These aren't your Grandma's perennials! A new twist on some old garden favorites.
Eryngium planum 'Jade Frost' - Sea Holly
Very architectural plant with tall stems of steel-blue, thistle-like flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts. Plants form attractive rosettes of blue green leaves with a creamy white margin; tinged rose in cooler weather. Flowers late spring into summer. Good as fresh cuts or in dried arrangements. Full sun in any well-drained soil. Height: 20-100cm (foliage/flowers) Spread: 30-40cm Zone: 5
Kniphofia Popsicle Series* - Redhot Poker
A new breed of pokers with a more compact habit and attractive, narrow dark green grassy foliage that remains all season. The added bonus is they rebloom from summer into fall. Great plants for a hot dry location, they require full sun in any well-drained soil. Zone: 6
Kniphofia 'Papaya Popsicle'
Excellent compact habit with two-toned flowers of hot red-orange fading to light orange yellow. Height: 30-50cm Spread: 45cm
Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle'
Rich cinnamon red flowers on compact, grassy plant. Height: 40-50cm Spread: 40cm
Kniphofia 'Orange Vanilla Popsicle'
Beautiful two toned flowers opening red- orange fading to creamy white, yummy! Height: 40-50cm Spread: 40cm
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Bridal Bouquet'* - Shasta Daisy
Large, lightly ruffled flowers of white with a yellow center; bright yellow when first opening. Reblooms from early summer into fall on compact, bushy plants. Non scented! Height: 40cm Spread: 50-60cm Zone: 5
Rudbeckia f. var. s. 'Little Gold Star' - Black-Eyed Susan
Terrific introduction that forms a bushy, short clump of rich green leaves topped by numerous starburst-shaped flowers; golden yellow with a dark brown eye. Very floriferous blooming from midsummer into early fall. Fantastic in containers or planted en mass. Give full sun to light shade. Height: 40-50cm Spread: 50cm Zone: 4
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'* - Black-Eyed Susan
Nice compact selection for the garden with a narrow, upright habit. Golden quill-type flowers with a brown eye bloom summer until frost. Makes a great cut flower. Height: 90-125cm Spread: 60cm Zone: 4
Photography courtesy of HarkAway Botanicals
*Photo's courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
These and many other interesting and unique perennials are available at Arts Nursery. Please call ahead to confirm availability.