Top 12 - Week of May 21, 2018


1) Azalea 'Arneson Gem' 3 gal

Crimson flower buds open to reveal stunning orange-yellow blooms on compact foliage, which remains attractive into the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
3 ft tall x 4 ft spread
Deciduous
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant

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2) Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' 3 gal

Exceptional shrub in spring when new foliage emerges a fiery-red maturing to a glossy dark green. Pink buds open to white bell shaped blooms in early spring. Slow growth rate. 3-4′ tall x 3-4′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.

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3) Lupinus 'Popsicle Series Mixed' 1 gal


4) Hosta 'Dancing Queen' 1 gal

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear neatly rippled, light gold leaves. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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5) Hosta 'Wheee' 2 gal

(SHADOWLAND® Collection) These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear green leaves with cream-coloured, heavily ruffled margins and stand upright. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant

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6) Sambucus 'Lemony Lace' 2 gal

Finely dissected foliage in a bright golden-yellow and edged in red emerge after the blooms. Foliage matures to chartreuse. Large clusters of white blooms in early spring. Mounded habit. 3-5′ tall x 3-6′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.

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7) Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' 3 gal 50cm

Bright red blooms with darker spots that may fade in bright sun. Moderate growth rate. Blooms late spring. Upright habit. 5-8′ tall x 5-6′ spread. Part Shade. HARDY to -25F (-32C)

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8) Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans' 3 gal 50cm

Large trusses of rose-lilac blooms with a dark rose-pink blotch. Moderate growth rate. Blooms late spring. 6-8′ tall x 6-8′ spread. Part Shade. HARDY to -25F (-32C)

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9) Rhododendron 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum' 3 gal 50cm

Trusses of lavender blooms with a yellow blotch. Shiny dark green foliage. Fast growth rate. Blooms late spring. 3-4′ tall x 3-4′ spread. Part Shade. HARDY to -20F (-29C)

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10) Calamagrostis 'Overdam' 2 gal

Blue green blades that appear in early spring feature a creamy white-to-pink margin. Tall purple-pink tufts that emerge in summer and become strong wheat-coloured spears last into winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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11) Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty' 1 gal

Small light pink bottlebrush blooms rise above the foliage on upright, wiry stems. New foliage emerges green, maturing to dark reddish-purple and is finely divided.

Blooms in late summer to late fall
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
4′ tall x 3′ spread
Fragrant

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12) Sempervivum 'Red Rubin' 1 gal

Burgundy red green, light pink blooms, 4 inch spikes, slow growth rate, blooms mid summer, 0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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