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22.05.2019New in catalogue
bugbane (Actaea "'BRUNETTE'")
Brunette is a popular, compact variety of bugbane with deep burgundy brown or almost black, 30-50 cm across leaves. They are 3-ternate-pinnate, with palmate, lobed, sharply toothed basal leaves. In late summer rise slender, dark stems bearing 30-40 cm long erect racemes composed of small, soft pink, very fragrant flowers. They resemble cherry laurel flowers both in appearance as well as scent. They flower from late August until mid October. Flower buds look like small, purple red pearls. Bugbane prefers partially s ...entire article
NEPTUNE® is an exquisite variety of Cuban catmint. An amateur gardener might say that it looks like a merge between Blue Boa agastache and blue dead nettle, and he can't be blamed. Apart from the main features typical for this Cuban species such as large leaves and large flowers, NEPTUNE® boasts very compact and dense, upright habit which makes older catmints turn green with envy. Yet NEPTUNE® wins again because it has m ...entire article
21.05.2019New in catalogue
catmint (Nepeta "'SIX HILLS GIANT'")
Six Hills Giant is a popular catmint variety of vigorous growth. It grows up to 90 cm tall and wide and looks like a small shrub. From June open small, pale violet flowers along and atop slender stems. Mint-scented leaves (and possibly the whole plant) look very similar to perovskia, they are small, ovate, scalloped, and gently serrated at margins. Thanks to extremely long flowering period it makes a great feature in summer gardens, on patios and balconies, and combined with spring flowering shrubs or perennials. If t ...entire article
21.05.2019New in catalogue
catmint (Nepeta "'PURRSIAN BLUE'")
Purrsian Blue is a compact variety of catmint bred by Kevin Hurd from Walters Gardens, USA, in 2009. It naturally makes dense, cushion-like clumps with 30-40 cm tall, deep purple blue stems holding rich violet blue flowers from June until October without a need to cut back the plant after the first flowering. Leaves are mint scented, only some 2-4 cm long, deep green, scalloped, and serrated at margins. Thanks to extremely long flowering period it makes a great feature in summer gardens, on patios and balconies, and c ...entire article
HILLIER™ Porcelain Blue is a hybrid corydalis producing unique, narrowly tubular flowers in clear sky blue flowers with a bit of cobalt blue hue. They are born in erect or partly arching racemes atop about 30 cm tall slender stems. Flowering begins in May and continues for about two months. Then the plant rests for a while and in summer re-blooms with a few flowers until early autumn. Ternate leaves are deeply dissected, matte, dark green with a notable blue tint. The variety was bred by Hillier Nursery in the U ...entire article
Florida flame azalea, or also honeysuckle azalea is a deciduous rhododendron species from South USA (Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi), almost unknown in Europe. It is often mistaken for swamp azalea owing to strongly scented flowers and smaller leaves. The flowers are creamy to yellow or even orange with red flames towards the calyx. They are funnel-shaped, open wide revealing up to 5 cm long stamens. Deciduous leaves are narrowly elliptic, mid green. In our climate it grows moderately to about 2m tall shrub. This azalea comes from hot climate and ...entire article
Pink Perfume is a Dutch addition to the Bloomerang® series of re-blooming lilacs marketed by Proven Winners® in USA. The plant was bred by Andre Franciscus van Nijnatten from Zundert, the Netherlands, in 2003, and patented as PP24252 in 2012. It is a cross between dwarf s.meyeri and small-leaved s.microphylla. Bloomerang® Pink Perfume lilac does what is promises - enchants you with its lovely sweet perfume which is so different from the common lilac fragrance ...entire article
Diana cherry laurel is a compact variety producing dense, almost congested shrubs ideal for hedging. Its evergreen leaves are leathery, deeply veined, highly glossy, emerge with orange hues and mature to deep green. The plant grows 25-30 cm per year into an upright shrub when you, forming an almost rounded shape of even width and height 2-2.5m in maturity. Cherry laurels have compound inflorescence made out of small, white, fragrant flowers that appear in April and May. They are followed by very ornamental fruits ...entire article
Greentorch is a fastigiate cherry laurel variety from France, bred and introduced by Minier Nursery in 2009. Its almost columnar habit is highly appreciated in small gardens where space is limited, as well as in evergreen hedges. Leaves are evergreen, leathery, deeply veined, highly glossy, and deep green. The plant is dense even without pruning and grows 30-40 cm per year. Cherry laurels have compound inflorescence made out of small, white, fragrant flowers that appear in April and May. They are followed by very ...entire article
Ani is a Hungarian cherry laurel bred by Dr. Josza Miklos in order to achieve hardy and compact varieties suitable for cold winters of Central And Eastern Europe as well as resistant to summer heat and drought. Ani looks a bit like Etna variety because its new leaves also emerge bronze red in spring but Ani keeps its red shades for longer before they mature to fresh green in summer. They are evergreen, leathery, deeply veined, and highly glossy. The plant exhibits a very dense habit ideal for hedging and grows some 2 ...entire article
Katherine Havemeyer lilac is another unique double-flowering variety producing much darker coloured buds than opened flowers. Its panicles can be erect or slightly pendent, they are shorter than those on other common lilacs, composed of dark lilac-violet buds which open into soft lilac pink, sweetly fragrant flowers from late April until mid May. Pruning is not needed but can be made immediately after flowering. Deadheading is recommended for young plants. Bred by famous French botanist Emile Lemoine from Nancy in 192 ...entire article
Prince Wolkonsky lilac belongs to double flowering lilacs. It produces erect panicles composed of pale purple pink flowers which open from bright purple red buds so the shrub looks best when some flowers are still in buds. They are very fragrant and open from late April until mid May. Pruning is not needed but can be made immediately after flowering. Deadheading is recommended for young plants. Bred by Claude Bellion from France in 1996. Lilacs are easy to grow. They will take almost any soil but will thrive in dee ...entire article
Zhemchuzhina is an extraordinary lilac variety from Russia, bred by V.Bibikova and J.Smolskij in 1964. The Russian name means 'pearl-like' and refers to the beautiful panicles composed of brilliant pink, semi-double flowers which look like pink pearls. They are very fragrant and open from late April until mid May. Pruning is not needed but can be made immediately after flowering. Deadheading is recommended for young plants. Lilacs are easy to grow. They will take almost any soil but will thrive in deep, fertile, w ...entire article
Eximia is an old quince variety from Switzerland, bred by Otto Froebel in 1886. It makes medium sized, almost campanulate flowers of salmon pink colour. They commonly open in the first decade of April, however, if the winter is warm you can see numerous buds opening already in mid to late March. The shrub flowers for 6-8 weeks, and what is most interesting – it keeps small growing only about a meter tall and wide. Flowers are followed by edible, pear-shaped pomes, 4-5 cm in diameter. It grows medium fast into an ...entire article
Wood spurge is a semi-woody perennial native to warm but not parched areas of Europe, Caucasus, and Turkey. Possibly the most popular variety is called Purpurea. Its upright stems are rich burgundy red all season long, and evergreen leaves boast the same shade if fully insolated, otherwise they are dark green. In mid spring the plant produces large heads of numerous bright lime green flowers for a long period. As it blooms on previous year's wood, any pruning, if required, has to be done immediately after flowering in ...entire article
Saphirblau is a Hans Hachmann variety of Augustine rhododendron from 1995. It was selected for its beautiful, about 4.5 cm across, brilliant violet blue flowers from late April until second half May. Evergreen leaves are rather small (4-6 cm long), narrowly elliptic, tapering to a fine tip, dark green, and glossy. When touched the whole plant releases a lovely, spicy fragrance typical for ericaceous plants, especially in warm weather. It grows strictly upright, forming a neat, almost uniform shrub about 1.5m tall and ...entire article
Eccentric® Yellow coneflower is a unique yellow follow-up to a successful red flowering variety Eccentric®. It produces large blooms with crested top and one layer of ray florets of vivid yellow colour. Flowers are about 7-8 cm across, mildly scented, and appear atop thick and strong, up to 60 cm tall stems from July until early September. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Bred by Marco van Noort from the Netherlands. Coneflowers are maintenance-free pe ...entire article
Eccentric® coneflower is another fully double coneflower variety producing large blooms with crested top and one layer of ray florets. The colour is vibrant red. Flowers are about 7-8 cm across, mildly scented, and appear atop thick and strong, up to 60 cm tall stems from July until early September. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Bred by Marco van Noort, the Netherlands, and patented as PP23979 in 2012. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials blooming ...entire article
05.05.2019New in catalogue
avens (Geum "'CORAL TEMPEST'")
Large-flowered Avens Coral Tempest is a novelty from 2019 that follows a world-wide success of the preceding variety SCARLET TEMPEST, both bred by Elizabeth MacGregor from Scotland in order to achieve vigorous plants with extended flowering season. Its semi-double flowers are even bigger (5cm across), less scarlet and more salmon pink, yet keeping orange margins which are interestingly curved just like coral reefs. The centres are decorated with a crown of shor ...entire article
Rollies Favourite (syn. Rolly's Favourite) is a long flowering, eye-catching campion variety with rich pink flowers composed in terminal panicles atop 35-40 cm tall stems from early May until July. It was bred by Hubertus Gerardus Oudshorn from the Netherlands, and patented as PP17392 in 2007. Its semi-evergreen, hairy leaves are mid green and form a sessile rosette at the ground level, and also appear along the stems. The plant grows fast and quickly forms dense tufts. Campion is widely soil adaptable and seems t ...entire article
Schönbrunn is a unique and beautiful semi-deciduous azalea. The flower petals are extremely narrow just like its linear, ribbon-like leaves. They are mid green, matte, and remain evergreen through mild winters. After cold winters they dry out and are replaced with new foliage after flowering. Annual growth is only about 15-20 cm and the shrub exhibits a low, spreading habit. Thanks to delicate flowers and fine foliage it looks fluffy and exotic. Blooming begins in late April and continues until mid May, however, in se ...entire article
June Snow is a narrowly columnar variety of Japanese snowbell with strictly upright branches which produce a profusion of small, snow white, sweetly scented flowers in June for a longer period than other varieties. They are followed by small, hard, olive-like seedpods in late summer. Deciduous leaves are glossy, ovate to elliptic, mid to dark green, turning yellow in autumn. It can be pruned at the end of winter or just after flowering. It naturally forms a slender tree. Japanese snowbell loves full sun and is usua ...entire article
Red Head is a fountain grass selection by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials from Illinois, USA. It produces attractive smoky purple red spike-like flowers 20-25 cm long. They appear atop up to 1.5m tall stem and exhibit their beauty well arranged above the foliage level. Leaves are luxuriant green, arching, and create a soft, relaxed feeling. In autumn they turn golden yellow. Red Head makes dense and compact clumps, yet count on the same spread as height (1.5m) in maturity which in case of this variety comes ver ...entire article
Giant miscanthus, or also called mammoth miscanthus is possibly the tallest of all eulalias. It is a natural hybrid between m.sinensis and m.sacchariflorus. It makes up to 4m tall, strong stems within one growing season (after 3 years of growing). They are strong and sturdy. Leaves are wide, rich green, and tops are arching like bamboos. It seldom flowers. Plume-like inflorescences are pale pinkish red. It forms impenetrable hedges and screens. Flowers are sterile but roots may be a little invasive. Eulalia is best grown in sunny and warm a ...entire article
FLASH DANCE® is a modern series of evergreen azaleas from French nursery Minier from 2017. FLASH DANCE® PINK produces semi-double flowers with two rows of larger petals, and a few dwarf sepals in the centre. They are bright pink, and open in profusion from about mid May for 2-3 weeks on the background of small, dark green, almost rounded, highly glossy, evergreen leaves. The plant exhibits dense, somewhat spreading to flatly rounded, dense habit. Japanese azalea ...entire article
Adagio is a dwarf variety of eulalia (maiden grass) as it does not grow taller than some 70 cm in leaf, and slightly over one meter in bloom. Leaves are dark green, elegantly narrow, and emerge late in spring, often in May. From August open plume-like inflorescences composed of soft sand yellow to pale beige flowers. Adagio forms compact, dense clumps, and does not spread quickly like some other varieties. Eulalia is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering ...entire article
Schokra is another dark-flowered mountain laurel variety from Germany, bred by Dr.Karl-Heinz Hübbers in 1993 a s across between Shooting Star and Mitternacht. Its flowers are deep burgundy red but not black, decorated with almost white margins. Buds are a combination of off-white and a hint of the inner flower colour. Evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, leathery, dark green, and glossy. The plant grows at medium growth rate to an upright shrub. For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty of peat). Do ...entire article
RUBY ANNABELLE® is a smooth hydrangea with deep purple pink flowers. They are both sterile and fertile, composed in rounded corymbs about 12 cm across, from late May until early July. If pruned immediately after flowering they can rebloom in late summer. Deciduous leaves are ovate, mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happily in USDA zone 3 where winter temperatures drop down to -4 ...entire article
FOREVER® PURPLE is a coral bells producing stunning, glossy, slightly scalloped foliage of the deepest plum purple colour. It is from the FOREVER® series comprising of varieties with leaves whose colour does not change significantly throughout the year, and remain handsome also in winter, unharmed by mild frost. Small, pale pink to almost white flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, only some 30 cm tall, rich red stems from mid spring until late su ...entire article
Wild Rose is a stunning coral bells variety with a striking foliage colour. Its leaves are rich purple red with conspicuous deep mahogany red veins. They are palmate with rounded lobes and only slightly undulated margins. Small pink flowers are borne atop 60 cm tall, slender, pale purple red stems in May and June. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. Coral bells can take almost any soil with ample moisture and ...entire article
Primevere is a French variety of perennial peony from 1906/1907. It is often grouped with anemone-type-peonies. WE could also call it a dairy peony because its large, semi-double flowers have milk white petals and numerous dwarf butter yellow sepals in the centre. Flowers are fragrant and appear atop 80-90 cm tall stems in first half of June. Deciduous leaves are rather thick, deep green, glossy, and palmately divided. Bred by Victor Lemoine. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, ...entire article
