Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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

This is continuation of the series on plants to consider for Delaware Landscapes featuring those plants that are being offered at the upcoming UDBG Spring Plant Sale.

Zizia aurea Golden Alexander 1.5-3'. Flat-topped clusters of bright yellow flowers above clean green foliage lend cheer to the late spring garden. The foliage of this carrot family plant attracts black swallowtail caterpillars and the blooms are cherished by an assortment of butterfly species.

Leucosceptrum japonicum ‘Mountain Madness’. Leucosceptrum 2' Add spice to your garden with the wild variegation on this hard-to-find leucosceptrum. Goldsplashed foliage is highlighted by pale yellow, bottlebrush-like flowers in the fall.

Syringa × hyacinthiflora ‘Mt. Baker’. Early Flowering Lilac 10-12'. The earliest of all lilacs to flower, typically emerging 7 to 10 days before the common lilac. Pure white flowers terminate the branches like candles on a cake. The very fragrant flowers are a delight to cut and bring inside. This cultivar has been selected for mildew resistance.

Weigela florida ‘Rubidor’. Weigela 4-5'. If you are into brightly colored foliage, than this is the plant for you. The chartreuse- yellow foliage boldly displays the ruby red spring flowers and lights up the garden until the fall.

For more information go to the online UDBC Spring Plant Sale catalog at http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/events/documents/UDBGCat08.pdf

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