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ABELMOSCHUS manihot This species is often used as an architectural specimen in the garden reaching 4-5 feet by late summer. Large, 5", soft yellow petals surround a throat of deep purple. Large, palmately divided, hairy leaves and long seed pods add interest. Loves full sun and hot summers.
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ABUTILON (Flowering Maple) This genus of the mallow family are extremely heat tolerant. Great for your container or in the ground, flowering non-stop all summer until a killing frost. Full sun, evenly moist soil and weekly fertilization. Some can be overwintered as house plants.
NEW! 'Biltmore Ballgown' A spectacular heirloom variety, featuring yellow blooms with bold crimson veining. Bell shaped flowers resemble an evening ball gown that dance below dark green leaves.
'Dwarf Red' Upright grower 18-24" with small bright red flowers, heavy bloomer.
'Huntington Pink' Upright grower 18-24", having an abundance of light pink flowers with garnet throats.
megapotamicum 'Chinese Lantern' Trailing variety with 1" red, yellow and black bell shaped flowers. Dark green leaves mottled with yellow. Good substitute for vinca vine or ivy.
'Thompsoni' Maple-like leaves are dappled with cream and a profusion of apricot blooms. 18-24"
'Victory' Sprawling habit, 1 1/2" trumpet shaped , bicolored, red and yellow flowers. Heavy bloomer. 3-4'
'Savitzii' Upright growing 2-3', grown mostly for its incredible foliage. 4 by 5" leaves almost entirely white with just a central splash of green. Pale apricot flowers.
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AGASTACHE (Hyssop) Simply some of the best plants we grow. Colorful spikes are displayed all summer long above aromatic foliage. These die-hards handle heat and drought conditions so well they hardly break a sweat. Tubular florets are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Technically perennials, but tender enough that we offer them here with our annuals. Full sun, average to dry soil.
acapulo series (Mexican Giant Hyssop) A lovely version of agastache whose colors are complimented by silver-green foliage. It is covered in flowers well into the fall. Grows 14-20". Available in Salmon & Pink, Rose, White & Yellow, Peach and new for 2017, Orange.
NEW! 'Apricot Sunrise' Produces an endless display of soft orange to soft golden yellow tubular flowers in spikes from summer and into fall above the fragrant foliage. H 2-3'
'Astello Indigo' Widely adapted, 20" plants thrive in cool or hot weather. Long lasting, deep blue flower spikes July-October. Disease resistant leaves with "root beer" fragrance; Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner.
foeniculum 'Blue Spike' (Anise Hyssop) A classic plant for both the herb garden and the border, with erect branches of mint and licorice scented leaves ending in fuzzy spikes of lavender flowers. 2'
'Tutti Fruitti' Rosy-pink blooms. Foliage smells like bubble gum. 2-3'
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AGERATUM houstonianum A popular bedding plant, native to Mexico, with small, puffy clusters of flowers produced all summer until frost. Attracts butterflies. Full sun to part shade, average soil.
'Artist Blue' Soft blue or deep violet-purple flowers. A vegetative variety, that is more uniform and flowers more consistently than seed grown varieties. Works extremely well in containers. 8-12".
'Blue Hawaii' Showy compact plants with blue puffy flowers. 4-6"
'Blue Horizon' Tall, sturdy stems good for cutting. Lavender blue flowers. 24-30"
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NEW! ALOCASIA portodora (Upright Elephant Ears) One of the largest elephant ears, the rich green leaf dimensions will easily reach 3 x 6 feet on 6 foot stems. Great for pond sides in shady sheltered areas. Avoid over watering, surface dryness is best while still maintaining moist soil. Fertilize sparingly.
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NEW! ALSTROEMERIA 'Colorita Fabiana' (Peruvian Lily) Large flowers, pale butter yellow with garnet markings, continuously blooms from early spring till early winter. Compact plants, growing from 12” to 15” wide and tall. Plant in containers or in garden beds, in full to partial sun locations. Also makes a long lasting cut flowers.
