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Some good weather. It's time to garden!
This is an
exciting time of year. The 25 000 or so pots of plants
that we potted up for you through February and March
on our production side are now coming ready in great
quantities. There are so many coming ready each week
that it's hard to get them all moved over for you to
the retail side. But bounty is a happy problem and we're
In this issue
you'll find a tour of new and exciting perennial geranium
cultivars and announcements related to our catalogue,
our Charity Shopping Weekend for the Gogo Grannies,
our In-Nursery Design Service, Four Upcoming Workshops
at the Nursery, and Upcoming Talks that I'm giving to
garden groups. To finish off the newsletter you'll find
a new edition of the popular Fabulous at Phoenix column
highlighting exciting plants available now at the nursery.
month's e-newsletter met the staff of Phoenix Perennials,
the Phoenicians, in our Meet the Phoenicians article.
Now you can learn more about their favourite plants
in a new feature at the nursery -- our Staff Picks.
The Phoenicians are keen gardeners and plants people.
Every two weeks or so they will each select their new
favourite plant of the moment for a special display
in our display area at the nursery. Their selection
will be accompanied by a description of the plant in
their own words! Pause and have a read of their eloquent
verse -- not only do we have 10 plant lovers on staff
but one of them is also a poet!
Plant Sale at the Nursery:
On the Victoria Day Weekend (Saturday the 19th and Sunday
the 20th) we will host the annual Plant Sale of the
Pacific Northwest Palm and Exotic Plant Society. This
is a great opportunity to pick up exotic plants at great
prices. It will run during our regular hours from 10am
to 5pm. Be sure to get to the nursery early to get the
See you at
the nursery soon!
and the Phoenicians
New Generation Geraniums: Destined to Become Garden
2. The 2007 New and Notable Catalogue:
Normal Print Edition now available
3. Charity Shopping Weekend Benefitting
the Gogo Grannies
4. The New In-Nursery Design Service
5. Four Upcoming Workshops at the
6. Upcoming Talks by Owner Gary Lewis
7. Fabulous at Phoenix
Destined to Become Garden
whole host of new and exciting hardy geranium cultivars
are becoming available of late. These plants represent
years of work on the part of breeders who have made
often complicated crosses between different species,
cultivars and forms to create a plant with the most
desirable characteristics possible. Two of the most
important breakthroughs in some of these new cultivars
is increasing the size of the flowers and lengthening
the bloom time from 3 to 4 weeks to months! This is
an exciting time to be an afficionado of hardy geraniums.
And even if they're not your favourite group, you may
be lured to some of these new cultivars due to their
superlative qualities. Here I offer a tour through some
of these new cultivars.
- ‘Rozanne’ is one of the longest blooming and most
prolific blue-flowered geraniums available offering
colour from late spring until frost. The large,
saucer-shaped flowers are 2.5 inches across and
purple-blue with black anthers, magenta veins, and
a bright white eye. The lightly marbled foliage
forms a lush green mound that turns firey red in
autumn. A sterile hybrid of G. himalayense and G.
wallichianum ‘Buxton’s Variety’. Great in hot sunny
sites, borders, containers and hanging baskets.
For a similar but larger specimen try ‘Jolly Bee’.
'Jolly Bee' - 'Jolly Bee' is like the big sister
of 'Rozanne'. It is a large, mounding geranium which
is smothered in distinctive, bright blue, two inch
wide, white-eyed blue flowers the whole summer and
fall until frost. The plants and flowers are more
robust than your average geranium so give it a good
amount of space -- it can grow into a mound 2.5
x 2.5 feet or more which will be smothered in flowers
all summer long! Best in part sun (in full hot sun
the flowers may appear more purple than blue). Drought
tolerant. Customers are reporting that this is an
excellent plant. I wouldn’t know since we’ve sold
out immediately two years in a row!
'Sweet Heidy' - Fans of ‘Rozanne’ and ‘Jolly
Bee’ will love the stunning new ‘Sweet Heidy.’ The
flowers have white-centres surrounded by pink that
fuses into blue all overlaid with dark veins. Very
floriferous, ‘Sweet Heidy’ will repeat bloom from
spring until frost. The habit is both mounding and
spreading. Great in hot sunny sites, borders, containers
and hanging baskets. Bred from crosses with blue
and pink forms of G. wallichianum. Extensively trialed
and found to be adaptable, dependable and easy.
pratense 'Summer Skies'
- Charming pinkish violet double flowers with light
yellow centres stand out nicely against the dark
green foliage. The flowers are long-lasting.
