(Lady's Mantle, Senior Lady's Mantle)
The vigorous lady's mantle 'Senior' is a high performer. It forms dense broad mounds of beautiful gray-green palm-shaped leaves and puts forth showy clusters of chartreuse flowers early in the season.
This hardy perennial originates from Europe and is grown for its subtly colorful foliage and flowers. It is an old-fashioned ornamental that grows best in partial sun to shade. In early summer it offers effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that contrast nicely with its scalloped gray-green leaves....
(Lady's Mantle, Thriller Lady's Mantle)
Old-fashioned and delicate, thriller lady's mantle is the ideal perennial for partial sun to shade. This compact and vigorous selection has scalloped sea-green leaves and effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that appear in early summer. Though able to tolerate short periods of drought, this plant does best when provided with evenly moist, rich, well drained soil. Contrast this subdued clumping perennial with purple or bronze heuchera and pink, white or yellow columbine.
(Colicroot, Golden Colicroot)
With a tall, fleeting flower stem carrying bright golden yellow blossoms, the golden colicroot is also ornamental thanks to its foliage rosette. This herbaceous perennial is native to the American Southeast, from the District of Columbia to easternmost Texas and northern Florida. It naturally grows in pinelands, bogs, ditches and prairies.
The leaves arise from the ground to create a basal rosette of attractive light green leaves. Leaf blades are narrow, pointed lances with parallel veins, revealing...
(Colicroot, Unicorn Root, White Colicroot)
A white flower spike that looks like a unicorn's horn jutting up from the ground is a highlight of the white colicroot. This herbaceous perennial is native to the eastern United States and Ontario, Canada. It grows in moist peaty, gravelly or sandy habitats around the southern Great Lakes or from eastern Texas up to New England on the eastern side of the Appalachians. It naturally grows in pinelands, bogs, ditches and wet grasslands. Up until the 19th century, roots of colicroot plants were dug up...
(Colicroot, Yellow Colicroot)
An ankle- to shin-high flower stem carrying bright yellow blossoms above a foliage rosette is indicating of the yellow colicroot. This herbaceous perennial is native to the American Southeast, from Savannah, Georgia to New Orleans and south to the Florida Keys. It naturally grows in pinelands, bogs, wet ditches and seasonally flooded prairies.
The leaves arise from the ground to create a basal rosette of attractive light green leaves. Leaf blades are narrow, pointed lances with parallel veins,...
(Colicroot, Southern Colicroot)
A rather diminutive rosette of bright green leaves is overlooked until the southern colicroot produces a tall flower stem by late spring. This herbaceous perennial is native to the American Southeast, from southernmost Mississippi to northern Florida's and southern Georgia's Atlantic coast. It naturally grows in moist pinelands, damp grasslands and roadside ditches. Up until the 19th century, roots of these plants were dug up and used as medicine to treat colic.
The leaves arise from the ground...
(Beau Regard Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion)
This excellent allium hybrid displays enormous, rosy-purple flower clusters on tall, sturdy stems in late spring to early summer. Its starry, individual florets are packed densely in rounded globes that can be as large as 8 inches (20 centimeters) in diameter, adding instant drama to mixed beds and borders. They rise from low rosettes of bold, strappy, deep green leaves that remain attractive while the plants are in flower, unlike those of many other alliums.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Beau...
(Firmament Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion)
This gorgeous ornamental allium graces the garden with globes of starry, silvery-purple blossoms in late spring. The rounded, softball-sized flower clusters are borne on sturdy, slender stems which rise above strappy, deep green basal leaves that emerge in spring and fade as the plants bloom.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Firmament’ in fertile, well-drained soil at a depth of two to three times their diameter. Full sun is essential, and dryish summer conditions are preferable. Plant in small...