(Dixie Wood Fern)
An architecturally interesting, upright fern with bright green foliage, the Dixie wood fern grows best in moist soils, but can tolerate drier ground. This semi-evergreen, clumping perennial is a naturally occuring hybrid between Dryopteris ludoviciana and Dryopteris celsa that is encountered in the southeastern United States. Not flowering or setting seed, the Dixie wood fern is sterile, rarely or never producing the spores on leaf undersides common to other ferns.
(Remote Wood Fern)
Remote wood fern is a rare and fertile natural hybrid of Dryopteris affinis and D. expansa. Found growing in the subalpine forests along streams in central Europe and western Asia, its semi-evergreen green fronds arise from an erect rhizome and have a golden brown center.
Like other ferns, it does well in a shady location with moist soil and protected from winds. A large sweeping mass of remote woody ferns would be magnificent under tall woodland trees, or incorporated among...
Crazy Pink coneflower (cultivar 'Adam Saul') is a hardy, prolific perennial that often has dozens upon dozens of flowers open at one time. Its fragrant blooms have a large, orange central disk accentuated by true pink petals that point downward.
Big Sky coneflowers all attract bees and butterflies and provide seeds for hungry birds in the fall and winter months. Use these perennials in flower borders, en masse in landscape beds, in meadow or in a sunny container.
They grow best full to partial...
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(Hybrid Coneflower, Orange Meadowbrite™ Coneflower)
This beautiful clump-forming perennial was the first orange-colored hybrid coneflower and inspired a flood of new colors to the Echinacea palette. The parents of this hybrid, Echinacea purpurea ’Alba’ and Echinacea paradoxa, are North American in origin and naturally inhabit prairies and grasslands. Orange Meadowbright™ was bred by Jim Ault of The Chicago Botanic Garden.
The plants have semi-glossy lance-shaped green leaves that are sparser than those of purple coneflower....