Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nursery and Landscape - Plants to Consider for Delaware Landscapes Featured at the Upcoming UDBG Plant Sale

This is the third in a series of plants to consider for Delaware Landscapes featuring those plants that are being offered at the UDBG Spring Plant Sale.

Cercis canadensis ‘Silver Cloud’. Eastern Redbud 15-25'. Everything in moderation is the motto of this plant. Although variegated, the indiscriminate white splashes in the dark green leaves are display that contrast with the solid green of other plants in the summer garden. Flowers are rosy pink.

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’. Goldenrod 3-4'. Dense plumes erupt in a dazzling show of tiny, bright yellow blooms in late summer/fall. Not to be confused with ragweed—goldenrod does not cause seasonal allergies. Attracts butterflies and bees; perfect for meadow plantings or mixed borders. Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association Plant of the Year Award Winner.

Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga-nishiki’. Gold Fountain Sedge 10-14'. The fountain-like, fine-textured, narrow green leaves of this sedge are edged in golden-yellow. This low-maintenance clump-forming plant provides a marvelous foliage color for the garden.

Viburnum nudum "Brandywine™". Viburnum 6-8'. This cultivar has fabulous fall foliage and abundant fruit. A compact plant that produces white flowers in the late spring nicely displayed against glossy foliage. In fall, the foliage turns a glowing merlot, the perfect foil for the plentiful fruit that turns first pink, then blue, and finally dark purple, persisting into the winter where they provide food for birds.

For more information go to the online UDBC Spring Plant Sale catalog at

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