Unique plants for year-round interest

on June 23, 2017

Unique plants for year-round interest

Landscape designers take care to select plants that will provide texture, colour, contrast and beauty throughout the year.

This week’s feature plants provide that year-round interest by long flowering seasons or foliage that changes colour.

Phygelius x rectus ‘Salmon Leap’

Phygelius x rectus ‘Salmon Leap’

This semi-evergreen variety of cape fuchsia has a long flowering season and will bloom from June to September. This plant is great source of nectar for Hummingbirds. The large flower panicles add a unique and spectacular salmon-orange colour not commonly found in other perennials.

Specs: 2’ Tall & Wide, full to part sun (will flower more in full sun), average moisture soil. May be pruned to the ground in early Spring.

Combines well with: Physocarpus ‘Center Glow’ and Lonicera x heckrottii ‘Goldflame’, all available at Selections Nursery.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’

This shrub is amazing not only for its year-round interest but also for its drought tolerance. In spring you will observe the new growth change colour from orange to mottled white and pink; eventually maturing to a deep burgundy purple. The fire-coloured fall leaves and shiny red winter berries contribute to its spectacular display.

Specs: Semi-evergreen, max. 5’ Tall & Wide, full to part sun, average to dry well-drained soil. 

Combines well with: Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ and Stipa gigantea, also available at Selections Nursery

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Fresh & Bright Plants at Selections Nursery

on June 6, 2017

Fresh & Bright Plants at Selections Nursery

Now in bloom and ready to be included in your landscape design projects.

This week’s feature plants:  Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’ & Weigela florida ‘Rubidor’ 

Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’

Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’ 

This beautiful perennial features stunning, paintbrush-streaked flowers that keep blooming from May until September. It is perfect for the well-watered cottage garden. This Malva may self-seed, bringing exciting new and different flowers for next season.

Specs: 2-3’ tall & 2’ wide, full to part sun, average or frequently moist soil.

Combines well with: Delphinium chinensis ‘Diamonds Blue’ or Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’

Weigela florida ‘Rubidor’

Weigela florida 'Rubidor'2
Weigela florida ‘Rubidor’

Weigela florida ‘Rubidor’ 

This shrub adds a bright pop of electric colour to the garden, with many blooms that last for months. It also attracts hummingbirds and buzzing bees, adding to the overall interest and ecological benefits of your garden.

Specs: Max. 6’ tall & wide, full to part sun, average moisture well-drained soil.

Combines well with: Escallonia ‘Newport Dwarf’, Hemerocallis ‘Strawberry Candy’

Contact us with any questions or specific plant requests.

 

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