These stunning plants add an exotic touch to the border and a refined look to any flower arrangement with their elaborate blend of vividly colored and intricately marked flowers. The Lily-like blooms are borne in large heads above bushy spreading clumps of linear foliage. Thriving in well drained soil, Alstroemerias need protection from intense sun and extreme winters. Mulch heavily in colder areas or try planting in a container, bringing it into a cool garden room for the winter.
A lusty presentation of shiny green foliage anchors large abundant clusters of rose pink blooms, flaunting a decidedly feminine aspect. Pink and green tubular buds unfurl flared trumpets, which emphasize chartreuse bands on the outside and on the inside, a rosy mauve cast with lightly blushed patches, burgundy markings and delicate dark feathering along the edges.
Happy New Year
Thrilled by the prospect of fresh beginnings and another spring, we’d like you to know that the 2015 Digging Dog catalog, our 23rd edition, has been printed! With well over 90 diverse new offerings, plus many cherished older gems, this extraordinary collection of plants promises to delight, tantalize and inspire your horticultural interests, while assuring remarkable possibilities for an array of locales, including our drought-stricken Western states. If you’re already on our mailing list, be on the lookout for it’s arrival in the next couple of weeks. Or you may order a copy by clicking on the catalog link.
Wishing you a great gardening year, and happy digging in 2015!
Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
Our favorite plant this week. We love Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ because while the rest of the garden looks like winter, this plant looks like spring! From the robbiae side of the family, this choice, stalwart Euphorbia inherits its compact stature, shade tolerance, and handsome, stout rosettes of blunt-tipped, dark green leaves; the characias side contributes the good-sized chartreuse flower heads. In our garden, it acccompanies Anchusa with a carpet of Corydalis ‘Pere David’ skirting beneath.
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