Nymphe is a French variety of perennial peony. It produces anemone-like flowers with a medium large bowl of soft pink petals, and numerous rich golden yellow stamens in the centre. Flowers are fragrant and appear atop 60-70 cm tall stems in late June. Deciduous leaves are rather thick, deep green, glossy, and palmately divided. Late season. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined with shrubs and trees where they soften their woody structures. The ...entire article
Goldchild is a beautiful addition to the family of variegated ivies. It is an English ivy variety with deep green leaves decorated with pale yellow to rich yellow margins. They are evergreen, leathery, and typically have 3 lobes. Goldchild is a slow and rather compact grower. Branches produce aerial roots that cling to any surface (support). Plants are dense and form elegant covers. It was awarded AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the English Royal Horticultural Society, and voted the ivy of the year 2008 by Am ...entire article
Alice is an oak-leaved hydrangea bred by a renowned botanist and hydrangea lover Michael Dirr during his Giorgia Plant Introduction Programme. It is a huge dude, indeed - it has extra large leaves, huge flowers, and makes substantial shrubs. Alice It produces enormous foliage: 30-40 cm across. Its highly attractive, deciduous leaves are deeply lobed with conspicuous tips, leathery, rich green in spring, slightly paler in summer, and turn rich carmine red and striking wine red in late summer. These eye-catching le ...entire article
INTENSE BLUE® is a blue fescue of a striking colour. It was bred by Allure Tuinplanten and Amigra from the Netherlands. It was found in 2005 and introduced three years later. The plant makes well-behaved, symmetrical, extremely dense tufts of silvery blue foliage. Their colour literally calls for combination with red, yellow, and fresh green plants of similar dwarf habit (leucothoe, hebe, hakonechloa, or ground-covering junipers). We recommend dark background such as lush brown pine bark mulch rather than light c ...entire article
WARM WELCOME® is a unique miniature climbing rose bred by Chris Warner from Oregon, USA, and patented in 1995 (PP9356). Just like the name suggests this rose creates a warm and cosy atmosphere thanks to its rich orange flowers. They are small, single, and have a light spicy fragrance. Produced profusely and almost continuously from June until frosts this rose will make a reliable welcome point at your doorway. It makes and upright, bushy plant with small, dark green, bronze flushed, glossy, and healthy foliage th ...entire article
PARFUM ROYAL CLIMBING® is a beautiful climbing rose with large, hot pink, strongly fragrant flowers. They have a typical hybrid-tea rose shape and deep, fruity sweet fragrance. There are 35 petals in a blossom whose reverse is silvery pink which gives the flower a certain touch of nobility, that's probably why it was called royal. It flowers profusely and reliably continuously from June until frost. Thanks to excellent branching it looks like a tall, upright shrub rose with lush, dark green and glossy, healthy fo ...entire article
Aureola is a distinct hakone grass variety with variegated foliage. Its leaves have narrow stripes of banana yellow, pale green, and light butter yellow colour. They are only about one centimeter wide leaves and grow from slender, partly arching, pink flushed stems, reaching 30 to 60 cm height with age. In midsummer appear tan coloured, airy panicles composed of small flowers in terminal panicles, and last almost 2 months. In autumn leaves turn fantastic shades of pink and purple red. Tufts of this hakone grass will l ...entire article
Hakone grass is one of the top grass species most appreciated by landscape designers. It is so showy and simple at the same time, so no wonder it is often used as undergrowth of larger beautiful Japanese maples or other appealing multistemmed shrubs with bare framework of bottom branches. The species of hakone grass has fresh green, about one centimeter wide leaves on slender, partly arching stems, reaching 30 to 60 cm height with age. In midsummer appear tan coloured, airy panicles composed of small flowers in terminal panicles, and last almost 2 months. ...entire article
RED CLOUD® miscanthus is one of very few varieties producing weeping inflorescence. Already in midsummer it forms rich burgundy red, glossy plumes which are not erect as most other eulalias. Their colour is intense and is best viewed against afternoon sun. In early autumn the flowers open into fluffy, cotton-like, silvery plumes that look great left on the plant over winter when the whole clump is pruned back. Leaves are rather narrow, just like Gracillimus variety, and reach only about one meter tall. The pl ...entire article
MAGICAL® SUNSHINE is a yellow coloured variety of St. John’s Wort from the Magical® series. From late June until early October it continuously produces 2-3 cm wide, lemon yellow flowers which are followed by yellow fruit (inedible, not poisonous). Green stems are erect and grow 60-80 cm tall. New flowers keep opening while other stems show maturing berries and this show takes place until the first frost. Deciduous leaves are oblong to ovate with a rounded tip, ...entire article
Delicious Candy® is one of the most fantastic purple pink coneflowers bred so far. Its semi-double, fragrant flowers appear atop 30-50 cm tall stems from early July until late September. The flowers are attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to suck some nectar from them. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are deep green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Delicious Candy® forms bus ...entire article
Moneymaker is a clump forming lily-turf variety with attractive foliage and flowers. Its dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy, narrow leaves are evergreen in mild winters of zone 6, and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne spikes of rich lavender violet flowers on strong, dark purple stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than about 10 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Liriope does well in moist, humus-rich, and preferably acid to neutral soil, but wi ...entire article
Constance is a montbretia with glowing orange flowers with yellow centres. They are broadly funnel-shaped, open wide, facing the amazed passersby who gaze at its magnetizing colour. The flowers appear from late July for 3-4 weeks atop 70-80 cm tall stems. Montbretia makes large clumps of medium green, sword-like leaves which confirm plant's affiliation with iris family. The exotic feeling is highlighted by the way the flowers are formed in almost horizontal inflorescence and open upwards like flowers of strelitzia. ...entire article
Caradonna is a beautiful wood sage which looks like annual salvia farinacea, yet this beauty is a true perennial. Caradonna makes compact clumps with erect stems 40-60 cm tall, very dark purple blue, almost black, bearing numerous deep violet-blue flowers in spike-like inflorescences. Main flowering begins from late May and lasts about one and a half months, meanwhile new flowering stems are formed for weaker flowering in midsummer. However, if you cut the whole plant back to the ground after the first flow ...entire article
Carmine Brilliant is another amazing montbretia with fiery-coloured flowers. They are rich orange red with a striking yellow centre and stamens. They are funnel-shaped or campanulate and appear from mid July for at least a month. The stems are strong and upright, their tops slightly arching, and are reach some 50-60 cm tall. It makes large clumps of medium green, sword-like leaves which confirm plant's affiliation with iris family. The exotic feeling is highlighted by the way the flowers are formed in almost horizonta ...entire article
Countess Diana - Gräfin Diana® is another fascinating hybrid tea rose from the Parfuma® Collection by Kordes. It produces noble flowers about 8 cm across, deep burgundy black as they open from buds, and rich burgundy red as they mature. And the perfume! Exquisite - deep and strong, especially at noon and in early evening. It is a very healthy rose with deep green leaves. It flowers repeatedly from June until frost. The shrub is slightly over one meter tall and a little less wide. It was bred by Tim-Hermann ...entire article
GEYSER, or often also called GEYSER WHITE is a beautiful and compact, white flowering gaura from GEYSER series. It produces wide-open, pure snow white flowers atop thin stems from late June until October. Deciduous leaves are narrowly lanceolate, soft green, and form a dense cushion. The plant is about 30 cm tall before flowering, and as the flowering stems grow taller it may reach up to 60 cm at the end of the season. GEYSER was paten ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new wood sage series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Compact Deep Blue is even more compact that others from the series, almost dwarf. It produces profusion of purple red spikes with dark violet blue flowers from mid spring until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. Leaves are mid green, narrowly ovate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. ...entire article
WILD SWAN™ is a fantastic hybrid anemone producing large, white flowers, decorated with a wide, smoky violet stripe on the sepals reverse. It has a unique flowering time - from late May until autumn, often early November. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Overall height is about 40 cm with flowers, or 30 cm without, exceptionally 60 cm in too fertile soil. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-ric ...entire article
Ostfriesland (East Friesland) is a flat lowland in North Germany, renowned for fertile soil and mild, humid climate which is why there are a lot of nurseries. No wonder that this wood sage received the same name, remembering the region. Ostfriesland sage makes compact clumps with erect stems 35-45 cm tall, bearing long spikes of numerous deep violet-blue flowers from June until September. The calyxes are purple violet, just like the stems, which creates a great background even if the plant is not in full bloom. Leaves ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Compact White is even more compact that others from the series, almost dwarf. It produces rich spikes of small, pure white flowers from mid spring until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. Leaves are mid green, narrowly ovate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. Sage will gr ...entire article
Fragrant stewartia comes from South China (not to be confused with stewartia sinensis) and, as the name suggests, bears profusion of mildly fragrant flowers. Do not expect lilac's strength of perfume, just a faint, rose-like aroma. Flowers open from purple red buds, they are open wide, 5-6 cm across, 5-petalled, pure white on 4 petals and decorated with a pink blotch on the fifth one. This is a tell for fragrant stewartia, no other stewartia does it. Flowers are followed by rounded seed pods with something that looks like a beak, hence its Latin name rostrata ...entire article
Tall stewartia comes from Korea and South Japan. It is possibly the tallest of the species, yet quite slender and conical growing, most often multi-stemmed tree. Its trunks are possibly the key feature why collectors and plant lovers seek after this plant. The bark is smooth, picturesquely painted amber golden and dark honey red. You feel like touching it every time you pass by. In early summer profusion of small, 4 cm across, 5-petalled, pure white flowers are borne, and are followed by hard-shelled seedpods. Deciduous leaves are rather narrow, ovate to ...entire article
24.05.2019New stock
redbud (Cercis "'MERLOT'")
Merlot redbud, just the French grapevine variety of the same name, has leaves of the deepest wine red colour. They are deciduous, heart-shaped, and glossy. Compared to Forest Pansy they are a little smaller (abt. 10x13 cm), the plant is not as vigorous, and exhibits a more compact and denser habit. Another impressive feature is its spring flowering. Profusion of bright purple-pink flowers with miniature stalks are borne on bare, purple-black wood. The older the tree, the more flowers are produced. Pruning is not ne ...entire article
PURPLE is an attractive novelty among Forever@Ever® hydrangeas from 2017. It produces large, mop-head inflorescences with indigo blue to purple violet flowers. They open from greenish-yellow buds in early summer and continue blooming in several flushes by early autumn. To achieve blue(ish) shades your soil should be highly acidic with pH of 5.0-5.6. If you are unsure about your soil pH buy a simple testing kit and if needed add more peat to reduce soil acidity. It prod ...entire article
Max Frei is a variety of bloody cranesbill which originates from Europe and north Turkey. It produces 3-4 cm large, rich lilac pink flowers above cute, deeply-lobed, partially glossy, deep green foliage that turns various shades of red in autumn. Flowers open in profusion from late May until early July, and then sporadically throughout summer until autumn. The tuft can be trimmed as low as 5 cm above ground level after the main flowering in order to encourage re-growth of fresh, healthy leaves. Flowers will re-appear ...entire article
Hansestadt Rostock® is a charming polyantha (floribunda) rose introduction by Rosen Tantau from 2010. This healthy and extremely floriferous rose produces delicate flowers of rich apricot orange and golden colour that changes to soft salmon pink as the blooms fade out. They have a lovely, sweet tea perfume, not very strong but surely attractive. This rose is disease resistant and repeats blooming from June until October. Thanks to bushy habit it makes a perfect standard rose with dense crowns, filled with beaut ...entire article
AUGUSTA LUISE® is a stunning hybrid tea rose by Rosen Tantau from 1999. Even the breeder admits that this is one of their best roses of all times. Rich perfume and incredible continuous production of flowers make it a demanded jewel for every garden. The flowers are large, and buds open into small, tousled heads with rich pink margins, and mature into salmon-pink colour with golden orange centres. Then, especially in hot summer months, the flowers turn pale orange, almost beige, and finally gain bright pink shade ...entire article
AMBELLA® PURPLE is an evergreen bellflower plant with deep violet blue flowers from early summer until late autumn, or even early winter if its beginning is mild. The colder the weather the darker the flowers. Leaves are broadly heart- or kidney-shaped, dark green, unevenly serrated. Plants grow quite fast and quickly form low but erect cushions. Dalmatian bellflower prefers a sunny location, and will also live in partial shade with less flowers. It has no special soil requirements, its just has to be free dr ...entire article
If I was to choose one word, only one to describe this hybrid tea rose it would be intoxicating. By the look, by the smell. There are not many roses that knock you out like this one. It is called PAROLE, or Buxom Beauty, or even XXL which refers to its extra large flowers that can be up to 15 cm across. They are rich magenta purple, and release a strong perfume that is so difficult to depict, which is possibly why it was awarded so man ...entire article
Robin loosestrife is a sister (or brother?) variety of Robert loosestrife. It has almost identical colour of its the 5-petalled, star-shaped. They are bougainvillea-like rich purple pink forming, compared to Robert, much narrower spike-like inflorescence with enormous number of flowers that are closely attached to the stem, just like its small, shortly lanceolate, deep green, and glossy leaves. Blooming usually begins in mid to late July and continues until ...entire article
Liriope has dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy foliage. The leaves are narrow and evergreen in mild winters of zone 6 and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne spikes of rich lavender violet flowers on strong, dark stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than 10-20 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Ingversen is a selected variety which does not spread by rhizomes and keeps itself as a dense clump. Flowering is more profuse and thanks to the neat plant ...entire article
