TALL BEARDED IRIS AND COMPANION PLANTS
I have about 330 TALL BEARDED IRIS in the garden beds. My iris are inter-planted with other perennials, landscaped into the 14 beds around the yard. I like to use plants flowering at that time that color coordinate with the various iris. Bloom times cover a little over a month, and when the first early iris start blooming, the last of the bulbs are still blooming. And, when the last of the late iris are in bloom, the first roses are on. Mid blooms have the greatest number of plants in bloom…
Hardy Geranium Summer Skies - Sun Perennial | K. van Bourgondien
Long-lasting, yet low-maintenance floral displays are what every gardener wants, but rarely achieves. It seems that an entire season's worth of blooms is accompanied by a season's worth of work to keep the flowers coming. We suggest offering Summer Skies Hardy Geranium to your clients and customers. This beautiful cultivar features glorious soft violet-blue, fully double flowers with dark veining and a hint of pale green at the center. The fragrant blooms appear in mid spring and continue to…
Helen von Stein Lamb's Ear
8" tall x 15-18" wide. Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein' A mounding, large-leafed version of common Lamb's Ear with large soft silver leaves. Easily grown in any average to poor garden soil that has good drainage. It rarely flowers and is a great choice to replace standard lamb's ears (which reseeds and becomes weedy). Not recommended for regions with hot, humid summers, as the woolly foliage will "melt" from the humidity. Good for Firescaping (cutting propagated)
Phlox 'Eye Shadow'
'Eye Shadow' is everything we hope a groundcover would be - durable, floriferous, and easy to manage. Offering a spectacular wave of purple-pink blooms to end the spring season, this phlox produces so profusely that the dark green foliage is almost invisible! The blossoms are intensely colorful and show shades of lavender to magenta with a deep plum eye and gold anthers to add some pleasing contrast. Did we mention that butterflies, bees, and other pollinators love them too? Add this…
Rudbeckia, Pot of Gold - Burpee
'Pot of Gold' has larger flowers and a shorter height than the classic 'Goldsturm,' making it an excellent choice for not only garden beds and meadows, but containers, too. Enjoy the bright golden 4-5" flowers all summer long and cut a few for the vase! Pollinators appreciate these native plants, which are tolerant of drought and mildew.
Raven Girl Bearded Iris | Buy Online | Breck's
Nearly Black and Bursting with Buds! This striking variety offers exuberant ruffles, excellent form with broad, spreading petals and size that is quite large for a black. The crowning point is its amazing number of blooms—each stem yields an astounding 8–12 buds that open over a long period of time!
Gloriosa Double Gold Gloriosa Daisy Seeds and Plants, Perennnial Flowers at Burpee.com
Rich, golden yellow flowers, 3 1/2" across, with large, black centers, are produced in profusion on long, sturdy 3 ft. high stems. Blooms the first season after early sowing. Grow as an annual cut flower or integrate with mixed perennial borders. Hardy to Zone 4. GARDEN HINTS: In mild climates, seeds may be started outdoors any time of the year.
Aster novae-angliae 'September Ruby' (New England Asters)
A favorite for fall color, New England Aster 'September Ruby' features abundant, daisy-like, bright ruby-rose flowers with large sunny yellow centers. Blooming for 4 weeks or longer, from late summer to late fall, this eye-catching beauty easily enlivens any sunny corner of the garden. Native to North America, it is easy to grow, long lived, brings cheerful fall color and is a great source of nectar for butterflies. Typically grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60…
Lilies - Big, Bright, Easy Flowers - Lily Flower Bulbs & Seeds - Burpee
Find Lily bulbs that are elegant rose-like beauties that can withstand the heat available at Burpee seeds. Our Lilies are great cut flowers and gorgeous in beds. We've made these rare Lily plants easy to grow by offering them as sturdy transplants. Burpee