe. Yellow Fluffy is a cheerful variety with banana yellow flowers tinged salmon pink on the reverse. They are 3-4 cm wide, semi-double, and open atop 35-45 cm tall maroon stems. It begins to bloom in late April and continues for 4-5 weeks. Under good growing conditions it can re-bloom sporadically until late summer. The flowers are nodding until they are fully open and only ...entire article
M.F. Rose White Bee is Magic Fountain larkspur variety forming dense and extremely pretty inflorescence composed of large, semi-double, lilac rose flowers decorated with dwarf white petals that look like a bee feasting on their nectar. 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 plant for the second flush in September and October. Grow larkspur in ...entire article
Burning Hearts is a rough oxeye variety with bright golden flowers. The ray florets are rich golden yellow with mahogany red-brown centers and are composed around small discs in one or two rows. The dramatic appearance of the plant is enhanced by the dark maroon tinge of dark green leaves and almost black stems growing about one meter high. The leaves have smooth (entire) edges and are paler purple closer to the ground. The plants form dense clumps and are suitable for all types of perennial beds. In semi-shade, th ...entire article
Alpine wood fern is a semi-evergreen type of fern that is most often found in the higher altitudes of Hawaii, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica, Indonesia and the Himalayas. It was named after a siginificant botanist of Danish origin Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854), who – like many others – originally had an entirely different profession: he was a surgeon. But as soon as he arrived in India in 1807, he was immediately enchanted by the beauty and diversity of the flora there, and seven years later he quit his medical practice to become the director of the I ...entire article
GREENFINGERS® is a large-leaved Mexican orange variety from 2019, developed by Peter Catt from Liss Forst Nursery in Liss, Hamshire, England. It bears evergreen, softly leathery, glossy, palmate leaves divided into 7 leaflets, which have a distinct, spicy aroma when crushed, but do not use them for cooking. They are bright green as they emerge and dark green in summer. From late April till early June it blooms with a number of star-shaped, 5-petalled flowers, larger than those on original choisya. They have a ...entire article
This sweet box is believed to have come from western China where it probably originated as a natural hybrid of two species. Nowadays, you will not find it in the wild either because it is extinct or perhaps it never existed as a botanical species. Very interesting is a fact that there are no varieties since its seedlings are always identical to the parent. Compared to other sweet box species, s. confusa features shorter but wider leaves and upright growth. The leaves are evergreen, leathery, fresh green, rippled, 5-6 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, and very glossy. ...entire article
ROYAL LACE is a fine-leaved Mexican orange variety from 2013, developed by the original hybrid choisia breeder Peter Moore from England. It was granted EU patent No. 41455 in 2015. It bears evergreen, softly leathery, delicatly narrow leaves that resemble those of Apple Blossom variety. They are palmately divided into 3-7 thread-like leaflets, which have a distinct, spicy aroma when crushed, but do not use them for cooking. Their color is chartreuse to lime green in winter, and as soon as the chlorophyll rises up thro ...entire article
Silver Carpet is a valued selection of lamb’s ears which produces masses of velvety soft foliage on fast-growing plants that will soon form an impenetrable carpet. The leaves are narrowly obovate, pale green covered with a profusion of silvery hairs. They are evergreen in mild winters. Just remove old leaves after a bad winter and a couple of times during the growing season to keep it tidy and handsome. Silver Carpet does not produce many flowers. Only seldom it makes a wooly stem about 30 cm long topped with co ...entire article
Autumn monkshood, sometimes also called azure monkshood, is a showy and tall perennial flowering from late summer till autumn. It produces erect racemes of large, hooded flowers of deep violet blue flowers from September till October. The throat is decorated with dark grey stamens. The inflorescence is an erect raceme and sits atop sturdy stems one and a half (or a little more) meters tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even though the blooming time is very late in the season, it offers something more to gain your attention early in the seaso ...entire article
Every gaura series must have its white flowering variety and Gambit is no exception. Gambit White gaura produces pure white flowers like tiny butterflies whirling among thin stems. The plant is more compact than older varieties yet airy enough to enable movement in the slightest breeze. Trimming off stems with spent flowers will encourage production of new ones. Flowering begins in June and continues till the first frost. We noticed that if the plant is frequently fed it is big and beautiful but tends to mature mo ...entire article
Paris is beautiful, charismatic, and unique. Many of us associate it with love and romance, and when we plan a trip there we feel entitled to receive an experience of something extraordinarily beautiful. Looking at her invention, American plant breeder Janet N. Egger from the Terra Nova® Nurseries probably didn't take too long to decide to name her new coral bells variety after this French capital. This variety is worth every compliment, just like Paris, and is surely hard not to fall in love with. Again, just like Paris. US patent No. PP18881 was grante ...entire article
Little Vision In Pink is a dwarf astilbe with dense and congested inflorescence of clear pink colour. Its strong stems grow only some 30 cm tall which is unusual for a Chinese astilbe hybrid. It forms compact tufts with lots of healthy, dark green and glossy leaves. Blooming begins in late June and continues for almost two months. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed they can sit in full sun, too, otherwise choose a semi-shaded or shaded location. They are water loving plant ...entire article
PETITE LANTERN is a low and compact growing panicle hydrangea from Liss Forest Nursery in Hampshire, England. It is a beautiful piece that bears firm, upright, pointed inflorescences composed of both sterile (large) and fertile (small) flowers. They begin to bloom in early July atop ruby red, sturdy stems 60-80 cm tall. They are bright creamy white as they emrge but soon turn a bold shade of pink that deepens to dark crimson purple in early autumn to live up to their name 'Little Lantern'. The deciduous leaves are ova ...entire article
Look At Me is a compact astilbe variety from the arendsii group, bred by Tom de Bruijn from the Netherlands in 2005, i.e., 11 years before another successful variety of his named Smile At Me. It produces compact plumes of pale pink flowers on garnet red stems about 40 cm tall. They bloom from mid June for 3-4 weeks and re-bloom sporadically until late summer. Leaves are divided, healthy, glossy, dark green with red stalks. Patent No. PP24798 granted in 2014. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or ...entire article
