(Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Sparkler Coneflower)
The interesting variegated foliage of 'Sparkler' contrasts nicely with its large purple-pink daisies. The dark green leaves of this Terra Nova introduction are mottled with flecks of cream and provide moderate interest even when the plants are not in bloom, though the leaves have a tendency to revert. Purple coneflower originates from eastern North America where it inhabits open prairies, meadows, roadsides and forest margins.
Coneflower is a dependable garden staple that is happiest when planted...
James H. Schutte
(Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Vintage Wine Coneflower)
The rich raspberry pink daisies of 'Vintage Wine' are sweetly fragrant and free-flowering. This patented Terra Nova introduction has an upright vigorous habit, good branching and its colorful flowers are punctuated by dark red and brown conical centers. Coneflower originates from eastern North America where it inhabits open prairies, meadows, roadsides and forest margins.
Coneflower is a dependable garden staple that is happiest when planted in sites with full sun and well-drained, moderately...
James H. Schutte
(Eastern Purple Coneflower)
Upright, sturdy stems hold the white flowers of the White Lustre purple coneflower in summertime. Dating to the mid-20th century, this white-flowering selection was introduced by Carroll Gardens in Westminster, Maryland. Purple coneflower is an eastern North American wildflower. The petals of 'White Lustre' are angelic white and arch downward, surrounding a bronze-orange cone. If the old flowers are promptly cut away, or deadheaded, additional flowering occurs and can be extended well into late summer...
Mark A. Miller
(White Coneflower, White Swan Coneflower)
White Swan coneflower is an easy-to-grow, herbaceous perennial that is native to the eastern United States and Canada. In early to late summer, long, sturdy stems bear clean white, daisy flowers with large conical centers of amber orange. Bloom time may be extended if their spent flowers are removed, or deadheaded. A dependable garden staple, white swan coneflower self-sows freely but not aggressively. These natives are happiest when planted in sites with full sun and well drained, moderately fertile...
(Eastern Purple Coneflower)
Introduced by PanAmerican Seed®, PowWow coneflowers are colorful, well-branched and compact. They reliably bloom first year from seed and will bloom in time for spring production if sown in midwinter. Their large daisies are fade resistant and strong-stemmed.
Who doesn't love this colorful, easy-to-grow garden perennial? Purple coneflower is a hardy herbaceous wildflower native to the eastern United States. In early to late summer, it bears tall, sturdy stems topped with single large daisies...
(Calico Cactus, Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus, Hedgehog Cactus)
Cloaked in ferocious spines, this low spreading cactus is so adaptable it can be grown just about anywhere in the American southwest and even some states further north. This beautiful mounding cactus is from the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, with populations occurring from sea level up to very alpine locations. It varies widely across its native range, resulting in the naming of several subspecies and varieties.
Engelman’s cactus is composed of many cylindrical stems...
A pleasant upright-shaped shrub with gently arching branches, the Quicksilver silverberry glistens with silvery gray-green foliage and red fruits. A hybrid originating in England as a chance seedling, 'Quicksilver' is a fast-growing deciduous shrub.
The thin branches have thorns. At first, the branches are held upright, but as they lengthen and carry more weight they begin to arch. In early spring, the oval leaves emerge with a whitish silver hue. They mature to silvery gray-green. In late spring...
Russian olive is a large deciduous shrub or small tree that's remarkably hardy and beautiful but known to be invasive. It is native to southern Europe, Russia, central Asia and parts of China where it inhabits coastal regions, lake shores, dry river beds and mountainous areas. It has also become naturalized throughout much of North America. In addition to its graceful habit and silvery leaves it is valued for its edible fruit, quality timber and fast-growing nature.
The narrow, lance-shaped leaves...
(Red King Russion Olive, Russion Olive)
Russian olive is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree. It is native to southern Europe, central Asia and parts of China. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves are green above and silvery, gray-green below. Its brown, scaly, often thorny branches are covered with exfoliating bark that adds winter interest. The cultivar ‘Red King’ has silvery white, strongly fragrant flowers with yellow centers occur in late spring or early summer and are followed by edible, red-rust, olive-like fruit.
(Angelica Shrub, Fiveleaf Aralia)
Imparting a lush tropical look to the temperate garden, fiveleaf aralia's jagged, hand-like foliage upon arching stems is great for all types of garden soils and exposures! An upright multistemmed shrub with long thorns from eastern China, the branches will arch and flop once they reach an extended length.
The leaves are palmate - looking like a hand with five tapering oval leaflets that have attractively jagged edges. They are arranged alternating on the smooth green-brown stems that have long...