Mark A. Miller
(Auslese Lady's Mantle, Lady's Mantle)
The vigorous lady's mantle 'Auslese' is a wide-spreading European selection with large scalloped and pleated leaves of gray-green and bold sprays of bright yellow-green blooms that stand above the foliage.
Old-fashioned and delicate, lady's mantle is the ideal perennial for partial sun to shade. This clump-forming ornamental has lovely scalloped seagreen leaves and effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that appear in late spring to early summer.
Though able to tolerate short periods of...
(Lady's Mantle, Senior Lady's Mantle)
The vigorous lady's mantle 'Senior' is a high performer. It forms dense broad mounds of beautiful gray-green palm-shaped leaves and puts forth showy clusters of chartreuse flowers early in the season.
This hardy perennial originates from Europe and is grown for its subtly colorful foliage and flowers. It is an old-fashioned ornamental that grows best in partial sun to shade. In early summer it offers effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that contrast nicely with its scalloped gray-green leaves....
(Lady's Mantle, Thriller Lady's Mantle)
Old-fashioned and delicate, thriller lady's mantle is the ideal perennial for partial sun to shade. This compact and vigorous selection has scalloped sea-green leaves and effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that appear in early summer. Though able to tolerate short periods of drought, this plant does best when provided with evenly moist, rich, well drained soil. Contrast this subdued clumping perennial with purple or bronze heuchera and pink, white or yellow columbine.
(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...
Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.
(Globemaster Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion)
For many, ‘Globemaster’ is the standard against which all other ornamental alliums are judged. The gigantic, rounded, lavender-purple flowerheads of this hybrid are composed of small, starry, densely packed florets, and can approach the size of a volleyball. Appearing in late spring, they are borne singly on tall, sturdy stems which rise above bold, strappy, deep green basal leaves that appear in spring and fade as the plants bloom.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Globemaster’ in fertile, well-drained...