A striking mountain bluet, Amethyst Dream’ originates from the mountainous areas of Central Europe. This mounding perennial is distinguished by its deep purple flowers, high vigor and overall good garden performance.
The foliage is silver-green, lance-shaped and forms a low mound. In late spring to early summer strong stems topped with spidery royal purple. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and set lots of seed once spent. In fact, mountain bluets are known to self-sow with efficiency,...
Blooms of Bressingham
(Amethyst in Snow Cornflower, Mountain Bluet, Perennial Cornflower)
What a pretty mountain bluet. The patented ‘Amethyst in Snow’ originates from the mountainous areas of Central Europe. This mounding perennial is distinguished by its large feathery white and purple flowers, high vigor and overall good garden performance.
The foliage is gray-green, lance-shaped and forms a low mound. In late spring to early summer strong stems topped with spidery white flowers with purple centers appear. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and set lots of seed once spent....
(Gold Bullion Cornflower, Mountain Bluet, Perennial Cornflower)
A flowering perennial with glowing leaves, ‘Gold Bullion,’ is descended from Mountain Bluet, a native of the mountainous regions of Central Europe. It thrives in temperate climates and drier soils. The plant forms a low mound of lance-shaped, golden leaves above which rise stems of single blue flowers with red centers from late spring to summer.
Grow this montaine perennial in full sun and well-drained, even rocky, soil. Like other mountain bluets, it is a great plantt for rock or alpine gardens...
Snow-in-Summer is an easy-care, mat-forming perennial that flowers so profusely in sproing that it resembles a drift of snow. This is a rampantly-spreading plant with small, wooly silver leaves that can persist through a mild winter. In spring, a carpet of clear white, star-shaped flowers with button centers rise above the leave on short stems and cover the plant into summer.
Grow Snow-in-Summer in full sun and average well-drained soil, A native of Italy and Sicily, it tolerates hot, dry conditions....
Tough and hardy, snow-in-summer is a vigorous, mat-forming perennial native to Italy. Its low-growing, fine, wooly, silver-gray leaves often persist through winter. In late spring to early summer, it blooms showily with five-petalled, star-like white flowers on stalks, covering the plant so densely that it resembles a mound of snow. This selection, ‘Columnae,’ lifts the flowers slightly higher than the parent species. The flowers draw many pollinators.
Give ‘Columnae’ full sun and average to poor...
(Hornwort, Racoon's Tail)
Coon’s tail is a submersed aquatic plant native to all of North America and now is distributed worldwide. It is a rootless perennial which floats just below the surface of the water. It has long stems which are mostly green, occasional with a touch of red at the nodes. The leaves are attached directly to the stem in a circular arrangement or whorled. Each leaf is thin, linear and forked several times. They are bright green, stiff, brittle and often have barbs or bristles at the base and tips. Small,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
This is certainly one of the most beautiful of the North American deciduous trees. Eastern redbud is a medium-sized tree that is native to eastern and central North America. Prized as both a specimen tree and small shade tree, it may be multi-stemmed or single-trunked and has a broad, rounded or spreading canopy.
Eastern redbud has very distinctive large, heart-shaped leaves that are often tinted with purple when they first emerge, turn medium green shortly after and then yellow in fall. In...
James H. Schutte
(Eastern Redbud, Lavender Twist™ Eastern Redbud)
The weeping Lavender Twist™ is an especially beautiful and unusual small redbud. This markedly winter-hardy tree has contorted branches that droop to the ground. In spring they become covered with lavender-pink redbud flowers. It was developed by Cornelia Covey of Brotzman's Nursery, Inc. in Madison, Ohio.
Eastern redbud is certainly one of the most beautiful of the North American deciduous trees. In the wild, it is distributed in lowlands and uplands across eastern and central North America....
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Eastern Redbud, Flame Eastern Redbud)
This distinctive redbud has a more upright, vase-shaped habit than others and becomes covered with bright double pink flowers in spring. Eastern redbud is a medium-sized tree that is native to eastern and central North America. Prized as both a specimen tree and small shade tree, it may be multi-stemmed or single-trunked.
Eastern redbud has very distinctive large, heart-shaped leaves that are often tinted with purple when they first emerge, turn medium green shortly after and then yellow in...