(Barnsley Mallow, Mallow)
This romantic shrubby perennial of English cottage gardens is a busy version of the American hollyhock. It was raised by famed garden maker, Rosemary Verey, who introduced it in 1986, named for her Barnsley Gardens in England. 'Barnsley' descends from crosses of little known Lavatera olbiaLavatera thuringiaca. It is a large herbaceous perennial bearing many branches in a starburst pattern to create a rounded form overall. Stems and heart shaped leaves...
Perhaps looking like something lush and soft you'd find growing underwater, brass buttons' small and soft green leaves like like ferns and button-like yellow-green flowers appear in late spring. A low, infinitely spreading herbaceous perennial, this groundcover is native to New Zealand.
The shape of each leaf is oval, but with many deep lobes that makes each look like a tiny fern frond. Colored bright green, there are often hints of purplish burgundy on stems or leaf undersides. From late spring...
Rich blackened, fern-like leaves makes Platt's Black brass buttons' one of the most striking of creeping plants. A low, infinitely spreading herbaceous perennial, this attractive groundcover is native to New Zealand.
The shape of each leaf is oval, but with many deep lobes that makes each look like a tiny fern frond. This highly ornamental foliage is dark purplish black. From late spring into early summer, small pea-sized flowers that look like daisies without petals appear above the ferny foliage....
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(Bush Clover, Thunberg's Lespedeza)
Soft pale blue-green leaves with three leaflets cover the arching stems of Thunberg's bush clover. For about a month in early summer, the stems are covered in pea-shaped rose-violet blossoms, attracting butterflies and bees. Although resembling a shrub, this is an herbaceous perennial that may be killed back by winter cold or pruned back hard each year to rejuvenate. It's native to meadows of temperate northern China and Japan.
A fast growing plant, the stems gracefully arch to creating a spreading...
(Daisy Duke Shasta Daisy, Daisy May™ Shasta Daisy, Shasta Daisy)
An award-winning Shasta daisy selection, ‘Daisy Duke’ - marketed under the name Daisy May™ - is shorter growing, a profuse bloomer and needs less exposure to wintertime cold (vernalization) to start its flowering display. The white petals overlap in each blossom. It also produces lots of secondary flower buds on side stem-branches, something atypical of most other Shasta daisies. 'Daisy Duke' originated at an Illinois nursery in 2005.
Leucanthemum is a wide-ranging genus of annuals and...
Shasta daisy ‘Full Sail’ is a profuse bloomer whose cheerful, single white daisies open atop compact plants over a long period in summer.
Leucanthemum is a wide-ranging genus of annuals and perennials native to Europe and temperate regions of Asia. Most form leafy clumps from which rise small-leaved stems topped by numerous daisy-like flowers, usually white with prominent yellow centers. The hybrid offspring of the two species L. lacustre and L. maximum have produced...
Resembling fluffy, white pompoms, the large, fully double flowers of Leucanthemum ‘Sante’ are borne in profusion atop extra-strong stems in midsummer. The striking blooms of this vigorous Shasta daisy are especially long-lived and beautiful both in the garden and as cut flowers.
Leucanthemum is a wide-ranging genus of annuals and perennials native to Europe and temperate regions of Asia. Most form leafy clumps from which rise small-leaved stems topped by numerous daisy-like...
Leucanthemum maximum is an herbaceous perennial originally native to meadows, grasslands and alpine areas of Europe, which has escaped cultivation and become naturalized in many regions of North America. Its leafy clumps of foliage give rise to many tall, small-leaved stems topped with daisy-like flowers in summer. The attractive blooms feature prominent, yellow centers surrounded by many bright, white rays. Leucanthemum maximum has been crossed with its sister species, Leucantheumum...
(Broadway Lights™ Shasta Daisy, Shasta Daisy)
Pretty buttercream yellow and ivory daisies bedeck this vigorous hybrid Leucanthemum through summer. The bright blooms appear above neat compact plants and flower for a longer period than average Shasta daisies. Broadway Lights™ was bred by Manfred Mehring-Lemper in Hannover-Munden, Germany and first introduced by Syngenta Seeds.
In spring, this hardy herbaceous perennial offers neat clumps of deep green toothed leaves. It may begin to flower as early as late spring and will continue...