EARLY® MAGENTA is another of the great EARLY START™ summer phlox. From about mid June appear large panicles of numerous, bright magenta purple flowers which open continuously for almost 3 months. The first panicle has two flushes of flowers and once the second flush has gone, remove the panicle to encourage formation of new lateral branches with new flower buds to continue blooming until August. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Stems are dark green ...entire article
RASPBERRY is another astilbe variety bred by Dutch perennial specialist Jan Verschoor and belongs to the SHORT N’ SWEET series which comprises of compact, low growing varieties with beautifully coloured, sweetly scented flowers. Patent No. PP27701 was granted in 2017. RASPBERRY is a hybrid astilbe a. arendsii x a. japonica with soft raspberry pink flowers composed in fluffy plumes atop 30-40 cm tall stems. Blooming begins in late June and may repeat flowering until August. Plants are compact and mound-formin ...entire article
Vision Vulcano is a glowing purple pink astilbe variety with erect, dense yet fluffy inflorescence. Compared to Vision in Purple it is shorter, more compact, and the flowers have more of a dark pink tone. Blooming begins in late June atop 30-40 cm tall, strong stems, and may last until mid August. Deciduous leaves emerge dark maroon and mature to dark green, they are divided, each leaflet heavily serrated at margins, healthy, and glossy. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed ...entire article
Little Vision In Purple is a fantastically coloured astilbe with deep purple fuchsia plumes. They are dense, erect and the stems with flowers reach a height of only slightly over 30 cm which is considered dwarf for a Chinese astilbe hybrid. It forms compact tufts with lots of healthy, dark green and glossy leaves. Blooming begins in late June and continues for almost two months. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed they can sit in full sun, too, otherwise choose a semi-shade ...entire article
Mainz is a japonica hybrid astilbe from 1952. Its flowers are cotton-candy-like pink plumes atop almost 50 cm tall stems and bloom from late June. Leaves are dark green, divided, heavily serrated at margins, healthy, and glossy. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed they can sit in full sun, too, otherwise choose a semi-shaded or shaded location. They are water loving plants and require a good dose of nutrients to look their best. They will not grow in chalky or clay soil th ...entire article
Fanal astilbe is one of the earliest varieties with red flowers. It begins to bloom in mid June and forms rich raspberry red flowers atop 30-50 cm tall stems. Leaves are divided, healthy, glossy, mahogany red as they emerge and turning dark green before flowering starts. It was awarded AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 1993. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed they can sit in full sun, too, otherwise choose a semi-shaded or shaded location. ...entire article
Caradonna sage belongs among the top perennial bestsellers all around Europe. In 2021 arrives its new sister, a chance seedling discovered by Jonathan J. Tuite in England and was named CARADONNA PINK INSPIRATION. It does not bear blue flowers but boasts charming rosy pink flowers attached to deep purple stems. They are around 40 cm tall and upright even after a heavy rain. The main flowering begins from late May and lasts for about 6 weeks, meanwhile new flower ...entire article
SpinTop™ is a blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop™ Copper Sun is a unique variety with petals that are rolled up into narrow trumpets. They are a combination of rich copper red and amber golden at tips. The centres are yellow with red corolla when young, and mature to dark ruby red. Blooming usually begins in mid June and continues restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The stems are hairy and sh ...entire article
Queen Guinevere was the wife of 5th and 6th century British king Artur. She was Welsh, beautiful, and much younger than her husband and legend has it that when she first saw knight Lancelot, she fell in love with him, and since he requited her feelings, they had an affair of which Arthur learnt after a long time. When he was told the truth about his unfaithful wife, he got furious and as he was planning a revenge Lancelot fled the country. King Arthur decided to sentence Guinevere to be burnt at a stake. Despite all Arthur’s efforts to prevent Lancelot from returning with his kinsmen to ...entire article
Drinking Gourd is another name for the Big Dipper asterism and if combined with Abiqua, which is a name of a waterfall in Oregon, USA, as well as a name for a hosta series, we have a beautiful large-leaved variety of plantain lily. Its rounded, deep blue-green, seersuckered leaves are 20-25 cm across and have a conspicuous tip. They curve their margins upwards, forming a cup almost 10 cm deep. For this reason, it is not recommended to grow under the trees whose waste, collected in the cups, would spoil the aesthetics. ...entire article
Timeless Night is an eye-catching coral bells variety with dark leaves and profuse flowering. It makes shallowly lobed, palmate, and very glossy leaves of deep purple to aubergine black colour. They are reliably evergreen in mild winters. Undersides are magenta pink. From early summer rise 40-45 cm tall, slender stems with abundant and compact panicles composed of tiny, coral pink flowers. They rebloom again in August. The plant grows fast into a dense and mounding habit some 40 cm tall and 40 cm wide. Timeless is ...entire article
BLOOMBUX® MAGENTA rhododendron is a sister variety which rose from the same breeding as NUGGET BY BLOOMBUX® and only differs in having deeper pink flowers with magenta calyxes. It is a beautiful rhododendron cross between r. micranthum and r. hirsutum. It is a compact, evergreen shrub with profusion of small but lovely flowers from late May until mid June. They open from dark pink buds into funnel-shaped flowers that look like miniature weigela flower ...entire article
PINK FRAGRANCE™, or also marketed under its complete name SPRING PINK ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™, is a sister variety which arose from breeding its predecessor – ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™ variety. Its is a compact and dense growing hybrid daphne with long flowering period. It makes small, tubular, medium to pale pink flowers which release a strong and sweet perfume. They are produced in profusion from late May until early July, and then ...entire article
Mojave Jewels Ruby is a stonecrop variety from AB Cultivars in the Netherlands from 2018. It makes extremely dark foliage and stems which perfectly contrast with its flowers. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic, mildly serrated at margins, and matte. Stems are upright and strong enough not to flop, bend or break in open ground (plants in pots may be weaker). Both stems and leaves are deep purple, almost black like egg-plant but without glossy skin – they are matte which looks velvety. In late August appear ...entire article
