A COPF introduction. A broadleaf evergreen selected by Sheridan Nursery. Slow growing, rounded plant well-suited for a low hedge. Has good green color in winter. A 1997 Styer Award Winner and 1998 Michigan Growers' Choice Award Winner. Does well in protected zone 4 areas. (C®).
Shape: Low, rounded
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Glossy, dark green
Fall Foliage: Green
This cultivar has outstanding foliage that is a glowing yellow surrounded by a 2" wide dark green margin. The leaves are slightly corrugated. It is a vigorous grower, and forms a large clump that is topped by fragrant, light lavender flowers in late summer. A sport of the cultivar 'Guacamole', it is bound to become a garden classic. Selected as the Hosta of the Year in 2006 by the American Hosta Growers Association.
Improved selection of Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'. White flower heads are more erect than 'Grandiflora'. Thrives in shade. Flowers may be small the first year, normal size by the second year. 2001 PA Gold Medal Award Winner. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
A superb improvement, with giant blooms that have roughly 4 times as many flowers as 'Annabelle'. The show begins in midsummer with huge round blooms clustered atop sturdy branches that are surrounded by medium green oval leaves. Cut back in spring to promote flowering on summer wood. Fantastic as a specimen shrub or in a border. Introduced by Proven Winners® ColorChoice®.
This hydrangea brings a never-before-seen color to the species, with large mophead flowers in a deep mauve-violet. Blooms are held on very strong stems and appear early summer through fall. A dwarf habit gives this native plant amazing versatility in the landscape and the garden.
This smooth hydrangea has the potential to revolutionize landscaping. Its sturdy compact frame reaches just 1-2.5' tall and is covered in pure white mophead flowers from summer to fall. The blooms start white and age to shades of green and pink - and they keep coming, with fresh buds being produced through autumn.
'Blushing Bride' has big round clusters of pure white, semi-double florets, which mature to blush pink or Carolina blue, depending on soil pH. Internodes between the leaves are shorter than on the The Original, making it more compact and stronger stemmed. Like the other Endless Summer® varieties, 'Blushing Bride' blooms on old and new growth and is remarkably mildew resistant. Long a favorite in Europe, 'Blushing Bride' is excellent for cut flowers and for blending louder colors in the garden. (CPBR3403)
Like all plants in the Endless Summer® Collection, Twist-n-Shout® produces abundant blooms on both old and new wood all summer long. Lacy centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Sturdy red stems and glossy deep green leaves turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year-round interest in the garden. Easy to care for and hardy to zone 4, Twist-n-Shout® is an elegant stand-alone specimen, dramatic in combination with other plants, and compact enough for containers. (CPBR3688, C®)
A Bailey Nurseries introduction, The Original is a mop-head type hydrangea with the unique ability to bloom consistently on both old and new wood. The result is a plant that provides beautiful flowers all summer long. The flowers grow up to 8" in diameter, with pink blooms in alkaline soils and blue blooms in acidic soil. Since The Original blooms on new wood, removal of spent flowers will encourage rebloom. (CPBR2305, C®)
BloomStruck®, part of the Endless Summer® Collection, is another breeding breakthrough. After 50 days below 0° F, and a low of -28° F, BloomStruck® flowered heavily the following spring on old growth and put out loads of blooms on new growth. In addition to being cold tolerant, BloomStruck's glossy dark green leaves are more heat resistant, which prevents wilting in mid-day heat. This reblooming mophead has rounded flowers averaging 3.5 - 5" across in intense rose-pink, violet or blue, depending on pH levels. Flower heads are held upright on striking ruby red stems, adding to this plant's retail presence. (C®)
It’s not just about blue or pink anymore! The intense, deep coloration found in Summer Crush® is a true differentiator in the hydrangea marketplace. With a profusion of big raspberry red or neon purple blooms, Summer Crush® is a color breakthrough in reblooming garden hydrangeas and a welcome addition to the Endless Summer® brand. Introduced by Bailey Innovations, this new addition is the result of focused breeding and years of production and field testing. Proven to be Zone 4 cold hardy and the most wilt resistant Endless Summer® yet, this compact growing hydrangea with dark green glossy leaves fits smaller spaces in the garden and is the perfect size for patio containers.
This long-awaited introduction is a step forward in paniculata breeding. With strong, upright stems and large cone-shaped flower panicles that stay upright, this plant is a summer stunner. Like the other paniculatas from Mr. Renault at Pépinières Renault, the flower color starts out white in July then progresses to dark pink. Coloring occurs from the bottom and progresses to the top of the panicle. Berry White® blooms a little later than Strawberry Sundae® and about the same time as Vanilla Strawberry™. Color shades can vary according to location, climate and type of soil. Our growers like this plant, and we think you will, too.
