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APPLETINI is a French crabapple variety which is not only ornamental, but it also makes edible fruit of a great taste. The fruit is not large but compared to the size of the fruits of other crabapple varieties these apples are giants – like a ping pong ball, which is probably why its breeders from Pepiniere Jean-Pierre Hennebelle, a nursery in northwestern France, gave it the name Gulliver for the domestic market. From late April until early to mid May it makes large, pale pastel purple flowers. The deciduous ...entire article
SOLANNA™ GOLDEN SPHERE is one of the unique tickseed varieties from the SOLANNA™ series. It makes dahlia-like, fully double, golden yellow flowers about 5-6 cm across. They are so-called self-cleaning, i.e., when the flowers fade individual petals fall off quickly, not disfiguring the rest of the blooming plant. It is an important feature since the plant blooms for an extremely long period: from late June until the last sunny and warm days of autumn. The flowering stems are not tall, only about 25-35 cm ...entire article
BEE-YOU BEE-HAPPY is truly a fantastic beebalm bred by Henricus Maria Joseph Holtmaat from the Netherlands. It is a mid-sized variety with sturdy stems and dense, upright growth. From early summer appear large, up to 10 cm across, bright magenta pink flowers which on adult plants re-bloom until September. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, deep green, and slightly undulated. Flowers are edible and fragrant leaves can be used in tea and other cold drinks. The plant is beautiful both in a garden bed and a planter ...entire article
The UPTICK™ series of perennial tickseed is bred by Blair Winner from Santa Paula in California, USA. The aim was to select freely flowering plants of attractive colours and reliable hardiness. UPTICK™ YELLOW & RED has pastel yellow, daisy-like flowers with rich mahogany eye around a centre packed with numerous, short, golden yellow stamens. The petals have notched tips. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are about 25-35 cm tall, upri ...entire article
PINKACHU is a panicle hydrangea bred by Timothy D. Wood from the Spring Meadow Nursery in Michigan, USA, i.e., the same breeder behind the very successful LITTLE LIME variety from 2011. PINKACHU is another compact piece, this time with larger flowers on thick, deep maroon stems. The flowers appear from about mid July, they emerge creamy white and during the summer they take on sharp pink tones which will cover up the entire inflorescence by early autumn. The deciduous leaves are deep green, oval to ovate. PINKACHU ...entire article
FEATHERS PEACOCK is a highly attractive hybrid lavender sage. It has unique foliage and unusual inflorescence. It blooms quite early, already in mid-May it makes up to 55 cm tall, hairy stems topped with slightly drooping spike-like inflorescences with large, lavender violet flowers. It blooms profusely producing both terminal and lateral inflorescences, and flowering continues until August. Then, usually when you remove spent flower stems, it reblooms on new, shorter stems. The leaves are dark green, glossy, and inci ...entire article
CONETTO™ Coco is a low growing coneflower with large, daisy-shaped, snow-white flowers with convex, dark green centres that provide plenty of nectar for bumblebees, bees, and butterflies. It blooms from mid-July until early autumn. The flowers are sweetly fragrant. It grows only about 30 cm in height and forms dense tufts covered with flowers. Deciduous leaves are medium green, lance-shaped, and slightly tomentose. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful is slugs are present in your g ...entire article
CONETTO ™ Orange is a low growing coneflower with large, daisy-shaped, blood-orange-like flowers with convex, reddish-brown centres that provide plenty of nectar for bumblebees, bees, and butterflies. It blooms from mid-July until early autumn. The flowers are sweetly fragrant. It grows only about 30 cm in height and forms dense tufts covered with flowers. Deciduous leaves are medium green, lance-shaped, and slightly tomentose. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful is slugs are pres ...entire article
CONETTO™ Banana is a yellow-flowering, low growing tapatka with large, daisy-shaped flowers with convex, reddish-brown centres that provide plenty of nectar for bumblebees, bees, and butterflies. It blooms from mid-July until early autumn. The flowers are sweetly fragrant. It grows only about 30 cm in height and forms dense tufts covered with flowers. Deciduous leaves are medium green, lance-shaped, and slightly tomentose. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful is slugs are present ...entire article
SKYFALL is a panicle hydrangea of compact habit and small size. From mid July it produces large inflorescence packed with hyacinth-like individual flowers which emerge pale lime green, changing to cream white, and maturing to very pale pink in August and September. The plant forms nice shrubs with erect and strong branches reaching a little over one meter in height and a little less in width. Deciduous leaves are ovate, medium green, and healthy. Plants require hard pruning in early spring (March) – cut back all ...entire article
