Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata' Variegated Calamint zones 4-9
Bright and beautiful in the garden. Speckled leaves are complimented with hot pink flowers from mid summer through the fall.
Culture:Easy to grow, needs a bit of winter protection in our area (extra mulch). Full-part Sun. Medium to low water and average to poor soil. 2 x 3
Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'
Callirhoe involucrata 'Wine Cups' zone 4-9
Another very long bloomer. This plant should be more popular! Once it starts blooming in late spring, it just does not stop! HOT magenta flowers look like mini hibiscus flowers (Malvacea) atop of lacy leaves. This plant does great in hot, sunny, poor growing areas. Spreads into a mat and gets about 1 ft tal. Drought tolerant. Rabbits and groundhogs can be a problem, as they find this plant as great as you will. Culture: Full to part Sun, Well-drained average to poor soil.
Callirohoe involucrata (fancy leaf form)
Callirhoe involucrata 'Wine Cups'
Vigorous in flower & growth. One of the best blooming vines! Dark purple blooms, yellow stamens. Full sun for tops, roots prefer well mulched shade.
Convallaria majalis 'Bourdeaux'
Convallaria majalis 'Boureaux' Lily of the Valley
This plant remainds many people of their relatives and brings back great memories with its strong heady smell. This variety of Lily of the Valley is an upgrade from the 'normal' one. Its larger strands of bell shaped, pearl-like flowers are held high above the strap-shaped leaves in the spring. The stems are an attractive red color and are extra long to make for even better cut flowers. Later in the summer they will get red berries (which are poisonous).
Culture: Full Shade to Part Shade. Prefers medium moisture but will tolerate some drought. Rich garden soil helps blooms as well as a balanced fall fertilizer for best flower production.
close up of Lily of the Valley flowers
Coreopsis x 'Redshift' Bred by Darrel Probst
NEW for 2009! z5-9/ 30-36" tall Two inch creamy yellow flowers with a red eye. With cooler weather, the petals can range from all red to stripes of red & yellow. There can be several different colored flowers on one plant. Amazing!
Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash'
Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash' Tall Tickseed zone 3-9
NEW for 2008!!! Reaching 3-6 ft tall this reliable perennial that has wonderful bright yellow foliage the color of lemons! Finely cut leaves are the highlight of this great new plant. Yellow tickseed flowers, bloom in late summer, birds love them.
Culture: Full-Part Sun. Average well drained garden soil.