In 1981 French rose breeder Marie-Louise Meilland od Meilland Rose Nursery introduced another beautiful rose paying tibute to Aachen, a German town on the German-French border, this time its cathedral hence the name Aachener Dom. The preceding rose was called Gruss an Aachen. Aachener Dom is a beautiful, large-flowered hybrid tea rose with rich salmon pink flowers with silvery gleams making them shine like a new metallic car paint. And the fragrance - wow, rich, deep, sweet tea, long-lasting. Leaves are large and v ...entire article
Millenium is a beautiful variety of ornamental onion with about 30 cm tall, strong stems atop which appear 4-5 cm wide flower heads composed of numerous rich lilac pink, slightly fragrant flowers. They open from early July and continue blooming for about 4-6 weeks, sometimes there are belated flowers on shorter stems extending the flowering period until early September. Leaves are narrowly linear, rich green, and glossy. It was bred by a famous onion breeder and enthusiast Mark McDonough from Massachusetts, USA, wh ...entire article
How poetic to call a flower First Love®! This speedwell was named just like that and no wonder. Its neony rich purple pink spikes shine through the garden from early morning until late evening with lasting intensity. It makes a compact clump and is able to produce flowers from late June until early autumn if in humus-rich soil and if regularly dead-headed. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, deep green. Speedwell will grow in any moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, preferably in f ...entire article
Purple Beauty is one of the best breedings among moss phlox varieties. Its pastel violet flowers come out in such profusion that the evergreen, needle-like leaves become invisible for a couple of weeks from late April until mid to late May. It quickly forms a large and quite a compact cushion. Still, in order to eliminate bare, woody stems in the central part we recommend trimming it in early summer just after flowering. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long p ...entire article
MacDaniels Cushion is possibly the top favourite rich pink variety of moss phlox. Its flowers are rich neon pink and open from late April on dense, emerald green cushions of evergreen leaves. It is quite compact, however, for good habit and in order to eliminate bare, woody stems we recommend trimming it in early summer just after flowering. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long periods of droughts. Mulching is not necessary but covering the soil around the ma ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER is a follow-up choísie to Aztec Pearl from Peter Moore, introduced in 1991. It produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in May and June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. WHITE DAZZLER is special for being very compact as well as the ability to re-bloom from September onwards. The evergreen leaves are distinctly narrower ...entire article
Peter Pan is a mossy saxifrage variety with beautiful rich red flowers atop thin, about 10 cm tall stems. It forms a compact clump of evergreen, soft green leaves. Flowers come out in profusion from mid spring and create a breathtaking colourful carpet. The plant grows slowly, spreading to sides. Saxifrage likes moist but well-drained, sandy soil and location in full sun or partial shade. It will die in full sun and dry soil. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4). Unsuitable for pots. Last update 22-03-2017 ...entire article
Kew White is a compact, slow growing, female skimmia variety from England. It is a very pretty small shrub with evergreen, leathery, narrowly elongated, deep green, and glossy leaves. In early spring open tiny fragrant flowers which are followed by small, spherical, white and glossy fruit if pollinated by a male variety (e.g. Rubella). If you plant it well you needn’t look after it any longer except for occasional watering in dry spells. There are a ...entire article
Pink blueberries, now commonly called Pinkberry® are a modern attraction of early 2000's. The first plant was achieved by American breeder Mark Ehlenfeldt from Agricultural Research Service (ARS), who in 1991 crossed rabbiteye blueberry whose immature fruit is pink, and usual highbush blueberry with blue fruit. The result was introduced in 2005 and named 2 years after as Pink Lemonade®. It was a huge success a ...entire article
Black Beauty is an American coral bells variety bred by Daniel M.Heims from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA. It makes large, dark burgundy red, slightly ruffled, semi-evergreen foliage. In May and June it makes dark red stems with small, white flowers, and reblooms in early autumn. The plants looks great accompanied with perennials of tine evergreens of light green or golden foliage, or surrounded by pebbles of light colour shades (grey, pink, or beige). Patented as PP13,288 in 2002. Coral bells can take almost any soil ...entire article
Tapestry® is a beautiful foamy bells bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA, and patented as PP21150 in 2010. It makes large, semi-evergreen, deeply lobed leaves. They are dark burgundy red to almost chocolate brown in the centre, and green at margins. From May until September it produces numerous stems with small cut conspicuous, bell-shaped, rosy pink flowers in several flushes. It grows vigorously forming a dense mound of colourful foliage and attractive flowers for a long period. Foamy bells d ...entire article
Nottingham is an English medlar variety renowned for its rusty brown fruit of apple and pear flavour. The fruit is a little flattened at the end and about the same size as those on the species. It is edible only after the first frosts, or if picked early it should be bletted in room temperature in order to become soft and sweet. However, we recommend leaving the fruit hanging on the tree for as long as possible, obviously avoiding serious frosts. Then the flesh is soft, juicy, and sweet, and the easiest way to eat it ...entire article
Kordes Rosen breed and produce roses which are, in most cases, very resistant to common rose diseases, and when it comes to groudcover or floribunda roses, they are nearly always 100% healthy. These roses need little or no care and remain beautiful all season long. Just like Palmengarten Frankfurt®. This small rose shrub is also used as a groundcover and offers small – about 4 cm across, semi-double, rich pink flowers on the background of small, healthy, glossy, dark green foliage with deep burgundy red sha ...entire article
Trompenburg Japanese maple was found as a seedling plant in Dutch arboretum of the same name in Rotterdam. Its unique foliage, vigorous growth, and good health are something that makes me wonder why it is not more widespread and available in European nurseries and garden centres as opposed to other commercially successful red-leaved varieties which are prone to diseases. Trompenburg variety has extraordinary leaves which are botanically classified as palmate (like all Japa ...entire article
Ryusen (or Ryusei) is a unique Japanese maple of strictly weeping habit with typical palmte, not dissected leaves. It was found as a natural mutation of one whole plant in Japanese maple nursery in Kawaguchi City in 1990. Its founder Kahuzara Kobayashi named it Ryusen (flowing or falling water) whereas its former provisional name, in my view a little more accurate, was Ryusei (falling star). Th ...entire article
Summer Gold is a special Japanese maple with yellow-green foliage that is very resistant to heat and sun, and is commonly grown in locations where yellow and green coloured maples fail to perform. The leaves are 5 or 7-lobed, palmate, bright golden or almost orange yellow with some salmon orange-pink shades when they emerge, and mature to very light lime green in summer whilst majority of insolated foliage remains golden yellow. The best show, however, kicks off in autumn when they slowly turn coral orange, salmon pin ...entire article
Gallery series consists of several multicoloured varieties of dwarf lupines, whose stems do not usually exceed 60 cm. Gallery White variety is pure and beautiful like a bride’s dress – snow white with some creamy white tones. Blooming begins in late June or early July and may continue for 4-6 weeks if spent flowers are removed as soon as they begin to fade. If the plant is weak and unsightly after flowering cut it back and it will produce a nice mound of new foliag ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a French selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It originated in Nantes and produces smaller leaves of intensely red colour when young, maturing to deep green, yet keeping the top leaves crimson or wine red. New leaves with red colour emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Young twigs are r ...entire article
Autumn monkshood is a showy perennial flowering for late summer and autumn. Cloudy is an unusual variety with almost white flowers decorated with pale lavender violet brim. They appear along sturdy stems that grow just over a meter tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even though the blooming time is very late in the season, it offers something more to gain your attention early in the season: very attractive, deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves. Monkshood is a popular cut flower. Monkshood is used especially in Chinese medicine, yet some cau ...entire article
Munstead is a name for several plant varieties, all of which are somehow linked with Munstead Heath in southern Surrey, England, where Gertrude Jekyll's house called Munstead Wood was located. The house and garden were designed by Sir Edwin E. Lutyens and built by Thomas Underwood for Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most influential landscape architects and writers, contributing to many renowned magazines at the turn of the century, and creating over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Munstead...entire article
Exalting the beauty of lavender is like carrying coals to Newcastle. So let' concentrate on something special: white varieties. White flowering varieties of lavender are still a bit unusual yet very handsome. They are fast growing subshrubs, sometimes also classified as woody perennials, with 40-60 cm tall stems producing short, scented spikes of white flowers from early until late summer. Evergreen, linear leaves are grey-green to blue-green in cold months, and light green in warm months. It is best grown in masses in ...entire article
Sterntaler mountain laurel is a successful result of a controlled breeding programme hybridizing two older varieties: Ginkona and Mitternacht. By the way a year later the same programme brought another nice variety Bandeau. The star-shaped flowers are the same large size as on Ginkona, decorated with a dark maroon red, or almost burgundy bla ...entire article
Silver Scrolls is a coral bells variety with almost rounded, rather flat leaves. They are dark green to deep burgundy brown with rich silvery marbling enhancing the veins. Foliage colour does not change dramatically during the year, only in winter the reverse turns rich purple violet. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50-60 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the image of the perfect leaves you can cut them off yet before they begin to bloom. The leaves remain ni ...entire article
SUMMER JAZZ™ FIRE is a showstopper with its brilliant vibrant red flowers. They are large, possibly not as large as the yellow variety from this series, about 5-6 cm across, and appear from mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a green mass as a luxurious background for the flowers. New twigs grow about 60-80 cm before the flower buds appear. It is a much ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Deep Rose begins its show in mid May when spikes of rich purple red flowers buds appear on about 30 cm tall spikes. They are followed by light rosy pink flowers which are produced in profusion from mid May until midsummer. If you cut back the clump after the main flowering and fertilize it the pla ...entire article
Brunnera is an attractive perrenial with showy foliage, suitable especially for garden enthusiasts looking for the beauty of leaves rather than flowers. This rhizomatous perennial produces large, soft hairy, ovate to heart-shaped, sharp-pointed, deep green leaves. In mid spring, commonly late April in zone 6, appear small, sky blue, forget-me-not-like flowers on thin stems 20-30 cm tall, in thin, cyme-like panicles for almost two months. It looks best in mass plantings and as it is quite slow forming a groundcover on its own we suggest planting in densely ...entire article
GAUDI™ is another gaura series offering compact and profusely flowering plants. GAUDI™ Pink is a variety with large, pink flowers opening from burgundy red buds atop burgundy red stems. You can see the first flowers from the first hot days of late spring until the first frosts in autumn, making this plant one of the few perennials with extra long blooming season. Gaura requires very little or no care at all. It emerges in late spring with deep burgundy red leave ...entire article
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grape wine (Vitis "'ROMEO'")
Romeo is less known but excellent and very tasty variety of dark blue grape wine. It produces large, elongated clusters of mid-sized berries from late September until mid to late October. They are very sweet and aromatic, only slightly acidic, and contain small seeds. Romeo grape wine is very resistant against fungi diseases. One of the most recommended varieties as table grape. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger of the worst frosts. Cut back s ...entire article
In 1985 The Principality of Monaco asked the Meilland family, one of the world’s leading rose breeders, to create a rose which will represent the national colours of Monaco. Many trials were made and 15 years later, in 2000, Alain Meilland came up with a breathtaking piece which received the name Jubilé du Prince de Monaco to honour Prince Reinier III of Monaco. For the interntional trade the rose was given an easier name Fire & Ice. Fire & Ice is a beautiful ...entire article
Himrod is a successful and popular grape vine variety from the USA. It produces medium to large, somewhat lose grapes of light green berries which, when fully mature, turn rich honey yellow. They are seedless, very sweet, and can be picked already from mid August if the summer is nice. Himrod grape vine is multipurpose – great as table wine, good for winemaking, and also superb for drying into raisins. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at the end of winter after the danger o ...entire article
Coccineus is a variety of Red valerian with scarlet red to rich pink flowers composed in upright panicles atop about 30-70 cm long stems. In good soil they can be quite large and last a few weeks, in poor soils they have average-sized heads but there are numerous more panicles coming out on stems arising from the axils of the main stems. Flowering begins on the first hot days of May and continues until the last warm and sunny days of autumn, truly incredible. The whole plant is well branched and thanks to its habi ...entire article
Snowflake is possibly the earliest flowering oak-leaved hydrangea bred so far. From early June, as soon as hot weather comes, it produces large, cone-shaped, pendent panicles for about two months. They are 30-40 cm long and composed of white, double, sterile flowers whose petals grow in up to 5 layers ending with a couple of small, almost green ones in the very centre. Fertile flowers are pale green and tiny and are often covered by sterile ones. It makes very attractive, shallowly lobed, deciduous, somewhat coars ...entire article
Shirazz is another Japanese maple beauty with variegated foliage that changes colours throughout the growing season. The leaves are deciduous, deeply lobed but not in the dissectum group. They emerge rich cherry red and soon mature to mid green with white margins and pink shades of various depths until autumn. Then they turn brilliant carmine red with a little bit of yellow. Shirazz maple forms a wide shrub and grows moderately to slowly. Pruning is not necessary but can be done if you wish to shape it. Its fire-r ...entire article