Silver Lining is a climbing hydrangea sought after especially for its colourful foliage. Its medium large leaves are pale green in the centre and heavily white variegated at margins. They are deciduous, 8-10 cm across, heart-shaped to almost rounded. The flowers come up from early summer until mid-summer. Only the flowers on the outskirts of the domed corymbs open and remain open for a long time without a sign of deteriorating. Silver Lining is not a prolific bloomer and is valued mostly for its highly decorative foli ...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
15.06.2022New in catalogue
astilbe (Astilbe "'VISION VULCANO'")
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
Fireberry astilbe was bred by Dutch perennial specialist Jan Verschoor as an a. arendsii x a. japonica hybrid. Patent No. PP20658 was granted in 2010. It is a compact to almost dwarf variety producing short, congested inflorescence composed of vibrant pink flowers. They open from late June atop short, only some 30 cm tall, light green stems. Deciduous leaves are medium green, divided, serrated at margins, and healthy. Grow astilbe in humus-rich soil. If planted in boggy or regularly watered bed they can sit in ful ...entire article
Elisabeth van Veen astilbe bears a prestigious name of an American plant nursery from Portland, Oregon, founded in 1926, which became famous mostly for hybridizing rhododendrons. It is a japonica hybrid astilbe producing glowing raspberry red flowers composed in erect, dense plumes from late June until midsummer. They are held atop 50-60 cm tall, light green stems with red hues above medium green leaves with maroon margins. They are deciduous, divided, serrated at margins, and healthy. Grow astilbe in humus-rich s ...entire article
Europa is a japonica hybrid astilbe awarded AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 1970. Its inflorescence looks like a lush boa of an elegant lady. The flowers are very pale pink, almost white, and are composed in erect, dense but not congested, fluffy panicles from about mid June until midsummer. They are held atop 50-60 cm tall, light green stems above medium green leaves. They are deciduous, divided, serrated at margins, and healthy. It was bred by G. Arends and introduced in 1930. ...entire article
EVERPANTHUS® POPPIN’ PURPLE is a special variety of hardy African blue lily with purple blue (not sky blue) flowers. Individual flowers are funnel-shaped, composed in large umbels, and open one by one thus extending the flowering period of one stem to almost 3 weeks. Thanks to reliable repeat blooming new flower buds are formed continuously during summer. Stems are about 60 cm tall and strong. Strap-like leaves are about 2-3 cm wide, mid green, deciduous. POPPIN’ PURPLE was awarded Novelty of the ...entire article
Pink Poetry® is simply charming. It is an evergreen Japanese azalea discovered by Manfred Mann in his nursery in German nursery town Westerstede as a mutation of Gislinde variety with deep pink flowers. It is one of the few unique varieties with bi-coloured flowers. They are soft pink, margined white, and decorated with a profusion of ruby red dots and a few dwarf sepals in the centre. It is a late variety blooming in second half of May for about 2-3 weeks. Leaves are 2-3 cm long, elliptic, deep green, glossy ...entire article
September Blues is repeat flowering rhododendron hybrid which blooms profusely from late April until mid May for the first time, and from late summer as a second flush. The flowers are dark magenta purple with a large, deep golden orange blotch on the upper petal. Evergreen leaves are leathery, dark green, medium glossy, narrowly elongated. The plant forms a compact shrub which in 10 years gets only about half a meter tall but almost twice as wide. Autumn flowering takes longer (5-6 weeks) and begins in early Septe ...entire article
Montgomery is a japonica hybrid astilbe awarded AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It produces rich raspberry red flowers in erect, triangular inflorescence from late June until midsummer. They are held atop almost 50 cm tall, dark stems above dark green leaves which emerge bronze. They are deciduous, 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 cho ...entire article
Who would have expected a strong name like Vision Inferno from an astilbe variety with pale pink, utterly gentle flowers? Only the breeder knows his intentions. This variety produces very dense plumes of a soft pink colour opening from light green buds which makes an interesting contrast before the inflorescence is completely open. Flowers are borne atop 40-50 cm tall, strong, and erect stems from late June until mid August. Deciduous leaves are medium to light green, divided, each leaflet heavily serrated at margins, ...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
Japanese Rosy Buckler Fern (autumn fern) is an evergreen and very attractive fern species easily distinguished by brightly coloured young leaves and distinctly regular fronds. Brillance is a selection with a richer shade of golden orange to copper-red on newly emerging foliage that turns light green only in late June. The leaves are very glossy and the fronds are somewhat arching and 30-40 cm long. New leaves emerge up to three times a year offering an attractive colour show, and in autumn they all turn dark green ...entire article
