Three New Hydrangeas for 2009 & 2010 from Bailey Nurseries

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

New from Bailey Nurseries in St. Paul, Minnesota is a hydrangea that is a triple-dipped treat for your garden.  It changes through three colors as it blooms.  This hydrangea paniculata’s enormous blooms start out a creamy vanilla-white, changing to a soft pink and finally to a ripe strawberry-red. The unique red color lasts for three to four weeks, longer than most hydrangea paniculatas. New blooms keep the multicolored show going throughout the summer and early fall.  The extra large blooms are held on strong, red stems that cascade later in the season. It’s upright habit and large cone-shaped flowers make it a dramatic addition to the garden. It is especially showy planted in groups in a border.

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea



First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’
Full sun
Height: 6-7’
Spread: 4-5’
Zone: 4-8
Foliage: Medium green   

First Editions Tickled Pink Hydrangea

First Edition Tickled Pink

First Edition Tickled Pink

New for Spring 2010,gardeners looking for a more compact hydrangea paniculata will be thrilled with First Editions Tickled Pink. The full, frilly blooms of this playful hydrangea will reach a height of just 4 to 5-feet, and its unique blooms and strong stems make it a standout in any garden space. Tickled Pink’s cone-shaped blossoms start out a soft white then gradually turn a rosy pink. The extraordinary blooms are loaded with petals that curve, giving Tickled Pink a lacy, flirty look.

Bred by Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia, Tickled Pink stays more upright and compact than its parent ‘Pink Diamond.’ Its smaller size means just about any garden can make room for Tickled Pink. It’s perfect as a stand-alone plant, as a flower garden backdrop or paired together in a border. The unique blooms also add a delightful look to fresh or dried flower arrangements.


First Edition Tickled Pink Hydrangea

First Edition Tickled Pink Hydrangea



First Editions Tickled Pink Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘HYPMAD II’
Full sun
Height: 4-5’
Spread: 5-6’
Zone: 4-8
Foliage: Dark green

 

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Making a splash for just over a year, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blushing Bride’ has beautiful white blooms that mature to a light pink blush color. The name of this spectacular Hydrangea macrophylla says it all!  Endless Summer Blushing Bride blooms with radiant pure white, semi-double florets that gradually mature to a sweet pink blush. This plant evokes ooohs and aahs in any garden setting. Blushing Bride’s strong stems and branches keep the plant sturdy and upright in the garden, making it a perfect flower for cutting. Its attractive dark green foliage provides a striking background for the plant’s large mophead blooms.

This member of the Endless Summer Collection reliably blooms on both old and new growth, producing more blooms all season long. Blushing Bride’s full yet compact habit makes it an ideal plant for decorative containers, elegant as a stand-alone shrub or combined with other garden plants. It is the perfect accent plant for garden weddings.

Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia bred Endless Summer Blushing Bride in 2001, and he calls this Hydrangea macrophylla his most significant introduction to date. “Blushing Bride has the same reblooming qualities as its parent, Endless Summer The Original, only faster,” says Dirr. Like Endless Summer The Original, Blushing Bride blooms on both old and new growth. With Blushing Bride you’ll have more blooms, more quickly, all season long. Look for Endless Summer Blushing Bride and its sister plants, Endless Summer The Original and the new Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout in their distinctive blue pots.

 

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea




Endless Summer Blushing Bride at a glance:

•    For the next year this plant is being rated as USDA Zone 5 hardy, test in Zone 4.
•    Partial shade
•    Keep soil moist
•    White blooms mature to blush pink
•    Height and width: 3-6 feet/Upright habit


 

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout

Be sure to check out the latest addition, new for 2009 to the Endless Summer Collection – Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea. This reblooming lacecap hydrangea is topped with gorgeous blossoms that make a dramatic impact in the garden. Bloom color will vary depending on your soil type. Alkaline soils, (pH 6-7) will produce party-pleasing, lipstick pink blooms. More acidic soil, (pH 5-5.8) will turn fertile (smaller) blossoms an intriguing periwinkle hue, while sterile blossoms (larger) keep their rich pink color. Twist-n-Shout’s glossy green leaves and strong, red stems add to the drama. Fall leaf color is a stunning red-burgundy, making Twist-n-Shout a season-long star.


