Posts Tagged ‘White’
If slugs seem to be winning the battle in your Hosta Garden, we recommend giving Hostas one more try. Hosta ‘Rhino Hide‘ is as tough as nails! The thick substance of ‘Rhino Hide‘ make this a real match for slugs. The extra thick leaves have extra wide blue margins with a splash of light green up the center. The leaves are cupped shape, giving this Hosta more dimensional look. Although ‘Rhino Hide‘ can withstand full sun, it is recommended that it be planted in a more part shade location. In mid summer watch for the white flowers to emerge.
‘Sun King’ Aralia makes you think a plant for sun… not so!!! This foliage plant is a shade gardeners dream come true, if for no other reason than just another choice. Standing 36 inches tall ‘Sun King’ could be used as a backdrop to your Heucheras and Hostas. Each branch has several chartreuse leaves that fan out for an airy garden look. In the late summer white flowers emerge that later turn into purple berries. ‘Sun King’ would also be a great center piece to a shade to part shade container garden, add in some Xtreme™ Impatiens or Bada Bing® Begonias for a constant summer color.
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.
I recently got a first hand look at the wonderful Proven Winners annual introductions for 2012. The first one I will talk about is Supertunia “White Russian”. This petunia will give you continuous color all summer long. The white flower has nice chocolate brown/purple veining. Match ‘White Russian” with the dark foliage of Ipomoea and the veining looks black, mix with pink it takes on a pink color, and when paired with purples… you guessed it, it looks purple. ”White Russian” is a trailing petunia and does not need to be dead headed( alot of petunias need to be deadheaded) this is a much cleaner and less sticky type of petunia. “White Russian” is a great plant to use in hanging baskets or patio planters. We do have one very huge to tip to give you when planting up your planters and want to have good results. Fertilizer!!!! You must fertilize and water your plants regularly for the very best results. Also we do recommend that the beginning of July and also early to mid August that you give your plants a ‘haircut’. I generally trim my plant back to the bottom of the pot. It may sacrifice blooms for a week or so, but the end result is a much nicer/fuller plant. Another great product that I use at my house is the WaterWise system. It is a self watering system that hooks up to my faucet. I do have a timer also so I can set it and forget it.
I will leave you here with a few photos . Enjoy Supertunia ‘White Russian’
Did you know that Proven Winners is introducing a new line up of perennials this fall? One of my favorites in this new collection is Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream‘. ‘Banana Cream’ is a unique Shasta daisy because it is a butter yellow. The large blooms open up a deep yellow color and then slowly fade out to white as the bloom matures. Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream‘ is a profuse bloomer leaving you with color all summer long. To help with the increased bloom time it is recommended to dead head spent blooms.