(Gateway Spotted Joe-Pye weed, Spotted Joe-Pye Weed)
Joe Pye weed ‘Gateway’ brings drama and architecture to the late summer garden with its imposing height and magnificent clouds of lavender-pink flowers. Attractive even when not in bloom, its tall, sturdy, burgundy-tinted stems are lined thickly with whorls of deep green, pointed, elliptical foliage. The branched stems are crowned with huge, pale purple, dome-shaped flower clusters in late summer, which are beloved by an array of bees and butterflies.
Native to the eastern United States, Joe...
James H. Schutte
(Spotted Joe-Pye Weed)
Some consider the tall, late-flowering spotted Joe-Pye weed an architectural conversation piece while others believe it’s too wild looking for home gardens. Either way, this hardy North American perennial is a real gem of a composite. Its flowers and seeds feed wildlife and its bold, stately appearance has made it a favorite native for Oehme and van Sweden inspired gardens. In the wild it naturally grows in moist prairies, open meadows, marshes and roadside ditches, so its ideal for wet garden spots...
(Sweet Joe-Pye weed, Sweetscented Joe-Pye weed)
Native to the eastern United States, sweet-scented Joe Pye weed is a bold, architectural perennial that bears large, airy clusters of pale purple flowers in mid- to late summer. Its lush green leaves are arranged in circular whorls on tall, sturdy stems, and marked with small, purple blotches at the bases. huge, dome-shaped clusters of small, lavender-pink flowers appeaer in mid- to late summer. These emit a light vanilla fragrance, and are beloved by an array of bees and butterflies.
Gerald L. Klingaman
White snakeroot is an upright clumping perennial native to the woodlands of the eastern United States. Its clusters of soft, fluffy, white flower clusters allure bees and butterflies in the late summer to early fall. Foliage is gray-green in color and stems are stiff and brownish red.
White snakeroot requires a rich alkaline soil, with plentiful watering and partial shade. This perennial is great as a cutflower or planting in the back of the border or as a companion to taller ornamental grasses...
(Chocolate Snakeroot, White Snakeroot)
Chocolate snakeroot is an upright clumping perennial native to the woodlands of the eastern United States. Its clusters of soft fluffy white flower clusters allure bees and butterflies in the late summer to early fall. Leaves of cultivar 'Chocolate' are colored mainly a deep purple with brown or bronze tints with stems are stiff and brownish purple.
Chocolate snakeroot requires a rich alkaline soil, with plentiful watering and partial shade. Remove wandering rhizomes if a meadering cluster...
James H. Schutte
(Blue Haze Spurge, Spurge)
‘Blue Haze’ combines icy blue foliage with lemon yellow flowers for a real eye-popping display. Developed in England by plant breeder Robin White, this patented hybrid is the result of a cross between the species Euphorbia nicaeennsis and Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana, which are native to portions of Europe and the Middle East.
The thick, succulent, red-tinted stems of this compact, bushy perennial are encircled with linear, powder blue foliage. The leaves...
James H. Schutte
(Redwing Spurge, Spurge)
The cool, blue gray foliage of this perennial spurge combines strikingly with its eye-popping yellow flowers displayed in spring. Bred in England by Bernard Tickner, it is the result of a cross between the species Euphorbia amygdaloides native to Europe and Turkey, and Euphorbia x martinii of France.
This compact hybrid forms a tidy mound of narrow, linear, blue-gray leaves which densely encircle its thick, upright stems. The foliage is evergreen to semi-evergreen...
(Despina Spurge, Spurge)
Compact growth, colorful foliage and brilliant flowers make this award-winning hybrid spurge a shining star for containers and gardens. Its thick, upright stems are densely encircled with linear, powder blue leaves which remain evergreen and attractive throughout the cold winter months. The stems are topped in spring by a display of vivid yellow-green flowerheads, which contrast beautifully with the cool-toned foliage.
For best performance, provide ‘Despina’ with full sun and well-drained soil...
(Excalibur Spurge, Spurge)
The new leaves of this striking hybrid spurge are tinted with red in spring, then change to rich blue-green, marked with a central line of ivory and thin, burgundy edges. Yellow tones develop with the cool temperatures of autumn. The lance-shaped leaves encircle thick, upright, pink stems which are topped with a display of brilliant yellow-green flowerheads in early to midsummer.
Provide 'Froeup' with full to part sun and well-drained soil of average to modest fertility. Wet, poorly-drained...