This was the year of the Echinacea and it has brought us five new Echinacea This plant known as the cone flower has several species native to the North American Continent. Out of several of the species have come 78 varieties. Many of these new varieties look like their native cousins. This year five new varieties have been introduced. Continue reading
While doing research on my article on new varieties I ran across this variety Clematis recta SERIOUS BLACK™ (AKA Clematis recta ‘Lime Close’) (Bush Clematis)—Completely different than all the other Clematis offered, SERIOUS BLACK™ is a bush type rather than a vine type and it can stand up on its own but also is the perfect companion for taller perennials. It is easily grown in decorative patio containers as well. Continue reading
Digiplexis Illumination “Flame”
Digiplexis Illumination “Flame” When something comes along that is different everyone should know. I have seen this plant in several trade journals and it shows great promise. It is from the foxglove family and is truly annual but the flower power that it shows will truly make it a great addition to any garden. It is a plant that was breed by a company out of England called Thompson & Morgan.
Coreopsis becomes Flower of Hope
Coreopsis ‘Electric Avenue’ / Flower of Hope
The previously named ‘Electric Avenue’ has been changed to “Flower of Hope” it will be uses in the gardens of all the Mayo Clinics. It was breed and introduced by ‘ItSaul Plants’ its brilliant yellow flower will be very showy through the season.