Round Up: Plant varieties

‘Tiki Torch’ produces pumpkin-orange flowers
Commonly known as a Coneflower, the herbaceous perennial Echinacea purpurea “Tiki Torch” has large, bright blossoms and well-branched, flowering stems. The flower does best in full sunlight and coarse, slightly organic soil. “Tiki Torch” can grow up to 32 inches tall and 24 inches wide and will need to be pruned to prolong blooming.

‘Canary Feathers’ corydalis is a long bloomer
The “Canary Feathers’ hybrid corydalis produces soft blue-green feather-like foliage accented by large, canary-yellow flowers that tower over the foliage. This long bloomer prefers moist, well-drained soil and does not reseed. The plant can grow as tall as 7 inches and 10 inches wide and grows best in partial shade. Chemicals cannot be used on corydalis.

Pinwheel-shaped flower is easy to grow
With its light yellow, flared petals and lacy, bluish-green foliage, the oreopsis “Pinwheel” is a 2007 exclusive for Terra Nova Nurseries. The common name for this hardy herbaceous perennial is Tickseed, and it flourishes in full sun and well-drained soil. Winter dormancy is needed to achieve optimum growth, and the flower doesn’t seed around.

Creeping ground cover requires dormancy for germination, flowering
Ajuga retans “Toffee Chip” has small leaves with unique foliage coloration and markings. Leaves are colored gold to cream on the margin with shades of gray mid-leaf toward to center. New leaves show brown and khaki shades, and the plant produces blue flowers. This herbaceous perennial grows to 2 inches tall and 12 inches wide and prefers full sun to partial shade.

Most recognized landscape rose in America just got brighter
The compact and upright Double Knock Out rose boasts double blooms and reliable garden performance. The rose presents a full, rich cherry-red blossom of 18 to 25 petals from early June until the first hard frost. Brilliant green foliage is displayed almost year-round. Double Knock Out is even more winter hardy and shade tolerant than Knock Out, and works well in mass plantings or as a standalone variety. This is a Novalis exclusive to July 2007.

Hybrid fern Athyrium has upright habit
The Athyrium “Ocean’s Fury” hybrid fern, commonly known as the crested painted fern, sports leaves that are lightly silvered. Shaded or woodland areas of a landscape would benefit from this upright clumper. The fern prefers fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity and can grow up to 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall. It requires moderate nutrition and requires winter dormancy for growth.

Blushing Bride is perfect for cutting
Endless Summer’s Blushing Bride hydrangea is a pure white flower with semi-double florets that gradually mature to a sweet, pink blush. The disease- and mildew-resistant foliage is a dark green that provides a striking background for the flower’s mophead blooms. Blushing Bride thrives in partial shade and even, moist soil. Mature plant size is 3 to 5 feet.

Herbacious perennial’s color changes throughout the year
The huge peach-colored leaves of the “Georgia Peach” alum root change from peach tones in the spring to rose to rose purple in the fall through winter and are covered by a white overlay. The plant produces creamy white flowers and will grow well in Southern humidity or in the Northwest. Twelve weeks of vernalization is required for optimum flowering and full shade to partial shade is best.

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