Virtues: We love Agapanthus ‘Summer Skies’ for the striking clusters of striped blue flowers and its ability to withstand winter as far north as USDA Zone 6.
Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata, is a stunning low-growing perennial that creates a striking carpet full of 5-petaled blooms in radiant hues of reds, purples, blues, pinks and whites in late April and May. Typically reaching a mere height of 6 … Read Article
Virtues: We love Hemerocallis ‘Going Bananas’ for the slightly fragrant, large lemon-colored blooms that top its tall scapes with intriguing beauty from early summer into fall.
Virtues: We love painted daisies for their vibrant bursts of color in stunning hues ranging from pure whites and pinks to lively yellows, purples and crimson reds, with fern-like, deep green foliage that offers a striking contrast against the alluring … Read Article
Virtues: We love Veronica ‘Hocus Pocus’ for its stunning, long violet-blue flower wands that radiate color throughout early- to midsummer; with long-lasting blooms that make up more than half of the plant’s height, these butterfly-loving perennials are sure to enhance … Read Article
Some dahlia tubers I was storing are moldy. Can I treat them somehow and plant them?
Virtues: We Love Lo & Behold buddleia ‘Blue Chip’ for its small size and its eye-catching dark green foliage that contrasts beautifully against the spikes of stunning, tiny blue to lavender fragrant blooms perfect for attracting butterflies. This dwarf butterfly … Read Article
It seems like I have to replace my perennials every 3 or 4 years. What are some long-lived perennials?
Virtues: We love jack-in-the-pulpit for its striking and bizarre flower structure, which gives rise to its common name. This perennial also offers visual interest after its spring flowers fade.
Virtues: We love creeping mazus for its stunning mat-like foliage that creeps over the ground in a carpet of deep green. In spring through summer, the groundcover is speckled with tiny clusters of bluish-purple, tubular flowers with white centers spotted … Read Article
Heucheras, commonly referred to as coral bells, are stunning, shade-loving foliage plants with an abundance of different varieties in varying vibrant colors. Although beautiful, these charming evergreen perennials often can become ratty after a harsh winter. However there is a … Read Article