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‘Forever Purple’ Coral Bells


The ruffled edges of ‘Forever Purple’ coral bells are just the beginning of this plant’s attributes. The intense purple color of the leaves, accentuated with deeper colored venation, is topped only by the plant’s improved mounding habit.

Add Bold Color with ‘Honeyberry’ Wallflower

Honeyberry wallflower

We love ‘Honeyberry’ wallflower for its versatility. It looks great in borders, rock gardens or as part of a garden bed design. This low-maintenance biennial has a wonderful scent and attracts bees and butterflies to the garden, too.

Buttonbush: The Shrub That Has It All


Virtues:  Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), is a United States–native shrub with so much to offer. This four-season shrub adapts easily to various soil types and provides essential food to bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Its year-round interest, low maintenance requirements …

Victory Hosta Wins Hosta of the Year

victory hosta

Virtues: Staying true to its name, ‘Victory’ hosta has been named Hosta of the Year for 2015 by the Hosta Growers Association. We love ‘Victory’ hosta for its large size, tall flowering stalks and variegated leaves.

Biokovo Cranesbill is Top Perennial in 2015

biokovo cranesbill

Virtues: Each year the Perennial Plant Association names just one garden perennial as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Past winners include superstars like ‘David’ phlox, ‘Becky Shasta daisy, ‘Moonbeam’ coreopsis, ‘Rozanne’ geranium and ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian bugloss. 2015’s honoree, …

Grow Silky Rock Jasmine in Rock Gardens or Troughs

chumbyi silky rock jasmine androsace

Virtues:  We love ‘Chumbyi’ silky rock jasmine (Androsace sarmentosa ‘Chumbyi’) for its fuzzy foliage and fragrant pink flowers. This semi-evergreen miniature perennial is perfect for a rock garden, stone-wall planting or year-round containers dedicated to other alpine plants, such as …

Durable Desert Moss Takes Foot Traffic and Drought

Wallowa Mountain desert moss arenaria

Virtues:  We love ‘Wallowa Mountain’ desert moss (Arenaria ‘Wallowa Mountain’) because it is an evergreen, exceptionally short and compact groundcover native to Oregon that resembles moss yet is very drought tolerant. Superb for xeric and fairy gardens, permanent containers, between …