Botanical Name: Abelia grandiflora ‘Bella Donna’ Height: 2′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: White Abelia ‘Bella Donna’ has a spreading dense, compact mounding to spreading form with cream variegated foliage. From late spring to summer it bears clusters of white, lightly fragrant, tubular flowers. Abelia ‘Bella Donna’ performs fine in average, well-drained…

Variegated Japanese Sedge Botanical Name: Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ Height: 10-16″ Width: 10-16″ Exposure: Part Shade Performance: Perennial Carex ‘Evergold’ is a fine-textured variegated cultivar grown for its brightly colored, arching foliage. Carex oshimensisis native to the dry woods and rocky slopes of Honshu Island off the coast of Japan. ‘Evergold’ performs best in bright shade. It prefers average to…

Hardy Ice Plant Botanical Name: Delosperma cooperi Height: 6″ Width: 18″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Blooms: Magenta (May – September) Neon magenta flowers blanket this sun-loving, sprawling succulent, from spring through fall. Look closely at its fleshy, gray-green foliage and you will see it is covered with tiny bubble-like hairs which reflect and shine like ice crystals, hence its name ‘Ice…

Botanical Name: Nassella tenuissima Height: 18-24″ Width: 12-18″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Mexican Feather Grass looks like delicate, fine, green clumps of hair blowing in the wind. Nassella tenuissima bears soft silky awns of silver in late May and early June turning buff-colored as the summer advances. Provide this ornamental grass with well-drained soil and full sun….

Botanical Name: Salvia chamaedryoides × lycoides ‘Blue Note’ Height: 18-24″ Width: 14-16″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue (April – October) Currently, Salvia ‘Blue Note’ is the nursery favorite because of its clear blue flowers on a Salvia greggii type plant. This semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial has lightly minty aromatic leaves. ‘Blue Note’ is a Salvia chamaedryoides and lycoide hybrid from France. Its…

Botanical Name: Digiplexis ‘Illumination Berry Canary’ & ‘Illumination Flame’ Height: 24″ Width: 20″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Pink Shades Believed to be impossible, the Digitalis-Isoplexis hybrid was previously only desired. The cross between Digitalis purpurea, the common Foxglove, and Isoplexis, a tropical Digitalis relative, resulted in an unbelievable plant. The ‘Illumination’ series has…

Pericallis Senetti Botanical Name: Pericallis x (Previously Cineraria x) Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Blue, Magenta, Bi-color Magenta, Bi-color Violet (March-April) Glowing like Las Vegas lights, the high voltage daisy-like flowers of Pericallis are guaranteed to grab your attention. Pericallis, formally known as Cineraria, thrives in cool, frost free conditions, perfect for…

Creeping Speedwell Botanical Name: Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ (Previously peduncularis) Height: 2-4″ Width: 18-24″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue (February-April) Veronica ‘Georgia Blue’ is a lovely evergreen trailing perennial that blooms when most other perennials are just waking from dormancy. In early spring, masses of tiny azure blue flowers cover the spreading foliage of Veronica…

Primula ‘Supernova Mix’   Botanical Name: Primula x polyantha Height: 6″ Width: 6″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Blue, Bicolored Pink, Golden,  Light Yellow, Magenta, Red, White (January- March) Primula’s vibrant colors welcome the New Year! Commonly known as Primrose, these flowers are one of the first to bloom. The genus Primula is derived from the Latin word…

Lenten Rose Botanical Name: Helleborus Height: 15″ Width: 15″ Exposure: Part Sun, Shade Bloom: Assorted Hellebores are the true harbinger of spring. Their cup-shaped, nodding flowers are the first to bloom just in time for Lent, hence the common name Lenten Rose. Clusters of 1 to 4 flowers open above leathery, deep green, palmate evergreen…

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe marnieriana Height: 12-18″ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Bloom: Rose-Red Marnier’s Kalanchoe offers contrast to mixed succulent containers with its attractive blue-gray foliage and relaxed growth habit. Its round, flat leaves flatten inward at the stems’ end for a unique texture. The leaf margins turn pink in cooler temperatures for an extra touch of color. In…