 

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea




Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout a glance:
•    USDA Zone 4-9
•    Partial Shade
•    Height: 3 – 8 feet
•    Width:  3.5 – 5 feet
•    Pink blossoms, slight color change depending on soil type
•    Prefers evenly moist well drained soil


For more information about the Endless Summer Hydrangeas visit www.endlesssummerblooms.com or any of the Bailey Nurseries plants visit www.baileynurseries.com.

New Seeds from Thompson & Morgan

New varieties from Thompson & Morgan for 2009

Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia x hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’)

'Cherry Brandy' Rudbeckia

'Cherry Brandy' Rudbeckia

Following on the 2002 introduction of Rudbeckia ‘Cherokee Sunset’, Thompson & Morgan flower breeders worked hard to develop the first-ever red Rudbeckia from seed – Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy! These robust plants have outstanding garden performance, producing a mass of attractive, cherry-colored blooms all summer long – triumphing over heat, drought and poor soils! Stunning when planted in drifts in borders or can be planted in large containers to create a feature plant on a patio or terrace. Flowers average 3-4 inches in width, 24 inches in height. Hardy? maybe? Thompson & Morgan says that this plant is a half hardy annual. Winner of the Fleuroselect Novelty Award in 2007.

Sow seed on the surface of good, free-draining, seed starting soil. Start seeds about four months before the last average frost date. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of sifted peat moss or vermiculite. Seal the container inside a clear plastic bag and keep at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
Transplant seedlings when large they are enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting them out after all risk of frost has gone. Plant them 30cm (12in) apart.

‘Bronze Dragon’ Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus nanus ‘Bronze Dragon’)

'Bronze Dragon' Snapdragon in full bloom.

'Bronze Dragon' Snapdragon in full bloom.

‘Bronze Dragon’ Snapdragon is an eye-catching, bushy, dwarf plant with the darkest, almost black foliage ever seen by Thompson & Morgan breeders on a snapdragon. Bred by Thompson and Morgan, ‘Bronze Dragon’ looks almost as attractive before flowering as it does when smothered in its gorgeous, purple and white bi-colored blooms. Truly outstanding in borders or containers. Can also boast having very good rust resistance. Grows to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. Remove spent blooms to encourage more flowers. Thompson & Morgan lists this plant as a half hardy annual (zone 7?)

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp seed starting mix. Do not cover the seed. Place container inside a sealed plastic bag and keep at 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 10-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Sow 10 weeks before the last average spring frost.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost.  Plant them 23-30cm (9-12in) apart.

Mandela’s Gold Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae ‘Mandela’s Gold’)

'Mandela's Gold' Bird of Paradise

'Mandela's Gold' Bird of Paradise

A rarely-offered, golden-yellow bird of paradise! After 20 years of hand pollination and selection by the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a small quantity of seed became available in 1994. Since then Thompson & Morgan has tried to introduce this variety into its catalogue. Patience usually pays off and finally we can offer more gardeners the chance of growing and seeing these flamboyant golden-yellow and purple blooms. Height to 6 ft. Width to 6 ft. Hardy to zone 10.

Soak seed in warm water for 36 hours before sowing and carefully remove the orange fluff from the one side of the seed as this can inhibit germination. Sow the seeds into pots or trays of moist seed starting soil and cover with a ¼ in layer of sifted peat moss or vermiculite. Place seed containers in a warm place, and keep between 65-85 deg. F. Sow the seeds so that they are just on the surface – light helps germination. Keep the surface of the soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take 1-6 months. When large enough to handle, transplant the seedlings into 3 in pots or trays. Challenging to germinate but easy to grow. Plants can be moved outside during the summer, but will need winter protection in a greenhouse or indoor by a large sunny window. Feed monthly with balanced liquid fertilizer during spring and summer, water sparingly during winter.

Microgreens

Microgreens are eaten as young seedlings, prior to the first true leaves when they are full of an intense range of flavors. They are quick and easy to grow indoors all year round and are ready to eat in only 6-15 days.

Purple radish seedlings ideal for sandwiches, soups or salads.

Purple radish seedlings ideal for sandwiches, soups or salads.

