Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: July 2015

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter

July 2015

Celebrating our 12th Anniversary Season!

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

Summer is finally officially here though it seems like it's already been here for 6 weeks. The gardens and lawns around the city are certainly looking drier than they should. You can still plant perennials at this time of year, you just have to be careful about watering and employ a few simple strategies. Check out the article below on this very topic.

Also in this issue we have a little photo essay on the silk tree, Albizia, which is so amazing for summer arboreal colour. I couldn't live without mine. Plus SALE, SALE SALE. Yes! Three sales. Details are below.

As if sales weren't enough we have a contest to win a night's stay at Clair's B&B in Ladner plus a $50 Phoenix gift certificate. And for you tree huggers out there (We're all tree huggers aren't we? Or perennial huggers, or clematis huggers, or conifer huggers, or rose huggers. Ouch!) July is Plastic Recycling month. Bring your nursery plastics down to the nursery through July and we'll recycle them for you.

Our supplies of Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' are starting to get low. We've included some new pictures below. Have a look at this smashing new hydrangea available in August.

Last but not least Fab at Phoenix is packed with great plants available now though this is just the tip of the iceberg. It's time to come for a visit.

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

PRE-SALE
Hydrangea
'Miss Saori'

2014 Chelsea Garden Show Plant of the Year

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Summer Sizzle Sale

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In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. In Praise of the Silk Tree for Summer Colour: Guarantee a Colourful Summer Garden with Twelve Hardy Subtropicals for Summer Sizzle and Style - I was in Atlanta a few years ago at the end of July and I was astounded at what I saw in their gardens:
2. Canada Day Sale, July 2 for 1 Sale & the Summer Sizzle Sale - We really want you to come back to see the nursery because it's so beautiful. So we're going to entice you with some savings!

3. You Can Plant Perennials All Summer: A few careful steps are all that is required to successfully plant new perennials in the summer - Many gardeners think that once July and August are here that it is too late to plant new perennials. But you can also plant perennials, shrubs, trees and vines all summer...

4. Phoenix Perennials Plastic Recycling Program - Bring down your nursery plastics to be recycled
5. CONTEST: Win a Night at Clair's B&B and a $50 Phoenix Perennials Gift Certificate! - We know our customers come from far and wide to visit us and shop at Phoenix Perennials. Whether you live in Greater Vancouver or come from afar, we've got a fun contest for you...

6. The Most Beautiful Hydrangea in the World?: 'Miss Saori' Pre-Order - 'Miss Saori' is a superlative new hydrangea that won the coveted Plant of the Year Award at the 2014 Chelsea Garden Show. It is about to take the gardening world by storm...

7. Fabulous at Phoenix -- Gary's Picks of what's new and fabulous at the Phoenix Candy Store

 


Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

The Phoenix Perennials Calendar
There's so much going on at the nursery all the time. Here's your resource to keep track.
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Event Description
Fall Workshops Coming Soon

 

Join me in South Africa!
Namaqualand and the Cape Floristic Kingdom
Botanical and Garden Tour
(And wine and whales and penguins and quaint hotels and swank resorts and a lot of fun!)
August 25 - Sept 8, 2015

The trip is going ahead but we still have a little space for more travellers!

Also, we have a single lady looking for a roommate for the trip to avoid single occupancy costs. Are you a single lady who wants to join us?

For more information visit the South Africa Tour Page.

 

Volunteer at Phoenix Perennials with our Hours for Flowers Volunteer Program

Our Hours for Flowers Volunteer Program is for interested gardeners who want to set up a regular schedule with us to come to the nursery and help us with plant care, propagation, weeding, watering and other nursery tasks. You can do any number of hours you like on any day. We just ask that you make it a regular schedule. In addition to our gratitude we will also give you plants!

Contact Patricia by phone (604-270-4133) or email (info at phoenixperennials.com) for more information and to start volunteering!

 

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1.

In Praise of the Silk Tree for Summer Colour

Here's a great one for you that I couldn't live without in my own garden: Albizia julibrissin or silk tree is a gorgeous hardy tree in Vancouver that leafs out in June and then flowers for all of July and August with gorgeous pink powder puffs sitting atop the branches. It is one of the few trees that bloom in summer in Vancouver. It is medium-sized so will fit most yards. Below I've included some pics of it being used as a street tree in Madrid from my recent trip there.

We have some nice plants available in flower now. (Along with a few thousand other lovelies.) Come down and see them. The nursery is looking great right now and so are the silk trees.


Albizia 'Ombrella'


Albizia 'Rosea'

We currently have a great pink form 'Rosea' and the even darker pink form 'Ombrella' in stock.

 


2.

SALES!

 

Canada Day Sale
Wednesday July 1st Only

20% Off Everything in Bloom!
Celebrate our amazingly diverse country with every colour under the rainbow!

 

 

July 2 for 1 Sale
July 1st-31st

Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Clematis, Succulents*, Maples,
Groundcovers, Ferns

*From the Living Sculpture Section

 

 

The Summer Sizzle
SALE
Friday-Sunday July 10th-12th

25% Off Perennials
30% Off Shrubs and Trees
35% Off Edibles including Berry Bushes and Fruit Trees

 

 


3.

You Can Plant Perennials All Summer
A few careful steps are all that is required to successfully plant new perennials in the summer

Many gardeners think that once July and August are here that it is too late to plant new perennials. Indeed, the best seasons for perennial planting are spring and fall. But you can also plant perennials, shrubs, trees and vines in the summer.

 

This common misconception is likely due to confusion between the planting of new plants and the transplanting of existing plants.

Transplanting of existing plants refers to moving plants already established in the garden which results in the uprooting and damaging of established root systems, especially the fine white tip roots that are the primary conduits for water and nutrients. Once transplanted into a new location the remaining roots will usually not have enough capacity to uptake water to support the foliage in summer's hot, sunny conditions, even if you trim back the foliage by a third to a half.

While this type of garden work should be avoided in the summer months, the planting of new plants can continue with great success. This is because new plants can be planted with little to no damage to established root systems. Your new plant goes into the ground with its roots intact and just like when it was in a pot, the only thing you have to do is keep it watered.

Here are a few secrets of success for summer planting:

  1. While still in the pot water your new plant so that water flows freely out the bottom of the pot and the root ball is thoroughly saturated.
  2. Dig a generous hole. Once dug, fill it with water and allow the water to slowly soak into the surrounding garden bed. This helps moisten the soil around your planting hole.
  3. Remove your new plant from its pot and gently scuff up the edges of the root ball with your fingers. Just a little damage to the roots will encourage them to grow and branch out into their new space. Plant your new plant and fill the hole three quarters full with a mix a half and half mix of existing soil and new compost or Sea Soil. Now fill the hole again with water and allow it to slowly drain away as before. This will thoroughly moisten the soil immediately adjacent to the new plant’s root ball.
  4. Fill the remaining quarter of the planting hole with soil and gently tamp down the soil around the root ball of your new plant.
  5. Collect the excess soil left over from planting and build a rim or bowl around your perennial about six to 12 inches from the base of the plant. This will create a bowl for you to water guaranteeing that water will collect in the bowl and sink straight downwards into the root ball.
  6. Water your new plant two to three times a week during dry sunny periods by filling the bowl with water two or three times and allowing the water to sink straight down into the root ball.
  7. To encourage faster rooting use a transplant fertilizer. The product we carry has rooting hormone and kelp extract which encourage fast root growth.

Voilà! You can plant a new plant or whole new garden beds and you don't have to wait until fall! Follow these easy steps and you can plant new perennials all summer long! Have fun!

PS. These steps are also great for success with spring and fall plantings too, especially if you're planting trees and shrubs which are slower to establish than perennials.

 


4.

Phoenix Perennials
Plastics Recycling Month

July 3rd - August 2nd, 2015
Please do NOT bring plastics before or after these dates.

Over the past few years Phoenix Perennials has participated in the National Plastic Recycling Program and many of you have participated. This year the program has been cancelled but we're going to do our own version! Though many nursery plastics are recyclable in our blue box programs, many gardeners find that containers and flats are not picked up or some types of plastic are not accepted.

Bring your nursery plastics down to the nursery and deposit them in the designated bins during recycling month. Then you get to visit the nursery! It's a win-win situation.

Special Note: This year pots must be separated from flats and other types of plastics might need special treatment. Please pay attention to the signs when depositing your plastics. We participate in this program as volunteers to improve our environment. If everyone follows the directions then our staff won't have to do too much extra work.

 

We can only accept: We cannot accept:
  • Plastic garden pots
  • Plastic flats/trays
  • Plastic plant tags
  • Irrigation pipe
  • Greenhouse poly
  • Fertilizer bags
  • Soil bags
  • Clay
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Edging
  • Hoses
  • Tools
  • Trash
  • Filled Containers
All plastics and containers must be empty of soil and plant material and they should be dry. Phoenix Perennials is volunteering our time and space for this important initiative. Please help us to keep everything organized and to keep non-recyclable items out of the bins.
We will not be accepting recyclables before or after the designated dates.

