Posts Tagged ‘Pink’
Well maybe not at first BITE but for sure at first SIGHT
For the past few years Echinacea have been all the rave. So many new varieties that come out every year, and us having to choose which ones to keep, drop or add as a new variety. Echinacea also have become a true collection. One of the new varieties that we added this year is Prairie Pixies™ ‘Cranberry Cupcake‘. One thing that I think people are looking for in cone flowers is a shorter plant but with large blooms. (correct me if I am wrong) ‘Cranberry Cupcake‘ is just that, a compact variety reaching 14 to 22 inches with tons of huge blooms. The large, double pom pom cone is a bright pink color with lighter pink rays that fall from it. Just the name of this plant may lead you to also think that it is a fragrant variety, which it definitely is! And with fragrance comes… you guessed it butterflies and hummingbirds. This delightful variety is a sure bet garden treat!
Be sure to check out our other 40 Cone Flower Varieties!
Garden Crossings is a great place to start your Echinacea collection!
The bells shaped flower of Weigela are a beautiful addition to the spring landscape. But what would you think of the idea of enjoying the blooms all summer long? Well now you can! Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs has added three wonderful colors of Weigela that bloom all summer, they are Sonic Bloom™ Pearl, Sonic Bloom™ Red, and Sonic Bloom™ Pink. The Pearl(white), red and pink blooms contrast beautifully with the bright green foliage. These new additions are easy to grow and would make a great hedge. Their reblooming qualities would give you season long color from a shrub. The Sonic Bloom™ series stand 4 to 5 foot tall and wide. Be on the lookout for butterflies enjoying a tasty treat.
Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa
It was love at first sight when I first layed my eyes upon this new Annual from Proven Winners, Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa. The intense pink color combined with the bright yellow star creates a shocking color combination. Planted alone or in combination, Superbells® Cherry Star is sure to turn a few heads. The mounding trailing habit of Cherry Star makes a statement in hanging baskets, planters and the landscape. Superbells® prefer to be planted in full sun and have well drained soil. To maintain a stunning planting all summer long we recommend using Water soluble fertilizer at least every other week. When your Calibrachoas start to look a little tired, we recommend giving them a slight trim to promote additional branching which will also encourage additional flowers. Try Planting Cherry Star with Ipomoeas, petunias, or other calibrachoa for great combinations.
(Geranium) Americana® White Splash Geranium is a top seller in the Americana® series. The Americana® Series, is known for its clean and intense flower colors and for the large flower heads it displays. The eye catching, clean white with pink blotch flowers are great performers in the landscape or in a planter .
(Clematis) This is the first year we have carried Clematis ‘Anna Louise‘. I love the contrast of purple and magenta on each petal. Standing 8-10 foot with its large 5-6″ vibrant flowers ‘Anna Louise‘ is a stand out. The white anthers contrast beautifully with the purple red flower. Blooming early summer and early fall this reblooming clematis is sure to please.