A dwarf coneflower with strongly fragrant, brilliant magenta blooms and a reddish black cone. Ideal for containers or the front of the border. Attracts butterflies and bees. Songbirds enjoy the dried seeds in fall and early winter. Deer tend to leave this plant alone. Plant in any moist, well-drained garden soil exposed to full sun, and keep it well-watered and fed the first season or two. Once established, it is wonderfully tolerant of heat, cold, and even drought. Excellent cut flower. Bred by the Saul brothers of Itsaul Plants, Georgia.
New from the Big Sky™ series from Georgia, comes Harvest Moon™. The orange, center cone is surrounded by flower petals that are an earthy, golden color. Wide petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, and have a fragrance similar to roses. The plant itself is well branched, and vigorous. Best in full sun sites with loamy well, drained soils.
From the breeders of the Big Sky series, this new coneflower has incredibly large and sweetly fragrant flowers which are an unusual shade of magenta-red, with petals fading to shades of red and rose as they mature. Flowers are produced on strong sturdy stems that are near black in color and add an interesting punch of color. Butterflies love this plant!
This beautiful selection has warm, russet-orange flowers with a henna-brown central cone. Nice wide petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial presence. Plant this one up close where you can enjoy its delightful rose-like fragrance. Strong stems keep the plant upright and make good cut flowers.
This cultivar is the result of crosses between E. purpurea and E. paradoxa. 'Sunrise' is a beautiful yellow with a central cone of green that matures to gold. Flowers have a nice rose fragrance. From Itsaul Nurseries in Georgia.
Exciting introduction from the Big Sky™ series, 'Twilight' is a color breakthrough in coneflowers, sporting bright, rose-red flowers with a deeper red center cone. The flower petals are slightly reflexed, and overlapping, with a nice rose fragrance. Best in full sun sites with well-drained, loamy soils.
A lovely addition to the front of the perennial border or the rock garden, 'Biokovo' blooms for a long period in early to midsummer with small flowers that are white with just a tinge of pink. It forms a nice mound of lobed foliage that is attractive all year long. One of the smaller, tidier forms of cranesbill. Tolerates full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soils.
Produces masses of showy, golden yellow, daisy-like flowers from July to mid-October. Goldfinches love the seeds. Vigorous. Fertile, loose soil. Perennial Plant of the Year for 1999. Pride of KS Plants 2002.
A garden favorite for years with long racemes of heart-shaped pink flowers. Blooms from mid-spring to June. Moist, well-drained soil. Foliage dies back in midsummer, so mix with hostas, astilbes and ferns.
Magenta flowers peak in early summer and appear sporadically throughout the summer. Forms a dense mound of dark green lacy leaves that turn crimson red in fall. Full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.
A wonderful late summer bloomer bred by Geert Fortgens of the Arboretum Trompenberg in Rotterdam, Holland. When it first came to the U.S., most growers labeled it as zone 5 hardy, but it has overwintered very well here in the Twin Cities. It is loaded with blue-violet flower spikes from late July through September, and the butterflies and bumblebees love it. The foliage has a lovely fragrance. Likes full sun and is tolerant of drought and heat stress. Plant it next to Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' for a classic blue and gold combination.
From Dr. Mary Meyer at the University of Minnesota. This little bluestem is distinguished by its upright habit, beautiful blue foliage and excellent fall color, in shades of red, burgundy and purple. Think of it as a blue Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'. Blooms in September with the purplish flowers forming seed in October. Clump forming.
Flowers considerably longer than the species with 5 weeks or more of color. Prized for its compact habit. Considered to have the deepest blue blossoms of all currently known bluestars, making it a superb addition to the spring border. Slender dark green leaves turn bright yellow in the fall adding another season of interest.
An enormous hosta with large 16" by 12" leaves having a deep blue-green color and are heavily corrugated. Introduced by hosta guru Paul Aden. The flowers are a near white and bloom from mid-June to mid-July. A large specimen plant for just the right spot.
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' displays small, heavily textured distinctive heart-shaped blue-green leaves. Lavendar, bell-shaped flower scapes reach 6-7" mid-summer. Adorable miniature hosta is perfect for rock or woodland gardens in part to full shade.
Huge dinner-plate size flowers of an incredible clear white on tall, 4-5' plants. Full sun, evenly moist soils and winter protection is recommended. One of the parents was found growing along the Blue River in Oklahoma, hence the name.
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