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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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Lupines II / Lupinus

Lupinus x russellii ‘The Chatelaine’ – One of the Band of Nobles Series, this RHS Award of Garden Merit winner bears bicolor blooms of pink and white, usually from June to July. They will thrive in part to full sun with … Continue reading

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Purple-Flowered Perennials V

Penstemon x gloxinioides ‘Midnight’ (syn. ‘Russian River’) – The stately spires of this long-blooming Penstemon are borne from late spring through to early fall with deadheading. The deep purple tubular flowers are accented with some darker purple and white in the … Continue reading

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Heuchera VIII / Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Velvet Night’ – This Proven Winners selection features deep purplish-black foliage that emerges bright plum and is accented with a pewter overlay which shows off the darker veining. It was originally introduced by Terra Nova and produces sprays of cream … Continue reading

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Late Summer to Autumn Perennials

Vernonia arkansana (syn. V. crinita) – Ironweed is a rarely cultivated perennial that is native to the eastern United States but seems to find more garden favor in Europe. It was first  collected in America back in the late 1600’s and features … Continue reading

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Red and Orange-Flowered Perennials

Monarda ‘Fireball’ – A compact Beebalm with ruby to purplish-red terminal blooms borne continuously from July to August. The aromatic foliage smells like Earl Grey tea and it is highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. ‘Fireball’ is a great choice … Continue reading

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Yellow-Flowered Perennials V

Doronicum orientale ‘Magnificum’ – An early-flowering Leopard’s Bane which also does quite well in partial shade, but can tolerate some sun. Yellow thin-petaled daisies are borne over bright green heart-shaped foliage from late March through to May. These are usually … Continue reading

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