Tag Archives: Cut Flowers

Spiraea Gold Mound

Varieties we often carry:    Gold Mound, Little Princess, Magic Carpet

Specifics

Plant Type:     Deciduous

Zone:     4-9

Height:     2-3 feet

Spread:     2-6 feet (see specific variety for most accurate spread)

Light:     Full sun to partial sun

Soil:     Average, well drained soil

Uses:     Borders, containers, cut flowers, rock garden, cottage garden, accent shrub, low hedges, specimen.

Flower:     Clusters of small pink flowers bloom spring to summer.

Foliage:     Color depends on variety.  May be yellow, red, chartreuse, or a medium green.  All are vibrant and offer fall interest.

Pruning:     Late winter to early spring.  May prune back up to 1/3 of the plant to reshape and rejuvenate.

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged.

Attracts butterflies and birds.  Tolerates urban pollution.

Forsythia

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Lynwood gold, Show off

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    5-8

Height:    5-10 feet (see specific variety for height and spread)

Spread:    5-10 feet

Light:    Sun to part shade

Soil:    Adapts well to most soil types

Uses:    Borders, specimen plant, cut flowers

Flower:    Yellow flowers from the base of the plant to the tip, flowers in spring

Foliage:    Dark green foliage throughout the summer, yellow in the fall

Pruning:    Not often needed but can be trimmed after bloom

Deer Resistance:    Rarely severely damaged

 

Knock Out Roses

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Double pink, Double red, Sunny

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous Shrub

Zone:    5-9

Height:    3-4 feet

Spread:    3 feet

Light:    Sun

Soil:    Rich, well drained

Uses:    Specimen, medium height borders, cut flowers, mass plantings

Flower:    Continual blooms, multitude of colors, cut flowers

Foliage:    Small shiny moss-green leaves

Pruning:    Early spring

Deer Resistant:    Occasionally severely damaged

 

 

Lilac

Specifics

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    3-7

Height:    See specific variety for height

Spread:    See specific variety for spread

Light:    Full sun, partial sun

Soil:    Rich, moist, well-drained

Uses:    Fragrant flowers, hedge, fall color

Flower:    Panicles ranging in color from white, pink, and purples. Typically a spring bloomer, some will rebloom

Foliage:    Dark green oval leaves; some varieties offer color in fall, most remain green

Pruning:    Prune right after blooming

Deer Resistant:    Occasionally damaged

Marigold

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: African French Vanilla, African Taishan Orange, African Taishan Yellow, Durango Bolero, Durango Mix, Durango Orange, Durango Outback Mix, Durango Red, Durango Yellow, Hot Pak Harmony, Hot Pak Mix, Hot Pak Orange, Hot Pak Yellow

Light: Sun

Height: 6-24″

Spread: 6-18″ (Height and Spread Vary by Variety)

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flowers.

Drought and frost tolerant. Can be used to help with pests in gardens including mosquitoes, thrips and white fly.

Snapdragon

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Rocket Mix, Snapshot Mix, Sonnet Mix

Light: Sun – Partial Sun

Height: 6-36″

Spread: 6-18″ (Height and Spread Vary by Variety)

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Cut Flowers

Frost and drought tolerant.

 

Dahlias

Vibrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, excellent cut flower. We carry a great variety of the popular Dinnerplate Dahlias, and light and dark leaf more compact dahlias. Remember the bulbs can be dug up in the late fall and stored until the following year.

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Figaro Mix, Bishops Children, Cactus Mix, Dahilietta Patricia, Dalaya Mix, Eye Candy, Fireworks, Harlequin Mix, Mystic Dreamer, Mystic Enchantment, Mystic Haze, Mystic Illusion, Mystic Wonder

Dinner Plate Dahlia Varieties: Babylon Red, Blue Boy, Bodacious, Bristol Stripe, Dazzling Magic, Emory Paul, Kevlin Floodlight, Maki, Mystery Day, Omega, Snow Country, Thomas Edison

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12 – 36+”

Spread: 12-24+”

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flowers

Bulbs can be dug up and overwintered.

Lisianthus

Striking flowers on strong stems that work well in cut flower arrangements. A very rare find in garden centers as it’s traditionally only grown for floral shops. Can be used as a cut flower or in the garden.

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Mariachi Blue, Mariachi Carmine, Mariachi Lime Green, Mariachi Pink, Mariachi Pink Picotee, Mariachi Pure White, Mariachi Yellow

Light: Sun

Height: 12-36″

Spread: 10-14″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers.

Does not tolerate acidic soil.  May need to be staked

Cosmos

Large plants make a bold, beautiful statement in your flower garden.

Large, single flowers with yellow center bloom from midsummer on. Easy to grow. Graceful for backgrounds, borders and bouquets, with seed heads that attract birds. Tolerates poor soil and hot, humid conditions.

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include : Cutesy Mix, Seashells

Light: Sun

Height: 12-36″

Spread: 12-24″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flowers