Royal Flush monkshood makes almost one meter tall, extra strong, maroon stems topped with erect racemes composed of huge, deep indigo blue flowers with anthracite anthers. The plant is very healthy which contrasts with many other perennials that are slowly becoming unsightly as they go dormant at the time this monkshood shows its assets. The stems are many branched offering multiple inflorescences and blooming until the last sunny and warm days of autumn. The leaves are dark green, deeply dissected, and highly glossy. ...entire article
SOFIA is a dwarf cherry laurel that can easily be mistaken for a holy because of its distinctly serrated (not spiny) leaves. Hoar frost makes a picturesque sight in autumn and winter and you will want to make a photo of them every time you pass them by. They are evergreen, leathery, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green, and glossy. The plant is compact, slow growing (5-15 cm per year), densely branched, and reaches about 1.5 m in height and width in maturity. Flowers have not been observed so far. Pruning is possible in ...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
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
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
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
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
FLOWERFESTA® WHITE is a compact, repeat-flowering lilac which in late May produces a profusion of pale salmon pink buds that open to pure white. They bloom for about 3 weeks, after a short pause they re-bloom in early summer, and at the beginning of autumn a new flush of flowers appears for the third time. Individual flowers are narrowly tubular, composed in large, upright panicles, and release a pleasing, sweet perfume. Leaves are rather small (3-5 cm long), rounded to ovate, deciduous, and fresh green. It f ...entire article
Purple Stem is a Himalayan sweet box variety renowned for rich maroon stems in late winter and spring. They also may (but may not) turn purplish blue in autumn just like young stems of some blue hollies. It boasts highly glossy, evergreen, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green foliage. In autumn are formed small flower buds which open during a warmer period of mid to late winder and early spring. Flowers are small, white, tinged pink, extremely fragrant, and if pollinated they are followed by dark red to almost black, sph ...entire article
Venus is a fascinating magnolia variety from Germany. From about mid April produces abundance of 14-16 cm large, fragrant flowers of noble shape. They are peony-shaped as they emerge and open into lotus-like shape in maturity. Their firm petals are deep magenta purple outside and almost white inside with some purple red veins. Individual flowers boast unique longevity of up to 12 days and often re-bloom in midsummer in a lighter shade. Being late to flower they easily escape late spring frosts. Venus magnolia is a ...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
CHICK CHARMS® is a fascinating and beautiful series of hens and chicks including the award-winning gem Gold Nugget from 2017 that was bred by Chris Hanson and which emerges golden orange and red and shines like a real 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 easy to grow. Just place your plant into gritty, sharp-draining soil in full sun and enjoy its happy life. No other needs. Fertilizing is possible i ...entire article
It happened in 1899 when Mrs. Popple was giving one of her tennis parties. One of the invited was a nurseryman Clarense Elliott of Six Hills Nursery in Stevenage, England. Apart from ball and his racket he also paid attention to the plants growing around and he noticed a beautiful fuchsia just behind the court. His hostess had no idea where the plant had come from and how long it had been there. She allowed him to take cuttings for further propagation and he named the variety in honour of her name Mrs.Popple. Mrs.Popple fuch ...entire article
ROSYJANE is a gaura variety which was found by Rosy and Rob Hardy from Hardy’s Plants nursery in Whitchurch, UK, In 2006. It was a natural mutation of one branch of Siskiyou Pink variety producing distinctly different flowers. They are white with purple pink margin and bloom from July until October atop up to 60 cm long, arching stems which move during the slightest breeze. Patent No. PP22290 was granted in 2011. We noticed that if the plant is fre ...entire article
ROBIN HOOD is a true purple conflower, not a hybrid, producing vibrant purple pink, strongly fragrant flowers with deep orange, flattened central discs. The colour does not bleed when fading out. Flowers appear from early July atop strong, green, well branched stems 50-60 cm tall. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful if slugs are present in your garden. Since con ...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
ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™ is a compact and dense growing variety of a hybrid daphne with long flowering period. Its small flowers are tubular, almost white inside and pale lilac pink outside. They have a strong and sweet perfume and are produced in profusion from late May until early July, and then sporadically re-bloom until the last warm and sunny days of autumn. Leaves are evergreen or semi-deciduous in locations of its marginal hardiness, narrowly elliptic, 3-4 cm long, medium to dark green, and slightly glossy. ...entire article
Ashy cranesbill is a dwarf cranesbill species from the Pyrenees. Ballerina is a an eye-catching variety with lilac pink flowers with prominent, deep burgundy red veins and eye in the centre. They are borne atop short and somewhat trailing stems from late May until late July, and sparsely throughout the summer. The leaves are evergreen, palmate, somewhat greyish green, and deeply lobed. It naturally forms small, mounded cushions, and we recommend planting 3 or more plants together for better display. Ashy cranesbill ...entire article
Oriental poppy is an extraordinary perennial with large, showy flowers atop thick, tall stems. Beauty Of Livermere is a similar variety to Brilliant, but Beauty's flowers are one tone deeper red. They are 10-14 cm across and have the same deep purple black blotch at the base. Blooming begins from late May and lasts until late June. Basal leaves are hairy, pinnatisect (pinnate to fern-like), fresh green, and wither by midsummer. The whole plant usually becomes dormant until spring, but some plants may push up a few le ...entire article
AZURA is undoubtedly the first reliably hardy cider gum variety of European origin. It has typically steel blue-green, rounded, highly aromatic, evergreen foliage along silvery blue stems. It grows moderately to fast and its ultimate height is expected to reach about 4-5m without pruning but it can be clipped in spring to be kept smaller. Its dramatic foliage colour and shape are impossible to imitate, and will bring a subtropical touch to your garden wherever you put it. It looks great among other green shrubs, as a ...entire article
Flames of Passion® is a 2003 selection of water avens discovered by world famous landscape designer and plant breeder Piet Oudolf from Dutch town Hummelo in 1999. It makes 2-3 cm large, semi-double flowers of pastel red flowers atop about 40 cm tall, dark red stems. They bloom from late May until early July and if regularly dead-headed, strong plants may continue producing stems with more flowers until late summer. PP13730 was issued in 2003. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, fresh green, quite sho ...entire article
