logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Landscaping Site

BellaOnline's Landscaping Editor

g

New Perennials for 2007


For 2007, a number of new perennials will be available for growing in perennial beds and borders, and mixed borders.

Renee’s Garden is introducing Chinese foxglove, which is a totally different genus than the biennial foxglove, a native to Europe. Chinese foxgloves are especially suited to partial and full shade. The well formed plants have tall, graceful flower spikes. These are covered with lovely, nodding, bell shaped, red blooms that are two to three inches long. Chinese foxglove is a long blooming perennial providing color for about four months or so.

For 2007, there’s a wonderful new Astilbe mix called Astary Mix. This blooms the very first year from seed. Hardy in zones four through eight, this will need partial shade. The dense, full plants reach about a foot in height. They’re small enough to grow in containers. The feathery plumes of flowers come in a range of colors from white and pink to red.

Prairie Glow Rudbeckia is a delightful new black eyed Susan. Hardy to zone four, this is being introduced by Select Seeds. This stately plant with well shaped, upright stems can reach five feet in height and spread to three feet. So do give it plenty of room. Perfect for mixed borders, it needs full sun. Borne on sturdy stems, the flowers come in shades of burgundy and gold.

For 2007, Thompson and Morgan is introducing the very first foxglove with blooms that face upwards. Candy Mountain foxgloves are actually a biennial. However, once this becomes established it should easily self sow. It is recommended for zones four through eight. Candy Mountain can grow to nearly five feet in height. This is an excellent choice for mixed borders where you need some vertical interest. Candy Mountain will begin blooming during the spring of the second year. The sturdy stems are covered from top to bottom with classically shaped pink, bell-like, foxglove blooms with intriguing white flecked throats. This would be a great choice for cottage gardens.

Thompson and Morgan is also introducing several new perennial delphiniums. These are perfect for mixed borders and flower beds. They are adapted to zones four through eight. These need full sun or partial shade. Green Twist is a lovely new bicolor with most of the blooms having a green and cream colored bee that is surrounded by creamy white petals with attractive green streaks. Very floriferous, Green Twist can reach five feet in height.

Phantom Delphium is named for the intriguing blooms with black or dark brown marks on pure white backgrounds. Phantom grows to about four feet in height.

When the seeds are planted very early, these delphiniums will bloom the very first year.

All of these new perennial varieties mentioned here are easily grown from seeds.
Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Twitter Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Facebook Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to MySpace Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Del.icio.us Digg New+Perennials+for+2007 Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Yahoo My Web Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Google Bookmarks Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Stumbleupon Add New+Perennials+for+2007 to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Landscaping Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Connie Krochmal. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Connie Krochmal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Connie Krochmal for details.

g


g features
Growing Conditions for Olives

Olive Trees for the Landscape

Growing Olives Indoors and Outdoors

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor