Virtues: If you’re looking for a coneflower that’s exciting yet still maintains some of the simple grace of the species, check out Sombrero Baja Burgundy coneflower. This selection has the flower structure of the species: a central cone surrounded by … Read Article
Virtues: Small-space gardeners will delight in Blue Puffball chastetree (Vitex agnus castus ‘PIIVAC-II’ or Blue Puffball). This long-blooming shrub stays short and compact, making it an easy addition to city gardens or tight corners in established beds and borders. Flowers … Read Article
Virtues: Draw bees and butterflies to your garden with ‘Beedance Painted Red’ bidens, which blooms spring through fall. Heat doesn’t stop these flowers, but it does have an effect on them.
Virtues: L.A. Dreamin’ bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla L.A. Dreamin’ or ‘Lindsey Ann’) delivers big, colorful flowers even after a frigid winter or a pruning mishap.
Virtues: ‘Summer Jewel White’, an award-winning tender salvia, draws hummingbirds, bees and butterflies with its tubular flowers. Meanwhile its compact size and pure white color makes it an easy addition to garden beds and containers alike. This ornamental sage makes … Read Article
High Country Gardens is a fan of ‘Dallas Blues’ switchgrass, stating, “Panicum virgatum ‘Dallas Blues’ is among the finest of our native ornamental grasses.” And Plants Delights calls it “among the most stunning forms ever selected.” This vase-shaped blue-hued grass … Read Article
Dianthus ‘Jolt’ is an interspecific dianthus. Jolt is the most heat-tolerant dianthus available to gardeners today. It is very durable with few diseases. And to add to its beauty, it continues to flower throughout the season without setting seeds. … Read Article
Plant it in the garden, in a container, grow it as an indoor plant or give it as a gift. ‘Bandera Purple’ is at home just about anywhere. This lavender has a compact mounding habit that maintains a tight form. … Read Article
Fanfare blanket flower is not for the subdued garden. This is a powerhouse of color and drama. It’s perfect for the garden that contains every color or for a monochromatic palette that calls for a punch of color here and … Read Article
There is something exciting about an annual that has so many blooms that the word floriferous sounds like a major understatement, and can grow to an incredible four feet tall and wide. Petunias have long been a staple of … Read Article
The beloved Salvia ‘Black & Blue’ has been one-upped by the new variety ‘Black & Bloom’. This new variety blooms earlier, has larger flowers, thicker leaves and darker stems. Easy to care for, ‘Black & Bloom’ thrives in the … Read Article