Lady Stratheden, aka Goldball, is a hybrid Chilean avens with rich golden yellow flowers. They are semi-double, 3-4,5 cm across, and open frm as early as late May atop 40-60 cm tall stems. If regularly dead-headed, strong plants continue producing stems with more flowers until late summer, without deadheading it blooms for about two months. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, fresh green, and quite showy, while pinnate leaves along the stems are small and rather insignificant. Basal leaves can make a nic ...entire article
TINY WINE® is a dwarf ninebark variety growing only about half the size of the species i.e. about 1.5m. It produces a profusion of small leaves which are deep burgundy red overall, and dark green inside the shrub. They are serrated at margins and turn deep orange and red in autumn. In late spring appear numerous small corymbs of light red buds opening to almost white, melliferous flowers, soon followed by dark red fruit that lasts for several months. In autumn becomes visible another attractive feature which gave ...entire article
Green coloured flowers on coneflowers are something unique. They look special and extravagant. However, their rather history was not always connected with instant thrill, for example the story of Green Twister is rather amusing. It was found as a natural mutation of pink flowering variety Magnus in a field of German grower and breeder Jelitto back in around 1998. Company's general manager Georg Ubelhart had them burnt then in order to protect the field thinking it was a virus. A few years later he was confronted with ...entire article
Adagio is a dwarf variety of eulalia (maiden grass) as it does not grow taller than some 70 cm in leaf, and slightly over one meter in bloom. Leaves are dark green, elegantly narrow, and emerge late in spring, often in May. From August open plume-like inflorescences composed of soft sand yellow to pale beige flowers. Adagio forms compact, dense clumps, and does not spread quickly like some other varieties. Eulalia is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering ...entire article
AZTEC GOLD is a Hillier Nurseries introduction from 2012, bred by Alan Postill. It is a bright golden-yellow-leaved choisya shrub. It produces profusion of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens from late April until early June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are palmately divided into 3-7, glossy, narrow leaflets that are rich golden yellow above and lime green to yellow green inside the com ...entire article
GENOLIA® is an excellent addition to the family of hedging cherry laurels. It comes from Switzerland, and was bred by Pepiniéres de Genolier in 2002. It forms a handsome, columnar, evergreen shrub which requires no pruning to look recent great. Leathery leaves are mid to dark green, narrowly ovate, and glossy. Its naturally upright habit makes it ideal for a hedge, however, it can serve as a slender, free-standing, evergreen specimen in small gardens. It was awarded silver medal at Plantarium 2005, a leading Eur ...entire article
Aureola is a distinct hakone grass variety with variegated foliage. Its leaves have narrow stripes of banana yellow, pale green, and light butter yellow colour. They are only about one centimeter wide leaves and grow from slender, partly arching, pink flushed 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. In autumn leaves turn fantastic shades of pink and purple red. Tufts of this hakone grass will l ...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
Caradonna is a beautiful wood sage which looks like annual salvia farinacea, yet this beauty is a true perennial. Caradonna makes compact clumps with erect stems 40-60 cm tall, very dark purple blue, almost black, bearing numerous deep violet-blue flowers in spike-like inflorescences. Main flowering begins from late May and lasts about one and a half months, meanwhile new flowering stems are formed for weaker flowering in midsummer. However, if you cut the whole plant back to the ground after the first flow ...entire article
Early® White is one of the great EARLY START™ summer phlox. From about mid June appear large panicles of numerous snow white flowers, opening continuously for almost 2 months. Once the main panicle has finished flowering, remove it to encourage formation of smaller ones along the stems. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Stems are dark burgundy red. Deciduous leaves are rich green and totally disease resistant. Growing phlox is easy. It likes almos ...entire article
GEYSER, or often also called GEYSER WHITE is a beautiful and compact, white flowering gaura from GEYSER series. It produces wide-open, pure snow white flowers atop thin stems from late June until October. Deciduous leaves are narrowly lanceolate, soft green, and form a dense cushion. The plant is about 30 cm tall before flowering, and as the flowering stems grow taller it may reach up to 60 cm at the end of the season. GEYSER was paten ...entire article
Flamingo is a newer sport of so popular Hakuro Nishiki dappled willow from 1979. It was found in a Dutch nursery Salixkwekerij Bontekoe, and boasts earlier colouring of new leaves and twigs that are rich pink, just like flamingo's feather. Leaves are deciduous, narrowly elliptic, 3-4 cm long, pea green with rich cream-white variegation. When new leaves emerge they are almost entirely creamy white gaining bright pink colour at the tips that disappears as the leaves mature in summer. It grows very fast and is easy to ...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
BUTTERFLY POSTMAN coneflower produces breathtaking flower colour - rich red, not purple, not pink, true deep red. Such red that drags all the attention when looking at the whole bed. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and appear from early July atop strong, dark burgundy red stems that do not break in wind or heavy rain. They are 40-60 cm tall and well branched. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. Coneflower will tolerate ...entire article
Ostfriesland (East Friesland) is a flat lowland in North Germany, renowned for fertile soil and mild, humid climate which is why there are a lot of nurseries. No wonder that this wood sage received the same name, remembering the region. Ostfriesland sage makes compact clumps with erect stems 35-45 cm tall, bearing long spikes of numerous deep violet-blue flowers from June until September. The calyxes are purple violet, just like the stems, which creates a great background even if the plant is not in full bloom. Leaves ...entire article
SUMMER JAZZ™ FIRE is a showstopper with its brilliant vibrant red flowers. They are large, possibly not as large as the yellow variety from this series, about 5-6 cm across, and appear from mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a green mass as a luxurious background for the flowers. New twigs grow about 60-80 cm before the flower buds appear. It is a much ...entire article
Aphrodite is a beautiful, large-flowered sweetshrub hybrid between c.chinensis and c.occidentalis. The flowers are often compared to magnolias - both in shape and size. They are 7-9 cm across, rich crimson to burgundy red, and appear with the first hot days of May, and continue blooming until late June. In summer they sporadically pop up again in small quantity. Handsome, deciduous leaves are oval to ovate, bright green, and glossy, turning yellow in autumn. The plant gets considerably larger than ...entire article
