(Hollyhock, Powderpuff Mix Hollyhock)
Powderpuff mix hollyhocks are tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennials that originate from western Asia. In summer, rosettes of characteristically rough, hairy leaves give rise to tall, leafy stalks lined with show-stopping, fully double, powderpuff-like blooms of pink, white, apricot rose-red and yellow that are attractive to butterflies and bees. Hollyhocks thrive in moderately fertile, well drained soil and flower best in full sun. They are great old-fashioned garden flowers that make an excellent...
James H. Schutte
(Hollyhock, Queeny Purple Hollyhock)
Queeny purple hollyhock is a compact, upright, herbaceous perennial that originates from western Asia. In summer, rosettes of characteristically rough, hairy leaves give rise to short, upright leafy stalks lined with show-stopping, semi-double flowers of rich rose-purple that are highly attractive to butterflies and bees. Hollyhock thrive in moderately fertile, well drained soil and flower best in full sun. It is a great old-fashioned flower that makes an excellent addition to mixed borders and large...
James H. Schutte
(Chater's Hollyhock, Hollyhock)
Hollyhock is a tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennial native to western Asia. In summer (or as early as mid-spring in mild winter climates), clumps of large, rough, heart-shaped leaves give rise to stately, leafy stalks lined with showy rounded blooms. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Plants in the Chater's Double group have fully double flowers and are relatively long lived.
Hollyhocks thrive in full sun and moderately fertile well drained soil. Cut back spent flower stalks to encourage...
Carol Cloud Bailey
One of the most salt and drought tolerant palms, Allagoptera arenaria, or seashore palm, is a beautiful tropical palm from the coastal regions of Brazil. Based on fossil records, it is also regarded as the most ancient of palms, a predecessor to all others. It maintains a relatively small size, so it is suitable for dune stabilization, landscapes and containers.
Long pinnate (feather-like) leaves emerge directly from an underground stem and at many angles giving it a fluffy, mounded...
(Beau Regard Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion)
This excellent allium hybrid displays enormous, rosy-purple flower clusters on tall, sturdy stems in late spring to early summer. Its starry, individual florets are packed densely in rounded globes that can be as large as 8 inches (20 centimeters) in diameter, adding instant drama to mixed beds and borders. They rise from low rosettes of bold, strappy, deep green leaves that remain attractive while the plants are in flower, unlike those of many other alliums.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Beau...
(Firmament Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion)
This gorgeous ornamental allium graces the garden with globes of starry, silvery-purple blossoms in late spring. The rounded, softball-sized flower clusters are borne on sturdy, slender stems which rise above strappy, deep green basal leaves that emerge in spring and fade as the plants bloom.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Firmament’ in fertile, well-drained soil at a depth of two to three times their diameter. Full sun is essential, and dryish summer conditions are preferable. Plant in small...
Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.
(Gladiator Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion)
A hybrid of two large-flowered Central Asian alliums, ‘Gladiator’ is a bulbous perennial grown for its huge globes of starry, metallic purple, green-eyed flowers displayed in late spring to early summer. The dense, rounded flower clusters are borne singly atop tall, sturdy, bare stems which rise above deep green, broadly sword-shaped basal leaves that emerge and spring and wither as the blossoms appear.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Gladiator’ in fertile, well-drained soil at a depth of two...