This variety has abundant, long lasting, rounded flower heads that start white and progress to pink, intense raspberry red and finally wine red. Flowers start blooming in July and take on red coloration earlier in the season than other pink paniculatas. Flower color is best in the fall when night temperatures are 10 degrees cooler than day temperatures. Compared to Strawberry Sundae®, Diamond Rouge® is slightly bigger and has distinct raspberry-red flowers that color earlier in the season. Benefits from multiple prunes in production to produce strong stems. Flower color varies based on climate and growing conditions. Bred by Jean Renault in France. (CPBRAF, ®CA)
With a commanding presence in the summer and fall garden, White Diamonds® is an exceptional compact hydrangea with glistening white panicles that are held upright and eventually fade to parchment and pink. Smaller and more manageable than most H. paniculata, White Diamonds® boasts dark green leathery foliage that displays increased heat and drought tolerance. Use as an anchor in the mixed border, plant as a hedge, or in a large grouping for a magnificent effect. Bred by Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia.
As the name implies 'Limelight' has exquisite, bright, lime-green to cream flowers, a beautiful color that adds a much needed brightness to the late summer landscape. In autumn the blooms display shades of pink, burgundy and green. Excellent vigor and floriferous blooming. Prefers loamy, moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Flowers on new wood so it can be pruned in winter or early spring. Hybridized by Pieter Zwijnenburg, Jr. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles. 2006 Gold Medal Plant Award. (CPBRAF)
Quick to bloom, a month earlier than other varieties. Will flower in late May or early June depending on your location. The flowers begin to turn deep pink before 'Pink Diamond' even begins to show flowers. A terrific way to extend the hydrangea season. Bred by Mark Bulk of Booskoop in the Netherlands. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles. (CPBR AF)
This dwarf hydrangea will turn heads! Developed by the same breeder as Pinky Winky™, Bobo® is a delightful dwarf hydrangea that is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. This early blooming variety has already won the Gold Floral award for best novelty plant, and is an undeniable asset to any small garden.
Shape: Upright rounded
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Insignificant
The 'Ann' magnolia tree is a member of the Little Girl series from the National Arboretum. 'Ann' was selected especially for its late bloom (mid-April to early May) avoiding the hazards of late frost. It has lightly scented red-purple, 7-9" flowers that emerge from beautifully tapered buds. Best grown in normal garden soil and full sun.
A warm season grass hardy into Zone 4. Grows about 4' with satiny, magenta colored foliage in late summer. Upright grower. In fall the 3/4" wide leaves color to a bright red-orange before fading to a silken white in winter. Forms a large clump in time. A ten year old specimen can be 30" or more across. Clump forming.
Amber Jubilee™ was selected for its striking new foliage in glowing tones of orange, yellow and gold. Rounded and dense in habit, this shrub with its bold array of colors makes an eye-catching hedge. Delicate white blooms are produced in spring. Summer foliage is green. Can be stage pruned in production through July to force colorful new growth. Fall foliage is highlighted with tones of red and purple, making this mildew resistant ninebark appealing over the entire season. Plant in full sun for best performance. Result of a controlled cross between 'Darts Gold' and Diablo® ninebark. Selected at Jeffries Nursery in Manitoba, Canada. (CPBR #4765, ®CA)
Dwarf, bright green color in all seasons. Attractive mounded shape that can be maintained by pruning. Especially nice in early summer when new candles of growth appear. Very hardy and rugged.
Exposure: Full Sun
Shockingly beautiful clusters of double yellow blossoms are held high on sturdy canes. Super clean foliage complements the fragrant blooms. Upright, vase-shaped habit will stand up in the back of the border or stand out as an accent. Portland Rose Society Best Shrub Rose 2010. Own root.
Like a snowdrift in summer, the habit is upright and amazingly uniform with blooms covering the plant all the way to the ground. Gorgeous, very full, cup-shaped blossoms of creamy white. With just a hint of apricot noticeable in the center, quite reminiscent of English roses. Each cluster of blossoms retains its pure color before dropping cleanly. This hardy, disease-resistant beauty is at home in any border and also makes a graceful hedge. Own root.
As the name implies, Sunrise Sunset is a stunning blend, with bright fuchsia-pink petals blending to apricot near the centers. Blue-green foliage is disease-resistant on this everblooming shrub rose. Its dense, spreading habit makes it an ideal ground cover and is also well suited to mass plantings. Performs extremley well in cooler and warmer regions of the country. Own root.
You don't have to be a Super Hero to grow great roses. Clusters of perfect, red blossoms stand out strongly against clean, medium to dark green, satiny foliage. Try this neat, compact, disease-resistant shrub in the border or foundation planting. Grows well in cooler and warmer regions. Own root.
An exciting rose from the Canadian Artist Rose series, Campfire has exceptional hardiness combined with eye-catching blooms & bright glossy foliage. Shapely buds with yellow & red tones open to semi-double flowers of yellow, edged in a deep rosy pink. As the season progresses, the pink edging becomes more prominent and produces an incredible smoldering blend of yellow and deep pink blooms that continue until frost. Dark green glossy foliage has excellent disease resistance; stems are smooth with only the occasional short thorns. Named in honor of Tom Thomson, one of the foremost artist in Canadian history. Own root. (CPBR #4471)
A native American prairie grass hardy to zone 4. Its name is derived from the blue color present at the base of the clump. Upright foliage reaches a height of 30". After frost, leaves turn a rich orange-wheat color. Clump forming.