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Crocosmia ‘John Boots’

Crocosmia

Montbretia

Coveted by florists, these brightly colored flowers unfold along the length of tall arching spikes, which emerge from handsome clumps of sword-like foliage. If given well-drained soil and divided every 2 to 3 years, this fountain-shap­ed plant will continue to pour spectacular color into your garden for a long, long time.

<i>Crocosmia</i> ‘John Boots’

Dutch nurseryman Willem Heemskerk introduced this blithe hummingbird darling in 2000, though some speculate it was originally raised by Paul Boots. Upright grass-green blades and graceful arching stems boost panicles of starry, flat-faced canary-yellow blooms with wide-spaced petals, paler centers and golden flip sides. Ideal for a border or container, ‘John Boots’s ebullient blossoms and burnt orange seed heads make stellar additions to cut arrangements.

Blooms August|ndash;September

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

Hardy to zone 6.

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An inhabitant of China and Japan, Cercidiphyllum japonicum usually grows as a refined multitrunked tree with a pyramidal to rounded canopy. Cloaking gracefully structured branches, the lovely somewhat heart-shaped deciduous leaves unfurl in bronzy purple tones, and later exhibit medium bluish green hues for summer. The foliar grand finale includes brilliant yellow, apricot, orange or mauve colors plus a sweet strawberry-like scent that wafts some 15 feet or further on sunny, warm fall afternoons. This easy-care tree prefers adequate moisture as well as some protection from hot scorching sun and drying winds.

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One of the greatest joys of gardening is witnessing the changes that occur in our landscapes throughout the year, and many deciduous woody plants pretty much top the list for affording dynamic seasonal transformations, especially in autumn. Most of the trees and shrubs featured in this newsletter are renowned for both their handsome habits and prismatic fall displays. We’ve also included a few of our favorite perennials that lend late season floral or foliar intrigue.

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