Living Greens can be grown in a similar way to mustard and cress. After many months of trialling, Thompson & Morgan recommends filling trays with vermiculite, then sprinkling the seeds liberally, but not too thickly on the surface. Seed compost and garden soil are not recommended due to possible pest/disease contamination. Place the trays on a warm windowsill or in the greenhouse.


Broccoli seedlings

Broccoli seedlings

Ensure the seeds are constantly moist and as the seedlings emerge, especially during summer, mist spray or water carefully as necessary. Just like sprouting seeds and salad leaves, they are rich in healthy nutrients, ideal for spicing up sandwiches and salads or garnish soups. Seedlings will mature quicker in the warmer, longer days.


Amaranth 'Red Army' Seedlings ready to eat

Amaranth 'Red Army' Seedlings ready to eat

New for 2009 Thompson & Morgan is offering Amaranth ‘Red Army’, Broccoli, Purple Radish, Arugula ‘Victoria’, Red Mustard and Greek Cress seeds in their microgreens collection.


 
All images are from Thompson & Morgan.

For more details about Thompson & Morgan seeds visit the www.thompson-morgan.com website and click the appropriate international site at the bottom.

Easy Elegance Roses for 2010

The 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose Collection

Welcome to a tour of the 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose garden. The following varieties are currently available at better garden centers across the country. Be sure to notice Como Park and Coral Cove, two new varieties joining the collection in the spring of 2010.

All the Rage Rose

All the Rage Rose

All the Rage Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIrage’
All the Rage features a color change performance that is Oscar® worthy. Tight coral buds burst into apricot-colored blooms with luminous yellow centers.  As the flowers mature, they take on a lipstick-pink hue, then drop cleanly away. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub rose
•    Official Flower Color: Apricot blend
•    Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 2.5-4’
•    Flower Form, Size: Semi-double, 3-4”
•    Petal Count: 10-12

Centennial Rose

Centennial Rose

Centennial Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIcent’
Clusters of high-centered blossoms are held on long, straight stems on this dynamic rose. The exhibition-style blooms are apricot to soft yellow, fading gradually to creamy white, a vivid contrast to the bronze-tinged foliage. Its reblooming qualities make Centennial a valuable addition to the mixed border. Resistant to blackspot and mildew. Crown hardy in zone 4 with winter protection.  Own root.
•    Classification: Grandiflora
•    Official Flower Color: Apricot blend
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 2-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 2.5”
•    Petal Count: 22
•    ARS Rating:  (6.9)


New! Como Park Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIage’
Since it’s so easy to grow, Como Park is ideal for beginning gardeners. This beautiful, bright shrub rose with striking and plentiful medium-red blossoms was named after an historic park in St. Paul, MN.  It’s compact and round shape is covered top to bottom with beautiful large, double blossoms. The dark-green, disease free foliage features unique touches of red. Hardy and gorgeous, Como Park is a perfect accent for any garden.  Own root.

 

Como Park Easy Elegance Rose, Rosa ‘EAlage’

•    Classification: Shrub Rose
•    Official Flower Color: Medium Red
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-7
•    Height: 30”
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 3”
•    Petal Count: 25

 New! Coral Cove Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAImir’
Incredible color, petite size, and superior disease resistance – Coral Cove has it all!  An everblooming gem, Coral Cove offers double blooms with dark pink outer petals that mature to a vibrant orange and finally a bright yellow in the center.  Its petite size and round form make it ideal for creating informal hedges and its vibrant colors allow it to pair easily in any garden setting.  Own root.

 

Coral Cove Easy Elegance Rose, Rosa ‘BAlmir’

•    Classification: Shrub Rose
•    Official Flower Color: Orange-Pink Blend
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 24”
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 3”
•    Petal Count: 30

Grandma's Blessing Rose

Grandma's Blessing Rose

Grandma’s Blessing Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAling’
Resembling a hybrid tea with large, full, dusty-pink blossoms, this beauty is so sweet it is named after Margaret ‘Grandma’ Bailey. Grandma’s Blessing has a symmetrical, vase-shaped form and dark-green, disease-resistant foliage. Stunning color combines beautifully with many perennials and also makes an elegant low hedge. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Medium pink
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 2-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Full, 2-3”
•    Petal Count: 32
•    ARS rating: (8.2)


