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Begonia

Hardy Begonia

These stellar perennial selections showcase good-looking deciduous foliage and captivating clusters of colorful dangling blooms. Filtered shade, fast-draining rich soil that stays moist but not water logged, and a layer of mulch for winter protection ensure their well-being.

<i>Begonia grandis</i> ssp. <i>evansiana</i> ‘Alba’

This fetching winter-hardy tuberous Begonia has lots to toot its horn about. The mounded, gleaming green clump presents attractive, large angel-wing leaves that sport red veins, branched stems with cardinal-hued nodes and exquisite panicles of yellow-centered white flowers. A perfect companion for fellow shade dwellers like Pulmonarias and Impatiens omeiana, ‘Alba’ appears late spring, requiring mulch in cold winter locales and slightly acidic, well-drained moisture-retentive soil.

Blooms July|ndash;September

Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 12" – 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

<i>Begonia grandis</i> ‘Herons Pirouette’ <i>Begonia grandis</i> ‘Herons Pirouette’

Though the polished triangular foliage resembles the species, it was the masses of deep pink, nearly 12 in. long flower clusters, pirouetting with a dancers grace that caught Dan Hinkleys keen eye during a 1997 Japanese expedition. Draped on slender pendulous stems, the richly hued flowers, highlighted by lavender accents, deliver a splendid nonstop performance from June until fall; later warm pink seed heads provide a midautumn encore. This delicate-looking Begonia is an excellent choice for a container or for massing as a bedding plant.

Blooms June-October

Size: 15" high x 15" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

Begonia sutherlandii (P-0727)

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AVAILABLE SPRING 2020

<i>Begonia sutherlandii</i>

A hardy denizen of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, this exotic-looking tuberous Begonia sends up jagged-edged bright green foliage beneath a lovely cascade of clear orange flowers supported by pale red stems. The alluring summer long display complements Bletilla ‘Soryu’ or Saxifraga ‘Maroon Beauty’.

Blooms June-August

Size: 6" high x 18" wide.

Zone 7/8.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our Featured Plant:  • Heptacodium miconioides

Click here to view our mid October 2019 Newsletter featuring "Heptacodium minoniodes: A Shrub for all seasons & Salvia Splendor!

Heptacodium miconiodes: A Shrub for all Seasons....

A denizen of China, this magnificent large shrub or small-scale deciduous tree promises to inspire you no matter what the season. Large, lustrous rich green foliage is narrowly heart-shaped amid unique exfoliating bark, which peels in thin strips to reveal a warm cinnamon-brown hue. Housed in creamy white clusters, attractive fragrant blossoms unfurl in autumn, and are followed by spectacular masses of small fruit lodged inside rosy purple calyces. Preferring moist sunny alcoves, the rounded muli-stemmed habit thwarts pests, withstands most soil types, and requires little maintenance.

Savor Late Season Salvia Blooms...

Many Salvias unleash a profusion of prismatic flowers well into autumn or up to the first frost. Offering an array of sizes, leaves and flowers, some Salvias bear bicolored blooms such as S. mexicana ‘Compton’s Form’, which sports a persistent darker-hued calyx. Even after its petals are spent, the uniquely colored calyces extend a foliar effect for weeks. Beloved by pollinators, floral designers and gardeners alike, these easy-care perennials and bushy subshrubs are tailor-made for cottage gardens, mixed borders, perennial plantings, rockeries or containers. We’ve included a handful of other plants lending late season allure that can be planted amongst the featured Salvias.

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