'Stephanie' - This floriferous new cultivar
has pale violet-blue flowers with darker purple
veins over mounds of rounded sage-like foliage that
is similar to G. renardii. A cross between
G. pelopponesiacum and G. renardii.
cinereum 'Ballerina' - A compact form, Geranium
'Ballerina' has a dramatic dark eye centering its
pink darkly veined flowers all held over small ruffled
leaves. One of the best geraniums for edging garden
beds or pathways.
cinereum 'Purple Pillow' - Topping a tidy, low
growing bluish grey-green mound of deeply lobed,
attractive foliage, the enticing cup-shaped flowers
are distinctively coloured in reddish plum hues
accentuated by a close network of darker veins that
converge towards a dark central eye. The bountiful
blooms keep coming all summer long, and there’s
an autumn encore when leaves take on shades of purple,
red or orange. Carefree.
maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' - ‘Elizabeth Ann’
has large, dark bronze foliage that keeps its colour
all season and lavender-pink flowers with heart
shaped petals. Blooms for several weeks and then
in autumn the leaves offer attractive fall colours.
'Crystal Lake' - The striking crystal blue flowers
have white hearts with a fluorescent feel to them
that seem to glow. Deep purple contrasting veins
add the final touches. Flowering from July until
the first frost and fully hardy.
are just some of the new cultivars available. Come down
to the nursery to see all of our offerings.
note: Most of these geraniums are ready or will be ready
in the next one to two weeks. 'Rozanne', for instance,
is about 2 weeks away.
The 2007 New and Notable Catalogue
Normal Print Edition
Normal Print Edition (without images) of the 2007 New
and Notable Catalogue is now
available for purchase at the nursery. The
price is $4 which is our cost to produce the catalogue.
You can also have it mailed to you at a cost of $5.
Please fill out and submit the catalogue order form
on our website. If you already filled out your order
form you will receive your catalogue in the mail soon.
catalogue highlights approximately 260 different plants
for the 2007 season. While the catalogue only represents
about 9% of our total offerings it offers a relatively
large portion of this year's horticultural excitement.
You can also download and print the Deluxe Version filled
with colour images from the website.
Charity Shopping Weekend
to benefit the
Mothers' Day Weekend
Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th, 2007
our second Charity Shopping Weekend of the season --
a fun way for Phoenix Perennials to give back to the
community and for customers of Phoenix Perennials to
support a good cause.
the Gogo Grannies?: The
Greater Vancouver Gogo Grannies are a motivated group
of concerned Canadian grandmothers who, with 145 other
grandmother groups across Canada have come together
with the sole purpose of raising money for the Stephen
Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.
This campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for
African grandmothers who are raising orphans of the
"Gogo" means grandmother in Zulu. In many
parts of Africa much of the young adult generation has
been decimated leaving behind their orphaned children
and their grieving, aging parents. Into this void, through
their grief and in societies that often disenfranchise
the voices of women, the grandmothers of Africa are
stepping up to raise the next generation with limited
resources and support.
launch of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign,
more than 145 groups of Canadian grandmothers have taken
up the call to action and together have raised over
$800,000 for the campaign. The Stephen Lewis Foundation
directs these funds to community-level organizations
in 14 sub-Saharan African countries that provide grandmothers
with much needed support, such as food, housing grants,
school fees for their grandchildren and grief counselling.
information please visit: http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/grandmothers.htm.
note to customers of Phoenix Perennials: The stories
of the African grandmothers is truly inspirational.
I usually wait to receive applications from different
groups interested in our Charity Shopping Weekends but
in this case I approached the local Gogos to see if
they would be interested in participating. They were
excited at the opportunity. I know that many of you
are mothers and grandmothers (and some of you are fathers
and grandfathers) who love your own children and grandchildren
and know the importance of raising the next generation
of citizens. I hope that this Mothers' Day you'll be
inspired to visit the nursery, buy some plants and help
the Gogos of Canada help the Gogos of Africa. Cheers!
