Saturday, April 19, 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.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Haeumanarc’. Marcus® Meadow Sage 8-10". This low-growing, long-blooming cultivar is ideal for the front of the border. Spikes of striking, deep purple flowers from summer through fall attract butterflies and bees. Remove spent blooms to extend the bloom season.

Verbena hastata. Blue Vervain 2-6'. Numerous, candle-like spikes of tiny purple-blue flowers grace the garden from early summer.through fall. Well-loved for wildflower plantings; attracts butterflies.

Vernonia glauca. Broadleaf Ironweed 3-5'. Though endangered in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, this wildflower is a breeze to grow in the garden. Perfect for meadow plantings or massed at the back of a border, its deep purple, wispy flower clusters on stout stems provide late summer/early fall interest.

Viola ‘Etain’. Violet 6-8" Highly scented, extra large flowers are held erect on this clump-forming violet. Lavender edges adorn both the deep yellow, orange-eyed lower petals and the pale yellow upper petals. Flowers profusely late spring/early summer and sporadically into fall.

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

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