Virtues: Caradonna salvia is a popular variety thanks to its long bloom time and its bright purple flowers that stand out against their dark purple stems. It feeds bees and butterflies but resists deer and rabbits.
Virtues: Asclepius tuberosa has been named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2017. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It has long-lasting orange flowers that appear in summer. Its flowers feed adult butterflies, and its stems and leaves serve … Read Article
Virtues: Tall border phlox bring cheerful color to the garden in late summer, but their foliage can become marred with powdery mildew. Happily, there are mildew-resistant phlox with leaves that stay clean and green, setting off their bright blossoms. Phlox … 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: ‘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
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
Once I started working my way into the more naturalized area of the large sun garden, I noticed a great selection of wonderfully tall plants. Some are stunners and some seem to verge on being a bit thuggish. If … 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
This coneflower’s blooms are saturated with golden yellow color, and at 18-inches tall it’s perfect for smaller gardens as well as containers. ‘Golden Skipper’ reaches its mature size the first year, an attractive feature to impatient gardeners. It attracts … Read Article
Sunny Border Nurseries introduced a new plant to its Satin & Lace series, ‘Red Chiffon’, and it is a true winner. ‘Red Chiffon’ has lemon-yellow flowers with burgundy centers—a stunning contrast that livens up any garden. The Satin & Lace … Read Article
There is much to love with this award-winning plant. GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association, singled out this yellow-flowering beauty for its good looks and tough nature. This drought-tolerant native … Read Article