The landscape-worthy Adam's needle is certainly the most cultivated of all Yucca species. A widespread native of the eastern United States, it forms bold, dense clusters of long, sharp leaves that look super all season long. In the summer, large spikes of showy ivory flowers are produced. Wild plants are most commonly found growing in open, upland ..
Perfect for adding banks of color to gardens or naturalistic settings, Osteospermum has substantial foliage and daisy-like flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, or white.A charming, free flowering plant with large daisy-like blooms and good drought tolerance. Plants need good drainage and don't do well in high humidity.May be slow to start bloom..
Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Flowers can be single or semi-double. Osteospermum Daisy-Mae Mixed produces masses of large long lasting daisy-like flowers in a variety of colours. Osteospermum give vigorous, brightly colo..
This eye-catching garden annual flower has been a popular color bringer in summer and autumn gardens for centuries.This two-color mixture contains the upright culture form, the exotic leaves and the long purple and light green flower spikes.Flowers from July to September. Grows up to 50 cm tall. Genus - Amaranthus Species - Paniculatus Var..
Charming, versatile and vibrant with a great variety of colours and shades. Superb planted in bedding displays, mixed borders, patio containers and rock gardens.Phlox drummondii is an annual phlox that is native to grasslands and open woods in central and eastern Texas. It has escaped gardens and naturalized along roads, fields and waste areas in m..
From spring to summer, this annual produces multiple flower spikes with tiny flowers enclosed in showy bracts in shades of white, pink, or purple and marked with darker veins. Plants grow to 60 cm tall and about half as wide. They are especially dramatic in large groupings. It is excellent as a long-lasting cut or dried flower.Provide moist but wel..
This is a large-growing perennial best used towards the back of a sunny border. Plants form a clump of coarse, light-green leaves, bearing stems of large, shaggy thistle-like flowers with bright canary-yellow petals. Excellent for cutting, fresh or dried, and sometimes used by commercial florists. Plants are not invasive or weedy in the least. Disl..
Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruits and exfoliating bark. This native of the eastern United States suckers and has an irregular habit and informal look but tough constitution. In the wild it exists along the fields and forest margins of uplands and lowlands.The small lobed leaves of ninebark are typically dark g..
This interesting Old World perennial has a coarse upright habit that adds texture to sunny gardens. Bear's breeches is quite hardy and summer-blooming. It is native to regions in southwestern Europe, though it has been in cultivation for a long time.The long, sharply lobed, coarse leaves of bear’s breeches are deep green and form large, showy roset..
Gilias are delightful, unusual, richly flowering plants that need a lot of sun and warm soil.Prefers Porous soils. Sensitive to wet and cool summers.It takes about 8 weeks to flower after the sow.Suitable for decorating dry and sunny areas in beds or borders. Genus - Gilia Species - Tricolor Common name - Birds Eye Pre-Treatment - Not-req..
Sambucus melanocarpa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in). It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in..
Easy to grow, long flowering border plant. Great for cutting.These free-flowering, large chocolate brown and warm orange bicolour blooms are hard to miss.Blooming from July to October. The flowers are superb for cutting and attract many pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.Grow Rudbeckia hirta in full sun and well-drained soil with average fer..
One of the most interesting varieties of rudbeckia with fascinating yellow flowers and a charming green center. Easy to grow plant, growing up to 60-90 cm. It likes sunny, open places, it does not dry out in summer. Flowers from July to October.At the end of autumn, trim to about 15-20 cm above the ground. Perfect for high beds and cut flowers.Grow..
Rich golden blooms are highlighted by prominent green central cones. Beautiful in borders and as cut flowers. Usually grown as an annual.Native to much of North America. It is a warm season wildflower that can be found growing in old-fields, thickets, rocky prairies, meadows and roadsides. Wonderfully easy to grow and long-blooming.The rich green l..
Colorful perennial for cutting with long flowering time. Especially nice in colorful flower bouquets, for beds and borders.Prune frequently to prolong flowering. Winter protection required in harsh locations.Blanketflowers are generally very easy to grow. Most prefer sunny locations with well-draining, fertile soil. They have few pest and disease p..