RED LIGHT is a Dutch selection of popular photinia from 2013, bred and introduced by Alexander van Oploo, EU patent 32555. It has distinctively different colour of new twigs - they are bright red (as opposed to common wine red), and perfectly complement deep burgundy red colour of newly emerging leaves. They are evergreen, broadly oval, and come out at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn gree ...entire article
Ornamental onions, too, have their white sheep in the herd. This beauty is called Mount Everest and is a large flowered variety of Persian onion from Central Asia. It makes 12-14 cm across flower heads composed of numerous star-shaped, pure white flowers with beige stamens in June for about 3 weeks. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that usually grow about 70-80 cm tall, exceptionally in very fertile soil almost one meter. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green, an ...entire article
Ambassador is a hybrid variety of large flowered ornamental onion. It makes up to 15 cm across flowers heads composed of numerous small, sterile, striking rich purple violet flowers from end May until early July. The inflorescences are very dense and similar to a.giganteum species, only flowering a little later. They appear atop strong and sturdy stems that grow as tall as 1.2m which makes Ambassador one of the tallest ornamental onion. Strap-shaped, basal leaves are light to pale green and die back soon after the pea ...entire article
NUGGET BY BLOOMBUX® is a beautiful rhododendron cross of r.hirsutum and r.micranthum. It is a compact, evergreen shrub with profusion of small but lovely flowers from late May until mid June. They open from salmon pink buds into pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers that look like miniature weigela flowers. Lush leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, dark green, glossy, and so elegant that a plant without flowers looks as irresistible as in full bloom, and will be a perfect companion in the garden as well as on a ba ...entire article
Max Frei is a variety of bloody cranesbill which originates from Europe and north Turkey. It was introduced by Hans Frei nursery in Germany in 1976 and was found as a natural mutation in Max Frei’s alpine garden in Switzerland. It produces 3-4 cm large, rich lilac pink flowers above cute, deeply-lobed, partially glossy, deep green foliage that turns various shades of red in autumn. Flowers open in profusion from late May until early July, and then sporadically throughout summer until autumn. The tuft can be ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Orange Halo is a tricky one which some may found expandable now that we have several yellow and red varieties to date. Well, not quite. This one is truly unique. Its flowers are much deeper red compared to those known so far, and the ray florets are distinctly ribbed giving the flower and extra 3D effect. Moreover, they are always firm at tops of stronger stem ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Yellow Touch left me breathless when I first saw its ingenious flowers. While yellow in many bi-coloured blanket flowers occupies a large enough portion to almost outstrip the overall flower appearance, here you will find something entirely different - a very fine line at the petal tips, so thin as if pen-drawn by a skillful artist. The centres are yellow with ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Red is a variety with rich red, daisy-like, medium large flowers. Their centres are yellow with red corolla when young, and mature to dark, almost wine red. Flowers appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The stems are hairy and short which helps maintain a compact, m ...entire article
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
Swamp azaleas are a unique species of deciduous azalea of North American origin. These azaleas offer later flowering and extremely fragrant flowers. Quiet Thoughts is a great zen-like name for a zen-looking variety. I must admit it is my top favourite swamp azalea producing medium-sized, coral pink flowers with golden orange flare. They open in late May and continue flowering for about 3 weeks. Their strong fragrance is notable from a distance of several meters and is lovely and sweet. Deciduous leaves are smaller tha ...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
Lemon Drop is a coctail as well as this unique and beautiful azalea. It has medium-sized, pleasantly fragrant, light lemon yellow flowers with a light yellow blotch on the upper petal. Flower buds are the same light yellow as the flowers. Deciduous leaves are oval to elongated, mid green in summer, and turn coppery orange in autumn. Lemon Drop grows slowly into a bushy and compact habit. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with always moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in c ...entire article
Amazing Dream is a dream come true for coneflower lovers and landscape designers longing for a long lasting colour and massive flowering. This beauty was bred by Harini Korlipara from TerraNova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA. It makes vivid deep pink to magenta purple flowers with fiery orange cones. They release strong and lovely fragrance, partly fruity, partly floral, which is released only until some 3 p.m. There are numerous buds along one stem which enables the plant to bloom freely from July until early autumn. ...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
Autumn monkshood is a showy perennial flowering from late summer till autumn. Cloudy is an unusual variety with almost white flowers decorated with pale lavender violet brim. They appear along sturdy stems that grow just over a meter tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even though the blooming time is very late in the season, it offers something more to gain your attention early in the season: very attractive, deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves. Monkshood is a popular cut flower. Monkshood is used especially in Chinese medicine, yet some c ...entire article
Honeyberry is an edible version of honeysuckle with fruit of similar taste and appearance of blueberry. The fruit is sweet or sweet-and-sour, 25-35 mm long, oval, deep blue. The fruit ripens very early, often already in May, about two weeks before the first strawberries. Trávníèek is a Czech selection with large and sweet fruit. Honeyberry is easy to grow. It does not require any special soil unlike blueberries. All they need is full sun and plenty of water and fertilizer. Foll ...entire article
Munstead is a name for several plant varieties, all of which are somehow linked with Munstead Heath in southern Surrey, England, where Gertrude Jekyll's house called Munstead Wood was located. The house and garden were designed by Sir Edwin E. Lutyens and built by Thomas Underwood for Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most influential landscape architects and writers, contributing to many renowned magazines at the turn of the century, and creating over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Munstead...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Deep Rose begins its show in mid May when spikes of rich purple red flowers buds appear on about 30 cm tall spikes. They are followed by light rosy pink flowers which are produced in profusion from mid May until midsummer. If you cut back the clump after the main flowering and fertilize it the pla ...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