Please tell your gardening friends!


5.

CONTEST
Win a Night at Clair's B&B and a
$50 Phoenix Perennials Gift Certificate!

We know our customers come from far and wide to visit us and shop at Phoenix Perennials. Whether you live in Greater Vancouver or come from afar, we've got a fun contest for you for a little staycation within the city or to make your trip into the big city from further afield that much more memorable.

Enter our contest and win a one night stay in a deluxe suite at Clair's Bed and Breakfast located in a lovely heritage home in picturesque Ladner Village just across the river from Richmond valued at $200 plus a $50 Phoenix Perennials Gift Certificate.

To enter hit "Reply" to this email or send an email to phoenixperennials [at] shaw.ca (Yes. You have to put the @ sign in there.) Give us your full name, city, province, and phone number and answer this skill testing question: What two industries gave rise to the village of Ladner at the turn of the century? Visit Clair's Bed and Breakfast Website to find out!

Clair's B&B is located in a beautiful heritage home accentuated by beautiful plants.
Time for breakfast at Clair's B&B. Eat up. You'll need your energy for shopping!
One of the rooms at Clair's B&B. Have a good sleep. You'll need to be rested for Phoenix!

Fine Print:
Contest closes Tuesday July 7th at midnight. A winner will be drawn at random.
One entry per person.
B&B stay and gift certificate are valid for one year. Gift certificate is valid for in-person purchases at the nursery only and not for mail order purchases. It is also valid for regular priced items only.
B&B stay is subject to availability of rooms at time of booking. Please book early.
Blackout period between Christmas and New Year's.

 


6.

The Most Beautiful Hydrangea in the World?
'Miss Saori' Pre-Order

Check our these new pics of 'Miss Saori':

'Miss Saori' is a superlative new hydrangea that won the coveted Plant of the Year Award at the 2014 Chelsea Garden Show. It is about to take the gardening world by storm! Phoenix Perennials is proud to be one of the first nurseries in North America to offer this very special garden plant to the gardening public.

'Miss Saori' produces exquisite mopheads of double florets that are white with perfect, rose-pink picotee edges. The flowers are produced on both old and new wood from June until frost.

The plants grow to a reasonable 3'x3' making them perfect for gardens, small and large, as well as containers. The foliage emerges burgundy-red in spring, turns to green as it matures, then back to burgundy-red in summer and fall.

Be among the first gardeners in North America to own this incredible beauty!

The plants will be available for pick-up in late August. The exact date will depend on summer growing conditions. An email will be sent one week before to confirm the exact pick-up date. The plants will be in 3 gallon pots. We estimate the plants will be a bushy 1'x1' at pick-up time. The first flowers will be produced in 2016.

3 gallon pot. $54.99 + taxes

More Info and Order Now!

 

 


7.

Fabulous at Phoenix
Gary's Picks of New, Notable and Luscious Plants at the Phoenix Candy Store

The nursery is now at peak availability with our largest overall selection of the year. Make sure you come for a visit soon!

Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' - Mayapple - At long last we are able to offer this amazing shade plant again! This brilliant hybrid of several Asian Mayapples boasts large, vigorous, lobed umbrella-shaped leaves. Leaves are chartreuse with dramatic and bizarre chocolate-brown spotting throughout the spring. Like nothing you’ve ever seen! In summer, the leaves are green with lightly spotted areas. Huge garnet-coloured flowers are found under the leaves in clusters of five or more. This form was selected for its colouring, improved late spring frost tolerance, vigour, and habit. Origanum 'Kent Beauty' - Ornamental Oregano - Grown for its ornamental flowers and foliage, 'Kent Beauty' is an intriguing little oregano. The pendulous pink and white flowerheads are comprised of multiple bracts from which small, pink, shrimp-like flowers peak. The foliage is a similar shape to the flower bracts and is bluish green. Easy to grow in average to dry, well-drained soils in full sun. Superior winter drainage is the key to growing this plant well. Drought tolerant. Plant in borders, rock walls, hanging baskets or containers.
Echibeckia 'Summerina Brown' - Echibeckia - Echibeckia is a unique cross between two classic perennials: Echinacea and Rudbeckia. The Summerina hybrids are fast-growing and disease resistant. The flowers are large at over three inches in diametre. Plants bloom for 2-3 months or more. Echibeckia 'Summerina Orange' - Echibeckia - Echibeckia is a unique cross between two classic perennials: Echinacea and Rudbeckia. The Summerina hybrids are fast-growing and disease resistant. The flowers are large at over three inches in diametre. Plants bloom for 2-3 months or more. 'Summerina Orange' has striking orange, yellow and rust-coloured flowers with dark centres.
Gaillardia 'Moxie' - Blanket Flower - From the Commotion Series comes ‘Moxie’ with flowers filled with warm yellow fluted petals with a hint of orange around orange-red centres. Dark green foliage forms a rounded mound. A great new fluted addition to the excellent ‘Fanfare’. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Blanket flowers are great plants for firey colour in the full sun garden or in containers. Provide well-drained soils to help them through our winter wet. Gaillardia 'Fanfare Blaze' - Blanket Flower - 'Fanfare Blaze' offers tight mounds covered in firey flowers from late spring until fall. Tones of red, russet and orange combine with fluted petals to create a pinwheel effect. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Blanket flowers are great plants for hot colour in the full sun garden or in containers. Provide well-drained soils to help them through our winter wet.
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' - Coneflower - Sizzling, red orange, double cones with falling tails heat up the sun border in summer. Contrasting dark burgundy, sturdy stems. Upright, with lance-shaped leaves. From the Cone-fections Series which offers reliably hardy, very floriferous, stocky plants with strong sturdy stems. Wonderful planted en masse and superb as a cut flower. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot, dry, sunny spots with thin, average to poor soils for best overwintering. Echinacea 'Green Jewel' - Coneflower - This incredibly unique echinacea was discovered by Piet Oudolf. Light green ray petals surround the large, green cone of this sweetly fragrant coneflower. The plants have an upright habit and a height of just 20-24 inches, so no staking is required. Praised for their cheerful brightly coloured flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. The dried seed heads provide architectural interest in the winter and are a good food source for finches and other birds.
Echinacea 'Supreme Flamingo' - Coneflower - Very rich, coral and shrimp pink colours combine for an unbelievable exclamation of colour in the summer garden. Fully double, fragrant coneflowers with complimentary ray petals of rosy copper. Show this colour off with with a bright yellow or tone it down with some brooding purple. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot, dry, sunny spots with thin, average to poor soils for best overwintering. Echinacea 'Secret Glow' - Coneflower - 'Secret Glow' is a glowing school bus yellow. But it doesn't need a flashing stop sign to get your attention -- it stands out in a crowd for its unusual colour and its unusually high flower count, averaging 35 large flowers per plant in the first year! Fragrant. Part of the new Secret Series of mid-size double-flowered coneflowers. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot, dry, sunny spots with thin, average to poor soils for best overwintering.
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' - Coneflower - There is no other coneflower like this one. 'Supreme Cantaloupe' is just that: the colour of ripe cantaloupe! Imagine colour combinations with pink, magenta and blue. Fragrant. Part of the new Supreme Series of mid-size double-flowered coneflowers. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot, dry, sunny spots with thin, average to poor soils for best overwintering. Tolmeia menziesii 'Cool Gold' - Piggyback Plant - 'Cool Gold' has a soft, cool, clear gold foliage that retains its colour throughout the season. It's fast growing and makes a wonderful bright spot in the shade garden. This is a gold version of the BC native piggyback plant that graces the shady spaces of coastal BC. The common name comes from the habit of piggyback plant to produce young plantlets that sit on top of the mature foliage before falling to the ground to root in.
Hosta 'Wheee!' - Plantain Lily - This distinctive hosta is unlike the vast majority of cultivars in this case sporting incredibly wavy leaf margins from leaf base to to leaf tip, even on young plants. 'Wheee!' is also variegated with cream margins and has lavender flowers in summer. Hosta 'Rainbow's End' - Plantain Lily - 'Rainbow's End' has one of the most unusual variegations seen in years. Dark green leaves are possessed of broad, gold, irregular stripes. Every leaf is different. The overall effect is a mound of shiny green feathered with gold.
Gillenia trifoliata - Bowman's Root - This graceful perennial is strangely absent from most gardens. The leaves are arranged in threes along wiry stems, topped by loose panicles of white flowers emerging from tubular wine-coloured sepals. Think of it as a butterfly gaura for the shade garden. Gillenia is native to eastern North America and was traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Part sun to light shade in average to moist well-drained soil. Good fall colour.

Salvia Suncrest 'Fire Dancer' - Baby Sage - 'Fire Dancer' has small, scented leaves and firey, coral-red flowers. It is a long-blooming cultivar producing hundreds of flowers all summer long. Use in containers or hot borders.

