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  • Pink Marshmallow Veronica

    Dark green foliage with erect growing habits. Long blooming spikes of small flowers appear in summer. Excellent drought tolerant summer perennials. Taller varieties are great for borders, shorter varieties for edging. Pink Marsmallow is a Veronica strain in shades of dark and soft pink. Hybride of longifolia x spicata. Highly mildew resistance. Dark green toothed foliage.

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  • Rainbow mix Bitterroot

    Rainbow Mix is an alpine native of the mountains of the US Northwest. Attractive rosettes of succulent and semi-succulent green leaves boast a vibrant mix of solid and striped flowers in summer. This plant is great for troughs and rock gardens. It requires good drainage.

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  • Phenomenal Lavender

    One of the hardiest Lavenders, 'Phenomenal' sports uniform and consistent silvery foliage. It has a nice round form and it has a high oil content—a feature some people look for in a Lavender. Very low winter die back. Tags required by breeder.

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  • Ornamental Onion

    Add texture and intrigue to the perennial border and containers with this ornamental onion who’s features mimic Medusa’s mythological snakes. The low mound of narrow grey-green foliage curls and twists, with the nodding buds resembling snake eyes before they open and begin to straighten. Flowers are a light amethyst purple forming nearly 2” round clusters that put on a show for nearly a month. Well behaved, it forms clumps that slowly spread with no seedlings. It is largely left alone by rabbits and deer.

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  • First Editions® Autumn Revolution™ Bittersweet

    A revolutionary breakthrough in bittersweet culture. Imagine never having to wonder if you're buying or selling a male or female plant again. The majority of the flowers formed on Autumn Revolution™ are perfect, meaning that the flower itself has both male and female parts. In other words, you only need one plant to bear fruit. Perhaps because of this unique characteristic the fruit production is absolutely extraordinary and the berry size is twice that of the species. Should most definitely be considered for commercial production. Florists we've shown this to were awestruck. Truly an extraordinary improvement for this beloved native vine.

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  • Green Vase® Zelkova

    With an elegant branching habit and vase shape much like American elm, this xeriscape plant is tolerant of pollution and city conditions. It is taller and less broad than Zelkova 'Village Green', and twice as rapid a grower when young - an excellent street tree.

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  • Musashino Zelkova

    In the arsenal of street trees, Zelkova has much to offer. 'Musashino' is upright, even narrower than Z. 'Green Vase'. Moderately fast growing, this tree can withstand pollution and wind and has considerable tolerance to salt and drought. Elm-like, dark green foliage turns yellow to rusty orange in fall. The same qualities that make this an outstanding tree for parking lots - the ability to fit into tight spaces - also make it popular as an accent in today'™s urban gardens.

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  • Emerald Triumph Viburnum

    An old favorite now available in a tree form. Makes a great vertical accent with three-season appeal. Creamy white flat-topped flowers in spring are followed by clusters of red berries maturing to black in fall. Disease resistant, glossy green foliage changes to purple-bronze in fall. Developed by the University of Minnesota.

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  • Triumph™ Elm

    This selection resulted from a controlled cross between Vanguard™ elm and Accolade® elm, conducted by Dr. George Ware at the Morton Arboretum. Introduced through Chicagoland Grows®, it has an upright habit with strong branching, lustrous dark green foliage and excellent disease and pest resistance.

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  • Accolade® Elm

    This selection has excellent Dutch elm disease resistance with a form resembling the American elm. A 20 year old tree at the Morton Arboretum is 40' in height with approximately a 30' spread. The beautiful glossy, dark green foliage turns golden yellow in the fall. Selected and introduced by Morton Arboretum and Chicagoland Grows®.

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  • Homestead Elm

    A rapid grower, 'Homestead' has a symmetrical, pyramidal crown that becomes arching as the tree matures. The dark green leaves turn golden yellow in autumn. This USDA introduction is highly resistant to Dutch elm disease.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Zehr’s has a wonderful, reasonably priced assortment of garden plants and the staff is friendly and helpful. I’m already planning on going back next spring.

Elaine

Day one completed! Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping are doing a wonderful job! I have been saving for this project for a long time and they are bringing my vision into reality! My dream patio, part of phase 1: Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping outdid themselves!

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Thank you to Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping for doing such a great job on our flower beds and planting new trees!! It looks great!!

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