Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: July 2011

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter
July 2011

 

Hello from Phoenix Perennials!

Summertime, and the living is easy.

It's summer, fellow gardeners. The sun is shining and the perennials are bursting into colour. Because of the cold spring I bet you didn't get all of the garden projects done . The Summer Sizzle is this weekend with 20-30% off practically everything plus a few two for one offers. We'll also have special displays of our seventh annual Great Plant Combination Contest winners who are announced below.

In this e-newsletter we also announce full details of our Heirloom Tomato Festival including how to plan for your ultimate tomato experience. You can pre-book your "party mix" quarts of heirloom tomatoes and sign up for our tomato tasting sessions.

Thank you to everyone who partipated in National Plastics Recycling Week. We collected more plastic than I thought we would! Start saving up your plastic for next year!

Fabulous at Phoenix this month highlights an incredible range of cool plants for summer colour and interest including a few much sought after plants available now for the first time.

See you soon at the nursery!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

The Summer Sizzle

20-30% Off
Practically Everything!
Plus Special 2 for 1 Offers!

Perennials 20% Off
Vines, Shrubs and Trees 30% Off
Agave, Echeveria and Other Non-Hardy Succulents 30% Off

Veggies, Herbs and Berries - Buy 1, Get 1 Free!
Terra Cotta, Glazed and StoneArt Containers and Metal Work - Buy 1, Get 1 Free!

Details and fine print below.

 

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In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. The Summer Sizzle: Everything on Sale from 20-30% Off!
2. Winners of the Great Plant Combination Contest

3. Thank You for Participating in the National Plastics Recycling Week at Phoenix Perennials
4. Fabulous at Phoenix


Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

Upcoming New Event!
This September we'll be holding our first ever
Heirloom Tomato Festival
With tomato tastings and heirloom tomato fruit for sale!
Saturday September 10th, 2011

PLAN YOUR TOMATO EXPERIENCE!

Pre-Book NOW Your "Party Mix" Quarts of Heirloom Tomatoes

  • $14 for one quart*, approximately 3.5 lbs of mixed heirloom tomatoes.
  • $40 for three quarts*, approximately 10.5 lbs of mixed heirloom tomatoes perfect for those wanting to make salsas, tomato sauces, do some canning or have a fabulous dinner party! If you would like additional quarts after your three quart purchase you can add more at $13 per quart.
This is the best way to get your tomatoes. We will have more tomatoes on hand for purchase at the festival but since this is a new event we have no idea what quantities we will need. If you pre-book we will guarantee to have your tomatoes on hand.
Call the nursery (604-270-4133
) or visit us to book. Payment is required at the time of booking. Must be picked up Sept 10th or 11th. We will call to remind everyone the week before.

Tomato Tasting Sessions at the Festival on September 10th
Join us at a tasting session to sample a wide range of delicious heirloom tomatoes.
Cost: $15 which includes one quart of "Party Mix" Heirloom Tomatoes (Value $14*) - which means the session is almost free!
Bookings must be made in advance of the festival. Call the nursery (604-270-4133) or visit us to book your space. Payment is required at the time of booking.

Tomato Tasting Sessions will be available at:
10am | 11am | 12pm | 1pm

More sessions will be added in the afternoon should there be demand.

Book More Tomatoes at the Festival for Pick-Up Sat and Sun Sept 17th and 18th
At the Festival you will be able to book more "Party Mix" quarts for delivery the following weekend. You will also be able to order quarts of specific types of heirloom tomatoes. The list of available cultivars will be provided at the Festival and will include the tomatoes that are fresh and perfectly ripe at the time.

*Please note that the pricing of these tomatoes is about the same as the cost for heirloom tomatoes at local farmers' markets. The quarts may contain a few fun peppers.

The tomatoes are grown by the farm of Red Barn Plants in Cawston, BC. Red Barn is the source of most of the tomato plants that we sell in the spring. Though Red Barn has not applied for organic certification all of their vegetables are grown with fully organic methods and all inputs are OMRI certified. So they are basically organic in everything but the gold seal.