CANDYBELLE® BUBBLEGUM is a smooth hydrangea with enormously large flowerheads. They are 18-30 cm across, composed of sterile, dusky pink flowers. They appear from about mid June atop strong stems 80-90 cm tall, and while the first flush of flowers matures new buds are formed on younger stems, thus extending the blooming period to at least two months. 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 varietie ...entire article
29.05.2022New in catalogue
spring gentian (Gentiana verna)
Spring gentian is the earliest of its kind as already from late April it offers flowers its typical dark blue colour which among colour specialists and designers is known by a well-deserved name gentian blue. It is a very short-growing species forming small, cute mats of medium green leaves, above which rise 5-10 cm tall stems topped with 5-petalled, almost periwinkle-like, windmill-shaped, deep blue flowers about 2-3 cm across. An interesting thing sometimes happens when a couple of flowers turn out completely white. Its home is the whole of Europe, inclu ...entire article
DRAGONFLY™ SAKURA bergenia produces compact clumps with smaller leaves. From April appear numerous cherry-blossom coloured flowers in profuse trusses atop thick and fleshy stems about 30 cm tall. They combine pale and dark pink colours, just like Japanese Sakura trees. They are campanulate but open wide and not nodding. Flowering begins in late March or early April, lasts about 4-6 weeks and sometimes plants re-bloom sporadically during the growing season until October. Leaves are smaller than those on b. cor ...entire article
ABSOLUTELY AMETHYST candytuft is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers atop upright, sparsely leaved, 15-20 cm tall stems. They come out from May and bloom until late June or early July. If lightly trimmed after flowering it will make a denser tuft and possibly a weaker flush of flowers in late summer. Leaves are deep green, narrowly lanceolate, evergreen, and rather matte. Candytuft is cultivated in well-drained but moist soil of neutral to alkaline pH. It loves full sun. Like most mat-forming perennials this one ...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
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
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
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
FLOWERFESTA® PINK is a compact, repeat-flowering lilac with pure pastel pink, very fragrant flowers. They come out for the first time in late May and 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
Koto-no-ito is a compact growing Japanese maple variety of elegant and fluffy appearance. It has very narrow, strap-like leaves owing to which it was named in Japanese ‘Harp strings’ or ‘Golden old harp’. They are deciduous, deeply lobed, divided into 5-7 gently serrated leaflets, and emerge coral red in spring, mature to fresh green, and turn glowing scarlet red and orange in autumn. It grows slowly into a V-shaped shrub or small tree with slightly spreading canopy with age. Japanese maple ...entire article
The UPTICK™ series of perennial tickseed is bred by Blair Winner from Santa Paula in California, USA. The aim was to select freely flowering plants of attractive colours and reliable hardiness. UPTICK™ CREAM is possibly the most elegant of all. It produces single-coloured, pale banana yellow, semi-double, daisy-like flowers with golden yellow centres. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are only some 25-30 cm tall, upright, and strong ...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
White Dove is a beautiful white flowering gaura variety. It makes large flowers opening from pinkish buds atop about 40 cm long stems. Plants are compact and dense and the important feature is the foliage colour: leaves are dark green at margins and lighter green in the centre. We noticed that if the plant is frequently fed it is big and beautiful but tends to mature more quickly and may become very short-lived and die prematurely. If your soil is reasonably fertile we recommend only one feeding - just before the buds begin to form if you want to pr ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dmmen 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
FABULOUS™ is a moss phlox series bred by Dutch breeders Florensis BV. FABULOUS™ BLUE VIOLET variety bears pale violet, small flowers with a dark indigo blue eye in the centre. They have distinctly notched flower petals. Blooming begins in late April and continues for 3-4 weeks. Needle-like leaves are short, medium to dark green, linear, and evergreen. Moss phlox quickly forms a large and quite a compact cushion. Still, in order to eliminate bare, woody stems in the ...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
SUMMER BIRD Violet is a profusely flowering, dwarf butterfly bush producing short panicles of lilac pink flowers. They are 6-8 cm long and sweetly fragrant, and appear from mid July until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers. Individual flowers are tubular, sweetly fragrant, and have an orange throat. Deciduous leaves are rather small, narrowly elliptic, serrated at margins, and medium to light green with blue green hues. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard pruning every ...entire article
