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E-Newsletter: Mid June 2014

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter
Mid June 2014

Celebrating our 11th Anniversary Season!

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

June is an exciting gardening month. The weather continues to warm, the plants continue to grow and the first hints of summer colour start blossoming all over the nursery. It's the start of the most colourful time of year at Phoenix. Come back and visit us. You'll be inspired.

For even more inspiration check out the most recent issue of Fine Gardening magazine with an article by myself and Shelley about our Recipes for a Fabulous Pot. You can see a few images below plus some links to our Facebook albums of previous Recipes.

In this issue we announce some great specials on the BrazelBerry 'Raspberry Shortcake' as well as on tomatoes, citrus and clematis.

Also check out the Dazzle without the Hassle catalogue I prepared for a recent radio appearance. It's filled with top performing perennials and shrubs.

National Plastic Recycling Week is coming up June 20-July 1st so start collecting and organizing your plastic pots to bring back to the nursery during the event. We want to recycle even more than last year! Tell all your friends.

You also might want to tell all your friends about the Canada Blooms contest as well as enter yourself! You could win a trip for two to Toronto to see Canada's largest flower and garden show in March 2015.

Our workshop season is winding down for the summer but we have one more exciting upcoming workshop on architectural plants. These are exciting, eye-catching plant that everyone needs for a successful garden..

And don't miss Fabulous at Phoenix to see a small selection of the many beautiful things now available for your gardening pleasure.

See you soon at the nursery!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

BrazelBerry 'Raspberry Shortcake' On Sale

Details Below!

Citrus & Clematis
20% Off

Select Agave 40% Off

Tomatoes
25% Off
It's still a great time to plant tomatoes, veggies & herbs!

National Plastics Recycling Week

June 20th-July 1st
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In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. Phoenix Perennials in Fine Gardening Magazine: We are excited to announce that the current issue of Fine Gardening Magazine includes an article about Phoenix Perennials and our Recipes for a Fabulous Pot...
2. "Get your Raspberries On!" Special BrazelBerry Offer: Have you noticed that it's really easy to find fresh local strawberries out there but not so easy to find raspberries? And you can never have too many raspberries...
3. Dazzle without the Hassle: Easy-to-Grow Perennials and Shrubs That Offer A Little Something Extra - Here's a catalogue of plants that I produced for a recent guest appearance on Gardening 101 with Jeff DeJong on CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.
4. Upcoming Workshops: What are you doing this weekend? -- there are some exciting workshops coming up. Don't miss them!

Exciting
Upcoming
Workshops

5. National Plastics Recycling Week: June 20th - July 1st, 2014 - During National Plastics Recycling Week Phoenix Perennials will be collecting nursery plastics for recycling...
6. Canada Blooms Contest: Win a Trip for Two to Canada Blooms in Toronto - Canada Blooms is the largest flower and garden festival in the country. You can enter to win a trip for two including travel with VIA Rail and 3 nights stay at the InterContinental Toronto plus entry to the show. CONTEST!
7. Fabulous at Phoenix: Gary's Picks of New, Notable and Luscious Plants 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.
Date
Event Description
Sat
Sept 20
Garden Club Talk: TBA | Presented to the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, Portland, Oregon. | Contact Lucy for details at lucyflora at comcast.net.

 

Phoenix Perennials on Breakfast Television

Our recent appearance on CityTV's Breakfast Television highlighted our upcoming workhops including Succulent Containers, Perennial Hanging Baskets, Cocktail Gardening with David Wolowidnyk and Harry Potter Gardens with our own Kate Herring.
Check out the video!

 

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1.


Phoenix Perennials in
Fine Gardening Magazine

We are excited to announce that the current issue of Fine Gardening Magazine includes an article about Phoenix Perennials and our Recipes for a Fabulous Pot. These incredible containers are the work of our talented in-house designer Shelley Brignall who has worked her magic with container after container over the years. In the Fine Gardening article we highlight a number of designs from recent years, give descriptions and plant lists and chat about care and maintenance.

The concept for a Recipe for a Fabulous Pot came to me one day when I walked into Safeway. There just inside the main doors was a display case filled with all the ingredients you would need to make dinner that night. I thought, "Why not do that with plants and containers?"