Works: Gardeners who wish to support the Gogo Grannies
can come shopping at Phoenix Perennials on Saturday
May 12th and Sunday May 13th. When you pay for your
plants, tell us that you have come to support the Gogo
Grannies and we will donate 25% of the price of your
plants to this worthy cause. But remember: you must
tell us why you have come to the nursery on that day
or we won't know to donate the proceeds from your sale.
Other than that, it's pretty simple: all you have to
do is shop!
your Calendars! See you at the Charity Shopping Weekend!
Charity Shopping Weekends:
16th and 17th: The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project
Society who run the local fruit tree project and the
Sharing Farm. The produce they grow is donated to the
Richmond Food Bank and other charitable agencies. In
the past six years they have harvested over 90 000 pounds
7th and 8th: The Vancouver Hospice Society provides
compassionate and dignified care to the dying.
15th and 16th: Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue is involved
in the trapping, spaying and releasing of feral cats,
the rescue of orphan kittens, and the education of the
public about these issues.
The New In-Nursery Design Service
you new to the vast world of perennials? Or just stuck
for design ideas?
Do you want to plant a brand new garden bed? Or do you
need to spruce up an existing border?
in-nursery consultations with trained design professionals
in a new and fun streamlined process that will get you
the results you crave at a great value. Our goal is
to help you design a garden that reflects you and your
tastes. To do this we will work with you at the nursery
to develop a design that you'll love filled with plants
that you love. We will also strive to help you avoid
many of the pitfalls related to plant selection and
design that can detract from the success of your garden
space. This is a service for the do-it-yourself gardener
who wants to plant the garden themselves. Our main focus
is on softscaping, that is the selection and artful
combination of plants for an existing space.
Ask about our design service. We will provide you with
a questionnaire (or you can download it from the website)
with questions about your goals for your space, your
taste in design and plants, and details of the size,
soil and light conditions in your garden. We would also
like you to provide us with some pictures of your space
at this time. Part of the questionnaire requires you
to list plants that you like. We recommend that you
spend a half hour to an hour at the nursery perusing
our vast selection of perennials and listing the ones
that you find interesting.
in your questionnaire and book a time to return to the
nursery for your design consultation. We require payment
for the first hour of your service at the time of booking.
Before you return, your designer will look over the
information you've provided and begin thinking about
to the nursery for your design consultation at the pre-arranged
time. Your designer will work with you to select the
perfect perennials for your site and goals and then
show you how to incorporate them into a beautiful design.
If you like, we will send you home with a plant-by-number
your plants home and get planting. We would love it
if you could send us your before and after pictures!
service will cost $35 per hour, much less than the average
cost of a design consultation. The minimum is one hour.
Periods less than an hour will be charged in half hour
increments of $17.50 each. When we have done these kinds
of consulations in the past we have found that the average
time required is usually one to three hours, though
some larger projects have required four or more hours.
are now accepting questionnaires and booking appointments.
If you have any questions, please call the nursery at
604-270-4133 or view our website for more information.
If you have already left us your contact information,
we will be contacting you shortly.
download the questionnaire click
Upcoming Workshops at the Nursery
There are four exciting workshops coming up between
now and the next e-newsletter. Here they are in summary
and below in greater detail.
the Structure in the Garden and the Climbers and You
workshops will be really good for beginner and intermediate
gardeners interested in getting to know great shrubs
and small trees and vines, respectively, for their gardens.
The Containers to Die For workshop is our most popular
workshop. Last year we had to add a second session so
this year we are automatically offering this workshop
in the morning and the afternoon. This class is a lot
of fun and great for anyone who wants to learn how to
design a smashing container. The Buzz of Beneficials
workshop will offer a wealth of knowledge on natural
pest and disease control, something that would benefit
in the Garden: Shrubs and small trees for urban
to Die For: Discover the easy secrets to success
with perennial containers
and You: Taking your garden up to the next level
Buzz of Beneficials: Natural pest and disease
control in the garden
two workshops starting at 10am and 2pm
at the Nursery
in the Garden
Shrubs and small trees for urban spaces
Saturday May 12th, 10am | $15 |
Well chosen and positioned shrubs provide an important
structural framework for your garden. This workshop
will discuss some of the best shrubs for multi-seasonal
interest in the urban garden (including flowers, evergreen
foliage, berries, and fall colour); selecting the right
shrub for your situation; using shrubs in the mixed
border; and general care including basic pruning.
at the Nursery
to Die For
Discover the easy secrets to success with perennial
Saturday May 19th, two workshops starting at 10am
and 2pm | $20 |
is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels
who are interested in learning how to successfully create
gorgeous perennial containers. After some practical
and design instruction each participant will plant up
and take home their own container. Please bring your
own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with
enough space for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials.