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
Brenelia is an elegant novelty variety of Portugal laurel from early 21st century. In appearance and use it is similar to Angustifolia variety but has larger leaves with undulated margins. The stalks and new stems are rich burgundy red not only in winter but most of the growing season. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it reaches between 3 and 6 m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers in late May and early June. Fruits are black ...entire article
Gracillimus is a maiden grass (eulalia) which is very popular among both interior as well as landscape designers. It offers a lush effect of dense tufts of narrow, rich green leaves, elegantly arching. It is not very tall but can be quite substantial given the space in your garden. Tassel-like flowers are bronze as them emerge, show up much later than on other miscanthus varieties, and are not much taller than the tuft. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any w ...entire article
Hartlage Wine is an interspecific hybrid sweetshrub bred by Richard Hartlage in 1991, a former student of NC State University, USA. He managed to cross calycanthus floridus and sinocalycanthus chinensis. The result is a very floriferous deciduous shrub with quite large 6.9-8.5 cm across flowers. They are strongly scented just like its parents and come out in profusion in June and then sporadically until late summer. The outer tepals are wine red to greyed-purple, and the inner tepals formed in a crown, showing a cream ...entire article
Venus is one of the fascinating inventions which followed Richard Hartlage’s breakthrough with hybridizing sweetshrub species in early 1990’s. This variety was bred by Dr. Thomas Ranney of the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Fletcher, NC, USA, and patented in 2005 under PP15925. Flowers of Venus sweetshrub are extremely large: 7-11 cm across and resemble those of star magnolias. Unlike the common red sweetshrub, larger tepals of Venus are white and smaller ones are light yellow and win ...entire article
Early Sunrise is a profusely flowering tickseed with an extremely long bloom period. It produces semi-double or double flowers of golden yellow colour from early June until late autumn if the weather is sunny and relatively warm. The stems are a little shorter than other grandiflora tickseeds, only about 30 cm tall. Deadheading will enhance the flowering but is not a must, it will still flower abundantly every year and all summer long. Early Sunrise tickseed forms a bushy clum ...entire article
Thick-leaved evergreen honeysuckle comes from China and has small but very pretty and glossy leaves. They are rounded, rich green with purple margins in summer and dark purple red in autumn and winter. Little Honey® is a recent introduction from the Netherlands which produces profusion of honey yellow or light orange flowers from early June. The have no fragrance but last for at least a month. It is a ground-covering plant and can be trained along a vertical support as a climber. Its new shoots are quite long ...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
Bulk is a tremendous panicle hydrangea variety from the Netherlands, found as a chance seedling by Rein Bulk in 1991. It surprised the breeder for its extremely early flowering producing its first panicles from late May already. It received a trade name Early Sensation which is a little confusing since this name is also used for a mop-head hydrangea from the Forever&Ever® series. It was patented under PP16,812 in 2006. Bulk hydrangea bears large inflorescence composed ...entire article
Chinese fountain grass is an elegant feature to every garden. It has mid to dark green linear leaves growing in a thick cluster forming a shape of a fountain. From midsummer it produces yellow-green spike-like flowers which look like bottlebrushes. They are beige with some purple red overlay. Hameln is a popular variety of compact and smaller habit while flowering stems are well above the clump of foliage letting the flowers exhibit their beauty. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained but evenly ...entire article
SUMMER JAZZ™ Gold is a fascinating new variety of hybrid trumpet creeper. It makes very large flowers whose size is the same as those on Chinese trumpet creeper – 8 cm across. They are rich golden yellow with prominent, vibrant red veins in the throat, and appear from early to mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a gr ...entire article
Bleeding heart is a bit old-fashioned yet beautiful perennial commonly found in European gardens. It comes from Siberia and colder parts of China and Korea. The Japanese legend has it that the common name implies a young man whose love for a lady was rejected so he pierced his heart with a sword (the inner part of the flower) which caused his heart bleed. Much nicer name is a lady in the bath which is not really a name of the plant itself but more a description of the flower shape. Here’s the trick – hold the fully opened flower upside down and vo ...entire article
Avens is a pretty perennial whose wild forms can be found on every continent except Australia. Mrs. J.Bradshaw, formerly known as Feuerball, is a hybrid of geum chiloense with small but attractive, scarlet red, semi-double flowers that come out from early June, and, if regularly dead-headed, strong plants continue producing stems with more flowers until late summer. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, mid green, while stem leaves are pinnate. They can make a nice groundcover in mass plantings. ...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
Witch hazels are unique shrubs that offer profuse flowering at times when everything else in the garden looks dull and far from cheerful. This variety was named after a Greek goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite (the Romans called her Venus, by the way). In many pictures she was shown with undulate (or curly) red hair and this with hazel looks just the same – its fringe-like flowers are a mixture of amber-golden and copper-red and release a lovely perfume on a sunny day. They like cold weather and may start flow ...entire article
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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
Hot Chocolate® is a long-awaited novelty in the field of rough-leaved hydrangea. It bears very attractive leaves that are deciduous, felt-like, narrowly ovate, dark green with a notable chocolate-brown overlay when mature, and silvery green to light olive green when young. The added value is a dark burgundy red colour of their reverse. Flowers are flattened corymbs composed of tiny, violet, fertile flowers in the centre, surrounded by rich pink, sterile flowers. They come out in July and decorate the plant fo ...entire article
Fragrant snowbell is a large bush or a small tree which, in spite of its name, does not bear highly fragrant flowers. It is closely related to Japanese snowbell and comes from the same regions of Asia: Korea, China, and Japan. Compared with the latter, it has bigger, almost rounded leaves with a pointed tip. They are deciduous, rich green in summer and yellow in autumn. Fully leaved tree resembles eastern redbud (cercis canadensis). It produces high quantity of snow-white, bell shaped flowers, co ...entire article