 

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The Phoenix Perennials Calendar
There's so much going on at the nursery all the time. Here's your resource to keep track.
Date
Event Type
Event Description
Details
Fri-Sun
July 8-10
Special Event and Workshops
The Summer Sizzle
Celebrating Summer with Special Displays and Special Prices
Phoenix Perennials
Sat
Sept 3
Workshop

Top Plant Performers for the West Coast Garden: Fall and Winter | Instructor: Shelley | 10am-12pm | $16 |

Phoenix Perennials
Sat
Sept 10
Special Event and Workshops
Heirloom Tomato Festival
With tomato tastings and heirloom tomato fruit for sale!
Call (604-270-4133) or visit to book your tomatoes or a tasting session! See details in this e-newsletter.
Phoenix Perennials
Sat-Sun
Sept 17-18
Charity Shopping Weekend
Charity Shopping Weekend to Benefit: The Community Arts Council of Richmond and the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)
Phoenix Perennials
Sat
Sept 17
Workshop

Jewels of the Spring Garden: Bulbs for Containers | Instructor: Shelley | 10am-12pm | $18 |

Phoenix Perennials
Sat
Sept 24
Workshop

Winter Containers to Die For: Plant Up a Container to Create Winter Interest | Instructor: Shelley | Two workshops at 10am and 2pm | $18 |

Phoenix Perennials

Mark your calendars! Or print this off for the fridge!


1.

The Summer Sizzle
including our Summer Sale!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 8th, 9th and 10th

The nursery is packed with colour. This is a great time of year to visit and be inspired by beautiful plants and great savings. At this year's Summer Sizzle there will be special displays from the winners of our Annual Great Plant Combination Contest and lots of plants on SALE!
Don't miss it!

20-30% Off
Practically Everything!
Plus Special 2 for 1 Offers!

Perennials 20% Off

Vines, Shrubs and Trees 30% Off
Agave, Echeveria and Other Non-Hardy Succulents 30% Off

Veggies, Herbs and Berries - Buy 1, Get 1 Free!
Terra Cotta, Glazed and StoneArt Containers and Metal Work - Buy 1, Get 1 Free!

Fine Print
There are no exceptions to the above dates. Special orders and plants on hold are not on sale.
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Offer: Buy one item and receive the second item of equal or lesser value for free.
Statuary, deer cages and Schefflera are not on sale. Certain other exceptions might be in effect.
Concrete and Fibreglass Garden Stone Pots are not on sale.

 


2.

The Seventh Annual Phoenix Perennials
Great Plant Combination Contest

A great garden is not just great plants grown well. A great garden hinges on great plant combinations.

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest! We had lots of great entries this year. There were lots of lovely and intriguing combinations showing great design and interesting ideas. We had a difficult time deciding and wish we had many more prizes to offer. Overall we could tell that you love your gardens and recognize them as expressions of your own personal style. Thank you to all of our entrants for sharing your very personal works of art with us, your gardens. In selecting the winning entries we were looking for great combinations that also offered that little extra touch or pizzaz or surprise.

 

Come See the Winning Combinations In Person!
The winning entries will be set up as display gardens at the nursery through the months of July and August. They will be ready for their first viewing at the Summer Sizzle weekend!

 

This year the Great Plant Combination Contest Prizes go to:

1st Prize: $150 Gift Certificate at Phoenix
Cherry O. of Richmond

The combination includes:
Santolina chamaecyparissus - Lavender Cotton
Heuchera 'Frosted Violet' - Coral Bells
Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls' - Coral Bells
Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'
- Sage

Sedum cauticolum 'Lidakense' - Sedum
Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver' - Hebe

 

2nd Prize: $100 Gift Certificate at Phoenix
Kristi B. of Nanoose Bay

The combination includes:
Polystichum polyblepharum - Japanese Tassel Fern
Primula viallii - Chinese Pagoda Primrose
Heuchera ‘Raspberry Ice’ - Coralbells
Hosta ‘American Halo’ - Plantain Lily
Brunnera ‘Looking Glass’ - Siberian Bugloss
Primula ‘Millers Crimson’ - Japanese Primrose
Hosta ‘Mama Mia’ - Plantain Lily

 

