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Dracocephalum

Dragon’s Head

If you’re looking for something showy to infill cracks and crevices throughout the rockery, this long-lived charmer could be your choice. A virtually carefree perennial, Dragon Head’s handsome, dark green tidy mounds and terminal spikes of little Snapdragon-like flowers guarantee to captivate, especially when massed.

Dracocephalum argunense ‘Fuji Blue’ (P-0932)

Each $8.00

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2021

<i>Dracocephalum argunense</i> ‘Fuji Blue’

Originating in northeast Asia, this enchanting Dracocephalum boasts polished, needlelike foliage and brilliant blue helmet-shaped flowers, each highlighted with a light blue lip.

Blooms June–mid-August.

Size: 12" high x 10" – 12" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

<i>Dracocephalum argunense</i> ‘Fuji White’

The namesake for these snowy white flowers was inspired by Japan’s impressive Mt. Fujiyama. Sparkling against distinctive, narrow, deep green foliage, its pronounced lower petals display a hint of light blue.

Blooms June–mid-August.

Size: 12" high x 10" – 12" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Our featured plant: Athyrium ‘Ghost’

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Characterized by delicate-looking fronds...

the deer-proof ferns, which are featured above, unfurl spritely new fiddleheads every spring. All are deciduous save for the lustrous Polystichum, otherwise known as Tassel Fern. Varying shades of green, metallic silver, russet, bronze and burgundy imbue their artful foliage. Second-to-none for shady alcoves, these easy-care perennials can be planted as specimens or grouped in shade gardens, mixed borders and woodland settings. Their filigree-fine features lend sophisticated accents to patio containers or cut arrangements. Ferns will flourish in cool , well-drained moist nooks enriched with compost or well-rotted manure.  

Refresh your summer plantings...

During the month of July, gardeners sometimes wonder how they can perk up their summer gardens. Sunshine-hued blooms, golden leaves and crisp white flowers lend lively accents. They can be sprinkled amid a mixed border, perennial bed or other plantings, melding well with flowers that include a broad color spectrum from blue-violet to purple and lilac, as well as clear pink and darker rose hues.  

Apart from adding more plants, there are a few simple maintenance techniques that will help your garden maintain a fresh appearance during the summer. The addition of a chipped-bark mulch or well-rotted compost early in the season, not only reduces water requirements throughout the warmer months, but promotes vigorous growth and peppy-looking foliage. Many perennials, such as Nepetas and Geraniums, can be trimmed in June or July. This midseason cut back ensures a tidy stature and more blooms, often all the way ‘til frost.

We hope some of the plants in this newsletter spark some interest and beckon you to dig them into that empty spot in your garden.  

 

 

 

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