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Miscanthus

If Pygmalion were a gardener, Miscanthus would come to life as fountains, some of them spouting tall and upright to 10 feet. Graceful and robust, they’re favored for their luxuriant foliage and silky terminal panicles. Striking as singular specimens, Miscanthus are also excellent when massed in the perennial bed or a mixed border. Attractive throughout most of the year, with yellow, purple, scarlet and burgundy fall colors, they fade to a lovely warm ivory in winter. 

A sterling Kurt Bluemel introduction, ‘Adante’ spawns strong upright stems clothed in broad green blades, distinctively etched by light central stripes. Pink-blushed plumes mature with silver-laced high-lights, projecting an unbeatable floral effect above graceful loosely arranged and somewhat pendant foliage. This probable Miscanthus transmorrisonensis descendant can frame a view, define a threshold or serve as a large awe-inspiring focal point in the landscape.

Blooms September–November

Size: 7-1/2' high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Sweet Sarcococca, Envisioning Spring, “DIG” into our 2022 catalog!

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Aptly named Sweet Box, these handsome, shade-loving shrubs lend lustrous evergreen foliage and heavenly winter fragrance to a shady spot. Copious petite white flowers plus spherical red fruit perk up the deer-resistant dark green leaves that clothe close-knit low-lying stems. Tailor-made for hedging, containers, embellishing entranceways or carpeting the woodland garden, Sarcococca is an indispensable easy-care shrub for the winter landscape, appreciating regular watering as well as an annual shearing to maintain its dashing appearance. This year we’re offering a new introduction, Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ along with Sarcococca ruscifolia.

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