Great small-scale groundcover for rock gardens! Dwarf spreading form with dainty violet flowers that show color for many months. Deep green foliage is lightly marbled chartreuse. Nearly evergreen in most climates. 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year. From Rozanne and Friends™.
Handsome tree with an oval to rounded crown and open habit. Soft green leaves turn scarlet in fall. Becomes distinctive and elegant with age, as its papery sheets of bark peel to reveal cinnamon-brown new bark. Excellent small landscape specimen or woodland under-story accent. Deciduous.
Also known as Japanese Sango Kaku Maple Tree.
This beautiful small tree has brilliant coral bark on its young branches with color that intensifies in the winter. Deeply cut, light green leaves display attractive red margins and turn a golden yellow in fall. Thrives in bright dappled shade in warmer regions, or in full sun in cooler regions. Deciduous.
Graceful, arching deciduous tree displaying deeply-lobed, finely-serrated, brilliant red-orange leaves. Provides artistic lacy effect that contrasts well with green-leafed plants. Foliage turns garnet-red in fall. A classic small specimen or accent.
Macho fern comes by its name honestly. This big, brawny fern sports bright green fronds with bold, broad leaves and makes its relatives, Boston fern and Kimberly Queen fern, look little by comparison. Macho fern is ideal for large urns or planters where it has room to flex its graceful 3- to 4-foot-long fronds. It's ideal for decorating shaded or partly shaded front porches, patios, and other outdoor living areas. In the fall, you can bring your macho fern indoors and place it a bright spot out of direct sun to grow as a houseplant.
Bold and beautiful, Kimberly queen fern (also called sword fern because the fronds are straight and narrow) is easy to grow. The dark green fronds are perfect for adding tropical texture to shaded decks, patios, and other outdoor living areas. It's particularly striking in large containers as a specimen plant, but also plays well with other shade-loving tropicals including gingers, heliconias, and caladiums. Or, pair it with traditional shade-loving annuals such as New Guinea impatiens, golden sweet potato vine, or begonias.
Ghost fern is one of the loveliest -- and most well-mannered -- ferns in the garden. A fancy hybrid of Japanese painted and lady ferns, Ghost ferns show off the best of both parents. It's a slowly spreading plant that develops lovely upright fronds brushed with silver. The plants can grow 24 to 36 inches tall. Ghost fern's amazing coloration makes it a natural combination for plants with silver highlights such as brunnera, silvery heuchera, and lungwort. Ghost fern is also deer-resistant and can tolerate short dry spells. Hardy from zones 4-8.
Create a tropical look with this interesting landscape specimen. Bright-green, broad fronds are finely cut, spreading from a slender trunk. Fastest growing of the tree ferns.
Small white blooms mature into bright red fruit in fall with vivid color in winter after leaves have fallen. Needs a late blooming male variety planted nearby in order to produce berries. Use as foundation color or in the back of the border for seasonal interest. Ideal natural hedge. Deciduous.
Bright red berries combined with glossy, dark green foliage on this handsome shrub. Effective in pairs to frame an entrance or driveway, or massed into a hedge. Maintains dense, upright, conical shape with little or no pruning. For best berry display, plant a male pollenizer such as Blue Prince Holly nearby. Evergreen.
A hybrid holly with a tall, elegant, pyramidal form. Charming oak leaf-like foliage emerges bronze to burgundy in spring and matures to emerald green. Unlike most hollies, this selection sets small orange-red berries without needing a male pollenizer. A stunning and cold-hardy tall hedge or specimen. Evergreen.
This extremely cold hardy, beautiful little evergreen holly provides outstanding low growing bright green foliage to gardens with practically no maintenance! The dense, compact form has a rounded shape fitting nicely in today's landscapes. Deep purple winter color. Use as a pollenizer.
This unusual evergreen fern adds textural contrast to perennial beds and borders. Long, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers.
A bright bubble gum pink version of The Double Knock Out® Rose that is very stable and also unfazed by the heat. Classic shaped flowers bloom from early spring to the first frost. With superior drought tolerance once established, it has the toughness and resistance for which the family is known. A vibrant color that perks up any landscape.
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