The tasty and beautiful Swiss chard, 'Pink Lipstick', has variable deep magenta pink leaf stems and large glossy green leaves. The plants are so pretty they can be incorporated into container plantings and mixed borders. Harvest can begin 60 days after seeding and leaves gathered all season long, though they taste best in spring and fall when days are cool and nights chilly. Harvest healthy, mature leaves by cutting them cleanly at the base. These have a short shelf life, so eat them quickly!
This pretty Swiss chard is named for the fact that it looks like rhubarb. It’s a vigorous cultivar and its vibrant red stems hold their color even after cooking. Harvest can begin 50 to 60 days after seeding. Leaves should be gathered by cutting the oldest outer stems close to the ground. These have a short shelf life, so eat them quickly.
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...
(Scarlet Charlotte Swiss Chard, Swiss Chard)
Alluring to the eye and a delight to eat, 'Scarlet Charlotte' is a mild, delicious Swiss chard with large crinkled green leaves and magenta-red leaf stems. Harvest can begin about 65 days after sowing and leaves gathered all season long, though they taste best in spring and fall when days are cool and nights chilly. Harvest healthy, mature glossy leaves by cutting them cleanly at the base.
Swiss chard is planted for its big crinkly leaves that can be eaten in salads, soups or simply steamed...
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...
(Birch, Crimson Frost Birch)
Not only does the attractive white bark dazzle year 'round, the Crimson Frost birch provides magnificent burgundy-red to purple foliage from spring to autumn. This cultivar is a hybrid, derived from a cross between Betula platyphylla var. szechuanica and B. pendula ‘Purpurea’. It attains a rather narrow, pyramidal habit at maturity.
In early spring, drooping flower clusters called catkins dangle from the naked branches. Male and female flowers occur in separate catkins...
Mark A. Miller
(Little King River Birch)
Little King river birch, also marketed as the Fox Valley birch, is a handsome multi-stemmed, fast growing tree that is native to the central United States. Its most notable ornamental feature is its beautiful peeling bark that appears in mixed shades of rust-orange and brown. Like other birches, it has elongated catkins, which appear in spring, and its medium-green leaves turn a dirty yellow in the fall. One problem with river birch is its tendency to drop many fine branches on the ground, especially...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(European White Birch, Filigree Lace White Birch)
Filigree lace white birch is a dwarf tree with graceful pendulous branches and attractive, peeling bark. Its bright green leaves are deeply cut into thin leaf segments and turn a brilliant yellow in fall. No or few flowers form on this tree.
An introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries, this small tree prefers sun and moist, but well drained soil. 'Filigree Lace' is a great substitute for lace leaf maple in the mixed border or as a specimen plant.
(Common Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch, Trost's Dwarf European White Birch)
'Trost's Dwarf' is small in stature, featuring beautiful white, exfoliating bark and deeply-cut, thread-like leaves like other European white birches. Small greenish catkins appear in the spring and are quite eye-catching. A handsome small tree for use near water features, in the border, or in a container, 'Trost's Dwarf' unfortunately has a high suceptability to birch borer attack. Reduce the threat of attack by providing ample moisture and not planting it in hot, dry microclimates in the yard or...
Pride of Place Plants, Inc.
(European White Birch, White Edge Birch)
European white birch is a softly pyramidal tree when young, becoming more rounded at maturity with graceful arching branches. The cultivar 'White Edge' features beautiful white, exfoliating bark and creamy-margined, diamond-shaped,lacy leaves. Small greenish catkins appear in the spring and are quite eye-catching. The fall foliage is yellow.
European white birch is tolerant of both wet and dry soils in full sun. This handsome tree has been used extensively in the cool-climate park landscapes...