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 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 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 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.
This timeless cottage garden favorite is an upright and stately, strong-stemmed bicolor with 3-foot tall spires of frosty blues and whites. This self-sowing, cold-tolerant, early blooming, hardy annual makes a great cut flower with long vase life.
Pycanthemum Muticum is a true magnet for beneficials! This 3-foot tall, profoundly aromatic, perennial wildflower will be dancing in your garden with the flittering of bees and butterflies. The decidedly showy and nectar-filled landing pad for pollinators is formed by tiny, pinkish-white flowers, fuzzy blue-green, silvery bracts and oval toothed leaves sitting atop strong square stems. With a strong clump-forming growth habit, it is a good naturalizing plant, and also drought tolerant. Unlike true mints (Mentha species), mountain mint is not invasive. Slowly spreads by rhizomes.
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.
This fantastic annual climber is adorned with a preponderance of open saucer blooms in warm shades of melon, coral, sand and buff surrounding deep burgundy eyes. Allow this heat-loving vine to trellis or cascade in a sunny spot, fertilize well, and you will be rewarded with an exuberant floral display through the summer and up until our first frost.
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!