(Ladybird Mix Cosmos, Sulphur Cosmos)
This dwarf, free-flowering cosmos mixture adds brilliancy to the summer garden with its jewel-like flowers of orange, red and yellow. Ladybird Series cosmos are more compact and offer a wider range of colors than the species, a tall annual native to fields and open areas of Mexico. These colorful plants are suitable as bedding annuals, in wildflower gardens, or for filling gaps in well-drained mixed borders.
The upright, branching stems of these low-growing, bushy plants are lined with ferny,...
James H. Schutte
This diminutive cosmos packs a punch with multitudes of brilliant yellow blooms displayed atop extremely dwarf, bushy plants. Uniquely short in stature, this cultivar is a form of golden cosmos, a tall, annual species native to fields and open areas of Mexico. ‘Limara Lemon’ is ideal for use in containers, as a bedding annual, or for edging well-drained mixed borders.
The many-branched stems of this low-growing gem are lined with ferny, deeply divided, rich green foliage, and are topped throughout...
James H. Schutte
Bright Lights series cosmos add brilliancy to the summer garden with their jewel-like flowers blooming in shades of orange, red and yellow. They are more compact and broader in color range than the species, a tall annual native to fields and open areas of Mexico. These plants are ideal for use as bedding annuals, in wildflower gardens, or for filling gaps in well-drained mixed borders.
The upright, branching stems of these cosmos are lined with ferny, deeply divided, rich green foliage, and...
Vigorous, compact and free-flowering, Cosmic Series cosmos add brilliancy to the summer garden with their prolific, jewel-like flowers of orange, red and yellow. This strain was developed from golden cosmos, a tall annual species native to fields and open areas of Mexico. They are suitable for use as bedding annuals, in wildflower gardens, or for filling gaps in well-drained mixed borders.
The upright, branching stems of these dwarf, bushy plants are lined with ferny, deeply divided, rich green...
(Grace Smoketree, Smokebush, Smoketree)
Grace smoketree, or smokebush, is a summer blooming deciduous multi-stemmed tree or shrub with multi-seasonal interest. This vigorous cultivar is a cross between Cotinus obovatus and Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’. Its rounded foliage is dark plum to burgundy and turns to shades of red, yellow and orange in the fall. In the summer it bears large pink clusters of frothy or smoke-like flowers.
Smoketree does best in locations with full sun and well-drained soil. Use as a feature...
(Common Smokebush, European Smokebush, Golden Spirit™ Smokebush)
The spectacular gold leaves of Golden Spirit™ smokebush age to lime green and turn shades of golden amber, crimson, purple and wine red in fall. The only downside is it produces few flowers and smoky fruits, still its foliage is a standout. It makes a fine addition to shrub borders or foundation plantings.
At its showiest, few shrubs are as pretty and effusive as the common smokebush. It does not become too large and may be multi-trunked and shrubby or single-trunked and tree-like. Originating...
Velvet cloak smokebush is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub to small tree that is native to regions from southern Europe to eastern China. This striking accent or specimen shrub has deep purplish rounded leaves that change to orange and red colors in the fall. In summer, large panicles of inconspicuous flowers appear followed by long, curled, densely-packed, hair-like fruits that look like large puffs of smoke. These are highly ornamental and purplish-red in color. 'Velvet Cloak' retains this leaf...
Unlike other cultivated Cotinus, the American smoketree lacks big, super showy puffs of summer smoke, but what it lacks in smoke it makes up in smashing fall color. Landscape specimens of this small tree may be single or multi-trunked and have an open, rounded habit. Natural populations exist across the South Central United States, from Missouri and Kentucky down to Georgia and Texas, and favor open uplands with dry, rocky, limestone soils.
The simple leaves of American smoketree are...
Mark A. Miller
This Old World genus comprises approximately 80 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees, several of which are popular garden subjects. Prostrate and trailing forms of Cotoneaster horizontalis, C. dammeri, C. apiculatus, and C. salicifolius are familiar and widely used groundcovers. Taller cotoneasters (such as C. multiflorus) are less common in landscapes, but are occasionally planted for their attractive...