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Epilobium

California Fuchsia

Debuting pretty tubular blooms that are light pink and infused with salmon, this unique, shrubby selection is a welcome departure from the more common orange-hued Epilobiums. A hummingbird haven, the slender, late-blooming flared flowers festoon an attractive, somewhat woody mound of soft-looking sage-green leaves. Tailor-made for natural-style plantings or atop garden walls, ‘Marin Pink’s robust habit needs good drainage, occasional summer watering and a late winter pruning. Its slow spreading rhizomes acquiesce to drought as well as poor rocky enclaves. 

Blooms August–mid October

Size: 2' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

Set aglow by a brilliant plethora of large trumpet-shaped scarlet blooms, narrow velvet-soft silver leaves densely attire the low fine textured mound. A dazzling hummingbird minion, this native Californian sun-lover appreciates well-drained soil and infrequent pinchings to maintain its tailored slow spreading habit that remains evergreen in milder locales. ‘Chaparral Silver’ cheerfully conquers hot weather plus dry difficult conditions, such as south facing slopes, walls and embankments.

Blooms August–November

Size: 12" – 18" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

This coveted ground-hugging subshrub celebrates prismatic, long-lasting late season blooms. Mesmerizing to bees, hummingbirds and plant enthusiasts, droves of dazzling, fluted scarlet flowers festoon fuzzy, deer-resistant pewter-green leaves. One of the lowest growing California Fuchsias, sun-loving ‘Everett’s Choice’ is well-suited for planting on slopes as well as spilling over rock walls or container rims. Acquiescent to dry conditions, it performs best with occasional deep summer waterings plus light afternoon shade in hot locales, while a trim ensures a neat compact profile.

Blooms July–October

Size: 6" – 10" high x 12" – 2' 0" wide.

Zone 7b.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our featured plant: Eupatorium purpureum

Statuesque Eupatoriums, Aster All-Stars, Late Summer Shipping!

Beloved by bees and butterflies...

Eupatorium, commonly called Joe-Pye Weed, is an easily grown, dignified North American denizen. Its large, hazy-looking broad domes of clustered rosy purple flowers crown sturdy, straight-up wine-tinted stems with textural deep green leaves that are presented in loosely spaced whorls. Lending handsome mass to meadow plantings and either the middle or back of the border, they can also be grouped or planted singularly along pond and stream edges, as well as woodland peripheries. Joe-Pye Weed appreciates sun or bright shade, good air circulation plus fertile adequately moist soil. Favored by bees and butterflies and perfect for cut arrangements, its fluffy blooms later broadcast mulled cocoa shades then morph into attractive seed heads, which nourish finches and tits. Eupatorium ‘Gateway’ struts a bushier more compact stature, while the straight species boasts a mighty sky-bound stance.

Aster’s cheerful daisy faces....

plus the profusion of colors and sizes that make up this genus promise lots of flower power when other perennials have tuckered out. Invaluable for summer and fall gardens, our no-fuss Aster offerings are tried-and-true performers in sunny locales with average soil and moderate moisture. Cherished by plant aficionados, flower arrangers, song birds and pollinators, many Aster cultivars work well in either formal or informal venues and can be tucked into stylized meadows, cottage gardens and borders Please feel free to peruse our additional on-line Aster selections. 

Sprinkled amidst the Asters, we’ve included Hydrangea ‘Limelight’s conical creamy white trusses, the mesmerizing fine-textured foliage of Sorbaria ‘Sem’ plus a handful of other perennials that add late summer appeal.   

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