Nani is a mountain laurel variety from 1994, named in 2007 after the grandmother of Karl Hübber’s wife, hence Nani has nothing to do with ‘nana’ commonly used for dwarf plants. Nani mountain laurel has striking flowers with rich maroon red blotches arranged in band-like form on almost white background. The evergreen leaves are leaf spot resistant, narrowly elliptic, leathery, dark green, and glossy. The plant grows slowly into a compact shrub. For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty ...entire article
Bandeau is a mountain laurel variety of striking colour of flowers. They are very large – 2-3 cm across – and come out from pink buds. They bear a dark maroon band on almost white background sporadically decorated with tiny maroon dots. Twigs are coppery orange to red. The evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, leathery, dark green, and glossy. For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty of peat). Do not dig a deep hole but a wide one. Plant it in light, well drained soil that has to be well ...entire article
Brenelia is an elegant novelty variety of Portugal laurel from early 21st century. In appearance and use it is similar to Angustifolia variety but has larger leaves with undulated margins. The stalks and new stems are rich burgundy red not only in winter but most of the growing season. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers in late May and early June. Fruits are black berries ...entire article
PINK is a FOREVER & EVER® hydrangea with large, clear pink flowers. They open from greenish-yellow buds in early summer and continue blooming in several flushes by early autumn. To achieve pink or red shades your soil should be alkaline with pH of 6.0-6.2. If you are unsure about your soil pH buy a simple testing kit and if needed add some dolomitic lime to reduce soil acidity. It produces large, globular, mop-head flowers on both old and new wood so you don’t have to worry about pruning or unexpected fr ...entire article
Flamingo is an eulaila variety of a graceful habit. It has deep green, glossy leaves with a conspicuous white stripe in the middle. In autumn they quickly gain purple shades and later turn fiery orange. Glossy, wine red flowers are borne late in the season, and open just above the horizon of leaves making the clump look very compact and well-behaved. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive here. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering in summer. It hates ...entire article
Variegatus is one of the few eulalias that can take partial shade. It has white variegated, arching foliage that turns orange in autumn. Flowers appear late, usually in October, and are purple red. This variety is not too tall but can be very wide thanks to its arching habit. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive here. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering in summer. It hates boggy soil quite surprisingly copes well with heavy clay unless its roots st ...entire article
Gracillimus is a maiden grass (eulalia) which is very popular among both interior as well as landscape designers. It offers a lush effect of dense tufts of narrow, rich green leaves, elegantly arching. It is not very tall but can be quite substantial given the space in your garden. Tassel-like flowers are bronze as them emerge, show up much later than on other miscanthus varieties, and are not much taller than the tuft. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any w ...entire article
Hartlage Wine is an interspecific hybrid sweetshrub bred by Richard Hartlage in 1991, a former student of NC State University, USA. He managed to cross calycanthus floridus and sinocalycanthus chinensis. The result is a very floriferous deciduous shrub with quite large 6.9-8.5 cm across flowers. They are not fragrant unlike its red parent but come out in profusion in June and then sporadically until late summer. The outer tepals are wine red to greyed-purple, and the inner tepals formed in a crown, showing a creamy wh ...entire article
Roxy® is a miniature rose from Kordes Lilliputs® collection which comprises of small and healthy, repeat flowering roses. Roxy® produces abundance of small, fully double, only about 4 cm across flowers of the deepest purple pink colour with no fragrance. Leaves are almost entirely disease-free, deep green and glossy, and even though they are deciduous, in mild winters they remain on the plant and quite nice until the first serious frosts, often until Christmas w ...entire article
Jasmina is a rambling (climbing) rose by Kordes. It belongs to the modern Kletter Maxe® series i.e. even though it is a rambler it blooms all summer long until early autumn, and holds very healthy foliage without defoliated canes. Flowers are mid-sized, fully doubly, medium pink with lighter outward sepals. Another attractive feature is the fragrance – medium strong, very fruity with tones of fresh apples, pear and apricot. It grows vigorously about 3m tall and looks very romantic, a perfect example is ...entire article
Pomponella is one of the incredible rose achievements by Kordes introduced in 2005. It is a floribunda shrub rose from the Fairy Tale Roses series. The flowers are dark pink, fully double, and before they open wide they remain in a peony-type phase for some time which is the most attractive show. Flowers are formed in arching clusters like pompons and are produced in profusion from late spring until early autumn. Leaves are dark green, partly glossy, and very healthy. Pomponella was awarded with many awards and certif ...entire article
Early Sunrise is a profusely flowering tickseed with an extremely long bloom period. It produces semi-double or double flowers of golden yellow colour from early June until late autumn if the weather is sunny and relatively warm. The stems are a little shorter than other grandiflora tickseeds, only about 30 cm tall. Deadheading will enhance the flowering but is not a must, it will still flower abundantly every year and all summer long. Early Sunrise tickseed forms a bushy clum ...entire article
Feather grass comes from a country where it would definitely be called maravilloso as it comes from Mexico, Argentina, and can also be found in New Mexico and Texas in USA. Ponytails is a compact and a little shorter variety with thin, soft green foliage and about 30-40 tall stems with plume-like flowers from early summer until autumn. They are light green first, maturing to beige or buff later. Somewhat arching habit is what makes this ornamental grass so popular along with the fact that the flowers move in the s ...entire article
Gold Bar® is a very attractive mutation of popular zebra grass which exhibits a shorter, more compact growth with more profuse yellow variegation. Gold Bar® eulalia has 4 times as many yellow stripes than zebra grass and its tuft is very dense even on young plants. Flowers are not common but may appear in regions with long summers, usually just before the frosts. They are coppery red and help only a little above foliage. Gold Bar ...entire article
Highbush blueberry is native to North America. It is a deciduous shrub 1-2m tall and wide producing edible, sweet berries in summer. Individual varieties differ in habit, fruit size and also slightly the taste. New, modern varieties are bred to eliminate cracking and to enhance hardiness. Flowers are small, creamy white, urn-shaped from late May. Leaves are deciduous, rather thick, elliptic, rich green, turning orange, red and burgundy purple in autumn. Highbush blueberry produces best quality fruit and reliable crop if ...entire article
Chinese fountain grass is an elegant feature to every garden. It has mid to dark green linear leaves growing in a thick cluster forming a shape of a fountain. From midsummer it produces yellow-green spike-like flowers which look like bottlebrushes. They are beige with some purple red overlay. Hameln is a popular variety of compact and smaller habit while flowering stems are well above the clump of foliage letting the flowers exhibit their beauty. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained but evenly ...entire article
Siloam David Kirchhoff is a daylily from 1986 with large flowers of very pale salmon pink colour with some beige tones. It has a lavender violet eye with sharply painted purple red margin that separates the petal colour from the yellow-green throat. It blooms early in the season (June) on about 35-40 cm tall stems. Siloam daylilies were bred by Pauline Henry from Arkansas, USA. She introduced her first three varieties in 1963 and continued until 2000 when she died. Altogether she bred and named 450 cultivars many ...entire article
Lakemont or Lakemont Seedless is an excellent tasting variety of seedless grape vine. It produces large bundles of small to medium-sized fruit maturing to yellow colour in late September. The taste is very sweet, almost honey-like with a hint of Muscat aroma. It is suitable for Central-European continental climate for outdoor cultivation – not for greenhouses. Also, Lakemont grape vine is resistant against mildew and downey mildew. Grape vine has to be pruned every year in warmer days of January or at ...entire article
Forever&Ever® WHITE is a new mop-head hydrangea from early 2010’s with pure white flowers that open from pale lime green buds. If you ask what kind of soil pH white colour might need, rest assured that it is not important. White colour can take any soil pH and will always be just white. It produces large, globular, mop-head flowers on both old and new wood so you don’t have to worry about pruning or unexpected frost or any other damage. You will always have flowers. This variety is supposed to sta ...entire article
KAHORI PINK is a very pretty hybrid pink variety with rich rosy pink flowers from May until midsummer. The main flowering season is June when this mounding perennial is covered with about 2cm wide flowers atop very short stems, only a few centimeters above thin, evergreen, medium green foliage. Dwarf pinks love free draining but not very dry, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. They respond well to reasonable fertilizing when flowers are produced, and benefit from light shearing after flowering. Hardy to about -34 ...entire article
Ulster Blue Dwarf is a compact variety of speedwell. It has fascinating spikes of deep violet to indigo blue flowers on 20-30 cm tall stems. The spikes remain beautiful for a long time without fading leaving the tips green. In humus-rich soil it is well-branched, and if regularly dead-headed it keeps on flowering until late summer. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, serrated at margins, deep green. Speedwell will grow in any moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, preferably in full sun but partial shade will ...entire article
Pink Ice™ is a lovely hybrid variety of candytuft with profusion of soft pink flowers atop 10-15 cm tall stems. They last for a long time and new buds appear along the stems when you trim the plant cutting away faded tops. This way the plant can bloom until midsummer. Leaves are deep green, narrowly ovate, only some 3cm long, evergreen. Candytuft is cultivated in well-drained but moist soil of neutral to alkaline pH. It loves full sun. Like most mat-forming perennials this one, too, will benefit from light tr ...entire article
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sandwort (Arenaria montana)
Sandwort is a superb, low-growing, and profusely flowering perennial with hundreds of small, single, white flowers from mid spring until early summer. The leaves are very narrow, elliptic, rich green and make a dense cushion which remains evergreen all year round. Newly planted sandwort might be a little slow to establish but from the following year it offers a profusion of flowers without a doubt. It repeats flowering until autumn. Sandwort requires almost nothing. Grow it in reasonably drained soil. It loves evenly moist ground and full sun but will be o ...entire article
SENSATIONŸ is a superb new perennial salvia series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. SensationŸ Deep Blue produces short but chubby spikes of deep violet blue flowers from mid spring until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. Leaves are mid green, narrowly ovate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. Sage will grow in almost any well-drained soil. For best results grow it in light, ...entire article
DYNAMITE® is possibly the reddest crepe myrtle variety known to trade. It produces large (30x20 cm), upright panicles of the richest red shade you may have seen. Flowering begins in late July or early August and continues till the last sunny and warm days of autumn. The deciduous leaves are leathery, oval, crimson red when they emerge, and turning deep green soon after. In acid soil they gain fantastic fiery red and orange shades in autumn. When they fall down older plants reveal flaking-off bark, similar to ...entire article
Ruby Falls is undoubtedly one of the darkest coloured little trees that will grab your attention thanks to its dark burgundy red, typically heart-shaped, approximately 8x10 cm large leaves and a weeping habit. Its crown is quite compact and the branches may soon touch the ground unless pruned on regular basis. In early spring small, purple-pink to lavender-pink flowers are borne on bare wood on tiny stalks. Leaf stalks and branches are deep maroon or almost red, too. Leaves may turn dark green if not exposed to full sun. In autumn they make another sho ...entire article
If you are looking for a great looking, ideally evergreen groundcover we have a tip for you: Japanese spurge. This perennial makes thick, partially woody stems when old, and keeps its deep green foliage all year round. The leaves are obovate and coarsely toothed. Green Carpet is a reliable variety of compact habit and dense growth. It makes erect stems with evergreen leaves and forms neat coverage even under trees that cast deep shade. It easily fills a space with spreading roots but grows slowly and is not invasi ...entire article
Balloon flower is a showy perennial with white flowers in summer. Astra Rose brings a third colour to the popular ASTRA series. The flowers are large, very light pink, bell-shaped with 5 petals opening wide, growing atop 20-25 tall stems. Buds are large and balloon-shaped hence its common name. Leaves are small, narrowly ovate, toothed at margins, green or bluish green and emerge very late. We recommend marking a place with the plant so that you don’t dig it out by m ...entire article
Black-eyed Susan is a type of coneflower with large, daisy-like flowers. This form originates in North America where its Latin name is shortened to rudbeckia sullivantii. Goldsturm, however, is a European variety with very large flowers that are 9-12 cm across, golden yellow with elevated, chocolate brown centres hiding nectar so loved by butterflies and bumble bees. It is earlier than most rudbeckias, beginning to flower already in early August. The stems of ...entire article
Virginian culver’s root produces several whorls of chaste-tree-like, narrowly lance-shaped, mid to dark green leaves. They may resemble cannabis. In early summer the tips of the stems begin producing flower buds composed in long spikes, botanically more correctly classified as terminal racemes, opening in into small flowers in early July. Fascination is a truly fascinating and gorgeous variety of culver’s root. It produces very large inflorescence of pink and mauve co ...entire article
Autumn monkshood is a showy perennial flowering for late summer and autumn. It produces erect racemes of large, 6-7 cm tall flowers of deep indigo blue flowers from September till October. They appear along sturdy stems that grow just over a meter tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even though the blooming time is very late in the season, it offers something more to gain your attention early in the season: very attractive, deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves. Monkshood is a popular cut flower. Monkshood is used especially in Chinese medici ...entire article