We also have 'Lemon Light', 'Autumn Moon', and 'Flamenco Rose'.

Hibiscus Summerific 'Summer Storm' - Perennial Hibiscus - This hybrid has the darkest wine purple, maple-like foliage ever seen on a perennial Hibiscus. This plant produces large 8-10 inch wide, pink flowers with rose veining and a deep magenta eye that radiates out onto the petals. It makes an amazing display in the summer and fall garden. Provide full sun and good moisture during the growing season. Disporum cantoniense 'Moonlight' - Chinese Fairy Bells - An exceptional new cultivar, compact in form with unique silvery white and green variegation radiating from each leaf blade, becoming suffused with purple-pink coloration as temperatures cool in the fall. Graceful, arching stems emerge in spring, followed by clusters of small flowers in late spring to summer. Adds an illuminating effect to any shade garden.
Hibiscus Summerific 'Cherry Cheesecake' - Perennial Hibiscus - Hibiscus Summerific 'Summer Storm' - Perennial Hibiscus - This hybrid has the darkest wine purple, maple-like foliage ever seen on a perennial Hibiscus. This plant produces large 8-10 inch wide, pink flowers with rose veining and a deep magenta eye that radiates out onto the petals. It makes an amazing display in the summer and fall garden. Provide full sun and good moisture during the growing season. Hibiscus Summerific 'Midnight Marvel' - Perennial Hibiscus - Hibiscus Summerific 'Summer Storm' - Perennial Hibiscus - This hybrid has the darkest wine purple, maple-like foliage ever seen on a perennial Hibiscus. This plant produces large 8-10 inch wide, pink flowers with rose veining and a deep magenta eye that radiates out onto the petals. It makes an amazing display in the summer and fall garden. Provide full sun and good moisture during the growing season.
Gardenia 'Summer Snow' - Hardy Gardenia - 'Summer Snow' is a hardy hybrid gardenia hand selected after 10 years of development and test studies. ‘Summer Snow’ has beautiful pure white double flowers that are sweetly fragrant. The foliage is evergreen, rich and glossy. Hardy to zone 6 with reportedly some of the best cold hardiness of the hardy gardenias. Tricyrtis 'Kohaku' - Toad Lily - This bold toad lily has an arching habit and very large cup-shaped flowers that are beautifully marked. A vigorous and very unusual hybrid originally bred for the cut flower trade in Japan at least 15 years ago. Toad lilies are wonderful plants for the late summer and fall shade garden. Most grow on elegant arching stems often with lightly mottled foliage. They produce multitudes of ornate orchid-like flowers that are usually white (sometimes yellow) with various degrees of purple spotting.
Dahlia Dark Angels 'American Pie' - Dahlia - Soft-pink, almost white at the edges with dark centres. Rich, burgundy foliage. The Dark Angel Series are a group of dwarf, burgundy-leaved dahlias named after popular movies. They have been selected for excellent, richly-coloured, single flowers, burgundy foliage and a compact size under 15 inches. Three options for winter starting with easiest and safest: 1. grow in a pot and move to a frost-free area, 2. lift tubers and store, 3. leave in the ground in well-drained, sunny beds under a mound of fallen leaves. Dahlia 'Coupe de Soleil' - Dahlia - Dahlia 'Coupe de Soleil' has unusual flowers with top petals totally white and the bottom ones apricot-orange.
Acanthus 'Whitewater' - Bear's Breeches - This vigorous, variegated Acanthus has striking, bold leaves with white margins and splashing. Makes a large clump with 4 to 5 foot tall ornamental flower stalks of pink and cream in summer. This was bred with A. 'Summer Beauty' for vigour, more hardiness, and heat and humidity tolerance. The result is a much stronger cultivar than 'Tasmanian Angel'. A mature clump of this would be downright stunning -- I think I’m starting to lust for this plant!. Hydrangea angustipetala 'Golden Crane' - Hydrangea - Large, fragrant lacecaps of white sterile florets around gold to chartreuse lacey reproductive florets. This cultivar is the earliest of hydrangea to bloom and smells sweetly of honey which will fill the entire garden. Narrow textured leaves complete the show on this handsome shrub. Introduced by Dan Hinkley from his collections from southern Sichuan, China.
Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' - Siberian Bugloss - This giant Brunnera looks just like the classic 'Jack Frost' except for it's size. It will grow nearly a foot and half tall and two and a half feet wide! It has dramatic silver foliage and the dainty blue forget-me-not flowers that we love from this genus. Discovered by plantsman Alexander Zukeivich in his Belarus garden. This is a plant for a big garden or a big pot! Arisaema tosaense - Cobra Lily - A tall, vigorous cobra lily from Shikoku Island, Japan. The green (sometimes burgundy) spathe has a long-extended tip and droops way down over the face of the tube. The translucent spathe is especially beautiful when back-lit. Easy garden plant. Late spring bloom.
