The aptly named giant sunflower can reach huge heights. Though not commonly garden cultivated, it offers lovely yellow daisies in midsummer or fall. Native populations exist across much of eastern North America from Quebec down to Georgia. It favors swampy areas, moist meadows and old fields. The plants have tall, upright stems and form substantial clumps.
The leaves of giant sunflower are lance-shaped, rich green and borne on green or purple stems. Bloom time depends on geographic location....
Introduced in 1994 by the North Carolina-based Niche Gardens, 'Sheila's Sunshine' has lots of lovely pastel yellow flowers that appear in summer or early fall. The plants become quite tall, like wild-type Helianthus giganteus, so it is essential to offer them lots of growing space.
The aptly named giant sunflower can reach huge heights. Though not commonly garden cultivated, it offers lovely yellow daisies in midsummer or fall. Native populations exist across much of eastern North...
Gerald L. Klingaman
This is one of the most cultivated of the tall perennial sunflowers. It is a true prairie forb that exists across much of North America from California to Quebec. Natural populations favor rocky or fertile prairies, limestone-rich soils, roadsides and old fields. The plants have tall, upright stems and form substantial clumps.
The long, fuzzy, green leaves of Maximilian's sunflower curve backwards and look as if they've been folded upwards at the ends, so water funnels across them as if from...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Dame’s rocket is a biennial or short-lived perennial that is native from Europe to Asia. It develops a rosette of toothy, hairy leaves that produces tall, leafy stems topped with four-petaled, phlox-like clusters of tubular white to pale lilac flowers from late spring to summer. The flowers are very attractive to insects and fragrant at night.
This easy to grow ornamental flowers best in full sun. Use Dame’s rocket in a mixed border or a wild garden. Double flowered cultivars, such as ‘Alba Plena’,...
(Alumroot, Color Dream Alumroot)
Ever-dramatic throughout the growing season, Heuchera ‘Color Dream’ features strikingly veined leaves of deep green and burgundy, overlaid with a silvery sheen. In late spring to early summer, its low mounds of richly-colored foliage are topped with a subtle display of small, creamy, bell-shaped flowers held on numerous, thin stems.
Heuchera performs best in partial sun or the bright filtered shade of open, wooded landscapes. Excessive heat and sun can cause leaf burn so avoid...
(Coralbells, Hollywood Alumroot)
Hollywood coralbells is a compact perennial that is grown for its attractive mounded foliage and upright wand-shaped flowers. Throughout the growing season it produces dense, basal clusters of textured dark purple-green foliage with a silvery caste. In spring to summer, short stems topped with many small bell-shaped flowers of bright coral appear. Unlike other coralbells, these will rebloom.
Heuchera is happiest when grown in partial sun or bright filtered shade similar to that of a...
(Alumroot, Marmalade Alumroot)
Full sun tough with incredibly hot color foliage, this small hardy perennial offers exciting looks all year long. It is one of the new cultivars of the old plant known as coral bells, which was grown primarily for its flowers. But contemporary breeding of American native Heuchera species has yielded a whole new generation of cultivars created exclusively for their colored leaves. This small clumping perennial is a perfect example, producing fancy ruffled leaves that feature brownish orange...
(Coralbells, Monet Coralbells)
The bold, graphic leaves of Heuchera ‘Monet’ are crisp white, generously splashed and spattered with grass-green, bringing the illusion of dappled sunlight to shady plantings. Airy panicles of tiny, coral-red flowers bloom atop thin stems in late spring to early summer, contrasting vividly with the minty, speckled foliage of this eye-catching perennial.
<Heuchera is happiest when grown in partial sun or bright filtered shade similar to that of a naturally open forest. In...
(Coralbells, Prince of Silver Coralbells)
The crisply veined, dark burgundy-green leaves of Heuchera ‘Prince of Silver’ are strikingly contrasted with bright, silvery frosting. Fuzzy, purple undersides and burgundy stems complement the elegant foliage of this outstanding hybrid. Airy panicles of small, pink, bell-shaped blossoms are charmingly displayed on slender stems in late spring to early summer.
Heuchera is happiest when grown in partial sun or bright filtered shade similar to that of a naturally open forest....
James H. Schutte
(Coralbells, Raspberry Ice Coralbells)
A real treat for the garden, Heuchera ‘Raspberry Ice' features lobed, burgundy-green leaves with soft, darker veining, highlighted with a silvery overlay. Slender stems of delicate, pink, bell-shaped flowers are held above the foliage in late spring to early summer.
Heuchera is happiest when grown in partial sun or bright filtered shade similar to that of a naturally open forest. In the South it requires protection from direct afternoon sun. Well-drained, neutral, organic-rich...