SUMMER JAZZ™ Gold is a fascinating new variety of hybrid trumpet creeper. It makes very large flowers whose size is the same as those on Chinese trumpet creeper – 8 cm across. They are rich golden yellow with prominent, vibrant red veins in the throat, and appear from early to mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a gr ...entire article
Chippendale® rose was bred and introduced by Rosen Tantau in 2005, and has been a popular variety ever since, especially among lovers of English roses. This rose has the same type of full, quartered centres. The flower colour is variable – outer petals are light to medium pink, and the centres can be anything from rich salmon pink to almost apricot orange, depending on weather. English roses are renowned for their fragrance and even though Chippendale® is not an Austin rose it does not fall behind at a ...entire article
Hansestadt Rostock® is a charming rose introduction by Rosen Tantau from 2010. This healthy and extremely floriferous rose produces delicate flowers of rich apricot orange and golden colour that changes to soft salmon pink as the blooms fade out. They have a lovely, sweet tea perfume, not very strong but surely attractive. This rose is disease resistant and repeats blooming from June until September. It makes a bushy shrub 60-80 cm tall and wide. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your ...entire article
Cleopatra is a fascinating new hybrid coneflower bred by Ariel Blom at AB Cultivars, The Netherlands. It produces strong stems with rich yellow, almost moon daisy-like flowers with amber orange cones. The stems are only about 45 cm tall and make a bushy, well branched clump. From its third year after transplanting it sets flowers from late June until early September is deadheaded. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials that have beautiful flowers in various colour shades from ...entire article
Edulis Superba is a perennial peony that could well be a grandma of many modern hybrids. This beauty is more than 100 years old and is still in high demand. It produces large, strongly scented, double flowers of medium to deep pink colour. Its stems are 80-100 cm tall and annually hold a massive number of flowers. It grows well even in heavy soil. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined with shrubs and trees to soften their woody structures. They ...entire article
Another coral coloured perennial peony comes from the same breeders as its sister seedling Coral Charm. Its name is Coral Sunset and it fully describes its colour beauty. The flowers are semi or fully double, rich salmon to coral pink with light yellow shades that appear apricot orange in afternoon setting sun. They are borne on 60-70 cm tall, quite strong stems, often from late May already. Deciduous leaves are rich green, deeply lobed, and m ...entire article
Winter Gold Japanese pagoda tree is a novelty brought by the new millennium. It produces vibrant shades of lemon yellow new leaves, and is decorated with rich golden yellow colour or twigs and branches in winter. The pinnate leaves are deciduous, individual leaflets are small, elliptic, and emerge yellow in spring, and turn light green in summer. Still, a part of the foliage on top of the plant remains lighter yellow-green even in summer. Flowering has not been observed yet. The other attraction is a rich golden ye ...entire article
Green Ripple is an attractive variety of self-clinging English ivy. It has mid-sized, deep green leaves with 3 or 5 lobes and rippled margins. Another conspicuous feature are creamy veins inside the leaves. Branches produce aerial roots that cling to any surface (support). Young plants grow slower than adults. This evergreen climber can be used against a wall, or as a ground-cover, or can be planted at a short wall with new shoots let hung over its top. Ivies prefer alkaline, moist, semi-fertile soil that is well ...entire article
RHAPSODY IN BLUE® rose is considered the bluest rose in the market to date. Obviously, sky blue colour is still something everyone dreams of, but this invention was a real breakthrough as it makes flowers of deep purple violet flowers with minimum of red tones. The flowers are medium-sized, semi-double, and sometimes with a thin white line across the petal. The centre is decorated with rich yellow stamens. They have a strong clove and spice fragrance. Leaves are mid green, very glossy and healthy. It forms an up ...entire article
Frosted Curls is a tufted, evergreen New Zealand hair sedge variety with narrow leaves that curls at tips. The leaves are light green in spring and summer, after flowering in late summer they turn light sandy yellow, and finally in winter they are soft bronze. This sedge is a low-maintenance grass which needs no extra care once established. Though, removing its foliage after winter will enhance brand new, fresh green growths. New Zealand sedge will thrive in sun and partial shade and needs well-drained, medium fert ...entire article
Silver Prolific is a dwarf nectarine variety with excellent fruit. It has profusion of usual peach-like, bright pink flowers that are clustered along short branches in a dense plant. The leaves are mid green, semi-glossy, narrowly lanceolate, and not much smaller than those on any other peach tree. Extreme density of leaves on a dwarf crown makes an amazing display. Fruit is a bit smaller than typical peach fruit off big trees but nonetheless tasty and beautiful. It has dark red, smooth, and glossy skin and juicy ...entire article
Red Pixie lilac dates back to mid 20th century when Max Peterson of Ogallala Lilacs in Meadowlark Hill, Nebraska (USA) found a uniquely looking plant among other lilacs. He assumed it was a natural hybrid between two lilac species growing close to each other: Syringa pubescens subsp. julianae ‘Hers’ a Syringa meyeri var. meyeri. He watched it grow for a few years onward and was sure that the plant had features not known to any other lilac introduced before so he decided to give its new name Red Pixie. No w ...entire article
Fragrant snowbell is a large bush or a small tree which, in spite of its name, does not bear highly fragrant flowers. It is closely related to Japanese snowbell and comes from the same regions of Asia: Korea, China, and Japan. Compared with the latter, it has bigger, almost rounded leaves with a pointed tip. They are deciduous, rich green in summer and yellow in autumn. Fully leaved tree resembles eastern redbud (cercis canadensis). It produces high quantity of snow-white, bell shaped flowers, co ...entire article
Eveline is a new variety of speedwell from the Netherlands patented in 2003. It produces attractive, approximately 30 cm tall spikes of rich lilac to violet flowers from early summer. If regularly deadheaded it can continue blooming until late summer. Leaves are long, narrowly lanceolate, serrated at margins, mid green. They help the plant look quite bushy and dense. Speedwell will grow in any moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil, preferably in full sun but partial shade will do no harm. The flowers are ...entire article
Laura is a market name for a perennial phlox originally named Uspech. It produces numerous flowers composed in terminal panicles for an extremely long period: July until October. The flowers are fuchsia-purple with a large white star in the middle and a small purple eye right in the centre. Its stems are 60-90 cm tall and form a dense clump. Deciduous leaves are mid green, lanceolate, highly resistant to powdery mildew and black spot. Growing phlox is easy. It likes almost any garden soil, fertile or poor, but wi ...entire article
Blue Hobbit is a tiny version of sea holly. It makes a lovely cushion with prickly flower-heads decorated with narrow bracts at the bottom. They come out it June and only in July they gain the typical steel blue shade which remains over a long period without fading. These plants are ideal for drying and using in various decorations in autumn or winter. Cut them off when they are in the best colour and hang them upside down in a dark, warm place. Sea holly needs free draining ...entire article
Summer sweet (sweet pepper bush) is a popular shrub in our country again. No wonder that its new varieties are gaining more attention. Like this one – Sixteen Candles. Sixteen Candles is a compact version of a white flowering summer sweet. It grows about 60 cm tall and gets a little taller when in bloom. Flowers are small, white, and sweetly fragrant, composed in erect racemes, and appear from early summer to midsummer. Oval leav ...entire article
Chicago Apache daylily is a sought-after variety thanks to its vibrant red colour. It produces firm flowers on strong stems from mid to late summer (July-August). The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither away after flowering. Apart from occasional slug attack there are no pests or diseases they would suffer from. Put your day lilies on a sunny spot and fertilize it for better flowering every spring, if you want t ...entire article
Emerald Cushion Blue is a compact moss phlox with lavender violet, small flowers which open on large, emerald green cushions of evergreen leaves from late April. This phlox makes a good groundcover in almost no time, however, for good habit, dense growth and to eliminate bare, woody stems we recommend trimming it in early summer. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long periods of droughts. Mulching is not necessary but covering the soil around the main clump wit ...entire article
Sheep laurel is a dwarf version of mountain laurel and comes from southeastern parts of the USA. The leaves look like miniature laurel hence its name. Rubra is probably the best-known variety. It produces masses of deep pink to purple red flowers that open from burgundy red buds in June. They have no scent and the buds are formed the year before so if you want a profusely flowering plant fertilize it from midsummer when the plant starts producing flower buds. The leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, deep green ...entire article
Snow Queen is an oak-leaved hydrangea from Princeton in New Jersey, USA. It was bred and introduced by nurseryman William Flemmer III in 1979. It was distinct from the species by its large flowers of pure white colour and somewhat more upright habit. It was patented under PP4,458 and may not be reproduced without license. Snow Queen oak-leaved hydrangea produces very large 20-25 cm long and 10-12 cm wide panicles, composed of 50-60 indivi ...entire article
Ken’s Red is a female variety of the so-called mini-kiwi (kiwiberry). It is a vine that is less vigorous that the species. Apart from tasty fruit it is a nice plant, too, with deep green leaves and scented flowers in June. Its fruit has smooth skin, and both skin and flesh have various shades of deep red or burgundy purple. Compared to normal kiwi fruit the taste is the same but sweeter, and the shape is kiwi-like, too, just smaller – like a large gooseberry i.e. 2-4 cm long. They are the sweetest when ...entire article
Kobold is one of the top varieties of shrubby cinquefoil with bright yellow flowers from June until early autumn. The shrub grows slowly into a compact bush that will look very neat if pruned every spring. Such plant will flower more profusely and offer a larger mass of grass-green, deciduous leaves. Cinquefoil grows best in well-drained, poor or moderately fertile soil in full sun. For compact habit long shoots should be removed in spring and the whole shrub clipped by about a third. It does not need extra fertilizing or watering once established. Fully hardy to abt. ...entire article
Leuchtfeuer hydrangea is a mop-head hydrangea with large, globular, rosy red flowers. It flowers on old wood so when trimming it in the spring make sure to keep the old framework which will produce new shoots with many flowers. The leaves are deciduous, deep green and very thick. Bela hydrangea grows slowly and remains compact. As its colour is determined by the soil acidity we strongly recommend using e.g. dolomitic lime to keep your soil slightly above neutral pH value or rather alkaline. Grow it in fertile, always moist but well-drained soil. Never let the soil dry out espe ...entire article
Red Baron is a non-patented (in 2011) variety of common ninebark with deep burgundy red or almost black-red 3-lobed leaves, which appear early in the spring. They have more tones of red as opposed to their parent variety Diabolo from it was found as a selection and called Red Baron later. Profusion of pinkish white clusters of tiny flowers come out in late May and June, and are followed by carmine red fruit that look like small precious stones, and persist on the shrub until autumn. It grows strictly upright when young, forming a wide V-shape, and bending its older branche ...entire article
Papagena® is a modern tea-hybrid rose from New Zealand, bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV in 1994. It bears medium-sized, lightly scented flowers that are orange-red with irregular yellow stripes. Each flower is unique. Deciduous leaves are deep green, very glossy and new growths are always striking purple-red. It grows into a compact bush about 80 cm tall and 100 cm wide. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stems. We can see many flowers even in November if the night frost is not dee ...entire article
Butter Pixie is a dwarf lily with large, rich yellow flowers on 30-40 cm tall stems from end June until mid July. Lilies are easy, maintenance-free tuberous perennials that do best when left grown without taking out. They need fertile, slightly acidic soil, always moist, even in winter. Plant the bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their height. Check for pests after the leaves have emerged. Fully hardy. Last update 14-06-2011 ...entire article
Bessy is another fantastic polyantha rose. It produces semi-double flowers, 5-7 cm wide, that are orange as they open and change to peach red retaining orange centre. It grows small and bushy, is very healthy and disease-resistant and flowers from early summer until early autumn. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained ...entire article
Rozannie is an elegant variety of Japanese aucuba. Some might think that it looks too ordinary compared to the other varieties with coloured leaves but the truth is that not every landscape needs a splash of variegated foliage. Rozannie is a compact aucuba shrub with deep green, evergreen leaves that are glossy and large. The plant has both male and female flowers which means that even without a pollinator it produces a heavy crop of super-attractive, glossy, red berries in autumn that usually persist on the plant until spring. Commonly considered a house plant it is s ...entire article
Black broom is a profusely flowering shrub that can be found growing naturally in our countryside. Its features made breeders come up with a more compact variety ideal for our gardens. It is called Cyni. Cyni is a black broom with numerous pea-like, bright yellow flowers composed in erect racemes. They come out from end May until mid June and if you prune it immediately after flowering it may flower again in late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided in three elliptic leaflets, just like leaves of golden rain for example. It grows slowly, forming ...entire article
4ever Goldy is a new variety of western red cedar from 2006. It was found in a Dutch nursery as a natural mutation of Martin variety by Andreas J.M.Luiten in 2002. It has flat sprays of soft, scale-like, evergreen foliage that is bright golden-yellow in winter and medium green in summer with some yellowish overlay. The plant changes colour in the autumn when the temperature drops below 5°C, showing a vivid combination of bright yellow and almost orange-golden until the temperature rises back to normal in spring. Another nice feature is the orange-red colour of young stems ...entire article
Hakuro Nishiki dappled willow is probably the most popular willow in our country. It originated in Japan and was introduced to Europe by a Dutch botanist Harry van den Laar in 1979. Its deciduous leaves are small, elliptic, 3-4 cm long, pea green with rich cream-white variegation. When new leaves emerge they are almost entirely creamy white gaining bright pink colour at the tips that disappears as the leaves mature in summer. It grows reasonably fast and is easy to grow. You can find it in most garden centres in shrub forms or grafted on stems of various height. Thanks to rapi ...entire article
