James H. Schutte
Grown for its summer-long display of coppery-yellow buttercup-shaped flowers, 'Tangerine' is a cultivar of shrubby cinquefoil, a small twiggy deciduous shrub from north temperate regions. Borne in profusion in early summer and in lesser abundance from midsummer to fall, the flowers contrast nicely with the divided gray-green leaves. The stems of this shrub develop modestly attractive peeling bark with age.
This extremely cold-hardy plant is adapted to average to poor sandy or gravelly soils....
This tough cinquefoil has extraordinarily beautiful sunny summer blooms. The buttercup-like flowers are bicolored with bright red-orange centers that radiate out onto deep yellow petals.
Sometimes called Dasiphora fruticosa, cinquefoil is very hardy and originates from north temperate regions from Asia to North America. From summer to frost, many buttercup-like flowers appear with regularity. These contrast nicely with its fine green leaves. A light trim in mid-summer will encourage...
James H. Schutte
(Veitch's Shrubby Cinquefoil)
Shrubby cinquefoil is a compact, bushy, flowering shrub with dainty foliage. This very hardy plant is native across all north temperate regions from Asia to North America. The variety veitchii is best known for its many white buttercup-like flowers that appear with regularity from summer to frost. These contrast nicely with its small green to gray-green leaves. As branches age, they develop nice peeling bark.
This plant is adapted to average to poor sandy or gravely soils and prefers full sun....
Quaint and handsome, the alpine cinquefoil's combines pretty leaves and buttery-yellow flowers that bloom in spring and summer. A mat-forming herbaceous perennial that spreads via creeping stems that root into the soil, it is native to the mountains of Europe. In milder areas the stems can become somewhat woody.
The toothed leaves of this cinquefoil are medium green. Made up of five or seven leaflets that are oval with slightly inward-curled edges, each leaf resembles that of a miniature buckeye...
James H. Schutte
Quaint and handsome, ‘Pygmaea’ is a dwarf selection of alpine cinquefoil with pretty leaves and buttery-yellow flowers that bloom in spring and summer. Also known as 'Nana', it's a tidy, mat-like, prostrate, herbaceous perennial descended from a native of the mountains of Europe.
The toothed leaves of this cinquefoil are medium green. Made up of five or seven leaflets that are oval with slightly inward-curled edges, each leaf resembles that of a miniature buckeye (Aesculus). From spring...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Bright and beautiful, primulas in the Pacific Giants series offer some of the largest of all primrose flowers in a rainbow of different colors. These polyanthus hybrids are derived from crosses between the three European species, Primula veris, Primula vulgaris and Primula elatior. While technically semi-evergreen perennials, they are often grown and discarded as bedding annuals, though they are quite easy to winter over if given the right growing conditions.
Fairy primrose is among the most charming of all cool season perennials. It is native to China where it inhabits moist areas at the edges of fields and forests. It was not introduced to the west until the end of the Nineteenth Century.
This sweet little primrose forms neat clumps of flat, soft, downy leaves with undulating edges. The flowers are what make fairy primrose so magical. Each rosette sends up a straight leafless stem with up to three tiered whorls of small blossoms with lobed petal...
(Bruce Japanese Plum, Dwarf Japanese Plum, Hybrid Japanese Plum)
A small shrubby tree native to China, Japanese plum takes its common name from the country in which it has long been cultivated for its juicy flavorful fruit. Japanese plums are now grown worldwide. A hybrid between Japanese plum and plums native to the United States, 'Bruce' is well adapted to the southern United States and other hot humid climates. It bears orange, yellow-fleshed fruit in late spring or early summer. The white flowers appear in late winter or early spring, before the rounded, glossy...