High Voltage Rose

High Voltage Rose

Easy Elegance® High Voltage Rose, Rosa ‘BAIage’
An electrifying shrub rose, High Voltage provides shockingly beautiful medium yellow flowers with an upright growth pattern and disease-free foliage.  Large, plentiful blooms make High Voltage a showstopper in any garden. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub Rose
•    Official Flower Color: Medium Yellow
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 3-5’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 2-3”
•    Petal Count: 22

Kiss Me Rose

Kiss Me Rose

Kiss Me Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIsme’
One of the most fragrant roses in the Easy Elegance Collection, Kiss Me bears clusters of large, double, clear pink blooms, reminiscent of English roses. It flowers all season, and is especially attractive in the perennial border. Highly disease-resistant foliage adds to its appeal as a cut flower. Own root.
•    Classification: Grandiflora
•    Official Flower Color: Pink blend
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 2-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 4”
•    Petal Count: 20-25
•    ARS rating: (7.6)

Little Mischief Rose

Little Mischief Rose

Little Mischief Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAlief’
Let mischief reign in your garden with this compact everblooming rose. New blooms of deep pink with a white eye contrast nicely with the lighter pink aging blooms. With its glossy green foliage, low-growing habit and disease-resistant foliage, this rose is a wonderful companion plant in a border planting, hedge plant or star performer in a decorative container. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Deep pink
•    Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 2-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 1”
•    Petal Count: 19-24

Macy's Pride Rose

Macy's Pride Rose

Macy’s Pride™ Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAlcream’
This delightful rose was selected by Macy’s Department Store for their centennial. Lemon-yellow buds open fully to creamy-white and age gracefully with a hint of pink. Disease-resistant foliage is red-rimmed when immature and ages to a beautiful semi-glossy, medium green. New England Rose Society Award Winner in 2002. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: White
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 3-5’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 4-5”
•    Petal Count: 22
•    ARS Rating: (8.0)

My Girl Rose

My Girl Rose

My Girl Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIgirl’
My Girl brings a sassy swing back to the garden. The ruffled, deep-pink blossoms make a bold impact. Its compact growth habit and medium green foliage make it the perfect plant for garden borders or groupings. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub rose
•    Official Flower Color: Deep Pink
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 3-4’
•    Flower Form, Size: Full, 2-3”
•    Petal Count: 28-30

Mystic Fairy Rose

Mystic Fairy Rose

Mystic Fairy® Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAlfairy’
Irresistible blooms of rich red with pink undertones carpet the plant in massive clusters all summer long. New foliage is glossy red and slowly gives way to dark green mature leaves, a striking complement to the blooms. This compact, vigorous shrub rose is crown hardy to zone 4 and resistant to both blackspot and mildew. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Red blend
•    Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 3-4’
•    Flower Form Size: Double, 3”
•    Petal Count: 27

Paint the Town Rose

Paint the Town Rose

Paint the Town Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAItown’
Wonderful clusters of red hybrid tea-shaped blooms carpet this rose from head to foot, to paint your town red. Glossy, dark green foliage accents the red perfectly and highlights the incredible flower effect all season long. The even spreading-to-mounded habit is as well suited to container gardening as it is to the border. Highly disease-resistant. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Medium red
•    Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 2-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 3.5”
•    Petal Count: 20
•    ARS rating: (7.9)

Pink Pearls Rose

Pink Pearls Rose

Pink Pearls Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIrls’

This blooming machine looks as if it were strewn with multitudes of little pink pearls. Frilly petals open wide revealing a white eye and golden stamens. Sturdy and low growing with a tight, compact habit. Equally attractive in the front of a mixed border or in a decorative pot. Accepting of less than perfect growing conditions. Disease-resistant, medium green foliage. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Deep pink
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9 (trial in zone 4)
•    Height: 1-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Double, 1.5”
•    Petal Count: 20

Snowdrift Rose

Snowdrift Rose

Snowdrift Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIrift’
Like a snowdrift in summer, the habit is upright and amazingly uniform with blooms covering the plant all the way to the ground. Gorgeous, full, cup-shaped blossoms are creamy white with just a hint of apricot in the center as they open. Snowdrift is quite reminiscent of English roses. Each cluster of blossoms retains its pure color before dropping cleanly. This hardy, disease-resistant beauty is at home in any border and also makes a graceful hedge. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: White
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 3-4’
•    Flower Form, Size: Very full, 2”
•    Petal Count: 50
•    ARS Rating (7.0)