3rd Prize: $50 Gift Certificate at Phoenix
Jacqueline H. of North Vancouver

The combination includes:
Stipa tenuissma - Mexican Feather Grass
Bergenia cordifolia - Pigsqueak
Heuchera - Coralbells
Euphorbia characias 'Humpty Dumpty' - Spurge
Helictotrichon sempervirens - Blue Oat Grass
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ - Stonecrop
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' - Dwarf Pampas Grass

 

Honourable Mention: Fame but not Fortune
but you do get a Phoenix Perennials T-Shirt!
Rebecca T. of Richmond

The combination includes:
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' - Golden Creeping Jenny
Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ - Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' - Daylily

Various Hostas including: H. 'Brim Cup', H. ‘Undulata Univittata’, H. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' - Sedge

 

Honourable Mention: Fame but not Fortune
but you do get a Phoenix Perennials T-Shirt!
Kristi B. of Nanoose Bay


The combination includes:
Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ - Japanese Painted Fern
Helleborus x hybridus (maroon) - Lenten Rose
Epimedium x rubrum - Barrenwort
Hosta ‘Patriot’ - Plantain Lily
Oxalis triangularis - False Shamrock

 

Honourable Mention: Fame but not Fortune
but you do get a Phoenix Perennials T-Shirt!
Michelle C. of North Vancouver


The combination includes:
Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ - Spurge
Hosta ‘Cherry Berry’ - Plantain Lily
Athyrium otophorum - Eared Lady Fern
Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ - Foamy Bells
Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Red Filligree’ - Japanese Maple
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' - Grassy-Leaved Sweet Flag

 

Come See the Winning Combinations In Person!
The winning entries will be set up as display gardens at the nursery through the months of July and August. They will be ready for their first viewing at the Summer Sizzle weekend!


3.

Thank you for Participating in
National Plastics Recycling Week!

June 25th - July 4th, 2011

Thank you to all of those who participated in the second annual National Plastics Recycling Week organized by the Canada Nursery Landscape Association with 40 participating nurseries right across Canada. At Phoenix Perennials we collected 18 big 4' x 4' x 4' containers of recyclable nursery plastics. We are looking forward to participating again next year. If you are unable to recycle your nursery plastics in your municipal blue box, please save your pots, flats, plastic bags and other nursery plastics until the same time next year when we will again be providing this important service!


4.

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

If you've never visited the nursery in the summer make this the year. The nursery is so gorgeous at this time of year and filled with the largest selection of plants of any time of the year. It's beautiful and inspiring. There are so many amazing things to

 

Schefflera taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan' - Umbrella Tree - This superlative shrub or small tree from Taiwan has gorgeous palmate foliage sometimes held with orange or red pedicels (leaf stems). Like most members of the aralia family it blooms in fall. Numerous species from Asia are hardy for us including this one.

The cultivar 'Yuan Shan' is a Dan Hinkley collection from the highest known population of this species in Taiwan. The picture at right is from a lower elevation plant that I encountered on my own plant hunting expedition. The 'Yuan Shan' plants do not seem to have the same orange pedicels as the plant pictured. Still they are gorgeous.

Schefflera are not on sale during the Summer Sizzle.

Schefflera fansipanensis (syn. S. hoi) - Umbrella Tree - This beautiful evergreen shrub/small tree is a Dan Hinkley collection from northern Vietnam. Dan tells me that is has proven hardy in our region over the last three winters. There was a plant of this species at the UBC Collectors' Auction and the new growth is gorgeous.

Schefflera are not on sale during the Summer Sizzle.

Schefflera gracilis - Umbrella Tree - This is another Dan Hinkley collection from Vietnam. It blooms as a young plant and Dan tells me the fruit is "astoundingly beautiful". He also tells me that this species has been hardy over these last few winters. Though it was damaged this past winter it has resprouted from the base in his garden.

Schefflera are not on sale during the Summer Sizzle.

Abutilon 'Tom Peace Kumquat' – Flowering Maple – This excellent and vigorous flowering maple cultivar has upright stems festooned with dangling two inch bells of rich pink throughout summer. May be hardy to zone 7 if grown in full-sun and protected from winter wet in well-drained beds and with mulch. Will blossom straight through winter in a bright window of the house. We’ll have numerous other cultivars available this season.

