Saturday, April 12, 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.

Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’. Japanese Sedge 1' Narrow green leaves with white margins that spread by rhizomes to form beautiful groundcover. Great accent plant to brighten up the container or shade garden. Tolerates full sun and dry conditions and easy to rake leaves off.

Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe. Green and Gold 6”. Compact native woodland groundcover with shiny, semi-evergreen foliage and yellow, daisy-like flowers occurring spring through summer. Useful mat-forming plant that adds a distinctive character to the front of the border.

Clematis ochroleuca. Ochre Clematis 2'. Little-known and seldom seen outside botanic gardens, this upright bush clematis is perfect for the well-drained rock garden (although Mt. Cuba grows it at the base of mature trees with no supplemental water). Creamy-white, bell-shaped fuzzy flowers are held above the foliage in late spring and are followed by wonderful golden-haired seed heads.

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’. Cheddar Pink 1-4". Attractive gray-green, miniature mounds of dense foliage provide long-season interest. In May and June, flower stalks are topped with a profusion of pink, fringed double blooms. Rough tolerant; ideal low-growing, low-maintenance groundcover.

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

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