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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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Miniature Roses IV

Rosa ‘Carrot Top’ (Oleson 1991) (syn. BRILLIANT HIT, PANACHE, TOP HIT, ‘POULbril’) – This Danish hybrid features fully double deep orange to reddish-orange blooms that are about 2″ across when fully open. These are borne in small clusters throughout the growing … Continue reading

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Flowering Trees

Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ (syn. ‘Coccinea Plena’) – An old Hawthorn cultivar that was discovered as a sport of C. laevigata var. rosea-plena in 1858. It features striking double flowers of rose-scarlet (with white centers) in spring and golden-bronze autumn foliage. It is also quite … Continue reading

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A Rose Sampler V

Rosa SECRET (syn. ‘Hilaroma’) (Tracy 1992) (‘Pristine’ x ‘Friendship’) – This large-flowered hybrid tea bears creamy-white blooms (up to 5″ across) eloquently edged in pink, with a strong spicy fragrance. SECRET is nearly thornless with deep green matte foliage that is … Continue reading

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Spring-Flowering Perennials

Veronica austriaca VENICE BLUE (syn. ‘Florverblue’) – An upright Speedwell with rich blue flowers accented with a white eye, held on short upright stakes. This heat tolerant perennial blooms in spring and tolerates part to full sun exposures. The deep green … Continue reading

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Clematis X

Clematis SAMARITAN JO (syn. ‘Evipo075′) (Evison 2013) – A compact clematis bred for growing in containers or for use in small urban gardens. It flowers from May to September with single to semi-double blooms of silvery-white with distinct purplish-pink margins. Tolerates … Continue reading

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