(Sea Pink, Sea Thrift, Victor Reiter Sea Thrift)
A compact, bristling tuft of short, narrow leaves, ‘Victor Reiter’ is a selection of sea thrift with light pink flowers. It is descended from an evergreen species native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as fast east as Turkey, clues to its preferences. In early spring, short stems rise from the clump in profusion and bloom at their tips with a cluster of small, crowded, pink flowers that last almost to summer. It is a charming, extravagant show for a small plant and can be prolonged to summer...
(Morning Star Sea Pink)
Sea thrift is a short, evergreen perennial that originates from mountain and coastal regions across the northern hemisphere. In the United States it grows in the western coastal states. In late spring through summer, small pink,,white or blood-red globe-like flowers appear atop grass-like foliage. Grow this tidy perennial in sites with full sun and perfectly drained average soil. It makes a fine addition to rock gardens, border edges, or trough and container gardens. These are very prone to root...
James H. Schutte
This hardy, coarse, deep-rooted perennial is the source of horseradish, the familiar, fiery condiment. It grows as a clump of large, toothed, puckered, dark-green leaves on long stems arising from a fleshy root that divides vigorously into offshoots and sends out tunneling stems to start new plants with such vigor that one plant soon becomes many. Unless dug out regularly, the new plants can become invasive pests. Even a tiny fragment of root left in the ground will grow a new plant.
(Red Chokeberry, Red Chokecherry)
Spring finds the red chokeberry teeming with clusters of small white flowers, and the autumnal display of fiery red leaves and thousands of red berries that last well into winter is second to none. A mounding, deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States, it typically forms a thicket by sending out underground stems (rhizomes) that turn up and emerge to make new plants. Individual plants are narrow and upright, with a cluster of small, thin, dark brown branches that flare out into a leafy,...
(Brilliant Red Chokeberry, Red Chokeberry)
Unexcelled red fall foliage, masses of small, plump red berries and glossy green leaves make the chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' whole-heartedly embraced by gardeners. A mounding, deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States, it typically forms a thicket by sending out underground stems (rhizomes) into nearby soil that rise and emerge to make new plants. Individual plants are narrow and upright, with a cluster of small, thin, dark brown branches that flare out into a leafy, rounded canopy. The...
(Black Chokeberry, Black Chokecherry)
Small, pretty white blossoms in spring, orangey fall color and dark purplish-black berries make black chokeberry a great shrub for naturalistic massed plantings. An upright deciduous shrub that suckers to form a thicket of twigs and leaves, it is native to the moist soils of the eastern United States and a thin sliver of southeastern Canada. Individual plants have a cluster of many, thin, dark brown stems that have a white, waxy, semi-flaky film on the smaller, reddish-brown twigs. It is slightly...
Mark A. Miller
(Autumn Magic Black Chokecherry, Black Chokeberry, Black Chokecherry)
With small, pretty white blossoms in spring, 'Autumn Magic' black chokeberry has orange-red to burgundy-tinged fall color and black berries. A compact, upright deciduous shrub that may form a thicket, it is native to the moist soils of the eastern United States and a thin sliver of southeastern Canada. Individual plants have a cluster of many, thin, dark brown stems that have a white, waxy, semi-flaky film on the twigs, which are reddish-brown.
Small clusters of five-petaled white flowers appear...