Blooms of Bressingham
(Amethyst in Snow Cornflower, Mountain Bluet, Perennial Cornflower)
What a pretty mountain bluet. The patented ‘Amethyst in Snow’ originates from the mountainous areas of Central Europe. This mounding perennial is distinguished by its large feathery white and purple flowers, high vigor and overall good garden performance.
The foliage is gray-green, lance-shaped and forms a low mound. In late spring to early summer strong stems topped with spidery white flowers with purple centers appear. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and set lots of seed once spent....
(Gold Bullion Cornflower, Mountain Bluet, Perennial Cornflower)
A flowering perennial with glowing leaves, ‘Gold Bullion,’ is descended from Mountain Bluet, a native of the mountainous regions of Central Europe. It thrives in temperate climates and drier soils. The plant forms a low mound of lance-shaped, golden leaves above which rise stems of single blue flowers with red centers from late spring to summer.
Grow this montaine perennial in full sun and well-drained, even rocky, soil. Like other mountain bluets, it is a great plantt for rock or alpine gardens...
The American native shrub, common buttonbush, develops striking pincushion-like flower balls of ivory in summer and early fall. These are followed by attractive fruits and russet red autumn leaves. This rounded, deciduous shrub is native to much of eastern North America as well as Cuba and regions in Mexico. Wild specimens can be found growing in moist or wet soils around lakes, ponds and streams.
Buttonbush has shiny, medium green leaves that are oval to almost lance-like in shape. The leaf...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Fastigiate Harrington's Plum Yew, Harrington's Plum Yew)
Semi-formal in appearance without the need for pruning, the Harrington's plum yew selection 'Fastigiata' grows as a broad, upright shrub with noticeably vertical branches. It is yew-like (Taxus) in appearance and has glossy, flattened blackish-green needles with silvery bands on their undersides. Though technically coniferous, its round fruits have a fleshy, purple-red exterior, much like that of true yews. Fruits only exist on female plants and appear in late summer to fall.
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Harrington's Plum Yew, Prostrate Plum Yew, Spreading Plum Yew)
This is an elegant, underused needled evergreen for the landscape. Prostrate plum yew has a spreading habit and attractive arching branches. It is yew-like in appearance and has glossy, flattened dark green needles with silvery bands on their undersides. Though technically coniferous, its round fruits have a fleshy, purple-red exterior, much like that of true yews. Fruits only exist on female plants and appear in late summer to fall.
Plum yew grows well in sandy, well drained soil. Where climates...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Harrington's Plum Yew, Spreading Plum Yew)
This East Asian native is a wide-spreading evergreen conifer with flat, dark green, sharply pointed needles. Plants with female flowers produce edible fruits that resemble small plums.
Spreading plum yew thrives in partial shade (or full sun in cool climates) and moist, well drained soil, and is an attractive feature plant that also works well in masses. This tough conifer is more tolerant of heat, shade, and alkaline soils than many conifers, ideally suiting it for regions such as the southern...
Snow-in-Summer is an easy-care, mat-forming perennial that flowers so profusely in sproing that it resembles a drift of snow. This is a rampantly-spreading plant with small, wooly silver leaves that can persist through a mild winter. In spring, a carpet of clear white, star-shaped flowers with button centers rise above the leave on short stems and cover the plant into summer.
Grow Snow-in-Summer in full sun and average well-drained soil, A native of Italy and Sicily, it tolerates hot, dry conditions....