We have lots of other colours of abutilon as well!

Michelia figo - Port Wine Magnolia - Deep green, lustrous oval pointed foliage on a dense, bushy, rounded shrub. Creamy yellow and purple, two inch flowers like small magnolias with a rich port wine fragrance appear in great quantities amongst the foliage during spring. Locate near an entryway, patio or window where the fruity fragrance can be fully appreciated. Will grow to four to six feet high and wide in 10 years.
Hydrangea Incrediball -- Hydrangea - This adaptable shrub produces huge flowers (as much as 12" across) and is both reliable and beautiful. Flowers open green, then mature to white before turning green at the end of their life cycle. Very cold hardy Incrediball blooms on new growth so even very cold winters won't keep it from blooming. The flowers are held upright on very sturdy stems, so they don't flop.
Hydrangea Invincibelle Spirit -- Hydrangea - Invincibelle Spirit is as hardy and adaptable as Annabelle but produces loads of pink mophead flowers from early summer to frost. Dark pink buds open to hot pink flowers, fading to soft pink and finally to green. This hardy adaptable native is a reliable bloomer in the North and is also heat tolerant. The breeders of this plant, Proven Winners, donates $1 from the sale of every plant to the Breast Cancer Research Foudnation.

Hydrangea Little Lime - Hydrangea - A new dwarf form of the popular Limelight Hydrangea, Little Lime sports the same great flower power but in a smaller package. Attractive green summer flowers turn pink in fall. This hardy selection blooms every year. Excellent in mixed border or foundation plantings or as a cut flower. Grows to 3 to 5 feet.

Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' - Rue - You've got to see this plant in real life because the picture does not do the foliage justice. What you can't see is the interplay of green and glowing blue foliage. It is luminous and spectacular, not to mention the great leaf shape and texture. Looks fantastic with burgundy and gold foliage. Oh my!

Salvia 'Hot Lips' - Sage - Very cool and a bestseller. This is a fast-growing wild selection of a Mexican sage which is adorned with stunning bicolour flowers -- white flowers with red lips -- from May until frost. But the expression of colour is temperature sensitive. In spring the flowers are usually all red, later bicoloured/hot lipped and in the heat of the summer all white, then returning to bicoloured and then red again in the fall. Will produce thousands of flowers in a season. Well-drained soil in full sun. Hard prune each spring.
Lilium regale - Trumpet Lily - The exquisite trumpets of this species trumpet lily arrive on the scene in mid to late July and provide dramatic height and fragrance. Regale is a white fragrant lily with a yellow throat and pink reverses to the petals. Elegant. Said to be one of the best plants to enter cultivation in the last 200 years!

Lilium 'African Queen' - Trumpet Lily - The exquisite trumpets arrive on the scene in mid to late July (preceding the oriental lilies in August which you should also have in your garden) and provide dramatic height and fragrance. ‘African Queen’ has golden yellow/apricot flowers with reddish backs and a sweet fragrance. Looks great towering over purple coneflowers and rising beside the burgundy leaves of castor beans. Good fresh cut flower.

Lilium 'Casa Blanca' - Oriental Lily - Huge fragrant white lilies with bright orange stamens, ‘Casa Blanca’ is the classic white oriental lily both in gardens and in florist shops. Plant in groups of 3 to 5 for a dramatic visual and olfactory experience. Oriental lilies bloom in August with bold colours and a sweet and spicy intoxicating fragrance. Plant in groups of 3 to 5 for a dramatic visual and olfactory experience.
Geranium 'Orkney Cherry' - Cranesbill - ‘Orkney Cherry’ has many things going for it: it has attractive bronzy-green foliage with a silver sheen, it has masses of vivid pink flowers, it blooms for a long period from early May until the end of the summer, and it’s Scottish having been bred off the rugged coast of Scotland! (I can almost hear the bag pipes playing ‘Danny Boy’.) Plant in sun to part shade in well-drained soils.
Geranium 'Cheryl's Shadow' - Cranesbill - ‘Cheryl’s Shadow’ has incredible lush maroon foliage held on matching stems all in a politely compact mound. In spring small light pink flowers are produced that contrast surprisingly with the dark display of leaves. Place it in the foreground of the perennial garden for attractive, distinct foliage, even when not in flower or use it in containers.

