Archive for August, 2010
(Spurge) Euphorbia ‘Bonfire’ PP18,585 is a hot new perennial with striking mahogany red foliage. Unlike other Euphorbias that may turn red in the fall, ‘Bonfire’ PP18,585 displays its smoldering red foliage all summer long! Radiant chartreuse flower bracts provide a nice contrast in the spring. A nice mounding habit with foliage that is resistant to deer and rabbits.
(Hydrangea – Smooth) Invincibelle™ Spirit Hydrangea is a gardeners dream come true. You have loved Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ for many years, now you can have it in a BRIGHT pink color. It is the first mop-head form of Hydrangea arborescent. This variety is very hardy and blooms on new wood, meaning that the flowers are very reliable even with harsh winters. Invincibelle™ Spirit has strong flower power and continues to bloom from early summer until frost.
In the south it is recommended that Invincibelle™ Spirit be planted in part shade. A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.
(Tropical Hibiscus) Luau™ Pipedream Tangerine PPAF Hibiscus was bred and selected for its bright, clear flower colors as well as its deep green foliage. Bursts of clear, bright orange blooms with a pink eye cover Luau™ Pipedream Tangerine PPAF from early summer until fall.
We made up some beautiful combination planters this year and this is one of them. In this combination we included Coleus Dark Star, Lemon Symphony Osteospermum and Calibrachoa Blue. A suggestion that I have to make a nice full looking Coleus is to trim them back to about 6″ once they originally get about 12″.
(Coleus) Color Blaze™ Dark Star Solenostemon is a must have for all coleus lovers. The stunning dark purple foliage gives great color all season long. Color Blaze™ Dark Star is another great introduction from Proven Winners!
(Rose) Sunny KnockOut® Rosa will create a luminous glow in your garden with it’s cheerful, “sunny”, yellow flowers. It’s fragrant blooms emerge a bright yellow and turn creamy white when fully open. During the cooler weather the yellow color remains stronger. Sunny KnockOut® has disease resistant, dark foliage with an upright habit making it a perfect plant for hedges and garden boundaries.