James H. Schutte
(Hybrid Lobelia, Ruby Slippers Lobelia)
Vividly colored for late summer garden excitement, 'Ruby Slippers' is an upright plant that bears spikes of crimson-red flowers. A short-lived perennial that is cold hardy, it is the result of complex crosses. Many regard it as the best red-flowering lobelia to use in the garden.
The thick upright stems are lined with green, pointed oval leaves that can have hints of bronze. From late summer to early autumn, the tops of the stems are a blend of tiny leaves and scores of tubular, two-lipped flowers...
(Hybrid Lobelia, Russian Princess Lobelia)
Vividly colored for late summer garden excitement, 'Russian Princess' is an upright plant that bears spikes of magenta flowers. A short-lived perennial that is cold hardy, it is the result of complex crosses. The foliage is also bronzed.
The thick, burgundy upright stems are lined with bronzy green, pointed oval leaves. From late summer to early autumn, the tops of the stems are a blend of tiny leaves and scores of tubular, two-lipped flowers that are vibrant magenta, attracting bees and hummingbirds....
Ernst Benary® Inc.
(Hybrid Lobelia, Kompliment Lobelia)
Members of the Compliment Series are waist-high plants developed by Ernst Benary, Inc. of Germany. They are good garden performers that produce flowers in shades of blue, deep red, purple, light pink, rose, scarlet and deep red shades. These tall bedding plants are perfect for cutting and will continue to bloom through summer with regular deadheading.
The adaptable and showy Lobelia x speciosa is an upright herbaceous bedding plant with spikes if red, pink, white or mauve-blue...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
(Fan Scarlet Lobelia, Hybrid Lobelia)
Providing a more adaptable plant for a wider array of soils and moisture, the Fan Series of Lobelia x speciosa includes branching knee-high plants that are short-lived, quite cold hardy and usually grown as an annual or biennial. These perennials are the result of complex crosses between cultivars with giant blue lobelia, scarlet lobelia and cardinal flower. All are tetraploid (having twice as many chromosomes as normal) and thus are more robust and slightly bigger in flowers.
(Parrot's Beak, Winged Pea)
The flowers of this tropical trailing evergreen perennial are colorful and unusual. They are bright red and/or gold and have a sharp protruding beak-like petal, which is this plant’s commonly called parrot’s beak or parrot vine.
Lotus berthelotii is native to the warm, dry Canary Islands, which exist off the coast of northwestern Africa. It bears feathery silvery-green foliage on low trailing stems. In spring and summer it produces curious beaked flowers that are scarlet, orange-red...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
‘Russell Hybrid’ lupines are the darlings of the cool climate summer garden, where their tall spires of pea-shaped blooms appear in a virtual rainbow of colors, ranging from white through many shades and combinations of blue, red, yellow, orange and purple. These fabulous perennials were originally bred in Yorkshire, England from the American native Lupinus polyphillus, which lends its genes to many other contemporary lupine hybrids. Because they abhor the heat, ‘Russell Hybrid’ lupines...
The extra showy, two tone flowers of lupine ‘Gallery Pink’ are very hot, rosy pink, brightly contrasted with white. An excellent choice for fleshing out the front or middle of the perennial border, these dwarf lupines also look charming spotted in among flagstone walkways or massed into a formal composition. The ‘Gallery Series’ hybrids were developed from the species Lupinus polyphyllus, a North American native hailing from the Pacific Northwest.
A hallmark of the traditional English...