Sunrise Sunset Rose

Sunrise Sunset Rose

Sunrise Sunset Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAlset’
As the name implies, Sunrise Sunset is a stunning blend, with bright fuchsia-pink petals, blending to apricot near the centers. Blue-green foliage is disease-resistant on this everblooming shrub rose. Its dense, spreading habit makes it an ideal ground cover and is also well suited to mass plantings. A vigorous grower, even in zone 4. Own root.
•      Classification: Shrub
•      Official Flower Color: Pink blend
•      Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•      Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•      Height: 2-3’
•      Flower Form, Size: Semi-double, 2-2.5”
•      Petal Count: 13-19
•      ARS rating: (7.8)

Super Hero Rose

Super Hero Rose

Super Hero Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIsuhe’
Super Hero will rescue you from your fear of growing roses! This hybrid tea-shaped rose is as easy to grow as any other shrub, with the added benefit of beautiful, deep red blooms.  Medium to dark green, glossy foliage provides a perfect background for the season-long flower show.  Own root.
•    Classification: Floribunda
•    Official Flower Color: Medium red
•    Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•    Hardiness Zone: 4-9
•    Height: 3-5’
•    Flower Form, Size: Full, 2-3”
•    Petal Count: 35-40

Sweet Fragrance Rose

Sweet Fragrance Rose

Sweet Fragrance Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAInce’
Hybrid tea-shaped buds in tropical tints of coral and orange with a deep yellow base swirl open to full, sweetly fragrant, apricot blossoms. Each bloom matures to salmon-pink adding interest with the range of color. Clusters of buds and blooms are held on sturdy canes making them perfect for cutting. A vigorous, upright grower with excellent disease-resistance. Own root.
•    Classification: Grandiflora
•    Official Flower Color: Apricot
•    Bloom Cycle: Everblooming
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9 (trial in zone 4)
•    Height: 2-4’
•    Flower Form, Size: Full, 3-4”
•    Petal Count: 35

Yellow Brick Road Rose

Yellow Brick Road Rose

Yellow Brick Road Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAIoad’
Neat, round, compact shrub covers itself with clusters of old-fashioned, lemon-yellow blossoms. Interestingly, the outer petals are slightly lighter in color. Blooms mature to butter-cream, extending the pallet of colors. Excellent flower effect. Will add a splash of color in the front of the border, as a groundcover and also as a low hedge. You don’t have to be in the land Oz to find excellent blackspot resistance, so unique among yellow roses. Own root.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Deep yellow
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 2-3’
•    Flower Form, Size: Full, 2-3”
•    Petal Count: 38

Rosa Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine Rose

Yellow Submarine Easy Elegance®, Rosa ‘BAline’
Clusters of bright lemon-yellow blossoms age to soft yellow and finally to white, creating a spectrum of yellows on one plant. This beauty has an upright habit and disease-resistant foliage. Most attractive planted in groups with other shrubs and perennials. Crown hardy in zone 4 with mulch for winter protection.
•    Classification: Shrub
•    Official Flower Color: Medium yellow
•    Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
•    Hardiness Zone: 5-9
•    Height: 2-4’
•    Flower Form, Size: Full, 2”
•    Petal Count: 32
•    ARS Rating: (7.3)

For more details visit the www.EasyEleganceRoses.com website

All images in this article courtesy of Bailey Nurseries www.baileynurseries.com

New Plant and Bulb Introductions from Gardenimport

New 2009 Summer and Fall Bulb and Plant introductions from Gardenimport

 

Narcissus 'Beautiful Eyes' a Jonquil Hybrid

Narcissus 'Beautiful Eyes' a Jonquil Hybrid

Narcissus BEAUTIFUL EYES
Gardenimport trialed this lovely Jonquil hybrid this spring and were not only delighted by its fragrance but also by its abundant and long lasting bloom. Division 7: Jonquil Narcissus.Abundant clusters of wonderfully fragrant white petaled flowers with small orange cups. Long lasting and superb for bouquets. Blooms late mid spring. Ht. 30-40cm (12-16”). Whether you call them Narcissi, or Daffodils if you prefer, they’re just about the best thing that ever happened to northern gardens. They produce blooms the very first season, go on doing it for years, and the clump gets bigger as the seasons roll by. Daffodils are generally not only disease-resistant but pest-resistant as well, and that includes squirrels! Hardy to zone 4.


