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Summer Sun Heliopsis Is a Great False Sunflower

summer sun heliopsis

Virtues:  False sunflowers (Heliopsis helianthoides) are great perennials for adding bulk to the border, providing long-lasting color and drawing bees and butterflies. We love the selection Summer Sun for its height, strong stems and its ruffly golden flowers that can …

Lure Hummingbirds With Salvia Summer Jewel White

salvia summer jewel white

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 …

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master- picture from Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati

Eryngium yuccifolium, also known as rattlesnake master or button snake root, is a clever combination of the appearance of yucca and sea holly—at least in the eyes of this gardener. A member of carrot/parsley family (Apiaceae), this native plant thrives …

Buttonbush: The Shrub That Has It All

buttonbush

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 …

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 …