An idea was born. We played with the idea for a couple years and then Shelley came along and took our Recipes to the next level creating knock-your-socks-off plant combinations that elevated container design to an art form. This was enough to get the attention of Fine Gardening magazine, thanks in large part to the efforts of our dedicated friend and customer, Cherry, who sent the editors pictures of our Recipes and told them they had to do an article.

And here we are! The magazine is now on newstands. You should also consider subscribing to Fine Gardening. It's a great magazine with tons of inspiring content.

View Our Moon Garden Recipe

View Five More Recipes


2.

Hello People Who Like to Eat Their Gardens!

Have you noticed that it's really easy to find fresh local strawberries out there but not so easy to find raspberries? And you can never have too many raspberries. Therein lies the perfect reason to grow your own and you're in luck because we have a special offer for you on one of the hottest edible plants of recent years: the Brazelberry 'Raspberry Shortcake'. If you already have one you can always use more!

'Raspberry Shortcake' is a thornless, compact yet fast-growing raspberry that only grows 2.5 by 2.5 feet while producing copious amounts of delicious, red fruit. 'Raspberry Shortcake' would be perfect as a single plant, as a low hedge or it also loves being in containers so it's perfect for decks, patios and balconies. 'Raspberry Shortcake' will produce the largest crops in full sun but is tolerant of light shade.

Here's a picture of the growth rate of 'Raspberry Shortcake'. The plant on the right is the first year plant in a 2.5 gallon pot with foliage about 12x12 inches. The plant on the left is one year later in a 7 gallon pot with foliage about 2 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. This big plant is also covered with tons of green fruit that will ripen in early July!

We are now offering the 2.5 gallon pots of 'Raspberry Shortcake' at very special prices so you can "Get Your Raspberries On!" Here's the breakdown:

Regular Price $44.99 Each
Buy 2 Plants for $39.99 Each
Buy 3 or 4 Plants for $34.99 Each
Buy 5 or More Plants for $29.99 Each

We have a limited number of plants so come early. As a subscriber of our Edible and Sales Alerts you are the first to find out about our raspberry offer. Next week the offer will be announced to our full e-news subscriber base.

Yours in Edibles,

Gary and the Phoenicians


3.

Dazzle Without the HassleEasy-to-Grow Perennials and Shrubs That Offer A Little Something Extra

Here's a catalogue of plants that I produced for a recent guest appearance on Gardening 101 with Jeff DeJong on CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.

The catalogue highlights plants that dazzle with incredible performance and long seasons of interest but that are easy to grow. I have selected a bunch of top performing perennials - species and cultivars that are just that much better than the rest. Most should be available at the nursery now..

Download the Catalogue (7.3Mb)

 

 


4.

Upcoming Workshops

 

Online Registration: We use online registration so you can book workshops 24 hours a day seven days a week. Registration is through two of the most trusted names on the internet: Constant Contact and Paypal. Both use secure servers so you can feel safe paying online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. They will simply process your Visa or MC on our behalf. If you wish to register by other methods please call the nursery at 604-270-4133 or visit us in person.

 

Workshops This Weekend and Next!

GARDENING 101 SERIES | Architectural Plants for Drama, Drama, Drama | Jo | Sun June 22nd, 11am-12pm | FREE* | This is the “go big or go home” workshop. Dramatic architectural plants are integral to the garden and containers. They act as focal points to draw your eye into the garden providing exclamation points of foliage and flower. Jo will introduce you to everything big and dramatic in the world of perennials and shrubs. Your garden will never be the same once you’ve included the big, bold forms of architectural plants.
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE

 

September

PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Heirloom Tomato Tasting | Instructor: Gary | Sat Sept 6th at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm (45 min each) | $14 (Tasting) + $16 (Party Mix) = $30 (Includes a 3+ pound Party Mix of heirloom tomatoes, value $16.) | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Tantalizing Tomatoes: Preserving a Favourite Edible for Year-Round Eating | Instructor: Cathy Hiebert | Sat Sept 6th, 3:30-5:30pm | $14 | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
POWER OF PERENNIALS SERIES | Top Plant Performers for the West Coast Garden: Fall and Winter | Instructor: Shelley | Sat Sept 13th, 10am-12pm | $14 | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Grasses for Fall and Winter | Jo | Sun Sept 14, 11am-12pm | FREE* | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Jewels of the Spring Garden: Bulbs for the Garden and Containers | Instructor: Shelley | Sat September 20th, 10am-12pm | $14 | Bulbs not included. | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Winter Containers to Die For: Plant Up a Container to Create Winter Interest | Instructor: Shelley | Sat Sept 27th, 10am-12pm | $14 | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Plants for Fall Colour | Instructor: Jo | Sun Sept 28th, 11am | FREE* | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE

 

October

CONTAINER SERIES/KIDS SERIES | Succulent Jack-O-Lanterns | Instructor: Kate | Sat Oct 18th, 10am-12pm | $14 | MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE

 

December

Christmas workshops will be added soon.

