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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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Petunias III / Petunia x hybrida

Petunia x hybrida¬†‘Cascadias Rim Magenta’ – A trailing petunia with abundant smaller blooms of a deep magenta-purple exquisitely edged in ivory. These are borne from late May through to October with regular feeding with higher phosphorus. ‘Cascadia Rim Magenta’ is … Continue reading

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Elements of an Exotic Garden IX

Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora – Box-Leaved Milkwort is an evergreen sub-shrub that is native to the Alps and Carpathian mountains. It has small dark green lance-shaped leaves and eye catching purple and yellow pea-like flowers that are borne from late … Continue reading

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A Fuchsia Sampler

Fuchsia ‘Winston Churchill’ (Hardy Upright) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner features large blooms of recurved pink sepals and a double corolla of purple with some pink streaking. It is free-flowering and forms a small upright shrub that … Continue reading

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Dahlias III

Dahlia x hybrida ‘Mystic Fantasy’ (syn. ‘Hawaiian Dreams’) (Bronze-Leaf Type) – A Dr. Keith Hammett variety with single blossoms of peachy-pink with a yellow halo and a raspberry eye, all set around a dark center. These are beautifully accented by … Continue reading

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New Guinea Impatiens II / Impatiens x hawkeri

Impatiens x hawkeri ‘SUNPATIENS Variegated Spreading Salmon’ (syn. ‘SAKimp005’) – A spreading form of New Guinea impatiens which would be a suitable substitute for the Busy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana) affected by downy mildew. This cultivar features large salmon-pink blooms borne … Continue reading

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Trailing Verbena II

Verbena x ‘SUPERBENA Royale Silverdust’ – A Proven Winners selection with a semi-trailing habit that cascades over the edge of planters and hanging baskets, but also works well in the bed foregrounds. It blooms earlier than most Verbena with umbels … Continue reading

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