Archive for August, 2011
Today when I was at The MSU Kent County extension office I saw this most amazing Astilbe. Astilbe Color Flash Lime was showing off! The multi colored foliage was super striking and caught me in my tracks. Astilbe are great for your part sun locations and prefer to be kept on the moist side. Color Flash Lime has amazing lime green foliage that turns colors of the sunset with a little sun exposure. The pale pink blooms are a beautiful contrast. Astilbe are a long blooming perennial with the added bonus of being deer and rabbit resistant.
Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’
It is no shock that this new Tall Garden Phlox has been added to the Proven Winners Perennial line new for Fall 2011.
Starting off Phlox Shockwave has a shocking interest! The variegated foliage has a wow factor all of it’s own. The striking contrast of the deep green and bright yellow foliage is amazing. The 12-18″ upright habit of this new tall Phlox is compact enough for most gardens yet stands tall enough to steal the show. The fragrant lilac flowers of Shockwave compliment well with the green and yellow foliage. Shockwave is a new introduction to the Proven Winner Perennial line for Fall of 2011.
I have really been impressed with the Phlox Shockwave that I have in my garden, above the picture shows your the beautiful contrast of colors. And below is a picture before it started to bloom, the foliage, like I said, has enough color of its own.