Posts Tagged ‘Rabbit Resistant’

Paeonia ‘Bartzella’

A Garden Crossings new introduction for 2012, Peony Bartzella is really showing its colors.  The butter yellow, 8″ double blooms load this beautiful plant full of color. Peony Bartzella has an extra long bloom time, the plants send out new growth from the side creating more blooms for later blooming.  Bartzella is a  new cross of the herbaceous garden peony with the woody tree peonies. Due to this excellent breeding, staking is NOT needed. ‘Bartzella‘ would be a great choice for landscape design because of its tidy habit.

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Color Flash® Lime Astilbe

Astilbe Color Flash Lime

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.


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Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley’

Astilbe 'Maggie-Daley'

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.

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Iris ensata ‘Lion King’

Iris 'Lion King'

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.

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Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’

Clematis 'Vyvyan Pennell'

On today’s walk through the greenhouse I saw this huge beauty. Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell‘ has extra large 8″ double violet blue flowers. ‘Vyvyan Pennell‘ is a reblooming clematis that blooms in the spring and then again with large single flowers in the fall.

Prune Group 2 – Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems. Early flowers appear on the previous season’s growth while late summer flowers appear on new growth.

Learn more about growing tips and caring for your Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’ and other Clematis. More Info

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