(Confetti® Glossy Abelia, Glossy Abelia)
The compact Confetti® has beautifully variegated leaves that are green with white margins. Even more spectacular is the newly emerging foliage, which has a bright pink hue. The lovely leaves look even better when the plants become covered with flowers.
Glossy abelia is a dense, rounded shrub with arching branches. It is primarily grown for its masses of long-lasting flowers but is a handsome shrub regardless. This hybrid of Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora is evergreen in...
(Glossy Abelia, Golden Anniversary Glossy Abelia)
The dwarf variegated Golden Anniversary™ is a knockout. This bushy cultivar is less than half the size of standard types, but offers big floral and foliar interest. This chance sport was discovered at Minier Nurseries in France.
Glossy abelia is a dense, rounded shrub with arching branches. It is primarily grown for its masses of long-lasting flowers but looks good year-round. This hybrid of Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora is evergreen in warmer climates and semi-evergreen...
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The name says it all. The glossy abelia ‘Prostrate White’ has a more compact and spreading habit than others, and its beautiful white blooms are quite fragrant.
Glossy abelia is a dense, rounded shrub with arching branches. It is primarily grown for its masses of long-lasting flowers but looks good year-round. This hybrid of Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora is evergreen in warmer climates and semi-evergreen in its more northern hardiness zones.
Its small ovate...
James H. Schutte
(Balsam Fir, Dwarf Balsam Fir)
Dwarf balsam fir is a compact evergreen shrub with fragrant balsam-scented foliage. A very slow growing dwarf, 'Nana' offers year-round interest because of its dense deep green needles and rounded silhouette. When it matures, the shrub's top may become more flattened.
Grow the dwarf balsam fir in full sun to partial shade in a slightly acidic well-drained soil. Evenly moist soil that is cooled with an organic mulch is best. Shade from hot, intense mid-afternoon summer sun keeps the needle quality...
(Bella Deep Coral Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple)
The Bella hybrids are unusually compact, mounding tender shrubs that are most commonly grown as bedding plants. Tropical in origin, they are evergreen and ever-blooming in frost-free zones and have large maple-like green leaves.
Rather than the traditional downward facing Abutilon flowers, those in the Bella Series face outward giving them a showier, more exotic look. The hibiscus-like flowers come in a wide range of colors including apricot, red, peach, rose, white and yellow.
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(Copperplant, Dwarf Copperplant, Wilkes' Acalypha)
The compact copperplant, 'Cypress Elf', has delightful narrow, pendulous leaves that are reddish bronze to green with pink or magenta margins. Unlike other copperleafs, this super bushy selection has subdued colors amenable to many landscape planting schemes. It even looks great in containers. This cultivar may also be sold under the name,'Mardi Gras.'
An evergreen shrub native to the Pacific islands, copperleaf bears brightly colored foliage in shades or red, purple, bronze and green. It...
(Anthea Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
Introduced by Blooms of Bressingham, this pretty, compact yarrow was discovered by Alan H. V. Bloom in 1979, who found it growing among a stand of the popular cultivar 'Moonshine'. ‘Anthea’ forms a dense clump of ferny, silvery-green foliage which is more resistant to disease than that of its parent. Dense, flattened clusters of pale primrose-yellow flowers are borne on upright stems in late spring. They create a vibrant contrast with the cool-toned leaves, and are attractive to butterflies.
(Hybrid Yarrow, Moonshine Yarrow)
This gorgeous, compact yarrow lives up to its name with its shimmering display of brilliant yellow flowers held atop compact mounds of silvery, finely divided foliage. The blossoms appear in dense, flat-topped clusters on short, sturdy stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. This hybrid is the result of a cross between Achillea clypeolata and Achillea ‘Taygetea’.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained soil...
Silvery yarrow is a low-growing, semi-evergreen perennial native to the mountainous regions of Eastern Europe. It forms a dense mat of finely dissected, gray-green leaves which are aromatic and covered with soft hairs. Many flat-topped clusters of small, white flowers appear from midsummer to early autumn. They are attractive to butterflies, and contrast nicely with the silvery foliage.
This drought-tolerant plant grows best in full sun and thrives in a range of soils, but must have good drainage....
(Golden Fleece Wooly Yarrow, Wooly Yarrow)
This yarrow cultivar is a mat-forming, hardy, herbaceous perennial with distinctive toothy, hairy leaves that look as if a spider had covered them with silk. The tousled mat of leaves is very low and the flower stems rise only a little higher. The flower custers are tightly made of many gold-yellow flowers with blunt petals and a promiment gold center. Flowering is profuse from early summer to early fall. The parent is wooly yarrow, a species native to southern Europe and western Asia.