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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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These aren't your Grandma's perennials! A new twist on some old garden favorites.

Jade Frost Sea Holly

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 Papaya Series

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

Bridal Bouquet Shasta Daisy

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 Little Henry

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.

Lyle Courtice A.H.

Lyle Courtice A.H.

Lyle is a certified Horticultural Technician (Niagara College), Landscape Designer, Nurseryman and the proprietor of HarkAway Botanicals.

Since 1980 Lyle has worked in both the retail and wholesale sectors of the horticultural trade; he operates his own wholesale nursery, which focuses on an eclectic mix of rare and choice plant material from Asia, Europe and North America. Lyle has appeared on The Canadian Gardener and is a contributing author to A Grower’s Choice (Raincoast books 2001).

His horticultural expertise makes him sought after as a consultant, lecturer, photographer, instructor and writer. An industry veteran, Lyle is esteemed within the horticultural community for his passionate and often humorous enthusiasm for plants.

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