Archive for December, 2010
(Foamy Bells) The beautiful colors of Heucherella ‘Brass Latern’ PPAF will shine in the landscape. Maple shaped leaves wear brassy gold and red colors in the spring then in winter the colors change to olive and brown. ‘Brass Lantern’ PPAF forms spikes of white flowers on dark stems and has an outstanding vigor.
(Blanket Flower) Similar to ‘Fancy Wheeler’, Gaillardia aristata ‘Lucky Wheeler’ PPAF produces 2″ wide red and yellow blooms but has fluted flower petals. With a compact petite habit, ‘Lucky Wheeler’ PPAF blooms prolifically from early summer to early fall. Heat tolerant Gaillardia are well adapted to poor soil and receive their name from the manner in which they used to “blanket” the prairies of North America.
(Daylily-Designer) Hemerocallis ‘Elegant Explosion’ bursts forth with an intense display of color. This reblooming daylily flowers in midsummer and then again later in the season. The 4″ orange-gold blooms of ‘Elegant Explosion’ have heavily ruffled, recurved petals and are produced atop 3-way branched scapes that are loaded with 22 or more buds apiece. Daylilies are very attractive in cut floral arrangements.
(Coneflower) Enjoy this fabulous new dessert without adding any calories! Part of the Cone-fections™ Series from hybridizer Arie Blom, Echinacea purpurea ‘Raspberry Truffle’ PPAF emerges a coral pink with a chocolate cone and develops a pom-pom center as they mature. The fully opened 4″ blooms of ‘Raspberry Truffle’ PPAF have horizontally held, strawberry peach ray petals, and a darker pink pom-pom set atop a showy dark stem. This fragrant new plant is a vigorous grower with a bushy, upright habit.