A large, black, seven gallon plastic pot can be provided
at an additional cost of $6. Please order your pot when
you book your workshop.
at the Nursery
Taking your garden up to the next level
Saturday May 26th, 10am | $15 |
Climbing plants add a vertical element that extends
and enhances the appeal of a garden, especially in small
spaces. Learn how to select, display and care for vines
that will lift your garden to new heights. This workshop
will also include a segment on everything you wanted
to know about pruning clematis but were afraid to ask.
at the Nursery
Buzz of Beneficials
Natural pest and disease control in the garden
2nd, 10am | $15 |
this workshop you'll learn how to attract and encourage
beneficial insects and birds and how to repel slugs,
deer and other unwanted critters all through your selection
of plants and other tricks.
are limited. Please call (604-270-4133) or visit the
nursery to book your space. Payment is required when
booking. Each workshop requires a minimum of 10 people
and a maximum of 15-25 depending on the workshop. Workshop
participants will receive a 15% discount on any purchases
they wish to make the day of their workshop.
Later in the Season:
Down on Groundcovers: Groundcovers that grow on you
| Instructor: Jo Turner | Saturday June 9th, 10am |
$15 | Groundcovers fill a wide range of roles. We will
"cover" several ways of utilizing them including:
groundcovers for naturescaping, scent, flowers, evergreen
interest, and edibility. We will also explore the practical
and environmentally friendly use of groundcovers as
a lawn alternative.
of Place: Exploring coastal native plants | Instructor:
Diane Brown | Saturday June 16th, 10am | $15 | British
Columbia has a wealth of beautiful and useful native
plants including shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers.
In this workshop you'll be introduced to our friendly
natives and the reasons why native plant gardening is
in the Garden: A purely personal perusal of some favourite
garden scribes | Instructor: Jo Turner | Saturday
June 23rd, 10am | $15 | Garden writing is especially
enjoyable as a way of vicariously visiting gardens,
plants or designs through someone else's perspective.
The best garden writing is more than this however, encompassing
all the qualities of good literature in any genre; facility
with language, a particular voice, and the ability to
bring whatever is being expressed alive. Through readings
and discussion, Jo will share some of her favourite
garden writers from around the world and our own backyard.
You'll leave this workshop with a list of writers guaranteed
to pique the interest of the plant obsessed.
Dry Garden: Designing a xeriscape garden that goes easy
on the drink | Instructor: Diane Brown | Saturday
July 7th, 10am | $25 | A workshop on the principles
of designing and planting a bed for a hot, dry, sunny
spot. Each participant will have the opportunity to
design a xeriscape garden with the help of Diane and
her assistant Gary. Come to the workshop with a five
foot by five foot area of your garden in mind including
measurements and pictures. Maximum: 15 participants.
that Captivate: The transformative powers of ornamental
grasses | Instructor: Jo Turner | Saturday September
15th, 10am | $15 | The popularity of ornamental grasses
continues to grow as gardeners discover their many virtues.
Don't get it yet? Come to this informative talk and
learn what grasses can do for you and your garden. Already
enamoured with ornamental grasses? You'll love this
workshop too. You'll get tips on using them for best
effect in your garden design. As well, you'll be introduced
to several cultivars you might not have seen before.
Containers: Plant up a container to create winter interest
| Instructor: Cliff Thorbes | Saturday October 6th,
two workshops starting at 10am and 2pm | $20 | This
is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels
who are interested in learning how to successfully create
gorgeous perennial containers that will provide months
of winter interest and an antidote against the dark,
cold days of the year. After some practical and design
instruction each participant will plant up and take
home their own container. Please bring your own large
pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with enough space
for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials. A large,
black, seven gallon plastic pot can be provided at an
additional cost of $6. Please order your pot when you
book your workshop.