 


5.

National Plastics Recycling Week
June 20th - July 1st, 2014
Please do NOT bring plastics before or after these dates.

During National Plastics Recycling Week Phoenix Perennials will be collecting nursery plastics for recycling. Bring your nursery plastics down to the nursery and deposit them in the designated bins.

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.

Please do not bring plastics before or after these dates.

 

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.

 


6.

Contest
Win a Trip for Two
to Canada Blooms in Toronto!

Canada Blooms is the largest flower and garden festival in the country. You can enter to win a trip for two including travel with VIA Rail and 3 nights stay at the InterContinental Toronto plus entry to the show. Let's send a Phoenix Perennials customer this year! Tell all your friends and family! If one of them wins they'll have take you! Click here to enter the contest.

Directions for Entering the Contest: Enter your contact information. Your Garden Centre Code is MORNING GLORY. The code is two words and all capitals. After that select Phoenix Perennials. Finally, cross your fingers! Contest closes October 31st, 2014.

 


7.

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

The nursery is looking great and is filled with beautiful plants. Come down and find some beauty to take home to your own garden, patio or balcony.

Artemisia 'Ever Goldy' - Golden Silver Mound - A great colour variation on the popular Artemisia, this forms a low cushion of soft, ferny, aromatic golden leaves. In areas with humid summers, it benefits from a hard clipping just as the tiny ball-like flowers appear, usually in mid to late June. Plants will regrow quickly and remain attractive all season long. Rubus BrazelBerry 'Raspberry Shortcake' - Raspberry - One of the hottest edible plants, Brazelberries are dwarf fruit bushes that can be grown in containers or in the garden. 'Raspberry Shortcake' is a compact, dwarf, thornless raspberry with beautiful foliage and great tasting fruit. Plant it in containers on your patio or balcony, in your garden or make a hedge of it. Grows to 2-3 feet high.
Heuchera 'Bella Notte' - Coral Bells - A large flowering dark leaf heuchera. 'Bella Notte' has very dark leaves with a light silvery shadow. Lovely bicolour rose pink and light pink flowers. An elegant plant. Heat tolerant. Heuchera 'Black Taffeta' - Coral Bells - Silky, black foliage with great ruffles! These large, dark, dramatic leaves will add lust and intrigue to containers or borders. Can you handle the excitement?
Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' - Coral Bells - 'Delta Dawn' has magnificent, large, round leaves with red centers in the spring and fall; in summer its red veins run like rivers to the sea against a gorgeous gold to lime main leaf colour highlights the venation. Strong, vigorous habit. Perfect for a shade container or to add color to a dark area. Delivers the "look" that Heuchera 'Miracle' promised. Heuchera 'Fire Alarm' - Coral Bells - 'Delta Dawn' has magnificent, large, round leaves with red centers in the spring and fall; in summer its red veins run like rivers to the sea against a gorgeous gold to lime main leaf colour highlights the venation. Strong, vigorous habit. Perfect for a shade container or to add color to a dark area. Delivers the "look" that Heuchera 'Miracle' promised.
Melianthus major - Peanut Butter Plant - This intriguing plant has beautiful rippled and dissected pinnate, powdery blue foliage on stems between three and six feet. It is shy to flower in our climate though I have seen the intriguing red spikes on a few occasions in Vancouver and Victoria. The most interesting aspect of this plant is the fragrance of the foliage which is very close to that of peanut butter. Plant with chocolate cosmos, Cosmos atrosanguineus, to turn your border into a peanut butter cup! Plectranthus 'Velvet Elvis' - Spurflower - ‘Velvet Elvis’ has large inflorescences of large lavender blue flowers with very dark green leaves and purple stems with a compact upright habit. It's not hardy, but who cares? This plant is a fabulous addition to containers.
Antirrhinum majus 'Snap Daddy Pink - Perennial Snapdragon - Go retro chic with this variegated snapdragon! This hardy cultivar can handle zone 7. The pink blooms are held in fat spikes above green and white, variegated foliage. The plants are bushy and compact and happy to flower over a long period from summer until frost! Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavender Towers' - Culver's Root - A lovely, tall, back of the border, late-flowering clumper that loves moist feet and good sun. The flowers look like lavender candelabras in the garden. Plants bulk up with time offering large clumps of lavender spires and attractive foliage whorled at regular intervals along the stems. A native from Manitoba east and south to Florida.
Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse' - Foamy Bells - Leaves of red brown bordered in lime green combined with such a beautiful habit and broadly scalloped leaf edges. There is nothing else like it in the world of Heucherella or Heucher for that matter. Forming a vigorous mound of dense crowns, 'Solar Eclipse' has it all! Heucherella 'Glacier Falls' - Foamy Bells -'Glacier Falls' features soft, fuzzy, blue green leaves and dark red veins that will trail 18 inches in all directions. A superb groundcover and stunning "spiller" in a container, this calm, cool and collected Heucherella is more subtle than some of its bolder compatriates with a frosted, cool appearance. A member of the Falls Series which includes 'Redstone Falls', 'Yellowstone Falls', 'Glacier Falls' and 'Sunrise Falls'.
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - Monkshood - A very popular stocky monkshood with large purple-blue hooded flowers. The leaves are thick and leathery with a glossy surface and are broadly dissected into tri-lobed sections. Full sun to part shade. A great vertical accent for sun to part shade. All parts of the plant are poisonous so don’t use it in salads. Aconitum napellus 'Album' - Monkshood - The white monkshood is a herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. It's attractive, deeply cut, ferny leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season contrasting with the bold spikes of white, hooded flowers rising above the foliage. Monkshoods are great from sun to part shade and offer a great way to get vertical spikes into shadier positions.
Hosta 'Flemish Sky' - Plantain Lily - 'Flemish Sky' is one of the bluest hostas available with powder blue foliage that is broad, lightly rippled and cupped and tapers to pointed tips. Pale lavender flowers in late summer. Good vigour and substance. Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' - Daphne - This hybrid forms a neat, mounded, evergreen shrub two to three feet high and three feet wide. The dark green leaves make a pleasing backdrop for the pink buds and white flowers which are intensely fragrant like sweet baby powder. ‘Eternal Fragrance’ flowers generously on the previous season’s wood in April and May and from June until autumn on new growth provided good moisture and nutrients. Rich, well-drained soil in sun. Do not move after planting. Photo courtesy of Great Plant Picks.
Pyrrosia lingua 'Eboshi' - Tonge Fern - Pyrrosia lingua is a common rock-dwelling fern from northeast Asia with tongue-shaped, leathery fronds with cinnamon-felted undersides. 'Eboshi' is a rare and intriguing form with twisted fronds. It can be grown in open potting media, orchid mix, or on a slab. Keep dry in winter; water and fertilize in summer. Makes a good houseplant. Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki' - Tongue Fern - Pyrrosia lingua is a common rock-dwelling fern from northeast Asia with tongue-shaped, leathery fronds with cinnamon-felted undersides. 'Ogon Nishiki' is a very rare thing in that it is a variegated fern. Every leaf offers different light green stripes on an emerald green background. It can be grown in open potting media, orchid mix, or on a slab. Keep dry in winter; water and fertilize in summer. A good houseplant.
Hosta 'Alligator Alley' - Plantain Lily - 'Alligator Alley' is a medium to large sized hosta that forms a mound of thick, leathery, puckered, heart-shaped to round, triclour leaves. The leaves have wide blue-green margins with chartreuse centres that become yellow in summer and jets of light green between the two. The flowers are white or light lilac. Hosta 'Church Mouse' - Plantain Lily - 'Church Mouse' is like a frazzled version of 'Blue Mouse Ears'. It is a unique miniature with wavy blue-green leaves. It has attractive purple flowers. Miniature hostas are great in shady containers or troughs, at the front of the border or along pathways. Dangerous for collectors who will want to have many more than just one!

Fremontodendron 'California Glory' - California Flannel Bush - 'California Glory' is a fast-growing shrub or small tree which will reach six to ten feet in our area. It is festooned with large yellow hibiscus-like flowers over a long period through spring and summer. Somewhat short-lived, flannel bush should be planted against the south wall of the house or grown in a pot where it can be moved to a frost free or more protected location. A hybrid between F. californicum and F. mexicanum two species that hail from the family that also brings you chocolate!