Eucomis 'Freckles' - Pineapple Lily - This dwarf pineapple lily has it all - a vigorously clumping habit, spotted leaves, wavy margins, and attractive rose red flowers. A dramatic breakthrough for those that want to have something different, yet easy to grow! A wonderful container plant or use at the front of the border and in mixed beds.

Salvia 'Caradonna' - Sage - Hands down one of our favourite sages at the nursery. 'Caradonna' has neat and tidy spires of purple flowers held with purple buds and purple stems. It is strongly upright and structural in the garden as long as soils are not too rich or the light too low. It blooms over an extended period and will rebloom with deadheading.
Disanthus cercidifolius - Redbud Hazel - If you’ve got shade you need this shrub. D. cercidifolius is one of the best shrubs for fall colour turning reliably deep red even in shaded conditions. Fall colours also include orange and gold. This species has small, unusual flowers that resemble little burgundy starfish. They appear as the leaves begin to fall. Their aroma is not sweet but medicinal. Spring and summer leaves are generally blue green and heart shaped. A large shrub with an open, horizontal habit. Photo courtesy Great Plant Picks.
Fatshedera lizei 'Aureomaculata' - Fatshedera - Fatshedera is an intergeneric cross between Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) and Irish ivy (Hedera hibernica). Not only is this “intercontinental” hybrid unsure of its nationality, it occupies a space between perennial, shrub and vine being semi-upright and semi-woody. The large dark green maple-like leaves have bold, variable, yellow markings. Its tolerance of low light makes it an excellent deep shade accent. Severe cold snaps can damage the tips but the plant will quickly recover.
Fatsia 'Spider Web' - Japanese Fatsia - A beautiful aralia relative that grows as a shrub or small tree with variably variegated leaves which change during the seasons. The variegation appears in speckles and pixilations and is strongest on young foliage but also becomes better developed on that young foliage as the plant gets older. The flowers are white, are held in spheres and appear in late fall.
Passiflora caerulea 'Select' - Hardy Passionflower - This selection has markedly larger flowers with darker black centres and deeper blue petals than the form commonly in cultivation. P. caerulea is hardy for us in the Lower Mainland, especially against a south facing wall or fence. Plant in well-drained soil that is not too moist or too rich to promote more flowers and less greenery. Edible, but not the most tasty, yellow fruit are produced if pollinators visit. Trick them into visiting, and create a nice plant combination, by growing up an irresistable Buddleia.
Cautleya spicata - Hardy Shade Ginger - This wonderful hardy shade ginger has slender stems to about three feet tall from which emerge a tropical-looking spike of brilliant yellow flowers subtended by bright red bracts. The flowers emerge successively over a month or more each of which lasts three to five days. The red bracts remain for the entire bloom period. Definitely something you’ve never before imagined for your shade garden! Mulch in winter for a little extra protection. Similar to C. gracilis but taller with a stouter inflorescence.
Lavatera 'Red Rum' - Tree Mallow - ‘Red Rum’ is a compact grower great for containers or as a mid-level plant in a perennial bed. Dark red stems hold closely packed red-pink flowers. The close clustering of the flowers makes an intense floral display from spring through summer and likely into fall. Named after the multi-race award winning British racehorse, Red Rum.
Persicaria polymorpha - White Dragon - This is a plant with presence! White dragon grows five to seven feet tall into an arching vase shape. It is topped with astilbe-like masses of white flowers on every stem often from summer well into fall. The flowers are followed by pinkish seed heads. A clumping, non-invasive plant, white dragon looks great at the back of the border with miscanthus, Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’ and other large perennials. Loves moist soils but quite tolerant of drought once established.
Echinacea 'Hot Summer' - Not-So-Purple 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. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Echinacea purpurea 'Red Knee High' - Purple Coneflower - This dwarf coneflower delivers awesome colour impact in the landscape! Large, rich magenta red flowers are borne in profusion atop knee high plants beginning in midsummer. They add a terrific punch of colour to combination containers and are a sight to be seen when planted en masse in the landscape. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' - Not-So-Purple 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. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Envy' - Not-So-Purple Coneflower - This peculiar coneflower has rounded, green petals and green cones for a considerable period. As the flower matures the petals gradually elongate taking on a magenta veining near the cone which also turns purplish. This will be one of those plants to show off to your friends. Plant in full sun in average (not overly rich), well-drained soils. Avoid soils that are overly moist in winter.