Tulip 'Jazz'

Tulip 'Jazz'

Tulip JAZZ
Dugald Cameron says that he saw this a few years ago and finally managed to get some. The deep magenta pink flowers have dark purple stems. It will look amazing in your garden as will any of our over 80 varieties.
Plant your own music garden. Striking magenta-pink flowers play harmony with purple-black stems. We saw it in Holland 2 years ago and have been looking for it ever since. Ht. 50cm (20″).  Tulips love a sandy, well drained soil in a sunny spot that gets a good summer baking.
Some Plant Highlights…


Daylily 'White Tie Affair'

Daylily 'White Tie Affair'

 Daylily WHITE TIE AFFAIR (blooms midseason) Add a little class to your Daylily collection with this 15cm (6″) yellow-throated, lightly-ruffled white. Ht. 66cm (22″).

 You’d almost think these plants were created to make you feel really good about the world in general and your garden in particular. Hemerocallis are easy to grow and very hardy, they have no known enemies, they come in a range of colours and sizes that will fit any garden scheme, and they deliver more and bigger blooms every year. They’re known as Daylilies because each individual flower is succeeded by yet another each and every day for weeks on end in early summer. Now, doesn’t that make you feel better already? 


Afternoon Tea Time Daylily

Afternoon Tea Time Daylily

Daylily AFTERNOON TEA TIME
Blooms early midseason A delightful blend of tea and mango in huge 16.5cm (6.5″) golden-throated, ruffled flowers with a light mango mid-rib. Ht. 66cm (26″).

Live Jazz Daylily

Live Jazz Daylily

Daylily LIVE JAZZ  Fragrant Blooms late season
A super-ruffled old gold with a green throat and pink highlights. Blooms are 14cm (5.5″) wide on 79cm (31″) well-branched plants.


 

Peony 'Cora Stubbs'

Peony 'Cora Stubbs'

Peony CORA STUBBS  This award winning variety is blooming in my garden now and has won rave reviews from everyone who has seen her. Strongly and deliciously fragrant with large blooms on sturdy stems. CORA STUBBS joins Gardenimport’s terrific selection of over 15 varieties.
 

 Professor A.P. Saunders
A chemistry Professor at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York during the early part of the 20th century, Professor Saunders is today considered the “Father” of the modern hybrid peony. He carried out extensive, scientifically based breeding programs with both herbaceous and tree peonies with the assistance of friends at the New York Botanical Garden. His tree peony work centered on the intercrossing of two species, the yellow flowered P. lutea and the orange-red P. delavayi with existing classical Japanese Moutan varieties. The resultant progeny produced a range of flower colors from lemon and golden yellow to ivory and pearl shades frequently blended and suffused with purple and pink, plus a few strawberry-red cultivars. In all cases, the flowers are displayed above attractive cut-leaf foliage. Eventually his daughter, Silvia took over her father’s nursery, and after several decades Professor Saunder’s hybrids are still in great demand by gardeners worldwide.
Tree Peonies are grafted to herbaceous peony rootstock. Gardenimport ships mature, bare root, grafted plants stating in October.

Ariadne Trea Peony

Ariadne Trea Peony

Tree Peony
ARIADNE New 2009 Introduction (Blooms mid-season)
(Saunders) A fragrant peach semi-double with deep rose-red flares, veins and edging. The beautifully formed flowers are aptly named for Ariadne’s charms brought about the downfall of the Minotaur.

 

 


Tree Peony 'Spring Carnival'

Tree Peony 'Spring Carnival'

Tree Peony SPRING CARNIVAL New 2009 Introduction (Blooms mid-season)
(Saunders) Golden blooms are eged and suffused with red and rose. Red rose central flares and golden stamens. The erect flowers are held well above the foliage.



Burgundy Wine Tree Peony

Burgundy Wine Tree Peony

Tree Peony
BURGUNDY WINE New 2009 Introduction Blooms early season)
Deep burgundy wine flowers with golden centres. A vigorous variety.

 

 

 

For more details visit the www.gardenimport.com website.