July 26, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Height: 24-36″ Width: 15″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Performance: Perennial Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ is a late summer to early fall perennial offering golden daisy-like flowers with intense blackish-brown eyes. It has coarse, hairy, serrated foliage that form a thick, dense mound. This vigorous perennial is a true performer in the north Texas landscape….

July 18, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

                                Siam Tulip Botanical Name: Curcuma alismatifolia ‘Siam Shadow’ Height: 24″ Width: 12-18″ Exposure: Part Sun, Shade Performance: Perennial Bloom: Pink-Purple (July-August) Grown for its exquisite tropical summer display, Curcuma’s emerald green foliage emerges in late spring followed by its jeweled amethyst comb-like…

July 13, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Variegated Spanish Dagger Botanical Name: Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’ Height: 4′ Width: 3′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Performance: Perennial Bloom: Cream (Summer) The blue-green, sword-shaped leaves of Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’ are edged with fine creamy-yellow margins. This perennial offers year-round interest, adding an architectural presence to the garden.  In summer, beautiful cream-colored flowers soar atop a seven-foot flower stalk creating…

July 5, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Botanical Name: Conoclinium greggii, formerly Eupatorium greggii Height: 24″ Width: 36″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Bluish-Lavender (August-October) The velvety, lavender-blue inflorescences of Conoclinium greggii are an essential to north Texas butterfly gardens. This perennial is a butterfly haven and favorite nectar source of Monarch and Queen butterflies. The cushion-like flowers act as butterfly magnets…

June 29, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

  Butterfly Bush Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii ‘Buzz’ Height: 2-3′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: June-October (Assortment of colors)           Give the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds something to buzz about with Buddleia’s showy, sweetly scented flowers. Buddleia ‘Buzz’ series is a compact Butterfly Bush that is well-suited for patios…

June 8, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Dwarf Mexican Petunia Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue, Pink Ruellia’s low-growing, lance shaped foliage forms a lush compact mound with petunia-like flowers. Honored as a Texas Superstar, this plant is tough-as-nails and easy to grow. Neglecting this plant will not be an issue. For…

June 1, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus Height: 15″ Width: 15″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Variety of Colors (May – October) Commonly known as Periwinkles, these cute, colorful flowers thrive in the hottest of Texas summers. The adorable flowers shine their hearts out and provide lasting summer color. Now generally known as Vinca, they are by far one of…

May 24, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

  Common Name: Tickseed Botanical Name: Coreopsis x Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial New LI’L Bang Coreopsis! After the success of the BIG BANG series, breeder Darrell Probst introduced a line of smaller, more compact plants known as the LI’L BANGs. Their tight growth habit is excellent for small gardens, front perennial borders, or patio containers. These sterile perennials…

May 18, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Lantana ‘New Gold’ Botanical Name: Lantana x hybrida ‘New Gold’ Height: 1-2′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual/Perennial Lantana ‘New Gold’ provides reliable summer color when temperatures are too hot to handle. This spreading lantana forms a solid mound covered in 1” golden clusters from spring till frost. ‘New Gold’ set the standard in the green industry with…

May 11, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Botanical Name: Hemerocallis ‘Stella d’Oro’ Height: 12″ Spacing: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade Performance: Perennial Blooms: Golden-Yellow (May- July)   Italian for Gold Star, ‘Stella d’Oro’ is by far the most popular Daylily for north Texas. This famed Hemerocallis is a stellar performer with a low growth habit, prolific flowers, and repeat blooms. It’s one of the most…

May 4, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Calla Lilies Botanical Name: Zantedeschia Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Blooms: Black, Pink, Purple, Red, White, & Yellow (April-June) Calla lilies are one of the most elegant flowers of spring. They have timeless, sleek trumpet inflorescences and white speckled foliage. Use them as accents in containers or as medium sized…

April 27, 2017 admin

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla  Height: 2-3′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Part Sun, Shade (Morning Sun) Performance: Perennial Gardeners love the bold show of Hydrangea macrophylla. Their larger than life flowers captivate a landscape making it well worth the extra effort they require.   Hydration is essential for a healthy hydrangea. Hence the Latin name, ‘Hydra’, which describes the plant’s excessive need for water. The species macrophylla, refers…