An adaptable and variable deciduous tree from Europe and West Asia, sycamore maple is named for its foliage, which resembles that of planetree. The three- to five-lobed leaves of 'Worley' open yellow-green, deepen to golden-yellow, and then mature to green. They may turn yellow in fall. The tan or brown, two-winged fruits – known as samaras – drop from the tree in helicopter fashion. They are green when young. Inconspicuous flowers precede the fruits. Introduced in the late nineteenth century, this...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Painted Maple, Shantung Maple)
Shantung maple is a tough deciduous shade tree from northern China and Korea that has interest in all four seasons. In spring, yellowish green flowers decorate the twigs, which may have a slightly purple hue. The leaves emerge reddish and mature dark green, looking very much like those of Norway maple. In autumn, the leaves typically turn shades of yellow and orange, with possible blotches of red. The bark of this tree is gray, and looks like the battered and age-worn skin of a large elephant's...
(Pacific Sunset® Maple, Painted Maple, Shantung Maple)
Pacific Sunset maple ('Warrenred') is a tough shade tree with a fast growth rate and atypical red fall color. Although its parentage is uncertain, it is perhaps a hybrid of the Shantung maple (Acer truncatum)from China with Norway maple (A. platainoides). Pacific Sunset's deep yellow-green leaves are slightly larger in size than the species and have more small lobes and more pointed lobes on the leaf blade. In autumn, leaves typically change bright red, but may include dulled purple...
(Appleblossom Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
'Appleblossom' displays a profusion of large, rose pink flowerheads on vigorous, compact plants throughout summer. Bred in Germany, this hybrid is a member of the popular Galaxy Series, which were developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. It forms a healthy clump of fine, ferny, green foliage which spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Its dense, flattened flower clusters are displayed on sturdy stems...
(Coronation Gold Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
This big, beautiful yarrow displays large, flattened platters of golden yellow flowers which seem to float above healthy clumps of silvery, aromatic, finely divided foliage. The long-lasting flowers appear on tall, slender stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. ‘Coronation Gold’ is thought to be a cross between the species Achillea filipendula and Achillea clypeolata.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained...
(Hybrid Yarrow, Mary Ann Yarrow)
This lovely yarrow displays many flat-topped clusters of pale lemon-yellow flowers from late spring to midsummer. The blooms rise on slender, compact stems above spreading clumps of finely divided, fernlike, silvery foliage, and are attractive to butterflies.
‘Mary Ann’ grows easily in full sun and well-drained soil of average fertility. Faded flower stems may be cut to the ground after blooming to maintain a neat appearance. Yarrow is suitable for mixed borders and cottage-style gardens,...
(Hybrid Yarrow, Moonshine Yarrow)
This gorgeous, compact yarrow lives up to its name with its shimmering display of brilliant yellow flowers held atop compact mounds of silvery, finely divided foliage. The blossoms appear in dense, flat-topped clusters on short, sturdy stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. This hybrid is the result of a cross between Achillea clypeolata and Achillea ‘Taygetea’.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained soil...
Bred in Germany, 'Paprika' decorates the summer garden with many flat-topped clusters of deep red flowers with tiny yellow centers. This hybrid is member of the popular Galaxy Series, which was developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. It forms a healthy clump of fine, ferny, green foliage which spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Its dense, jewel-toned flower clusters bloom atop sturdy stems from early...
James H. Schutte
The warm apricot-pink flower clusters of ‘Salmon Beauty’ fade to pale buff with age, creating a beautiful two-tone effect against its soft, gray-green foliage. Bred in Germany, it is member of the popular Galaxy Series, which were developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. Its fine, ferny foliage forms a healthy clump, but spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Many dense, flattened flower clusters bloom...
James H. Schutte
Bred in Germany, Galaxy Series hybrids were created by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the cultivar ‘Taygetea’, a yellow-flowered cross between common yarrow and the European species Achillea clypeolata. These outstanding perennials form healthy clumps of ferny, green to gray-green foliage which remains more compact and spreads less aggressively than typical of common yarrow. Dense, flattened flower clusters are displayed on strong stems from early to midsummer,...