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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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A Hellebore Sampler

Helleborus x hybridus¬†SPRING ‘Charm’ – Although this cloned cultivar is sometimes represented as being a pale rose colour, the plants I have seen available are a deeper purplish-pink with lighter edges (often tinted green) and intricate darker veining. As with … Continue reading

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Yucca / Adam’s Needle

Yucca filamentosa¬†‘Bright Edge’ – A sharply variegated Yucca with bright green strap-like leaves that are generously edged in a rich golden-yellow. It is smaller growing than the species and is quite drought tolerant once established. ‘Bright Edge’ produces 3 to … Continue reading

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A Hellebore Sampler III

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Maestro’ (syn. ‘COSEH 890’) – This cross of H. lividus and Helleborus niger was bred by Joseph Heuger and features dusty rose buds that open to ivory-white blooms which fade to a clear rose-pink. It is … Continue reading

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Kniphofia / Red-Hot Pokers

Kniphofia ‘Pineapple Popsicle’ – A compact, reblooming Red-Hot Poker with creamy-yellow flowers from June to July, with repeat blooms continuing August to October. This Terra Nova introduction has thick grass-like foliage that forms an evergreen clump. Drought tolerant once established … Continue reading

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Lavender IV / Lavandula

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Walberton’s Silver Edge’ (syn. ‘Walvera’, ‘Silver Edge’) – This Lavandin or cross of Lavandula angustifolia and L. spicata features broad greyish-green foliage, with a creamy white edge. It bears pale purplish-blue flowers starting in midsummer (July-August) and … Continue reading

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English Lavender II / Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Martha Roderick’ – A compact English Lavender with abundant violet-purple blooms (produced late June through to July) that are highly fragrant. The greyish-green foliage forms a tight domed crown and the flowers are borne on rigid, sturdy stems. … Continue reading

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