This perennial peony has a name which often gets misspelled with so many h’s and r’s. It is a beautiful variety forming a robust bush, freely flowering from end June until July. The flower heads are extra large, composed of many rosy pink petals with ruffled, silvery margins. It is fragrant. The erect stems are usually strong enough to hold the flowers without a need for a support. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided, and emerge burgundy red in early spring. These peonies are great plants not only for perennial beds and borders, they also look very elegant combined w ...entire article
Bowl of Beauty is a fantastic perennial peony. The name not only says how gorgeous this variety is but also refers to the flower shape which is Japanese anemone-type: rounded at the bottom, not opening too wide, with a rich centre. The lower petals are magenta pink and contrast beautifully with the central petaloides that are creamy yellow. The flowers are medium-sized and appear early in the season, often in the first half of June. The stems are up to 1m tall and usually strong enough to hold the flowers in rain. Deciduous leaves are mid green, divided, and emerge burgund ...entire article
Snowball tree is a popular deciduous shrub flowering in May. It bears profusion of pure white, spherical inflorescence that might resemble hydrangea flowers from a distance. They are sterile (not producing fruit), not scented. The branches often weep under their weight. The leaves are palmate, three-lobed, 5-8 cm wide, mid green and partly glossy, changing to bright and deep red shades in autumn. It forms a rounded shrub usually about 3m tall and wide and can be pruned or shaped in any way. The best time to cut it is after flowering (i.e. in June): either trim current year’s gr ...entire article
Invincibelle Spirit® is a fantastic novelty from 2010. This sevenbark hydrangea is historically the first one with pink flowers and extreme hardiness. The flowers are a little smaller than the ones of Annabelle but they show pure pink to rosy purple colour from mid to late summer. Deciduous leaves are mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happ ...entire article
STRONG ANNABELLE® is a new name for a beautiful sevenbark variety from 2009, PP20571. It was patented as 'Abetwo' and marketed as INCREDIBALL® from the beginning. However, after a few years of continuous misspelling the name was changed to STRONG ANNABELLE® which is exactly what this plant is - a stronger improvement of former Annabelle variety. It produces typical mop-head inflorescence composed o ...entire article
Pinguifolia hebe is probably one of the hardiest hebes of our climate (zone 6). It bears small, blue-green leaves and makes a mounding shrub, useful as a ground cover or a beautiful feature of a heather border. In early summer and often in early autumn it is covered with profusion of tiny white flowers on purple-brown stalks. Sutherlandii is a compact variety that needs no or little pruning. However, if you find your shrub damaged by a load of heavy and wet snow or by a cat or dog just clip it along all sides to e ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GREEN GLOBE'")
Green Globe is a true gem among hebes. This variety, though relatively new to the market, has become one of the best-selling hebes ever. Its dominant feature is a deep but yet warm green colour of tiny, scaly leaves and mounding habit. This hebe does not flower. It can be used along garden pathways or as a dense, substantial ground-covering plant in beds and borders. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Still, it can easily be clipped and shaped in early spring after all frosts. When pruning make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. Hebes need very well- ...entire article
Summer Sorbet bluebeard is a fantastic novelty from England. It is a natural mutation of Kew Blue variety. Summer Sorbet has colourful foliage – the leaves are dark green in the centre with rich yellow margins. Flowers are violet-blue, come out at the end of summer and continue blooming for as long as 6-8 weeks. They attract bumble bees and butterflies. It is a small to mid-sized deciduous shrub which benefits from regular pruning every spring. After all frosts cut it back to about 10 cm of last year’s growth. It flowers on new wood so pruning will guarantee formin ...entire article
Gaura is a typical example of a plant that deserves its price should it come in any pot size. It is a perennial with extra long bloom season and requiring little or no care. Geyser Pink variety forms a compact, airy bush with mid green, small leaves at the ground level and up to 70 cm long stems with profusion of gentle, clear pink flowers from June until October. Trimming off stems with spent flowers will encourage production of new ones. In the wild gaura lives in naturally moist lands where it thrives. Grow it in equally moist but well drained soil in full sun. Once ...entire article
An amazing novelty among low, polyantha roses is called Clementine®. This rose blooms profusely from June until October with 4-5 cm wide double flowers that are tangerine orange. Unscented flowers are produced on the background of deep green, glossy, healthy foliage. This rose is excellently disease-resistant. Perfect for a border, great for a container on a patio. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high ...entire article
This rose is probably one of the most popular polyantha rose by Kordes. Its name means gardener´s delight and if you like strong and vibrant colours you will understand. The flowers are fully double, raspberry pink-red, rain-resistant, and appear in profusion from early summer until early autumn. Foliage is deep green and unbelievably glossy as if made of glass. Awarded ADR in 2001 this rose is fully disease-resistant. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil o ...entire article
Golden Gate® is a climbing rose with repeat flowering. It bears golden yellow flowers that have a sweet, citrus-fruit perfume. It is a healthy, disease-resistant variety. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Climbing roses should not be pruned. Last update: 01-06-2010 ...entire article
Knirps® is a fantastic groundcovering rose myde by Kordes in 1997. It has 5cm wide, bright pink flowers making an eternal carpet that flowers profusely from June till October. Very strong and healthy, absolutely disease-free. Recommended spacing: 5 plants per square meter. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. ...entire article
Mulberry is a versatile tree used in ornamental landscaping as well as pomiculture. You can find it in standard forms with a long trunk, or as a half-standard which is suitable for easy fruit picking. It can also be seen grown as a shrub densely branched from the ground. Here we will describe edible forms of morus nigra, morus rubra, morus macroura and their hybrids, plus morus alba except for its weeping variety Pendula which has its own description here. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, toothed ...entire article
Ruby Spice has flowers of has the deepest shade of pink so far selected. Flowers are bell-shaped, light pink, opening from rose buds, formed in upright racemes in July and August. They have a lovely, sweet fragrance, hence its name. Flower buds are deep pink. Oval leaves are deciduous, mid-green, upto 10 cm long, finely serrated and look like hydrangea leaves. For dense foliage it does not like being shaded by other, smaller companion plants very near. This variety requires no trimming, just remove some of the old wood at the base in winter. Grow it in acid, fertile, humus ...entire article
Blue Heaven® comes from the Netherlands and has the typical mop-head flowers that are heavenly blue if grown in acidic soil with pH 5.2-5.5. If you are unsure about your soil acidity buy a simple testing kit and if needed add some aluminium sulphate to reduce the pH which will increase the acidity. Blue Heaven® flowers on both old and new wood so you don’t have to worry about pruning or unexpected frost or any other damage. You will always have flowers. This variety is supposed to start blooming on the first hot days of spring which can be as early as May, and ...entire article
Tonto is one of four successful varieties of lagerstroemia (crape myrtle) are end results of Dr.Donald Egolf’s breeding programme which started in 1959. The plants show great colours and manifest better cold hardiness than the species. Tonto bears deep pink flowers with fuchsia red tones which in strictly acidic soil provides a red feeling in the flower colour. Flowers open from burgundy red buds. Deciduous leaves are 3-4 cm long, elliptic to obovate, very glossy, dark green in summer, turning red and maroon in ...entire article
Aralia’s bi-pinnate leaves are up to 1 meter long, compound of 3-5 cm long, mid green, ovate leaflets, pale or silvery green on the reverse. The leaves grow horizontally from a single stem (usually), making nearly flat layers of foliage. They fall down early in the season but before they do they change colour to fiery orange and burgundy red. At the end of summer it makes huge, erect panicles of numerous but small, creamy white flowers that may be followed by non-edible (not poisonous) purple-black berries hanging in long racemes. Angelica tree makes a great looking specimen in ...entire article
Kaleidoscope® is another novelty of the turn of the century. It drags attention thanks to its multicoloured foliage, but not only that. This abelia was found as a naturally occurring mutation of abelia x grandiflora “Little Richard” by nurseryman Randall Dale Lindsey in North Carolina, USA, in 1997. A single branch with coloured leaves on originally purely green plant made him try and propagate it and as further test proved the characteristics stable he had it patented a few years later, in 2005, under US plant patent No. 16,988. Kaleidoscope® abe ...entire article
Fuchsias are back in fashion these days, mainly because more and more countries are testing the so-called hardy fuchsias which are aimed to live outdoors, in garden beds and borders. They are usually magellanica hybrids. Ricartonii is a short, upright shrub with pendent, single flowers that have scarlet tubes and sepals and dark purple corollas. It flowers profusely from early summer until mid autumn. Leaves are opposite, dark green, small. Grow hardy fuchsias in full sun or partial shade. They need moisture from spring until they become dormant so water them freely ...entire article
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80´s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further north. Perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually ...entire article
Sometimes labeled Dwarf Snow Lady this shasta daisy is a compact and robust perennial which remains small = dwarf. Its flowers are large, about 6 cm wide, pure white with fat yellow centres. The plant is covered with blooms from mid June until mid summer. Deadheading may prolong flowering time until August. It is widely soil adaptable provided the soil is well-drained. Fully hardy to min. -29°C. Last update 12-06-2009. ...entire article
Leatherleaf mahonia is an attractive, architectural shrub. It has distinctive and coarse, bold foliage. The evergreen leaves are pinnate, mid green to almost blue-green and only partly glossy. They have sharp spines along the margins. This mahonia is hardier for zone 6 as opposed to hybrid holly mahonia x media and keeps its foliage healthy and green even after usual winter in zone 6. Flowers are composed in short clusters, they are sulphur yellow and have a lovely fragrance. In zone 7 they may appear already on the warm days of early winter, in colder zones they come out at the end ...entire article
Weeping form of deciduous larch Stiff Weeper is one of the most sought-after conifers in our country. It has strictly pendent branches with no horizontal growth. The crown looks like a head of a long-haired girl. The needles are about 4 cm long, bright green with a silvery blue shade, turning yellow in autumn. It is grafted on stems of various heights. The plant will never get taller than how tall its stem is. Larch hates wet soil. If it dies for no obvious reason it is often due to water-logged soil. Grow it in any well-drained, preferably deep soil in full sun. Fully hardy t ...entire article
Dwarf lilies are perfect for even the smallest gardens, or for containers on patios or balconies. Orange Pixie has large flowers of deep, pure orange colour with a few burgundy red dots. Lilies are easy, maintenance-free tuberous perennials that do best when left grown without taking out. They need fertile, slightly acidic soil, always moist, even in winter. Plant the bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their height. Check for pests after the leaves have emerged. Fully hardy. Last update 12-01-2009 ...entire article
Pink Chimes is a rare variety of Japanese snowbell with pink, bell-shaped flowers that hang on short stalks underneath the leaved branches. Leaves are glossy, ovate to elliptic, mid to dark green, turning yellow or red in autumn. It can be pruned at the end of winter. Grow it as a specimen shrub or in a mixed border with lower shrubs. It is usually pest and disease free. It needs moist, acidic soil, humus-rich soil. A location protected from drying winds is preferred. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 04-01-2009. ...entire article
Another website I came across calls this Norway maple a meat-ball-on-a-stick. Quite funny, actually, but in fat it truthfully describes the shape of this small tree. Well, that only in case the author meant a good housewife who made proper, perfectly spherical meat balls. Globosum is a variety with typically regular, rounded crown. The shape is natural, no pruning or trimming needed. The leaves emerge bronze-red, along with small but conspicuous, bright yellow flowers composed in abundant corymbs. Autumn colour of leaves is vivid golden-yellow. It is a small tree tha ...entire article
Ivory is a fantastic new variegated cherry laurel. It was found as a naturally occurring mutation of Caucasica hence its similar features. Evergreen leaves are 10-12 cm long, oval, flat and medium glossy. The base colour is very deep green, splashed with irregular blotches of almost snow white, not yellowish-cream. The varigation resembles aucuba japonica Crotonifolia. The interesting fact is that this varigation is conspicuous on young leaves and is reduced as the leaves mature. The end result is that the shrub has almost green bottom leaves which make a perfect backgroun ...entire article
If you like big trees for their leaves but own only a small plot have a look at this dwarf red buckeye. Koehnei is a fantastic variety with attractive both foliage and flowers, and moreover, slow growth. The flowers are upright, conical panicles composed of orange-pink, tubular flowers and come out at the end of May. Typically chestnut leaves are deciduous, 5-7 palmate, with oblong to lance-shaped leaflets, bronze when they emerge, turning mid green in summer and yellow in autumn. Older plants make small, brown nuts hidden in smooth-skinned pods. Very slow growth ...entire article
Japanese skimmia is one gorgeous evergreen plant of low size which does even better with a bit of neglect. Olympic Flame is a female variety which produces number of vivid red spherical fruits from autumn till spring if a male pollinator (e.g. variety Rubella) is present. One male plant is sufficient for 6 female plants. Deep green leaves are elliptic and leathery. The plant grows slowly, making an attractive ground cover. Ideal for Japanese style gardens. If you plant it well you needn’t look after it an ...entire article
Kaleidoscope is another mountain laurel with dark-coloured flowers. They are mostly dark cinnamon red to deep burgundy red with a conspicuous white margin, and open from deep red buds. It was bred by Richard Jaynes in 1987. Leathery leaves are elongated, flat, medium green. This variety forms a dense shrub of taller rather than wide habit. There are many cultivars combining all sorts of red, pink and burgundy shades with white, all of them beautiful, all of them very hardy. The best display is when half of the bloom cluster is still in buds which mostly have a differen ...entire article