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ALTERNANTHERA An unusual and striking foliage plant with narrow, small colorful leaves. Great companions to bold colors your mixed containers. Easy to grow in full sun or part shade.
ficoidea 'Red Threads' Deep rose burgundy foliage on a compact form with small, finely cut leaves. Perfect for edging a container or border. 4"
'Partytime' Mint green leaves with splashes of hot pink. Upright and well branched. 15-18"
purpurea 'Purple Knight' Deep burgundy-purplish, somewhat glossy leaves. A super accent plant to weave among other plants in mixed containers. 8-12"
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ALYSSUM lobularia maritima A valued bedding plant with small leaves, a dense, mounded growth habit with fragrant flowers produced all summer to hard frost. Perfect for edging, low beds, and planters. Regardless of variety, Alyssum continues to be a best seller year after year. Full sun to part shade.
'Clear Crystal Series' This series delivers superior vigor, larger flowers and stronger garden performance. Available in white, purple and lavender. H 6-10" and 12" spread.
'Lavender Stream' An ideal alyssum for mixed containers. Fast growing and floriferous, ball shaped plant with a wonderful honey scent. Plants are heat tolerant and grow throughout the summer. Lavender colored flowers. H 12"X12"
'White Knight' Fragrant clusters of white flowers bloom all summer; a vigorous, rounded variety that is heat tolerant, and ideal for mixed containers and hanging baskets. H 6", Spread 18".
'White Stream' Plant this sweet smelling alyssum in containers, hanging baskets or as a ground cover. A heat-lover, fast growing display of profuse, dainty, white clusters of flowers. H 12" and 12" spread.
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AMARANTHUS Very showy plants with brightly colored, velvety leaves and dense clusters of flowers. They make a bold statement in the garden, and make delightful cuts both dried and fresh. Amaranthus thrives in sun and average to poor soil.
caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) Flowers that bloom in narrow, drooping, tassel-like, panicles.
'Dreadlocks' Long knotted ropes of claret red drape almost to the ground, lending a dramatic touch to your garden. H 3-4'
'Pony Tails' This unusual plant produces dense, drooping ropes of bright red flowers. Light green foliage. 3'
gangeticus 'Carnival' A new striking foliage plant with new leaves unfurling to fiery shades of yellow and red. On maturity the leaves turn bronze. Long spikes of purple flowers are produced in late summer. 4'
'Hopi Red Dye' Used by the Hopi Native American tribe as a ceremonial food dye to make red cornbread. Huge upright, dark maroon flower heads on dark red stems and leaves. Super impact! 3-5', Heirloom.
hypochondriacus 'Chinese Giant Orange' Bright orange flowers and a commanding height! An excellent food source, the greens are delicious and high in vitamins and minerals, the seed is a popular grain. 6-8', Heirloom
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AMMI (False Queen Annes Lace) Ferny, fresh green foliage complements the large pure white. A graceful weaver from May-June. Sun to part sun.
'Dara' Attractive 3-5" lacy umbels atop strong stems. Flowers in shades of dark purple, pink, or white. Highly productive with 7-15 stems per plant. Long lasting in bouquets.
visnaga 'Green Mist' Subtle hues of spring green tint the large white lacy blooms that flower for a long time in summer. 3-4'
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ANGELONIA augustifolia Being native to Mexico and the West Indies this is a sun and heat-loving plant. Abundant spikes of small, orchid-like flowers are produced over neat clumps of narrow leaves. Easy to care for, this is a no-brainer.
'Angelface Wedgewood Blue' Bred for superior performance, large flowers and an upright branching habit. Sweetly fragrant. Purple-lavender blooms with deep green foliage. Great cut flower. 18-24"
angelmist spreading series Extreme heat and drought are no match for these super-spreading varieties. They make a big impact in mixed baskets and as a cascading element in mixed combos. Available in Blue and Purple. 4-10", 12-20" spread.
archangel series Bushy plants with large, gorgeous flower spikes in vibrant colors. Blooms are three times bigger than other varieties! Available in purple, raspberry and white, and new for 2017, Cherry-red and Pink. 12-14"
NEW! super series The super series of Angelonia grow to a height of 30” to 40” perfect for long season color. Each classic, whimsical flower spire will be 16” to 20” tall atop well branched vigorous plants. Makes an outstanding cut flower as well. Available in Blue, Pink and White.
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ANIGOZANTHOS (Kangaroo Paws) Native to southwestern Australia, these unique blooms look similar to a kangaroo paw. Great cut flowers. Likes full sun and well drained soil.
NEW! 'Big Roo Yellow' Growing to a height of between 4-6 feet, this vigorous variety features golden yellow flowers perched atop complimentary crimson stems.
jo jo series Offered in Orange and Red fuzzy flowers, compact growing to a height of 12- 15”.