Meet your Instructors
Brown is a graduate of Kwantlen's Landscape Design
program and was the coordinator of the Earthwise Garden
for many years. She has designed gardens with garden
ecosystems in mind and specialized in presenting earth-friendly
workshops. She works part time for Phoenix Perennials
and does landscape design, garden consultations, and
workshops in her spare time.
Thorbes is a certified horticulturalist, artist
and designer. He is passionate about container garden
design and integrating original art into the garden
to create a unique and personal statement. Cliff returns
this year to reprise his popular seminars on design
and on the secrets to creating containers that will
captivate the senses.
(Dip. Hort. Cap. College) is a Vancouver gardener beginning
her second season at Phoenix. She has a passion for
gardens, plants, books, and the people who tend them.
Her interests have led to several years experience in
a variety of horticultural pursuits, usually involving
Dunbar Garden Club presents
the Summer Doldrums
Great Plants for High Summer and Early
Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis
your garden look a little tired through the summer months?
Here's a whole raft of plants to get your summer garden
sizzling with colour. Gary Lewis will present a stunning,
image-rich Power Point presentation to illustrate the
many options for the high summer garden.
May 22nd, 2007
Dunbar Community Ctr, 4747 Dunbar Street (between 31st
and 33rd Avenues), Room 202,
by the Dunbar Garden Club.
For more information call Ken at 604-734-4029.
Richmond Garden Club presents
Weird and Wonderful
Plants of the World
Options for Your Garden
with Phoenix Perennials
owner Gary Lewis
Gary Lewis, owner of Phoenix Perennials, for a whirlwind
trip around the world to discover a multitude of weird
and wonderful plants to add botanical intrigue to your
garden. In this colourful, image-rich and dynamic Power
Point presentation you'll discover amazing plants from
every continent (except Antarctica!) including Cobra
Lilies from Asia, acacias and bottlebrushes from Australia,
broadleaf pokers from South Africa, orchids from North
America and much more.
May 23rd, 2007
location and time or more information please contact:
Jill at 604-649-7428
Gary's Picks of New, Notable and Luscious
Plants at the Phoenix Candy Store
Itoh Hybrids -- Itoh Peonies --
Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden
Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties,
all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow
and very hardy. They form a tall, upright bush of lush
green leaves that emerge red and turn green and stand
up well into the autumn. They then die back to the ground
in winter. The HUGE flowers are double to semi-double
in shades unique in the world of herbaceous peonies.
'Bartzella' once fetched more than $1000 per division
and more recently has cost upwards of $250 each. These
new tissue cultured plants have brought the price down
to within reach of the average gardener. While they
are still expensive at $59.99, you won't be disappointed
with them in our garden. They are marvels.
Clockwise from top left: 'Bartzella',
'Cora Louise', 'Julia Rose' and 'Kopper Kettle'. We
also have 'Going Bananas'.
Kivistik Collection -- Clematis -- Originating in
Estonia the Kivistik clematis have a compact growth
habit, copious blooms on the current season's growth,
an unusually long bloom period, rich colours, great
disease resistance, and hardiness to zone 3. Their compact
size and long bloom time make them excellent in containers
or in the garden. ‘Marmori’ has large, ruffled, pale
pink flowers with deep pink shading in the centres.
The prominent creamy stamens have deep pink anthers.
Blooms from June through September. 'Minister' has large,
six inch, mid-purple flowers with an explosion of yellow
and burgundy anthers. Extremely free-flowering, it blooms
from early summer through late fall. ‘Piilu’ has large,
ruffled, light purplish-pink flowers with bold magenta
bars. The heaviest bloomer in the collection, it flowers
in May-June as double flowers then later as singles
until October. ‘Rahvarinne’ has large, warm purplish,
crinkled and ruffled flowers with brown anthers. A late
flowering cultivar, it blooms in July, August and September.
‘Sakala’ has lavender blue flowers with a pale pink
stripe and creamy pale brown anthers. ‘Silmakivi’ has
very plentiful, large, six inch wide, light blue flowers
with lighter blue, almost white, centres and yellow
stamens from July to September.
discolor, tricarinata and Kozu Red -- Calanthe Orchid
-- Calanthe discolor is a very durable, cold-hardy
orchid species from Japan with showy 10 inch spikes
of burgundy and white bicoloured flowers in May. The
attractive foliage is heavily pleated and semi-evergreen.
