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Schizostylis

African Lily

These South African evergreen bulbs promise to ease the sadness that comes at summerís end by offering a burst of fresh autumn color.

Blooming on each 18 in. stem above green, sword- shaped blades are 10 to 30 snow white, starlike flowers. We contrast the blooms and foliage with the textured, golden leaves of Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’.

Blooms September – December.

Size: 18" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

<i>Schizostylis coccinea</i> ‘Jennifer’

This South African genus of evergreen bulbs promises to ease the sadness that comes at summer's end by offering a burst of fresh autumn color. Slim buds and upfacing soft pink blooms stand amidst an ebullient forest of strapping greenery. Let it flourish in a pot on the patio, where its plentiful flowers are close at hand.

Blooms September–October.

Size: 2' 0" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

<i>Schizostylis coccinea</i> ‘Sunrise’

With an extended blooming period and bigger blossoms than most other Schizostylis, lily-esque ‘Sunrise’ is likely to brighten your Christmas table. Slim buds and deep pink blooms stand amidst an ebullient forest of strapping greenery. Let it flourish in a pot on the patio, where its plentiful flowers are close at hand.

Blooms September–December.

Size: 15" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

<i>Schizostylis coccinea</i> ‘Zeal Salmon’

This South African Iris relative splashes lusty deep salmon-pink hues upon the late season garden. Springing from rhizomatous roots, grassy leafed blades present slender spikes garnished with narrow pointed buds plus satiny, cup-shaped Gladiola-like blooms, which open wider as the day progresses. ‘Zeal Salmon’ is exemplary atop a stone wall, along stairs, near the front of the border or in a container where it prefers evenly moist fertile soil.

Blooms September–October

Size: 15" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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Our featured plants: Dahlia ‘Bishop Of York’x Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’Helianthus ‘Undaunted (Tm) Lemon Max (Dakota Queen)’Verbascum chaixii ‘Sixteen Candles’Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’Santolina chamaecyparissus var. nanaPhygelius x rectus ‘Moonraker’

View our Late July 2019 Newsletter here: Shades of yellow, Midsummer botanical delights, Saturday Strolls!

Shades of yellow!

Yellow has been associated with Nirvana, Aztecs, saints, harvest-time and even the path that Dorothy followed. Various shades of this color are reputed to enhance creativity and concentration as well as cheerfulness. There are so many yellows we can include in our garden, ranging from the palest hues through chartreuse to sunshine yellow, ochre, gold and copper. Whether the color is imbued in a plant’s foliage or flowers, it can be successfully married with white, pink, orange, blue and violet blossoms, while injecting an aura of ebullience and brightness, or an autumnal mood.

Midsummer botanical delights….

Basking in some long-awaited warmth and sunshine, our garden is unfurling a delightful tapestry of color, form and texture. While strolling through our display borders and nursery this week with my wee canine cohort Boobah, I was smitten with the plants that I photographed for this newsletter. We hope one or perhaps several of our selections will beguile you as well.

Happy digging and happy mid summer from all us Digging Dog Plant Wranglers! 

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