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Turk's Turban

Malvaviscus

An old-fashioned southern “pass-along” plant, this grand long flowering shrub is endemic to the southeastern U.S., Mexico and Central America. Hummingbirds, butterflies, birds and bees swoon over its unique vermilion blooms whose overlapping petals resemble a turban, while hibiscus-style, brilliant red floral tubes jut beyond. The fanciful fringed green buds and vivacious flowers appear from summer through autumn, adorning an undemanding open visage of fuzzy stiff upright stems, long petioles and lobed, heart-shaped flannel-like green leaves. Turk’s Turban grows as a large deer- resistant evergreen in mild winter areas, makes an admirable, dense small-sized hedge with regular pruning and relishes moderate water plus shelter around 20°.

Blooms June–October

Size: 4' 0" – 10' 0" high x 4' 0" – 10' 0" wide.

Zone 8b/9.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our Featured Plant: Echinops bannaticus ‘Taplow Blue’

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Exceptional Echinops, Plants to freshen up your August garden, Saturday Strolls!

Exceptional Echinops!

The striking floral orbs sport either frosty white, cobalt blue or metallic-blue shades, while perched atop sturdy erect stems with handsome jagged-edged foliage. Cherished by pollinators, floral designers and gardeners alike, Echinops thrive in sunny, well-drained niches, though are tolerant of poor soil as well as rock-strewn or sandy sites. These undemanding European natives are perfect candidates for a formal border, cottage garden, meadow-style planting or a cut arrangement. Be sure to check out our online Echinops offerings.

Cool colors for your summer plantings….

Icy white, pale pink and chartruese shades perk up our August borders, while effortlessly blending with just about any color imaginable. These composed hues provide our eyes with bright, yet soothing focal points and an overall beat-the-heat ambience! Some of our cool-down favorites include: Echinops, Sidalcea ‘Elsie Heugh’  Euphorbia mellifera, Kniphofia ‘Green Jade’, Phlox ‘David’ and Tanacetum ‘Isla Gold’. I’ve also featured a handful of richer-toned flowers that I discovered on my early morning walk today. We hope you’ll try sprinkling a few of these perennials amid your landscapes and enjoy both their tranquil or more spirited effects.

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