Friday, April 4, 2008

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

This is the ninth 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 ‘Ace of Hearts’ PP. Eastern Redbud 15'. If size is a limit in your garden, consider this new compact selection. Foliage and flowers are more densely held on the stems compared to the species. These attributes, combined with its compact nature and dense, dome-shaped habit, make it the perfect plant for the smaller garden.

Thermopsis chinensis ‘Sopia’. Pea Bush 1.5'. Compact and drought-tolerant with handsome blue-green, pea-like foliage. Canary-yellow spires of lupine-like flowers in early spring. Impressive plant for the wild garden; attract bees and butterflies.

Juncus inflexus ‘Blue Arrows’. Fantastic Foliage™ Hard Rush 2-4'. Attractive, stiff cylindrical stems add structure and season-long color to the garden with its waxy gray-blue hue. More drought-tolerant than other rush species; a fabulous addition to
mixed containers.

Heuchera ‘Brownies’. Alum Root 1-2'. One of Thierry Delabroye's new introductions that proves robust and reliable in our hot, humid summers due to Heuchera villosa parentage. Drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and thrives in a variety of soils and light conditions. ‘Brownies’ has enormous chocolate-brown leaves with red-purple undersides that provide striking bold texture.

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

No comments: