This Latin American tropical has a splashy and colorful display of flawless foliage. A mounding, trailing, non-flowering 10- to 16-inch cascader, it is full-on purple and ruby-rose goodness from the get-go! A striking mingler for your window boxes and containers. Thrives in full sun, requires little water, disease-resistant.
This ornamental, wild form of carrot is a spectacular, vividly-colored variety of Queen Anne’s Lace. The lacy umbrellas atop strong sturdy stems reach up to 4-feet tall, open chaste white, change to soft pink and finally deepen to a rich rose-red. A delicate filler for your perennial beds and borders that provides a lovely everlasting for your arrangements and bouquets.
This long-blooming, easy-to-grow, self-seeding annual will reward you with consistently true-blue, double flowers on 3-foot tall plants throughout the growing season for years to come. A cottage garden favorite. Ideal for naturalizing, cutting and drying. Edible petals make a stunning garnish
This showy 2- to 3-foot tall plant produces blossom spikes of papery, apple green, bell-shaped calyxes enveloping small white flowers. An extremely long-lasting and striking addition to both cut and dried arrangements. In the vase, it’s a perfect foil for more brightly colored annuals whilst adding form, structure, and interest in its own right. A self-sower that can usually be relied upon for years of successive blooms.
This uncommon, easy-care perennial, too seldom seen in American gardens, features the foliage of an Iris, the blooms of a Lily, and unusual glossy black berries that form in clusters when its seedpods split open in fall. Long-blooming and very easy to grow, it is a fine addition to any planting. The jazzy, unusual blooms arriving mid-summer are borne at the end of long, wiry stems, reach 2 inches wide and have a rich orange base and liberal scarlet speckles. Fascinating to behold in the garden and often brought indoors for arrangements.
Monarda citriodora, also known as Bee Balm, Horsemint and Lemon Mint, is and enduring native wildflower featuring citrusy aromatic foliage, erect 24- to 30-inch tall stems and smoky-lavender, whorled bracts. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds flock to these late summer, edible blooms. Self-seeding annual.
Also known as Maiden’s Tears, this extremely productive, romantic and decidedly feminine perennial will bring a soft elegance to your beds, meadows and bouquets from early summer through autumn. Airy, 24-inch tall, grey-green stems arise from a succulent basal rosette and are covered in miniature pale green balloon-like pods, veined with blush and encircled with dainty white petals. The alluring pods remain even after the petals drop.
Best Tithonia for cutting. Flowers are 3 1/2 inches wide on strong branching plants with velvety dark green leaves. Blooms midsummer to frost. Loves hot dry sites. Once you have Tithonia in your garden, it’s hard to live without!
This well-loved beauty makes an architectural statement with rich lilac-purple flower clusters floating atop slender, willowy stems that stand un-staked up to 6 feet tall. Good see-through plant for a splash of color and in mass plantings.
This perennial yarrow is truly delightful! The 24- to 30-inch upright, bushy plant with fern-like foliage is covered with a canopy of 3- to 5-inch blooms in shades of raspberry, peach, coral, blush, rose and buttercream. A versatile player for both fresh and dried bouquets, this pollinator magnet will thrive on neglect in any sunny spot!