GOLDRUSH is a trade name for a new variety patented as Ogon when it was brought from Japan in 1993, by a Dutch horticulturist Peter Zweinburg. It is a rare, deciduous conifer with bright golden-yellow or yellowish green, opposite, flat, soft needles that fade to coppery-red in the autumn. The bark is fibred, red to light brown. Regular pruning or trimming of young plants in early spring will result in beautiful and bushy plants already from early age. It grows medium fast, making horizontal branches along the main stem when young, and later forming a neat and regular py ...entire article
Skylark is a variety very similar to Victoria, with two exceptions: it has slightly larger leaves and arching branches. The flowers are absolutely amazing, not violet, not pale, just unbeatable sky blue. They are formed in rounded, 6-7 cm long, terminal cymes and come out in early June and usually last for about a month. That is another reason to own this gorgeousness. There are so many of them every year that they totally cover the plant. Evergreen leaves are only 2-3 cm long, ovate, dark green, very glossy and deepl ...entire article
Golden rain comes from mountainous parts of southern Europe. The natural habitat of this one is even closer to our border: central- and south-European Alps. The flowers are slender racemes, composed of pea-like, bright yellow flowers with a deep red blotch in the centre. They are 15-40 cm long and appear from the first really warm days of spring, usually from mid May until early June. The leaves are 3-palmate, unlike l.anagyroidesthey are hairless, fresh green, and slivery green on the reverse. The bark is green. Pend ...entire article
Hungarian lilac has its origin in Rumania and obviously Hungary. It prefers cooler climates to perform well. Its sweet scented flowers are formed in upright panicles that are not as clustered as on common lilac. Their colour is pink. The individual flowers are longer and tubular and look somewhat relaxed inside the panicle, not as crowded. Lance-shaped leaves are 6-12 cm long, deciduous, deep green and glossy. This lilac grows about 3m tall and has arching branches so give it some space in your garden. Pruning is not recommended. If you need to trim or re-juvenate the plant do so imm ...entire article
Bonanza is a dwarf variety of peach with excellent fruit. It has profusion of typical peach-like, bright pink flowers that are clustered along short branches in a dense plant. The leaves are mid green, semi-glossy, narrow and elongated, and not much smaller than on a classic peach tree. Extreme density of leaves on a dwarf crown creates an amazing appearance. Fruit is of standard size as on a classic peach tree = medium big, yellow and red with slightly hairy skin. It ripens from mid July, weather conditions pending. Thanks to its limited size it is ideal for small gar ...entire article
From Bailey Nurseries, USA, which also gave birth to hardy hydrangea Endless Summer®, comes a new plant, a special variety of sumac. Within a short time it has become a popular novelty among growers and gardeners around the world. Tiger Eyes® is a cut-leaf form of sumac. Its pinnate, fern-like leaves bear many, finely cut individual leaflets. They are bright green when they emerge, quickly turning to lime-green and yellow. The best show begins in Septemb ...entire article
Hardy plumbago is a superb substitution for its tender relative common in the Mediterranean. This one has even deeper blue flowers with 5 petals, mid-green, bristly, obovate, deciduous leaves with purple margins and purple stems. The plants itself is very dense and in full sun bears profusion of flowers. Grow hardy plumbago in a sheltered position with plenty of sunlight. It is soil tolerant but does best in light, semi-fertile, well drained soil. It is often used in larger rockeries. If it gets damaged after a severe winter just remove dead branches or cut back the plant 10*20 c ...entire article
Ville de Lyon is a large-flowered clematis variety with carmine-red flowers. The sepals are deeper nearer their margins, the anthers are yellow. The flowers are compact, almost flat, and very pretty. Bes grown through a shrub as lower foliage becomes scorched by late summer. It belongs to Group 3 clematis, flowering in mid- and late summer. Flowers appear on new growths. Cut back all the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds, 15-20 cm above soil level, before growth begins in early spring. Clematis likes deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil that remain ...entire article
Even among a hundred trees you will notice this one first. Such a colourful small tree must have been brought direct from Mars! Moreover, it is so unique and special that the botanists cannot decide whether to list as acer conspicuum or acer rubescens. Red Flamingo is a stunning variety of snakebark maple making a breathtaking display wherever you put it. The most attractive feature are its colours. Mid-green leaves are marbled white as if you splashed the tree with a can of white paint and then threw a pink chiffon all over the plant. The young and fully insolate leave ...entire article
Limelight® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. Well, how to explain then that this new variety has even bigger flowers? Never mind, let’s just call them XXL size. The panicles are upto 30 cm long, fat blossoms of greenish-white colour when they come out in early August, changing to almost white after about 2-3 weeks and turning clear pink in September. The shade of pink is not a fading one, but fresh pink as if it was meant to be pink from the very beginning. Ovate, pointed leaves are dark green. The most b ...entire article
St. John’s Wort is a well know perennial from our meadows and fields. The gardeners, however, selected species which are shrubby and have additional features for common use in gardens. Gemo is a new variety of this group and comes from Denmark. It is a low, dense growing shrub with erect stems and rosemary-like green leaves. Each stem bears cymes of up to 7 saucer-shaped, 3-4 cm across, golden yellow flowers with profusion of stamens in the centre. Its starts blooming in July and continues until early autumn which makes it one of the most attractive and longest fl ...entire article
Little Spire is a lovely dwarf variety of Russian sage. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but it is successfully grown even further north. Flowers are borne in 50-60 cm tall panicles, they are violet and appear from mid-summer until early autumn. The leaves are silvery blue-green and stems grey-white. In full bloom the plant looks like covered in a silvery-violet cloud. Grow in full sun and preferably poor soil with good drainage that will enable the plant survive wet winters. After making an extensive root system it ...entire article
Balloon flower Astra White is another showy perennial with white flowers in summer. They are bell-shaped with 5 petals opening wide, growing on tops of 20-25 tall stems. Sometimes they show bluish veins. Buds are large and balloon-shaped. Leaves are toothed at margins, green or bluish green and emerge very late. We recommend marking a place with the plant so that you don’t dig it out by mistake in the spring when all other perennials have emerged already. Balloon flower dislikes disturbance once established. It loves sun, and loamy, well-drained, fertile soil which s ...entire article
Balloon flower is another showy perennial with violet-blue flowers in summer. They are bell-shaped with 5 petals opening wide, growing on tops of 20-25 tall stems. Buds are large, balloon-shaped. Leaves are toothed at margins, green or bluish green and emerge very late. We recommend marking a place with the plant so that you don’t dig it out by mistake in the spring when all other perennials have emerged already. Balloon flower dislikes disturbance once established. It loves sun, and loamy, well-drained, fertile soil which should never dry out extremely. Use in rockeries o ...entire article
Hidcote is a very popular variety of lavender with the brightest violet-blue flowers. It forms a compact and dense clump, ideal for beds where tall and leggy perennial is not required. Evergreen leaves are narrow, silvery blue-green. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make the clump look neat again, or even sooner if you wish to dry the flowers (hung with flowers heads upside down in an airy room). We recommend cutting the plant every spring by about a third its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. It will grow in most ty ...entire article
Shasta daisy is such an elegant and reliable perennial that is so easy to combine with almost any other flowering perennials that it should find its place in every garden. Broadway Lights™ is a superb variety bred in Germany by Manfred Mehring-Lemper and patented under PP19,242 in 2006. From late spring until midsummer the plant makes about 50 cm stems with large flowers that open rich yellow, quickly change to soft butter yellow, and fade to creamy white or almost white. The centre is always golden orange. The ...entire article
Rodgersia is a majestic looking perennial for lovers of dramatic shapes and sizes. Rodgersia pinnata has palmately divided leaves composed of 5 large, broadly lance-shaped, and heavily veined, mid green leaflets with serrated margins. They grow along the leaf stalks in short but visible distances. In early summer rise 50-90 cm tall stems with plume-like panicles of tiny, fragrant flowers. When the plants come from seeds the flower colour varies: white, beige, light rose or rich pink. The colours are stable only when propagated by dividing. When you look up ...entire article
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. Floristan White makes spikes of pure white button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) without mulch and -37°C with mulch ( ...entire article
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. It makes 45-70 cm long spikes of pink button-like flowerheads which open from the top of the inflorescence downwards and last for a long time. Linear leaves are mid green leaves are arranged in basal tufts and are very attractive even when the plant is not in flower. It needs reliably moist but well drained site with humus-rich soil and full sun. It may die in heavy soil with no drainage over winter. Check it in early summer for slugs. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) without mulch and -37°C with mulch (USDA zone 3b). L ...entire article
This elm is a slender shrub - a cross between ulmus minor and ulmus glabra from Germany, yet from 1875. It has been a popular small tree or rather a shrub ever since. Its size is suitable for gardens with restricted space as it seldom grows more than 1,5m wide and can be 3-5m tall. The leaves are vivid yellow when fully insolated. Bottom leaves or near the trunk remain green. We suggest trimming last year’s branches early in the spring to achieve a denser habit with multiple number or branches with golden-yellow leaves. It grows in almost any well-drained soil. Young and fre ...entire article
Tree peonies are beautiful, woody shrubs. Unlike the perennial type, these make woody branches that slowly form a low, mounding shrub. Flowers are large, often double or full, of all possible colours – white, cream, yellow, orange, various shades of pink, purple and red, even violet. Leaves are deeply lobed, mid green, turning multiple of colours in autumn. Tree peonies are trouble-free plants with almost zero maintenance. They do not have to be pruned or trimmed, all you can do is deadhead spent flowers. They need deep, humus-rich, well-drained soil, preferably moist. They ...entire article
Sweet pepper bush is becoming popular again in our country. It is a medium-sized shrub flowering in summer. Flowers are bell-shaped, creamy white, opening from rose buds, formed in upright racemes with pinkish stalks in July and August. They have a lovely, sweet fragrance, hence its name. Oval leaves are deciduous, mid-green, upto 10 cm long, finely serrated and look like hydrangea leaves. For dense foliage it does not like being shaded by other, smaller companion plants very near. This variety requires no trimming, just remove some of the old wood at the base in winter. Grow ...entire article
Pinwheel is a unique variety with regular, star-shaped, crimson to burgundy red marbling inside the flower. The margins are almost white same as the buds. Leathery leaves are narrow, laurel-like, pointed, mid green and partly glossy. There are many cultivars combining all sorts of red, pink and burgundy shades with white, all of them beautiful, all of them very hardy. The best display is when half of the bloom cluster is still in buds which mostly have a different colour than the flowers themselves. For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty of peat). Plant it ...entire article
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Irish ivy (Hedera hibernica)
Irish ivy has large, upto 15cm long and wide 3- and 5-lobed leaves of deep green colour. It is suitable as a climbing plant for walls and fences as well as a superb groundcover. It prefers alkaline, moist, semi-fertile soil that is well drained. It is hardy to min. -29°C (USDA zone 5), however, we do not suggest planting it in elevated areas with long lasting frosts. Last update 26-01-2009 ...entire article
Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot. “Zagreb” is probably the most sought after coreopsis in the market. Its daisy-like flowers are bright golden-yellow with 8 petals. Its extremely long flowering period begins in early summer and ends in the last warm days of autumn. Deadheading will enhance flowering but is not necessary, it f ...entire article
A few years ago I visited an interesting nursery in Belgium and after we made business my eye rested upon a small shrub with tiny, deep green leaves. It looked rather attractive even in February but the nursery owner expressed his doubts about its hardiness in the Czech Republic. So I said I would give it a try. It was definitely worth it because I had never seen such a colour of flowers in my life before. This charming shrub is called blueblossom or California lilac. It has nothing to do with lilacs though. The flowers are absolutely amazing, not violet, not pale, just unbeat ...entire article
We are always utterly happy when we can introduce a plant which in its original form was too tall or wide for a usual-size garden. But thanks to special breeding we can then enjoy dwarf varieties with slower growth which still keep their main features. This pin oak is a perfect example. The thick compact crown bears leaves that are deeply lobed, glossy and green, very attractive for a summer garden giving it a feeling of natural woodlands. But the main show begins in the autumn when the leaf colour changes to orange yellow and golden, crimson red and purple, still with flashes of green. Usual ...entire article
We always notice a happy smile on our customers’ faces when we show them a plant that is beautiful and maintenance-free at the same time. This is the case of fernleaf buckthorn – a gorgeous shrub that requires zero care from the minute you plant it. It has very narrow, fern-like, linear, deciduous leaves of mid green colour, 10-12 cm long. They are finely serrated at margins, and change to bright yellow in autumn. It looks great planted as a specimen or as a part of a Japanese style garden. It withstands any sort of pruning, shaping or clipping but in my opinion it looks ...entire article
One of the hardiest figs for our climate (zone 6) is named Brown Turkey. As the name suggests the fruit is brownish-red or blackish-purple, relatively large and sweet. They do not require pollination. Immature fruit and branches contain sap which can be an eye and lip-irritant. Palmate leaves are very ornamental – mid green and large, with deep, rounded lobes. Pruning is possible in spring, for stronger fruiting you can cut new branches after 3rd leaf in summer. It needs a sunny spot preferably at a south-facing wall where it can accumulate a lot of warmth and is ...entire article
Zebra grass, formerly known as Strictus, is an old favourite among eulalias. It has stiff, upright, bright green leaves with horizontal creamy yellow stripes which make it the popular zebra appearance. Flowering is quite rare and occurs only in years with long summers and warm autumns. Spike-like flowers are bronze red and glossy and appear just before the frosts. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with ...entire article