POCO™ Red torch lily has an interesting shade of pastel red, 10-12 cm long spike-like inflorescence (terminal raceme) composed of small, tubular flowers which open from bottom to top. They appear as early as in mid July, and stems with new flowers are formed continuously until the last sunny and warm days of autumn (October) which makes POCO™ torch lilies the longest flowering varieties known today. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and more ...entire article
POCO™ Orange torch lily is a rich orange flowering variety with 10-12 cm long spike-like inflorescence (terminal raceme) composed of small, tubular flowers which open from bottom to top. They appear as early as in mid July, and stems with new flowers are formed continuously until the last sunny and warm days of autumn (October) which makes POCO™ torch lilies the longest flowering varieties known today. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and mo ...entire article
Royal Purple lily-turf is like an improved version of an older car type - better in all aspects compared to its predecessor: larger leaves, larger flowers, deeper colour. The foliage is ribbon-like, dark green, very glossy, and are evergreen in mild winters of zone 6, and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne 30-40 cm tall stem with terminal spikes of deep lavender violet flowers on strong, dark purple stems. They rise well above the foliage making a good display of richly coloured flowers. New ...entire article
EARLY HARRY is a panicle hydrangea with pagoda-like inflorescence composed mostly of tiny, fertile flowers, and a few exceptionally large sterile flowers which look like crown jewels. Flower buds are pale pink and appear as early as in late May which makes EARLY HARRY possibly the earliest flowering panicle hydrangea today, perhaps competing with EARLY SENSATION hydrangea. Flowers are creamy white and turn various de ...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
NEPTUNE® is an exquisite variety of Cuban catmint. An amateur gardener might say that it looks like a merge between Blue Boa agastache and blue dead nettle, and he can't be blamed. Apart from the main features typical for this Cuban species such as large leaves and large flowers, NEPTUNE® boasts very compact and dense, upright habit which makes older catmints turn green with envy. Yet NEPTUNE® wins again because it has m ...entire article
Griffith's leadwort is a late summer flowering plant with numerous, small, 5-petalled, sky blue flowers from late August until autumn. They are borne in clusters at the tips of purple red twigs. Deciduous leaves are dark green, oval to broadly ovate, covered with short and stiff hairs, and margins are purple red. In early autumn they turn burgundy red while the plant keeps flowering. The shrub is low, prostrate, rounded but somewhat misshaped. Grow hardy plumbago in a sheltered position with plenty of sunlight. It is soil tolerant but does best in light ...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
SUGAR PLUM is another fantastic success by English breeder Peter R.Moore. It is a butterfly bush, a cross between varieties Royal Red and Summer Beauty. The result has a rich colour of the first parent, and compact habit and smaller size of the latter. SUGAR PLUM buddleja produces about 25 cm long, pointed panicles of rich purple pink flowers which attract you with their colour intensity as well as strong and sweet perfume. Individual flowers are tiny trumpets, composed in ...entire article
Border Beauty is a another butterfly bush proved by time. It was bred already in 1962, by a Dutch breeder Henry Schiphorst. It produces about 20 cm long, dense panicles of purple violet flowers with orange throat. Individual flowers are tiny trumpets, composed in conical panicles born at the tips of slightly arching branches which gain darker shade towards the panicle. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and bloom from early July until late September. Border Beauty makes an upright and compact bush about two meters wide and ...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
Some plants, when you search for their web images, are so ridiculously manipulated when it comes to colours. As if they were not beautiful enough as they are. Big Blue sea holly is one of those which, owing to its deep steel blue flowers, always look fake in the photo but in fact are absolutely natural. Big Blue is a hybrid sea holly, found as a chance seedling by Jeff Hodson from Preston, UK, in 1997. It makes 40-60 cm tall stems with prickly flower-heads decorated with na ...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
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
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
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dmmen 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
Robin loosestrife is a sister (or brother?) variety of Robert loosestrife. It has almost identical colour of its the 5-petalled, star-shaped. They are bougainvillea-like rich purple pink forming, compared to Robert, much narrower spike-like inflorescence with enormous number of flowers that are closely attached to the stem, just like its small, shortly lanceolate, deep green, and glossy leaves. Blooming usually begins in mid to late July and continues until ...entire article
