Coral Bells ‘Palace Purple’ (Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’) :The dainty bloomstalks arise from late spring through late summer. Mahogany Foliage and White Blooms — a New Look for Coral Bells! Dark, heart-shaped foliage gleams in the sunny or lightly-shaded garden! A stately new look for an old favorite, this Coral Bells sports very dark foliage of a gleaming mahogany-maroon! Offset by pure white flowers from late spring through late summer, the foliage imparts a stately air to the sunny to partly-shaded border or bed, growing in lush profusion on upright 2-foot plants. The blooms arise on dainty, tall stalks well above the foliage, with neat columns of tiny bells on 6-inch panicles! The foliage is semi-evergreen on this very hardy plant.
Chocolate Star Plant – Corydalis quantmeyerana ‘Chocolate Star’ :Family: Fumariaceae :Unusual somewhat toothed chocolate brown folliage. Creamy white flowers :Hardy in zones 5-8:Blooms June-August:Height: 10-15″:Prefers sun or part-shade:The plant you will receive is growing in a 3″ pot.
Spikes of densely packed pink flowers rise from compact and neat mounds of lightly aromatic foliage. Unique, colorful groundcover. A heat-tolerant selection. ::Similar to Catnip, Catmint is lower growing and is less potent than it’s cousin, Catnip. It contains the same chemical as catnip but in a weaker form. No cat ought to be deprived of the joys of a close encounter with this plant. Attractive in a container or garden, with a soft haze of lavender blue flowers and fine blue-grey foliage from late Spring to late Autumn. Cats become seriously silly around Catmint – playing in the plants and eating young leaves as one of nature’s diet treats. An undemanding, but very pretty garden perennial garden plant. ::Cat in the pink over new colour :Brumas was named after a polar bear due to his originally white fur A west Devon couple are baffled by how their nine-year-old white cat turned pink after a weekend stroll. Brumas, who was named after the first polar bear to be born at London Zoo, went out for a walk on Friday near his home in Bratton Clovelly. But when he returned later, his white fur had turned pink, astonishing owners Philip and Joan Worth. The couple took the cat to their vet in Launceston, Cornwall, who said he was in good health despite his new colour. ‘Barbie pink’ Philip and Joan Worth said they were shocked when Brumas returned home. Mrs Worth said: “He was pink – Barbie pink. His head, ears and right down his body, although not underneath, had gone a quite brilliant pink. “We went to the vet on Saturday, but they couldn’t find any reason for it, although they decided it wasn’t toxic, which was what I was worried about.” The couple, who adopted Brumas after he was found on Dartmoor and taken in by the Cats Protection League, have five other cats but none of them has been affected in the same way. ::Mrs Worth added: “He seems fine, he’s eating well and the other cats aren’t terribly bothered.”
Tradescantia ‘Mac’s Double':Family: Commelinaceae:Origin: Hybrid origin::Full double, lavender-blue flowers. Good foliage. :Can be grown in full sun to part shade. Prefers good, moist soil. Nice in the border, wild gardens or for naturalizing.
Dense silver threadlike foliage, cascading golden flowers. Can be grown in a pot or hanging basket. When planted in the ground, forms creeping mats in the garden or meadow. The buds are golden, and the seed pods are black. Best for trouble spots with poor soil. Blooms most of the summer. ::Color: Yellow with orange and brown Height: 12-24 inches Type: Perennial Sun: Full sun Soil: Dry ::Hardy in zones 3-9 ::4 Starter plants growing in 3 inch pots.
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ ::Plant in average, well-drained soil in a full sun location. Deadhead or shear plant to encourage reblooming. Divide every three years. Good for the front of a sunny border.
Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) (also known as Himalayan Blue Poppy) is a very robust poppy. It is native to eastern Tibet, eastern Nepal to India and Bhutan. In the summer, shallow-cupped, rich blue flowers appear that are 4 to 5 inches across. The anthers are a golden yellow colour. The Himalayan Poppies have a reputation of being hard to grow. Actually, they are quite easy to grow in the right conditions. They do well mounded in moderately rich, peaty, well drained soil in shade to semi-shade. Hardy in zones 4-9. ::The Blue Himalayan Poppy plants are “homegrown” by Hirt’s and ready for shipment. Plants are shipped on Monday and Tuesday. ::The plants you will receive are potted and growing in a 2 1/2″ pot. :: Do to the unique nature of this plant all problems must be reported to us within 24 hours of receiving the plant. It is common for some leaves to yellow in shipping, but the plant will be fine! All Meconopsis sales are final!
Fleabane ‘Azure Fairy’ (Erigeron speciosus ::Type: Herbaceous perennial, Flowers: Lavender, Comments: Azure Fairy Fleabane blooms from mid-summer into fall. Set the plants 12 inches apart in a sunny area and any well-drained soil. The plant can be used in light, sandy soil. Remove the old flowers as they fade to obtain additional flowering. It also makes a good cut flower. Propagation: Propagate by division in spring or fall.
Ivory Hearts Bleeding Heart – Dicentra ‘Ivory Hearts’ :Family: Fumariaceae:Origin: Hybrid origin.::An exceptionally long-blooming hybrid with bunches of nallow, white, heart-shaped flowers over robust, finely-cut blue-green foliage.::Prefers sun but can tolerate part-shade. Plant in moist, well-drained soil. For shaded borders and woodland gardens, where it makes an effective weed screen. Also very nice as a flowering pot plant.
This perennial tolerates drought and blazing sun! Thin, Brilliant Violet Spikes Form a Solid Wall of Color! 12-inch dwarf plant blooms in early summer, then repeats! Masses of pencil-thin, vibrantly colorful bloomspikes arise on this perennial Sage, so densely set that they present a solid wall of color in the border! The violet blooms are richly colorful on dwarf 12-inch plants, blooming in early summer and then repeating their fine show later in the season. A spectacular source of dark, intense color and narrow, vertical form, Violet Queen is one of the finest Salvias we know, attracting butterflies to the garden and prompting exclamations and double-takes from visitors. Not fussy about soil, it flourishes in blazing sun, tolerating drought and often reblooming.
Proper name: Centranthus ruber (Jupiter’s Beard) ::Red Valerian produces red, fragrant flowers in clusters 2 to 3 inches across. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. Grow the plant in sun or partial shade in a sandy or well-drained soil. Red Valerian self seeds vigorously and can be used in alkaline or poor soils. This plant is also known as: Keys of Heaven or Red Valerian. ::Attracts Butterflies
Malva sylvestris ‘Primley Blue’ Family: Malvaceae Origin: The species is native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. Large cupped purple-blue flowers striped with dark rays from the center litter this very floriferous, long-blooming perennial. Robust and fast growing, has an upright or trailing habit depending on soil fertility. Full sun or part-shade in well-drained soil. Nice plant for the back of the perennial border.