at Digging Dog
Native to Japan and Korea—and absolutely extravagant! We love the grapes’ dramatic architecture and, in our garden, we’ve dedicated some substantial earthen columns to Crimson Gloryvine’s rampant blaze. Capable of filling an expanse, its very large (up to 10 to 12 in.) lobed and heart-shaped leaves are felted beneath in a rich rusty hue, providing a handsome palette for the display of diminutive greenish flowers that develop into clusters of beloved-by-birds purple-black fruit.
A satisfying gray-green through the summer, deciduous leaves spark to flaming shades of scarlet and amber as fall sets in. Easy-to-grow Gloryvine’s color intensifies in slightly dry soil where roots are somewhat restricted. Quart.
Size: 30'–50' high & spreading; hardy to zone 5.
Vitis coignetiae (T-0233)
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Our favorite plant this week: We love Viola ‘Rebecca’ for it's sweet, delectable scent and tidy compact clumps of dapper evergreen foliage. All are equally captivating, though no two are alike, each ebullient white flower showcases a creamy lemon flushed center and irregularly patterned, deep violet edges. This sweet smelling Viola should be ensconced near a well-traveled path or seating area, where its plentiful color flecked flowers can be easily relished ‘till the first hard frost.
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