NEW! kanga series Mid sized fuzzy flowers. Available in Burgundy, Pink and Yellow. H 18-24"
NEW! viridis 'Phar Lap' A small green kangaroo paw with grassy narrow leaves to 1 foot tall and 18 inch stems bearing bright green slightly-curved flowers with reflexed lobes and iridescent bluish hairs.
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ARCTOTIS (African Daisy) Native to South Africa, these bushy plants have basal rosettes of foliage and bear striking daisy-like blooms. Thrives in the heat of summer. Dead heading keeps plants tidy and encourages long blooming. Full sun. 12"
'Flame' Deep burnt orange flowers and silvery foliage.
grandis (venusta) Velvety, silver foliage highlights its large, white daisies with a silvery blue tint.
'Opera Fire' Large, showy flowers have single daisies with long, red-orange petals atop silvery grey foliage. Blooming in spring, then again in summer. H 6-8"
'Wine' Rich, dark pinkish wine daisies arrive all summer long on compact plants.
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ARTEMESIA Grown for their silvery-green foliage and for their aromatic, culinary, and medicinal properties. Flowers are not showy. These plants are a good choice for rock gardens and other sunny, dry landscape sites. Grow in well-drained, fertile soil, in full sun. Most species take hard pruning, which will help keep plants compact.
stellariana 'Quicksilver' FANCY, yet UNFUSSY. Silvery foliage. Plant as an accent/texture in combination in all container types and landscapes. H 6-10", trails to 24".
'Sweet Annie' Grown for its foliage and mostly its lovely aromatic scent which can fill the whole garden when the breeze rustles its branches. A staple for wreaths and everlasting arrangements. 4-5'.
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ASARINA procumbens 'Iberian Trails' A wonderful genus of drought tolerant annuals. (See also Annual Vines.) This variety has greyish green, fuzzy foliage trailing vigorously over the edge of containers. 1½”, soft yellow, yellow snapdragon-like flowers all summer. A subtle beauty. Sun to part shade.
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ASCLEPIAS (Butterfly Weed) Also referred to as milkweed, named for its milky sap. Many different species exist. An important nectar source for many insects and butterflies larvae.
curassavica Striking flower clusters! Attracts butterflies and makes a great cut flower. Blooms all summer in full sun. Quite heat and drought tolerant.
'Monarch Promise' (Variegated) Beautiful green and white variegated foliage that is tinged with red, orange and pink leaf tips and a bright orange-red flower. 30"
'Silky Gold' Flowers are a solid golden yellow. 30-40"
'Silky Scarlet' Clear scarlet outer sepals begin in a balloon shape and open around yellow upright petals. 28"
fruiticosus 'Narrowleaf Cottonbush' (Swan Plant) Also known as Gomphocarpus fruiticosus. The star-shaped, white with pink, pendulous flowers, later turn to lime-green seed pods, which are fabulous for flower arranging, fresh or dried. Ideal nectar source. 3ft.
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ASPERULA azurea 'Blue Surprise' (Blue Woodruff) A fragrant, cold hardy annual bearing rounded heads of long, tubular, lavender-blue flowers. Lance shaped hairy leaves are whorled. A lovely weaver and a good cut flower. You can’t have too much of this scattered throughout your garden. Full to part sun, average soil. 12", Heirloom
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ASTER callistephus chinensis The China Asters are valued for their strong stemmed, long lasting flowers which bloom in a wide range of colors. Flower shapes are variable; single daisies or double daisies. All taller varieties make fine cut flowers. Full sun, average soil.
'Matsumoto Mix' Single flowers in a mix of colors, with bright yellow centers. A favorite for the summer cutting garden. 2'
'Standy Mix' The highly attractive, 3 to 4" cushion type flowers are produced on erect plants, thus ensuring an excellent yield of high quality cut stems. H 30"
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ASYSTASIA gangetica 'Variegata' Small, pale pink, trumpet shaped blooms continue all summer held above rounded green and white variegated foliage. Does well in full sun to part shade. 6-12"
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ATHANASIA pinnata Stunning silvery-white foliage combined with a beautiful form. Soft & tactile, the upright 3-4’ stalks emerge gracefully from the base. 4” chartreuse umbels appear in late Spring, turning gold in Summer and rusty in Fall. Easy & carefree, good drainage and not too much water. Sun.
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