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Heuchera & Heucherella

Heuchera ‘Carnival Watermelon’ – A villosa hybrid which is part of the Carnival Series, this cultivar bears large bronze to cherry-pink leaves with a contrasting silver overlay. This 2014 introduction may shift a bit towards green by midsummer, but spring flush … Continue reading

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Climbing Roses IV

Rosa ‘Blossomtime’ (O’Neal 1951) (‘New Dawn’ x seedling) – A large flowered (3.5″ across) climber with strongly fragrant pink blooms with a slightly darker reverse. These are borne throughout the season in small clusters. ‘Blossomtime’ can be trained as a short … Continue reading

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A Berry Sampler II

Vaccinium BLUEBERRY GLAZE (syn. ‘ZF08-095′) – A hybrid blueberry which is part of the BrazelBerries series of compact berry bushes which can be grown in containers. It produces small, dark blue berries in midsummer with a strong wild blueberry flavour. The … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Sampler III

Hydrangea macrophylla SHOWSTOPPER ‘Double Hot Pink’ – Part of the HGTV plant collection, this cultivar features full clusters of starry deep pink double blooms that show well against the mid green foliage. It is a compact deciduous shrub that prefers part … Continue reading

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Hemerocallis IV / Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Buffy’s Doll’ (Williamson 1969) – A repeat-blooming daylily which starts flowering midseason and features buff pink blooms with a rosy-purple eyezone and a bright yellow throat. The 3-inch wide flowers are nicely contrasted by the mid green grass-like foliage. Repeat … Continue reading

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Clematis XI

Clematis EDDA (syn. ‘Evipo074′) (Evison 2014) – This member of the Boulevard collection is ideal for growing in containers on patios or balconies. It features lavender-purple blooms highlighted with a raspberry bar that are produced on new wood from late May … Continue reading

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Coleus IV / Solenostemon

Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘ColorBlaze MAROONED’ – One of the Proven Winners selections with tapered, scalloped foliage of a clear burgundy red. It tolerates both sun and shade but is best placed by itself in containers due to its vigorous growth habit. In … Continue reading

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