James H. Schutte
(Musk Okra, Muskmallow)
Hairy foliage and pretty, colorful hibiscus-like flowers make the musk mallow a favorite warm season garden accent. A tender herbaceous perennial from southern Asia that is most often grown as a bedding annual, its flowers occur from summer to frost and are usually bicolored yellow with a purple eye, but variations with pink, orange or red blossoms with a white eye are now common as both named and unnamed garden cultivars, too.
The busky plant with many upright stems will be clothed in coarse-textured...
(Mischief Muskmallow, Musk Okra, Muskmallow)
Hairy foliage and pretty, deep rose-magenta hibiscus-like flowers make the Mischief musk mallow a great selection for gardens and containers. A tender herbaceous perennial from southern Asia that is most often grown as a bedding annual, its ripened seeds smell like musk.
The bushy plant with upright stems will be clothed in coarse-textured foliage that is hairy. Each deep green leaf has three to seven lobes. From early summer onwards, tennis ball-sized flowers occur at stem tips and attract butterflies....
Common in the understory of the forests of eastern North America, mountain maple is also an attractive subject for lightly shaded gardens. Typically forming a large multi-trunked shrub, it bears dark green leaves with toothed margins and three pointed lobes. The leaves turn bright orange, red, or yellow in fall. Unique, upright, conical clusters of small yellow flowers appear at the branch tips in late spring, later than those of most other maples. Drooping two-winged fruits follow the flowers, maturing...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The tall, bold fernleaf yarrow has lovely foliage and summer flowers. It is a popular perennial that originates from Europe and Asia, but has naturalized across much of North America. Its fragrant, fernlike leaves are green or gray-green and form basal clumps that spread over time. In late spring to early summer it sends up tall, leafy stems topped with large, dense, flattened clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers, which may last as long as four weeks. Its flowers are great for cutting, and also...
(Cloth of Gold Fernleaf Yarrow, Fernleaf Yarrow)
Fernleaf yarrow is a tall, bold perennial originating from Europe and Asia which is valued for its lovely foliage and dense, flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow flowers in summer. The fragrant, fernlike leaves of ‘Cloth of Gold’ are light green and form a basal clump that spreads over time. In late spring to early summer it sends up tall, leafy stems topped with large, dense, flattened clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers, which may last as long as four weeks. Its flowers are great for cutting,...
James H. Schutte
(Fernleaf Yarrow, Gold Plant Fernleaf Yarrow)
Fernleaf yarrow is a tall, bold perennial originating from Europe and Asia which is valued for its lovely foliage and dense, flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow flowers in summer. Those of ‘Gold Plate’ are unusually flat and broad. They are borne from late spring to early summer on tall, leafy stems which rise from vigorous clumps of fragrant, fernlike, gray-green foliage. The flowers may last as long as four weeks, and are attractive to butterflies.
As with most yarrows, 'Gold Plate' is...
James H. Schutte
(Fernleaf Yarrow, Parker's Fernleaf Yarrow)
Fernleaf yarrow is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial native from the Caucasus to Central Asia. The cultivar 'Parker’s Variety’ bears large, deep golden yellow, flat to slightly rounded flower clusters on tall sturdy stems from late spring to midsummer. They rise from a basal clump of fragrant, fernlike, light gray-green foliage that spreads over time. The flowers may last as long as four weeks, and are attractive to butterflies.
As with most yarrows, ‘Parker’s Variety’ is tolerant of heat,...
(Angelique Yarrow, Common Yarrow)
Yarrow 'Angelique' accents the summer garden with many flat-topped clusters of dark blood red flowers with tiny yellow centers that nicely retain their color in the summer heat. Forming a nice spreading clump of fine, ferny, silvery-green foliage the dense, jewel-toned flower clusters are born on sturdy stems and are irresistible to butterflies.
This tough, easy-care perennial performs best in full sun and moist, reasonably fertile, well-drained soil, but will tolerate dry conditions and light...
(Apricot Delight Common Yarrow, Common Yarrow)
The warm salmon-pink blooms of this compact, free-flowering yarrow fade to soft buff with age, creating a beautiful two-tone effect. A patented cultivar, 'Apricot Delight' was derived from selections of the popular Summer Pastels group. Its large, flattened flower clusters are displayed in abundance atop vigorous clumps of ferny, gray-green foliage from early through midsummer. They are irresistible to butterflies, and also make fine cut flowers.
Common yarrow is a carefree, drought-tolerant...