New for 2022!

Spring is here! We have already added over a 120 new plants to our catalog for the 2022 season! Here are some of the latest and greatest additions (Clockwise from upper right):

BODACIOUS© Hummingbird Falls Salvia, Salvia x guaranitica 'Hummingbird Falls' PP33981: The first Anise Sage hybrid for hanging baskets! The deep purple, 2” long tubular flowers emerge from solid black calyxes on black stems atop the mounds of dark green anise scented foliage and are produced from spring to fall. BODACIOUS© Hummingbird Falls Salvia, a Salvia guaranitica hybrid selected and introduced by Salvia guru Kermit Carter of Flowers By The Sea and boasts a mounding and spreading habit suitable for nearer the front of the garden or landscape as well as for hanging baskets and container gardens. It grows to a mere 1-2'H and ultimately spreading to about 3-4'W. As the name implies BODACIOUS© Hummingbird Falls Salvia is sure to draw in hummingbirds and even larger butterflies. Provide a full sun to part shade in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. 2022 Green Thumb Award winner awarded by the National Garden Bureau! Photos courtesy of Plant Haven International, Inc., all rights reserved.

KISMET® Intense Orange Coneflower, Echinacea 'TNECHKIO' PP28769: Voted in the top 5 by visitors in 2020 Echinacea trials at Mt. Cuba Center! Brilliant glowing orange-red rays, that fade into yellow-orange pastels in late summer, surround the dark orange rounded cones of disk flowers on the 3-4" wide flowers atop sturdy 18" high stems beginning in late spring and continuing into early fall. KISMET® Intense Orange Coneflower is a hybrid Echinacea selected for its exceptionally long flowering season, brilliant color, as well as its perennial reliability as a garden plant. Coneflowers are clump forming perennials whose often fragrant flowers are adored by butterflies, bees, and other pollinators that can be enjoyed as part of the sunny garden garden and landscape as well as for container specimens. Leave seedheads for fall and winter songbirds to enjoy. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.

Buccaneer™ Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile Agapanthus x 'AMDB002' PP28767, PBR PT 7818: Large, 7-8" diameter, ball-shaped flower clusters are composed of numerous blue-violet trumpet-shaped flowers with a contrasting dark purple stripe down the center of each petal and are held on sturdy 18" high stems beginning in late spring or early summer and continuing into fall on mature plants. Buccaneer™ Agapanthus or Lily of the Nile is a midsized, 18"x18", vigorous hybrid with excellent repeat flowering ability, deep green strap-like foliage, and good disease resistance. These easy to grow tropicals can be enjoyed as both low-maintenance easy care container plants as well as in the garden and landscape where hardy. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Provide a full to partly sunny site in a fertile, well-drained, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of CND Nursery, all rights reserved.

KISMET® Raspberry Coneflower, , Echinacea Echinacea 'TNECHKR' PP28768: #5 overall in 2020 Echinacea trials at Mt. Cuba Center! Intense raspberry red rays surround the dark orange rounded cones of disk flowers on the 3-5" wide flowers atop sturdy 18-24" high stems beginning in late spring and continuing into early fall. KISMET® Raspberry Coneflower is a hybrid Coneflower selected for its exceptionally long flowering, brilliant color, extra large flowers, as well as its perennial reliability as a garden plant. Coneflowers are clump forming perennials whose often fragrant flowers are adored by butterflies, bees, and other pollinators that can be enjoyed as part of the sunny garden garden and landscape as well as for container specimens. Leave seedheads for fall and winter songbirds to enjoy. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.

Honorine Jobert Anemone, Windflower, Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert': Perennial of the Year in 2016, Missouri Botanic Gardens Plant of Merit, and a RHS Award of Garden Merit winner! As per Allan Armitage's Herbaceous Perennial Plants, 4th Edition "It has graced European gardens since the beginning of the American Civil War and is still the most popular and highly sought after white anemone today." The clusters of 2-3" wide, pure white, upward facing flowers with yellow eyes are held high above the mass of deep green foliage on sturdy wiry, 3-4' high stems in fall. The flowers of this easy heirloom attract bees and other pollinators. Honorine Jobert Anemone is an easy to grow, clump forming, slowly spreading, shade tolerant perennial whose mass of 12" high, medium textured, deep green, Astilbe-like foliage makes a nice accent or groundcover even when the plants are not in flower. Anemones make good companions for spring flowering bulbs. Tough, easy, and reliable. Tolerant of full sun in cool summer climates, elsewhere provide midday and afternoon shade or filtered shade. Provide an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum flowering and vigor. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.

