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(English Daisy, Speedstar® White Daisy)
English daisies are cool season perennials that are native throughout much of Europe. These tidy plants produce small basal clumps of semi-evergreen leaves of light to medium green. The compact 'Speedstar® White' is loved for its prolific display of large, semi-double, white daisies that have distinctly long quilled tips around a golden eye. These appear from early spring through summer and also in fall. This series also germinates its seeds year round, not requiring the usual chill of winter that...
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The cheerful double pom-pon-type flowers of Tasso English daisies are large, flattened and very showy. These compact cool season perennials originate from Europe and Asia and are often grown as single-season bedding plants. They are evergreen in mild climates and quite hardy.
Where temperatures are mild and favorable, plants will bloom vigorously from late winter through to summer and sometimes into fall. English daisies are distinguished by neat, ground-hugging rosettes of rich green leaves...
James H. Schutte
(Bonanza Gold® Japanese Barberry, Japanese Barberry)
Low and mounded, Bonanza Gold® Japanese barberry is a super dwarf selection with particularly bright golden leaves. This dense shrub originates from eastern Asia and Japan. In fall, its foliage turns vivid orange-red and red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.
For best growth and appearance, grow 'Bogozam' in any average, well-drained garden soil. Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant...
(Japanese Barberry, Royal Burgundy® Japanese Barberry)
Royal Burgundy® Japanese barberry is a mounded, dwarf shrub with particularly attractive dark burgundy leaves. This dense, multi-stemmed plant originates from eastern Asia and Japan. In fall, its foliage turns burgundy-red. Red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.
Grow 'Gentry' in full to partial sun and average, well-drained soil. Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant for containers....
Mary S. Thomas
(Japanese Barberry, Kobold Japanese Barberry)
Kobold Japanese barberry is a super dwarf, uniform, mounded shrub with particularly attractive dark green leaves. Originating from eastern Asia and Japan, its small leaves turn yellow and red in fall. Red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.
Provide this barberry with full to partial sun and average, well-drained soil. Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant for containers. This is a beautiful...
James H. Schutte
(Japanese Barberry, Sunsation® Barberry)
Sunsation® Japanese barberry is a dense, compact, vase-shaped shrub with glossy, sunny-gold leaves that turn scarlet and red-purple in fall. Red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.
Grow 'Monry' in full to partial sun and average, well-drained soil. Thorny, but still suitable for hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant for mixed borders. Sunsation® barberry is a beautiful and tough shrub that is tolerant of many soil types...
James H. Schutte
(Dwarf Purple Japanese Barberry, Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry)
Dwarf purple Japanese barberry is a compact deciduous shrub with four-seasons of interest. It’s most admired for its dense stems of red-purple foliage. These are covered with less desirable fine, thin thorns. In spring it bears tiny clusters of yellow flowers, which are followed by glossy red berries. The berries feed birds in fall and winter and thorns discourage deer from browsing.
Grow Japanese barberry in full sun to partial shade and any well-drained soil. If grown in full sun it will have...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Crimson Pygmy Barberry, Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry)
This Crimson Pygmy Japanese barberry (also 'Atropurpurea Nana') is a naturally selected dwarf cultivar with bright red-purple leaves in spring maturing to a deep bronze-red. Attractive bright red fruit persists into winter. Barberry has been known to self-sow.
Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges, borders and foundation plantings, 'Crimson Pygmy' can be used in the rock garden or containers. It makes a nice accent plant around other perennials, grasses and shrubs with green foliages. A tough...
(Baby Ball Beet, Beet)
Small with smooth skin, 'Baby Ball' beets are sweet, red and perfect for pickling or cooking whole. The ideal harvest size is 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 4 cm) in diameter. These beets develop quickly and may be harvested about 55 days after sowing. Their bright glossy greens are also edible and have red leaf stems. Early harvest when temperatures are cool will ensure a sweet, mild flavor while older, roots harvested in hot weather often develop a bitter flavor.
Usually grown as annuals, beets...
(Beet, Cylindra Beet)
An heirloom beet from Denmark, 'Cylindra' produces uniquely elongated, short, carrot-shaped roots. Because of their narrower roots, this beet may be grown in denser rows than the globe-shaped beets. Roots are ready to harvest from 46 to 80 days after sowing. If you desire more tender, "baby" beets harvest roots earlier. Even when 'Cylindra' roots grow larger, the skin is easy to peel and the flesh remains mild, sweet and tender.
Usually grown as annuals, beets are true biennials, which mean...