Anemone 'Pretty Lady Diana' - Japanese Anemone - The Pretty Lady series of anemone feature compact habits growing to only 15 inches tall. 'Diana' has single pink flowers over two inches (five cm) wide. Use at the front of the border or in containers. These long-lived garden plants are great for mixing with other fall-blooming perennials. Prefers average to evenly moist soils and will not tolerate long periods of dryness.

Anemone 'Pretty Lady Emily' - Japanese Anemone - The Pretty Lady series of anemone features compact habits growing to only 15 inches tall and long-blooming. 'Emily' has double light pink flowers over two inches (five cm) wide. Use at the front of the border or in containers. These long-lived garden plants are great for mixing with other fall-blooming perennials. Prefers average to evenly moist soils and will not tolerate long periods of dryness. Anemone 'Pretty Lady Susan' - Japanese Anemone - The Pretty Lady series of anemone features compact habits growing to only 15 inches tall and long-blooming. 'Susan' has single dark-pink flowers over two inches (five cm) wide. Use at the front of the border or in containers. These long-lived garden plants are great for mixing with other fall-blooming perennials. Prefers average to evenly moist soils and will not tolerate long periods of dryness.
Canna 'Blueberry Sparkler' - Canna Lily - A fantastic canna with great design potential: purple leaves and blue-grey undersides surround medium pink flowers. This 6 foot tall slender beauty is self-cleaning and blooms all summer. Our plants are virus indexed and negative. Cannas offer great tropical foliage and are generally hardy to our temperatures but sensitive to winter wet. In the garden, plant in a well-drained sunny location and mulch with leaves. Cannas are also great in pots. Shelter these in a garage or shed for winter. Canna 'Australia' - Canna Lily - Striking maroon foliage is the darkest among Canna. The large ruffled flowers are red with a hint of orange. Blooms in late summer. Mature height of 4 to 6 feet. Our plants are virus indexed and negative. Cannas offer great tropical foliage and are generally hardy to our temperatures but sensitive to winter wet. In the garden, plant in a well-drained sunny location and mulch with leaves. Cannas are also great in pots. Shelter these in a garage or shed for winter.
Canna 'Intrigue' - Canna Lily - 'Intrigue' has peach coloured flowers with a hint of orange. The foliage is striking burgundy held on strong vertical stems. Virus indexed so these plants are clean and will produce beautiful foliage without the mottling and striations found in most other canna available in nurseries. Canna 'Pretoria'/'Bengal Tiger' - Canna Lily - Fantastic tropical foliage striped with green and gold and topped with firey orange flowers in summer. Great for adding that subtropical look to your garden. Hardy to zone 7 if planted in well-drained soil and given a little mulch. Our plants are virus indexed and clean.
Leucosceptrum stellipilum 'Variegatum' - Japanese Shrub Mint - The tri-colour leaves (lime green, yellow and green) of this selection light up the woodland garden all season long culminating in spikes of pink flowers in fall. A beautiful way of brightening up the shade garden. Light shade or morning sun. Veronica 'Blue Bomb' - Speedwell - A 'Blue Bomb' forms unique branched flower plumes. Each plume is comprised of tighly bunched spikes of hundreds of bright blue flowers that gradually open from the bottom to the top resulting in an exceptionally long bloom time. Dark green foliage is very compact.

