Archive for June, 2011
Echinacea ‘Secret Passion’
(Coneflower) Echinacea ‘Secret Passion’ PPAF is one of the 4 “Passion” series Echinacea we carry. ‘Secret Passion‘ is a pinkish coral color pom pom style Echinacea. The double cone top sets atop the coral pink rays that fall below. The compact habit, reaching 18-27″ tall make Echinacea ‘Secret Passion’ a great choice for the middle of your garden.
Here is Michigan the Canna Lily is an annual, but the enjoyment that they bring during our short season is well worth having them in the garden. Canna Yellow is a deep yellow color that is splashed with orange dots that add a little dimension to this tropical delight. Cannas enjoy the sun so be sure to place them in a location that is mostly to all full sun for best flowering performance.
Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley‘ ( False Spirea) is a long lived perennial that displays lavender pink spikes that sit high above its foliage. ‘Maggie Daley‘ blooms early to mid summer. Astilbe grow is full shade to full sun, but note that a part shade location with moist soil is where they are best suited. Dryness is not in the best interest of Astilbe.
Pennisetum messiacum ‘Red Bunny Tails‘ adds constant movement to your gardens and containers with it’s fluffy burgundy red plumes that blow gently in the breeze. The burgundy green foliage stands 18’36″ tall and grows best in the full sun. ‘Red bunny Tails’ is a tender perennial grass (zone 7-11). This drought tolerant grass would make a wonderful addition to your garden.
Iris Lion King ( Japanese Iris) HUGE!!! Blooms!!! When I was first going through the catalogs browsing some of the new plant selections I really like the look of Iris Lion King. It was a pretty Bi color and we really did not have any Japanese Iris at the time. It was not until this Iris bloomed that I really could enjoy how beautiful this plant is. The blooms are absolutely huge, petals upon petals of this double iris produce 7-8″ blooms! Japanese Iris are one of the later iris’ to bloom extending your Iris season.