I suppose that everybody knows what paradox is. And in case of this coneflower the major paradox is that a perennial called purple coneflower is totally yellow. Or golden yellow which does not help either, so the botanists decided to change its name to reflect its location of origin: Ozark coneflower (The Ozarks is a highland region covering major part of Missouri and Arkansas, USA). Ozark coneflower has unusually large cones of chocolate brown colour, made of stamens producing nectar that attracts mainly bumble bees and ...entire article
Double-Decker is a name for a typical two-storey London bus as well as this unique two-tier coneflower. It has large, deep magenta pink flowers with a big cone that can be decorated with another flower of the same colour, or a few dwarf petals, or the plant can make a large flower with two layers of tepals under one cone. Either way this coneflower is a special variety and a must-have for collectors. Its stems are about 70 cm tall, almost leafless. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials that have beautiful fl ...entire article
Fancy a milkshake? Looking at this beautiful coneflower one must be tempted to have one. It bears milky-white ray-florets with yellow disc-florets that change to beige heads as they mature. So the whole flower does resemble a fresh milkshake with a vanilla cream topping. How about it now, ready for one? This variety has been bred by Arie Blom in the Netherlands in 2006, and patented under PP20,594 2 years later. This coneflower has very strong stems that do not break in wind bend after a heavy rain, and make an excellent ...entire article
Gaura is a typical example of a plant that deserves its price should it come in any pot size. It is a perennial with extra long bloom season and requiring little or no care. Gambit Rose is a variety with neon-like deep pink flowers flowers from June until October. It forms a compact cushion with deep burgundy red new foliage and buds. Trimming off stems with spent flowers will encourage production of new ones. In the wild gaura lives in naturally moist lands where it thrives. Grow it in equally moist but well drained soil in full sun. Once established it tolerates summe ...entire article
Persil is a deciduous azalea with large, white flowers that have a light yellow blotch and nice fragrance. Deciduous leaves are mid green. It grows at medium speed, some 20-25 cm per year, forming an airy shrub with almost equal height and spread. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with always moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their leaves may suffer and be prone to fungus infections. When spots appear on the leaves or they lose colour and start to curl use a suitable fungicide immediately. 1-2 sprays should h ...entire article
Unlike most of other African blue lilies which are blue this gem shows off with its pure white flowers. They are trumpet-shaped, composed in rich umbels and appear at the tips of about 60-80 cm long, sturdy stems. Strap-like leaves are about 2-3 cm wide, mid green. Blooming time begins with hot and sunny days of early summer and finished in September. Occasionally you can get a few flowers on short stems at the end of September. Grow agapanthus in fertile, very well-drained soil. In too wet or boggy soil it will most certainly die. The plants benefit from regular watering and fertil ...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
STRONG ANNABELLE® is a new name for a beautiful sevenbark variety from 2009, PP20571. It was patented as 'Abetwo' and marketed as INCREDIBALL® from the beginning. However, after a few years of continuous misspelling the name was changed to STRONG ANNABELLE® which is exactly what this plant is - a stronger improvement of former Annabelle variety. It produces typical mop-head inflorescence composed o ...entire article
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. In early summer and often in early autumn it is covered with profusion of tiny white flowers on purple-brown stalks. Sutherlandii is a compact variety that needs no or little pruning. However, if you find your shrub damaged by a load of heavy and wet snow or by a cat or dog just clip it along all sides to e ...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
Gaura is a typical example of a plant that deserves its price should it come in any pot size. It is a perennial with extra long bloom season and requiring little or no care. Geyser Pink variety forms a compact, airy bush with mid green, small leaves at the ground level and up to 70 cm long stems with profusion of gentle, clear pink flowers from June until October. Trimming off stems with spent flowers will encourage production of new ones. In the wild gaura lives in naturally moist lands where it thrives. Grow it in equally moist but well drained soil in full sun. Once ...entire article
Vanille Fraise® is a breathtaking novelty among panicle hydrangeas. It bears extra large flowers that emerge clear white in midsummer, turning light pink first and deep raspberry pink in late summer. The panicles are up to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide and remain on the plant for a long period of time. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, deep green. Stems are strong, deep burgundy red. We recommend regular pruning every spring before the buds begin to swell. By cutting at least two thirds of previous year’s growth you will get a strong shrub with large ...entire article
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80´s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further north. Perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of 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 ...entire article
Sometimes labeled Dwarf Snow Lady this shasta daisy is a compact and robust perennial which remains small = dwarf. Its flowers are large, about 6 cm wide, pure white with fat yellow centres. The plant is covered with blooms from mid June until mid summer. Deadheading may prolong flowering time until August. It is widely soil adaptable provided the soil is well-drained. Fully hardy to min. -29°C. Last update 12-06-2009. ...entire article
Shuttlecock fern (ostrich fern) is one of the most common ferns of European origin. It grows in our woodlands, in shaded areas and on wet meadows. It has erect, light green fronds that under ideal conditions can grow 1.5m tall, but are usually shorter in cultivation, reaching some 80 cm. It spreads by underground rhizomes which can be easily removed if you do not want it to spread. It needs light and preferably acidic soil that is constantly moist. It is usually cultivated in partial shade or filtered sun, however, if the soil is constantly moist it do ...entire article
This variety of Japanese painted fern is absolutely fantastic and unique. Its Latin name pictum means ‘painted’ and the other accepted variety name Metallicum simply describes its most significant feature: leaf colour. When its fronds unroll the leaves show a magnificent mixture of pale metallic green with glowing silvery grey colour combined with magenta purple midribs and stems. Purple colour diminishes as the leaves mature. Leaf margins are finely serrated. J ...entire article