Amur maple is a subspecies of a less cultivated species called Tatar maple. This one comes from NE Asia, precisely Mongolia, Korea, Japan, and mainly the Amur River valley between Russia and China. It can be variable in habit but usually forms a vase-shaped, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with dome-shaped canopy. Deciduous leaves are three-lobed, prominently and irregularly serrated at margins, mid green in summer turning a fantastic palette of colours in autumn hence its other Czech name: fire maple. The shades include deep golden orange, scarlet r ...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
BLOOMERANG® Dark Purple is a hybrid lilac with dark lilac pink to light purple flowers and dark purple buds. They are tubular and composed in lose erect racemes, and open from mid May until early June and re-bloom from mid July until late summer. They bear a lovely fragrance which is different to common lilac flowering in early May. It forms a bushy shrub about 2m tall and a little over 2m wide. It can be placed among smaller plants as a small flowering specimen, or used in green hedges among shrubs of differ ...entire article
Little Goldstar is a perennial black-eyed Susan variety with shining golden yellow flowers. They are daisy-like, almost 7 cm across, with narrow ray florets around a convex, chocolate brown disc. They come out continuously from late July until October. Little Goldstar is very compact with short stems reaching about 40 cm and exhibiting bushy habit. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic, acute towards the tip, deep green in summer and dark red in autumn, with prominent veins and a few teeth at margins. Coneflower wi ...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
Ernest Markham is an eye-catching large-flowered clematis with rich magenta purple flowers. They come out in June and continue blooming until August or September if pruned only lightly in early spring. If cut back (as in group 3) the plants will be bushier and flowers will come out later - from about late July and will last longer, mostly until September. It belongs to Group 2 clematis: in early spring remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins, trimming all remaining stems to where strong buds are visible. ...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
Coral Forest is a lovely coral bells variety cultivated mostly for its flowers. In late spring and early summer, which is usually from mid June in zone 6, rise 30-40 cm tall, deep burgundy red stems with upright panicles composed of small, rich coral red, tubular flowers with yellow stamens in the throat. Under good conditions the flowering may last almost two months. Leaves are mid green, marbled lighter green, and have undulated margins. Coral bells can take almost any soil, as well as full sun and humidity. For ...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
Key West is a beautiful, dwarf astilbe from simplicifolia group. It makes finely cut, fern-like, deep green leaves with burgundy red hues. Bright pink flowers are borne on erect stems that are wine red, too. Thanks to its very decorative foliage the plant is attractive also when not in flower. Key West astilbe is slow growing and forms a small mound. 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
Black-eyed Susan is a type of coneflower with large, daisy-like flowers. This form originates in North America where its Latin name is shortened to rudbeckia sullivantii. Goldsturm, however, is a European variety with very large flowers that are 9-12 cm across, golden yellow with elevated, chocolate brown centres hiding nectar so loved by butterflies and bumble bees. It is earlier than most rudbeckias, beginning to flower already in early August. The stems of ...entire article
Early Sensation is a new mop-head hydrangea from the Forever&Ever series. It was bred by Darwin Plants, the Netherlands, in 2005. It offers very early blooming amonst all mop-head hydrangeas – under good conditions the flowers may appear from mid to late June already and keep on blooming until the first frosts. The colour depends on soil pH: in order to achieve blue shade you need acidic soil with pH of 5.2-5.5, use aluminium sulphate to increase soil acidity. For pink or purple red shades your soil has to be al ...entire article
Sungold butterfly bush dates back to 1960’s when it was bred in the Netherlands as a sport of Golden Glow. It has mid-sized panicles of rounded clusters with yellow, tubular, sweetly scented flowers from first half of summer until the last hot days of early autumn. Deciduous leaves are broadly lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is a fast grower making arching branches that look best if regularly pruned every year in spring. Cut back last year’s growths to 20-30 cm before the buds begin t ...entire article