Calanthe tricarinata is one of the hardiest calanthes
with spikes of yellow-green flowers with a burgundy,
red, yellow and white lip in spring. The lip of the
flower is elaborately frilled which helps explain the
Japanese name "sarumen" calanthe meaning "monkey face."
Foliage is evergreen in milder climates but can go dormant
in colder areas. Rare but easy to grow. Calanthe
Kozu Red are vigorous hybrids of the very hardy C. discolor
and the very fragrant C. izu-insularis. Ten inch spikes
of highly fragrant flowers in shades of pink, red and
purple top the attractive, pleated foliage in spring.
Best in humusy, well-drained soil in shade or part shade
or as a cold-greenhouse pot plant. One of the best calanthes
for the garden. Calanthe tricarinata is one of
the hardiest calanthes with spikes of yellow-green flowers
with a burgundy, red, yellow and white lip in spring.
The lip of the flower is elaborately frilled which helps
explain the Japanese name "sarumen" calanthe meaning
"monkey face." Foliage is evergreen in milder climates
but can go dormant in colder areas. Rare but easy to
C. discolor, C. tricarinata
and C. Kozu Red
sikokianum Patterned Selection -- Cobra Lily -- One
of the most desirable of all cobra lilies with its incredible
burgundy spathe, pure white interior and pure white
knobbed spadiz. This selection even has silver-centred
foliage! Plant in well-drained soil that is dryish in
the winter such as on a slope or near or under evergreen
shrubs or trees.
kishidae Patterned Selection -- Cobra Lily -- This
mid-season species of arisaema from Japan has unusual
rusty reddish brown flowers held above the leaves. The
green leaves are splashed with silver offering all-summer
interest in the shade garden. A rare cultivar.
serrata cultivars -- Japanese Hydrangeas -- We have
a number of gorgeous Japanese cultivars of hydrangea
including the one pictured, ‘Miyama-yae-Murasaki’, with
delicate, soft pink to violet, fully double sterile
florets surrounding a large boss of fertile florets.
The foliage is elegant and deeply toothed with red petioles.
Be sure to check out the other cultivars in shades of
white, blue and pink.
formosanum -- Formosa Lady's Slipper Orchid -- This
exquisite hardy lady’s slipper is endemic to high altitude
regions of Taiwan and blooms in our area in mid spring.
The flowers have a large pale pink pouch with white
or pale pink petals and sepals spotted with darker pink
or red. The rounded, light green leaves are pleated
like a fan and provide much interest after the flowers
have faded. This species is very easy to cultivate in
an average shade garden and a good first introduction
to growing hardy ground orchids.
reginae -- Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid -- This rare
and exquisite winter-hardy orchid has white flowers
with delicate fucshia-pink slippers and rich green foliage.
Requires two to three hours of direct sunlight per day
from morning or late afternoon sun, with part shade
during the hottest part of the day. Best in moist but
well-drained soil. From eastern Canada and the US.
'Kaleidoscope' and 'Spotty Dotty' -- Mayapple -- Two
fantastic mayapple hybrids, these two cultivars will
provide a lot of WOW factor in the shade garden! Please
note: Young plants do not show the intense markings
of the adults. Also the depth of markings is strongest
in the emerging foliage.
palmatum 'Tanguticum -- Ornamental Rhubarb -- I’m
excited to offer this excellent ornamental rhubarb.
The large bold spade-shaped foliage emerges entirely
reddish in the spring. While the tops of the leaves
fade to green, the reverses remain boldly dark red.
With its upright behaviour the leaves continuously show
off their burgundy-coloured reverses to great effect.
Pale pink flower spikes in summer. Rich, well-drained
soil in full to part shade. A great focal point plant.
New Millenium Hybrids -- Delphinium -- Selected
in New Zealand, the New Millennium Delphinium strains
outperform all other tall types and offer some astonishingly
rich shades. They produce tall, stately spires of single
or double flowers in shades of dark blue, deep purple,
mauve, pink, and white. The deeply-cut leaves form a
medium-sized bushy mound with superior vigour. Stems
may require staking in windy areas.
Delphinium Pagan Purples
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