BODACIOUS® Smokey Jazz Salvia, Anise Sage, Salvia x guaranitica 'Smokey Jazz' PP33224: The deep magenta-pink, 2" long tubular flowers emerge from solid black calyxes on black stems atop the dark green anise scented foliage and are produced from spring to fall. BODACIOUS® Smokey Jazz Salvia, a Salvia guaranitica hybrid selected and introduced by Salvia guru Kermit Carter of Flowers By The Sea, boasts a compact, well-branched, naturally rounded habit, unfading deep green foliage, as well as excellent flower power. The tubular boysenberry colored flowers are sure to draw hummingbirds from miles around as well as the occassional larger butterfly. Compact enough for medium to large containers as well as reliably perennial in the garden and landscape. Grows to 2-3'H x 3-4'W. Provide a full sun to part shade in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Photos courtesy of Plant Haven International, Inc., all rights reserved.

Jewelled Crown Siberian Iris, Iris x 'Jewelled Crown': Deep eggplant purple and purple ruffled falls are centered by a large boldly contrasting, clam-shell shaped white and yellow signals topped by a trio of ruffled wine-purple standards and blue-tinged purple styles. The flowers of Jewelled Crown Siberian Iris can be up to 4-5" across on this vigorous award-winning tetraploid selection growing to a little over 24" high and flowering in midseason. Provide Siberian Iris with an average moist to consistently moist moderately fertile soil and they can be planted near ponds, streams, and bog gardens as well as in average moist garden and landscape settings. They generally keep the best looking foliage where they have reliable access to moisture during the growing season. Jewelled Crown is the 1993 winner of the AIS Morgan Wood Medal (the highest award given exclusively to Siberian Iris by the AIS). Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.

Yellow River Pink Florida Flame Azalea, Orange Azalea, Yellow AzaleaRhododendron austrinum 'Yellow River Pink': Unusual for the Florida Flame Azalea! Whorls of deep rich rosy pink to near red, pointed, tubular buds open to display the large light to medium pink, lightly fragrant, butterfly pollinated flowers that are produced in early spring atop the still bare stems. The Yellow River Pink Florida Flame Azalea, Rhododendron austrinum typically produces flowers in shades of yellow and orange and so this is quite uncommon for this species, was discovered by Ron Miller along the banks of the Yellow River in Alabama. As is typical for the native deciduous Azaleas, this is a naturally upright to vase shaped growing plant that rounds out somewhat at maturity and the foliage and new growth begin to emerge about the time the flowering season ends. As with other Azaleas and Rhododendrons, the Yellow River Pink Azalea will need a well-drained, acidic soil rich in organic matter with average moisture and will benefit greatly from an organic mulch, such as pine straw, to help maintain more even moisture levels during the growing season. They can be grown in full sun under good conditions but may benefit from midday or afternoon shade to filtered shade, especially in drier conditions. Images courtesy of Ron Miller, all rights reserved.

Grape Crush New England AsterAster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush' PP33612: Hundreds of 1" wide deep reddish-pink daisies are produced in fall atop these densely mounding perennials that could easily be grown in the place of fall mums. Pink Crush New England Aster, a selection of Aster novae-angliae (a.k.a. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), is a clump forming native perennial with a densely branching, naturally rounded habit requiring no pinching, and producing a superior fall show. It doesn't lodge or break over like the species can. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. Use these perennials where you would normally buy Chrysanthemums whether as part of the perennial border, landscape, or as container plants. Grows to 24-30"H x 40-48"W. Provide a full sun to mostly sunny site in an average to well-drained, fertile soil with average moisture for optimum vigor and flowering. We also offer Pink Crush New England Aster which has an even more compact habit growing to just 18-24"H x 34-38"W and produces deep magenta flowers. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.

Sunfisher Siberian IrisIris x 'Sunfisher': The large deep yellow falls are topped by contrasting light primrose yellow standards and style arms and the flowers are reported to have a light sweet fragrance. One of the earlier Siberian Irises to begin flowering, Sunfisher grows to about 24-30" high. Provide Siberian Iris with an average moist to consistently moist moderately fertile soil and they can be planted near ponds, streams, and bog gardens as well as in average moist garden and landscape settings. They generally keep the best looking foliage where they have reliable access to moisture during the growing season. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.