A 1998 All-American Selections Winner, 'Bright Lights' chards are as tasty as they are beautiful. This popular chard mix offers plants with colorful stems of yellow, red, orange, pink and apricot topped with enormous leaves of deep green or purple. The stems even hold their color after cooking.
Swiss chard is planted for its big crinkled leaves that can be eaten in salads, soups or simply steamed or sautéed. Usually grown as an annual, it is a true biennial. Unlike its cousin the beet, chard...
(Dura-Heat® River Birch, River Birch)
Dura-heat river birch is a handsome, often multi-stemmed, fast growing tree that is native to the southeastern and central United States. Its most notable ornamental feature is beautiful peeling bark that appears in mixed shades of salmon to cinnamon exposing a creamy-white inner bark. Dura-Heat ('Bnmtf') river birch has a pyramidal shape, dark green, diamond-shaped, double-toothed leaves and is quite heat tolerant. Dura-Heat is a bit more compact than other river birches but still matures to a...
(Beggarticks, Bidens, Marietta Gold Spark)
This bidens, ‘Sundens,’ is a compact, long-blooming selection of Bidens ferulifolia, native to the southwestern U.S and contiguous regions of Mexico. Bred in Japan, 'Sundens' is a compact, upright, branching, short-lived perennial that covers itself with yellow daisy-like flowers from late spring through autumn until frost. It tolerates heat and has little appeal for deer and rabbits. In warm climates it is a perennial. In cold climates it is grown as an annual.
Plant ‘Sundens’ in full...
A short-lived, spreading perennial, often grown as an annual, Apache beggarsticks has a low, spreading habit and airy, rich green foliage. This native of the southern United States and Mexico is heat-loving and showy in bloom, when it produce many open, broad petaled golden yellow flowers at the ends of slender stems from summer to fall. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and require little deadheading.
A plant for sunny sites, Apache beggarsticks grows best in rich to average...
(Apache Beggarticks, Solaire® Yellow Beggarticks)
The perfect-size plant for small patio containers or the front of the flower bed, Solaire® Yellow beggarticks produces bright yellow, five-petaled flowers. While this species is usually a short-lived, spreading perennial, often grown as an annual, Solaire® Yellow always tends to die-out after about a year even if ideal growing conditions prevail. Each plants is a mound of fine-textured, deep green leaves. From early summer to fall's first frost, yellow flowers (perhaps with a deeper hint of gold)...
(Apache Beggarticks, Mexican Gold™ Apache Beggarticks)
A short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, Mexican Gold™ Apache beggarticks is a upright-growing variety that has a more spreading to semi-trailing habit. It is early flowering and holds the flower clusters on fairly sturdy stems above the foliage. This plant species originates from the southern United States and Mexico, but 'Fisbimex' was selected as a result of a controlled breeding program in Germany in 2004. Apache beggarticks is heat-loving and has fern-like, rich green foliage. From...
(Apache Beggarticks, Bidens, Gold Marie Bidens)
A short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, ‘Gold Marie’ beggarsticks is a vigorous selection with a bushy, spreading habit and fine, rich green foliage. This native of the southern United States and Mexico is heat-loving and becomes adorned with a showy display of many clear golden yellow daisies from summer to fall. These are attractive to bees and butterflies and require little deadheading.
A tough plant for sunny sites, Apache beggarsticks grows best in rich to average soil with good...
(Apache Beggarticks, Bidens, Golden Star Bidens)
A short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, ‘Golden Star’ beggarsticks is a vigorous selection distinguished by its compact, yet upright and bushy habit and early bloom time. It originates from the southern United States and Mexico, is heat-loving and has ferny, rich green foliage. From early summer to fall it becomes adorned with a showy display of many bright yellow daisies. These are attractive to bees and butterflies and require little deadheading.
A tough plant for sunny sites, Apache...
(Apache Beggarticks, Bidens, Smiley Bidens)
Apache beggarstick is a floriferous evergreen tender perennial with a short, spreading habit. It is native from Arizona to Guatemala and adapted to hot, arid climates.
The cultivar ‘Smiley’ bears clear golden yellow daisy-like flowers in great profusion from midsummer to early fall. These contrast nicely with its ferny rich green leaves.
Beggarsticks require full sun and average soil with perfect drainage. Once established, plants are surprisingly heat and drought tolerant. The flowers of...