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(Begonia, Metallic Mist Begonia)
Metallic Mist hardy begonia has brilliant maple-like leaves in a cool silver and dark green hue. This cold-hardy, herbaceous perennial is the result of extensive hybridization. Each leaf blade has jagged lobes that are ghostly silver with dark green veins. In the center, where the veins converge, is a small flash of burgundy that becomes more pronounced in cooler times of year. Pink flowers contrast the foliage in a magnificent way in late summer and into autumn.
Plant 'Metallic Mist' in a moist,...
A spreading tuberous begonia, hardy begonia bears elegant, pendulous clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers above olive or mid-green leaves with pinkish undersides. This form is known for its paler leaves and stems and used to be called Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana, a subspecies that is no longer botanically recognized.
Hardy begonia is a subtropical species that survives in regions with prolonged sub-freezing winter temperatures. It is native to southeastern China, where...
(Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower)
The fruits and flowers of this charming, but heavily self-sowing, perennial add appeal to the summer garden. Blackberry lily is an old fashioned flower that originates from Russia, China and India. It forms upright clumps of stiff, sword-like leaves of medium green. In summer, tall, airy, branched stems appear topped with orange lily-like flowers with red and yellow markings. These are followed by clusters of small, round, glossy black fruits that look much like blackberries.
James H. Schutte
(Hello Yellow Dwarf Blackberry Lily, Yellow Leopard Flower)
The black fruits and yellow flowers of the charming, shorter-growing 'Hello Yellow' add beauty to the summer garden. Blackberry lily is an old-fashioned perennial that originates from Russia, China and India. It forms upright clumps of stiff, sword-like leaves of medium green or bluish gray-green. In summer, the tall, airy, branched stems appear on 'Hello Yellow' with light lemony yellow blossoms. These are followed by clusters of small, round, glossy black fruits that look much like blackberries....
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
A tall evergreen shrub, wintergreen barberry is the hardiest of the evergreen barberries. Its spiny, glossy green leaves become tinged red in the autumn and winter, and it has showy yellow flowers that develop into small, waxy blue fruits that turn almost black when fully mature. This shrub has large, fierce three-parted spines that make it almost impenetrable, especially when used in hedges. Wintergreen barberry prefers full to part-sun and is very site adaptable and low maintenance.
(Spring Glory Barberry, Wintergreen Barberry)
An upright to mounded evergreen shrub, wintergreen barberry is the hardiest of the evergreen barberries. 'Spring Glory' has reddish new growth in spring which matures to leathery green leaves. These become tinged bronze-red in the autumn and winter. Its showy yellow flowers develop into small, waxy blue fruits in autumn that turn almost black when fully mature and persist into winter.
This shrub has large, fierce three-parted spines that make it almost impenetrable, especially when used in hedges....
Japanese barberry is a dense, upright multi-stemmed shrub that is native to eastern Asia and Japan. Its glossy bright green leaves turn orange, scarlet and/or red-purple in the fall. Bright red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter. There are many cultivars of Japanese barberry such as the golden-leaved 'Aurea' and dwarf purple-leaved 'Bagatelle'. This shrub has been known to self-sow. Thorny, but still suitable for hedges and barriers, it also...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Golden Dwarf Barberry, Japanese Barberry)
Golden dwarf barberry is a dense, compact shrub that originates from eastern Asia and Japan. Its small, attractive, golden-green leaves turn orange-yellow in the fall. Bright red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist into winter.
Provide 'Aurea Nana' with full to part sun and average, well-drained soil. Thorny, but still suitable for hedges and barriers, it also makes a nice accent plant. This is a tough shrub that is tolerant of many soil types and...