Prairie Splendor™ is a great addition to the coneflower family, this time bred by S&G Flowers. This variety makes flowers from the first year of sowing. Flowers are large, magenta pink to light rosy purple, with a rich orange-red centre. The stems are shorter (about 60 cm tall) and bear flowers from late June till the first frosts if the plant is strong enough to produce new buds along the stems. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials that have beautiful flowers in various colour shades from mid summer u ...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
This photinia was given a nice name Cassini, but is marketed as PINK MARBLE®. That name tells the truth, though. PINK MARBLE® is an evergreen shrub producing dark green leaves that emerge rich red with white margins, maturing to deep green with silvery-white veins just like marble, gaining pink shades later in the season. Such colouration deserves a well chosen spot in your garden where it can fully display its assets. Young plants grow fast – 30 cm (in garden ...entire article
Reve de Papillon is a novelty range of butterfly bush from France. It bears long panicles of fragrant flowers. Minpap – the first variety from this range is pure pink. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, pale green to almost blue-green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is upright growing and more compact than older varieties though it does make arching branches when enriched with heavy flowers. We strongly recomme ...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
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80s 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
Flower Power® is a recent butterfly bush intruduction with attractive colour play. The buds are lavender violet and open into lilac-pink flowers with conspicuous orange throats that add brightness to the overall appearance. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in 30-40 cm long, dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading since summer lilac is commonly used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub i ...entire article
Royal Red is a butterfly bush with deep purple-red flowers that are fragrant and up to 50 cm long. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in up to 40 cm long, dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape with age. To achieve a nice looking plant cut back l ...entire article
Rouge Cardinal is a clematis with the deepest shade of crimson red colour. The flowers are velvety, with a slightly lighter band across the sepals. This variety prefers full sun. It belongs to Group 3 clematis, flowering in mid- and late summer. Flowers appear on new growths. Cut back all the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds, 15-20 cm above soil level, before growth begins in early spring. Clematis likes deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil that remains cool. You can grow a plant below clematis that will provide shade for its roots. Add garden com ...entire article
Ville de Lyon is a large-flowered clematis variety with carmine-red flowers. The sepals are deeper nearer their margins, the anthers are yellow. The flowers are compact, almost flat, and very pretty. Bes grown through a shrub as lower foliage becomes scorched by late summer. It belongs to Group 3 clematis, flowering in mid- and late summer. Flowers appear on new growths. Cut back all the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds, 15-20 cm above soil level, before growth begins in early spring. Clematis likes deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil that remain ...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
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. Floristan White makes spikes of pure white button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. 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 to about -29C (USDA zone 5) without mulch and -37C with mulch ( ...entire article
Brunnera is rhizomatous perennial with soft, hairy, hear-shaped leaves. Variety Jack Frost has large, silver leaves with strong, dark green veins and clearly defined margins. Clusters of forget-me-not like blue flowers appear on about 20cm tall stalks in early to mid spring. It does best in semi-shade or full shade which brightens up with its uniquely coloured leaves. It needs cool, humus-rich, well-drained, moist soil. Fully hardy to at least -34C, possibly more (USDA zone 4). Last update 22-01-2008 ...entire article
Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot. “Zagreb” is probably the most sought after coreopsis in the market. Its daisy-like flowers are bright golden-yellow with 8 petals. Its extremely long flowering period begins in early summer and ends in the last warm days of autumn. Deadheading will enhance flowering but is not necessary, it f ...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
Red Robin is a New Zealand selection of Fraser's photinia which is considered the first and also possibly the most successful Fraser's photinia variety of 20th century. After 20 years from its introduction it received the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the English Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for great performance, beauty, and durability. It produces larger and glossier leaves with a more striking shade of red when they emerge. They are evergreen, 10-15 cm long, 4-8cm wide, highly glossy, dark green when mature, ...entire article
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