LAVENDER CHIFFON® belongs to the Chiffon group hybridized by English botanist Dr.Roderick Woods. Showy flowers are lavender pink, quite big: 7-9 cm across and look double although from the botanical point of view they are single with dwarf lacy petals in the center. They come out reliably every year in July and don’t stop blooming until all buds have gone - sometimes by end September. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are narrowly palmate, 3-lobed, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant manifests too much wa ...entire article
Vase-shaped flowers are very light pink and hang on red stamens in long, pendent racemes. Katsura is the darkest variety with deep burgundy red new leaves, which turn dark green in summer. It grows medium slowly, forming a compact shrub with equal height and spread. No pruning required. If you want to trim it do so after flowering which is usually end of April. Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, acidic, and constantly moist (not wet). If your garden soil is too heavy do not dig a deep hole but make a shallow and wide bed topped up with a good mixture of peat, fine ...entire article
Morning Light is an almost silver-leaved variety of eulalia. Its long leaves have white margins but they are so narrow that this colour overtakes the green centre, giving a silvery appearance to the whole clump. In the middle of summer it makes reddish-bronze flowers. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained soil with occasional watering in summer. It is recommended to tie up the leaves before winter or provide dry mulch. Cut back in early spring. Fully hardy. ...entire article
MONET® weigela comes from the Netherlands where it was found in 2001 as a natural mutation of another variety called Tango. MONET® is a dwarf plant, growing into a lovely cushion with variegated foliage. The leaves are broadly elliptic, mid green in the centre with a wide creamy-beige band at margins which turns pink or light magenta in autumn before the leaves fall down. It may produce a few funnel-shaped, carmine red flowers but MONET...entire article
Emerald'n'Gold spindle has bright green leaves in the centre and vivid yellow edges that often override the green colour giving a golden effect to the whole shrub. In autumn and winter majority of leaves turn pink or purple red and if some of them fall down in spring the plant quickly replaces them. Wintercreepers are excellent, low shrubs that not only withstand low temperatures to some -30°C but retain the foliage without any damage. They can be used as a nice groundcover or a climber if given a support. Just thi ...entire article
The most popular flower forms are racemes. Golden rain is a perfect example with its long racemes of deep yellow, pea-like flowers. Vossii variety makes up to 60 cm long racemes of bright yellow flowers. Clover-like leaves are bright to mid green, 3-palmate. This medium sized shrub slowly grows about 3-5m high and a little less wide. Solitary specimens in parks can reach max. 8m. Pruning is not needed but if you wish to maintain a size or shape you can cut off unwanted branches and twigs in the middle of winter or early in the spring. It prefers less fertile soil, ...entire article
Worplesdon is a popular sweetgum variety among both growers as well as customers. It is a reliable and hardy selection that grows well without any additional maintenance. It has deep green, deciduous leaves that are star-shaped, deeply lobed, often with a pair of small teeth beneath each tip. The most attractive display begins in end September when they start turning golden-orange, pink and scarlet red, and deep purple and burgundy red later. Coloured leaves remain on the tree for a considerable period of time. On well established plants they persist into December. Worp ...entire article
It is our utmost pleasure to offer this summer-blooming beauty: false camellia. It comes from moist woodlands of North America and eastern Asia (Japan, China, Vietnam, Nepal). It belongs to the same genus theaceae like camellia and tea. Its main attraction are the flowers. They are 6-7 cm wide, pure white with a cluster of rich yellow stamens in the centre and appear from the first hot days of June and keep popping up until end July. It has thick, rich green leaves which turn yellow, orange and purple in autumn. False camellia has peeling bark which gives an extra feature especially ...entire article
Fringe tree is a very rare and beautiful small shrub or small tree. In early summer it has profusion of upto 20 cm long pendent panicles of fragrant, shiny snow-white, narrow flowers. Female plants produce bluish black berries, however, usually only male plants are sold in nurseries. Mid to deep green opposite leaves are deciduous, elliptic and glossy. If you like this plant not as much for the flowers but the foliage there is a way you can double the size of the leaves. Either in early spring or immediately after flowering cut last year’s branches to 20-30% of their original ...entire article
Creeping blueblossom is a beautiful, true blue flowering mounding shrub. It grows about 0.5m tall and spreads 1-2m wide. New branches are soft and drooping. Flowers are dense panicles of tiny, sky blue blossoms and appear in warmer days of late spring. Leaves are mid to deep green, obovate or rounded, very glossy. It grows best in well-drained, but moist, lime-free, rich in humus soil. It seems to be one of the hardiest evergreen clones but still it needs our help for winter. Mulch it well and for the coldest days of winter cover it with white woven or fir branches, but never for to ...entire article
Stella de Oro is the top brand among daylilies. It blooms most abundantly and longest of all varieties. Its flowers are bright yellow, open wide, lily-like. The leaves are narrower compared to other hybrids, grass green, and form a dense clump. This low-maintenance perennial is a miracle for those who have limited time to spend looking after their gardens because apart from occasional watering on hot and dry summer day it needs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The leaves are linear (grass-like), deep green and last until deep f ...entire article
Blue Atlas cedar has distinct silvery-blue persistent larch-like needles born in whorls of 30-45. This gives a much dense appearance compared with other green cedars. Healthy young tree is well branched from the ground and retains its bottom branches. Young plants have conical habit which with age changes to widely conical with drooping new twigs on ends of old branches. It grows reliably in any soil type, even chalky, and needs a sunny location with plenty of space. In his home – Atlas Mountains – it grows up to 30m, in our continental climate (zone 6) seldom reaches mo ...entire article
Lawsoniana is my favourite. It is a female, variegated version of male plant Hendersonii which is just green. The leaves of Lawsoniana are deep green at the margins, grading through light green towards bright yellow centres. They are curled which gives the plant an extraordinary appearance. Being a female plant, if a male pollinator is nearby it bears scarlet red berries in autumn and winter. They are not edible and may cause discomfort if eaten. It grows medium fast or fast into quite a nice and regular shape. Main leaders (vertical branches) are upright and lateral (horizon ...entire article
Mock orange is a reliable and absolutely maintenance-free shrub of old European gardens. It is popular for its snow white flowers, in case of this variety they are double, which come out in early or mid summer. They release a heavy fragrance that can hardly be mistaken for anything else. It flowers profusely every year. Deciduous leaves are about 8 cm long, bright to deep green, ovate. As it is a vigorously growing shrub you can keep it compact by trimming it after flowering. Fully hardy. ...entire article
We like offering less usual plants which are beautiful and fully hardy at the same time (we are in zone 6). This Japanese snowbell is one of them. It is a graceful, spreading, deciduous tree with almost horizontal branches that form nearly a flat canopy when mature. Its main attraction are undoubtedly the numerous flowers that are borne along the undersides of the branches in June. They are snow white, bell-shaped, and hang on short stalks underneath the leaved branches. Leaves are glossy, ovate to elliptic, mid to dark green, turning yellow or red in autumn. Grow it as a specim ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fru ...entire article
Abelias belong to the most popular flowering shrubs of dwarf to small sizes, mainly thanks to its long flowering period: June-October. Variety Edward Goucher was introduced by a botanist of the same name in the USA in 1911 as a cross between abelia x grandiflora and abelia schumannii. This elegant shrub has 2-3 cm long, pointed, very glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves that turn burgundy red in the winter. The flowers are tiny, but numerous, funnel-shaped, bright pink to lilac. In warmer climates this shrub is very vigorous and can reach as much as 1.5m. If you b ...entire article
European white birch is an attractive tree which, however, in its basic form is not suitable for small-sized gardens. However, this selection is excellent for every garden or even a tiny spot at your doorway. It is a weeping white birch, called Youngii. It is commonly 2-3m tall, and in our climate grows up to some 5m when fully mature. It benefits from pruning at young age – when the upper twigs are cut back to say quarter its size in the spring, the twigs will gain extra strength and will sooner grow upwards rather than producing all new twigs hanging downwards ...entire article
Giant gunnera is probably the biggest herbaceous perennial in the world, apart from banana trees. This exotic looking plant is called dinosaur’s food and comes from the Andes (Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia) where it can grow 3 m tall. Its leaves work like funnels, directing all rainwater right into the center of the plant. It loves boggy soil, otherwise you have to water it often in the summer. Such leaves transpire a lot of water that must be added. However, in winter, the roots must not stand in water or they will rot, as the leaves die back and cannot transpire. Gunneras ...entire article
Nana variety is a lot different to the species. It can be found under its second Latin name catalpa bungei. It is a small tree that can be considered dwarf as opposed to its parent. It was bred to achieve an attractive tree with exceptional foliage but of reduced size to fit even a small garden or a front yard. The heart-shaped leaves are light to mid-green and soft. The tree keeps it compact, rounded crown without pruning. It grows medium fast and very dense. This variety does not produce flowers. Just one thing has to be observed: summer mildew. When the weather is warm and ...entire article
Smoke tree might have a slight problem these days when smoking outside becomes prohibited ... just joking, the alleged smoke is what flowering of this shrub looks like. It blooms from June to July and from a distance the clusters do look like purple smoke. The leaves of Royal Purple are deep burgundy. It requires no maintenance. On the other hand, we may suggest something to keep this shrub look amazing: cut last year’s twigs to half their size. Thus the branches will remain fully leafed. It has no special soil requirements, but dislikes wet or boggy soils. It grows taller than the basi ...entire article
Ardens is one of the older varieties with beautiful, mauve, double, open flowers. It tends to get harder and harder to get now that new varieties come every year. This one, however, proved to be a winner, blooming profusely and reliably every year, forming a dense shrub. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are narrowly palmate, 3-lobed, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant manifests too much water at the roots. They are either over-watered or planted in too heavy, water-logged soil that might cause serious problems. Hi ...entire article
This giant dogwood has another name which, in my opinion, characterizes the plant much better = wedding cake tree. Looking at the habit of the more commonly grown cultivar Variegata one knows exactly what it means. This beauty can easily become a show-stopping specimen in a garden of literally any style. Its tiered branches look exactly like several layers of a wedding cake and the white-variegated foliage stands for rich sugary icing. Want a piece? The leaves are elliptic, deciduous, mid green in the middle with rich white margins. They are always pendent and a ...entire article
“Dissectum Garnet” is one of the top selling Japanese maples ever. It has been popular around the world for many decades. Its filigree leaves are deeply cut = dissected, hence its name. They look like giant snowflakes cut in pieces and densely cover even young plants. The colour show begins with vibrant red in the spring, turning crimson red in early summer and deep burgundy in late summer, finishing up with vivid reddish-purple in the autumn. It grows slowly and forms a shrub that is rather wider than tall. Branches are pendent making an umbrella appearance. It is often ...entire article
Just like many beautifully flowering trees or shrubs, this flowering cherry too comes from China. It even bears a name of an ancient tendai buddhist temple. Kanzanu is a mid sized tree with double pink to magenta flowers which come out in early April and follow throughout the spring. It is probably the most showy cherry of all and therefore highly popular with garden architects. Almost leafless bare branches covered with enormous blooming is a must see in early spring as well as a must-have. Soil tolerant, prefers ...entire article
This honeysuckle has a more compact growth than the species and its leaves are more shiny and bright green even in cold winters. This fast growing shrub that can be grown as a low border or hedge, or clipped similarly to box. Its unbeatable fresh green colour is a welcoming feature making it an ideal ground cover even for posh locations. Unlike box the branches are flexible and do not suffer from breaking under a heavy snow cap. Soil tolerant, it can take both full sun and shade. Well-drained soil is preferred, otherwise it suffers from winter sunscorch. Fully hardy to -24°C (USDA zone ...entire article
The orchid-like flowers are pale to bright pink with a yellow throat and frilled margins. Flowers have a lovely, sweet scent. Summer Bells® is a chitalpa variety repeating flowering. It starts in early summer and last for 2-3 weeks, and then again in second half of August for further 2 weeks. Under good weather conditions if the summer is sunny and hot it can bloom non stop. Narrowly elongated leaves are 10-20 cm long, mid green, and look like peach tree leaves. They are very attractive and suitable for summer-style or exotic looking gardens as in the landscape the ...entire article
Pink Dawn is a name that fits this beauty perfectly. The orchid-like flowers are soft pink as a new dawn promising a lovely day. They have yellow throats with purple-pink veins and frilled margins. They are lightly scented with a sweet perfume that attracts butterflies. They keep coming out for as long as 10 weeks if the summer is sunny and warm. Narrowly elongated leaves are 10-20 cm long, mid green, and look like peach tree leaves. They are very attractive and suitable for summer-style or exotic looking gardens as in the landscape they can do the same job as oleander leaves. ...entire article
Not many trees bloom in mid or even late summer when all the spring flowering beauties have only leaves. Golden-rain tree is one of the few. In late July/early August upto 30 cm long panicles of small, bright yellow flowers appear on this medium sized tree. The flowers can remain on the tree for as long as one month. They are followed by bladder-like pink or red-flushed fruit capsules. Pinnate leaves are alternate, bronze-pink when they emerge, bright green in summer, changing to fiery orange and later vivid yellow in autumn. With age the tree gains fairly rounded, regular crown. ...entire article
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