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - Dahlia - The classic 'Bishop of Llandaff' is the dahlia that started the current interest in burgundy-leaved dahlias. 'Llandaff' has rich red, peony-type flowers that are four inches across. They are held on black stems to about three feet with more finely dissected foliage than the other Bishops. 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 'Bishop of Canterbury' - Dahlia - This cultivar has flowers that appear red or magenta depending on the angle of the light. The flowers are single and sit atop rich, burgundy foliage. Blooms from early summer until fall and grows from two to three feet tall. Excellent in containers or in the garden. 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 Dark Angel 'American Pie' - Dahlia - Soft-pink, almost white at the edges. 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, dark 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 Dark Angel 'Dragon Ball' - Dahlia - Salmon-orange flowers with lighter tips. 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, dark 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 Dark Angel 'Pretty Woman' - Dahlia - Bright-pink flowers with a purple centre. 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, dark 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 Dark Angel 'Taxi Driver' - Dahlia - Bright yellow with brown-black centre. Rich, burgundy foliage. Shorter at 10 inches. 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, dark 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.
Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber' - Plantain Lily - 'Cool as a Cucumber' is a large sized, incredibly showy, tricolour hosta. Its white variegated foliage is notably upright in youth but quickly develops into a gracefull arching mound. The long, pointed leaves have mid green margins which jet into light green towards the clear white centre. The flowers are white or light lilac. Hosta 'Electrocution' - Plantain Lily - 'Electrocution' is a hosta that looks like it stuck its finger in the electrical socket!. It is a medium sized hosta that forms an upright mound of tightly rippled, twisted, long and narrow leaves. The leaves are green with yellow margins which lighten to creamy yellow in summer and are slightly shiny. In mature plants, the petioles may have red speckling.
Salvia Suncrest 'Bright Eyes' - Baby Sage - This is a fast-growing sage which is adorned with stunning bicolour flowers -- red flowers with a white eye -- from May until frost. It will produce thousands of flowers in a season. Well-drained soil in full sun. Hard prune each spring. Salvia Suncrest 'Flamenco Rose' - Baby Sage - This is a fast-growing sage which is adorned with stunning hot pink flowers from May until frost. It will produce thousands of flowers in a season. Well-drained soil in full sun. Hard prune each spring.
Salvia 'Hot Lips' - Baby 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. Salvia Suncrest 'Golden Girl' - Baby Sage - This is a fast-growing sage which is adorned with pale mid yellow flowers emerging from peach buds from May until frost. It will produce thousands of flowers in a season. Well-drained soil in full sun. Hard prune each spring.
Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk' - Spanish Lavender - This popular selection forms a dense shrub with grey-green foliage. The flower stems bear tight flower spikes of small purple flowers crowned by several one inch long magenta purple petal-like bracts that look like butterflies. ‘Anouk’ has a long bloom period from late spring through to fall. Shear lavenders lightly in early spring just as they begin growth and again after flowering to keep tidy. Gaura 'Gaudi Red' - Butterfly Gaura - This cultivar is compact with dark green foliage flushed with burgundy when young. It produces numerous delicate spikes of dark pink flowers. Gaura put on a spectacular flower show throughout the spring, summer and the early fall months. They love hot spots with well-drained soils and also do great in containers.
Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame' - Hybrid Foxglove - 'Illumination Flame' is an intergeneric hybrid between foxglove (Digitalis) and its Canary Island relative Isoplexis. It sports spectacular tubular flowers that are bright reddish orange with yellow throats. The flowers are densely packed on tall black stems with attractive foliage. Side branching and its sterile nature give an extended bloom time. Delosperma Wheels of Wonder 'Rose Wonder' - Ice Plant - Magenta tips turn to red then yellow then white moving towards the centre of the flower. The 'Wheels of Wonder' series features selections with much larger flowers and more upright habit with a long bloom period from late spring to frost. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant.
Delosperma Jewel of Desert 'Peridott' - Ice Plant - Citrus yellow starry flowers with icy white centres. Flowers from late spring through fall. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant. Delosperma 'Fire Spinner' - Ice Plant -This shockingly fabulous colour combination has firey orange petals morphing into hot magenta and then cooling down into icy white punctuated by the yellow stamens all against apple green foliage. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant.
Delosperma Jewel of Desert 'Garnet' - Ice Plant - Rich red outer petals segue to magenta hubs and icy centres around yellow stamens. Expect flowers from late spring straight through to fall. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant. Delosperma Jewel of Desert 'Moonstone' - Ice Plant - Pure white star-like flowers with yellow stamens all against apple green foliage. Flowers from late spring through fall. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant.
Delosperma Jewel of Desert 'Topaz' - Ice Plant - Electric orange with white centers and pink transition zone. Flowers from late spring through fall. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant. Delosperma Jewel of Desert 'Ruby' - Ice Plant - Red-tipped petals with wide white centers and a yellow and orange transition zone. Flowers from late spring through fall. Ice plants are long-blooming and carefree succulent mat-forming perennials similar to sedums that thrive in heat, drought and nearly any well-drained soil. Very hardy but should be protected from winter wet either with very well drained soil or in the rainshadow of a house or other structure. Deer resistant.

 


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