Oriental poppy is another extraordinary perennial with attractive flowers. Türkenlouis is very attractive with its cut petal margins. Flowers are huge, vivid red. Leaves are fresh green, fern-like, hairy. It grows in almost any well-drained soil, preferably medium fertile or poor, do not fertilize. Fully hardy to about -40°C. Last update 12-01-2009. ...entire article
Oriental poppy is an extraordinary perennial with large, showy flowers atop thick, tall stems. Picotée is a gorgeous variety with white flowers with creased petals that have broad, frilled, orange-pink margins. Blooming begins from late May and lasts until late June. Basal leaves are hairy, pinnatisect (pinnate to fern-like), fresh green, and wither by midsummer. The whole plant usually becomes dormant until spring, but some plants may push up a few leaves in late summer or early autumn. Poppy grows in almost any w ...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
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
Tree peonies are beautiful, woody shrubs. Unlike the perennial type, these make woody branches that slowly form a low, mounding shrub. Flowers are large, often double or full, of all possible colours – white, cream, yellow, orange, various shades of pink, purple and red, even violet. Leaves are deeply lobed, mid green, turning multiple of colours in autumn. Tree peonies are trouble-free plants with almost zero maintenance. They do not have to be pruned or trimmed, all you can do is deadhead spent flowers. They need acidic, deep, humus-rich, well-drained soil, preferably mois ...entire article
Alexandrina is a very popular variety of saucer magnolia. Thanks to the rich colour of outer petals it is rated commercially best-selling saucer magnolia. The flowers are upto 10 cm across, white inside, flushed deep pink and purple outside, with a lovely fragrance. Deciduous leaves are rather obovate with a notable tip, medium sized, mid to dark green. It grows moderately, 5-6m tall and 3-4m wide. This variety has a more upright habit than the species which makes it ideal for standard tree forms. Magnolias are not supposed to be pruned. You can prune old shrubs if ...entire article
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Irish ivy (Hedera hibernica)
Irish ivy has large, upto 15cm long and wide 3- and 5-lobed leaves of deep green colour. It is suitable as a climbing plant for walls and fences as well as a superb groundcover. It prefers alkaline, moist, semi-fertile soil that is well drained. It is hardy to min. -29°C (USDA zone 5), however, we do not suggest planting it in elevated areas with long lasting frosts. Last update 26-01-2009 ...entire article
Zebra grass, formerly known as Strictus, is an old favourite among eulalias. It has stiff, upright, bright green leaves with horizontal creamy yellow stripes which make it the popular zebra appearance. Flowering is quite rare and occurs only in years with long summers and warm autumns. Spike-like flowers are bronze red and glossy and appear just before the frosts. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with ...entire article
MONET® weigela comes from the Netherlands where it was found in 2001 as a natural mutation of another variety called Tango. MONET® is a dwarf plant, growing into a lovely cushion with variegated foliage. The leaves are broadly elliptic, mid green in the centre with a wide creamy-beige band at margins which turns pink or light magenta in autumn before the leaves fall down. It may produce a few funnel-shaped, carmine red flowers but MONET...entire article
Emerald'n'Gold spindle has bright green leaves in the centre and vivid yellow edges that often override the green colour giving a golden effect to the whole shrub. In autumn and winter majority of leaves turn pink or purple red and if some of them fall down in spring the plant quickly replaces them. Wintercreepers are excellent, low shrubs that not only withstand low temperatures to some -30°C but retain the foliage without any damage. They can be used as a nice groundcover or a climber if given a support. Just thi ...entire article
“Mount Vernon” is an American variety of the lowest cherry laurel which is used for borders, rock gardens, and most often as a luxuriously looking groundcover. The leaves are highly glossy, bright to deep green and slightly drooping which brings an extra elegant feature. Although this is a dwarf form, it keeps the leaf size of its parent plants – the leaves can be up to 15 cm long. Occasional tiny white flowers appear in May and are followed by black fruit which is often hidden under the leaves. For a groundcover use 3-4 plants in one square meter. It prefers a semi-shaded lo ...entire article
Rough-leaved hydrangea is a less common type from the group. It is an upright shrub, originated in eastern Asia. Large, up to 25 cm long, suede-like, dark green leaves are covered with tiny hairs. Inflorescence are formed in large, flattened corymbs of tiny, violet-pink to purple-mauve fertile flowers in the centre, surrounded by white, sometimes pink- to mauve-tinged sterile flowers. They come out in mid to late summer and last for a long time. You can tell by the name that it needs a lot of water, therefore we suggest planting it is semi-shade. It will like full sun only with regul ...entire article
INDIAN SUMMER® trumpet creeper has been winning all sorts of awards since 1998. It is a successful cross between c.tagliabuana and c.radicans bred by Hendricus Jacobus Maria Kuijf from the Netherlands. US plant patent PP13139 was granted in 2002. 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 to 4 meters, and as the ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Portugal laurel is a great evergreen plant that is surprisingly hardier that some large-leaved cherry laurels. Origin: S.W.Europe. This shrub has ovate to elliptic, pointed, mid-sized leaves that are deep green and glossy and have conspicuous red stalks and new twigs. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fruits are black berries, and tests proved that they are not poisonous, only seeds from unripe fruit can cause sto ...entire article
The orchid-like flowers are pale to bright pink with a yellow throat and frilled margins. Flowers have a lovely, sweet scent. Summer Bells® is a chitalpa variety repeating flowering. It starts in early summer and last for 2-3 weeks, and then again in second half of August for further 2 weeks. Under good weather conditions if the summer is sunny and hot it can bloom non stop. Narrowly elongated leaves are 10-20 cm long, mid green, and look like peach tree leaves. They are very attractive and suitable for summer-style or exotic looking gardens as in the landscape the ...entire article
Limelight is my personal favourite among evergreen silverthorns. It has ovate, up to 10 cm long, leathery but thin leaves that are bright yellow in the middle and deep green at margins. The area between the centres and margins is light, soft green so the overall effect is 3-coloured. Newly emerging leaves and twigs are silvery-beige. Limelight grows fastest among all silverthorns with coloured foliage. New branches that bear only green leaves should be cut off asap. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible flowers. They are tiny and ...entire article
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