Agastache 'Summer Fiesta - Anise Hyssop - Agastache are incredibly useful for clouds of colour through the summer months. ‘Summer Fiesta’ has outstanding dense, spicy orange red spikes produced in masses. One of the best attributes of the Summer Series is an unfading calyx that clasps the flower which does not brown like other agastache, giving it a much longer lasting spike. Even without a single flower on the spike, it still appears to be in bloom! Provide full sun and good drainage.
Agastache 'Summer Love - Anise Hyssop - Agastache are incredibly useful for clouds of colour through the summer months. ‘Summer Love’ has massive numbers of densely clustered large dark pink flowers that bloom all summer and into fall. Three feet tall with bright green, fragrant foliage. One of the best attributes of the Summer Series is an unfading calyx that clasps the flower which does not brown like other agastache, giving it a much longer lasting spike. Even without a single flower on the spike, it still has colour! Sun, dry soil.
Aloe polyphylla - Spiral Aloe - This stunning endangered aloe from the mountains of Lesotho (the mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa) features light green leaves arranged in a spiral that becomes more and more pronounced as the plant matures. In its native habitat it experiences sharp drainage, winter frosts and snow, and cool summers with ample moisture. Plant on a slope in full to partial sun in very well-drained soil or in a pot. It is hardy in zones 7b to 9. Our plants are grown from tissue culture.
Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget' - Crimson Scabious - ‘Mars Midget’ is a dwarf, clump-forming seed strain of this species that has the same scabiosa-like, ruby-red flower heads (to two inches across) over a long early summer to autumn bloom period but on plants that are half the height of the species (about one and a half feet). Each flower head resembles a rich red, pin cushion atop generally leafless stems. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Dahlia Bishop Series - Dahlia - This excellent series of burgundy-leaved dahlias includes the classic ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ (red) as well as the Bishops of Auckland (dark red), Canterbury (rosy red), Oxford (orange), York (yellow) and Leicester (lavender). These dahlias are fairly hardy in our climate and don't need to be lifted if planted in a protected, sunny spot in well-drained soil. A protective mulch is recommended.
Heucherella 'Sweet Tea' - Foamy Bells - Huge cinnamon stars at the centre of each leaf are surrounded by the loveliest orange tea coloured borders. A new instant classic for containers and garden. Undeniably the most intensely coloured heucherella ever! The big, palmately cut leaves darken in the summer and lighten up again in the fall. Its Heuchera villosa breeding gives it a big bold habit and heat and humidity tolerance.
Sedum 'Chocolate Drop' - Stonecrop - Small cute ten inch mounds of lightly scalloped, dark-chocolate brown leaves make a great addition to the border or the rock-garden. Soft rose-coloured flowers top and accent the foliage in late summer. Mix with golds and bronzes for an unforgettable effect.
Sedum 'Class Act' - Stonecrop - Huge cinnamon stars at the centre of each leaf are surrounded by the loveliest orange tea coloured borders. A new instant classic for containers and garden. Undeniably the most intensely coloured heucherella ever! The big, palmately cut leaves darken in the summer and lighten up again in the fall. Its Heuchera villosa breeding gives it a big bold habit and heat and humidity tolerance.
Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' - Silk Tree - This beautiful small tree has luxuriant feathery foliage of rich purple and burgundy topped for 2-3 months in summer with masses of fuzzy pink spheres. It is one of the few flowering trees that bloom in the summer and thus extremely useful. Overall this is a great subtropical contribution to the garden. The wood of this tree is not particularly strong, so plant where it will be protected from our winter wind storms.

 


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in the Lower Mainland.
Specializing in distinct perennials, fragrant shrubs, hardy subtropicals and the botanically intriguing.3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
604-270-4133
www.phoenixperennials.com
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We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 25th, 2011 until October 31st, 2011
10am-5pm


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