Scabiosa 'Mariposa Blue' - Pincushion Flower - Fully double, large, lavender blue blossoms on sturdy stems rise above tidy bluish-green foliage. With a compact, tidy habit, this is a long and profuse bloomer. The Phoenicians were mightily impressed with this cultivar in our trials. Use it in containers or at the front of the border. Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' - Clematis - Small, multicoloured flowers of purple and fuchsia are sweetly fragrant and produced by the hundreds in summer and fall.
Buddleia 'Bicolor' - Butterfly Bush - ‘Bicolor’ is the first buddleia ever to offer two completely different colours on the same inflorescence! Fragrant, lavender and butterscotch yellow flowers blend together for a fascinating bicolour effect. Panicles grow up to 10 inches long and show up well against the clean grey-green foliage. Compact growth habit. Buddleia 'Crown Jewels' - Butterfly Bush - This fantastic butterfly bush has beautiful gold to lime green foliage from spring through fall, and sharply contrasting, magenta purple flowers. A medium-sized butterfly bush. In colder climates it can behave as a herbaceous perennial dying back to the ground and returning into the spring.
Lonicera reticulata 'Kintzley's Ghost - Honeysuckle - This marvelous and crazy honeysuckle will give you a vertical display like nothing else in the garden. It has tight yellow flower clusters surrounded by a large circular silvery-white bract. The showy white bracts persist through fall and cup the red berries. The foliage is pale blue-green. The flowers are lightly fragrant. A hybrid of L. reticulata and L. prolifera. Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' - Coral Honeysuckle - ‘Major Wheeler’ is one of the best selections of Lonicera sempervirens and stands out above all other red-flowered cultivars for clean foliage and pure flower power. This selection is covered in red trumpet flowers in late spring and keeps churning them out all summer long, especially with a post-bloom trim. The hummingbirds will find it from miles around.
Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton' - Coral Honeysuckle - Lovely, pale yellow flowers explode from the vining stems from June until November and grabs the attention of hummingbirds, butterflies, and humans alike. Bright orange-red fruits in late summer and fall. Selected by the Virginia Native Plant Society for excellent repeat bloom, clean foliage and compact form. Named for a colonial botanist, it was found on the grounds of a 17th century Abington church in Glouchester, Virginia. Eucomis 'Glow Sticks' - Pineapple Lily - A dwarf pineapple lily with coppery gold new foliage aging to a light green gold. White pineapple-like flower heads. Looks fantastic planted with burgundy foliage such as Ajuga 'Black Scallop' or Sedum 'Voodoo'. Very easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of garden conditions. Full sun for best foliage colour. Grow in containers or the ground.
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' - Chilean Potato Vine - The Chilean potato vine has exotic, potato-like flowers, each with lilac petals around a pointed yellow centre which appear continuously from spring to mid-autumn. Great for a sunny wall. Needs support and a little tying up. The semi-evergreen leaves will remain on the plant in all but bad winters. Sedum Sunsparkler 'Firecracker' - Stonecrop - 'Firecracker' has luscious red foliage growing to six inches tall by 18 inches wide. In summer it produces large pink flower heads popular with bees. The compact habit makes this sedum useful for containers, edging walkways, green roofs, and the front of the border. The Sunsparkler sedums are remarkable for their multi-crown habit, ability to hold color all summer, and drought tolerance.
Heuchera 'Red Lightning' - Coral Bells - 'Red Lightning' has huge lime yellow to golden yellow leaves with striking red veins. The leaves are larger with bolder red markings than 'Delta Dawn'. You won't miss 'Red Lightning' in the garden. Use it where you need to grab some attention, especially in containers. Heuchera 'Grape Soda' - Coral Bells - 'Grape Soda' has rose pink leaves in the spring turning light purple with silver burnished into the summer.

All these plants are available now. Come see them!

 


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.

3380 No. 6 Road (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
Richmond, BC | 604-270-4133 | www.phoenixperennials.com

Opening Dates and Hours
February 27th to November 1st, 2015
10am-5pm


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