Evergreen thistle-like leaves and steel blue flowers makes the flat seaholly or blue eryngo a favorite perennial for sunny, gravelly gardens. Eryngium planum is a hardy herbaceous perennial native to dry rocky mountain slopes of southeastern Europe to central Asia. It has a dense basal rosette of heart-shaped, coarse, spiny dark green leaves that a..
Versatile and pretty, blue fescue is an evergreen ornamental bunch grass that originates from North Temperate regions across the globe. It is best known for its dense bunches of fine, erect blades that are blue-green to gray-green. In the summer it puts forth drooping panicles of grassy flowers from upright stems.For best growth, plant blue fescue ..
Tall, open spikes of delicate white blooms tinged with pink. Adds elegance to the birder and makes a good long lived cut flower.A North American wildflower, now widely grown across the continent. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of white flowers tinged with pale pink. In the breeze these move constantly, looking like a cloud of small ..
Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders. Whether massing plants in large drifts or sprinkling them throughout a prairie or meadow, butterfly weed is one of our showiest native wildflowers.A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blo..
This Californian annual blooms just eight weeks after sowing, with flowers in a particularly rich shade of gentian blue and held clear of the pretty foliage to create a carpet of opulent colour. They will often continue for the whole season, although hot weather may curtail flowering. An extra sowing in summer is a wise insurance, either direct whe..
Bright, simple rosy-carmine flowers with creamy centres contrast with attractive 'ferny' foliage, ideal for beds, borders and containers. Easy to grow.Excellent in annual borders and sown directly into containers for easy colour.These are tough and drought tolerant. Full sun and well-drained soil with average fertility are needed for best performan..
Vibrant flowers provide a striking contrast to the feathery foliage.Mixture of bright shades. Richly flowering with large blooms and bushy growth. The flowers only open in sunshine.For borders and rock gardens. Best grows in warm locations, light, well-drained garden soils.Remove dead flowers as Californian Poppy is self-sowing. It does not tolerat..
An annual plant. Decorative flowers, white. It grows well in any soil, in a sunny position. It blooms from June to August. Perfect for rebates, borders, rock gardens.Approximately 200 seeds in 1g packet. Genus - Iberis Species - Amara Variety - hyacinthiflora Common name - Candytuft Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 3 - 9 ..
A perennial plant with blue-lavender, purple flowers gathered in the top spikes. It blooms long and profusely. It has a penetrating, minty-like scent that cats like. The raw material is leaves and flower shoots. Contains vitamin C. The infusion relieves colds and fever. It removes nervousness and colic in children, headaches and stomach trouble.In ..
Chinese holly is a large, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to China and Korea. The squarish, dark green, shiny leaves typically bear conspicuous spines at the tips of their five lobes, although some cultivars have fewer or no spines. Female plants have long-lasting large red berries in fall. The flowers appear in early spring and have little orname..
Berlandiera lyrata, commonly called chocolate flower (also known as lyreleaf green eyes) is native to dry sandy loams, rocky limestone soils, mesas, plains, grasslands and roadsides in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.It typically grows to up to 60 cm tall on branched, usually erect but sometimes decumbent stems, an..
A beautiful plant for the shade garden, this semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial is native to the mountains of Europe. The large, white, cup-shaped flowers with waxy petals and showy yellow stamens may appear in early winter or early spring, depending on the climate and the cultivar. The blooms sometimes age to pale pink. The hand-shaped, glossy, c..
This tender shrub is usually grown as a half-hardy annual foliage plant. The young leaves of 'Silver Dust' are slightly lobed, a bit like oak leaves, but as the plants mature, they become deeply cut, much paler in colour and are covered in a silvery grey fleece. To encourage new basal growth, flowering should be prevented by regularly removing leng..
A perennial plant with decorative multicolored flowers, about 50-60 cm high. Used in naturalistic gardens, in higher perennial beds and as a cut flower.Requires a moderately sunny or partial shade position.Approximately 100 seeds in 0.3g packet. Genus - Aquilegia Species - Caerulea hybrida Variety - mix Common name - Columbine Pre-Treatm..
A classic for the cottage garden border with beautiful, fully double, spurless blooms on strong, uprigh stems. Performing best in dappled sun to partial shade, Aquilegia prefers evenly moist, nutrient-rich soil with good drainage. It will readily cross-pollinate with other columbine and self-sow if allowed to go to seed, which is considered an adva..